Album Review: Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People

Ezra Furman’s rise to prominence stems from some hyperbolic words from Michael Hann. His five star review of Day of the Dog, where he proclaimed the record a “genre classic…that never feels like an exercise, but a living breathing piece of self-expression”, gave the band the success they enjoy in the UK. And those words aren’t unfounded, nor are they better written than Ezra Furman’s lyrics. Ezra Furman and The Boyfriends... Read More

JOHN GRANT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

John Grant – Grey Tickles, Black Pressure The album ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure‘ was recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand, Swans) Grant had this to say about his new release: “I do think the album’s great, and I’m really proud of it,” he says. “I wanted to get moodier and angrier on this record, but I probably had a lot more fun making it.” He cites “amazing” session keyboardist... Read More

Album Review: Pins – Wild Nights

PINS ‘Wild Nights’ It doesn’t feel like three years since Pins first arrived with their killer EP LUVU4LYF. This is mainly because they don’t seem to have stopped since then, constantly touring and supporting the likes of Sleater Kinney and Warpaint, and endlessly plugging away for their début album Girls Like Us. That album didn’t seem to capture their live essence. Rather than the energy and vibrancy of their gigs,... Read More

PINS SHARE NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE AND NEW SONG ‘MOLLY’

Recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson), Wild Nights will be released through Bella Union on 8th June with a U.S tour confirmed for June. WILD NIGHTS TRACKLISTING Baby Bhangs Young Girls Curse These Dreams Oh Lord Dazed By You Got It Bad Too Little Too Late House of Love If Only Molly Everyone Says Watch... Read More

LIVE: EZRA FURMAN – 20/05/2015

Ezra Furman – THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER – “I love music, like I never ever get sick of it and even when I feel like I am going to, something out there just surprises me. It’s like life in a way.” These are the words Ezra says tonight, as he draws his set to a close. It is an apt point he makes as tonight’s performance in a pub is definitely one of those surprises. The night before he had played to millions on Later with Jools... Read More

INTERVIEW: BERNARD & EDITH

Bernard and Edith The last time I spoke with Bernard and Edith (here), they had just released their bewitching single ‘Poppy’. There was no hope of a record deal with Bella Union and the thought of recording an album was a distant one, a dream drifting over their every thought. A year on and this is all a reality, it is quite surreal to think that their album ‘Jem’ is out in just over two weeks and that this summer they will be playing the... Read More

PINS SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘YOUNG GIRLS’

PINS PINS have just unveiled their new single ‘Young Girls’. “’Young Girls’ is my ode to all the wanna-be’s and gonna-be’s,” explains Faith Vern. “It’s about having a dream and making it happen. In many ways I feel like i am in the middle of a transition and ‘Young Girls’ is written from that vantage point; its’ full of determination, frustration and celebration… much like most days in this... Read More

PINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND SINGLE

PINS – Wild Nights Silent Radio favourites PINS have announced the release of their much anticipated new album Wild Nights on 8th June 2015 via Bella Union. The first 7″ single from the album, ‘Too Little Too Late’, will precede it on 30th March and PINS have shared a super slow motion video shows the band cut between visuals of screaming and swearing girls amidst overflowing glitter and powder. ‘Too Little Too Late’ is said to... Read More

HANNAH COHEN TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM IN MARCH

Hannah Cohen will release her new album on March 30. The American singer will release Pleasure Boy through Bella Union, and in advance of its release, she has shared the album’s opening track, Keepsake.Her second album, which follows 2012’s debut Child Bride, is inspired by a painful break-up, and the anxietes which it can trigger. Pleasure Boy, like Child Bride, was produced by Thomas Bartlett, aka Doveman, who is known for his work... Read More

BC CAMPLIGHT SHARES NEW ANIMATED VIDEO

BC Camplight has shared a new animated video to accompany his new single, You Should’ve Gone To School.The single by BC Camplight, real name  Brian Christinzio, is taken from his third studio album How To Die In the North, which was released through Bella Union earlier this month. The songwriter, who is originally from Philadelphia, moved to Manchester in 2011 and launched his latest album with a show in his adopted home city, at Gorilla... Read More

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