Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Watch: Climbing Boys Premiere Music Video For New Single "Onibaba"

London based post-punk band Climbing Boys have premiered the video for their brand new single "Onibaba".

The song has been added to our current playlist, and is an ode to Japanese cinema, it takes its name from a 1964 historical drama horror film directed by Kaneto Shindo. 

The movie also provides the visuals for the video, which is set somewhere in Japan during a civil war in the fourteenth century.

Watch it below.


(facebook.com/ClimbingBoys)

Watch: Sticky Fingers Drop Music Video For "Fake A Smile"

Sydney indie psych/rock band Sticky Fingers have dropped the video for their latest single "Fake A Smile".

The song is part of our current playlsit and is taken from their sophomore album 'Land Of Pleasure', released in August last year. Grab your copy here.

The video was shot by Sofie Van Der Meer. Watch it below.


Website: stickyfingerstheband.com

Watch: Hawaiian Gremlins Unleash Music Video For "Beyond"

Mexican shoegaze/lo-fi/new wave band Hawaiian Gremlins have unleashed the video for their latest single "Beyond."

The song is part of our current playlist and is the third cut from their "Girls" EP, released in earlier last year  via Sicario Music. . 

The video was directed by Naïve Productions y Hawaiian Gremlins. Take a look below.


(facebook.com/HawaiianGremlins)

Kool Rock Radio's Top 50 Best Albums of 2014


From Temples to The Horrors, Foster The People to Morrissey, The Drums to Kasabian, Jaws to Wunder Wunder... Kool Rock Radio takes a look at the best albums of the last 12 months!

Have a look back on a KOOL year in music, as we count down our top 50 albums of 2014. 

01. TEMPLES - Sun Structures
02. THE HORRORS - Luminous
03. THE WAR ON DRUGS - Lost In The Dream
04. FOSTER THE PEOPLE - Supermodel
05. BRONCHO - Just Enough Hip To Be Woman
06. JAWS - Be Slowly
07. INTERPOL - El Pintor
08. THE DRUMS - Encyclopedia
09. FUCK ART LET'S DANCE - Atlas
10. THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART - Days Of Abandon
11. KASABIAN - 48:13
12. THE BLACK KEYS - Turn Blue
13. WUNDER WUNDER - Everything Infinite
14. ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN - Meteorites
15. U2 - Songs Of The Innocence
16. LETTING UP DESPITE GREAT FAULTS - Neon
17. SIMPLE MINDS - Big Music
18. BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB - So Long See You Tomorrow
19. LIARS - Mess
20. CYMBALS - The Age Of Fractures
21. MANIC STREET PREACHERS - Futurology
22. BUFFALO SUNN - By The Ocean By The Sea
23. MORRISSEY - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
24. JOHNNY MARR - Playland
25. DUM DUM GIRLS - Too True
26. WILD SMILES - Always Tomorrow
27. JAMES - La Petite Mort
28. CHILDHOOD - Lacuna
29. LAS ZEBRAS - Siesta
30. JOHNNY ARIES - Unbloomed
31. STICKY FINGERS - Land Of Pleasure
32. PIXIES - Indie Cindy
33. MINIATURE TIGERS - Cruel Runnings
34. TV ON THE RADIO - Seeds
35. ARIEL PINK - Pom Pom
36. ASH CODE - Oblivion
37. HOOKWORMS - The Hum
38. TOM VEK - Luck
39. MODE MODERNE - Occult Delight
40. THE FOREIGN RESORT - New Frontiers
41. BAND OF SKULLS - Himalaya
42. KONGOS - Lunatic
43. EAGULLS - Eagulls
44. REPUTANTE - Oceanside
45. FUTURE ISLANDS - Singles
46. MAXIMO PARK - Too Much Information
47. CHERUB - Year Of The Caprese
48. MERCHANDISE - After The End
49. ROYAL BLOOD - Royal Blood
50. VA - The Art Of McCartney

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Watch: Morning Smoke Reveal "Stephanie I" New Video

Brighton post-punk/noise pop four piece Morning Smoke have revealed the video for "Stephanie I".

The song is part of our current playlist and is the B side of the Hunger Stephanie I EP, released early this month. Grab it here.

The video was directed by Fabio R. Youniss. Take a look below.



(facebook.com/morning.smoke)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Watch: Tesla Boy Share Music Video For "Strong"

Russian new wave/synth-pop trio Tesla Boy have shared the video for their latest single "Strong."

The song is part of our current playlist and came out back in July, get it here.

Take a look at the video below.


Website: teslaboy.com

Watch: TV on the Radio Unveil Music Video For "Lazerray"

Brooklyn indie rock band TV on the Radio have unveiled the video for their latest single "Lazerray".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their fifth studio album 'Seeds', which came out last month (November 18) via Harvest Records.Get your copy here.

Take a look at the video below. 


Website: tvontheradioband.com

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tuff Love Announce New EP 'Dross', Share Music Video For "Slammer"

Glasgow indie poppers Tuff Love have announced they will release their sophomore EP titled 'Dross' in February 9th 2015 via Lost Map Records.

According to the press release, the follow up to this year's debut EP 'Junk', "captures the essence of the band's blistering live shows, as honeyed harmonies laze behind fuzz-drenched guitars, sleek bass lines and bruising drumming."

Tracklist:

01. Slammer
02. That's Right
03. Sebastian
04. Doberman
05. Cum

Pre-order The EP here, and watch the video for their latest single "Slammer" below. 


Monday, December 15, 2014

Smith Westerns Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Chicago-based garage pop band Smith Westerns have announced their "indefinite hiatus".

Formed in 2007, the band were led by Cullen Omori and also featured Cameron Omori, Max Kakacek and Julien Ehlrich. They released three albums during their seven year history, including their most recent album 'Soft Will' in 2013. 

Omori revealed the news in a series of posts saying:

"Definitely going to be an end of an era at Schubas on the 23rd. If you're fan and live in Chicago I would suggest getting a ticket.. Can't stress anymore that the 23rd at Schubas is the last official show before we go on indefinite hiatus… It's been a cool 7 years and I'm super grateful for everything. Wish some things recently could've changed but the 23rd is a last hurrah!"

"However, Max and I will still continue to create new music albeit in our own new respective projects." 

Re-visit the video for the 'Soft Will' highlight track "Varsity" below.


Website: smithwesternsmusic.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

Watch: Literature Share Music Video For "New Jacket"

Philadelphia indie pop, jangle pop band Literature have shared the video for their latest single "New Jacket".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their sophomore album 'Chorus', released back in August via Slumberland Records. Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Erik Smith, who also directed their video for "Kites". Watch it below.


(facebook.com/literatureband)

Watch: Panda People Unleash Music Video For "The Usual Place"

German indie disco/pop outfit Panda People have unleashed the video for their new catchy single "The Usual Place".

The song is part of our current playlist and is available as a free download via AdP Records

Take a look at the video below.


Watch: Cheatahs Reveal Music Video For New Single "Controller"

London based indie rock/psychedelic band Cheatahs have revealed the video for their new single "Controller".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band's upcoming EP 'Sunne', set to be released on February 24, 2015 via Wichita Records. Pre-order it here.

The video was directed by Federico Urdaneta from the All Too Human film collective. Take a look below.


Website: cheatahs.net

Watch: Velvet Morning Release Music Video For "Pig Scene"

Essex 19-year-old singer/songwriter Samuel Donald Jones' band Velvet Morning have released the video for "Pig Scene".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their double A side "Green Whale"/ "Pig Scene", which came out on September 29 via RIP Records.

Watch the video below.


Watch: Simple Minds Unveil Music Video For "Let The Day Begin"

Scottish new wave/rock band Simple Minds have unveiled the video for "Let The Day Begin".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their recent album 'Big Music', which came out last month (November 3). Grab your copy here if you haven't already.

About the song and the video, the band posted: "We are delighted with all those who responded so enthusiastically when 'we put the call out' to help with the making of LET THE DAY BEGIN clip. Hopefully you all feel as happy with the results as we all do. Written by Michael Been LTDB is a beautiful, pounding, rock song, the kind of tune that inspires, complete with the kind of sound/feel that hopefully gets the listener in the right frame of mind for whatever their day brings to them. No doubt it is going to be a highlight of next year's live shows, meanwhile please enjoy the video."

Check out below.


Website: simpleminds.com

Watch: Peace Drop Music Video For New Single "World Pleasure"

Birmingham psych-rockers Peace have dropped the video for their brand new track "World Pleasure".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Happy People', which will be out on February 9, 2015. Pre-order your copy here.

The album was produced by Jim Abbiss and Duncan Mills and features the previously unveiled the singles "Lost On Me", and "Money". 

Check out the video below.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Watch: Dutch Uncles Premiere Music Video For "In n Out"

Manchester based indie five-piece Dutch Uncles have premiered the video for their latest single "In n Out".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming fourth studio album 'O Shudder', which will be out on February 23 via Memphis Industries. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Jody Whittle. Take a look below.


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Watch: High Hazels Reveal Music Video For "The Promenade"

Sheffield indie rock band High Hazels have revealed the video for their latest single "The Promenade".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their self titled debut album, which came out on Rocktober 27 through Heist Or Hit Records. Buy your copy here.

The video was directed by Ryan Lee Turton. Watch it below.


(facebook.com/HighHazels)

Watch: All We Are Premiere Music Video New Track "Keep Me Alive"

Liverpool-based indie pop psychedelic boogie trio All We Are have premiered the video for their brand new single "Keep Me Alive".

The song has been added to our current playlist and taken from their upcoming eponymous debut album, which will be released on January 5 2015 through Double Six/Domino Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Abbie Stephens. Watch it below.


Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Watch: Johnny Marr Shares Music Video For "Dynamo"

Johnny Marr has shared the video for his latest single "Dynamo".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his recent solo album 'Playland', which came out October 6 via Warner. Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Sitcom Soldiers and Mat Bancroft. Watch it below.


(facebook.com/officialjohnnymarr)

The Chemical Brothers Confirm New Album For 2015

The Chemical Brothers have announced that they have a new album in the works, and it's due to be released at some point next year.

Speaking to Sónar, founding member Tom Rowlands said: "The most important feature of the album is that it connects with us emotionally in some way. We hope for finding a new way to make you feel. We dream of new sounds and different frames. We have worked with some guest singers but mostly the album is pure Chemical Brothers."

The yet-to-be-titled album is the first studio LP from The Chemical Brothers since 2010's Further, though they've worked on a couple of film-related projects in the past couple of years (2011's movie Hanna, and thier work with director Adam Smith for the concert film, Don't Think). 

The Soft Moon Announces New Album 'Deeper', Stream New Track

San Francisco based dark wave post-apocalyptic experimentalist Luis Vasquez aka The Soft Moon has announced he will release his brand new album titled 'Deeper' in March.

This is Vasquez third studio album as Soft Moon, it follows his 2012's record Zeros, and was forged in "total solitude" in Venice and Berlin, miles from his usual Oakland base of operations. With producer Maurizio Baggio, Vasquez looked to create his most personal and emotional record yet with a renewed focus on songwriting.

According to press release, "The album is an inward-looking representation of a new man as he processes the relentless undercurrent of his internal battles with suicide, vulnerability, and healing." 

During the writing process, Vasquez pushed himself to discover the reality and nightmare of living with yourself, in entirely foreign surroundings with nothing and no one to fall back on. Stepping back and letting inspiration fall where it may, Vasquez only had one goal in mind for this album: to pen his most emotional record yet. Between frequent visits to Berlin, Vasquez retreated to Venice’s Hate Studios, located in the mountains near electronic guru and spiritual anchor Giorgio Moroder’s hometown.

Tracklist

01. Inward
02. Black
03. Far
04. Wasting
05. Wrong
06. Try
07. Desertion
08. Without
09. Feel
10. Deeper
11. Being

Deeper will be out on March 31 via Captured Tracks. Pre-order  your copy here, and have a listen to the album's track "Black", below.


Website thesoftmoon.com

Prince Innocence Announce 'Easy Life' EP, Unveil New Single

Canadian minimal synth-pop duo Prince Innocence have announced they will release a new EP titled "Easy Life" on February 3.

Talking about the EP, Prince Innocence producer Josh McIntyre said: "The EP was recorded in our apartment during a frustrating year of label negotiations."

Easy Life tracklist:

1. Easy Life
2. Golden Tongue
3. New Day
4. Earth
5. I Don't Care

The duo have also unvieled the melancholic electro-pop track "I Don't Care". Have a listen below.



(facebook.com/princeinnocenceband)

Monday, December 01, 2014

Watch: The Crookes Drop Music Video For New Single "You're Just Like Christmas"

Sheffield based indie rock/pop outfit The Crookes have dropped the video for their brand new Xmas single "You're Just Like Christmas".

The song has been added to our current playlist. There's also a Christmas competition going on over at their Facebook page.

The video was filmed by The Crookes and Matthew Silcox. Check out below.