Monday, 15 July 2019


Enriched with their ethereally-charged sound, enigmatic duo TEME last week returned with their first new single since the release of their critically acclaimed debut EP 52°21'48.6"N 2°43'19.6"W. The pair's latest effort, H I D E I T, resonates across its duration with a rousing slow-burnt aura, all before its charismatic crescendo takes a-hold with its powerful brass arrangement. "There’s a sense of existential crisis throughout, that the person closest to you, has caused you to hit rock bottom" they explain on the tracks conception. "‘Who I am, is who I am, soon the ache stops growing’, echoes a personal mantra that sees one trying to hold onto their identity, whilst hoping the pain will soon ease. There is, ultimately, no resolution. Just the scene of someone pushed to their very limits, confessing an inability to fight this battle anymore." Be sure to take a listen for yourselves below. 


Sunday, 14 July 2019

Pizzagirl - Body Biology

Having first sprung up on my radar back in January 2018 with his debut single Favourite Song, it's great news to learn of a full length record from Liverpool's Pizzagirl. Accompanying the announcement last week is the glorious new single, Body Biology, a track that encapsulates his wholesome sound with jangly guitars, insanely fun melodies and lyrics to sink your teeth in to. "Fun is BACK! I have returned with a glimpse of the first of ten children I have given birth to over a record breaking few months - scientists are angry and doctors cannot believe it! A heartbreak ballad for the shopping aisles, a smash hit for the deli counter, a track just for you at the self checkout, I introduce to you, ‘body biology’." Take a listen to Body Biology below.

Pizzagirl's debut album 'first timer' will be released via Heist or Hit (Her's, Baywaves) on October 11th!


Friday, 12 July 2019

Kakkmaddafakka - Frequency (Official Video)

Taken from their fifth album 'Diplomacy', Norwegian-based outfit Kakkmaddafakka have this week unveiled an official video to their latest single, Frequency. Talking about the album they go on to say it "encapsulates themes of relationships, tales from Bergen and mental health. I guess this is the most intimate Kakkmaddafakka album and the most honest album we have ever done". Take a watch for yourselves below. The album is available now.


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Hunkpapa - Cappuccino

Hunkpapa - Cappuccino

Northern-Irish four-piece Hunkpapa have been slowly grinding out their music on the live circuit since 2017 across their homeland, and this year sees them make a vibrant entrance to UK shores with their latest single Cappuccino. Built around its trembling basslines and thundering percussion comes a stadium ready anthem that's packed with infectious hooks and soaring melodies. The band describes themselves as "four eccentrics from Armagh, with a loose grip on social norms and reality – specialising in anthemic bangers". We're not ones to argue with that. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live Dates
20 September - The Mash House, Edinburgh, UK
21 September - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK
25 September - Cafe Totem, Sheffield, UK
26 September - Jimmy's, Manchester, UK
27 September - The Crofters Rights, Bristol, UK
1 October - The Bullingdon (The Bully), Oxford, UK
3 October - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
4 October - O2 Academy 2 Islington, London, UK
10 October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork, Ireland
11 October - The Grand Social, Dublin, Ireland
12 October – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland
18 October – Spirit Store, Dundalk, Ireland
16 November – Limelight 1, Ireland


John Vincent III - Topanga Canyon (Official Video)

This week saw John Vincent III share the nostalgic video to his latest single, Topanga Canyon. Speaking about the video JV3 said; ‘It is an ode to romanticizing the past, creating these nostalgic worlds, and trying to live inside them over and over through a grainy and imperfect representation. A simple yet honest portrayal of love and spontaneity and how one day that is all we will have left to hold onto. Memories.” Take a watch for yourselves below.


Sam Fender - Will We Talk

Following on from his recent single, Hypersonic Missiles, Sam Fender returned this week with his brand new effort, Will We Talk. Underpinned with a euphoric and ambitious guitar line, the new single follows suit to his previous material with plenty more catchy vocals and an upbeat spirit only Sam can master. Having recently cancelled his performance at this year's Glastonbury Festival due to illness, he'll take on a huge run of dates later this year. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live Dates
22 November 2019 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
23 November 2019 – Guild of Students, Liverpool
26 November 2019 – Rock City Nottingham
27 November 2019 – O2 Academy Glasgow
28 November 2019 – O2 Academy Leeds
30 November 2019 – Dome, Brighton
01 December 2019 – O2 Academy Bournemouth
03 December 2019 – Pavilions, Plymouth
04 December 2019 – O2 Academy Bristol
05 December 2019 – O2 Academy Birmingham
07 December 2019 – O2 Academy Newcastle
08 December 2019 – O2 Academy Newcastle
10 December 2019 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
13 December 2019 – Great Hall, Cardiff
16 December 2019 – Olympia, Dublin
17 December 2019 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
19 December 2019 – O2 Academy Sheffield


Friday, 5 July 2019

Bat For Lashes - Kids In The Dark (Official Video)

What better news to kick off the weekend than with a brand new single and album announcement from Bat For Lashes. Having felt like a lifetime in waiting, Kids In The Dark is the first single to be taken from 'Lost Girls', due out September 6 via AWAL. It marks Khan’s first work as Bat for Lashes since her 2016 album The Bride. Take a listen for yourselves above. Lost Girls is currently available for preorder via Bat For Lashes’ website.

Lost Girls Tracklisting

1. Kids In The Dark
2. The Hunger
3. Feel For You
4. Desert Man
5. Jasmine
6. Vampires
7. So Good
8. Safe Tonight
9. Peach Sky
10. Mountains


Amber Run - Affection

Amber Run - Affection 

Witnessing Amber Run grow from young adolescents in to adults has been a shock-wave journey from the beginning to now. Through their music's rippling effects came tidal waves of emotion as their ever expanding maturity continued to bloom with each release. Returning with their latest single, Affection, we see them in prime position as they begin to take on a whole new chapter. Speaking about the new single singer Joe Keogh explains “I hope after people have heard the record they feel closer to the band. Gone are the days where we feel angry to the point of pushing people away. We want to draw people in and keep them close. In the hope we could have a shared experience.” The expansive work sees cinematic melodies meet emotive heart wrenched vocals in a powerful stance. Affection is taken from the band's forthcoming third album 'Philophobia'. Take a listen for yourselves below.

17: Colours of Ostrava, CZ
22: Papiersaal, Zurich
24: B72, Vienna
25: Valley of the Arts Festival, Hungary

1: Sommer in Altona, Hamburg
2: Sound of the Forest, Michelstadt

19: Melkweg, Amsterdam
20: Botanique Orangerie, Brussels
21: La Maroquinerie, Paris
23: Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
24: Lido, Berlin
25: MusikZentrum, Hanover

4: O2 Ritz, Manchester
5: Rock City, Nottingham
6: O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
8: Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
9: SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
11: Y Plas, Cardiff
12: SWX, Bristol
13: MK11, Milton Keynes
14: Junction, Cambridge
16: Lemon Grove, Exeter
17: The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
18: O2 Academy, Oxford
19: The Roundhouse, London
25: Trees, Dallas
26: The Parish, Austin
27: White Oak Music Hall, Houston
29: Masquerade, Atlanta
31: Black Cat, Washington D.C.

1: The Foundry, Philadelphia
2: Warsaw, Brooklyn
5: The Opera House, Toronto
6: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland
7: Lincoln Hall, Chicago
8: Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee
9: First Avenue, Minneapolis
12: Bluebird Theatre, Denver
13: The Complex, Salt Lake City
15: Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
16: Echoplex, Los Angeles

Tickets can be found here;