Wednesday, 19 February 2020

The 1975 share new single 'The Birthday Party'

Following on from last months Me & You Together Song, The 1975 returned today with their brand new single The Birthday Party, taken from the forthcoming new album Notes On A Conditional Form. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Friday, 14 February 2020

Ed The Dog - Everybody, I Love You

"Everybody, I love you, Do you love me too?" comes the anchor line on Ed The Dog's latest single. Described as "a song about honesty. Total honesty really, and how accepting yourself as you are can have consequences on your relationships", the track's LCD Soundsystem influence comes to head with its climatic crescendo and infectious lyrics. Take a listen to the frenzied cathartic release below as he picks up from his brilliant 2018 debut album ‘Shame’.


The Mysterines share Love's Not Enough Official Video

Scientists of Sound - The Mysterines share Love's Not Enough Official Video

Ahead of their almost sold out UK tour, and following on from the recent unveiling of their new single Love's Not Enough, The Mysterines share the track's accompanying video, just in time for Valentine's Day. Written and directed in the band’s home county of Merseyside by Corey Rid, the clip sees a couple deal with the monotony of a relationship where the flame is almost all but burnt out. Take a watch for yourselves below.

19th February – Bodega Social Club, Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
20th February – The Poetry Club, Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
21st February – Deaf Institute, Manchester (SOLD OUT)
22nd February – Arts Club, Liverpool (SOLD OUT)
26th February – The Dome, London (UPGRADED DUE TO DEMAND)
27th February – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
28th February – The Lousianna, Bristol (SOLD OUT)
29th February – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

1st May - Baltic Weekender, Liverpool
21st May - The Polar Bear, Kingston upon Hull
22nd May - The Crescent, York
23rd May - Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington
13th-16th August - 110 Above Festival, Bottesford


Thursday, 13 February 2020

Sam Fender shares new single 'Hold Out'

Having almost released the track a while ago, Sam Fender's new single Hold Out longingly sees the light of day in a surprise unveiling this evening. A nod to how far he's come over the years, it was one of the first songs he ever wrote and takes it right back to the start. Sam explains: “We nearly released Hold Out as a single a while back.  It used to be a staple in our live set when the band first got together, and I’ve always been really fond of it. It’s about going out on the lash back home which was really just a form of escape. This is going to be the last tune we put out there of the Hypersonic Missiles era. I hope you like it as much as I do.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

Hypersonic Missiles is out now on Polydor Records.

7th February – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
19th February – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
24th February – La Cigale, Paris
25th February – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels SOLD OUT
27th February – Palladium, Cologne
28th February – Columbiahalle, Berlin
1st March – Halle 622, Zurich
2nd March – Paradiso, Amsterdam SOLD OUT
5th March – Docks Club, Hamburg
20th March – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester SOLD OUT
21st March – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester SOLD OUT
23rd March – Barrowlands, Glasgow SOLD OUT
24th March – Barrowlands, Glasgow SOLD OUT
26th March – Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT
27th March – Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT
31st March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff SOLD OUT
2nd April – First Direct Arena, Leeds SOLD OUT
3rd April – Utilita Arena, Newcastle SOLD OUT
14th May – O2 Academy, Bristol (rescheduled show) SOLD OUT
16th May – O2 Academy, Birmingham (rescheduled show) SOLD OUT
17th May – O2 Academy, Brixton (rescheduled show) SOLD OUT
23rd May – Warrington, Neighbourhood Festival
24th May – Newcastle, This Is Tomorrow Festival
3rd June – De Montfort Hall, Leicester (rescheduled show)
13th June – Isle of Wight Festival
16th June – Malahide Castle, Dublin (w/ The Killers) SOLD OUT
17th June – Malahide Castle, Dublin (w/ The Killers) SOLD OUT
8th July – Madrid, Espacio Mad Cool Festival
10th July – Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
19th August – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht SOLD OUT
28th August – Reading Festival
29th August – Leeds Festival


Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Bloxx - Coming Up Short

Bloxx have returned with their latest single, Coming Up Short. Taken from the band's upcoming debut album, the track is the second taste we've had of what lays in store and continues with plenty more cut-throat lyricism and infectious melodies.Take a listen for yourselves below. The track comes ahead of the band hitting the road throughout March.

3 - Motherwell Civic Centre, Motherwell - Supporting Twin Atlantic
4 - Aberdeen Music Hall, Aberdeen - Supporting Twin Atlantic
6 - Fat Sams, Dundee - Supporting Twin Atlantic
7 - Grand Hall, Kilmarnock - Supporting Twin Atlantic
9 - Riverside, Newcastle - Supporting Twin Atlantic
10 - Manchester Academy, Manchester - Supporting Twin Atlantic
11 - The Leadmill, Sheffield - Supporting Twin Atlantic
13 - The Tramshed, Cardiff - Supporting Twin Atlantic
14 - O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford - Supporting Twin Atlantic
15 - O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester - Supporting Twin Atlantic
17 - The Old Firestation, Bournemouth - Supporting Twin Atlantic
18 - Concorde 2, Brighton - Supporting Twin Atlantic
20 - Electric Ballroom, London - Supporting Twin Atlantic

3 - Hit the North Festival, Newcastle
24 - Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington

16 - 110 Above Festival, Gopsall
27-30 - Reading and Leeds Festival


Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Cars In Space

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Cars In Space

Doing what they do best, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return with their latest single Cars In Space, their first taste of what's to come following on from 2018's debut album and double single release last year. With its breezy vocals and more twanging guitar melodies than is humanly possible to cram in to the track's almost 5 minute veering duration, it offers a masterclass in layering that's almost impossible to match. Speaking of the track, the band's Fran Keaney says, “In my head this song is set inside a car. It’s the swirling words and thoughts before a break-up.”Accompanying the single is a sun-drenched video, directed by Nick Mckk alongside co-director Julia Jacklin. Take a listen/watch for yourselves below.


Circa Waves - Sad Happy (Official Video)

Scientists of Sound - Circa Waves - Sad Happy (Official Video)

Following on from last week's new single, Sad Happy, Liverpool's Circa Waves return with the track's official video as they prepare to release their album's second half on March 13th. Set amongst a  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest backdrop we watch on as a group of heartbroken clowns get introduced to some questionable alternative therapy sessions in the hope it might help them. Because is there anything sadder than an unhappy clown. Take a watch for yourselves below.

Happy Sad Tracklisting

1. Jacqueline 
2. Be Your Drug 
3. Move to San Francisco 
4. Wasted On You
5. The Things We Knew Last Night 
6. Call Your Name
7. Love You More

8. Sad Happy 
9. Wake Up Call
10. Sympathy
11. Battered & Bruised
12. Hope There’s a Heaven
13. Train to Lime Street
14. Birthday Cake


Thursday 12th March Kingston Upon Thames, Pryzm
Friday 13th March Nottingham, Metronome 
Saturday 14th March Leeds, Brudenell
Sunday 15th March Manchester, Gorilla 
Monday 16th March Sheffield, The Foundry 
Wednesday 18th March Dundee, Fat Sam’s
Thursday 19th March Preston, Blitz

Circa Waves play the below UK TOUR DATES: 

Friday, 27th March O2 Academy, Glasgow
Saturday 28th March Keele University SU, Keele 
Monday, 30th March The Tramshed, Cardiff
Tuesday, 31st March O2 Academy, Leicester
Thursday, 2nd April The Waterfront, Norwich
Friday, 3rd April O2 Academy Brixton, London
Saturday, 4th April Liverpool University, Liverpool


Sunday, 9 February 2020

Marsicans - Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II)

Taken form their as yet untitled Debut Album, Marsicans reveal the records first single, Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II). Singer James Newbigging explains: "The UK has been a particularly divided place over the past few years and this song was born out of frustration with it all. My head was (still is) overloaded by news surrounding Brexit and an impending environmental disaster. This song is me wanting everyone to chill the fuck out, stop treating other people as the enemy and just get on with actually solving the problems we're facing. I was going to say this song isn't aimed at one particular side of 'the debate', but that was my issue in the first place. There isn't a debate. People shut their ears to anyone with an opposite opinion, rather than trying to understand their point of view and have a reasonable conversation." Take a listen for yourselves below.