Wednesday, 11 December 2019

THYLA - December

With its fitting title, Brighton's Thyla have today returned with their latest single entitled December. Taking a step back from their high-energy riffs and towering swells of driving percussion, the band show a new dynamic through a heartfelt 3 minute 46 second pure, undiluted pop effort. Discussing the release in more detail, the band stated: "December shows a more delicate side to the band, Millie wrote the song for her sister who was suffering with some really tough personal issues, it came from a really dark and desperate place but the song manages to put into words what she could never say." December is taken from their EP 'Everything at Once', set for release 7th February. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Thyla are Millie Duthie (vocals, guitar), Mitch Duce (guitar), Dan Hole (bass) and Danny Southwell (drums).

07 Feb - Brighton Electric, Brighton)

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Circa Waves release video for single Jacqueline

March 13th 2020 will see Circa Waves release their much anticipated new album in full entitled 'Sad Happy', following the unveiling of its two individual and distinctive sides prior to the date. Over the weekend they've now shared the record's first accompanying video for their latest single Jacqueline. Speaking about the video frontman Kieran Shudall says: "Do you like conga lines? Of course you do! Who doesn’t? After writing a song the perfect tempo for conga it only seemed right that we rent a millionaires house and make a colourful 70s themed conga horror video. Not suitable for children or grown-ups scared of conga lines....". 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

2020 Live 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 - Mountford Hall, Liverpool


White Lies headline Stand Up To Cancer at Union Chapel on 11th February 2020

Since being founded in 2016 Stand Up To Cancer at Union Chapel has seen many great acts take to the stage in support of such a great cause, not least to mention an incredible performance in January 2019 with man of the moment Lewis Capaldi. Other notable past performers include Kodaline, Laura Mvula, James Morrison, Editors (Tom Smith), Andy Burrows, Ed Harcourt, Jamie Lawson, Seafret and more.

With today's announcement of White Lies headlining, Stand Up To Cancer at Union Chapel 2020 looks set to be equally promising. Taking place on Tuesday, February 11th, joining them on the night will be Maisie Peters, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Aaron Smith, Kitt Philippa and a very special guest due to be announced closer to the date.

Tickets cost £27.50 plus booking fee and are on sale now from

Taking place at the iconic Union Chapel, London, this celebration of fantastic musical talent is all with one intention, to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4, that raises money to develop cutting-edge treatments to help save lives.

For more info you can visit the official website here:

Far Caspian - July

Accompanying their news of a UK tour this Spring, Far Caspian have today unveiled their latest single, July. Taking a step back form their all out guitar-heavy pop, the track's subdued melodies and softening approach shows another dynamic to their sound, one that continues to grow with each release. Speaking about the track, Joel goes on to explain in more detail: “I had been demoing tracks before I went out on tour this Autumn and wasn’t happy with any of the ideas but then I came back and the demo project of 'July' was still open on my Mac so I started reworking it to what it is now. Originally it was like a bad rip off of ‘Time after Time’ by Cyndi Lauper so I ditched a lot of the synths and drum machines and replaced them with more acoustic sounds like classical guitar and piano. I’ve been listening to more pop music recently, new and old and I definitely have started to aspire to write songs that are a bit more focused on getting to the chorus and the payoff. The track itself is based around a situation I’ve been in a few time’s where I’m having a conversation with someone but I’m not actually really present because I’m in my head worrying about something else.” Take a listen for yourselves below along with a rundown of their upcoming dates.

Far Caspian Live

13-22 - SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

27 - Louisiana, Bristol
28 - Jericho Tavern, Oxford
29 - Lafayette, London
30 - Deaf Institute, Manchester

1 - Sound City Festival, Liverpool


Sam Fender - All Is On My Side

As Sam Fender prepares to undertake the first of two nights at London's Brixton Academy before his UK tour continues, he today unveils a brand new track, All Is On My Side. Released after becoming a fan favourite during live shows, the track continues a familiar sound that we've become accustomed to from the North Shields artist with its anthemic choruses and energising guitar sections. Speaking about the track Sam goes on to say: "All Is On My Side is a real live favourite for me. It's been a mainstay in the set for a couple of years now and it's nice to release this as a bit of a thank you to all the fans at the end of the year." Take a listen for yourselves below.

Sam Fender Live 2019:
10th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
11th December – O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT
13th December – Great Hall, Cardiff SOLD OUT
14th December – O2 Academy, Bournemouth SOLD OUT
16th December – Dublin, Olympia SOLD OUT
17th December – Ulster Hall, Belfast SOLD OUT
19th December – O2 Academy, Sheffield SOLD OUT
21st December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT
22nd December – O2 Academy, Newcastle SOLD OUT

20th March – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester SOLD OUT
21st March – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester SOLD OUT
23rd March – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow SOLD OUT
24th March - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow SOLD OUT
26th March – Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT
27th March – Alexandra Palace, London SOLD OUT
30th March – De Montfort Hall, Leicester SOLD OUT
31st March – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff SOLD OUT
2nd April –First Direct Arena, Leeds SOLD OUT
3rd April – Utilita Arena, Newcastle SOLD OUT

24th May – Exhibition Park, Newcastle

w/ Loyle Carner, Declan McKenna, Nadine Shah, Arlo Parks, The Pale White, Brooke Bentham, A Festival A Parade, Boniface, Hector Gannet

Hypersonic Missiles is out now on Polydor Records.


Friday, 6 December 2019

7Chariot shares debut self-titled EP

Set to make her incredible debut entrance with her new EP, Claire Wilkinson aka 7Chariot has today unveiled the stunning body of art in full, unearthing two previously unreleased tracks Life & Stranger. Speaking more on the tracks Claire shares "These songs are all very different sonically and tonally but each one chronicles a specific time during my life after I left my major label deal. It was a time when I had to learn to distance myself from certain toxic environments and essentially start from scratch. It was exciting and simultaneously anxiety-inducing, but I got through it and came out a healthier and happier person". Take a listen for yourselves below.


Beach Bunny - Ms. California

Following on from last months anthemic new single Dream Boy, Chicago-based Beach Bunny have today return with their latest effort, Ms. California. The second single to be taken from their upcoming debut LP, Honeymoon, out on February 14 2020 through Mom+Pop, shows the band tackling the age old green-eyed monster as the story of love and lust unfolds. Explaining the track in more detail singer Lili Trifilio goes on to say: "‘Ms. California’ tells the story of someone who is secretly in love with a person who is in a relationship and wishes that they could be their significant other. I wanted to write a song that captured the frustrating and feelings of jealousy and bitterness – something many of us have experienced.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


Wednesday, 4 December 2019

MAX RAD - Oh My Brother (Official Video)

MAX RAD - Oh My Brother (Official Video)

Following on from revealing his recent single Oh My Brother last month, London-based artist Max Rad has today returned with the track's accompanying official video. Sharing an insight in to the clip, Max explains it comes form a time and period where he never felt quite in control of his head-space following the loss of his dad. The video sees Max try and escape his friends and environment but as he proves, it's a little harder than one would first think. Speaking on the track Max said: I wrote Oh My Brother in a time where I felt everything was changing around me, and was out of my control. The feeling of being left behind in an emotional place as everyone else moves on, and battling with that internally. We had just suffered a huge loss in my family (we lost my Dad to cancer) and my mum was moving from the place where I grew up. It was hugely unsettling for me at the time, leaving so many memories behind and feeling so uprooted. It feels like a snapshot in time for me, I was pretty low and I felt as if I was bringing the people around me down as well.” Take a watch for yourselves below.