Thursday, October 29, 2020

Stumps Announce Debut LP 'All Our Friends', Stream "I've Had Enough"

Sydney indie-rock/alt punk band Stumps have announced the release of their debut full-length album 'All Our Friends'. 

The 12-track record, featuring their new single "I've Had Enough," will be out on December 4th via Cooking Vinyl. Pre-order your copy here.

All Our Friends is a genre-bending album that plays on contrast and juxtaposition. A diverse collection of songs that explore a milieu of beauty with an underbelly of addiction, depression and abuse.

If not for its lyrical weight, many of the songs soar and float into elation, yet never do the tracks feel ungrounded. There is a balancing act being performed in each song that allows humour, contemplation and joy to shine, without ever overcorrecting into obnoxiousness. It is a love letter that criticises and analyses one’s self and one’s environment, with musical expanse and determined lyricism.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "I've Had Enough" below.

All Our Friends tracklist:
02. I've Had Enough
03. This Is Why We Fall Apart
04. Makes Me Alright
06. 2020
07. Mouth Static
08. Daffodils
09. Suburbia
10. Culture Tourniquet
12. The Bore


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Watch: Coach Party Unleash New Single "Really OK on My Own"

Isle of Wight indie rock/pop band Coach Party (formerly known as Jeph) have unleashed their new single "Really OK on My Own".

Speaking about it, lead singer/bassist Jess Eastwood says: "It’s all about being so in love with someone, that you start blowing off your friends to spend time with just them. However, there’s always that fight, where when you love someone so much, you also think of the possibility of suddenly ‘would you be ok without them?’ Then there’s the chorus of ‘does she even know you’re here’ - this is relating to a scenario where you’re with someone who’s already with someone else, and you’re always comparing yourself to them: ‘do I make you feel better’. Generally touching base on how complicated love is, and where your thoughts can spiral."

The song is out now via Chess Club Records. Get it here and take a listen below.


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Watch: Peeling Unveil New Single/Video "Ego Death"

Canadian noise pop/post punk/psych band Peeling have unveiled the video for their new single "Ego Death".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Worshipper', which will be available on November 27 through Labyrinth Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

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Watch: Crowded House Return With New Single/Video "Whatever You Want"

New Zealand legends Crowded House have returned with their new single and video "Whatever You Want", their first in over a decade.

The song is out now, get it here

The video was directed by Nina Ljeti, featuring Mac DeMarco. Watch/listen below.

Watch: Shiva And The Hazards Share "Revolution Son" New Video

Melbourne indie rock/psych band Shiva And The Hazards have shared the video for their latest single "Revolution Son".

The song, mixed by Mark Gardener of RIDE, is part of our current playlist and is the first taste of their debut album due next year. Get it here.

The video was directed by Monique Pizzica and Jet O'Rourke, and filmed at Forum Theatre, Corner Hotel and Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, Australia. Take a look below. 


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New Entry: Stay Lunar Premiere New Single "Not Your Fight"

Swindon/Bristol indie pop band Stay Lunar have premiered their new single "Not Your Fight".

Speaking about it, the band told Clout: “Not Your Fight’ is actually quite a dark song about trying to help someone with an addiction – but luckily, in typical Stay Lunar fashion, we’ve turned a difficult topic into something that we feel is a really up-beat and fun to listen to. We really love the idea of people both being able to dance to our songs and listen with headphones on their beds at night while they’re feeling all reflective about life.

UPDATE 02/11/2020: "Not Your Fight" is our new Single of the Week!

I guess that sums up the contrast between writing and performing for us, the writing is very personal and emotional, whilst the performing is a real release and a huge amount of fun, so we hope that comes across in our music.”

The song is out tomorrow (Oct 30). Grab it here and take a listen below.


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New Entry: Irene de Milo Air "Retirez Vos Mains De Mon Visage"

French minimal synth/synthwave/electronic outfit Irene de Milo have aired their new track "Retirez Vos Mains De Mon Visage".

The song is taken from their 'toujours à l'ouest' EP, which came out last Sunday (October 25). Buy your copy here.

Take a listen below.

New Entry: Blood Handsome Releases "Love Lost" (NITE Remix)

Los Angeles, CA darkwave/post punk artist Blood Handsome (Gerren Reach) has released the NITE Remix of his track “Love Lost.”

The original version of the song features on his sophomore album 'Rituals', released in August this year via Cleopatra Records. Get it here.

Take a listen below.


Watch: Yee Loi Reveal "Poison Heart" (Ramones cover)

Liverpool rock/punk duo Yee Loi (sisters Rose, age 13 and Matilda, age 11) have revealed their cover version of Ramones' track "Poison Heart".

"Poison Heart" was written by Dee Dee Ramone, who had retired as their longtime bassist in 1989 but still wrote songs for the band. It was included on their 1992 album Mondo Bizarro and was also released as a single.

Watch/listen below.


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