Friday, March 06, 2020

New Entry: Rubber Velvet Drop New Single "Alone And Alone"

UK indie rock/alt/psych duo Rubber Velvet have dropped their new single "Alone And Alone".

The song is out today (March 6) via Stay Blue Records. Buy it here.

Take a listen below.


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New Entry: Softer Still Unleash New Single "Strength To Strength"

Surrey, UK dream pop band Softer Still have unleashed their new single "Strength To Strength".

The song is taken from their forthcoming EP 'High Culture'.

Grab it here and stream it below.


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New Entry: Artificial Pleasure Reveal New Single "Lose Myself Again"

London based electro/indie rock/dance band Artificial Pleasure have revealed their new single "Lose Myself Again".

Grab it here and stream it below. 


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New Entry: Tourists Unveil New Single "Smokescreen"

UK dream pop/indie/psych band Tourists have unveiled their new single "Smokescreen".

The song is out now and took inspiration from Graham Hancock's "The War on Consciousness". It is the second single from our forthcoming debut album which is due for release later this year, we've already heard "Align".

UPDATE 09/03/2020: "Smokescreen" is our new Single of the Week!

Grab it here and have a listen below.


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Watch: Jennifer Touch Premieres New Single/Video "Attic"

Berlin-based dark wave/electronic artist Jennifer Touch has premiered the video for her new single single "Attic".

The song is taken from her long-awaited debut album ‘Behind the Wall’ set to be released on April 24th via FatCat Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Jennifers' words: "Attic is about a time when was a small child and my parents had thrown parties in the attic, dancing the night away listening to their favourite krautrock songs. They were GDR flower-power children, forced to live in a repressed society, behind this wall. The song just came out of me like a laughter or a tear and I realized why I make music. And where it comes from. It comes from my childhood in East Germany, from that attic."

The video was directed by Steve Glashier. Watch it below.


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Lithics Announce New LP 'Tower of Age', Share New Single/Video "Hands"

Portland, OR experimental/minimalist/punk band Lithics have announced the release of their third studio album 'Tower of Age'.

The follow -up to 2018's Mating Surfaces, will be released on June 5th via Trouble In Mind Records. Pre-order your copy here.

“Tower of Age” bristles with invention, wedging lyrical Dadaism into right angles of rhythmic minimalism. This is music in ellipses. A circular communication and a fusion of decades worth of musical insight into a singular refraction of thought & sound. Guitars plunk and scratch, and rhythms pulse and syncopate tightly wound around an imagist's philosophy to "use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation." The band's austere approach to composition and wordplay elevates them above and beyond bands seeking similar sounds; it's not that they use less; it's HOW they use less.

The band have also shared the video for the album's lead single "Hands".  Check out both the tracklist and video below.

Tower of Age Tracklist:
01. Non
02. Hands
03. Beat Fall
04. A Highly Textured Ceiling
05. Snake Tattoo
06. Twisting Vine
07. An Island
08. Victim's Jacket
09. Tower of Age
10. The Symptom
11. Mice In The Night
12. Half Dormancy
13. Cricket Song Through Open Window

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Watch: The Calls Reveal Music Video For "Fall Inside"

Leeds indie/psych trio The Calls have revealed the video for their newest single "Fall Inside".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last week (February 28).

The video was produced by their film-making lead guitarist Will Johnson Take a look below.


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Thrillhouse Release New Single/Video "Lesser"

Brighton-based  dance-punk/alt band Thrillhouse have released their new single "Lesser", and its accompanied video.

The song is out today (March 6) via Seymour Butz Records and follows their debut single ‘One of These Days‘ released last year

Watch/listen below.


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The Magic Gang Announced New LP 'Death of the Party', Stream "What Have You Got To Lose"

Brighton indie rock/pop band The Magic Gang have announced the release of their second studio album 'Death of the Party'.

The follow-up to their 2018 self-titled debut, was recorded in Atlanta with the Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen, and will be out on May 15th. Pre-order your copy here.

The quartet approached the album with two objectives in mind. They aimed to broaden the scope of their harmony-rich, melodically focused pop. And inspired by Lou Reed, Alex Turner and especially Jonathan Richman they wanted to take a more observational lyrical approach.

The stories they tell reflect the experiences of many of their early-twentysomething contemporaries. They explore anxieties about money, relationships and the future, but also the fun moments that they use to escape from such issues. Two songs – Jack Kaye’s ‘Make A Sound’ and Kristian Smith’s title track – best encapsulate their flair for a narrative, with two radically different perspectives on a New Year’s Eve party. Meanwhile, the album closer ‘(The World) Outside My Door’ explores Jack’s guilt at writing music while the Extinction Rebellion protests were hitting the streets.

The album also finds The Magic Gang evolving their sound without losing what people loved them for in the first place. There are elements of disco in ‘Take Back The Track’ and ‘Make A Sound’, ‘Gonna Bounce Back’ hits somewhere between slacker rock and post-punk, while the piano, strings and vocal harmonies on ‘I Am Sunshine’ recalls their love of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys.

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to their new single "What Have You Got To Lose", below.

Death of the Party Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Think
03. Make a Sound
04. Just a minute
05. What Have You Got To Lose
06. Death of The Party
07. Take Back The Track
08. I Am Sunshine
09. Gonna Bounce Back
10. Fail Better
11. (The World) Outside My Door


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Watch: Holy Wave Air New Single/Video "I'm Not Living in the Past Anymore"

Austin-based psych rock/pop band Holy Wave have aired the video for their new single "I'm Not Living in the Past Anymore".

The song is taken from their new album 'Interloper', set to be released on May 8th via Levitation. Pre-order your copy here.

Interloper sees the band adding new layers to their lush and mesmerizing songwriting style. Written about the duality between life at home and life on the road, it sees the band expanding on their most esoteric and thought-provoking themes. “I’m Not Living in the Past Anymore” is a mantra about breaking the cycle of the mundane. 

The video was made by Victor Enriquez / Drip Cuts and Holy Wave. Watch it below. 


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Watch: Chromatics Premiere New Single/Video "Famous Monsters"

Portland indie pop/electronic/synth band Chromatics have premiered the video for their brand new single ''Famous Monsters".

The song is out now, buy it here and check out the video below, directed by the band's own Johnny Jewel.


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