Friday, 19 October 2018

Bessie Turner - Nino

Photo: Chris Driver

Taking mellow to a whole new level, Bessie Turner unveils her glistening new single, Nino. With a large helping of sun sprinkled charm, the Ipswich-based artist throws together giddying guitars and vocal harmonies that're so sweet they'd give even the Beach Boys a run for their money. "'Nino' is something my boyfriend calls me when I say I can't do something," Bessie explains, "like if I am feeling unconfident about a performance, or something else that I totally have the ability to do, but I feel like I'm not able to, purely because of my own brain". "The song has some well disguised personal references that relate to me... body image, boredom, sex, and that feeling like you want to go into self-destruct mode because of it all. Life can overwhelm and consume everybody and having someone there to give you a push or a boost is sometimes all it takes". Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live dates
24th  October    –  Brighton,  Sticky  Mikes 
25th  October    –  Bristol,  Thekla 
26th  October    –  Manchester,  Deaf  Institute 
28th  October    –  Glasgow,  King  Tuts 
30th  October    –  Leeds,  Brudenell  Social  Club 
31st  October    –  Nottingham,  Bodega 
1st  November   –  London,  Oslo


NANCY - Teenage Fantasy

Following on from a confident cover of Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made for Walkin', the elusive North-East England producer NANCY unveils debut single Teenage Fantasy. With its vibrancy and flamboyant melodies, the track's unmistakably powerful basslines and thumping percussion leave no stone unturned as the songwriter firmly welcomes themself to the scene, and we're happy to have them. Discussing the release Nancy stated: "Teenage Fantasy is your first glimpse into my world. A peak behind the curtain before the matinee begins. I am the pop culture that you all love, chewed up and spat out back onto the canvas. Teenage Fantasy is the song I hear when I dream. It wakes me up nostalgic for a time that never existed. It is the soundtrack to the childhood I never had and the road map to a future I can't predict. It's Nancy..." Take a listen for yourselves below. The single is taken a debut EP due Nov 9.


Palace - Heaven Up There

Credit: Thomas Jackson

Returning with their first new music in two years (has it really been that long already), Palace unveil their elegant and expansively moving single Heaven Up There. In true fashion, the track's meandering guitars carve out a pathway in their spacious percussion and glittered melodies to tell a thoughtful tale that will have you question your own existence. Take a listen for yourselves below. The band will head back out on tour in the new year throughout February.

Live Dates
18.02.19               The Exchange, Bristol
19.02.19               Bodega, Nottingham
20.02.19               Belgrave, Leeds
21.02.19               Mash House, Edinburgh
22.02.19               Band On The Wall, Manchester
23.02.19               Workman’s, Dublin
25.02.19               The Hope, Brighton
26.02.19               Village Underground, London


Thursday, 11 October 2018

Boniface - Fumbling (Official Video)

Currently out on tour with Blaenavon, Boniface returns with his brand new single, Fumbling. With his huge pop sensibilities, the Canadian-based artist sure knows a thing or two about creating big impacting choruses and catchy hooks and here's no different as his smooth delivery and subdued melodies come together in fine form. Boniface explains: "I wrote Fumbling when I was “falling in love” which is a nice feeling, but in my experience one that’s so terrifying it starts freaking you out to the point that it stops being positive. That makes it kind of halfway between being a declaration of love and a breakup song for me. I still can’t decide which side it’s on, but it’s well intentioned and about as honest as I can get." Take a listen for yourselves below along with the full list of upcoming tour dates.

Live Dates
12th October - The Mash House, Edinburgh*
13th October - The Welly, Hull*
14th October - The Live Rooms, Chester*
15th October - The Marrs Bar, Worcester*
16th October - Arches, Coventry*
18th October - Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich*
19th October - The Boileroom, Guildford*
20th October - Swn Festival
7th November - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London (Headline)
9th November - Iceland Airwaves

*w/ Blaenavon


Middle Kids Share New Single + Autumn Tour Dates

As Australian trio Middle Kids gear up to their massive Autumn tour, the band unveil their latest single, Salt Eyes. Singer Hannah Joy explains: “Salt Eyes is when you get those red-dry-eyes after a big cry. Sometimes we try to live large but actually it makes us feel small. Salt Eyes is what we get when we’re searching for freedom but haven’t found it yet.Middle Kids will open for Bloc Party on their forthcoming Silent Alarm tour before heading out on their own UK and European dates throughout November finishing up in America and the US in the new year.   All dates are listed below and tickets are available HERE.

Tour dates
15/10    Amsterdam, NE                  AFAS Live*
16/10    Paris, FR                                  Le Zenith*
18/10    Berlin, DE                               Columbiahalle*
20/10    Brussels, BE                         Forest National*
22/10    Dublin, IRE                            3 Arena*
24/10    London, UK                           Alexandra Palace*
02/11    Paris, FR                                  Supersonic
03/11    Brussels, BE                         Botanique
04/11    Cologne, DE                           MTC
05/11    Amsterdam, NL                  Paradiso
07/11    Hamburg, DE                        Molotow
08/11    Copenhagen, DK                 Ideal Bar
09/11    Berlin, DE                               Kantine am Berghain
11/11    Vienna, AU                             Chelsea Club
13/11    Munich, DE                            Kranhalle
14/11    Zurich, CHE                           Mascotte
16/11    Brighton, UK                        Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
17/11    Bristol, UK                             Louisiana
18/11    Glasgow, UK                         Stereo
20/11    Manchester, UK                  The Deaf Institute
21/11    Newcastle, UK                     The Think Tank
22/11    Leeds, UK                                Brudenell Social Club
24/11    Nottingham, UK                  The Bodega
25/11    Leicester, UK                        The Cookie
26/11    London, UK                           Village Underground
30/11    New York, NY, USA           Bowery Ballroom
01/12    Philadelphia, PA, USA      Johnny Brenda’s
03/12    Pittsburgh, PA, USA         Stage AE
04/12    Columbus, OH, USA          The Basement
05/12    Milwaukee, WI, USA        Colectivo
07/12    Minneapolis, MN, USA    7th Street Entry
08/12    Omaha, NE, USA                  The Sydney
10/12    Denver, CO, USA                 Larimer Lounge
12/12    Phoenix, AZ, USA                Valley Bar
13/12    San Diego, CA, USA            Soda Bar
14/12    Los Angeles, CA, USA       Echoplex
02/02    Brisbane, AUS                      St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
03/02    Sydney, AUS                          St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
08/02    Adelaide, AUS                       St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
09/02    Melbourne, AUS                 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
10/02    Fremantle AUS  St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
*= with Bloc Party


Millie Turner - Night Running

Returning with a new video to her latest single Night Running, London pop troubadour Millie Turner takes us under her wing as we play catch up with the trio of friends as they escapade around their colourful and vibrant city. "Night Running was inspired by a moment, when you come back from a night out, and you feel the kick of adrenaline" explains Turner, "To me, night running is an anthem of youth, a movement of people who get energy from the night. In some way I want it to inspire people to appreciate that moment, to keep that sense of excitement wherever and whoever they are." Take a listen/watch below for yourselves. Millie Turner will play London's Paper Dress Vintage on 14 November and again on December 5th.


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

RY X - Untold

Unveiling his brand new single today, Australian songwriter RY X returns with the emotive Untold. Taken from his forthcoming second album, 'Unfurl', which will be available 15th Feb 2019 through Infectious, the track's space and moving electronic elements truly bring together its forlorn loneliness. "I think my mission statement was simply to remain vulnerable and to capture that within this album," says Ry. "The inspirations change each time, and I always want to allow that process to be free, to draw on new ideas and sounds and instrumentation. But what feels consistently important to me is keeping a sense of rawness and honesty in the work." Take a listen for yourselves below. Fans can pre-order the album from his website here -

Unfurl tracklist:
1. Body (Ambient)
2. Untold
3. Bound
4. Body Sun
5. YaYaYa
6. Coven
7. Hounds
8. Foreign Tides
9. The Water
10. Mallorca
11. To Know
12. Sun (Ambient)
13. Fumbling Prayer

Live dates:
Friday 12th October : LONDON : Barbican **(SOLD–OUT!)**
Wednesday 20th February 2019 : GLASGOW : St Luke’s
Thursday 21st February 2019 : MANCHESTER : Cathedral
Saturday 23rd February 2019 : BRIGHTON : The Dome
Sunday 24th February 2019 : BRISTOL : Trinity Centre


Far Caspian - Blue

Photo Credit: Jeff Barnett

With a sound that's often mistaken for the West-Coast of America, a far cry from its concrete brutalist routes with such a sun-kissed slacker vibe, Leeds-based outfit Far Caspian return with another stellar effort unveiling Blue. "The track itself is about unrequited love, and being consumed by being so close to a person, yet knowing that your feelings wouldn't be reciprocated" Johnston says, before revealing "My good pal Milhouse Van Houten was the main inspiration for the song." Any song inspired by the Simpsons is a good song in my books. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live Dates
Thursday 11th October: The Finsbury, London for Indie Shuffle at Blogtober
Thursday 1st November: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Saturday 17th November: ‘Live At Leeds presents Ones To Watch’, The Wardrobe in Leeds