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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10 Little Indie Hot Picks




Fed up with hearing the same old tunes? Well, why not cast your ears over ten of our new specially handpicked hot picks!



PARTY HARDLY - MINDCHANGER

The Leeds slacker pop rockers (formerly known as WULFs) follow ‘Have We Got Time’ with this new scuzzy cut of gritty guitars and sharp vocals; its mellow opening seconds belying what's to come.




CALLUM PITT - RABBITS

Digital third single release (on September 22) from the Newcastle indie-folk artist. Mixing his bewitching voice with intricate guitar work and roll-off-the-tongue lyrics, it works up slowly to a swelling chorus.




WEIRD OWL - WAR

Brooklyn psych-synthers release new album - produced by Psychic TV's Jeffrey Berner - 'Bubblegum Brainwaves', on October 13. This second single explores how the act of war has changed - becoming democratized, so that anyone can take part without following a set of prescribed rules - and shows a darker, heavier side of the band.




DOLLS - ARMCHAIR PSYCHIATRIST

Laid back groove (out via DIY label Roadkill Records on October 6 - with a launch show same night at The Shacklewell Arms in London), infectious grunge-pop and dual vocals from London duo guitarist Jade and drummer Bel.




SMUT - VIDEO CELL

Taken from their forthcoming new album, 'End of Sam', released October 27 via Broken Circles, fiery, infectious rock from the Cincinnati outfit. Tay Roebuck’s lyrics detail mobile phone addiction, while guitars wail around vocal harmonies.




REYKJAVIK KIDS - NIGHTMOIST

Digital jittery post-punk
release from Newcastle's Paul Tissington (synths, guitars) and LA-based Scott Munro (vocals, guitar). ‘Nightmoist’ shows off the best elements of their song writing, with tense rhythms, scything guitar lines and introspective lyrics about love and longing.




NO KILL - EDDIE VEDDER

The second single - following the swooning 'Tremolo' which came out earlier this year - from Brooklyn's grunge duo. Dark, reverb-drenched power pop tune that builds to a lush, guitar-driven wall of sound behind dulcet vocals.




HOLIDAY GHOSTS - CAN'T BEAR TO BE BORING

The Falmouth Ghosts follow debut single 'In My Head' with this jaunty, garage-rock singalong which comes from their self-titled debut album (out September 22 via PNKSLM Recordings), and which sees drummer Katja Rackin take the lead on vocals.




HALCYON DRIVE - THE BIRDS

Return of the Australian electro rockers with their intricate new single, layering dark electronic elements with sophisticated instrumentation and sharp production, it is the first taste of the Melbourne trio's debut album.




WHITE FEVER - EVERYONE'S GOT THEIR PRICE

Closing track to the London dark indie-pop quartet's upcoming EP 'Concrete' out on September 29, this follow-up to 'Sands', leads with Ida Jacobsson-Wells' ethereal vocals over an upbeat, bass-driven chorus.

Track Of The Day :: Shame - Concrete




Words: Ellie Ward 

Stamping their frenetic energy on new single ‘Concrete’, South London's Shame propel all their thrashing propulsive intensity into its three and a half minute bombast.

The band's caustic vocalled Charlie Steen describes the song as "about someone who’s trapped in a relationship and they’re being pummelled into surrender. It’s not about a physically abusive relationship – more an emotionally and psychologically draining one. The call-and-response vocals are the central figure’s own internal dialogue. They are dealing with two different things that they don’t want to address.”



Shame are set for a hectic few months ahead, including North American dates in November and a European tour with Gurr.

SEPTEMBER
30 Margate By The Sea Festival

OCTOBER
09 Bristol The Louisiana
10 Leeds Lending Room
11 Manchester Soup Kitchen
12 Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
13 Liverpool Buyers Club
14 Dublin Workman’s Club
18 London Scala
21 Cardiff Swn Festival
24 Copenhagen Loppen
25 Groningen Vera
27 Amsterdam London Calling Festival

NOVEMBER
02 Reykjavik Iceland Airwaves Festival
10 Brooklyn, NY Baby’s All Right
12 Philadelphia, PA MOCA
13 Washington, DC DC9
15 New York, NY Home Sweet Home
16 Allston, MA The Great Scott
17 Montreal M for Montreal
18 Toronto Hard Luck
19 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place
20 Arden, DE Arden Gild Hall +

DECEMBER
01 Paris Point Ephemere
03 Frankfurt Zoom *
04 Heidelburg Halle O2 *
06 Köln Gebäude 9 *
07 Munster Gleis 22 *
08 Essen Hotel Shanghai *
09 Dresden Groove Station *
11 Hannover Bei Chez Heinz *
12 Bremen Lagerhaus *
13 Hamburg Knust *
14 Braunschweig Eule *
15 Rostock Helgas Stadtpalast *
16 Berlin Festaal Kreuzberg *

+ with Ought
* with Gurr

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Watch :: The War On Drugs debut 'A Deeper Understanding' songs live





Touring new album 'A Deeper Understanding', The War On Drugs kicked off their world excursion in the US  at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine last night (September 18).



Playing a number of the album's tracks live for the first time, you can see some of them captured in fan footage by Patrick Garriepy.



Setlist:

In Chains (Live Debut)
Pain
An Ocean Between The Waves
Strangest Thing
Holding On
Red Eyes
Knocked Down (Live Debut)
Nothing To Find (Live Debut)
You Don’t Have To Go (Live Debut)
Up All Night (Live Debut)
Burning
Eyes To The Wind
Under The Pressure
Clean Living (Live Debut)
In Reverse



Listen :: Morrissey unveils 'Spent The Day In Bed' from new album





Words: Ellie Ward

It's all go for Moz. Not just has the morose one finally set up his own Twitter account, but he also releases new album 'Low In High School' on November 17, his debut launch on his own label via BMG.

The 12 track work, recorded with past collaborator and producer Joe Chiccarelli, contains some interesting, and typically Morrissey-esque, titles like 'Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage', 'All The Young People Must Fall In Love', 'When You Open Your Legs', and lead single 'Spent The Day In Bed', which you can hear below.



'Low In High School' Tracklist:

My Love, I’d Do Anything For You
I Wish You Lonely
Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up On The Stage
Home Is A Question Mark
Spent The Day In Bed
I Bury The Living
In Your Lap
The Girl From Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn’t Kneel
All The Young People Must Fall In Love
When You Open Your Legs
Who Will Protect Us From The Police?
Israel

Watch :: The 1975's Matty Healy directs video for Pale Waves' 'Television Romance'




Words: Ellie Ward

After airing new single ‘Television Romance’ at Reading/Leeds festival last month, Pale Waves now unveil its official video.

Filmed in the band’s hometown of Manchester it gives The 1975's Matty Healy and Samuel Burgess-Johnson a hand in direction.

Pale Waves have also announced their debut US headline tour for November -December which follows their previously announced run of UK October dates.



US dates

NOVEMBER
12 Boot & Saddle - Philadelphia, PA
13 Songbyrd - Washington, DC
14 Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
16 Baby G - Toronto, ON
17 Cattivo - Pittsburgh, PA
18 Rumba Cafe - Columbus, OH
19 Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
20 RecordBar - Kansas City, MO
22 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO
24 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT
26 Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA
27 Fox Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
29 Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA

DECEMBER
01 House of Blues Voodoo Room - San Diego, CA
02 The Moroccan - Los Angeles, CA
03 Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
04 The Perch - El Paso, TX
06 Three Links - Dallas, TX
07 Stubbs Jr - Austin, TX
08 Rudyard’s - Houston, TX
09 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans, LA

[Video] Blaenavon - Prague '99





After the release of EP 'Prague ’99' last month, Blaenavon now share the visuals to lead single and title track.

The video - directed by Foals and Toothless collaborator, Kit Monteith - places the band centre stage in a stylishly shot performance intertwined with vocalist and guitarist Ben Gregory's beautifully choreographed movements and synchronised interactions with his female doppelgänger.

Kit Monteith had this to say of the video: "The song is so dynamic - intricate at times as well as soaring and majestic. We wanted to make sure the visuals matched up to this and developed a technique where all these sides could be seen at once; combining slow motion and normal speed action within the same shots. However, the track is more complex still, there is sadness yet strange celebration within it and this more emotive side is where we wanted to experiment in making Ben's psyche a character in itself. We wanted to create a surreal space where Ben could start to blend with a female presence and for this merging of forms to be the visual backdrop to the fragility, anguish and intensity of his performance on the track. It was also just a nice excuse to see a Blaener in the buff."

Watch above.