29 May 2015

Introducing... ZIBRA

After exploding onto the dance floors with their electrifying brand of glitch indie last year, London outfit ZIBRA have now unveiled their latest offering, Great White Shark. The track, lifted from the brand new ‘EP 2000’, is another snapshot of the band’s signature stadium-sized chorus chants, clattering guitars and punchy, anthemic riffs. ZIBRA’s debut track Heartache gained early support from BBC Introducing and Zane Lowe who made the band ‘Next Hype’ when playing the track. The trio have been busy honing their craft on the live circuit, playing alongside Coasts, Years & Years and Sunset Sons, across the UK, ahead of this summer’s festival season. Great White Shark is the lead track to be lifted from ‘EP 2000’, which also includes ‘Eclipse’ and ‘Vibrance’.

28 May 2015

Theo Altieri covers Jungle's "Drops" [IAI PREMIÈRE]

We're big fans of Theo's, so big that we put him into the 'Longlist' for the annual Emerging Talents Competition for Galstonbury this year, and he's had a strong few months since the announcement too. His new track is a cover of Jungle's "Drops", shot in one take it shows off his powerful vocals, a stripped back approach and full of atmosphere and relaxing vibes!

Theo chose to cover Drops because - "Purely because I love how chilled the track is. The simplicity of the song makes me feel detached from everything else!" -  His brand new single "Little Fun" is out June 21st - you can check out the cover just below.

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Foals upload a blank photo - fans go crazy

Foals have uploaded a blank image on their facebook page, and it seems that the whole entire fanbase has gone mad for it, with some claiming that it's the start of their new album teasers.

Mad if you ask me, could mean literally anything.

27 May 2015

Daily Download... FMLYBND - Young Wild (Watashi Remix)

The band are fresh off their spring tour supporting Milky Chance, and they're celebrating with a big remix package featuring remixes from Ken Loi, Watashi, and Choice exclusively on Beatport- but you can pick up the Watashi remix of "Young Wild" today!


Of Monsters and Men share new track "Hunger"

Of Monsters and Men seem to be steadily leaking their new album, "Beneath The Skin", and with their new track "Hunger" being unveiled late last night we're steadily starting to love it too. This one is one of their more relaxed tracks, and the lyric video is below if you want to learn the words and sing it back to them on their next tour!

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Gallant covers Foo Fighters' "Learn To Fly"

It looks like everyone in the UK is pretty much loving Foo Fighters right about now, and even Gallant over in LA has got in on the act. OK maybe he's not riding off the wave of the hype around the band who are currently in the UK, but none the less, he has covered one of the band's standout songs from their career, "Learn To Fly".


Neon Indian unveils new track "Annie"

Alan Palomo is back with a new Neon Indian song called "Annie". The last Neon Indian album, "Era Extraña", was released way back in 2011, and it seems like he knows a 4 year stint without one is too long, so he's working on a new one now. You can listen to the song below.

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Rat Boy announce Autumn UK tour with ZIBRA as support

Now this is a gig I need to get myself to, and so do you too! Two of the hottest acts are touring together, with Rat Boy taking ZIBRA on tour with him for a stint of shows all over the UK in Autumn - with Rat Boy playing a home-town show in Rayleigh in Essex.

You can check out the poster just below.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich is recording a new album

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has made an announcement of sorts, the singer-songwriter has been a bit quiet as of late, and so he's posted on his facebook page a little update, regarding his new album!

The statement reads - "Hey everyone, I hope this finds you well. I am a few weeks into recording my new album. Can't wait for you to hear the new songs and also get out and play them for you too. See you soon, Ben x"

We can't wait to hear what he's been up to!

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Public Service Broadcasting remix "Marks To Prove It" by The Maccabees

The Maccabees' comeback single - "Marks To Prove It" - has been remixed by the retro loving, propaganda inspired band Public Service Broadcasting. And much like the band's work on their first album it has a driving bassline and a fast drum sequence with some spaced out vocals and synths. Now this is how to put your own spin on a track, love it!

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Jamie N Commons covers "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin

Earlier on this year Nothing But Thieves covered "Holding Out For A Hero" for a trailer of the new Game of Thrones series, and now Jamie N Commons has also recorded a cover for the TV show. This time round covering a classic by Led Zeppelin, none other than "Immigrant Song".

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Foals' new album to be "Heavier"

Foals' new album is going to be a whole lot - "Heavier, Poppier and Weirder" - or that's at least what Yannis is telling the people at Q Magazine.

He said that - "We felt that the spread on 'Holy Fire' was good but on this we wanted to push it out even further, so the extremes were further apart. The heavier songs are heavier, the popper songs are popper and weirder."

Jimmy also said to Q that they drank a LOT of wine, saying - "We drank about 130 bottles of this red wine called Ardèche, I don't think there was a point where we were all drunk."

Their new album is expected to be a late 2015 release or a very early 2016 release - but watch this space!


New Swiss Festival w/ Danish Headliner "GO GO BERLIN"

About two years I came across and had the honor to watch a band at a festival about three (!!!) times. They played a radio show, showcase outside somewhere on the Reeperbahnfestival and an A-Class Clubshow at Indra, where the beatles had their first concert outside of the UK in Hamburg.

Now I've been following these guys eversince and they are rising fast. Not only headlining my once-hometown's finest "Openair Wettingen" but also they've played Maifeld Derby in front of several thousand people. All of them are just about 24-25 years old and after maybe 200-300 concerts they are still looking good. I had a chat with leadsinger and baller Christian Vium about announcing the first headline Festival show in switzerland, perhaps, ever outside of their country? Have a read:

Go Go Berlin in Aargovia. once again. Any last memories of the past night in Royal Cinema Baden?
  • Yeah, is that the concert with the tall wall, right next to the stage, i climbed up on? I love when stages looks different - gives you an opportunity to change your show every time! But yeah, we were quite hung over (we have a say that Switzerland ALWAYS get's GGB drunk!!!), but that's good for us, helps up relax a bit more.. we often play better then.
You will be headlining the great young festival Openair Wettingen. It's possibly as young as you guys are. But recently there are new young guys running it. Searching for thruthful entertaining bands. What are you going to do if it's a rainy day and you took your white panties on and everywhere is mud and such?
  • "Searching for truthful entertaining bands" ... sounds like they got the right band then!! haha. Like i said, i love different settings, different crowds... We always try to get the best of the situations! And we fucking love the "headlining" status.. it builds up the expectations, and steps up our game!
You will be hosted at the hotel which was named after the guy who wrote the swiss national anthem poem right beside the stage. What is your story with the danish poem, tell us. Cause (du du du du du du du doo...) I wonder . . . 
  • With the danish national anthem? Hm, actually we have two.. and the second one is about an old king called KING CHRISTIAN!!! Maybe they'll sing about me too one day.
Your album shall be released this year. Any specific ultra-because it's me- teasing sentence you can spit out to the festival guys?
  • Hmm... it's awesome and i am proud of it?! It's quite in style with the single "Electric Lives" and we've already started playing a handfull of the songs live. So people.. get ready!
Best Festival Band you've ever seen.
  • hmm... I saw Kings Of Leon last year.. they're not the best entertainers, but it's the best sound I've ever heard live... like...ever! ..and it was even at a festival! And MAN, do they have the songs!!

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26 May 2015

Beach House announce new album "Depression Cherry"

Beach House have just announced their brand new album "Depression Cherry", with a very red, red velvet album art - the comes out August 28th. They've also gone and announced some UK and Ireland dates too, all of the details are below.

Depression Cherry track-list
  1. Levitation
  2. Sparks
  3. Space Song
  4. Beyond Love
  5. 10:37
  6. PPP
  7. Wildflower
  8. Bluebird
  9. Days of Candy
Beach House UK & Ireland Tour
24 - Belfast Mandela Hall
25 - Dublin Vicar Street
26 - Glasgow ABC
27 - Manchester Ritz
30 - London Shepherds Bush Empire

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Stream Jamie XX's début solo LP "In Colour"

Jamie XX's début solo LP is now available to stream via iTunes, after two albums with The XX and one with Gill Scott Heron his followers have been eagerly awaiting Jamie's very own album. The album features many artists such as his fellow The XX band-mates, Young Thug and Popcaan.

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Listen to Three Thousand Rivers new track "Between Two Stones" [IAI PREMIÈRE]

Today we're bringing you a brilliant new Alt-Folk track from the great guys at Three Thousand Rivers. With the band keeping their roots at their influences, this folksy track has great licks of vocal harmonies and presence. Really reminds us of Of Monsters and Men's first album in the way it comes across, such a grown up song, and I can see them establishing themselves soon too!

This song is well worth the listen, it's the second song lifted from their brand new EP "Body Aha".


Soak streams her début album "Before We Forgot How to Dream"

The Derry/Londonderry singer-songwriter now has a full stream of her debut album "Before We Forgot How to Dream" thanks to the lovely people at NPR.org. The stream comes just a week before the albums official release on 2nd of June via Rough Trade.

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Everything Everything announce in-store shows

Everything Everything have today announced a string of shows leading up to the release date of their third album, "Get To Heaven", on 22nd of June. The Rough Trade show is most likely to be 'ticketed' - so you need to arrive early on the day and request a wristband for the show.

Everything Everything In-Store Shows
18 - Kingston, Banquet (6pm)
18 - Kingston, New Slang, Hippodrome (10pm, full show)
19 - Bristol, Rise (6.30pm)
22 - Manchester, HMV (5pm)
23 - London, Rough Trade East (7pm)

JAWS unveil video for "Bad Company"

JAWS have today unveiled the video for their latest single, "Bad Company", which is a real departure from their work on their first LP.With the band already in the studio finishing things off for their follow-up, which we're expecting to be a lot heavier, much like the video below.

Director Richard Manning says - "Connor’s lyrics relate to isolation and a feeling of disconnection to the world during adolescence. I wanted to portray this view through stark locations and the subject’s idiosyncratic yet melancholic view on life."

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BBC axes Never Mind The Buzzcocks

The TV show that's been on the BBC has been axed. The show that's been running for over 28 series spread over 19 years has been one of the latest cuts in the Beeb's music cutback, another being the amount of live music it's having on BBC Radio 1.

Rhod Gilbert was the show’s final presenter, with Phil Jupitus Noel Fielding remaining as team captains.