Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sam Fender - Dead Boys

Returning with his new single Dead Boys Sam Fender shares his most immediate work to date, equally great but in complete contrast to his recent effort Leave Fast. Not an easy subject to tackle, but one that must be talked about, Fender addresses so effortlessly in poignant fashion the rising male suicide rates in the UK and leaves us all with a lump in our throat. Soft yet with a drive for ambition the new single delivers a huge impact as it floats and ebbs towards its rousing crescendo finale. Take a listen for yourselves below. Fender, who recently signed to Polydor Records, will be taking to the road this Autumn. Full dates beneath.

Live Dates
18th August – Lowlands, Netherlands
19th August – Dockville, Festival Hamburg
24th August – Leeds Festival
26th August – Reading Festival
8th September – DCODE Festival, Madrid
29th October – Mash House, Edinburgh
30th October – Fibbers, York
31st October – King Tuts, Glasgow
2nd November – Chapel, Leeds
3rd November – Leadmill 2, Sheffield
5th November – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
6th November – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
7th November – Thekla, Bristol
9th November – Rock City Basement, Nottingham
10th November – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
12th November – OMEARA, London SOLD OUT
13th November – OMEARA, London NEW DATE
17th November – Newcastle University
3rd December – Academy, Glasgow (w/ Blossoms) SOLD OUT
13th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ Blossoms) SOLD OUT


Wednesday, 15 August 2018


Hands down. Nobody does album campaign's quite like The 1975, this one being one of favourites yet. From the magnetising artwork that's been appearing online and in real life locations around the world over the past few months, to sending out tangible care packages to fans, the band know a thing or two about standing out from the crowd. Tonight they shared the latest single TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME which does exactly that. “I only called her one time/ Maybe it was two times?/ I don’t think it was three times/ It can’t be more than four times.” exclaims an autotuned Matty over a thumping carnival hyped beat. The new single is the second taken from their forthcoming new album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' and follows on from teaser track Love It If We Made It. Take a listen for yourselves below.

'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' will be released in October through Dirty Hit Records.


Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Eliza Shaddad - This Is My Cue

Photo credit: Mel Tjeong

As real as break up songs get, none hit the nerve quite so well as Eliza Shaddad has achieved on This Is My Cue. Left stripped back the track's organic production and ethereal sound make it all the more pure as swanky guitars and her expansive vocal talents come together on a dark and moody backdrop. Described by Eliza as “Literally what’s going around inside my brain in most relationships…  This song is about freedom and anguish and trying to find the strength of mind to end things.” The new single is taken from her debut album Future, due on the 26th of October through Beatnik Creative. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Honey Moon - Yours, Girl

Having hugely impressed with their recent single (Why Do You Think You're So) Special?, London pop crooners Honey Moon return with another spellbinding effort. Crystallised in dazzling guitars and kaleidoscopic melodies, Yours, Girl is a fine example of their ballad-conjuring craftsmanship. The new single is taken from the band's forthcoming EP Four More From.. which will be released through Heist or Hit on September 21st. Singer Jack Slater Chandler says of the track: "'Yours, Girl' is probably the most direct and heartfelt part of the EP; it shoots straight down the ballad barrel. The recording is intentionally quite clean and simple - no flashy production tricks, no crazy effects, just one single unadulterated slice of dreamy seaside pop. One for the lovers." Take a listen for yourselves below.


Monday, 13 August 2018

Joel Baker - Harder To Fall (Official Video)

Released on Friday, Joel Baker returned with his transcendent new video for single Harder To Fall. Shot on location in Lancaster, directed by Daniel Brereton, the clip takes in some wonderful scenery as Joel try's to find some sense in the madness around us all. "Harder to Fall is a song about it becoming harder and harder to fall in love after going through knocks & bruises along the way “I broke my heart and it healed back different” he explains. "You put your guard up more “there’s four armies in my heart all leading the resistance”, one for each chamber. You start to become desensitised “sad stories on the news don’t move me”. The song is a cry for help to start feeling again and experience that love and emotion that was once so familiar". Take a listen to the huge pop number below.


Friday, 10 August 2018

Ten Fé - Not Tonight

Having hugely impressed with their debut album last year, Ten Fé return with their first music of 2018 unveiling their brand new single Not Tonight. And in prime fashion, it's everything you'd expect from the London based outfit. Expansive and rich in euphoria, the track's arpeggiated synth-led intro quickly dissipates in to a glorious reveal of swirling melodies and infectious pop influenced sounds. Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan have come a long way since their first offering as two humble musicians and songwriters. The new line up became completed in 2017 with Rob Shipley (bass); Johnny Drain (Keys) and Alex Hammond (drums) joining. Take a listen to the new single below for yourselves.

Live Dates
15 Nov 18        London            Islington Assembly Hall 
27 Nov 18        Birmingham     Hare & Hounds 
28 Nov 18        Manchester      Deaf Institute


Henry Nowhere - Not Going Back

Following on from last months single, Henry Nowhere returns with his brand new track, Not Going Back. Picking up the pace his latest effort comes packed with dizzying guitars and hazy production values that leave you longing for a summer well spent. "The feeling of being lost and content is a recurring theme in my writing" explains Harry. "There is a big part of me that wants to drop it all, wander about and appreciate the worlds wonder. I know this impulse does not make me special in the least. For me music serves the purpose of giving the listener that sort of care free getaway in a 3 minute bite-size form. That was my goal for this song and most of the EP for that matter." Take a listen for yourselves below. The new single is taken from his forthcoming debut EP of the same name.


Thursday, 9 August 2018

Yawwn - Mercy

Returning with their third single, Wimbledon-based five piece Yawwn unveil their funkiest effort yet in Mercy. Soft to start, the track steadily unfolds to reveal a glittered backdrop of scintillating guitars and smooth vocals. The new single is taken from the band’s five track debut EP 'Body I'm In', which is to be released on Saturday 11th August. Take a listen for yourselves.