Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ladytron Announce First Album Since 2011, Stream New Single "The Animals"

Liverpool electro-pop band Ladytron have confirmed they will release their sixth studio album later this year.

This is the band's first new material after seven years of silence, their latest release was 2011's Gravity The Seducer.

The band have also shared their brand new single "The Animals." Produced by Jim Abbiss, who worked with the band on “Destroy Everything You Touch” and the Witching Hour album, the package also comes with a remix from electronic pioneer Vince Clarke and a video clip filmed in Brazil’s vibrant São Paulo.

The group have chosen Pledge Music as a way to record a new album with the direct participation of their audience. A second single follows this summer, and the album comes out in fall. 


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New Entry: Automelodi Share New Single "Toujours de Jamais"

Canadian electronic pop/synthpop/minimal outfit Automelodi (lead by musician Xavier Paradis) have shared their infectious new single "Toujours de Jamais".

The song features on the Austin based electronic label Holodeck Records’ first compilation, 'Holodeck Vision One', which will be out on March 9th. Pre-order your copy here

This expansive mega-anthology features 30 exclusive tracks produced by a broad spectrum of innovative artists. Ranging from synth pop to abstract noise and psych rock to electronic dance music, this digital only release represents every genre under the Holodeck umbrella.

Highlights include big names like Drab Majesty, Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein, Automelodi and Bill Converse, whose contributions mark the arrival of a new era of expanded legitimacy for the label.

Have a listen to "Toujours de Jamais" below.



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New Entry: Boys Release New Single "Hollywood"

London dream pop/lo-fi quartet BOYS have released their catchy new single "Hollywood".

The song was written and recorded following the conclusion of their debut US tour last year.

It captures the band’s creative tendencies in full flow with delicate tones and warm, fuzzy guitar work drawing obvious comparisons to Beach Fossils, Real Estate and Wild Nothing.

Stream it below.



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Watch: Death Bells Unleash "Nothing Changes" Music Video

Sydney dream pop/post-punk band Death Bells have unleashed the video for their latest single "Nothing Changes".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Standing At The Edge Of The World', released in September 2017 via Burning Rose and Funeral Party. Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Sam Shepherd. Check out below.


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Watch: Shopping Unveil Music Video For "Suddenly Gone"

London post-punk trio Shopping have unveiled the video for their next single "Suddenly Gone".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their recent album 'The Official Body', which came out last month (January 19) via FatCat Records. Grab your copy here.

The video was directed by LA-based director and animator Lessa Millet. Check out below.



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New Entry: Honduras Return With New Single "Need The Sun"

Brooklyn post-punk/haze/pop band Honduras have returned with their infectious new single "Need The Sun".

The song is taken from the band's new 7" Need The Sun/Water Sign, which will be out tomorrow (March 1) via Mind Altar Records. 

Watch a lyric video for the song below.



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New Entry: Planet Premiere New Single "Save.Sold"

Sydney indie rock/pop band Planet have premiered their excellent new single "Save.Sold".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut EP, expected later this year. It was engineered with the band’s vocalist Matty Took, mixed by Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, Little Bastard),  and mastered by Steve Smart. We have previously herad the EP's first single "Aching Dream".

About the song, guitarist Tom Peppitt said: “It’s a big step in a different direction to our last tune ‘Aching Dream’, this one having more drive and grit to it, but the two tracks set the tone for our forthcoming EP. We felt like ‘Save.Sold’ had a lot of organic energy when we were jamming it up in the Central Coast, so Matt and I spent our time in the studio pulling dirtier guitar tones and bigger sounds. It’s got a real industrial vibe to it and is definitely one of the heavier tracks off the EP.”

Stream it below.


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New Entry: Distractor Drop New Single "Pointy Shoes"

OC-based synth punk/post punk band Distractor have dropped another infectious new song called "Pointy Shoes".

It is taken from the band's upcoming new album 'This Time I Got It Figured Out', which will be out on March 9 via Burger Records. pre-order your copy here.

Watch the band's method to turn a robot into a human below.



This Time I Got It Figured Out Tracklist:

01. Best Bug
02. I'm Mad
03. Forward Is The Motto
05. Cup
06. Orbital
07. Not The Same
08. Glitch
09. Pointy Shoes
11. Space Dude

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Watch: Wellness Air Music Video For New Single "Fake Flowers"

L.A-via-Minneapolis indie pop/rock/post-goth pop band Wellness (the project of Howler's Jordan Gatesmith) have aired the video for their catchy new single "Fake Flowers".

The song is taken from their upcoming new EP 'Mall Goth', set to arrive on April 6 through Forged Artifacts. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Carley Solether. Take a look below.



Mall Goth tracklist:
01. Fake Flowers 
02. Moon In Libra
03. Get Me Out Of My Way
04. Sippin On Sadness
05. Killer Instincts
06. Purge

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Watch: The Ninth Wave Unleash Music Video For "New Kind of Ego"

Glasgow noise pop/post-punk quartet The Ninth Wave have unleashed the video for their newest single "New Kind of Ego".

The song is taken from their debut EP 'Reformation', which came out last month (September 22) via Distiller Records. Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Martin Barker. Watch it below.


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New Entry: Winter Share New Single "High School"

L.A. based shoegaze/dream pop band Winter have shared their new single "High School".

This is the first single taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album 'Ethereality', which will be out on April 6th. Pre-order your copy here.

Have a listen below.



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Watch: The Garden Reveal Music Video For New Single "Stallion"

Orange County indie rock/punk duo The Garden (aka twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears) have  revealed the video for their energetic new single "Stallion".

The song is taken from their upcoming new album 'Mirror Might Steal Your Charm', which will hit the stores on 30 March via Epitaph Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking of the video, the band said: “The song itself is a refers to a build up of aggression and discontent with one’s self and how carrying that heavy weight on your back leads to more problems. The video portrays a slightly different image for certain reasons, but gives off a similar feeling to the message of the song. It follows the struggle of a young business man who is consumed with the desire to flaunt his currency and act a fool. Haunted by a demon he cannot see, he tries to find ways to deal with what he truly is”.

Watch it below.


Watch: Jo Passed Release Music Video For New Single "MDM"

Vancouver indie rock/noise pop/alt band Jo Passed have revealed the video for their new single "MDM".

The song is taken from the band's forthcoming debut album 'Their Prime', set to arrive on May 25 through Sub Pop Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The nicest thing anyone has ever – ever – said to Jo Hirabayashi, frontman of Jo Passed, is that his band's debut album sounds like “fucked-up Beatles”.

Their Prime does sound like fucked-up Beatles. It sounds like Lennon and McCartney discovered Can and Neu!, and maybe a little Sonic Youth and XTC along the way. It demonstrates that timeless knack for dreamy melodies – chord progressions that sound like they were created in a land far, far away. Lyrically, however, it’s imbued with a philosophical longing for answers to questions that have resurfaced for the first time since the explosion of counterculture in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The video was directed by Eleanor Petry. Watch it below.


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Dancehall Announce Self-Titled Debut Album, Stream New Single "Droners"

London/Kent post punk/indie rock/alt band Dancehall have announced the release of their self-titled debut album, and are previewing it with their new single "Droners".

The album was recorded with Mark Jasper at Sound Savers Studios (Cold Pumas, Slowcoaches, Sauna Youth, Primitive Parts) and Christopher Smith at Kluster Rooms (Teenage Caveman, Spoilers, Charmpit, Bamboo) to a 3-take rule.

It will be release independently on their guitarist Craig's label Vibe/Anti-Vibe on June 15. Pre-order your copy here.

According to singer Tim (ex Kill Kenada), their new single "Droners", is about “the torture of being in love. All the fear, self doubt and anxiety one goes through on the journey of companionship, along with the lust, passion and the uncertainty when you place your life in the hands of another.”

Check out the tracklist and stream "Droners" below.

Tracklist:
01. KO
02. Vs & Gs
03. Digging
04. Droners
05. Burn
06. Virgin
07. OK
08. 96
09. Salt
10. Vitamins


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Watch: Shame Unleash Music Video For "Lampoon"

South London post punk/indie rock band Shame have unleashed the video for their punchy next single "Lampoon".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Songs Of Praise', which came out last month (January 12th) via Dead Oceans. Get your copy here.

The video was directed by Calum Cassidy Sager and Jack Greeley-Ward. Check out below.


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Watch: Computer Magic Premieres "Amnesia" Music Video

Brooklyn, NY based sci-fi/synthpop musician Danielle Johnson aka Danz aka Computer Magic, has premiered the video for her infectious single "Amnesia".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from her brand new album 'Danz', released last Friday (February 23rd) through Channel 9 Records. Grab your copy here.

About the clip, Danz posted: "Ever wanted to know what the inside of my studio looks like. Made a DIY vid for Amnesia".

Watch it below.



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Watch: Pip Blom Unveil New Video For "I Think I'm In Love"

Amsterdam indie pop/rock band Pip Blom have unveiled a new video version for their catchy single "I Think I'm In Love".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last year. Buy it here.

Pip Blom are: Pip Blom (Guitar and Vocals), Tender Blom (Guitar and Vocals), Casper van der Lans (Bass), and Gini Cameron (Drums)

The video was made by Hache Smith. Check out below.



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Monday, February 26, 2018

Watch: Damian O'Neill and The Monotones Shares "Sweet 'n' Sour" New Video

Damian O’Neill, lead guitarist of the Undertones and That Petrol Emotion, has shared the video for his new glam rock inspired track "Sweet 'n' Sour".

The song is taken from his forthcoming new album ‘Refit Revise Reprise’, released 4th May via Dimple Discs. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about the track, Damian says: "Sweet ‘n’ Sour was inspired by all those wonderful Glam Rock singles from the 70’s, which I grew up listening to and loved, with some bittersweet lyrics thrown in for good measure."

 The video was shot by Douglas Hart, watch it  below.


Watch: La Mverte Drops Music Video For "The Box"

French synth-wave/disco/electronic artist La Mverte (aka Alexandre Berly) has dropped the video for his current single "The Box".

The song is taken from his debut album 'The Inner Out', released in October last year via Her Majesty's Ship /[PIAS]. Buy your copy here.

Watch the clip below, it was directed by Marco Dos Santos


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New Entry: DENIO Air New Single "Born Again"

London/Liverpool indie alternative/tropical groove band Denio have aired their new single "Born Again".

The song, recorded late December at Whitewood Studios, Liverpool, was produced by Robert Whiteley (The Night Cafė, The Wombats), and is out today (February 26). Grab it here.

Stream it below.



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Friday, February 23, 2018

New Entry: Hibou Releases New Single "Malison"

Seattle indie pop/jangle pop artist Peter Michel aka Hibou has released his new single "Malison".

The song is taken from his forthcoming sophomore album 'Something Familiar', set to be released on March 2 via Barsuk Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.



New Entry: Sleepovers Unleash New Single "Group Therapy"

London-based britpop/lo-fi band Sleepovers have their catchy new single "Group Therapy".

The song is taken from their forthcoming EP 'Heartbreak High', set to arrive on March 9.

UPDATE 26/02/2018: "Group Therapy" is our new Single of The Week!

Have a listen below.



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New Entry: The Death Of Pop Premiere New Single "700 Spas"

London-based jangle-pop/dream pop/indie pop band The Death Of Pop have premiered their new single "700 Spas".

The song is the first taste of their upcoming new EP ‘Heads West’, which which will be out on 16th March through Leisure Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.

Watch: Guerilla Toss Unveil Music Video For "Dose Rate"

New York psych/punk/funk band Guerilla Toss have unveiled the video for their latest single "Dose Rate".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their LP 'GT Ultra', which came out via DFA Records back in May. Grab it here.

Watch the clip below.


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Thursday, February 22, 2018

New Entry: The Breeders Share New Single "Nervous Mary"

Dayton alt rock band The Breeders have shared their new single "Nervous Mary".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'All Nerve', set for release on March 2nd via 4AD. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.


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Wylderness Announce Self-Titled Debut LP, Stream New Single "Peripheral Vision"

Cardiff-London indie pop/shoegaze band Wylderness have announced the release of their self-titled debut album.

Recorded with acclaimed indie producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, Telegram, Palma Violets), the album will be out on 23rd March on Succulent Recordings.

The band have also released their catchy new single "Peripheral Vision", which was featured as Single on the Week on January 8 here on Kool Rock Radio.

We have already heard the debut single ‘72 & Sunny’.

Pre-order the album here, check out the tracklist and have a listen to "Peripheral Vision" below.

Tracklist:
01. Broadcast
02. YYAA
03. 72 & Sunny
04. Dutch Wine
05. Sunography
06. Peripheral Vision
07. On A Dais
08. So Preempt
09. Death Valley Acid
10. Daisy Street
11. Take This Gold



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Parquet Courts Announce New Album, Drop "Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience" New Video

Brooklyn based indie rock band Parquet Courts have announced the release of their fifth studio album titled 'Wide Awake!'.

The follow-up to 2016's Human Performance, will be out 18th May on Rough Trade Records, and was produced by Danger Mouse. “I personally liked the fact that I was writing a record that indebted to punk and funk, and [Danger Mouse]’s a pop producer who’s made some very polished records,” Savage said in a press release. “I liked that it didn’t make sense.”

The songs, written by Andrew Savage and Austin Brown but elevated to even greater heights by the dynamic rhythmic propulsion of Max Savage (drums) and Sean Yeaton (bass), are filled with their traditional punk rock passion, as well as a lyrical tenderness. The record reflects a burgeoning confidence in the band's exploration of new ideas in a hi-fi context.

Pre-order the album here, check out the tracklist and watch a lyric video for their new single "Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience" below.

Tracklist:
01. Total Football
02. Violence
03. Before the Water Gets Too High
04. Mardi Gras Beads
05. Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience
06. Freebird II
07. Normalization
08. Back to Earth
09. Wide Awake
10. NYC Observation
11. Extinction
12. Death Will Bring Change
13. Tenderness



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Watch: Public Access T.V. Air Music Video For "Lost in the Game"

New York based indie rock/pop band Public Access TV have the video for their catchy single "Lost in the Game".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming new album 'Street Safari', set to arrive tomorrow (February 23).  Pre-order the it here.

The video was directed by Jonah Freud . Check out below.



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New Entry: Hearts and Rockets Unleash New Song "Psychic Powers"

Melbourne-based synth pop/post punk duo Hearts and Rockets (aka Kalindy Williams and Kurt Eckardt) have unleashed their infectious new track "Psychic Powers".

The song “explores the duo’s love of classic sci-fi and horror films,” and features on the Split 7" with Melbourne punk trio Piss Factory.

After Piss Factory headlined Hearts and Rockets' first ever venue show in September 2016, they've been sharing bills as often as possible. After much talk, they've finally put out a split release featuring short bursts of energy from both acts.

Piss Factory "377" // Heat Wave "Psychic Powers", will be out on March 15 via Psychic Hysteria. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream both tracks below.


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The Modern Institute Announce New EP, Stream "Quick Silver Lips"

Glasgow electronic/synth outfit The Modern Institute have announced the release of their new EP titled 'Another Exhibition at the Modern Institute'.

The 6-track EP will be out on   on 2nd March via Diagonal Records.

Channelling the city’s post-industrial underground into an electronic vernacular of distorted synths and percussive drones, Another Exhibition at the Modern Institute offers a cryptic glimpse of a unit that revels in sonic obfuscation.

Pre-order the EP here, check out the tracklist and have a listen to their new single "Quick Silver Lips" below.

Tracklist: 
01. IV Cheeks
02. Limitless Light
03. Quicksilver Lips
04. Unbreakable Pulse
05. Molten Gold
06. Dozen Cocktails


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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

New Entry: Launder Drops New Single "Annie Blue"

L.A dream pop/shoegaze musician John Cudlip aka Launder has dropped his new single "Annie Blue".

The song is taken from his forthcoming debut EP 'Pink Cloud', produced by Day Wave (aka Jackson Phillips), and set to arrive on March 23. We have already heard the lead single "Fade". Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.



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Watch: Plastic Flowers Unveils "How Can I" Music Video

London-via-Greece ephemeral pop/dream pop project Plastic Flowers (aka George Samaras) has unveiled the video for his latest single "How Can I".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his latest album ‘Absent Forever’, which came out in November 2017 via The Native Sound. Grab your copy here.

The video was directed by Pedro Takahashi. Check out below.


New Entry: SPINN Premiere New Single "Who You Are"

Liverpool indie pop/dream pop/jangle band SPINN have premiered another catchy new single called "Who You Are".

The song, produced by Chris McCrory of Catholic Action, will be out on 6th April via Modern Sky UK.

Lead singer Jonny, said of the song: “Who You Are is a love letter to all the posers of the world. I think that everyone is a poser in their own way, like it or not at one point or another we’ve all pretended to be something we’re not.”

“This isn’t us thinking we’re some supreme beings who are immune to falseness. I mean Andy wears a Beatles wig every day, and I haven’t always been this much of a loser, I used to be much worse…” He added.

Stream it below.



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New Entry: TEEEL Share New Single "Koho Grass"

New Jersey electronic/synth pop/synth wave outfit TEEEL have shared their new single "Koho Grass".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from TEEL's upcoming new album 'Overtime', which will be out tomorrow (February 22). Get your copy here.

Stream it below.


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New Entry: Tough Uncle Release New Single "Pineapple Man"

Melbourne indie pop/rock/funk band Tough Uncle have released their brand new single "Pineapple Man".

The song, recorded by producer Sean Gage (Foreign/National, Flimsey Lohan), is the lead single from an upcoming EP.

In a muscular leap forward sonically, Pineapple Man lets loose the dogs of war with an off-kilter torrent of snare and guitar noise best listened to at full tilt.

Have a listen below.



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Watch: Last Dinosaurs Reveal Music Video For New Single "Dominos"

Brisbane indie poppers Last Dinosaurs have revealed the video for their brand new single "Dominos".

The song is out today, and is taken from the band's upcoming new album. Get it here.

“I was reflecting on the concerning lack of control I felt over that time and compared it to the paralysing effects of Vertigo in a situation of frequent mishaps.” Sean has said of the single. “We’ve been on a long journey since releasing our last album, and “Dominos” is just one segment of a huge venn diagram that covers the ups and downs of personal experiences. Ultimately this song was a declaration to make big and difficult changes in order to turn things around for the better.”

The clip was directed by the band's Michael Sloane and Harry Deadman, and features Brisso legend, comedian Aaron Gocs. Watch it below.


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New Entry: Confidence Man Air New Single "Don't You Know I'm In A Band"

Brisbane electro pop/funk band Confidence Man have aired their brand new single "Don't You Know I'm In A Band".

The song is taken from their upcoming new album 'Confident Music For Confident People', set to arrive on April 13 via heavenly Recordings.  

ABout the track, Janet Planet said: "We wrote this song for people who think they're really cool just because they're in a band. People like us."

Sugar Bones added: "Don't you know? Didn't you know? Well if you didn't know by now you should do your homework. Being in a band is the coolest and it ain't ever gonna change."

Take a listen below.


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Second Still Announce New EP 'Equals', Stream New Single "Opening"

Los Angeles post punk/cold wave band Second Still have announced the release of their new EP titled 'Equals'.

The five-track EP,  was written over a period of six months, and recorded in various rehearsal spaces and makeshift studios around Los Angeles. It will be out on April 20th via Belgian label Weyrd Son Records.

Equals sees the band evolving their sound and progressing forward into sonically uncharted territory.

The four main components of the band’s signature sound are still there –chorus and delay-heavy guitar, hypnotic bass grooves, heavyweight drum machine beats, and hauntingly beautiful vocal melodies– but they have added a couple analog synthesizers into the arsenal for Equals, mixing a whole new element into their already uniquely realized style of post-punk. Chris King is credited with recording, mixing, and co-producing the EP, and Mike Tierney with the mastering.

Pre-order your copy here, check out the tracklist and listen to their new single "Opening" below.

Equals Tracklist
01. In Order
02. Ashes
03. Automata
04. Opening
05. Altar
06. Walls (Bonus track)

 

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Night Flowers Detail Debut Album 'Wild Notion'

London dream pop band Night Flowers have revealed full details for their upcoming debut album 'Wild Notion'

The 10-track album was written in various London basements and bedsits, and recorded with longtime producer Adam Jaffrey  at his Unwound studio in Hackney. It's a romantic, yearning album that is not afraid to wear its sparkling, pop heart on its sleeve.

It will be out on 13th April through Dirty Bingo Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Vocalist and guitarist Greg Ullyart explains: “A lot of the album deals with time, place and memory. The memory often plays tricks and blurs the lines between present, past and future tense, and sometimes when you’re writing, it’s only with hindsight you can see what you were writing about. The songs put a few demons to bed”.

Check out the tracklist, and re-visit the video for their latest single "Cruel Wind" below.

Tracklist:
01. Sandcastles
02. Night Alive
03. Resolver
04. Let Her In
05. Losing The Light
06. Head On
07. Hey Love
08. Unwound
09. Fireworks
10. Cruel Wind


Watch: The White Lakes Air Music Video For "All Night"

Oxford indie rock/alt four-piece The White Lakes have aired the video for their newest single "All Night".

The song is part of our current playlist and is out now. Buy it here.

Watch the video below.


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Watch: ISLAND Unleash Music Video For "Ride"

London indie rock/alt band ISLAND have unleashed the video for their latest single "Ride".

The song is part of your current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Feels Like Air’, set to be released on 6 April 2018 through Frenchkiss Records. Pre-order you copy here.

The video was shot by Tom Pollard, Vince Lee and Adrian Lee. Take a look below.


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New Entry: Lusts Return With New Single "Heavy Thoughts"

Leicester alternative/new wave duo Lusts (aka brothers Andy and James Stone) have returned with their brand new single "Heavy Thoughts".

With lyrics partly inspired by J.G Ballard’s High Rise, Andrew speaks on the track:

“We always want to juxtapose ideas and themes — looking for a utopia in the darkness. We wanted to create a song that simultaneously revelled in destructiveness, whilst also critiquing it. The book really shocked me growing up, and continues to do so. This track is about pushing us to explore parts of ourselves and the people around us.”

The track was also inspired by the immersive visuals of Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, James saying:

“As writers, we’re constantly drawn to how visual imagery can explain a feeling in a more honest and visceral way than a description ever could. We want to create alternative landscapes and worlds to dive into and lose yourself for awhile.”

The band released their debut album 'Illuminations' in 2015.

Buy the single here and stream it below.


Monday, February 19, 2018

Watch: Fontaines DC Unleash Music Video For "Boys In The Better Land"

Dublin rock n' roll band Fontaines DC have unleashed the video for "Boys In The Better Land".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the AA-Side single 'Boys In The Better Land / Chequeless Reckless', which will be out on Feb 23rd on 7" vinyl and digital platforms. Pre-order it here.

Watch the video below, it was directed by Hugh Mulhern.


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Friday, February 16, 2018

New Entry: Borneo Drop New Single "Jesse"

Sydney rock n' roll/disco punk band Borneo have dropped their new single "Jesse".

The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore EP ‘Rebel Mindtricks’, which will be out on February 23.

Stream it below.


New Entry: High Sunn Shares New Single "Those Last Words"

San Francisco bedroom pop/jangle/chillwave project High Sunn (aka Justin Cheromiah) has shared his catchy new single "Those Last Words".

The song is taken from his upcoming debut full-length album 'Missed Connections', due May 4 via PNKSLM Recordings. Pre-order your copy here.

Take a listen below.



Missed Connections Tracklist:
01. Summer Solstice
02. I Thought You Were There
03. Those Last Words
04. Soft Spoken
05. Kokuhaku
06. Banh Mi
07. Indirect Kiss
08. Dedication
09. Freshman Year
10. Hoho Market

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New Entry: Computer Magic Releases New Single "Perfect Game"

Brooklyn, NY based musician Danielle Johnson aka Danz aka Computer Magic, has released her new single "Perfect Game".

The song is taken from her upcoming new album 'Danz', set to be released on February 23rd through Channel 9 Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.



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Watch: Ride Reveal "Catch You Dreaming" Music Video

British shoegaze pioneers Ride have revealed the video for their latest single "Catch You Dreaming".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their brand new EP 'Tomorrow's Shore', which is out today (16th February). Buy your copy here.

Said Loz of the video: "“We wanted to call to mind our more humble origins and the first demo recording sessions we did together back in 1988.  Some personal memorabilia from that time also features in the video including photos, sketches, posters, and even the original four-track we recorded our first demo on!”

And from the video's director, Niall Trask: “For me the song evoked feelings of human memory, time and travel. So it seemed natural to capture it visually with collage. We incorporated the wave element so familiar in Ride’s art direction, their foundations in Banbury, the energy of a live show, all bound together with a performance scenario."

Check out below.


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Watch: Alpaca Sports Unveil Music Video For "Summer Days"

Swedish indie pop band Alpaca Sports have unveiled the video for their brand new single "Summer Days".

The song is out now via Elefant Records and is the first taste of their forthcoming new album 'From Paris With Love'. Get it here.

“Summer Days” is a new take on the classic ALPACA SPORTS sound and finds the group incorporating more lush arrangements inspired by bands like ABBA, SAINT ETIENNE, THE HIT PARADE, AZTEC CAMERA and BELLE AND SEBASTIAN. Director Carl Jirestedt describes the new video as a tribute to mysterious unlabeled VHS cassettes. The video takes the ALPACAS on a four minute adventure from a Gothenburg apartment all the way to the bottom of the ocean. 

Check out below.


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New Entry: Daze Unleash "Zenith" (Starflyer 59 cover)

Houston, TX dream pop/shoegaze/lo-fi band Daze have unleashed their cover version of  Starflyer 59 1994's song "Zenith".

The cover is taken from 'Happy Days Are Here Again, A Homage To Starflyer 59', the tribute-compilation of TBTCI for the work of Jason Martin and the seminal band Starflyer 59, from their 1994's album 'Silver'. Buy it here.

Stream it below.



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Watch: Manic Street Preachers Air "Distant Colours" Music Video

Welsh rock/alternative trio Manic Street Preachers have aired the video for their new single "Distant Colours".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming 13th  album 'Resistance Is Futile', set to arrive on 6th April 2018 via Columbia/Sony. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Kieran Evans. Watch it below.


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