Monday, 24 October 2016
Having shared the expansive and emotively tinted 'Haze' earlier this year, Amber Run return with their latest single Stranger. Having spent the past few months locked away working on the follow up to 5am's triumphant debut, the band offer up a bold and maturing sound in our first proper taste of what's to come. "Stranger is about being hopeful" explains the band,"[It's] about realising that sometimes you don’t get what you need but you’ll keep moving on regardless. At it’s root, Stranger is about how it’s worth suffering for your art. It's about reconnecting with the thing you love most and remembering that nothing that's worth having comes easy". Take a listen for yourselves below. To coincide with news of the band's forthcoming new album 'For A Moment, I Was Lost', released early next year, they'll be heading out on the road throughout February. Find all the details below.
Feb Live Dates
8th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
10th – Rock City, Nottingham
11th – The Institute, Birmingham
13th – Phoenix, Exeter
14th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
16th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
17th – QMU, Glasgow
18th – Plug, Sheffield
19th – Welly, Hull
22nd – Stylus, Leeds
23rd – Academy 2, Manchester
24th – SWX, Bristol
25th – Forum, London
Support comes from Island.
Saturday, 22 October 2016
Photo credit: Vlad Sepetov
Anyone who writes about music will know all too well the struggle we face daily with the email onslaught. I've thought countless times of throwing in the towel - or on the other hand maybe using it to silence needy PR's who deem fit to send 4 follow up emails in the space of 2 days. Sometimes though, through it all, it becomes worthwhile. If it wasn't for this site I probably would never have come across WILDERADO. A breath of fresh air amongst the monotonous music I'm force-fed, the LA-based four-piece return with their expansive new single Bottoms. Said to be the first in a series of off-cuts that didn't quite make their early EP's, the track floats with a spectacular loftiness, all backed with a towering vocal alignment and soaring guitar stricken canvas. Take a listen for yourselves below.
Friday, 21 October 2016
Having long been a fan of Laura Welsh, it's great to have her back after a short stint away with her brand new single Red. Picking up where her previous work left off, Welsh delivers another destructive and emotionally captive effort filled with her powerful vocal energy and soaring production. The new track comes ahead of her latest EP 'See Red', released November 4th 2016 through her own imprint TwentyTwoSeven Recordings / Republic of Music. "Red is a song about taking responsibility for fucking up. To admitting you are holding back and playing it stubborn... For being human" explains Laura. Take a listen for yourselves below.
As Sundara Karma tighten the reigns on their upcoming debut album 'Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect', the band return with Olympia, the latest single to be taken from its release. Having long been a fan of their sun-kissed scintillated guitar melodies, it's nice to hear the Reading based four-piece experiment with different sounds as they unfurl a boundless energy across the track's elevated arrangement. Take a listen for yourselves. The single follows on from news of them recently announcing a career highlight support tour with Two Door Cinema Club. Check out the full list of dates below.
Sundara Karma will release 'Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect' on January 6th through RCA/Chess Club Records.
Two Door Cinema Club Support Dates
24 BIRMINGHAM Academy
25 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
27 MANCHESTER Apollo
28 MANCHESTER Apollo
30 LEEDS Academy
31 NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Academy
02 LIVERPOOL Guild Of Students
03 GLASGOW Barrowlands
04 GLASGOW Barrowlands
06 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
07 BRISTOL Academy
09 LONDON Alexandra Palace
10 LONDON Alexandra Palace
Thursday, 20 October 2016
Playing under the covers making dens and hideaways was always so much fun as a kid. A world of imagination. Things can quickly turn in to a nightmare though, especially when your final moments with a loved one are rudely interrupted by her being dragged beneath the sheets in to an expansive new world - her nowhere to be found. Take a watch below as Clean Cut Kid's latest single Make Believe gets its official video treatment.
Fri 21 Oct 2016 Leeds Headrow House
Sat 22 Oct 2016 Coventry Kasbah
Mon 24 Oct 2016 Bristol The Louisiana
Tue 25 Oct 2016 Brighton The Prince Albert
Wed 26 Oct 2016 London Dingwalls
Fri 28 Oct 2016 Nottingham The Bodega
Sat 29 Oct 2016 Liverpool East Village Arts Club - Theatre
Sun 30 Oct 2016 Oxford Jericho Tavern
Introducing further electronic elements to his advancing sound, Matt Woods is back with his huge new single, Nothing Less. Channelling the soulful falsetto energy of James Vincent McMorrow and the experimental abilities of Jack Garratt, Woods delivers pulsating pop perfection on his return - the track's expansive intro readily giving way to its synth scattered chorus. "This is probably both the saddest and most upbeat song I have put out so far” explains Woods, "I love the idea of people getting some joy out of what is really a heart breaking sentiment". Take a listen for yourselves:
You can also stream the lead track to his forthcoming new EP below.
Monday, 17 October 2016
December 2nd 2016, The Last Shadow Puppets will release their 'The Dream Synopsis' EP featuring new versions of album tracks ‘Aviation’ and ‘The Dream Synopsis’ alongside a choice selection of covers. In anticipation the band have shared a live video of them performing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Is This What You Wanted’, directed by Focus Creeps. Take a watch for yourselves below.You can Pre-Order the EP on limited edition vinyl here.
2. Les Cactus - original by Jacques Dutronc
3. Totally Wired – original by The Fall
4. This Is Your Life – original by Glaxo Babies
5. Is This What You Wanted – original by Leonard Cohen
6. The Dream Synopsis
Following on from sharing their new single Turn last month, Ten Fe return with an accompanying video featuring the band performing at their studio in Walthamstow. The video comes ahead of the band's upcoming headline show at Rough Trade East on 26 October. Take a watch for yourselves above. You can Pre-Order the 7" vinyl here.
Koko, Camden London October 25th
Rough Trade East, London October 26th