Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Watch: The Cast Of Cheers Unveil "Trucks At Night" Video

The Cast Of Cheers have unveiled the video for their forthcoming new single 'Trucks At Night', off their debut album 'Family'.

The Dublin band will release the new single through School Boy Error/ Co-operative Music on 3rd December. The song is part of our current rotation

Check out the video below.

Johnny Marr Announces Debut Solo Album "The Messenger"

Jonnhy Marr, who is celebrating his birthday today, is set to release his debut LP titled 'The Messenger' sometime next year.

The song has been added to our current playlist

"It is late in the day to be making my debut," Marr said in a recent interview. 

"I didn't want to be in someone else's band at this point. In the past I might have been reluctant to stand up front, and I've been lucky enough to be in bands with great singers, so it wasn't necessary. But this is my band now, and the frontman in my band has to play guitar. I do both." He continued.

Speaking about the rumours that his former band The Smiths are set to reunite, he said: "Everybody seems to know more about a Smiths reunion than I do. Those rumours are like a sport for everyone involved bar the people who were in the group 30 years ago. But it's not happening."

No further information has been offered yet. We'll keep you updated.

Nitzer Ebb To Released Live DVD Next Month

Nitzer Ebb have announced the release of a live DVD titled "Live at the Markthalle Hamburg" next month. 

The tracklisting has not been revealed yet, however the release is likely to feature footage shot at the band's December 2011 show at the Markthalle in Germany.

The Live at the Markthalle Hamburg DVD will be released in a strictly limited numbered edition of 5000 copies worldwide. Fans can pre-order from Major Records

Stay tuned for more information!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The House Of Love To Release 3CD Deluxe Edition

The House of Love, are partnering with Cherry Red for a triple-disc reissue of their first album, due out on 26th November.

The House of Love, originally released on Creation Records in 1988 will now feature two discs of additional material culled from various singles and compilations, as well as 23 unreleased cuts, including live tracks, demos and alternate mixes.

The deluxe edition of THE HOUSE OF LOVE offers the band’s complete Creation recordings from 1987-1988, together with a raft of previously unissued bonus material. 

The package boasts all their Creation Records singles, from the original version of ‘Shine On’, ‘Real Animal’ and the US favourite ‘Christine’ (which reached #8 in the Modern Rock chart there) to their final single for the label, ‘Destroy The Heart’.

Disc 3 is devoted to nineteen hitherto unheard HOUSE OF LOVE demos, including two exclusive Guy Chadwick songs ‘Hold On Me’ and ‘Modern World’, which were never released! Also making their debut on CD is the rare 7” album freebie (two demos) and the ‘Flexidisc’ version of ‘Shine On’, together with Guy’s original demo of this song which eventually gave them a sizeable hit.

This 3-CD package is housed in a stylish Digipak with fresh sleeve-notes and rare images from the band’s photographer Suzie Gibbons.

The tracklisting for the forthcoming deluxe edition is as follows.

Disc 1: Original LP and demos from bonus 7"
  1. Christine
  2. Hope
  3. Road
  4. Sulphur
  5. Man to Child
  6. Salome
  7. Love in a Car
  8. Happy
  9. Fisherman’s Tale
  10. Touch Me
  11. Shine On (Demo)
  12. Christine (Demo)
Disc 2: Singles, B-sides and rarities
  1. Shine On
  2. Love
  3. Flow
  4. Real
  5. Plastic
  6. Nothing to Me
  7. The Hill
  8. Loneliness is a Gun
  9. The Hedonist
  10. Welt
  11. Destroy the Heart
  12. Blind
  13. Mr. Jo
  14. Destroy the Heart (Demo)
  15. Shine On (Fuck Version)
  16. I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do (Live)
  17. Love in a Car (Live)
  18. Destroy the Heart (Live)
  19. I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live)
Disc 3: Demos and alternates
  1. Shine On (Guy Chadwick Solo Demo)
  2. Touch Me (Demo 1)
  3. Real Animal (Demo)
  4. Happy (Demo 1)
  5. Hold on Me (16 Track Demo)
  6. Christine (16 Track Demo)
  7. Modern World (Demo)
  8. Salome (Alternate Mix)
  9. Man to Child (Alternate Mix)
  10. Hope (Alternate Mix)
  11. Love in a Car (Alternate Mix)
  12. Touch Me (Alternate Mix)
  13. Road (Alternate Mix)
  14. Fisherman’s Tale (Alternate Mix)
  15. Happy (Demo 2)
  16. Sulphur (Alternate Mix)
  17. Real Animal (16 Track Demo)
  18. Little Girl (alias Mr Jo)
  19. Shine On (Band Demo)
Disc 2, Tracks 1-3 released as Creation 12″ CRE-043T, 1987
Disc 2, Tracks 4-6 released as Creation 12″ CRE-044T, 1987
Disc 2, Tracks 7-8 released on Creation 12″ CRE-053T, 1988
Disc 2, Tracks 9-10 released on The House of Love compilation (Creation RTD/CRE 9-63 (DE), 1987)
Disc 2, Tracks 11-13 released as Creation 12″ CRE-057T, 1988
Disc 2, Tracks 14-15 from Pensioners on Ecstasy compilation (Creation CRELP 082, 1990)
Disc 2, Track 15 also from promo flexidisc (Creation CREFRE 5, 1988)
Disc 2, Tracks 16-19 and all tracks on Disc 3 previously unreleased

Monday, October 29, 2012

Watch Delphic New Video For "Good Life" (Lone Remix)

Delphic have unveiled a brand new video for the Lone remix of  their single 'Good Life', which was released in July 23rd.

The song is the first track to emerge from their currently untitled forthcoming second album and it's part of our regular rotation

Watch the video below!

Video created by Delphic
'Good Life' written and composed by Delphic
Additional production and remix by Lone

Friday, October 26, 2012

Arcade Fire Working "Full Time" On New Album

Arcade Fire drummer Jeremy Gara has given an update on the progress of the band's new album.

Gara told Canadian radio station that for the follow-up to 2010's 'The Suburbs' they had to leave their old church based studio, as the roof collapsed. However, they now have a new space where they are working 'full-time'. 

"Now we’re in the studio pretty much full time just doing what we do and we kind of shut the door," Gara told.

"We haven’t really gone out and done anything in over a year now. We haven’t done photos or interviews or anything. We’re just working on music and growing beards and living at home a lot and going out to dinner together."

"We are under no pressure from record labels or management or whatever to do anything on any sort of schedule. We’re just working. We have no deadlines. It’s kind of coming along." He added.

We'll keep you updated.

Foals To Release New Album 'Holy Fire' Early Next Year

Foals have have revealed more details of their forthcoming Flood & Moulder-produced new album 'Holy Fire'.

The Oxford band previously announced their third album's tittle last week , and have now revealed it will be released on February 11th 2013.

'Holy Fire' is set to be preceded by the new single "Inhaler", due for release through iTunes on November 5th and will be available to download when the album is made available to pre-order on iTunes.

The record follows the band's 2010 album 'Total Life Forever'. 

Meanwhile, Foals will begin a tour of the UK on November 28th at the Queens Social Club in Sheffield. Moving into December, towns including Doncaster, Gloucester amd Aldershot will be visited before a final show on December 11th at the Tunbridge Wells Forum.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch: M83 Official Video For "Steve McQueen"

Anthony Gonzalez, aka M83 has unveiled the official video for "Steve McQueen", a track taken from his 2011 double album 'Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming'.

The 'Steve McQueen' single is now available to pre-order on iTunes with a full release on 25th November, featuring remixes by Maps, SALM, BeatauCue and Alluxe.

The video was created in conjunction with creative film-making community, The winning directors were Balthazar Auxietre & Sylvain Derosne.

Watch it below!

Watch: Motorama Share "Scars" Video

Russian dream-pop band, Motorama have unveiled their new video for "Scars", taken from their upcoming second album 'Calendar', out on November 5th.

'Calendar' is the album of the Week on
Watch it below.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Watch: EZ Basic New Video For "Sometimes I Can't"

EZ Basic have unveiled their brand new video for "Sometimes I Can't" taken from their 'Memories of Spring' EP, released in April 2012. The song is a classic tune here on Kool Rock Radio.

The video was directed and edited by Dezső Gyarmati.
Watch it below.


Tags: EZ Basic

Stone Roses' Ian Brown To Release Solo Career Box Set

The Stone Roses frontman, Ian Brown, has announced the release of a limited edition box set spanning his solo career from 1998 onwards, later this year. 

Entitled 'Collected', the deluxe package will tell the story of Brown's solo career from 1998 to the time of the Roses' reunion last year, and is to include all eight solo albums on CD, as well as a disc of B-sides and another packed with remixes. It will also include a 12” record with previously unreleased, remixed tracks.

But that's not all, the set also includes a DVD with all of Brown's promo videos and a “lavishly illustrated” hardback book about his solo career,. Also, there's a silkscreen poster and certificate of authenticity, hand numbered and signed by the man himself. 

The box set will be released on 3rd December and strictly limited to 1000 copies and when fans pre-order it they can download two unreleased remixes. 

Ian Brown's solo career began just under two years after the end of The Stone Roses in 1996 with the debut record 'Unfinished Monkey Business'. He achieved his solo commercial zenith in 2001 with the 'Music Of The Spheres' album, which spawned the hit single 'F.E.A.R.'.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Temples Share 'Shelter Song' New Video and Announce Debut Single

Temples, our current band of the month, have finally announced the proper release of their debut single "Shelter Song", which is part of our regular rotation ( 

The single, backed with ‘Prisms’ is released by heavenly recordings on November 12th and will be available on a limited 7" and download, with artwork courtesy of  Thomas Caslin. 

Both tracks were recorded in early September and produced by temples in Pyramid Studios, their home studio in Kettering.

Temples have been confirmed as main support on the forthcoming Mystery Jets tour alongside London shows with Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs and Tribes. They will also be playing the London Calling festival in Amsterdam.

Watch the video for "Shelter Song" below. 

Watch: Wild Nothing New Video For "Paradise"

Wild Nothing have unveiled their brand new video for "Paradise", starring three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams.

The song is part of our regular rotation ( and is taken from the band's latest album "Nocturne".

The video filmed in L.A. and Niagra Falls, features a new edit of "Paradise" with a voiceover by Williams, reading from Iris Murdoch's 1975 novel A Word Child and was directed by Matthew Amato.

Watch it below.

Watch: The Raveonettes New Video For "Curse The Night"

Danish dream-pop duo The Raveonettes have unveiled the video for "Curse The Night".

The song is taken from the band's latest album 'Observator' out now on VICE Records and is part of our regular rotation

The video was directed by Danish duo Storm/Hansen. Watch it below.

Depeche Mode Confirm Tour, Announce New Album

As was expected, Depeche Mode have confirmed that they will release their 13th studio album and embark on a globe-spanning tour next year.

As previously reported, the tour will begin on 7th in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The announcement was made at a special press conference in Paris at 12.30pm UK time, which started with a demo of an unnamed track as a little taste of what they've been up to for the last 6 months. The three members of Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher, appeared on stage before taking questions from the audience of media and fans.

Watch the video collage aired during the Depeche Mode press conference below.

Produced by Gore and Ben Hillie, the yet-untitled new album will contain 20 songs described as a cross between "Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion."

Frontman Dave Gahan said "we're really excited with this record that we made and we think that you're gonna like it too."

Martin Gore said: "I'm very happy with the new album and I think there are at least about 3 or 4 songs that are up there with some of the best that we've ever done."

"I could say that there's a couple of songs that Martin has written on this record that for me to sing as well, I'm definitely most excited about. I might say one of two in particular, you know, the occasion that happens when you really feel moved by a song and don't matter how many times you sing it or trying perform it, there's some songs that do that for you... it's quite rare too I think, because the special moments that you wait for is why you write, you try to get to that moment and sometimes you touch on there, sometimes you don't," David added.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Watch: La Sera New Video For "Break My Heart"

"Break My Heart", one of our favourite songs on La Sera's last album 'Sees The Light' released in March this year, has now a video clip. The track is part of our regular rotation

The video was directed by Cassandra Hamilton. Watch it below.

Depeche Mode Announce World Tour Dates

Depeche Mode have announced that they will embark on a massive tour through Europe next year. 

The tour will kick off on May 7, 2013 and will be the band's first live shows since their 2009-10 Tour of the Universe, in which the band played 142 shows. Fans in North American don't need to worry about being left out, because the band will immediately head across the Atlantic with dates to be announced soon. 

You can check Depeche Mode's 2013 itinerary below.

05/07 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Hayarkon Park
05/10 – Athens, GR @ Terra Vibe
05/12 – Sofia, BG @ Georgi Asparuhov Stadium
05/15 – Bucharest, RO @ National Stadium
05/17 – Istanbul, TR @ Kucukciftlik Park
05/19 – Belgrade, RS @ Usce Park
05/21 – Budapest, HU @ Puskas Ferenc Stadium
05/23 – Zagreb, HR – Hippodrome
05/25 – Bratislava, SK @ Inter Stadium
05/28 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
06/01 – Munich, UK @ Olympic Stadium
06/03 – Stuttgart, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
06/05 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena
06/07 – Berne, CH @ Stade De Suisse
06/09 – Berlin, DE @ Olympic Stadium
06/11 – Leipzig, DE @ Red Bull Arena
06/13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Parken
06/15 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France
06/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Imtech Arena
06/22 – Moscow, RU @ Locomotive Stadium
06/24 – St. Petersburg, RU @ SKK Arena
06/27 – Borlange, SE @ Peace & Love Festival
06/29 – Kiev, UA @ Olympic Stadium
07/03 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Esprit Arena
07/07 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/11 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
07/13 – Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive! Festival
07/16 – Nimes, FR @ Antic Arina
07/18 – Milan, IT @ San Siro Stadium
07/20 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium
07/23 – Prague, CZ @ Olympic Stadium
07/25 – Warsaw, PL @ National Stadium
07/27 – Vilnius, LT @ Vingis Park
07/29 – Minsk, BY @ Minsk Arena

Watch: A Place To Bury Strangers Share "And I’m Up" Video

A Place To Bury Strangers have unveiled the video for "And I’m Up" taken form their latest album, 'Worship' out now on Dead Oceans. The track is part of our regular rotation

The video was directed by Karl Ackermann. Watch it below.

New Order's Bernard Sumner: "I’d just like to make another album"

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has revealed more on the reunited band’s plans to record a new album. In an interview with Billboard, Sumner talked about his hopes of adding a brand new album to the comeback trail.

"I'd just like to make another album," he explained. "I'm getting a creative itch that I need to scratch. Playing live is great, but it's not a creative thing, really. It's a reproductive thing. I'd quite like to make an electronic record, because we've not made one for quite a while really."

Sumner also gave his opinion on the bassist's recent announcement that he will tour the first two New Order albums with The Light in January next year, saying: "I think it sucks to be honest. We found out that he was touring 'Unknown Pleasures' through the press. He didn't tell us, which we thought was pretty low. It just seems like a real commercial thing to do."

"He seems to be doing it for the money," he added. "To me, Joy Division and New Order were never about that. I thought it was disrespectful to the rest of us. But I must admit that once he started doing it, we did think, 'What are we doing holding back with New Order?' So, in a way - if you'll excuse the pun - he showed us the light."

Empire Of The Sun's Peter Mayes: 'Our new album sounds amazing''

Empire Of The Sun's Peter Mayes has revealed the band are close to finishing work on their second album.

The producer spoke of his excitement about the band's second album. He revealed that after writing hundreds of new tracks, they now had a potential collection of tunes to serve as a follow up to their debut, Walking On A Dream.

"We've been working on the new Empire Of The Sun record since last November and I am so excited about that right now," the producer told in an interview. "We're getting towards the end of that now. It is sounding amazing. It's really big."

He also added: "We need a week to just digest it all. We've written over a hundred songs. We do right now have a great bunch of songs that could easily make up a really strong record."

"One of the tricks with Empire is to have a certain sense of timelessness. Not nostalgia for the sake of it, but a certain musicality," he said. "Those sort of feelings go beautifully with Nick's voice. It can be really futuristic, it can be anything. It's not just a dubstep record that's going to be cool for three months."

Empire Of The Sun released Walking On A Dream in 2008. It reaches double platinum in Australia and gold status in the UK.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Blur To Release 'Parklive' Live Albums and Hyde Park Concert DVD

Blur will release their Hyde Park gig, part of the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, as a 5 disc CD/DVD 'Parkive' on December 5th.

Titled 'Parklive', the deluxe edition will comprise the whole show, with extras, presented in best-quality audio over 2 CDs with a DVD of the 12-camera shoot directed by Mathew Amos. Also included is an exclusive CD, 'Blur - Live At The 100 Club' recorded at the legendary London venue in August as part of Converse Represent, with a further CD of special live tracks recorded this summer, including 'Under The Westway' and 'The Puritan' performed live on Twitter from a London rooftop, and recordings from the Wolverhampton warm-up show and BBC Radio Maida Vale sessions.

The discs come housed in a 60-page hardback book containing exclusive photographs from both Hyde Park and the 100 Club and is available from

Plus, if you pre-order the Parklive Collectors' Edition before midnight GMT TONIGHT your name will be featured in the book.

Watch the trailer below.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Watch: Roosevelt Shares New Video For "Sea"

Cologne based electro-pop producer Roosevelt has shared the video for his debut single "Sea", out now via Greco-Roman. The song is part of our current playlist

The video was directed by Jem Goulding. Watch it below.

Queen Announce 'Live In Budapest' DVD Release In November

Queen's legendary Budapest gig in 1986 is to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 5 November, 2012.

Entitled "Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest", the concert film will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, 2xCD and DVD Deluxe Edition and a 2CD and Blu-ray Deluxe Edition and will also include a new documentary, A Magic Year. This 25-minute film shows footage of the band following their legendary performance at Live Aid in London in 1985 - which took place in the lead up to the huge Budapest gig. The documentary boasts previously unseen footage and interviews and has been put together especially for the DVD release.

The Budapest gig was part Freddie Mercury's last ever tour with Queen and was filmed three years before the fall of the Berlin wall. It was the largest concert ever staged at the Népstadion in Budapest as the band played to 80,000 fans. It was the first Western Rock Concert staged in a stadium behind the then Iron Curtain.

Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor say: “We’re delighted that Queen fans across the world will finally have the chance to relive this amazing moment for the band. We knew a stadium concert in Budapest was ground–breaking, but hadn’t quite anticipated what a historic night it would turn out to be. The concert looks fantastic on the screen in all its digitally re-mastered glory and the documentary does a great job of setting the scene – it really was an extraordinary time in the band’s history.”

'Hungarian Rhapsody: Queen Live In Budapest' DVD and Blu-Ray tracklisting is as follows:

1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. In The Lap Of The Gods
4. Seven Seas Of Rhye
5. Tear It Up
6. A Kind Of Magic
7. Under Pressure
8. Who Wants To Live Forever
9. I Want To Break Free
10. Guitar Solo
11. Now I'm Here
12. Love Of My Life
13. Tavaszi Szél Vizet Áraszt
14. Is This The World We Created...?
15. Tutti Frutti
16. Bohemian Rhapsody
17. Hammer To Fall
18. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
19. Radio Ga Ga
20. We Will Rock You
21. Friends Will Be Friends
22. We Are The Champions
‘A Magic Year’ documentary

Deluxe Package CD tracklisting:
1. One Vision
2. Tie Your Mother Down
3. In The Lap Of The Gods... Revisited
4. Seven Seas Of Rhye
5. Tear It Up
6. A Kind Of Magic
7. Under Pressure
8. Another One Bites The Dust
9. Who Wants To Live Forever
10. I Want To Break Free
11. Looks Like It's Gonna Be A Good Night - Improv
12. Guitar Solo
13. Now I'm Here

1. Love Of My Life
2. Tavaszi Szel Vizet Araszt
3. Is This The World We Created...?
4. (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
5. Hello Mary Lou (Goodbye Heart)
6. Tutti Frutti
7. Bohemian Rhapsody
8. Hammer To Fall
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
10. Radio Ga Ga
11. We Will Rock You
12. Friends Will Be Friends
13. We Are The Champions
14. God Save The Queen

Watch: Placebo New Video For "B3"

Placebo have unveiled the brand new video for “B3”, the title track from their recently released five-track EP. The song is part of our regular rotation

The video was directed by Eric Epstein. Watch it below.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Watch: Madness Share Video For "My Girl 2"

Madness have unveil the video for "My Girl 2", the first single to be released from the band's forthcoming album "Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da", which will get released on October 29th. The song is already part of our regular rotation

The video features in order of appearance: Louise Brookes "Blackbird", Fay Wray "King Kong", Grace Jones "Citroen CX", Marilyn Monroe "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", The Duchess, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis "Some Like it Hot", Rita Hayworth "Gilda", Jane Fonda "Barberella", Margeret Dumont Groucho Marx "Duck Soup", Jack Haley "The Wizard of Oz", Uma Thurman "Kill Bill Vol 1", Diana Rigg, Patrick Macnee "The Avengers",Lynda Carter "Wonder Woman", Joan Crawford "Johnny Guitar", Lara Croft, Kristanna Loken "Terminator 3", Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made For Walking" The Pontani Sisters "Hully Gully", Joey Dee & The Starliters "Peppermint Twist", Martini Advert, Jayne Mansfield " The Girl Can't Help It", Lady Miss Kier/Dee Lite "Groove is in The Heart", Betty Cooper "Sugar Sugar", PUSSY RIOT, Mary Poppins, Goldie Hawn, Audrey Hepburn, Peter O Toole "How to Steal a Million",The Invisible Woman, Miss World, Barbara Windsor "Carry On Camping", Peggy Fleming, Colgate Ad, Josephine Baker, Joan Collins, Jenny Logan ,"Shake and Vac Ad", Joe E. Brown, Jack Lemmon, "Some Like it Hot", Carolyn Jones, John Astin "The Addams Family"

Watch the video for "My Girl 2" below.

Watch: The Story Behind Joy Division's "Unknown Pleasures" Cover Art

The cover art for Joy Division's 1979 classic Unknown Pleasures has been featured in a new video series about the visualization of data and its cultural impact. 

The video features creator Peter Saville discussing the artwork, saying that Joy Division came to him with the original image, which is a signal from a pulsar that was lifted from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. 

Peter Saville worked on many album sleeves, including Joy Division's second and final album Closer, New Order's Power, Corruption And Lies, Peter Gabriel's So, Wham!'s Music From The Edge Of Heaven and Pulp's This Is Hardcore.

Watch the video below.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Fleetwood Mac Confirm Reunion Tour For 2013

Stevie Nicks has confirmed that Fleetwood Mac are to return to the stage for a 2013 reunion tour.

Speaking to ABC News, Nicks said: "We go into rehearsals somewhere around the end of February. So... if everything goes to plan, we should probably be out (on the road) by end of April or May, I would think."

Nicks added that the reunited group are working on new music, though nothing is officially confirmed yet. "Well, actually, maybe like two songs, maybe four, who knows? We don't really know yet 'cos we're not in the world of Fleetwood Mac yet. We're just still in talks about that."

They are also one of a number of names rumoured to be headlining Glastonbury when the festival returns.

Emily Eavis, the festival organiser has said in the past, "I think Fleetwood Mac would be amazing to get, I’ll be totally honest we haven’t had any conversations with them yet but, you know it is still early days. We’re just talking to some headliners now. For us it’s about getting the balance of heritage bands, legends and new bands – just keeping that balance."

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Watch: Thee Oh Sees Unveil New Video For 'Lupine Dominus'

Thee Oh Sees have unveiled the video for "Lupine Dominus", taken from their recently released album 'Putrifiers II'. The song is part of our current playlist

The video was directed by John Strong. Watch it below.

Watch: Two Door Cinema Club Share New Video For "Sun"

Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled the video for their new single "Sun", taken from the band's second album 'Beacon'.

The song is part of our regular rotation
Watch the video below.

Watch: Clinic Reveal New Video For ‘Miss You’

Clinic have unveiled their brand new video for 'Miss You', a track taken from their forthcoming new album 'Free Reign', which will get released on November 13th via Domino Records. The song is part of our regular rotation

The video was directed by The 3 Sisters. Watch it below.

Tags: Clinic

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Toro Y Moi Set To Release New Album 'Anything In Return' In January 2013

Toro Y Moi have announced details of their new album 'Anything In Return', which will be released on January 22nd through Carpark Records.

Speaking about the new record, main man Chaz Bundick said: “To make sincere pop music that’s not all processed and bubblegum. Underground isn't always relevant, I want to see what's popular, then put my own spin on it."

Check the tracklist for 'Anything In Return' below.

1. Harm In Change
2. Say That
3. So Many Details
4. Rose Quartz
5. Touch
6. Cola
7. Studies
8. High Living
9. Grown Up Calls
10. Cake
11. Day One
12. Never Matter
13. How's It Wrong

The track "Rose Quartz" was debuted at Lollapalooza, watch a fan footage below. The song is part of our regular rotation


Tags: Toro Y Moi

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Simple Minds To Release '5X5 Live' Album

Following the universal acclaim earlier this year for Simple Minds' landmark 5 X 5 shows and the accompanying X5 box set, EMI will release a double live album of the tour on November 19th . 

The double-CD live album, features five songs from each of the band's first five albums plus bonus tracks. The tour, which took place between 14th February and 4th March, saw the band playing sets that included songs from the albums: Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84), all of which were released in a prolific period from 1979 to 1982.

The 5X5 Live set, will be packaged in a clamshell box with a 24-page booklet and a 25" x 25" tour poster. A presale will be available on soon.

The tracklist is as follows:


1. Intro
2. I Travel
3. Thirty Frames A Second
4. Today I Died Again
5. Celebrate
6. Life In A Day
7. Calling Your Name
8. Scar
9. King Is White And In The Crowd
10. Hunter And The Hunted
11. Wasteland
12. Love Song
13. This Fear Of Gods
14. Pleasantly Disturbed
15. Room


1. The American
2. 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall
3. In Trance As Mission
4. Sons And Fascination
5. Sweat In Bullet
6. Changeling
7. Factory
8. Big Sleep
9. Premonition
10. Promised You A Miracle
11. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
12. Theme For Great Cities
13. Glittering Prize
14. Someone
15. Chelsea Girl
16. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) 

Monday, October 08, 2012

Watch: Post War Years Reveal "The Bell" Video

Post War Years have unveiled the video for the tittle track of their forthcoming EP "The Bell".

The EP will be out on October 29th via Chess Club Records. The track is part of our regular rotation
Watch the video below.

Depeche Mode Announce Press Conference This Month

Depeche Mode have confirmed plans to hold a press conference in Paris this October.

The band have been working on new material throughout 2012 but have made no official statement on their release plans. It is now expected they will name a 2013 date for the release of new material.

Taking place on October 23rd, the event opens at 1:30pm and will be broadcast live online on the band's official website, with Depeche Mode planning what the press release describes as "an exciting announcement". Stay tuned to for more details.

In an interview earlier this year, Dave Gahan said about the progress of new material: "We've recorded probably close to twenty songs so far, and they're all starting to get in pretty good shape. We're now starting to whittle that down what's gonna be the record."

Björk To Release Remix Album 'bastards' This November

Björk has announced that she'll be releasing a remix album on November 19th through One Little Indian.

The album, entitled 'bastards', will feature some of the remixes featured in her remix series from earlier in the year and will be available on 12" vinyl, as well as CD and digital download. 

"I felt it important to gather together the essence of the remixes, so I picked a quarter of them for one cd for people who are perhaps not too sassy downloaders or don’t have the time or energy to partake in the hunter-gathering rituals of the internet" said Björk of bastards.

"I was incredibly impressed by how the core of the mixes took Biophilia somewhere else while still keeping its character, and like they so often do when at their best: the remixes gave the songs more beats; legs to dance on! I spent some time editing together not necessarily the best ones but the ones that made the strongest whole."

Check the tracklisting for bastards below.

1. Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Remix)
2. Virus (Hudson Mohawke 'Peaches and Guacamork' Rework)
3. Sacrifice (Death Grips Remix)
4. Sacrifice ((Matthew Herbert's Pins And Needles Mix) edit)
5. Mutual Core (These New Puritans Remix featuring Soloman Is. Song)
6. Hollow (16-bit Remix)
7. Mutual Core (Matthew Herbert's 'Teutonic Plates' Mix)
8. Thunderbolt (Death Grips Remix)
9. Dark Matter (Alva Noto Remodel)
10. Thunderbolt (Omar Souleyman Remix)
11. Solstice (Current Value Remix)
12. Moon (The Slips Remix)
13. Crystalline (Matthew Herbert Remix)

Watch: Spector New Video For "Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End"

Spector have unveiled the new video for their new single "Friday Night, Don't Ever Let It End".

The single, taken from the band's debut album 'Enjoy It While It Lasts' will be out on the 12th November through Luv Luv Luv / Fiction Records. The song is part of our regular rotation

About the track, frontman Fred MacPherson said: "Sometimes you want Friday Night to last forever but sometimes it just feels like it will never end. No matter what shit you go through, you forget that when you look back on what seem like the perfect moments from a night out – those are the memories that matter."

The video was directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz.
Watch it below.

Watch: The Vaccines 'I Always Knew' Video

The Vaccines have unveiled a brand new video for their new single 'I Always Knew', which is due for release on the 11th November through Columbia Records.

The single will be available as download and on 7", and comes complete with a B-side written by The Vaccines' drummer Pete Roberston entitled 'Make You Mine'. The song is part of our regular rotation

The video was directed by Jesse John Jenkins. Watch it below.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Watch: Dave Gahan & Richi Machin Shopping At Amoeba Records

Back in July, Dave Gahan lead singer of Depeche Mode and his Soulsavers' mate Rich Machin did some record shopping at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles, while they were in town, to record a live Soulsavers session for KCRW at the Capitol Records building in Hollywood.

Gahan even picked up some albums (including Spiritualized's Sweet Heart Sweet Light) for Martin Gore's birthday. They also bought some stuff from Tim Hecker, Liars, New York Dolls...

Watch video of them shopping and see what they bought below.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Watch: Peace New Video For "Bloodshake"

Birmingham-based band Peace, another favourite here on Kool Rock Radio since 2011,  have unveiled the video for "Bloodshake" off their recently released EP 'Delicious' via Columbia Records.

The song is part of our regular rotation
Watch the video below.

Delicious tracklist:

1. Ocean's Eye
2. Bloodshake
3. California Daze
4. 1998 (Delicious)

Listen: KISS New Tracks 'Long Way Down' and 'All For The Love Of Rock & Roll'

Legendary rockers KISS will release their 20th studio album to date 'Monster' on October 9th via Universal Music. 

With less than a week to go until the release, the band are now streaming two full new songs from the album "Long Way Down" and "All For The Love Of Rock & Roll" with Eric Singer on vocals. 

“There are no symphony orchestras, boy choirs, keyboards, outside producers or songwriters on this album,” bassist Gene Simmons said. “This is a real band effort. KISS has become a behemoth. We’re going where no bands have gone before.”

Both tracks are now part of our regular rotation every Sunday on Rock Tracks.

Listen to "Long Way Down" and "All For The Love Of Rock & Roll" below.

Monster Tracklist:

01. Hell Or Hallelujah
02. Wall Of Sound
03. Freak
04. Back To The Stone Age
05. Shout Mercy
06. Long Way Down
07. Eat Your Heart Out
08. The Devil Is Me
09. Outta This World
10. All For The Love Of Rock & Roll
11. Take Me Down Below
12. Last Chance
13. Right Here Right Now

The band's highly anticipated 20th studio album is now available for pre-order from iTunes and Amazon.

Watch: The Royalty Share "I Want You" Video

The Royalty have unveiled the new video for "I Want You", taken from their debut Victory album 'Lovers', released in May 2012. 

The song is part of our regular rotation since April 2012 They are unlike any other Victory act, combining "60's-esque girl group vocals with good old garage-pop".

Watch the video below.

Monday, October 01, 2012

TEMPLES - Band on the Month Rocktober 2012

Temples are a yet-mysterious self-proclaimed neo-psych duo from Kettering, UK. Their music has 60s psychedelic influences, tastefully retro, and done extremely well. 

In July 2012, they unveiled an EP's worth of songs on their Youtube channel, without formally announcing any release details. 

Their latest track "Sun Structures", revealed on September 10, comes from what is rumoured to be an EP some time in the near future. 

Temples is one of our favourite new bands of the year and all that we can assure you is that these guys have a bright future, don't let this pass you by.

No further information has come to light, but we'll keep you updated, so stay tuned!

**Remember, we play new music FIRST! 

UPDATE October 23: Temples have finally announced the release of the debut single "Shelter Song" on November 12th via Heavenly Records.

TEMPLES are James Bagshaw (Vocals/ Guitar), Thomas Warmsley (Bass/ Backing vocals), Sam Toms (Drums) and Adam Smith (Keys).

The single, backed with 'Prisms' is released on a limited 7" and download, with artwork courtesy of Thomas Caslin and is available to pre-order now from selected indie retailers at the links below:

Pre-order from Norman Records
Pre-order from Rough Trade