London-based indie rockers The Vaccines have premiered their new song "I Never Go Out On Fridays".
The band shared the song this morning saying: "made this demo a couple of years ago and didn't think it would ever surface, but it's recently taken on a whole new meaning and wanted to share because we've always loved it! I guess we'll all see the light of day in time ;)"
Berlin electronic/dark ambient/experimental/synth duo NNHMN (aka Lee and Michal Laudarg) have revealed the video for their latest single Der Unweise".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their album 'Shadow In The Dark', released in December 2019 via K-Dreams. Buy it here.
"The main character here is based on the Mother Joan of the Angels (Polish: Matka Joanna od Aniołów, also known as The Devil and the Nun) from 1961 horror film on demonic possession, directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz. The atmosphere in this music video was inspired by polaroids taken by Andrei Tarkovsky."
Oakland-based musician Jackson Phillips aka Day Wave has released the video for his new single "Potions".
The song is taken from his upcoming new EP 'Crush', set to arrive on April 24. Pre-order your copy here.
Day Wave words: “Potions” is about being drawn towards the wrong things in life. It can be hard to understand why we go towards toxic things or people, with this song I was just trying to make sense of it for myself."
Brooklyn post punk/new wave/synth-pop outfit Nation Of Language have premiered their new single "September Again"
The song is taken from their highly-anticipated debut album 'Introduction, Presence', set to arrive on May 29. Pre-order your copy here.
“'September Again' is about struggling with the feeling that with each passing year you’re only becoming a worse version of yourself - less capable of wonder or grand ambition, less sure of your footing in your own life," says frontman Devaney.
"I used to just pick up a book like Crime and Punishment, or detailed histories of the Italian campaign in WWII, and those kinds of artistic/academic adventures now feel so much more daunting for some reason. There is a grit that is required to relentlessly pursue these things like I used to, and I can feel that part of me slipping. I tell myself it’s merely because I’ve picked a lane in life and I only have so much time, but there is always the nagging suspicion that I have, in reality, deteriorated in some meaningful way.
"The song comes out of this war within myself where one part of me is desperately wanting to get back there while another part is only looking to what lays ahead in the life I’ve made for myself."
Cardiff post punk/grunge band Clwb Fuzz have unleashed their new single "No Heaven".
The song will be out on April 3 via Libertino. Speaking about it, bassist/co-vocalist, Emily Kocan, explains: “Instrumentally I recall listening to a lot of The Breeders, their album “Pod” specifically I had on repeat a lot. I’ve always been a big fan of Kim Deal and her dominant bass-lines and feminine vocals with elegant yet menacing hints of filth, I really like that”
From the band: "Hello good people of the virtual world,
In the light of the recent events around the planet, our lives and habits have drastically changed and have placed us in a situation where we have to face sometimes isolation, or at least reduce our social contacts and usual real life interactions.
This reality we are facing although our liberty is restrained is a parenthesis we have to walk through with the hope of better days to shine upon us soon."
"These current restrictions are also a fertile ground for creation, for expressing ourselves in a creative way by any means, a time where solidarity and generosity should prevail above all, where art in any kind of form should be the ultimate remedy for us all to remain free and keep our heads above ground...
Bearing this in mind, we have worked on some new material for the pleasure of doing what we love most and are happy to share it with you...
In a common decision this new unreleased track will be provided to you free of any charge through our Bandcamp.
We are travellers, endless travellers and we hope you'll enjoy the trip with us, here's your ticket... Factice Greets, stay safe."
Las Vegas indie rock band The Killers have released the video for their latest single “Caution”.
The song, featuring a guitar solo from Lindsey Buckingham, is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming sixth studio album 'Imploding The Mirage', which will come out on 29th May via Island Records. Pre-order your copy here.
From the band: "It's been a crazy few weeks in these strange times and looks like things may only get worse. Shimmer is a song about the pure freedom of youth and a clear state of mind. We hope we can take you back to that moment".
Minsk, Belarus post punk/new wave/cold wave trio Dlina Volny have unveiled the video for their new single "Do It".
The song is a taste of their forthcoming LP out this summer via Italians Do It Better. Grab it here.
"Inspired by their love of early 1980’s Soviet Pop & Brutalist Architecture, the trio employs the mechanized action of motoric rhythm machines, vintage synthesizers, and Post-punk bass lines to put their spin on classic New Wave. Masha Zinevitch lights the rain soaked streets of Minsk with her contralto swoon in a post-soviet reality of fear, love and rebellion. "
"This song is about a character, who managed to break into the world they don’t belong in. They managed to lead a whole life and inspire other people to do things they’d always been afraid of. Love and rebellion are an integral part of this journey."
The video was directed by Begi Bratan. Watch it below.
Athens, GA garage rock/bedroom pop/psych artist Locate S,1 (aka Christina Schneider) has aired the video for her new single "Even The Good Boys Are Bad".
The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Personalia', set to arrive on April 3 via Captured Tracks. Pre-order your copy here.
Her partner Kevin Barnes, of the rock band of Montreal, co-produced and engineered the album, and shares a writing credit on “Even the Good Boys Are Bad,” which references a conversation she had with Barnes about his daughter beginning to date. Schneider coined the phrase “even the good boys are bad” in reference to his paternal anxiety, they then took it and it turned into the album’s biggest hook—“Even the good boys are bad / even the best ones, even the good sons.” The song reached its final form after Schneider listened obsessively to Britney Spears’ hit single “Toxic.” You can hear this influence in the charging drums, spiraling synths and the song’s enigmatic chorus.
Watford based indie rock band The Spitfires have announced the release of their new album ‘Life Worth Living’.
The record, produced by Simon Dine, who was behind the desk for Paul Weller’s 22 Dreams and Wake Up The Nation amongst a varied CV, will be out on 5th June via Acid Jazz Records Pre-order your copy here.
Life Worth Living is a contrasting melting pot of unadulterated joy and melancholy, laughter, tears, frustration and peacefulness. Quiet and introspective moments collide with loud and angry times and no less powerful. At its heart is a sense of hope that things can be better, the title reflects that aspiration.
The band have also shared a lyric video for their new single "(Just Won't) Keep Me Down", a song coupled with an everyday narrative depicts any night in any town after a night out. A song about “walking home from the pub following last orders, an air tinged with danger, chaos and paranoia – be it the darkened streets, police sirens competing with those of the ambulance service to drunken disorder outside the takeaway” explains Sullivan, adding further “I just wanted to capture the environment, one that people can relate to wherever they live.”
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "(Just Won't) Keep Me Down" below.
Life Worth Living Tracklist
01. Start All Over Again
02. It Can’t Be Done
03. Life Worth Living
04. Tear This Place Right Down!
05. How Could I Lie To You?
06. Kings & Queens
07. (Just Won’t) Keep Me Down
08. Tower Above Me
09. Have It Your Way
10. Make It Through Each Day
11. The video was directed by Tony Briggs. Watch it below.
“Have I Started at the End” successfully maintains the duo’s classic EBM signatures and synthesized aggression, while cradled by a repetitive mantra that questions the fragility and frustration of life..