Los Angeles post punk/cold wave band Second Still have premiered the video for their new single "You Two So Alike".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming self-titled debut LP (we have already heard "Recover"), which will be out April 7 on Manic Depression Records. Pre-order your copy here.
The video was directed and edited by Second Still and Allison Littrell. Check out below.
Swedish post punk/alternative band INVSN have unleashed the video for their newest single "Immer Zu".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming new album 'The Beautiful Stories', available worldwide June 10 through Dine Alone Records. Pre-order your copy here.
About the video, the band explained: "Since we had written a song about what power and especially patriarchal power means to women, we wanted the video to represent that idea. We asked two friends who never done videos before to come up with an idea and a representation of strong women. We wanted the whole process, from idea to finished video, to be an empowering process with only women involved!"
"The guys had to stay at home, and we made a video with women, for women, by women, about what it means to be a woman in this world."
Austin/Houston future wave/synth pop duo Night Drive (aka Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon) have premiered the video for their excellent single "Rise and Fall".
The song is part of our current playlist and is the first single taken from their upcoming self-titled debut album, due for release on June 16th via Roll Call Records.
"We wanted the overall sound to be a bit dreamy and distant, which relates to that feeling of your life disintegrating and slipping through your hands like smoke, being unable to hold on to it," the band says of "Rise and Fall". "But we also wanted an energetic intensity to it, which relates more to the feeling of rushing headlong towards an inevitable tragedy and being unable to avert it, no matter what you do or where you turn."
Watch the clip below, it was directed by Yoshi Sodeoka.
Fader, a new band formed by Neil Arthur (Blancmange/Near Future) and Benge (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths), have announced the release of their debut album 'First Light'.
The music was recorded and mixed at Benge's MemeTune Studios while Arthur recorded his own vocals in his home studio. The resulting album is full of twisted electronic pop songs and haunting atmospherics with lyrics from Arthur that explore internalised, dead-of-night fears to stream-of-conscious visions of city life and evocative descriptions of lost and lonely figures who find themselves out of time and out of place.
The record will be out on 23rd June. Pre-order your copy here.
Check out the tracklist and have a listen to the title track below.
01. 3D Carpets
02. Check The Power
03. I Prefer Solitude
04. Way Out
05. First Light
07. Liverpool Brick
08. Guilt, Doubt And Fear
09. Trip To The Coast
10. Winter Garden
British shoegaze/dream pop band Slowdive have officially announced the release of their self-titled new album, their first in 22 years.
Their first new record since 1995’s Pygmalion, was recorded at the Courtyard in Oxfordshire, mixed at Los Angeles’ Sunset Sound by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear), and will be out on May 5 via Dead Oceans. Pre-order your copy here.
We have already heard the album's first single "Star Roving", now the band have aired a new video for their ballad "Sugar for the Pill".
The clip, produced by in/out, is inspired by the Slowdive album art, which is a still from Harry Smith’s avant-garde 1957 film Heaven and Earth Magic.
Check out the self-titled album’s tracklisting and watch the video for "Sugar For The Pill" below.
02. Star Roving
03. Don’t Know Why
04. Sugar for the Pill
05. Everyone Knows
06. No Longer Making Times
07. Go Get It
08. Falling Ashes
The Mission UK have aired the video for their current single "Only You & You Alone (Feat: Martin Gore)".
The song is part of their current playlist and is taken from their latest album 'Another Fall From Grace', released in September last year. Buy your copy here.
The video coincide with the announcement of a beautifully presented 20 page limited edition book, including artworks and lyrics. The Complete Another Fall From Grace Includes 2 new bonus tracks and remix, with 4 music videos on the bonus DVD. Pre order your copy here.
British shoegaze pioneers Ride have have officially announced 'Weather Diaries', their first album in over 20 years.
Produced by legendary DJ, producer and remixer Erol Alkan, ‘Weather Diaries’, will be released on on June 16th via Wichita Recordings, and is packed with all the classic elements that made Ride one of the defining bands of the early ‘90s.
It also brings the band back together with mixer Alan Moulder (Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers) who mixed their seminal 1990 album ‘Nowhere’ and produced it’s follow up ‘Going Blank Again’. Pre-order your copy here.
01. Lannoy Point
02. Charm Assault
03. All I Want
04. Home Is a Feeling
05. Weather Diaries
06. Rocket Silver Symphony
07. Lateral Alice
09. Integration Tape
11. White Sands
The band have also aired the video for their latest single "Charm Assault", watch it below.
The The's Matt Johnson and Johnny Marr has teamed up again for a brand new single called 'You Can't Stop What's Coming', which will be out as a seven-inch single for Record Store Day (April 22).
This is THE THE's first single in 15 years and will will be the first collaboration between the former Smiths guitarist and The The since Marr joined ranks with the band from 1988-1994.
Featuring Matt Johnson's distinctive vocals and lyrics as well as a stellar cast of musicians. Former THE THE members involved include Zeke Manyika on percussion (Soul Mining / Infected), James Eller on bass (Mind Bomb / Dusk) plus long-time friend and collaborator Johnny Marr on guitar.
Also featured are Meja Kullersten (Swedish composer & singer) on backing vocals, Chris Whitten (Johnny Cash, The Waterboys) on drums and Iain Berryman (Florence & The Machine) on keyboards.
Check out the Record Store Day listing for the new song here.
Birmingham post punk/indie rock band Victories At Sea have announced the release of their new EP entitled ‘A Place To Stay’.
Recorded in the late months of last year, the EP will be out on May 5 through Static Caravan Records. It follows the band's debut album 'Everything Forever', released in 2015. Pre-order your copy here.
Accordant to a press release, this EP is a dramatic suite of widescreen tracks, heavy with doomy atmospheres, soaring post-rock guitars and firm rhythms. A Place To Stay isn’t exactly a comforting record, but it might help you to steel yourself against the world.
The band have aired the opening track "LITKE". Stream it below.