POSTCARDS FROM JEFF GIVES AWAY ‘VERONICA’ AS FREE DOWNLOAD

Melodic explorer, Postcards From Jeff releases Veronica.  The eponymous Femme Fatale first emerged from a writing session in the multi-instrumentalist and producer’s studio, located in the bleak moors between Leeds and Manchester.  Personifying a hyperreal yet impossible idea of femininity, of the kind portrayed by directors such as David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, Veronica is an exploration of the archetype rather than a condemnation or... Read More

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

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 childhood in Detroit, while Roddick reworked the production... Read More

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

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 it meant to make 21st century rock ’n’ roll? Yeah, that sounds about right. But it misses a... Read More

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

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 release of ‘Dresinen’ accompanies the following Casiokids European live dates this summer: 27.06.12... Read More

NEWS: PERFUME GENIUS – FREE NEW TRACK ‘RUSTY CHAINS’ + UK LIVE DATES

Following a (mostly sold out) headline tour through the UK this month, Perfume Genius is now giving away a brand new track, “Rusty Chains” for free. In Mike Hadreas’ own words, “it’s a song for a man whose lover has died. He remembers a time, before his partner took sick, where everything felt safe and endless. He asks to be taken next, so they can be together again”. It was previously included in the iTunes version of his critically acclaimed... Read More

NEWS: S. CAREY – GRAB A FREE TRACK FROM NEW EP ‘HOYAS’

Hoyas by S. Carey is a hospitable statement about love, longing and the celebration of knowing it well. You will find the familiar S. Carey modern classical repetition pushed into the vernacular of electronic music and beat-making. This is the warmest electronic music you’ll ever meet. The beats swing, stutter and pulse while each instrument retains a heightened awareness of its form and function within the larger family of voices. Each Hoyas... Read More

NEWS: PURITY RING – DOWNLOAD A TRACK FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM

Photo: Landon Speers Set for release on July 23rd 2012, ‘Shrines’ is the debut album by Purity Ring, a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James. Purity Ring make lullabies for the club, drawing equally from airy 90s R&B, lush dream pop, and the powerful bone-rattling immediacy of modern hip hop. Megan’s voice is at once ecstatic and ethereal, soaring joyfully through Corin’s carefully chopped... Read More

NEWS: ANE BRUN COVERS ARCADE FIRE’S ‘NEIGHBOHOOD #1’ – FREE DOWNLOAD

Norwegian born, Swedish based Ane Brun has covered Arcade Fire’s classic song “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”. The track will be included on the iTunes deluxe version of the album of It All Starts With One, which has already gone platinum in Brun’s native Norway. The UK release is April 23rd via Ane’s own label, Balloon Ranger Records. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Ane says: “I’ve become a huge fan of Arcade Fire in... Read More

TICKET GIVE-AWAY: ODONIS ODONIS – DOWNLOAD ‘BUSTED UP’ SINGLE FREE + UK LIVE DATES

Taken from the debut album ‘Hollandaze’ – a grimy, gum-splattered ménage of surf-gaze, punk and lo-fi – ‘Busted Lip’ becomes the latest single from Odonis Odonis on 21st May. ‘Busted Lip’ was actually OO’s debut ultra-limited edition 7″ single on Canadian label We Are Busy Bodies prior to signing to FatCat last year. Originally a solo project for prolific songwriter/ bandleader Dean Tzenos, Odonis Odonis has in the... Read More

NEWS: HELADO NEGRO – NEW EP DETAILS + FREE DOWNLOAD

Helado Negro aka Roberto Carlos Langeis set to release a new EP ‘Island Universe Story: One’ via Asthmatic Kitty on the 26th March 2012 and has offered up a free download as a taster of the EP. ‘Island Universe Story’ is an infinite series of music produced by Helado Negro. These EPs will serve as a sub-narrative behind the showcased broadcast of the full-length release schedule. Yet, this sub-narrative is the subconscious... Read More

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – UK TOUR SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED + FREE REMIX BY TOM VEK

North London’s finest, Bombay Bicycle Club, have sold out of more than 10,000 tickets to their local homecoming gig at Alexandra Palace on Saturday April 28 2012. In recent years the legendary venue has become famous for hosting notable shows by the likes of Jay-Z, Arcade Fire and Arctic Monkeys while their date follows on the heels of shows there by The Black Keys and Florence & The Machine. And this week Bombay Bicycle Club have been nominated... Read More

NEWS: GRINDERMAN – FREE DOWNLOAD OF ‘EVIL’ (SILVER ALERT REMIX)

Following the recent announcement of their new remix album (‘Grinderman 2 RMX’), Grinderman are currently giving away one of the album’s stand out tracks. The Silver Alert remix of ‘Evil’ which features guest vocals from Matt Berninger, from The National, is now available for free download below. ‘Grinderman 2 RMX’ is set for release on 26th March via Mute Records. The album is a collection of remixes,... Read More

NEWS: FOE – ‘COLD HARD ROCK’ REMIX (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Art school dropout, pensive introvert, grunge obsessive, fan of dressing up in brightly coloured wigs: as FOE, 21-year-old, Hannah Clark is all of these things and more. FOE’s debut album, a fun house of funeral glamour, ‘Bad Dream Hotline’, was released 16th January on Vertigo records. Turned on to Captain Beefheart, Nirvana and PJ Harvey by her music-loving dad when she was a teenager, FOE’s making riff-driven, 90s-inspired, cerebral... Read More

NEWS: NEDRY – ALBUM DETAILS + TWO FREE ADVANCE TRACKS

London UK’s dark electronic trio Nedry announce the spring 2012 release of their sophomore album ‘In A Dim Light’ worldwide via Monotreme Records. In anticipation of this release, two album tracks, the eerily sinister ‘Float’ and surrealistically soaring ‘Post Six’ are available today to stream/download below. Drawing on the gothic undertones of David Lynch – and at points, absorbing T.S. Elliot’s ‘Four Quartets’,... Read More

NEWS: THE DRUMS – VISIOMENTO VIDEO INTERVIEW + FREE REMIX DOWNLOAD

As the year draws to a close, The Drums continue to stay busy, wrapping up a mammoth year of touring with sold out shows at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and The Ritz in Manchester this past weekend in support of their new album Portamento. In addition to touring and making music, the band have continued to pour their energy into their self-produced web series Visiomento, a companion piece to sophomore album Portamento. This week’s episode,... Read More

NEWS: BEAR DRIVER – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + FREE DOWNLOAD

‘Never Never’ is the first release from Bear Driver’s forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut album. Taking influence from bands such as Sparklehorse, The Flaming Lips and Yo La Tengo, Bear Driver write loved-up, fuzzed-up pop that demands your attention. It’s the sound of long-lost summers and hazy morning dreams, melodies that embed themselves deep in your subconscious and haunt you for days. To put it in the band’s words, Bear Driver make ‘sunny-slacker-pop’… Earlier... Read More

NEWS: DAMIEN JURADO – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD

‘Maraqopa’ is Damien Jurado’s newest collaboration with producer Richard Swift, which drops us into a brutal and benevolent landscape. The bold strokes and new turns the pair made with 2010’s Saint Bartlett are taken even further. He throws open the gate on his oft insular dirges and allows them do some real wilding out in the canyon. In Maraqopa, the vistas are miles-wide; the action is more dynamic; the close-ups extreme... Read More

NEWS: FIONN REGAN – ACOUSTIC VIDEO + FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD

Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan released his 3rd album, 100 Acres of Sycamore earlier this year and now he’s sharing a video of an acoustic rendition of ‘For A Nightingale’. 100 Acres of Sycamore is the young singer-songwriter’s most personal statement yet. You can get a taste of this by checking out the title track, which can be downloaded from the media player below. “My previous record, The Shadow Of An Empire, was me looking... Read More

NEWS: CLOUD NOTHINGS – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD

Just a year after their eponymous debut, Cloud Nothings, the Cleveland, Ohio-based group fronted by Dylan Baldi are set to return with a new album, ‘Attack on Memory’ on February 6th, 2012. The album was produced by the king of noise rock, Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, Manic Street Preachers, and PJ Harvey). The pairing has resulted in a record that’s a big step forward for the band: more experimental, more varied, but still accessible, taking... Read More

NEWS: THE MOTH & THE MIRROR – FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM

“Scottish supergroup”, The Moth & The Mirror, released their debut album Honestly, This World earlier via Olive Grove Records this month. The Moth & The Mirror comprise of members taken from an array of Scottish talent including: Stacey Sievwright from The Reindeer Section and Arab Strap (vocals/guitar), Gordon Skene from Frightened Rabbit (guitar/vocals), Louis Abbott from Admiral Fallow and Song of Return (guitar/vocals) Kevin... Read More

NEWS: TUNNG – LIVE FROM THE BBC ALBUM DETAILS + FREE TRACK DOWNLOAD

For any British band, the first live BBC session is a rite of passage, an entrance to a club stewarded by Peel, Lamacq, Harris and any number of legendary names from the annals of broadcasting history. Then, some years later, you realise that you’ve recorded an album’s worth of material. That’s what the peerless experimental pop band Tunng found, on looking back at a series of radio sessions ranging from their early days in 2005 to the latter... Read More

NEWS: TRAILER TRASH TRACYS – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + FREE REMIX DOWNLOAD

Earlier this month saw the release of brand new material from London quartet Trailer Trash Tracys in the form of “Dies in 55”, a gorgeous and utterly otherworldly pop song that sounds like nothing else around – like carnival music beamed in from another dimension, warped and rhapsodic. Now, with a much anticipated debut full-length awaiting release in January from Double Six/ Domino, Trailer Trash Tracys are expanding their sonic palette even... Read More

NEWS: MARIACHI EL BRONX – UK TOUR & FREE DOWNLOAD

Mariachi El Bronx, the alter ego of acclaimed Los Angeles-based punk outfit The Bronx, kick off their Vans Off the Wall European tour headlining in Dublin tomorrow. To celebrate they have given Roy Orbison’s ‘Only The Lonely’ the Mariachi El Bronx treatment and are giving it away for free! Following the release of their well-received second album, ‘Mariachi El Bronx (II)’ in September, Mariachi El Bronx played storming shows at this... Read More

NEWS: TIM LOVE LEE – TUMMY TOUCH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM + TOM VEK REMIX FREE DOWNLOAD

Producer, DJ, and remixer Tim “Love” Lee (a.k.a. Fully Bearded) released his new album recently, titled Fully Bearded: 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records in Dub. The album commemorates the first 15 years of Tummy Touch Records, the label founded by Lee. It features his dub mixes of tracks by past and present artists on the label including Groove Armada Ft. Bryan Ferry, Tom Vek, Phenomenal Handclap Band, and New Young Pony Club. Besides chronicling... Read More

NEWS: CAVEMAN – DOWNLOAD A TRACK FROM THE DEBUT ALBUM

Photo: Jim Wright After a big year in which Caveman gained instant praise for their live shows and recorded songs alike, their 10-track debut album CoCo Beware is self-released on CD and vinyl today via their own label Magic Man! Records / ORG Music. The New York Times reviewed the debut here, saying:“The deliberate soft focus lends depth and an air of mystery to what might have been cool-headed, straightforward indie-rock; there are echoes of the... Read More

LIVE: THE HYMEK MANOEUVRE – 28/10/2011 (with free download)

- LLOYDS HOTEL, MANCHESTER - Lesson one on how to light up a place – get The Hymek Manoeuvre playing live. The last time I saw them they were playing at Beech Road Music Festival to upwards of 4000 people, spreading their feel good sounds from a large stage across a full field of mainly young punters who couldn’t keep their hands and feet still. Last night they were in Lloyds Bar charming a wide age range audience with two one hour slots of upbeat... Read More

NEWS: VICTORIES AT SEA – DEBUT SINGLE (FREE DOWNLOAD)

Victories At Sea are an experimental 3 piece from the Midlands, citing influences as wide and diverse as Slowdive, Boards of Canada, and M83 through to more unadulterated alternatives such as Echo and The Bunnymen, New Order and mid 80’s Cure. By using various electronics and drum loops live, their traditional set up is enveloped by resonating layers of sound building up to create a compelling soundtrack cast against the backdrop of our cities at... Read More

NEWS: KITSUNE MAISON 12 – ALBUM TRACK LISTING & FREE MINIMIX

- THE GOOD FUN ISSUE - Kitsuné’s head-honcho and the brain behind its renowned compilation series, Gildas Loaëc, is letting us discover it for the first time on headphones because his young sons are sleeping next door. However the energy is more present than ever in the spontaneous musical outbursts gathered in this new edition and which were of course conceived in bedrooms, kitchens, garages… These tunes sure don’t beat around the bush and... Read More

NEWS: GIVERS – FREE DOWNLOAD OF DEERHOOF REMIX & ORIGINAL VIDEO

Givers released their debut album ‘In Light’ last Monday, via Glassnote/Island Records and to mark the release they’ve made available a remix of their current single ‘Meantime’, by Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier. Bombay Bicycle Club have also remixed the tune, which follows their debut single ‘Up Up Up’. Givers was formed by Taylor Guarisco (singer & guitarist) and Tiffany Lamson (singer, ukulele &... Read More

NEWS: DANNY DRIVE THRU – FREE DOWNLOAD ‘VIOLENCE MAKES’ NAIVE MACHINE REMIX

Danny Drive Thru, both DJ and Producer, has been having quite a busy 2011, with his music featuring on the Nihon Kizuna fundraiser compilation alongside the likes of Kode 9, Onra and Slugabed, as well as the recent Finest Ego collection of UK and Irish producers, which saw him in the company of such contemporaries in the beat scene as Flako, Kelpe, Om Unit and many more. He is topping it all off with this, his first solo release of original... Read More

NEW: CASIOKIDS – FREE DOWNLOAD + NOVEMBER TOUR

Ahead of their eagerly anticipated debut full-length UK release, ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen’ (set for January 2012 on Moshi Moshi Records), Norway’s CASIOKIDS have announced their brand new single ‘Det Haster!’  will be out on October 24th. Backed with a remix by Of Montreal, the single precedes a November UK tour. The original track ‘Det Haster!’ (meaning “it’s urgent”) is available to download via the media player below. Hailing... Read More

NEWS: ZUN ZUN EGUI – UK TOUR DATES + FREE DOWNLOAD

With blazing debut album ‘Katang’ out ON THE 3rd OF October on Bella Union records, Zun Zun Egui have just announced plans to bring their amped-up jamboree of 4th world song and joyous rocked-out sonics to the people for an extensive UK tour just after its release. The band’s groove-rooted riot has been brewed and refined onstage over the past two years, at international festivals big and small including Roskilde, SXSW and Incubate, at the concert... Read More

NEWS: GHOSTPOET REMIX OF FOE’S ‘DEEP WATER HEARTBREAKER’

- FREE DOWNLOAD – Having both featured on Entrepreneurs ‘Fuck Tactics’ earlier this year, GhostPoet now turns his attention directly to FOE, with his remix for new single ‘Deep Water Heart Breaker’. Applying the same low-fi minimalist style which earned him a nomination for this year’s Mercury Awards, GP takes the song somewhere far less noisy than the original.  Read More

NEWS: 65DAYSOFSTATIC – 2 FREE DOWNLOADS AND TRAILER FOR ‘WE WERE EXPLODING ANYWAY’ & ‘HEAVY SKY’ RE-RELEASE

British electronic-infused post-rock group 65Daysofstatic announce the North American release of their latest album We Were Exploding Anyway in a special deluxe edition that also features the recent Heavy Sky EP. The expanded set will only be released in North America and hits stores on 2xCD, LP and Digital Download on October 25th, 2011 via Monotreme Records. The Cure founder and legendary songwriter Robert Smith lends his iconic vocals to the album... Read More

NEWS: BLACKLISTERS DEBUT ALBUM AND FREE DOWNLOAD

This Leeds band formed in 2008 and quickly earned a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour. Track titles from their forthcoming 2012 album back this up with names like ‘I Can Confirm That Ruth Abigail Holmes Is Not Dead and Is Planning To Make a Movie About Her Life’, ‘Ask Yourself A Question If The Answer Is Go Fuck Yourself’ and ‘Nice Garden’. Sounding... Read More

NEWS: GIVERS – DEBUT ALBUM AND FREE DOWNLOAD OF ‘UP UP UP’ REMIX

‘In Light’ is the name for the debut album from Louisiana’s Givers. ‘In Light’ will be released on the 10th October on Glassnote (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Kele, Two Door Cinema Club, The Temper Trap) and Island Records. Givers are a band that attepmt to fill your ears, hips and heart with uplift and sunshine. The first single taken from ‘In Light’ was last month’s stunning ‘Up Up Up’. On launch, the band... Read More

NEWS: TRAILER TRASH TRACYS RELEASE TASTER TRACK

London quartet Trailer Trash Tracys have signed with Double Six, the sister label to Domino Records, with a much anticipated debut full-length expected in January 2012. Trailer Trash Tracys – aka Suzanne Aztoria, Jimmy Lee, Adam Jaffrey and Dayo James –rose to prominence with the spiralling debut “Candy Girl/ You Wish You Were Red”. Taking their cues from wide, varied influences and interests such as ‘solfeggio harmonics, the transitionary... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD: EVERYTHING EVERYTHING – AIRSTRIKE ON YOUR FOREHEAD (DEMO)

Original demo of Everything Everything’s track ‘My Kz, Ur Bf’ called ‘Airstrike On Your Forehead’.  Read More

NEWS: CASSETES WON’T LISTEN – FREE MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD

EVINSPACEY is the new album from Jason Drake, aka Cassettes Won’t Listen, due for release through Daylight Curfew on August 15th. Initially titled KEVINSPACEY, the award winning actor of the record’s namesake was not amused, serving Drake with a cease and desist order leading to the album’s re-titling. Same great taste, different name. Jason Drake is not a stranger to cease and desists. Back in 2008 CWL was served with a cease and desist from... Read More

NEWS: GIVERS TOUR AND FREE REMIX DOWNLOAD

Following three packed debut shows in London earlier this month, sun-splashed Lafayette, Louisiana quintet Givers have announced details of their second run of UK shows and festivals in August. Ahead of the tour, they will release their debut single ‘Up Up Up’ via Glassnote Records/ Island Records on 1st August. ‘Up Up Up’ received its world premiere on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Next Hypetrack and has gone on to be Fearne Cotton’s... Read More

ALBUM: I BREAK HORSES – HEARTS

‘Hearts’ is the product of 2 years of refining and experimenting from the Swedish duo. The sound, which now cascades from my speakers like a pure, hot spring, wastes no time in elevating you to a lofty vantage point. Waves of reverb emerses you and the Cathedral-esque organs inspire while the light guitar adds sparkle. I Break Horses are unashamedly influenced by My Bloody Valentine and the like. They are ‘Only Shallow’ with the grunge turned... Read More

NEWS: BLITZEN TRAPPER FREE DOWNLOAD + NEW ALBUM

The Portland quintet just recently confirmed that this, their sixth studio album ‘American Goldwing’, will be released on September 12th – their third release for the ever brilliant Sub Pop Records. Full of the introspective and striking storytelling that countless critics have fallen in love with, Blitzen Trapper consider subjects ranging from falling in love to drug running good old boys and the final high school dance, ‘American... Read More

NEWS: FREE DOWNLOAD AND STREAM FROM HOLOGRAM HEART PARADE

Hologram Heart Parade formed at the turn of 2011. The two-woman, three-man band led by Glasgow born singer and songwriter Pauline Johnston recall pop’s soulful side while tipping their hat to Sparks, Roxy Music, Prince and the The Pointer Sisters. They host their own club night in Manchester, England in celebration thereof. The promo release of ‘Dirty Heart’ bristles with glamour and a laid-back disco heartbeat that attempts to compel... Read More

NEWS: HYDE AND BEAST ACOUSTIC VIDEO AND TRACK DOWNLOAD

Hyde and Beast have released an acoustic performance of the track ‘(And the) Pictures in the Sky’ and an interview with the band courtesy of Amazing Sessions. Filmed at this year’s Evolution Emerging festival, the duo bring on board four more musicians to play a live version of ‘(And the) Pictures in the Sky’, including Hyde’s own brother and Futureheads’ front-man Barry on piano. Hyde & Beast are also lined up to... Read More

NEWS: GIVERS DEBUT SINGLE + FREE DOWNLOAD

‘Up Up Up’ is to be the debut release from the Deep South’s Givers. ‘Up Up Up’, which comes from Givers debut album ‘In Light’, will be released on July 18th on Glassnote in the US and Island Records in the UK. Receiving its world premiere on Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Next Hype track, ‘Up Up Up’ is a calling card, bristling with ideas. Based in Lafayette, Louisiana, the quintet was formed by Taylor Guarisco (singer & guitarist)... Read More

NEWS: CYMBALS BOAT PARTY + FREE DOWNLOAD

London band Cymbals can announce a headline show on 18th June onboard The Light Ship in Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London. Presented by Tough Love Records, support will come from tropical London trio Fair Ohs with DJ sets from Off Modernand emerging talents Slime and Vondelpark with a back to back set. Limited to a capacity of 100, you can get on the guestlist by emailing info@toughloverecords.com. In advance of the boat party, Cymbals... Read More