PEACE ANNOUNCE MORE MANCHESTER DATES ON UK TOUR

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Peace have announced two more Manchester dates as part of their upcoming UK tour. The Birmingham four-piece will hit the road, in January, February and March to launch their second album, Happy People. The new album, which will be released on February 9, follows last year’s debut In Love. The new gigs at The Deaf […]

J MASCIS ANNOUNCES MANCHESTER DATE AS PART OF UK TOUR

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Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis will play The Ruby Lounge in Manchester as part of a UK tour next month. The tour follows the release of Mascis’s latest solo album, Tied to a Star, through Sub Pop Records last summer. The record sees Mascis ditch the signature overdriven riffs of his original band, in favour […]

MANCHESTER DUO BERNARD + EDITH SHOWCASE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

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Manchester based electronic duo Bernard + Edith have unveiled a video for their new single, Wurds. The two-piece, comprised of Greta ‘Edith’ Carroll and Nick ‘Bernard’ Delap, draw on influences ranging from Fever Fay and Portishead via Cocteau Twins, David Lynch and Kate Bush to create their unique brand of dark art-pop. Wurds follows the duo’s […]

DUTCH UNCLES UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

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Dutch Uncles have unveiled a revealing new video go accompany In N Out, the lead single from their new album. The single is taken from the band’s fourth album, O Shudder, which will be released through Memphis Industries on February 23. The video, directed by Jody Whittle, features a naked lead singer Duncan Wallis, and […]

MOON DUO PREVIEW FIRST TRACK ‘ANIMAL’ FROM THIRD ALBUM

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Moon Duo have previewed the first track from their upcoming third album, Shadow of the Sun. Animal is the first cut from the LP, which will be released on March 2 on Sacred Bones. The band say the album was recorded in a dark Portland basement in a “rare and uneasy rest period”, without the […]

OMI PALONE SHARE FIRST NEW TRACK SINCE DEBUT ALBUM

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London band Omi Palone have shared their new track Singled Out. It is the first new material released by the four piece since the release of their self-titled debut album on Faux Discx/Negative Space in April. The band have just completed a UK tour with new London based three-piece Black Fungus. Omi Palone Official | Facebook  | […]

DEMOB HAPPY UNVEIL VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE

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Brighton based four-piece Demob Happy have unveiled  video to accompany their debut single, Succubus. The single is out now on the band’s own record label, Milk Parlour Records. Originally from Newcastle, the band moved to Brighton and have swiftly become one of the town’s most exciting groups following several memorable performances on its live scene. […]

AUSTRALIAN PUNK ROCKERS THE LIVING EYES PREVIEW SECOND ALBUM

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Australian garage band The Living Eyes have offered a taste of their upcoming second album Living Large. The record, featuring the high energy punk of singer Billy Gardener, guitarist Mitch Campleman, bassist Dayle Herbert and drummer Nicholas Hill, will be released on January 19 through Agitated Records. The four-piece have previewed lead track High Standards, […]

CHAMELEONS VOX TO PLAY CLASSIC ALBUMS AT TWO MANCHESTER SHOWS

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Chameleons Vox will play two of their classic albums in their entirety at two Manchester gigs later this month. The Middleton band, fronted by Mark Burgess, will play 1985’s What Does Anything Mean? on Friday, December 19, followed by 1986’s Strange Times on Saturday, December 20. Both gigs will be played at Manchester’s Academy 2, […]

MANCHESTER NEWCOMERS THE SLOW SHOW PREVIEW FIRST SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM

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Manchester band The Slow Show will release their epic new single Dresden on December 15. The track is taken from White Water, the newcomers’ debut album which is set to be released in March next year. It is inspired by the time that the five-piece recently spent in the German city while on tour. The […]

GRAVENHURST ANNOUNCE REISSUES AND UK TOUR

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Gravenhurst will re-released two album as well as a compilation of unreleased material to mark the decade long relationship between Warp Records and Nick Talbot’s alternative folk project. Re-releases of Flashlight Seasons and Black Holes In The Sand are now available, in addition to Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004. The compilation of unreleased tracks consists of […]

PINS’ RECORD LABEL RELEASES SECOND FESTIVE COLLECTION

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A collection of alternative Christmas anthems will be released through the record label run by Manchester girl group PINS. HYMNS, the 12 track compilation released through Haus of PINS, features tracks from artists including Brown Brogues, Post War Glamour Girls and PINS themselves. It is the second festive compilation released on tape through the label, […]

THE WAVE PICTURES UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AND UK TOUR

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The Wave Pictures have unveiled a new video and a UK tour for February next year. The London based band have previewed a video for Pea Green Coat, the last song on the band’s new record Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, which will be released through Moshi Moshi on February 16. To mark the new […]

ARMS AND SLEEPERS UNVEIL LEAD SINGLE FROM NEW ALBUM

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Boston ambient duo Arms and Sleepers have unveiled Swim Team, the lead single from their new album. The track, which takes influence from instrumental hip-hop, R&B and electronic music, is taken from their first album in more than three years, also entitled Swim Team. Max Lewis and Mirza Ramic formed Arms and Sleepers in 2006, […]

LIVERPOOL PSYCH FIVE PIECE GULF UNVEIL NEW TRACK

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Liverpool five-piece Gulf have released a new track ahead of a gig at The Kings Arms in Salford on December 20. The group have released Tell Me Again, which is available now. The psych-influenced group have drawn comparisons with Tame Impala, Electronic and Wild Swans. Tell Me Again is the second track by the band to […]

THIS WEEKEND: MANCHESTER PSYCH FEST II

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 A BRINGING TOGETHER OF THE PSYCHEDELIC COMMUNITY The 2nd Manchester Psych Fest takes place at Night & Day Cafe on 29th November 2014 featuring twelve hours of live psychedelia, visuals and DJs. Full Line-Up: CLINIC // GULP // WARTIME // THE WATCHMAKERS // THROW DOWN BONES // BROWN BROGUES // THE BLACKRAYS // FRUIT TONES // SHINIES // TESS […]

THE WATCHMAKERS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF ‘TO BE PART OF YOU’ ON LTD EDITION CASSETTE

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Combining the sounds of classic 60’s psychedelia with the likes of The Verve, Brian Jonestown Massacre and Primal Scream – Manchester based four piece The Watchmakers have created a unique blend of psychedelic laced rock ‘n’ roll that has been shrouded in mystery since they formed. The Watchmakers brand new tracks To Be Part of […]

SPANISH PUNK BAND MOURN UNVEIL DEBUT ALBUM

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Spanish punk band Mourn have previewed Silver Gold, the first single from their debut album. The four-piece from Barcelona, who are all still in their teens, will release their self-titled debut album on February 18 as a vinyl through Captured Tracks. The album is already available via iTunes, and has been previously been released in […]

THE PEARL HARTS NEW SINGLE ‘SKELETON MADE OF DIAMONDS’ DUE FOR RELEASE

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The Pearl Harts are a female blues rock duo based in London. Royal Blood and The Black Keys are currently at the forefront of this popular style so now it’s time for the sisterhood to make a stand. The Pearl Harts will officially release their bone-crunching debut single ‘Skeleton Made of Diamonds’ with B-side ‘Aint […]

BOSCO ROGERS SHARE FIRST TRACK FROM DEBUT EP

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London based French duo Bosco Rogers have shared the first track from their debut EP. The two-piece, comprised of Barthélémy Corbelet and Delphinius Vargas, have previewed The Middle, which will feature on their Googoo EP. The EP will be released on December 1 through Bleepmachine. Inspired by The Monks, The B-52’s and Guided by Voices, […]

BILLY MOMO PREVIEW FIRST SINGLE FROM DEBUT ALBUM

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Swedish seven-piece Billy Momo have released the first single from their upcoming debut album. The urban folk group have previewed I’ve Got You, which is now available and is taken from Drunktalk, which will be released on February 2. The band was originally started by Tomas Juto and Oskar Hovell, who wrote the new single while […]

A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE AND UK TOUR

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New York based noise rock trio A Place To Bury Strangers have shared the first single from their new fourth album Transfixiation, which will be released on February 17 through Dead Oceans. Straight is the first cut from the follow up to Worship, which was released in 2012, and comes after two years of non-stop […]

TIGERCUB TO RELEASE SINGLE ON BLOOD RED SHOES RECORD LABEL

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Brighton three-piece Tigercub’s single Centerfold will be the first release from Jazz Life, the record label set up by Blood Red Shoes. The single will be released on December 1, and is only available on 7″. Tigercub recently toured with fellow Brighton band Royal Blood, and were billed as Radio 1’s ‘Next Hype’ act by […]

TUNE-YARDS ANNOUNCES UK TOUR

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American multi-instrumentalist Tune-Yards has announced a UK tour in support of her third album, Nikki Nack. Tune-Yards, which is the musical project of Merrill Garbus, will play gigs in Dublin, London, Liverpool, Gateshead and Glasgow in March next year. Her third album, which was influenced by a trip to Haiti, was released through 4AD in […]

PALMA VIOLETS TO HEADLINE NEW NME AWARDS TOUR

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Palma Violets, Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads and Slaves have been announced as the line-up for this year’s NME Awards Tour. It is the 20th anniversary of the tour, which has helped to launch the careers of the likes of Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers. Headliners Palma Violets are playing the tour for the […]

SLAVES PREVIEW NEW SINGLE

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London based two-piece Slaves have been previewed their new single, The Hunter. The single will be released through Virgin EMI on January 12. After forming in Kent, Slaves then moved to London and have since performed at Reading and Leeds Festival in 2013 and SXSW last year. The track was previously made Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record […]

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING’S FIRST SINGLE FROM SECOND ALBUM

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Public Service Broadcasting today unveil the video for the first single from their upcoming second album, The Race For Space. A brassy, funk-heavy superhero theme song for the most famous man in the world at the time, ‘Gagarin’ reveals a new side to the band – not least their considerable dancing skills. Once again given […]

ALVVAYS ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR AND PREVIEW NEW SINGLE

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Canadian indie rockers Alvvays have announced a new tour for next year and previewed their new single. As part of the tour, the five-piece will play at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on January 21. The group’s new single, Next of Kin, is taken from their well received self titled debut album released earlier this year via Transgressive […]

EVIL BLIZZARD UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AND CHRISTMAS SINGLE

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Preston noiseniks Evil Blizzard have unveiled a new video for their previously unreleased track, Sacrifice. The masked five-piece will release two versions of the track on a split EP with Italian rockers Mamuthones, through Rocket Recordings on January 15. The track, which has become a cornerstone of their chaotic live shows, did not feature on […]

SWEET BABOO RELEASES TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM AHEAD OF CO-HEADLINE TOUR

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Welsh singer-songwriter Sweet Baboo has unveiled a track from his new album, ahead of a UK tour which stops off in Manchester on December 11. Sweet Baboo, aka Stephen Black, is set to release his album next year, but has shared Home to mark his co-headline tour with The Pictish Trail, which starts on November […]

NOTTINGHAM THREE-PIECE KAGOULE STREAM VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK

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Teenage rockers Kagoule have released a video for their new track, It Knows It, which will be released on December 1. The video from the Nottingham three-piece also features “facts” about the band, spoofing shows such as TOTP2. The group recently supported US indie rockers Sebadoh, and also played at Glastonbury. Signed to Nottingham label […]

DUSTIN WONG AND TAKAKO MINEKAWA UNVEIL NEW VIDEO

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Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa have unveiled a dreamy new video for their track Aether Curtain. The track is taken from the duo’s second album, Savage Imagination, which is out now on Thrill Jockey Records. It is the latest fruit from their collaboration, which began in 2011 after Minekawa, a Japanese artist, saw former the […]

SHARON VAN ETTEN PREVIEWS NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL SHOW

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Sharon Van Etten has unveiled a new video ahead of a date at Manchester Cathedral on November 24. The video for Your Love is Killing Me, taken from her album Are We There, was directed by Sean Durkin, and features Swiss actress Carla Juri. The American singer-songwriter will head to the UK for three dates […]

GRUFF RHYS ANNOUNCES MANCHESTER FULL BAND DATE

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Gruff Rhys will play Manchester as part of full band UK tour next year. The Super Furry Animals frontman will play songs from his recent solo album American Interior at Academy 2, on Friday, February 13. Contributors to the live show will include past live collaborators Y Niwl and drummer Kliph Scurlock, formerly of the […]

TICKET GIVEAWAY: DEERS

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Silent Radio has a pair of tickets to give away to see Deers, a Spanish girl group who have released their second single, Barn (out now on Lucky Number Music). The group recorded the track in Berlin, and is backed by Between Cars and Castigadas En El Granero, which loosely translates as ‘grounded in the barn’. […]

DEDWARDIANS UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

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Rockabilly inspired quartet Dedwardians have unveiled a video for their new single Love Sick. The London group, with a sound compared to the likes of The Jim Jones Revue and The Cramps, will release the single, backed by AA side Like An Animal, on November 24. The four-piece formed in London over a shared love […]

DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 SET FOR MORE UK LIVE DATES

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Reunited rockers Death from Above 1979 will return to Manchester as part of a UK tour next year. Jesse F Keeler and Sebastien Grainger will play The Ritz on Tuesday, February 24 to promote their second album, The Physical World. The gig follows last month’s sold out show at Gorilla, with this website’s reviewer reporting that the […]

TRASH KIT UNVEIL VIDEO AHEAD OF NEW ALBUM

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Trash Kit have previewed their upcoming second album with a video for their track Medicine. The London three-piece will release Confidence, the follow up to 2010’s self titled debut album, on December 1 through Upset The Rhythm. Writing for the record began in 2012, with recording taking place at DIY recording hub Sound Savers with […]

LAST LYNX SHARE TRACK FROM NEW EP

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Swedish group Last Lynx have shared a track from their new EP Rifts. The new single None of My Friends as well as the six track EP are both now available through Universal Sweden’s imprint SoFo Records. The EP follows hot on the heels of previous tracks Lacuna and Curtains, which are featured, as well as […]

TELEMAN REVEALED AS SUPPORT FOR METRONOMY

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Following their headline show at Manchester’s Gorilla last month, TELEMAN announce they will join Metronomy on the road in December, returning to play the Albert Hall in Manchester followed by dates in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany: DECEMBER Saturday 6th – Manchester (Albert Hall) Monday 8th – Utrecht (Tivoli Vredenburg Popzaal) Tuesday 9th – Brussels […]

POSTCARDS FROM JEFF GIVES AWAY ‘VERONICA’ AS FREE DOWNLOAD

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Melodic explorer, Postcards From Jeff releases Veronica.  The eponymous Femme Fatale first emerged from a writing session in the multi-instrumentalist and producer’s studio, located in the bleak moors between Leeds and Manchester.  Personifying a hyperreal yet impossible idea of femininity, of the kind portrayed by directors such as David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, Veronica is […]

DAVID SHRIGLEY AND MALCOLM MIDDLETON TO RELEASE ALBUM

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A unique musical collaboration between artist David Shrigley and songwriter Malcolm Middleton will be released on December 15th via Melodic Records. The duo have blended their work to create Music and Words, a 12 track LP featuring the vocals of comic actor Gavin Mitchell, the transatlantic tones of Californian Scott Vermeire, actor Bridget McCann and Shrigley […]

LIVERPOOL DUO BEACH SKULLS SHARE NEW VIDEO

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Surf inspired Liverpool band Beach Skulls has shared a video for their track Dreamin’ Blue. The two-piece released the track  on 7 inch vinyl earlier this month through Eighties Vinyl Records. The group say the track is inspired by the sun drenched West Coast U.S. Beaches of Huntington and Half Moon Bay. Beach Skulls Facebook | […]

ELECTRONIC FIVE-PIECE BRETON PREVIEW NEW BONUS TRACK FROM EXPANDED REISSUE

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Electronic five-piece Breton has shared a bonus track from their expanded reissue of their latest album War Room Stories. Exit Row is one of nine bonus tracks to appear on the reissued EP, set for release on November 10. The London group, which has previously toured with Local Natives and Foals, also include two new […]

TY SEGALL SHARES NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF MANCHESTER DATE

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Ty Segall has showcased a new video for his single The Singer, ahead of his show in Manchester on November 10. The Singer is taken from his seventh studio album Manipulator, which was released in August, with the video being directed by Matt Yoka. The video cuts to Segall performing in a basement, featuring ghostly […]

NATALIE BANG BANG PREVIEWS NEW SPEEDY WUNDERGROUND SINGLE

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London based singer Natalie Bang Bang will release her new single Dangerous When Wet through Speedy Wunderground on November 3. The single by Natalie Bang Bang, real name Natalie Chahal, is the label’s ninth release, which will be available on a limited edition 7 inch. Citing Patti Smith, Talking Heads and The Velvet Underground as influences, […]

GUY GARVEY, TIM BURGESS AND EDWYN COLLINS SET TO APPEAR AT LOUDER THAN WORDS FESTIVAL

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Guy Garvey, Edwyn Collins and Tim Burgess are the among the big names set to appear at the second Louder than Words festival in Manchester next month. The festival, which is a collection of talks, discussion events and live gigs, takes place at the Palace Hotel, on November 14, 15 and 16. Highlights of the […]

DUTCH UNCLES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PLUS HEAR LEAD SINGLE ‘IN N OUT’

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Manchester five piece Dutch Uncles return with new album O Shudder, set to be released on Memphis Industries on 23rd February 2015. It will be followed by their biggest headline shows to date at the Ritz, Manchester on 27th March and Koko, London on 10th April. O Shudder was recorded in Wales and Salford with […]

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR

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Public Service Broadcasting will head to Manchester next year to promote their eagerly anticipated second album. The Race for Space will be released on February 23 next year, and the duo will head out on tour in April and May, including a date at The Ritz on Wednesday, April 29. To launch the album, the […]

LA DUO GIRLPOOL PREVIEW NEW SINGLE

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Los Angeles two-piece Girlpool have previewed Blah Blah Blah, the latest single from their upcoming debut self-titled EP. Girlpool are guitarist Cleo Tucker and bassist Harmony Tividad, who create a raw, stripped-down sound without a drummer. The duo are currently on tour in the US and will head to the UK for seven shows, including […]

ROYAL BLOOD UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AND ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR

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Royal Blood have announced a new UK tour after their previous dates sold out in minutes. The Brighton two-piece have also unveiled a new video for their next single Ten Tonne Skeleton, which will be released on December 1 and is taken from their self-titled album, which reached number one in the UK. Their gig […]

MANCHESTER FOUR-PIECE PINS UNVEIL NEW VIDEO

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Manchester four-piece PINS have unveiled a new video to accompany their cover of The Belles’ 1966 single Come Back. The girl group originally released the song as part of the Come Back EP for Cassette Day, which also featured two other covers of 1960’s Girls in the Garage band tracks. The surreal video, which was […]

PIXIES ANNOUNCE 25TH ANNIVERSARY DOOLITTLE REISSUE

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Pixies will release an expanded version of their classic album Doolittle to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Pixies: Doolittle 25 is a three-disc collection featuring 50 tracks including demos, B-sides and Peel sessions. More than half of the tracks included have not been commercially released before. The album, which was originally recorded in 1989 with producer […]

LONDON FOUR-PIECE PALACE ANNOUNCE FREE MANCHESTER SHOW

Alt-blues group Palace will play a free show at Fallow Cafe, in Fallowfield, on Saturday, October 25, to promote the release of their debut EP ‘Lost in the Night’. The band, who recently supported Jamie T, is comprised of Leo Wyndham (vocal, guitar), Rupert Turner (guitar), Will Dorey (bass) and Matt Hodges (drums). Their brand of […]

AUTOBAHN GIVE AWAY FREE DOWNLOAD OF ‘NEW AGE’

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To mark their forthcoming tour with Eagulls, and to bridge a gap between their last EP and debut album, AUTOBAHN have recorded their own version of ‘New Age’ by Blitz and made it available as a free download. “We wanted to record something to bridge the gap between our last release on Tough Love Records […]

THE FALL ‘IT’S NOT REPETITION, IT’S DISCIPLINE’

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Twisted Reel have announced the Manchester premier screening of a brand new unofficial documentary about Mark E Smith and The Fall. Featuring extensive exclusive interviews with Mark E Smith and John Peel as well as many many more including Thurston Moore, John Cooper Clarke, Henry Rollins, Stephen Malkmus, Grant Showbiz, Dee Dee Ramone. A tribute […]

BASS DRUM OF DEATH RELEASES VIDEO TO ‘LEFT FOR DEAD’

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Ahead of the release of their new album Rip This, Bass Drum of Death is back sharing the video for early single ‘Left For Dead’. The NSFW Dick Thompson-directed clip documents a day in the life of an eligible bachelor whose home is filled with a veritable harem of dangerous women. Its release comes in […]

THE WAVE PICTURES ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATION ALBUM WITH BILLY CHILDISH

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The Wave Pictures have announced their brand new album, Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon, which was created in collaboration with one of their all-time heroes, Billy Childish. Bursting with energy and ignited with a garage-rock spark, the album rings loud and bold, showcasing Dave Tattersall’s searing guitar solos and sharp lyrical wit. The album will […]

FICTION NEW EP ‘IN REAL LIFE’ + HEAR FIRST TRACK

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Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album The Big Other, London based Fiction announce a new EP on November 3rd via Vaguely Pagan/Tip Top Recordings. The In Real Life EP – named after the web-chat acronym IRL – forms a compelling bridge between their debut and their forthcoming second LP which is due […]

KARIMA FRANCIS PERFORMS LIVE FOR FIRST SILENT SESSION VIDEO

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Silent Radio was extremely proud to have the one and only Karima Francis perform live for our very first Silent Session. The session was recorded during the weekly live radio show on Fab Radio International. More details can be found on our Radio Show page. You can also hear the full interview and show on […]

TELEMAN UNVEIL NEW ‘MAINLINE’ VIDEO

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Teleman have unveiled the playful – and somewhat disturbing – video for new single ‘Mainline’, due for release on 10th November via Moshi Moshi Records and taken from their debut album, Breakfast. Directed by the band’s own Jonny Sanders, the video utilizes slo-mo to great effect; tea dresses and windswept wigs are teamed with bursting […]

GRUFF RHYS SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘LOST TRIBES’

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Gruff Rhys has unveiled the video for Lost Tribes, the 3rd single from his critically acclaimed 2014 album American Interior. Lost Tribes is a song about the 18th century explorer John Evans’s misguided quest to find a lost Welsh tribe in the American interior – thought to be descendants of the mythical 12th century prince […]

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING SECOND ALBUM DETAILS AND TRAILER

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Following the critical and commercial success of their debut album last year and 18 months’ extensive touring across the world, Public Service Broadcasting have confirmed the release of their eagerly anticipated second album, The Race For Space. To mark the occasion, the band will perform two very special live transmissions from the National Space Centre, […]

FRACTURES NEW VIDEO ‘IT’S ALRIGHT’

Australian solo outfit Fractures has released a new video for ‘It’s Alright’, the latest track to be taken from the acclaimed new EP Fractures (out now). The new video is a collaboration between Fractures & Australian filmmaker Matthew Chuang and tracks the languorous, multi-tracked vocals of ‘It’s Alright’ to an exploration of the ‘Ghost Town’ […]

DUSTIN WONG & TAKAKO MINEKAWA SHARE HAND-DRAWN VIDEO FOR ‘PASTEL ICE DATE’

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This week sees the release of Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa second album “Savage Imagination” as a duo, and shows their collaboration in full bloom. It is an collection of vibrant pop music, laced with the sounds of video games (Mario Kart!!), radiophonic experiments, and indigenous music from around the world. Watch the brilliant animated […]

GIRLPOOL SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP + HEAR TRACK ‘JANE’

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Girlpool are an LA-based duo with a compelling DIY-sound. Wichita Recordings will be releasing a remastered version of their already critically acclaimed debut self-titled EP physically & digitally on Nov 17th. The pair have shared track ‘Jane’ from the forthcoming record and are set to play their first ever UK dates later this year, with […]

SLEAFORD MODS ANNOUNCE NEW ‘TISWAS’ EP

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It’s been an utterly insane year for Sleaford Mods. Once dismissed around their native Nottingham as “two skip rats with a laptop”, their last two albums, ‘Austerity Dogs’ in 2013 and this year’s ‘Divide And Exit’, both on Harbinger Sound, have achieved the kind of critical acclaim that less inspired bands could only dream of. […]

MAZES RELEASE VIDEO FOR TRACK ‘SALFORD’

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Sam Adler, the bloke behind the Eagulls’ decomposing pigs head video has turned his hands to the stand out track on Mazes’ new record, ‘Salford’. No rotting bodies though, this one is tripped out boozing in a North West pub rocking out to heavy metal and smashing pints… Sam Adler on making the video… “We […]

MARK LANEGAN BAND ANNOUNCES UK TOUR

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With his much-anticipated new album Phantom Radio just under a month away on 20th October, MARK LANEGAN BAND have today announced news of an extensive European tour  running from January through to March 2015. The tour will touch down in the UK for the following shows, including a performance at The Ritz in Manchester: 20 […]

MONEY ANNOUNCE THREE INTIMATE UK SHOWS

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Having just completed an extensive US tour and currently working on material for their second album, MONEY have just announced three intimate UK shows in October at which they’ll be showcasing new songs prior to going into the studio. Continuing their tradition of performing in unconventional spaces the band’s London show will be at Chats […]

EAGULLS REVEAL SHOCKING NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HOLLOW VISIONS’

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Eagulls reveal the video to their new single Hollow Visions. The track is taken from their self-titled debut album that was released earlier this year. Their 10-track, critically acclaimed album was recorded in Leeds between touring and their full-time dead-end jobs and features previous singles Tough Luck / Opaque and Possessed and Nerve Endings. The […]

PINS: HEAR TITLE TRACK ‘COME BACK’ FROM LTD EDITION CASSETTE EP

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Manchester all-female four-piece PINS first released material via cassette back in 2012 and will return, following on from their accredited 2013 debut album release ‘Girls Like Us’, with a limited edition cassette EP released through Bella Union, for Cassette Day on 27th September. Featuring three covers of 1960’s Girls in the Garage bands, PINS take […]

FEVER THE GHOST ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP + WATCH THE CRAZY VIDEO TO ‘CALICO’

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Hailing from Los Angeles, Fever The Ghost are Heavenly Recordings latest signings after the label chanced upon them at this year’s SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Their debut 5-track EP, Crab In Honey, will be released on Monday 29th September 2014. Produced and recorded by the band and Victor Indrizzo, then mastered by Bob Ludwig […]

FAT WHITE FAMILY – NEW SINGLE ‘I AM MARK E SMITH’

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Fat White Family have announced details of the release of the first single on their new label, Without Consent – I Am Mark E Smith is released on Monday October 27th 2014. The single, available on 10” and download, will also feature the track I Am Joseph Stalin. Additionally, their debut album, Champagne Holocaust, originally […]

ROYAL BLOOD ANNOUNCE UK LIVE DATES

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Fresh from the news that their self-titled debut album went straight to #1 with first week sales of 65,000 copies, Royal Blood can now confirm details of a new European tour which includes their first ever London headline shows at the Electric Ballroom. Recently seen at the Reading, Leeds and Download festivals as well as […]

BAXTER DURY’S NEW SINGLE ‘PALM TREES’

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‘Palm Trees’, the second single to be taken from soon to be released new album ‘It’s A Pleasure’ was released this week. The single follows debut track, ‘Pleasure’ which had accompanying it an extraordinary video featuring Baxter crossing the Millennium Bridge, having just escaped from hospital in circumstances unexplained. Filmed in rush hour in approximately […]

TOM VEK SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘PUSHING YOUR LUCK’

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London director Paxi’s second video for Tom Vek emulates a giant fruit machine using a split screen and rolling footage, highlighting Tom’s multi-instrumentalism for the first times in one of his videos. Will you hit the jackpot? You’ll have to watch the hypnotic video to find out… The single is taken from new album, Luck, […]

THE JIM JONES REVUE ANNOUNCE FAREWELL UK TOUR

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The Jim Jones Revue will cease playing live and recording in October 2014. To celebrate 7 raucous years of blowing apart venues around the world & reinventing the rocknroll wheel with 3 skull cracking studio albums The JJR will embark on a final UK tour. The Last Hurrah tour will blast through JJR strong holds […]

THE WAR ON DRUGS UNVEIL VIDEO FOR ‘UNDER THE PRESSURE’

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Having released one of the most acclaimed albums of 2014 with Lost In The Dream there are now just a few tickets remaining for the band’s Autumn UK tour, with their shows in London, Manchester, and Glasgow having long-since sold-out. Now following the success of first dingle ‘Red Eyes’ the band is excited to bring […]

THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS ANNOUNCE FIRST UK/EUROPEAN TOUR

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Fresh from releasing their much praised debut UK release, the album ‘Everything’s A Thread’ on Full Time Hobby, Brisbane based THE JOHN STEEL SINGERS are making the long trip over from Australia’s East Coast for their first proper jaunt around Europe. Keyboardist and singer Peter Benoth is looking forward to the trip to say the […]

SLEAFORD MODS SHORT FILM

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Sleaford Mods are a true Marmite band, people love them or hate them, but either way they get a reaction, which is what music and lyrics should do. Ahead of their visit to Manchester’s Academy 3 on the 19th of September a short film has been released. Sleaford Mods Official | Facebook | Twitter

BO NINGEN ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘KAIFUKU’ & SAVAGES COLLABORATION

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Bo Ningen release new single ‘Kaifuku’ via Stolen Recordings on September 8th. ‘Kaifuku’ is taken from their third album ‘III’.  In what is fast becoming a breakthrough year for the group, following spectacular reaction to their debut shows in the States earlier this year and a series of breath-taking festival appearances including supporting Black Sabbath […]

NEWS: BLACK RIVERS (JEZ & ANDY WILLIAMS OF DOVES) – ANNOUNCE DEBUT TOUR

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The recently announced Black Rivers, the new band from brothers Jez and Andy Williams, is gathering pace. Their debut track ‘The Ship’ (available to download for free from www.blackriversofficial.com) combines an electro arpeggio with a haunting melody reminiscent of a seafaring Nick Drake, and has received thousands of streams and downloads since it was premiered […]

NEWS: ALT-J – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘EVERY OTHER FRECKLE’

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‘Every Other Freckle’ follows the album’s first single ‘Hunger Of The Pine’, which topped the Spotify Viral Chart and Hypemachine Artist Chart for a full week upon its release. An album track ‘Left Hand Free’ was also made available last month to download/stream as an instant grat to those who pre-ordered the new album.  The band’s highly […]

NEWS: SPRING KING SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘CAN I?’

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Production wunderkind Tarek Musa leads his charges of Peter Darlington, James Green and Andrew Morton out on the road this September, bringing to life Spring King’s darker, more anthemic offerings from the new EP. If lead track “Demons” is anything to go by – a song recorded in the pitch black as the band pioneer […]

NEWS: ALLAH-LAS PREMIERE NEW TRACK ‘BUFFALO NICKEL’ + UK LIVE DATES

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‘Buffalo Nickel’ is the new single from LA-based group Allah-Las. A lithe, summery guitar pop tune that packs a lot of punch into its two and a half minute runtime, it serves as the perfect taster for their new album ‘Worship The Sun’. And if that’s not exciting enough- they’ve also announced a Rough Trade […]

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – UK TOUR DATES

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Bombay Bicycle Club’s critically acclaimed fourth album, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’, captures the results of singer Jack Steadman’s picaresque adventures in the likes of Turkey and India throughout 2013.  Joyously escapist, its electronic-inflected and Bollywood-referencing sound made good on the Eastern promise, as it went straight to Number 1 in the album charts (Feb […]

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NEWS: SLAVES – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘HEY’

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Slaves have announced the release of their new single, “Hey” on their own label, Fonthill Records. The track is a two-and-a-half minutes of focused energy and power. Sawing guitars are backed by colossal drums to deliver one of the most exciting, primal tracks of the year. Slaves are a two-headed hydra, the uncompromising attitude that […]

NEWS: TELEMAN UNVEIL BAUHAUS INSPIRED VIDEO TO ‘SKELETON DANCE’

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Teleman have just unveiled a striking video for their new single ‘Skeleton Dance’, directed by their own Jonny Sanders. Jonny and Tom have said, “The video was conceived as a non-narrative, collage based collection of fun elements and colours. “We started with Bauhaus Theatre Mask designs by Oskar Schlemmer which to our knowledge have never […]

NEWS: BASS DRUM OF DEATH – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘LEFT FOR DEAD’

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John Barrett returns with his second full length for LA label Innovative Leisure as Bass Drum of Death. Elevating Bass Drum of Death from the scrapheap of garage rock challengers fighting for attention, Rip This is BDoD’s most impressive record yet, combining the best elements of the American rock underground with a raw approach that’s […]

NEWS: MAZES – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘SALFORD’

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Mazes have never been ones for hanging around. When they have songs, they get them out there. If they should find themselves snowed in and unable to get to the studio, they’d grab a shovel and dig a pathway through. It’s precisely what the trio had to do during a recent trip to upstate New […]

NEWS: DAVE HASLAM (IN CONVERSATION) WITH PUNK LEGEND JOHN LYDON

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One of the great icons of popular music, John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) is to appear at the historic Albert Hall in Manchester to launch his autobiography Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored. John Lydon will be taking part in an exclusive no-holds-barred live onstage interview, discussing his turbulent life and his compelling career […]

NEWS: FAT WHITE FAMILY – UK TOUR DATES

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Fat White Family, who recently announced the formation of their own record label, Without Consent, have revealed a run of festival dates, headline shows and gigs with The Growlers over the summer and into the autumn. Loosely titled The Tour Of Tenderness, the list of forthcoming shows is as follows: AUGUST 15th Glanusk Green Man […]

NEWS: THE WYTCHES – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘BURN OUT THE BRUISE’

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The Wytches have announced details of their new single. ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ will be released through Heavenly Recordings on 1st September. Available on limited 7” and download, it also features the b-side ‘Darker’. The new single was recorded at Toe Rag studios and co-produced by Kristian Bell and Bill Ryder-Jones. ‘Burn Out The Bruise’ […]

NEWS: CATE LE BON – TOUR DATES

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Following her sold-out February tour, CATE LE BON has announced news of her biggest London headline show to date, performing at KOKO in September as part of her UK run. Ahead of this Cate will performing at a number of UK festivals, with more to be announced soon. Upcoming UK live info below: Friday 08 […]

NEWS: LOVE INKS – NEW VIDEO ‘SKY MACHINE’

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After recently announcing news of their new album ‘Exi’, which is due Sept 8th via Republic of Music, Austin trio Love Inks have revealed a trippy new video for the second single from the record. Directed by Detroit artist Aaron Valdez, the video for ‘Sky Machine’ is a mesmerising work. It matches an array of […]

NEWS: DUSTIN WONG AND TAKAKO MINEKAWA – NEW ALBUM ‘SAVAGE IMAGINATION’

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Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa are artistic omnivores, soaking up a myriad of cultural artifacts and styles, savoring bits and pieces and recontexutalizing them into an entirely delightful and playfully intricate songs. Their songs are embued with a relentless cheerfulness that belies their technicality, steeped in the history of Japanese pop music and exuding the joy […]

NEWS: SNOOP DOGG TO PLAY ALBERT HALL THIS SUNDAY NIGHT

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One of the most famous rappers on the planet today, the star will be taking us on a journey via the decks, spinning records past and present and spanning his twenty year career in which he’s risen from featuring on Dr Dre’s ‘The Chronic’ to become one of the most influential rappers on the planet. […]

NEWS: GET CAPE. WEAR CAPE. FLY – THE FAREWELL TOUR

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For a full decade, Sam Duckworth has existed (artistically, anyway. and with the exception of a couple of side / solo projects) under the moniker of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. Yet, all good things must come to an end. Or at least transform. And so it comes to pass that Get Cape. Wear Cape. […]

NEWS: MONEY – NEW VIDEO TO ‘SHADOW OF HEAVEN’

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Having released a short film for ‘Goodnight London’ last month, MONEY have just unveiled a somewhat more DIY video for ‘The Shadow Of Heaven’, the title track from their debut album. Directed by their friend Liam Healy, the video brilliantly captures the band’s distinctive aesthetic along with the madcap antics of singer and lyricist Jamie […]

NEWS: TOM VEK: TOUR DATES AND NEW SINGLE ‘PUSHING YOUR LUCK’

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After a triumphant, packed and sweaty sold out show at London’s XOYO last month, today cult artist Tom Vek announces an October tour, more festival dates added to the diary, and new single ‘Pushing Your Luck’ (due 25th August) – this is the second single from his third and highly anticipated album ‘Luck’. ‘Pushing Your […]

NEWS: BAXTER DURY – NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘PLEASURE’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

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Baxter Dury has debuted the extraordinary video for his new single ‘Pleasure’, which features him crossing the Millennium Bridge, having just escaped from hospital in circumstances unexplained. Filmed in rush hour in approximately 4 takes using a focus puller, a steady cam and a make up assistant who had a small bucket of fake excrement, […]

TWISTED REEL TO SCREEN DIG! A FILM ABOUT THE DANDY WARHOLS AND THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

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Twisted Reel, the Northern Quarter’s regular film night, is screening ‘Dig!’ Compiled from seven years of footage, Ondi Timoner’s ‘Dig!’ contrasts the developing careers and love-hate relationship of the bands ‘The Dandy Warhols’ and ‘The Brian Jonestown Massacre’ and the bands’ respective front men Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Anton Newcombe. Dig! Is a study in delusion, […]

NEWS: DEATH FROM ABOVE UK TOUR DATES

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“Its 10 years later and we’re still writing our own bios, still playing too loud and still punctuating it all with absurdity. In the fall of 2014, we will release our first record together in a decade. Our epic proposal, entitled “The Physical World” was written and recorded between 2012 and 2014 in some real […]

NEWS: ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT VIDEO FOR THE NEW SINGLE

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Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014. The single, taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions. Commenting on […]

NEWS: TELEMAN’S NEW SINGLE ‘SKELETON DANCE’ + TOUR DATES

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Earlier this month saw the release of Teleman’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Breakfast’. With a live session on Radio 4 Loose Ends last week and one on 6Music’s Lauren Laverne next month, the quartet will continue to soundtrack the summer as they announce their new single ‘Skeleton Dance’ – due August 18th on Moshi Moshi […]

NEWS: TALONS UNVEIL NEW ALBUM TRACK

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New Topographics will be available from August 4th on CD, LP (including download card) and as part of a bundle that includes the 180g heavyweight, clear/purple haze coloured vinyl (limited to 100 pressings and exclusive to the pre-order bundle) CD, digital download, exclusive t-shirt AND a set Talons postcards featuring shots from the liner notes. […]

NEWS: BLACK BANANAS VIDEO FROM THE NEW ALBUM

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Want a new drug? From the band that once brought you “Killer Weed,”now shoote a primse snoutful of powder! “Powder8 Eeeeeeeeight,” to be precise; an over-the-edge jamthem from the new Black Bananas long player, the epic Electric Brick Wall! It’s quite possible this black slabbath of an album is already on display at your local […]

NEWS: MAZES NEW ALBUM DETAILS + TOUR DATES

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Mazes have never been ones for hanging around. When they have songs, they get them out there. If they should find themselves snowed in and unable to get to the studio, they’d grab a shovel and dig a pathway through. It’s precisely what the trio had to do during a recent trip to upstate New […]

NEWS: GRUFF RHYS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE + TOUR DATES

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Gruff Rhys announces the release of ‘Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)’, the second single from his hugely acclaimed fourth solo album, with a new video and the confirmation of an autumn tour across the UK and Europe. The single is due on July 21st on Turnstile and is taken from ‘American Interior’, Gruff’s highest charting […]

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB NEW VIDEO

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Riding on the wave of a No.1 album, the diversely talented Bombay Bicycle Club have announced ‘Come To’ as their next single. This will be released on August 18th through Island Records, and will undoubtedly be the soundtrack to the summer festival season. The album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ – their fourth in five […]

NEWS: LIVERPOOL PSYCH FEST LINE-UP ADDITIONS

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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia continue their build up to September with a further round of artists spanning the head music cosmos. Californian beatniks Allah-Las visit the festival in support of their sensational second LP, Worship The Sun, which drops in September and expands on their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin […]

NEWS: MOON DUO LIVE 12″ + TOUR DATES

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After the release of 2012’s Circles LP, Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson relocated the band for the second time since its 2009 formation in San Francisco, this time from Blue River, Colorado to Portland, Oregon. Though the band had been initially conceived as an experiment in maximal sonic possibilities with minimal personnel and […]

NEWS: DANS & LÆR NEW ALBUM + VIDEO

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Wherever we go, birds are all around us. But in our busy everyday lives most of us fail to notice the rich variety of species. Bird crazed Danish act Dans & Lær (translates to “dance & learn”) have set out to change this in their very own way. Their unique combination of dusty old wildlife […]

NEWS: TY SEGALL NEW ALBUM TEASER VIDEO ‘MANIPULATOR’

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Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, Ty is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout Twins and Sleeper. And now more than ever, the chunks of the world that came before are like asteroids formed in his image, picking up speed. Still fighting the power with […]

NEWS: ALT-J NEW ALBUM AND TOUR DATES

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alt-J will release their second album ‘This Is All Yours’ in September which is coincided by a full UK tour including two dates at Manchester O2 Apollo. ‘This Is All Yours’ is the highly anticipated follow-up to their million-selling Mercury Prize-winning debut record, An Awesome Wave. It’s available to pre-order in the UK immediately; the […]

NEWS: TRAAMS NEW EP ‘CISSA’

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After a whirlwind year touring Europe with WIRE, completing a UK and EU headline tour of their own, as well as smashing SXSW on the dusty, drunken streets of Texas, Chichester based three-piece TRAAMS return rejuvenated and bloodthirsty with their first release of 2014 ‘Cissa’. Their debut album ‘Grin’, produced by fuzz loving tastemaker Rory […]

NEWS: PLASTIKMAN NEW ALBUM ‘EX’

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Mute have announced the release of Plastikman’s new album, EX, his first album release since 2003’s Closer. Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin recorded EX at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum. This very special performance was at the invitation of influential Belgium fashion designer and artistic director at Dior, Raf Simons, for the Guggenheim’s annual fundraiser, […]

NEWS: MARK BARROTT VIDEO FOR ‘ISLAND LIFE’ + ALBUM STREAM

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Mark Barrott has shared a new video from his new album, Sketches From An Island. ‘Island Life’ is one of the more trippy, spacier numbers from the LP, and has been paired with Super 8 foortage depicting religious life, tribal life, island life, and dancing. Recorded in the island’s northern hills using “weird percussion, some […]

NEWS: GUARDIAN ALIEN UK TOUR DATES

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Guardian Alien, led by drummer Greg Fox, are an integral part of a new wave of New York avant-garde musicians. Taking inspiration from those that came before, such as Milford Graves (with whom Fox has studied), and the great minimalist composer Rhys Chatham, Guardian Alien rejects previously established forms while selectively contorting elements of many into a […]

NEWS: LOVE YOUR TENT & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE NEW UNIVERSITY CALL AN END TO WASTELAND FESTIVAL CULTURE

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The waste campaign group, Love Your Tent and Buckinghamshire New University are making a call to festivals organisers and retailers alike to end the shocking wasteland culture at festival campsites. This call follows the publication of a Bucks New University survey – on behalf of Love Your Tent – into festival-attendees behaviour and attitudes, which highlights the […]

NEWS: CARIBOU ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM + HEAR NEW TRACK ‘CAN’T DO WITHOUT YOU’

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Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith and is due out on 6 October via City Slang and features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/ Matthew Cooper. Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital […]

NEWS: TELEMAN ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES + WATCH THE VIDEO TO ’23 FLOORS UP’

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Released this week, ‘Breakfast’, Teleman’s debut album is fast picking up critical acclaim and fan support including 6Music’s Album of the Day and live sessions for 6Music’s Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley, Radio 4 Loose Ends and XFM John Kennedy.  The quartet has announced a new string of tour dates for October including London’s Heaven. […]

NEWS: KIRAN LEONARD – FIRST UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Teenaged multi-instrumentalist Kiran Leonard has announced his first UK headline tour, starting on July 15th in Norwich. No stranger to the BBC 6music playlist, and much loved by bloggers and critics alike, Kiran released Bowler Hat Soup on Hand Of Glory Records on Nov 4th 2013, following the success of singles Dear Lincoln, and Port […]

NEWS: TALONS – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘THE WILD PLACES’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

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Big Scary Monsters Records have announced the release of Talons’ latest album, New Topographics. It will be available on vinyl, CD and as a digital download from August 4th in the UK and Europe. Influenced by a somewhat unorthodox writing process, the album is an exploration of the increased interconnectivity experienced in contemporary society, despite […]

NEWS: GLASS ANIMALS UNVEIL VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘POOLS’

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Ahead of the release of their much-anticipated debut album ‘ZABA’ on the 9th June, Oxford quartet Glass Animals have shared the stunning animated video for their new single ‘Pools’. Directed by Rafael Bonilla, the vivid stop motion video brings the already-engrossing song even further to life. ‘ZABA’ will be released on June 9th via Wolf […]

NEWS: DANS & LÆR – NEW SINGLE ‘GREY WARBLER’

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Dans & Lær’s combination of natural science and electronic beats is the brain child of guitarist and bird enthusiast Bjarke Andersen-Tran. While searching for musical inspiration among childhood possessions he came across an old beloved cassette tape with bird song. The idea of combining the knowledge stored on the tape with freshly composed electronic music […]

NEWS: EAST INDIA YOUTH – NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘HEAVEN HOW LONG’

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East India Youth, aka William Doyle, released his debut album ‘TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER’ in January, it’s been cited by many as an early contender for album of the year.  A new single ‘HEAVEN HOW LONG’ taken from the album was released on June 16th, featuring remixes by Taigen (Bo Ningen) and Perc. You can see […]

NEWS : DOT TO DOT – MANCHESTER SET TIMES RELEASED

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This year’s Dot To Dot festival will be hitting Manchester on Friday the 23rd of May and will have its biggest line-up to date. The multi venue and multi city (Manchester, Bristol,Nottingham) festival now in its ninth year brings together some of the freshest new talent and also the more established acts in music. Not […]

NEWS: SMOKE FAIRIES RETURN TO MANCHESTER

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Smoke Fairies return to Manchester this month on the back of their new album, the eponymously titled Smoke Fairies.  There is much press about the fact that the album nearly wasn’t made due to one-half of the duo Jessica Davies suggesting to her musical partner Katherine Blamire that she was no longer sure whether Smoke […]

NEWS: FAT OUT FEST

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23rd, 24th, 25th MAY 2014 ISLINGTON MILL, SALFORD Manchester based promoters Fat Out Til You Pass Out return to Islington Mill this year for their third installment of FAT OUT FEST. Having been successful in their Arts Council application, this May bank holiday the DIY promoters take on their biggest challenge to date, celebrating independent […]

NEWS: SCOTT WALKER 30 CENTURY MAN FILM SCREENING

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From 1960s pop icon to 21st century avant-garde musician, Scott Walker’s musical metamorphosis and increasingly uncompromising attitude to his work makes him revered by many in the business yet largely ignored by the public…30 Century Man charts this enigmatic figures life and music and explores the darkness that imbues both… As part of the Manchester […]

NEWS: THE ICYPOLES – VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘BABIES’ + DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

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My World Was Made For You is the debut album from The Icypoles, four girls who call Melbourne home but would just as easily fit into a Bande à Part dance scene or be happily serving cherry pie at Twin Peaks’ Double R Diner*. Produced by Haima Marriott (Architecture in Helsinki), My World Was Made […]

NEWS: BEIRUT ANNOUNCE MANCHESTER LIVE DATE

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Beirut are set to perform their only UK headline date outside of Greenman Festival at Manchester’s iconic Albert Hall on the 14th August. Tickets go on sale this Friday (16th) at 9am (gigsandtours) Their sound traverses a broad spectrum, from the whimsically plaintive stripped-back touches of the Decemberists to the lo-fi psychedelic experimentation of Neutral […]

VIDEO: PINS – ‘SHOOT YOU/ELEVENTH HOUR’ FEAT. ACTRESS MAXINE PEAKE

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Today, PINS unveil a brand new double video for the new versions of ‘Shoot You’ and ‘Eleventh Hour’. Notably, the video opens with acclaimed actress Maxine Peake reading an original poem written by PINS vocalist Faith Holgate. Peake’s distinctive northern voice perfectly complements Sing J Lee’s (PINS’ long-time collaborator, who has also made films for […]

NEWS: LIARS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘PRO ANTI ANTI’

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LIARS (Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross) have announced details of their new single, ‘Pro Anti Anti’, out on 9 June 2014 on Mute Records The single will be released on limited flesh coloured vinyl and download. It will also feature remixes from Factory Floor whose recent remix credits include Trent Reznor and Daniel […]

NEWS: FESTIVAL NO. 6 REVEALS FIRST ARTS AND CULTURE LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Following the already impressive music line-up featuring the likes of Beck, London Grammar, Bonobo and more, Festival No. 6 has announced its first wave of arts and culture acts. Whether it’s best-selling authors, comedians, poets or film-makers, the three-day event will have some of the most prolific names of acts in their specific fields: A special […]

NEWS: FIGHT LIKE APES ANNOUNCES NEW EP DUE FOR RELEASE NEXT WEEK & VIDEO FOR CROUCHING BEES

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It’s been a while since the release of The Body of Christ and the Legs of Tina Turner, but Fight Like Apes are back with a new four-track EP, entitled the ‘Whigfield Sextape EP’. You can check out the full EP streaming on Soundcloud here. Together with UK indie label Alcopop! Records, the Irish four-piece […]

NEWS: CATE LE BON ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘SISTERS’ & UK TOUR

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As she returns from her US tour supporting Warpaint, Cate Le Bon has just announced her latest single to be released on the 5th of May. ‘Sisters’ is the third single to be taken from ‘Mug Museum’ and follows up in the theme set on the album, as it explores the female relationships in Cate’s […]

NEWS: TOM VEK – UK TOUR DATES + NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SHERMAN’

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As he prepares to drop his third album ‘Luck’, Tom Vek has announced a new video for his forthcoming Single ‘Sherman (Animals in the jungle)’, which is due for release on the 9th of June on Moshi Moshi Records. Inspired by Tom Wolfe’s novel, the Bonfire of the Vanities, it’s described as a searing comment […]

NEWS: FACTORY FLOOR LIVE DATES

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After a remarkable 2013, Factory Floor reveal the details of their latest release for DFA and one of the Factory Floor album highlights with the single ‘How You Say’  – the static filled and propulsive sound of New York’s dance underground rebooted and re-imagined for a near future inner city digital versus analogue battle and […]

NEWS: JOHN GRANT ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER ORCHESTRAL TOUR WITH THE ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA

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Following his recent Brit Award nomination, John Grant has announced what is likely to provide the most fitting setting for his catalogue as he plans to take to the stage accompanied by The Royal Northern Sinfonia for a seven-date UK tour in November. Building on the success of his critically acclaimed second album Pale Green […]

NEWS: HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR RELEASE NEW SINGLE FEATURING JOHN GRANT

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On the brink of an extensive run of European tour dates, stretching from Portugal to Sweden, Hercules & Love Affair have released another exciting collaboration with one of 2014’s sexiest voices. Nominated for a Brit Award, John Grant was the answer to Hercules & Love Affair’s Andy Butler’s constant quest for incredible voices. To be […]

NEWS: tUnE-yArDs UNVEIL NEW VIDEO AHEAD OF ALBUM LAUNCH

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tUnE-yArDs have always had a bit of a thing for the quirky, oddball feel of things. So it’s to be expected that this would translate to their music videos too. In anticipation of their new album Nikki Nack, due for release on May 5th on 4AD, the band have now premiered the album’s first video. […]

NEWS: INTRODUCING ‘MEANWHILE’ AS FICTION RECORDS’ LATEST PRODIGY

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It’s no hardly a secret anymore that synth is where it’s at these days. The 80s have had a full fledged revival and the accompanying beat driven steamrollers are all encompassed in anything from indie to electro to house to funk. You could say, the only thing missing is a pioneer for the Minneapolis sound 2.0. […]

NEWS: NOISE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES BRIAN ENO AND THRIS TIAN AS CURATORS

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Former Roxy Music member and legendary music producer Brian Eno has been announced as one of the curators for the music categories for NOISE Festival 2014. Run by a Manchester based, national arts charity called NOISE Festival.com, the British legend will be Music & Arts Curator for the annual event and cast his eyes and […]

NEWS: NIGHTINGALES RELEASE VIDEO ‘DUMB AND DRUMMER’

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Having been dumped by their fourth consecutive label, with an impressive statistic of a release of one album per label, they recorded their latest effort at Faust Studio in Germany. Produced and released on their own terms, the new LP featuring twelve songs is available on a 180g vinyl only. If that doesn’t have you […]

NEWS: HOOKWORMS ANNOUNCE ISLINGTON MILL WEEKENDER

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Besides the annual Sounds From The Other City weekender festival taking place at Islington Mill every year, the independent cultural hob that is Islington Mill has now had another array of acts added for a full weekend this May. Two of Manchester’s most prominent underground promoters, Grey Lantern and wotgodforgot, have teamed up to present […]

VIDEO: CHERRY GHOST – ‘CLEAR SKIES EVER CLOSER’ DIRECTED BY AND FEATURING MAXINE PEAKE

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Cherry Ghost has also unveiled a charming black and white video to the album’s first single ‘Clear Skies Ever Closer’. The video is the directorial debut of Maxine Peake and stars both herself and Shaun Evans, star of ‘Endeavour’, as (possibly) estranged lovers wistfully contemplating their relationship. Maxine Peake on the making of the video: […]

NEWS: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY EXPANDS PANEL BILL

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Besides featuring an impressive bill of the most promising bands and artists for the coming year, Liverpool Sound City is taking it’s game up a notch with exploring the unavoidable links between music, football and style. Across the course of the festival weekend, there will be a host of experts and commentators from all areas […]

NEWS: SPRING OFFENSIVE ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & LONDON HEADLINE SHOW

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Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Young Animal Hearts, Oxford five-piece Spring Offensive are gearing up for a festival-filled summer with the release of the video for their latest single Bodylifting. With the single set for release on the 12th of May on KARTEL, the band premiered the video on BBC Radio […]

RECORD STORE (SHOP) DAY: WHAT’S ON WHERE

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Here’s a bit of a low-down on some of this Saturday’s RSD action in Manchester. INSTORE AT PICCADILLY RECORDS DJ sets: 12pm-1pm: Ben Ward (Sways Records) 1pm-2pm: Eccentronic Research Council ft. Maxine Peake 2pm-3pm: Nev Cottee 3pm-4pm: The Emperor Machine 4pm-5pm: Smoke Fairies Exclusive live performance: 5.30pm-6.00pm: Smoke Fairies COMMON AND PICCADILLY RECORDS PRESENTS THE 3RD ANNUAL […]

NEWS: PINS RECORD STORE DAY LTD EDITION RELEASE OF ‘SHOOT YOU’

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Re-recorded, re-mastered and carved into heart-shaped vinyl, Bella Union’s PINS release two of their hardest hitting tracks for a super limited run in celebration of Record Store Day. PINS have also unveiled a brand new video for the new version of ‘Shoot You’, directed by Sing J Lee (PINS’ long-time collaborator, who has also made […]

NEWS: NOZINJA SIGNED TO WARP RECORD – ANNOUNCES UK & EUROPEAN LIVE DATES

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Ever since Damon Albarn’s Honest Jon label released the intriguing and stunning compilation of ‘Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa’, the Shangaan Electro sound has crawled up from the underground rave world into the international limelight. And now, one of it’s most prominent frontrunners has announced a UK tour, with some European […]

NEWS: BUOYS, GROVES AND TRIBAL FIGHTERS TO HIT KRAAK SPACE – 18TH OF APRIL

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As the clock winds down to Record Store Day, there’s another addition to an already jam-packed gig roster ahead of this Saturday’s international event. This Friday, 18th of April, Kraak Space in the Northern Quarter will see a triple threat bill featuring BUOYS, Groves and Tribal Fighters warm us up for the weekend ahead. Hailing […]

NEWS: THOMAS TRUAX – UK TOUR DATES + NEW VIDEO ‘ALWAYS BEEN A DREAMER’

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One of Silent Radio’s favourite ever performers (find out why here) has just released a great live video to ‘Always Been A Dreamer’, a track taken from his recent album ‘Trolls, Girls & Lullabies’. Watch, enjoy and make sure you catch him while he’s hot footing it around the UK (dates below). You can catch Thomas […]

NEWS: DEAF INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES RECORD STORE DAY PARTY

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With bands and record stores around the country revving up to celebrate what is already the seventh Record Store Day in the UK, venues around Manchester are getting set to provide the platform for festivities all around the city. As such, The Deaf Institute has announced its annual Record Store Day Party lineup. For this […]

NEWS: THE WAVE PICTURES ANNOUNCE RECORD STORE DAY EP AND HEADLINE SHOW

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Following the release of their fifth studio album, UK band The Wave Pictures have announced a limited edition 10” vinyl for Record Store Day as a support to the independent movement that they have grown from. Entitled ‘Helen’, the six-track EP will continue the trio’s taste for songs of contrast. Be it with bright tropical […]

NEWS: KENDAL CALLING ANNOUNCES SECOND WAVE OF ACTS

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The Lake District’s award-winning Kendal Calling has announced a second wave of artists playing at this year’s event. As Spring has firmly stuck it’s head through the door, more than 60 new acts are confirmed to join the bill for the first weekend in August. Having headlined the festivities back in 2010 with his band, […]

NEWS: VUVUVULTURES REVEAL FIRST OF FOUR SINGLES FOR 2014

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As Easter approaches, the London foursome Vuvuvultures is getting set to release their first single of 2014. On April 19th, the pop-noir group from the capital is unleashing an AA single consisting of ‘Arty Party’ and ‘Song Bot’, entitled ‘I’. This first of four 7” AA side singles is the starting point of a year […]

NEWS: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING ANNOUNCE RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE

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Public Service Broadcasting have announced their first new music, since their debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain in May 2013, as part of Record Store Day 2014. Available on exclusive, limited edition white 7” vinyl, it samples archive footage from the Netherlands’ Eleven Cities Tour: the Elfstedentocht – world’s biggest ice skating race. The […]

NEWS: LET’S WRESTLE ANNOUNCE APRIL/MAY UK TOUR

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The London lo-fi quartet has announced a six date tour in support of their brand new self-titled third album that’s out now on Fortuna POP! Headed by frontman Wesley Patrick Gonzalez, the album sees the band enter a new phase of maturity and sophistication, giving Gonzalez a forum to showcase his songwriting talents and love […]

NEWS: PEACE ANNOUNCE UK HEADLINING TOUR MAY/JUNE 2014

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After their ‘In Love’ campaign last year, Peace are returning to the road with an 18-date headlining stint across the UK. It’s only one year since their debut album and they are already forging ahead with album #2 – something fans can keep track of on www.peacelandworld.com. In celebration of this (and in true Peace […]

NEWS: DEPARTMENT M RETURN TO MANCHESTER

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Grey Lantern and Night & Day are teaming up to bring former Grammatics’ man Owen Brinley’s brilliantly shimmering electronic pop project, Department M, back to Manchester. Overcoming a longstanding tinnitus problem in the wake of his former band’s demise, and with a still on-going stint in fellow Leeds’ act Stalking Horse under his belt; Brinley’s […]

NEWS: CHERRY GHOST – THIRD ALBUM ‘HERD RUNNERS’ + HEAR NEW TRACK ‘THE WORLD COULD TURN’

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For the last couple of years Simon Aldred has been in a state of wilful musical schizophrenia. Since 2007, Bolton-born Aldred has – to all intents – been Cherry Ghost, a band known for perfecting a kind of widescreen North Western country soul. Yet the third Cherry Ghost album Herd Runners arrives after an extensive […]

NEWS: TAME IMPALA – HEAR ‘BE ABOVE IT’ TAKEN FROM NEW LIVE EP

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As part of this year’s Record Store Day, Tame Impala will be releasing an 8-track live recording, simply titled ‘Live Versions’. The limited edition vinyl will be available on Record Store Day, Saturday 19th April, at participating record stores across the world. Additionally, Tame Impala have announced their recent signing in the UK to Fiction […]

NEWS: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY ANNOUNCES THIRD WAVE OF ACTS

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Liverpool Sound City has revealed a mighty third wave of artists featuring some of the hottest names in the industry such as Jagwar Ma, Public Service Broadcasting, East India Youth, Bipolar Sunshine, Blood Red Shoes, Pins, Glass Animals, Bird, Factory Floor, Ratking, Say Lou Lou and Sunshine Underground. The new wave includes an additional 75 […]

NEWS: BAD GRAMMAR SET TO RELEASE ‘FORCED FUN’ EP + WATCH NEW VIDEO TO ‘TEMPER TEMPER’

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Bad Grammar kicked off 2014 with the news of their soon to be released EP ‘Forced Fun’. The Manchester based two-piece consisting of Ben Forrester on guitar and Lucy Brown on drums, have so far shared the stage with bands such as Dinosaur Pile-Up, Future Of The Left and Drenge to name but a few. […]

VIDEO: POSTCARDS FROM JEFF ‘AWAKE’

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Whether channelling a small-budget British independent film or an epic million pound widescreen wonder, if there’s one thing multi-instrumentalist and sonic explorer Postcards From Jeff knows it’s how to be cinematic. ‘Awake’, the next track to be taken from his self- titled debut EP is a classic but thoroughly modern film noir offering about one man’s attempt at bringing […]

NEWS: BRETON RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR ’15 MINUTES’

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Breton will release their new single ‘Fifteen Minutes’ on 14th April 2014 through Cut Tooth/Believe Recordings. ‘Fiften Minutes’ is taken from their recently released second album ‘War Room Stories’ and is a highly charged track that captures the spirited energy of the band. The song is written around a field recording of a fierce argument between a […]

NEWS: BASSEKOU KOUYATE & NGONI BA – BAND ON THE WALL SHOW

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Grammy Award nominated Bassekou Kouyate’s extraordinary musical journey shows that he is unquestionably the most innovative and exciting Malian musician to have emerged in recent years. Having defied tradition he continues to push the boundaries of his ancient musical heritage, bringing his music to audiences around the world with his phenomenal live band Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni ba and […]

SOUTH BY SOUTH WHAT?! A SORT OF GUIDE TO SXSW 2014

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Whether you’re going fresh faced and brimming with enthusiasm to Austin, Texas’s South By South West festival or returning as a hardened veteran, no two SXSWs are the same. With more music than this here Manchester girl can jab a forkful of beef brisket at, navigating a way through the endless lists of artists, day […]

NEWS: TAME IMPALA ANNOUNCE EXTRA UK DATES + HEAR EROL ALKAN REWORK OF ‘BE ABOVE IT’

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Over the past year Tame Impala have been touring the globe in support of their universally lauded second album ‘Lonerism’, mesmerizing fans from Brazil to LA and Japan with their transcendent psych pop. Grammy nominations, Glastonbury performances and Flaming Lips collaborations aside, the latest episode in Tame Impala’s story came in the shape of the […]

NEWS: TELEMAN ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘BREAKFAST’ + HEADLINE TOUR DATES + HEAR NEW TRACK ‘LADY LOW’

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Teleman – ‘Tele’, from the Greek for ‘distance’ – are a band you’re invited to, not inundated with. Their sparse, welcoming minimalist synth tones, gentle motorik beats and balloon-light melodies seeped quietly onto the radio last year and hypnotized the alt-pop nation. Their festival sets of 2013 (including Glastonbury and Latitude) drew an attentive, fascinated […]

NEWS: GREY LANTERN & BAD UNCLE’S BOX SOCIAL – 10 ACTS + INDEPENDENT LABEL FAIR

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After both moving into the area last year, independent promoters Grey Lantern and Bad Uncle were keen to put Levenshulme’s Klondyke Social Club firmly back on the gigging map. Fast forward a few months and the two come together this weekend to throw a Box Social for the ages! Ten live acts, DJs, and independent […]

VIDEO: KIRAN LEONARD – EXTENDED LIVE VERSION OF ‘GERALDO’S FARM’

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Kiran Leonard opened the main stage at the inaugural BBC Radio 6 Music Festival on Saturday. A highlight was the six and a half minute long version of ‘Geraldo’s Farm’ – complete with violin solo –  which closed his set, perfectly showcasing the new four-piece live band. The singles ‘Dear Lincoln’, ‘Port-Ainé’ and ‘Wild Walks’ […]

NEWS: GRUFF RHYS – HEAR THE TITLE TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM ‘AMERICAN INTERIOR’

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Gruff Rhys has announced details of the first single from his forthcoming album, ‘American Interior’. The title track from Gruff’s luscious sonic travelogue about the incredible true journey of Welshman John Evans is available to listen to now. The title track is officially released on April 28th and the album, Gruff’s fourth solo record, is […]

NEWS: THE NOTWIST REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘KONG’ AND UK LIVE DATES

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With their new album ‘Close To The Glass’ released on Feb 24th by City Slang, The Notwist have shared, accidentally very topical, new video for their ludicrously catchy new single ‘Kong’. The animated visual, directed by Japanese film-maker Yu Sato and featuring illustrations from Tim Divall, tells the true story of a young boy and […]

NEWS: DEATH – NEW ALBUM ‘DEATH III’ + HEAR NEW TRACK ‘NORTH STREET’

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Five years after the second life of Death was started with the release of their revelatory 1976 album, For the Whole World to See, Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of rock and ethereal soul-searching, in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound. Alongside songs from 1975, 1976 […]

NEWS: BLOOD RED SHOES – HEAR THE NEW ALBUM IN FULL

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Blood Red Shoes are now streaming their new, eponymously-titled album a week ahead of release. Out through Jazz Life on 3rd March. The band recently announced details of a UK tour in April/May. The dates will be the duo’s first since playing a sold-out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire last January and will feature DZ Deathrays and Slaves as rotating main […]

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: A TOUR OF LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2014

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For any and every avid music lover, music festivals are not to be missed. But how do you decide which to go to out of the dozens of choices? If you’ve heard of Liverpool Sound City (even better, if you’ve been to Sound City), then congratulations, you well-informed individual with impeccable taste in music festivals! […]

NEWS: CHAIN AND THE GANG – NEW ALBUM, NEW LABEL AND NEW UK DATES

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Chain & the Gang bring their dynamic live show to Europe in May and June with four confirmed UK dates including Liverpool’s The Kazimier, Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, Broadcast in Glasgow and London’s Tufnell Park Dome. A gang with a fluid and floating active core, Minimum Rock N Roll was recorded in Portland Oregon […]

NEWS: TWISTED REEL TO SCREEN ‘A BAND CALLED DEATH’

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Ahead of its official UK release, Twisted Reel has managed to arrange a special intimate screening of the critically acclaimed documentary ‘A Band Called Death’ at Gullivers on Friday the 7th of March. Before Punk … before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk […]

NEWS: KIRAN LEONARD ANNOUNCES DEBUT HEADLINE SHOWS + HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘GERALDO’S FARM’

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Kiran Leonard has announced his debut headline shows in London and Manchester. Backed by a new band comprised of members of Plank!, Nasdaq and LoneLady, Kiran will play The Castle, Manchester, on 5th April and The Waiting Room, London, on 11th April. ‘Geraldo’s Farm’ will also be released on a single on 24th March via […]

NEWS: KING OF THE MOUNTAINS (PHIL KAY of WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY) ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

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If the scattershot ideas of Melodic Records’ schizophrenically brilliant Manchester experimentalists Working From A Nuclear City seemed to be aural metaphors for a galactic explosion, then King Of The Mountains, the new project of their songwriter, keyboardist and producer Phil Kay, hones in on a singular galaxy hurtling away from the blast’s initial impact into […]

VIDEO: POSTCARDS FROM JEFF ‘A HOUSE’

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Life in the sticks can be seriously strange. From Myxomatosis-stricken rabbits to agoraphobic house parties, Postcards From Jeff offers a brutally honest perspective of looking out from windswept valleys to neighbouring city lights – it’s channelled through the peculiar new Lynchian video for ‘A House’; the first track to be revealed from the melodic explorer’s […]

NEWS: BO NINGEN – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘DADADA’ + UK LIVE DATES

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Stolen Recordings are excited to announce that Bo Ningen will release their third album this May. The first track from the album is ‘DaDaDa’ which will be released as a 7” by New York label No Recordings on half-n-half black and white heavy gram vinyl, limited to 250 copies and all hand-stamped. Further details on […]

NEWS: JIMI GOODWIN – ‘OH! WHISKEY’ VIDEO + DEBUT SOLO LP ‘ODLUDEK’ RELEASE DATE

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Jimi Goodwin has unveiled the video to ‘Oh! Whiskey’, the first single to be taken from his debut solo LP, Odludek. Odludek is co-produced by Jimi and Dan Austin (Doves, Pixies) and it is set for release on Heavenly on 24th March 2014. Jimi Goodwin precedes the release of his debut solo album Odludek with […]

NEWS: THE WAVE PICTURES – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MISSOULA’

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The Wave Pictures have enlisted the help of filmmaker Darren Hayman for the video for new single, “Missoula”, released via Moshi Moshi. With five albums for Moshi Moshi, The Wave Pictures have always eschewed the more traditional industry model and made their name via phenomenal live performances and the song writing talents of Dave Tattersall. Their ebullient, […]

NEWS: THEN THICKENS – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + WATCH VIDEO TO ‘RESTART YOUR HEART’

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Recently joining stablemates Nine Black Alps as the latest addition to Leeds-based Hatch Records (ex-Brew Records), Chorley-based six piece Then Thickens are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their debut album ‘Death Cap At Anglezarke’  on 5th May. The band have already revealed the first song taken from the album ‘Restart Your Heart’, which was […]

NEWS: PIXIES AND JAMES TO PLAY CASTLEFIELD BOWL FOR FIRST ‘SUMMER IN THE CITY’

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This summer some of the most acclaimed live artists are taking over Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl in July for the first ever Summer In The City.  Following their sold out world tour Pixies will headline Thursday 10th July and legendary Manchester band James will be performing one of their renowned headline sets on Friday 11th July. […]

NEWS: CASUAL SEX – UK TOUR DATES + HEAR LIVE VERSION OF ‘WE’RE ALL HERE MAINLY FOR THE SEX’

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To coincide with the tour announcement, the band have made a live version of ‘We’re All Here Mainly For The Sex’. Casual Sex have announced details of their maiden UK Headline tour ahead of their appearance at the SXSW industry get together in Austin Texas. The band, who are writing their debut album at the […]

NEWS: BEACONS FESTIVAL – FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED

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Following a hugely successful 2013 which featured Django Django, Bonobo, Local Natives and more, Beacons Festival returns for 2014 over the weekend of 7th August to 10th August. Beacons Festival is pleased to reveal the first acts for 2014. New York opulent disco / astral funk duo Darkside, ethereal and intimate yet mountain-range massive sounding […]

NEWS: BLOOD RED SHOES – 

UK TOUR +
 VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘AN ANIMAL’

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Blood Red Shoes have announced details of a UK tour in April/May. The dates will be the band’s first since playing a sold-out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire last January and will feature DZ Deathrays and Slaves as rotating main support acts.  Tour Dates April    22nd Nottingham  – Bodega     23rd Bristol – […]

NEWS: JOHN GRANT – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘GLACIER’

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Its been yet another incredible few weeks for JOHN GRANT. Pale Green Ghosts figured highly in the Top 10 of most Best of 2014 lists, including the Guardian, Q, Uncut, MOJO and the Sunday Times, as well as being Rough Trade’s album of the year. Last week saw him nominated for International Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards and his Roundhouse show […]

NEWS: TEMPLES – HEAR THE NEW ALBUM ‘SUN STRUCTURES’ IN FULL

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The 12-track album, Sun Structures, was self-produced by the band’s James Bagshaw and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer. The album will be available on CD, download and double vinyl. The album can be pre-ordered via the following link. The first 200 ordered will also be signed by the band: http://heavenlyemporium.greedbag.com/buy/sun-structures/ The band recently completed an extensive sold-out […]

NEWS: SPRING OFFENSIVE – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘HENGELO’

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Have a look and listen to Spring Offensive’s next single ‘Hengelo’, here at Silent Radio. Based on the true story of Robin van Helsum (aka Forest Boy), Hengelo is about a young man who ran away to Berlin in order to escape mounting debt and a pregnant girlfriend in his Dutch hometown of Hengelo. When […]

NEWS: RADKEY – ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY UK TOUR DATES

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There are not many bands that would happily exchange the warm climate of Missouri for chilly winter touring here in the United Kingdom, but Radkey cannot wait to get back on British soil to play their incendiary punk rock to budding fans this February on their debut headline tour. Following a warm welcome from fans […]

NEWS: MIDLAKE – ‘THE OLD & THE YOUNG’ VIDEO + FEB TOUR

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As they prepare to embark on an extensive tour of the UK Midlake have unveiled the new video for Antiphon highlight ‘The Old & The Young’. Directed by Ollie Murray (The Horrors, The Vaccines) in Hillesden, Buckinghamshire on the sheep farm he grew up on, the video also features John Campling – who appeared in the last […]

NEWS: SATELLITE TOUR – NEW MUSIC. NEW CIRCUIT. 5th – 22nd FEB 2014

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Here at Silent Radio we’re excited to bring you details of The Satellite Tour. The Satellite Tour is a brand new live music experience showcasing the best up-and-coming artists. Pioneering a new touring circuit, this is one of the few to visit all corners of the UK. The 14 date stint kicks off in Canterbury on 5th Feb, hitting […]

NEWS: PINS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WAITING FOR THE END’

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PINS share a brand new video for their song ‘Waiting For The End’, the final single to be taken from their Bella Union debut album, Girls Like Us. Shot at the newly renovated, historic Manchester pub Gullivers, it features helpful karaoke-style on screen lyrics throughout so fans can sing along. Several luminaries of the Manchester music […]

NEWS: TRENTEMOLLER – UNVEILS VIDEO FOR ‘GRAVITY’

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‘Gravity’ is the third single taken from the new studio album ‘Lost’ by Trentemøller. With the drum setting inspired by early Krautrock this wonderful and mulitlayered song still breathes the Trentemøller signature. The vocals have been con- tributed by Jana Hunter, singer of Baltimore based band ‘Lower Dens’ and melt perfectly with ‘Gravity’. On the […]

NEWS: YOUNGHUSBAND – LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘LEFT OF THE ROCKS’

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Younghusband release their new single ‘Left on the rocks’ on February 17. It’s the second single to be taken from the band’s debut album, ‘Dromes’, and follows hot on the heels of their well-received seasonal cover of Margo Guryan’s ‘I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You’, which was given away as a free download […]

NEWS: INTRODUCING………ALL THE LUCK IN THE WORLD

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Brighton based Irish three-piece, All the luck in the world are releasing their self-titled debut album on 3rd February 2014 via Barfilm Records. The young band, who are comprised of Neil Foot, Ben Connolly and Kelvin Barr, were previously recording tracks in their living room in between lectures at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music but […]

NEWS: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2014 – FIRST NAMES ANNOUNCED

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Liverpool Sound City has unveiled the first wave of acts for its seventh festival: an exciting and eclectic live bill including Kodaline, Gruff Rhys, Fuck Buttons and Clean Bandit who yesterday achieved their first UK number one single with ‘Rather Be’. The bill also features a host of breakthrough artists including Jungle, Wolf Alice, Darlia, […]

NEWS: PEGGY SUE – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘IDLE’

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Peggy Sue reveal a new video for their new single ‘Idle’ in anticipation of their forthcoming third studio album. ‘Choir of Echoes’ is set for release tomorrow January 27th through Wichita Recordings. This will be followed by a full UK tour in April. The striking vintage visuals of Peggy Sue’s found-footage collage finds a series of 1920s dancers moving in sync with the the sounds of this […]

NEWS: TWISTED WHEEL – THE KRAAK SESSIONS

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Twisted Wheel are hell bent on selling out Kraak for five days straight next month, and with all tickets now gone for all but the first night, it seems like they’re well on their way to achieving their goal. From Wednesday 5th February to Sunday 9th February, Twisted Wheel will take over the city’s Kraak […]

NEWS: SHINIES/BEST FRIENDS/MISTOA POLTSA – MANCHESTER SHOW

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SHINIES grew out of the late night jams of Ric, Adam and Tom in a South Manchester basement, fueled by a mutual love of loud noises, discordant chords, catchy melodies and cheap cider. Their sound exudes walls of swirling guitars underscored by poppy hooks, relying heavily on melody, drive and frantic rhythms. Having released two singles in […]

NEWS: HOSPITALITY – NEW LP ‘TROUBLE’ + LISTEN TO ‘ROCKETS AND JETS’

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Hospitality return with the follow-up to their glowing 2012 debut with a darker, richer collection of eclectic avant pop in Trouble. Taking unexpected yet satisfying turns, the new album sees the band offer up a moodier palette, with more instances of space and silence, looser arrangements and more open production. The album draws on the […]

NEWS: HELP SAVE THE NIGHT & DAY CAFE

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Below is a message from The Night & Day Cafe venue, who are in danger of no longer being able to put on gigs. This is just sheer stupidness from Manchester Council… “We are extremely upset and distressed by the notice as we believe we are a key part of Manchester and have been for […]

NEWS: VULKANO – ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘LIVE WILD DIE FREE’ + ‘VISION TRICKS’ VIDEO

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Vulkano are an explosive new duo pushing punk forward in their own charming way. With a passion for astrology, the paranormal and nature, healing stones, tropical landscapes, mythology and mountains, Vulkano are made up of the constantly headbanging Lisa Pyk-Wirström(keyboards/percussion) and the tour de force, the hissing feline Cissi Efraimsson (drums/lead vocals). Vulkano’s debut album will be released on February 3rd 2014 through Vulkano Music. […]

NEWS: STORIES FROM INSIDE MANCHESTER’S PUNK/POST-PUNK SCENE (FREE EVENT)

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It’s time that the tale was told… Richard Boon is featuring in a forthcoming live, on stage in conversation with Dave Haslam at Gorilla, Manchester on Thursday 13 February 2014 (6.45pm for 7.30pm). Richard Boon isn’t just an important eye-witness to Manchester’s music scene, but also a major player and an influential figure, with the […]

NEWS: SCRAPS – NEW LP ‘ELECTRIC OCEAN’ + LISTEN TO ‘PROJECTIONS’

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This coming of age record for solo synth songstress Scraps (aka Brisbane’s Laura Hill), glides through the ghosts of our electro-pop heroes with a collection of infectiously catchy outer-space pop songs.  With a slither of Stereolab, a sprinking of Peaking Lights, this is a Julee Cruise meets Julia Holter sonic rendezvous engulfed in the bleepy, cosmic […]

NEWS: GIRL BAND – PREMIERE NEW SIX MINUTE SINGLE, ‘LAWMAN’

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Firstly, Girl Band does not contain any girls. They are a four piece in their late teens / early 20’s from Dublin, wet behind the ears, and they play music that does not fit comfortably under one genre. Somewhere between Pissed Jeans, !!!, Modern Lovers, Shellac and Liars, they somehow sound like all and none […]

NEWS: GOLDEN GLOW – NEW EP ‘BEAUTY / DUTY’ + VIDEO FOR ‘THE SCENE’

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Half Mauritian on his mother’s side and son of a British father of Trinidadian origin, Pierre was born in London, brought up on the Wirral and moved to Manchester, aged 18. Now, 12 years on he has very recently moved back to London – the place of his birth. In Manchester, Pierre first established himself […]

NEWS: LIVERPOOL SOUND CITY 2014 – FESTIVAL REVEALS LEGENDARY KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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Genre-busting pioneers, John Cale and Thurston Moore formed two of the most influential bands of the twentieth century in The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth, reinventing music and spawning thousands of bands in their wakes. Continuing to influence and impact on the industry, John has since recorded 15 solo studio albums including his best-known, the […]

NEWS: DAVID LYNCH – ‘THE BIG DREAM’ RE-ISSUED AND REMIXED

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David Lynch’s ‘The Big Dream’, one of the year’s most strikingly singular and idiosyncratic records, is getting a glorious deluxe reissue from Sunday Best. Sitting alongside brand new tracks and previously unreleased instrumental versions are a slew of stunning remixes from the varied likes of Bastille, Hot Since 82, Venetian Snares and Bjorn Yttling, which […]

NEWS: JACQUES CARAMAC & THE SWEET GENERATION – DEBUT LP ‘ THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF….’

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Franco-Scottish-Bolivian group Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation release their debut album on download, ltd picture disc and cd via Everyday Life Recordings/ Rocket Girl on 27th January. Comprising Jean-Baptiste Ganivet (bass), Raphael Mura (drums), Pablo Schollaert (keys) and Kevin Retoryka (vocals, guitar), JC&TSG take inspiration from ‘singing’ Eno, Mansun’s first two albums, the KLF, […]

NEWS: CASIMER & CASIMIR – ‘O SWEET JOE PYE’ VIDEO

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Casimer & Casimir have unveiled the video for new single, ‘O Sweet Joe Pye’, directed by Nautico, and also filmed by the band themselves in their hometown of Detroit, lending a homemade feel to the sweeping city shots and abandoned buildings. Casimer&Casimir are an American musical duo, who are uncle and nephew, that sprung from the Spring of 2012. […]

NEWS: TOY – UK TOUR IN FEB

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TOY, who released their second album, Join The Dots, on Heavenly Recordings on in December 2013, have announced details of a U.K. tour in February 2014. This includes their biggest U.K. show to date, at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire in April. FEBRUARY 2014 18th Brighton – The Old Market 19th Bristol – Thekla 20th Southampton […]

NEWS: CYMBALS – SHARE NEW SONG ‘WINTER ’98’

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Cymbals have kindly shared the opening track from their new album The Age Of Fracture, due 27th Jan 2014 on Tough Love Records.   A few chords of ‘Winter 98′ were first heard closing the short film with which Cymbals first announced The Age Of Fracture. The film, in keeping with the literary inspiration running […]

NEWS: YUCK – ‘LOSE MY BREATH’ VIDEO + HEADLINE LONDON SHOW

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Yuck are excited to unveil the video for new single ‘Lose My Breath’, directed by Michael Reich and Anthony Baldino,  taken from their critically acclaimed sophomore LP ‘Glow & Behold’.  Once again displaying their innate knack at writing an instant, pristine pop hook,  ‘Lose My Breath’ is a grandly melodic album highlight which now comes […]

NEWS: RHODES – UK HEADLINE TOUR + ‘RAISE YOUR LOVE” LIVE RECORDING

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After two sold out London headline shows – at The Waiting Room and The Servants Jazz Quarters – Rhodes heads out on his own headline tour this spring, for 9 dates across the UK. Tour dates: 28th Mar – Sheffield, The Harley 29th Mar – Glasgow, The Roxy 30th Mar – Manchester, Castle 1st Apr – Liverpool, Leaf 2nd Apr – Liverpool, Red […]

NEWS: JON HOPKINS – ‘COLLIDER’ VIDEO + REMIXES

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Collider, the nine-minute astounding and subtly euphoric techno slayer  – the dark, beating heart of the Mercury-nominated Immunity, is released as the next single from Jon Hopkins and is available to buy digitally now. ‘Collider – Remixes’, featuring mixes from Pangaea, Karenn and Objekt will be available on 12” and Digital from 24th February 2014. Here is […]

NEWS: SPIES – ‘DISTANT SHORELINES’ EP + VIDEO

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Dublin band Spies have today shared a new video from their ‘Distant Shorelines’ EP. The video serves as a great introduction to the band who are already preparing their debut album for next year and is certainly the most compelling visual accompaniment to their rousing, anthemic guitar sound. Dublin band Spies’ searing indie-rock has an assured […]

NEWS: HUNDREDS – VIDEO FOR ‘BEEHIVE’ + NEW LP

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Hundreds return with their second studio album Aftermath on 17th March 2014, released via Berlin based label Sinnbus and here is a little something that you will find on it. It’s been two years since their self-titled debut album was released but with their second offering, Aftermath, the band return stronger than ever with the […]

NEWS: ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL FT MAXINE PEAKE – NEW ALBUM FOR 2014

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The new album from the ERC takes us on another musical journey, following on from 2012′s 1612 Underture, Magpie Billy & the Egg that Yolked (A Study of the Northern Ape in Love) explores the complex behaviour patterns, communication calls, mating rituals, bad habits and eccentricities of two highly individual male Apes living in the […]

NEWS: BRETON – NEW SINGLE ‘ENVY’ + LP

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Breton have released the video for their latest single ‘Envy’. ‘Envy is taken from their second album ‘War Room Stories’ which is released by Cut Tooth/Believe Recordings on 3rd February 2014. The album was written during a year spent touring incessantly and playing festivals across the world. It was recorded this summer at the Funkhaus in […]

NEWS: WOODEN SHJIPS – ‘EVERYBODY KNOWS’ VIDEO UNVEILED

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Following a huge sell-out show at London’s The Scala recently, Wooden Shjips have unveiled their euphoric video for ‘Everybody Knows’, taken from their acclaimed new album Back To Land, out now via Thrill Jockey Records. Directed by Austin Will, the cinematic video is a decadent escape, perfectly suited to the swirling haze of the track. Having […]

NEWS: GOLDBLADE CHRISTMAS SINGLE WITH POLY STYRENE

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Goldblade have re-released their Christmas single, a duet featuring frontman John Robb and the late and great Poly Styrene on Damaged Goods Records. ‘City of Christmas Ghosts’, a minor hit on it’s release in 2008, has been re-released due to pubic demand and is Goldblade’s lament to lost friends and a celebration of the former […]

NEWS: LOOM – MANCHESTER SHOW

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Grunge outfit LOOM will be playing at The Castle on 19th December as part of their sardonically festive ‘Season’s Beatings’ tour. Those who saw them tear Trof Fallowfield to shreds BACK in June can vouch for their anarchic Nirvana ‘In Utero’ inspired brand of guttural guitar aggression. Support comes from Manchester’s raucous two-piece Bad Grammar, […]

NEWS: STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS – THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘CINNAMON & LESBIANS’