ALBUM REVIEW: ARC IRIS – MOON SALOON

Arc Iris – Moon Saloon Rhode Island’s Arc Iris released their self-titled debut album way back in 2014 and have been on the rise ever since. Building a fan base through supporting artists such as St. Vincent on tour and working with producer David Wrench (who has worked with big names such as FKA Twigs and Jamie xx) isn’t doing them any harm either. However, it is second album Moon Saloon that will cement their status as a group to watch... Read More

JOHN GRANT GETTING HOT AND BOTHERED

U.S. folk and synth man John Grant unveils the brand new video for “Global Warming”, taken from his latest record ‘Grey Tickles, Black Pressure’ (2015). In what has been an eventful and fruitful past few years for the former Czars member, Grant has brought his “A” game to this frightening and rather poetic video. Directed by Casey Raymond and Ewan Jones Morris, its details the last man on earth, all alone and running out of time. It’s... Read More

JAMBINAI ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘A HERMITAGE’

South Korean trio Jambinai sound less like a band than a force of nature, fusing the full dramatic range of post-rock dynamics to Korean folk roots to create an exhilarating, vivid and unique fusion. A Hermitage, the band’s second album and first for Bella Union, was recorded in the South Korean capital Seoul and will be released 17th June.The first track to be revealed from the album is “They Keep Silence” Jambinai have... Read More

PINS REVEAL DETAILS OF RECORD STORE DAY RELEASE

Manchester five-piece PINS have announced details of a brand new track “Trouble,” released on Record Store Day on 16th April through Bella Union Watch the teaser trailer belowThe limited-edition red 10” vinyl release will also feature “I’ll Get Mine” – another brand new track – along with a remix of “Trouble” by fellow Manchester band Bernard + Edith. “Trouble” was recorded at Strangeway... Read More

WILD NOTHING ANNOUNCES UK TOUR

Next week Wild Nothing, a.k.a the now LA-based musician Jake Tatum, will release Life of Pause, his third studio album and much anticipated follow up to 2012’s Nocturne, on Captured Tracks (US) / Bella Union (UK).Wild Nothing will embark on a world tour that takes him across North America in April and May and continues in June with a short run of dates in the EU – including a date in Manchester: 11/6 – London – Field Day Festival... Read More

INTERVIEW: EZRA FURMAN

Francesca chats to Ezra Furman Since Ezra Furman’s fame exploded, delighting audiences in Europe and in the USA, the world is a nicer, kinder place. Ezra Furman is not only a fantastic performer, funny and intense: he is also a very intelligent, unique person who writes incredibly well. So, when he agreed to do a Skype interview with me, I felt very happy and privileged. When I called him in California, he appeared in a bright coloured top next... Read More

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

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