Monday, September 02, 2013

Watch: Goldfrapp Release Short Film For New Track "Annabel"

Electrocnic duo Goldfrapp have released the video for "Annabel", taken from their upcoming sixth studio album 'Tales Of Us', out next Monday (September 9) via Mute Records.

Previously the duo unveiled the clip for the record's lead single "Drew".

Speaking to Nowness about the song, Alison Goldfrapp said: "I read Annabel (Kathleen Winter's 2010 novel) and was totally drawn into that world, and immediately wrote the song. It's very much about my interpretation of the book. If anyone hears that song they’ll just think it’s about a girl, they won't know what it is about, so I was very intent on making the film. The boy is amazing, he's got a stillness and a melancholy to his face, and an introverted quality about him."

The short film, directed by Lisa Gunning,  features a young androgynous boy exploring his femininity, is a girl trapped inside the body of a boy. Watch it below.

Watch: Grass House Share "I Was A Streetlight" Music Video

London four-piece Grass House have shared the video for their latest single "I Was A Streetlight", taken from their forthcoming debut album 'A Sun Full And Drowning', out on October 28 via Marshall Teller Records. 

The new single is out today, and to celebrate they'll be performing a special London show at the Lexington this Thursday, joined by guests Dark Bells and Climbing Boys. You can pre-order their debut album here.

The video was directed by Davis Sillis. Watch it below.

Watch: Totem Release Music Video For Debut Single "See-Saw Girl"

London-based band Totem have unveiled the video for their debut single "See-Saw Girl", which will be released on 7" vinyl on 23rd September via Moshi Moshi Records.

The trio from West London play melodic alt-punk-pop, with fizzy guitars and a restless drumbeat. "See-Saw Girl" and B-sider "House Guest", touch on the band's pop-punk roots. 

The band will play at  London's The Lexington on 19th September  and a free single launch party on 26th September at Total Refreshment Centre. You can pre-order the single here.

Check out the video below.

Single of the Week September 02/13: Ski Lodge "Down On This Southern Tip"

Our new Single of The Week is "Down On This Southern Tip", taken from Brooklyn-based indie pop band Ski Lodge (aka multi-instrumentalist singer-songwitter Andrew Marr), recently released debut album 'Big Heart', out via Dovecote Records.

The record was made in Los Angeles with producer Louis Pescov (of Fool's Gold), who produced Best Coast's debut. with the exception of lead single ‘Just To Be Like You’ - entirely written and recorded by

"Down on this Southern Tip" has a fitful energy with crashing piano chords and guitar licks, offering a warm, summery catchy tune.


Watch: Shy Nature Premiere "Washout" Music Video

London-based indie rock band Shy Nature (our current band of the month) have premiered the official video for "Washout", taken from their upcoming self-titled debut EP, out on September 16.

The song is part of our current playlist, and was featured as Single of the Week on August 12.

Check out the black and white video the band made in their attic, below.

Satellite Stories Announce New Album, Reveal New Single/Video "Campfire"

Finnish indie rock/pop band Satellite Stories have announced that they will release a new record, the follow-up to last year's debut album 'Phrases To Break The Ice'.

Entitled 'Pine Trails', the band's second effort will be out on November 1st via  XYZ Berlin. They have also revealed the video for the album's first single "Campfire", an energetic indie/pop/dance tune.

'Campfire' will be released on October 18th.

The video was directed by Joel Karppanen and shows the four-piece and friends having fun on a summer camp. Watch it below.