London experimental, psychedelic band Kula Shaker have confirmed they will release a new album next year.
The follow-up to 2010's 'Pilgrims Progress' will be called 'Eclipse', and they have shared the "teaser clip #1". The band have also marked their return with live dates throughout the UK & Beyond in 2016... more info here.
The message on their website reads, "The Time has come! Kula Shaker have finally emerged from the silence and mark their return with live dates throughout the UK & Beyond. Check out teaser clip #1 from the new album. Happy Eclipse!".
Shoegaze legends Lush has confirmed a performance at the London Roundhouse for May 6th, 2016, it is the band's first show in two decades.
To celebrate their return, on November 27, 4AD will be reissuing Lush's best of compilation Ciao! on vinyl. Then in December they will release the Chorus limited edition box set. It includes all three of their full-length albums (1992's Spooky, 1994's Split, and 1996's Lovelife), their 1990 early singles compilation Gala, and their 1996 B-sides compilation Topolino (the Canadian version).
Chorus also includes B-sides, radio sessions, remixes and demos, some previously unreleased. Chris Bigg did the artwork for the box set. He, along with 4AD design chief Vaughan Oliver, was responsible for designing Lush's original album covers.
In a statement, guitarist Miki Berenyi said: "The opportunities and practicalities of reforming Lush meant that for 20 years it was an impossible undertaking. But we all loved what we did, and the time is finally right for us to do it again."
Re-visit the video for "Nothing Natural" and "For Love" below.
London indie rock/psych-pop four-piece Gengahr have released a surprise 3-track EP titled 'Tired Eyes'.
The EP includes two previously unheard tracks "Loki" and "Fade To Black", recorded during sessions for their debut album 'A Dream Outside'. It was a process that has also led them to a new creative partner in producer/mixer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, The War On Drugs, Animal Collective) who worked with the band on lead track ‘Tired Eyes’.
About the work with the revered producer, frontman Felix Bushe said: "We have been huge admirers of Nicholas Vernhes and all the incredible records he has produced and recorded. It was a real dream come true to find that he was a fan of what we were doing and be given the opportunity to work together and a song of ours."
Next month Gengahr head out on tour, and they're also set to release an expanded deluxe version of 'A Dream Outside' on 30th September. The debut originally came out in June this year.
Get the EP here, and stream the title track "Tired Eyes"below.
London based indie rock/psychedelic band Cheatahs have unleashed their new single "Signs To Lorelei".
The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore full-length 'Mythologies', which will be released on October 30 via Wichita Records. We have already heard the lead single 'Seven Sisters'. Pre-order the album here.
Canadian indie rock/garage psych band Young Rival have dropped their new single "Scruples".
The song is the second single (first was 'Interior Light') taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Interior Light', out on October 16 through Paper Bag Records and 62TV (EU). Pre-order it here.
About the track the band said: "There's a weird old dude in Hamilton with sideburns above his ears who comes into the bars we work at. He usually walks in, leans across the bar and quietly says "Call me Scruples". One time he asked John if "he had seen any good feet tonight". We wrote this tune about him..."
Boston-based dream-pop musician Tyler Kershaw aka Funeral Advantage has released 'Body Is Dead (Demos)', a collection of demos from his Body Is Dead album, which gives a glimpse into Tyler's writing and recording process.
After two years, and multiple EPs and split releases, Body Is Dead marked the band's debut album. Following on the heels of his most popular release, in the split 7" with Former Ghosts, Body Is Dead incorporated many of the electronic and indie rock elements of that release, but infused a deeper semblance of pop.
The demos are available for free download until September 30th.
01. Equine (Demo)
02. Sisters (Demo)
03. Should Have Just (Demo)
04. Gardensong (Demo)
05. Cemetery Kiss (Demo)
06. You Sat Alone (Demo)
07. Not In My House (Demo)
08. I Know Him (Demo)
Bristol retro-pop four-piece Cursor Major have shared the video for their newest single "Two-Timing Tom Jones".
The song is part of our current playlist, is about a girl haunted by the Welsh Lothario Tom Jones, and is taken from the band's forthcoming new EP 'Constellation Prize', which will be out on Rocktober 16 via Bellicose Records.
The clip was shot by band member Greg Stoddard. Watch it below.
London art pop/indie rock outfit Hatcham Social have aired the video for their brand new single "Find A Way To Let In Your Sins (Hit A Red Cut A Right)".
The song serves as the lead single from their upcoming new album 'The Birthday Of The World'., set to be released on Rocktober 9 via Crocodile Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Accordintot he band, the song is "a tale of love and leather, fighting through the darkness that we all struggle with just trying to hold in to ourselves, Suzuki Carry vans, puppy dogs, the devil and Heathers. It is our party song on the record."
Tom Furse, member of the eclectic post punk band The Horrors, and synth wizard has dropped his groovy new track "Run To Me Pt. 3".
The track is taken from his forthcoming new EP 'Run To Me Suite' (one opus divided into five cohesive parts), set to be released on 9th October via Django Django member Dave Maclean's Kick + Clap label. Pre-order it here.
Referencing early techno it has one foot in Cologne and the other in Detroit, with its tightly worked, precise machino-florescence, condensed and upfront, and free of the pomposity that abounds in the genre. A sound enamored with Kraftwerk, Juan Atkins and Yello, it underpins a latent narrative on themes of love, machines and obliteration.
"I had this notion of robots being called to arms by a mother robot, in order to collect suns to build a giant engine powered by 20,000 suns. I know it’s not really apparent in the songs, but visual ideas like that drive me forward when I’m making music, it just seems to make it easier; like putting sound to film." Furse told DIY.