London electronic/dance band Hot Chip have announced the release of their seventh studio album titled 'A Bath Full Of Ecstasy'.
The follow up to 2015's Why Make Sense?,was recorded in Paris and London, and sees the group open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process, choosing to work with outside producers for the first time: Philippe Zdar, the French maestro who’s shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald, the Scot who’s collaborated with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha, among others. It will be released on on 21st June via Domino. Pre-order your copy here. "is the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms."
Check out the album's tracklist and video for its first single "Hungry Child," directed by Saman Kesh and starring Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub, below.
A Bath Full Of EcstasyTracklist:
01. Melody of Love
03. Bath Full of Ecstasy
05. Hungry Child
07. Why Does My Mind
08. Clear Blue Skies
09. No God
Legendary Manchester post-punk/funk band A Certain Ratio have shared a video for their cover version of Talking Heads' "Houses In Motion".
The song features on the their new 40th Anniversary Box Set ACR:BOX, which will be released on 3 May on vinyl, CD, download and streaming services. Pre-order it here.
"Houses In Motion" is reworked from original tapes, recorded in 1980 with Martin Hannett. This track, a Talking Heads cover, was intended as a collaboration with Grace Jones. Although Jones attended a session with the band at Strawberry Studios in Stockport, her vocals were never completed and the vocal on this version (recorded by Jez Kerr, prior to him becoming the band’s singer) was only ever intended as a guide vocal.
Jez Kerr continues, "It was great to find this lost track and, even though the original idea was for Grace Jones to sing on it, I think this version captures the essence of ACR at their best – when we are being ACR and sounding like no one else."
Leeds lo-fi/guitar pop/post punk newcomers Mush have aired their new single "Litvinenko".
Taken from the band's debut EP 'Induction Party', set to arrive on May 3 via Memphis Industries. Pre-order here.
“Fundamentally we identify as music fans as much as artists,” says vocalist Dan Hyndman. “I write music that I want to hear for my own enjoyment. I’ve always admired people who can create visceral and inspiring art without carrying on as some transcendent being. Having your influences on your sleeve and being open is just an extension of that.”
NYC disco duo Holy Ghost! (aka Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel) have confirmed details of their third full-length 'Work'.
The band's first record in nearly six years (it follows 2013's album Dynamics) will be out on June 21st via West End Records, and according to a press statement, it sees Holy Ghost! employing a much smaller range of equipment (just a Yamaha CS80 and Mini Moog) due to studio space limitations; however, it may have actually been a blessing in disguise. Pre-order your copy here.
The band have also shared their new single "Escape From Los Angeles". Take a listen below the record's tracklist.
01. Epton on Broadway (Part I)
02. Epton on Broadway (Part II)
04. Heaven Knows What
05. Nicky Buckingham
06. Do This (Part I)
07. One for Pete
08. My Happy House
10. Heaven Forbid
11. Slow Burn
12. Escape from Los Angeles
Canadian alternative/pop artist j.r. (aka Julianna Riolino) has released the video for her new single "Be My Man".
“This song is about making the same mistake over and over, hoping that you learn from it. Going into a new relationship with unbridled confidence that a disaster isn't waiting to happen. It was inspired by leaving the city and going back to my hometown. Hitting roadblocks and trying again. Stumbling into love and hoping for the best.Taking a leap of faith. Believing truths wrapped in lies.
Is a plea to let go of the past and believe in the present. At the time of recording, an abusive relationship had depleted my confidence and amplified my self-doubt. This song is a reflection of that period in my life and my response to an angry man.I know what I want – to love and be loved.I don’t care about the past. I’m just thinking about how great the future could be.”
British indie rock/pop band Life have unleashed a lyric video for their newest single "Moral Fibre".
The song is part of our current playlist and is out now, grab it here. It is the first taste from the band's sophomore album.
Speaking of the track, frontman Mez Green says: “Moral Fibre is a stinging and frenzied shut up and step aside. A tongue in cheek reflection on the music industry, that beige scene, those that pimp poverty from Mummy’s detached house, those that trade in fair-trade cocaine and those that preach behind their keyboard. I’m taking the piss, but I’m deadly serious!”
Scottish post punk band The Twilight Sad have dropped the video for their latest single "Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their fifth full-length album 'It Won/T Be Like This All the Time', released earlier this year (18 January) through Rock Action Records. Grab your copy here.
The video was directed by Brendan Smith and Cameron Gleave. Check out below.