Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Strath - Special

Australian indie-pop artist Strath has today unveiled his latest video for new single Special. With hints of a Tame Impala-M83 influence, the now LA-residing musician delivers his warming synth pad textures and dazzling melodies in refined style. Speaking about the release he had the following to say: "Our desire to be appreciated is like a meter that needs continual topping up. Just like those bars of emotion in The Sims - the fuller they are, the happier the Sims become. I thought it would be fitting to have that video game be the setting for ‘Special’s music video. Anyone has the capacity to make someone feel special. And when you’re feeling special, it’s even easier to pass it on. No one is immune to the spreading of appreciation — not even Kanye West, as seen in the video…". Watch for yourselves below.


DMA'S - Life is a Game of Changing (Live from O2 Academy Brixton)

Filmed at their recent headline London show at O2 Brixton Academy & directed by Jon Stone, DMA's have shared their brand new live video for recent single Life is a Game of Changing. The announcement comes following the band's revised album release date for their new record 'The Glow', now due for release Friday 10th July. The band had the following message to say to fans in regards to their upcoming UK tour; “Due to ongoing threat of COVID-19 and in line with government policy it’s necessary to postpone our May UK tour dates until later in the year. Please keep hold of your tickets and we’ll be back with the new dates shortly (Ally Pally is still going ahead and tickets are on sale). As we can’t be with you in person, we are planning to live stream the entire set from our show at Brixton Academy last month. More details to followhere’s a preview clip of ‘Life Is A Game Of Changing’ (Live At Brixton Academy) to keep you going. Thanks for your support. Stay Safe, Stay Indoors.” Take a watch for yourselves below.


fijitrip - New$hoes

Following on from Not Like, his debut single shared last month, Norway's eclectic producer wunderkind fijitrip returns with the second track from his upcoming EP 'Tech', which is due out April 21st 2020. His latest effort New$hoes showcases the finer points of auto-tuned vocals and glitchy electronic production through its pulsating backdrop of synth keys and choppy samples. The track once again comes backed with a self produced video which you can check out below.


Vistas share video to single 15 Years

Today sees Scotland's Vistas unveil their fan-inspired video to new single 15 Years. Speaking about the video, frontman Prentice said: "‘The video for '15 Years' was born out of necessity. We had a lot of plans for the next few months including a trip to SXSW and filming a video for '15 years', but as the world changed so did our plans. Our fans are the life blood of this band and with them being stuck indoors and us having to postpone our tours we wanted to bring them a little joy and fun to break the monotony of isolation life. So here’s '15 Years' and thank you to the fans for making it!". 15 Years is taken from the band's upcoming debut album 'Everything Changes In The End', set for release May 29th 2020. Take a watch of the fun-filled clip below for yourselves.


Hazel English - Five and Dime

As the release of her new album 'Wake Up' nears, due out April 24th, Hazel English unveils the record's latest cut, Five and Dime. Showcasing her finest characteristics in woozy guitar haze and swirling vocals, the new single is a nostalgic slice of 60's pop. Speaking about the track, Hazel says: “It’s about the desire for space and independence when feeling stifled in a relationship. I wrote it about a trip I took to Oakland when I just needed to get out of LA for a bit. Five & Dime is actually an old slang term for the area code 510 which covers the East Bay, so I thought it would be a fun way to refer to the place that once used to be my home, while also invoking a sense of nostalgia for a time when a phrase like five and dime was very common." Take a listen for yourselves below.

Wake UP! will be released April 24th via Marathon Artists, including the below tracks. Pre-order here.

  1. Born Like
  2. Shaking
  3. White Noise
  4. Off My Mind
  5. Combat
  6. Five and Dime
  7. Like a Drug
  8. Waiting
  9. Milk and Honey
  10. Work It Out

Monday, 6 April 2020

Stay Lunar - Dreaming That I'm Not In Love

Bristol based outfit Stay Lunar recently shared their new single Dreaming That I'm Not In Love. Born out of the insecurities and doubts that circulate through relationships far more often than they should, the track makes a far deeper connection with its dreamy synths and charismatic lyrics. “We want to make music that makes people feel something, but simultaneously want to dance", explains singer/songwriter Harry Leigh. “We really enjoy capturing melancholic subjects in their rawest form, then crafting them into upbeat and energetic songs. For us, it spins difficult topics and situations into hopeful, optimistic pieces”. Take a listen to the catchy number for yourselves below.

Stay Lunar are: George Coggan (lead guitar), James Rowland (bass), Charlie Skeates (drums), Harry Leigh (vocals, guitar) and Tom Caton (synth/keys)


FEVER - Electric

Hull-based outfit FEVER, now a fully formed five-piece, have returned over the weekend with their excelling new single Electric. The band's third release sees them step in to a new melodic territory through infectious vocal hooks and smoothly rounded guitar rhythms whilst continuing to pack in a euphoric uplifting punch. Lead singer James Harrod says: “Electric is inspired by the thrill of the pre-relationship phase and not knowing where it’s going to end up.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

MAY (supporting Fuzzy Sun*)
Fri 29th – MANCHESTER Academy 2*
Sun 31st – HERZBERG, DE Pfingst Rock Open Air Festival

AUGUST (supporting Blossoms*)
Tue 4th – LONDON O2 Forum Kentish Town*

SEPTEMBER (supporting Pacific)
Fri 25th – MANCHESTER Gorilla*
Sun 27th – LIVERPOOL Sound City

Sat 28th – LEEDS Live at Leeds

Fever are James Harrod, Mitchell Capes, Charley May, Joe Gray & Sam Howell.


Willie J Healey confirms album 'Twin Heavy' - shares new single True Stereo

Following on from his debut album ‘People And Their Dogs’ released back in 2017, Willie J Healey has announced his follow up record 'Twin Heavy'. Due for release on 7th August, Willie’s sophomore effort will be released via YALA! Records. Coinciding with the announcement he has shared a brand new video for the album's first single True Stereo. “‘True Stereo’ came from a good place,” says Willie. “I wrote it while trying out my friend Casper’s baritone guitar. I was like, ‘damn this sounds funky!’ I then transferred that tuning to a regular six string, which gave it a really warped sludgy sound. That baritone inspired the whole idea.” Take a watch for yourselves below.

Willie J Healey - Twin Heavy // YALA! Records - 07/08/2020
1. Fashun
2. True Stereo
3. Big Nothing
4. Songs For Joanna
5. Twin Heavy
6. Sweeter Than Most
7. Condo
8. For You
9. Heavy Traffic
10.Why You Gotta Do It
11. Thousand Reasons
12. Caroline Needs 

UK Tour Dates
July 25th – Coventry, Central Library
July 26th - Y Not Festival
July 27th – Bedford, Esquires
July 28th - Isle of Wight, Ventnor Fringe Festival
August 1st - Neverworld Festival
August 2nd – Leicester, The Cookie
August 3rd – Liverpool, Phase One
August 4th – Newcastle, Think Tank?
August 5th – York, The Crescent
August 8th – Bristol, SWX, Ritual Union
August 12th – Manchester, Deaf Institute
August 13th – London, Lafayette
August 14th – Oxford, The Jericho Tavern (SOLD OUT)
August 15th - Oxford, The Jericho Tavern