Last October, John Grant released his third solo album, Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, to widespread acclaim. Now Gwenno and Peski Kid (Peski Records founder Rhys Edwards) have teamed up to create an extended reworking of the single "Voodoo Doll." Hear our premiere below.
British trio Fear of Men (Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey, and Michael Miles) are releasing their sophomore full-length album, Fall Forever, next Friday, June 3, via Kanine. Previously they had shared the album's first single, "Island" (as well as its video) and the songs "Trauma" (and its video) and "Sane."Now you can stream […]
Spoon played a stripped down set in Mexico City at Festival Marvin over the weekend and they performed a new song, "I Ain't the One," and also covered David Bowie's "I Can't Give Everything Away" and Prince's "Under the Cherry Moon."
As evidenced by the recent single "Out Is In," Berlin/London-based duo Lea Porcelain excels at summoning moody, sweeping whirlwinds of sound that split the difference between krautrock's dreamier aspects and the darker corridors of synth-pop. The pair has now reimagined "Snowstorm," a college rock classic from one of the genre's […]
Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) is no stranger to stylistic overhauls. Even before her current incarnation as Kristin Kontrol, Dum Dum Girls started as a lo-fi home recording project in 2009 and ended (for now) with 2014's stunning Too True, a record that married the best aspects of dream pop, New Wave, goth, and even '60s psychedeli […]
Amanda Palmer has teamed up with her father, Jack Palmer, for a collaborative album of covers entitled You Got Me Singing. It's billed to "Jack & Amanda Palmer" and is due out July 15. Below is the stop motion video their cover of Richard Thompson's "1952 Vincent Black Lightning."
Miss Sharon Jones! is documentary about Sharon Jones (of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings), her battle with cancer, and her triumphant return to stage. It's been announced that Starz Digital has picked up the North American distribution rights to the film and it will get a theatrical release on July 29, followed by a digital, on-demand, and home video r […]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra have shared a brand new song, "First World Problem," the New Zealand band's first new song since their excellent 2015 album Multi-Love (out now via Jagjaguwar). The funky cut was recorded in March. "I think 'First World Problem' is about modern love in a crumbling empire," said frontman Ruban Nielso […]
Astonishing, mystical psychedelia...Some bands threaten to break on through to the other side, but few actually manage. However Dublin-born Berlin resident Nunutzi has a better claim than most. Being led on a pilgrimage across a sacred desert in Mexico, the musician emerged transformed by the vital yet intangible powers of the universe. New project Nau is th […]
Kiran Leonard on the wonders of Manchester music... HOW HAPPY I WAS TO BE ASKED, Andy Burnham MP, to fumble together some kind of a response to your remarks in the MEN concerning the music scene in Manchester. Fair play to you for pointing out that as a city it’s mired in a toxic nostalgia for bands that were a lot more average than people like to remember. […]
Check out their new collaborative project...We've been seeing a healthy growth in soulful, alternative hip-hop sounds coming from the capital over the past few years, and that doesn't look like it will be stopping anytime soon. The latest duo to formally introduce themselves to that scene are Alfa Mist and Lester Duval, both producers and rappers, […]
Stark, monochrome debut filled with promise...Back in 2002 the moody, monochrome new band Interpol released an album called ‘Turn Out The Bright Lights’, an album that was, for want of a better cliché, an absolute game changer. Though fellow New Yorkers The Strokes might have reminded the world of its continued craving for unapologetic swagger and killer rif […]
Lengthy, languid, rippling house music...Each new release seems to take Denney further and further, heading in a fresh direction each time. New EP 'Visualise' though, seems to take three new directions at the same time. Out on May 27th, it veers from effortless house bedlam to something rather more sedate, tech-influenced. "All the tracks were […]
New track 'Female Vampire' is online...Norwegian artist Jenny Hval is set to release new album 'Blood Bitch' on September 30th. The record is a fictitious story, borrowing from horror themes of 70s. The record is apparently themed around “the purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation.” Jenny Hval […]
The trio's new single is a gilded electronic gem...Kraak & Smaak are set to release new album 'Juicy Fruit' this June, but before then the trio are ready to unveil a series of surprises. New cut 'Stumble' is a gloriously oddball piece of synthetic pop, matching the pair's dancefloor heritage to guest vocals from Parcels. Tin […]
The brands just announced a teaser collection.Apparently for some, one collaboration just isn’t enough, instead the greedy masses demand a preview in the form of a teaser hook up; luckily for fans of Puma and Trapstar, today’s brands are happy to comply. Ahead of the pair’s full AW16 collection then, Saturday sees the launch of White Noise, a small capsule l […]
A soaring disco stomper from an in-demand vocalist...Russian-born Polina was classically trained, stepped in formal music from a young age. It was only when she discovered club culture, though, that Polina truly came alive. Now based in LA, she's a Grammy award-winning vocalist, capable of working with some of the most in-demand producers on the planet. […]
Geordie dance mainstay on his summer plans...Reeling off Patrick Topping’s CV is an exhausting task. Having dropped ubiquitous Ibiza banger in the form of ‘Forget’ on Hot Creations back in ’14, and a series of tech-house floorfillers and remixes at an envying rate, the Geordie dance mainstay has rapidly become one of the world’s most in-demand dance producer […]
The new Vancouver band (ex-Apollo Ghosts/COOL TV) animates what will soon happen to your neighbourhood. PREMIERE: Adrian Teacher & The Subs hit fast forward on gentrification by Richard Trapunski | Chart Attack.
Today’s song comes from Jethro Tull’s transitional album Minstrel In the Gallery. After starting as a blues band, the group evolved into a distinctive progressive rock unit. On their eighth album, they began exploring folk rock elements, an approach that would feature prominently on later releases. The album features a mix of hard rock and […]
New York – Just last week, Montreal electro-pop trio Braids released an appendix to the lauded 2015 LP Deep In The Iris, the 19 minute EP Companion. Today, the band shares the single “Joni.” The music video was directed by Maria Ines Manchego and ”explores the end of a relationship, with a couple striving to reclaim their individuality while remaining close […]
New York - Warhaus is the artistic alter ego and solo recording project of Maarten Devoldere, who fronts the soulful Belgian rock band Balthazar, along with Jinte Deprez. Warhaus’ debut album We Fucked A Flame Into Being will be released on September 2nd (Play It Again Sam Records). The first single, “The Good Lie,” was released May Continue Reading → The po […]
London – Bristol three-piece IDestroy has been on the attack since the February release of debut EP, Vanity Loves Me. Regularly packing them in both at hometown venues and further afield, the young trio of singer-guitarist Bec Jevons, Becky Baldwin on bass, and backing vocals and drummer Jenn Haneef trades in short, infectious tunes with a cutting edge. Cont […]
New York – Grammy-nominated rap superstar WALE returns with the soon to be smash hit of the summer: “My P.Y.T.” The single is now available at all digital retailers and streaming partners today. “My P.Y.T” debuted earlier this morning, with an every-hour-on-the-hour world premiere across all iHeart Media mainstream radio stations and websites. Produced by Th […]
Chicago – The beauty in the punk scene is the camaraderie, and on Monday night at Bottom Lounge, there was plenty of it. Philly four-piece Beach Slang was performing for a packed house. Frontman James Alex couldn’t believe so many people showed up and filled the room. Upon first getting a glimpse during load-in, he worried Continue Reading → The post Beach S […]