Thursday, 20 June 2019

Plastic Picnic - After You

Last week saw Brooklyn-based quartet Plastic Picnic share their latest single After You. Swooning electronics and hazy atmospheres set the scene as the four-piece deliver an otherworldly experience through their experimental sounds. "'After You' alternates between hope and crippling fear of change". Explain the band. "It's a song about seeing the road you're on while also looking out at the paths or exits spread before you. It embraces the exhilaration of leaning into the unknown and asking yourself if you should take that leap". Listen for yourselves below. Plastic Picnic will release their new EP 'Vistalite' on July 19th. Vinyl copies are available for pre-order now and include the vinyl exclusive “Golden Days.


Tanners - Fumes (Official Music Video)

Tanners - Fumes (Official Music Video)

Following on from last month's single Venus, Tennessee-turned-New Yorker Tanners returns with her latest effort Fumes. Speaking about the track's official video, Tanners goes on to say "It was hands down the most fun I’ve ever had shooting. We came up with six different high school tropes and had these over the top, campy characters lip-sync the track." With the video perfectly complimenting its smoky atmosphere and nostalgic nuances, Fumes serves as another pristine coated, slow-jam masterpiece. Take a watch/listen for yourselves below.


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

The Night Café - Finders Keepers

Taken from their forthcoming hotly anticipated debut record, '0151', Liverpool's The Night Café return with their latest single Finders Keepers. Delivering another warming slice of their signature laid-back, simmering guitar pop, the band furthermore tease in what lays ahead with soft ushered vocals and delighting melodies. The band will head out on the road this Autumn with a full UK headline tour alongside a string of summer festival appearances. Take a listen for yourselves below along with a full list of live dates.

21 - The Academy, Dublin
22 - McHughs Basement Bar, Belfast
25 - The Waterfront, Norwich
26 - The O2 Institute, Birmingham
27 - The Tramshed, Cardiff
28 - SWX Bristol, Bristol
30 - O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford

01 - Sub 89, Reading
03 - 1865, Southampton
04 - Electric Ballroom, London
05 - Electric Ballroom, London
07 - The Junction, Cambridge
08 - Rock City, Nottingham
09 - The Albert Hall, Manchester
12 - The Plug, Sheffield
13 - Riverside, Newcastle
15 - The Tunnels, Aberdeen
16 - SWG3, Glasgow
17 - Stylus, Leeds
18 - Olympia, Liverpool


Deep Tan - Air (Official Video)

Today, Hackney-based trio deep tan have revealed their video to latest single ‘Air’ which is now available on all streaming platforms through Practise Music (Squid, Woman’s Hour, Osqeullo). "We spent Easter Sunday sealed in a pitch black tiny flat, windows taped up with tin foil" the band explain. "Discarding all our little plans and schemes we ended up filming spontaneously and on impulse“The film captures the essence and free spirited nature of the band and shows their strength, individuality and beauty prevailing in a world that often feels like a hoax. In a void like vacuum, the desire for truth is illustrated through movement, colour and feeling". Take a watch for yourselves below.

Live Dates
June 20th - Crofters Rights - Bristol w/ Madonnatron
June 21st - Moth Club - London w/ Madonnatron
July 20th - The Ivy House / Hate Zine Issue 6 Launch Party


Sunday, 16 June 2019

French Alps Tiger - Tell A Lie

As far as debut singles go, Tell A Lie makes an impressive introduction to South Wales-based outfit French Alps Tiger. Influenced by the likes of Wavves and FIDLAR expect lots of hazy vocals, brash guitars and big overpowering melodies. Written about wanting to break up with a partner but really liking their parents, the track comes backed with a beautifully directed, and equally uncomfortable video. Take a listen/watch for yourselves below.

French Alps Tiger are: Russ, Duffy, Jess and Durke.


Friday, 14 June 2019

Shura - religion (u can lay your hands on me)

Having what's felt like a lifetime of waiting, Shura has this week announced news of her follow up to 2016's Nothing's Real. The new record entitled 'forevher' will be released August 16 through Secretly Canadian. Accompanying the news comes her latest single religion (u can lay your hands on me), backed by a video from Chloe Wallace. "I wanted to make something that was specific to my experience of being a queer woman that anyone of any gender or sexuality could look at and think ‘yeah, I understand’ or ‘that’s beautiful'," Shura said in a statement about the album. "Because that’s all love is." Take a listen/watch for yourselves below now.


Oscar Lang - bops etc.

Photo credit: Blackksocks

Having recently signed to big time favourites Dirty Hit Records, 18 year-old London-based artist Oscar Lang has today shared his new EP 'bops etc'. Taking his bedroom pop to new uncharted territory, the extended player sees a Lang transcend through psychedelic guitar melodies, infectious hooks and dreamy soundscapes to great effect. "For this EP I wanted to create something that would help people escape the boringness of everything that’s going on in the world and just enjoy themselves, smile and laugh." he explains. Take a listen for yourselves below.

See Oscar Lang live in 2019:
14 Jun | Thousand Island, London
15-18 Aug | Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
12 Oct | Tenement Trail Festival, Glasgow
12 Oct | Neighbourhood Festival, Manchester

Oscar Lang - bops etc. - out now via Dirty Hit


Thursday, 13 June 2019

Ofelia K - Different

Released last week, LA-based artist Ofelia K returned with her latest single Different. Built around her soft hushed vocals, the track serves as another gorgeous representation of her wide-spanning talents as swooning melodies and tumbling electronic percussion deliver to devastating effect. "There’s a macabre joyfulness about this song, a desperation for contentment" Ofelia explains. "It’s for anyone who has felt like an outsider, watching the world but not feeling a part of it.Musically, I’m interested in manipulating electronic sounds in a tangible, human way and effecting organic sounds in artificial ways. Doing things like running the Rhodes through a tape machine and manually pulling the tape to create inconsistencies, and singing different melodies in different keys then tuning specific notes to create an odd vocal entity gives the song glitches and imperfections that I find strange and beautiful." Take a listen for yourselves below.