Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Watch: Alpaca Sports Reveal Video For "I Was Running"

Swedish indie-pop act Alpaca Sports have revealed the video for their new single "I Was Running", out now via Luxury Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

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

Friday, August 24, 2012

Watch: Ariel Pink Video For 'Only In My Dreams'

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have unveiled the video for "Only in My Dreams" taken from their recently released album Mature Themes.

The clip was directed by Travis Peterson. Watch it below.

Watch: TOY New Video For 'Lose My Way'

London psych-rockers TOY unveiled their new single "Lose My Way" a few days ago, they have now unveiled the video for it.

The track, taken from their forthcoming self-titled debut album, is set for release through Heavenly on 3 September, followed by the release of their album, set to come out on September 10.

Watch the trippy video directed by Joe Morris below.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Clinic Announce New Album 'Free Reign'

Clinic have announced details of the release of their new album. The Liverpool band will release their latest album Free Reign on November 13th in U.S. via Domino Records.

The nine-track album will be available on the standard formats, CD, LP and digital versions, but there will be also a limited edition UFO format release. According to Clinic, the UFO version is an exclusive, glow-in-the-dark, cosmic flying disc which comes with the album download code.  If  you’re interested, you can pre-order here.

Free Reign was self-produced by the band in their hometown, and mixed with the assistance of Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). 

Check out the album's tracklist and sampler below.

Free Reign Tracklist:

01. Misty
02. See Saw
03. Seamless Boogie Woogie BBC2 10pm (rpt)
04. Cosmic Radiation
05. Miss You
06. For the Season
07. King Kong
08. You
09. Sun and the Moon

Watch: The Joy Formidable Video For New Song “Wolf’s Law"

The Joy Formidable have unveiled their first new music since 2011's LP The Big Roar.

"We've been quiet for a little while, busy in the studio but today we're ready to share a piece of what we've been working on," wrote the band in a Facebook message.

Check out the video for their new song "Wolf's Law" below.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Watch: Big Wave Unveil "Dying On The Vine" Music Video

Torquay indie-pop band Big Wave have unveiled the video for their new single "Dying On The Vine", out now via Art is Hard Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Detachments Announce New EP 'Fade'

Detachments have released details for their brand new EP entitled 'Fade'. This will be the band's first new material since their self titled debut album in 2010, which was 'Album of the Year 2010' here on Kool Rock Radio.

'Fade' will officially be out on September 3rd on Ha├žienda Records before hitting all the major stores and download sites. The EP mixes Detachment's trademark style across indie and electronic veins, taking in an early Eighties, post punk, coldwave sound and matching this to songcraft and a poised, nonchalant sense of hip and classic production.

Recent live dates for Detachments included dates across Europe, with a mainstage slot at Exit, Serbia as well as dates in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Scandinavia and performances at the better side of London venues, Cargo, Proud, The Old Blue Last and The Macbeth. 

Detachments have given us the exclusive premiere and you can listen to the tracks in our regular rotation.

Check out the artwork and tracklisting for 'Fade' below.

Trackisting:

1. Nothing You Can Do
2. The Morning Light
3. Until You Fadeaway


UPDATE 02/09: And here's the new video for 'Nothing You Can Do'.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Pet Shop Boys Unveil New Album Art, Tracklisting

Pet Shop Boys are set to release their new album 'Elysium' on September 10th and they have unveiled the cover art and the full tracklisting.

Check out the cover and tracklist of 'Elysium' below.


Tracklisting:

1. Leaving
2. Invisible
3. Winner
4. Your early stuff
5. A face like that
6. Breathing space
7. Ego music
8. Hold on
9. Give it a go
10. Memory of the future
11. Everything means something
12. Requiem in denim and leopardskin

Watch: Zulu Winter New Video For 'Key To My Heart'

Zulu Winter have unveil a video clip for their new single 'Key To My Heart', released on July 26. The video was directed by David Higgs. 

'Key To My Heart' is taken from the band's debut album 'Language', released earlier this year.

Watch it below.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Watch: Blue Boats Share New Video For 'Summer's Down'

Bournemouth UK based band Blue Boats have unveiled a new video for their summery single "Summer's Down", which will get release on September 24th through Brapscallions.

The video edited by Harrison Boileau and David Burkhart, contains original footage from 'Magic Rolling Board', 1976, Pyramid Films

The song is already part of our regular rotation.
Watch the video below.


Pre-order HERE.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Watch: Two Door Cinema Club New Video For 'Sleep Alone'

Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled the video for their new single "Sleep Alone".

The track is the first to be taken from the band's second album 'Beacon', out September 3rd on Kitsune.

Watch it below.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Foster The People Next Album Will Be 'More Evolved'

Foster The People frontman, Mark Foster, has revealed that his dance side-project will have an influence on the band's second album.


In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the singer/songwriter revealed that his Simms and Belle work with bandmate Isom Innis is helping to shape the sound of the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed Torches, he also cited West African music, David Bowie and the Clash as influences. 

"It's all in there. We make a really heavily electronic hip-hop track and explore that world, [and] it's floating around in my brain the next time I write a Foster track. One thing about Foster the People is that it's taking pieces of a lot of different genres of music and kind of melding them together," he said. 

"In the first record, I was looking at my vision for the project through a piece of opaque glass. This next record's going to be more evolved; it's going to be a clearer picture of what I've had in my head when it comes to that vision. Working on this project and getting deeper into electronic music is gonna help bring a deeper color in the next Foster record." 

"Innis makes stuff a lot more in the electronic realm. He'll build foundational stuff for Smims and Belle and we'll come together while I'm doing foundational stuff for Foster the People," he added.

Monday, August 06, 2012

DEATH BY SEXY - Band on the Month August 2012

Death By Sexy are an all girl band from London with a frontman hailing from Los Angeles - two of the world’s greatest rock 'n' roll cities. Currently based in Camden, London the band formed in january 2012 and they are: Jimmy Sweet, Gabi, Claire and Zan.

Death By Sexy play 'Drug Pop'. 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'.

This is the first of their new recordings they have done with producer Jon Moon, who is known for his work with Example, Amy Winehouse, Faithless and many more... Artwork and video coming soon. 

**Their song "I'm Sick" was featured as Single of the Week here on Kool Rock Radio from April 16 to april 28.

Band on the Month July 2012 - SPLASHH

Splashh is a London four piece comprised by Toto Vivian, Sasha Carlson, Thomas Beal and Jacob More. 

The band began life as the brainchild of Toto and Sasha forming in late February 2012. 

The duo initially bonded over their mutual music tastes and then began plotting their sun drenched musical assault on the UK. Growing up between the South Pacific and the UK they left the beaches behind to record in a small bedroom in Hackney. 

The result was a myriad of floating, fuzz laden grunge pop tunes with a punk twist. With a number of songs in the can the boys then recruited close friends Thomas Beal on bass and Jacob Moore on drums.

They released their debut single 'All I Wanna Do' on cassette through Jen Long's Kissability label on June 6, and are set to follow it up with brand new track 'Need It'.

'Need It' will be released digitally and on 7" vinyl through Luv Luv Luv Records on July 30th. 

**Watch Splashh brand new video (directed by Errol Rainey/ Bonzo) for their forthcoming new single 'Need It' below.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Watch: Washed Out Reveal Video For 'A Dedication'

Washed Out has unveiled a new music video for 'A Dedication' taken from their 2011 debut album 'Within And Without'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.

Watch: Passion Pit New video For 'Constant Conversations'

Passion Pit have unveiled the video for their new single "Constant Conversations" taken from their recently released album 'Gossamer'.

This sensual clip, directed by Dori Oskowitz, features Peter Bogdanovich, Analeigh Tipton, Taryn Manning and Roger Guenveur Smith.

Watch it below.

Kele Okereke: "I want another Bloc Party record"

Kele Okereke has denied rumours that the Bloc Party new album 'Four' will be their last. 

Rumours started yesterday after Kele appeared to be unclear over the future of Bloc Party during an interview with Australian radio station Triple J.

After seeing how his words had been interpreted, Kele wrote a post on his blog stating that the future of the band depends on 'inspiration'.

Read the full statement below.

"I did an interview for triple JJJ in australia where I talked rather absentmindedly about the future of bloc party. I want to make it clear that I want another BP record as much as anyone, it really just depends on us being inspired together as a band." 

"The reason we made FOUR was because it came so easily that it just made sense. we only finished this record a few months ago so right now we are all pretty much exhausted, we havent felt the need to start writing any new music. I know this will change once we go on tour, because this is how we have always felt after every record. you get inspired by what you see and hear on the road, its part of the process, so dont stress internet, I am sure that once we start touring we will start writing again and once we start writing there will be a record in some form I guarantee."