Two Wounded Bird – Two Wounded Birds

June 14th, 2012 by

Two Wounded Birds have made their name thus far with a slew of well-received singles and EPs, coveting an enthusiasm for snappy rock n roll riffs and heartbroken melodies, something their self-titled debut sets in stone. It’s an approach that has earned the Margate foursome comparisons to The Beach Boys and The Ramones but there […]

Devin – Romancing

May 16th, 2012 by

Looking to the past for inspiration is common place in modern music, after all, isn’t everything is borrowed? However, 2012 is unlikely to throw up another artist so keen to embrace the past than young New Yorker, Devin. Just a quick glance at the cover of Romancing and these suspicions are confirmed, it is an […]

Conor Mason – Standstill

March 30th, 2012 by

Despite this being his third album, Conor Mason is not a name many will be overly familiar with. Growing up in the historic walled city of Derry, music has been present in his life from a young age. Mason has now found his space on the musical landscape, not dissimilar to that occupied by luminaries […]

Simian Mobile Disco announce new album

February 21st, 2012 by

Simian Mobile Disco have announced that they will release a new album Unpatterns on May 14th through Wichita. It is SMD’s third album and first since 2009’s Temporary Pleasure. It is, in their own PR’s words, “ a record full of love, dedication, hard-earned experience, obvious understanding of decades of electronic music from across scenes […]

Former Futureheads & Golden Virgins are Hyde and Beast

August 2nd, 2011 by

Hyde and Beast, a duo of The Futureheads’ Dave Hyde and ex-Golden Virgins’ drummer Neil Bassett have unveiled the video for their first single ‘Never Come Back’. ‘Never Come Back’ is a very retro ’60s/’70s inspired sound which is fleshed out with a sweet psychedelic edge. It will precede the release of their debut album […]

Video: Cashier No.9 – ‘Goldstar’

May 6th, 2011 by

Belfast 5-piece Cashier No.9 released their scintillating David Holmes produced EP, Goldstar, on CN9 records this week. The EP’s release is accompanied by this video to lead track ‘Goldstar’ – a shimmering, infectious and sing-along indie gem. It has been a good week for Cashier No. 9 having also been confirmed to open for Pulp […]

Video: Toddla T – ‘Take It Back’

April 28th, 2011 by

One of the UK’s brightest talents Toddla T has returned with a brand new single, ‘Take It Back’ featuring Shola Ama and J2K. It is the first taste of things to come from his forthcoming album Watch Me Dance. ‘Take it Back’ bears little resemblance to the thumping electronic dancehall strut of his 2009 debut […]

New Apparat – ‘Ash/Black Veil’

April 21st, 2011 by

German producer Sascha Ring, aka Apparat, has recently signed to new label Mute. Apparat is probably best known for his role in Moderat, the collaborative work with fellow Germans Modeselektor. He plans to release a full-length album later this summer and in anticipation, he is giving away a taste of what to expect in the […]

Hot Chip, This Heat & Spiritualized members make up About Group

March 29th, 2011 by

The almost un-Google-able About Group is a side project made up of Hot Chip co-frontman Alexis Taylor, Spiritualized/Spring Heel Jack member John Coxon, This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, and former Derek Bailey sideman Pat Thomas. The first single from their forthcoming second album is ‘You’re No Good’, a re-versioning of Terry Riley’s landmark 1967 track. […]

Gang of Four video and free download

January 11th, 2011 by

UK post punk legends Gang of Four are set to release their first new material in 16 years with new album Concept on 21st January. To celebrate, the band has released a video and free download for ‘You’ll Never Pay For The Farm’, a stripped-to-the-wire, droning, funk-fuelled permutation of punk rock.

Minitel Rose – Atlantique

November 25th, 2010 by

Recent French musical exports have had an inexplicable infatuation with all things ’80s and electro trio Minitel Rose are no different. In fact they have been afflicted by this bug worst than most of their compatriots. Atlantique sees a marked shift in style and direction. An obvious longing for days of the Delorean, Nightrider and […]

Evil Uncle debut album & tour dates

November 8th, 2010 by

Galway musician Evil Uncle has announced he is set to release of his debut album Two Lights Not Broke on November 12th. It follows Songs For The Road EP which was accompanied by a guerilla distribution campaign with 5,000 copies left on cars down at Electric Picnic and a further 2,000 copies left in random […]

Marina Gasolina (former Bonde Do Role) – free single download & video

November 8th, 2010 by

Update: Video added. Marina Gasolina, formerly of Bonde Do Role is releasing her debut single ‘Leone’ on the 29th November. She appears to have ditched the baile-funk that she is known in favour of a more explorative experimental electronic sound. Her self-titled debut solo album is currently being mixed and is giving away ‘Leone’ as […]

Video: Blood Red Shoes – ‘Light It Up’

November 3rd, 2010 by

Fresh from a Summer of gigs and festivals Blood Red Shoes have announced the release of new single ‘Light It Up’ on November 29th . The single is taken from their second album Fire Like This and the duo have just dropped the video directed by James Lees of Warp Film.