Sunday, 23 April 2017

Luke Sital-Singh - Hunger

Following on from Killing Me, Luke Sital-Singh returns with a gloriously shot new video to his latest single Hunger. The second track to be taken from Luke’s forthcoming album ‘Time Is A Riddle’, set for release on May 12th via Raygun Records/Red Essential, once more we're subject to unfeigned lyricism and intricate guitar melodies as its thundering percussion rumbles beneath. Speaking about the making of the ‘Hunger’ video, Luke says: "We made the Hunger video in my kitchen using an old super 8 camera. We knew that with the lighting and the super 8 it would look cool, but I’d never shot a video using film before and not being able to watch the footage back as we shot was unnerving but also a little liberating. It felt satisfying to make something the old fashioned way". Take a watch for yourselves below.

May Live Dates
Tue 9 Tobermory, Isle Of Mull, An Tobar
Wed 10 Inverness, Eden Court
Thur 11 Ullapool, The Ceilidh Place
Fri 12 Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Mon 15 Edinburgh, Teviot Debating Hall
Tue 16 Glasgow, Oran Mor
Wed 17 Sheffield, Picture House
Thu 18 Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
Fri 19 Bristol, The Lantern
Sun 21 Nottingham, The Bodega
Mon 22 Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Tue 23 London, Union Chapel
Wed 24 Brighton, The Hope and Ruin
Fri 26 Exeter, Exeter Phoenix


Friday, 21 April 2017

London Grammar - Oh Woman Oh Man

Following on from the sensational Big Picture, released back in February, London Grammar return with their latest single, Oh Woman Oh Man. Through its rather laid back approach, the track sees a more mellowing sound from the band as they opt for elongated vocal sections and softly played out percussion over the more traditional heart-in-mouth crescendos we're used to. Nevertheless it's still a pristine work of art and I'm eagerly anticipating the new album, 'Truth Is A Beautiful Thing', due for release on June 9 via Metal & Dust/ Ministry Of Sound.

Live Dates
Wednesday 26 April American Cathedral In Paris Paris, France
Saturday 27 May Radio 1 Big Weekend Hull, UK
Saturday 3 June Heartland Festival Frederiksberg, Denmark
Saturday 10 June Parklife Festival Manchester, UK
Sunday 25 June Glastonbury Festival Pilton, UK
Saturday 1 July Festival Garorock Marmande, France
Friday 7 July TRNSMT Festival Glasgow, UK
Wednesday 12 July Montreux Jazz Festival Montreux, Switzerland
Friday 14 July Super Bock Super Rock Lisbon, Portugal
Sunday 16 July Festival De Nîmes Paris, France
Saturday 22 July Lollapalooza Paris, France
Friday 4 August Osheaga Music & Arts Montreal, Canada
Sunday 6 August Lollapalooza Chicago, US
Friday 11 August Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland
Saturday 12 August Way Out West Festival Gothenburg, Sweden
Friday 18 August Pukkelpop Kiewit-Hasselt, Belgium
Saturday 19 August Lowland Festival Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Saturday 26 August Zurich Open Air Festival Zürich, Switzerland
Friday 1 September Electric Picnic Stradbally, Ireland
Sunday 10 September Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany

Thursday, 20 April 2017

PLGRMS - Dream You Up

Through luxurious waves of electronic elements, Australian duo PLGRMS return with their hypnotising new single Dream You Up. With hints of Alt-J and Glass Animals, the track sees soaring vocal sections tackle its colossal percussion and moody melodic rhythms in fine style. Speaking on the lyrical content, Jacob Pearson from the band explained: "When there’s mystery behind something or someone, it’s so interesting and intriguing. By nature we just can't help ourselves and want to find out what it is. It's the anticipation and the thrill of what we don't understand. I’ve gone through it, but when you unveil the truth, the magic just disappears. So, it's about stopping yourself from understanding it completely, so that thrill can hang around a bit longer." Take a listen for yourselves below.


All We Are - Human

Following on from last month's teaser track, Burn It All Out, Liverpudlian trio All We Are share details of their forthcoming new album 'Sunny Hills'. Returning with their brand new single Human, with each record comes change and here it looks like the band embrace this to the fullest as they emerge from their shadowy past with upfront guitars and vibrant lyricism. Take a listen for yourselves below with the accompanying Eoin Glaister directed clip, the first in a trilogy documenting a small village succumb to developers set on destroying their town with the construction of a motorway. The new album will be released June 9th 2017.

'Sunny Hills' Tracklist
1.     Burn It All Out
2.     Human
3.     Animal
4.     Dance
5.     Down
6.     Dreamer
7.     Youth
8.     Waiting
9.     Punch

Live Dates
30th April – Festevol Gardens, Liverpool
20th May – Royal Circus, Brussels
26th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester
27th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
28th May – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
8th June – Auster Club, Berlin
9th June – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
14th June – Moth Club, London
15th June – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
16th June – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
17th June – Think Tank, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
18th June – Stereo, Glasgow
21st- 25th June - Glastonbury Festival, Somerset
23 – 25th June – Down the Rabbit Hole, Gelderland
13th – 16th July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
31st Aug – 3rd Sept – End of the Road Festival, Dorset
1st – 3rd September – Electric Picnic Festival, Co Laois, Ireland


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Allday - Baby Spiders Ft. Mallrat

As the nights get longer and the warmer weather finally starts to ascend in to double figures, Australian-based artist Allday yesterday shared his brand new single, Baby Spiders, perfectly coinciding its summer soundtracked vibes with accentuated synth pad textures and tranquil melodies. Teaming up with Mallrat on vocals, the track showcases the pair at their best yet, an accolade to his previous work having racked up plays in their millions through Soundcloud and Spotify over recent months. Take a listen for yourselves below. Allday's new album 'Speeding' will be released this Friday 21 April.


Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Haux - Touch

Surprise releases are always a treat. The perfect pick-me-up to a day that's getting you down. Released on Good Friday, Haux returned with his gorgeous new single, Touch, a disconsolate emotionally-hinged jam. With its haunting electronics and echoed vocals the track showcases the true extent of his talent, with each layer of synth-pad texture exploring new dimensions. "I’ve always been drawn to the past" explains Woodson Black. "There’s something about it that’s both set in stone yet still awake. Touch brings the past into the present. It’s binds the details of someone you seldom remember with the nights that you always forget". I was a fan last year when he first appeared on the site and I'm an even bigger one now. Take a listen for yourselves below. Haux will play Sound Control in Manchester on 17th May and London's The Lexington on 18th May, both in addition to his The Great Escape showcase on May 19th.


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Mt. Wolf - Heavenbound

Not ones to go light with emotion, Mt. Wolf today return with an official video to their new single Heavenbound. The new clip coincides with the recent announcement of their much awaited debut album, 'Aetherlight', which we'll all finally be able get our hands on this summer on May 26th released through CRC Music.

Take a watch below as the emotive film documents the final few moments of our lead protagonist's life as he begins to realise how little meaning his once so prolific views held.


Royal Blood - Lights Out

Taking to social media earlier this week, Royal Blood emerged from the shadows with news of their second album 'How Did We Get So Dark?', this enticing both emotions of excitement and nerve, wondering if they'd live up to expectation. I mean, there was some pretty big shoes to fill having had the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK, debuting in the Top 5 on the US Billboard 200 and going Top 20 in twelve countries with over a million copies sold. Who am I kidding though, of course they'd live up to it. And their first taster of what's to come proves so in mighty fine fashion as Mike Kerr’s robust guitar lines and chugging basslines go head-to-head in battle with Ben Thatcher's weighty pre-eminent percussion. Most certainly not for the faint-hearted. Take a listen below. 

‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ Tracklist:
01.     How Did We Get So Dark?
02.     Lights Out
03.     I Only Lie When I Love You
04.     She’s Creeping
05.     Look Like You Know
06.     Where Are You Now?
07.     Don’t Tell
08.     Hook, Line and Sinker
09.     Hole In Your Heart
10.     Sleep

‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats June 16th through Warner Bros Records.