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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Soccer Mommy announces new album ‘Sometimes, Forever’, shares new single

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Soccer Mommy has announced her third full-length album, Sometimes, Forever, the follow up to 2020’s color theory, which is set to be released on June 24th via Loma Vista. Pre-order here. The new album was produced by Daniel Lopatin of Oneohtrix Point Never and features “Shotgun”, the lead single from the album.

Listen to the new single below!

A press release said about the album:

It sees Allison once again tapping into the turn-of-the-millennium sensibilities she’s known for, as she advances her self-made sonic world beyond the present and into the future with experimental-minded production, an expanded moodboard of vintage touchstones, and some of her most sophisticated songwriting to date. Inspired by the concept that neither sorrow nor happiness is permanent, Sometimes, Forever is a fresh peek into the mind of an artist who synthesizes everything — retro sounds, personal tumult, the relatable disorder of modern life — into original music that feels built to last a long time. Maybe even forever

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Tracklisting

01 Bones

02 With U 

03 Unholy Affliction 

04 Shotgun 

05 newdemo

06 Darkness Forever

07 Don’t Ask Me

08 Fire in the Driveway

09 Following Eyes

10 Feel It All The Time

11 Still

Soccer Mommy has also announced a run of UK/EU dates, see below. Tickets available here.

31st August – Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms

1st September – Brighton, UK @ Chalk

3rd September – Bristol, UK @ Trinity

5th September – Köln, UK @ Bumann & Sohn

6th September – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow

8th September – Stockholm, SE @ Slaktkyrkan

9th September- Oslo, NO @ John Dee

10th September – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen

12th September – Berlin, DE @ Frannz Club

13th September – Bremen, DE @ Lagerhaus

15th September – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

16th September – Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn

17th September – Brussels, BE – Rotonde @ Botanique

18th September – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain

20th September – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz

21st September – Cardiff, UK @ Tramshed 

22nd September – London, UK @ O2 Forum

23rd September – Birmingham, UK @ The Castle & Falcon

24th September – Glasgow, UK @ Queen Margaret Union

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Deanna Petcoff shares new single “If You Were Me”

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Deanna Petcoff has today shared “If You Were Me“, the latest single from her upcoming debut album To Hell With You, which is due out on April 1st via Royal Mountain Records. Pre-order here.

On “If You Were Me” Petcoff lets all her vulnerabilities go and simply asks to understand why anyone would want to hurt someone the way she was. The way she faces her trauma is what brings the true depth in valiance to this track. There’s a swing that flows like Olivia Rodrigo’s biggest hits and enough dirt infuse that 90’s grunge aesthetic. “And I would not feel responsible for turning you into somebody whose terrified to lose me / no matter what i do” she sings with an aching heart, simply trying to understand why she was treated in such a way.

About the single, Deanna shares:

“This is the oldest song on the record. I started writing this in high school about my partner at the time who was emotionally abusive. I wasn’t able to finish the song once I started it because I didn’t feel safe saying all of these things when I knew he would hear them. My good friend and collaborator Callum Maudsley helped me navigate those waters and come to a message that was clear and relatable to lots of other people; if I were you I would treat me better.”

Listen to the new single below!

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