Thursday, September 27, 2012

Watch: SPLASHH Share New Video For 'Vacation'

London-based band SPLASHH have unveiled the video for their new single "Vacation", which will be available on November 5th through Luv Luv Luv Records (7” & digital download). The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Errol Rainey // Bonzo. 
Watch it below.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Cribs' Ryan Jarman Names New Band 'Exclamation Pony'

The Cribs singer and guitarist, Ryan Jarman has revealed  that his new New York-based side-project will be called "Exclamation Pony"  .

Jarman has been working on the new band with Jen Turner, once of Here We Go Magic. According to reports they have already completed an album of new music after a busy period of studio sessions. A handful of gigs for the duo around New York recently included a spot supporting The Vaccines.

"The whole point of what we're trying to do is be very liberated, to be able to do what we want and live how we want – we live at the end of the day, we find we write better at the night, late at night or seven in the morning" Jarman said in an recent interview.

"That really adds a whole different feel to it. It suits both our characters better. We both live at the other end of the day anyway."

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Watch: Citizens! Unveil New Video For 'True Romance'

"True Romance" by Citizens!, a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio since 2011, has now a second official video.

According to the band, both song and video represent "the way in which we look for the intense personal moment to triumph over the doom and chaos of the world at large". The song is taken from the band's debut album 'Here We Are' out now on Kitsuné.

The video was directed by We Are From LA.
Watch it below.



And here's the 2011 version.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Cold Cave Share New Song "A Little Death To Laugh", Announce 7"

Wes Eisold, frontman for Cold Cave recently announced a new lineup for the band, and now he's releasing a new 7".

Entitled "A Little Death to Laugh", this new three-song 7" single will be available during their fall tour and on their website, the first 50 copies will be signed by Cold Cave. All songs have been recorded, written and performed by Wesley Eisold at home in Los Angeles CA in February 2012, inspired by the late poet Tristan Corbiere.

For those who haven't heard, the new Cold Cave's line up consists of  Cody Votolato from the Blood Brothers/Jaguar Love, bassist Hunter Burgan from AFI, synth pop Dave Stone from LCD Soundsystem/Melvins, and drummer London May from Samhain/ Tiger Army. They will be touring the US as a full band for the first time this fall in support of Divine Fits

You can listen to the track "A Little Death to Laugh" below and also in our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com.



After the tour ends, the band will hole up in Los Angeles to record a follow-up last year's album, Cherish The Light Years. The album is due early 2013.

Check out a handwritten note from Wes and the tour dates below.


Tour dates

10/18 San Diego, CA - Casbah 
10/19 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
10/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Getty 
10/21 New York, NY - Webster 
10/22 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 
10/24 Columbus, OH - Newport
10/25 Chicago, IL - Logan Sq 
10/26 Indianpolis, IN - Deluxe
10/27 Asheville, NC - Moogfest
10/28 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln
10/29 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West 
10/30 TBA
10/31 Austin, TX - Stubb's
11/01 El Paso, TX - Low Brow
11/02 Tucson @ Rock
11/03 Pioneertown @ Pappy & Harriet's 
11/04 Los Angeles @ Fonda 

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Jam To Reissue Final Studio Album ‘The Gift’ For 30th Anniversary

The Jam will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their final studio album "The Gift" with an expansive reissue.

The legendary band's only UK number one album was a clear sign of the new directions being explored by frontman Paul Weller by the early Eighties; a desire for change which would see him ultimately quit the band and form The Style Council soon after its release in 1982.

"I was very proud of it – I thought it was another advance on what we'd done before," Weller has said of the LP.

The reissue will be out on November 19th, and is to be available in a variety of different formats which will be packed with added extras and bonus features.

Amongst these is a four-disc boxset which will coPopcomplete with a 'Live At Wembley 1982' CD as well as a compilation DVD of live performances and a Top Of The Pops appearance. A CD of alternate tracks and demos, many of them previously unreleased, is also included.

Super-deluxe boxset tracklist:

Disc One – Original album / Singles & B-Sides
1. Happy Together
2. Ghosts
3. Precious
4. Just Who Is The 5 O'clock Hero
5. "Trans-Global Express"
6. Running On The Spot
7. Circus
8. The Planner's Dream Goes Wrong
9. Carnation
10. Town Called Malice
11. The Gift
12. Precious (12")
13. The Great Depression
14. The Bitterest Pill (I Ever Had To Swallow)
15. Pity Poor Alfie / Fever
16. Pity Poor Alfie (swing version)
17. Beat Surrender
18. Shopping
19. Move On Up
20. Stoned Out Of My Mind
21. War

Disc Two – Demos & alternate tracks
1. Skirt (demo)
2. Get Yourself Together (demo)
3. Ghosts (instrumental demo)
4.Just Who Is The 5 O'clock Hero (demo)
5. Running On The Spot (demo)
6. The Planner’s Dream Goes Wrong (demo)
7. Carnation (instrumental demo)
8. Precious (demo)
9. The Bitterest Pill (demo)
10. Alfie (demo ‘2’)
11. We've Only Started (‘old version’)
12. Only Started (instrumental demo)
13. Shopping (AKA 'Paul's demo')
14. Beat Surrender (demo)
15. Solid Bond In Your Heart (demo)

Disc Three – Live at Wembley (Dec. 3rd 1982)
1. Start!
2. It's Too Bad
3. Beat Surrender
4. Away From The Numbers
5. Ghosts
6. In The Crowd
7. Boy About Town
8. So Sad About Us
9. All Mod Cons
10. To Be Someone
11. Smithers-Jones
12. That's Entertainment
13. The Great Depression
14. Precious
15. Move On Up
16. Circus
17. Down In The Tube Station At Midnight
18. David Watts
19. Mr Clean
20. Town Called Malice
21. But I'm Different Now
22. "Trans-Global Express"
23. In The City

Disc 4 – DVD
Part 1: Trans-Global Unity Express
Part 2: The promo videos
Part 3: Danish TV special
Part 4: Top Of The Pops, February 18th 1982

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Primal Scream Complete Work On New Album

Primal Scream have revealed that they have completed their yet-untitled new album and will release it early next year.

In a recent interview, singer, Bobby Gillespie said: "It's a rock'n'roll record, but modern rock'n'roll. Pretty psychedelic rock, it's kind of guitar-driven but we use guitars in an orchestral way, not in the normal way people make rock records. I think we do it in a more interesting way. We weave the guitars in with electronics and other acoustic instruments to make the core sound." 

"This record is really sophisticated in terms of the production, the instruments we've used and the arrangements. The songwriting has got better! Live we're a guitar rock'n'roll band but when we make records... it would boring if we just made guitar records, we've got our own way of doing things. It's Primal Scream music." He added.

The new album will marked the band's first new full-length since 2008's Beautiful Future.

Watch: Band Of Skulls "You're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin' On" Video

Band Of Skulls have unveiled the video for their new single "You're Not Pretty But You Got It Goin' On". The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The track is the fourth to be taken from the band's second album 'Sweet Sour', released earlier this year. 
Watch the video below.

Watch: Tame Impala New Video For 'Elephant'

Tame Impala have unveiled the video for their new single "Elephant" taken from their forthcoming new album  'Lonerism' out Oct 5 AUS / Oct 8 UK / Oct 9 US on Modular Records. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The psychedelic video was created by Yoshi Sodeoka. Watch it below.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thin Lizzy To Record New Album in 29 Years

Thin Lizzy are set to release their first brand new album in 29 years. The band will go into the studio next month, recording their first LP without former frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

This new material will be the band's 12th studio album following their 1983's 'Thunder and Lightning'. The band, who have been touring for the past two years, told Hot Press that they might be playing some of their new material at their Dublin Olympia show on December 13.

Along with Damon Johnson and Scott Gorham, the current Thin Lizzy lineup consists of drummer Brian Downey, keyboardist Darren Wharton, bassist Marco Mendoza and vocalist Ricky Warwick.

Gorham said: "I'll be going out to Los Angeles at the end of the month to work on some songs with Damon and then I think we will start recording in October in our producer Kevin Shirley's studio."

Shirley has worked with Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin. Gorham added: "We are all excited about the new record but especially Ricky and Damon, they just can’t wait to start recording! You have got six guys there that are chomping at the bit that can’t wait to get this thing going."

Thin Lizzy formed in Ireland in 1969 and their classic hits include 'The Boys are Back in Town' and 'Jailbreak.' 

Watch: Sex Pistols Share Brand New Video For 'Holidays In The Sun'

The Sex Pistols have posted a brand new clip for their classic single 'Holidays In The Sun', 35 years on from its original release.

The single was first released in October 1977, and is lyrically built around John Lydon‘s experiences in Berlin when the Pistols decamped there earlier that year as the media frenzy around the group escalated in the wake of their sacking by A&M Records.

Directed by Julien Temple, the clip uses home footage shot by John 'Boogie' Tiberi.

John Lydon recently looked back on that trip to Berlin. "Berlin was a very different town then. It was like that scene in Apocalypse Now when they go up the river and they see the flares and the party going on, all the soldiers on acid… That's what Berlin was like, with a chaotic war-zone wrapped around it. The Communists were looking in on this adventure playground. Quite mental."

Watch 'Holidays In The Sun' below.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Watch: Death By Sexy New Video For 'Sixteen'

Death By Sexy, have unveiled their brand new video for "Sixteen", the band's debut single recently released by MainMan Recordings. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was recorded at CIA Studios, London by Hush and edited by Michael Tempest.
Watch the video below.


New Order To Write New Material Next Year

Bernard Sumner has confirmed New Order will begin working on new material for the new year.

The band reformed without Peter Hook last year initially for two benefit gigs, but have since embarked on a series of full UK tours and festival appearances during the course of 2012.

And now Sumner has told BBC the reunion will continue into 2013, when a new album is likely to join the party. "We finish touring at the end of October and then we've got November off," he said. "After Christmas, we’re going to have a meeting about writing some new stuff."

"We've not decided yet, but from what we've seen from traveling around the world is that people want to hear some new stuff. Speaking to journalists and speaking to fans, they seem to really want to hear some new stuff. We won't play live as much next year, maybe half the amount we've done this year, and we'll write some new stuff."

Watch New Order performing "The Perfect Kiss" at Bestival (September 8th).


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Placebo Announce New EP 'B3'

London alternative rockers Placebo have announced that they will be releasing a new five-track EP next month.

Having recently signed a licensing deal with Universal Music, the EP is titled B3 and will be released on October 12. It is the first material the band have released since their 2009 album Battle For The Sun.

Placebo premiered the EP's title track "B3" live at a handful of festival appearances earlier this year, you can hear a live version of at the bottom of the page. 

A new full length is also planned to be released in 2013. Fans can pre-order the EP here

The tracklisting for 'B3' is as follows:

1. B3
2. I Know You Want To Stop
3. The Extra
4. I.K.W.Y.L
5. Time Is Money


Friday, September 14, 2012

Soft Lighting Announce New EP 'Laser Tag'

Soft Lighting, Kansas City based musician and producer Bryan Cox solo project, will released a new 4-track EP entitled 'Laser Tag' on September 21 through AMdiscs. 

Equipped with a Juno 60 and a bedroom studio, Cox makes his own brand of light headed pop music influenced by Italo Disco, 80s film soundtracks and contemporary Chillwave artists.

We've been spinning his lovely song "Love Is Love" a lot since August and we can't get enough...

Check the 'Laser Tag' tracklisting below.

01. Laser Tag
02. Fly To The Web
03. Fall With Me
04. Hong Kong Nights

And here's the video for 'Fly To The Web'


You can buy Soft Lighting previous releases HERE.
www.facebook.com/softlightingmusic

The Who Tribute Album Announced Featuring Iggy Pop, The Kinks, The Raveonettes...

On October 2, Cleopatra Records will release WHO ARE YOU: AN ALL STAR TRIBUTE TO THE WHO. As The Who approaches a nearly 50-year career, artists in genres from classic to progressive rock, and from punk to country, it will see the likes of The Kinks, Iggy Pop and The Raveonettes paying their respects to the legendary rock band.

Cleopatra Records, behind the release, say: “The Who has sold over 100 million records, had 27 top 40 hits, 17 top ten albums and have been certified gold 18 times, platinum 12 times and multi-platinum five times. They have been described as one of the greatest rock bands in history by Rolling Stone, the Grammy Foundation, VH1 and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

“With such weight put on this band’s musical output, the contributors to Who Are You have brought every ounce of creativity, attitude and reverence to the collection.”

The tracklisting for 'Who Are You: An All Star Tribute To The Who’ is as follows:

1. ‘Eminence Front’ – John Wetton (Asia), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
2. Baba O’Riley – Nektar, Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
3. I Can See For Miles – Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), Wayne Kramer (MC5)
4. Love Reign O’er Me – Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Rick Wakeman (Yes), Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
5. My Generation – Knox (The Vibrators), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Rat Scabies (The Damned)
6. The Kids Are Alright – The Raveonettes
7. Won’t Get Fooled Again – Sweet
8. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere – Todd Rundgren, Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge)
9. I Can’t Explain – Iggy Pop
10. Behind Blue Eyes – Pat Travers
11. Magic Bus – Peter Noone (Herman’s Hermits), Peter Banks (Yes), Ginger Baker (Cream)
12. Who Are You – Gretchen Wilson, Randy Bachman (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
13. Pinball Wizard – Terry Reid, Mike Pinera (Blues Image), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)
14. Squeeze Box – John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), David Cross (King Crimson)
15. Bargain – 38 Special, Ted Turner (Wishbone Ash), Ian Paice (Deep Purple)
16. The Seeker – Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow), Leslie West (Mountain)

Watch: Weird Dreams Share 'Vague Hotel' Video

Weird Dreams have unveiled their brand new video for 'Vague Hotel', taken from their debut album 'Choreography'. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Sarah Keeling. Watch it below.

Watch: A Place To Bury Strangers New Video For 'Leaving Tomorrow'

A Place To Bury Strangers have unveiled the self-directed video for their new single "Leaving Tomorrow" taken from their latest album 'Worship' out now via Dead Oceans. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was based on the short story "Katsu Gee" by Momo Fujiwara.
Watch it below.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Helio Sequence Unveil New Video For 'Hall Of Mirrors'

The Helio Sequence (the same guys of 'Keep Your Eyes Ahead' in case you don't remember) have unveiled a new video for 'Hall Of Mirrors' taken from their just-released new album 'Negotiations'. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Alex Huebsch & Cliff Sargent. You can watch it below.

Blue Boats Unveil Summer's Down Artwork

Blue Boats have revealed the Artwork for their single "Summer's Down", plus, the band have recorded a special acoustic session exclusively for Kool Rock Radio and you can listen the session in our regular rotation.

Watch the cover to the forthcoming track, out on September 24, below.


Tracklist

1. Blue Boats - Summer's Down
2. Blue Boats - Sun Burns


Led Zeppelin Announce 'Celebration Day' DVD Release

After one week of mysterious countdown on their social network channels, heavy rock icons Led Zeppelin have officially confirmed they will release their 2007 concert at the O2 Arena on DVD, gathering footage from their final (so far) show together.

The show marked Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones‘ first appearance onstage together for over 27 years, when they were joined by Jason Bonham - the son of their late drummer John. 

Entitled 'Celebration Day', the DVD will be released on November 19th. The film will gain a theatrical release first, with Omniverse Vision set to bring the film to 1,500 screens in over 40 territories on October 17th.

Watch Led Zeppelin's "Celebration Day" trailer below.


And here's Celebration Day tracklist:

01. Good Times Bad Times
02. Ramble On
03. Black Dog
04. In My Time Of Dying
05. For Your Life
06. Trampled Under Foot
07. Nobody’s Fault But Mine
08. No Quarter
09. Since I’ve Been Loving You
10. Dazed And Confused
11. Stairway To Heaven
12. The Song Remains The Same
13. Misty Mountain Hop
14. Kashmir
15. Whole Lotta Love
16. Rock And Roll

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Listen: Sex Pistols Stream Controversial 'Belsen Was A Gas' Demo With John Lydon Vocals

"Belsen Was a Gas" is one of the most controversial songs in the Sex Pistols catalogue,  it was originally written by Sid Vicious prior to joining the band, with added input from Johnny Rotten it became part of the bands live set from December 1977 onwards. 35 years later, the track that has never been aired before with John Lydon's vocals is streaming for you to listen to for the first time ever.

Here it is below.


The demo was presumed lost but has now been restored for use on the forthcoming 35th anniversary super deluxe box set release of the seminal "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" album through Universal Music UK this coming September 24th.. 

The demo was recorded at the Pistols Denmark Street rehearsal room by their soundman John 'Boogie' Tiberi on a TEAC four-track and adds reverb to Rotten's vocal.

"John decided to work on 'Belsen' with Sid, rearranging the lyrics while Steve and Paul worked on the track and I wired up Denmark Street to put it down to a 4-track," remembers John Tiberi. "It really shouldn't have to be said but that’s Sid on bass. It was very clumsy, no monitors, sound insulation was non-existent. I think they all enjoyed doing it outside of the Wessex environment, which had by then become quite oppressive. When I played it to (Pistols producer) Chris Thomas he probably thought I was barmy and couldn't understand the reverb vocal, but that’s the way John wanted it. I thought it was good as a kind of sketch idea."

The controversial subject matter and dark humor of the song was designed to upset and provoke and is certainly an interesting footnote to the Sex Pistols finite catalogue of songs.

You can pre-order your copy of the most influential album in British music history HERE.


Madness Confirm New Album Details

Ska veterans Madness have confirmed details of their tenth album "Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da".

The album of all brand new material will be released on October 29th and it follows 2009's 'The Liberty Of Norton Folgate'. They have also confirmed that the first single from the album will be 'My Girl 2', released on October 22nd. 

The band are preparing themselves for the 'Charge Of The Mad Brigade' Winter Tour 2012. It is the band's biggest tour to date and will see the them showcase tracks from the new album as well as all the fans favorite hits. The tour starts in Cardiff on November 30th and will take in twelve dates including two shows at London's O2 Arena.

The artwork for the album has been designed by the legendary British Artist Sir Peter Blake. Watch it below.




Watch: The Raveonettes New Video For 'The Enemy'

The Raveonettes have unveiled the video for their new single "The Enemy" taken from their recently release new album 'Observator'. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by Imogen Prado.
Watch it below.





Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tom Tom Club Released First New Record In 10+ Years: 'Downtown Rockers'

Tom Tom Club, the band founded by Heads Tina Weymouth and Chris Franz (Talking Heads), released a new EP 'Downtown Rockers', their first new music in over a decade.

Like all their music over the last 30 years, the new Tom Tom Club's EP is still new wave with light and funky tunes that get your body moving, breezy, danceable and fun. The album was mixed by Ed Stasium, who also recorded and mixed Talking Heads '77 and umpteen Ramones classics.

Asked about the length of time between albums, Frantz said: "Well, yes, I did, but then I realized that we're not the kind of band that churns things out, or as quickly as we used to. We're a little circumspect now, more particular. And also, being grown-up adults, we've got a lot more responsibilities than we used to have."

We have 2 tracks from the EP in our regular rotation: 'Downtown Rockers' and 'You Make Me Rock and Roll'.

'Downtown Rockers' is released on Nacional Records today (September 11). Watch the artwork below.

Suede Recording New Album

Suede frontman Brett Anderson has confirmed that the band are back in the studio recording a new album. 

"We've been working on the new Suede album, which has been really exciting," Brett Anderson said. "We've been writing for the last year, and recording on and off. We recording one session in May, and we've got another at Sarm studuios for a few weeks this month. It's where they did a load of 80s pop things, like Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Seal, stuff like that. It's Trevor Horn's studio. Is he producing it? Yeah right, though we actually had a meeting with him in the 90s, Saul from Nude wanted him to produce Head Music. But no, Ed Buller is producing it."

Asked about how has the recording been going, Brett said: "I've been loving it. Any album is brutally hard, and this one has been pretty hard. The first couple of months were us trying to get on the same wavelength, is this working, trying to develop the sound we wanted. A lot of the writing process for me is throwing stuff away, because you're finding out what you want to do. There was a lot of that, and we discarded quite a few songs. Early this year we started hitting on the sort of songs that we were aiming to write, and it's sounding really good now."

Continuing, Brett Anderson revealed that the album "sounds like Suede" although not "the last two albums". "It sounds like a cross between bits of 'Dog Man Star' and bits of 'Coming Up'. It's not as light as 'Coming Up', not la la la hooky, though there's pop moments" he said. 

"Ed Buller is a real fan of pop music that really connects, the (Marc) Bolan sound, so it's edging in the big pop chorus direction. It feels like it's going to be good."

Monday, September 10, 2012

Watch: Mumford & Sons Share 'I Will Wait' Video

Mumford & Sons have unveiled the video to their new single 'I Will Wait', taken from the band's forthcoming second album, 'Babel', which is due to be released on 24 September. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was filmed at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on 28 August, where the band performed the track on their Gentleman of the Road US tour.

Watch it below.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Death By Sexy Unveil Artwork + Release Date For 'Sixteen'

London-based drug pop band, Death By Sexy, have unveiled release details and cover art for their new single "Sixteen".

The single will be officially release through MainMan on 17th September 2012 but will be available on iTunes and Amazon this week and it features a cover of  The Stooges 'T.V. Eye' as B-side.

'Sixteen' was single of the week here on Kool Rock Radio from August 6 to August 17.

Here's the artwork for Sixteen:


And you can listen to Death By Sexy cover of  The Stooges 'T.V. Eye' below.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Starship Guitarist Mark Abrahamian Dies At 46

Mark Abrahamian
Mark Abrahamian, guitar player for Starship has died of a heart attack, aged 46.

The eighties star died on tour after a gig in Norfolk, Nebraska on Sunday night. The band were performing alongside Boston and Survivor on the tour.

Starship's manager Scott Harrison has revealed the guitarist had been suffering health complaints recently, saying that he had "been having chest pains for a while."

"We had just finished the show," he said. "We were back in the dressing room eating. He apparently told the bass player he wasn't feeling well."

"It's a shock to everyone," he added.

Starship has posted a Facebook message paying tribute to Abrahamian that reads, "We are all shocked and saddened at the sudden loss of our guitar player…Mark was a kind, thoughtful and innovative soul.  He was also a friend and family member.  Mark also happened to be one hell of a guitar player.  We are devastated by the loss of our brother and just dealing with it the best we can."

The band also paid tribute on their official Twitter feed, posting: "We will miss you, brother. Rest in peace, Mark".

Abrahamian lived in Austin, Texas and had been a member of the band since 2000, joining founding member Mickey Thomas in the line-up. 

Funeral services are pending.

Watch: Tim Burgess New video for "White"

Tim Burgess (The Charlatans) has unveiled a new video for his latest single "White" taken from his upcoming solo album 'Oh No I Love You', released  via his own O Genesis imprint, on 1st October. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

Watch it below.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Watch: The Maccabees Share "Ayla" Video

The Maccabees have unveiled their brand new video for 'Ayla', taken from their album 'Given To The Wild', released earlier this year. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

Watch it below!

Watch: The Cribs Video For New Single "Anna"

The Cribs have unveiled the video clip for their new single "Anna", taken from their latest album 'In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull' released in May.

The video, directed by Martin Creed, features intimate photographs taken by the band jolting in and out of rhythm with the music, quick enough to recognise but not quite enough to see them fully. The stripped-down, deadpan minimalism is typical of Creed's style and fits in with the full-on heartfelt directness of The Cribs.

Watch the video below.

Watch: SPLASHH New Video For 'Headspins'

London 4-piece SPLASHH have unveiled their video for “Headspins” featured on the b-side of the band's recently released single "Need It" on Luv Luv Luv Records. The song is part of our regular rotation www.koolrockradio.com

The video was shot & directed by Cosmo MacDonald // Bonzo.

Watch it below.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

FUTURE UNLIMITED - Band on the Month September 2012

Future Unlimited are a synth-pop 80's flashback duo comprised by David Miller and Samuel D'Amelio. The pair found common ground in Nashville, TN when comparing their love of new-wave, no-wave, and post-rock from three decades prior.

For Future Unlimited, the 80's is not merely a by-gone era; to them, it is a mindset and a structure which makes sense. "It is our inspiration, we live it" says David. "We annoy each other quoting movies from it. And...we know the songs inside and out."

David Miller relocated from New York City's East Village neighborhood to join a band in Nashville. One night, he had an encounter with his downstairs neighbor due to a noise complaint. That encounter would lead to meeting his writing partner in Future Unlimited, Samuel D'Amelio, an up-and-coming DJ in Nashville. Realizing their common interest in classic punk, 80's no-wave, post-punk and everything in-between, the two ultimately formed a friendship and musical bond that serves as the core influence in their music.

Future Unlimited released their self-titled debut EP in March 2012.

Their new single 'Lightweight Eyes' it's been a favourite here on Kool Rock Radio since its released in July. They are currently working on new material. 

**Their song "Golden" was featured as Single of the Week here on Kool Rock Radio from February 13 to april 20.