Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Watch: Brother Speed Release Music Video For "Which Side I'm On"

Sydney based psychedelic band Brother Speed have released the video for their trippy second single "Which Side I'm On". The song is part of our current playlist.

Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Darius Navidzadeh and percussionist Tom O'Dell & formed in late 2012, they combine the vibe of Madchester with 60s pop rock sounds to create upbeat psychedelia for our ears pleasure. 

Btw, the name Brother Speed comes from an American outlaw motorcycle gang formed in Idaho in 1969.

Check out the video below.


Watch: Childhood Premiere Music Video For "Pinballs"

London based indie band Childhood have premiered the video for their latest single "Pinballs".

The single will be released on on vinyl (250 copies only) on January 13, and was recorded as part of producer Dan Carey's Speedy Wunderground project, where he gets artists to record a brand new track in just 24 hours.

This video was shot by fast-rising director Dan Kendall during Childhood's recent tour with the Palma Violets.

Check out below.

Watch: By The Sea Share New Music Video For "Alone Together"

Liverpool/Wirral based indie-pop band By The Sea have shared a new video for their catchy melodic tune "Alone Together".

The song is a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio, and is taken from the band's self-titled debut LP, released last year (November 12) through Dell'Orso Records. The album was recorded and produced by ex-Coral guitarist, Bill Ryder Jones. 

The video was directed and produced by Freakbeat Films, and filmed in Liverpool, summer 2013.

Take a look below.


(facebook.com/bytheseaband)

China Crisis Return With New Album "Autumn In The Neighbourhood" Next Year

Legendary Liverpool new wave/pop band China Crisis have announced they will return with a brand new album titled "Autumn In The Neighbourhood", their first in 20 years.

The follow-up to 1994's Warped by Success will be released through Pledge Music. Pre-order your copy here now and get exclusive signed items, VIP experiences & get exclusive bonus content

The band's announcement on Pledge reads:

"It is with great delight that we announce we are ready to record our first new album in 20 years. . . and we've decided to do something a little different. You’ve always been to us. . the best and the most kindest of fans, so . . . as a way of saying thank you we're offering you the chance to be involved in a totally new way. We're offering a range of never-before-seen items and experiences which we hope you will enjoy lots . . .

We've teamed up with PledgeMusic to give you access to pre-order the new album AUTUMN IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. . . plus a variety of China artworks and gift items . . . such as the new album on various signed formats, the chance to hang out in the studio / final mix sessions. ./ playback event .

You'll be able to get various unique pieces of merchandise or there’s even the chance to attend gigs as our personal VIP guest .

Throughout the campaign you'll also get free access to our ‘Pledgers Only’ backstage area here on PledgeMusic where we will give you access to a load of stuff, such as rare demos, remixes, videos from the studio and loads, loads more…. In addition to this, every pledge will benefit WarChild to help them continue the incredible work they do. 

So here we are. . . 20 years on from our last studio album and more excited than ever to be making a new record. . .get involved. . 
Thanks
China Crisis 
2013. . ."

There's no exact release date, album artwork, tracklist, or anything yet, but we'll keep you updated. In the meantime let's remember the hit "Wishful Thinking", off their 1983 album 'Working with Fire and Steel – Possible Pop Songs Volume Two.'

Watch: Yuck Unleash "Lose My Breath" Official Music Video

British shoegaze rockers Yuck have unveiled a new official video for "Lose My Breath"  (last month the band shared the unofficial video). 

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from Yuck's sophomore album 'Glow & Behold', which was released in September 30 via Fat Possum. You can grab your copy here.

The clip was directed by Michael Reich and Anthony Baldinon, and features some little girls having fun in a pool party, there are also some cute ducks.

Watch it below.


Website: www.yuckband.com

Watch: Smallpools Drop Music Video For "Mason Jar"

Los Angeles indie pop four-piece Smallpools have dropped the video for their track "Mason Jar".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's self-titled debut EP, which was released in July via RCA Records.

Previously the band have already share the video for the EP's lead single "Dreaming".

Check out the video for "Mason Jar" below.


Watch: Metronomy Release New Music Video For "I'm Aquarius"

British indie dance band Metronomy have released the video for their latest single "I'm Aquarius".

The song is part of our current playlist and is the lead single from their upcoming fourth studio album 'Love Letters', set to be released on March 10 through Because Music. Pre -order your copy here.

Directed by award-winning French director Edouard Salier, the sci-fi clip features hairless cats, a mythical princess, and Joe Mount in a space suit against a visually stunning backdrop of outer space.

Take a look below.



Website: www.metronomy.co.uk

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Watch: Tropic Harbour Shares "Colour" Music Video

Canadian dream-pop artist Mark Berg aka Tropic Harbour has shared the video for his dreamy second single "Colour".

The song is part of our current playlist and will be featured on Tropic Harbour's debut 7-inch, available on February 4 through  Zappruder Records.

The cinematic dreamy clip, was directed by Keenan Kirk, and features shots of Berg sauntering around town, juxtaposed against kaleidoscopic moments of nature. 

Watch it below.


Website: tropicharbour.com

Watch: Life Premiere Music Video For New Single "Crawling"

East Yorkshire indie rock/punk quartet LIFE have premiered the music video for their brand new rockin' single "Crawling".

The song has been added to our current playlist, it was produced by Nick Hodgson, and is available now through their Soundcloud page.

The band have announced new music and shows for the next year, they will released their next official single via Birthday Records.

Take a look at the video below.


Watch: Swim Deep Reveal Music Video For New Christmas Single "Sycamore"

British indie-pop band Swim Deep close the year 2012 revealing the music video for their new Xmas single "Sycamore".

According to the band they wrote this song whilst they were recording the album 'Where The Heaven Are We' (last year around Xmas). They sure had an amazing 2013, and they're taking the opportunity to thank everyone who followed and supported them during this year.

Check out the video below.


Monday, December 16, 2013

Former Bluetones Frontman Mark Morriss Reveals New Video For "This Is the Lie (And That's the Truth)"

Mark Morriss, singer/songwriter who famously made his name fronting English indie The Bluetones (disbanded in 2011), has revealed a new video for his track "This Is the Lie (And That's the Truth)", taken from his new solo EP of the same name.

The EP was released last week (December 6) through Acid Jazz Records. You can get your copy of the EP here

According to Morriss, the album title was inspired by a rather unpleasant revelation: "The album title refers to that moment when you’ve just turned off the light and everything remains semi-lit for a split second. It’s a revelation of a bad thing, rather than a good thing."

Take a look at the video below.


Watch: Strange Talk Share "Climbing Walls" New Video Version

Australian alt/electro-pop quartet Strange Talk have shared a new video version for "Climbing Walls"

The song is a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio, it peaked at #30 in our Best Tracks of 2011 chart and and is taken from their self-titled EP released through Neon Gold Records in April 2011 (Wind-up released an updated version of this EP June 4, 2013). 

The band' self-produced debut full length 'Cast Away' was released in October via Wind-up Records.

About the the red convertible used in the clip, frontman Stephen Docker says: "The car may look flashy, but it was so hard to drive, especially with a massive camera mounted on the hood, it's completely blocking my vision whilst driving on winding roads in the hills of Malibu… After two long days of filming, it still baffles me how we didn't get pulled over once by the police. [It was] by far the most challenging video I've had to shoot so far, but a lot of fun."

Take a look at the summery video below, it was directed by Kyle Thrash.


And here's the first version of the video, released in 2011.


Watch: Manic Street Preachers Share New Video For "Manorbier"

Welsh three-piece Manic Street Preachers have shared the video for "Manorbier", another cut taken from their twelfth studio album 'Rewind The Film', which was released in September. Get your copy here.

‘Manorbier’is a cinematic instrumental about the Norman castle in West Wales where Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw used to write, was James’s attempt to “splash love on the canvas” with the aid of a leviathan theremin riff. It offers a way out, because with the Manics there is always a way out, and it leads to ‘30 Year War’, a powerhouse history lesson about the crushing of the working class and the baleful return of “old Etonian scum”. [Dorian Lynskey]

Take a look at the video below.


Watch: The Vaccines Release Music Video For "I Wish I Was A Girl"

London-based indie rockers The Vaccines have unveiled a new video for their latest single "I Wish I Was A Girl".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's sophomore album 'Come Of Age', which was released in September 2012 through Columbia Records.

Directed by Yousef Eldin, the clip shows the life of three young Muslims: a musician, a designer and a racing driver. 

Watch it below.


Website: thevaccines.co.uk

Watch: Shy Nature Premiere New Single "It's Christmas (Close Your Eyes)" Music Video

London-based indie rock band Shy Nature (another favourite band here on KRR) have premiered a new video for their brand new Xmas single "It's Christmas (Close Your Eyes)". The song has been added to our current playlist.

In related news, the band will released their brand new single titled "Lie Back" on February 17, 2014 via Kissability. They have already previewed a snippet of the track a few weeks ago

The video features scenes from their very own old home videos. Watch it below.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Single of the Week December 16/13: Patterns "Our Ego"

This  week's Single of the Week on Kool Rock Radio is "Our Ego", the new single by Manchester dream-pop quartet Patterns.

The song is the second track taken from their highly anticipated debut album 'Waking Lines' (the first track unveiled was "The Haze"), which will be released on January 6 through Melodic Records.

With "Our Ego" the band creates a soft indie sound perfectly combined with the distinctive vocals from singer Ciaran McAuley, a piece of paradise for all shoegaze lovers.

The album will be available as digital download, CD and on 180g crystal clear vinyl. Pre-Order your copy now here!

The Tracklist is as follows:

1. This Haze
2. Blood
3. Broken Trains
4. Face Marks
5. Our Ego
6. Waking Lines
7. Street Fires
8. Wrong Two Words
9. Induction
10. Climbing Out

Have a listen to "Our Ego" below.



(facebook.com/musicalpatterns)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Watch: RLMDL Share New Video For "Bilingual"

Canadian electronic/dream pop band RLMDL have shared the video for "Bilingual", taken from their debut full-length 'Before Then Was Now', released in June.

The Bilingual EP is out today (December 13) through their Bandcamp Page.

The video was directed by Sean Cartwright, and follows a young woman as she explores the town and sniffs flowers, dances in the grass, smashes bottles, and uses some colourful smoke bombs.

Take a look below.


Website: www.rlmdl.com

Watch: Terry Malts Unveil New Video For "I Was Not There"

California based chainsaw pop three piece Terry Malts have unveiled the video for their latest single "I Was Not There"

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their sophomore album "Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere" out now on Slumberland Records.

The black and white video was directed by Terry Malts and Gina Clyne, and features  band members Phil Benson (bass, vocals), Corey Cunningham (guitar, throat), and Nathan Sweatt (drums, confusion) waiting inside a photo booth for that flash to snap. Watch it below. 


Watch: Molly Nilsson Reveals Music Video For "The Power Ballad"

Swedish-born Berlin-based indie pop artist Molly Nilsson has revealed the video for her lovely new single "The Power Ballad".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from her fifth full-lenght 'The Travels', released back in May through Dark Skies Association/Night School. Grab your copy here.

Based loosely on Marco Polo's "Travel" and reading like a map of the protagonist’s geographical and inner journey, The Travels reveals new places and new emotions that are never the same to the beholder. Nilsson’s art is in turning this subjectivity into a cloak that almost anyone can do for the trip. 

"'The Power Ballad' brings an endearing, sincerity to proceedings that also offers a tantalising question: can you be sceptical about love but still be bewitched?"

The black and white video was directed by by Caroline de Maeyer. Watch it below.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

LCD Soundsystem To Release Final Show As Live Album Next Year

LCD Soundsystem's final show took place at New York's Madison Square Garden in April 2011, and was documented in the 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' film. Now, James Murphy has confirmed a live album of the show next year.

Speaking to Rolling Stone Murphy said: 

And finally, Jesus, the fucking live album. It’s killing me. That’s been just murder... I mixed it significantly differently than the film [Shut Up and Play the Hits], because the film is mixed for your eye and the record is mixed for your ears... It was like the concert happened, and then I spent the next year and a half fucking with it. I was like, “I’m done! Ah, shit. I gotta go deal with the fucking movie.” I had to do Shut Up and Play the Hits, and dealing with the live footage, and mixing all the sound for the live footage, and then I had to do the whole four-hour concert and edit all that footage and mix everything. It was great, but also, like, shitting hell. It really just refused to die. I guess somebody else would just have someone else deal with the movie, but I'm an idiot and wanted to mix all that audio.

It is expected to be released in early 2014.

Watch the band performing "Dance Yrself Clean" from 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' below.

Watch: Crystal Fighters Drop "Love Natural" Music Video

London based electro-pop five piece Crystal Fighters have dropped a new video for their new single "Love Natural". 

The song is part of our current playlist and has been selected to appear on the FIFA 14 soundtrack. It is taken from the band's sophomore album 'Cave Rave', released back in May. Grab your copy here.

Directed by Ben Perry & Duncan Christie, the clip tells the story of a teenage boy hanging out with two girlfriends, having fun, he's in love, naturally, and the two girls take advantage of him. 

Take a look below.


Watch: Breton Premiere Music Video For New Single "Envy"

London-based electronic/experimental outfit Breton (named after Surrealist founder Andre Breton) have premiered the video for their brand new single "Envy".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is the second taste of taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'War Room Stories', which will be released in February 3 2014 via Believe Recordings. Pre-order the new album here and get Envy instantly.

Previously the band have already unveiled the video for the album's lead single "Got Well Soon".

The video was directed by by the band's frontman Roman Rappak, who explained: "All our videos have been narrative-based films without the band in them, so the most controversial thing was to actually include us in the playing the track. But in many ways, this is the version of the band a great deal of people are familiar with, as we have played over 150 shows in the past 10 months."  

Watch it below.


Watch: Wampire Release Music Video For "Giants"

Portland based synth pop band Wampire have released a new video for their latest single "Giants".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Curiosity', which was released back in May via Polyvinyl Records. Last month the band shared the video for the album's lead single "The Hearse".

The video was directed by David Fine, who said: "We had a Sony F55 on loan for a day and wanted to make a music video while we had it. The concept for the video was simple: a guy with no shirt on is yelling at a girl. Surrounding that simple idea we created a story about a relationship in peril. I hope it’s funny and a bit disturbing."

Check out below.


Website: wampiremusic.com

Watch: Tesla Boy Unveil New Video For "Broken Doll (feat. Tyson)"

Russian new wave/synth-pop trio Tesla Boy have unveiled the video for their latest single "Broken Doll (feat. Tyson)",

The song  was released as a single last month (November 26) and is taken from their sophomore album 'The Universe Made of Darkness', which was released in May via 21. Get your copy of the album now from iTunes.

Take a look at the video below.



Website: teslaboy.com

Watch: Bombay Bicycle Club Premiere New Single "It’s Alright Now" Lyric Video

London indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club have premiered an animated lyric video for "It’s Alright Now", the second song taken from their upcoming fourth studio album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. 

As previously announced, the album features 10 new tracks and will be out on 3rd February via Island Records.

You can pre-order your copy here, and get an instant download of "It's Alright Now" and their first single, "Carry Me". Both songs are part of our current playlist.

Watch/listen below.


Website: bombaybicycleclubmusic.com

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Watch: Capture Share Music Video For "The Weight of The Skin"

French indie/wave/pop four piece Capture have shared the video for "The Weight of The Skin".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's sophomore EP 'Communion' released in October. You can buy the EP on their Bandcamp page.

Directed by Adrien LC - Art Direction by Bichon + Bichon, the clip tells the story of a little girl who refuses to become that she didn't want to be and decided to follow his passion for wrestling. 

Take a look below.


Watch: Young Galaxy Reveal Music Video For "Fever"

Montreal based indie pop/dream pop quintet Young Galaxy have revealed the video for their new single "Fever".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's fourth studio album 'Ultramarine', released back in April through Paper Bag Records.

The animated video was directed by Christopher Mills and illustrated by Gaëlle Legrand, it follows a young girl on a wacky journey across Toronto. 

Take a look below.


Website: younggalaxy.com

Watch: The Griswolds Unleash New Video For "The Courtship of Summer Preasley"

Sydney based indie pop band The Griswolds have unleashed the video for their new single "The Courtship of Summer Preasley".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's debut EP 'Heart OF A Lion' released back in September through Wind-up Records. Grab your copy now from iTunes.

Take a look below at the funny video below.



Watch: The Saturnettes Drop New Video For "Television Boy/Television Girl"

Finland indie-pop band The Saturnettes have dropped a new video for their latest single "Television Boy/Television Girl".

The song is the track number 3 from their sophomore album 'The Saturnettes II', released last month (November 1st). You can grab your copy from their Bandcamp page.

The video was made by Jani Tuovinen and Henriikka Mäkelä.

Watch it below.

Watch: Famy Release Music Video For New Single "A Ho A Hand"

London-based indie four piece Famy have released the music video for their brand new track "A Ho A Hand".

The song serves as the lead single from the band's upcoming new album due out in 2014 via Transgressive Records (Foals, Theme Park, Neon Indian, TDCC). 

The video shows a fashion portrait of the band  from photographer Richard Round-Turner gradually illuminating.

Watch it below.


Website: famy.co.uk

Watch: Simian Ghost Unveil Music Video For New Single "A Million Shining Colours"

Swedish indie pop three-piece Simian Ghost have unveiled the video for "A Million Shining Colours", the first single from their upcoming third album 'The Veil', due to be released in 2014.

The summery track is part of our current playlist and will be out on 13th December through Playground Music. 

About the single, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Sebastian explains: "We wrote 'A Million Shining Colours' based on an idea which runs through much of the material on the new record; that we would try to develop our songwriting, partly by looking back in music history. The lyrics, to me, are about that feeling I think many people working with music or art in any form gets sometimes, that it's a bit hopeless what you're doing. It's about coming to terms with that, to able to look at yourself and what you burn for in life, in all it's hopelessness, and smile."

Directed by visual artist and long time collaborator Victor Claeson, the clip features the band wasting their time by the sea Watch it below.


Website: simianghost.com

Watch: Paradise Reveal New Video For "Stars Shine Bright"

London based indie pop duo Paradise (aka Tony Harewood and Joseph Marshall) have revealed the video for their latest single "Stars Shine Bright."

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their double A-side single "Stars Shine Bright / I Can Feel Your Love", release through Dirty Bingo Records, last month (November 18th). It was recorded on location in a sealed bunker known as A10/The Empty Parallel (the spiritual home of Paradise). 

Get your copy of the single here, and watch the video below.  


Website: weareparadise.tumblr.com

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Watch: Schwefelgelb Premiere Music Video For "Den Keller volllaufen"

Berlin based electronic/club act Schwefelgelb have premiered the video for their brand new single "Den Keller volllaufen" [Flooding The Basement]. The song has been added to our current playlist.

Composed by Sid and Eddy, the duo met in kindergarten and grew up in the picturesque but, as they discovered when they reached their teens, rather boring little town of Monschau in the Aachen district of Germany. They spent most of their time skateboarding and BMX riding until they started to make music together. They founded Schwefelgelb in 2006 and soon gained notoriety for their intense live shows. 

The band's hard-hitting electro pop is rooted in the 80s electronic movement, 90s techno and 00s electroclash (a movement that, like, Schwefelgelb, was fond of trashy aesthetics and sexual ambiguity). 

The video was directed by photographer Axel Hoedt, financially supported by H&M Life and shot in a garage in London.

Watch it below.


Website: schwefelgelb.de

Watch: Mazes Release Music Video For "Notes Between F & E"

London based indie trio Mazes have released a brand new video for their new track "Notes Between F & E", taken from their latest EP 'Better Ghosts'. 

The song is part of our current playlist. The mini-album is a 10 track compendium of new songs, field recordings, interludes and a cover or two, and was released last month via FatCat Records. Get your copy here.

The black and white video was directed by James Alcock. Watch it below.


Website: wearemazes.com

Kaiser Chiefs Announce New Album, Stream New Track "Misery Company"

Leeds indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs have announced they will release their fifth studio album titled 'Education, Education, Education & War' on March 31st UK/Europe and April 1st North America via Fiction Records.

The follow-up to 2011's 'The Future Is Medieval', is available now for pre-order here on both CD and vinyl formats. It was produced by Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective), and recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

It's the first studio album without the founding member/drummer Nick Hodgson, who left the band in December 2012. On 7 February they announced Vijay Mistry from the band Club Smith as Kaiser Chiefs new drummer. 

The tracklist is as follows:

01. The Factory Gates
02. Coming Home
03. Misery Company
04. Ruffians On Parade
05. Meanwhile Up In Heaven
06. One More Last Song
07. My Life
08. Bows & Arrows
09. Cannons
10. Roses

The band have also unveiled the album's lead single "Misery Company". Have a listen below.



Website: www.kaiserchiefs.com

Watch: Trails And Ways Drop New Video For "Taj Mahal" (Jorge Ben Cover)

Oakland, CA indie band Trails And Ways have dropped a new video for their cover of Jorge Ben song "Taj Mahal". The song has been added to our current playlist.

The video is accompanied by the following statement: "so much love/respect to jorge. j's original is a retelling of the classic indian love story that built the Taj Mahal, and we do a retelling of the retelling, rewriting the verses to english ones about the 16th c. queer love story of Sufi poet Shah Hussain and Madho Lal

to honor and help give voice to real present-day South Asian folks and their love stories, we're asking anybody who digs the song to check out & donate a bit to Trikone, a group founded in the Bay Area that provides a space, advocacy and support for LGBTQ South Asian folks." 

The video does the retellingˆ2 out of found footage of rad bollywood dancers pluis jaguar spirit world intermission. Watch it below.


Website: www.trailsandways.com

Watch: Climbing Boys Premiere "Bone House" Music Video

London post-punk quartet (and one of our favourite acts) Climbing Boys have premiered the music video for their brilliant tune "Bone House".

The track was featured as Single of the Week here on Kool Rock Radio in May 27, and is the lead single from the band's excellent debut EP 'Take The Floor' released back in April via Raptor. You can grab your copy here.

About the song, frontman Tom Salo told us:

"The original draft of the lyrics for 'Bone House' has actually been around since my teenage years and was lyrically intended to be a teenagers retort to the song 'Teenage Wildlife' by David Bowie. It deals with themes such as juvenile excess and disillusionment. Everybody has their ups and downs and I guess I wrote this one when I felt my chips were down."

The video is directed by Imogen Smyth-Prado. Take a look below.


Monday, December 09, 2013

Watch: World's End Press Share "Drag Me Home" Music Video

Melbourne indie four-piece World's End Press have shared the video for their latest single "Drag Me Home".

The song is taken from from the band's self titled debut album, released in October via Liberation.

Previously the band have already unveiled the clips for "To Send Our Love" and "Reformation Age."

The video was directed by Luci Schroder. Watch it below.


Watch: Maximo Park Unleash Music Video For New Single "Leave This Island"

Newcastle indie rockers Maximo Park have unleashed the video for their brand new single "Leave This Island".

The song is taken from the band's fifth album 'Too Much Information', which will be released on February 3 via . Last month the band unveiled the first track to be taken from the album, "Brain Cells", available now as a free download.

The trio also announced details of a deluxe edition of the album, which will feature a series of bonus cover tracks including their version of The Fall's 'Edinburgh Man' (renamed 'Middlesborough Man' for the record), Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You' and Leonard Cohen's 'Lover, Lover, Lover'.

Check out the video below.


Website: maximopark.com

Watch: Swervedriver Release Music Video For "Deep Wound"

English alt-rock band Swervedriver have released the video for their latest single "Deep Wound".

"Deep Wound" b/w the dub version "Dub Wound" is available as a digital download now on their Bandcamp page

The dub wound goes for the kind of driving Krautrock vibe hinted at on Adam Franklin solo releases (and is co-mixed by Ride's Mark Gardener who also provides backing vocals on the A-side).  A full length Swervedriver album is planned for 2014

Take a look at the video below.


Website: www.swervedriver.com

Watch: Fanfarlo Cover The Beach Boy's "'Til I Die"

London based indie quintet Fanfarlo have shared a video for their cover of The Beach Boys track "Til I Die", from the 1971 album 'Surf's Up'.

About the cover the band said: "We love our new practice space. So every now and then we set up a few cameras and a smoke machine, and record another instalment of a series of covers of songs that have inspired us over the last year while making our new record."

Watch/listen below.


Fanfarlo will release their third full-length titled 'Let's Go Extinct' on 10th February in Europe via New World Records, previously they have unveiled a new song called "Landlocked", check a taster for the video below.


Watch: Pixies Share Music Video For "Another Toe In The Ocean"

Pixies have shared the video for their latest single "Another Toe In The Ocean", off their recent EP-1, released back in September.

The band have also announced Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, ZWAN) will be joining them as their touring bassist for their live dates in North America and Europe in 2014: 

"We are really looking forward to playing with her on these dates, working with different bass players is very new for the band, but we're having a great time doing it." said David Lovering.

The animated video was written and directed by Liviu Boar. Watch it below.


Website: www.pixiesmusic.com

Watch: Superfood Unveil Music Video For "Melting"

Birmingham indie four-piece Superfood have unveiled the video for their latest single "Melting".

'Bubbles/Melting' is available now through Infectious Records. Grab your copy here.

Both tracks are part of our current playlist and will feature on the band's upcoming MAM EP set to be released in March 2014. Pre-order here.

The video was directed by Zac Ella, using a 16mm camera. Watch it below. 


Website: www.superfoodjunk.com

The Rentals Announce First Album In 15 Years

Los Angeles alt-pop band The Rentals (fronted by ex-Weezer bassist Matt Sharp), have announce they will return with their first new album in 15 years.

The as-yet-untitled, 10-track self-produced effort was recorded in Los Angeles, Nashville, and New York City, and is currently being mixed by D. Sardy (LCD Soundsystem, Jay-Z), featuring The Black Keys' Patrick Carney on drums, guitarist Ryen Slegr (Ozma), pianist Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet), and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig (of Lucius).

The new record follow's the band's 1999 sophomore album 'Seven More Minutes' and several self-released EPs. It will be out next year via Polyvinyl Records, more details soon... In the meantime let's remember the band's 1996 hit single “Friends of P”.


Thursday, December 05, 2013

Bombay Bicycle Club Reveal New Album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow' Full Details

North London indie rock Bombay Bicycle Club have revealed full details of their fourth album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. 

The album features 10 new tracks and will be out on 3rd February via Island Records, the first 1,000 copies will be signed by the band. You can pre-order your copy here.

The band have made a special limited edition box set of the album that features premium packaging and includes the CD, heavyweight 12” gatefold vinyl, a special box-set only 7” featuring two acoustic tracks not on the album called "To The Bone" and "Easier", a song and story book that includes chords/lyrics for the songs if you want to play them and short stories about the writing and making of the album and last but not least an art print that doubles as a phenakistocope featuring the album cover. 

The tracklist is as follows:

01. OVERDONE
02. IT'S ALRIGHT NOW
03. CARRY ME
04. HOME BY NOW
05. WHENEVER, WHEREVER
06. LUNA
07. EYES OFF YOU
08. FEEL
09. COME TO
10. SO LONG, SEE YOU TOMORROW

A few weeks ago the band premiered the video for their brand new single "Carry Me". 

Watch: Another Green World Shares Music Video For New Single "Wilderness"

Memphis-based musician Alec West aka Another Green World, has shared the music video for his brand new single "Wilderness".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the just released Violent Success' Retro Future compilation, also featuring Teeel, Soft Lighting, Be The Wolfe, Suicide Forest, Skeleton Beach, and many more! You can purchase your copy here.

The video features footage from 1985 film 'Legend', starring Tom Cruise and Mia Sara. Watch it below.


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!!! (Chk Chk Chk) To Release "And Anyway It's Christmas" Next Week

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) have announced they will release a new Xmas single titled "And Anyway It's Christmas" next week.

The song will be out on Limited 7" on December 10 via Warp Records, and will feature a "Dubmix" on the B-side. Pre-order your copy here.

About the song, vocalist Nic Offer commented: "We've always wanted to write an Xmas song, but wanted it to be good enough and not just something like 'it's a disco christmas' or whatever. It had to be a good song to start with. We came up with this groove and it just felt Christmassy to us. Hopefully, you'll see fit to play at holiday dance parties for years to come." 

Have a listen below.


Watch: Blouse Premiere Music Video For "A Feeling Like This"

Portland indie-pop trio Blouse have premiered the video for "A Feeling Like This," the first from their recently released sophomore album 'Imperium', out now via Captured Tracks.. 

Directed by Montreal-based director Angus Borsos, the clip is a trippy, mostly monochrome mini-movie on lush 35mm film. 

“His work consistently deals with the surreal, and while all music videos are visual by nature, we feel that Angus's are exceptionally cinematic,” said Blouse's frontwoman Charlie Hilton.

Take a look below.


Watch: David Bowie Unveils Video For "I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)"

David Bowie has unveiled the video for his latest single "I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his latest album 'The Next Day'. It will feature on the December 16th release of the limited edition white vinyl (33 1/3rd RPM) 12" of Love Is Lost'.

Tracklisting:
12" - Side A
1 - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA) 

12" - Side B
1 - I'd Rather Be High (Venetian Mix) 
2 - Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA - Edit)

The video was directed by Tom Hingston, who has created the perfect visual accompaniment to the song lyric. Watch it below.


Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The War On Drugs Announce New Album 'Lost in the Dream', Stream “Red Eyes”

Philadelphia indie outfit The War On Drugs have announced they will return next year with a new LP titled 'Lost in the Dream'.

The follow up to 2011's Slave Ambient features 10 tracks and will be out on March 18 via Secretly Canadian. Pre-order your copy now here.

Tracklist:

01. Under The Pressure
02. Red Eyes
03. Suffering
04. An Ocean In Between The Waves
05. Disappearing
06. Eyes To the Wind
07. The Haunting Idle
08. Burning
09. Lost In The Dream
10. In Reverse

The band are also streaming “Red Eyes”, the first jam of the upcoming album. The song has been added to our current playlist and is available now through iTunes. Have a listen below.