PINS TO AUCTION OFF UNIQUE ITEMS & FAN EXPERIENCES

Kick drum skin with ‘PINS’ Logo, used live on tour across UK and Europe in 2015. Signed by PINS. PINS have just announced a series of eBay auctions to help fund their trip to SXSW this year. From 6PM tonight (26th Jan), fans will have a chance to win some rare items and experiences. “Touring the USA is a dream for any band, but my god it’s expensive,” explains guitar Lois MacDonald. “We’ve decided to auction off some... Read More

WILD NOTHING SHARES ‘REICHPOP’

Wild Nothing has unveiled new single, ‘Reichpop’, taken from the forthcoming album Life of Pause, due 19th February on Bella Union (UK) and Captured Tracks (US). The song is now available as an instant-grat download on iTunes, and Spotify. Stream it on Soundcloud below…When Jack Tatum began work on Life of Pause, his third full-length LP, he had lofty ambitions: Don’t just write another album; create another world. One with enough detail... Read More

JOHN GRANT UNVEILS VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘DOWN HERE’

with his new album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure riding high in the end of year lists, John Grant has today unveiled an irresistible video for new single ‘Down Here‘. Directed by the very talented Lisa Gunning (Seven Psychopaths, Nowhere Boy) and set in London suburbia, the video features a teenager who dreams of becoming a synchronised swimmer. But will his gender prove to be a barrier, or will he be able to fulfil his dreams? Watch... Read More

EXMAGICIAN UNVEIL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘PLACE YOUR BETS’

EXMAGICIAN is the collaboration between longtime friends Danny Todd and James Smith. The Belfast duo, who released their debut EP Kiss That Wealth Goodbye on Friday 20th November via Bella Union, have now released a live performance video of one of the EP’s many highlights ‘Place Your Bets’, a track which has been gaining lots of support at BBC Radio 1 & 6Music. Recorded at an old farmhouse on a grim, grey... Read More

Album Review: Lanterns on the Lake – Beings

The first time I picked up Lanterns on the Lake’s début full-lengther Gracious Tide, Take Me Home it was for embarrassingly superficial reasons – the band’s unusual, starry-eyed name, a cover designed like a battered old book – it all seemed to give off an independent, DIY impression I hoped would reflect in their sound. Thankfully so – the album went on to be one of my go-to records, as did 2013’s Until the Colours Run,... Read More

MONEY SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘I’LL BE THE NIGHT’

The new single is taken from their upcoming 2nd album Suicide Songs which is to be released 29th January 2016 via Bella Union.    Jamie Lee commented on the album: “It seemed to make sense for the period, since I was dabbling with an unworldly attitude toward life, though that’s changed now,” he vouches. “But we don’t want it to come across just in a negative way. We don’t want to glorify mental illness either.” “Above all else,... Read More

PINS ANNOUNCE TOUR AND ‘GOT IT BAD’ VIDEO

PINS have announced a fresh run of UK and EU dates for the New Year. The announcement of their February 2016 tour comes in the wake of the Manchester five-piece’s recent shows with Best Coast, Gang Of Four and Stealing Sheep. To celebrate, they’ve shared the video for new single ‘Got It Bad’ It was shot in the northern quarter and Ancoats districts of the band’s hometown by Sarah Jenny Johnson who had this to say about the video:... Read More

EZRA FURMAN SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘BODY WAS MADE’

Following the release of his LP Perpetual Motion People on Bella Union, Ezra Furman has shared the playful video for ‘Body Was Made’ on Noisey. The video sees an all-star cast featuring members of Bella Union label-mates Landshapes as well as members of Peggy Sue performing in a sort of bizarro-reality musical contest that’s brimming with humor and sass. Director Anika Mottershaw notes: “We wanted the video to feel goofy and fun. It... Read More

MONEY ANNOUNCE SECOND ALBUM ‘SUICIDE SONGS’

MONEY have announced the release of their much-anticipated second album Suicide Songs, which will be released 29th January via Bella Union and is available to pre-order from iTunes. The band has unveiled a first taste of the album with ‘You Look Like A Sad Painting On Both Sides Of The Sky’ which is streaming below.The band has also announced an extensive headline tour to follow the release of the album including an opening night... Read More

Album Review: John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure

If you were to judge the new album from John Grant on the title alone, you may surmise that this was going to be heavy going. Especially when you find out that Grey Tickles… is the literal Icelandic translation for mid-life crisis, and that Black Pressure… is from the Turkish word for nightmare. Having listened to this album on repeat it is anything but a nightmare. There is playfulness and looseness to the music that makes the experience... Read More

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