Weyes Blood shares new video for “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody”

Weyes Blood has shared a new dystopian video for “It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody”, the first single that was released earlier in the month from her upcoming album And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow. The new video was directed by filmmaker Charlotte Ercoli who also directed Weyes Bloods’ “Seven Words” music video.

Watch the new video below!

Weyes Blood’s “In Holy Flux Tour,” a headlining international touring run for the Spring of 2023 in support of And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, has also been announced.  The UK and EU dates begin on 28th January in Berlin and ending Tuesday 14th February in Brighton. Tickets available here.

In Holy Flux Tour 2023 

UK/Europe

Sat. Jan. 28 – Berlin, DE – Festsaal Kreuzberg

Mon. Jan. 30 – Stockholm, SE – Berns

Tue. Jan. 31- Oslo, NO – Rockefeller

Wed. Feb. 01 – Copenhagen, DK – VEGA

Fri. Feb. 03 – Cologne, DE – Kulturkirche 

Sat. Feb. 04 – Paris, FR – Le Trianon 

Sun. Feb. 05 – Brussels, BE – Botanique – Orangerie

Mon. Feb. 06 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso 

Wed. Feb.08 – London, UK – Roundhouse 

Thu. Feb. 09 – Bristol, UK – SWX 

Fri. Feb. 10 – Glasgow, UK – QMU 

Sun. Feb. 12- Dublin, IE – Vicar Street

Mon. Feb. 13 – Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz

Tue. Feb. 14 – Brighton, UK – CHALK

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PVA announce debut album “BLUSH”, share new single

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PVA have announced BLUSH, their debut album set to be released on October 14th via Ninja Tune. Pre-order here. The announcement also comes alongside the release of the head-bopping new single “Hero Man”. This follows on from “Untethered” released earlier in the year and is their first full body of music since their debut EP Toner, released in 2020.

Listen to the new single below!

A press release said of the album:

Arriving closely on the heels of their 2020 EP “Toner”, the band’s stunning debut album sees them further consolidating the beating pulse of electronic music with the raw energy of a life-affirming gig and reveals more about the trio than they’ve ever previously shared. The eleven blistering tracks from the group, Ella Harris and Josh Baxter (who share lead vocals as well as handling synths, guitars and production) alongside drummer and percussionist Louis Satchell, are made from a formula of acid, disco, blistering synths, the release of the dancefloor and cathartic sprechgesang post-punk.

Tracklisting:

1. Untethered
2. Kim
3. Hero Man
4. Interlude
5. Bunker
6. Comfort Eating
7. The Individual
8. Bad Dad
9. Transit
10. Seven (feat. Tony Njoku)
11. Soap

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Modern Woman share new track “Ford”

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Modern Woman have shared “Ford“, their first new music since the release of the debut EP Dogs Fighting In My Dream. Over angular guitars and pounding drums, lead singer Sophie Harris details the story of a girl borrowing her brothers Ford. “You have to treat her or you’re messing up the outside” she sings with a stern intent as if its the most important instruction you’ll ever hear. The twisting melodies and up and down vocal passages that Harris delivers drive this track to make it both weird and wonderful in every moment, never knowing which path it might take next.

“‘Ford’ has been one of the oldest songs in our repertoire.”, says singer and guitarist Sophie Harris, “I wrote the bassline loop for it a long time ago, one day when I only had a bass to hand. I structured the song and added guitar and simple vocal. I wanted to give it a raw and slightly sinister feel to it. We can spend an incredibly long time working a song in our practise space before we ever play it live, so we wanted to make sure that energy resonated through the recording”

Listen to the new single below!

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Lizzie Reid shares new track “Warpaint”

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Lizzie Reid has shared “Warpaint”, the third single from her upcoming EP Mooching, set to be released on July 27th via sevenfoursevensix. It follows on from “Bible” and “How Do I Show My Love?” released earlier in the year.

Co-written alongside Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan “Warpaint” is surging with indie delectability, evoking the likes of Angel Olsen’s My Woman through the tremolo-tinged guitars and melody-driven chorus. It’s Reid’s most anthemic track yet and is a feel good ballad for letting go of your anxieties and enjoy right now.

Speaking about the song, Lizzie said:

“‘Warpaint’, to me, is a song that says enjoy today and stop worrying about the details. There are challenges ahead but for now, live in the moment, enjoy making music and go out and experience new things.

Listen to the new single below!

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GLOWS share new single “Chaser”, announce debut EP

GLOWS, the London-based electronic duo of GG Skips and Felix BH have announced their debut mixtape LA, 1620 set to be released in September via Slow Dance Records.

Gaining acclaim for their live shows, GLOWS’ capture the magic of the dance floor on new track “Chaser”. From its slow rising chords to the groove-inducing beat you can’t help but become lost in the hypnotic world that GLOWS inhabit; letting you in for a few minutes of downtempo bliss.

Speaking about the single founding member GG Skips said:

“Chaser feels like the axiom on which Glows was based, the first song I made that people took seriously,” skips says of the single. ‘It’s about chasing the night, about addiction seeping through friendship, about supporting each other through all falling down.’

Listen to the new single below!

Soccer Mommy – Sometimes, Forever Review

It’s been nearly four years now since Sophie Allison exploded into acclaim with the release of her debut full length album Clean, an album that detailed the tragedy and heartbreak of long distance relationships and teenage love. She perfectly captured the constant battle of desire and despair of those formative teenage years when everything feels like the greatest tragedy known to man. Allison was 20 when she released Clean, and now sitting at 25 the demons that she’s always battled with still reside within her but with age has come wisdom about what she needs and in what design.

What set apart Allison’s debut album from the rest of the Americana indie rock heartbreak albums of the time was not just her intimate songwriting but the production of how she gave life to her tracks. From the raw and crystal clear sound of opener “Still Clean” with its sparkly guitars and interjecting synth swirls, to the crashing waves of feedback on “Scorpio Rising”, the trickery was subtle but helped create a wooden forest of sometimes unsettling and often graceful soundscapes. On her sophomore album color theory Allison often leant into elements of shoegaze she’s so often referenced, like on the expansive “yellow is the colour of her eyes”. Now this time with electronic wizard Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never at the helm of production, Allison’s sound has entered a new dimension of spectacular. The usual chugging guitars and backing band are in full force as the album opens with “Bones”, which moves from solitary ballad to grand orchestra of love induced soundscapes with twinkling guitars and distorted rises, this is Soccer Mommy turned up to 11. You can’t help but recall every intimate moment you’ve spent with someone you truly care for as the drums crash and the synths swirl on “With U”, becoming absorbed in the beauty of its grandiose expression of love. Lopatin’s electronic background comes out in full force on “Unholy Affliction” with the distorted synth-bass and hip-hop tinged drums battle out for which instrument can be the most demonic, helping bring a true darkness to Allison’s sound that’s only been hinted at before. Allison is older, wiser and more compelling now than she’s ever been, with her sound growing at an exponential rate, showcasing just how devastatingly beautiful Allison’s work really can be in the hands of a production magician.

Growth and appreciation is what this album is all about. Letting the past go, facing the demons you thought would once bring you down with a new sense of adversity and triumph. And growing to allow yourself to be loved by others. “I’m trying to be someone you can love and understand, but I know i’m not” Allison sings on opener “Bones” facing the self-doubt of her ability to be who she wants to be. And eventually growing tired of the lifestyle she now leads, “I’m tired of the money and all of the talking at me, I’m barely a person, mechanically working” she declares on “Unholy Affliction”. Allison was just 18 when she released her debut tape For Young Hearts, her entire adult life has been swallowed by the forever churning wheels of music stardom; and at this point she just wants to be able to be herself. Eventually facing some of her darkest moments on the Billie Eilish infused and sci-fi horror driven “Darkness Forever”. “Darkness forever, a cold sinking ocean, I want to feel the warm of relief, the devil is chasing hard on my tail” she sings and it seems as though all could be lost to the weight of the world around her. Allison not only instills the feeling of overwhelming dread but submerges you right into it, allowing all its despair to wash over you in a wave of synthesisers and searing distorted guitars.

But like a phoenix rising from the ashes Allison finds a light to hold onto, exploding the second half of the album open with the brit-pop stadium rock driven “Don’t Ask Me”. It’s got the big riffs, distorted guitar lines and a soundscape that Kevin Shields would take a double take at and wonder if he could use it on the forever, never fourth MBV album. For all the twists, turns and expansions that this album has taken so far though Allison decides to take it back to familiar ground on “Fire In The Driveway” with a stripped back moment that although is centered around the feeling of wanting to move on, does almost the opposite with the pacing of the album, slowing it down from the momentum it was building.

However like any compelling mystery, this proves to be a red herring as the following “Following Eyes” opens up a new side of this album that’s been lurking in the shadows waiting to emerge; the horror. “Beneath the half moon, the witching hour had me bound, an apparition, called to me without a sound” sings Allison over the skulking guitar lines. A long time Buffy The Vampire Slayer fan, Allison abstractly details a calling of an evil force pulling her in as she can’t escape the evil glare that follows her every move; the prominent backbone of many a Buffy encounter. On the surface its Allison showcasing her adept storytelling ability of the supernatural, but within lies something more evil than anything, the demons that bury themselves deep within us waiting to emerge. Allison has always put her emotions at the forefront of her work and now she uses them to detail the abstract, a sign of a truly brilliant songwriter.

“I lost myself to a dream I had” she sings on “Still”. Well it looks like now she may just have found herself again, and the version of herself that she’s found is the most daring and enigmatic we’ve seen yet. Bowing the album about in true Soccer Mommy fashion, Allison summarises her trials and tribulations into one last nostalgia inducing diary entry that washes over you like a wave of serenity. Allison has always been a voice of her times and she’s never showed it more vibrantly and expansively than on Sometimes, Forever. “Got pain in my back, 22 going on 23” she sings on “Feel It All The Time” and i couldn’t have put it better myself.

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Louien Announces new ep ‘Figure Me out’, shares new single

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Norwegian indie folk singer Louien, aka Live Miranda Solberg has today announced Figure Me Out, her new EP coming on September 16th via Jansen Recordings. The announcement also comes alongside new single fiery new single “No”, which showcases Solberg’s devastating ability to pull out every last emotion from a song. Instrumentally pulling from Radiohead’s OK Computer era with its cascading atmospheres, mixed with the bruising lyrics that Solberg sings, “It’s like you left your mark on everything, I can’t, no I can’t, the lights go out around me, There’s no way you will change” she declares.

Speaking about the song, Louien said:

“This song is about boundaries! I know it’s a lame topic! But I wrote this when I was very angry at someone for not listening to me. Why does it take so much for some people to take a hint?!”

Listen to the new single below!

Tracklist
01 Crazy
02 Figure Me Out
03 No
04 Second Best
05 Bridged By Fire
06 Desert

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Moreish Idols announce debut EP “Float”, share new single

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Moreish Idols, the London-based five piece have announced “Float“, their debut EP set to be released on August 12th via Speedy Wunderground. Pre-order here. The announcement comes alongside the release of new single hyper-saxophone driven single “Hangar” which follows on from “Speedboat” released earlier in the year.

Listen to the new single below!

Speaking about the EP Jude Lilley said:

“The most exciting thing for us as a band is capturing our performances live, which something Speedy is renowned for. Everything you hear in the EP is us in the room working together as unit – apart from Dyl who recorded his take across the whole EP in one! There’s something really cool about listening back to the takes and realising ‘this is what the room sounded like 5 minutes ago… and that’s us making the noise’. To us “Float” is a collage, and a demonstration of the band putting everything in the mixer and seeing what comes out (lyrics included) and it’s exactly what Dan heard before getting us involved with the label.”

Tracklist:

1. Hangar
2. W.A.M.
3. When The River Runs Dry
4. Speedboat

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Pianos become The Teeth announce new album ‘Drift’, share lead single

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Baltimore/ D.C. post-hardcore group Pianos Become The Teeth have announced Drift, set to be released on August 26th via Epitaph. This is their first album in four years since 2018’s Wait For Love. Pre-order here.

A press release said about the album:

There is a sense of mystique and familiarity on the album, assisted by producer Kevin Bernsten (Integrity, Pig Destroyer) who recorded their first two projects over a decade ago. Bernsten’s history with the band allowed him to push them toward the future without abandoning their past. Kyle Durfey reflects, “Kevin knows who we used to be and he knows who we are now and he was really down to experiment and try anything in the studio to see how it would work.”

The band have also shared “Genevieve”, the first single from the album which sees the band lean into a more angular and atmospheric sound, similar to 2014’s Keep You which was the bands first transition away from screamo and into post-hardcore.

Listen to the new single below!

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Drift Tracklist:

Out of Sight 
Genevieve 
The Tricks 
Easy 
The Days 
Mouth 
Skiv 
Hate Chase 
Buckley 
Pair 

siv Jakobsen shares new single “Birthday”

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Siv Jakobsen has shared “Birthday“, her second single of the year, following on from “Most Of The Time” which was released earlier in the year and was her first new music since the release of her debut album A Temporary Soothing in 2020.

Although the songs upbeat chords and rising melody may seem soothing in its nature, the lyrical content is quite the opposite, with Jakobsen reeling in the bitterness of broken relationships; asking what was all that effort for? “If i could go back in time I’d never go back in time” she declares, placing a clear-cut direction in her stride of moving forward and onto better things.

Speaking about the song she said,

“I imagine a vast pool of ended relationships where both parties sit at their own gloomy ends, greatly disliking or even hating the other. I wanted to write a song with this in mind, that there are often two deflated and angry hearts involved, both feeling the same anger, the same sadness. 

“The song is also a retrospective look at a hard time in my life – my 25th birthday -, with a strong realisation that I would never want to go back, no matter the circumstances. To me it encapsulates a mutual feeling of wasted effort and time toward something that was doomed to fail from the beginning.”

Listen to the new single below!

Jakobsen has also announced a small run of tour dates including a London show at The Slaughtered Lamb. Tickets here.

28th July – 31st July – Cambridge Folk Festival
26th September – Brussels, Witlof Bar
27th September – Utrecht, Tivolivredenburg – Cloud 9
29th September – London, The Slaughtered Lamb

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