25/04/2015

Claire's stolen equipment has turned up!

When Claire's equipment was stolen in London last year we didn't necessarily think that there would be a happy end. Fortunately we were proven wrong.
The Munich band posted on Facebook yesterday to explain how they managed to get hold of their gear again. Read the incredible story below.

"BEST DAY EVER:
After a long journey to a small village in Lithuania (3600km, nearly 40 hours in the car and loads of sugar), we were able to pick up almost all of the instruments that were stolen from us in London over 6 months ago.
We can't express how lucky and thankful we feel.
We still can't believe that this insane odyssey now really has come to a happy end!
Lots of Love!
XXXXX"

"We still can't believe what happened. After realizing that you guys might be really interested in what exactly happened, we're going to tell you this insane story from the beginning.
Last September we went to London to play two shows, we were really looking forward to. We arrived late and went to sleep. The next morning we noticed, our rental bus with all our instruments and equipment included was stolen over night. After immediately informing police, we started to realize, that our stuff might be gone for good. The day after, we had to rent a car and drove back to Munich - emptyhanded. 
London police didn't have any success, so our hope got smaller and smaller and we started to think how to start over again.
Two of our wireless in-ear systems appeared on ebay UK some time later and police seized them immediately, but got no further information where the rest of our equipment or the van was gone.
Then suddenly and out of nowhere, we received an anonymous tip that our stuff would be in Lithuania. We gave all the info to the police there and they found and seized everything. 
If you think that's the end of the story, you're wrong. Communication between the different police institutions and countries was very difficult and we were powerless. Nothing really happened for 4 months, we didn't know if it was really there, no pictures or any proof, if the instruments were still working or damaged. 
Last week we got the call that Lithuanian authorities now finally have all required permits so we went there.
We really didn't know what to expect, so we were really excited - in euphoric as well as in frightened ways, to be honest.
But everything except two items and the rental van is now home again. We can't believe it.
THANK YOU ALL!
Josie, Flo, Messel, Nepi, Fridl"

24/04/2015

Lisbon reveal video for "I Don't Know"

Lisbon have today revealed their video is for their brand new single "I Don't Know" which was produced by the brilliant Gil Norton at Rockfield Studios (Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Maxïmo Park).

The single is out now and you can check out the messy video just below!


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Club Kuru shares new single "Long Drive"

Club Kuru has today revealed his latest cut, a brand new single in the form of "Long Drive". It's also going to be released as a part of his "All The Days" EP which is out next week on the 27th of April. As the track suggests perhaps, it's a perfect track for a long summers drive in the car, with atmospheric licks on synth, deep and crackling bass and gorgeous but faint guitar hooks.

This is a song you can get really into Club Kuru with, he appears to be on the cusp of great things!


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HEALTH unveil new track "New Coke"

Like everyone these days, coke is everywhere, draw your own conclusions to what variation we're on about, but today "New Coke" was revealed by HEALTH, the LA foursome, in a run up to their brand new LP "DEATH MAGIC", which sounds rather fucking brilliant to me!


After scoring the Max Payne 3 OST (the video game) they've brought their sinister edge back with this visually stunning clip just below. What adds to the excitement even more is that they're playing a UK show at The Dome in London on June 9th.

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Nordic Giants reveal "Rapture" video

Nordic Giants have unveiled the short film for "Rapture", the lead track from the elusive duo's début album "A Séance Of Dark Delusions" which is released via Kscope on May 4th. Largely instrumental, the album A Séance Of Dark Delusions reflects the inspired musical experimentation and atmosphere of Sigur Rós, 65daysofstatic, Björk and Pink Floyd.

You can watch the video just below the image.


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The Chemical Brothers announce new album "Born In The Echoes"

This is an artist I've loved since my teenage years, The Chemical Brothers have been one of those acts that I've grown up with, and I'm excited to share with you some details of their new LP, "Born In The Echos".

The undisputed masters of brain-altering, transcendent electronics return with their first studio album since 2010's "Further". Released to coincide with headline slots at Glastonbury, Sonar and Bestival, The Chemical Brothers' eighth studio album - Born In The Echoes - is a magnificent eleven-track collection features some artists we know you all love, such as Beck and St. Vincent.


The Chemical Brothers recently contributed to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, recording the track This Is Not A Game with Lorde and Miguel. Prior to that, they created a bespoke soundtrack for the Velodrome at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Their new album will be releases July 17th on Virgin EMI.

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Feivel & Dry The River collaborate on "Already Standing" [IAI PREMIÈRE]

Today we're bringing you an exclusive session from Feivel (from Sweden) and Dry The River, the video below consists of the two bands collaborating on a Feivel song called "Already Standing". The video is shot on the banks of a river, with the birds chirping in the background, the ambient noise from the city just plays really well with this delicate track, and the boy girl vocals are so on point here.

Feivel are playing London tomorrow (25th April) at Roadtrip and the Workshop.



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Introducing... Maiday


Maiday’s voice will probably be disarmingly familiar. Guesting on vocals for Jakwob’s radio hit ‘Fade’ back in 2013; the fledgling artist is poised for chart domination. As a writer and producer she’s cut her teeth working with Naughty Boy, Girls Aloud and Wretch 32, honing her craft and understanding of the industry. New track ‘You’ from her forthcoming debut EP ‘Anatomy’ (due out in summer) is an intriguing, about the all too human experience of coming across a past lover who’s moved on. She breaks new ground through subversion of worn pop tropes, blending sharp wit into effectual soaring vocals, along with the incredibly clean production making it feel accessible without compromise.

 Listen to 'You' below and let us know what you think!



- Ethan Weatherby

Introducing..... Valsaland



Valsaland is unique Swedish 25 person/collective Video / Music project which utilises the skills of a wide range of musicians as well as those involved in the film work. They have four tracks currently out, with stunning videos to go alongside them. The instrument setup is rock band with strings, brass/woodwind, piano, experimental vocal, choir and analogue/acoustic/psychoacoustic effects etc. 

The debut studio album Fängelset will be releases in autumn 2015. Shortly after that there will be an EP release with animated videos. For now there are four singles with videos available digitally. Fa


Fåån won the special mention best videoclip/musical category prize at the italian Skepto International Film Festival 2015 last week. Enjoy this beautiful mellow and chill-wave piece of music and film, it'll make you feel like you are up in the fluffy clouds.



 

23/04/2015

Bands to look out for at this year's Slam Dunk Festival!

Slam Dunk Festival 2015 is just round the corner and the line up is better than ever. The day long festival will be stopping at Leeds, Hertfordshire and Wolverhampton and bringing some great bands with them. Taking place over the May bank holiday weekend, Slam Dunk will prove to be one of the best days of the year. This year the line up is very impressive, so we have made a list of bands you should check out!


It's a bit predictable to say check out the headliners, but You Me At Six will not fail to impress you. After just playing a mammoth sized gig at London's O2 Arena, the band will be taking to Slam Dunk's main stage which, compared to the O2 Arena, is a intimate show for the band. Don Broco also take to the main stage during the day and with anthem tracks like "Priorities" and "Hold On", they will go down an absolute treat, especially if the sun is shining! Sticking to the topic of anthems, Lower Than Atlantis make an appearance and after seeing them at Koko just before Christmas, we can guarantee that they will shake Slam Dunk to it's very core.


Pop-punkers The Wonder Years headline the Macbeth stage. Expect a lot of crowd surfing and a loud crowd. They never disappoint. Along with them, Boston heroes Transit will prove equally as great of a set, fitting in perfectly to the line up.

If you're looking for something a bit heavier, then you will definitely find the pit at the Impericon stage. Headlined by The Bronx and Gallows, the stage will be home to some of the best and most promising hardcore bands in the scene. Joining them are the likes of Comeback Kid, Stick To Your Guns, Deez Nuts, Trash Talk and Being As An Ocean. If you're looking to have a rough time, you now know where to go.

The line up doesn't stop there. One more stage, the Fresh Blood stage, will bring some promising and outstanding music. Headlined by Moose Blood, a band that have been taking the UK and EU by storm, you will see acoustic duo This Wild Life performing a few sad songs and maybe even a song about frontman Kevin Jordan's dog, "General extreme noise" band Baby Godzilla who will quite possible break everything in the room due to their brilliantly chaotic set and heartfelt tracks from The Wonder Year's Dan Campbell's side project Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties.

So there you have it. It's no secret that Slam Dunk is going to beyond awesome, so if you haven't got a ticket yet, what are you waiting for?! Click here to go to their website.