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’

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Following on from the video for Lariat last month, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks now have a video for album track ‘Cinnamon & Lesbians’, which features on their forthcoming album, Wig Out At Jagbags which comes out on January 6 on Domino. Four UK dates have been announced and  support will come from Joanna Gruesome. The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna […]

NEWS: SPRING OFFENSIVE – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘THE RIVER’

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Spring Offensive have announced the completion of their debut album “Young Animal Hearts” and have released a brand new video for album track ”The River”. Beautifully filmed and edited by Sam King, the video itself was produced and directed by Matt and Lucas from the band.  The video mirrors the dark mood of the song. The whole thing […]

NEWS: PINS – CHRISTMAS SONG ‘KISS ME QUICK’ + LIVE DATES

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PINS are excited to share their Christmas song ‘ Kiss Me Quick’, a song taken from a Christmas compilation curated by the band, featuring the likes of Shinies, September Girls, Brown Brogues and Post War Glamour Girls, to be released on their Haus of PINS label. Proceeds from the compilation go to SWAP, an organisation […]

NEWS: FINDLAY – NEW EP ‘GREASY LOVE’

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Hot on the heels of supporting Jake Bugg and Miles Kane and a full-on festival assault which included Reading & Leeds, Secret Garden Party and Ibiza Rocks, the one woman powerhouse that is Findlay delivers more passionate, filthy musings on her ’Greasy Love’ EP. With producer Flood (Depeche Mode, Foals, PJ Harvey) at the controls, ‘Greasy Love’ steps up the visceral power of previous tracks ‘Off & […]

NEWS: HOUSEWIVES – LISTEN TO DEBUT RELEASE ‘MEDICINE BOTTLE’

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It’s with great pleasure that Silent Radio bring you the news that Faux Discx announce the debut self-titled release from Housewives: an experimental guitar-band based in South London, interested in the relationship between noise and sound. Recorded by Vision Fortune’s Alex Peru, Housewives is released on December 9th on limited edition tape cassette and digital download.   Housewives’ sound […]

NEWS: SLOWCOACHES – LISTEN TO ‘THINKERS’ OUT TODAY!

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DIY thrashers Slowcoaches return with a new four-track EP, THINKERS, released today 2nd December 2013 via Manchester-based micro label Icecapades (Sex Hands, Irma Vep, Feel Right). The EP follows on from their Tye Die Tapes’ release, We’re So Heavy back in May 2012, which sold out within a week. Along with a fistful of new […]

NEWS: POST APE – WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘THE WORLD IS OVER’

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London producer Post-Ape is releasing his debut single ‘The World is Over’ tomorrow December 2nd. Embracing a complete DIY attitude, Post-Ape self-produced the track in his own studio. Post-Ape makes experimental new wave music inspired by the likes of Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Bowie and Tom Vek and will be one to keep an eye […]

NEWS: BOXED IN – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ALL YOUR LOVE IS GONE’

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Boxed In’s debut single ‘All Your Love Is Gone’ has already won him lots of fans, stacking up an impressive play count and winning praise across the web, radio and press. Now, with the 7” and digital download set for release through Moshi Moshi, Boxed In (AKA London’s Oli Bayston) releases a video, directed by […]

NEWS: THE MINX – WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘(CAN YOU FIND) MY HEAD?’

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Smiths legend Johnny Marr has thrown his support behind them, John Robb has named them “the best new band in Manchester” and having stared in Dr Martens‘ current advertising campaign, Manchester’s The Minx have announced their new thrill-a-minute single, (Can You Find) My Head? And ‘(Can You Find) My Head?’ is accompanied by a brilliant […]

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – INTERACTIVE VIDEO FOR ‘CARRY ME’ + NEW LP

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Bombay Bicycle Club, North London’s most prolific and underrated band, have unveiled details of their fourth album in five years (due out on February 3rd 2014 through Island Records) as well as the record’s first single ‘Carry Me’. The first single from the new album, ‘Carry Me’ is a monumental fists in the air dance anthem that is probably the […]

NEWS: NIGHT BEDS – UK TOUR AND STUNNING LIVE VERSION OF ‘RAMONA’

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These are exciting times for Night Beds. Following rave reviews for debut album Country Sleep and with current single ’22’ flowing around the airwaves, Winston Yellen and his band embark on their first ever UK tour next week with the London Borderline show on Monday having long since sold-out. Night Beds will also be making his […]

NEWS: LOVER LOVER – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘YOUNG FREE’

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Silent Radio readers, have a watch of Lover Lovers new video for ‘Young Free’ which is inspired by Eleanor Bodenhams love of French cinema. It was in Montmartre that Eleanor Bodenham began Lover Lover – a band whose gossamer Eurythmics pop harks back to better days, in much the same way as the faded glamour […]

FILM SCREENING: TWISTED REEL PRESENTS ’1991 THE YEAR PUNK BROKE’

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In an era where bands like Green Day sounded Punk, Nirvana were Punk. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon on guitar showed thousands of girls they didn’t just have to follow the band, they could BE the band…They came, they pissed about, they made great music… Sonic Youth and Nirvana shaped a generation.  Twisted Reel, the new […]

NEWS: PATTERNS – NEW TRACK ‘THIS HAZE’ + DEBUT LP ‘WAKING LINES’

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Hey!!! Have a listen to Patterns new track ‘This Haze’ and then you will have an idea about their debut album ‘Waking Lines’ which will be released on 6th Jan 2014 on Melodic Records.   Patterns are a young Manchester band on the verge of releasing their first record “Waking Lines” on Melodic records. ‘This […]

NEWS: VICTORIES AT SEA – VIDEO PREMIER OF ‘LOW’

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The video for ‘Low’ is the final track to be lifted from the debut EP ‘In Memory Of’ released this summer on Static Caravan Records, the video was directed and compiled by the band. In addition the final live show of 2013 is at All Years Leaving Festival with Yuck / Distophia / Sky Larkin […]

NEWS: KURT VILE – LISTEN TO ‘FEEL MY PAIN’ FROM HIS NEW EP

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‘Feel My Pain’ is the new song from Kurt Vile’s forthcoming 12″ and digital EP on Matador Records ‘it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)’, with the new deluxe edition of Wakin On A Pretty Daze adding the EP as bonus content for the second CD and digital download. One of seven new […]

NEWS: JESCA HOOP – ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘UNDRESS’

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Jesca Hoop’s startling originality has established her as one of Avantpop’s most arresting recent arrivals and brought admiration from and collaborations with the likes of Tom Waits, Guy Garvey and Peter Gabriel. Now, she is set to elevate her position to High Priestess of Punk by laying herself bare with her new release Undress Set […]

NEWS: JACCO GARDNER – MANCHESTER SHOW + WATCH THE 35 MINUTE LIVE VIDEO

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If you like Psychedelic music you’ll love Dutch multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacco Gardner. His Pink Floyd meets Tame Impala blend of colourful soundscapes and unforgettable melodies have a magical childlike wonder about them. His debut album ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’ was released in February 2013 and gained the praise of the press from MOJO to NME, […]

NEWS: FAT WHITE FAMILY – NEW SINGLE ‘HEAVEN ON EARTH’

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Fat White Family are set to release Heaven On Earth today, 4th November through Trashmouth Records. The band have been busy having just finished their first European tour and are now gearing up to rattle around the UK ending with a big headline show at the 100 Club on the 10th December. Fat White Family are a band who’ve burst onto the scene after […]

NEWS: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – TRAILER FOR ‘INFORM-EDUCATE-ENTERTAIN’ DVD + TOUR

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Check out the trailer to the forthcoming DVD release from Public Service Broadcasting. This will hit the shelves today, November 4th, the same day they release single ‘Night Mail’. The band take their wonderfully unique show out on the road next month and can be seen at the following: 4th Nov – The Lemon Tree, […]

NEWS: TOY – ‘JOIN THE DOTS’ VIDEO + NEW LP

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Following the announcement of the release of their second record, ‘Join The Dots’, released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday 9 December 2013, TOY unveil the first video for the title track from the new album. The video is directed by James Henry who animated the original album artwork by David Chatton Barker. ‘Join The Dots’ […]

NEWS: INTRODUCING VINCENT VOCODER VOICE + ‘THE UNBEARABLE HEAVINESS OF HAVING’

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Vincent Vocoder Voice’ s self-titled debut album is a waking nightmare waiting to consume the UK on 18th November via Sonic Anhedonic. An experimental exploration of the solitary hell of the individual’s psyche, there is a sick and twisted humour to be found in the music. However, those looking for catharsis would do well to look […]

NEWS: ODONIS ODONIS – PREMIERE VIDEO FOR ‘ARE WE FRIENDS’

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Odonis Odonis are Dean Tzenos, Denholm Whale and Jarod Gibson. When it came time to perform Odonis Odonis’ 2011 debut, Hollandaze, Tzenos recruited the help of Whale and Gibson, local musicians who he knew he could trust to bring a live intensity and craft to his songs. The band supported the record all over North America […]

NEWS: THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS – ANNOUNCE NME RADAR TOUR

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Domino’s recent signings, The Amazing Snakeheads will be joining Cerebral Ballzy on the road across the UK this November as part of the NME Radar tour. The thirteen day tour will see them performing all over the UK. NME Radar Tour Dates 15th Nov – Cambridge Portland Arms 16th Nov – Coventry Kasbah 17th Nov […]

NEWS: AUTOBAHN – SELF-TITLED DEBUT EP + LISTEN TO ‘SEIZURE’

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Leeds-based five-piece Autobahn announce themselves to the world with their unapologetically sinister and aggressive self-titled debut EP. Set for release on Tough Love on 4th November, it’s a record for, and of, the night. Autobahn conjure the dystopian nightmare world of 80s post-punk across three unrelenting tracks. Consider them Leeds’ very own Lost Boys, cloaked […]

NEWS: BRETON – VIDEO FOR ‘GOT WELL SOON’

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Breton have released the video for their brand new track called ‘Got Well Soon’ and its a real pleasure for Silent Radio to preview it here: Lyrically the song is about inclusivity and its flipside. Peer pressure to fit in or go it alone – be in the gang or be rejected. This theme is reflected in […]

NEWS: EAGULLS – COVER KILLING JOKE’S ‘REQUIEM’

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Leeds punk rock quintet Eagulls have just released one of the most blistering singles of the year, in the form of ‘Nerve Endings’, and are now unveiling the B-side – a cover of post-punk heroes Killing Joke’s classic ‘Requiem’. Bursting at the seams with barely concealed bile and rage, ‘Requiem’ is a perfect match for […]

NEWS: LOUIS BARABBAS AND THE BEDLAM SIX – LISTEN TO ‘WAITING FOR BAD NEWS’

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Former mime-artist and street sweeper Louis Barabbas, frontman of the Bedlam Six, has played the villain for too long. And now he’s filled with regret. Or is it just his character? And yet Waiting For Bad News is a pause – a tender moment for reflection. And it’s the band’s best song yet: a pure emotional […]

NEWS: PINS – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘GIRLS LIKE US’

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PINS have unveiled a video for the title track of their hotly anticipated debut album Girls Like Us. Directed by Sing J. Lee, a filmmaker much in demand since his work on the Manchester four-piece’s early videos the video for ‘Girls Like Us’ perfectly captures the band’s girl gang mentality. To say there’s excitement for Girls […]

NEWS: ‘CLOSE UP’ FEAT. BLACK FRANCIS (PIXIES)

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Black Francis of Pixies will be at Manchester’s historic Albert Hall on Wednesday 20th November for a no-holds-barred onstage interview conducted by Dave Haslam; followed by questions from the audience. It’s a unique chance to find out more about the life and work of the legendary, enigmatic Pixies frontman. Black Francis (real name Charles Michael […]

NEWS: BAD GRAMMAR – FIRST HEADLINE SHOW ANNOUNCED

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Manchester two-piece Bad Grammar will be playing their first, highly anticipated, headline show as they bring their scuzzy pop songs to the intimate surroundings of suburban bar, Dulcimer in Chorlton (567, Wilbraham Road – two minutes from the Chorlton tram stop) on Thursday 31st October with support from garage duo, The Hyena Kill. The 90 […]

NEWS: THE SPOOK SCHOOL – ‘I’LL BE HONEST’ VIDEO + OCTOBER TOUR DATES

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‘Dress Up’ is the brilliant debut album from Edinburgh quartet The Spook School due out on Fortuna POP! It features the single ‘I’ll Be Honest’ which has this wonderfully funny video, which really showcases the band’s sense of humour and propensity for fun.  Inspired by the post-punk-pop of Buzzcocks, Lou Reed’s ‘Transformer’ and the films of Buster Keaton, with […]

NEWS: LANDSHAPES – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘INSOMNIACS CLUB’

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This week Landshapes release their new single ‘Insomniacs Club’ through Bella Union. Accompanying the single we have a brilliantly eerie new video directed by the very talented Ian Pons Jewell. A mix of live footage and stop-frame animation cut together from the unnerving and darkly comic short film 1/4” fits together perfectly with the song. Landshapes Facebook Twitter Soundcloud

NEWS: FRANK SIDEBOTTOM STATUE UNVEILING EVENT

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Well it’s been a long time coming, but finally this weekend will see the combination of many fantastic music and comedy fundraisers come to fruition. At precisely 11:37am on Sunday the life-size bronze statue of Frank Sidebottom will be unveiled in Timperley Village. As usual when it comes to anything to do with Frank it […]

NEWS: A CAREFULLY PLANNED FESTIVAL NO.3 – 120+ ACTS LIVE IN MANCHESTER’S NORTHERN QUARTER

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Carrying on from where other urban festivals such as In The City left off, A Carefully Planned Festival is back to bring more than 100 national and international acts to Manchester’s musical hub, the Northern Quarter, for a weekend of live music, art, spoken word, and partying – all for the princely sum of £12.50 […]

NEWS: PARQUET COURTS – ‘YOU GOT ME WONDERIN’ NOW’ VIDEO + EP

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Parquet Courts’ new EP, ‘Tally All The Things That You Broke,’ is out Monday 14th on What’s Your Rupture?, and Ricky the Ghost – who graces the cover of the new EP –  leads in a sing-along of the first single, ‘You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now.’ The video was directed by Food Party and Late […]

NEWS: FINDLAY – UK TOUR + EP

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Hot on the heels of supporting Jake Bugg and Miles Kane and a full-on festival assault which included Reading & Leeds, Secret Garden Party and Ibiza Rocks, the one woman powerhouse that is Findlay delivers more passionate, filthy musings on forthcoming ’Greasy Love’ EP, which is released on Polydor on 25th November. She has also announced a full UK tour to coincide with this release. With producer […]

NEWS: GYRATORY SYSTEM – NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘HARMONOGRAPH’

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The great new single ‘Harmonograph​’ b/w ‘Doodlebug’ is available now for download via the band’s Bandcamp page. Gyratory System is a live/electronica project started by Andrew Blick (production, trumpet, sound treatments). Featuring a range of musicians including live instrumentalists Robin Blick (reeds, brass) and James Weaver (bass, synthesiser) Gyratory System have released two critically acclaimed albums; […]

NEWS: BOB STANLEY (ST ETIENNE) WITH ARTIST JEREMY DELLER, STELLA GRUNDY & MORE

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Faber Social Manchester are presenting a one-off event to mark the publication of ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop’ by Bob Stanley. On Thursday 10 October, founding member of Saint Etienne, Bob Stanley will launch his book in Manchester by hosting an evening of discussion, music and pop-nostalgia with a panel of guests […]

NEWS: PEACE – ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER / DECEMBER UK TOUR

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Having already proved themselves to be undoubtedly one of this years most exciting new bands, Peace have announced details of their biggest UK tour to date this winter. Since the release of their critically acclaimed debut LP ‘In Love’ Peace have become one of the biggest new British bands with an incredible live show that […]

NEWS: UNCONVENTION EVENT AT MANCHESTER SCHOOL OF ART

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Un-Convention will host a very special event at the Manchester School of Art this October, as part of the Manchester Weekender. The event will explore art, music, and innovation, celebrating the creativity and vibrancy of Manchester. This is an interactive day of music and art that will give the audience a unique insight into the […]

NEWS: STRFKR – UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED + ‘WHILE I’M ALIVE’ VIDEO

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Hot on the heels of the release of their acclaimed third album Miracle Mile, Portland OR-based STRFKR reveal a string of UK November tour dates. STRFKR have always maintained a very close relationship with their fans, demonstrated again recently with the fan led remix for While I’m Alive. The original video is here… Following a […]

NEWS: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – NEW SINGLE ‘NIGHT MAIL’ + DVD RELEASE OF DEBUT ALBUM & TOUR DATES

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After a triumphant festival season which has seen Public Service Broadcasting playing to packed stages and tents across the UK, the duo return this Autumn with Night Mail, the stand-out track from their critically-acclaimed debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’. As well as new single ‘Night Mail’, the nation’s favourite corduroy obsessives have finally […]

NEWS: WOODEN SHJIPS – NEW ALBUM ‘BACK TO LAND’ + TOUR

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‘Back To Land’ is the new album from Wooden Shjips, released November 11th through Thrill Jockey Records. Wooden Shjips’ rise to prominence from the psychedelic underground to the rock and roll overground has been a steady sojourn. With each consecutive release, the band has found new ways of transforming heady psychedelic rock into minimalist masterpieces, […]

NEWS: BENEATH THE BEACH – DOWNLOAD NEW SINGLE ‘THE WAY YOU COULD HAVE LOOKED TONIGHT’

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Beneath the Beach have released their new single ‘The Way You Could Have Looked Tonight’ which will be available to download from today via their Bandcamp page (link below). ‘The Way You Could Have Looked Tonight’ combines weaving guitars, complex driving rhythms and vocal samples from Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane and the offspring of Ivor Stravinsky. […]

NEWS: LOUDER THAN WORDS – FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND WRITING

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As long as people have made music, others have sought to write about it, to capture its magic in words.  Words and beats, language and melody, enjoying a sensual, symbiotic relationship.  Sometimes melodic, at others dissonant this is the very relationship that will be explored at the inaugural Louder Than Words Festival in Manchester, this November […]

NEWS: THE WAVE PICTURES – NEW ALBUM ‘CITY FORGIVENESS’ + TOUR

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No, there is no time-machine trickery going on here and we haven’t just skipped twenty years into the future: in their new video for ‘Lisbon’, The Wave Pictures’ rope in their dads to take over performance duties, and they certainly get into the spirit and show their offspring how it’s done. The single is released digitally on 21st […]

NEWS: TOP LESS – ‘DANGER LOVE’ VIDEO

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Forming as a band while living overseas in Scotland, Top Less now calls Canada home. Hooky vocals, lush multi-layered synth arrangements, thick bass lines and catchy guitars run Top Less through the gamut of electro, dance and glam pop. The lyrics, often ironic and kitsch, strike at the heart of young relationships, partying and friendship. […]

NEWS: TWISTED REEL – INTIMATE SCREENING OF CULT CLASSIC ‘WILD STYLE’

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Before Hip-Hop became synonymous with guns, bitches and bling, it was all about good music, breakdancing and graffiti… Twisted Reel, the new music based film night to hit Manchester kicks off with a bang with a special screening of ‘Wild Style’ the 8o’s Hip Hop film classic. Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of this seminal film’s […]

NEWS: CAVFEST – A PRIMARY SCHOOL EVENT LIKE NO OTHER

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If you thought the Prime Minister playing ‘Killing Me Softly’ at a primary school at the end of Love, Actually was far-fetched… well maybe you need to think again. If your usual primary school organises a fund-raiser, it is probably unlikely to tear up any trees in the playground or lift any roofs from the […]

NEWS: ISLET – UNVEIL VIDEO FOR ‘TRIPPING THROUGH THE BLUE ROOM (PART II)’

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The fearless Welsh band’s bold collaboration with ice-painter Casper White exemplifies Islet’s intimacy with experimental approaches and their continued exploration of visual art. White’s unique process has been described as an act of ‘creative destruction’. For this video he painted a series of portraits of the band members directly onto ice blocks, allowing layers to […]

NEWS: TOTEM & MOSHI MOSHI – ‘SEE SAW GIRL’ VIDEO

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Comprising of sunset flavoured fizzy guitars and driven by a restless drumbeat ‘See-Saw Girl’ touches the bands pop-punk roots. Yet although intricately layered ‘See-Saw Girl’ is wholly immersible with it’s call and response vocals and toe-tapping sensibilities. Heralding a statement of intent from Totem, ‘See-Saw Girl’ acts as the perfect introduction to the band, encapsulating their wild, […]

NEWS: POND – VIDEO FOR ‘O DHARMA’

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In a day of announcements from Australian psych rockers Pond, have a new video for album cut ‘O Dharma’ as well as a new tour in their native Australia. ‘Hobo Rocket’ is the fifth album in as many years from Pond, and was released around the world last month to glowing reviews. The latest track […]

NEWS: CRYSTAL STILTS – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘STAR CRAWL’ + ALBUM ‘NATURE NOIR’ & NOVEMBER TOUR

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Here is the video for Crystal Stilts’ ‘Star Crawl’, directed by Daniel Fetherston. The video captures the earthy feel of the band’s forthcoming album, ‘Nature Noir’, out Sept 16 through Sacred Bones Records. Crystal Stilts formed in 2003 in New York City by Brad Hargett (vocals) and JB Townsend (guitar) and are currently joined by […]

LISTEN: FESTIVAL NUMBER 6 PLAYLIST

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I’ll be packing my bags this week and heading off to the stunningly beautiful and equally weird Portmeirion for the second Festival Number 6, so thought I’d put together a little playlist to get me in the mood. Below is an hour’s worth of acts that I’ll be doing by damnedest to take in while […]

NEWS: DUTCH UNCLES – BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ‘NOMETO’ + UK LIVE DATES

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Dutch Uncles have unveiled a new video for their single ‘Nometo’. For the distinctly Gilliam-esque film, which recalls the golden age of MTV video, the band turned to long term collaborators Dr. Me who have been responsible for the band’s striking artwork to date. ‘Nometo’ is one of the more orchestral tracks from recent album Out […]

NEWS: DRENGE – UNVEIL VIDEO FOR ‘FACE LIKE A SKULL’

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With their much anticipated eponymous debut LP hurtling our way all too soon, the brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless, aka Drenge, are  pulling out yet another rock-hard diamond in the rough from their formidable arsenal, consolidating their position as one of the most exciting new bands around at the moment. Melding vicious hooks with infectious […]

NEWS: MOUNT KIMBIE – NEW VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘HOME RECORDING’

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Mount Kimbie have a video for new single “Home Recording” taken from the acclaimed new album ‘Cold Spring Fault Less Youth’. The film is directed by Anthony Dickenson. ‘Home Recording’ will be released on September 16th. Cold Spring Fault Less Youth is out now on Warp Records. Mount Kimbie Official | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

NEWS: JUNIP – NEW ‘WALKING LIGHTLY’ EP & TOUR

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After a busy summer playing an array of European festivals Junip are pleased to share their beautifully hazy new single, ‘Walking Lightly’, which will be released on September 16th via City Slang. ‘Walking Lightly’ sees the recognisable vocals of lead-singer José González guide you through a venture of dream-like vocals, mellow drum beats and tingling […]

NEWS: TRAAMS – ‘FLOWERS’ VIDEO + SEPTEMBER UK TOUR

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Sussex trio TRAAMS have released the video for current single ‘Flowers’. The band have also announced details of their September UK tour, which will follow swiftly from the release of their raucous post punk debut album ‘Grin’ on the 16th September via FatCat Records. The grungy ‘Flowers’ video was directed by James Burgess (The History […]

NEWS: SONGS FOR WALTER – LISTEN TO ‘NICK’S SONG’

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Laurie Hulme’s alter ego, Songs For Walter is back with Nick’s Song, a sly nod to one of the greatest songwriters of all time. This latest release is a non-album track, available as a free download via soundlcloud and the Red Deer Club website or listen right here! Building a momentum to release a free single ‘every […]

NEWS: THE OSCILLATION – ‘FROM TOMORROW’ ALBUM TEASER #2

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The Oscillation’s third album From Tomorrow is an attempt to find some kind of new mental and spiritual zones, away from the psychological effects of the modern urban landscape, and the curious emptiness of the digital social world that we are forced to inhabit. The introversion of these bleak and unsettling conditions are reflected back […]

NEWS: NADINE SHAH – NEW ‘RUNAWAY’ VIDEO

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Nadine Shah has revealed the video for her forthcoming single ‘Runaway’, due out 16 September. An outstanding album cut, its momentous brooding rhythm drive Nadine’s powerhouse vocals forward, weaving a bitter tale of adultery as they go. The footage, directed by Matt Cummins, shows the singer-songwriters striding through an urban landscape, trailing an endless length […]

NEWS: CATE LE BON RETURNS WITH THIRD ALBUM ‘MUG MUSEUM’

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Cate Le Bon returns this Autumn with ‘Mug Museum’, perhaps her most beguiling and complete song cycle to date, which will be released 11th November on Turnstile. Having finished live commitments for CYRK towards the end of 2012, Le Bon returned to Wales to write the songs that would become Mug Musem. The album is informed by a period of taking […]

NEWS: 2022NQ AT CANAL FESTIVAL – SEP 7TH & 8TH

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A free, outdoor mini music festival will take place at Brownsfield Mill on Port Street, in Manchester’s Piccadilly Basin on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September. The line-up includes DJ sets from XFM DJs Clint Boon and Gareth Brooks and performances from some of the city’s most talented unsigned bands along with a bar hosted […]

NEWS: LIVERPOOL PSYCH FESTIVAL – IN-STORE PERFORMANCES + CASSETTE MIX TAPE

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With the unprecedented level of demand for tickets resulting in the PZYK 0001 7” record selling out, LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PSYCHEDELIA announce the second release from their new imprint label PZYK – a mixtape cassette PZYK 0002 featuring artists from this year’s bill. The cassette will be released on Cassette Store Day on 7th September. […]

NEWS: PINS SHARE BRAND NEW SONG ‘LOST LOST LOST’ + TOUR

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Manchester four-piece PINS have unveiled a brand new song from their Bella Union-released debut album Girls Like Us. A lithe two and a half minutes, the echoing monotones of ‘Lost Lost Lost’ induce chills like a PJ Harvey mantra. The song perfectly showcases the stark, analogue sound of the album, and the MP3 has been made […]

NEWS: PALMA VIOLETS – UK TOUR DATES

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Palma Violets complete their amazing year with a massive 14 date headline UK tour. Since the release their debut album 180’ back in February, the London four-piece have toured America, supported the likes of Alabama Shakes, Django Django and Savages, and appeared on Jools Holland and Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel.  Plus they received accolades […]

NEWS: CHIC’S ‘GOOD TIMES’ PERFORMED BY THE BRYTHONIAID MALE VOICE CHOIR FOR FESTIVAL NO.6

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To celebrate this years oncoming performance from Chic ft Nile Rodgers, Festival No.6 have commissioned the Brythoniaid Male Voice Choir to record an incredible, unique version of ‘Good Times’ by Chic. Originally produced for their album ‘Risqué’, ‘Good Times’ reached #1 in the US and #5 in the UK charts and is one of the […]

NEWS: BIG DEAL – UK TOUR + NEW SINGLE ‘SWAPPING SPIT’

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Big Deal have filled a busy summer with the release of their acclaimed second album June Gloom. The band continue to conquer 2013 with the announcement of a headline tour in November, which follows the Norwich Sound & Vision festival and dates with Local Natives in October. To coincide with what will be an unmissable […]

NEWS: CRYSTAL STILTS – LISTEN TO ‘FUTURE FOLKLORE’ + NEW LP

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Crystal Stilts release a new track ‘Future Folklore” which comes from their  new album ‘Nature Noir’ . Nature Noir sees The Stilts honing in on their various affinities at once. Simulcast from different pools of the past, bridging and expanding their intensive tastes in Soul, Folk, Psych, Country, Proto-punk and onward, it’s apparent that their new formulary […]

NEWS: YUCK – ‘GLOW & BEHOLD’ LP + ‘MIDDLE SEA’ VIDEO

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With their second LP ‘Glow & Behold’, Yuck demonstrate an impressive step forward in their musical oeuvre, creating an album that is as mature, ruminative and elegiac as it is irresistible, immediate and chest burstingly anthemic. As critically acclaimed and globally adored as their eponymous first album was, listeners are sure to be enchanted by […]

NEWS: YOUTH LAGOON – ‘RASPBERRY CANE’ VIDEO

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Youth Lagoon premieres the second official music video from his sophomore LP ‘Wondrous Bughouse’ today, the Stephen McNally directed ‘Raspberry Cane’. Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album ‘The Year of Hibernation’ in 2010. Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trails of his mind through […]

NEWS: GIRLS NAMES – UK TOUR + LTD 12” EP ‘THE NEXT LIFE’

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Girls Names have announced details of their forthcoming UK tour. Starting in October and including two shows supporting The Cult at London’s Roundhouse, it caps off an incredible year for the band following the release of their much-lauded second album, The New Life, in February. The tour also coincides with the release of a limited […]

NEWS: NO CEREMONY/// – VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘PARTOFME’

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No Ceremony/// unveil the video for new single ‘partofme’, released on their own label NOC/// on October 14th.  Directed by long time, acclaimed collaborator Deerhead (Outfit,  Amateur Best),  it’s a timeless accompaniment to the lush,  pop classicism on showcase. The band’s eponymous debut LP is a daring, boldly singular record that pulls off the neat trick of […]

NEWS: LOVE INKS – NEW TRACK ‘OUTTA SIGHT’ + VIDEO

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Love Inks have unveiled a super sweet new video to go alongside new single ‘Outta Sight’, after recently announcing news of their new album ‘Generation Club’, which is set for release on September 23rd. ‘Outta Sight’ shows what Love Inks do best; Sherry’s distinctive caramel vocals are placed against a backdrop of playful percussion and […]

NEWS: MOON KING – LISTEN TO ‘BIG DUMB BLUE ANGEL’ + TOUR

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Canadian duo Moon King are releasing a new track from their forthcoming record, Obsession (Tough Love Records). ‘Big Dumb Blue Angel’ is perhaps as direct as anything the band have so far put their name to. Under two minutes long, it’s driven by a sharp vocal melody and shrouded in the buzzsaw of distinctly post-punk […]

NEWS: VERONICA FALLS – UK TOUR + ‘BROKEN TOY’ LTD 7”

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After their performance at Green Man Festival, London-quartet VERONICA FALLS have announced a handful of headlining UK shows in October. All dates below… Saturday 14th September – Southsea Festival, Southsea Saturday 19th October  - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds Sunday 20th October –  Broadcast, Glasgow Monday 21st October – Gorilla, Manchester Wednesday 23rd October – The Dome, […]

NEWS: MARK LANEGAN – ACOUSTIC TOUR + LISTEN TO ‘I’M NOT THE LOVING KIND’

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Following the release of his new covers album Imitations, MARK LANEGAN will be embarking on an extensive European tour this Autumn. This will be an acoustic tour and take place in seated venues, reaching the UK/Ireland. Friday 1 November – BRIGHTON – St George’s Church Saturday 2 November – BIRMINGHAM – Institute Sunday 3 November – LEEDS – College Of […]

NEWS: HAIM – DEBUT LP ‘DAYS ARE GONE’ + SINGLE ‘THE WIRE’

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HAIM have announced details of their debut album. ‘Days Are Gone’ will be released on the 30th September. Following a series of LA based studio sessions with producers Ariel Rechtsaid (Major Lazer, Vampire Weekend, Usher) and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence & The Machine, Simian Mobile Disco), San Fernando Valley sisters HAIM have emphatically taken all […]

NEWS: FAT WHITE FAMILY – NEW SINGLE ‘AUTO NEUTRON/HEAVEN ON EARTH’ + VIDEO

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Fat White Family are very proud to premiere the beautifully twisted, David Lynch inspired video for their next single ‘Auto Neutron’, which is released the 16th September on Trashmouth Records. This cinematic beut is directed by Thomas James. Auto Neutron is the third single to be taken from Fat White Family’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Champagne Holocaust’, which The Quietus have […]

NEWS: JON HOPKINS – LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘BREATHE THIS AIR’

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Breathe This Air featuring vocals from Purity Ring’s Megan James, will be the second single taken from Jon Hopkins’ universally acclaimed Immunity album, already being touted as one of the records of the year. Megan’s vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original’s dark and dusty techno. The track will be available digitally from 23rd September 2013. Purity Ring […]

NEWS: DUCKTAILS – ‘UNDER COVER’ VIDEO + TOUR

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Ducktails are to release ‘Under Cover’ as the second single from their recent album, ‘The Flower Lane’, on 23rd September 2013. Directed by Charles Poekel, the plot for the video was written by Matt Mondanile and filmed in his home town of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA, in an abandoned house that will soon be torn […]

NEWS: DAVID BRONSON – ‘TIMES’ (SILK LUNG REMIX) VIDEO

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NYC musician David Bronson is back with a very fresh new take on his customary guitar driven rock. While wrapping up the second instalment to his 22-song opus, ‘The Long Lost Story’ NYC singer songwriter David Bronson teamed up with Brooklyn beatmaker Silk Lung to electronically revamp one of the most epitomising tracks from his […]

NEWS: DAN LE SAC Vs SCROOBIUS PIP – FREE DOWNLOAD + VIDEO

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Arriving out of clear blue skies, Stunner is the new single from dan le sac Vs Scroobius Pip. This new track features some of dan le sac’s heaviest beats to date. The story of the duos ascendancy is the stuff of indie legend… Hot off the CD burner, their first song Thou Shalt Always Kill […]

NEWS: BIG DEAL – WATCH THE NEW ‘DREAM MACHINES’ VIDEO

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Big Deal have already made a big splash this summer with their gorgeous second album June Gloom, released on Mute, and the rest of the year looks set to see the band steadily building on that wave of critical acclaim with some must-see live dates as well. This is the brand new video for Dream […]

NEWS: MONEY – HEADLINE TOUR + ‘HOLD ME FOREVER’ VIDEO

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Following their performances at two sold-out Manchester International Festival shows, MONEY are shaping up to be one of the most talked-about bands of the year and The Shadow Of Heaven one of the most eagerly-anticipated debuts. The good news is Jamie Lee and co have just announced a November UK tour, taking in some of the […]

LISTEN: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – THEME FROM PSB (D/R/U/G/S REMIX)

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Released as part of the Theme From PSB digital package (12 August 2013) itunes.apple.com/gb/album/theme-f…b-ep/id672710976 More info about D/R/U/G/S here: @drugsbeats Buy PSB’s debut album “Inform – Educate – Entertain” here: Digital: bit.ly/11cHjJP Physical: www.cargorecords.co.uk/release/21008 publicservicebroadcasting.net/ www.facebook.com/PUBLICSERVICEBROADCASTING

NEWS: FESTIVAL NO.6 – LINE UP + 2012 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

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The award-winning Festival No. 6 is proud to announce My Bloody Valentine. They join an already stunning bill that includes Manic Street Preachers, Chic, James Blake and many more. The performance will be their only England and Wales festival date this year. Festival No.6 is a pioneering festival concept bringing together music, arts and culture […]

NEWS: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE + BUSY SUMMER GIG SCHEDULE

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Public Service Broadcasting released their debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ on 6 May 2013 through Test Card Recordings, entering the UK charts at #21. The accompanying album tour saw sell-out shows around the country, including Manchester’s Sound Control and 2 dates at London’s Village Underground. The next single taken from the album, ‘Theme From PSB’ […]

NEWS: BEACONS FESTIVAL – LINE UP AND STAGE TIMES

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Beacons Festival is just weeks away. The cutting-edge music and arts festival will once again be taking place in the picturesque setting of the Funkirk Estate in Skipton this August. Beacons Festival are pleased to announce the full timetable (see below). The Thursday night entertainment has been announced as a comedy and film night with […]

NEWS: THE WAVE PICTURES – NEW ALBUM ‘CITY FORGIVENESS’

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Last year, The Wave Pictures spent 6 weeks driving around America in a small van with Allo Darlin’. The result of this trip is their fifth studio album – the double album ‘City Forgiveness’ released via Moshi Moshi on October 21st.“We visited Hank Williams’ house and Billy The Kid’s grave, watched the Golden Gate bridge […]

NEWS: SPECIAL SCREENING OF NORTHERN SOUL FILM ‘THE WHEEL’

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On Thursday 25th July, Cinebox at Bolton’s Brass Cat pub will play host to one of the last public screenings of the film  ’The Wheel’. ‘The Wheel’  tells the story of the iconic ‘Twisted Wheel’ and the birth of the Manchester Northern Soul scene, mixing old footage from the clubs with interviews with fans and […]

NEWS: AU REVOIR SIMONE – NEW LP ‘MOVE IN SPECTRUMS’

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Brooklyn, NY’s Au Revoir Simone will release their first album in four years, ’Move in Spectrums’ on September 23rd through Moshi Moshi. Produced by Violens’ Jorge Elbrecht, ‘Move in Spectrums’ is the follow up to 2009’s critically acclaimed and the trio’s most successful record yet, ‘Still Night, Still Light’. Following the release of their three well-loved albums, […]

NEWS: SCOTT & CHARLENE’S WEDDING ANNIVERSARY – LISTEN TO ‘LESBIAN WIFE’

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Erinsborough’s most famous couple marked their 26th Wedding Anniversary this week and to celebrate, their Aussie namesakes Scott & Charlene’s Wedding reveal a new track from their forthcoming album ‘Any Port in A Storm’, due out on Fire Records on 22 July. Appropriately titled ‘Lesbian Wife’, the song encapsulates Craig Dermody’s nonchalant slacker charm, brimming […]

NEWS: JACQUES CARAMAC AND THE SWEET GENERATION – ‘SNOWBALLS’ VIDEO

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Franco-Scottish-Bolivian group Jacques Caramac & The Sweet Generation release their new single the Euro-Lou Reed glam pop racket that is ‘Snowballs’ backed with ‘Take It Where You Find It’ replete with its Johnny Thunders tribute solo – believed to be the only rock’n’roll song to mention Battenberg cake. The album will be released in October and you can […]

NEWS: MOON DUO – AUGUST TOUR DATES + HEAR NEW TRACK ‘HIGH OVER BLUE’

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The hypnotic-psych duo of Ripley Johnson (Wooden Ships) and Sanae Yamada, MOON DUO, return to the UK next week for a London show & performance at Latitude’s i-Arena stage on Sunday. They have also return for a string of dates around appearances at Green Man & Beacons Festivals next month. To celebrate the news, have a […]

LISTEN: PURITY RING’S ‘AMENAMY’ REMIXED BY JON HOPKINS

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The coming together of Purity Ring and Jon Hopkins is rooted in a longstanding mutual admiration and creative partnership between both artists: Hopkins previously mixed the song ‘Saltkin’ on Purity Ring’s LP Shrines. In turn, Purity Ring’s Megan James has added vocals to Hopkins’ ‘Breathe This Air’ off his fantastic new album Immunity. The new […]

NEWS: ‘YES, IT’S TRUE’ THE NEW ALBUM BY THE POLYPHONIC SPREE + VIDEO

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‘Yes, It’s True’. The Polyphonic Spree return to the UK with a new album and tour dates this summer. The band who captured the imagination of thousands from their first notes at David Bowie’s Meltdown in 2002 and went on to take hearts and minds at Glastonbury and on a succession of UK tours have […]

NEWS: MAGIC ARM – NEW SINGLE ‘WARNING SIGN’ + VIDEO

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Manchester based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Marc Rigelsford, better known as Magic Arm, gives new meaning to the phrase ‘work from home’. Rigelsford recently released his psychedelic sophomore LP, ‘Images Rolling’, which like his first album was recorded in the vast part-derelict three-storey house he was living in. Unlike his first effort however, ‘Images Rolling’ departs from […]

NEWS: PINS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM + LISTEN TO ‘GET WITH ME’ + TOUR DATES

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To say there’s excitement for ‘Girls Like Us’, the storming debut album by fiery Manchester four-piece PINS, would be an understatement. Even before the rousing reception to their oscillating, reverb-drenched EP ‘LuvU4Lyf’ on Bella Union last autumn, first shows in disused office blocks and hotel basements left barely an inch of elbow room whilst an […]

NEWS: MOUNT KIMBIE ‘YOU TOOK YOUR TIME’ VIDEO + LIVE DATES

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Mount Kimbie are pleased to release the video for ‘You Took Your Time’, one of two tracks from their acclaimed second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth that features King Krule. Having just played two dates at Glastonbury, supported The xx at their Night + Day festival, Mount Kimbie will bring their spectacular live show […]

NEWS: FICTION – VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘BE CLEAR’

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A strutting piece of art pop, resplendent with spiky guitars, a soulful croon and soaring falsetto, Be Clear is the latest single from Fiction’s critically acclaimed debut album. Having toured with Everything Everything, Warpaint and Metronomy, headlined their own NME awards show and embarked on their first full UK tour, Fiction released their debut album […]

NEWS:DAVID LYNCH – SINGLE ‘ARE YOU SURE’ + ALBUM ‘THE BIG DREAM’

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Legendary multimedia artist David Lynch delivers the first official single from his sophomore solo album The Big Dream. ’Are You Sure’ will be available as a double A-side digital single with ‘Star Dream Girl’. The official single debut follows the first taste of the album, the expansive bonus song ‘I’m Waiting Here’ featuring Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke […]

NEWS: DELOREAN – NEW ALBUM ‘APAR’ + ‘SPIRIT’ SINGLE

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Delorean have announced the forthcoming release of their new album ‘Apar’ on September 9th via True Panther Sounds. Here is a sneak preview of lead single ‘Spirit’. Delorean started the band as teenagers in the Basque Country town of Zarautz, informed by a love of hi-hat-frenzied dance music, they then moved to Barcelona, where they […]

NEWS: MONEY – CILLIAN MURPHY DIRECTED VIDEO FOR ‘HOLD ME FOREVER’

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With their debut album The Shadow Of Heaven shaping up to be one of the most anticipated of the year, MONEY have unveiled the video to new single ‘Hold Me Forever’. This exquisitely beautiful work is the directorial debut of celebrated actor Cillian Murphy (‘Inception’, ’28 Days Later’, ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’, ‘Breakfast On Pluto’) and features dancers from […]

NEWS:THE PIXIES – ANNOUNCE LEG ONE OF WORLDWIDE TOUR

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LOS ANGELES, CA – July 1, 2013 — Armed with “Bagboy,” the band’s first new song in nine years, the Pixies launch the first leg of what will be a massive global tour on September 29 in Paris, France.  This will kick off the first tour the Pixies have done in nearly two years, and […]

NEWS: HOODED FANG – VIDEO FOR ‘BYE BYE LAND’

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In Guanajuato, Mexico, nine girls bail out of two 4x4s and immediately start their freaky dancing. Each wearing a different animal mask, what starts off as debauched, playful film soon descends into something a lot darker and sinister. Under the watchful eye of a lone cockerel – this one not in hot pants – the […]

NEWS: BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB – ‘HATE THE TASTE’ VIDEO

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and independent film, art, and music collective Transistor Six debut the new video for BRMC’s ‘Hate The Taste’, the latest single from their sixth full-length album, ‘Specter At The Feast’.
 
Austin, Texas-based Transistor Six teamed up with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at their April 26, 2013 performance at Austin’s Psych Fest […]

NEWS: DUCKTAILS – UK LIVE DATES + VIDEO

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Following his spring US tour, Ducktails is back to share a new video for The Flower Lane highlight, Under Cover.Directed by Charles Poekel, the video plot was written by Matt Mondanile and filmed in his home town of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA, in an abandoned house that will be torn down very soon. Matt has filmed two other music videos […]

NEWS: PARKLIFE 2014 EARLYBIRD TICKETS

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As 45,000 music lovers descended on the iconic fields of Heaton Park, Parklife cemented its place as one of the UK’s biggest music events. Temperatures soared as crowds roared to unforgettable performances from the likes of Johhny Marr, Savages, and a very special performance from Plan B. While Manchester played host to over 150,000 music fans over the course […]

NEWS: HANNI EL KHATIB – VIDEO FOR ‘PENNY’

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Head In The Dirt – the name says it all. If one person was to hold the world record for being the grimiest, most scuzzed up, uncompromising blues maverick of the moment it’s San Francisco’s Hanni El Khatib. What he doesn’t know about the blues isn’t worth knowing – and when you enlist rawest producer […]

NEWS: POLICA – NEW ALBUM ‘SHULAMITH’, + VIDEO


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Minneapolis’ finest, Poliça, have announced the release of Shulamith, the follow-up to 2012’s tremendous debut Give You The Ghost. The album, slated for an autumn 2013 release, features 12 new songs, including a new mix of current single ‘Tiff’. Tracklisting and lyrics for every song from the album are now available on the band’s website at […]

NEWS: INTRODUCING – RAGLANS + VIDEO

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Here at Silent Radio we love introducing our followers to new music and so we would like to introduce you to Ireland’s Raglans, who are are on tour in the UK in July. They recall the days of indie rock ala Dirty Pretty Things or The Pigeon Detectives with their charging guitars and catchy refrains. […]

NEWS: SPRING OFFENSIVE NEW SINGLE ‘SPEAK’ + VIDEO

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Spring Offensive have released their new single ‘Speak’ as a free download. DOWNLOAD IT FREE HERE. ‘Speak’ is accompanied by a live performance video, filmed in the black stone and cavernous setting of one of the UK’s few rackets courts. The location has a nuclear shelter feel to it, rather than a sports court. It was directed by Spring […]

NEWS: BLACK PUS UK TOUR + VIDEO

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Brian Chippendale, one half of noise-rock gods Lightning Bolt, will be taking his hard-hitting solo project Black Pus to the UK shores and mainland Europe this September and October. Expect to hear tracks of his newest release All My Relations which was released this March. Thrill Jockey Labelmate Dan Friel will be supporting on all […]

NEWS: MAZES – ‘BODIES’ VIDEO + LP

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Blurring the line between static and moving imagery, Mazes’ new video for ‘Bodies’ is a disconcerting watch. The single was released digitally this week via FatCat Records, and the video, directed by Austin of Vision Fortune, reflects the band’s recent shift from fast, thrashy pop into the considered body of work that is their new record, Ores […]

NEWS:TEENAGE MOTHERS – LISTEN TO ‘DEBUT’ EP

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Teenage Mothers are one of the most fucked up bands around at the moment. They were kicked off M83′s tour in Australia when their lead singer inhaled Nistrous Oxide on stage, back flipped into the crowd, and almost set the stage on fire. Teenage Mothers’ lead singer, JK, left school at 16 to be a […]

NEWS: RADKEY – CAT & MOUSE VIDEO

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Silent Radio are pleased to introduce Radkey. These Kansas City punks  have turned up with a pretty catchy debut EP and landed on Zane Lowe’s show over 8 times in the last week.The singer has a fuck-off voice for a teenager. They are here for a debut Barfly show this Wednesday and also playing Download […]

NEWS: MONEY – DEBUT LP + FESTIVALS & UK TOUR

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MONEY will be releasing their debut album ‘The Shadow of Heaven’ on 26th August via Bella Union Records and are about to embark on a UK tour to support the release. Recorded in London through the deep, dark winter of 2012/13, it’s an ethereal, transcendent record that’s notable for its musical and intellectual ambition. MONEY are Jamie Lee, Charlie Cocksedge, Billy Byron […]

NEWS: VICTORIES AT SEA – DEBUT EP / HOMETOWN LAUNCH SHOW

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Victories at seas debut EP will be released on Static Caravan Recordings on 3rd July 2013 and is available on preorder at http://www.normanrecords.com/records/141076-victories-at-sea-in-memory The EP contains 4 tracks, three of which never previously released and was recorded in Birmingham earlier this year. To celebrate the release they will be playing an intimate launch show at Sunflower Lounge, […]

NEWS: BIG DEAL – WIN TICKETS FOR SOUP KITCHEN SHOW + HEAR ‘DREAM MACHINES’

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Big Deal release a new single, ‘Dream Machines’, on 22 July and hit the road in support of their new album, ‘June Gloom’, which is out now. Two new tracks, ‘Teradactol’ and ‘In Your Car’ have already given listeners a glimpse of the Alice Costelloe and Kacey Underwood’s newly revved up and deliciously amplified sound ahead […]

NEWS: DAVID LYNCH – ‘BIG DREAM’ LP + BONUS TRACK

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Legendary multimedia artist David Lynch returns this summer with the follow-up to ‘Crazy Clown Time’, his acclaimed 2011 solo debut. ‘The Big Dream’ will be released July 15 in Europe on Sunday Best Recordings. The new album sees Lynch returning to primary songwriting and performance duties, writing 11 out of the album’s 12 tracks. Also […]

NEWS: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – VIDEO FOR “FROM THE SUN”

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Between the close of their recent European tour and the launch of their imminent US tour dates in June, Unknown Mortal Orchestra have a video for ‘II’ opener ‘From the Sun.’ Directed by Rick Alverson (of ‘The Comedy’ fame), the video has a darker, more deadpan tone than the band’s earlier videos and usual brand […]

NEWS: PINS – NEW SINGLE: ‘STAY TRUE’ / ‘GET WITH ME’

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Manchester girl-group PINS have announced a new double a-side single, set for issue on Bella Union on 22nd July and are also playing a few live shows to complement the release. The band have been busy demoing and recording songs for their forthcoming debut album – which will also be released on Bella Union – […]

NEWS: KURT VILE – UK TOUR / LP + VIDEO

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Kurt Vile and his band The Violators have announced UK tour dates for the end of the year, following triumphant sets at Field Day and Primavera festivals in May.  Currently on tour in Europe, the forthcoming dates are the only scheduled UK appearances for 2013, these follow the acclaimed new album Wakin On A Pretty Daze […]

NEWS: KING KHAN & THE SHRINES LP ‘IDLE NO MORE’ + VIDEO

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Six years since the release of King King & The Shrines last album, ‘What Is!?’ (Vice Records), ’Idle No More’ will be released September 3rd on Merge Records. It is an album full of sweat-drenched, ass shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers, complete with rip roaring horn lines, southern fried guitar riffs and lysergic melodies. Imagine Roky Erickson […]

NEWS: MISTER LIES – ‘MAGICHOUR’ FT KNOWER

KNOWER are Louis Cole and Genevieve Artad from Los Angles. They’ve collaborated with Mister Lies on his new single, ‘Magichour’. This is the first Mister Lies music since his debut LP Mowgli. WARNING: this is sexy music!!

NEWS: BARBAROSSA COVERS JUNIP’S ‘LINE OF FIRE’ + LP

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  Barbarossa is James Mathé, freshly-signed to Memphis Industries and about to go on tour across America with Junip. To celebrate and to leave us in no uncertain terms how much he likes Junip, he’s just gone and covered ‘Line Of Fire’. Barbarossa’s own album is Bloodlines (Released 5th August), an album that draws on […]

NEWS: GHOST OUTFIT STREAM ‘KILLUHS’ + DEBUT LP

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For those who prefer their music to ooze from the cracks of murkier depths, say ‘goodbye’ bedroom dreamers and ‘hello’ to self-confessed ‘Maximalist’ Manchester duo Ghost Outfit. Their debut album will leave no eardrum unblown, and no window unshattered. Whilst other bands strive for ‘stripped back’, layers of wild guitar and industrial drum rhythms define […]

NEWS: SANKOFA – ‘SIREN SONG’ VIDEO

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It was a slow burn to begin with. The Liverpool foursome have spent two years nurturing their sound and stride and in becoming a unit they found support from Eighties Vinyl Records. The support has proved fruitful and the boys now launch their first single, Siren Song Part I and II. Siren Song is a […]

NEWS: SAMARIS – DEBUT SINGLE ‘Góða Tungl’ + LP

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Icelandic teenage wunderkind Samaris’ first UK release comes in the shape of an eponymously-titled album on 29th July. Samaris compiles their two Icelandic-released EPs, Hljóma Þú (2011) and Stofnar falla and includes 4 remixes. Combining disparate elements of electronics (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson), clarinet (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir) and Jófríður Ákadóttir’s haunting voice, Samaris mix glacial electronica […]

NEWS: GOLDEN SUITS – ‘DIDN’T I WARN YOU’ + S/T LP

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Golden Suits is a new project from Department of Eagles Fred Nicolaus. This is Nicolaus’ first album recorded on his own – although he wrote or co-wrote many of Department Of Eagles’ best-known songs (including ‘No One Does It Like You’) – and is a mix of meticulously crafted, ever-so-slightly left of center pop songs. […]

NEWS: DUTCH UNCLES TOUR WITH EVERYTHING EVERYTHING + FREE DOWNLOAD

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Dutch Uncles have been announced as support for Everything Everything’s UK tour in October. The two Manchester bands have been long time friends and supporters and both released albums to widespread acclaim on the same day back in January. To celebrate this coming together Dutch Uncles have remixed Everything Everything’s previous single ‘Duet’. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING […]

NEWS: SUNNS – GLASTONBURY + STREAM 2020 (ANIKA REMIX)

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Following on from a round of thunderous joyous UK shows last week, Suuns have announced their full run of European summer festivals. Rounding off their current three-month long line of dates at Sasquatch this week, the Montrealean noiseniks  return to Europe and the UK from June onwards, appearing at the likes of Glastonbury, Roskilde and […]

NEWS: XPRESS – ‘THE ALBUM’ + THE STROKES, THE LIBERTINES – ALL FOR CALM

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Xpress: The Album, ft. The Strokes, The Libertines & Reverend and the Makers has been released to raise awareness of suicide prevention charity, CALM. Xpress, the brain-child of Ben Tallon and Danni Skerritt of Manchester based Quenched Music, is a creative cross platform project to raise awareness of male suicide prevention charity CALM (Campaign Against […]

NEWS: ESBEN AND THE WITCH – REMIX EP + VIDEO ‘WHEN THAT HEAD SPLITS – MAPS REMIX’

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Ever-evolving British trio Esben and the Witch have to announced a new six-track remix EP, complementing their album of January 2013, ‘Wash the Sins Not Only the Face’. A brave and bold statement of intent, embracing new stylistic directions and a developed immediacy while maintaining the band’s signature atmospheres, Wash the Sins… was a critical […]

NEWS: LIGHTNING DUST – VIDEO FOR ‘DIAMOND’ + NEW LP ‘FANTASY’

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‘Fantasy’, the new record from Lightning Dust (Amber Webber and Josh Wells of Black Mountain), will be out on Jagjaguwar on June 24th. ‘Fantasy’ is Lightning Dust’s third proper full-length album, and it finds its inspiration in skeletal synth pop, modern R&B beats, the films of John Carpenter and – in accordance with Lightning Dust’s […]

NEWS: CROCODILES – NEW LP + LISTEN TO ‘COCKROACH’

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Crocodiles represent everything about life-affirming Rock’n’Roll: they bring light out of darkness; they match reckless noise with the most beautiful melodies; they catch you off guard whilst sounding like the most perfect kind of right for the right here, right now. Charles and Brandon have been making music together since they were 18.  They met in […]

NEWS: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – LISTEN TO NEXT SINGLE ‘DON’T TRY’

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Everything Everything are set to release their next single ‘Don’t Try’ on June 16th. Fresh off the back of their top 5 second album and previous single ‘Duet’, Everything Everything have announced their new single ‘Don’t Try’ from the critically acclaimed full-length ‘Arc’. ‘Don’t Try’ is the band’s summer offering ahead of a packed festival […]

NEWS: GREY LANTERN FALLOWFIELD ALL-DAYER – BANK HOLIDAY SATURDAY MAY 25TH

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Saturday May 25th 2013 - Grey Lantern Liberates Fallowfield Join Grey Lantern for a most righteous Bank Holiday Saturday as they plunder into the heart of student land with a weird and wonderful selection of artists, both new friends and old. 10 acts play across two venues, Trof Fallowfield + Wahlbar, with headliners Vision Fortune up from London to promote their thrilling new LP Mas Fiestas con el Grupo Vision […]

YES, NO MEANS NO ARE BACK

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The last I heard of No Means No was the album ‘One’ blasting out of my flatmate’s room until 2am, pretty much every day of 2001. It was a disturbing, sleep-depriving experience, and one that pretty much explains why it’s taken me over a decade to listen to the band again, as well as my […]

NEWS: TUNNG – NEW TRACK ‘THE VILLAGE’ + UK TOUR AND ALBUM

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  ‘The Village’ is the brilliant, billowing new single from Tunng – from their forthcoming, fifth album, ‘Turbines’ released on June 17th on Full Time Hobby (www.fulltimehobby.co.uk) Bands as individual and enduring as Tunng don’t come around too often. Across their decade together, the group have gone from newcomers, experimenting in the basement of a […]

NEWS: POLIÇA – LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘TIFF’

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POLIÇA have announced a one off single ‘Tiff’, released on 10 June 2013 via Memphis Industries. ‘Tiff’ is a slice of brooding R&B inflected pop with lead singer Channy Leaneagh sharing vocal duties with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, who came good on his statement last year that POLIÇA are ‘the best band I’ve ever heard’. POLIÇA’s debut album ‘Give You The Ghost’ was one […]

NEWS: MONEY – ‘BLUEBELL FIELDS’ VIDEO + TOUR

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Having signed to Bella Union after two limited edition 7″ singles last year, Manchester-based quartet MONEY are putting the finishing touches to their much-anticipated debut album, due for release late summer. In the meantime, they have revealed the mesmerising video to ‘Bluebell Fields’, the  first single from the album. The video represents a loving collaboration between the band and young […]

NEWS: CAMERA OBSCURA – LISTEN TO ‘FIFTH IN THE LINE TO THE THRONE’

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  With the release of their long-awaited new album ‘Desire Lines’ on June 3rd via 4AD, Camera Obscura have revealed another song, ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’. A sonic foil to recent single ‘Do It Again’, ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’ sees the Glasgow fifth-piece in full balladeer mode and features backing vocals […]

NEWS: PVT – NEW STOP-MOTION VIDEO FOR ‘HOMOSAPIEN’

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Australian electronic band PVT have released their new video for ‘Homosapien’. The clip is a unique take on the stop-motion technique, featuring a cast of collaborators, inspiring musicians, friends and supporters. Having already conquered the three dimensional in previous video offering ‘Vertigo’, PVT this time take to a 3’20’’ display of world class instrument-switching; beautifully […]

NEWS: KESTON COBBLERS CLUB – LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘BEAM’ OUT NOW

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The distinctive sound that makes Keston Cobblers’ Club so unique comes from a desire to create contemporary, catchy music fused with the wholesome grittiness of traditional folk.  With a festival count growing by the minute and support from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, Folk Radio UK amongst others, Bromley’s Keston Cobblers’ Club have released their new […]

NEWS:TELEMAN – NEW SINGLE ‘STEAM TRAIN GIRL’ + SUEDE SUPPORT

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Teleman have announced that their new single ‘Steam Train Girl’ will be released on July 1st through the band’s own imprint Encona Records. Produced by Bernard Butler  – who the band also worked with on their debut single – ‘Steam Train Girl’ starts with pulsating guitars before the rest of band gradually join in, layering psychedelic-tinged synths (Jonny Sanders) and […]

NEWS: KULT COUNTRY – NEW SINGLE ‘AMONGST THE DEAD FOREVER’

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Kult Country front man Yousif Al-Karaghouli is someone who makes things happen. Within a week of arriving back to Manchester from a spell in France he’d become part of burgeoning cult label Sways Records, within two he’d formed Kult Country with a disparate bunch of souls whose number and identity still isn’t quite clear, and […]

NEWS: CLOUD BOAT ‘YOUTHERN’ VIDEO + LP

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With a debut album ‘Book of Hours’ released 27th May, Cloud Boat unveil the video for new single ‘Youthern’, directed by You Ness. Sam Ricketts and Tom Clarke have been steadily getting a foothold in the world of bass music over the past couple of years as they tour their ever-evolving live show around the […]

NEWS: NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS ‘MERMAIDS’ OUT 20th May + VIDEO

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The new video for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ upcoming new single ‘Mermaids’ is an excerpt from the band’s recent performance earlier this year at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on February 21st. ‘Mermaids’  the third track to be taken from ‘Push The Sky Away’ (their fifteenth studio album) will be released in […]

NEWS: MAJICAL CLOUDZ – NEW ALBUM ‘IMPERSONATOR’

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Majical Cloudz is the voice of Montreal songwriter Devon Welsh exploring the negative space within electronic music, using his powerful vocals to say ‘no’ to the infinite possibilities digital instruments provide and instead choosing to focus his attention inwardly. Joined by Matthew Otto to collaboratively produce and perform his songs, the 2012 debut album II […]

NEWS: DEAP VALLY – VIDEO FOR ‘BABY, I CALL HELL’ + LP RELEASE

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Ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Sistrionix’ on June 24th, Deap Vally have unveiled the video for their new single ’Baby, I Call Hell’ (out June 17th) Deap Vally will be heading to the UK for live dates around the release of ‘Sistrionix’, including a headline show at London’s Scala on the 22nd May and UK festival appearances at Glastonbury, […]

NEWS: A GRAVE WITH NO NAME – ALBUM, TOUR AND FREE SAMPLE

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On Monday 1st July A Grave With No Name will return with a new album titled Whirlpool on Stare Records. Recorded over the course of a year at Holy Mountain Studios in Hackney, Whirlpool is an album of contrasting beauty, from the hushed lullaby of ‘Bones’ and the piano-led curtain call ‘Balloons’, to the euphoric […]

NEWS: SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE

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The extraordinary poet John Cooper Clarke will tread the boards at London’s Palladium for his biggest show to date in the capital this June. ‘Sunday Night Live with John Cooper Clarke’ will see the figurehead of ‘punk poetry’ bring his insatiable wit to London’s legendary theatre, with guest performers joining him for this very special […]

NEWS: FAIR OHS – NEW ALBUM + UK LIVE DATES

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Fair Ohs release their second full length, Jungle Cats on 28th May and just for added excitement they will be touring in June and starting off at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on the 4th. The threesome have returned with an enigmatic new opus by the name of Jungle Cats. A heat-soaked traipse through the psychedelic desert […]

NEWS: DATE PALMS – LIVE VIDEO FOR ‘DUSTED DOWN’

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Date Palms revolves around the core duo of Gregg Kowalsky (keyboards, electronics) and Marielle Jakobsons (violin, flute, electronics). They employ traditional rock instrumentation to create music informed by Indian classical music, country, minimalism, and spiritual jazz, arriving at a style that is wholly their own. On their third album, The Dusted Sessions, the duo expanded […]

NEWS: BEING FRANK – THE CHRIS SIEVEY STORY

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey story is the official documentary about Manchester alternative comedian and musician Frank Sidebottom and his creator Chris Sievey. Throughout the month of May a Kickstarter camapign will be running to help get the film made. Kickstarter is a platform where fans can buy into the film to help fund the […]

NEWS: OLYMPIANS – ‘ADVENTURE GUN’ EP AND VIDEO

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The math-pop band, who consist of Daniel Harvey (vocals/guitar/synth); Benjamin Thompson(vocals/guitar/synth/trumpet); Christopher Neil (vocals/bass) and Michael Parkin (vocals/drums/glock), formed due to their love of technically proficient bands such as Youthmovies and Don Caballero. The four piece from Norwich have since honed their sound, building a psychedelic twist into their penchant for technical exuberance, producing an exquisite […]

NEWS: JAMIE ISAAC – DEBUT EP DETAILS + HEAR ‘SOFTLY DRAINING SEAS’

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Within the opening bars of his debut EP ‘I Will Be Cold Soon’, it becomes very clear that 18-year-old singer/producer Jaime Isaac inhabits a space like no other emerging talent. While his voice may be flooring, his command of the piano totally arresting, and the delicate textures of his electronic production infectious, no one facet […]

NEWS: NOAH AND THE WHALE – TAPE DROP TREASURE HUNT!!!!

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Noah and The Whale have created a treasure hunt for fans to track down their new album at local Record Shops, 
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NEWS: MAGIC ARM – NEW ALBUM ‘IMAGES ROLLING’ + LIVE DATES

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They say moving house can be one of life’s most stressful tasks. If one person knows about that its Manchester-based Marc Rigelsford, better known as the DIY pop maverick, Magic Arm. His new album ‘Images Rolling’ follows on from 2009’s debut album Make Lists Do Something and is a further exploration of the musical playground that […]

NEWS: DUTCH UNCLES ‘BELLIO’ VIDEO AND EP OUT THIS WEEK

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Dutch Uncles keep on to the break of dawn. However, they were a wee bit tired once dawn broke, so they missed the trip to the aquarium, where coincidentally their latest video, for Bellio, was being filmed. To coincide with the fishy fun, they have an 8 track leviathan of a digital EP featuring Bellio, […]

NEWS: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA – NEW LIVE DATES + LIVE SESSION VIDEO

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Following a sold out London show in February and a full tour in May including Manchester’s Deaf Institute (May 6th) which sold out 3 months in advance, Unknown Mortal Orchestra are returning to UK in November due to huge demand, to play London’s legendary Electric Ballroom (their biggest UK show to date) and Manchester’s Gorilla […]

VIDEO: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – ‘SIGNAL 30′

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Public Service Broadcasting get back on the road in 2013 with new single ‘Signal 30′, a cautionary tale of the dangers of disrespecting the rules of the highways and byways, and their hardest-hitting track to date. The lead single from their imminent debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ (out May 6), the relentless, high-speed […]

NEWS: GHOSTPOET – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + UK LIVE DATES

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Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’, Ghostpoet announces his sophomore album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ which will be released on the 6th May 2013 through Play It Again Sam. Obaro Ejimiwe, aka Ghostpoet, laughs when he remembers how Gilles Peterson “took […]

VIDEO: SPRING OFFENSIVE – ‘NO ASSETS’

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Oxford five-piece Spring Offensive put time and consideration into everything; from unique shows in churches, museums, art galleries and WWII bunkers, to self-directed music videos and hand-printed releases. BBC Introducing in Oxford’s Band of the Year for 2012 Spring Offensive release a new self-directed video for “No Assets”.  Recorded and mixed by David Pye in […]

NEWS: NOISE OF ART’S 100 YEARS of ELECTRONIC MUSIC pres. ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL ft MAXINE PEAKE

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Noise of Art kicks off its year long celebration of 100 years of electronic music with a stellar line up featuring the debut London show of the Eccentronic Research Council – featuring Maxine Peake – and stellar DJ line up. Marking a century since Luigi Russolo published his ‘Manifesto for An Art of Noises’ the […]

NEWS: 2022NQ – FIRST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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Mancunian venue 2022 NQ celebrates its first birthday in April 2013 after a memorable twelve months establishing itself as the cultural hub in the UK’s second creative city. The venue has been built on a commitment to Music and Arts in the North West by adopting a simple mantra – CreateLearnExhibitWork. The space’s appeal lies […]

NEWS: SONGS FOR WALTER – NEW SINGLE / FREE DOWNLOAD ‘FAMILY HOLD BACK’

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The profusely prolific Laurie Hulme keeps on pumping out those hits, his alter ego ‘Songs For Walter’ has committed himself to giving away a free track each month. His last singles ‘Tougher Than A Soldier’s Boots’ and ‘Moon / Two Out Of Ten’ gained multiple radio plays by Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft. […]

NEWS: SAVAGES – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘SHE WILL’ TAKEN FROM DEBUT ALBUM

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The first released track from Savages’ forthcoming album Silence Yourself available on 6th(UK)/7th(US) May 2013 from Matador Records. @savagesband http://www.popnoire.com http://www.savagesband.com http://www.matadorrecords.com http://www.facebook.com/savagestheband

NEWS: BLEACHED – ALBUM DETAILS / UK DATES / VIDEO ‘NEXT STOP’

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Bleached, who release their debut album Ride Your Heart on April 1st, return to the UK for 3 shows in May as part of an extensive European tour. The Clavin sisters will play 14 dates taking in France, Germany, Belgium, Scandinavia and the UK. The duo showcased songs from their debut Ride Your Heart at […]

VIDEO: BEACH HOUSE – ‘WISHES’

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Directed by Eric Wareheim (of Tim & Eric fame) and starring Ray Wise (Twin Peaks). On the video, Eric Wareheim says… “Beach House, Ray Wise, fireworks, and horses.  How can I go wrong? This is the first project that I’ve ever collaborated creatively with the band.  Victoria’s imagery inspired me to create this special half time show. It also helps […]

NEWS: FESTIVAL NO.6 – FIRST ACTS ANNOUNCED

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Festival No.6 is excited to announce that Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers have been persuaded to end their self-imposed two-year exile to headline one of the nights at this year’s event, which will be a UK festival exclusive. The cover of their fifth studio album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours was shot in […]

NEWS: STRFKR – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + NEW VIDEO ‘ATLANTIS’

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It’s hard to say exactly when it happened. It could’ve been during one of the 100+ shows STRFKR played over the past two years — ecstatic sold-out dance parties that started in tiny, sweaty rooms before word of mouth spread and forced a move to larger (and even sweatier) venues. It might’ve been when touring […]

NEWS: CYRIL SNEAR – SECOND ALBUM ‘RIOT OF COLOUR’

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Cyril Snear don’t raise their heads above the parapet often. The Manchester-based four-piece have watched on as fads and fashions swept through the city since its musical renaissance towards the end of the last decade; but they themselves? They’re a band that emerge from its cultural catacombs only when they feel they’ve a definitive statement […]

NEWS: PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘SIGNAL 30’

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Public Service Broadcasting get back on the road in 2013 with new single ‘Signal 30′, a cautionary tale of the dangers of disrespecting the rules of the highways and byways, and their hardest-hitting track to date. The lead single from their imminent debut album ‘Inform – Educate – Entertain’ (out May 6), the relentless, high-speed […]

NEWS: MMOTHS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘ALL THESE THINGS’ + UK DATES ANNOUNCED

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After a successful 2012 with the release of his debut EP, opening for The xx & At The Drive-In as well as performing at numerous festivals and sold out shows, MMOTHS’ has announced two exclusive headline UK dates this March to coincide with his upcoming release ‘Diaries’. Written, recorded, and produced by himself in Dublin, […]

NEWS: HEART-SHIPS – LIVE DATES + HEAR ‘PINHOLE OF LIGHT’

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In anticipation of an upcoming debut release, Heart-Ships have announced two select dates in Manchester and London. Manchester – 17th Feb // The Castle Hotel London – 22nd Feb // The Old Blue Last Having withdrawn themselves in recent months to focus on writing and recording, Heart-Ships much anticipated return sees the band ready to […]

VIDEO: THE POSTAL SERVICE – ‘A TATTERED LINE OF STRING’

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Having just unveiled the never-before-heard song ‘A Tattered Line of String’, The Postal Service and Sub Pop Records have made ‘Give Up (Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition)’ available for pre-order. Configurations include a very special limited 3-LP edition on red, clear and white vinyl available through subpop.com and postalservicemusic.net. All pre-orders will immediately receive a download […]

NEWS: BEACH HOUSE UNVEIL 4 SONG LIVE PERFORMANCE SHORT FILM ‘FOREVER STILL’

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Beach House have just unveiled the short film Forever Still, a stunning 4-song live performance filmed in the desert around El Paso, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn. The band explain… “Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to […]

NEWS: MATTHEW E. WHITE – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘ BIG LOVE’ + UK DATES

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The best part about leaving is coming back. After last week’s whirlwind, five-star love affair with the UK, Matthew E. White and Europe are counting the days ‘til they see each other again. It’s a long distance relationship — but not for long. With their hugely acclaimed debut album Big Inner out now on Domino, Matthew E. White and his band […]

VIDEO: KING KRULE – ‘OCTOPUS’

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King Krule -the primary creative vessel for 18-year-old south east London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall, released double A-side single ‘Rock Bottom’ and ‘Octopus’ late last year, and now comes the video for ‘Octopus’ directed by Paraic and Michael Morrissey.

NEWS: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – ‘KEMOSABE’ POST WAR YEARS REMIX

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To celebrate the release of ‘Arc’ EE are giving away a limited run Post War Years remix of their single ‘Kemosabe‘. PWY (https://soundcloud.com/postwaryears) are close chums of EE and will be touring with them in February and most importantly they make jolly great music too. The remix is limited to the first 2,000 downloads If you’re quick enough […]

VIDEO: BO NINGEN – ‘NICHIJYOU’ FEAT. SAVAGES’ JEHNNY BETH

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VIDEO: TELEMAN – ‘CHRISTINA’ + HEAR B-SIDE ‘IN YOUR FUR’

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Amongst a flurry of praise & growing excitement, London trio Teleman release their debut 7” single this week through Moshi Moshi records. The single’s a-side ‘Cristina’ has notched up over 35,000 listens in the last month. Now they unveil the second song on the release ‘In Your Fur’; a more guitar driven track that escalates […]

NEWS: SIGUR ROS TO HEADLINE LIVE FROM JODRELL BANK

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‘INCOMING TRANSMISSION’ The multi award winning Live From Jodrell Bank series is thrilled to announce another Transmission from the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.  Sigur Rós are confirmed to headline this unique event in the shadow of the iconic Lovell Telescope, one of the biggest and most powerful radio telescopes in the world. Previous Live […]

NEWS: DAUGHTER – NEW ALBUM ‘IF YOU LEAVE’

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Daughter have revealed details of their debut album which will see the light of day this Spring. The London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella will release If You Leave on March 18th 2013 through 4AD worldwide (April 30th in N. America via Glassnote). If You Leave was recorded over a period of months at home and […]

NEWS: REBEKKA KARIJORD – ALBUM ‘WE BECOME OURSELVES’+ LIVE DATES

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The story that leads to REBEKKA KARIJORD’s stunning new album, WE BECOME OURSELVES, actually starts many, many years ago. That it begins with her parents is not especially unusual, but few musical journeys commence in such a poignant fashion. She was born in Sandnessjøen, just south of the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway, to two […]

NEWS: FICTION – LIVE DATES

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UK LIVE DATES: Feb 25, London, Electrowerkz Mar 15, Portsmouth, The Registry Mar 16, Bournemouth, Sixty Million Postcards Mar 17, Guildford, Boileroom Mar 18, Cambridge, The Portland Arms Mar 19, Brighton, Green Door Store Mar 20, Bristol, Louisiana Mar 21, Birmingham, Rainbow 250 Mar 22, Leeds, Cockpit Mar 23, Manchester, The Soup Kitchen  Mar 25, […]

VIDEO: KAVINSKY – ‘ PROTOVISION’

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After releasing three EP’s through the Record Makers label, Kavinsky has emerged as one of the biggest artists of the French electro scene. Kavinsky’s signature track – ‘Nightcall’ – produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of Daft Punk, was the lead track from the soundtrack of the hit neo-noir crime film ‘Drive’. The track has also […]

NEWS: SHMOO – LIVE DATES

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There are a couple of things you need to know about brothers David and Neil Newport. Firstly, they come from Manchester. Secondly, they don’t play guitars. And, finally, they create commanding electronic arrangements from old school analogue synths. Or at least they do under the Shmoo guise, with critical comparisons already being drawn to an […]

NEWS: SONGS FOR WALTER – FREE DOWNLOAD OF NEW SINGLE ‘MOON/TWO OUT OF TEN’

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Songs For Walter alter-ego Laurie Hulme has been bashing out new songs as though they’re going out of fashion. Released just a month after his last single ‘Moon/Two Out Of Ten’ is the latest offering from the Manchester based singer songwriter. Rather than a biographical account of his Grandfather’s life the song focuses on Walter’s […]

NEWS: WET NUNS – ‘BROKEN TEETH’ EP + UK TOUR

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It’s fair to say that 2012 was a massive year for the hell-raising duo Wet Nuns. Having taken home the gong for Video Of The Year at the Artrocker Awards, Wet Nuns can look back on acclaimed performances at the Reading & Leeds Festivals, Bestival, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape, and two riotous headline […]

OUTSIDE BROADCAST FROM THE NETHERLANDS

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- EUROSONIC NOORDERSLAG 2013 – In the words of Ice Cube, today we are going ‘straight outta Compton’ and across the Channel for an outside broadcast, two weeks into the future when it’s time for one of the most prolific music conference and showcase festivals in Europe. It’s in the town of Groningen in the […]

NEWS: SWISS LIPS – NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘DANZ’ + LIVE DATES FOR 2013

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Mancunian five-piece SWISS LIPS release their debut single ‘Danz’ on 3rd February 2013 and have confirmed three headline shows for later that month. An exquisite dance/pop/electro collaboration, ‘Danz’ showcases the band’s ability to write classic hits with infectious beats and irresistible hooks. The band recently hosted a month of gigs/parties and events at The Union […]

NEWS: CAVE PAINTING – NEW SINGLE / LIVE DATES / DUOLOGUE REMIX ‘LEAF’

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Cave Painting follow the release of their debut album ‘Votive Life’ with a new single and extensive headline UK tour in the New Year. Having released a succession of tracks throughout 2011 and 2012 that put them firmly on the radar of those who care about music, the debut album underlined the band as an intelligent voice in UK […]

NEWS: THE RAINBAND – HOMETOWN SHOW

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Support slots for Ocean Colour Scene, The Kaiser Chiefs, and Steve Cradock, to name but three. A headline grabbing guitar auction in aid of The Marco Simoncelli Foundation, a disabled charity set up to honour the motorcycle racer who died in a Grand Prix accident. Needless to say, these are hardly average activities for a […]

VIDEOS: BATTLESHIPS – ‘IN RETROSPECT’ / ‘YOUR WORDS’

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Sydney Indie Rock/Folk quartet Battleships have just released their debut 7-track mini album ‘To You’, following singles ‘In Retrospect’ and ‘Your Words’ earlier this year. ‘In Retrospect’ was the first track to grab attention with its blend of haunting vocals and atmospheric, intelligent musicianship, while follow up single ‘Your Words’ pushed their sound to the […]

NEWS: FICTION – DEBUT ALBUM + NEW VIDEO

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In the weird, hyper-speed blog-world of the 21st century musical underground Fiction’s ‘80‘s inflected, thoughtful, outsider indie has served to set them apart from a revolving door of faddish trends and fly by night ‘scenes’. Taking a template determined by debut single Curiosity, the London based quintet of James Howard, Mike Barrett, Nick Barrett, Dave […]

NEWS: FRANK’S FINAL FUNDRAISER

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Two successful fundraisers in 2012, one in Manchester and one in London, have lead towards an affordable solution to erecting the Frank Sidebottom Statue in Timperley and the target sum is now within grasp. With a final push to raise the last couple of thousand pounds, friends, family and fans alike are joining forces to […]

NEWS: YEASAYER – NEW SINGLE & LIVE DATES

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The latest single to be taken from the acclaimed Fragrant World, is the gothic and very addictive ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’. “A sure-fire dancefloor killer“ (Time Out), ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’ has already been championed by Zane Lowe and Nick Grimshawon Radio 1 and John Kennedy on Xfm. The new video, featuring a live performance of ‘Reagan’s Skeleton’, is directed by acclaimed artist and film makers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard (http://www.iainandjane.com/) who have […]

LISTEN: GIRL BAND – ‘FRANCE 98′ EP

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Girl Band are a four piece noise-rock band from Dublin, Ireland. There are no girls in the band. They formed in late 2011 and “France 98” is their second release with Any Other City Records. Musically somewhere between Bleach-era Nirvana, mclusky, Jesus Lizard and even that incendiary first Idlewild demo in their teens, long before […]

NEWS: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – NEW ALBUM TRAILER ‘PUSH THE SKY AWAY’

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“Well, if I were to use that threadbare metaphor of albums being like children, then Push The Sky Away is the ghost-baby in the incubator and Warren’s loops are its tiny, trembling heart-beat.” Nick Cave At the heart of Push the Sky Away is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of […]

NEWS: PURITY RING – ‘LOFTICRIES’ VIDEO / TOUR DATES

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Acclaimed video director AG Rojas (Jack White’s ‘Sixteen Saltines’, Spiritualized’s ‘Hey Jane’) has added his macabre touch to the Purity Ring song ‘Lofticries’, placing it as a soundtrack to a fever dream of vast ideas – conception, birth, sickness, and death. The band start their first headline tour of Europe this week and will then […]

NEWS : SUUNS – HEAR ‘EDIE’S DREAM’ FROM THE 2ND ALBUM

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Suuns will release their second full-length album, ‘Images Du Futur’, via Secretly Canadian in the UK on 4th March 2013. The Montreal four-piece are also set to play a handful of UK and European dates including London’s Village Underground on the 5th Dec, followed by ATP later that month. The first single, ‘Edie’s Dream’, starts with […]

NEWS: JIM JAMES – LISTEN TO ‘KNOW TIL NOW’ / ALBUM DETAILS

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“I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time,” says Jim James. “Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old […]

VIDEO: BEACH HOUSE – ‘WILD’

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Following their recent sold-out UK tour and with a triumphant 2012 under their belts, BEACH HOUSE premier a new video for ‘Wild’, one of the many highlights from their fourth album Bloom. The intense and compelling clip was directed by filmmaker Johan Renck (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Madonna, The Knife).

VIDEO: THE LOVELY EGGS ‘I JUST WANT SOMEONE TO FALL IN LOVE WITH’

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A message from The Lovely Eggs…. “Our new single ‘I Just Want Someone To Fall in Love With’ comes out on Monday. Here is the brand new video to it done by mind warbler Casey Raymond… We are trying to get with it so it is our first ever digital only release.You can pre-order it here… […]

NEWS: MANCHESTER BANDS SHOW SUPPORT FOR PROPOSED NEW MANCHESTER TV CHANNEL

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With Manchester featuring in the next round of cities soon to be awarded their new local television broadcast licence by regulator OFCOM, one of the bidders – Made in Manchester TV have today released the details of their plans to place a plethora of new music programming within the schedules of their TV station that […]

LISTEN: MS MR – ‘DARK DOO WOP’ (CHET FAKER REMIX)

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After having self-released their single ‘Hurricane’ with the accompanying popilepsy-inducing video, and their Candy Bar Creep Show EP  release via Tumblr, New York’s duo MS MR (Lizzy and Max) have recently toured with Marina & The Diamonds and GROUPLOVE. The band have their eyes on returning to Europe and Australia, while finishing up their debut album. […]

NEWS: STUBBORN HEART – DEBUT ALBUM / VIDEO / TOUR DATES

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Stubborn Heart – aka Luca Santucci & Ben Fitzgerald – set ears buzzing last year with a then unidentified white label 12” and followed it up with their EP ‘Need Someone’ on Kaya Kaya records. Now signed to One Little Indian, their full length eponymous debut, Stubborn Heart (released on November 5th) revealed a stunning […]

NEWS: ESBEN & THE WITCH – NEW ALBUM / FREE TRACK / LIVE DATES

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Esben and the Witch return with their new album Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, out January 21st on Matador Records.  The Brighton trio follow up their acclaimed 2011 debut album Violet Cries by transcending ‘second album’ preconceptions, crafting a record that’s bold, confident, expansive and not ‘difficult’ in the slightest.  Daniel Copeman of […]

NEWS: COLD PUMAS – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + VIDEO

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With the release of their debut album, ‘Persistent Malaise’ today, Cold Pumas share the first visual accompaniment to their longplayer; the fruity and fanciful feast that is ‘Sherry Island’. Shot and edited by Phil Whitby and directed by Cold Pumas’ own Patrick Fisher, the setting is one of glorious hues and faded splendour, with a […]

NEWS: THE ZOLAS – NEW ALBUM ‘ANCIENT MARS’ + HEAR ‘KNOT IN MY HEART’

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After debuting with Tic Toc Tic in 2009, The Zolas scaled the precipice of cult status across their native Canada, thanks to a loyal fanbase carried over from Zach Gray (vocals, guitar) and Tom Dobrzanski’s (piano) earlier years as acclaimed indie rock quartet, Lotus Child. On their sophomore release, Ancient Mars, The Zolas are set to continue […]

NEWS: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – 2013 TOUR DATES + PRESALE LINK

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Everything Everything are pleased to announce details of their full 2013 UK tour to celebrate the release of their new album Arc on January 14. The band have just celebrated their first entry into the UK top 40 with lead single Cough Cough and enjoyed a run of fully sold out dates airing new material […]

LISTEN: KING KRULE – ‘OCTOPUS’ (RATKING REMIX)

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It has been a manic couple of weeks for King Krule, aka 18-year-old south east London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshal. Having just released a stunning double A-side single ‘Rock Bottom’/’Octopus‘ via Rinse, he completed an incredible trio of sold-out headline shows in Paris, Manchester and London in support of the release, which proved very much the talk of […]

NEWS: TWEAK BIRD – NEW VIDEO ‘THE WEIGHT’ + FREE DOWNLOAD

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The mighty Tweak Bird are back with a brand new video ahead of their mini-album release. Filmed at the American Legion Hall in Highland Park, CA, this smoking new video for ‘The Weight’ captures the intensity of the band’s live performance balanced with imagery of exploring the need for release. ‘The Weight’ is one of […]

NEWS: FISHING – HEAR THE NEW TRACK ‘CHOY LIN’

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Whilst doing a bit of travelling over summer, I came into contact with a lot of Australians. Disappointingly, they weren’t too keen on entertaining my hilarious one-sided dialogues about koala bears, kangaroos and all Australians being the descendants of prisoners. However, most of them did seem more than happy to talk to me about was […]

NEWS: ERRORS – ‘RELICS’ REMIXED BY EGYPTIAN HIP HOP

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The lead track from the mini-album, ‘Relics’ has been given the Egyptian Hip Hop treatment which, as RCRDLBL explain, involved the track being “melted into a bloopy goop punctuated by springs, wobbles and cumulous FX”. As well as being released on all the normal formats, the Scots are reviving the VHS. Each track on the […]

NEWS: DUTCH UNCLES – UK TOUR DATES + NEW ‘FESTER’ REMIX/FREE DOWNLOAD

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Three albums into their career, Manchester’s Dutch Uncles, a group who pitched their tents firmly in pop’s leftfield with their eponymous first album before releasing Memphis Industries debut Cadenza in 2011, have made another huge step forward with their forthcoming album ‘Out Of Touch In The Wild’. The album is due for release on 7th […]

VIDEO: ON AN ON – ‘GHOSTS’

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ON AN ON was birthed from the ashes of Scattered Trees, following the departures of two members earlier this year. Nate Eiesland, Alissa Ricci and Ryne Estwing decided to carry on with a name change, and they already have a 10-track debut album to show for it. Recorded with Dave Newfeld (Broken Social Scene), ‘Give […]

VIDEO: DAUGHTER – LIVE ON LETTERMAN

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The other night, Daughter made their worldwide TV debut on long-running US chat show, The Late Show with David Letterman. Ahead of their short US tour – beginning this week – the London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella performed ‘Youth’, a stand-out track from their 2011 EP The Wild Youth.   […]

NEWS: DJANGO DJANGO – NEW SINGLE

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Following on from the release of recent single Hail Bop and subsequently the extended Hail Bop EP, Django Django are pleased to confirm details of their next release from their exceptional eponymous debut album – which was today nominated for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize. This revered accolade is yet another deserved nod, as it […]

NEWS: THE LOVELY EGGS – NEW ALBUM ‘WILDLIFE’ + LIVE DATES

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The Lovely Eggs return with their third album ‘WILDLIFE’ after a year and a half touring their critically acclaimed second album ‘COB DOMINOS’. This time the Eggs return with an album that encapsulates the isolation of extensive touring and brief time back in their home town Lancaster. The two piece raucous noise pop duo combine […]

NEWS: VALERIE JUNE – LISTEN TO HER DEBUT SINGLE ‘WORKIN WOMAN BLUES’

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Valerie June’s debut single, ‘Workin’ Woman Blues’, unfurls the story of her self-styled “organic moonshine roots music”, a warm mix of aching vintage country, gospel and powerful delta blues, it’s as if Bobbie Gentry fronted a Stax soul-revue, her mesmerising vocals telling it how it is. Born, raised and honed in Jackson, Tennessee, the self-taught […]

NEWS: THE VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME – ‘BRAIN FREEZE’ VIDEO + APP SINGLE

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Since making 2011′s largely electronic album The Grandad Galaxy – The Voluntary Butler Scheme’s Rob Jones has been learning some new non-electronic skills in the shape of the Trumpet and the Saxophone.  Having learnt them largely from Youtube clips and iPhone apps – it inspired The Voluntary Butler Scheme to release his next single as […]

NEWS: PURITY RING – DOWNLOAD ‘BELISPEAK II’ + UK LIVE DATES

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Purity Ring’s Corin Roddick has reworked their song ‘Belispeak’ to feature a ferocious new verse by Danny Brown. Brown, who first saw Purity Ring on their summer tour, expressed interest in wanting to work with them via Twitter. The two then exchanged ideas through email and Brown re-imagined ’Belispeak’s fairy-tale creepiness as an evocative snapshot of his […]

NEWS: HOT CHIP VINYL EMPORIUM TO PLAY MANCHESTER OXFAM SHOP

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Oxfam and Domino have announced that Hot Chip will be continuing their DJ ‘takeover’ of Oxfam shops with a gig in the Oxfam Emporium shop, Oldham Street, Manchester on Saturday 13th October. The Oxfam shop will give up its floor space to become an exclusive Oxjam shop for a one-off gigs, whilst simultaneously selling great […]

NEWS: JAMES BLAKE – ‘CONFIDENCE BOOST’ VIDEO + LIVE DATES

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It’s been almost a year since The Kentish Town Forum hosted James Blake’s last live performance on UK shores, but his unique brand of introspective electronica will return to the British stage once again for a series of performances this winter. Having released one of 2011’s most talked about and critically praised records in the […]

LISTEN: NIGHT ENGINE – ‘I’LL MAKE IT WORTH YOUR WHILE’

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The music of the city, of the dark, of the underground basements and behind locked doors clubs is back. Night Engine, four young men with a belief in the power of music to move feet as well as minds, have been in rehearsals since their formation in January 2012 with the express intent of rekindling […]

VIDEO: EMBERS – TUNNEL VISION

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Limited edition double A side 7″ Vinyl. Tunnel Vision/Sins Unknown. Recorded at Sandhills Studios, Liverpool. Engineered by Kyle Western. Mixed and produced by Embers. Directed by Sam Alder & Toby Potter (Plastic Zoo/MCR Scenewipe) Shot by Luke Bather & Nathan Bather Purchase here - http://embersembers.bigcartel.com/ www.embersembers.com

NEWS: SCOTT AND CHARLENE’S WEDDING – DOWNLOAD A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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Heartbreak, working shitty jobs to survive and the loneliness of public transport in a city, Craig Dermody knows no other way than heart-on-sleeve. Hailing from Australia but now living in New York, Dermody’s debut album under the moniker Scott and Charlene’s Wedding is due for release on Critical Heights in November. ‘Para Vista Social Club’ […]

LISTEN: TOKOLOSH – DEBUT SINGLE ‘THE HOLLOW/TOKOHORSE’

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TOKOLOSH is the coming together of a collection of Manchester musicians, Christian and Nicky Madden and Richard Young from The Earlies, Nathan Sudders from The Whip and Liam Frost. Liam, who is the band’s sole lyricist, describes the lyrical content of the songs as “a slant on the desperate and obsessive nature of love and […]

VIDEO: GREAT PAGANS ‘TEENAGE SILHOUETTES’

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Great Pagans are the third act to release on Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records, the Brighton DIY Label/Collective that put out Gazelle Twin’s critically acclaimed debut ‘The Entire City’ and Bernholz’s leftfield take on Madonna’s Material Girl’. It’s a label with a very carefully selected, small but perfectly formed roster. Great Pagans are the label’s band […]

NEWS: BRETON – NEW SINGLE + HEAR BUSY P REMIX OF ‘GOVERNING CORRECTLY’

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Breton have announced the release of a brand new single ‘Population Density’, due for release on 5th November 2012 on FatCat Records. Recorded between festivals over the summer at the band’s creative HQ The Lab, the band road tested it for the first time at the Route Du Rock festival in France in front of […]

NEWS: FESTIVAL NO.6 RELEASES TICKETS FOR 2013

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After an astonishing debut in 2012, Festival No.6 is delighted to confirm its return on the weekend of 13 – 15 September 2013, with tickets now on sale. The overwhelming response from attendees and the media has led to the event receiving three separate nominations for this year’s UK Festival Awards in the categories of […]

NEWS: WAVE MACHINES – SINGLE ‘ILL FIT’ + UK DATES

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With a short run of UK live dates and a brand new 10” single, Wave Machines prepare to deliver the first taster of the new album this October. A tightly wound Prince-esque work out, lead signer Tim Bruzon describes Ill Fit as “the fuzzy moment right before you make a decision to do something right […]

LISTEN: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – ‘COUGH COUGH’ (XAPHOON JONES REMIX)

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Cough Cough is taken from their new album Arc which will be released on Jan 14th. This press picture was taken acclaimed photographer Nadav Kander. One of his most recent commissions was Obama’s People – Kander had 52 full page colour portraits published in one issue of The New York Times Magazine. He also has exhibits at London’s V&A Museum […]

NEWS: SCROOBIUS PIP – SPOKEN WORD TOUR DATES

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At Latitude 2012 Scroobius Pip headlined the spoken word tent on a Saturday night to a crowd of, to his surprise, over 4000 festival goers. All of whom stood in silence during each piece and engaged like a good drunk festival crowd should in between. It was this overwhelming show that made Pip decide to […]

NEWS: KING KRULE – HEAR AA SIDE ‘ROCK BOTTOM/OCTOPUS’ + LIVE DATES

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King Krule -the primary creative vessel for 17-year-old south east London-based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall – has just released a stunning double A-side single  featuring two stunning new tracks, ‘Rock Bottom’ and ‘Octopus’. The release comprises two very different songs, revealing alternate sides of the project’s coin. ‘Rock Bottom’ is a triumphantly doomed airstrike of rhythm […]

NEWS: TAME IMPALA – HEAR ‘APOCALYPSE DREAMS’ + NEW ALBUM & UK LIVE DATES

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Modular Recordings is proud to announce that Australian psych warriors Tame Impala will return with their new album Lonerism, to be released globally this October 2012. Again recorded and produced almost entirely by Kevin Parker in studios, planes, hotels and homes around the world, and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips / MGMT), Lonerism’s […]

NEWS: 2:54 – HEAR THEIR COVER OF ‘KILLER’

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2:54 -sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow- have debuted a special cover version of Seal and Adamski’s Nineties classic, ‘Killer’. Currently main support to the XX on their European comeback tour, they just premiered the surprise track online, with Colette commenting, “There’s a nostalgia to ‘Killer’ that each member of the band identifies with. We grew […]

VIDEO: WE ARE AUGUSTINES – ‘PHILADELPHIA’

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Brooklyn’s We Are Augustines have released a live video of Philadelphia (The City of Brotherly Love) this week following successful appearances at both Reading and Leeds Festivals playing in front of packed audiences. The video was recorded at The Neptune in Seattle this year, one of their favourite venues on the gig circuit since they […]

NEWS: MAGIC ARM – DOWNLOAD THE TITLE TRACK FROM THE ‘PUT YOUR COLLAR UP’ EP

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DIY pop raconteur Marc Rigelsford – the mastermind behind Manchester’s Magic Arm – has got some nerve. It takes a brave soul to pen a debut album as daring and different as 2009’s acclaimed Make Lists, Do Something – a record that tumbles through the kaleidoscopic pop sprawl of early McCartney and Beach Boys adding […]

VIDEO: FIRST AID KIT – ‘WOLF’

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First Aid Kit have unveiled the dreamlike and kaleidoscopic video for their new single ‘Wolf’ which is out now on Wichita Recordings. Shot in the forest of Järvsö, Hälsingland in Sweden and directed by Johan Söderberg. “It’s about our destruction of the planet,” said the band. “But it’s also about finding the animal within you. […]

NEWS: THE MINX – LIVE DATES

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Mixing an energetic blend of punk, ska and northern soul with a healthy dose of pop sensibility and hometown swagger The Minx have been tearing up venues around the UK collecting an ever growing fanbase. With support from Mike Joyce (The Smiths), Jennie Matthias (The Belle Stars), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) and a number of […]

NEWS: DUTCH UNCLES – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + FREE DOWNLOAD

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Dutch Uncles have announced the release, via Memphis Industries, of their new album ‘Out of Touch in the Wild’ on 14th January 2013 and new single ‘Fester’ on 12th November. Isn’t it great to see a young band growing the old fashioned way? Three albums into their career, Manchester’s Dutch Uncles, a group who pitched […]

NEWS: THE LOVELY EGGS – NEW ALBUM ‘WILDLIFE’ + LIVE DATES

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The Lovely Eggs return with their third album ‘WILDLIFE’ after a year and a half touring their critically acclaimed second album ‘COB DOMINOS’. This time the Eggs return with an album that encapsulates the isolation of extensive touring and brief time back in their home town Lancaster. The two piece raucous noise pop duo combine […]

NEWS: MATTHEW HALSALL – NEW ALBUM ‘FLETCHER MOSS PARK’ DETAILS

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Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of the UK jazz scene. His unique sound was brilliantly described as “Rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester” by the Independent On Sunday and previous albums have found Halsall exploring the modal jazz of John and Alice Coltrane or paying heartfelt […]

VIDEO: CAT POWER – ‘CHEROKEE’

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Here is the new Cat Power new video for ‘Cherokee’, starring and directed by Chan Marshall (Cat Power), it’s the first music video to be taken from her new album, ‘Sun’. Shot in the Californian desert, it depicts a post-apocalyptic world in the near future where road gangs rule a lawless land. The video follows […]

NEWS: INDIANS – WATCH THE 4AD SESSION

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Indians, the musical alter ego of Copenhagen resident Søren Løkke Juul, have just signed to 4AD. While they only played their first concert in their hometown in February of this year and self-released their debut single in April, they’ve already garnered enough attention to perform shows across Europe and in North America, playing shows with […]

NEWS: MIDNIGHT MAGIC – DOWNLOAD ‘SAME WAY I FEEL’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

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Midnight Magic’s blend of funk, soul, and electro-tinged disco has been setting airwaves and dance floors ablaze in NYC where they lay their roots and beyond. Since bursting onto the scene in 2009 with a series of 12” singles, including “I Found Love,” a recent collaboration with Tommie Sunshine, and dance floor smash “Beam Me […]

NEWS: DEPTFORD GOTH – LISTEN TO ‘LIFE AFTER DEFO’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

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South Londoner Daniel Woolhouse sees his music as, “sitting somewhere between real and synthetic”, but the emotional impact of his alter ego Deptford Goth is about as human as it gets. Imbued with an intimate, intense, yearning melancholy, perfectly matched to a seamlessly woven ‘scape of synths, beats and atmospheric vocals, new track ‘Life After […]

NEWS: THE SOFT PACK – LISTEN TO A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘STRAPPED’

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The Soft Pack return with ‘Strapped’, which is due for release 1st October on Mexican Summer. It’s an adventurous album that finds the Los Angeles-based foursome breaking with expectations and exploring the possibilities of how they can push their sound. In making it, the group took to heart a quote from the sage Pasadena thinker […]

VIDEO: FUTURE ISLANDS – ‘GREASE’

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The Future Islands video (directed by Jay Bulm) shot in black & white and using an innovative 360 panning style, documents the band’s typical day on the road. ‘Grease’ is the last track taken from their acclaimed album ‘On the Water’ which was released last year.

NEWS: MS MR – TWIN SHADOW REMIX UNVEILED THROUGH TUMBLR

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Last week, MS MR started to unveil their 4-track debut EP ‘Candy Bar Creep Show’ exclusively via Tumblr This week, they share a Twin Shadow remix of the single “Hurricane”. In classic MS MR fashion, they’ve done things a little differently – for the first time ever, an EP is completely revealed through Tumblr. Here’s how it works: […]

NEWS: REBEKKA KARIJORD – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘USE THIS BODY WHILST IT’S STILL YOUNG’

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Rebekka Karijord has crafted a record of unforgettable, eerie magic as epic yet peaceful as the Northern Norwegian landscape into which she was born with new album, ‘We Become Ourselves’. We Become Ourselves’s centrepiece, the first single ‘Use My Body While It’s Still Young’ is a song built upon a bedrock of vast, tribal drums. […]

NEWS: LAST DINOSAURS – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘TIME & PLACE’ + TOUR DATES

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Following a fantastic run of live shows this summer including Lovebox, Field Day and a headline performance at The Nest in London, Last Dinosaurs have announced a full regional tour this September including two headline London Shows at Madame JoJo’s and Barfly. Coming in the wake of a string of live dates in the UK […]

NEWS: THE GARY – LISTEN TO THE NEW ALBUM ‘REMAINS’

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2012 marks the fourth release by Austin , Texas trio The Gary, an LP titled ‘Remains’, the follow-up to last year’s Albini-recorded ‘El Camino’ EP. This also marks their first full-length since 2010’s acclaimed Logan. The Gary began in 2008 as an informal gathering three friends with instruments, with no more ambition than to get […]

NEWS: JAN – DOWNLOAD ‘WORK FOR THE CITY’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

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Jan, aka Kim Talon, will release a self-titled debut album on November 13th. With riot grrrl-infused vocals, fuzzed out guitar lines, and blissed out grunge rhythms, Jan is a genre-straddling album that packs a mean punch. Known for being the latter half of art-rock band Eagle and Talon, Kim is now joined by Chloe Saavedra […]

NEWS: JOE BANFI – LISTEN TO ‘GUTS AND BONES’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT EP

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Already championed at XFM and 6Music, Northwich’s Joe Banfi has that stark individualism that Communion discovered with the debut releases by both Michael Kiwanuka and Ben Howard. And what immediately proved so distinctive for Kevin Jones and Ben Lovett of Communion, after receiving an unsolicited email from Joe linking them to his demos, is what […]

NEWS: CASPIAN – WATCH THE NEW ALBUM TRAILER + LISTEN TO 2 TRACKS

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Beverly post-rock quintet Caspian will release their new full-length studio album ‘Waking Season’ on 24th September through Triple Crown Records. Co-produced by Matt Bayles, former keyboard player from Minus the Bear and producer for such seminal albums as Isis’ ‘Oceanic’, Botch’s ‘We Are Romans’ and Mastodon’s ‘Blood Mountain’, ‘Waking Season’ is the follow-up to Caspian’s […]

NEWS: ERAAS – DOWNLOAD ‘BRIAR PATH’ ANOTHER TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

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A sense of place. It’s a notion that has informed some of our most memorable works of art — everyone has a favorite book or painting or album that somehow has the power to immerse you completely in its world, so much so that you don’t want to leave. This sense of creating art that […]

NEWS: BAILTERSPACE – DOWNLOAD ‘BLUE STAR’ FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘STROBOSPHERE’

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It has been thirteen long years. What were they doing? Where have they been? Somewhere, perhaps under a Manhattan substructure, or maybe above a spiral nebula, we know they have been doing something. But what? Probably checked out. Gone exploring. Pioneering tonal semiotics, developing rhythmic syntax, plugging in, turning up – creating sheer bloody massive slabs […]

LISTEN: THE SEA AND CAKE – ‘ON AND ON’

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‘On and On’ is The Sea and Cake‘s second single, taken from the Chicago group’s highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘Runner’. Head HERE to hear the well received first single, ‘Harps’. You can also hear the track ‘Pacific’ on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show HERE. ‘Runner’ will be out on 17th September via Thrill Jockey Records

NEWS: SPRING OFFENSIVE – NEW VIDEO/SINGLE ‘NOT DROWNING BUT WAVING’

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In addition to their exceptional self-directed video portraying one man’s struggle with guilt, Oxford’s SPRING OFFENSIVE share a slightly darker side to their songwriting prowess with brand new single ‘Not Drowning But Waving’. The dynamic quintet confirm its physical availability will be on very limited edition 7” vinyl with download code in bespoke packaging assembled […]

NEWS: RINGO DEATHSTARR – VIDEO ‘RIP’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

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Ringo Deathstarr have announced details of the release of their second album. Mauve will be released through Club AC30 Records on Monday 24th September 2012. The album, produced by Elliott Frazier from the band, was recorded at The Bubble in Austin, Texas and Skylab in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012. Ringo Deathstarr formed […]

NEWS: FESTIVAL No. 6 ANNOUNCES MISCHIEF MEADOW

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The UK’s unique boutique luxury festival, Festival No. 6, has announced details of its children’s area, Mischief Meadow. Festival No. 6, already feted as the festival highlight of the season, plays host to an incredible and eclectic bill headlined by New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized. And now mini festival goers can look forward to […]

NEWS: HUSKY – LIVE VIDEO + DOWNLOAD ‘TIDAL WAVE’ + TOUR DATES

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Sub Pop are delighted to announce that Australian quartet Husky are returning to the UK for a series of dates this month. This is a great opportunity to catch the band live following the release of their debut album ‘Forever So’. You can watch a stunning rendition of the album’s opening track “Tidal Wave” in […]

NEWS: BETH JEANS HOUGHTON & THE HOOVES OF DESTINY – NEW SINGLE/VIDEO + UK LIVE DATES

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Following a phenomenal response for the debut album ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’, released in February this year, Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny are set to release a new single: the brilliant ‘Dodecahedron’, which was formerly picked up by Radio 1 BBC Introducing playlist. Showcasing Beth’s extraordinary voice and off-kilter lyrics, ‘Dodecahedron’ explodes […]

NEWS: OF MONSTERS AND MEN – UK LIVE DATES

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Icelandic alternative folk sensation Of Monsters and Men have emerged as the breakthrough international act of 2012. Whilst the excitement around the UK release of their debut album ‘My Head is An Animal’, out 27th August on Island Records, continues to grow, the band announce details of a 2013 UK tour. Of Monsters and Men’s […]

NEWS: CUUSHE – LISTEN TO THE REMIX OF ‘DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SLEEP’ BY SLOW MAGIC

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After three years of silence since the release of her debut album ‘Red Rocket Telepathy’, contemporary Japanese dream-pop singer, Cuushe is back with a new set of breath-taking material. In this masterfully produced new EP, entitled ‘Girl / You Know That I am Here / But the Dream’, the multi-talented Cuushe once again carefully crafted […]

NEWS: KARLIE BRUCE – DOWNLOAD ‘PAPERBACK LOVER’ FROM HER DEBUT ALBUM

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Australian folk-rock chanteuse Karlie Bruce has already made a splash in the US and further afield. With a background that is as dynamic as her work, she is a back-up singer for NYC’s 17-piece disco band Escort, has opened for renowned pianist Brad Mehldau and graced the stage of New York’s esteemed Carnegie Hall alongside […]

VIDEO: FINDLAY – ‘YOUR SISTER’

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Findlay is a new 20-something artist from Manchester, and Your Sister and You Gave Me Grace are her first offerings – evoking a gritty and raw garage fuelled energy that could easily give her male counterparts a clear run for their money when she hits the stage. There’s a limited 7″ released on Manchester label […]

NEWS: CLOUD SEEDING – LISTEN TO ‘THE LIGHT’ FEAT. NADINE CARINA

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Cloud Seeding is a music singles project by Brooklyn-based guitarist Kevin Serra. The project was conceived as a space for collaboration to showcase vocalists he admires. On the third single, Serra worked with Swiss singer Nadine Carina who now resides in Liverpool, England where she attended Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), a school founded […]

NEWS: JANICE GRAHAM BAND – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘ASSASSINER’

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Acid Jazz celebrates its 25th year as a genre-defining label by looking to the future with their newest signings, hotly tipped Manchester outfit the Janice Graham Band. Averaging 21 years of age, JGB are Joe Jones (vocals/bass), Andy Morton (guitar), Josh Hunt (Trumpet & BV’s) and Tom Scott (Drums/BV’s). Following the fantastic response to their […]

NEWS: CAVE PAINTING – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘SO CALM’ + TOUR DATES

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Having become the toast of the blogs and those in the know with their early releases ‘Rio’ and ‘Gator’, Brighton’s Cave Painting announce the release of a new single, ‘So Calm’, their debut album, ‘Votive Life’ and a UK tour throughout October. Cave Painting’s debut album, ‘Votive Life’, released on September 24th, features the singles […]

NEWS: MOCK & TOOF – LISTEN TO ‘MY HEAD’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

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Mock & Toof are back following on from their debut album ‘Tuning Echoes’ in 2010. The first material to emerge from the new album is called ‘My Head’ and it features vocals from young Swiss artist Ghostape. In a nutshell it’s one little catchy chugger with a heavy analog sound. The beats of the Boss […]

NEWS: FRIGHTENED RABBIT – NEW EP + ‘STATE HOSPITAL’ VIDEO + LIVE DATES

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Frightened Rabbit are pleased to announce details of their eagerly awaited new EP ‘State Hospital’, out September 24 through Atlantic Records. The acclaimed Scottish quintet will celebrate the EP’s release with a UK and Ireland tour throughout September. The dates will kick off in Portrush’s Playhouse on September 6, taking in Navan, Michelstown, Dundalk, Dublin, […]

NEWS: TOY – HEAR THE NEW ALBUM IN FULL

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TOY’s much anticipated self-titled debut album, heralded by Mojo as ‘British Alt Rock’s finest debut of 2012, will be released by Heavenly Recordings on Monday 10th September. The album will be preceded by the release of a new single, Lose My Way on Monday 3rd September 2012. The 7” single, features the B-Side Bright White Shimmering […]

NEWS: TAFFY – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘FLOWER CHAIN’ + UK LIVE DATES

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On September 3rd Tokyo sensation taffy continue to take the UK by storm, with the release of ‘Flower Chain’, on Club AC30. Plus, due to huge demand the band have announced a national headline tour. Following widespread print and online praise for the debut album ‘Caramel Sunset’, the amphetamine-esque, angular indie-disco-pogo of ‘Flower Chain’ looks set […]

VIDEO: PALMA VIOLETS – ‘BEST OF FRIENDS’

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Up until now Rough Trade’s Palma Violets have had minimum online presence and no songs recorded, instead preferring for people to come and experience their raucous live shows at their Lambeth art studio / squat Studio 180, and then later on a UK co-headline tour with Savages. As of today, the London four-piece’s debut single ’Best Of Friends’ is available to buy from iTunes. […]

NEWS: GRASS HOUSE – LISTEN TO NEW TRACK ‘THE BOREDOM ROSE’

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With their darkly poetic lyrics and Americana leanings, Grass House will release a new single, ‘The Boredom Rose’ b/w ‘Caught Green’, the first for brand new independent label Dancing Coins on the 10th September. Grass House will be the first band to be released on the up-and-coming London label. Dancing Coins was founded this year […]

NEWS: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘COUGH COUGH’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS & LIVE DATES

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The idiosyncratic and innovative sonic force that is Everything Everything are back with their follow up album to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut, ‘Man Alive’. ‘Arc’ will be released on January 14, 2013 on RCA Victor. Recorded at Angelic Studios and RAK, the band returned to ‘Man Alive’ producer David Kosten to work on the new record. The lead single ‘Cough Cough’ is the […]

NEWS: LEMONADE – LISTEN TO THE HYETAL REMIX OF ‘SOFTKISS’ + TOUR DATES

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The release of their new LP “Diver”, found New York electronic pop trio Lemonade drawing critical acclaim on both sides of the pond, with everyone from LA Times and Village Voice to the Guardian and NME falling for its bold, sensual style, a glorious melange of early 90’s R&B, UK 2-step Garage, Balearic house and […]

LISTEN: DJANGO DJANGO – ‘HAIL BOP EP’

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Fresh from playing Reading and Leeds festivals and also BBC 6 Music’s Summer In The City and Media City Salford, Django Django have made their Hail Bop EP available in full for your listening pleasure. Hail Bop EP available here - http://smarturl.it/HailBop Debut Album out now - http://smarturl.it/DjangoDjango www.djangodjango.co.uk www.because.tv P&C 2012 Because Music

NEWS: OPOSSOM – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘GETAWAY TONIGHT’ + UK TOUR DATES

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With their debut album ‘Electric Hawaii’ due for release on Fire Records in August, New Zealand’s Opossom are pleased to announce a US and European tour this coming October/November. ‘Getaway Tonight’ is directed by Joel Kefali from Special Problems (Tame Impala, Flying Lotus) and is inspired by b-grade sci-fi, featuring frontman Kody Nielson as two cyborgs […]

NEWS: THE BABIES – LISTEN TO ‘MOONLIGHT MILE’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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The Babies share a new song, “Moonlight Mile,” from a 7″ that was released by Woodsist last week. This is also the first single from their upcoming album, ‘Our House On The Hill’, which will be released this autumn. The 7″ features an exclusive B-side and is limited to 1,000 copies. The Babies formed in Brooklyn in […]

NEWS: GET WELL SOON – DOWNLOAD A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

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If you check your Mayan calendar, you’ll see that 2012 marks the end of the world; a subject that has always been close to the dark heart of one Konstantin Gropper – the “bastard child of Radiohead and Bright Eyes” as Music Week once christened him – or Get Well Soon as he’s better known […]

VIDEO: POND – ‘MOTH WINGS’

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Pond, have just released a video for recent single ‘MothWings’. The video was shot using iPhone application Funny Movie Maker. www.facebook.com/pondling www.modularpeople.com

NEWS: GRIMES – WATCH THE NEW VIDEO TO ‘GENESIS’

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Continuing an already crazy year for Grimes, on the eve of her next European tour she is premiering the incredible new video for ‘Genesis’. Releasing the album Visions earlier this year (4AD/Arbutus), to near universal praise, Grimes has barely stopped since; she’s graced numerous magazine covers, made her first live TV performances in both the […]

NEWS: BIRDS OF MAYA – ‘READY TO HOWL’ LIVE VIDEO

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Over the past few months and years, dropouts all over the world have been nodding out to the amped up riffing of Purling Hiss and the economical chug-a-lug zen of Spacin’. But only the most committed seekers have been privy to the roaring big bang that started it all: Birds Of Maya. Agitated Records are […]

NEWS: THE SANCTUARIES – 2 INSTRUCTIONAL COOKING VIDEOS FOR THE ‘NOT GUILTY’ EP

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In light of The Sanctuaries’ upcoming self-release ‘Not Guilty’ EP, the quartet share two instructional cooking videos which end with endearing mom-activities as a reward. The Rickenbacker-loving band teamed up with The Deli to premiere the recipe for chicken schnitzel alongside their track “Not Guilty” calling it “the perfect blend of indie songwriting charm and […]

NEWS: FESTIVAL NO.6 – LIVE BROADCAST ON BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

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Festival No.6 have announced that they are teaming up with BBC Radio 6 Music as part of their Autumn Live Music Programme to transmit exclusive performances from some of the legendary and cutting edge acts performing at this year’s event. To celebrate New Order headlining the first year of the UK’s newest festival and the […]

VIDEO: BJORK – ‘DECLARE INDEPENDENCE’ DEDICATED TO PUSSY RIOT

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Bjork statement: ‘dear folks here comes a statement in defense of pussy riot : as a musician and a mother i would like to express i fiercely dont agree with them being put to jail because of their peaceful protest performance . they are currently standing trial and facing seven years in prison for this […]

NEWS: 2:54 – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘SUGAR’ + TOUR DATES

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One of the UK’s exciting new bands, 2:54 -sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow- have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Sugar’, taken from their self-titled debut album released in May on Fiction. Ahead of their September tour with the XX and slew of high-profile summer festival dates including Reading, Leeds and Bestival they debut […]

NEWS: CHEW LIPS – LISTEN TO THE XXXY REMIX OF ‘HURRICANE’

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Chew Lips will release the first single ‘Hurricane’ from their second album on 3rd September, released through the bands own label Family Records as part of a new deal with Sony Music. ‘Hurricane’ will follow free download track ‘Do You Chew?’ released last month. It is a bold and sassy track and a surefire future […]

NEWS: THE CAST OF CHEERS – DOWNLOAD THE CITIZENS! REMIX OF ‘HUMAN ELEVATOR’

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Hot on the heels of the release of their much anticipated album “Family” on July 23rd, The Cast of Cheers are releasing their brand new single “Human Elevator” – perhaps their most addictive track to date. As drums pound and looped riffs unspool, lead singer Conor brings a thrilling air of combustible menace to proceedings […]

NEWS: BELLA UNION – 15TH ANNIVERSARY COMPILATION WITH ROUGH TRADE

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of the birth of Bella Union Records, and to celebrate they have teamed up with Rough Trade Shops to compile 145 minutes and 52 seconds minutes of music, old and new, that reflects fondly on the beginnings of the label and looks towards the prospects of the future. As […]

NEWS: FIRST AID KIT – LISTEN TO ‘WOLF’ + UK TOUR DATES

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First Aid Kit are fresh from a European tour with Jack White and to continue their inexorable rise in 2012, they are releasing album highlight ‘Wolf’ on 17th September (Wichita). They will then head back to the UK for their biggest headline dates thus far, calling at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 20th November. Added to […]

VIDEO: TOM WAITS – ‘HELL BROKE LUCE’

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“As most of you guessed, it’s a tour…a tour de force! Matt Mahurin has created an apocalyptic war dream to accompany the song ‘Hell Broke Luce’. Kathleen and I envisioned it as an enlightened drill sergeant yelling the hard truths of war to a brand new batch of recruits. The video grew from the gnawing […]

NEWS: MOON DUO – DOWNLOAD ‘SLEEPWALKER’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING SECOND ALBUM

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After their recent Rough Trade in store show, which saw the queue to get in stretch right around the block, Moon Duo have confirmed the release of their second full-length LP ‘Circles’ for Oct 1st on Souterrain Transmissions. ‘Circles’ is the product of a long winter’s isolation in the Rocky Mountains, though the road to […]

NEWS: KARIN PARK – LISTEN TO THE MAYA JANE COLES REMIX OF ‘THOUSAND LOADED GUNS’

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UK house golden girl Maya Jane Coles dusts off her Nocturnal Sunshine alias for a remix of Karin Park’s new single Thousand Loaded Guns, released 10 September on State Of Eye Recordings. Karin Park shook up the underground in 2011 with the release of her critically acclaimed EP ‘Tiger Dreams’. Reigniting Sweden’s electronic scene with […]

NEWS: VACATIONER – WATCH THE LOMOGRAPHY-SHOT VIDEO FOR ‘TRIP’

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Vacationer have shared the worldwide release of their visually stunning video for single, ‘Trip.’ The video was shot on Oahu’s North Shore by surf cult cinematographer Dave Homcy. Vacationer teamed up with Lomography, the international community dedicated to analogue photography, for the filming, the first partnership of this kind. The video was shot on Lomography’s […]

NEWS: PERFUME GENIUS – LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘TAKE ME HOME’ + TOUR DATES

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2012 has seen Perfume Genius, aka Seattle native Mike Hadreas, go steadily from strength to strength. His second album ‘Put Your Back N2 It’ saw him earn his biggest raves to date on both sides of the pond, with resulting tours across the UK and Europe selling out and effortlessly capturing audience’s hearts. Add in […]

NEWS: ANE BRUN – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘WORDS’

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Norwegian songwriter, Ane Brun has released her new video for ‘Words’ this week, the prologue from a short film based to music from Ane Brun‘s album ‘It All Starts With One’. The film that houses no fewer than four orchestrated songs will be premiered in 2012. The Director for the whole project, Ane’s long-standing video […]

NEWS: SISSY & THE BLISTERS – HEAR TWO TRACKS FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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Sissy & The Blisters have unleashed an energetic live performance of ‘Do It Alone’, filmed as part of a Youth Hymns Session. The track, alongside their forthcoming single ‘Killing Time’, is taken from Sissy & The Blister’s debut album, set for release early 2013. Sissy & The Blisters had a sensational year in 2011. The lead […]

NEWS: LIARS – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘BRATS’ + TOUR DATES

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Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – have announced details of their brand new single, ‘Brats’ which is set for release on 12″ and download on 15th October, via Mute. One of the stand-out tracks from recent live shows, ‘Brats’ is the latest track to be taken from Liars’ current album ‘WIXIW’ […]

NEWS: PURITY RING – EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

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After releasing their debut album ‘Shrines’, Purity Ring have announced they will return to Europe and the UK in November for a month-long tour. Purity Ring is a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James. They make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful, […]

NEWS: TY SEGALL – LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE FROM THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

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Like an echo from a desperate, war-torn future, Ty Segall’s latest cry of love crashes the party and detonates without warning on the drink-soaked dance floor. Female voices ricochet, deadpanning from ear to ear. Fuzzy thunders reels on high, thudding slam into your life-chest and rolling out the door. Like a quicksilver wire at the […]

NEWS: TOY – LISTEN TO THE NEW SINGLE ‘LOSE MY WAY’

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‘Lose My Way’ is the third single proper from TOY, released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday 3 September 2012. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming self-titled debut album, set for release on 10 September. Released as a 7″, ‘Lose My Way’ features the B-Side ‘Bright White Shimmering Sun’, a live favourite which does […]

NEWS: WOODS – LISTEN TO ‘SIZE MEETS THE SOUND’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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Woods have streamed another track from their September 17th released full length, ‘Bend Beyond’. September Tour Dates: 1st – The Blind Tiger, Brighton 2nd – End of the Road, Dorset 3rd – Cargo, London 4th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 5th – The Fleece, Bristol

NEWS: ‘NORTHERN QUARTER TAKEOVER’ STREET PARTY DETAILS

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It’s back, 8% better than last time. Common bar have once again teamed up with neighbours Home Sweet Home to bring you a day of live musics, quiz times, DJs, foods, drinks, heads, games, arts, buntings, #laughriots … supporting Mind and Macmillan charities. Joining them for the day will be the Common BBQ, Portable Street […]

NEWS: THE ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL – ’1612 UNDERTURE’ ALBUM DETAILS

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A new album featuring actress Maxine Peake (TV’s Shameless, Silk) to make the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials. Exactly 400 years since the trials and execution of the 12 women now known as The Pendle Witches, on 20 August 1612 in Lancashire, England, a purpose assembled collective of artists, sound designers, experimental pop […]

NEWS: BEAK> – HEAR PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK ‘0898’ + TOUR DATES

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Bristol band BEAK> (Geoff Barrow/Billy Fuller/Matt Williams) will hit the road in support of their second album ‘>>’ freshly released on their hometown label Invada. To coincide with the news, Invada have released details of a special edition fabric boxset of the album which includes a bonus disc of 10 previously unreleased tracks from the […]

NEWS: VIOLENS – UK TOUR + NEW ALBUM ‘TRUE’

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To coincide with the UK release of with new album ‘True’ via Slumberland Records on the 10th September, Brooklyn band Violens have announced a full UK tour in August, including a couple of Detourjam shows, a Songkick promotion that has also been endorsed by CharliXCX, Holy Other, Tycho and Motion City Soundtrack. There’s also two Amsterdam dates to round […]

NEWS: SPECTOR – MANCHESTER INSTORE GIG

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London quintet Spector have announced a Manchester instore gig for the day of their debut album release. They will play at Manchester’s HMV at 6pm on the 13th August to coincide with the release of ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’, as well as their new single ‘Never Fade Away’, a firm fan favourite.  The band […]

NEWS: 2:54 – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘SUGAR’

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Having established themselves as one of the most distinctive and compelling new bands around with their spellbinding, critically acclaimed, eponymous debut LP, released in May on Fiction, sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow -aka 2:54- have been announced as main support to The XX on their highly-anticipated European comeback tour this September.  A teaser date together […]

NEWS: SCRAPS – SIGNS TO CRITICAL HEIGHTS + DOWNLOAD ‘SECRET PARADISE’ FOR FREE

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Following the release of the stunning 7” single “Secret Paradise”, flourishing new London label Critical Heights are pleased to announced that they have signed Australian synth pop sensation Scraps (AKA Laura Hill) for the world, with a new full-length album due for release in early 2013. The lead track from the single “1982” has been […]

NEWS: DUM DUM GIRLS – WATCH THE ‘MINE TONIGHT’ VIDEO TAKEN FROM ‘END OF DAZE’ EP

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Sub Pop is pleased to share release details for Dum Dum Girls’ End of Daze EP, due out 24th September. The EP is led by the single “Lord Knows”, along with track highlights “Mine Tonight”, “I Got Nothing”, and a cover of Strawberry Switchblade’s “Trees and Flowers”.  The band recently recorded an acoustic version of […]

NEWS: BO NINGEN – DETAILS OF NEW ALBUM ‘LINE THE WALL’ + LIVE DATES

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London based, Japanese four piece, Bo Ningen are set to release their eagerly awaited new album on Stolen Recordings on the 8th of October 2012. ‘Line The Wall’, the follow up to 2010’s eponymously titled debut, was self produced and recorded at London’s Lynchmob Studios and features ten brand new tracks. Regarded by many as […]

NEWS: SIINAI – DOWNLOAD THE ‘OLYMPIC GAMES’ REMIX BY THE HORRORS’ TOM FURSE

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Now ‘event of a lifetime’ London 2012 is upon us, music fans are starting to worry about what to do with their time over the summer. Sodden festivals aside, and with very few releases and gigs happening, what are the tote bag-wielding music-loving populous going to do to amuse themselves? Step forward up-and-coming Finnish band […]

NEWS: RINGO DEATHSTARR – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘RIP’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING 2ND ALBUM

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Ringo Deathstarr have announced details of the release of their second album. ‘Mauve’ will be released through Club AC30 Records on Monday 24th September 2012. The album, produced by Elliott Frazier from the band, was recorded at The Bubble in Austin, Texas and Skylab in Los Angeles in the spring of 2012. Tracklisting: 1. Rip […]

NEWS: ZEUS – WATCH THE VIDEO AND DOWNLOAD NEW SINGLE ‘ARE YOU GONNA WASTE MY TIME?’

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Few bands can be simultaneously timeless and relevant, but that’s exactly the hi-wire act Zeus have become. Signed to Arts And Crafts and the sometimes support of Broken Social Scene, Zeus are not so much typical of the Canadian indie scene as they are classic British rock circa 1974-1975. Taking their name from a mythological […]

NEWS: TAME IMPALA – HEAR THE FIRST SINGLE ‘ELEPHANT’ TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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The first official single off Tame Impala’s anticipated second album ‘Lonerism’ is ‘Elephant’. ‘Elephant’, with remixes by Todd Rungren and Canyons, will be available worldwide in August. ‘Lonerism’ Tracklisting: 1. Be Above It 2. Endors Toi 3. Apocalypse Dreams 4. Mind Mischief 5. Music To Walk Home By 6. Why Won’t They Talk To Me? […]

NEWS: CHEW LIPS – ‘HURRICANE’ VIDEO + REMIX FREE DOWNLOAD

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Chew Lips will release the first single ‘Hurricane’ from their second album on 3rd September, released through the bands own label Family Records as part of a new deal with Sony Music. ‘Hurricane’ will follow free download track ‘Do You Chew?’ released last month. It is a bold and sassy track and a surefire future […]

NEWS: TAMARYN – LISTEN TO ‘I’M GONE’ FOR THE FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM

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Tamaryn return with their second album ‘Tender New Signs’, released 15th October 2012 on Mexican Summer. ‘Tender New Signs’ is the kind of record that exists where experiences connect to the senses, where memories emerge and bring with them all the feeling and imagery that had been resting just below the surface of consciousness. It’s […]

NEWS: NIFE – VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE + FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD

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Nife are a female-fronted 3 piece rock band, hailing from London via Austria and Bath. They describe themselves as “60s Psych meets Krautrock in a Classic Rock casing”. They are Nicky (AKA Nife – lead singer and guitar), Howey (drums) and Scott (bass guitar). Their music is a collage of moody undertones, affecting lyrics and distorted noisescapes. […]

NEWS: CASIOKIDS – FREE DOWNLOADS ‘OLYMPISKE LEKER’, VIDEO & COMPETITION

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Ahead of their performance at Standon Calling Festival next weekend, Casiokids are giving away a free Olympic Games themed track & asking fans to join in their own twitter version of the Olympics, #casiolympics! “Behind the commercials, the celebrity focus, logistical stress and economic issues there is something quite beautiful about the concept of the […]

NEWS: DEAD RAT ORCHESTRA – DOWNLOAD ‘JOY/SORROW’ FROM THE BBC DOCUMENTARY ‘THE GUGA HUNTERS OF NESS’

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This month saw the release of the new album from Dead Rat Orchestra on Critical Heights. It was originally recorded as the soundtrack to Intrepid Cinema’s critically acclaimed BBC Documentary ‘The Guga Hunters of Ness’, which follows the journey of ten men from the community of Ness on the Isle of Lewis as they embark […]

NEWS: ESCAPOLOGISTS – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘CONSCIENCE OR REGRET’

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Escapologists are a Nottingham/Berlin based trio making dreamy indie-electronica that seems to exist within its own self-contained world. A world filled a sense of yearning and nostalgia. Recalling Talk Talk at the point where their early indie dance-floor hits morphed into a more introspective body of work. Escapologists make songs of a pop sensibility full […]

NEWS: CORNELIA – HEAR FORTHCOMING SINGLE ‘STORMY WEATHER’ + THE CIRCLE TRAPS REMIX OF ‘AQUARIUS DREAMS’

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On August 28th Swedish musical force of nature Cornelia presents ‘Stormy Weather’ on Exceptional / Camp Mozart records. Although no two of Cornelia’s inventive records sound the same, ‘Stormy Weather’ exemplifies her eerily beautiful, off-kilter electronic pop and sweet, spectral vocals. Her voice and originality has won friends in high places: in a short space […]

NEWS: MENOMENA – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + TEASER VIDEO

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Barsuk Records is excited to announce that Menomena will release their new album, ‘Moms’, on October 8th. ‘Moms’ is the Portland-based band’s fifth, and their first as a duo. In support of ‘Moms’, Menomena will embark on a North American headlining tour in Autumn, followed by dates in Europe and an appearance at the All […]

VIDEO: DJANGO DJANGO – ‘HAIL BOP’

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NEWS: FLYING LOTUS – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

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This Autumn, Flying Lotus releases ‘Until The Quiet Comes’, the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Cosmogramma. Composed, according to FlyLo, as “a collage of mystical states, dreams, sleep and lullabies”, ‘Until the Quiet Comes’ has the distinct feel of this nocturnal trip. From the twitching descent into a subconscious state and the out-of-focus time-ether of the […]

NEWS: ERRORS – HEAR NEW TRACK ‘RELICS’ + UK TOUR DATES

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Errors have announced the release of a brand new 8-track mini-album due for release on Rock Action Records in October and UK tour including a show at Heaven in London. The new record entitled ‘New Relics’ follows on from the critically acclaimed ‘Have Some Faith In Magic’ released earlier this year. ‘New Relics’ was recorded […]

NEWS: KARIN PARK – NEW SINGLE ‘THOUSAND LOADED GUNS’ + DOWNLOAD DAN LE SAC’S REMIX OF ‘RESTLESS’

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Karin Park shook up the underground in 2011 with the release of her critically acclaimed EP ‘Tiger Dreams’. Reigniting Sweden’s electronic scene with her own injection of dark, synth driven goth-pop, Karin is regarded as Scandinavia’s hottest new export. With a Norwegian Grammy already securely in her clutches and a growing army of fans and […]

NEWS: SPECTOR – VIDEO TO NEXT SINGLE ‘NEVER FADE AWAY’ + UK LIVE DATES

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Spector have revealed the video to their next single ‘Never Fade Away’, out 13th August through Fiction/Luv Luv Luv Records. The third track to be taken from their hugely anticipated debut album ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’, to be released 13th August, ‘Never Fade Away’ is a perfect pop moment. A gloriously epic song with […]

NEWS: TWO WOUNDED BIRDS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘TO BE YOUNG’ + HEADLINE UK TOUR ANNOUNCED

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With the release of their long-awaited debut album under their belts, Margate quartet Two Wounded Birds have announced details of their first headline UK tour in October and that their next single ‘To Be Young’ will be released on August 5th. The band have also created a promotional video that you can watch below. A […]

NEWS: TY SEGALL – NEW ALBUM ‘TWINS’ + UK LIVE DATES

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How does time work anyway? Did you know that 2008 is as much yesterday as yesterday is? 2008, that was when it began – a sweat young thing boiling up out of the mythical swamps of ooze and grooves. Ty Segall was just getting started, his need to rock was ordering itself into existence. Now […]

NEWS: CAMERA – FREE DOWNLOAD OF ‘AUSLAND’

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Dubbed “Krautrock Guerilla”, the Berlin-based trio Camera has played with Krautrock legends Michael Rother and Dieter Moebius and performed at the German Film Prize and Echo Awards ceremonies. And in August 2012, as unlikely as it may once have seemed, their debut album will be released. A lot has been going on with the three […]

NEWS: ERAAS – DOWNLOAD A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

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ERAAS is a tribal atmospheric quartet based in Brooklyn led by its two founding members Robert Toher and Austin Stawiarz. The band arose from the ashes of New England-based project Apse in 2011, forming with the desire to create more ritualistic and darker themes. Live, the band, generally as a 4-piece, elicit foreboding, cautionary themes, […]

NEWS: RIMAR – STREAM A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING EP

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On Monday 23rd July Brooklynite Rimar will release his new EP ‘Closer’ on Bella Union. Rimar came to our attention last year with the rather sublime EP Higher Ground, seven songs which showcased his talents to mould 70’s funk with the smoothness of modern R&B. These are themes he continues on Closer, taking the brash rhythm […]

NEWS: CHEW LIPS – HEAR THE NEXT SINGLE ‘HURRICANE’

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Chew Lips will release the first single ‘Hurricane’ from their second album on 3rd September, released through the bands own label Family Records as part of a new deal with Sony Music. ‘Hurricane’ will follow free download track ‘Do You Chew?’ released last month. It is a bold and sassy track and a sure fire […]

VIDEO: REN HARVIEU – ‘TONIGHT’

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21 year old Salford born singer Ren Harvieu, whose breathtaking  voice has had the critics reaching for the superlatives and whose critically acclaimed debut album “Through The Night” stormed into the UK chart this week at no. 5, releases her new single “Tonight” on July 16th through Kid Gloves/Island Records.  Ren has just announced her […]

NEWS: BROWN BROGUES – LIVE DATES + VIDEO ‘ANYONE BUT YOU’

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2012 has been a great year for Brown Brogues. So far have toured the UK and America for the second time, toured France for the first time and released their 3rd single and video ‘Anyone But You’ on Flexi disc. They also returned to Sweden to headline the Friday night of Whole Lotta Midsommar. They […]

NEWS: THE WALKMEN – TWO NEW VIDEOS + UK LIVE DATES

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The Walkmen have a new visual accompaniments to share with you for ‘The Love You Love’ taken from their new album Heaven. This beautifully shot black & white video was directed by Sean Pecknold and sees Hamilton and his son looking rather creepy in a house with floating cats and fireworks, the whole thing has […]

NEWS: PURITY RING – SEE THE VIDEO TO ‘FINESHRINE’

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Purity Ring is excited to reveal their video for their song ‘Fineshrine’. Directed by Young Replicant (www.youngreplicant.com), the video is available for your viewing pleasure below. ‘Fineshrine’ is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming debut album Shrines (reviewed here), which will be released by 4AD on July 24th. Pitchfork recently awarded the song ‘Best […]

NEWS: FRIENDS – HEAR THE ALUNA GEORGE REMIX OF ‘I’M HIS GIRL’

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Summer isn’t going to happen this year but with their debut LP “Manifest!”, released June 4th on Lucky Number, Brooklyn five piece Friends, have still delivered the soundtrack regardless. Oozing effortless cool and sexy insouciance, full to bursting with instantly infectious songs and singer Samantha Urbani’s subversive lyrics, it […]

NEWS: THEE OH SEES – DOWNLOAD ‘LUPINE DOMINUS’ + NEW LP DETAILS

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions Thee Oh Sees? Probably their riot-sparking live show, right? Visions of a guitar-chewing, speaker-smothering, tongue-wagging John Dwyer careening across your cranium, chased by a wild-eyed wrecking crew that drives every last hook home like it’s a nail in the coffin of what you thought […]

VIDEO: KARIMA FRANCIS – ‘GLORY DAYS’

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Karima Francis releases her stirring new single ‘Glory Days’, August 6th on Mercury, self-penned and produced by Flood (U2, PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave). ‘Glory Days’ is the rousing, emotionally charged centrepiece from the Blackpool born singer-songwriter’s extraordinary new album ‘The Remedy’. It captures the album’s overriding sense of rediscovered strength, perspective and newfound […]

NEW: DARK DARK DARK – HEAR ‘TELL ME’ TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM + UK LIVE DATES

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‘Who Needs Who’, the new album by Dark Dark Dark, is a stirring and rich body of songs that sees the band breaking new ground, and settling into the strengths of a quintet that has worked incredibly hard, both on the road and in their personal lives. The band’s commitment to their music has proven […]

NEWS: MICKEY GLOSS – VIDEO FOR ‘CROCODILE SMILE’

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X-Ray Recordings are proud to introduce the latest band to join the fold and commit their music to flexi disc, Mickey Gloss. Their single ‘Crocodile Smile’ is available from the X-Ray Recordings online store from July 9th and in most independent record stores from July 16th. Mickey Gloss is a Psychedelic Punk Party Band that […]

NEWS: CLARK – HEAR A TUNE FROM THE ‘FANTASM PLANES’ EP

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Clark announces the release of ‘Fantasm Planes’. The six track EP is due for release on 3rd September. It is a counterpart to Iradelphic, featuring new variations on key album tracks as heard in his recent live shows; this includes 3 reworks of album tracks and 3 brand new tracks. ‘Fantasm Planes’ sees Clark exploring […]

NEWS: OPOSSOM – NEW VIDEO ‘FLY’ FROM DEBUT ALBUM ‘ELECTRIC HAWAII’

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Taken from Opossom‘s debut album ‘Electric Hawaii’, this video for “Fly” is another zany sci-fi-themed adventure directed by Sam Kristofski, following on from the promo video for ‘Blue Meanies’ (single out digitally on 30 July). Their psych-pop, sun-drenched tunes are sure to brighten up your summer. Frontman Kody Nielson describes the “Fly” video like this: […]

NEWS: ANTIBALAS – HEAR ‘DIRTY MONEY’ FROM THE FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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‘Dirty Money’ is the second song to be released from their forthcoming self-titled album, released via Daptone on 6th August. It follows hot on the heels of ‘Sare Kon Kon (Redux)’ (also below). “The idea,” says singer Amayo “was to come up with something hot. We’ve had so many collective money talks in Antibalas from […]

NEWS: SUSANNE SUNDFØR – WATCH ‘WHITE FOXES’ VIDEO FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM

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Susanne Sundfør is set to release new album ‘The Silicone Veil’ on 8th October 2012 in the UK through Sonnet Sound, preceded by forthcoming first single ‘White Foxes’. When you listen to Susanne Sundfør it is no surprise that she is both Norway’s most critically acclaimed artist of the year, and one of it’s most […]

VIDEO: THE ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL (FEAT. MAXINE PEAKE ) – ‘AUTOBAHN 666’

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Autobahn 666 is the Opening track from the Debut LP “1612 Underture” by THE ECCENTRONIC RESEARCH COUNCIL (FT Cult electronic outsider artists Adrian Flanagan & Dean Honer from Sheffield’s Chanteuse and the Crippled Claw/Kings Have Long Arms and I Monster/all Seeing I and the Actress/Lancashire’s very own Angel of the North, Miss Maxine Peake. The […]

NEWS: CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING – STREAM SINGLE ‘BURROUGHS’ FROM THURSTON MOORES NEW BAND

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Chelsea Light Moving are set to release their debut on Matador Records later this year. All words below are by Thurston Moore: FOR IMMEDIATE…mmmmm…RELEASE (newsflash courtesy of Love Sick Times, free periodical for poets and punks) This song is called BURROUGHS. It is by the band CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING. ‘Burroughs’ is the first track from […]

NEWS: ZOLA JESUS – NEW PHILOSOPHY INSPIRED VIDEO FOR ‘SEEKIR’

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Since her last trip to the UK for her November tour last year, Zola Jesus has continued to surprise and inspire her fans. Providing guest vocals on an Orbital track, an orchestral performance at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, and most recently an appearance on US talk show Conan accompanying hip hop artist El-P, 2012 has […]

NEWS: ALABAMA SHAKES – TOUR DATES + LIVE VIDEO OF NEXT SINGLE ‘HANG LOOSE’

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Following a string of sold out European dates and a US tour supporting Jack White earlier this year, Alabama Shakes have announced that they will be doing a full European tour this November, which will include their two biggest headline shows to date at London’s Coronet and The Forum. November 2012 dates: 4th – Muffahalle […]

NEWS: MISSION OF BURMA – FREE MP3 TRACK FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘UNSOUND’

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With today’s release of the  LP ‘Unsound’ via Fire Records, Mission of Burma share another track from the album, the Clint Conley penned “Second Television”. According to founding bassist Clint Conley, the track’s title is a reference to the influential New York band Television. As he explains, “The song could be about material aspirations, but […]

NEWS: FESTIVAL NO.6

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The UK’s most unique boutique luxury festival, Festival No. 6, has revealed its next wave of acts including Richard Hawley, almighty psychedelic rock band Death in Vegas, Gruff Rhys, Kindness and LA indie rockers Local Natives. Joining headliners New Order, Primal Scream and Spiritualized will also be Field Music, Everything Everything, Beth Jeans Houghton, Alt-J, […]

NEWS: STEALING SHEEP – DEBUT ALBUM ‘INTO THE DIAMOND SUN’ + UK TOUR DATES

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What’s in the water up on Merseyside? It’s as if there’s an endless source of almost psychedelic otherness running deep beneath the place. It’s there in the music of everyone from the La’s to Ladytron; an off-kilter wonder that sets the place and its art apart from the rest of the country. Stealing Sheep are […]

NEWS: WE ARE AUGUSTINES – UK TOUR DATES

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Following the success of the band’s sold out UK tour in May and the critically acclaimed album ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, Brooklyn‘s We Are Augustines announce today that they will return for a full UK tour in October this year. After speedily earning a reputation as a triumphant live act, We Are Augustines have scored highly coveted spots […]

NEWS: OF MONSTERS AND MEN – ‘LITTLE TALKS’ VIDEO + UK TOUR DATES

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Celebrated Icelandic indie-pop sextet Of Monsters And Men, will release their boisterously catchy, chart topping second single ‘Little Talks’ on the 6th August through Island Records. Since winning a local battle of the bands competition less than twelve months ago, Of Monsters And Men’s trajectory to music’s upper echelons has been unstoppable. The band’s debut […]

VIDEO: ALT-J ‘TESSELLATE’

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Directed by Alex Southam, “Tesselate” is a twist on Italian Renaissance painter Raphael’s ‘The School of Athens’, set in a modern day gangster’s paradise. The incredible ‘Tessellate’ will be released on 16 July 2012 through Infectious Music. The track is lifted from their stunning debut album ‘An Awesome Wave.’ Get debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’ […]

NEWS: GUILLEMOTS – FREE ALBUM TRACK ‘FLEET’ + SEE THE LIVE VIDEO

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Guillemots are giving away a free download of their stunning album track ‘Fleet’. The track is taken from their most recent album ‘Hello Land!’, which is the first of four albums to be released this year by the band! They like a challenge. They’ve also posted a rather beautiful video of a live performance of Fleet which can […]

NEWS: SCRAPS – DOWNLOAD ’1982′ FROM THE FORTHCOMING EP

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Brisbane’s enigmatic synth pop songstress Scraps (AKA Laura Hill) is to release the EP ‘Secret Paradise’ containing single ’1982′, on July 23rd. Laura wears her obsession with 80’s synth rock on her sleeve, citing The Human League, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Flock of Seaguls, OMD, Gary Numan and Devo as influences. The 80′s loom large in […]

NEWS: VACATIONER – DOWNLOAD REMIX OF ‘TRIP’ BY MMOTHS

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With their debut album, ‘Gone’ ready for release on the 25th June via Downtown Records, Vacationer continues to share a number of remixes that they’ve been keeping under wraps, including a reworking from MMOTHS, and their own remixes of Tennis and Deleted Scenes tracks. “I was really excited to hear MMOTHS take on our track […]

VIDEO: THE CHANTEUSE & THE CRIPPLED CLAW – REWORK OF M83’S REUNION

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Sheffield’s premiere Eccentronic Popgroup THE CHANTEUSE & THE CRIPPLED CLAW have reworked M83’s track ‘REUNION’ features Philly Chanteuse on lead vocals. TCCC say “Was going for a Janet Kay(Silly Games) via Althea & Donna Sheffield Dub Eccentronic Lovers Rock sound.”

NEWS: HOLY OTHER – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + STREAM ‘LOVE SOME1′

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Following on from the release of his universally acclaimed debut EP ‘With U’ in 2011, Holy Other is now ready to unveil his debut album ‘Held’. Working with the same blend of R&B, UK garage and house sounds that influenced the funereal pop sounds of ‘With U’, Holy Other found another significant influence during the […]

NEWS: DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT – ALBUM DETAILS + DOWNLOAD SINGLE ‘WHO’

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David Byrne & St. Vincent have confirmed the September 10 release of their album, ‘Love This Giant’, to be released worldwide by 4AD under exclusive license from Byrne’s label Todo Mundo. Recorded over two years largely at Water Music in Hoboken, NJ, the album is a collaboration in the truest sense of the word, with […]

NEWS: WILD NOTHING – VIDEO FOR NEW SONG ‘SHADOW’ + 2ND ALBUM DETAILS

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Bella Union records are thrilled to announce the signing of Wild Nothing who returns this summer with second album ‘Nocturne’, the follow-up release to his acclaimed debut ‘Gemini’. Ask Jack Tatum what ‘Wild Nothing’ means and he’ll answer: ‘a contradiction’. In 2010, 21 year old Tatum released one of the finest cult pop records of […]

NEWS: FLAMING LIPS – NEW ALBUM & NEW LABEL

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Bella Union are truly thrilled to announce the signing of one of our all-time favourite bands The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips’ first release for the label will be a project that’s shaping up to be one of the most talked-about releases of the year: THE FLAMING LIPS AND HEADY FWENDS. In between one-off shows […]

NEWS: CATE LE BON – ‘CYRK II’

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The reviews are in. The second album by silver-plated songstress Cate Le Bon, CYRK, is a bona fide critical hit. The cavalcade of comparisons that crop up in every review – John Cale, Nico, Malkmus et al – give you an idea of the regard in which Le Bon is currently held. So it’s with […]

NEWS: THE ANTLERS – NEW EP DETAILS + VIDEO TEASER

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Transgressive are thrilled to announce the release of The Antlers four song record Undersea. In January the celebrated Brooklyn band returned from a year of touring and entered their studio. The despair of “Hospice” and the subsequent recovery of “Burst Apart” felt like a closed chapter and there was a newfound freedom to change the […]

NEWS: ONE OF THESE DAYS – A FESTIVAL OF FESTIVALS

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One Of These Days will capture the essence of Field Day, Oya Festival, Melt!, Kendal Calling, Glastonbury Dance Village, Electric Elephant, End of The Road, DFA Records, SWN Festival, The Warehouse Project, Now Wave, Free Rotation, Eden Sessions, Fiber Festival, and Shambala to create a truly unique experience in the suitably elaborate and legendary Blackpool […]

NEWS: THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD – SEE THE MAD VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘THE FROG’

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It’s been two years since THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD released their eponymous debut album, featuring the radio-friendly hit singles ‘Future Words’ and… Actually, that’s it. So what have the boys from Antwerp been up to in the mean time? Younes Faltakh (vocals, guitars, keys) is about to launch his own line of perfume, enticingly labelled ‘Vagrance’. […]

VIDEO: BRETON – PERFORMANCE FILM OF NEW SINGLE ‘JOSTLE’

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To coincide with the release of their new AA single, ‘Jostle’/’Foam’, due for release of FatCat Records on 2nd July 2012. Breton have released a performance film of ‘Jostle’. It was recorded for A Take Away Show, filmed by and for the acclaimed French site La Blogotheque. Breton transported all their recording equipment and PA […]

VIDEO: BIRDS Vs PLANES ‘WE GET TO DROP’ (LIVE)

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Formed in Carlisle, Cumbria in 2006, finalists in MTV’s unsigned artists competition ‘Get Seen Get Heard’ in 2008, Birds vs Planes are part of a new wave of alternative bands breaking out of the North East and Cumbria scene in recent years, following in the footsteps of fellow locals Wild Beasts, Little Comets, and Shields. […]

VIDEO: THE YOUNG – ‘LIVIN’ FREE’

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A few weeks ahead of the UK release of The Young‘s new album ‘Dub Egg’, Spotify host an exclusive stream of the album HERE. Watch The Violinist sessions - Matador blog ‘Dub Egg’ album released June 25th on Matador Records

NEWS: SAVAGES – TOUR DATES VIDEO

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Not to be missed! July: 24th Manchester – Deaf Institute 25th Liverpool – Leaf 26th Glasgow – Captain’s Rest 27th Newcastle – The Cluny 28th Leeds – Cockpit 3 30th Nottingham – Bodega 31st Oxford – Jericho

VIDEO: CAT POWER ‘RUIN’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

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‘Sun’ is the first album of original material from Cat Power in over six years. Chan Marshall performed and produced ‘Sun’ herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu. ‘Sun’ Track Listing: 1: Cherokee 2: Sun 3: Ruin 4: 3,6,9 5: Always On My Own 6: Real Life 7: Human Being 8: […]

NEWS: CASIOKIDS – DOWNLOAD THE ANNIE HART REMIX OF NEW SINGLE ‘DRESINEN’ + VIDEO

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With more UK live dates on the way, Norway’s Casiokids have announced the release of their next single ‘Dresinen’, out through Moshi Moshi on June 25th. Taken from their debut album ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen’ which was released earlier this year, also on Moshi Moshi, ‘Dresinen’ has been remixed by Au Revoir Simone’s Annie Hart. The […]

NEWS: CFCF – WATCH THE VIDEO TO ‘EXERCISE #3’ + EP DETAILS

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Toronto/ New York-based director Adam Beck has directed the first official video from fellow Canadian producer CFCF’s extraordinary eight-track EP ‘Exercises’, released on Dummy. Like the EP, the video is inspired by modernist architecture and mid-century visions of the future. Also like the EP, it’s pretty, moving and makes the viewer wish for a kinder, […]

NEWS: OPOSSOM – FREE DOWNLOAD AND VIDEO OF ‘BLUE MEANIES’

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Fire Records are excited to announce the worldwide signing of hotly tipped New Zealand band Opossom. The brainchild of Kody Nielson, formerly of acclaimed “trouble gum art punks” The Mint Chicks, Opossom have produced the exceptional and captivating album ‘Electric Hawaii’, which is due for release on 6 August. Home-written, recorded and mixed by Kody […]

NEWS: FEAR OF MEN – LISTEN TO NEW TRACK ‘GREEN SEA’

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Having received acclaim from the likes of Gorilla Vs. Bear, The Fader, and the NME for the song ‘Doldrums’, taken from their last demo cassette, Fear of Men return with the 7” ‘Green Sea’, which sees the band combine the warmth and intimacy of their first home recordings with a more ambitious and textured production […]

NEWS: BLOOD DIAMONDS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘PHONE SEX’ FEATURING GRIMES

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Blood Diamonds, aka Michael Tucker, is a Los Angeles-based pop artist best known for his luxurious dreamscapes and infectious, sun-dipped production. What will be his debut 4AD record, the much-talked about ‘Phone Sex’ track is finally getting released on July 16th. Featuring close friend Grimes (Claire Boucher), ‘Phone Sex’ is a track they made together […]

NEWS: JENNIFER LEFT – HEAR THE NEW EP ‘BLACK DOG’ IN FULL

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Jennifer Left has a story to tell you. This young songbird originally from Newcastle but now the seaside town of Brighton is inspired by the songs that raised her, she sings about the stories she writes. Delivering a two-song single of smoky vocals and pitch-dark lyrical subject matter, opening song, Black Dog is an English […]