Jamila Woods shares brilliant video for ‘LSD’ featuring Chance The Rapper

Chicago-based soul singer, poet and activist Jamila Woods broke into the national spotlight with the release of her highly lauded debut LP, HEAVN a little over a year ago and now it’s available to purchase for the first time via Jagjaguwar and her original label home, Chicago’s respected hip-hop incubator Closed Sessions. Read more about Jamila Woods shares brilliant video for ‘LSD’ featuring Chance The Rapper

The Menzingers announce UK & European tour dates

The Menzingers have announced an extensive UK and European tour, which is set to kick off on 28th January 2018. The tour will comprise 19 dates across the continent, including a show at o2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 3rd February, which will be their biggest headliner so far on these shores. They’ll be bringing Canadian punk band Pup and fellow Phildaelphians Cayetana along for the ride. Read more about The Menzingers announce UK & European tour dates

Grant & I – Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens by Robert Forster

Robert Forster met Grant McLennan at the University of Queensland, Australia in the mid 1970s as two undergrads with a shared passion for music, film, poetry and pop culture, and a reputation for duelling sword fights across city traffic. After a bizarre audition and early rehearsals into a cassette player, they formed The Go-Betweens in 1978, and created a strand of Bohemian Pop Music full of literary allusions and local references that stood out amidst the exploding local punk rock scene at the time. Read more about Grant & I – Inside and Outside The Go-Betweens by Robert Forster

Culture Abuse are heading to the UK

San Francisco Bay Area-band Culture Abuse are heading to the UK this month for a full UK tour and festival appearances. Watch their video for debut Epitaph Records single, “So Busted” – a summer anthem about “all the stuff you are told you need in life but when it all boils down all you really want is to feel loved and cared for” according to frontman David Kelling. The video for “So Busted” was directed by Ryan Baxley (FIDLAR, Bleached, SWMRS). Read more about Culture Abuse are heading to the UK

Muncie Girls announce UK headline shows

To cap off a summer that’s already seen Muncie Girls tour Australia, play Glastonbury Festival, 2000trees and more, the Exeter trio are gearing up to round off the season with performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals and Bingley Live. In addition to the final festivals of the summer, Muncie Girls will play five headline shows across the country, kicking off at the end of August. Read more about Muncie Girls announce UK headline shows

Cold War Kids unveil new video

US Indie legends, Cold War Kids have released a brand new video for their recent single “So Tied Up”, featuring the up-and-coming UK singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs. The tracks a stomping, gospel-infused number that shines a light on everyday struggle (“Love is a twisted game and no one ever wins”) but undeniably burns with the promise of hope. The video is about the tension and struggle of relationships. On one side there’s the sweetness on the surface and on the other the violence that bubbles underneath, it works as a metaphor for all of our love lives. Read more about Cold War Kids unveil new video

Future Islands announce THIRD O2 Academy Brixton show

Future Islands have added a third London date to their UK in November. The Baltimore trio will headline the O2 Academy Brixton show on November 22nd – their third consecutive show at the hallowed 5,000-capacity venue. The additional date offers fans another opportunity to experience what the Guardian call “an infectious atmosphere of nervy energy and communal love.” Read more about Future Islands announce THIRD O2 Academy Brixton show

Echosmith Return with New Album & Single


Echosmith return with their second album ‘Inside A Dream’ which will be released on September 29th on Parlophone. The 11-song set marks the follow-up to their 2013 debut ‘Talking Dreams’ which featured their breakthrough Top 20 hit ‘Cool Kids’ which was supported by Radio 1 and has been streamed 265 million times at Spotify. The album has been previewed with the new track ‘Goodbye’ which is out now. Read more about Echosmith Return with New Album & Single

Samoans announce second album ‘Laika’

 

The follow up to Samoans’ incendiary debut record ‘Rescue’ is finally on the horizon. ‘Laika’ will be released via the band’s own Apres Vous Records on 29th September. Samoans released their debut album ‘Rescue’ in 2014 to critical acclaim and toured extensively for two years playing with the likes of No Devotion and Kids in Glass Houses and recording a BBC Radio 1 session at Maida Vale. The album was also nominated for the coveted Welsh Music Prize. Read more about Samoans announce second album ‘Laika’