The Brighton-based two-piece noise pop outfit have released a new single, Malleable via their own label Ugly Twin Records. Following their 2021 debut EP Side Hustle, the single opens with dance-punk reminiscent drums in the song’s verses, followed by a huge scrappy chorus with fuzzy hard-hitting riffs that instantly suck you in. Clocking in at 1 minute and 50 seconds, you can already tell this song will be an instant classic at packed bar venues, coupled with the relatable notion of burning out until everything you’ve worked so hard for turns to shit.
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”
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.
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
PVA have returned with their first new music since their 2020 debut EP Toner. The new single comes with a self-directed minimalistic music video.
The multiplying groove of the synthesisers feel like they could burst out at any moment. Constantly twisting and turning, almost trying to escape for a sound of their own. But it’s all held together with Ella Harris’ cool and composed vocal delivery. It’s industrial indie at its most freeing, making you want to grab your florescent mini-pouches and throw your body in every direction.
Speaking on the single, the band says, “Untethered is a song about release. It’s our current set opener and an introduction to our industrial arm. We wrote it in one session in a burst of chaotic catharsis. The lyrics follow a character being freed from imaginary tethers and experiencing the earth under their feet again.”
Listen to the new single below!
The band have also announced a new live date in London headline show to take place at Corsica Studios on 9th July. Tickets will only be available on pre-sale via the PVA mailing list until 11am on Friday, which people can sign up to via PVA.band. General sale will then be available HERE.
South London-based singer MYTBE has shared “moody”, her first new music since last years spill out EP. Not only is the sound of just her vocals and guitar about as intimate as you can get, but her storytelling shares an incredible amount deep emotions as she details how infatuation can often lead to pain. “Call me darling / I know i’m starving for us / Undertow and overflowing with love, real love / It’s too much” she sings with a deep reluctance, knowing that soon this short-lived serenade must come to pass.
Speaking about the track, she said:
“‘moody’ is about the human instinct of wanting to be loved, no matter the circumstance. Craving another’s affection; be it right or wrong. Ignoring all sense and your better judgement, to instead bask in the rose-tinted euphoria of new romance. I wrote this song about a recent brief romance, one which both parties both knew wasn’t going to last forever. Although the end was in sight, I still found myself drunk on affection and willing to overlook the red flags. Inspired by these feelings of blindsidedness, I was keen to capture the foolish notion of loving carelessly.”
TV Priest have today shared “It Was Beautiful“, the latest single from their upcoming sophomore album My Other People, set to be released via Sub Pop on June 17th. Pre-order here.
Vocalist Charlie Drinkwater says of the single:
“‘It Was Beautiful’ is a love song about the past, present, and future. A reminder that love is the most essential thing. The words came fast; it was recorded in a single emotive session, the first song we wrote together after my family had gone through a difficult experience and I think you can hear that in the kind of melancholy euphoria that plays out as the song progresses. In some ways it’s a coda to the whole album; a reminder to guard your hope fiercely.”
Listen to the new single below!
TV Priest live dates
For up to date information on tickets, please visit TV Priest.com.
Fri. Jun. 05 – Brittany, FR – Art Rock Festival
Sat. Jun. 06 – Tours, FR – Aucard De Tours
Fri. Jun. 17 – London, UK – Rough Trade East
Mon. Jun. 20 – Brighton, UK – Resident*
Tue. Jun. 21 – Southsea Portsmouth, UK – Pie & Vinyl*
Wed. Jun. 22 – Totnes, UK – Drift*
Thu. Jun. 23 – Leeds, UK – The Vinyl Whistle*
Sun. Jul. 03 – Hyeres, FR – Pointu Festival
Fri. Jul. 22 – Suffolk, UK – Latitude Festival
Sun. Jul. 24 – Sienna, IT – TVSpenta Festival
Tue. Jul.26 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
Wed. Jul. 27 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
Fri. Jul. 29 – Montréal, QC – Bar le Ritz PDB
Sat. Jul. 30 – Toronto, ON – Monarch Tavern
Sun. Jul. 31 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Thu. Aug. 04 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Fri. Aug. 05 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Sat. Aug. 06 – Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret
Sun. Aug. 07 – Seattle, WA – Clock-Out Lounge
Fri. Sep. 03 – Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival
Fri. Sep. 09 – Heusden, NL – Misty Fields Festival
Sat. Sep. 17 – Leicester, UK – Wide Eyed Festival
Mon. Oct. 24 – Nijmegen, NL – Merleyn
Tue. Oct. 25 – Groningen, NL – Vera
Tue. Oct. 26 – Rotterdam, NL – Rotown
Fri. Oct. 28 – Amsterdam, NL – London Calling Festival
South African-Australian musician and writer Ruby Gill has shared a new single, “Public Panic Attacks“, which follows on from “Champion Ruby” released in April.
Gill’s straight to the point storytelling drives this track, as with all of her songs, as she details her distress before driving. The raw nature to both Gill’s vocals and instrumentation allow this song exist in its truest form, feeling as though you’re witnessing Gill feel these emotions for the first time. “It has to stop” she exclaims as the track comes to close, but the brilliance of this track leaves you ready for more of what she’s got to come.
On writing the track, Gill said that she was having a full-blown panic attack in a public parking lot when she thought to herself, “interesting – this is not the first time I’ve had a panic attack in a public parking lot. I had to start figuring out exactly why I kept freaking out and how to make it stop.”
Automatic, the synth-pop trio of Izzy Glaudini (synths, lead vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon-Gaines (bass) have shared new single “Skyscraper” from their upcoming second album Excess, set to be released on June 24th via Stones Throw. Pre-order here.
Searing synth lines and a head-bop beat drive this track to summer festival worthy groovy heights. You feel as if you’re living inside a 90’s movie, having just bought the latest model of Buggati and are driving down a desert road. Which only fits with the narrative that the band provide, with Halle explaining, “It’s about spending your life making money and then spending it to fill the void created by said job.” Lola adds: “Kind of like going to LA to live your dreams.” It’s flashy and sleek and will certainly get you out of your seat.
Listen to the new single below!
AUTOMATIC TOUR DATES
US (with Tame Impala)
May 24 NC Wilmington Live Oak Bank Pavilion May 26 OH Columbus KEMBA Live! Festival Stage
UK & EUROPE
May 28 UK London Wide Awake May 29 UK Manchester YES May 30 UK Leeds Headrow House May 31 UK Brighton Green Door Store June 1 FR Lille L’Aéronef June 2 FR Paris L’international June 3 FR Angers Levitation June 4 ES Barcelona Primavera June 5 ES Barcelona Primavera June 8 IT Ravenna Beaches Brew June 9 CH Neuchatel Festineuch June 10 CH Aarau Kiff June 11 DE Mannheim Maifeld Derbi June 12 NL Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret June 13 NL Amsterdam Bitterzoet June 14 NL Nijmegen Merleyn June 15 DE Berlin UFO Sound Studios June 16 DE Koln Bumann & Sohn June 17 BE Charleroi Fete De La Musique June 18 NL Den Haag Grauzone
US (with Osees)
Sept 5 San Francisco Chapel Sept 6 San Francisco Chapel Sept 7 San Francisco Chapel Sept 9 Portland Roseland Sept 10 Seattle Neumos Sept 11 Seattle Neumos
LA-based four piece GOON have today shared “Garden of our Neighbour“, the latest single from their upcoming two-part EP Paint By Numbers, set to be released on February 25th. The title of the new single was also used by the band as an acronym for the bands name for a secret show last year.
The rich sonic textures of “Garden Of Our Neighbour” are one of its greatest assets. Swirling synthesisers and hypnotic guitar lines allow you to become lost in the soundscape they create. Fusing elements of slow core, shoegaze, vaporwave, field recordings and psychedelia, GOON create a memory evoking and transportive three and a half minute trip through their colourful and ever-shifting world.
Kenny Becker of GOON said about the track:
“it’s like our version of “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath, or “Minor Threat” by Minor Threat, “Meat Puppets” by Meat Puppets, “Bad Company” by Bad Company. I wrote and recorded this song entirely in one night. I met up with our drummer, Andy at our rehearsal spot that day, recorded him drumming along to a simple midi chord progression, had the chords on a loop, and record him drumming into the Tascam 5 minutes at a time…..I got really excited by the idea of having strong contrast between intimate small vocals and massive synths and drums. Vocally, I was really going for a Sparklehorse vibe: up close, super dry, not double-tracked. Not something I’ve really tried much before, but I love how it came out”