Witch Fever announce debut album ‘Congregation’, share lead single

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Witch Fever have today announced Congregation, their debut album, which is set to be released on October 21st via Sony’s Music For Nations. Pre-order here. The announcement also comes alongside the release of the title track “Congregation” and an accompanying music video.

Listen to the new single below!

Speaking about the album lead singer Amy Walpole said;

“As our first album we’re really excited to just get it out there. We feel that it’s a step above what we’ve done before as we had a chance to experiment with sound and structure. It was our first opportunity to explore writing a body of work which was challenging but has been so rewarding! It pushed our creative process because we also had to think about the songs sitting side by side on an album! We tried to break out of what makes a typical ‘witch fever’ song whilst still being true to what makes our sound what it is.”

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A press release said about the album:

Congregation captures the 4 piece at their heaviest and most challenging yet. Produced by Pigs x7’s Sam Grant at Blank Studios in Newcastle, the album’s 13-tracks incorporate everything from sludge to new wave without lingering in one sound for too long –  as a result, every track is built like a brick house – strong riffs and rhythm, but plenty of space within.

Tracklist

01. Blessed Be Thy

02. Beauty and Grace

03. At The Core

04. Congregation

05. Deadlights

06. Market

07. I Saw You Dancing

08. Snare

09. Bloom

10. Sour

11. Bloodlust

12. Slow Burn

13. 12

Deep Tan share new video for “diamond horsetail”

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deep tan, the london based art-rock 3 piece have shared a new video for “diamond horsetail”, the title track from their new EP of the same name, released last Friday. Vinyl editions of the album will be available on July 22nd. Pre-order here.

The sleek guitars that have become a staple of the bands sound for sweep this track along, with it’s fidgeting groove keeping you locked in. There’s twists, turns and mind boggling movements in this three minute anthem of queer retribution. It’s disco but dark.

Watch the new video below!

Speaking about the new track the band said:

“It’s three minutes of menace, five litres of revenge: the title track of our new EP diamond horsetail is one we’re particularly excited to start playing live. also, KLF stans: there’s something for you in the outro.”

Listen to the full EP below!

deep tan 2022 tour dates
6 May – Focus Wales, Wrexham
7 May – Are You Listening Festival?, Reading 20 May – Zerox, Newcastle
21 May – The Great Eastern Festival, Edinburgh
22 May – Record Junkee, Sheffield 24 May – Rough Trade, Nottingham
25 May – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
27 May – Headrow House, Leeds
28 May – YES (Basement) (Mood Swings) Manchester 29 May – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
1 Jun – Venue MOT, London
11 Jun – Long Division Festival, Wakefield, UK
16 Jul – Valkhof Festival, Nijmegen, Netherlands
17 Jul – Welcome to the Village, Leewarden, Netherlands 22-24 Jul – Truck Festival, Oxford
13 Aug – Frigjort Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

black Midi announce new album ‘Hellfire’, share new single

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black midi have today announced Hellfire, their third album set to be released on July 15th via Rough Trade Records. Pre-order here. The announcement also comes alongside the release of “Welcome To Hell” and accompanying music video which tells the story of a shell shocked soldier’s excess and military discharge. The new album was produced by Marta Salogni who produced “John L” from the bands 2021 album Cavalcade.

Listen to the new single below!

Speaking about the new track Geordie Greep said:

Almost everyone depicted is a kind of scumbag. Almost everything I write is from a true thing, something I experienced and exaggerated and wrote down. I don’t believe in Hell, but all that old world folly is great for songs, I’ve always loved movies and anything else with a depiction of Hell. Dante’s Inferno. When Homer goes to Hell in the Simpsons. There’s a robot Hell in Futurama. Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Jewish writer who portrays a Satan interfering in people’s lives. There’s loads!

A press release said about the album:

Whereas the stories of Cavalcade were told in third person, Hellfire is presented in first-person and tells the tales of morally suspect characters. There are direct dramatic monologues, flamboyantly appealing to our degraded sense of right and wrong. You’re never quite sure whether to laugh at or be horrified.

Hellfire Tracklist

1. Hellfire

2. Sugar/Tzu

3. Eat Men Eat

4. Welcome To Hell

5. Still  

6. The Race Is About To Begin

7. Dangerous Liaisons 

8. The Defence

9. 27 Questions

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Lizzie Reid announces new EP ‘Mooching’, shares new single

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Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lizzie Reid has announced her new EP Mooching, set to be released on July 27th via sevenfoursixseven. She has also shared new single “How Do I Show My Love?”. This follows on from “Bible” released in March.

“I will love her in silence as you do / How does that go? / How do I show my love?” she sings over the stretching pianos, as she tries to figure out how to express herself truly. You can hear the raw emotion in every corner of the soundscape within this song, becoming not only encapsulated but absorbed in the feeling that Reid conveys. It’s a testament to her ability to communicate so much with so little backing her.

Listen to the new single below!

Speaking about the song, she said:

“This is another break up song but over time it has taken on new meaning from its original intention. Over the past few years life has been pretty harsh for a lot of people and when I sing this song it makes me feel how hard it has been to stay connected and express my feelings for certain people I care about. I find it hard at the best of times to communicate properly in a way that I would like but that can feel impossible when times are hard and people are forced to be apart.”

Tracklist
01 Love Of Her Life
02 Bible
03 Soda Pop Stream
04 How Do I Show My Love?
05 Warpaint

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Siv Jakobsen shares new single “Most Of The Time”

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Siv Jakobsen has shared “Most Of The Time“, her first new music in two years since her sophomore album A Temporary Soothing. A track that came into life after Jakobsen revisited a place where a tumultuous relationship took place and she realised how much of an impact this time and place still had on her.

Although the lyrics of “Your face flickers in and out / it’s a blunted blade / I glue my eyes together / But that’s not better” may be reminiscing in a dark part of Jakobsen’s life and the trauma that’s she’s trying to escape there’s a gleam to the sound that she creates through mesmerising guitars and angelic vocals that inspires hope, washing over you like a radiant light. A hope that she tries to hold on to at the end of the track, “We are forever / I am better / Most of the time”.

Speaking about the new single Jakobsen said:

“I knew that in going there it might awaken some difficult memories, but I was completely taken aback by how intensely I felt pulled back into who I was and how I felt all those years ago. I realised I had some unpacking to do, so that I could begin to properly come to terms with and understand those memories.

Listen to the new single below!

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Art Moore shares debut single “Snowy”, sign to ANTI-Records

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Art Moore, a project formed of Taylor Vick aka Boy Scouts and Ezra Furman collaborators Sam Durkes and Trevor Brooks, have today shared their debut single “Snowy” and announced their signing to ANTI-Records.

It’s clear to see that this is a match made in dream-pop heaven. As Vick’s soothing voice and introspective lyrics glide over the silky synthesisers, you can feel yourself becoming lost in the world this new project have created. It’s exciting to see this trio use their powers to create something so vibrant and emotive.

Listen to the new single below!

Speaking on how they met the band said:

“We all met up at the studio, and it was never even like, ‘Let’s be a band’, that was never a thing,” recalls Durkes. “It was more like, ‘Let’s write for movies and art projects’ — let’s think of a movie scene or a photograph or still image and see if we can write some shit around it to see if we can pitch it.”

Momma announce new album ‘Household Name’, release new single

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Momma, the NYC- based band led by singers/guitarists Allegra Weingarten and Etta Friedman have today announced Household Name, their debut album set to be released on July 1st via Lucky Number. Pre-order here.

The band have also shared “Speeding 72”, the lead single from the album which follows on from previously released “Rockstar” and “Medicine”. A grunge-infused riff and vocal melody that matches the likes of soccer mommy creates a teen angst anthem if there ever was one. This band are cool and they know it.

Listen to the new single below!

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Speaking about the new track the band said:

““Speeding 72” is probably the most collaboratively written song on the new record. We wanted it to be the sort of summertime anthem that you can turn on during a drive to impress your crush,” explains the band. “The most important part of the production was setting the right mood to transport the listener. The song starts with Aron getting into his car (which is featured on the album cover), and then turning on the ignition.”

Tracklisting:

1. Rip Off
2. Speeding 72
3. Medicine
4. Rockstar
5. Motorbike
6. Tall Home
7. Lucky
8. Brave
9. Callin Me
10. Spider
11. No Stage
12. No Bite

The band have also announced a run of UK tour dates following on from support slots with Wet Leg. Tickets here.

MAY

6 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall *
7 – Glasgow, UK – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
10 – London, UK – Brixton Windmill 
13 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape
14 – Manchester, UK – Yes

w/Illuminati Hotties

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Launder shares two new singles, announces debut album

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Launder aka John Cudlip has announced his debut album Happening, set to be released on July 15th via Ghostly International, pre-order here. Alongside the announcement he has released “Chipper” and “Unwound”, the first two singles from the album which were both co-written by DIIV‘s Zachary Cole and Colin Caulfield.

The first tastes of Launder’s debut offers up two breezy and intoxicating soundscapes that engulf you in their bliss. With “Unwound” swallowing you in its grunge-infused, riff driven melody and “Chipper” engulfing you in the shimmer soundscapes of its glittery guitars, you feel yourself floating away on a cloud of sound created by Cudlip and co. The tranquillity of the sounds is juxtaposed devastatingly with Cudlip’s devastating lyrics that contemplate addiction struggles, “I’m half asleep, quickly fading, From your street, into the pavement” he sings on “Unwound”, bringing a whole new side to the dreaminess that’s created; quickly turning into a nightmare.

Listen to the new singles below!

TRACK LISTING:

1.Unwound
2.Intake
3.Blue Collar
4.On a Wire
5.Become (feat. Soko)
6.Beggar
7.Rust
8.Withdraw
9.Lockwood
10.Harbour Mouth
11.Chipper
12. Parking Lot
13.Lantern

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TV Priest announce new album ‘My Other People’, share new single

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TV Priest have today announced new album My Other People, coming on June 17th via Sub Pop and shared new single “Bury Me In My Shoes”. Pre-order here. This follows on from 2021’s debut Uppers and will include previously released single “One Easy Thing”.

Listen to the new single below!

Frontman Charlie Drinkwater says of the album,

“My Other People is a more “open’” set of songs, both musically and in our themes; in the process of writing we found ourselves talking about things other than anger or aggression. We wanted to discuss love, loss and joy too. It’s a record about personal disintegration and destruction, but also rebuilding again after this. It’s also heavily rooted in place, the music being a very direct response to Britain and England in 2021, but in a more abstract and textural sense. A muddy field viewed from a train window between cities, a patch of wild flowers growing next to a motorway, sticky carpets in a suburban flat roof pub, pissing rain on an August bank holiday and the smell of diesel in an out of town supermarket car park. An angry, hopeful, shitty, beautiful island.”

Tracklisting

1. One Easy Thing

2. Bury Me In My Shoes

3. Limehouse Cut

4. I Have Learnt Nothing

5. It Was Beautiful

6. The Happiest Place On Earth

7. My Other People

8. The Breakers

9. Unravelling

10. It Was A Gift

11. I Am Safe Here

12. Sunland

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The band have also announced a run of tour dates which go on sale Thursday 31st March at 9am HERE. They’re also set for in-store performances to celebrate My Other People’s release week (June 17th – 23rd), which fans can gain entry to with proof of preorder through the participating retailers.

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. Oct. 30 – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana

Mon. Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds

Tue. Nov. 01 – Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Cellar

Thu. Nov. 03 – Manchester, UK – Yes (Pink Room)

Fri. Nov. 04 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

Sat. Nov. 05 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall

Mon. Nov. 07 – Cambridge, UK  – Portland Arms

Tue. Nov. 08 – Leicester, UK – Firebug Bar

Thu. Nov. 10 – London, UK – Scala

Fri. Nov. 11 – Reading, UK -The Face Bar

Sat. Nov. 12 – Southampton, UK – The Joiners

Sun. Nov. 13 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store

* Stripped down performances

Watch Sister Lucy’s new animated video for “Best At Being Sad”

Sister Lucy aka Abi Sinclair has shared a new animated for “Best at Being Sad“, from her debut EP Big Girl Pants. The new video was an all women created project, being illustrated by Sona Koloyan and animated by Izzie Dabs and Amanda Tooke. The video game style video contains easter eggs both of the world of Sister Lucy and provocative feminist humour, how many can you spot?

Watch the new video below!

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