NEWS: STEALING SHEEP – DEBUT ALBUM ‘INTO THE DIAMOND SUN’ + UK TOUR DATES

What’s in the water up on Merseyside? It’s as if there’s an endless source of almost psychedelic otherness running deep beneath the place. It’s there in the music of everyone from the La’s to Ladytron; an off-kilter wonder that sets the place and its art apart from the rest of the country. Stealing Sheep are very much a group channelling that source. You could hear it in their first recordings, released collectively as the Noah & The... Read More

NEWS: GUILLEMOTS – FREE ALBUM TRACK ‘FLEET’ + SEE THE LIVE VIDEO

Guillemots are giving away a free download of their stunning album track ‘Fleet’. The track is taken from their most recent album ‘Hello Land!’, which is the first of four albums to be released this year by the band! They like a challenge. They’ve also posted a rather beautiful video of a live performance of Fleet which can be seen below. Here’s a message from Fyfe about the free download, video and an upcoming... Read More

VIDEO: THE CHANTEUSE & THE CRIPPLED CLAW – REWORK OF M83’S REUNION

Sheffield’s premiere Eccentronic Popgroup THE CHANTEUSE & THE CRIPPLED CLAW have reworked M83’s track ‘REUNION’ features Philly Chanteuse on lead vocals. TCCC say “Was going for a Janet Kay(Silly Games) via Althea & Donna Sheffield Dub Eccentronic Lovers Rock sound.”  Read More

NEWS: WILD NOTHING – VIDEO FOR NEW SONG ‘SHADOW’ + 2ND ALBUM DETAILS

Bella Union records are thrilled to announce the signing of Wild Nothing who returns this summer with second album ‘Nocturne’, the follow-up release to his acclaimed debut ‘Gemini’. Ask Jack Tatum what ‘Wild Nothing’ means and he’ll answer: ‘a contradiction’. In 2010, 21 year old Tatum released one of the finest cult pop records of the summer whilst ensconced in his senior year of college in Blacksburg, VA, a small mid-atlantic... Read More

NEWS: THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD – SEE THE MAD VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘THE FROG’

It’s been two years since THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD released their eponymous debut album, featuring the radio-friendly hit singles ‘Future Words’ and… Actually, that’s it. So what have the boys from Antwerp been up to in the mean time? Younes Faltakh (vocals, guitars, keys) is about to launch his own line of perfume, enticingly labelled ‘Vagrance’. Elucidates Faltakh, ‘it’s aimed at the great untapped... Read More

VIDEO: BRETON – PERFORMANCE FILM OF NEW SINGLE ‘JOSTLE’

To coincide with the release of their new AA single, ‘Jostle’/’Foam’, due for release of FatCat Records on 2nd July 2012. Breton have released a performance film of ‘Jostle’. It was recorded for A Take Away Show, filmed by and for the acclaimed French site La Blogotheque. Breton transported all their recording equipment and PA from their HQ The Lab in Kennington to Paris, where they took over a French Bistro and set up studio and performed... Read More

VIDEO: THE YOUNG – ‘LIVIN’ FREE’

A few weeks ahead of the UK release of The Young‘s new album ‘Dub Egg’, Spotify host an exclusive stream of the album HERE. Watch The Violinist sessions - Matador blog ‘Dub Egg’ album released June 25th on Matador Records  Read More

VIDEO: CAT POWER ‘RUIN’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

‘Sun’ is the first album of original material from Cat Power in over six years. Chan Marshall performed and produced ‘Sun’ herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu. ‘Sun’ Track Listing: 1: Cherokee 2: Sun 3: Ruin 4: 3,6,9 5: Always On My Own 6: Real Life 7: Human Being 8: Manhattan 9: Silent Machine 10: Nothin But Time 11: Peace And Love Produced by Chan Marshall Mixed by Philippe Zdar... Read More

NEWS: CFCF – WATCH THE VIDEO TO ‘EXERCISE #3’ + EP DETAILS

Toronto/ New York-based director Adam Beck has directed the first official video from fellow Canadian producer CFCF’s extraordinary eight-track EP ‘Exercises’, released on Dummy. Like the EP, the video is inspired by modernist architecture and mid-century visions of the future. Also like the EP, it’s pretty, moving and makes the viewer wish for a kinder, more precise mind, or at least one that could hold down a conversation about Mies van... Read More

NEWS: BEACH HOUSE – ‘LAZULI’ VIDEO + UK LIVE DATES

Beach House are pleased to announce the ‘Frightened Eyes‘ 2012 tour, in support of Bloom, the Baltimore-based band’s critically-acclaimed new album. The tour will begin September 13th in Richmond, VA at The National and close on November 19th at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Upcoming UK live info below… Friday 31 August – DORSET – End Of The Road festival Friday 26 October – BELFAST – Mandela Hall (£16.50) Saturday 27... Read More

NEWS: THE MYNABIRDS – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘GENERALS’

It’s time to get your black boots on and your marching drum ready because The Mynabirds released their second album, ‘Generals’, on June 4th. To celebrate the release of their album, The Mynabirds have shared the video for the title track. Directed by Tessa Wedberg and Jonathan Tvrdik, the video shows an underground network of ladies (and gents!) banding together to take back the power from the powers that be. It’s one part Godard’s... Read More

NEWS: LAWRENCE ARABIA – WATCH THE VIDEO TO ALBUM TRACK ‘TRAVELLING SHOES’

New Zealand songwriter / producer Lawrence Arabia returns this July with The Sparrow, the follow up to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Chant Darling. One of the album’s many highlights is Travelling Shoes which has just been made available for free download. Venturing away from the harmony-laden, classic pop production of that release, The Sparrow is a more measured and minimalist work than its predecessor, drawing particularly... Read More

NEWS: DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. – VIDEO ‘WE ALMOST LOST DETROIT’ + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s debut album ‘It’s A Corporate World’ received a succession of positive reviews when it was released in North America last year, with Paste Magazine listing the duo as their second best new band of year and the album as the sixth best of the year. Now, after select UK shows which have included a HMV Next Big Thing gig and a Club NME date, ‘It’s A Corporate World’ will be released here on June 25th on Warner Bros.... Read More

VIDEO: WE ARE AUGUSTINES – BEHIND THE SCENES OF ‘JUAREZ’

Following the success of their sold out dates on this month’s UK and European tour, Brooklyn‘s We Are Augustines have released footage from the ‘making of’ their current video for ‘Juarez’ released as a single via Oxcart Records. The stand out track on the critically acclaimed album ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, ‘Juarez’ is a song written about the Mexican town that exists on the southern border of the United States that has been destroyed... Read More

NEWS: JESCA HOOP – ‘BORN TO’ VIDEO + NEW ALBUM DETAILS

Approaching the release of her eagerly anticipated album ‘The House That Jack Built’ (due out June 26th via Bella Union) Jesca Hoop releases the video for her first single from the album “Born To”. The video features two versions of Jesca and illustrates the “what if?” “Born To” asks a question we’ve all asked ourselves “how is it that I was born into the circumstances I was born into. How is it some of us are born into... 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

VIDEO: SEVENTEEN EVERGREEN – ‘BURN THE FRUIT (PEGASUS)’

“Burn The Fruit (Pegasus)” is from the San Francisco band’s second LP, ‘Steady On, Scientist!’, slated for release June 25 via Lucky Number. Directed by Brian Ziffer, the video continues in Seventeen Evergreen‘s tradition of producing highly visual creative art around their music. Following the success of the band’s December 2011 Psyentist EP, ‘Steady On, Scientist!’ is about space and density... Read More

VIDEO: MS MR – ‘HURRICANE’

New York’s MS MR will officially release the 7″ ‘Hurricane’ in July via IAMSOUND Records. The duo are going on tour with Marina & The Diamonds in July/August in America. UK Live Date: June 13th – Birthday’s, London http://www.msmrsounds.com/ http://msmr.bandcamp.com/ http://www.msmrmusic.tumblr.com/ http://www.facebook.com/msmrsounds  Read More

NEWS: SYD ARTHUR REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘EDGE OF THE EARTH’ + UK LIVE DATES

Syd Arthur have finally revealed the video for their new single Edge of The Earth, the first single to be taken from their forthcoming album On An On, released July 2nd. Greatly inspired by the sonic pioneers of the late 60s and early 70s, Syd Arthur have put together an album that not only revels in the music of decades long past but matches the contemporary psychedelic sounds of like Wolf People, Black Mountain and Tame Impala. Featuring an exciting... Read More

NEWS: THE YOUNG – NEW ALBUM DETAILS + LIVE VIDEO

Austin, Texas quartet The Young have kept a somewhat shadowy profile since their inception in 2007. Guitarist/vocalist Hans Zimmerman expanded his home recording venture into a full-fledged, elite punk unit with the additions of bassist Jason Costanzo, guitarist Kyle Edwards and drummer Ryan Maloney, undergoing a stylistic shift shortly after the release of their first two 7” singles. With little regard for public reception, The Young would soon... Read More

NEWS: MARRIAGES – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + PROMO VIDEO

Marriages is a new band comprised of Red Sparowes members Emma Ruth Rundle (vocals, guitar), Greg Burns (bass, synthesizer) and David Clifford (drums). Their sound is a singularly sensual kind of heavy, dramatic rock, but perhaps the most stark contrast to their other band, Marriages employs vocals in their songs. Their music is also considerably darker and more experimental, drawn from a wide range of styles and ideas. Emma’s breathy, understated... Read More

NEWS: LIARS – WATCH THE VIDEO TO LATEST SINGLE ‘NO. 1 AGAINST THE RUSH’

Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill, and Julian Gross – have unveiled the video for their new single ‘No. 1 Against The Rush’ which is the first track to be taken from their eagerly awaited new album ‘WIXIW’. The eerie video, which sees each member of the band abducted by a shadowy figure in downtown LA, was made by Todd Cole, the director and photographer best known for his films for Rodarte. Aaron Hemphill discusses... Read More

NEWS: KARIMA FRANCIS – WATCH THE VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘WHEREVER I GO’

After a three-year break, the extraordinary Karima Francis returns on June 4th with a stunning new single ‘Wherever I Go’, new LP ‘The Remedy’ – out August 6th on Mercury.  The follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut ‘The Author’, this second album is a personal landmark for the Blackpool born singer-songwriter; upfront, personal, narrative-rich, and pulled along by a refined musicality. Characteristically, she doesn’t shy away... Read More

NEWS: MY GOODNESS – DEBUT UK SINGLE/VIDEO ‘C’MON DOLL’ + UK SUPPORT DATES

The Seattle music scene, famous for its contribution to breeding amazing musicians in the USA has once again delivered another rocking band that are coming for your ears this summer. Local garage duo My Goodness are about to unleash their energy-packed blues-rock to the UK and release their debut single ‘C’Mon Doll’ digitally on Monday 28th May following their debut UK tour. My Goodness keep their blues-infused bluster simple and economical.... Read More

VIDEO: THE LOVELY EGGS – ‘FOOD’

The single is out on May 14th on Cherryade Records. THE LOVELY EGGS UK FOOD TOUR DATES THURS MAY 3RD The central Bar, NEWCASTLE FRI MAY 4TH Fishtank, DURHAM SAT MAY 5TH  The Grand, CLITHEROE SUN MAY 6TH Sounds From The Other City Festival @ Salford Arms, SALFORD MON MAY 7TH The Continental PRESTON TUES MAY 8TH Fibbers, YORK WEDS MAY 9TH Nice n Sleazys, GLASGOW THURS MAY 10TH The Third Door, EDINBURGH FRI MAY 11TH The Adelphi, HULL SAT MAY 12TH... Read More

NEWS: WE ARE AUGUSTINES – SEE THE VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE ‘JUAREZ’

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’, Brooklyn‘s We Are Augustines return to tour the UK alongside the release of brand new single ‘Juarez’ on May 21st via Oxcart Records. This epic track will be released on 7” vinyl and available to download with a previously unreleased cover version of the beautiful Los Lobostrack ‘Saint Behind The Glass’ as the b-side. Since navigating their... Read More

NEWS: SHMU – ‘HOUSE OF STARES’ VIDEO FROM THE FORTHCOMING DEBUT SOLO ALBUM

Sam Chown, drummer/singer/multi-instrumentalist in Austin’s hyper-kinetic duo Zorch premieres the first song from his forthcoming solo debut under the moniker Shmu. “House of Stares” showcases a much more subdued and dare we say “pop” side of the musician’s talents seldom heard in Zorch. Throughout, Shmu‘s album ‘Discipline/Communication’ is a melodic exploration into combinations of pop, shoegaze,... Read More

NEWS: POND – NEW VIDEO ‘YOU BROKE MY COOL’ + FULL ALBUM STREAM + EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

The video follows hot on the heels of Pond‘s previously announced debut European tour, details of which are below. Now back in Australia after a month wowing audiences at SXSW and then across Northern America, Pond resumed their tour on native soil, starting in Sydney on the 19th April. May 5th – The Great Escape, Brighton 6th – The Great Escape, Brighton 12th – Walk The Line Festival, Den Haag, Holland 13th – Vera, Groningen, Holland 14th... Read More

NEWS: BOY FRIEND – NEW VIDEO & FIRST EVER UK TOUR

Following the release of their debut LP ‘Egyptian Wrinkle’ on Hell, Yes! last month, Texan girl duo Boy Friend bring their heartbreaking ethereal haze of luscious melodies to the UK for the first time, including an appearances at Camden Crawl, Simple Things & Great Escape festivals as well as a Perfume Genius support slot. The band also recently uploaded a self-made video for the album’s title track. As Prefix Mag explained “the dreamy... Read More

NEWS: VINYL WILLIAMS – EP DETAILS & ‘CHROMA HEART’ VIDEO

Vinyl Williams AKA, Lionel Williams is a Los Angeles based artist and musician. His collage art & psyche-pop music fuses vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool — mystical scenes of simultaneity. Williams unites colour, lustre and vibrancy in his creations, as well as looking towards “tangibles of the intangible, sensory identity of the unidentifiable, poetic process (the opposite of mechanical... Read More

NEWS: SEVENTEEN EVERGREEN – ALBUM TRAILER & ‘FLUORESCENT KIND’ MP3

Five years after the release of their debut LP, Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth, San Francisco’s Seventeen Evergreen have made a return with new album ‘Steady On, Scientist!’, via Lucky Number. The album is about space and density – the polarity and the duplicity of life. Names like New Order, Air, Screamadelica-era Primal Scream, Sonic Youth or Flaming Lips may come to mind, but sonically and spiritually, it’s a singularly triumphant... Read More

VIDEO: CASIOKIDS – KASKADEN

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NEWS: CITIZENS! ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM

CITIZENS! have announced details of the release of their debut album. Here We Are will be released through Kitsuné onMonday May 28th 2012. The 11-track album was recorded in Scotland in the autumn of 2011 and produced by Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand. The tracklisting of the album is as follows: 1.  True Romance 2.  Reptile 3.  Caroline 4.  Love You More 5.  Let’s Go All the Way 6.  (I’m In Love With Your) Girlfriend 7.  Nobody’s... Read More

NEWS: EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS – NEW ALBUM ‘HERE’ + MAKING OF VIDEO

Edward Shape & the Magnetic Zeros will release their second studio album ‘HERE’ on 28th May via Rough Trade Records. The album, which is the follow-up to the LA group’s 2009 debut ‘Up From Below’, was self-produced and recorded in Bogalusa, LA and in their studio in Ojai, CA. Of the new album, frontman Alex Ebert says: “The making of this album has spanned a time of immense perseverance and, thankfully, co-creation. Making... Read More

NEWS/COMPETITION: BRETON – NEW SINGLE, DEBUT ALBUM + VIDEO / FREE GIG TICKETS & CDS

Sonic and visual experimentalists Breton will release their second single, ‘Interference’ on 19th March 2012 on FatCat Records. It’s taken from the band’s hugely anticipated debut album ‘Other People’s Problems’ - due for release on 26th March 2012 - and lyrically touches on compulsive, destructive relationships, their internal compromises and justifications. It’s a bold, epic production oozing in attitude thanks to... Read More

NEWS: WE ARE AUGUSTINES – MAY TOUR DATES + ABBEY ROAD VIDEO

Brooklyn’s We Are Augustines released their ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’ album via their own label, Oxcart Records this month and have lined up a short run of dates in the UK for May. The band lit up the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas last week with various gigs and secret acoustic shows and are currently taking their energetic live set around the US touring with Band of Skulls. Once they have played the Coachella Festival in April, We Are Augustines... Read More

VIDEO: GRINDERMAN & U.N.K.L.E – ‘HYPER WORM TAMER’

Grinderman are set to release ‘Grinderman 2 RMX’ on March 26th through Mute Records. One of the tracks featured on this remix album is a collaboration between Grinderman and U.N.K.L.E. who have teamed up to create ‘Hyper Worm Tamer’ and the video to accompany this track is now available on YouTube. The video follows the same theme as the video for the Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) remix of ‘Bellringer Blues’... Read More

NEWS: SPRING OFFENSIVE – SELF RELEASED SINGLE + LIVE DATES

Following their triumphant European tour last October and the success of their sold-out single ‘A Stutter and a Start’, Oxford’s SPRING OFFENSIVE now return to the limelight with their brand new anthem of dissatisfaction, ‘Worry Fill My Heart’. Vocalist Lucas Whitworth explains, “It’s a reaction to that feeling of impotence when confronted with a difficult choice. So many of our friends, family and people we meet are stuck in this terrible... Read More

NEWS: I USED TO BE A SPARROW – DEBUT ALBUM + ‘LIFE IS GOOD’ VIDEO

With such a poetic shot at their name I Used To Be A Sparrow is a unique compromise between the powerful impact of an arena rock act and the urgency and dirt of a garage band, with a fondness for heartfelt songs. Dick Pettersson and Andrea Caccese definitely know how to stay busy. The former has been rocking the Swedish indie music scene with acclaipmed alt-rock group “In These Woods”, and the latter is an Italian-born songwriter who has been... Read More

NEWS: BETH JEANS HOUGHTON & THE HOOVES OF DESTINY – NEW SINGLE ‘ATLAS’ + VIDEO

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny have announced details of their new single ‘Atlas’. Set for release on Mute on 23 April 2012, the single will also have a special Record Store Day release on 21 April. The brilliant, black-and-white video was directed and produced by Beth’s friend Juan Iglesias in Los Angeles, where Beth has spent much of the year. It stars actress Brenda King (and a rabbit) in a clip that’s part... Read More

INTERVIEW: DJANGO DJANGO

Django Django are a bunch of genre-flouting, clever buggers. The Django’s, Dave Maclean (drums), Vinny Neff (vocals/guitar), Tommy Grace (keys) and Jimmy Dixon (bass), have been at it since 2009, but only this January they released their debut, self-titled album ‘Django Django’. It’s been giving all the new- music aficionados out there big, fizzy knickers. The sound’s an impressive pick ‘n’ mix of electronic beats, a good... Read More

NEWS: WU LYF – ANNOUNCE SUPPORT ACTS FOR UK, EUROPEAN AND NORTH AMERICAN TOURS

WU LYF are pleased to announce the support acts for their forthcoming tours of the UK, Europe and North America. The band will be joined by a host of artists across the 24 headline dates including Willis Earl Beal, Dreams, Apes & Horses, Herb Diamante, Dark Times, Holy Esque, Young Montana? and Shinies. In addition to these headline shows, WU LYF are also confirmed to perform at the Coachella festival on 13th and 20th April. Tickets for all... Read More

VIDEO: CAVEMAN – ‘VAMPIRER/OLD FRIEND’ (IN THE BACKYARD SESSIONS)

In anticipation of their upcoming headlining North American tour, Caveman are sharing an exclusive live performance of “Vampirer/Old Friend” that they shot in Los Angeles last year on their first visit to the West Coast. Their debut CoCo Beware will get a wide release on March 27th via Fat Possum Records after the self-release on the band’s Magic Man! label in Autumn last year. Caveman is made up of five proud New York natives: lead singer/songwriter... Read More

VIDEO: GRIMES – ‘OBLIVION’

  Visions, her debut album for 4AD, is out a week today (March 12th) Grimes is currently on tour in North America and reaches the UK in May to play a handful of dates. Her show at London’s XOYO has sold out already so a headline show at London’s Heaven on September 5th is ready to be announced. May  6th – Simple Things Festival, Bristol 7th – Berkeley Suite, Glasgow 8th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 9th – XOYO, London - SOLD... Read More

NEWS: SPECTOR – HEADLINE TOUR & VIDEO

Spector are pleased to announce their third headline tour to date; Spectour III. Currently rounding off Spectour II with 2 sold out shows at London’s legendary 100 Club, the quintet are supporting Florence + the Machine throughout the UK and Europe in March, before embarking on their first live dates in North America, including gigs in New York, LA and San Francisco, culminating in two shows at the world renowned Coachella festival. The band... Read More

NEWS: WE ARE AUGUSTINES – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + FREE DOWNLOAD

We Are Augustines release their much anticipated debut album ‘Rise Ye Sunken Ships’ today via their own label, Oxcart Records and celebrate this by giving away a free MP3 of their wonderful album track ‘Augustine’ from http://weareaugustines.com/free/ The Brooklyn 3-piece enjoyed playing their debut US TV show performance on the David Letterman show in NYC, which can be seen below. Made up of singer/guitarist Billy McCarthy, Eric Sanderson on bass/keys... Read More

NEWS: ANE BRUN – VIDEO FOR FORTHCOMING SINGLE ‘WORSHIP’ FEATURING JOSE GONZALEZ

Norwegian born, Swedish based Ane Brun releases the second single ‘Worship’ from her recent, highly acclaimed album ‘It All Starts With One’ on April 2nd 2012. Worship is a duet with her fellow Gothenburg resident, José González, and is without a doubt one of the highlights of a record that has already reaped rewards across the globe, including a Norwegian Grammy (a ‘Spellemann Prisen’) for Best Female Artist – the second time... Read More

NEWS: BEIRUT – REVEAL BRAND NEW VIDEO TO ‘VAGABOND’

Beirut are confirmed to play 2012′s Field Day Festival, at London’s Victoria Park on 2nd June and have released a brand new video for the track ‘Vagabond’. Taken from the acclaimed album, The Riptide, the video was again directed by Sunset Television “We were really excited when Beirut asked us to direct another video, and knew we wanted to make something completely different from “Santa Fe.”  “Vagabond”... Read More

NEWS: STEALING SHEEP – NEW VIDEO + TOUR DATES

Currently putting the finishing touches to their  debut album, following excellent coverage for their recent “Noah & The Paper Moon EP”, Liverpool’s Stealing Sheep will be taking to the road for some extensive touring over the next few months. Feb/March sees them joining kindred spirits Field Music on tour and performing headline shows in London and Wakefield then in April the girls will be taking to the road with Heavenly labelmates... Read More

NEWS: BIG DEAL – NEW SINGLE ‘TALK’ VIDEO

With their debut album “Lights Out”, released last year on Mute Records, Big Deal staked their claim as one of the most thrilling and original new acts around. Comprising an American boy (Kacey Underwood) and British girl (Alice Costelloe), Big Deal can arguably be said to write rock music, but certainly not as we know it. Armed only with two guitars and languid vocals, stripped down and rubbed close to the bone, these were love songs with their... Read More

NEWS: TRAILER TRASH TRACYS – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ENGELHARDT’S ARIZONA’

The start of 2012 saw the release of “Ester”, the much anticipated debut LP from Trailer Trash Tracys, and to much critical acclaim too, with a whole slew of press praising its beautifully off-kilter sensibilities and daring sense of experimentation, paired with their unerring instinct for an infectious melody. Now, the band are releasing their second video, for the gorgeous, spiralling “Engelhardt’s Arizona”, which was released as a double... Read More

NEWS: REN HARVIEU – DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS + LISTEN TO A REMIXED TRACK BY TARA BUSCH

After recently featuring in XFM’s New Music Award night at The HMV Ritz, “the Salford lass with the big voice” will release her debut album ‘Through The Night’ on Island Records on 23rd April 2012. The official launch night at Manchester’s Matt & Phred’s on March 7th has already sold out, but she has two other dates in the city over the next few months (see listings below). The second single from the new album... Read More

NEWS: MMOTHS – BON IVER REMIX DOWNLOAD + VIDEO

One snowy December night at the end of 2010 the then 17 year-old school boy Jack Colleran, aka Mmoths, made two tracks and uploaded them to Soundcloud. Within months the resultant net buzz surrounding his dreamy take on electronica saw him fly to LA for a week of meetings and gigs, remix Interpol and support Aphex twin at the Warehouse Project, and has earned him acclaim from artists as disparate as Bon Iver and Flying Lotus. Mmoths’ story demonstrates... Read More

NEWS: BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB – NEW ANIMATED VIDEO

North London’s finest, Bombay Bicycle Club, have this morning unveiled a beautiful animated video to their new single ‘How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep’, which is released on the 2nd April via Island Records. Created by animator Anna Ginsburg, it has taken six months to build & film and is made even more personal by the fact that Anna also went to school with the band. If you’d like more information you can also read Anna’s... Read More

NEWS: NEDRY – NEW VIDEO + STREAM TRACKS FROM THE NEW ALBUM

London UK’s dark electronic trio Nedry premiere the first video off of their forthcoming sophomore album In A Dim Light today via Consequence of Sound. In A Dim Light will be released worldwide via Monotreme Records on March 12th, following the March 5th release of “Violaceae” as a single. In anticipation of the album, two tracks, the eerily sinister “Float” and surrealistically soaring “Post Six” are available... Read More

NEWS: PORCELAIN RAFT – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘UNLESS YOU SPEAK FROM YOUR HEART’

Porcelain Raft has released a new video for next single ‘Unless You Speak From Your Heart’, which is to be released  on the 20th February in the UK through Secretly Canadian. The video was filmed in New York and directed by Porcelain Raft aka Mauro Remiddi himself. He says of video “Once I went to see an exhibition where inside a white room there were two speakers with loud techno music. To see these two big speakers in a very bright... Read More

NEWS: THE CAST OF CHEERS – VIDEO FOR DEBUT SINGLE

Their free album ‘Chariot’, which they recorded in 3 days, has racked up over 150,000 downloads on BandCamp, they got nominated at the Choice Music Awards and their debut single ‘Family’, released on February 20th on School Boy Error/Cooperative Music, has been championed by Zane Lowe (who played it twice in a row on his Radio 1 show), Fearn Cotton, John Kennedy, Huw Stephens and Edith Bowman to name a few. ‘Family’ is the first taster... Read More

NEWS: GRIMES – EUROPEAN TOUR DATES + NEW VIDEO

With the release of her new album, Visions, scheduled for March 12th on Arbutus / 4AD (full album details here), Grimes is heading over to Europe this May for almost a month of touring. Starting at the Simple Things Festival in Bristol on the 6th, she then plays UK headline shows at the Berkeley Suite in Glasgow (7th), Brudenell Social Club in Leeds (8th), XOYO in London (9th) and Islington Mill in Salford (10th) before heading in to mainland... Read More

NEWS: BETH JEANS HOUGHTON AND THE HOOVES OF DESTINY – ‘SWEET TOOTH BIRD’ LIVE SESSION VIDEO

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny have unveiled a live session recording of their brand new single ‘Sweet Tooth Bird’. Recorded at Lightship95 – a recording studio/boat moored on the Thames – you can now watch a video of the full band session below. With her dazzling debut album, ‘Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose’ picking up glowing reviews ahead of its 6 February 2012 release, Beth Jeans Houghton &... 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

VIDEO: SIMIAN GHOST – ‘AS YOU SEE FIT’

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NEWS: S.C.U.M – ‘FAITH UNFOLDS’ REMIXES & VIDEO

S.C.U.M are set to release a new single, Faith Unfolds, on 2 January 2012. Faith Unfolds, the follow up to the recent Whitechapel single is anthemic pop at its very best and proved to be a live favourite during the bands recent UK and European tours.One of the many standouts from their critically acclaimed debut album Again Into Eyes, the single comes backed with exclusive mixes by Silver Alert (aka Jim Sclavunos – Bad Seeds / Grinderman –... Read More

NEWS: TRAILER TRASH TRACYS – DEBUT VIDEO + FREE ITAL REMIX DOWNLOAD

Ahead of the release of ‘Ester’ for release next month, London quartet Trailer Trash Tracys are capping off 2012 with the premiere of the video for ‘You Wish You Were Red’, the lead single from their debut album for Double Six. The video is a haunting and kaleidoscope affair and the perfect accompaniment to the looming melancholy of the track. Following on from the remix from cult recycling hero James Ferraro comes a remix from one of this... Read More

NEWS: BETH JEANS HOUGHTON – NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny have unveiled the official video for their brand new single ‘Sweet Tooth Bird’ which is released February 20th on Mute Records. Following on from previous singles ‘Dodecahedron’ and the beautiful ‘Liliputt’, ‘Sweet Tooth Bird’ is the latest track to be taken from Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves of Destiny’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Yours... 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: GROUPLOVE – UK TOUR DATES FOR 2012

Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records artists Grouplove have announced details of a UK headline tour for February 2012 which will shortly be followed by a set of European shows. The band will also release ‘Colours’ on 20 February 2012, the next single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album, Never Trust A Happy Song. The nine date tour will commence on 16 February at Brighton’s Haunt taking in York, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow,... Read More

NEWS: ODONIS ODONIS – NEW VIDEO TO ‘LEDGED UP’

Newly released album ‘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. Like a good post-modernist, however, these influences merely... 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: THE LOVELY EGGS – NEW VIDEO FEAT. GRUFF RHYS

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NEWS: CASIOKIDS – 2012 TOUR DATES + NEW VIDEO & ALBUM

Having made their debut in Japan earlier this month and playing a string of UK dates last week including a sold out show at London’s Shacklewell Arms, which had the audience ecstatic with joy, Casiokids are pleased to announce a new UK tour in January 2012! ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen’ is the eagerly anticipated debut album from Casiokids. Due for release on January 16th 2012 through Moshi Moshi Records, it follows the recent single ‘Det... Read More

NEWS: S.C.U.M. – WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THEIR NEW SINGLE

S.C.U.M are set to release a new single, Faith Unfolds, on 2 January 2012. Faith Unfolds, the follow up to the recent Whitechapel single and has proved to be a live favourite during the bands recent UK and European tours. One of the many standouts from their debut album Again Into Eyes, the single comes backed with exclusive mixes by Silver Alert (aka Jim Sclavunos – Bad Seeds / Grinderman – and Peter Mavrogeorgis) and Aaron Dilloway (founder... Read More

NEWS: SUMMER CAMP – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘DOWN’

With the recent release of debut LP “Welcome to Condale”, the duo Summer Camp are announcing the release of a brand new single, “Down”. While their album evokes a cinematic microverse of teenage lovers and loners, freaks and high school geeks in American suburbia, “Down”, appropriately enough, comes across as a cry of frustrated independence and a longing for escape from dead end towns, as Elizabeth Sankey sings, “I don’t know what... Read More

NEWS: KIRSTY ALMEIDA – TO TAKE PART IN BURY’S CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON

Backed by her fabulous 8-piece band, The Troubadours, Kirsty will debut her latest album Wintersongs, a very special album inspired by the magic and darkness of the festive season. It will be launched with 300, limited edition, individually handmade covers and follows her debut album DejaVoodu, which was recorded at the State of the Ark Studios, London and featured the production skills of legendary producer Youth – who has also produced Paul... Read More

NEWS: 2:54 – NEW EP, VIDEO & UK TOUR DATES

London-based sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, a.k.a. 2:54, are to release their debut 4-track EP, ‘Scarlet’ through Fiction Records on November 14th. The duo further explore a darkly cinematic sound, spanning stoner-rock, punk and atmospheric pop. Mixer Alan Moulder (Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails) and Mercury-winning producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave) both worked on the EP. The first proper single and the first taste of... Read More

NEWS: YES SIR BOSS – FREE DEBUT SINGLE DOWNLOAD

Stoned Records’ first signing ‘Yes Sir Boss’ have cultivated a truly original, distinct and indefinable sound that has elements of everything from a brooding Balkan blues band to a horn injected indie rock outfit… In the end, though, it’s the meeting of all their diverse sounds that makes YSB’s shambolic, funky, rootsy, tunes so unique. Their heavy blend of horn led hooks, offbeat rhythms and epic riffs provide the perfect backing for... Read More

NEWS: ST. VINCENT – 4AD SESSION VIDEO

In September of this year, St. Vincent took a giant leap forward with the release of third album, Strange Mercy. This time out Annie Clark was to combine her musical virtuosity with ambitious songwriting that ran a gamut of emotional cadences, all the while underpinned by a colourful sense of melody. Recording these songs live for the first time, St. Vincent has performed four tracks from Strange Mercy for the tenth visual instalment in the 4AD Session... Read More

NEWS: AGNES OBEL – LOMOGRAPHY PHOTO COMPETITION FOR ‘RIVERSIDE’

Photo: Sofie Amalie Klougart Born in Copenhagen and currently based in Berlin, Agnes’ sparse chamber folk has spread through word-of-mouth across Europe and the U.S. The album ‘Philharmonic’ has been compared by critics to the likes of PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Roy Orbison. After a whirlwind year, Anges Obel is happy to partner with Lomography for the “The Riverside Rumble.” Fans are invited to submit any analogue photo not digitally... Read More

NEWS: CASIOKIDS – NEW VIDEO

Following the release of their squelchy new burst of synthpop ‘Det Haster!’ (“it’s urgent!”) this week on Moshi Moshi Records, Norway’s CASIOKIDS have revealed a creepy video for the track featuring all manner of teddy bear abuse. The Det Haster! single, which comes backed with a remix of the track by Of Montreal, is taken from the band’s debut European LP release ‘Aabenbaringen Over Aaskammen’, set for European release in January. Whereas... Read More

NEWS: TIGA & ZOMBIE NATION’S ZZT PROJECT. ALBUM DETAILS & VIDEO

Tiga and Zombie Nation have both rocked remarkably long and prolific careers, the members of ZZT possess uncanny staying power in an industry where hype ends faster than it begins. Zombie Nation’s production credentials are impeccable, and his reputation as a live performer has made him a permanent fixture on Europe’s main stages. Meanwhile, Tiga’s vocal hooks, sampling know-how-to, DJ sets and impressive work as a label boss have... Read More

NEWS: BRETON – A SHORT FILM FOR THE DEBUT SINGLE

Visual experimentalists Breton have released a short film for their forthcoming debut single ‘Edward The Confessor’, due for release on Fat Cat Records on 21st November 2011.  The track’s lyrics are based on a field recording of a conversation taking place between two unknown men, the subject matter of which is immigration and the frustration of surviving in a foreign country. It’s a similar frustration that’s echoed in the young faces... Read More

NEWS: THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB – EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

The Victorian English Gentlemens Club, who released their third album ‘Bag Of Meat’ via This Is Fake DIY Records in June this year, have just announced details of a Europe wide tour. The album, the follow-up to 2009′s ‘Love On An Oil Rig’, was recorded over Autumn/Winter 2010/11 in Cardiff, with producer Charlie Francis. The band describe the record as having ‘two halves’: the first, “a reaction to... Read More

NEWS: HERMAN DUNE – NEW VIDEO FOR ‘BE A DOLL TAKE MY HEART’

Herman Dune have announced the second single from their latest album Strange Moosic. The French duo of David-Ivar Herman Dune and Cosmic Néman follow their first single ‘Tell Me Something I don’t Know’ with ‘Be A Doll and Take My Heart’, an upbeat pop ditty fuelled by acoustic guitars, David-Ivar’s distinctive vocals and fun-filled “oohs”. David-Ivar wrote this as a love song, despite the fact that... Read More

NEWS: THE VACCINES – ‘WETSUIT’ INSTAGRAM VIDEO

A few months ago The Vaccines asked their fans to help them make their next music video. All they had to do to participate was to tag their festival images on the photo sharing app Instagram with #vaccinesvideo and the best ones would be used to make the video. There was an overwhelming response. Nearly 3,000 images were submitted from over 30 countries, from Britain to Brazil to Japan to Australia. The best have been weaved together by director Poppy... Read More

NEWS: A WINGED VICTORY FOR THE SULLEN – FIRST LIVE VIDEO

Drone/modern classical duo A Winged Victory For The Sullen have released a live video, recently filmed in Brussels. This is the first live clip of the band to surface, following their self titled debut album, which was released on Erased Tapes last month. The clip is taken from the band’s first live radio session shot in former Sparklehorse and current Stars Of The Lid founder Adam Wiltzie’s present home town. The song is fittingly... Read More

NEWS: ZOLA JESUS – NEW VIDEO & NOVEMBER LIVE DATES

Zola Jesus releases the first video from her new album, Conatus. Directed, as always, by Jacqueline Castel and filmed in the New Mexican desert, Vessel  shows Zola Jesus in dramatic form. Inspired by the Sphinx moth, who passes through metamorphosis in underground chambers and whose natural habitat is the desert, Castel explains her work: “In Vessel, science fiction, wave phenomena, and the abstracted metamorphosis of the moth life cycle are visually... Read More

NEWS: MOUNT FABRIC – EP DETAILS & VIDEO

On Monday 10th of October, Mount Fabric will release ‘Threads’ on Hairy Wolf Records. The second part of their trilogy of EP’s, ‘Threads’ picks up from their last EP ‘Secretly An Astronaut’ and moves on from the theme of disillusioned hope to full blown depression. Singer and lyricist Alex Marczak draws on his own experiences of paranoia, anxiety, psychosis and loneliness to fuel his blend of darkly euphoric songwriting, channelled through... Read More

NEWS: THE NARCOLEPTIC DANCERS – DEBUT ALBUM + NEW VIDEO

The Narcoleptic Dancers release their debut album ‘Never Sleep’ on September 26th via Bleepmachine & Capitaine Plouf. Last year brought to light the unusual union of Melody Van Kappers and Anton Louis Jr, the half-brother and sister outfit that fate magically brought together. Forming a duo happened simply and naturally. Melody kindled a carefree attitude in Anton that he didn’t have as a child. They called themselves ‘The Narcoleptic... 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: S.C.U.M. ANNOUNCE SINGLE AND VIDEO FROM UPCOMING ALBUM AND UK TOUR

S.C.U.M. are set to release a new single, ‘Whitechapel’ on Mute on 26 September 2011. ‘Whitechapel’, available on 12” and download, is the second single from S.C.U.M’s eagerly awaited debut album Again Into Eyes which is released on 12 September. The 12” comes backed with exclusive track ‘Blindness’ and both the vinyl and download feature the Carter Tutti (Throbbing Gristle / Chris and Cosey) remix of the title track. The single... 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: DAVID LYNCH TO RELEASE SOLO ALBUM ON NOVEMBER 7th

Filmmaker David Lynch will make his solo debut as a musical artist this fall with Crazy Clown Time. Produced and written by Lynch, the album’s 14 original songs spotlight him on guitar and vocals. Independent British label Sunday Best Recordings will release the full album internationally on November 7 (US release is set for November 8). Two tracks released late last year – “Good Day Today” and “I Know” – already have American and British... Read More

NEWS: THIS FRONTIER NEEDS HEROES – NEW ALBUM ‘THE FUTURE’ STREAM & VIDEO

Named after Woody Guthrie’s guitar scrawl during WWII, “This Machine Kills Fascists”, This Frontier Needs Heroes is the Alt-Folk duo, Brad and Jessica Lauretti from Brooklyn, NY. Their songs are personal, honest stories of love, loss and longing for a better world. Utilising Kickstarter donations from their growing fan base to fund their second album, The Future that you hold in your hands, the band decided to leave the studio for a more... Read More

VIDEO: SCROOBIUS PIP – INTRODICTION

This is the first teaser track from Scroobius Pip’s upcoming solo record ‘Distraction Pieces’. Produced by Danny Lohner. Backing vocals by Milla Jovovich & Cameron Slade. Shot for £100. Directed by Aaron Shrimpton & Scroobius Pip. Shot by Tom Coles. Lighting by Oliver Quintrell & Emily Brown. Introdiction is available on iTunes & other stores now. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Gh8TWpQE8 http://scroobiuspip.co.uk/  Read More

NEWS: KITSUNE ANNOUNCE THE TWELVES MIX + TWELVES INTERVIEW

What do we know about The Twelves? There’s only two of them, and they’re from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the last few years their productions have invaded blogland. They’ve reworked the songs of today’s greatests: La Roux, Black Strobe, Daft Punk, Kylie, M.I.A., Yuksek, The Virgins, Black Kids, Groove Armada, Munk, Fever Ray, Metric, Two Door Cinema Club, A-Ha even, you name it… So why The Twelves? Simply because João Miguel and Luciano... Read More

NEWS: BJORK ‘CRYSTALINE’ VIDEO

The video for the lead single from her forthcoming album ‘Biophilia’ has been directed by movie maker Michel Gondry (External Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep). This is their eighth collaboration, firstly in 1993 with ‘Human Behaviour’ and most recently ‘Declare Independence’ in 2007. Gondry provides another trademark inventive storyboard, blending various animation techniques with live action... Read More

NEWS: S.C.U.M – DEBUT ALBUM, SINGLE AND VIDEO

S.C.U.M are set to release their debut album ‘Again Into Eyes’ on Mute on the 12 September 2011. The album features ten stunning tracks including forthcoming single ‘Amber Hands’, that reel from carnival-esque to a sound that occasionally flirts at melancholy and utter despair. ‘Again Into Eyes’ was recorded in London with producers Ken and Jolyon Thomas (whose credits individually and together include Sigur Ros, M83, David... Read More

NEWS: HYDE & BEAST – NEW VIDEO, SINGLE AND DEBUT ALBUM DETAILS

Following a string of successful shows and support from Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley, The Futureheads’ side-project Hyde & Beast have announced that their debut album, ‘Slow Down’ will be released on August 15th on their very own label, Tail Feather Records! One week before on August 8th, the single ‘Never Come Back’ will be released on the same label. Complete with a mysterious masked dancer and clever camera trickery, the video... Read More

NEWS: NOAH AND THE WHALE – NEW SINGLE AND TOUR

Noah And The Whale will release a new single, Life Is Life, on August 8th. The third single to be taken from the band’s third album Last Night On Earth, Life Is Life follows Tonight’s The Kind Of Night and L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N., which took up residence in the chart for 12 straight weeks earlier this year. Life Is Life comes amid a summer of festivals for Noah And The Whale and precedes the band’s biggest ever headline tour this October. The... Read More

NEWS: MOON DUO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘FALLOUT’ AND VIDEO

After the release of their incredible debut album ‘Mazes’, packed out European tour and an incredible set at Primavera, Moon Duo have released ‘Fallout’ their new single. released on July 4th, the track is accompanied by another psychedelic video, directed by Eric Mast. Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and his partner, Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s first two EPs, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010),... Read More

NEWS: MOON DUO NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO

After the release of their incredible debut album ‘Mazes’, packed out European tour and an incredible set at Primavera, Moon Duo have confirmed ‘Fallout’ to be their next single. Out on July 4th, the track is accompanied by another suitably psychedelic video, directed by Eric Mast. The album ‘Mazes’ saw its European release on April 18th through Berlin-based Souterrain Transmissions and was praised everywhere from the Blackpool Gazette... 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: FICTION RELEASE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

London four piece, Fiction  have just released a new single on the brand new Off Modern Records label. ‘Parakeets’, the follow up to ‘Big Things’, is the bands third release and was produced by The Klaxons’ Anthony Rossomando and mixed by Rodiadh McDonald. Backed with ‘Let The Day Perish’ from the bands recent Blackbox session, the new single is released on seven inch vinyl and is available to download on most digital... 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

NEWS: PATRICK WOLF – HEADLINE TOUR

Patrick Wolf will embark on a headline UK tour in October and November this year. Playing tracks from his fifth album ‘Lupercalia’, alongside classic material, Wolf will close the tour with a performance at London’s Roundhouse on Friday 4th November. Speaking about the upcoming tour, Patrick said, “after the party of festival season, I want the Lupercalia Tour to be at the mercy of cupids arrows, that anyone who comes to the show... Read More

NEWS: HYDE & BEAST ALBUM AND VIDEO

From the North East of England comes a new project from The Futureheads’ Dave Hyde and ex-Golden Virgins’ drummer Neil Bassett and it goes by the name of Hyde & Beast. Hyde & Beast have released a video. Not only that, but their brand new website www.hydeandbeast.co.uk is now live, and if you sign up to their mailing list you can receive a free mp3 of ‘(And the) Pictures in the Sky’. The two drummers have come together and created... Read More

NEWS: Thomas Tantrum – Behind The Scenes Video + Tour

Ever wondered what really goes on between takes whilst making a music video and what ends up on the cutting room floor? Well, now you can find out by watching this behind the scenes footage from the ‘Hot Hot Summer’ video shoot! Upbeat and colourful,Thomas Tantrum’s video for ‘Hot Hot Summer’ sees them playing in fake snow, raiding the fancy dress box and partaking in a water pistol fight. Catch the band messing around on set, dressing... Read More

LIVE: FICTION/FILMS – 04/03/2011

- THE CASTLE HOTEL, MANCHESTER - The Castle Hotel is a perfect example of how Manchester’s Northern Quarter has always been an interesting place. I’m not referring to the last decade or so since a few overpriced clothes shops, bars and apartments appeared; I’m talking about since its inception over two and a half centuries ago. Obviously there have been few changes here and there, but the Castle itself has only really seen one change to its... Read More

SINGLE: DJ Hell featuring Bryan Ferry – U Can Dance

The latest release from Gigolo Records “U Can Dance” brings together two kings of different castles: Hell, a world renowned DJ/Producer and one of the pioneers of the Electroclash sound to recently emerge out of Berlin, and Bryan Ferry, seventies pop star and the lead singer of “Roxy Music”. Originally, Hell set out to rework one of Roxy Music’s tracks, but after meeting Ferry in person they opted for a previously unreleased solo venture... Read More