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 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


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 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

Album Review: Mercury Rev – The Light In You

Pressing play on a Mercury Rev album is like the aural equivalent of opening a volume of fairy tales. You know you’ll be in for an intense and evolving series of narratives infused with melancholy and introspection best enjoyed in its entirety as an immersive experience. For a band with a track record of creating albums with this level of intricacy, it’s hardly surprising that Mercury Rev’s last full-length release was 2008’s Snowflake Midnight.... Read More


Hot on the heels of their wildly successful second LP Wild Nights, PINS have shared their video for ‘Dazed By You’.“We made this video when we were on tour in America, driving across strange landscapes and visiting unusual places,” the band explains. “The filming was done when we drove 2,500miles, from Seattle to Michigan in a week. We stopped off at a natural hot spring on (PINS’ new keys and guitar player) Kyoko’s... Read More


With his much-anticipated third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure due for release 2nd October on Bella Union, JOHN GRANT today unveils the LP’s first single ‘Disappointing’, which features Tracey Thorn on guest vocals.Upcoming UK and European live dates Thursday 5 November – REYKJAVIK – Eldborg Harpa Friday 6 November – REYKJAVIK – Eldborg Harpa Monday 9 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street Tuesday 10 November – DUBLIN –... Read More

Album Review: Beach House – Depression Cherry

Is Beach House sticking two fingers up to the tyranny of change on their fifth album, Depression Cherry? Perceived wisdom maintains that constant musical transition bears the seal of authenticity. Arguably, titan, critically adored bands look like snakes constantly shedding their skins. The Beatles took a glorious trip from exuberant rock ‘n’ roll to the epitome of psychedelia, The Clash went everywhere else, a veritable world tour of influences,... Read More

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

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