21/10/2014

Track of the week... 28 Boulevard - Well Hello

It's not every week we have an award winning artist as a 'Track of the week', but this week we've got Cambridge band 28 Boulevard's new track "Well Hello" in the spotlight. Last Friday the band won the award for Best Indie Group at The New Music Generator's annual award ceremony. I presented the prize to the band, and it was a very pleasant way to finally meet this dedicated band from my local area!


This track reminds me of the 90's rock bands I was listening to late at night when I was suppose to be doing homework, fuzzy and euphoric hooks are the order of the day here, and with loads of vocals going on this can easily be a track the band will be shouting from the roof tops when their new EP drops! Check out their fantastic new song below!

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Pond announce new album "Man, It Feels Like Space Again"

The Australian band have announced their new album "Man, It Feels Like Space Again" will be released via Caroline International on the 26th of January 2015. It’s their sixth studio album too!

The track-listing is below the album artwork.








"Man, It Feels Like Space Again"
  1. Waiting Around For Grace
  2. Elvis’ Flaming Star
  3. Holding Out For You
  4. Zond
  5. Heroic Shart
  6. Sitting Up On Our Crane
  7. Outside Is The Right Side 
  8. Medicine Hat
  9. Man It Feels Like Space Again

White Fever unveil new track "Shadows"

Today we've got a new band emerging from London, White Fever. They just announced their début EP "Beating Of Wings", for release on 27th October, and now you can check out the single from it called "Shadows".

They sound very familiar to me, think of Blondie crossed with The Joy Formidable!



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The Charlatans are back with a new album "Modern Nature" + stream "So Oh"

The Charlatans have unveiled details of their twelfth studio record, "Modern Nature", which will be out on 26th of January next year via BMG Chrysalis. The new LP will be released on a variety of formats, including a coloured vinyl edition that comes with a bonus four tracks!

You can check out a new song "So Oh" below!


The Charlatans 2015 UK Tour Dates
March
3 - Bristol, Academy +
5 - Manchester, Albert Hall ** (w/ Factory Floor, Hot Vestry & DJs Stephen and Gillian)
7 - Leeds, Academy +
9 - Hull, University +
10 - Glasgow, Barrowlands *
13 - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall *
14 - Leicester, Academy (w/ Riding The Low)
16 - London, Roundhouse ^^ (w/ Factory Floor and The Quietus DJs)

Support acts:
+ = Blossoms
* = Factory Floor 

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Here's the Lorde-curated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 OST

It's quite an amazing thing! There is a massive amount of talented musicians here, with brand new music from Chvrches, Lorde, Charli XCX, Haim and long time favourites of mine The Chemical Brothers.

Scroll on down to check out the track-listing and some tracks lifted from it too!


1. Stromae - Meltdown (feat. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Haim)
2. Chvrches - Dead Air
3. Tove Lo - Scream My Name
4. Charli XCX - Kingdom (feat. Simon le Bon)
5. Various Artists - Track 5
6. Raury - Lost Souls
7. Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
8. Tinashé - The Leap
9. Bat For Lashes - Plan the Escape
10. Grace Jones - Original Beast
11. Lorde - Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
12. XOV - Animal
13. The Chemical Brothers - This Is Not a Game (feat. Miguel)
14. Lorde - Ladder Song



Fryars streams two new tracks "Long Road Back To Heartache (via Pain)" & "Mystic Pizza"

Fryars has revealed a brand new track called "Long Road Back To Heartache (via Pain)" and , sadly this is not going to be on his new album as it's one of 'the out-takes' from it. You can listen to the two new tracks just below!


Fryars is confirmed as support for Lily Allen on her UK tour in November-December. He co-wrote two tracks on Lily Allen’s number one album Sheezus and sometimes plays live with her, most recently a short notice headline performance at Latitude Festival:

22 November Glasgow, O2 Academy (w/ Lily Allen)
23 November Sheffield, O2 Academy (w/ Lily Allen)
25 November Manchester, O2 Academy (w/ Lily Allen)
26 November Birmingham, O2 Academy (w/ Lily Allen)
27 November Brighton Centre (w/ Lily Allen)
29 November Plymouth Pavilions (w/ Lily Allen)
30 November Portsmouth, Guildhall (w/ Lily Allen)
11 December Leeds, Canal Mills (w/ Wild Beasts)
12 December O2 Academy , Brixton (w/ Lily Allen)

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Stream Chvrches new song "Get Away" from the Re-Scored Drive soundtrack

After saying last week that new material would take two years to make, it seems that they've sprung this one upon us! "Get Away" forms part of the BBC’s "Radio 1 Rescores: Drive (curated by Zane Lowe)" project, featuring alongside The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, Foals, John Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood, SBTRKT, and Simon Neil.

Watch BBC Three at 10pm on 30th October to hear the track as part "Radio 1 Rescores: Drive". You can also check out another new song of theirs here - it's called "Richard Pryor".



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20/10/2014

Foals, The 1975, Banks, Simon Neil and CHVRCHES all to appear on a re-scored soundtrack to DRIVE

Radio 1 Rescores 'Drive'. A unique, one off project for Radio 1 and BBC Three. Yes, that is correct, on the 30th of October on BBC 3 the film DRIVE will be shown, but this time with a new and original soundtrack.



It will feature The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Eric Prydz, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood, SBTRKT and ZZC (Simon Neil from Biffy Clyro)








Pulled Apart By Horses announce "Medium Rare" EP with new songs!

Pulled Apart By Horses celebrate the end of their most successful year to date with the release of a four track EP featuring some brand new songs, slated in for a release on November 17th via Sony/RED.

(C) Nathan McLaren-Stewart

Pulled Apart By Horses on tour with Kasabian:
October
24 Germany, Bremen, Pier 2 2
25 Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle
26 Germany, Munich, Kesselhaus
28 Germany, Neu-IIsenburg, Hugenottenhalle
29 Germany, Koln, Palladium
31 Italy, Rome, Palalottomatica
November
1 Italy, Milan, Mediolanum Forum
4 Switzerland, Zurich, Maag Hall
6 Holland, Amsterdam, HMH
7 France, Paris, Zenith
8 Belgium, Brussels, Club Forest National

Pulled Apart By Horses Headline Dates (supported by Menace Beach):
November
21 Manchester, Gorilla
22 Glasgow, Stereo
24 Brighton, Haunt/Concorde 2
25 Birmingham, Library
26 Bristol, Fleece
28 London, Heaven


Superfood unveil retro 'Superfood Racer Game'


Superfood have unveiled something different prior to the release of their album, a retro car race game through their homepage - www.superfoodjunk.com - The game, a homage to 80s arcade favourite Out Run, the band's debut album "Don’t Say That" through Infectious Music on 3rd November.

 
Superfood Live UK Dates:

31st October - The Oobleck, Birmingham (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
1st November - King Tuts, Glasgow (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
3rd November - Brudenell, Leeds (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
4th November - Epic Studios, Norwich (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
5th November - O2 Academy, Oxford (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
6th November - Deaf Institute, Manchester (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
10th November - Louisiana, Bristol (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
11th November - Dingwalls, London (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
12th November - The Haunt, Brighton (NME New Breed Tour w/ Honeyblood)
29th November – Trinity Centre, Bristol (w/ Temples)
30th November – Concorde 2, Brighton (w/ Temples)
1st December – Waterfront, Norwich (w/ Temples)
3rd December – The Forum, London (w/ Temples)
4th December – The Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ Temples)
6th December – The Ritz, Manchester (w/ Temples)
8th December – Liquid Room, Edinburgh (w/ Temples)
9th December – Lemon Tree, Aberdeen (w/ Temples)
10th December – The Arches, Glasgow (w/ Temples)
11th December – Riverside, Newcastle (w/ Temples)

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