Montreal dark disco/ minimal wave musician Xarah Dion has unveiled the video for her new single "Cap Tourmente".
The song, inspired by the first attack against civil aviation in North America which happened over Cap Tourmente, Quebec, is taken from her upcoming self-produced sophomore album 'Fugitive', set to be released on September 30 via Visage Musique. Pre-order your copy here.
The video was produced by Jessica Reina Rainville. Take a look below.
New York/L.A based dark wave/cold wave act Cold Cave have premiered the video for their brand new single "The Idea of Love".
The single will be released as a 500 copy limited edition 2 song picture disc, b/with ''Rue the Day'', on September 9th via the Heartworm Press. Pre-order your copy here.
The Idea Of Love is Cold Cave at it's most passionate, coolest, punkest and rawest, recalling the early primitive recordings that made up the Cremations release, even using much of the same salvaged and battered thrift store equipment as used on those early recordings. It should be clear by now that Cold Cave is existing in their own world, releasing music in any format and at any time they choose. An evolution by it's own rules, laughing happily outside of the tired norm of music industry convention.
The video was directed by Amy Lee. Watch it below.
London funk polyrhythmic/new wave young four piece Sticky have aired the video for their energetic debut single "Set Sail".
The track is a real sign of change within the younger part of the music industry, showing a real no-nonsense approach was simple clever production simmering guitars stabbing though funked out rhythms. With a sound straight out of a late 70s New York dive bar and a UK tour looming over them later in the year the single 'Set Sail' is a great example of what "sticky" do best and a reminder of a more interesting time in music.
The single is out today (August 29) b/w Bengoshi Mind via Fort Records. Grab it here.
Reading, England based indie pop/rock band Sundara Karma have announced they will release their long-awaited debut album 'Youth Is Only Ever Fun In Retrospect' on 6th January via RCA / Chess Club Records.
The band have also aired the albums lead single "She Said". Speaking about the track, lead singer Oscar Pollock said: "When all the drink has been drunk, when all the flirting has fumbled, then we might ask ourselves; should I have gone to the club?"
Pre-order the album here, and check out the tracklist and the the new single below.
Russian dream-pop quintet Motorama have announced they will release their fourth studio album titled 'Dialogues' in October via Talitres.
“I always try to have it all recorded uncut, in one breath, and have it thus enhanced in its delicate rugged beauty. (…) As I have figured it out, demos sometimes and even often happen to sound better than the actual records to be released”, Vladislav Parshin - vocals/guitar - revealed to Magic magazine in February 2015. As expected, the new record is no exception to that rule. As to the distinctive melodies, harmonies and lyrical texts, everything has just gone with the flow day after day in a do-it-yourself fashion that the band have been drawing on, up to the oldie but goodie Tascam Portastudio home recording mastered in a few short weeks.
Check out the tracklist and watch a trailer below.
01. Hard Times
02. Tell Me
05. Above The Clouds
06. I See You
08. Someone Is Missed
10. By Your Side
Australia electro-glam-pop duo Empire of the Sun have announce the release of their third studio album 'Two Vines'.
The follow-up to 2013's 'Ice on the Dune', will be out on October 28 via Astralwerks, it was recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, co-produced by Empire of the Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, the Killers, Mika).
The record features 15 tracks, including contributions from Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham, Wendy Melvoin (from Prince’s band the Revolution), and pianist Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, both members of David Bowie’s Blackstar band. There is also a new Manny Marroquin mix of their 2008 classic track "Walking on a Dream".
In a press release, the band’s Lord Nick Littlemore said, “There was an image we talked about very early on with this record, before we wrote the title track, ‘Two Vines,’ and that was this image of a modern city overtaken by jungle, almost like mother nature taking back the planet. He added, “All the buildings will turn back to sand. All it will be is nature again. We wanted to make something that reflected the beauty of that, and the wisdom that plants can give us about living harmoniously on this beautiful planet.”
Emperor Luke Steele said of recording in Hawaii, “Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea. That was the catalyst for me. I’d spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night.”
The band have also announce that “High and Low" will be the LP's led single.
Check out the tracklist below:
02. High and Low
03. Two Vines
05. There’s No Need
06. Way to Go
08. Digital Life
09. First Crush
11. To Her Door
13. Lend Me Some Light
14. Welcome to My Life
15. Walking on a Dream
Our new SOTW this week is "Flowers", the lovely new single by French electro pop/rock band Neon Lines.
Comprised of Michael Pierrel (vocals), Christian Ohrel (lead guitar), Gary Huck (drums), Michael Dodin (bass) and Lionel De Fontenoy (keyboards/samples), the quintet have electic musical influences Met at the corner of a studio, they hit us with their worldviews, on electro arrangements full of pop.
The song is taken from a forthcoming new EP. Have a listen below.
London indie rock band Teleman have released the video for their latest single "Tangerine".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their new album 'Brilliant Sanity', released in April via Moshi Moshi Records. Buy your copy here.
About the video, director, Andrew West says: "The band wanted to shoot a performance video at the MOTH Club in Hackney - and they thought it would be fun if they were all playing the wrong instruments. The club has a bizarre mixture of local talent show glitz and military memorabilia, so I decided to create a tangerine themed magic trick as the catalyst. It was pretty close, but I think the tangerines gave the best performance on the night.”.
Iconic Britpop band Suede have announced the release of a 20th Anniversary Edition of their third studio album 'Coming Up'.
Originally released in 1996, the record (the first with Richard and Neil) contains five top ten singles: “Trash”, “Beautiful Ones”, “Saturday Night”, “Lazy” and “Filmstar”.
The deluxe edition box will be out on 30th September, and features the album, the B-sides, a CD of previously unreleased demos and monitor mixes, an entire previously unreleased Amsterdam concert from 1996. Pre-order your copy here.
The DVD features nine contemporary TV performances, and an hour-long film of the band and producer Ed Buller discussing the writing and recording of the album with Pete Paphides, all issued for the first time. Also included is a new note by Brett Anderson about the creation of the cover image, along with the lyrics, hand-written lyric drafts, tape boxes, and photos from the band's collections.
New York based electronic/darkwave/post punk project Black Plastic (aka visual artist Kevin Grady, with production by artist/producer André Obin) has dropped the video for his latest single "Sertraline".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from his self-titled debut album, released back in April via Cleopatra Records. Get it here.
Leeds based indie/electronic band The Sunshine Underground have unveiled their infectious new single "Luminescent".
The song is taken from their forthcoming fourth studio album 'Luminescent', set to be released next month (September 30). Recorded throughout 2015 from their studio in Leeds, the album picks up where 2014’s self titled LP left off and furthers the band’s journey into electronica. A record feulled with vintage synths and drum machines mixed with The Sunshine Underground's signature writing style to create an almighty collection of contemporary electronic songs.
Pre-order the record here, and stream the title track below.
Manchester indie-rockers, The Courteeners have announced they will release their fifth studio album titled 'Mapping The Rendezvous' on October 21.
The follow-up to 2014's 'Concrete Love', was produced by regular collaborator Joe Cross, and written in Paris, with recording taking place in a range of places including Real World Studios in Bath, Loch Ness in Scotland and Manchester. Pre-order your copy here.
Frontman Liam Fray says "We’ve finally finished our best (and dare I even suggest, sexiest) set of songs ever so get ready to unleash your inner Danny Zuko and prepare to be (at least mildly) impressed."
The band have also aired a karaoke video for their new single "The 17th".
Check out the tracklist and have a listen to the new single below.
01. Lucifer's Dreams
03. No One Will Ever Replace Us
04. De La Salle
05. Tip Toes
06. Not For Tomorrow
07. Finest Hour
08. The Dilettante
09. Modern Love
10. Most Important
11. The 17th