Thursday, 9 July 2020

MAX RAD - It’ll All Be Fine

Following on from his recent effort Back Around, Max Rad has this week unveiled his stellar new single It'll All Be Fine. Showing further dynamics to his already developed sound through soft tempo percussion, sampled vocals and jazzy melodies, he once again pushes the boundaries with another pop-perfected masterpiece. Speaking on new single, Max said: “'It’ll All Be Fine' is like a hallucination, an outer body experience. I think within healing, it is so important to try and take yourself outside of yourself. Look at the bigger picture, don't let yourself be swallowed up internally. When you realise that your inner dialogue is getting a little bit damning of yourself, it can feel like when you've been at a party too long and things start to go a bit dark and it's time to leave.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


Declan McKenna - Daniel, You're Still a Child (Official Video)

Returning with the announcement of his UK and European tour dates set to kick off from March next year, Declan McKenna today reveals his accompanying new single Daniel, You're Still a Child. Taken from his forthcoming album 'Zeros', due out 21st August through Columbia Records, it sees his confidence strive as swaggering melodies meet rousing instrumentation to full effect. Having long shown his songwriting prowess, each cut from the new record shows us solidifying evidence of his imaginative and adventurous abilities. Speaking about the new track he explains in further detail: "You know, Daniel, You’re Still A Child because he’s lost in the aftermath, whether it’s lost in the sauce, stoned, lost in some existential fear or lost his way in some VR game. Daniel is this kid who has so much to prove, he has so much in him but he’s just continually being led astray because the world’s telling him that he’s not ‘normal’. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Declan will head out across the UK and Europe from March 2021 in support of the record, Tickets hit pre-sale on Wednesday 15th July @ 9:00am BST, and on general sale from Friday 17th July @ 9:00am BST from Declan’s website –

Declan McKenna Live:
26th March – The Waterfront, Norwich
27th March – The Junction, Cambridge
28th March – O2 Academy, Bristol
30th March – Tramshed, Cardiff
1st April – O2 Academy Brixton, London
3rd April – O2 Academy, Birmingham
5th April – Rock City, Nottingham
6th April – O2 Academy, Newcastle
8th April – O2 Academy, Leeds
9th April – Albert Hall, Manchester
12th April – SWG3 The Galvanizers, Glasgow
23rd April – Le Stereolux, Nantes
24th April – Le Trabendo, Paris
26th April – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing
27th April – Trix, Antwerp
29th April – Melkweg – MAX, Amsterdam
30th April – Maassilo, Rotterdam
1st May – Heimathafen Neukolln, Berlin
3rd May – The Roxy, Prague
4th May – Proxima, Warsaw
6th May – Mojo, Hamburg
7th May – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld, Cologne


Sea Girls - All I Want To Hear You Say

Today sees Sea Girls unveil their latest video to recent single All I Want To Hear You Say. Take a watch of the animated effort below for yourselves. Lead singer Henry Camamile perfectly describes the video, "When I wrote this song I was trying to channel some emotional highs and lows of the likes of Kurt Cobain.” He continues, “Full of visual adrenalin, it builds with rushes of excitement and lack of control. Someone build a rollercoaster through the city and we'll get on it."

Photo credit: Matthew Parri Thomas

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

The Academic - Acting My Age

Taken from the band's forthcoming new EP of the same name, Irish based four-piece The Academic have today revealed its storming title track, 'Acting My Age'. The track perfectly encapsulates their triumphant coming of age sound, matured through the years, seeing them stride in to top form through thoughtful lyrics, infectious melodies and an empowering energy that's hard to match. Check out the Hope Kemp & Ronan Corrigan directed clip below for yourselves that accompanies the new single. The band's new EP will be released Friday.


Monday, 6 July 2020

Rosehip Teahouse - Regretting It

Having sadly missed their show last year at the Welsh Capital's inaugural Swn Festival, Cardiff's Rosehip Teahouse have returned today with their latest, aptly titled single Regretting It. Filled with their signature sickly sweet vocals, intertwined with a soothing synth melody and driving acoustic guitar strum, the quintet's latest single is another pristine pop effort. "Regretting It is a song I wrote last year when I was feeling totally overwhelmed", explains singer Faye Rogers. "I struggle with understanding and coping with my emotions at the best of times, and I was making decisions that I knew were bad for me and trying not to sink under the weight of it all.’‘I found myself dwelling on a lot of this stuff over the lockdown as all the empty time allows a lot of room for overthinking and it felt like the right time to record it. Now it’s out of my system I feel a lot better and can kind of laugh about it a bit. I’ve never clapped on a song before and the synth solo brings me a lot of joy that breaks up the sadness behind it all." Take a listen for yourselves below.


Friday, 3 July 2020

Mellah - Habit

Many hands make light work, or so the saying goes. Today sees South London-based artist Mellah return with his brand new single Habit, accompanied by its official video shot during lockdown which sees him clone himself in to multiple personas. Speaking about the track he goes on to explain in greater detail; “Funnily enough, Habit is about habits. Falling into the same, often harmful, cycles and vices despite knowing that the outcome will be no different from before. ‘Habit’s such a pain, pain is such a bore’.  Einstein, of all people,  said, 'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results’.“Habits breed internal conflict, instinctively knowing what is good for you but still doing the opposite. The song is about that conflict and trying to find the courage and insight to not fear change. I don’t quite know why I know all of Einstein’s quotes but he also said ’The measure of intelligence is the ability to change’. There’s nothing permanent except change.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


Oscar Scheller - Famous Enough To Die

London-based producer/singer/songwriter extraordinaire Oscar Sheller today has returned as he unveils his brand new single Famous Enough To Die. Taken from his forthcoming third studio album 'Boys Cry', the track features a bouncing electronic beat graced by his siganture vocal stylings. Speaking about the record Oscar says it’s ‘about our obsession with celebrity culture and status, and the anxiety of not being relevant enough in anyone’s life.’ Take a listen for yourselves below.

Photo Credit - Freddie Stisted)

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Glass Animals - Heat Waves (Official Video)

Probably the biggest effect on my own mental health right now through lockdown is the lack of live music and social gatherings. Glass Animals know this all too well as they return sharing their brand new video to latest single, Heat Waves. Taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'Dreamland', due out August 7th, the clip sees singer Dave Bayley take to the streets of London, wheeling around 3 giant TV screens which will later represent his bandmates. Social distancing has become the norm and without any indication when life will return to allow us to attend a show, it's the best we can do as he performs to an empty hall. Speaking about it in more detail Bayley goes on to say: "This video is a love letter to live music and the culture and togetherness surrounding it. It was filmed at the peak of the lockdown in my neighbourhood in East London by the lovely people who live around me, just using their phones. These are people who are usually out at shows, in galleries, going to cinemas etc. These venues are left empty now, and many of them will not survive. The song is about loss and longing, and ultimately realizing you are unable to save something...and this video is about that but for art, being together, and human contact. Huge love and thank you’s to everyone who got involved and helped out. When everyone was leaning out of their windows filming, I felt that same sense of togetherness and spine-tingling energy that happened at live shows. It made the coldness of performing to an empty room with the band stuck on screens feel even more heart-breaking" Take a watch for yourselves below.