Friday, 5 October 2018

Tokyo Police Club releases new album; ‘TPC’ - the first in 4 years

Canadian alt-rockers Tokyo Police Club’s fourth full-length album, 'TPC', is out on all platforms as of 5 October and was released via Dine Alone Records. It’s been more than 4 years since the rockers released the critically acclaimed 2014 album, 'Forcefield'. The band will also be embarking on an album tour consisting of more than 20 dates across multiple countries (many of which are already sold out).

The release of Tokyo Police Club's 'TPC' album will mark an important moment for this group of musicians, as it almost never came to fruition. Tokyo Police Club drummer Greg Alsop explains, “The feeling that we were so close to breaking up gave us the freedom to enjoy each other more, to enjoy making music together … If we’re not doing it for the sake of being a successful band, but just trying to make an album we’re happy with, it takes the pressure off. The expectation was just that we’d do something that would make us happy.” 

In the midst of a near-disbanding, David Monks managed to convince the rest of the band that they should not go out without a fight, and not without taking the time to write new music and, importantly, to really enjoy the process. “I think there’s a lot more optimism and a lot less confusion now,” says Monks. “That’s why we called the record ‘TPC’. It was a whole process of looking at the band and deciding what it is. There’s an excitement and optimism. Let’s just let it exist.”

Tokyo Police Club’s latest 12-track record is a true return to their indie-rock ‘n roll roots which made them so popular to begin with. Laced with a couple of ballads in between, there is no shortage of the fun-loving and optimistic Tokyo Police Club that we’ve all came to love. Let 'TPC' be the soundtrack to your holiday romances, road trips with friends, weekend beach visits, Sunday lounging and everything in between. While an all-out stellar album, some of our favourites

Even though 'TPC' is still fresh, it’s already ranked amongst some of our favourite releases for the year. While we’re still deciding on our favourites from the album, some of the standout tracks for us will have to be (in no particular order) ‘Outtatime’, ‘Simple Dude’, ‘Ready To Win’, 'New Blues' and 'Unseen'.

Sit back and enjoy the majesty of Tokyo Police Club’s latest release, 'TPC':
TPC Tracklist:
1. New Blues
2. Pigs
3. Hercules
4. Simple Dude
5. Unseen
6. DLTFWYH
7. Can't Stay Here
8. Outtatime
9. Ready To Win
10. Edgy
11. One Of These Days
12. Daisy Chain

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Monday, 1 October 2018

Indie songstress She Makes War drops new hard-hitting single, 'Undone'



Bristol-based producer and creative indie powerhouse She Makes War has released her new single, "London Bites", the second instalment of the double A-side single Undone \ London Bites, which is available now on vinyl effect cd, and taken from the forthcoming album Brace For Impact, out October 5th.

Opening with beautifully unnerving, ethereal vocals, "London Bites" is a brooding blend of melodic discord and cautionary lyrical wisdom, building into a chorus imbued with catharsis.

Stream "London Bites" by She Makes War below -
 

The track follows the release of "Undone", the first instalment of this double A-side – an outpouring of palpable rage at the bad things that happen to good people, and an openhearted rallying cry against the British stiff upper lip brigade – and the previous single, "Devastate Me", an unrestrained commentary on the impact of our collective online presence on our lives.

A fiercely devoted, independent DIY force, She Makes War has crafted her success from a close relationship with fans, placing importance on her music’s physical form and an emphasis on the live experience.

Equally at home playing heartbreaking pin-drop solo sets and fronting her explosive five piece band, she brings the experience back to its core by constantly finding new ways of communicating songs to people, striving to make art a part of the fabric of everyday life.

She Makes War will be heading out on a headline tour in October with her full band. Tickets are available HERE and the full list of dates can be found below:

6/10 – London, Rough Trade East (matinee)
8/10 – Bristol, Rough Trade,
10/10 – Nottingham, Rough Trade
18/10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19/10 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
20/10 – Manchester, Castle Hotel
23/10 – Leicester, Firebug
24/10 – Norwich, Epic Studios
26/10 – Sebright Arms, London
27/10 – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
31/10 – Birmingham. Hare & Hounds
1/11 – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
2/11 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
3/11 – Bristol, Thekla

The new album Brace For Impact is out October 5th and is dedicated to both of Laura’s brilliant grandmothers, Constance and Julia, with thanks for always encouraging adventure.

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Friday, 21 September 2018

Broncho drop epic 12-minute video ahead of upcoming indie-laced album, 'Bad Behaviour'


Having toured with Queens Of The Stone Age in the UK and Europe last year, Tulsa, Oklahoma's Broncho return with Bad Behavior, due out on 12 October 2018 via Park The Van Records. The band's fourth album is loaded with thoughtful, nuanced rock and roll with an art school spirit and a punk rock heart. The songs reveals their fly-on-the-crumbling-wall vision of our moral climate, complete with a reenergized, accessible sound and the charmingly sardonic, smiling-while-sneering delivery of singer and bandleader Ryan Lindsey.

Watch epic 12-minute video for double single "Sandman" and "Boys Got To Go" -



The video has garnered over 23K views thus far and the singles have already received some excellent traction on Spotify, with over 110,000 plays for "Boys Got To Go" and 70k on other services. Spin said; “Broncho’s psych-pop innuendo is stronger than ever on ‘Sandman’... a blurry electric blues punctuated by lusty trills and stinging guitars. The folkloric Sandman sprinkles magic dust and brings dreams to sleeping children”.

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Thursday, 20 September 2018

AVEC shares new visceral video for most honest track yet, ‘Under Water’

AVEC has shared a brand new single along with an accompanying video for her brand new enticing single ‘Under Water’, taken from her recently released album 'Heaven / Hell' released on 14 September via Earcandy Recordings. AVEC’s latest album Heaven / Hell was produced and mixed by Tommy McLaughlin (Villagers, SOAK, Berkeley) at Attica Audio Studios in Ireland. The new single follows success of AVEC’s debut record What If We Never Forget released in February 2018 and the dazzling remix package ‘Waiting For Remixes’ which included remixes by electronic producers Alex Schulz, HOUT and Nora Medin.

Her latest single ‘Under Water; is an extremely personal take on being honest with yourself. It might hurt to be honest with others while keeping your own mental health in check, but in the long run it’s needed. It might feel like you’re “breathing under water”, but if you don’t attempt to swim through the waters, you will end up drowning yourself in negativity. 

Watch AVEC's 'Under Water' below -
The music video stars a stellar performance from actress Runa Hansen and was directed, produced and shot by Gabriel Hyden. AVEC’s video for ‘Under Water’ is a gripping and difficult to watch journey of an individual's struggle with self-acceptance. Water is ever present as we see the lead struggle to breathe in simple situations, but fighting it nevertheless. My initial thought was that it’s about anxiety, depression and mental health, but towards the end she accepts her circumstances, making me realise it could also be about self-acceptance. Love who you are, even if you sometimes have to work on it. 

Speaking on the music video, AVEC adds, “When I first saw the video for ‘Under Water’ - filled with so many emotions and despair, I got goosebumps all over my body, because it just moved me so much, I can’t even describe it. I love it, I love the whole idea of it and I absolutely love the scenes they shot underwater - she is such an amazing actress!
AVEC Upcoming Tour Dates:
25.10 - Orpheum, Graz, AT
26.10 - ((stereo)), Klagenfurt, AT
27.10 - Röda, Steyr, AT
30.10 - WUK, Wien, AT
31.10 - Alter Schlachthof, Wels, AT
01.11 - Gretchen, Berlin, DE
02.11- Nochtwache, Hamburg, DE
03.11 - Simplon, Groningen, NL
04.11 - Lichting, Eindhoven, NL
06.11 - White Noise, Stuttgart, DE
07.11 - Hafen not Treibhaus, Salzburg, AT
08.11 - Milla, München, DE
09.11 - Treibhaus, Innsbruck, AT
10.11 - Spielboden, Dornbirn, AT
11.11 - Papiersaal, Zürich, CH
13.11 - Beatpol, Dresden, DE
14.11 - Stereo, Nürnberg, DE
15.11 - Roxy, Ulm, DE
16.11 - dasHaus, Ludwigshafen, DE
20.11 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
21.11 - Luxor Live, Arnhem, NL
22.11 - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL
23.11 - Alter Schlachthof, Eupen, BE
24.11 - Studio 672, Köln, DE
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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Cat Power releases stunning video and cover of Rihanna's 'Stay' ahead of 10th studio album

Cat Power, a.k.a. Chan Marshall, has released her version of ‘Stay’, the 2012 Rihanna single, originally written by Justin Parker and Mikky Ekko. This stunning reworking of the massive international pop hit showcases Marshall’s uncanny abilities as one of the great modern interpreters of songs.

'Stay’ is the third song to be unveiled from the forthcoming new album Wanderer, landing Oct 5th via Domino, and follows lead single ‘Woman’ featuring Lana Del Rey. Wanderer is one of autumn’s most anticipated releases

A beautiful performance of ‘Stay’ was filmed at the Los Angeles studio of Rob Schnapf (producer for Elliot Smith, Beck, mixing on Wanderer), by frequent Cat Power collaborator Greg Hunt.
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Monday, 17 September 2018

Indie songstress She Makes War drops new hard-hitting single, 'Undone'

Bristol-based producer and creative indie powerhouse She Makes War releases her new single ‘Undone’, the first installment of the double A side ‘Undone \ London Bites’, taken from the forthcoming album Brace For Impact, which is out 5th October.

The songs will be released in two stages, with ‘Undone’ available online now and ‘London Bites’ coming on the 28th September. Analogue music fans are invited to order gorgeous hand packaged vinyl-effect CD singles direct from the artist via Bandcamp.

Stream 'Undone' by She Makes War below -

A fiercely devoted, independent DIY force, She Makes War has crafted her success from a close relationship with fans, placing importance on her music’s physical form and an emphasis on the live experience.

Equally at home playing heartbreaking pin-drop solo sets and fronting her explosive five piece band, she brings the experience back to its core by constantly finding new ways of communicating songs to people, striving to make art a part of the fabric of everyday life.

She Makes War will be heading out on a headline tour in October with her explosive live supergroup. Tickets are available HERE, and the full list of dates can be found below.

SHE MAKES WAR UK TOUR DATES
18/10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19/10 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
20/10 – Manchester, Castle Hotel
23/10 – Leicester, Firebug
24/10 – Norwich, Epic Studios
26/10 – Sebright Arms, London
27/10 – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
31/10 – Birmingham. Hare & Hounds
1/11 – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
2/11 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
3/11 – Bristol, Thekla

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Discover your own strength with At Pavillon’s freeing music video for ‘Lions’

At Pavillon’s ‘Lions’ has had the internet abuzz recently and it’s finally been given the music video treatment. At Pavillon is an indie group from Austria known by many as a bunch of romantic rebels in matching button-up shirts, all four of the members of At Pavillon hail from Vienna and have an incredible chemistry, on and off stage. The band formed in 2014 and have been working hard ever since; now that they’ve reached great heights in the Austrian scene, the band are spreading their wings and hope to spark interest in other countries around the globe.

‘Lions’ is an incredibly catchy indie-rock song with a chorus that aims to empower and inspire. The energy of this track, and of At Pavillon in general, could be compared to that of indie-rock heavyweights The Kooks, Two Door Cinema Club and The Wombats, while the band’s sound can be held up alongside firm indie-rock favourites Catfish and the Bottlemen and Cage the Elephant

Towards the end of the video, the band members’ eye colour change to a golden hue, implying that they themselves have turned into lions and they believe in the power that they each hold within. 
Staying true to the essence of ‘Lions’, the band described the video as a “video about being free, staying true to yourself and fighting for what you believe in”.

Watch the energetic video for At Pavillon's 'Lions' here:

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