Monday, December 17, 2012

Watch: Alpaca Sports Unveil Video For "A Million Times"

Alpaca Sports have unveiled the video for "A Million Times", the b-side to the group’s upcoming new single 'As Long As I Have You' which will be released as 7-inch-single in February via Cloudberry Records.

The video was directed once again by Carl Jirestedt. Watch it below.

The House Of Love To Release New Album 'She Paints Words In Red' In 2013

The House Of Love have announced that they will return with a full length studio album next year. 

The new album entitled 'She Paints Words In Red', will be released in March or April of 2013 via Cherry Red Records according to their recent Facebook announcements. Take a look at the official tracklist for She Paints Words In Red below. 

Tracklist:

1. A Baby Got Back On Its Feet
2. Hemmingway
3. She Paints Words In Red
4. PKR
5. Lost In The Blues
6. Low Black Clouds
7. Money Man
8. Trouble In Mind
9. Never Again
10. Sunshine Out Of The Rain
11. Holy River
12. Eye Dream

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Watch: The Courteeners New Video For "Lose Control"

The Courteeners have unveiled the video for their new single 'Lose Control' released on 28th January through V2. 

The single is taken from the band's third studio album 'ANNA' out 4th February and is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The video was shot and directed by Joe Connor. Watch it below.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

James Frontman Tim Booth "I do see Simon Cowell as some kind of Antichrist"

In an interview with Digital Spy, James frontman Tim Booth talked about how pop mogul Simon Cowell has significantly lowered the expectations of the public. 

"Punk brought in a slightly puritanical morality of not selling out. What happened in the early '90s was the media sold out. Q would put Spice Girls on the front cover and Robbie Williams. I'm not knocking them, but those magazines used to be about music, and just about music.

"That seemed like a betrayal. That seemed like a sell-out. They're accusing bands of selling out, it must be able to work the other way.

"From then on it became about money, and how much you sell. Rather than music. There's a crossover with that, obviously, but it shouldn't just be about money and celebrity. It became that when Spice Girls got some kudos.

"It was like, 'You're f**king kidding me!' This stuff was manipulated, created to con the pocket money out of young girls, essentially, and it worked. But it shouldn't get mythologised by the music press, just because it's successful. And by star-hungry journalists."

He added: "I've seen that happen and Pop Idol entrenched that, and all of those things. And I do see Simon Cowell as some kind of Antichrist, in that way. In the kind of Bill Hicks. You've been sent to the planet to lower the standards, so that people will forget that they are actually angels and divine beings. They kind of lose themselves in this s**t. So, yes, I can rant like that now and again!

"I would never say that he should be shot. I would just say that he's probably the Antichrist in my world. To me it's like what Rupert Murdoch did to this country and what Dennis Potter spoke out about. It's about dumbing down and lowering the standards.

"I totally get why people are attracted to it and kids are attracted to it as a shortcut. But it's a shortcut to a short life. I don't think it's very fulfilling. What I want to see is people expressing themselves. From their heart, from their soul. I don't think when you become part of a machine like that you have any chance of that happening."

"I went last night to see a band in Brighton called Soccer 96. Two guys, drummer and keyboard player, and it was genius. It was their own language. It was raw as f**k. There wasn't a chorus to rub together. It was fantastic. Tiny audience, but people going, 'Whoah'. You're watching a band who's going to influence a lot of people. Booth continued.

"They may not become huge - if they stay as bloody minded as they are. But genius. Then you watch Alabama Shakes and you go, 'F**king hell'. That's the music we want. That's the music that feeds us and touches our souls."

The singer added of the media: "The NME particularly sold out. It had to launch a new band to be the great band every two years and then destroy them after two years... it just became clearly an editorial conceit and a strategy to try and keep people interested. Aimed at manipulation."

A few weeks ago, Depeche Mode's Martin Gore also spoke about Cowell saying: "I'm not advocating violence, but I think somebody should shoot Simon Cowell! His influence in the music industry over the last God knows how many years it's been now... it's just like, so many people think that that's what music is. What happened to bands getting together? They are very few and far between now and the ones that do probably can't afford to get into a studio and make a record."

Watch: TOY New Video For "Make It Mine"

TOY have unveiled the video for their new single "Make It Mine" released yesterday (10th December) through Heavenly Recordings and taken from the band's self-titled debut album. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Joe Morris. Watch it below

Depeche Mode To Release New Album In March 2013

Depeche Mode are set to release their 13th studio album in March 2013 on Columbia Records. 

"I am very happy with how the album turned out," comments DM’s Martin Gore. "The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we've done." 

The band has announced that the new album will contain brand new tracks written by Gore and Dave Gahan. Gahan reveals, "The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe. During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more." 

The band gave fans a glimpse into the making of the new album in October when they released the following video clip featuring new music (http://smarturl.it/dmcollage). Additional album details will be disclosed in the coming weeks.

Following the release of their new album, Depeche Mode will embark on a European tour, kicking off in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on May 7. A full North American tour will follow, with details to be announced shortly.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Watch: The Primitives Share "You Trashed My Christmas" Video

The Primitives have unveiled the video for their new Christmas song "You Trashed My Christmas". The song is already part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Chris Croft. Watch it below.

Watch: Only Real New Video For "Backseat Kissers"

Niall Galvin, aka Only Real has unveiled the video for his new single "Backseat Kissers", which is set to come out through ASL Records on 28th January. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Yoni Lappin and Fred Ellis. Watch it below.

Watch: Peace New Video For "Wraith"

Birmingham-based band Peace have unveiled the video for their new single "Wraith" out on 13 January 2013. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

Watch it below.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Watch: Django Django Share "Life's a Beach" Video

Django Django have unveiled the music video for "Life's a Beach" taken from their self-titled debut album. the song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Isaac Eastgate. Watch it below.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Watch: The Mary Onettes Perform ”Evil Coast” Live

The Mary Onettes have unveiled a new video performing an exclusive live version of 'Evil Coast'.

The song is taken from the band's upcoming album "Hit the Waves", which is released on March 12th through Labrador and it's part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

"Evil Coast" is a place inside the brain, not a natural beach. We wanted to show a live recording from our reality far from caipirinha and deck chairs. Said the band.

Watch the video below.



Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Watch: M83 New Video For “Wait”

M83 has unveiled the video for 'Wait', taken from M83 2011 album 'Hurry Up We're Dreaming'.

"I love composing music and making music with pictures in my head, it’s really what’s driving me. Cinema is the biggest influence for me – even bigger than music itself, so this album is built as a soundtrack, as an imaginary film." said Anthony Gonzales.

The clip is the final of three videos in collaboration with Fleur & Manu. Watch it below.


Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Kaiser Chiefs Drummer/Songwriter Nick Hodgson Quits The Band

Kaiser Chiefs co-founder Nick Hodgson has announced that he has quit the band.

Hodgson revealed the news today (December 4) via Twitter posting: "I can confirm I have left Kaiser Chiefs after 15 spectacular years. I'm moving on. I wish the rest of the band the very best!" 

Lead singer Ricky Wilson responded to the news writing: "The door is on the latch and the key under the mat. X"

Bass player Simon Rix also expressed his well wishes to Hodgson, tweeting: "I can exclusively confirm we will still be collaborating on pints in pubs."

Away from the band, Hodgson runs the Chewing Gum record label and owns the Chewdio record label where bands such as The Vaccines, Mark Ronson and Ryan Jarman have all recorded material. He has also written songs for Duran Duran and Shirley Bassey, working closely with DJ and producer Mark Ronson. 

The Horrors To Release 'Higher' Box Set

The Horrors have announced the release of a limited edition box-set, featuring remixes and videos from their 2011 album, 'Skying'.

"Higher" boxset,  contains remixes from Connan Mockasin, Seahawks, Andrew Weatherall, Blanck Mass, Peaking Lights, Cherrystones, Chris Watson, Daniel Avery, JTC and Andy Blake. Asked about his contribution, Andrew Weatherall said: "One of the pleasures of remixing is seeing how other people construct their music. Re-arranging the bricks in The Horrors wall of sound was a particular joy."

"I used Weddell seals singing at the intro recorded under the Antartic sea ice," said Watson. "The rhythms of the Humbolt current around the Galapagos Islands recorded with DPA hydrophones. Singing grey seals recorded out on the Farne Islands, Northumberland and the processed voices of Orca, killer whales, recorded in the sea of Norway." 

Speaking of how the boxed set came to fruition, The Horrors' Tom Cowan said; "We were driving through the deserts of California when we hatched the plan to release a boxed set of the singles from Skying, unaware that it would balloon into the monster that it did. We started off small, just one version per single. However, through chance encounters and wanting to involve more people whose music excited us, the box soon grew into an impressive collection of sonic tapestries and hypnotic grooves and it became apparent that this was no longer about the singles. It was now about this new music which had used the different elements of Skying as a springboard to other ideas. We encouraged everyone involved to be as obtuse as possible, to get as far away from the original source material as they could. The results are stunning, and I think it's just a shame we couldn't have done more."

'Higher' is out now digitally, and will get a physical release in March 2013 via XL.

The tracklisting is as follows:

12" Vinyl One
A1. Still Life
A2. Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix)
B1. Still Life (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)
B2. Dive In (The Pressure Ridges) - Chris Watson Remix

12" Vinyl Two
A1. I Can See Through You
A2. Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)
B1. I Can See Through You (Blanck Mass Remix)

12" Vinyl Three
A1. Changing The Rain
A2. You Said (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)
B1. Comes In Waves (Seahawks Skying Suite)

12" Vinyl Four
A1. Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
B1. Moving Further Away (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)

CD One
1. I Can See Through You (Blanck Mass Remix)
2. Monica Gems (Daniel Avery Remix)
3. Still Life (Connan Mockasin Remix)
4. You Said (Peaking Lights Dub U Mix)
5. Still Life (Still Living Still Giving Cherrystones Remix)
6. Moving Further Away (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

CD Two
1. Comes In Waves (Seahawks Skying Suite)
2. Moving Further Away (Andy Blake World Unknown Mix)
3. Dive In (The Pressure Ridges)
4. You Said (JTC Remix)
5. Wild Eyed (Andrew Weatherall Remix)
6. Moving Into Blue (Seahawks Skying Suite)

DVD
Still Life Video (Directed by Oliver Murray)
I Can See Through You (Directed by White Rabbit)
Changing The Rain (Directed by Pete Fowler)

Monday, December 03, 2012

Watch: Kid Astray Reveal "The Mess" Music Video

Oslo indie-pop band Kid Astray have revealed the video for their kool debut single "The Mess". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Hamid Waheed. Watch it below.


Get the track on iTunes

Sunday, December 02, 2012

PANAMA - Band on the Month December 2012

A classically trained pianist from the age of six, songwriter and frontman, Jarrah McCleary grew up in the sticky heat of the Northern Territory. His previous project, The Dirty Secrets saw the band working between Australia and London with iconic producer and engineer, Nick Terry (Klaxons, Libertines).

Panama is the new incarnation for McCleary, who is joined by his old band mate, Cam Edwards and a collective of hand-selected local artists to create Australia’s finest five-piece. Steeped in splashes of yacht rock, Hopeful house music and an avid appreciation fro the '80s, Panama make music that is as brimming with a quiet, golden nostalgia as it is bright and anthemic in its delivery.

Panama's debut single 'Magic' premiered in early 2012 on Filter Magazine. It received significant airplay across their natal Australia and also in many countries around the world, including Kool Rock Radio. 

Recorded in Los Angeles with super producer, Eric Broucek of DFA Records fame (Holy Ghost, LCD Soundsystem), Panama's latest EP "I'ts Not Over" continues to prove that the success of this Sydney quintet has only just begun. The EP also sees the band enlist some high hat help from Jim Orso on drums (Holy Ghost!, Hot chip) adding a layer to the sound that is as relevant and 'now' as it is brimful of '80s influence.

Released via iconic indie dance record label, Future Classic, "I'ts Not Over" is the dark horse of content-heavy dance-pop world. channelling the likes of Peter Gabriel with nods to companions Cut Copy and Van She, this six-track EP is a 2012 staple for any discerning listener.

"It's Not over" is out now and you can order your copy on iTunes.


Album of the Week 03/12: Born Blonde "What The Desert Taught You"

West London based outfit Born Blonde formed in 2009 when lead singer Arthur Delaney enlisted Fraser and George as musicians for a solo folk music project. Schoolmates Josh and Tom were next to join, and so the band was born.

They released their critically acclaimed 'Solar' and 'Radio Bliss' singles in 2011 and early early this year, they surprised us again with the track 'I Just Wanna Be' which features the bands trademark sub bass organ pedals, taking in their rich influences of 60s psychedelia, late 80s and early 90s shoegaze, channelled through a progressive 21st century outlook.

Recorded with Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), the band's debut album "What The Desert Taught You" imparts a sublime sense of disorientation; a sense that you don't want to recover from, but at the same time you want to recover from it so you can get on with the serious business of getting lost again. 

About the album titled, Delaney said in an interview: "We decided on that because we felt it was a summary of everything we had gone through to finish the album. We got obsessed with the idea that we had left our road, gone in search of these songs and found ourselves coming round in a place of no feeling, a bit warped and void of all of the emotions and ways of being that you could normally associate with happiness. It took us quite a while to get back from that wilderness, and this collection of songs are about the journey out there and the attempt to get back; I think were one of those bands that are always up for really pushing ourselves in search of discovery, but this seems to always have a fall out or a price you have to pay for that"

"A lot of songs are about trying to cross the void between what your aspirations are and what your reality is. We all go through these periods in our lives when we're in crisis or can't seem to find the answers we are looking for from the world. Sometimes we have to spend some time away from what is real or true while we wait for those answers to come and to us: that is the 'desert'."

Born Blonde debut album 'What The Desert Taught You' is OUT NOW. You can purchase your copy here: iTunesCDBandcamp (CD & Download).

Tracklist:

01. Solar
02. I Just Wanna Be
03. The Architect
04. Light On
05. Radio Bliss
06. Signs of Fear
07. Dreamland
08. Other Side
09. These Days I Dream of Pyramids
10. Wide Eyed



Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kraftwerk's Karl Bartos Announces Second Solo Album 'Off the Record'

Former Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos has announced that he will release his second solo album "Off the record" on March 18th via Bureau B.

The follow up to his 2003 album 'Communication', features 12 tracks that were taken from song ideas he wrote during Kraftwerk's heyday (he kept a secret acoustic diary and jotted down ideas while on the road).

Bartos is calling these tracks "iron crystal music," which refers to the iron crystal cell-shaped Atomium building that was built for the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair. This new form of music encompasses a bevy of sounds, specifically "vocoder newspeak, robot sounds, digital glitch, techno pop, catchy melodies, electronic avant-garde, roaring silence, futurism, and, of course, those rhythms!".

Here's a first taste from Off The Record, the first track "Atomium":



Check the tracklisting for "Off The Record" below.

01. Atomium
02. Nachtfahrt
03. International Velvet
04. Without A Trace Of Emotion
05. The Binary Code
06. Musica Ex Machina
07. The Tuning Of The World
08. Instant Bayreuth
09. Vox Humana
10. Rhythmus
11. Silence
12. Hausmusik

For more on Karl Bartos visit his official website.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Drums' Jonny Pierce Announces Solo Album, Streams New Track

The Drums frontman Jonny Pierce has announced that he will release his solo album debut, written, recorded and produced by himself, early next year.

"Some might say it's strange for a man to bare his soul the way I do on this album but I wanted to do something that exposed me for who I am even more so than anything I have done with The Drums ... I wanted to be as self-indulgent as possible with this album. This is pop done the way I think it should be done." Says Pierce about the album.

He has also released the video for his new song "I Didn't Realise", watch it below.



That's all the information we have so far, we'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Watch: The Mary Onettes New Video For "Evil Coast"

Swedish quartet The Mary Onettes have unveiled the video for "Evil Coast", out now Labrador Records.

The song is taken from the band's upcoming album 'Hit the Waves', which is released on March 12th through Labrador. It is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.



Check the artwork and tracklist for Hit The Waves below.



Tracklist: 
01. Intro
02. Evil Coast
03. Hit the Waves
04. Years
05. Don't Forget (to Forget about me)
06. Black Sunset
07. Blues
08. Can't Stop the Aching
09. Unblessed
10. How it all Ends

Watch: Veronica Falls ‘Teenage’ Video

Veronica Falls have unveiled the video for their new track 'Teenage'.

The song is the first from new album 'Waiting For Something To Happen', due for release on February 4 via Bella Union. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Nicola Probert and the band.Watch it below.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Watch: Modernage Unveil The Video For New Single "It's Never Easy"

Miami indie rock band Modernage, have unveiled a promo video for their brand new single "It's Never Easy", their  first material in four years.

The single will be out soon... We'll keep you updated. In the meantime, here's the video.


Watch: Hot Chip Share New Video "Don't Deny Your Heart"

Hot Chip have unveiled a brand new video for their latest single 'Don't Deny Your Heart', taken from their 2012 album 'In Our Heads'. The song is part of our current playlist. 

The video was directed by comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Watch it below.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Jane's Addiction To Record New Album Early Next Year

Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell has revealed he has over 60 songs ready to take into the studio with the band early next year.

"I haven’t written this much or been this prolific since I started when I was in my 20s," Farrell has told Rolling Stone.

"It's been coming out fantastic. I’m super excited. Everything will really start to gel and come together probably this time next year."

Farrell also spoke of his intention to put distance from the sound of their 2011 record 'The Great Escape Artist'.

"It didn’t make a big enough splash," he continued. "It’s not going to be ‘The Great Escape Artist’. I had thought that it would be a great idea. However, I just came up with this other twist to doing the next record. At this point I want to start fresh with a fresh angle."

Watch: Friendly Fires Unveil "Why Dont You Answer?" Video

Friendly Fires have unveiled the new video for their cover version of Sting/Eberhard Schoener 1981 track "Why dont You Answer?". The track is part of our current playlist.

This cover version features on the album Late Night Tales - Friendly Fires, and is out now as well as remixes by Jay Shepheard and Hot Since 82, via iTunes.

The video was derected by Fred Rowson. Watch it below.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Cribs Announce Singles Collection 'Payola'

The Cribs have announced details of a new singles collection album set to be released in February 2013.

Entitled 'Payola', the collection will mark the tenth anniversary of their first release by bringing together 22 tracks from their entire career. The collection will include one previously unreleased track  'Leather Jacket Love Song', which was the last song to feature former Cribs guitarist Johnny Marr.

Speaking about 'Payola', singer and guitarist Ryan Jarman told: "A lot of best of albums are just money for old rope, so we've tried to make this as special as possible."

'Payola' will be released on CD and vinyl in its standard format, with an additional deluxe version, featuring an exclusive 18 track B-Sides and rarities album, to comprise the 40 track "Anthology Edition".

'Payola' tracklisting is as follows:

01. Another Number
02. Come On, Be A No-One
03. I’m A Realist
04. Hey Scenesters
05. We Share The Same Skies
06. You Were Always The One
07. Anna
08. Cheat On Me
09. Back to The Bolthole
10. We Were Aborted
11. Our Bovine Public
12. I’ve Tried Everything
13. Direction
14. Glitters Like Gold
15. Be Safe
16. Mirror Kisses
17. Men’s Needs
18. We Can No Longer Cheat
19. Chi-Town
20. The Wrong Way To Be
21. City Of Bugs
22. Leather Jacket Love Song

B-sides:

01. Glandular Fever Got The Best Of Me
02. On A Hotel Wall
03. Saturday Night Facts Of Life
04. Kind Words From The Broken Hearted
05. It Happened So Fast
06. Eat Me
07. Fairer Sex
08. Advice From A Roving Artist
09. You’re Gonna Lose Us
10. Get Yr Hands Out Of My Grave
11. My Adolescent Dreams
12. Bastards Of Young
13. To Jackson
14. Better Than Me
15. So Hot Now
16. Is Anybody There?
17. Don’t You Wanna Be Relevant?
18. Don’t Believe In Me

Payola is released by Wichita Records on February 25.

Monday, November 19, 2012

James To Tour With Echo & The Bunnymen in Support of ‘Gathering Sound’ Box Set

James will hit the road with Echo & The Bunnymen for the first time in April 2013 to support their forthcoming career-spanning box-set 'The Gathering Sound'.

James frontman, Tim Booth has said "It is with great pleasure that we announce our 'Gathering Sound' April tour with the legendary Echo & The Bunnymen as our very special guests. We will be reworking old songs and revealing some new steps – expect the unexpected and prepare yourself for more passion than Fifty Shades of Grey.”

"The Gathering Sound" box-set looks back on the Manchester band's twelve album career, and is due to comprise CDs, a DVD, a 12" vinyl record, an 8GB USB, rarities, live recordings, a 16-page booklet and a 44-page scrapbook, plus 32 previously unreleased recordings, 12 of which are completely unreleased songs.

Tour dates:
APRIL 2013
Glasgow SECC Hall (13)
Newcastle O2 Academy (15)
Sheffield O2 Academy (16)
Bristol Colston Hall (17)
London O2 Academy Brixton (19, 20)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (22)
Leeds O2 Academy (23)
Birmingham O2 Academy (25)
Manchester Arena (26)

The collection was originally due out in fall 2011, but now is finally due for release next month in the U.K. You can pre-order the box set via Amazon.co.uk for £96.40, or about $153.

Tracklist: James, The Gathering Sound

CD1: Rarities
1. “Willow”
2. “Say It With Flowers”
3. “JustHipper”
4. “Mosquito”
5. “Left Out Of Her Will”
6. “Doubts” (BBC Radio Manchester Radio Session)
7. “Count Your Blessings”
8. “Weather Change”
9. “Pressure’s On” (Demo)
10. “Jam 1″
11. “Jam 2″
12. “It’s A Fine Line”
13. “Hedex”
14. “Long To See”
15. “Scratch Card”
16. “I Thought You Were” (Demo)
17. “All My Letters”
18. “Dust Motes” (Absolute Radio Session)

CD2: Live
1. “Folklore” (1982 gig)
2. “Announcement” (1982 gig)
3. “Burned” (Bath Moles 1988)
4. “Hymn From A Village” (Glastonbury 1990)
5. “Hang On” (Glastonbury 1990)
6. “Maria’s Party” (Alton Towers, Staffordshire, July 1992)
7. “America” (Town & Country Club, London, December 1992)
8. “Sit Down” (Town & Country Club, London, December 1992)
9. “Sound” (Town & Country Club, London, December 1992)
10. “Honest Joe” (Brixton Academy, 9 December 1993
11. “Come Home” (Shepherds Bush Empire, March 1997)
12. “Johnny Yen” (Manchester Apollo, 11 April 1998)
13. “What For” (Glasgow Lighthouse 1999)
14. “Stutter” (Shepherds Bush Empire, June 2000)
15. “Fine” (Sound Republic, June 2001)
16. “Bubbles” (2008 live gig)
17. “At The Seams” (Acappella)

CD3: The Night Before the Morning After
1. “It’s Hot”
2. “Crazy”
3. “Ten Below”
4. “Porcupine”
5. “Shine”
6. “Dr Hellier”
7. “Hero”
8. “Got The Shakes”
9. “Dust Motes”
10. “Tell Her I Said So”
11. “Kaleidoscope”
12. “Rabbit Hole”
13. “Make For This City”
14. “Lookaway”
15. “Fear”

Vinyl
A1. “Sit Down” (Demo)
A2. “How Was It For You” (Demo)
B1. “Gregory’s Town” (Demo)
B2. “Ring Those Bells” (Demo)

DVD: Come Home
1. “Come Home”
2. “What’s The World”
3. “Lose Control”
4. “Sunday Morning”
5. “Ring The Bells”
6. “Bring A Gun”
7. “Whoops”
8. “Government Walls”
9. “Walking The Ghost”
10. “Next Lover”
12. “God Only Knows”
13. “What For”
14. “Sit Down”
15. “How Was It For You”
16. “Stutter”

USB: Stutter
1. “Skullduggery”
2. “Scarecrow”
3. “So Many Ways”
4. “Just Hip”
5. “Johnny Yen”
6. “Summer Song”
7. “Really Hard”
8. “Billy’s Shirt”
9. “Why So Close”
10. “Withdrawn”
11. “Black Hole”

USB: Stripmine
1. “What For” (Album Version)
2. “Charlie Dance”
3. “Fairground”
4. “Are You Ready”
5. “Medieval”
6. “Not There”
7. “Ya Ho”
8. “Riders”
9. “Vulture”
10. “Stripmining”
11. “Refrain”

USB: Goldmother
1. “Come Home”
2. “Government Walls”
3. “God Only Knows”
4. “You Can’t Tell How Much Suffering (On A Face That’s Always Smiling)”
5. “Crescendo”
6. “How Was It For You?”
7. “Hang On”
8. “Walking The Ghost”
9. “Gold Mother”
10. “Top Of The World”
11. “Sit Down” (Album Version)
12. “Come Home” (Flood Mix)
13. “Lose Control” (Album Version)

USB: Seven
1. “Born Of Frustration”
2. “Ring The Bells”
3. “Sound” (Album Version / Full Version)
4. “Bring A Gun”
5. “Mother”
6. “Don’t Wait That Long”
7. “Live A Love Of Life”
8. “Next Lover”
9. “Heavens”
10. “Protect Me”
11. “Seven”

USB: Laid
1. “Out To Get You”
2. “Sometimes”
3. “Dream Thrum”
4. “One Of The Three”
5. “Say Something” (Album Version)
6. “Five-O”
7. “P.S.”
8. “Everybody Knows”
9. “Knuckle Too Far”
10. “Low Low Low”
11. “Laid” (Album Version)
12. “Lullaby”
13. “Skindiving”

USB: Wah Wah
1. “Hammer Strings”
2. “Pressure’s On”
3. “Jam J”
4. “Frequency Dip”
5. “Lay The Law Down”
6. “Burn The Cat”
7. “Maria”
8. “Low Clouds (2)”
9. “Building A Fire”
10. “Gospel Oak”
11. “DVV”
12. “Say Say Something”
13. “Rythmic Dreams”
14. “Dead Man”
15. “Rain Whistling”
16. “Basic Brian”
17. “Bottom Of The Well”
18. “Honest Joe”
19. “Arabic Agony”
20. “Tomorrow”
21. “Laughter”
22. “Sayonara”

USB: Whiplash
1. “Tomorrow” (Album Version)
2. “Lost A Friend”
3. “Waltzing Along” (Album Version)
4. “She’s A Star” (Album Version)
5. “Greenpeace”
6. “Go To The Bank”
7. “Play Dead”
8. “Avalanche”
9. “Homeboy”
10. “Watering Hole”
11. “Blue Pastures”

USB: Millionaires
1. “Crash”
2. “Just Like Fred Astaire”
3. “I Know What I’m Here For”
4. “Shooting My Mouth Off”
5. “We’re Going To Miss You” (Album Version)
6. “Strangers”
7. “Hello”
8. “Afro Lover”
9. “Surprise”
10. “Dumb Jam”
11. “Someone’s Got It In For Me”
12. “Vervaceous”

USB: Pleased To Meet You
1. “Space”
2. “Falling Down”
3. “English Beefcake”
4. “Junkie”
5. “Pleased To Meet You”
6. “The Shining”
7. “Senorita”
8. “Gaudi”
9. “What Is It Good For”
10. “Give It Away”
11. “Fine”
12. “Getting Away With It” (All Messed Up) (Album Version)
13. “Alaskan Pipeline”
14. “Coffee And Toast”

USB: Hey Ma
1. “Bubbles”
2. “Hey Ma”
3. “Waterfall”
4. “Oh My Heart”
5. “Boom Boom”
6. “Semaphore”
7. “Upside”
8. “Whiteboy” (Radio Edit)
9. “72″
10. “Of Monsters And Heroes And Men”
11. “I Wanna Go Home”

USB: Non-Album Tracks From Hits Collections
1. “Runaground” (Album version)
2. “Destiny Calling”
3. “Who Are You”
4. “Chameleon”

USB: Videos (1988-2001)
1. “So Many Ways”
2. “What For”
3. “How Was It For You?”
4. “Come Home”
5. “Lose Control”
6. “Sit Down”
7. “Sound”
8. “Born Of Frustration”
9. “Ring The Bells”
10. “Seven”
11. “Sometimes”
12. “Laid”
13. “Say Something (Original)”
14. “Say Something”
15. “She’s A Star”
16. “Tomorrow”
17. “Waltzing Along”
18. “Runaground”
19. “Destiny Calling”
20. “Sit Down ’98″
21. “I Know What I’m Here For”
22. “Just Like Fred Astaire”
23. “We’re Going To Miss You”
24. “Getting Away With It (All Messed Up)”


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Album of the Week 19/11: City Riots "Sea Of Bright Lights"

Australian indie four-piece City Riots have been around for a few years now, and after 2 EPs and some singles, the band have finally released their awaited debut album "Sea of Bright Lights".

Comprised by Ricky (vox/guitar), Matthew "Edgy" (vox/guitar), Matt (bass) and Dan (drums), City Riots describe their sound as "dreamy, jangle indie rock" and with 'Sea of Bright Lights', which was written and recorded in less than six months, they have delivered a consistent debut full-length album.

Our first taste of the album came with its amazing lead single "Wait for You", which has been a favourite in our playlist since we first heard it back in July and it will be for sure in the top 10 of our Best Tracks of 2012.

Following the line of its lead single (Wait for You), each track on the album has the perfect balance between indie rock and dream pop. Let's say they have created the perfect sounds for summer days on the beach. 

We highly recommend this one, so get your copy HERE right now! We give it a 8/10.

Tracklisting:

1. Turn
2. Catch The Sun
3. In This Space
4. Wait For You
5. Closer
6. Sucker Punch
7. Take You There
8. Lonely Hearts
9. Back To Normal
10. Pirates
11. It's Been a Long Time

Friday, November 16, 2012

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Confirm New Album For 2013

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have announced a new album for March 2013 and UK tour. 

The as-yet-untitled album will be supported for a six-date tour of the UK, starting in Manchester on 24 March, and concluding in Leeds on 30 March.

In a statement about the album release, frontman Robert Been wrote:

"I would like to be the first to tell everyone who has been patiently waiting, that the new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club album is officially confirmed to be released in March 2013. This album has taken every last ounce of us to bring to life, and if it wasn't for you guys keeping us going, we don't know if it would've ever seen the light of day."

"It's going to be a joyful day indeed when we get to see you all again and share these songs with you. Peter, Leah and myself are dying to get out of this studio right now and back into the fight. It's taken us a long while getting back on our feet, but the time has come." He added.

BRMC are set to play the following shows:

March
24 Manchester Ritz
25 Glasgow ABC
26 Birmingham Institute
27 London Brixton Academy
29 Nottingham Rock City
30 Leeds Academy

TOY Announce New Single "Make It Mine"

TOY have announced details of their new single 'Make it Mine', which will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday 10th December 2012.

'Make It Mine' is the fifth single from TOY and the fourth to be taken from their debut self-titled album. 

The special limited edition 12" release is featured as part of a limited edition 4 track EP, and features another remix by their friend Richard Fearless (the same who made the Trans-Love Energies version of ‘Left Myself Behind’) – this time on album track "Drifting Deeper".

The single will also include two unreleased tracks: "Live Electronics" and "She's Over My Head".

Full tracklisting:

01. Make It Mine
02. Live Electronics
03. She’s Over My Head
04. Drifting Deeper Richard Fearless remix

The single will be a limited pressing of 300 on clear vinyl (Rough Trade exclusive) and another 300 on black vinyl.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Watch: Dutch Uncles Unveil New Video For "Fester"

Manchester based 5 pieceDutch Uncles have unveiled the new video for their new single "Fester", which was released on Monday 12 on Ltd 7" Vinyl via on Memphis Industries.

The song is part of our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com and is taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Out of Touch in the Wild' released 7 January 2013.




Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Veronica Falls Announce New Album 'Waiting For Something To Happen'

London indie pop band, Veronica Falls have announced that they will release their second album 'Waiting For Something To Happen' in February 2013 via Bella Union.

They have also debuted their new track 'Teenage', the song has been added to our current playlist. Listen below.



The tracklisting for 'Waiting For Something To Happen' is as follows:

01. Tell Me
02. Teenage
03. Broken Toy
04. Shooting Star
05. Waiting For Something To Happen
06. If You Still Want Me
07. My Heart Beats
08. Everybody's Changing
09. Buried Alive
10. 'Falling Out
11. So Tired
12. Daniel
13. Last Conversation


Watch: Björk Unveils “Mutual Core” Video

Björk has unveiled the new video for "Mutual Core" taken from her 2011 album Biophilia.

The video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang. Watch it below.



Björk's new Biophilia remix album 'bastards', featuring work by Death Grips, Hudson Mohawke, Matthew Herbert, Omar Souleyman, These New Puritans, and more, will be released on November 19 via One Little Indian. 

Watch: Johnny Marr Share New Video For "The Messenger"

Former Smiths guitarist, Johnny Marr has unveiled the video for his debut solo single “The Messenger”.

The song is the title track to his upcoming debut solo album, out on February 26th via Sire/ADA in U.S.  and in UK via Warner Bros. Along with “The Messenger”, song titles include “I Want the Heartbeat”, “The Right Thing Right”, “Upstart”, “Word Starts Attack”, and “European Me”.

Watch the video below.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Single of the Week 12/11: SULK - "Flowers"

British band, Sulk just dropped "Flowers", their brilliant latest single taken from their forthcoming debut album.

With strong influences of bands such as The Stone Roses, Suede, Ride and The Verve, SULK it's been a favourite band here at the station since last year, they peaked at #9 in our Best New Bands of 2011 chart and their songs "Wishes"  and "Back in Bloom" (both produced by Suede, Pulp and White Lies collaborator Ed Buller) charted in our top 40 of Best Tracks of 2011.

The band's awaited debut album is scheduled to be released early next year. They are currently working on the artwork, track list and title. We will keep you updated.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

The Courteeners Announce New Album "Anna" For 2013

Manchester indie-rockers, The Courteeners have confirmed they will release their new album "Anna" early next year.

The band have been recording the album with producer Joe Cross in their home city Manchester this year, and will released their follow-up 2010's Falcon, on February 4th 2013, preceded by their first single "Lose Control" on January 28th 2013.

"’Anna’ is a new chapter sonically for Courteeners," frontman Liam Fray has said. "Our music, like our minds, has evolved and expanded. We have re-arrived – Welcome to the rave."

A preview video has been uploaded to YouTube and you can watch it below.


Check the artwork and tracklist for "Anna" below.



Tracklist:
01. Are You In Love With A Notion?
02. Lose Control
03. Van Der Graaff
04. Push Yourself
05. When You Want Something You Can’t Have
06. Welcome To The Rave
07. Save Rosemary In Time
08. Sharks Are Circling
09. Marquee
10. Money
11. Here Come The Young Men

Watch: The Joy Formidable "The Ladder Is Ours" Video

The Joy Formidable have unveiled their bran new video for "The Ladder Is Ours", taken from the band’s forthcoming album, Wolf’s Law, which will get release on January 22nd via Warner Bros Records. The song is part of our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Greg Jardin. Watch it below.


You can pre-order your copy of ‘Wolf’s Law’ HERE. Check the artwork below.

Watch: Tame Impala New Video For "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"

Australian psych-rock band Tame Impala have unveiled the video for their new single "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards" taken from their recently released album 'Lonerism'.

The single will be released on the 19th November through Modular Recordings and is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Joe Pelling & Becky Sloan. Watch it below.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Watch: The View Share "Hold On Now" And "Tacky Tattoo" Videos

The View have unveiled their new videos for "Hold On Now" and "Tacky Tattoo" taken from their fourth album 'Cheeky For A Reason', released in July 2012.

The band will release the double A sided single (A) Tacky Tattoo and (A) Hold On Now (radio edit) on  December 2. 'Hold On Now' is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

Both videos were directed by Red. Watch them below.

"Hold On Now"


"Tacky Tattoo"

My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields Confirms New Album By End Of 2012

Kevin Shield has confirmed that My Bloody Valentine will release their long awaited follow-up to 1991's Loveless on his own website before the end of the year.

Shield has also confirmed he will follow that release with another EP of brand new material.

Talking about the sound of the new material in a recent interview, Shield said: "I think with this record, people who like us will immediately connect with something. Based on the very, very few people who’ve heard stuff – some engineers, the band, and that’s about it – some people think it’s stranger than 'Loveless'. I don’t. I feel like it really frees us up, and in the bigger picture it’s 100 per cent necessary."

To support the releases, the band already has five dates lined up in Japan and Australia, including appearances at Tokyo Rocks Music Festival and ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror Melbourne. 

Watch: Deep Sea Arcade New Video For "Granite City"

Deep Sea Arcade have unveiled the video for "Granite City", taken off their recently released debut LP, Outlands. The song is part of our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Jimmi James Wright and Imogen Smyth Prado. Watch it below.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Watch: Foals Share New Video For "Inhaler"

Foals have unveiled the video for their brand new single "Inhaler" taken from their forthcoming album 'Holy Fire' out on February 11th 2013 via Warner Bros.

The song has been added to our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by regular collaborator Dave Ma.
Watch it below.



Thursday, November 01, 2012

THE NOVEMBER FIVE - Band on the Month November 2012

London-based rock'n'rollers The November Five have just released their debut album, "If You're Satisfied You Are Dead",  a passionate and furious riposte to the spurious notion that we should "Keep Calm and Carry On".

In an age where the good are turned bad and the blameless are demonised, these are anthems for the austerity that tackle head-on the desperate and savage times we find ourselves in.

Inspired as much by the sound of your neighbours arguing at 3 o'clock in the morning and the wailing of sirens and the crashing of doors in a dawn raid as they are by their musical heroes, The November Five create a rock'n'roll noise that's made when MENSA collides headlong into ASBO.

Comprise by Joe Cribbin (Vox/Bass), Chris Maciejewski (Guitars and Keyboards), Julian Marszalek (Guitars and Vox) and George Phillips (Drums and Percussion), The November Five are as mad as hell and are asking the right questions. And they want you to get mad, too. Because if you’re satisfied… well, we all know the answer to that one.

The November Five's first two singles, 'Closure' and 'Awake in a Daze', received international radio support from stations as varied as Kool Rock Radio,  BBC 6 Music, Xfm, Radio 1, LA’s KROQ and others across Europe and South America. "If You’re Satisfied You Are Dead" delivers on their promise.

The album was co-produced by The November Five and Brian O’Shaughnessy whose previous production credits include Go-Kart Mozart, Primal Scream and My Bloody Valentine. 

"If You're Satisfied You Are Dead", will be out on November 5, 2012. You can pre-order your copy right now on eBay or iTunes.


**The November Five reached the TOP 20 on Kool Rock Radio's Best New Bands of 2006 list. Their single 'Breathe' peaked at #14 on our Best Tracks 2006 and 'Closure' peaked at #37 on our Best Tracks 2008 chart. 

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"If you like the incendiary music of The MC5, The Stooges, The Birthday Party, Jim Jones Revue or The Cramps then you will not be disappointed in the slightest." Shindig magazine

"The November Five combine the driving sneer of Earl Brutus, some of the atmospherics of the Arcade Fire if they weren't twig-stroking Canadians, and some very British bombast - in The November Five's hands, guitars do, very much, squall." The Quietus

“The November Five are gathering momentum and things are only going to get bigger.” Vive Le Rock

Watch Depeche Mode Paris Press Conference

In case you miss Depeche Mode recent Paris press conference that took place on October 23, 2012,   they have now archived the video.

Watch the full conference below.

Delphic Reveal Details Of Brand New Album "Collections"

Delphic have unveiled details of their highly anticipated second album. 

Entitled 'Collections', this full-length will follow the band's 2010 debut album 'Acolyte' and will be release on  January 28th through Polydor Records.

Having spent a good amount of time out writing, the three-piece recorded the new material with two producers: Ben Allen (the man behind the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club and Animal Collective) and DFA Records co-founder Tim Goldsworthy, who has worked with both Massive Attack and LCD Soundsystem.

Here's a quote from Rick Boardman: "We get very angry about the state of popular music and we want to bloody change it. And why shouldn’t we?"

The tracklisting for 'Collections' is as follows.

1. Of The Young
2. Baiya
3. Changes
4. Freedom Found
5. Atlas
6. Tears Before Bedtime
7. The Sun Also Rises
8. Memeo
9. Don’t Let The Dreamers Take You Away
10. Exotic

Watch Delphic 'Introducing Collections' Album Trailer below.



Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Watch: The Cast Of Cheers Unveil "Trucks At Night" Video

The Cast Of Cheers have unveiled the video for their forthcoming new single 'Trucks At Night', off their debut album 'Family'.

The Dublin band will release the new single through School Boy Error/ Co-operative Music on 3rd December. The song is part of our current rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.

Johnny Marr Announces Debut Solo Album "The Messenger"

Jonnhy Marr, who is celebrating his birthday today, is set to release his debut LP titled 'The Messenger' sometime next year.

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

"It is late in the day to be making my debut," Marr said in a recent interview. 

"I didn't want to be in someone else's band at this point. In the past I might have been reluctant to stand up front, and I've been lucky enough to be in bands with great singers, so it wasn't necessary. But this is my band now, and the frontman in my band has to play guitar. I do both." He continued.

Speaking about the rumours that his former band The Smiths are set to reunite, he said: "Everybody seems to know more about a Smiths reunion than I do. Those rumours are like a sport for everyone involved bar the people who were in the group 30 years ago. But it's not happening."

No further information has been offered yet. We'll keep you updated.


Nitzer Ebb To Released Live DVD Next Month

Nitzer Ebb have announced the release of a live DVD titled "Live at the Markthalle Hamburg" next month. 

The tracklisting has not been revealed yet, however the release is likely to feature footage shot at the band's December 2011 show at the Markthalle in Germany.

The Live at the Markthalle Hamburg DVD will be released in a strictly limited numbered edition of 5000 copies worldwide. Fans can pre-order from Major Records

Stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The House Of Love To Release 3CD Deluxe Edition

The House of Love, are partnering with Cherry Red for a triple-disc reissue of their first album, due out on 26th November.

The House of Love, originally released on Creation Records in 1988 will now feature two discs of additional material culled from various singles and compilations, as well as 23 unreleased cuts, including live tracks, demos and alternate mixes.

The deluxe edition of THE HOUSE OF LOVE offers the band’s complete Creation recordings from 1987-1988, together with a raft of previously unissued bonus material. 

The package boasts all their Creation Records singles, from the original version of ‘Shine On’, ‘Real Animal’ and the US favourite ‘Christine’ (which reached #8 in the Modern Rock chart there) to their final single for the label, ‘Destroy The Heart’.

Disc 3 is devoted to nineteen hitherto unheard HOUSE OF LOVE demos, including two exclusive Guy Chadwick songs ‘Hold On Me’ and ‘Modern World’, which were never released! Also making their debut on CD is the rare 7” album freebie (two demos) and the ‘Flexidisc’ version of ‘Shine On’, together with Guy’s original demo of this song which eventually gave them a sizeable hit.

This 3-CD package is housed in a stylish Digipak with fresh sleeve-notes and rare images from the band’s photographer Suzie Gibbons.

The tracklisting for the forthcoming deluxe edition is as follows.

Disc 1: Original LP and demos from bonus 7"
  1. Christine
  2. Hope
  3. Road
  4. Sulphur
  5. Man to Child
  6. Salome
  7. Love in a Car
  8. Happy
  9. Fisherman’s Tale
  10. Touch Me
  11. Shine On (Demo)
  12. Christine (Demo)
Disc 2: Singles, B-sides and rarities
  1. Shine On
  2. Love
  3. Flow
  4. Real
  5. Plastic
  6. Nothing to Me
  7. The Hill
  8. Loneliness is a Gun
  9. The Hedonist
  10. Welt
  11. Destroy the Heart
  12. Blind
  13. Mr. Jo
  14. Destroy the Heart (Demo)
  15. Shine On (Fuck Version)
  16. I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do (Live)
  17. Love in a Car (Live)
  18. Destroy the Heart (Live)
  19. I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live)
Disc 3: Demos and alternates
  1. Shine On (Guy Chadwick Solo Demo)
  2. Touch Me (Demo 1)
  3. Real Animal (Demo)
  4. Happy (Demo 1)
  5. Hold on Me (16 Track Demo)
  6. Christine (16 Track Demo)
  7. Modern World (Demo)
  8. Salome (Alternate Mix)
  9. Man to Child (Alternate Mix)
  10. Hope (Alternate Mix)
  11. Love in a Car (Alternate Mix)
  12. Touch Me (Alternate Mix)
  13. Road (Alternate Mix)
  14. Fisherman’s Tale (Alternate Mix)
  15. Happy (Demo 2)
  16. Sulphur (Alternate Mix)
  17. Real Animal (16 Track Demo)
  18. Little Girl (alias Mr Jo)
  19. Shine On (Band Demo)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-3 released as Creation 12″ CRE-043T, 1987
Disc 2, Tracks 4-6 released as Creation 12″ CRE-044T, 1987
Disc 2, Tracks 7-8 released on Creation 12″ CRE-053T, 1988
Disc 2, Tracks 9-10 released on The House of Love compilation (Creation RTD/CRE 9-63 (DE), 1987)
Disc 2, Tracks 11-13 released as Creation 12″ CRE-057T, 1988
Disc 2, Tracks 14-15 from Pensioners on Ecstasy compilation (Creation CRELP 082, 1990)
Disc 2, Track 15 also from promo flexidisc (Creation CREFRE 5, 1988)
Disc 2, Tracks 16-19 and all tracks on Disc 3 previously unreleased

Monday, October 29, 2012

Watch Delphic New Video For "Good Life" (Lone Remix)

Delphic have unveiled a brand new video for the Lone remix of  their single 'Good Life', which was released in July 23rd.

The song is the first track to emerge from their currently untitled forthcoming second album and it's part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below!



Video created by Delphic
'Good Life' written and composed by Delphic
Additional production and remix by Lone

Friday, October 26, 2012

Arcade Fire Working "Full Time" On New Album

Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara has given an update on the progress of the band's new album.

Gara told Canadian radio station that for the follow-up to 2010's 'The Suburbs' they had to leave their old church based studio, as the roof collapsed. However, they now have a new space where they are working 'full-time'. 

"Now we’re in the studio pretty much full time just doing what we do and we kind of shut the door," Gara told.

"We haven’t really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven’t done photos or interviews or anything. We’re just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together."

"We are under no pressure from record labels or management or whatever to do anything on any sort of schedule. We’re just working. We have no deadlines. It’s kind of coming along." He added.

We'll keep you updated.

Foals To Release New Album 'Holy Fire' Early Next Year

Foals have have revealed more details of their forthcoming Flood & Moulder-produced new album 'Holy Fire'.

The Oxford band previously announced their third album's tittle last week , and have now revealed it will be released on February 11th 2013.

'Holy Fire' is set to be preceded by the new single "Inhaler", due for release through iTunes on November 5th and will be available to download when the album is made available to pre-order on iTunes.

The record follows the band's 2010 album 'Total Life Forever'. 

Meanwhile, Foals will begin a tour of the UK on November 28th at the Queens Social Club in Sheffield. Moving into December, towns including Doncaster, Gloucester amd Aldershot will be visited before a final show on December 11th at the Tunbridge Wells Forum.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch: M83 Official Video For "Steve McQueen"

Anthony Gonzalez, aka M83 has unveiled the official video for "Steve McQueen", a track taken from his 2011 double album 'Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming'.

The 'Steve McQueen' single is now available to pre-order on iTunes with a full release on 25th November, featuring remixes by Maps, SALM, BeatauCue and Alluxe.

The video was created in conjunction with creative film-making community, Genero.tv. The winning directors were Balthazar Auxietre & Sylvain Derosne.

Watch it below!

Watch: Motorama Share "Scars" Video

Russian dream-pop band, Motorama have unveiled their new video for "Scars", taken from their upcoming second album 'Calendar', out on November 5th.

'Calendar' is the album of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com
Watch it below.




Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watch: EZ Basic New Video For "Sometimes I Can't"

EZ Basic have unveiled their brand new video for "Sometimes I Can't" taken from their 'Memories of Spring' EP, released in April 2012. The song is a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio.

The video was directed and edited by Dezső Gyarmati.
Watch it below.


Stone Roses' Ian Brown To Release Solo Career Box Set

The Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown, has announced the release of a limited edition box set spanning his solo career from 1998 onwards, later this year. 

Entitled 'Collected', the deluxe package will tell the story of Brown's solo career from 1998 to the time of the Roses' reunion last year, and is to include all eight solo albums on CD, as well as a disc of B-sides and another packed with remixes. It will also include a 12” record with previously unreleased, remixed tracks.

But that's not all, the set also includes a DVD with all of Brown's promo videos and a “lavishly illustrated” hardback book about his solo career,. Also, there's a silkscreen poster and certificate of authenticity, hand numbered and signed by the man himself. 

The box set will be released on 3rd December and strictly limited to 1000 copies and when fans pre-order it they can download two unreleased remixes. 

Ian Brown's solo career began just under two years after the end of The Stone Roses in 1996 with the debut record 'Unfinished Monkey Business'. He achieved his solo commercial zenith in 2001 with the 'Music Of The Spheres' album, which spawned the hit single 'F.E.A.R.'.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Temples Share 'Shelter Song' New Video and Announce Debut Single

Temples, our current band of the month, have finally announced the proper release of their debut single "Shelter Song", which is part of our regular rotation (www.koolrockradio.com). 

The single, backed with ‘Prisms’ is released by heavenly recordings on November 12th and will be available on a limited 7" and download, with artwork courtesy of  Thomas Caslin. 

Both tracks were recorded in early September and produced by temples in Pyramid Studios, their home studio in Kettering.

Temples have been confirmed as main support on the forthcoming Mystery Jets tour alongside London shows with Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs and Tribes. They will also be playing the London Calling festival in Amsterdam.

Watch the video for "Shelter Song" below. 




Watch: Wild Nothing New Video For "Paradise"

Wild Nothing have unveiled their brand new video for "Paradise", starring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams.

The song is part of our regular rotation (www.koolrockradio.com) and is taken from the band's latest album "Nocturne".

The video filmed in L.A. and Niagra Falls, features a new edit of "Paradise" with a voiceover by Williams, reading from Iris Murdoch's 1975 novel A Word Child and was directed by Matthew Amato.

Watch it below.

Watch: The Raveonettes New Video For "Curse The Night"

Danish dream-pop duo The Raveonettes have unveiled the video for "Curse The Night".

The song is taken from the band's latest album 'Observator' out now on VICE Records and is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Danish duo Storm/Hansen. Watch it below.