23 January, 2017

Interpol announce "Turn On the Bright Lights" anniversary tour

Interpol have today sensationally announced that they'll be doing a tour to celebrate the anniversary of "Turn On the Bright Lights" by playing the record in its entirety during a select run of shows across Europe and the UK late this summer. The band - now Paul Banks, Daniel Kessler, and Sam Fogarino - is currently working on brand new material in New York for their sixth album which is due out on Matador Records in 2018.

Check out the post just below.

Interpol's Live European Dates 
09 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
10 Vienna, Austria - Arena
12 Buftea, Romania - Summer Well Festival
13 Belgrade, Serbia - Belgrade Fortress
15 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
16 Munich, Germany - Muffathalle
19 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
20 St. Malo, France - La Route Du Rock
22 Asolo, Italy - AMA Music Festival
23 Milan, Italy - Carroponte
25 Zurich, Switzerland - Zurich Open Air Festival
27 Copenhagen, Denmark - The Koncerthuset
29 Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
30 Groningen, Netherlands - Oosterpoort
01 London, England - Alexandra Palace
03 Manchester, England - Albert Hall
05 Paris, France - Le Trianon

09 Madrid, Spain - DCode Festival

Maximo Park announce May UK tour

Maximo Park today have also announced a UK tour for Spring this year. Starting at Birmingham O2 Institute 1 on May 5th, the tour takes in London’s Royal Festival Hall on May 12th before ending on May 19th at Manchester Albert Hall.

Tickets go on sale at 09.00 on Friday 25th January from www.maximopark.com. Full list of tour dates listed below,

Maximo Park UK Tour
5th - Birmingham - O2 Institute 1
6th - Newcastle - O2 Academy
8th - Aberdeen - Lemon Tree
9th - Glasgow - O2 ABC
10th - Sheffield - Leadmill
12th - London - Royal Festival Hall
13th - Bexhill - De La Warr Pavillion
15th - Cambridge - Junction
16th - Cardiff - Tramshed
17th - Falmouth - Princess Pavillion
19th - Manchester - Albert Hall


Feeder announces UK tour for March/April

Feeder (Grant Nicholas & Taka Hirose) announced their return last year after a four-year hiatus in glorious style, with their 9th record "All Bright Electric".  The album became their 7th top 10 release with critics hailing it as up there with the band’s very best.

Today the band have announced a UK-wide tour that's set to take place in March and April - head on down below to check it out, and to hear their latest single release "Another Day on Earth".

Feeder UK Tour
24 - Liverpool, Academy
25 - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
27 - Cambridge, Junction
28 - Southampton, The Guildhall
30 - Keele, University
31 - Sheffield, Leadmill
02 - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
03 - Oxford, Academy
05 - Coventry, Empire
06 - York, Barbican

Superfood sign to Dirty Hit & headline label tour

After storming onto the scene back in 2013 Superfood were riding a huge wave of hype and finally released their first full LP in 2014, however since then they've been very quiet. But don't worry, they've announced today that they've signed to Dirty Hit - the label that launched The 1975's career as well as Wolf Alice's.

With that announcement it's also been confirmed that they'll be headlining the label’s first annual tour this Spring with King Nun and Manchester's Pale Waves in support.

[LISTEN] Arcade Fire - I Give You, Power (feat. Mavis Staples)

Arcade Fire have revealed a brand new track (the first since 2013's "Reflektor"), actually released before the new American president's inauguration they released a short statement with it too -  "It's never been more important that we stick together and take care of each other Love, Mavis and Arcade Fire"

You can listen to their new track below.

The Killers announced for BST in Hyde Park

Today The Killers have been announced as a headline act for a BST gig in Hyde Park, London. The event will take place on the 8th of July with a smattering of quality support acts on the main bill, such as White Lies, Tears for Fears and Elbow.

With this news it's all but ended any hope that the Nevada band will be playing Glastonbury, as the tradition usually hold (anyone headlining a BST show won't play another festival in the UK). You can buy tickets when they go on sale at 9am Friday here.

[LISTEN] Little Comets - Common Things

Little Comets have revealed the first new track from their forthcoming album, "Worhead". "Common Things" is all things Little Comets, they've stuck to their Alt-Pop vibe here and have also kept their DIY ethic.

The Newcastle band's new LP will be released via The Smallest Label on the 10th of March. Head on down to check their new track out.

Julia Jacklin covers The Strokes "Someday" for Triple J

Julia Jacklin takes on The Strokes' classic track Someday", which is lifted from the 2001 album "This Is It" for Triple J's Like A Version. Take a listen below to the very delicate cover.

Maxïmo Park reveal video for new track "Risk To Exist"

Alternative pop types Maxïmo Park today have revealed the video for "Risk to Exist", which is released from their forthcoming sixth studio album of the same name, which is available via Daylighting/Cooking Vinyl from April 21st.

You can check out the new cut just below!

19 January, 2017

[LISTEN] The Bad Habits - Tied Up

Four lads, in a band, from Liverpool... a beginning of a story that COULD be glorious as we all know.

The Bad Habits have grafted over the last year and are now ready to release their first single "Tied Up" on the 10th of Feb 2017. It has the potential to certainly shine a light on the band that will see them continue to build on the already impressive support slots they've picked up with fellow Liver birds, Clean Cut Kid.

'Tied Up' is everything you'd expect from youthful lads cutting their teeth in this game. Catchy, bouncy, possibly sing along? But I remember writing a similar thing about Circa Waves first single and they haven't exactly done too badly! TBH wouldn't go far wrong if they can write future tunes on the same levels as them. I'll be adding 'Tied Up' to a new playlist for the coming months when it drops, that's for sure.

Some striking artwork aswell is worth a mention. Love a good bold artwork cover, makes it stick in the brain that bit longer. If you're around Liverpool on Saturday (21/1/17) get down early to Zanzibar!

Personally, I'll be following their socials closely to see the reaction to this debut single and any future ventures, I hope you do too. Click below to head straight there:


Cheers for the reading,


[LISTEN] ISLAND - Dreaming Of

Ever since Snakadaktal split up we've been looking for that oh so smooth indie-pop outfit with gorgeous melodies, epic guitars and smooth instrumentation to lull yourself into a slumber. Now ISLAND are not related to the former Australian band but are a good shout to be on course to be as big (if not bigger!).

"Dreaming Of" has all of the qualities I love in a track, commanding vocals, hooks left right and centre, dreamy guitars and smooth instrumentation as I mentioned earlier. You can listen to the beautiful "Dreaming Of" below, the track itself is taken off the band's second EP "A Place You Like", which is out 3rd of February.

[LISTEN] The Creases - Everybody Knows

Australia is one huge country, which means sometimes to find something is difficult. However, we've found a cracking new track from Brisbane's very own Stone Roses-esque band, The Creases. Their track "Everybody Knows" instantly was liked my myself as I felt a vibe of the early 2000's in their sound blended with Catfish and the Bottlemen in parts.

If you're after that new indie band to get excited over head over to The Creases, they've already got a good back catalogue - what a find!

[LISTEN] Cloud Nothings - Enter Entirely

"Enter Entirely" is taken from Cloud Nothings' forthcoming album "Life Without Sound", of which is released on the 27th of January via Carpark Records. It's a great taste of what to expect and after everything we've heard so far we can safely say that it's going to be a quality album.

Just listen to this!


AUGUST has revealed a brand new track, which comes the same day as he announces his debut EP which is due later on this Spring. The 80's come Kraftwerk style synths are a real winner here, and the track has a great sense of urgency about it, it's so fresh and leaves you craving for more.

If you wanna listen to it head on below.

Spashh reveal new album "Waiting A Lifetime" + stream title track

Splashh have formally announced today their title for their follow-up to 2013's "Comfort". Titled "Waiting A Lifetime" it was was recorded in the summer of 2016 in Brooklyn at the Rare Book Room Studio by Nicolas Vernhes (War on Drugs, Deerhunter, Animal Collective) and gives us another insight to their world.

The album is out April 14th and you can listen to the fuzzy title track below.

18 January, 2017

Biffy Clyro share video for "Flammable"

Biffy Clyro are arguably one of the biggest Scottish rock bands, if not one of the biggest British rock bands on the scene at the moment, and today sees the band share their video for "Flammable". It's the fifth single to be lifted from their latest LP "Ellipsis".

Watch the video below. Mon the biff!

[LISTEN] PLAZA - Origami

PLAZA have shared their rip-roaring new track "Origami" today, and from the off it sounds like something taken right out Feeders' vault, before heading into a deep and washed out surf-rock sounding affair, no wonder they were in our 'Sounds of 2017' list!

Their new track really is a treat for the ears, and is out on Friday 20th January via Beyond The Wall and available to stream and download on all platforms.

Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro describes solo album as "Pet Shop Boys, Math-Rock and Weird"

In an interview with NME Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro has revealed some rather odd descriptions of his solo album under the name of ZZC.

Speaking about his upcoming solo effort he said " ... It’s going to be a lot more conceptual. I’ve got a few really, really cool ideas for it. It’s going to be almost like the Pet Shop Boys. I’m going to be singing like Neil Tennant and my wife Francesca’s going to be like Chris Lowe at the back. She’s going to look like the girl from ‘The Ring’. 

I’m giving this all away now, but I’m going to get projections of people playing instruments and as I move around the stage I’m gonna join in. it’s quite a lot of choreography.. it sounds like it won’t be ready for this year at all! The music gets kind of weird – it’s not mainstream. I’ve got a seven and a half minute masterpiece I call ‘The Myth’ – it’s this neo-classical thing that goes into a little bit of math-rock. I think it’s one of the best pieces of music I’ve ever written. It started as a score for an 
imaginary movie. ... "

You can hear a live version of his solo track "To The Bone" below.

Liam Gallagher to headline EXIT Festival 2017

Liam Gallagher has today been announced to headline EXIT Festival 2017. The festival is just a short ride away from the Serbian capital Belgrade, the magical Petrovaradin Fortress set high on the banks of the river Danube in Novi Sad provides the perfect setting for the EXIT Festival.

You can check out more announced acts in their tweet below.

[LISTEN] Surfer Blood - Frozen

Surfer Blood's fourth studio album, Snowdonia, comes out on February 3rd via Joyful Noise Recordings. A sonic departure for the band, it's their first release since 2010's "Astro Coast" that lead singer John Paul Pitts has written and mixed alone. Today sees the release of "Frozen", don't worry nothing Disney related here, but it does sound like 'classic' Surfer Blood, so if you're a fan of their older music then this is right down your street!

Head on below and check it out.