Sunday, March 31, 2013

Single of the Week 01/04/13 - City Riots "Catch The Sun"

Our new SOTW is "Catch The Sun" by City Riots. The single is the second to be lifted from the Adelaide four-piece latest record 'Sea of Bright Lights', which came out in October 2012.

The album was featured as Album of the Week in November 2012 on www.koolrockradio.com and with their debut album City Riots made our Album of the Year. 

Stream "Catch The Sun" driven by a soaring guitar line, layered upon grumbling, scuzzy undertones with rich, skying melodies and smooth, ethereal vocals below.




City Riots debut album Sea of Bright Lights is out now out now through Inertia-Music.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cold Cave Streams New Track "God Made The World"

Another new single from Cold Cave has been released this week. 

The track called "God Made The World" is backed with the instrumental track "Dandelion" and is available to pre-order now from Heartworm Press and if you want it immediately is available as a digital download right now through Amazon.. The song has been added our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Listen "God Made The World" below:


Just a few days ago (March 26) unveiled the video for "A Little Death to Laugh", you can watch it here.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Watch: Tricky Unveils New Video For "Does It" (ft. Francesca Belmonte)

Trip-hop pioneer Tricky has unveiled the video for "Does It", another new tack taken from their forthcoming album 'False Idols', out on May 28 via his new label False Idols in association with !K7 Records.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and follows his previous track "Nothing's Changed" which was released last month.

Watch the video below.


'Does it' / 'Nothing's Changed' will be released through False Idols / K7 on 15th April.

The Boxer Rebellion Reveal Full Details Of New Album 'Promises'

London four-piece The Boxer Rebellion have revealed the full details of their fourth studio album titled 'Promises'.

The follow-up to their 2011 The Cold Still, will be release on May 14 via their own label Absentee Records, featuring eleven new songs by the band around frontman Nathan Nicholson. 

For the recording sessions of 'Promises', The Boxer Rebellion took to their London rehearsal space and transformed it into a recording studio where the songs for Promises would eventually come together over the last 18 months. 

Just a few days ago the band release the video for 'Diamonds', the first single to be taken from the album, watch it here.

Check out the artwork and tracklist for 'Promises' below.


Tracklist:

01. Diamonds
02. Fragile
03. Always
04. Take Me Back
05. Low
06. Keep Moving
07. New York
08. Safe House
09. You Belong To Me
10. Dream
11. Promises

http://www.theboxerrebellion.com/

Watch: Depeche Mode Unveil New Video For "Soothe My Soul"

Depeche Mode have unveiled the new video for "Soothe My Soul", the second single from their brand new album 'Delta Machine', out now via Columbia Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch it below.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Watch: Big Deal Unveil New Video For "In Your Car"

Big Deal, the London-based duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, have unveiled the video for "In Your Car", taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'June Gloom', out on June the 4th via Mute Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The track was born when Costelloe hummed the melody while the band cruised down the California coastline and sure enough, its carefree sunshine pop perfectly evokes endless summer. “That fun, road trip kind of a song doesn't happen a lot with English rock bands because it’s just not in the culture,” explains Underwood.

The video was directed by Danny Perez. Watch it below.


Pre-order June Gloom now on iTunes.

Watch: Recorders Release New Video For "Purple And Gold"

Belgium indie space pop band Recorders have released the video for their excellent debut single "Purple And Gold", taken from the band upcoming debut album 'Above The Tide', mixed with Tony Hoffer (M83, Beck, Air, Phoenix, The Fratellis, etc.). The song is part of our current playlist.

The video took over a year to make and features nearly 4 minutes of dogs acting like people. Watch it below.

Watch: Passion Pit Share "Cry Like A Ghost" Video

Passion Pit have shared the video for "Cry Like A Ghost", taken from their 2012 album 'Gossamer'.

The video was directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Watch it below.

Big Country To Release New Album 'The Journey' Next Month

Scottish band Big Country have announce the release of their brand new studio album titled ‘The Journey‘ as well as a 14-date tour of the UK this April.

'The Journey' is Big Country's ninth studio album and their first since the sad and untimely death of lead singer and songwriter, Stuart Adamson in December 2001. It will be relased in April 9 via Cherry Red Records.

Recorded on the Welsh border town of Wrexham in an old cold war nuclear bunker, with 8-feet thick walls and no phone or internet signal, group members found themselves isolated and disconnected from the outside world, allowing for an interesting and productive time in the studio.

The 12-track album is released some two years after Big Country embarked on a new era, when guitarist and founder member Bruce Watson officially invited Mike Peters (The Alarm) to join them as lead vocalist for two concerts to celebrate 30 years since the group’s formation. 

“It’s an album about hope and redemption,” says Bruce Watson. And from the opening chords of anthemic opener In A Broken Promise Land – a nod, stylistically at least, to Big Country’s early days when the songs he and Stuart Adamson conjured up felt like the equivalent of a Molotov cocktail being lobbed into the midst of ‘80s pop – it’s impossible to ignore the spirit of optimism that burns brightly throughout all 12 tracks of The Journey.

“There are themes of redemption and of coming to terms with a life lived all through this record, and the process has brought us together as a family united and ready to stand proud for what and who we are…..Big Country.” explains Mike Peters.

Mark Brzezick adds: “I am looking forward to the next Big Country chapter…. it feels right and fitting that Big Country continue the journey… and as Stuart always said, “When taking a journey, it’s not about the getting there, it’s enjoying the view on the way”.

Tracklist:
01. In a Broken Promised Land
02. The Journey
03. After the Flood
04. Hurt
05. Home of the Brave
06. Angels & Promises
07. Strong (All Through This Land)
08. Last Ship Sales
09. Another Country
10. Return
11. Winter Fire
12. Hail & Farewell

Pre -order copy of 'The Journey' HERE.

Watch: Post War Years Share New Video For "Boing"

Post War Years have shared a new video clip for their track "Boing", taken from the band's 2012 EP 'The Bell'. 

The song was also included on their new full-length "Galapagos" released last month through Chess Club Records and is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was filmed and directed by Post War Years. Watch it below.


In case you haven't, you can buy Post War Years' deluxe version of 'Galapagos' on iTunes.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Watch: Yeah Yeah Yeahs Reveal "Sacrilege" Video

Yeah Yeah Yeahs have unveiled the video for their new single "Sacrilege", taken from their forthcoming album 'Mosquito' out April 16 on Interscope. 

The video was directed by Megaforce. Watch it below.

Cold Cave Unveils New Video For "A Little Death to Laugh", Announces New Releases

Wesley Eisold's Cold Cave project  has unveiled the video for "A Little Death to Laugh", the title track from his three-song 7", released last year via Heartworm Press. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Amy Lee in October 2012. Watch it below.


Yesterday (March 25), Wesley Eisold posted a message to fans on the band's official website announcing the ‘Meaningful Life‘ world tour and the release of three new singles in the coming months. The message says:

Heartworm Press will be releasing two Cold Cave singles in the coming months.

- The first 7″ is entitled ‘Black Boots‘ b/w ‘Meaningful Life.’ Pre-orders will begin for this in the next coming weeks. I’m proud to say I recently filmed a video for ‘Black Boots‘ with director Slava Tsukerman(Liquid Sky) which is being completed now. I want to thank Alexandre Plokhov of whom I am also a fan for providing my clothes for the video.

- The second release is a one song etched 7″ picture disc of ‘God Made the World.’ The digital version will be b/w the instrumental track ‘Dandelion.’ All of this new material is predominantly electronic and was written, performed and recorded by myself.

- The third pressing of ‘A Little Death To Laugh‘ 7″ will be available soon again via Heartworm Press.

Eisold also referred to Cold Cave's actual situation by stating:

"I have noticed and overheard some confusion as to what the status and future plans are for my music from people other than me. I am not under contract with a record label now. I’m happy with my new music that I’m making alone now. I am happy to have the opportunity to continue releasing songs and singles to you as I choose without being concerned with conventions for now. I am working on an album but I am always working on an album and have yet to decide when or who will release it.

There's more to share soon. Dates, releases. etc. For now, know my heart is extended to you for whom I do this for."

-W.E.
Los Angeles, 3.25.13

Cold Cave will begin the ‘Meaningful Life‘ world tour on April 23rd in Tokyo. This tour will run through South Korea, China, Nepal, India, USA, Canada and Europe in the Summer. Dates have been updated here.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Watch: Echopark Unveils "Teleportation" Music Video

London-based Italian musician Antonio Elia Forte, who records as Echopark, has unveiled the video for their new single "Teleportation", taken from his forthcoming debut album 'Trees', which will be released worldwide on 16th April as a digital download/CD via Enclaves.

The song is now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed, shot and edited by Valentina Dell'Aquila. Watch it below.


(www.facebook.com/theechopark)

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan Opens Up About His Infamous Overdose In 1996

In 1996, Depeche Mode frontman, Dave Gahan 'died' for two minutes when he overdosed on a speedball, which is heroin and cocaine combined.

In a recent interview, Gahan talked about how he felt at that time.

"The first thing I realised in the hospital was that I exited my body. I was floating underneath the ceiling and could observe exactly what was happening underneath me: Paramedics were running around my body and tried to save me. I screamed that I wasn’t actually lying down there but above them." He explained.

"I believe it was my soul screaming which had already left my body and became a witness of what happened to my body. At that point I was clinically dead, my heart wasn't beating. These seconds seemed like hours to me. And suddenly, there was a complete, frightening darkness around me. As if someone had turned off the light."

When he finally came around, the star woke up in handcuffs for being in possession of drugs. "When I woke up, I was tied to the bed with handcuffs. Policemen were standing in front of me and read my rights to me. I was arrested because of possession of cocaine and heroin."

"The court let me do a therapy. For about a year, I lived in a detoxification clinic with other drug addicts and alcoholics. I regularly had to do a urine test. If they had found a prohibited substance only once, I would have had to go to jail in Los Angeles for two years. I was really afraid of this. For the first time in my life, it became clear to me that I am not immortal." He added.


Watch: The Boxer Rebellion Unveil New Music Video "Diamonds"

British indie rock band The Boxer Rebellion have unveiled the video for their new song "Diamonds", taken from their upcoming fourth studio album. 

The yet untitled new album is set for a release in later 2013. The song has been added to our current playlist www.kolrockradio.com.

Directed by Hand Held Cine Club, the clip features the band's frontman Nathan Nicholson as office worker  suffering a dead-end job and finding momentary escapism by way of a sudden free-fall flight through the air.  Shot over a three-day period in the North of England, the team built an office space inside an empty shell of a building, worked with free-base skydivers in sub-zero temperatures, and plunged into ice cold water to capture a stark and emotive narrative adventure fitting to the song's message.

Watch it below.

Daft Punk Announce New Album Title And Release Date

Daft Punk have announced that their fourth studio album, titled 'Random Access Memories' will be out on May 20 via Columbia Records.

The album will be available from 20 May and is also available to pre-order on CD and vinyl now. The UK announcement comes after RAM was added to the US iTunes store on the weekend (Saturday 23 March). The UK release date comes one day before the US, where the album will be available on 21 May.

The first official confirmation of the band's fourth studio album, rumoured to be titled No End, was revealed on 19 February, when Sony music registered a 13-track, 74 minute Daft Punk album with music rights company, PPL.

The follow-up to 2005's 'Human After All' will contain 13 new tracks, however, the tracklisting and song titles have yet to be confirmed. We'll keep you updated.

The pair, comprised by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, premiered a clip of new music in America over the weekend during Saturday Night Live. Check it out below. 

Watch: Toro Y Moi New Video For "Never Matter"

Toro Y Moi has unveiled the music video for "Never Matter". The song is taken from his new album 'Anything In Return', released earlier this year.

The video was directed by Steve Daniels. Watch it below.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Single of the Week 25/03/13 - Cut Your Hair "Mad Love"

This week's Single of the Week on Kool Rock Radio is "Mad Love", the title track from Cut Your Hair new 3-track single.

The song, highly influenced by the baggy/Madchester era,  has been in high rotation on www.koolrockradio.com for a few days and we just can't get enough. 

We talked with the boys about the song and they said: 

"It is a love song influenced by a clubby sound and by many dance singles from the 90s like 'Step on' by Happy Mondays. We're all very excited about Mad Love because I think it reflects more what we're becoming as a band and it might show some indications about where do we want to go, what do we want to do."

Mad Love is out now via Mushroom Pillows. You can also grab your copy via iTunes.

Tracklist:
01. Mad Love
02. Sweet Sensation
03. American Lullaby

Friday, March 22, 2013

Watch: Depeche Mode New Video Of 'Delta Machine' Behind The Scenes Documentary

Depeche Mode have shared a new video clip about the making of Delta Machine. 

Capturing Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher and producer Ben Hillier hard at work in the studio, the clip explores the process behind Depeche Mode's latest, from Martin's earliest demos through Dave's vocals and beyond.

Watch the video below.


Depeche Mode will release their 13th studio album Delta Machine in the UK on March 25 and a day later in the US.

Depeche Mode Reveal They Turned Down Brits Lifetime Achievement Award

Depeche Mode have said they were offered a BRIT award, but their segment wouldn't be broadcast. 

Speaking to The Sun at their video shoot for 'Soothe My Soul', frontman Dave Gahan started off saying "Fuck the Brits", then he explained what had happened between Depeche Mode and Brits organisers:

"I will probably get someone in trouble, but we were told we were getting a new award this year. Most Influential Band In The Last 20 Years or something? Basically the old bastard, Lifetime Achievement Award and we said, 'Yes that’s cool'. Then we heard through the grapevine ITV wouldn't broadcast our segment. So we said, 'If they won’t play us on air, then we’re not going to be their most influential band." 

"How many other bands have had as many hits as us worldwide and been around for as long? Fuck them then and bollocks to it." He added.

Gahan also spoke about his past alcoholism, saying that it used to be more difficult for him to avoid drinking (the star 'died' for two minutes in 1996 when he overdosed on a speedball, which is heroin and cocaine combined).

"It was difficult as we were on the road and that’s always difficult to avoid drinking," he said. "I just got to a point where I knew if I carried on then I wouldn't be alive for much longer. I was drinking all day — literally getting up and drinking with breakfast.

"I’m just thankful some of the madness missed the age of smartphones. Back in the day when I was drinking and out of control I would have been all over YouTube. Just for the fun of it I’d just get naked in hotel bars. Can you imagine doing that now?". He finished

Depeche Mode will release their 13th studio album Delta Machine in the UK on March 25 and a day later in the US.

Echo & the Bunnymen To Release New Album 'The Garden of Meedin'' This Year

Echo and the Bunnymen have announced they will release their twelfth studio album, 'The Garden of Meedin' later this year. 

In a recent interview, frontman Ian McCulloch said that he and long-time sparring partner Will Sergeant are heading back into the studio in the summer to record their follow-up to 2009’s The Fountain. 

"I’m just trying to get a start before I get together with Will," the singer says. “It’s worked the same way for a long time - since the split, and with Pete [De Freitas, original drummer] and Les [Pattinson, original bassist] not being around. All those days of rehearsal rooms used to get on my nerves – three hours of headache, earache, until I realised it was much better just to be in Yates Wine Lodge for three hours while they made a racket." 

“It’s more like the early stuff with loads of spiky guitars and space. But as much as this is reminiscent of the past, it feels dead new to me. There’s loads of space on there and it just unwinds during the course. I like that about us, things like [1981 single] ‘Over The Wall’ – it sounds like a journey. A lot of that was down to Will.” McCulloch explained. 

“It sounds fantastic. It’s just a different kind of ambition. The idea is to make the greatest album we’ve ever made. I always go into things thinking that anyway. I’ve spent the last 10 years trying to see where I could go with my voice and if I could write some bridges. Then I looked back and realised we never had any bridges.” He added.

There's no release date, album artwork, tracklist, or anything yet, but we'll keep you updated. 

Primal Scream Unveil New Single "It's Alright, It's Ok"

Primal Scream have unveiled the audio for new track "It's Alright, It's Ok", which is the lead single from the band's upcoming tenth studio album 'More Light', out on May 13.

Due for release on the 6th May, 'It's Alright, It's Ok' was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes with David Holmes taking on production duties, and will be released through the band’s own Ignition Records. It is the second track to be put online from the band's 10th studio record after debuting '2013' earlier this year.

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Have a listen below.




Thursday, March 21, 2013

'The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone' Documentary To Be Released In June

The Stone Roses documentary 'Made Of Stone' will open in British cinemas on Wednesday 5 June following a premiere in the group's hometown on Thursday 30 May. 

The film was made by This Is England director Shane Meadows and goes behind the scenes on the Manchester band's 2012 reunion, from the early stages to their celebratory hometown gigs at Heaton Park. 

The event will be satellite-linked to 100 cinemas as part of nationwide preview screenings running concurrently with the premiere launch, with tickets for both the host venue and the satellite-linked cinemas made available to the public.

A premiere for the film, with all members of the band in attendance, will take place in Manchester on May 30 with a number of fans who attended last year's Warrington Parr Hall and Heaton Park gigs who are featured in the film receiving tickets to the premiere in Manchester. Images of the chosen fans will be posted on the film's official Facebook and Twitter pages in the coming weeks.

"Making this film, I got to be part of something truly remarkable, the double decade awaited ‘resurrection’ of my all time favourite band, The Stone Roses," said Meadows.

"People say that you can’t recapture your youth, it’ll never be the same second time round etc, but that’s utter rubbish. The Roses were never allowed to reach their peak first time around so, as far as I and millions of fans around the world were concerned, with this comeback the Roses could be even greater." He added.

Watch: Generationals Unveil New Video For "Put a Light On"

New Orleans pop-rock duo Generationals have unveiled the video for their new single "Put a Light On", taken from their forthcoming album 'Heza', out April 2 via Polyvinyl. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Vice Cooler. Watch it below.

Splashh Share New Track "Sun Kissed Bliss", Announce Debut Album

London band SPLASHH have announced their will release their debut album 'Comfort' through US label Kanine Records on 4th June.

The band's first full-length includes previously unveiled tracks 'All I Wanna Do', 'Headspins', 'Lemonade' and 'Vacation'. They are now sharing a new track 'Sun Kissed Bliss', which features as a bonus track on the North American release of 'Comfort'. 

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



The album was part recorded in London and Australia and you can do your pre-order HERE.

The Postal Service Stream New Song "Turn Around"

The Postal Service have shared the audio for "Turn Around" the second (and final) new track to share off their 10th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue of 'Give U', out April 8 via Sub Pop.

The track has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Have a listen below:



The deluxe package will be available as a double disc CD or Triple LP (with multiple pressings in unique colors) featuring B-sides, In-studio performances and more which you can pre-order here.

Tracklist:
Disc 1
01. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

02. Such Great Heights

03. Sleeping In

04. Nothing Better

05. Recycled Air

06. Clark Gable

07. We Will Become Silhouettes

08.This Place Is a Prison

09. Brand New Colony

10. Natural Anthem

Disc 2
01. Turn Around

02. A Tattered Line of String

03. Be Still My Heart

04. There’s Never Enough Time

05. Suddenly Everything Has Changed

06. Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)

07. Grow Old With Me

08. Such Great Heights (John Tejada Remix)

09. The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (DJ Downfall Persistent Beat Mix)

10. Be Still My Heart (Nobody Remix)

11. We Will Become Silhouettes (Matthew Dear Remix)
12. Nothing Better (Styrofoam Remix)

12. Recycled Air (Live on KEXP)

13. We Will Become Silhouettes (Performed by The Shins)

14. Such Great Heights (Performed by Iron and Wine)


Arcade Fire Working On New Album With LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy

Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire are currently quite busy in the making of their yet untitled fourth studio album. The follow-up to their 2010's 'The Suburbs' might be released in late 2013, but details are still to follow.

For this new album, the band is working with longtime friend DFA-label chief and former head of LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. DFA Records' New York City studio Twitter account tweeted yesterday: 

“Arcade Fire STILL with us at DFA… This is going to be one great sounding album!” 

We keep you updated, in the meantime here is a clip of Murphy performing LCD Soundsystem's “North American Scum” from LCD Soundsystem's final shows at Madison Square Garden with Arcade Fire below.

Swim Deep Announced Debut Album 'Where The Heaven Are We'

British indie-pop band Swim Deep have announced they will released their first full-length 'Where The Heaven Are We' on July 29 through Chess Club / RCA Victor .

The band recorded the album in different sessions in studios in Brussels (ICP studios) and London (Miloco Studios) and was produced by Charlie Hugall. It will feature their already classic tune "The Sea".

As a special teaser, the band have also shared a new song from the album called "She Changes The Weather", which you can listen below. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.


Where the Heaven Are We tracklist:

1. Intro
2. Francisco
3. King City
4. Honey
5. Colour Your Ways
6. Make My Sun Shine
7. The Sea
8. Red Lips I Know
9. Soul Trippin
10. Stray
11. She Changes the Weather

Pre-order Swim Deep debut album HERE.
"She Changes The Weather" will get released on 6th May. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

David Bowie's The Next Day Debuts #1 on Charts in 12 Countries

David Bowie’s 'The Next Day' debuts #1 on charts in 12 countries and tops iTunes chart in over 60 Countries. 

Bowie's first album in decade sparks passionate global response:

"David Bowie's new album The Next Day' (ISO/Columbia Records) has debuted at #1 in the U.K., Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland a week after its release, and has topped the iTunes chart in over 60 countries across the world. The album is scoring landmarks for Bowie, including his highest-ever chart position in the U.S. (#2), and the title-holder as the fastest-selling album of the year so far in the U.K." 

"'The Next Day' has already achieved Gold status in the U.K., Austria, France, Ireland, Poland and Sweden, is the musician’s first-ever #1 in Germany, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland and is his first #1 album in the U.K., Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland and New Zealand in decades."

"‘The Next Day,’ which was written by Bowie and co-produced with long-term collaborator Tony Visconti, also skyrocketed to the top of iTunes charts in over 60 countries across the world after its release. (Full list of countries at bottom of press release.) Worldwide critical acclaim for ‘The Next Day’ has paralleled the album’s chart-topping successes. Bowie’s triumphant return from a decade-long hiatus has been embraced by critics as a “masterpiece” (The New York Times, USA) and “the greatest comeback album ever.” (The Independent, UK)"

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Savages To Release Debut Album 'Silence Yourself' In May

London post-punk quartet Savages have unveiled details of their debut album 'Silence Yourself', which will be released on May 7 via Matador and frontwoman Jehnny Beth's Pop Noire label.

The album was produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald (the xx, Adele, How to Dress Well), and features re-recordings of tracks from the band's 2012 EP, I Am Here, including their killer debut single "Husbands", which peaked at #7 in our Best Tracks of 2012 chart.

The band have also shared the audio for "She Will" a new song taken from the album, and it's already part of our current playlist. Listen below. 


Check the artwork and tracklist for Silence Yourself  below.


Tracklist:
01. Shut Up
02. I Am Here
03. City's Full
04. Strife
05. Waiting for a Sign
06. Dead Nature
07. She Will
08. No Face
09. Hit Me
10. Husbands
11. Marshal Dear

Listen: Cold Cave Share Audio For New Track "People Are Poison"

As previously announced, Cold Cave return with a new 7" EP 'Oceans With No End'. Now, Wesley Eisold has just unveiled the audio for "People Are Poison", the B-side of the EP.

The song is now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Listen below.


The new EP can be now pre-order on colored vinyl and as a digital download through Deathwish. According to Wesley Eisold, the release will also be available digitally through Amazon and iTunes shortly.  

Watch: Juveniles Unveil New Video For "Strangers"

French electro-pop duo Juveniles, have unveiled the video for their new single "Strangers", released yesterday (March 18). The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Produced by Yuksek, Strangers is their first since last November's Through The Night re-release (originally released in June 2012) , and is taken from their forthcoming debut album. The single, with remixes from Jupiter and Le Crayon is available on iTunes.

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

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Horrors To Release New Album In September

The Horrors have confirmed they will release their new studio album in September.

The upcoming as-yet-untitled new album, will be The Horrors' fourth LP and the follow up to 2011's Skying.

Talking about the recording process, bassist Tom Cowan: "It’s going really well, we’re most of the way there in terms of getting the songs together. And we’ve got a month more or so of writing and then we’re gonna go on tour, we’re aiming to be finished in September. The album’s going to be out in September."

When asked how the new tracks were sounding, Cowan added: "Its different. But I don’t really wanna say anything because people will get the wrong idea. But it is different and it’s possibly our best album yet. But that’s always a matter of opinion, I guess."

Meanwhile, The Horrors have already announced a number of festival appearances for this summer including a headline slot at Truck Festival, plus appearances at Green Man and Manchester's Parklife. 

Listen Vampire Weekend New Double A-Side Single "Diane Young/ Step"

Vampire Weekend have shared the audio of their New Double A-Side Single "Diane Young/ Step", both tracks taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Modern Vampire of the City', out out May 6th/7th. 

Listen both tracks below.




Pre-order 'Modern Vampire of the City' HERE

Watch: The Joy Formidable Unveil "Little Blimp" Video

British trio The Joy Formidable have unveiled the video for "Little Blimp", taken from their new album Wolf’s Law, which was released on January 22nd via Warner Bros Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

"Little Blimp" is due for release as a digital single on 8th April. Watch the video below.

Primal Scream Announce New Single "It's Alright, It's Ok"

Primal Scream have announced the release of  "It's Alright, It's Ok" their first official single to be taken from the band's upcoming tenth studio album 'More Light'. 

Due for release on the 6th May, 'It's Alright, It's Ok' was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes with David Holmes taking on production duties, and will be released through the band’s own Ignition Records .

The album is set for release on the same day. As previously reported, includes various guest appearances, like Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Mark Stewart of The Pop Group. 


Watch: Django Django Share A New Video For "WOR"

Django Django have shared a new video for their 2010 track "WOR," which was also included on the  band’s eponymous album, released last year via Ribbon Music. 

The video, directed by Jim Demuth and based on an original concept by David Macleanwas, was filmed in collaboration with Noisey, who accepted their proposal to travel to India and meet the infamous Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad.

Watch the new video for WOR below.

Watch: Neils Children Unveil Video For "Dimly Lit"

Neils Children have unveiled the video for new single "Dimly Lit", the tittle-track from the band's forthcoming studio album, out today, March 18 via Boudoir Moderne Records.

The song, written by frontman John Linger, has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Emmalousie Smith. Watch it below.



This track is also available to download for free to those who sign up to the NC mailing list. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Single of the Week 18/03/13 - Jaws "Friend Like You"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is JAWS new single "Friend Like You", out on April 1 via Rattlepop.

The song has been on high rotation on KRR for a few weeks now, and is taken from  the band forthcoming EP "Milshake', which will be released on April 22 digitally and on 12" vinyl.

Watch the video for Friend Like You below. Directed by Jaws.



JAWS reached the top 20 on our Best New Bands of 2012 chart and their song "Surround You" peaked at #68 in our Best Tracks of 2012 chart.

The 'Milkshake' EP features existing recordings, plus 'Friend Like You' and its b-side 'Breeze'. Here's the tracklist:

1. Breeze
2. Donut
3. Toucan Surf
4. Friend Like You
5. Stay In
6. Surround You

Black Sabbath Reveal Details Of '13', Release Video Clip From The Studio

Ozzy, Tony and Geezer have announced details of Black Sabbath's new studio album '13', which will be out on June 11.

Recorded primarily in Los Angeles, '13' features the original Black Sabbath - Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) - who were joined at the sessions by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine).

The band also released a video clip featuring the band and producer Rick Rubin discussing the work, along with just enough of the new music offered as a tease. Rubin, in particular, was very enthusiastic about working with the rock legends. "Getting to come to work every day and hearing Black Sabbath play," he said. "It stimulates something in me, just like when I was 14 years old…That same thing gets turned on, and it's a really good feeling."

The video was directed by Ozzy's son, Jack. Watch it below.



'13' is now available via www.blacksabbath.com on a variety of formats, including: 

1. Standard CD album

2. Deluxe double CD album in a deluxe soft-pack (includes a second disc of exclusive bonus audio material)

3. Vinyl: 12" heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve

4. Super Deluxe Box Set: limited edition 12" clamshell box set which contains: 
- Deluxe double CD album
- 12" heavyweight (180g) vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve
- Exclusive DVD containing 'Black Sabbath--The Re-union' documentary
- 5 behind-the-scenes videos
- Download card containing exclusive track by track interview with Black Sabbath
- Exclusive '13' art print
- 13 exclusive photographic prints and hand written album lyrics

David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Number 1 On UK Album Chart

Congratulations to David Bowie for his ninth #1 album in the UK!

The Official Charts Company in the UK has just announced that David Bowie's The Next Day has entered the album chart straight in at NUMBER ONE! 

Bowie has scored his first number one album in 20 years with a record that is also the fastest selling of the year so far. The Next Day racked up 94,000 sales this week, beating Biffy Clyro's Opposites which sold 71,600 copies in its opening week in January.

While excitement and critical acclaim of the latest Bowie album grow, the big question is whether or not we will see a 66-year-old Bowie on stage. The star's album producer and long-time studio collaborator Tony Visconti has previously rubbished reports that the singer could tour.

"He made that very clear to the label that he wasn't going to tour or do any kind of ridiculously long album promotion," he said in January. "I spoke to him two days ago and he said, 'I'm really adamant I'm not gonna do a tour.' And he said, 'If I might, I might do one show.' But who knows when?"

But Bowie's wife, businesswoman and model Iman Abdulmajid, appeared to hint that a tour might be on the cards in an interview to a magazine journalist last week, saying: "We have a 12-year-old [daughter, Alexandria] in school, so we are stuck, we can't travel. Our schedule is around her, so I don't know. We'll have to go visit him, but we won't be on tour with him because she's in school."

UPDATE 18/03David Bowie's 'The Next Day' #1 for first time on German Chart!

Sony Germany report that David Bowie‘s The Next Day has entered the album chart there straight in at number one. His previous best being Let’s Dance, which reached #2 in 1983.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Listen: OMD Unveiled New Track "Night Café"

OMD have shared the audio for their new single "Night Café", taken from their forthcoming album English Electric, out on April 8.

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.
Stream  "Night Café" below.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Watch: The Strokes Share New Video For "All The Time"

The Strokes have unveiled the video for their new single "All The Time," the first official single to be taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album 'Comedown Machine' out on March 26 via RCA. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The promo video is a montage of the band's career to date (), taking in clips of their live shows, festivals, TV appearances and backstage shenanigans, from the past 15 years. Watch it below.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Was Share Audio For New Single "Can I Count On You"

Spanish indie band WAS (We Are Standard) have shared the audio for their new single "Can I Count On You", taken from their forthcoming new album 'Day'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Produced by Eric Brouceck (LCD Soundsystem, Hercules & Love Affair), the band's fourth effort will be out on April 2 via Mushroom Pillow.

Listen "Can I Count On You" below.


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Watch: The House Of Love Reveal Video For 'A Baby Got Back On Its Feet'

The House of Love have revealed the video for "A Baby Got Back On Its Feet", the first single from their forthcoming new album 'She Paints Words In Red' out on March 25th via Cherry Red Records.

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.
Take a look at the video below.



Watch: OMD Unveil New video For "Metroland"

OMD have unveiled the video for "Metroland", the first single taken from their forthcoming new album English Electric, out on April 8. The song is par of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The animated clip is the final video in the Henning M. Lederer created series. All three animated videos ("Decimal," "Atomic Ranch," and "Metroland") will be included on the bonus DVD bundled with the deluxe version of the new album English Electric. 

Watch the video below.

Watch: Cut Your Hair Unveil Video For New Single "Mad Love"

Cut Your Hair, our band of the month for June 2012, have unveiled the music video for their brand new single "Mad Love", out on April 22 via Mushroom Pillow.

Playfully loved-up, Cut Your Hair present three bristling pop songs about lost youth and lost senses. With lead track "Mad Love" pondering the transience of youth and the possibilities ahead, with a new found clubby hedonism, they move on from the giddy spark of their debut.

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

The video pays homage to the Madchester era. Watch it below.



Monday, March 11, 2013

Empire Of The Sun Announce Long Awaited New Album 'Ice On The Dune'

Empire of the Sun have announced via their Facebook page that they will release their long awaited new album titled 'Ice On The Dune' on June 2013 via EMI.

The electronic pairing, now referred to as "Emperor Luke Steele" and "Lord Nick Littlemore", announced their return with a teaser video called 'Discovery'. In this latest installment, according to a press release, “Emperor Steele and Lord Littlemore face an unprecedented challenge in their bid to restore peace to the world, 1,000 years into the future."

The duo elaborates further in the album's "introductory chapter":

"Once, the world was pure. It was the Emperor and the Prophet who kept it thus. Each day, they charted the sun’s course across the sky, guided rivers down from mountain peaks, brought rains to quench raging fires.

With the aid of their four priests, who possessed spirits of wild animals, they traveled the world tirelessly, maintaining nature’s delicate balance, allowing all things to grow and flourish — always with the aid of the sacred jewel held atop the Emperor’s crown…

But one night, as the Emperor slumbered, recovering from his labors, true darkness appeared. The King of Shadows, ever the bitter foe of the Empire, and all it had achieved, crept into their temple. Craving the Emperor’s power, he stole the jewel from his crown– and in an instant the world was changed.

Robbed of the bulk of his power, the Emperor and the Prophet watched helplessly as their temple was torn asunder, and their priests cast far out into the world.

But even in that moment, when all appeared lost, there was one thing that the King of Shadows’ black heart simply could not have imagined…The Emperor and the Prophet had never abandoned hope."

Check out the album's epic video trailer below. The untitled new single, you can hear a few seconds at the end of the video, is expected to be released later this month.

Watch: TOY Unveil "My Heart Skips A Beat" Video

TOY have unveiled the video for their new single "My Heart Skips A Beat", the fifth and last to be taken from their debut self-titled album. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Mark Donne and Joe Morris. Watch it below.


TOY - My Heart Skips a Beat EP is out today March 11.

Tracklisting:

1. My Heart Skips a Beat
2. She's Over My Head
3. Layered Electronics
4. Kopter (BBC6 Music session)


ADULT. Announce New Album 'The Way Things Fall'

Detroit's electro-punk outfit ADULT., have announced they will release their new album 'The Way Things Fall' on May 14th through Ghostly.

The duo, comprised by Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus released their last album Why Bother? in 2007, since then, they've been very busy with other creative projects - including the completion of three films, building renovation, and visual art/photography. "After a long world tour, we totally burnt out," Miller relates. "We decided we wanted to do something completely different." 

Last year ADULT. headed back to the studio to record two tracks for a 12", there was no intention of making another album, but it turned out that the time away from music had recharged ADULT.'s batteries, and they ended up putting together a full album. 

The result is a record that sounds both focused and coherent, flowing with a conceptual ease. "[The album] flowed efficiently and agreeably for us," says Miller. "We have never worked better together. We believe this is because we exorcised all of our demons through our past records, we have no baggage, we started a new. We left behind the self-conscious adolescents.

The duo revealed "Idle (Second Thoughts)", the first taste of the album, a few days ago and it's now part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Listen below.


The Way Things Fall is available to pre-order now on vinyl, limited edition orange vinyl, cd, or as a digital download. 

The Way Things Fall tracklisting

01. Heartbreak
02. Idle (Second Thoughts)
03. Tonight We Fall
04. New Frustration
05. Love Lies
06. At The End of it All
07. Nothing Lasts
08. A Day Like Forever
09. We Will Rest
10. Rise & Fall

Watch: Must Share Video For New Single "Just Wait"

London based quartet Must have unveiled the video for their new single 'Just Wait', taken from their forthcoming EP. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The band's 3-track debut EP is set to be released on April 1st via Heart Throb Records.

The video was directed by Edward Housden. Watch it below.



Site: http://www.facebook.com/musttheband

Depeche Mode Announce US Dates For The Delta Machine Tour

Depeche Mode have announced they will bring The Delta Machine World Tour to North America.

As pioneers of the post-punk era and the most popular electronic band of all-time, Depeche Mode continue to draw legions of loyal fans to arenas and stadiums around the world to experience their once-in-a-lifetime performances.  

They will kick off their tour on August 22nd at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit with shows scheduled through October 8th at the Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, April 6th on LiveNation.com.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out there and performing. There are so many die hard Depeche Mode fans who have been with us every step of this journey that I can’t wait to see. I also hope that we gain some new fans with the release of Delta Machine, and I look forward to exposing them to a great Depeche Mode live performance,” said Dave Gahan. 

Martin Gore added, “I enjoy being in front of an audience because our songs really take on a life of their own when performed live. When we’re performing, the stage almost becomes a mirror for the people who have been there since the beginning, and we become a reflection of our audience. I’m looking forward to this tour for that very reason.”

Check The Delta Machine World Tour North American dates below.

Aug. 22 - Detroit, MI / DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 24 - Chicago, IL / First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 27 - St. Paul,  MN / Minnesota State Fair**    
Sep. 1 - Toronto, ON / Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sep. 3 - Montreal, QB / Bell Centre
Sep. 6 - Brooklyn, NY / Barclays Center
Sep. 8 - Wantagh, NY / Nikon at Jones Beach Theater  
Sep. 10 - Washington DC / Jiffy Lube Live
Sep. 12 - Atlanta, GA / Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sep. 14 - Tampa, FL / Live Nation Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds
Sep. 15 - Ft Lauderdale, FL / BB&T Center
Sep. 18 - Houston, TX / Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sep. 20 - Dallas, TX / Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 22 - San Diego, CA / Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sep. 24 - Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl
Sep. 26 - Mountain View, CA / Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 28 - Los Angeles, CA / STAPLES Center
Sep. 29 - Los Angeles, CA / STAPLES Center
Oct. 8 - Phoenix, AZ / Desert Sky Pavilion

Delta Machine, Depeche Mode's highly anticipated 13th studio album is scheduled for global release by Columbia Records on March 26th.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Watch: The Vaccines Unveil New Video For "Bad Mood"

The Vaccines have unveiled the video for their new single "Bad Mood", taken from their second album 'Come Of Age' released last year. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.


The single was released through Columbia Records on Monday 4th March on download and 7".

Single of the Week 11/03/13 - Neils Children "Trust You"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Trust You" by NEILS CHILDREN, which has been on high rotation here on KRR for a few weeks now, and is taken from  new album 'Dimly Lit', out on March 18 through Boudoir Moderne Records.

Yes, they're back!


You can pre-order your download of Dimly Lit HERE.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Watch: Phoenix Unveil "Entertainment" Video

Phoenix have unveiled the video for 'Entertainment', the first single to be taken form their forthcoming new album 'Bankrupt!', our on April 22.. The Song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Patrick Daughters, who has worked on videos for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kings Of Leon, Beck and Interpol. Watch it below.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Watch: French Films Unveil "Latter Days" Video

French Films have unveiled the video for "Latter Days", taken from their forthcoming second album 'White Orchid', out on 4th April in Finland, 3rd May in Asia and Europe via Gaea Records.

The song is our current Single of the Week. Watch the video below.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Watch: Mirror Kisses Unveil "Runaways" Music video

Mirror Kisses have unveiled the video for their new single "Runaways", taken from their upcoming new album 'Heartbeats' coming sometime in in late-April/early-May. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

Watch the video below.


Sunday, March 03, 2013

Single of the Week 04/03/13 - French Films "Latter Days"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Latter Days", the first single to be taken from Finnish band  French Films upcoming album 'White Orchid'. 

The follow up to their 2011's debut album 'Imaginary Future', will be another self produced album and features ten brand new tracks.  The band themselves describe the album as both "vivid and warm".

The album will be out on 4th April in Finland, 3rd May in Asia and Europe via Gaea Records.

"Latter Days" is the kind of song that you enjoy hearing and it gives a taste of what to expect from the new album.

'White Orchid' tracklist:

1. White Orchid
2. Where We Come From
3. Ridin' On
4. Special Shades
5. All The Time You Got
6. Latter Days
7. Long Lost Children
8. Juveniles
9. Into Thousand Years
10. 99

THEM SWOOPS - Band of the Month March 2013

Them Swoops are an indie-pop duo from Melbourne, Australia formed by Dave McGann and Chris Goff in early 2012. They began as a studio project and their first recording session resulted in an early version of "Work Around It". 

"Work Around It" had its official release in October 2012 and in 3 months has achieved over 50,000 spins across YouTube and Soundcloud, and sold over 5,000 singles in the USA and Australia. The single earned the band acclaim, domestic popularity, a host of support gigs and culminated with their own headline shows toward the end of last year. 

They have supported the likes of The Maccabees, Ball Park Music, The Rubens and San Cisco, toured the east coast as part of the Triple Treat Tour and then capped off the year selling out their debut headline show at The Workers Club. 

The band's second single "Too Fast For Love", an 'upbeat pop song for a lovesick lovers' in their own words, was released in February 12 through +1 Records and is taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Glimmers'.

The EP was recorded by the band themselves in Melbourne and mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Bloc Party) in Los Angeles, and wil lbe out soon...

**Them Swoops reached the TOP 5 on Kool Rock Radio's Best New Bands of 2012 list and their single "Work Around It" peaked at #9 in our Best Tracks of 2012 chart.