Friday, July 30, 2021

New Entry: Belishas Unveil New Single "Brother"

Bristol post-indie/post-pop band Belishas have unveiled their new single "Brother".

Written as a reaction to the current state of the nation, Brother delves deeply into personal anguish at the ever-worsening, austerity ridden modern Britain. Rather than a direct and aggressive approach, the song sorrowfully weaves its way through every-day struggles, highlighting the disarray and chaos we have to endure on a daily basis. 

Written in the post -Brexit perspective, the song confronts the mass unemployment of youth, growing and normalised xenophobia and the overall apathy that seems to encapsulate these times. Contrasting with the empowering jangle of Whispers, Brother lifts a sorrowful veil, reacquainting us with the real world once again.

Get it here and stream it below.



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Watch: Moving Units Air "Body Electric" (Sisters of Mercy Cover)

Los Angeles indie rock/punk band Moving Units have aired the video for their cover version of Sisters of Mercy's classic "Body Electric".

The song is taken from their upcoming album 'Moving Units of Mercy', which will be out this fall.

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: Echoberyl Drop New Single/Video "Salomé (Suffer Me)"

French coldwave/post punk/synthwave duo Echoberyl have dropped the video for their new single "Salomé (Suffer Me)".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Mother Solitude and Other Dark Tales', which will be released in October 2021. Get it here.

From the duo: "Our version of the myth of Salomé and her fatal dance (in an alternative video edit). Inspired by the tragedy by Oscar Wilde and the film transpositions of Carmelo Bene and Ken Russell."

Watch/listen below.



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Watch: Latenight Honeymoon Reveal "Death By Hologram"

London indie rock band Latenight Honeymoon have revealed the video for their new single "Death By Hologram".

Watch/listen below.


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New Entry: Metal Disco "Σκιές" & "To The Beat Of Her Heart"

Dark electronic/minimal synth artist Metal Disco shares two new songs "Σκιές" & "To The Beat Of Her Heart".

The first track features on his 'Καμία Εξουσία' EP and the second is taken from his 'Rough & Dirty' EP, both released via Werkstatt Recordings on July 25. 

Stream both tracks below.


Watch: Capitol Unleash New Single/Video "Moths All Around Me"

Canadian new wave/post punk/dream pop band Capitol have unleashed the video for their new single "Moths All Around Me".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new EP 'All The Rest Of My Heads', which will arrive on September 17th via Meritorio Records. Get it here.

From the band: “‘Moths All Around Me’ is first and foremost our version of a love song. It’s a sort of recognition that we can destroy ourselves in love just as we can best ourselves in love, or often do both at once”.

Watch/listen below.



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New Entry: Cabaret Nocturne Unveils New Single "Afterlife feat. Eleonora"

Belgian DJ/Producer Cabaret Nocturne (aka Raphaël de Sauvage) has dropped his new single "Afterlife feat. Eleonora".

The song features on the German record label TAU's huge compilation series, 'Spektrum', out today (July 30). Grab it here.

On 'Afterlife', which features Eleonora on vocals, a percolating bassline acts as the foundation for Eleonora's wistful spoken word. Her lyrics tell the story of her experience in the afterlife and the questions she asks while she's there. Meanwhile, the instrumental goes through peaks and troughs, sparking head nodding and two-stepping in abundance.

Stream it below.



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Pink Turns Blue Announce New LP 'Tainted', Stream "You Still Mean Too Much To Me"

Berlin post-punk/alt rock band Pink Turns Blue have announced the released of their new studio album 'Tainted'.

Set to be released on September 24 via Orden Records, this album is the result of time well spent this past lockdown year writing, recording, mixing and mastering the new album in their Berlin recording studio. Pre-order your copy here.

Inspired by Joy Division, The Sound and The Chameleons, Pink Turns Blue plays alternative rock heavily influenced by 80s post-punk and new wave. 

On ‘Tainted’, the band added an electronic element to their classical vocals, guitar, bass and drums. The album title itself relates to the state of our world: climate change, its effects, the reaction to it, the split within society, isolation, health risks and financial uncertainty.


"How to overcome the grief / pain of lost love, torn between hate, very bad feelings and, at the same time, not being able to let go at all. As there is no understanding why you fall in love with someone in the first place, there is also no reason / understanding  why love does end or your love of life starts to feel attracted to someone else. It all dissolves into nothingness," says vocalist/guitarist Mic Jogwer.

"Some melodies and moods just call for certain sad themes and touch old wounds that never seem to heal. Normally love stories don’t seem to have a connection to me and my life. But then, when I find a sad melody with some sad chords it all gets stirred up and comes to life. Maybe love really never ends."

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to their new single "You Still Mean Too Much To Me", below.

Tainted tracklisting:

01. Not Even Trying
03. I’ll Never Give Up
05. I’m Gonna Hold You
06. It Fades Away
07. Never Give Up
08. Summertime
09. Brave New World
10. You Still Mean Too Much To Me



New Entry: DROVES Premiere New Single "Operator"

Sydney via Wollongong new wave/synth punk DROVES have premiered their new single "Operator".

Lead by vocalist and front-woman Taylor McAuliffe 'Operator' is an ode to safe spaces in music venues and the importance of calling out toxic behaviour that can sometimes go unchecked. Co-written by Fletcher Matthews (Clews, The Buoys, and Dear Seattle) 'Operator' is just one of the multiple releases that DROVES have in store for 2021 and a call out from their EP that will be out on the 15th of October.

“This song to me was written as a call to be confident, be loud and be heard. It’s a way to put aside the everlasting negative impacts some situations and experiences have for a few minutes to celebrate, dance, and let go instead.” Taylor elaborates, “We’ve always made it imperative that our shows are a safe space for everyone to be comfortable in. It’s a value that we, as a band, hold very closely. We will always stand in solidarity with anyone who has been impacted by harassment or abuse and the constant fear that comes with it. There’s been enough silence around subjects that make people uncomfortable, and this is our chance to use our platform to voice this.”

Grab it here and stream it below.


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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Watch: Marlow Share Music Video For "Blame It"

Eastbourne, East Sussex indie rock band Marlow have shared the video for their newest single "Blame It".

With an amalgamation of influences, their sound breaks down genre norms, creating something that brings to mind the likes of Oasis, Tame Impala and The Strokes, with euphoric, manic energy reminiscent of so many UK bands such as The Vaccines and The Courteeners. 

“Blame It” narrates the lack of communication in relationships and how people try to avoid responsibility for their issues by shifting the blame onto others and coming up with excuses. This reckless behaviour can quickly become a hard habit to break, especially when you’re too busy having fun and brushing things under the carpet. 

Through jangly inspired guitars that lace perfectly around the twinkling synth lines and gravelly, raw vocals which provide a real and honest look into the lives of the band, “Blame It” emits a familiar, warming feel that encompasses you head to toe. Joe reveals, “I guess you could say the track has a sort of feel-good melancholy and embraces a juxtaposition of emotions and feelings… We really enjoy instilling a sensation of nostalgia.”  

Get it here and watch the video below.



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New Entry: Velvet Sunset Air New Single "Summer Night"

French indie rock/alt duo Velvet Sunset have aired their new single "Summer Night".

The song b/w "Old School Lovers"is out today (July 29). Get it here.

Take a listen below.



Watch: LICE Release Music Video For "Persuader"

Bristol experimental punk/post-industrial band LICE have released the video for their latest single "Persuader".

The song is taken from their debut album 'WASTELAND: What Ails Our People Is Clear', which came out earlier this year (January 8) through on their own label Settled Law Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed/animated by Tasha Lizak. Watch it below.


Watch: Small Reactions Reveal Music Video For "New Age Soul"

Atlanta, GA indie rock/pop band Small Reactions have revealed the video for their latest single "New Age Soul".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their recent album 'New Age Soul', which came out earlier this month (July 2) through SofaBurn Records. Buy your copy here.

Watch the video below.



Gustaf Announce Debut LP 'Audio Drag For Ego Slobs', Stream "Book"

Brooklyn-based art-punk/post-punk quintet Gustaf have announced the release of their debut studio album 'Audio Drag For Ego Slobs'. 

The album was co-produced by singer Lydia Gammill co-produced and Carlos Hernandez (Ava Luna, Mr Twin Sister), and will be released on 1st October via Royal Mountain Records, featuring their new single "Book". Pre-order it here.

“‘Book’ is a song about the fallacy and fight of getting ahead vs being a head. It is seeking validation in the wrong places and from the wrong people,” singer Lydia Gammil explains. “The hook, “I got ahead, I got a head” is a fun little taunt that we find either being thrown in our face or coming out our mouth. Everyone gets their moment up on the pedestal and everyone gets their turn falling off of it. Whether it’s up or down, ‘Book’ is about accepting whatever level you’re on.”

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Book" below.

Audio Drag for Ego Slobs Tracklist:
01. Mine
02. Book
03. Best Behavior
04. Dream
05. Liquid Frown
06. The Motions
07. Cruel
08. Dog
09. Package
10. Happy



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Watch: Jungle Unleash New Single/Video "Truth"

London indie/electronic duo Jungle have unleashed the video for their new single "Truth".

The song is taken from their forthcoming third studio album 'Loving In Stereo', which will be available on August 13th through Sonic Blew/[PIAS]. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about it Jungle’s J&T said: “‘Truth’ is another moment on the record which came very quickly and naturally. It was the most different sounding thing we had made at the time, and for that reason couldn’t ignore it. For us it’s about youth, love and trust. The feeling of finding someone who means more than anything else in the world.”

Watch/listen below.


Watch: Amyl and The Sniffers Drop New Single/Video "Security"

Melbourne punk /rock band Amyl and The Sniffers have dropped their new single "Security", alongside an accompanying music video.

The song is taken from their sophomore album 'Comfort To Me', which will be out on September 10th via Rough Trade Records (UK/Europe), ATO (North America). Pre-order it here.

Watch/listen below.


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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Watch: Spud Cannon Unveil Music Video For "Supersonic"

New York indie rock/garage rock band Spud Cannon have unveiled the video for their latest single "Supersonic".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their third full-length album 'Good Kids Make Bad Apples', released last month (June 25) through Good Eye Records. Grab your copy here.

Watch the clip below.


Watch: Mellor Share Music Video For "Vacant Stare"

Reading indie rock band Mellor have shared the video for their latest single "Vacant Stare".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their forthcoming new EP ‘Fragment Of Imagination’, out on August 20. Pre-orer your copy here.

Watch the video below.



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Watch: Breeze Airs New Single/Video "Hard Boiled Wonderland"

Canadian psych-pop/indie disco outfit Breeze (aka producer/multi-instrumentalist Josh Korody from Beliefs) has released the video for his new single "Hard Boiled Wonderland".

The song is taken from their forthcoming eighth studio album 'Only Up', which will be available on August 26 through Hand Drawn Dracula. Pre-order your copy here.

The album features rapper Cadence Weapon, psych pop artist Tess Parks, and an array of the Toronto music scene, including members of Orville Peck, Tallies, Vallens, Zoon, Sauna, Fake Palms, Rapport, Praises, Civic TV, Moon King, Blonde Elvis, For Jane, Ducks Ltd, TOPS and Broken Social Scene.

"Hard Boiled Wonderland" finds Korody working between the sounds of Chemical Brothers disco and the colourful house aesthetics of The Orb and Primal Scream's Screamadelica. Heady rhythms are bedded with fuzzy synths and angular guitars.

Speaking about the new single, Korody says: "'Hard Boiled Wonderland' is an important track to me because it was the first song on the album I put vocals down for. I essentially found my "new voice" which ends up dominating the record. I really love the energy of this track so much. Lyrically it's the only song that isn't about anything specific. It's a complete stream of consciousness style of writing as a result of the early stages of the pandemic and feeling extremely existential which ends up making the song quite nihilistic while still anthemic." 

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: Magic Wands Release Music Video For "Blue Cherry"

Los Angeles dream pop duo Magic Wands (Chris and Dexy Valentine) have released the video for their latest single "Blue Cherry".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their fourth studio album 'ILLUMINATE', released in December 2020. Get your copy here.

Watch the clip below.


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Watch: The Empty Threats Premiere New Single/Video "K"

Aussie neo-psych/indie rock/ band The Empty Threats have premiered the video for their brand new single "K".

The song will be out this Friday (July 30). Pre-order it here.

"K is an expression of the desire to feel more alive in day to day life, during a year that has been so suppressed," the band says on the single.

Watch/listen below.



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Watch: The Academic Drop Music Video For "Not Your Summer"

Irish indie rock band The Academic have dropped the video for their latest single "Not Your Summer".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their brand new EP 'Community Spirit', which came out in July 16. Get it here.

Watch the clip below.



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Black Marble Announces New LP 'Fast Idol', Drops "Somewhere"

Brooklyn, NY // L.A synth-wave/post punk artist Black Marble (aka Chris Stewart) has announced the release of his fourth studio album 'Fast Idol'.

The follow-up to 2019's Bigger Than Lifewill be out on October 22 through Sacred Bones Records, Stewart writes and plays everything himself. Pre-order it here

Fast Idol sees Stewart return to a sentiment and process that defined the earlier days of Black Marble, in a return to his intuitive song writing process where songs land as impressionistic snippets of daily conflicts, and people struggle with the challenge of trying to move through the world. “People don’t expect me to be responsible for altering their outlook or mood, they come to hear something that meets them where they are. I trusted on this record that if I stayed in that space and created things from that more mysterious place, it would connect with others.”

Melodies roll with the fizz and charm of Jacno and phrases repeated are electric torchlight ballads sung after hours in William Gibson’s San Francisco. 'Somewhere' opens in sombre herald, before dropping into a fast freeway tempo; the glassy synths and crisp beats cut through the anxious moods on 'Bodies' and 'Try' sits in a lineage with cult bands like Asylum Party. 'The Garden' is a journey through a post-apocalyptic cityscape, earthed by the pulse of a drum machine whereas 'Ship To Shore' could be a lost Oppenheimer Analysis B-side, and the album’s closer 'Brighter and Bigger' catches a sentiment like The Dadacomputer has learned to feel emotions.

"On my previous album I was more specific about the themes I was talking about," Stewart says. "Fast Idol goes back to the songwriting on my early records, where the themes were guided by intuition and instinct – often, their meanings only become clear to me after they're written."

Fast Idol sees Black Marble face the rising tide of uncertainty, leaving our future selves to trace its signal as its frequencies echo into an interstellar expanse, looking for a receiver. He says: "I want my music to stick with you after I leave, even though you might not feel like you’re any closer to knowing it." 

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to "Somewhere", below.

Bigger Than Life Tracklist:
01. Somewhere
02. Bodies
03. Royal Walls
04. Try
05. The Garden
06. Say it First
07. Streetlight
08. Ceiling
09. Ship to Shore
10. Preoccupation
11. Brighter and Bigger


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Dry Cleaning Unleash Double A Side Single "Bug Eggs​/​Tony Speaks!"

London post punk four-piece Dry Cleaning have unleashed their double a-side single "Bug Eggs​/​Tony Speaks!".

Recorded at Rockfield Studios in July and August 2020 during the session for their debut album 'New Long Leg', ‘Tony Speaks!’ was previously only available as a bonus track. Buy it here.

Take a listen below.


Watch: Ducktails Reveals Live Video For "Only A Fool"

Former Real Estate member Matt Mondanile's bedroom-pop project Ducktails, has revealed a live video for "Only A Fool".

The song b/w "Impression", is part of our current playlist and is taken from his upcoming new album (TBA). Get it here.

The video was filmed at the Old Carpet Factory in Hydra Island, Greece by Frank Holbein. Watch it below.


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Monday, July 26, 2021

Killer Workout Announce New EP 'Direct to Video', Stream "Good Thing"

Seattle disco-punk/new wave/indie dance band Killer Workout have announced the release of their new EP 'Direct to Video'

The 3-track EP will be out on September 17. Pre-order your copy here.

The band is following up its acclaimed previous EP dance-core ‘4:3’ with a sleek, bass-driven troika of swift, driving sweeping, dreamy sultry new songs about the joys of motion and the dark side of the bright lights, “Good Thing,” “Thief In The Night,” and “Get Out.”

“‘Killer Workout’ gives you a clue of who we are,” as writer Alexa Peters quoted the band at AudioFEMME about the origin of their band name. “Like, we’re sitting in a room right now with a hundred VHS tapes of horror movies. We’re kind of obsessed … We’re big cinephiles and whenever we’re collaborating, we reference films and visual art that could inspire the work.”

The EP proves it was wise for the band to reunite with engineer Conor Sisk at Rainshadow Recording in Port Townshend, WA, and Levi Seitz at Black Belt Mastering. 

Listen to new single "Good Thing" below.


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New Entry: Treeboy & Arc Unveil New Single "Logistical Nightmare"

Leeds-based post-punk/alt fuzz band Treeboy & Arc have shared their new single "Logistical Nightmare".

The song is taken from their upcoming new EP 'Life Preserver', set to be released on 6th August. Pre-order your copy here.

Take a listen below.



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New Entry: The Zephyr Bones Share New Single "Verneda Lights"

Barcelona-based beach wave/psych pop band The Zephyr Bones have shared their new single "Verneda Lights". 

The song is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album 'Neon Body', which will be out on October 22 through La Castanya. Pre-order your copy here.

With "Verneda Lights", the band draws on incandescent guitar lines, glimmering synth and a driving rhythm section to further hone their take on off-center psych-rock. Speaking about the new track, Silva says: "La Verneda is a neighborhood of Barcelona with a certain special light. This song tells the story of an autumnal and lysergic romance. From a cinematic point of view, you get the feeling of sneaking into a party in which the two protagonists dance to the Verneda Lights’ guitar riff."

Take a listen below.



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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Air "Catching Smoke" Music Video

Australian psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have aired the video for their  latest single "Catching Smoke".

The song is part of  our current playlist and is taken from their recent album 'Butterfly 3000', released in June. Get it here.

The video was directed by Danny Cohen. Take a look below.


Watch: Blancmange Release "Dog Walk in a Cloud" Music Video

British electronic pioneers Blancmange have released the video for their latest single "Dog Walk in a Cloud".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album - their 14th - 'Commercial Break', which will be out on 17th September. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch the clip below.



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Watch: Male Tears Drops New Single/Video "Hit Me"

American electro pop/new wave/synthwave artist Male Tears (aka James Edward) has dropped the video for his new single "Hit Me".

The song is out today (July 24), get it here. Male Tears self-titled debut studio album came out in February this year.

Watch/listen below.



Friday, July 23, 2021

Watch: bloody/bath Premieres New Single/Video "Unholy Cross"

Northampton, UK cold wave/post punk/no-wave/dream pop artist bloody/bath (aka Kailan Price) has premiered the video for his new single "Unholy Cross".

The song, produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls, The Crookes) is taken from his upcoming EP 'Unholy Sonnets'. Get it here.

Talking about it, Kailan said; “I’ve found myself becoming more and more open within my lyricism and Unholy Cross is a perfect example of that. I think at this current period in my life, it would be difficult to write a happy song, I think it would just come across as inauthentic. I just want to represent my emotions in a real and interesting way, no matter how sad they can be. I just hope people who struggle with mental illness can read into my head through the song and realise that no matter how isolated one can feel, that they are never alone in this adversity.” 

Watch/listen below.



Watch: Actors Reveal New Single/Video "Only Lonely"

Canadian cold wave/post-punk/synth pop band Actors have revealed the video for their brand new single "Only Lonely".

The song is out today (July 23) through Artoffact Records and is taken from their sophomore album 'Acts of Worship', set for release later this year. Get it here.

Watch/listen below.


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Bryan's Magic Tears Announce New LP 'Vacuum Sealed', Stream "Sad Toys"

French shoegaze/garage rock band Bryan's Magic Tears have announced the release of their third studio album 'Vacuum Sealed'

The follow-up to 2018's 4 AM, will be available on October 15th through Born Bad Records. Pre-order your copy here.

There was no need for drugs to record "Vacuum Sealed". The intensity of the ten songs that compose the album was enough to make the rest of the world disappear. The music is so massive, its presence so thick, that after a month of work, Benjamin and Marc couldn't even talk to each other. Everything was already there, in front of them. "Vacuum Sealed" would become an absolute classic. One of the cornerstones of their generation, made by musicians who also have - or had - a foot in the Villejuif Underground, Pleasure Principle, Bisous de Saddam or Dame Blanche...

"I don't want to be this 33-year-old guy playing teenage rock." After showing off the muscles on one album side, Benjamin Dupont digs a little deeper into his own veins and transfigures his band's music. They've been mistaken for drugged-out wankers, a band that makes big noise because they have three guitars on stage, slackers singing nonsense in false english. 

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for new single "Sad Toys" below.

Vacuum Sealed Tracklisting:
01. Greetings from space boys
02. Excuses
03. Sad Toys
04. Pictures of you
05. Orion's Gate arrival
06. Tuesdays (Bye Molly)
07. Isolation
08. Always
09. Incipit
10. Superlava


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Watch: Night Tapes Unleash Music Video For "In Poly Amber"

London dream pop band Night Tapes have unleashed the video for their latest single "In Poly Amber". 

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their EP 'Download Spirit', which came out in November 2020 through Breaker Breaker. Buy your copy here.

Watch the clip below.



Watch: The Linda Lindas Unveil New Single/Video "Oh!"

LA-based punk/power pop/new wave band The Linda Lindas have unveiled the video for their brand new single "Oh!".

The song is out now through Epitaph Records. Grab it here.

“’Oh!’ is one of the first songs we collaborated on during the pandemic, masked and distanced on the front porch,” recalls the band. “It started with the main riff and progression Bela brought to the band. Eloise wrote the verses and Lucia and Mila wrote the choruses. The song deals with trying to help out someone and having it blow up in your face.”

Watch/listen below.



Watch: LETTEN 94 Share New Single/Video "Empty Landscapes"

Swiss cold wave duo LETTEN 94 (comprising Dolorès and Freddy Van Ballast) have shared the video for their new single "Empty Landscapes".

The song will be out tomorrow (July 23) through Cold Transmission. Get it copy here.

Watch/listen below.


Clinic Announce New LP 'Fantasy Island', Stream Title Track

Liverpool post-punk pop experimentalists Clinic have announced the release of their ninth studio album 'Fantasy Island'.

The follow-up to 2019's Wheeltappers and Shunters, was recorded in an old studio on Merseyside during the summer of 2019, with good vibrations seeping into the grooves, “Clinic look to a brighter future,” reveal the band in a soundbite. It will be released on 22 October through Domino Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Referencing H.G. Wells’ Things to Come, Marshall McLuhan’s The Medium is the Massage and Sombrero Fallout by Richard Brautigan, the themes Clinic explore on Fantasy Island are time, music and entertainment. In a (coco) nutshell, Clinic have gone funky disco, broadening their sonic palette with the addition of several new gadgets including an electronic acid bass machine, a 1970s cocktail rhythm unit, a Casio digital horn and space drum.

Elsewhere on the album, Clinic cover Ann Peebles’s “I Can’t Stand The Rain” in a delirious manner. “It’s a tin of fruit cocktail,” says one of the band, and there is definitely a lighter, more escapist mood to Fantasy Island. As well as the Human League, other musical influences on the album include Fun Boy Three, Kid Creole and the Coconuts and early 1980s pop music, but also Italian Cosmic disco mix tapes and primitive busker elements, such as the Memphis Jug Band and old blues music, which balance the sound and give Fantasy Island its raw energy. Only Clinic are capable of pulling these disparate references together to make a cohesive, thrilling whole with mixing duties handled by Claudius Mittendorfer (Parquet Courts, Neon Indian).

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for its title track below.

Fantasy Island Tracklist:
01. The Lamplighter
02. Fine Dining
03. Take A Chance
04. Refractions (In The Rain)
05. Dreams Can Come True
06. Miracles
07. On The Other Side...
08. Fantasy Island
09. I Can't Stand The Rain
10. Feelings
11. Hocus Pocus
12. Grand Finale  



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Watch: FEELS Air New Single/Video "Trash Island"

Los Angeles punk rock/psych band FEELS have aired the video for their new single "Trash Island".

The song is taken from their new EP 'Subversive Reaction', out today, July 22 through Deemed Printable. Get your copy here.

"In a plastic world, disposable is eternal. "Trash Island" is all about painting modern society's love affair with plastic as the totally perverted, masochistic kink that it is. We wrote the lyrics from that twisted perspective- where the ultimate fantasy is to live on a trash island, referring to a cartoonized version of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, complete with beach umbrellas, lawn chairs and pink flamingos. We see it as a subversive reaction... romanticizing plastic into a love that will -by it's permanence- never abandon you, and -by it's lifelessness- never judge. The video, directed by Elizabeth Weinberg and filmed using solely drone footage, focuses on the four of us each in different desolate environments and heavily features the L.A. river- once a free-flowing natural water source modernized into a concrete duct that collects water from the gutters when it rains." 

They are currently working on their third full-length album, set for release on Wichita Recordings.

Watch/listen below.



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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Watch: Transistor Release Lyric Video For "Silver Lining"

Birmingham, AL indie rock band Transistor have released a lyric video for their latest single "Silver Lining".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their album debut 'Maybe In The Summer', which came out last Friday (July 16). Get it here.

Watch/listen below.




Watch: Glove Premiere New Single/Video "Behaviour"

Tampa indie rock band Glove have premiered the video for their new single "Behaviour".

The song, produced by Cage the Elephant's Brad Shultz, is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Boom Nights', out later this year. Get it here.

The stylish and magnetic 4-piece group underscores the best of the 1980’s synthetic new wave sound with a contemporary rock n’ roll edge that is sure to propel the band to the forefront of the alternative rock genre.

“Behaviour” is a radiating track that speaks to the static reaction to operate and perform as you’re told - a chain reaction of words and expressions, a sentiment that the song’s vocalist Rod Wendt charmingly teases throughout this ear-worm.

Watch/listen below.



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New Entry: KEG Reveal Debut Single "Heyshaw"

Brighton indie punk 7-piece KEG have revealed their debut single "Heyshaw".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Assembly', which will be available on October 22 through Alcopop! Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about it, singer Albert Haddenham said: "The first tune we wrote as KEG is a cheeky ditty about my mum's family, growing up on Heyshaw farm in the Yorkshire dales and various RAF camps around the world, from Nidderdale to Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur to Driffield, Whippets to Frankfurters. The culture clash must have been quite stark. Musically the track was written at the height of our collective Devo frenzy, we are indebted to our Ohio forebears."

Take a listen below.



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Watch: Lime Garden Unleash New Single/Video "Pulp"

Brighton indie rock/pop/psych band Lime Garden have unleashed the video for their catchy new single "Pulp".

The song is out now through So Young Records. Get it here.

Speaking about it, singer and co-writer Chloe Howard says: The song was inspired by a surreal dream myself and Annabel [Whittle] fashioned, imagining a man covered in orange pulp dancing through underground streets. We tried to capture that feeling of absurdity within this track. The Simon character takes its reference from a dark nursery rhyme type character, but it’s someone we’d still want to dance with!”

Watch/listen below.



Watch: Where We Sleep Unveils New Single/Video "Drive"

London indie rock/alt artist Beth Rettig aka Where We Sleep has unveiled the video for her new single "Drive".

The song is taken from her new album 'The Scars They Leave', which will be available this Friday, July 23. Get your copy here.

Watch/listen below.


Watch: The KVB Premiere New Single/Video "World On Fire"

UK psychedelic/shoegaze/dark wave duo The KVB have premiered their new single "World On Fire", alongside an accompanying music video.

The song is out today (July 21) via Invada Records and is their first new music since 2019's 'Submersion' EP. Get it here.

From the duo: “'World On Fire' was written in late 2019 and at its core it’s about duality and how a phrase like 'set the world on fire, which sounds so destructive, is also about doing something remarkable. We wanted it to be a phrase that is deliberately open to interpretation in this song. Over time we have all become desensitised to bad news and horrific events through television and social media. In much the same way as people slow down to look at a car crash, it feels like we’ve all become more and more obsessed with watching the world on fire."

Watch/listen below



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Watch: Rowan Share New Single/Video "One Of These Days"

Cork indie rock band Rowan have shared the video for their new single "One Of These Days".

The song is taken from their new EP 'Everybody Talks', out this Friday, July 23 through Los Angeles based label, Beverly Martel. Get it here.

On the track, frontman Dylan Howe says: "One Of These Days is a song about the desire for vengeance after a relationship breaks down. 'One of these days I'll get her back' is sung from the perspective of revenge rather than longing. It's ambiguity is tied in with the contrast of 'Smile' and 'Cry' in the chorus. The bittersweet emotions of anger and love are contrasted with imagery such as death and infancy and Robert Emmet's love for Ireland, in which he faced the gallows for."

On the video, he adds: "The video for "One Of These Days" is a snapshot of a grittier Ireland. Touching on addiction, substance abuse and dealing with one's inner turmoil. One person's normality is another person's insanity. The video is a comment on how we perceive the outsiders of society, and how isolated they can be because of the collective view on them."

Watch/listen below.



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Watch: MNNQNS Air Music Video For "Overseas"

French indie rock/post punk band MNNQNS have aired the video for their latest single "Overseas".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their recent EP 'Deviant by Ego', released earlier this month. Buy it here.

Watch the video below.


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