Wednesday, March 28, 2012

L.U.V. Members Launch New Band DEATH BY SEXY

After two years and 1 EP, London based band L.U.V. members have launched a new band.

The  new band called DEATH BY SEXY is now comprised by Jimmy Sweet on Vocals and Guitar, Gabi on Drums, Claire on Bass, and Zan on Guitar.

Death By Sexy play 'Drug Pop'. Their sound is described as 'A dirty hum with a taste of bubblegum. The sound of rat pedals with the smell of rose petals. The feel of white heat and a little bit of sweet’.

You can find more about them here.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust To Receive 40th Anniversary Reissue

In honor of the 40th anniversary of David Bowie's influential glam-rock concept album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars', EMI will reissue the record on June 4 in the UK and June 5 in the U.S.

Originally released on 6th June 1972, 'Ziggy Stardust' was David Bowie’s fifth album, co-produced by Bowie and Ken Scott. The album's influence is immeasurable, it converted legions of fans, becoming the zeitgeist and a major influence on the next generation, particular those who were involved in the punk movement (musicians, artists, designers) and the subsequent re-birth of rock and pop.

The remastered 40th anniversary edition will be available on CD and limited-edition vinyl, the latter accompanied by an audio DVD that includes previously unreleased mixes.

'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars' tracklisting is as follows:

CD Version

01. Five Years
02. Soul Love
03. Moonage Daydream
04. Starman
05. It Ain't Easy
06. Lady Stardust
07. Star
08. Hang on to Yourself
09. Ziggy Stardust
10. Suffragette City
11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

180-gram vinyl and DVD package
Side 1:

01. Five Years
02. Soul Love
03. Moonage Daydream
04. Starman
05. It Ain't Easy

Side 2

01. Lady Stardust
02. Star
03. Hang on to Yourself
04. Ziggy Stardust
05. Suffragette City
06. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

DVD [audio only]

01. Five Years
02. Soul Love
03. Moonage Daydream
04. Starman
05. It Ain't Easy
06. Lady Stardust
07. Star
08. Hang on to Yourself
09. Ziggy Stardust
10. Suffragette City
11. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
12. Five Years *
13. Soul Love *
14. Moonage Daydream *
15. Starman *
16. It Ain't Easy *
17. Lady Stardust *
18. Star *
19. Hang on to Yourself *
20. Ziggy Stardust *
21. Suffragette City *
22. Rock 'N' Roll Suicide *
23. Moonage Daydream (Instrumental) *^
24. The Supermen *^
25. Velvet Goldmine *^
26. Sweet Head *^

* 5.1 mixes: DTS 48/24 and Dolby Digital / Stereo mixes: 48/24 LPCM stereo
^ Previously unreleased mixes

My Bloody Valentine To Release Re-Mastered Albums & Rare Material

My Bloody Valentine are set to release two re-mastered albums, and a new compilation of EPs and previously un-released tracks.

The three releases, which include re-mastered versions of 1988's 'Isn’t Anything' and 1991's 'Loveless', will be available via Sony Commercial Music Group from 7th May.

Re-mastered and packaged with rarities, 'Loveless' will be expanded into a 2-disc set while the 'Feed Me With Your Kiss', 'You Made Me Realise', 'Glider' and 'Tremolo' EPs will be compiled into one album.

The tracklistings are as follows:

ISN’T ANYTHING

1. Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
2. Lose My Breath
3. Cupid Come
4. (When You Wake) You’re Still In A Dream
5. No More Sorry
6. All I Need
7. Feed Me With Your Kiss
8. Sueisfine
9. Several Girls Galore
10. You Never Should
11. Nothing Much To Lose
12. I Can See It (But I Can’t Feel It)

LOVELESS
Disc 1 – Re-master from original tape

1. Only Shallow
2. Loomer
3. Touched
4. To here Knows When
5. When You Sleep
6. I Only Said
7. Come In Alone
8. Sometimes
9. Blown A Wish
10. What You Know
11. Soon

Disc 2 – Mastered from original ½ inch analogue tapes

1. Only Shallow
2. Loomer
3. Touched
4. To here Knows When
5. When You Sleep
6. I Only Said
7. Come In Alone
8. Sometimes
9. Blown A Wish
10. What You Know
11. Soon

EP’s 1988-1991
Disc 1

1. You Made Me Realise (from You Made Me Realise EP)
2. Slow (from You Made Me Realise EP)
3. Thorn (from You Made Me Realise EP)
4. Cigarette In Your Bed (from You Made Me Realise EP)
5. Drive It All Over Me (from You Made Me Realise EP)
6. Feed Me With Your Kiss (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
7. I Believe (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
8. Emptiness Inside (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
9. I Need No Trust (from Feed Me With Your Kiss EP)
10. Soon (from Glider EP)
11. Don’t Ask Why (from Glider EP)
12. Off Your Face (from Glider EP)

Disc 2

1. To Here Knows When (from Tremolo EP)
2. Swallow (from Tremolo EP)
3. Honey Power (from Tremolo EP)
4. Moon Song (from Tremolo EP)
5. Instrumental no. 2 (distributed on a free 7” with the first 5000 Isn’t Anything LPs)
6. Instrumental no.1 (distributed on a free 7” with the first 5000 Isn’t Anything LPs)
7. Glider (full length version) (B side on the Soon (The Andrew Weatherall Mix) 12”)
8. Sugar (promo only B-Side on Only Shallow LP, France only)
9. Angel (previously unreleased)
10. Good For You (previously unreleased)
11. How Do You Do It (previously unreleased)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Watch: The Cribs New Video 'Come On, Be A No-One'

The Cribs have unveiled the video for their new single 'Come On, Be A No-One'.

The track is the first single to be taken from The Cribs' forthcoming album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull', released on May 7th through Wichita Recordings.

This new album will be the band's first release since it was announced that ex-The Smiths' guitarist Johnny Marr had left the group in April 2011.

Watch the video below.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Arctic Monkeys Announce New Track 'Electricity'


Following the unexpected release of current single 'R U Mine' last month, Arctic Monkeys have unveiled details for a new track.

The new tune, called 'Electricity', will appear as the b-side to 'R U Mine' and both will be available on limited edition purple vinyl, exclusively as part of this year's Record Store Day on 21 April, 2012.

The band are currently in the middle of a lengthy stint across the USA and Canada and recently, the band's frontman Alex Turner has said that he wants to start writing the band's new album.
He said of this: "I don't try to write on the road. I might try to this time, just for a change. Usually, I get home and I realise it's bad, so I've not done it in the past. We've messed around in soundchecks, but I'm not gonna meet a deadline, and it's not like I need to write, though I want a head start for the next time around."

Miles Kane To Release New EP 'First Of My Kind' For Record Store Day


Miles Kane has unveiled plans to release a brand new EP, in support of Record Store Day.

The four-track EP was co-produced by Skream and includes a cover of Tom Jones classic ‘Looking Out My Window' as well as new track 'Night Runner'.
'Fisrt Of My Kind' will be available on limited edition vinyl on Record Store Day, Saturday April 21. A digital version of the EP will be made available from the day after.

EP Tracklisting:

1. First of My Kind
2. Night Runner
3. Looking Out My Window
4. Colour of the Trap (Acoustic)

Miles Kane will embark on a full headline UK tour next month.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Wars "Healings" Album of the Week (World Premiere)


The Wars have given us the exclusive World Premiere of their brand new album "Healings" which comes out on March 23rd.

Tracklist:
01. Toga
02. Whiteout
03. Healings
04. Parsec
05. Enclave
06. Safari
07. Jet Stream
08. Nature
09. Succubus
10. Ethon
11. Coast
12. Tortoise

The Wars new album 'Healings' will be released on March 23rd via SPV/Oblivion.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

O Children Announce New album 'Apnea'

O. Children are set to release their new album 'Apnea' through Deadly People on May 28th. "It's a really personal record", said lead singer Tobi O'Kandi of the album. "I didn't really write it for anyone else and I think that's how all music should be made. It's a very different album but it's kind of a 'heart on your sleeve' record."

You can hear new track 'PT Cruiser' below



The track is already in heavy rotation on www.koolrockradio.com

Paul Weller Unveils 'Dragonfly' Video

Paul Weller has unveiled the video for latest single 'Dragonfly', the song is taken from the singer's  new studio album 'Sonik Kicks' out March 19th 2012.

Weller will perform Sonik Kicks in its entirety at The Roundhouse in London March 18 and 19.
The track is already in heavy rotation on www.koolrockradio.com

Watch it now...

Thursday, March 01, 2012

BOTM March 2012 - INTO THE TREES

Into The Trees are a British alternative dream pop band, formed in Brighton in 2010. The three piece line-up are Grace Hutchinson (vocalist), Tom Bush (lead guitars) and Oli Turner-Lees (bass guitar & percussion).

Their sounds explores the collision of constructed soundscapes with an underlying narrative line which has been described as a "shoegazey, ambient yet lofi sound" and frequently featured highly in the local alternative charts.

The band's members fuse an impressive spectrum of experience and influence. Grace, a singer songwriter inspired by Tori Amos, Stevie Nicks & The Cure. Tom, inspired by classical guitar music as well as The Smashing Pumpkins, Jimi Hendrix & Pink Floyd, and Oli, a musical production engineer and bassist, inspired by Cocteau Twins, Husker Du & Slowdive.

They are currently working on new tracks, looking forward to forthcoming releases and live performances in Brighton and London this year.

*Into the Trees' beautiful and emotionally charged 5-Track 'First Light' EP, is now available through their reverbnation page.