Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Watch: Miles Kane Reveals "Don't Forget Who You Are" Music Video

Miles Kane has revealed the official video for "Don't Forget Who You Are", the title track from his upcoming sophomore album. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.

Pre-order the new album from Miles Kane 'Don't Forget Who You Are' on iTunes.

Fleetwood Mac Release New 'Extended Play' EP, First New Music In A Decade

Fleetwood Mac have unveiled their new EP 'Extended Play' on iTunes. 

The collection, released yesterday (30 April, 2013) is the band's first studio material since their 2003 LP 'Say You Will' and features for new tracks.

In a message posted in their Facebook page,  lead singer and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham says: "Fleetwood Mac just released an EP of new songs. It's a work in progress but we’re so enthused by what we've done that we thought we'd share some of it with our fans."  


01. Sad Angel
02. Without You
03. It Takes Time
04. Miss Fantasy

The tracks "Sad Angel", "Miss Fantasy" and "Without You" have been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. You can buy your copy of 'Extended Play' now on iTunes.

Watch: Neon Neon Unveil New Video For "Hammer & Sickle"

British synthie-pop duo NEON NEON have unveiled the video "Hammer & Sickle", taken from their recently released sophomore album 'Praxis Makes Perfect'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Neon Neon is the collaborative project from Super Fury Animals singer Gruff Rhys and electronic producer Boom Bip, and they based their new album on the life and times of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, an italian left-wing political activist who published some of the greatest literary works of the 20th century, including The Leopard and Doctor Zhivago. 

The video was directed by Rob Schroder. Watch it below.

Neon Neon new album 'Praxis Makes Perfect' is out now via Lex Projects Records.

Pet Shop Boys Announce New Album 'Electric' Full Details, Share "Axis" Music Video

Pet Shop Boys have announce they will release their new album titled "Electric" on July 15th, and is the first to appear on their own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services.

Produced by Stuart Price, "Electric" features nine tracks in total – eight brand new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "The last to die" - and has a running length of 50 minutes. The British singer and rapper, Example, performs on one track, "Thursday". The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles over the last six months with one track, "Fluorescent", written and recorded within the last month. You can pre-order Electric now on iTunes.

About the new album, Neil and Chris comment: "Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas 'Elysium' had a reflective mood, 'Electric' is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time." 

The band have also revealed the video for "Axis", the album's opening track, which can be purchased online now. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Watch the video below.


1. Axis
2. Bolshy
3. Love is a bourgeois construct
4. Fluorescent
5. Inside a dream
6. The last to die
7. Shouting in the evening
8. Thursday (featuring Example)
9. Vocal


Tags: Pet Shop Boys

Soft Metals To Release New Album 'Lenses' In July

Electronic duo Soft Metals have announced they will release their new album titled 'Lenses' on July 16th through Captured Tracks.

The band have also reveal a brand new track called "Tell Me", the lead single from their upcoming sophomore album. Have a listen below:

The album will be available on vinyl, CD and digital download. Check out the artwork and tracklist below.


1. Lenses
2. Tell Me
3. When I Look Into Your Eyes
4. No Turning Back
5. Hourglass
6. On A Cloud
7. In The Air
8. Interobserver


Monday, April 29, 2013

Soft Lighting To Release New Album 'Portraits' in May

Kansas City based musician Bryan Cox, AKA Soft Lighting has announced he will release a new album titled 'Portraits' on May 21 via Synth Records.

Equipped with a Juno 60 and a bedroom studio, Cox makes his own brand of light headed pop music influenced by Italo Disco, 80s film soundtracks and contemporary Chillwave artists.


01. Bodies
02. Dangerous
03. The First Time
04. Breakdown
05. Bad Guy
06. July
07. On The Nod 04:41
08. My Friend
09. Midnight Rendevous
10. Moving On


Listen: Beady Eye Reveal New Track "Second Bite Of The Apple"

Beady Eye have shared the audio for "Second Bite Of The Apple", the first official single from their forthcoming new album 'Be', out on June 10.

In a recent interview, the band revealed that the song was the last track they recorded during the album sessions and they decided to do something a little different and "weird" with the drums.  

Stream "Second Bite Of The Apple" below.

Beady Eye brand sophomore album 'Be' will be out on June 10 and is available to pre-order now.


Tags: Liam Gallagher

Watch: Empire Of The Sun Premiere New Music Video For "Alive"

Australia electro-glam-pop duo Empire of the Sun have shared the video for their latest single "Alive", taken from the band upcoming new album 'Ice On The Dune'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below. 

'Ice On The Dune' will be released on Friday 14th June via EMI and it's available for pre-order on iTunes

Single of the Week April 29/13 - The Lost Patrol "See You in Hell"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "See You In Hell" by The Lost Patrol, taken from their brand new album Driven, out now.

'Driven' marks album number four with Mollie Israel as lead vocalist. Israel along with multi-instrumentalists Stephen Masucci and Michael Williams, have managed to craft another batch of eclectic, yet accessible, widescreen soundscapes.

"See you In Hell" is the fifth track on the album and features most of the trademark Lost Patrol elements, it's dark, dreamy, ethereal, cinematic, and it also turns into a surf-rock wave.

About the song, the band said: "We wanted to try something with a different vibe. Some of our influences aren't always so obvious, and we really wanted to do something a little more experimental. It's a little more aggressive than the typical Lost Patrol tune, but it is influenced by bands and songs we all enjoy listening to, and we think it opens doors to other avenues we'd like to continue to explore and expand upon -- to keep things fresh and interesting in our arrangements and songwriting."

"Lyrically, 'See You In Hell' is basically about being ridiculed and not giving a damn." Mollie added.

The Lost Patrol new album Driven is out now, you can purchase the digital format on Bandcamp, or get it directly from the band's online store.


Tags: The Lost Patrol

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Watch: Depeche Mode Unveil New Video For "Broken" In-Studio

Depeche Mode have unveiled an in-studio new video for "Broken", another cut taken from their brand new album 'Delta Machine', out now via Columbia Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch it below.

You can buy your copy of Delta Machine on iTunes.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Travis To Release New Album 'Where You Stand' In August

Scottish band Travis have confirmed that they will release their seventh studio album titled 'Where You Stand' in August 19. 

It will be the band's first new album in five years, after their 2008 release 'Ode To J Smith'.

About the band's break from music, bassist Dougie Payne said:  "You stay away as long as it takes, so you feel that hunger and desire to get back to it same as you did at the start."

'Where You Stand' is also the title of their first single, which will be available to purchase from next Tuesday April 30th. 

The new album will feature the songs 'Mother', 'Moving' and 'The Big Screen'. 

Travis's big breakthrough came in 1999 with their second album The Man Who, which was certified nine times platinum in the UK. It spawned their famous hits 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me?' and 'Turn'.

About a month ago the band revealed the video for a pre-single teaser called "Another Guy", which will be also featured in the new album, Watch the video below.


Listen: The Boxer Rebellion Unveil New Track "Keep Moving"

London four-piece The Boxer Rebellion have revealed the audio for "Keep Moving", the second track taken from their upcoming fourth studio album 'Promises'.

The first track (and video) previously unveiled by the band was Diamonds.

Stream "Keep Moving" below.

'Promises' is up for a release on May 14 through the band's label Absentee Records. Pre-order here.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Watch: Capital Cities Unveil "Safe and Sound" Music Video

Capital Cities have unveiled the new video for their classic tune "Safe and Sound". 

The video, directed by Grady Hall from Motion Theory and choreographed by Mandy Moore (Silver Linings Playbook), shows an exuberant dancers from various eras and cultures participating in a dance off inspired by Capital Cities and the majestic setting of the Los Angeles Theatre. 

Watch it below.

Capital Cities' debut album 'In A Tidal Wave of Mystery' featuring "Safe and Sound" comes out June 11th.

Watch: Age of Giants Unveil "The Beast" Music Video

Brussels based band Age Of Giants have unveiled the official video for "The Beast", taken from their forthcoming as yet untitled debut album.

The lead singer and creative force behind the Age Of Giants, is David Caggiari, frontman and founding member of our favourite noughties group Apartment, now disbanded.

We had a little chat with David, about his new band, the album, and The Beast... 

"It [the album] was all written using stream of consciousness, and its a true collaboration of me and great musicians and friends. Its very majestic. It's about going through heart ache, epilepsy, losing consciousness, finding consciousness." he explained.

About the song, David said: "The Beast is a very personal song... about leaving London and becoming a pariah. It's about being the worst possible version of yourself and eventually being reborn. Once you've burned every bridge, you can do nothing else but to start rebuilding."

"Losing Apartment was very difficult for me... but it was destiny. I used to be the big bad boss in the band... and I think Davide especially resented me for it. It was always me against them. So I was the Beast, I became the Beast for my ex-girlfriend, I became the Beast for all that I left behind but I had no choice. London had made me sick, and I had to run away." He added.

"The Beast" was recorded at studio pyramide in Brussels by maxime Gendebien, and mixed in London by Adrian Hall. Watch the video below. 

No release date for the album has been set as of yet. We will keep you updated.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Visage Unveil New Album 'Hearts & Knives' Full Details

New Romantic pioneers Visage have announced full details of their upcoming brand new album in almost 30 years, 'Hearts & Knives'. 

The album will be released on May 20 and is available to pre-order NOW in multiple formats on the band's online store

The Copies come with a free download of the album in its entirety. The album features their previously unveiled track "Shameless Fashion", which is par of our current playlist.

You can also order signed copies of the album which include a Steve Strange autograph, now, if your walls are bare you can order a 24x24 canvas of the album cover, so you can check out the Peter Ashworth photographed cover in all its glory.

The band recently revealed that the new album is dedicated to Martin Rushent, one of the top English record producers during the late '70s and early '80s, who died in June 2011.

'Hearts & Knives' tracklist:

01. Never Enough
02. Shameless Fashion
03. She's Electric (Coming Around)
04. Hidden Sign
05. On We Go
06. Dreamer I Know
07. Lost In Static
08. I Am Watching
09. Diaries of a Madman
10. Breathe Life

Jagwar Ma Announce Debut Album 'Howlin', Stream New Track

Sydney-based duo Jagwar Ma have announced that they will release their debut full length album titled 'Howlin' on  June 10 via Marathon Artists.

The band are also streaming a new track called "Man I Need", which is supposed to be released soon, and will be included on the upcoming album, their previously unveiled kool track "The Throw" will be also featured on the record.

In a recent interview, the band said of the record:

"The album – it’s weird. There are songs that sound like all kinds of stuff. There’s the 60s thing, which we love, then both of us are massive fans of the Beastie Boys and shit like that. Their beats, the rhythms, and then the humour in it, which is really cool. And then there are parts that are like KLF – the techno. It kind of verges on that as well."

Stream "Man I Need (White Label Version)" below:

The tracklist for 'Howlin' is as follows:

01. What Love
02. Uncertainty
03. The Throw
04. That Loneliness
05. Come Save Me
06. Four
07. Let Her Go
08. Man I Need
09. Exercise
10. Did You Have To
11. Backwards Berlin

Pre-order 'Howlin' here.

Work Drugs Announce New album, Unveil "West Coast Slide" Music Video

Philadelphia smooth-fi band Work Drugs have announced plans to release their new album titled 'Mavericks' in June through Bobby Cahn Records. 

The band have also unveiled the video for their new single "West Coast Slide", which will be included on their new record of course. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The video was directed by famed videographer Karl Hungus. Watch it below.

Watch: Animal Kingdom Share New Video For "Get Away With It"

Animal Kingdom have shared the video for "Get Away With It", the new single taken from their latest album 'The Looking Away'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Directed by Row and Jack. Watch it below.

The Looking Away, featuring "Get Away With It," is available now on iTunes (US & Canada).

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Watch: Idiot Glee Reveal Mus Video For "Pinkwood"

Idiot Glee (aka Kentuckian James Friley) has revealed the video for "Pinkwood", taken from his Life Without Jazz EP, released earlier this year. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Directed by Ian Friley and Coleman Guyon. Watch it below.

Watch: Muse Reveal Music Video For "Panic Station"

Muse have revealed the new video for "Panic Station", taken from their sixth studio album 'The 2nd Law', released last year through Warner Bros Records.

The video, shot in Japan, was completely written, produced, directed and edited by the band itself. Watch it below.

'Panic Station' is set for release on June 3 and will feature a remix by French producer Madeon.

Watch: Atlas Genius Unveil "Centred On You" Music Video

Australian indie band Atlas Genius have unveiled the video for "Centred On You", another cut taken from their latest album 'When It Was Now', out now via Warner Bros.

The video was directed by Anders Rostad. Watch it below.


Tags: Atlas Genius

Watch: Fitz & The Tantrums Share New Video For "Out Of My League"

Fitz & The Tantrums have shared the video for "Out Of My League", taken from the band’s forthcoming album 'More Than Just a Dream', set for release on May 7th. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Watch the video below.

Pre-order the new album 'More Than Just A Dream' here.

Hook & The Twin Announce Debut Album 'Never Ever Ever'

British duo Hook & The Twin have announced they will released their long awaited debut album titled 'Never Ever Ever' on 24th June through Dancing Coins.

Our very good friends Marcus Efstratiou and Tom Havelock, caught our attention back in 2009 with their first single 'Race for the Bone', and then they just killed us with their second brilliant, catchy single "Bang Bang Cherry", which peaked at #3 in our Best Tracks of 2009 chart. 2011 saw the band release two new great singles "Tribes" and "We’re So Light", both -along with Bang Bang Cherry- included on their forthcoming album. 

In a recent interview about talking what to expect from the album they said: "10 songs strung over a series of detailed, psych-infused electric atmospheres - some of them pretty stripped back and brutal, some of them layered up into full-on hypnosis sessions. But there always a song at the heart of things. If you give it a full spin through all 10 songs, we hope it’s a big ride."

About the recording process, they explained: "We did a lot of moving round between different people’s studios and houses, harvesting little pieces of sound from instruments we liked. And there were a few odd buildings we managed to get into for a couple of days at a time - like an empty theatre where we recorded a lot of the vocals. Then we took it all to Andy Ramsay’s studio, went wading through the tapes and started trying to tie the thing together."

Their 10-track debut album will be available through all the usual digital outlets, and you now pre-order it on their Bandcamp page and get an advance of the first track 'That Was A Day', which is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. The  single version of 'That Was A Day' will be released on 10th June.

The tracklist for Never Ever Ever is as follows:

01. That Was A Day
02. We're So Light
03. Animals
04. Bang Bang Cherry
05. Stone
06. They'll Get Your Head
07. Tribes
08. Recklessly
09. Love Your Own Way
10. Shiver And Jump

Website: http://www.hookandthetwin.com

Watch: Two Door Cinema Club Unveil "Handshake" Video

Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled the video for "Handshake", the fourth single taken from the band's latest album 'Beacon'. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Check out the video below.

Pre order the Handshake EP here.

These New Puritans Announce New Album 'Field of Reeds'

London four-piece These New Puritans have announced plans to release their third album titled 'Field of Reeds' on June 10 via Infectious Music.

The band have uploaded a video to their official website teasing the album release, with a statement that reads:

"hello people of the world wide web. we are releasing a new album. it’s called ‘Field of Reeds’. more information soon. but for now here is a short video for you to watch, love george +TNP."

Check out the band’s upcoming live dates below, including a London date at Heaven on 19 June.

8 – Tokyo, Garden Hall, Hostess Club Weekender
17 – Paris, Café De La Danse
19 – London, Heaven
26 – Berlin, Heimathafen Neukölln

In the meantime, here's a classic TNP's tune.

Watch: The Money Go Round Reveal "Endless Sun" Music Video

Sydney psychedelic-rock band The Money Go Round have revealed their brand new video for their brilliant new single "Endless Sun". The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com

The band describe their sound as "a modern spin on 60s and 70s psychedelic and surf rock… it gets a little swampy and punky but we always try to keep it catchy." 

Endless Sun has a seriously catchy vibe! The video was directed by Jonathan Vassallo. Watch it below.

"Endless Sun" will officially released on May 3rd (http://themoneygoround.com.au).

Wild Nothing Announces New EP 'Empty Estate', Unveils Video For "A Dancing Shell"

Jack Tatum's musical project Wild Nothing will release a new a seven-track EP tilted 'Empty Estate' on May 14th.

Recorded at Gary's Electric in Brooklyn by Al Carlson, the EP features new paintings and illustrations from Eric Shaw and the deluxe edition includes red vinyl, illustrated insert, an obi strip, poster, hand numbered envelope, 2x sticker pages, button and slap bracelet.

Here's the video for "A Dancing Shell", the first material from the EP below. It was directed by Hayley Akins

Check out the album artwork and tracklist below.

1. The Body In Rainfall
2. Ocean Repeating (Big-eyed Girl)
3. On Guyot
4. Ride
5. Data World
6. A Dancing Shell
7. Hachiko

Speaking of the EP, Tatum has said: "This is a record that happened very fast for me. We had just gotten back from a particularly long European tour last November, our first supporting 'Nocturne', and I was feeling a lot of things. I found myself struggling with what it meant to be a musician, with what music in general meant to me and what part I could possibly play in it. Playing the same songs every night for months left me bored with myself. But when I got home, for the first time in awhile it suddenly seemed that the pressure was off. We didn't have any tours planned for several months and I started to remember again why I love music in the first place. I listened to Brian Eno and David Bowie for weeks on end and felt like I was hearing them for the first time. I took a trip to Miami with my girlfriend. I visited my family. I felt free to try things musically that I would have stifled before. The songs on this EP were recorded over a 10 day period and are a reflection of this time. Of all the frustrations and successes and moments of peace in between."

Pre-order the Empty Estate EP here.

Dutch Uncles Announce New EP Details, Unveil "Bellio" Music Video

Dutch Uncles have unveiled details for their 'Bellio EP', which will include previously unreleased material.

The EP will be out on Monday April 29 via on Memphis Industries, and features no less than 8 tracks including the previously digitally unreleased track 'Queenie' as well as a cover of Fleetwood Mac's 'Go Your Own Way'.

Check out the band's brand new video for "Bellio" below. Directed by Isaac Eastgate.
The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

You can preview and pre-order the 8-track EP here.

The band will be touring  across the UK in May with a couple of dates in Paris and Lille too. For more info go to http://dutchuncles.co.uk

Monday, April 22, 2013

Watch: Torches Unveil "When You Gonna" Music Video

Los Angeles indie band Torches have unveiled the video for their new single "When You Gonna", taken from their upcoming EP 'If The People Stare' out on May 6th.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com. Torches' new EP comes as the first followup to their debut LP, 2012's Heads Full of Rust. 

Talking about the video frontman Azad Cheikosman says: "For this video we wanted to steer away from a performance piece. I thought it would look visually striking to use an all-girl cast and depict them as a cult. The video takes a lot of direct meanings from the song such as love, hate, lust, jealousy, trust, etc."

Check out the video directed by Ron Santarsiero below.

Watch: Thee Oh Sees Reveal New Video For "Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster"

San Francisco psych-rockers Thee Oh Sees have revealed the video for "Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster," taken from their recently released new album 'Floating Coffin', out via Castle Face. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video (one cyclical, bloody night in the life of a serial killer) was directed by John Strong. Watch it below.

Watch: Shy Nature Unveil "Deadly Sin" Debut Video

London five-piece Shy Nature have unveiled the video for their debut single "Deadly Sin". The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Produced & mixed by Luciano Rossi at Deathford Studios, and Mastered by Lewis Baker, "Deadly Sin" will be out on May 13.

The video for 'Deadly Sin' was shot on a series of phones, lit by a bedside lamp and edited in the same room it is set. Grainy imagery and fast cuts add atmosphere to a simple narrative which grows darker as the song progresses, composing shots of the band with the unsettling paces of an unknown character while the track's guitars and vocals sparkle beneath. Watch it below.

"Deadly Sin" will be available to download on May 13th.

Watch: As Elephants Are New Video For "Youth Blood"

British indie-pop four piece As Elephants Are have unveiled the video for "Youth Blood", taken from their recently released double single, out now via Once Upon A Time Records. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was filmed by Fauveboy in association with Xuuki. Watch it below.

Youth Blood / Lucifer is now available on iTunes.

Watch: Shout Out Louds Unveil "Illusions" Music Video

Swedish indie-pop quintet Shout Out Louds have unveiled the video for "Illusions", another cut taken from their recently released fourth studio album 'Optica', out through Merge. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Hugo Stenson. Watch it below.

Watch: Inspiral Carpets Reveal New Video For "Fix Your Smile"

Madchester legends Inspiral Carpets have revealed the video for "Fix Your Smile", their new single released two days ago (April 20) on Record Store Day through Tim Burgess label O Genesis. The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Limited to 500 copies on 7" vinyl, the single features the previously unreleased and unheard 'Save Me' on the b-side, both tracks were recorded towards the end of last year in Manchester. 

"We've always had a really close bond with Tim and the idea of working together in this way is something we started discussing in the summer of 2012," the band explained.

"We let Tim and Jim Spencer do the final mix of Fix Your Smile and allowed Tim to create a sleeve which he felt fitted the release. He personally went out and took a beautiful photograph specifically for the cover of the record."

The video was directed by Antony Barkworth-Knight. Watch it below.

For those who couldn't purchase the vinyl format, 'Fix Your Smile' will be released as a digital download on May 4. 

Watch: Coasts Unveil New Video For "Wallow"

Bristol based five piece Coasts have unveiled the video for their second single "Wallow", out now via Tidal Records.

Check out the video below.

'Wallow' by Coasts is available on iTunes.

Watch: SPLASHH Unveil New Video For "All I Wanna Do"

London-based band SPLASHH have unveiled the video for "All I Wanna Do" (album version), the first single taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Comfort', out on June 3rd. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Errol Rainey // Bonzo. Watch it below.

"All I Wanna Do" is released on 27th May via Luvluvluv Records.

Pre-order 'Comfort' on LP/CD
UK: http://bit.ly/12inzp9
US: http://www.insound.com/Splashh/A/53438/

The Divinyls Singer Chrissy Amphlett Dies Aged 53

Iconic Australian rock star Chrissy Amphlett, the singer and former frontwoman for The Divinyls, died on Sunday afternoon after suffering from cancer and multiple sclerosis. She was 53.

Amphlett's husband, Charley Drayton, released a statement in which he said her "light burns so very brightly". Drayton wrote that she "passed gently, in her sleep" and was surrounded by her close friends and family at her New York home.

Amphlett was the lead singer with pop band The Divinyls, which she co-founded in 1980, and released six albums with the group until they informally split in 1997.

Famous for Amphlett's sexy schoolgirl outfit, torn fishnets and wild on-stage antics, the Divinyls had their first hits, Boys in Town and Only Lonely, after appearing in the 1982 film Monkey Grip.

The band is best known for their 1991 single, I Touch Myself, which reached number 10 in the UK Top 40 and number four in the American charts, despite the song struggling to get airplay in the US due to its controversial subject. Amphlett later said that she hoped the song would remind women to perform breast examinations.

Amphlett went on to have a stage career, playing Judy Garland in the Australian production of The Boy from Oz in 1998.

The Divinyls re-formed in the late 2000s, during which Amphlett announced she had multiple sclerosis. She discussed her treatment for breast cancer on television in 2010, which, due to multiple sclerosis, had to be without radiation treatment.

The singer posted about her health problems on her Facebook page in March, saying: "the last 18 months have been a real challenge", but that she had not stopped singing.

Drayton added that Amphlett's life was one of "passion and creativity; she always lived it to the fullest. With her force of character and vocal strength she paved the way for strong, sexy, outspoken women."

Her death brought sadness to the local music industry. Her peers voted her the No.9 best Australian singer of all time in a News Limited poll last month. She leaves her husband and her sister Leigh.

RIP Chrissy.

Single of the Week April 22/13 - Alpaca Sports "Telephone"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Telephone", another great indie-pop track by Swedish act Alpaca Sports, out now via Dufflecoat Records.

Alpaca Sports is actually Andreas Jonsson solo project with the occasional help from other friend musicians, and one of these supporters is Amanda Åkerman, who lends her lovely and sweet sounding vocals to many of his songs. 

Having already delighted us with songs such as "I Was Running", "She'll Come Back For Indian Summer", A Million Times, among others, Andreas Jonsson is now ready to start working on a full-length.

In a recent interview talking about Alpaca Sports upcoming debut album, Jonsson said: "Hopefully it will be released in August or September 2013. We have 3-5 more new songs to record and after that I think it will be a great mix of songs! The album's title will be 'Sealed With A Kiss'. The whole record will be a cute and romantic love letter. And I hope you'll like it!"

We're sure we will enjoy it Andreas.

Meanwhile, let's focus on "Telephone", the Single of the Week on Kool Rock Radio.


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Future Unlimited Announce New EP, Tease New Track

Nashville Electro-pop band Future Unlimited, have announced they will release a new EP this year. 

No much information about the new EP has been revealed yet, but a few days ago the band posted a teaser of a new song called "Doors", which you can listen below.

What we do know is that the band are currently working on the music video for their 2012 song "Haunted Love". The video is directed by actor/director Shia Labeouf and will come out on April 30th.

After hearing Future Unlimited's "Haunted Love," Shia Labeouf was inspired to write, direct and produce a short film around the single called Medea. "The guy is just… driven… and his vision and directing abilities come through him like fucking lightning,” the band say about Labeouf’s work ethic. "We’ve never been so comfortable around someone while simultaneously being so overwhelmed by their passion."

Listen: MGMT Stream New Single "Alien Days"

Psychedelic indie-pop duo MGMT have just released "Alien Days", the first new material from the band since 2010.

The song was released on cassette for Record Store Day but the band have made it available to stream over Soundcloud. 

The release also featured a b-side track titled 'Message 7 From Hearty White', which was a stream-of-consciousness story told by one of the MGMT members.

'Alien Days' is the first single from the band's upcoming third studio album, which is thought to be released in June this year and rumoured to have more electronic material on it.

In a recent interview, vocalist Andrew VanWyngarden said the song is about "that feeling when a parasitic alien is in your head, controlling things."

Stream "Alien Days" below.


Tags: MGMT

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Simple Minds Unveil New Video For "Broken Glass Park"

Simple Minds have unveiled the video for "Broken Glass Park", the first release from the band's definitive collection 'Celebrate - The Greatest Hits +' out now. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

Simple Minds take fans on a journey back to "Broken Glass Park" in this brand new video. Watch it below.

The track is available on iTunes now.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Primitives To Release 25th Anniversary Edition Of 'Lovely'

The Primitives will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album 'Lovely' with a re-release and a short anniversary UK tour in September.

Originally released in 1988, 'Lovely' features the international hit single "Crash", as well as the UK Top 100 hits "Stop Killing Me", "Thru the Flowers", and "Out of Reach".  

The expanded 2 CD Deluxe Edition of 'Lovely' will be released through Cherry Red Records in June. Scroll down the page for the tracklist and the tour dates.

Listen a live studio version of their hit single "Crash", recorded for Mike Joyce of The Smiths' radio show in 2011 below.


Disc 1:
01. Crash
02. Spacehead
03. Carry Me Home
04. Shadow
05. Thru The Flowers
06. Dreamwalk Baby
07. I'll Stick With You
08. Nothing Left
09. Stop Killing Me
10. Out Of Reach
11. Ocean Blue
12. Run Baby Run
13. Don't Want Anything To Change
14. Buzz Buzz Buzz

Disc 2:
01. Way Behind Me
02. Crash (1985 Demo)
03. All The Way Down
04. I'll Stick With You (single version)
05. Things Get In Your Way
06. Out Of Reach (single version)
07. Way Behind Me (acoustic version)
08. All The Way Down (beat version)
09. Crash (Again and Again)
10. Dreamwalk Baby (live)
11. Really Stupid (live)

Tour dates:

Sept 24 Manchester @ Sound Control
Sept 25 Leeds @ Brudenell
Sept 26 Wolverhampton @ Slade Rooms
Sept 27 Southend @ Chinnerys
Sept 28 London @ 100 Club

Tickets For Stone Roses Movie Premiere Sell Out In Less Than a Minute

Tickets for Shane Meadows' upcoming Made Of Stone: Stone Roses documentary film premiere, which will take place at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, went on sale yesterday (18 April) and have sold out in less than one minute. 

The tickets are also sold out for the UK cinemas who are taking part in the nationwide broadcast, which has led to Picturehouse putting on additional screens. 

Speaking about the news Meadows says: "I'd love to think the tickets selling out so quick was down to the fan base I've built up over the last 15-20 years, but I know it's them lot that everyone's really coming to see. Bald Chunkers like me don't sell out stadiums, but if we've got a Guinness World Record I would deffo take the credit."

In a recent interview about the film, the director said: "It's not very often one of your heroes asks you to make a documentary about your all time favourite band, that are getting back together after twenty years." He was not only given unprecedented access to the band for almost a year, but he also followed fans of the Stone Roses around the world, to understand the influence that the band's music has on them.

The film will debut for the first time on Thursday 30 May and have a general release on 5 June. You can watch the trailer here.

Listen: Daft Punk Share Audio For New Single "Get Lucky"

French Electronica robot duo Daft Punk have finally shared the audio for their new single "Get Lucky".

Featuring Pharrell Williams and Chic bandleader Nile Rodgers, "Get Lucky" is the first cut taken from Daft Punk upcoming album 'Random Access Memories', which will be out on May 21st via Columbia Records..

A radio edit of the song can be purchased on iTunes. Stream it below.

In related news, it seems that Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories won’t come equipped with a video accompaniment, the robot duo recently told a French magazine there won't be any clip -at least for now.
“For now, there won’t be any clip. The record was made in a pretty old-school studio. We’re going to rediscover the spirit of the great spectacles of giant billboards on Sunset Boulevard for bands like Love, The Doors, Led Zeppelin. On certain TV shows, we might show 15 or 60 second spots. 
“Firstly, we don’t want to influence people’s ideas [of the music] with images. Second, most of the records we like and that are the source of inspiration for this record, those are pre-MTV albums. You’ve got the sleeve, lots of pictures and info, that’s all, and the absence of visuals around The Beatles doesn’t bother us, and in fact makes their music more accessible to us. ‘Thriller’ is the ultimate masterpiece. After that, it won’t be the same anymore, because of video clips. 
“Our vision is this - ’There you go. The record’s here. Listen to it, dive into it, and we’ll see after.’”

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Listen: Black Sabbath Stream New Single "God Is Dead?"

Black Sabbath have shared the audio for "God Is Dead?", the lead single from the band's upcoming album '13', out  on June 11th via Vertigo/Republic. 

Listen to Stream "God Is Dead?" below.

Pre- order your copy of '13' from iTunes

Watch: The Ocean Blue Unveil Brand New Video For "Sad Night, Where Is Morning"

The Ocean Blue have unveiled the video for "Sad Night, Where Is Morning", taken from their recently released new album 'Ultramarine', the band’s first new album in 13 years. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by Christian Erickson.Watch it below.

'Ultramarine' is out now via Korda Records. You can buy your copy on iTunes.

Watch: Savages Unveil New Video For "Shut Up"

London post-punk band Savages have unveiled the video for "Shut Up", another track taken from their upcoming debut full-length 'Silence Yourself', out May 6 via Matador.

Savages debut album was produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald (the xx, Adele, How to Dress Well), and features re-recordings of tracks from the band's 2012 EP, I Am Here, including their killer debut single "Husbands", which peaked at #7 in our Best Tracks of 2012 chart.

The video was directed for Giorgio Testi. Watch it below.

'Silence Yourself' is available for pre-order on iTunes

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Watch: Alpaca Sports Share Video For New Single "Telephone"

Swedish duo Alpaca Sports have shared the video for their new single "Telephone". The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

This time, the band have teamed up with Acid House Kings and the two groups will release a split 7" on April 17th via Dufflecoat Records.

The video was directed by Carl Jirestedt. Watch it below.

The split 7" by Alpaca Sports/Acid House Kings is available digitally now on iTunes

Watch: Was (We Are Standard) Unveil Video For "Can I Count On You"

Spanish indie band WAS (We Are Standard) have unveiled the video for  "Can I Count On You", taken from their new album 'Day', out now via Mushroom Pillow. The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com.

The video was directed by EskenaziEncursiva. Watch it below.

You can buy your copy of WAS (We Are Standard) new album 'Day' on iTunes.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Three O’Clock To Release 'The Hidden World Revealed' Compilation With 10 Unreleased Tracks

Los Angeles psychedelic pop quartetThe Three O’Clock have reunited for a short run of dates this April and they are celebrating their current reunion with a brand new compilation album.

Titled 'The Hidden World Revealed', the compilation will feature 10 previously unreleased tracks and spans the years 1981 to 1986, including better known songs such as "Stupid Einstein", "Jet Fighter" and "With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend" as well as previously unreleased demos and alternate takes, including a home demo of "Jennifer Only" that dates back to the band's original incarnation as The Salvation Army. 

In a news release announcing the album, drummer Danny Benair says:
"The Hidden World Revealed takes you from the early days of recording in Michael Quercio’s garage to the days leading up to Arrive Without Traveling and beyond. A combination of the well-known and the unknown. The completist guide to The Three O’Clock — ten years in the making 30 plus years of recording. . . whoosh!"
The 20-track best-of will be available on CD format and is due out June 25 on Omnivore Recordings. Check the full tracklist below.

01. All in Good Time
02. With a Cantaloupe Girlfriend
03. In Lone In Too
04. Stupid Einstein
05. Lucifer Sam
06. Rodney on the ROQ Commercial *
07. Jet Fighter
08. When Lightning Starts (Alternate Version) *
09. Sound Surrounds (Demo) *
10. Around the World
11. On My Own (with Strings) *
12. I Go Wild (Alternate Version) *
13. In My Own Time (Alternate Version) *
14. Why Cream Curdles in Orange Tea *
15. A Day in Erotica (Alternate Version) *
16. Jennifer Only (Home Demo) — The Salvation Army *
17. The Girl with the Guitar (Says Oh Yeah) (Demo) *
18. Seeing is Believing
19. Regina Caeli
20. Feel a Whole Lot Better

* Previously Unreleased

Look for The Three O'Clock at Coachella on April 14.

Listen: Primal Scream Covers For The Troggs' "I Want You" And Sonic Rendezvous Band's "City Slang"

Primal Scream celebrate Record Store Day 2013 with a limited edition 12" release, putting their own stamp on two venerable greats: The Troggs’ ‘I Want You’ and Sonic Rendezvous Band’s ‘City Slang’.

'I Want You' / 'City Slang' is set to be released on April 20th. Listen to both covers below.

Primal Scream - I Want You (Record Store Day Exclusive)

Primal Scream - City Slang (Record Store Day Exclusive)

For more information on Record Store day go to www.recordstoreday.com.

In related news, Primal Scream new album 'More Light' will be out on May 13, pre-order NOW!


Tags: Primal Scream

Beady Eye Reveal Artwork For New Album "BE", Announce Intimate Shows

Beady Eye have revealed the artwork to their forthcoming album 'BE'

The NSFW cover was shot by photographer Harry Peccinotti, best known for his erotic work and for shooting the famous Pirelli calendars in 1968 and 1969, and sees his wife lying naked on her back.

The band have also announced three intimate live dates for those who pre-order their new album BE from the band's official store before next Monday. They'll play the Manchester Ritz on June 19, the Camden Centre in London on June 20 and  the third date is on June 22 at the ABC in Glasgow .

Watch the artwork for 'BE' below.

Beady Eye brand sophomore album 'Be' will be out on June 10.

Visage New Album 'Hearts And Knives' Dedicated To Producer Martin Rushent

Visage have revealed that their forthcoming album 'Hearts And Knives' (their first album in 29 years) is dedicated to Martin Rushent, one of the top English record producers during the late '70s and early '80s, who died in June 2011.

In a message posted on their Facebook, Visage say:
The new Visage record 'Hearts And Knives' is dedicated Martin Rushent. 
For those of you who don’t know, Martin Rushent died in June 2011 and was one of England’s finest ever record producers. He is best known for his work producing 'Dare' by The Human League, however in his time he also worked with The Stranglers, Shirley Bassey, The Buzzcocks and many more. In 1978, shortly after formed Visage, Martin signed our first ever single 'Tar' to his Genetic Recordings record label. We went on to record our first album at his then new Genetic Studio. In those days it all was a bit embryonic; new gear, in a new studio with us learning as we went along. Martin would pop his head around the door a few times a day “Hi Chaps, how is it going?” as we struggled with some piece of studio gear.  
In 2010 we approached Martin to take on an executive producer role for our (at that time) nascent album idea. He kindly accepted and was more than happy to discuss production templates, song ideas and the general direction of the album. He was also halfway through a new version of 'Frequency 7' at the time of his death. Although Martin was unable to see his work through on 'Hearts and Knives' you may notice that some of his mantras, thoughts and ideas have percolated into the fibre of the record. The instrument choices, direction & the musical styling’s are all references to him.  
Thank you Martin for your immense help in getting us started in 1978 and everything since.
Martin Rushent (11 July 1948 – 4 June 2011)
Visage new album 'Hearts and Knives' will be out on May 20.

Camera Obscura Stream New Single "Do It Again"

Glasgow five-piece Camera Obscura have shared the audio for their new single "Do It Again". 

The song has been added to our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and is taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'Desire Lines', which will be out on June 3rd (4th USA) via 4AD.

Their follow-up to 2009's 'My Maudlin Career' was recorded with Spoon producer Tucker Martine in Portland in late 2012. 

The record – reportedly their "most challenging to write" – boasts guest appearances from The New Pornographers' Neko Case and My Morning Jacket's Jim James.

Stream "Do It Again" below.

Desire Lines Tracklist:

1. Intro
2. This Is Love (Feels Right)
3. Troublemaker
4. William’s Heart
5. New Year’s Resolution
6. Do It Again
7. Cri Du Coeur
8. Every Weekday
9. Fifth in Line to the Throne
10. I Missed Your Party
11. Break It to You Gently
12. Desire Lines
13. Making Money

You can pre-order Camera Obscura new album 'Desire Lines' here

New Order Confirm They Are Working On New Material

New Order frontman Bernard Sumner confirmed the band are now working on new material and plan to record it soon.

In an interview with the Rolling Stone on their current US tour, Sumner said: "We're coming out in small bursts and writing in small bursts at home – so we’re constantly here whether you like us or not, we’re here to stay". 

He describes the band's most recent work as more electronic- and synthesizer-based, which they were excited to return to after their more recent guitar-heavy material. 

"That's not to say there won't be enough space on the album for enough cool guitar tracks if someone's got them," Sumner says. "I think New Order's a hybrid band and will always remain so."

This new material might happen as an album but maybe also as a series of EP's and it would be the first NEW ORDER release without bassist Peter Hook who left the band in 2007.

In the meantime enjoy the band's recent Coachella performance of 1985's "Perfect Kiss" below.

Watch: The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone Official UK Trailer

Shane Meadows' highly anticipated documentary THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE, about the legendary Manchester band, will open on 5 June across the UK and Ireland through Picturehouse Entertainment.

The release will follow a premiere on Thursday 30 May in Manchester at a location to be announced, with the band set to make a rare public appearance alongside director Shane Meadows and producer Mark Herbert.

Featuring unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage, THE STONE ROSES: MADE OF STONE is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history.

The documentary includes never-before-seen material spanning the band's musical history, the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music, and unparalleled access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in summer 2012, this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.

Watch the trailer below.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Album of the Week April 15/13: SULK 'Graceless'

Our new Album of the Week is London based five piece SULK brilliant debut album 'Graceless', out today (15 April) via Perfect Sound Forever Records.

The band's long awaited debut album was recorded and produced in Brussels by former Suede, Pulp and White Lies associate Ed Buller and mixed by Jonas Verwijnen and Antti Joas in Berlin.

'Graceless' is heavily inspired by 90s guitar psychedelia, ‘Madchester/Baggy’ and the early Britpop sound.  It would be impossible to walk away from listening to this album and not think of The Stone Roses, Suede, The Charlatans, and we love the idea of having a current edge album with those classic Madchester sounds. Lucky for us, Sulk has managed to keep the essence of that era wonderfully.

The 10-track LP is full of psychedelic-indie guitar riffs making the perfect combination with lead singer Jon Sutcliffe's catchy voice. Since the first time we heard SULK back in 2011, we knew they were going to be big, and with Graceless they could make our Best Album of 2013.

**SULK peaked at #9 on Kool Rock Radio's Best New Bands of 2011 list. Their singles "Wishes" and "Back in Bloom" peaked at #16 and # 42 in our Best Tracks of 2011 chart. "Flowers" peaked at #2 in our Best Tracks of 2012.

Haven't bought 'Graceless' yet? What are you waiting for? We highly recommend this album, so get your copy HERE right now!  


01. Sleeping Beauty
02. Flowers
03. Diamonds In Ashes
04. The Big Blue
05. Marian Shrine
06. Back in Bloom
07. Wishes
08. Down
09. If You Wonder
10. End Time

Visage Reveal "Shameless Fashion" Off Their First Album In 29 Years

New Romantic pioneers Visage are back with a brand new brilliant single titled "Shameless Fashion", taken from the band's upcoming fourth album "Hearts And Knives", their first release in 29 years.

The song is part of our current playlist www.koolrockradio.com and is is out now digitally, the CD format will be available on May 6.

Frontman Steve Strange reformed Visage — which split in 1985 after three albums — several years ago, recruiting the band’s latter-period bassist Steve Barnacle,  former Ultravox and Magazine guitarist Robin Simon and new singer Lauren Duvall.

In the band’s press kit, Strange says of the decision to revive Visage:

“It was a question really of all the parts falling into place. Firstly, I am at a point in my life where I have been clean for 10 years and I am happy with my life and, secondly, the positive people I now surro9und myself with —not least the members of Visage — helped to create an atmosphere where the album started to happen. It took us three years and it was no easy ride, but it’s here now and we are all really pleased with it.”

Stream "Shameless Fashion" below.

Visage new album 'Hearts and Knives' is to be released on 20 May 2013.
Website: http://www.visage.cc

Single of the Week 04/15/13 - Empire OF The Sun "Alive"

This week's Single of the Week on www.koolrockradio.com is "Alive", the lead single of Empire of The Sun upcoming sophomore album 'Ice on The Dune'.

The track was revealed this morning and it's available to download from iTunes. Listen to the band's cheerful track below.

"Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive..." 

'Ice on The Dune' will be released on 14th June via EMI.

Watch: Taffy Unveil New Video For "Snowberry"

Japanese four-piece Taffy have unveiled the video for "Snowberry", taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Lixiviate', released on 17th June via Club AC30.

Watch the video below.

Black Sabbath Confirm New Single "God Is Dead?"+ Reveal Tracklist For '13'

Black Sabbath have announced that "God Is Dead?" will be the lead single from their upcoming album '13'. The track is currently listed on Amazon and will be release this Friday (April 19).

According to Exclaim, the track has been already snipped during an album teaser that revealed the cover art for 13

The band have also revealed the tracklist for "13". Check it below. 

1. End of the Beginning
2. God is Dead?
3. Loner
4. Zeitgeist
5. Age of Reason
6. Live Forever
7. Damaged Soul
8. Dear Father

Sabbath are also set to debut the new album's opening track, End Of The Beginning, on the season finale of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in May.

A new footage video of Black Sabbath in the studio with producer Rick Rubin during the making of their forthcoming album '13', was revealed this weekend. Watch it below.

Pre-Order '13', an album 35 years in the making: HERE.
Website: http://www.blacksabbath.com