NEWS: FEAR OF MEN – LISTEN TO NEW TRACK ‘GREEN SEA’

Having received acclaim from the likes of Gorilla Vs. Bear, The Fader, and the NME for the song ‘Doldrums’, taken from their last demo cassette, Fear of Men return with the 7” ‘Green Sea’, which sees the band combine the warmth and intimacy of their first home recordings with a more ambitious and textured production to present a bold, distinct sound. Released on London’s Sexbeat (Fresh & Only’s, No Joy, White Fence) on the 18th of... Read More

NEWS: BLOOD DIAMONDS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘PHONE SEX’ FEATURING GRIMES

Blood Diamonds, aka Michael Tucker, is a Los Angeles-based pop artist best known for his luxurious dreamscapes and infectious, sun-dipped production. What will be his debut 4AD record, the much-talked about ‘Phone Sex’ track is finally getting released on July 16th. Featuring close friend Grimes (Claire Boucher), ‘Phone Sex’ is a track they made together late last-year in a nightlong quest to create a perfect pop song. Influenced by... Read More

NEWS: JENNIFER LEFT – HEAR THE NEW EP ‘BLACK DOG’ IN FULL

Jennifer Left has a story to tell you. This young songbird originally from Newcastle but now the seaside town of Brighton is inspired by the songs that raised her, she sings about the stories she writes. Delivering a two-song single of smoky vocals and pitch-dark lyrical subject matter, opening song, Black Dog is an English piece of poetic off-kilter pop. Her undeniable talents lie in balladry so breathtakingly visceral, yet perfectly balanced with... Read More

NEWS: LIARS – HEAR THE VINCE CLARKE AND MATMOS REMIXES

Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill and Julian Gross – release their eagerly awaited new album ‘WIXIW’ (pronounced “wish you”) on 4 June 2012, via Mute. ‘WIXIW’ is the band’s sixth studio album and the follow up to 2010’s critically lauded ‘Sisterworld’. ‘No. 1 Against The Rush’ is the first single to be taken from this new album and alongside the 2 remixes, the single release also includes... Read More

NEWS: SAVAGES – HEAR THE NEW TRACK ‘FLYING TO BERLIN’

For Savages the intention was to create a sound, indestructible and musically solid, written for the stage, designed with enough nuances to provide a wide range of emotions. The songs aim to remind us that human beings haven’t evolved so much, that music can still be straight to the point, efficient and exciting. Savages are: Jehnny Beth (vocals),  Ayse Hassan (bass), Fay Milton (drums) & Gemma Thompson (guitar). Savages released their... Read More

NEWS: NIGHT WORKS – ‘I TRIED SO HARD’ VIDEO + GOLD PANDA REMIX

Night Works create, in their own words, make-out music for the end of the world. The mood is pitched right at the crest of the wave – the moment where everyone in the room realises that they’ve played high stakes and lost: the hands are revealed, and everyone’s been bluffing all along. We all have our tell when we’re playing the game: Night Works’ forthcoming debut LP can be seen as a collective release of energy as the illusion... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – HEAR ‘JOSTLE’ FROM THE NEW AA SIDE + UK TOUR DATES

Fresh from an extensive and hugely successful two month tour of the UK, Europe and the States, Breton have announced a five date tour of the UK. They will also play further dates in Europe including a support slot in Paris with Hot Chip in July and various festival appearances including Latitude Festival throughout the summer months. Breton are fast earning a reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting and innovative live bands and their recent... Read More

NEWS: TENNIS – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘MY BETTER SELF / PETITION’ + UK LIVE DATES

ATP Recordings have announced the release of the second single (double A-side) from Tennis’ fantastically received second album ‘Young & Old’. The release will be on 7″ vinyl picture disc limited to 500 copies (cat no. ATPRSP17), as well as digital download (cat no. ATPRSP17D). To coincide with the single out on May 28th, Tennis will be playing some new UK and European tour dates this May and June, see below for listing. Both... Read More

NEWS: FRIENDS – HEAR THE NEW SINGLE ‘MIND CONTROL’ + DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

After blazing out of Bushwick in 2011 with the two buzz-worthy singles, “I’m His Girl” and “Friend Crush”, a reputation for turning live gigs into spontaneous DIY parties (and vice versa), and a bio built to withstand the most cynical indie-blog cred-vetting – Brooklyn’s Friends will release their debut album Manifest!, June 4th on Lucky Number. Produced by the band – singer Samantha Urbani; multi-instrumentalists Lesley Hann, Matthew... Read More

NEWS: TU FAWNING – HEAR THE NEW TRACK ‘ANCHOR’ + RECORD STORE DAY 7” & NEW ALBUM DETAILS

Following the grandiose, bold statement of 7 minute behemoth ‘Bones’ which was given away online last month, Portland’s TU FAWNING have set a Record Store Day release for the entirely contrasting first official single from their stunning new record ‘A Monument’ (out May 7th on City Slang). Available in stores on April 21st, ‘Anchor’ is a crystalline pop gem… a dark opal to be specific, which reflects a whole spectrum of colours upon... Read More

TRAILER TRASH TRACYS – HEAR NEW SINGLE ‘LOS ANGERED’ & UPCOMING TOUR DATES

At the beginning of the year London quartet Trailer Trash Tracys released their debut album “Ester”, a gorgeous, beguiling collection of pop songs with an intriguingly offbeam slant which quickly earned them glowing accolades from the broadsheets to the style press. The intervening months has only seen their profile grow exponentially, as they have journeyed around Europe on arena support tours and their mesmerising headline dates, centred around... Read More

NEWS: BEACH HOUSE – NEW ALBUM DETAILS ‘BLOOM’ + HEAR A TRACK IN FULL

Beach House are pleased to share details of their fourth album, Bloom. Like their previous releases it further develops their distinctive sound and stands apart as a new piece of work. The landscape of Bloom was largely designed on the road, between the countless sound checks and myriad experiences of two years of touring. These ideas were later gathered and developed in Baltimore, where the band lives and works. Bloom was recorded in late... Read More

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – SCUBA REMIX OF ‘HOW CAN YOU SWALLOW SO MUCH SLEEP’

Bombay Bicycle Club have unveiled a brand new remix of their current single ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’ from UK dubstep’s most idiosyncratic of voices, Scuba. ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’ is the fourth single from Bombay Bicycle Club’s third album ‘A Different Kind of Fix’. It’s released on the 9th April via Island Records. Bombay Bicycle Club have quietly sold more than 350,000... Read More

NEWS: SLEIGH BELLS – ALBUM DETAILS (HEAR A TRACK IN FULL) + UK LIVE DATES

Sleigh Bells will release their sophomore album, entitled Reign of Terror, on February 14th, 2012 on Mom + Pop Music.  Produced by guitarist Derek Miller, and written by Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, Reign of Terror is the highly anticipated follow up to 2010’s Treats. Prior to Reign of Terror’s release, Sleigh Bells will embark on a full tour of Florida, where Miller grew up, with fellow Floridian Diplo and Brooklyn’s Liturgy. Dates are... Read More

NEWS: GRINDERMAN – GRINDERMAN 2 REMIX ALBUM + HEAR NICK ZINNER’S ‘BELLRINGER BLUES’ REMIX

Grinderman are pleased to announce the release of ‘Grinderman 2 RMX’ – a collection of remixes, reinterpretations & collaborations based on the songs contained in the band’s 2010 critically celebrated album ‘Grinderman 2′.   Out on Mute on 12th March, ‘Grinderman 2 RMX’ marks the first time all these tracks have been collected together. The album will be available in a deluxe double vinyl edition with... Read More

NEWS: DJANGO DJANGO – FULL UK TOUR IN SUPPORT OF DEBUT ALBUM

Django Django will release their eagerly awaited self-titled debut LP on January 30th through Because Music, with the single ‘Default’ dropping a week prior on the 23rd. The band are pleased to announce a full tor of the UK in support of the releases. Full dates below. David Maclean (drummer and producer), Vincent Neff (singer and guitarist), Jimmy Dixon (bassist), and synth operator Tommy Grace make up the quartet, who met at art school in Edinburgh. Django... Read More

NEWS: TRACEY THORN – HEAR TITLE TRACK FROM NEW EP & REMIX ALBUM DETAILS

Mercury Prize winners The XX asked TRACEY THORN to record a track from their debut LP for an album they were commissioning of covers by their favourite artists. Unfortunately the project fell through a few months later for numerous logistical reasons, but Tracey’s version of ‘Night Time’ now sees the light of day on her forthcoming ‘Night Time’ EP. It features Ben Watt on guitars/backing vox. This is the first time the... Read More

NEWS: HUORATRON – NEW TRACK ‘CRYPTOCRACY’ (LISTEN IN FULL)

Setting the stage for the full-length release in early 2012, Last Gang will release CRYPTOCRACY by Finish producer and executioner Huoratron (pronounced whore – a – tron). Huoratron is the solo project of Finland’s Aku Raski, who began using two Game Boy consoles to produce experimental and dark electro. Since then, he’s risen from the digital underground and updated his gear while maintaining the pure black sound and raw aesthetics.... 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: ODONIS ODONIS – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS. HEAR A TRACK IN FULL

Due for release on November 7th, ‘Hollandaze’ is a grimy, gum-splattered ménage of surf-gaze, punk and lo-fi, cut from twanging reverb & fuzz heavy guitars, thick driving bass & drum machines and overdriven hammond organ. Based in Toronto, Odonis Odonis make killer hook-driven tunes that hark back to the classic ‘80s sounds of The Jesus & Mary Chain, Pixies, Big Black and The Cure. Originally a solo project for prolific songwriter/... Read More

NEWS: LAURA VEIRS – UK TOUR DATES & NEW ALBUM. HEAR A TRACK IN FULL

With her new album “Tumble Bee”, a collection of folk songs for children, due for release next month on Bella Union records, Laura Veirs has just announced a 6-date UK tour for January / February 2012. (Dates below) Recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Tucker Martine in their home in Portland, Oregon in the spring of 2011, ‘Tumble Bee’ covers a wide range of American folk songs, from early 20th century work songs to the ballads of... Read More

NEWS: MOON DUO – HORROR TOUR EP LTD ED 12” VINYL (LISTEN TO TITLE TRACK IN FULL)

For their loosely Halloween-themed EP ‘Horror Tour’, Moon Duo veer away from the sun-drenched tone of their recent LP ‘Mazes’, and towards driving themes from an antique book of spells they discovered at a library sale in rural New Hampshire. Three of the four tracks are instrumental – the titular ‘Horror Tour’ is the exception – and the record as a whole is characterized by long, meditative explorations that build to a slow burn. It... Read More

NEWS: TRAILER TRASH TRACYS – NEW AA SIDE (HEAR A TRACK IN FULL)

Earlier this month saw the release of brand new material from London quartet Trailer Trash Tracys in the form of ‘Dies in 55’. 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 further. ‘Wish You Were Red’ may take its cues from influences as disparate as Dick Dale’s 50s surf pop and Angelo Badalamenti’s more lush moments on David... Read More

NEWS: SURFER BLOOD – EP DETAILS + LISTEN TO ONE OF THE TRACKS IN FULL

On October 24, West Palm Beach based quartet Surfer Blood will release the 4 track Tarot Classics EP on Kanine Records. It will be their first extended release since their breakout debut LP Astro Coast, released in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim. In amidst a hectic year spent touring nonstop with the likes of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Interpol, The Drums and others, Surfer Blood have put together a tantalising 4 track teaser of things... Read More

NEWS: BETH JEANS HOUGHTON – TOUR, VIDEO AND SINGLE STREAM

With her debut album now set for an early 2012 release on Mute, Newcastle psychedelic pop Artist Beth Jeans Houghton and her band The Hooves Of Destiny will be warming up for the rest of the year with a set of live dates and a very special, non-album release. The first fruits from the album, download track ‘Dodecahedron’, available since 18 July, has garnered much attention and was playlisted on Radio 1 (BBC Introducing slot) that same... 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: WARPAINT – NEW SINGLE

Warpaint’s new single ‘Billie Holiday’ will be released on 19th September. The track is mixed by Pulp bassist Steve Mackey and is a complete re-working of the original version from the Warpaint’s debut EP ‘Exquisite Corpse’, produced by John Frusciante (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers). It was felt that the single did not get enough ears the first time around, and as it’s always been a band favourite it only seems right... Read More

NEWS: LONE REMIXES RADIOHEAD’S ‘FERAL’

Radiohead have been generous of late, allowing a wide range of producers to juggle with the arrangements of their ‘The King of Limbs’ album tracks. The latest batch to be aired involves Manchester’s very own Lone, rubbing shoulders with Pearson Sound and none other than Four Tet. His remix of ‘Feral’ adds bongo’s and a sharp snare, giving it a samba feel and making it dance floor ready. Lone’s 8 track mini... Read More

NEWS: WALLS – NEW SINGLE (FULL STREAM), ALBUM DETAILS

Walls are once again getting set to frazzle minds and make hearts swoon with the release of their second album ‘Coracle’ (26th September) on Kompakt – set to once again capture the shimmering layers of guitar and synths, ecstatic melodies and emotive vocals that made their debut an instant classic. Their first single ‘Sunporch’ (out 29th August) reinforces the ground they explored with ‘Gaberdine’, a towering... Read More

NEWS: WOODS – NEW SINGLE AND SEPTEMBER TOUR

A companion piece to their new full length, Sun and Shade, ‘Find Them Empty’ was recorded in the winter of 2010 at Buttermilk Falls in Warwick, NY.  The A-side, ‘Find Them Empty’ is far less falsetto and way more Bob Trimble than any of their previous work and B-side, ‘Be There’ is a more jam-friendly number reminiscent of their legendary live shows. The cover of this single features a young Caleb Braaten (Sacred... 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: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – TOUR AND SINGLE STREAM

The first single ‘Shuffle’ from Bombay Bicycle Club’s forthcoming third album ‘A Different Kind of Fix’ (out 29th August via Island Records) received it’s world premiere on Radio 1 last night as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record. BBC play all major UK festivals this summer including headlining Underage Festival, headlining the second stage at Latitude, playing the Other Stage at Glastonbury and the Second stage at Reading/Leeds. Tour... Read More

NEWS: S.C.U.M – NEW SINGLE (STREAMED) + VIDEO + UK TOUR DATES

Recent signings to Mute, S.C.U.M are set to release a brand new single on the 18th of July 2011. ‘Amber Hands’, recorded in London with producer Ken Thomas, comes backed with mixes by Sonic Boom and Silver Apples and exclusive track ‘Fountains’. Available on 12” and digital download, ‘Amber Hands’ is the first single to be lifted from the band’s forthcoming debut album which is due for release in September. Based in London, S.C.U.M... Read More