23 June, 2017

[LISTEN] Slowlights - I Try So Hard EP [IAI PREMIERE]

Following the success of their previous singles ‘A Dream I Had’ and ‘So Far’ in 2016, and ‘I Try So Hard’ in 2017, Slowlights are back with a brand new EP ‘I Try So Hard’, set for release on 23rd June.


The lead single for the EP is ‘Overgrown’, a cinematic track that demonstrates Slowlights’ prowess as songwriters. With soaring vocals, melodic guitar riffs, and a driving rhythm section, this track sees the band explore a softer sound than their previous releases.

You can stream the whole EP exclusively here on It's All Indie!

21 June, 2017

Sunfall Festival 2017 - the ultimate summer event

Following its launch last year, Sunfall returns for round two this year. Brought to you by the teams behind London nightspots XOYO, The Nest and Phonox as well as the creative spirits behind Outlook and Dimensions festivals (both based in Croatia), this is a summer not to be missed. Differing from other day festivals, Sunfall is a party of two halves - with the main day event happening in Brockwell Park on Saturday 12th August. Then complimentarily, you can continue into the night at one of many late night club sessions with some of the UK and the world's biggest underground names.

Sunfall is not your ordinary festival. It is a festival of spirit, of community, and of the city. Underlying the festival is a music policy reflecting urban culture, and musical progression, spread across many genres including jazz, house, electronica, hip hop, dub, soul, techno and disco.

After its triumphant inaugural outing, Sunfall brings this summer a host of huge acts including Chicago legend Larry Heard (aka Mr Fingers), the unstoppable Motor City Drum Ensemble, a live show from Romare, as well as the expanding popularity of The Black Madonna. Other acts across the day event include huge acts like Ben UFO, Floating Points, and Theo Parrish. Check out the full event line-up below.

Starting at only £50 plus booking fee, this event evolves into a must-do event. Tickets are available from Resident Advisor [HERE]

Make sure to check out the [WEBSITE] too for any information.

Check out some reviews of last year's festival.

"The organisers made a clear pact to offer better sound... and the impact was immeasurable" - Thump

"You really were spoilt for choice in that respect, with parties" - Stamp The Wax

"Sunfall positions itself as the muso's choice, and does pretty much everything right on its first outing" - The Guardian

I hope to see you all there!


[LISTEN] Mint - Hypoallergenic

I love finding those tunes that allow me to sing along after only one listen but also don't talk down to me as a fan and assume the only musical vocabulary I have is "woooahhhh ohhhh ohhhh". The Mint lads have produced a blinding summer tune that will soundtrack many a teenage evening this summer when loose morals and flowing alcohol are involved.

I'm hoping the lyric, "My baby tastes like summer" is a nod to beautiful encounter they've had surrounding their youth and not one of crippling hayfever and rejections (this is not my therapy output honest), but their self-professed tagline, "Music to make you kiss strangers", kind of works for this new tune I reckon.

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Wistfully going about its business, 'Hypoallergenic' strikes me that it could probably be a fan's favourite at gigs. The girls down the front assuming every word is written about them because all their sweets have turned sour before. Either way, those sing-along moments throughout this tune will no doubt give the lads a great buzz to carry on what they're achieving recently.

'Hypoallergenic' sounds like the guy's most produced effort yet but I'm assuming that has come off the back of the success of the 'Happiness is Heroin' EP. Now established on the coveted 'This Feeling' new music scene and always being supported by BBC Introducing, the Mint lads are doing Grimsby proud. If you manage to catch them live this summer then their effort on stage alone will probably justify your ticket price.


Go to their Facebook page which I've made easy for you look... www.facebook.com/WeAreJustMint in order to see upcoming festival/tour dates and also antics of theirs whilst out n about!

Cheers for reading, share it about a bit if you like it, the lads would love you forever for that!

@JaseHare

20 June, 2017

[LISTEN] Vivienne Chi - Vivienne

The powerful alt-pop debut ‘Vivienne’ hones in on lo-fi grittiness from The White Stripes while unifying her classic British influences including Massive Attack and Bat For Lashes. Fronted with a distorted, driving bassline that strikes like a marching parade. The melodies and lyrics are delicate yet powerful & the songs tell tales of escapism. The first single 'Vivienne' is a track with a distinctly British edge. Vivienne Chi comments “I wrote 'Vivienne' about getting through the aftermath of a break-up and that little voice in your head that persuades you to do something stupid. It's about losing control and letting your other, less dignified self take over for a moment.”




An equally intensifying video accompanies the music presenting Vivienne in spectral and diluted visuals, reversed vocal hooks come forward, while mirrored reflections of herself begin to present. From its framework and build, the journey the song takes is more like a cinematic piece. The track never fails to up the tension higher and higher throughout.




Keep updated with Vivienne Chi on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/viviennechimusic/

Words by Cole Samson

18 June, 2017

ISLE OF WIGHT (IOW) FESTIVAL 2017 [REVIEW]

There’s a unique romance about the IOW festival. Maybe it’s following in the footsteps of iconic acts like Jim Hendrix, The Doors, the Who and David Bowie or the excitement of having to get on a ferry/hovercraft to get there! The sheer numbers (up to 90,000 daily attendance) means that for 3.5 days in June IOW IS the festival!
The 2017 main stage headliners included Rod Stewart, Run-DMC, Arcade Fire and David Guetta. These acts were all amazing but go there just for the main stage and you miss out big-time. The Big Top stage hosted bands such as The Amazons and The Sherlocks who played to packed out audiences. The Amazons is a stand-out band on any stage. Hot property off the back of their debut album they looked like they been playing massive stages for ever. An absolute favourite performance of the entire festival. Catch these guys this summer. Not only is the music huge but they are totally down to earth and were well and truly over-excited to have played the same stage as The Undertones on the final afternoon of the festival!



The first thing anyone new to festivals needs to know is that it’s not possible to see everything and invariably if you really want to see certain bands they’ll be sure to be scheduled on different stages at the same time! Luckily some bands played several sets on different stages across the festival and it’s fascinating to see how they deal with the different size stages and audiences.
One of the best places to be was the Jack Rocks This Feeling Stage. It would have been extra easy to not move from there for the entire festival. It’s no under-statement to say that the Jack Daniels/This Feeling partnership has totally rejuvenated the music scene promoting new music and giving musicians the opportunity to develop and grow as they play across multiple venues/festivals in the UK.  Make no mistake these are the future main stage headliners.
Outstanding performances across the Jack Rocks/This Feeling and Hard Rock stages included: The Blinders, Paves, White Room, The Novatones, The Wholls, Bang Bang Romeo, SHEAFS, Trampolene, Himalayas, The RPMs, The Jackobins, The Shimmer Band and Jordan Allen. Without exception these bands had the time of their lives at IOW and to witness the scale of happiness both on the stage and off proves without doubt that there’s massive talent in the industry some of which could be playing IOW for many years to come.  Mikey Jonns is the brains behind This Feeling making exciting new music accessible to the public and providing musicians with the opportunity to get out and play. If you love music then look out for This Feeling gigs local to you.
Other outstanding bands were Wild Front (Big Top and Hard Rock stages) who are whipping up industry excitement wherever they appear; Judas (Big Top and Hard Rock stages) who I predict will be huge and from the main stage Nothing But Thieves and Catfish and the Bottlemen.
Watching Catfish and the Bottlemen develop over the last couple of years has been astounding. From venues with tens of people watching to arenas and festivals with many thousands of people. Incredible performance on the main stage and a ‘must see’ band over the summer of 2017.
A few manic days and IOW Festival 17 was over. Back across the water and the island is handed back to the locals. Until next time!


14 June, 2017

Everything Everything announce new album "A Fever Dream" + stream new track "Can't Do"

Everything Everything have been teasing new music for a while now, and after their stand-alone single "I Believe It Now" being released in 2016 and their previous LP being released in 2015 now is the best time for the band to announce a new album. Their new record is called "A Fever Dream" and is produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Depeche Mode).

You can listen to the new track "Can't Do" below.


Jonathan Higgs says: "... “"Can't Do"” is about trying to bend to the world and fit into it. Nobody is normal, nobody knows what normal is. 'I can't do the thing you want' - we don't care we just want you to dance. ... "

13 June, 2017

Top 8 Indie Acts playing FIB 2017

This year's Benicàssim (FIB) festival undoubtedly has a stellar line-up brimming with incredible acts, from Liam Gallagher to Kasabian, The Weeknd to Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chili Peppers to Foals - the list is endless! The great thing about this festival is that there is always a large number of artists signed to independent record labels on the line-up, ensuring that FIB is supporting the independent music industry which is always excellent! We have put together a list of our Top 8 Indie Acts (signed to independent labels) who are playing Benicàssim 2017 - make sure to check them out below!






1) Temples


Signed to Heavenly Recordings and having released two incredible albums to date, U.K. pyschedelic rock four-piece Temples will be playing the festival on Friday 14th July. Following on from their most recent LP, 'Volcano', the band have been touring the US non-stop as well as Europe. Temples are always known to put on an ace live set and their sun-kissed music in a festival atmosphere is ultimately all you can ask for. Make sure you don't miss out!


2) Kaytranada


Signed to XL Recordings, Canadian electronic artist and producer, Kaytranada will be gracing the festival on Sunday 16th July. Kaytranada is undoubtedly an artist of the 21st century, having released his critically acclaimed debut album '99.9%' last year, featuring the likes of Anderson. Paak, Vic Mensa and Little Dragon (to name a few). He also won the prestigious Polaris Prize 2016. Kaytranada is just at the beginning of his huge career ahead, make sure you catch him whilst you still can!


3) Dream Wife


Signed to Lucky Number Music, indie rock three piece Dream Wife will be heading to Benicassim on the first day of the festival, Thursday 13th July. Dream Wife have been generating a hype on the indie scene, supporting Black Honey at the end of 2016 and embarking on their own headline UK tour this year. The band have an attitude reflecting the era of New York punks as well as the riot grrrl movement. Their show are always full of energy and establish a classic grunge/garage feel to them, it’s going to be great!


4) Marika Hackman


Signed to the prestigious Transgressive Records in the UK, Marika Hackman is an alt-rock singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Devon. She released her sophomore LP ‘I’m Not Your Man’ earlier this month, which also features London band The Big Moon as backing vocalists and instrumentalists. The album received great reviews from publications such as The Guardian who gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Marika’s live sets are utterly mesmerizing and special, she infuses traditionally winding melodies with innovative production techniques, taking the nu-folk genre to another realm. Hackman plays Benicassim on Saturday 15th July.



5) Desperate Journalist


Signed to indie tastemakers Fierce Panda Records, Desperate Journalist are a London-based post punk band and have released two albums to date. Having been played regularly by BBC Radio 6 Music, there is no stopping this band from achieving great things. Their second album ‘Grow Up’ was released in March this year and is about ‘figuring out what being an adult is supposed to mean’. They play Benicassim on Saturday 15th July, we can’t wait for this one!



6) Twin Peaks


Signed to Grand Jury Records, Chicago-based indie five-piece Twin Peaks will be heading to Benicassim on Thursday 13th July. The band’s style is a blend of 60s garage rock and the noughties garage punk sound. Their most recent album ‘Down In Heaven’ reflects this sound perfectly and is great for those festival crowds in the sun. Twin Peaks have recently been on tour with Spanish indie favourites Hinds. If you love Hinds then you will be buzzing for Twin Peaks at Benicassim, it’s definitely going to be a set to remember!


7) Sunflower Bean


Signed to American indie label Fat Possum Records, Brooklyn rockers Sunflower Bean will be playing at Benicassim on Thursday 13th July, along with numerous other indie bands mentioned previously. Sunflower Bean released their stunning debut album ‘Human Ceremony’ last year. Their dreamy psych rock is extremely catchy and entrancing when they play live. Their single ‘Easier Said’ explores more of a guitar-pop territory, and again will be the perfect festival tune to dance along to. It’s been a while since the band have toured Europe, make sure you catch them whilst you still can!



8) Blaenavon


Signed to Transgressive Records in the UK, indie band Blaenavon consists of three boys who have taken the music world by storm. Their debut album ‘That’s Your Lot’ was released in April 2017 and generated excellent reviews, receiving 5/5 stars from DIY Magazine. Frontman Ben Gregory’s instantly recognisable vocals are brimming with emotion and his deep thought-provoking lyrics always generate a connection and familiarity with the audience. Blaenavon grace the stage at Benicassim on Friday 14th July and this is definitely a set you don’t want to miss out on, there are big things ahead for this band for sure!



FIB 2017 takes place from the 13th-16th July 2017 in Benicàssim on the Costa Azahar in Spain. 4 day tickets are 149 € and include camping. Tickets can be bought via the following link : http://fiberfib.com/entradas.php



Check out the full line-up below:










[LISTEN] Algiers - Cleveland

Algiers have today revealed another new track, this one titled "Cleveland", it's the second preview from their new album "The Underside Of Power" which is out June 23rd on Matador, and showcases why you should be excited for their forthcoming LP.


Fontman Franklin James Fisher says this about the track: "A recurring theme in our music is the idea of injustice and the bitter understanding that obtaining justice in this world is all but impossible--particularly for minorities. I wanted the song to sound like the Final Judgement in the Bible, wherein the wicked are judged and condemned by the righteous with all the “weeping and gnashing of teeth,” of the damned when justice is finally realized. I like how this translates in the “solo” section of the song. It consists of various recordings of people inconsolably crying and weeping while the guitar and lead vocal mirror their contortions. If you’ve ever witnessed something like that in real life, sound of a person’s sorrow is equal parts frightening and musical."

The band are currently on tour in Europe with Depeche Mode - head on down below and check out the track.


The 'TBA' act on Sunday at Glastonbury is set to be huge as BBC set to broadcast it

Pardon the woefully long title of the the post, but I couldn't really shorten it... anyway news just coming out is that the 'TBA' act on Sunday at Glastonbury is going to be big act as BBC deems them big enough for them to broadcast the set. See @dannyinbelfast's tweet below.



[GIG REVIEW] Maker @ The George Vaults, Rochester, 2nd of June 2017

A night dominated by torrential rain sweeping across the Medway sees this four-piece from Kent warming up a medieval vault in their stomping ground of Rochester. They’re playing an invite-only gig to promote the release of their Move Your Feet EP, showcasing five of the best of their swaggering psychedelic bluesy-rock tracks.


The vault, not far from Rochester Cathedral, is tiny, dingy and atmospheric, albeit increasingly humid, an unusual and unique backdrop to this band smashing out their guitar-driven blues – they look incongruous and yet striking, like four 60s time travellers arrived randomly in a crypt. They are on great form and the songs come loud and fast, filling the space with their Black Crowes-Led Zep-type riffs.



The band starts to notice bits of wall dust falling on them and it gets incredibly hot, to the point that singer Ally Marinelli has to ditch his rather wonderful peacock feather-adorned cape – a tragedy which sparks some serious questions – however it’s not until the final couple of songs that someone realises the aircon, cleverly hidden in an unassuming wooden cabinet that looks nothing like an aircon unit (and actually more like a time-travel capsule), hasn’t been switched on. And could have been. All along. Still, the sweat and noise only heightens the experience – there is humour and intimacy, and a feeling of being in the presence of undoubted genuine talent.

If you like Black Crowes, Small Faces, Primal Scream psychedelia spliced with a dollop of old school blues, then this band is well worth a listen.

Photos and Words by Naomi Dryden-Smith

[FESTIVAL REVIEW] PULS Open Air 2017, Munich







The 2017 festival season is up and running and we've already managed to sing and dance along to some fantastic bands! Last weekend saw Germany's PULS Open Air open the heavy gates to Kaltenberg Castle near Munich. The festival, run by a Bavarian radio station, is Germany's answer to the US' SXSW and the UK's Great Escape with a firm focus on newcomers complimented by well known fan favourites. We were on-site to see the German (and international) new kids on the block.

For a second year running PULS proved to us that castles are a fantastic festival-location, the international future of good music is bright and Bavaria is, in fact, pretty cool!

Those of you who speak (or understand) German can read Lena Völk's review of the festival's Friday below.




Wenn tiefe Bässe und ruhige Gitarrenklänge durch die mittelalterliche Schlossanlage von Kaltenberg wirbeln, kann das nur eines bedeuten – das PULS Open Air ist wieder da. Dass die Veranstalter („PULS: Das junge Programm des BR“) ein Auge für's Detail haben, zeigt sich nicht nur bei der liebevoll arrangierten Dekoration, sondern auch bei dem sehr abwechslungsreichen Line-Up. Hängematten, bunte Lichterketten und Seifenblasenmaschinen schaffen eine idyllische Stimmung und wecken das Verlangen einfach alles zu fotografieren. Doch würde man diesem Verlangen nachgeben, wäre die Gefahr groß, etwas zu verpassen. Dann also doch lieber Musik. Ab 13:30 geht es dann auch schon mit der ersten Band los.

Trotz der anfänglich eher kleinen Besuchermenge schafft „FUCK ART, LET`S DANCE!“ eine außergewöhnliche Atmosphäre. Die Hamburger Band, die bei dem himmlischen Audiolith-Label (letztes Jahr übrigens 250 geworden) unter Vertrag steht, lässt keine Fragen zur Herkunft ihres Namens offen. Selbst eingefleischten Nicht-Tänzern dürfte es schwer fallen, sich bei den zappeligen Synthpop-Indie Klängen still zu halten. Das Durchschnittsalter bewegt sich irgendwo zwischen 17-25, wobei trotzdem alle(!) Altersgruppen anzutreffen sind.


Ab 14:00 Uhr  bewundern wir „Leoniden“ auf der „Waldbühne“. Waldbühne. Das sagt eigentlich alles. Was kann man sich Schöneres vorstellen, als zwischen Bäumen und anderen Musikliebhabern wunderbaren Indie-Pop Songs wie „Sisters“  und „Nevermind“ zu lauschen.

Richtiges SXSW-Feeling kommt dann bei der folgenden Band auf, schließlich durften die Münchner "KYTES" 2016 bereits beim legendären Festival in Austin, Texas auf der Bühne stehen. Dass die vier inzwischen alles andere als ein Geheimtipp sind, wird wohl jedem bewusst geworden sein, der im richtigen Moment an der „Scheune“ (die kleinste der vier Bühnen) vorbeikommt. Das unglaubliche Gedränge davor ist daher nur allzu verständlich, schließlich hört man nicht jeden Tag eine so gute Mischung aus eingängigen Songstrukturen und tanzbarem Indierock. Die gemütliche und eher private Stimmung der kleinsten Bühne wird durch spontan wirkende Aktionen des Sängers Michael Spieler verstärkt. Nachdem er einen begeisterten Fan umarmt, macht er es sich für den vorletzten Song auf dem Scheunenboden zwischen den Zuschauern gemütlich und lädt uns zum Mitsingen ein.


Weiter geht es mit „Giant Rooks“. Die sympathischen und sehr jungen Jungs aus Hamm klingen ein bisschen nach „Arcade Fire“ und sorgen für reihenweise mitwippende Zuhörer. Kein Wunder, dass sie bereits als Vorband für „Kraftklub“ und „Von wegen Lisbeth“ gespielt haben. Mit im Set ist natürlich „New Estate“: Der Song, der dem zweiten EP den Namen gibt und sich wirklich hören lassen kann.

Nachdem wir eine kleine Pause eingelegt haben- an dieser Stelle sollten die zahlreichen und vielseitigen Food- Trucks erwähnt werden- setzen wir uns an den Rand der großen Arena, die den schönen Namen „Kugelbühne“ trägt. Dieser wird auf die groß angekündigten und auch tatsächlich sehr großen leuchtenden Kugeln an den Seiten der Bühne zurückgeführt.

„HONNE“ schafft es trotz der Größe eine private Atmosphäre zu verbreiten und begeistert uns mit angenehmem Elektro-Soul: Avantgarde kann eben auch radiotauglich sein. Dank „Warm On A Cold Night“, das genau im richtigen Moment gespielt wird, müssen wir trotz der kleinen Regenschauer nicht frieren. Die Gruppe aus London sorgt für internationalen Flair, der bei dem ansonsten überwiegend deutschen Line-Up eine nette Abwechslung ist (Soll nicht heißen, dass wir keine Fans des Nachwuchses aus Deutschland sind!).


„Lilly Among Clouds“ ist wohl ein perfektes Beispiel für den eben erwähnten Nachwuchs. Die schüchterne Würzburgerin überzeugt mit großartigem Stimmumfang und zum Nachdenken anregenden Texten.


Mit fortschreitender Stunde steigert sich nicht nur die Besucherzahl, sondern vor allem die sowieso schon gute Stimmung. Überall blinken Lichterketten, pyramidenähnliche Dekorationen und kugelförmige Aufhänger. Von der leisen Hintergrundmusik nach Ende eines Konzerts – Favorit eindeutig: Jain's „Makeba“ – bis zu den zahlreichen Merch-Ständen passt einfach alles.


Gegen 20:30 sorgt „Mura Masa“ auf der Kugelbühne für Clubfeeling. Tiefe Bässe und eine perfekte Mischung aus Elektronika und Hip-Hop versetzen uns in Tanzstimmung. Die lauten Zugabe-Rufe der Menge sprechen für sich. Der junge britische Songwriter und Musikproduzent in Jogginghose wirkt zwar etwas unbeteiligt, doch das macht die hibbelige Sängerin NAO wieder wett. Von vielen hören wir, dass „Mura Masa“ für sie das Highlight des Abends war.

Zum Abschluss machen wir uns ein letztes Mal zur Waldbühne auf. Die französische Band „Her“ sorgt mit stilvollen Anzügen (inklusive Vertrag mit einem Pariser Ausstatter) und noch viel stilvolleren R&B-Klängen für einen interessanten Kontrast. Der perfekte Abschluss für einen sowohl musikalisch- als auch stimmungstechnisch überaus gelungenen Abend! Und so haben wir auch keinerlei Zweifel, dass das Festival auch am Samstag voll und ganz überzeugen konnte!


Das PULS-Open Air hat mal wieder bewiesen, dass wir für gute und innovative Musik nicht weit reisen müssen, sondern diese manchmal direkt vor der Nase haben. Weiter so!


Review und Fotos: Lena Völk




Kasabian unveil video for "Bless This Acid House"

Kasabian have just revealed the video for their latest single, "Bless This Acid House", and it comes just weeks before the band are set to headline Reading & Leeds Festival and TRNSMT. The band are also set to play an intimate stripped back show at Reading's St Laurence Church this Thursday (15th June).

Head on down below to check out the video.



[LISTEN] Floodhounds - Wide Awake

I don't really know how or why the concept for this video came about but I'm glad it did. Waking up this morning with a poor mood and slight real-ale hangover, I thought it was going to take a cold shower and some aspirin to cheer me up. Wrong! All it takes is one of my favourite bands being attacked by robots who have, I think, fidget spinners for eyes! I'm definitely wide awake now (that joke will make sense in a second).

 
Floodhounds, if you aren't already aware, are a 3 piece from the Sheffield area who have featured on IAI heavily in the past due to a corking back catalogue. Their new single "Wide Awake" is out this Friday (17/6/17) but how does it compare to their other work I hear you ask. Well, in terms of video production they're getting stronger and stronger. The song itself I think adds excellent diversity to their repertoire and in parts sounds slightly heavier than some previous efforts. Not a bad thing for me at all.

I can see that when it comes to a live show, "Wide Awake" will probably become a fan favourite. With a harmonica break session in the middle, what's not to love.

Within the video, shown below, there are shameless plugs to their previous single "I Wanna Know" and their side project band "Rogue Siesta", both of which are well worth a few minutes of your time to check out.



Interested in popping down to see them? Well, you can do so at these fine venues on said dates - www.floodhounds.com/gigs

With a residency in London coming up I think Floodhounds are well grounded now to force themselves into people's ears in the capital and who knows where after that.




By - @Jasehare

12 June, 2017

[LISTEN] Twin Wild - Suburban Dreams

I've personally been a fan of Twin Wild's for some time now, and when I heard their new track "Suburban Dreams" I was literally blown away! The track is lifted from their latest EP "Control" which is out now via Play It Again Sam.

Speaking about the inspiration for the track, Twin Wild say " ... "Suburban Dreams" is really about realising that life isn't always a fairytale and sometimes things don't work out as planned. Shit happens, but you pick yourself up, move on and get over it. I think this song is a playful nod to that"



[LISTEN] TRASH - Migraines

Chesterfield quartet TRASH have just revealed their new track "Migraines" which is the lead single from their EP out later this summer. It's a proper summer anthem with it boasting some hazy guitars and sing-a-long worthy melodies, just think of The Maccabees gone surf and you're not far off  what you're listening to!

Head on down below and check it out.



DMA's announce UK Summer tour

DMA'S have recently announced plans for a UK summer tour  which will be warpped around their with their festival appearances up and down the British Isles, currently the festivals the band are playing at are Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party and Y Not.

These dates follow on from the recent announcement that the band will also support The Kooks on their UK arena tour later in the year. So head on down below for the full list of dates.


DMA's UK Headline Dates
July
25 Southampton The 1865
26 Sheffield Plug
31 Norwich Waterfront
August
01 Lincoln Engine Shed
02 Hull Welly
04 Newcastle Riverside
05 Wakefield Unity Works

The Kooks Support Dates
November
23 Leeds First Direct Arena
24 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
25 Brighton Centre
26 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
30 Blackpool Empress Ballroom
December
02 London Wembley Arena

Wolf Alice announce new album "Visions Of A Life", stream new track "Yuk Foo" + UK tour

Wolf Alice have just announce details of their second album, titled "Visions Of A Life" it is the follow up to their UK #2 album "Your Love Is Cool" It's going to be once again released by Dirty Hit Records, and will be out on 29th September. The band have also announced the first single from the album - "Yuk Foo", which can be streamed below - as well as an extensive UK tour for November.

Phew! Tour details and track are both below.


Wolf Alice UK Tour
November
08 Bristol Academy
09 Manchester Apollo
11 Glasgow Barrowland
13 Newcastle Academy
15 Nottingham Rock City
16 Birmingham Academy
17 Norwich Uea
18 Leeds Academy
20 Brighton Dome
21 Southampton Guildhall
24 London Alexandra Palace
27 Belfast Ulster Hall
28 Dublin Olympia

XY&O reveal video for "One More Night (Lemonade)"

The Wales based alt-pop outfit have today revealed their new video for "One More Night (Lemonade)", and the video is just as hazy as the track. The song is the opening single from XY&O's second EP "Powder Rooms" which is set for release later this year.


The video shows Lauren standing, gazing into a mirror while slowly the video allows herself to reveal who she really is. Give it a watch below, perfect for your Summertime Car Playlist!


[TRACK OF THE WEEK] DECO - Chances

Successfully bridging the gap between pop sensibility and rich musicality, Nottingham’s DECO have spent the past two years building their reputation as one of the country’s strongest indie-pop artists. DECO’s latest single, "Chances", builds on the upbeat electro pop of their previous releases while harbouring a distinctly more nuanced approach that will be familiar to fans of Everything Everything. Filled with indie-charm; embracing sun-drenched guitar licks and bouncy drumbeats, DECO have nailed it with this track and just about in time for Summer too.




Characteristically optimistic in its delivery, "Chances" is about the importance of honesty within human relationships and the effect dishonesty has on said relationships.

 "The track is a very personal one to me, probably the most personal track I've ever written." says frontman Max Kendall "It's about witnessing the dishonesty and breakdown of a relationship between two people and the effect that had on me. It's maybe a way of getting across what I would say if I was able to say something and trying to look on the bright side of the situation. Which is probably the reason the song sounds so upbeat."
 

Written by Bee Adamic

09 June, 2017

Bessie Turner unveils video for "Milinky"

After the huge success of her début single "Big Sleep", Bessie Turner has now revealed the video for the b-side to said track, "Milinky" Bessie said in a Facebook post - "The video for Milinky is super personal and special to me. ... ", it was shot by her and painstakingly edited by her too.


This is yet again another stunning and beautiful by the rising singer-songwriter and her hard work is already paying off with a slot at Latitude Festival later on this year, so yeah, head on down and lose yourself in the melodic wonder that is "Milinky".