Wintersleep announce new album

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This September 6th, Wintersleep will release two new singles Free Fall and Fading Out via Dine Alone Records. Originally released together on an exclusive 7” for Record Store Day – a release that became the #1 seller at the Canadian national event – they will be available digitally worldwide for the first time.

Free Fall and Fading Out mark the latest in a particularly fruitful release period for the band, having earlier this year put out their seventh full-length album In The Land Of – a longlisted album for the Polaris Music Prize. They also contributed a track, The Twist, to the recent Tiny Changes - A Celebration of The Midnight Organ Fight (Atlantic Records) release, a tribute to the late Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison, to whom the band had become close co-conspirators. They also worked with the award-winning director Christopher Mills on an incredible animated video for latest single Forest Fire, which you can watch below.

Like all Wintersleep records, In the Land Of encourages thought and introspection. The new record’s title is an incomplete thought, a blank that is filled in across the record with different places, words, and sounds. Free Fall and Fading Out mark themselves out as outstanding additions to the band’s canon – proud extensions to the album - all thoughtful anthemia and rousing, sky-high melodies.

The band says of them; "These are both songs we’re incredibly proud of recording and sharing with you. Free Fall is a really exciting song for us. It taps into our love of progressive rock songwriting. We kept it off In the Land Of because it has such a strong identity on its own. Fading Out is a sort of bridge from Great Detachment to In the Land Of era of songs, completed a bit too late to be included with Great Detachment but one of the first tracks we worked on when we started getting ready for In the Land Of. It’s interesting as it sort of gave In the Land Of a direction but ended up being a bit of an outlier. It has this neat guitar line that somehow ties in sonically with Free Fall and feels like a really good accompanying track. Both songs centre around the idea of dissolution. Fading Out starts as a sort of conversation about a dissolving relationship. Free Fall around the idea of coming to terms with the death of a loved one, how to continue living with someone after they have passed, taking the relationship forward into future."

In September Wintersleep will take to the road with tour dates throughout Europe. Full tour dates can be found below. The JUNO Award winners have previously toured several continents and shared stages with Pearl Jam, Editors, MACABEES, Frightened Rabbit, Broken Social Scene and The Hold Steady, a performance on Late Night with David Letterman and even an opening slot for Sir Paul McCartney.

10th Sept // Switzerland, Zurich // Bogen F
11th Sept // Germany, Munich // Milla Club
12th Sept // Germany, Berlin // Musik & Frieden
13th Sept // Germany, Hamburg // Molotow
14th Sept // Denmark, Odense // Kansas City
16th Sept // Germany, Bremen // Tower **
17th Sept // Germany, Cologne // YUCA **
18th Sept // Germany, Wiesbaden // Schlachthof **
19th Sept // Belgium, Antwerp // Trix Bar **
20th Sept // Netherlands, Amsterdam // Cinetol **
21st Sept // France, Paris // Secret Show
23rd Sept // UK, Manchester // The Castle Hotel ^
24th Sept // UK, Glasgow // Venue TBA ^
25th Sept // Ireland, Dublin // Grand Social ^
27th Sept // UK, London // Omeara ^

** = Support from Cascade Lakes
^ = Support from FISKUR

Buy tickets here: https://umc.lnk.to/_Wintersleep

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Free Fall / Fading Out artwork by Hayden Menzies
Download hi-res HERE

September live dates

10th Sept // Switzerland, Zurich // Bogen F
11th Sept // Germany, Munich // Milla Club
12th Sept // Germany, Berlin // Musik & Frieden
13th Sept // Germany, Hamburg // Molotow
14th Sept // Denmark, Odense // Kansas City
16th Sept // Germany, Bremen // Tower
17th Sept // Germany, Cologne // YUCA
18th Sept // Germany, Wiesbaden // Schlachthof
19th Sept // Belgium, Antwerp // Trix Bar
20th Sept // Netherlands, Amsterdam // Cinetol
21st Sept // France, Paris //  Secret Show
23rd Sept // UK, Manchester // The Castle Hotel
24th Sept // UK, Glasgow // Venue TBA
25th Sept // Ireland, Dublin // Grand Social
27th Sept // UK, London // Omeara

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Jeremy Ivey shares new song

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“Jeremy Ivey has long been one of Nashville’s most beloved behind-the-scenes musical magicians … Ivey’s lyrical approach is both narratively vibrant and heavily poetic.” - Rolling Stone

“Image-rich storytelling with brooding psychedelia, accented by manic guitar stabs and sparkling stacks of vocal harmonies courtesy of Price’s production.” -
Nashville Scene

“I’ve spent a good amount of time when I didn’t have a working vehicle on a Greyhound bus seeing the country from a big dirty window,” singer and songwriter Jeremy Ivey says of his latest song’s inspirations. “Everyone on a Greyhound seems homeless, even if it’s just a temporary thing. In transit, between two lives. Everyone seems like they are in the throes of some intense drama. An alcoholic returning to a rehab in Tuscaloosa, a retired tollbooth operator with a Christmas present for his estranged son in Chattanooga. It’s like a mobile society. A modern caravan through a burned out Canaan.”

Listen to “Greyhound”, featuring backing vocals from Ivey’s wife Margo Price, HERE.

“I remember the first time Jeremy played this song for me, we were outside of The Library, which is a pub on the lower east side of New York City,” Price said. “We were stranded in the city during an intense blizzard and he sang it to me on the street. He wasn’t going to include it on his album and I made him. It’s got a simple sort of brilliance to it that I love.”

Price has also been an enormous supporter since the day they met when Ivey was 25 and she was 20. “My 20s were a mixed bag between learning to play, but also being told not to,” Ivey says, recalling an earlier relationship. “I didn't go to college. I grew up very sheltered in a very religious home, and I wasn't allowed to listen to a lot of music. I was pretty green and naïve. And then when I met Margo, of course, she was a musician herself, and she was encouraging and telling me that I was good.”

Recorded in a “little bitty house studio” in Nashville, The Dream and the Dreamer – also produced by Price – is a nine-song album that hosts a collection of homespun, deeply introspective tracks. Ivey, who writes prolifically and ideally wants to release an album a year, cites everyone from the Beatles to Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan as influences.

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Download hi-res album artwork HERE

Pre-Order ‘The Dream and the Dreamer’

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Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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The Murder Capital share new single

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Single release: 16th August 2019
Record label: Human Season Records
More info: The Murder Capital website

Ahead of the release of their debut album this Friday, Dublin's The Murder Capital have shared a new recording entitled 'More Is Less', the live version of which went viral and forged the band's breakthrough last year.

LISTEN HERE

The release follows the recent live session for Steve Lamacq on 6 Music, where they have been B-listed for latest release "Don't Cling To Life", that you can listen to again HERE

The band have also recently released the first in a series of four live videos, starting with 'Green & Blue', which you can watch HERE

The Murder Capital have seen previous single releases - "Feeling Fades" and the 12" of the aforementioned "Green & Blue" - top the vinyl charts already this year, and last month announced a series of strictly limited in-stores and intimate performances for later this week:

Thursday 15th Aug - CORK
Music Zone - (evening show) performance + signing

Friday 16th August - DUBLIN
Tower Records - (afternoon show) performance + signing

Saturday 17th August - KILKENNY
Rollercoaster Records (afternoon show) performance + signing

Saturday 17th August - LIMERICK
Steamboat Records (evening show) - performance + signing

Sunday 18th Aug - DERRY
Cool Discs @ Sandinos (afternoon show) - performance + signing

Sunday 18th Aug - BELFAST
Strange Victory Records (evening show) - performance + signing

Mon 19th Aug – GLASGOW
Monorail – performance + signing

Tues 20th Aug – MANCHESTER
FOPP (afternoon show) – performance + signing

Wed 21st Aug – LEEDS
Crash (afternoon) – signing

Thurs 22nd Aug – LONDON
Rough Trade East (afternoon show) - performance + signing

Thurs 22nd Aug - BRIGHTON
Resident Music (evening) – performance + signing

You can see a map of all of the in-store locations HERE

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The signings and in-stores are in support of their much-anticipated debut album, "When I Have Fears", set for release on August 16th through Human Season Records.

The album will be available on gatefold colour LP, black LP, as part of a limited bundle (gatefold colour LP, t-shirt, pin & journal), CD and as a digital download.

You can pre-order HERE

Produced by Flood (PJ Harvey, New Order, Foals) the album features all four singles from the band so far, "Feeling Fades", "Green & Blue" & "Don't Cling To Life" and 'More Is Less'

An exercise in both darkness and light, “When I Have Fears” only serves to highlight the early ambition in the band's sound. From the post-rock build and breakdowns of the two-part "Slowdance", to the tender, bruised confessional of "On Twisted Ground" and industrial pulse of closer "Love, Love, Love", there's a consistent intensity throughout that marks out The Murder Capital as a band arriving fully formed on their debut album.

As well as festival dates across the summer, the band will head out on two headline tours - once in July and again in October / November.

Full dates below with tickets available from: www.themurdercapital.com

You can catch the band live on the following dates:

16th August – The Button Factory – Dublin, IRE - SOLD OUT
23rd August – Cabaret Vert – Charleville Mezieres, FR
25th August – Rock En Seine – Paris, FR
30th August – Into The Great Wide Open – Vlieland, NL
1st September – End of the Road – Salisbury, UK
7th September – Misty Fields Festival – Asten-Heusden, NL
26th September – Death Disco – Athens, GR
7th October – The Exchange – Bristol, UK
8th October – Bodega Social Club – Nottingham, UK
10th October – Dome, Tuffnell Park – London, UK
11th October – The Haunt – Brighton, UK
12th October – Castle & Falcon – Birmingham, UK
14th October – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, UK
15th October – The Mash House – Edinburgh, UK
16th October – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow, UK
18th October – YES (The Pink Room) – Manchester, UK

19th October – Ritual Union – Oxford, UK
20th October – Swn Fest – Cardiff, UK
25th October – London Calling – Amsterdam, Netherlands
26th October – V11 – Rotterdam, NL
28th October – Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing, FR
29th October – Portobello – Caen, FR
31st October – Le Rocher de Palmer – Bordeaux, FR
1st November – La Rex – Toulouse, FR
2nd November – La Paloma – Nimes, FR
4th November – Joker’s Pub – Angers, FR
6th November – Nouveau Casino – Paris, FR
8th November – L’Autre Canal – Nancy, FR
9th November – La Poudriere – Belfort, FR
10th November – Sonic City – Kortrijk, Belgium

12th November – Molotow Musikclub – Hamburg, DE
13th November – Music und Frieden – Berlin, DE
14th November – Artheater – Cologne, DE

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The Murder Capital are:

James McGovern - vocals
Damien Tuit - guitars
Cathal Roper - guitars
Gabriel Paschal Blake - bass
Diarmuid Brennan - drums

If you have ever seen The Murder Capital live then what will strike you most about the experience is not the heaviness, the bleakness or the rage you might expect, but witnessing a most extreme vision of tenderness. Their debut album, ‘When I Have Fears’, recorded over the Spring with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, New Order etc.), embodies this tenderness; it is a purple bruise on the hard knee of the so-called post-punk resurgence. It is not a labour of love but a struggle through love, loneliness and grief that now sits weightless upon their five shoulders, not marching, but dancing, out into the cold light of day. It exists in two worlds which oppose each other yet breath each other’s air, because ultimately it is an album about accepting that which you fear, loving that which you hate, feeling the excess that can only be found in isolation. The name, ‘When I Have Fears’ acknowledges its own vulnerability, and was given very early on to ensure that consistency of thought, and that beautiful arch in the narrative which gives space for the purging of guilt and leads, ultimately, to its final cathartic moments.

Listening to how many places opening track For Everything reaches sonically within the first ten seconds is representative of the album’s attempt to touch upon “the whole spectrum of human emotion”. The guitars, like saws, sing to each other, tenor and baritone; a chiming tambourine compliments even the methodical and angry deep-set drums. ‘Not at all, not for everything,/ It’s not for everything at all./ Not for everyone, it’s not for anyone at all,’ is so much more than just a smart, slick trick of the tongue, because the poetic and sonic landscape of which it speaks, and that which the whole album speaks, is both a mountain and a valley - it really becomes both everything and nothing.

The music was secondary, and the ethos of compassion and ability to fully understand one another always came first. “The last time we played through the album we felt every second of those 6 months spent writing it and a lot of it is a reflection of what we went through together.” Just to hear Feeling Fades, to glimpse it, you immediately understand The Murder Capital’s insatiable need for unity and empathy both to banish and beautify the crux of loneliness. We hear that isolated voice searching out to sea, ‘And as the feeling fades away/ The tearing streets create a wave’: it lurches forward with uncertainty over the resounding bass that creeps slowly, slowly, and eventually catches up with a crack of those chugging drums. And suddenly we have union, we are there running alongside that voice, hand in hand. And, as everything falls in time and into place, we become acutely aware of the present, and that present which the voice sings of, ‘the now elapsed round you and me’, is no longer a lonely existence.

You might be surprised to know that the debut album from that dark, twisted Dublin quintet, The Murder Capital, is in all its boyish innocence and vulnerability, a coming of age album. “When you get to your teens you begin to feel like you’re playing catch up with your inner child. You have to dismantle all the shit that was put into your parents brains and given to you.” A generational baggage handed to us perhaps not consciously, but by virtue of blood and guilt, as explained in More Is Less: ‘If I gave you what you wanted/ you’d never be full./ That’s the trappings of your boyish mind/ Become unshakeable”. Something as small as questioning why at six years old your hands were clasped in prayer, becomes a quiet revolution, “and we’ve tried to dismantle it in the fact that we've been completely honest in attempting to dismantle ourselves.”

It is an attempt to hold a mirror up to emotion, to pain, which for this group is quite a specific pain; an unequivocal suffering as sharp as a shard of this reflective glass. But by focusing in on this struggle it comes undone, unanchored, deconstructed- but never diluted. It is simply allowed to float freely within the soundscape, where it may become transformed as another harnesses it. The same, but different- it is the cracked mirror. ‘Came home from somewhere,/ Somehow covered in myself./ Came home from nowhere,/ ‘Somehow now I’m someone else’ sings Slowdance I, with its intense reverb, drone-like bass and stinging atonal guitar. Its murky, anonymous and unsure compared to the elation of Slowdance II, and even though the tracks bleed into each other, you can sense it emerging from the pain, reborn as the cello sings and we enter the second half of the record.

This relationship between pain and freedom is an important one. The suicide of a close friend led not only to the birth of the band’s name but to the philosophy of the entire record, “every single one of those lyrics relates back in some way to his death”. Discovering the work of photographer Francesca Woodman who took her own life at 22, was also a significant touch point. “The biggest impression her work left on us was relating to the loneliness of her photos. That sense of being completely on your own, but also taking solace in the beauty of the work as well. I think we’d be lying if we ever truly admitted to ourselves that we weren’t afraid of dying young. I think we push the boundaries at times. There’s something about Francesca Woodman’s work that just takes control of that.” Listening to Green and Blue, a track written immediately after discovering her work, you can hear that isolation as each instrument seems to exist entirely in a world of it’s own- so self aware. Lyrically too, its completely subjective. It's a song that can see only out of your eyes, it blurs the background and draws a thick black outline around the iris, gothic and indulgent.

If this work inspires within us a sense of self-reflection and confrontation, then the album too came to realise itself, and in the most poignant way possible. One member buried his mum half way through recording, and so was born the dark grooves and tragic beauty of the record’s bravest track, Don’t Cling To Life. “Even through everything that was going on we didn’t want to write a sad song, we wanted to write a song you could dance to. Feeling grief and wanting to dance through it, and feeling the rawness and emptiness of our own grief, because any relationship that involves love is so specific to you.” And this quiet but violent contemplation will eventually lead you to the sobered ecstasy that we hear in the anti-chorus of Love, Love, Love. The final track’s words are weighted with their own importance, they are sure, and the instrumentation is round and whole and warm with the friction of the constant flitting snare, beating like a human heart. Love, fear, hate, grief: it is not the fact of these experiences but their uniqueness, that makes them universal. It is the knowledge that no one else is feeling how you feel, and yet you all find yourselves huddled round that same small dignified fire in the corner of the room at your darkest, coldest moments.

When I Have Fears is not black and white, it is a unique experience that becomes universal simply through listening, tethered together by an unbreakable tenderness.

Not black and white, but three anonymous bodies, cloaked and embracing in a pallid, grey-beige.

It is everything and it is nothing.

Shared by everyone and no one.

STREAM "MORE IS LESS"

STREAM "DON'T CLING TO LIFE"

STREAM "GREEN & BLUE"

STREAM “FEELING FADES”

WATCH “MORE IS LESS” (LIVE SESSION)

ALTERNATIVE HI-RES PHOTO (CREDIT: GAVIN OVOCA) HERE

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The Murder Capital
When I Have Fears

Out August 16th on Human Season Records

Tracklisting:

1. For Everything
2. More Is Less
3. Green & Blue
4. Slowdance I
5. Slowdance II
6. On Twisted Ground
7. Feeling Fades
8. Don't Cling To Life
9. How The Streets Adore Me Now
10. Love, Love, Love

Press quotes so far:

“The Murder Capital are more than a punk band, and in a league of their own.”
Loud & Quiet

"An album just waiting eagerly to be a classic."
DIY

“"a band gearing up to scorch the earth around them... a fierce debut"
MOJO

"A debut album of raw potency."
Q

"One of the best debuts for some time."
Uncut

“The Murder Capital are outrageously exciting live. The young Dublin quintet’s brutal art-punk rock is thrilling on the edge of terrifying: new year fireworks in a metal tent. They make the brutal beautiful.”
The Guardian


“Their audacious debut album illustrates The Murder Capital are already a killer.”
Long Live Vinyl

“The Murder Capital are one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instill can’t-look-away levels of captivation.”
NME

“Cacophonous noise and stage theatrics that could make them stars very, very soon.”
DIY on Eurosonic

“The Murder Capital are as unstinting, honest and vicious as you’d expect the next great punk band torn from the streets of Dublin to be. They see the bar, clear it, and raise it dauntingly high.”
Discovery, The Line Of Best Fit

“The Murder Capital emit a passion that will turn heads, but importantly they are a voice with something to shout about, and that could truly cement them as something to cherish.”
So Young

“If you’re into your post-punk brutal and bolshy, The Murder Capital have got you sorted. The Murder Capital as one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instil can’t-look-away levels of captivation.”
NME Hot 100 For 2019

“As with any new band, the question always comes down to whether they can be just as sharp and thrilling when it comes to studio recordings, and today The Murder Capital give us the definitive and unforgiving affirmative on their debut single”
Track Of The Day, The 405

“A group whose live shows and sessions have (rightly) been garnering much attention… the soundtrack to your Friday night.”
Wonderland 

“Ireland’s best new band?”
The Irish Times

“Surging like waves and creating the same nervous, edge-of-your-seat atmosphere that their live shows have been so well spoken of for… beautiful chaos.”
NEU Pick Of The Day, DIY

“A brooding beat and a menacing bassline, The Murder Capital have delivered the goods.”
Gigwise

“Not just a band primed to rip your head off, but to make you throw shapes.”
Dork Hype 2019

“Furious, bellowing Irish punks who would beat you in a staring contest.”
DIY Class Of 2019

www.themurdercapital.com

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Redd Kross announce new album

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Album release: 23rd August 2019
Record label: Merge Records

Stream: "When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way'" at Brooklyn Vegan

Stream: "The Party Underground" at Classic Rock Magazine

Stream: "What's A Boy To Do?" at Flood Magazine

Stream: "Beyond The Door" at Stereogum

Today, California legends Redd Kross have released “When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way'” the latest single to be lifted from their much anticipated album Beyond The Door out August 23rd on Merge Records. On “When Do I Get To Sing “My Way’ Redd Kross reinterpret the beloved Sparks single with a new blast of fresh hooks and hum-able melodies. 

About the cover Sparks' Ron Mael says, "Redd Kross has always been one of my favorite bands and that opinion was cemented when I heard their amazing version of our 'When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way.' To do a version of that song with a completely different musical approach from the original while keeping every ounce of the original sentiment was an amazing feat. I love it!" "When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way'" premiered today at Brooklyn Vegan.

Listen via YouTube
Listen via Brooklyn Vegan
Pre-order album via Merge Records

Beyond the Door can be pre-ordered now on CD, digitally, and on limited-edition opaque purple Peak Vinyl in the Merge store. Redd Kross have also announced a massive US tour with the Melvins which kicks off on September 3rd in San Diego and includes shows in major markets including Los Angeles, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and more.

Beyond the Door is an album inspired by the band’s “total commitment to having the best f*cking time we can have while we’re all still here” (what they like to call “The Party”). Musically, it’s guitars, bass, and drums topped with a generous portion of sweet vocal melodies often delivered with an ambiguous edge. The album marks Redd Kross’ most collaborative record to date. Steven describes this evolution: “Jeff is still very much the driving force behind the compositions, but with more help from me than ever. Jeff and I haven’t shared this much of the writing and singing since Born Innocent in 1981.” Guitarist Jason Shapiro and drummer Dale Crover (Melvins, OFF!) are longtime members of the Redd Kross live band, but this album marks the pair’s recorded debut with the group. Mixed in Los Angeles by Steven McDonald, Beyond the Door includes notable guest appearances from Anna Waronker (That Dog), Geré Fennelly, Buzz Osborne (Melvins), and Josh Klinghoffer.

On the surface, the album title is a playful reference to an Italian horror film the McDonald brothers watched as children, a loose rip-off of both The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby that stars Juliet Mills of ’70s television program Nanny and the Professor. But like all things Redd Kross, it would be a sad injustice to stop digging there. No one knows what lies Beyond the Door… but we’re all in front of it.

Inspirations as varied as K-pop, glitter gangs, embarrassed tweens, long-term relationships, a mysterious character named Fantástico Roberto, and much more all contributed to Beyond the Door, an album that lures the listener into Redd Kross’ secret club full of riddles and inside jokes, with the ultimate reward of the perfect pop moment!

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Beyond the Door Track List:
1. The Party
2. Fighting
3. Beyond the Door
4. There’s No One Like You
5. Ice Cream (Strange and Pleasing)
6. Fantástico Roberto
7. The Party Underground
8. What’s a Boy to Do?
9. Punk II
10. Jone Hoople
11. When Do I Get To Sing “My Way

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BATS share new single and album

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Album release: 10th October 2019
More info: BATS’ Facebook page

Today, Dublin avant-rock 5-piece BATS have announced details of their first new album in 7 years, 'Alter Nature', and have shared the first single to be taken from the record, 'Old Hitler'. 

Having formed in 2006, the band released their EP 'Cruel Sea Scientist' in 2007, their debut LP 'Red In Tooth & Claw', produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou, in 2009 and ‘The Sleep Of Reason’ produced by These Arms Are Snakes’ Chris Common in 2012. Sporting their own brand of science inspired metal/post-hardcore and surprisingly danceable post-punk, the band have received critical acclaim from the likes of the Quietus, NME, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound and more. 

With the forthcoming release of their third studio album ‘ALTER NATURE’, BATS seek to continue their ongoing quest of promoting science and reason while combating superstition and pseudoscience with blastable riffs and existential grooves. This evident on the new single 'Old Hitler', with the band explaining:

"Old Hitler was a legendary giant hammerhead shark, nicknamed by US naval officers in the midst of WWII. This song posits the question... what if Old Hitler showed up at the sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945? What carnage would he have wrought? This question and many more answered on ALTER NATURE."

HEAR/SHARE 'OLD HITLER' HERE

'ALTER NATURE' is a full-frontal attack to all of the senses. BATS incredibly idiosyncratic and cacophonous yet entirely rousing experimental noise-rock delves into intelligent and complex territory both lyrically and musically, but BATS understand that it need not exclude it from having a raw, rhythmic energy and a strong sense of melody.

This translates perfectly into their live shows and has seen the band earn plaudits and fans playing alongside the likes of The Locust, These Arms Are Snakes, The Jesus Lizard, Gang Gang Dance, Sebadoh and Chrome Hoof. BATS will also play this year's ArcTanGent festival with further live dates TBA. 

7 years in the making, the band have purposefully set about honing and crafting these tracks with precision and dedication. If you’re lucky enough to have heard BATS before or have even seen them live, then this incredibly strong third effort should be instantly recognisable as a consummate and direct snapshot of the devastatingly efficient unit; let alone as another step towards wherever the band might take themselves. If you're still yet to hear them, then you could have picked no better space-time.

'ALTER NATURE' is due out 10th October - pre-order HERE

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Find BATS online:
FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM

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TRACKLISTING:

1. Summoning The Demon
2. Christian Science
3. The Call Of Chtulhu
4. Old Hitler
5. In The Court Of The CRISPR King
6. Ergot
7. Dyson Sphere
8. Family Planning
9. Current Affairs

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Miss June announce world tour

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Tour starts: 6th September 2019
More info: Miss June’s website

New Zealand’s Miss June is excited to announce new tour dates to support the forthcoming release of debut album Bad Luck Party.

The LP will be released on September 6th via Frenchkiss Records and The Bad Luck Party Tour will kick off in Wellington, New Zealand on that same day, before hitting Australia, Europe, the UK, USA and Canada for two months until early November. All tour dates are on sale now at: ihatemissjune.com

2019 BAD LUCK PARTY TOUR DATES:

September 6th - San Fran Bath House - Wellington
September 7th - Galatos - Auckland
September 11th - The Vanguard - Sydney
September 18th - Maze - Berlin
September 19th - Blue Shel - Cologne
September 20th - Reeperbahn Festival - Hamburg
September 23rd - Cinetol - Amsterdam
September 24th - Trix - Antwerp
September 28th - The Flapper - Birmingham
September 29th - Yes - Manchester
September 30th - Headrow House - Leeds
October 1st - Poetry Club - Glasgow
October 2nd - Sneaky Pete's - Edinburgh
October 5th - Tiny Rebel - Cardiff
October 6th - Port Mahon - Oxford
October 7th - Rough Trade, Bristol
October 9th - Latest Music, Brighton
October 10th - The Lexington, London

October 14th - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
October 15th - Once - Boston, MA
October 16th - DC9 - Washington, DC
October 17th - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
October 19th - Velvet Underground - Toronto, ON
October 21st - Subterranean - Chicago, IL
October 23rd - The Basement - Nashville, TN
October 24th - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
October 27th - Bronze Peacock - Houston, TX
October 28th - Hotel Vegas - Austin, TX
November 1st - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
November 2nd - Morrocan - Los Angeles, CA
November 4th - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA

Miss June recently released the third cut ‘Enemies’ from the upcoming album. The Line Of Best Fit said that the single is “a big step forward for Miss June and a determined signal of intent ahead of their debut” with front person Annabel Liddell “in prime form, destabilising not just in her performance but her lyrics.”

The New York Times had labeled their previous release ‘Best Girl’ a "nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds... calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet." Consequence of Sound called ‘Best Girl’ “a bolstered, anthemic pop-punk jam for the next generation” and in the UK, BBC Radio 1 said “a creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant.”

Buy the ‘Best Girl’ / ‘Twitch’ 7" HERE

Watch video for 'Enemies' HERE

Pre-order "Bad Luck Party" HERE

Raised in the embers of punk rock and described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the Auckland four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of Liddell, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.

The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage.

Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.

Full biography available HERE

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Bad Luck Party Tracklisting:
1. Twitch
2. Best Girl
3. Two Hits
4. Anomaly
5. Orchid 
6. Double Negative
7. Enemies
8. Aquarium 
9. Scorpio
10. Please Waste My Time
11. Polio

Find Miss June online:
ihatemissjune.com | Facebook | Bandcamp | YouTube | Soundcloud | Frenchkiss Records

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IDLES share unreleased song and new video

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Song release: Out now
More info: IDLES’ website

In addition to sharing a striking new music video featuring Kris Hitchen (who played a starring role in Ken Loach's critically acclaimed Sorry We Missed You) and directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace of ThirtyTwo for recent single “Mercedes Marxist” (watch HERE), IDLES have also released another brand new song – “I Dream Guillotine” – which appears as the B-side to the "Mercedes Marxist" 7" that is released today. "Mercedes Marxist" was recently A-listed at 6 Music and both tracks were written and recorded during last year's sessions for "Joy as an Act of Resistance.

The limited 7" is available to buy HERE.

Last week ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ was shortlisted for the 2019 Mercury Prize with the winner to be announced September 19th. The band were also recently chosen for Apple’s ongoing Shot On iPhone campaign, with billboards up now across the globe.

WATCH "MERCEDES MARXIST" VIDEO HERE
LISTEN TO "I DREAM GUILLOTINE" 
HERE

IDLES recently announced a short tour for December to celebrate a landmark couple of years for the band - including their biggest headlining date yet on Saturday, 7th December at London's Alexandra Palace. All five dates went on to sell out within the first 24 hours.

Mon 2 Dec Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Tue 3 Dec 
Glasgow, Barrowland Ballroom SOLD OUT
Wed 4 Dec 
Manchester, Academy SOLD OUT
Thu 5 Dec 
Leeds, O2 Academy SOLD OUT
Sat 7 Dec 
London, Alexandra Palace SOLD OUT

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Tour artwork by Orlando Weeks

Other key tracks:

"Colossus"
"Danny Nedelko"
"Samaritans"

More information on IDLES:

Joe Talbot – vocals
Adam Devonshire – bass
Mark Bowen – guitars
Lee Kiernan – guitars
Jon Beavis - drums

Passionate, political and darkly comedic, IDLES’ debut album “Brutalism” made an impact that no-one, not least the band, could have expected when it arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, in 2017. It was an album with such relevance to the fractured Britain that birthed it, that the band’s potent individuality and honesty simply couldn’t be ignored – and was described perfectly at the time by Uncut as: "a rare rock record with the rage, urgency, wit and shattering of complacency usually found only in grime."

No band toured harder, and invites to support the likes of Foo Fighters and The Maccabees (at Alexandra Palace) saw IDLES’ message spread even further, leading to a signing with the Brooklyn and London independent Partisan Records. IDLES second album saw them become leaders in a movement of new bands tearing down outdated perceptions of masculinity and bucking a trend of style over substance. Songs from the record were full-throated indictments of sexism, racism, the polarisation of Britain in the wake of Brexit, nationalism and toxic masculinity. The record felt both incredibly personal and at other times universal, wearing both its heart - and an active mind - on its sleeve. In a musical landscape that had become so safe and sanitised, IDLES were and remain a bolt to the arm of the norm.

Here was a band you could pin all your hopes on, ideals you could rally round, a set of songs you could believe in. And so many people have done just that – part of IDLES’ success has been down to putting their fans first. A community, the AF Gang, was formed on social media in the wake of “Brutalism” that has now grown to tens of thousands of members. A judgement free zone where people can discuss everything from their musical tastes to their mental health, the group features regular contributions from members of IDLES themselves. The tight connection between the band and those who back them remains a fiercely important part of what makes them what they are, even now.

That second album, 'Joy As An Act Of Resistance', debuted at no.5 in the UK charts upon its release last August, breaking Rough Trade’s all-time record for most pre-orders and sales in a day. It was, for a period, the no.1 best reviewed record of 2018 (average rating of 88 across 25 reviews) and at the end of 2018 it had won a fanbase far beyond the UK, featuring in album of the year lists across key media worldwide.

The band saw not only the album’s singles but the album itself A-listed at 6 Music and earned major features, among others, from the likes of Q, Mojo and The Guardian with covers to follow at DIY, Loud & Quiet, Kerrang!, So Young, CRACK and NME. IDLES won Best Breakthrough at the Q Awards, Best Breakthrough Act at Kerrang! Awards, were nominated for Breakthrough Artist at the Brit Awards and performed a raucous Jools Holland debut which NME called “history in the making…incomparably brilliant,” likening it to Arctic Monkeys and Kanye West's first appearances on the show.

They were announced as 6 Music's no.1 album of the year, won both the coveted Ivor Novello award for Best Album and saw not one, but two extensive tours sell out worldwide. Dates in the UK, US & Australia and festival performances across the globe were full of people eager to see a band famed as much for their frantic, unforgettable live shows as their rousing songs. Their last run of London shows, three consecutive dates at The Electric Ballroom in April, all sold out in minutes – and on December 7th this year they return to Alexandra Palace, this time as the headliners. Their biggest headline performance yet, it culminates a remarkable last couple of years for a band who have never given us anything less than everything. As well as a chance to celebrate all that has come before, it will also be the first opportunity for people to hear much-anticipated new material from an-as-yet untitled third album set for 2020.

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http://www.idlesband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/idlesband/
https://twitter.com/idlesband
https://www.instagram.com/idlesband/

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Jamie Freeman shares new single and video

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Single release: 4th October 2019
Label: Union Music
More info: Jamie Freeman’s website

Praise for 'Dreams About Falling':

"...a musical tour de force, and undoubtedly his best release to date, and one can only see Jamie‘s star ascending as a result." Folk Radio UK

"Heart-stopping" MOJO

"Just about perfect... highlights the great things about Jamie's writing." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Maverick

"Freeman hovers between the narrative talents of Pete Townshend, Ray Davies and other 60's luminaries..." ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - R'N'R Magazine

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Today, Jamie Freeman has shared a brand new video for "The Fire" after it premiered at Billboard yesterday where the moving visuals where described as "emotional". The track is taken from Freeman's latest album "Dreams About Falling" which was released earlier in the year via Union Music Label, to critical acclaim.

"The Fire" was co-written with the multi-award-winning Ben Glover. The song was written after the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in 2017 and uses powerful imagery to invoke moving scenes of spirits, smoke, and betrayal. Talking of its creation, Freeman has said,

“The Grenfell story isn’t mine to tell, I wasn’t there – I experienced the horror at distance along with the rest of the country. But as a songwriter I felt a strong emotional need to honour the event and the people. So The Fire was written about the physical ‘being’ of the fire itself; an unfeeling force that simply does what it does, regardless. The song alludes to the controversy surrounding the disaster but I knew I didn’t want to write a straight protest song; it seemed too important to be mired in that. Little did we know that two years later the story would still be rumbling on.”

“Although I was in Nashville at the time I was determined to write the song with a fellow Brit, someone who would feel it a bit closer to home. So I called Ben Glover from Northern Ireland who now lives over there, and he was the perfect writing partner for the song.”

Watch "The Fire" via YouTube

Read feature at Billboard

Purchase "Dreams About Falling"

Freeman is currently supporting Wade Bowen on their European tour, after which he will return to the UK for shows supporting Good Lovelies and Jo Harman as well as playing the Mid-Sussex Americana & Ale Festival and a headline show in Southsea on October 25th. Full dates can be found below.

2019 Live Dates:

August 1st - Manchester, UK - Gullivers*
August 2nd - Glasgow, UK - Òran Mór*
August 3rd - Hamburg, Germany - NOCHTWACHE*
August 4th - Berlin, Germany - Privatclub*
August 5th - München, Germany - folks! club*
August 6th - Köln, Germany - Blue Shell*
August 13th - London, UK - Green Note+
Aug 14th - Leicester, UK - The Musician+
August 15th - Crawley, UK - The Hawth+
August 24th - Hassocks, UK - Mid-Sussex Americana & Ale Fest
October 25th - Southsea, UK - The Tea Tray
November 9th - Horsham, UK - The REC Rooms~

Supporting Jo Harman
+ Supporting Good Lovelies
* Supporting Wade Bowen

More on 'Dreams About Falling':

“‘Dreams About Falling’ alludes to the fine line between flying and falling, succeeding or failing. Some of the songs are about childhood or upbringing, how that shapes an adult and how they remember and deal with those memories. That feeling of doing something exciting and scary, or waking from a dream just before you hit the ground.”

Jamie Freeman returns with perhaps his most startlingly honest and remarkably vulnerable album yet, with the release of ‘Dreams About Falling’, in May 2019 via Union Music Label. Produced in Nashville by Grammy-nominated Neilson Hubbard, Freeman skilfully tackles subjects such as parental expectations, childhood potential, and facing up to the possibility of falling short of those aspirations. These themes may be further understood when the context of Freeman’s talented family is brought into the picture. With a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning brother, Martin, and Frazier Chorus indie-dance musician (signed to 4AD, Virgin) brother, Tim, one can imagine that the family outlook has always been to ‘aim high’.

Jamie Freeman has found his own path, however, and become a respected figure within the Americana music scene after releasing his debut record ‘Just You’ in 2011, follow-up ‘100 Miles From Town’ in 2013 (under the name The Jamie Freeman Agreement) and EP ‘Hasia Dreams’ in 2017, all to critical acclaim from the likes of Americana UK, RnR, Maverick, FATEA, and more. A testament to the reputation Freeman has built is the impressive roster of collaborators and producers that have lent themselves to his projects; not only is the album produced by the acclaimed Neilson Hubbard, who has been attached to some of the finest Americana records of the past decade (most recently Mary Gauthier’s Rifles and Rosary Beads), Jamie has also worked with the likes of Angaleena Presley, Mark Chadwick, Larkin Poe, Wild Ponies, Ben Glover, and Michael Logen.

Freeman's list of co-writers and contributors on ‘Dreams About Falling’ reads like a who's who of Nashville's finest. One particular highlight is ‘Down Range’, a heartbreaking tale of a Gulf War veteran returning to his wife that the Pistol Annies singer and solo artist Angaleena Presley duetted with Freeman on especially for this album. Presley actually co-wrote one of the final tracks on the record ‘I Miss Those Bars’, which Freeman explains is, “about the fear of having to fend for oneself, even if that freedom is what we desire. If we attain that freedom how will we cope? She has written and talked about hardships close to home to do with the opioid epidemic leading to addiction and prison. I had my own second-hand experience with alcohol.”

‘Down Range’ is swiftly followed by the equally poignant track ‘The Fire’, a song co-written by Ben Glover whose latest release ‘Shorebound’ won UK Album of the Year at the UK Americana Awards 2019. The track itself was written after the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in 2017 and uses powerful imagery to invoke moving scenes of spirits, smoke, and betrayal. On its creation, Freeman has said, “I didn’t want to write a political song, and I didn’t feel I had the authority to write *specifically* about Grenfell, but I wanted to honour the event and the people, so we wrote about the physical being of the fire itself; an unfeeling force that simply does what it does.”

Jamie’s commitment to music doesn’t end with his own releases. Freeman produced the critically-acclaimed 'Not Waving But Drowning' and 'Dead Stars' by The Self Help Group along with many other projects including the Noble Jacks debut 'What The Hammer' as well as taking on the role of drummer for Sam Outlaw and MD for Angaleena Presley's UK touring band. He's also a member of the Americana Music Association UK - working as their designer and volunteer, something that takes up a lot of his time and energy, but that Freeman is extremely dedicated to. “I like to take a 'high tide floats all boats' attitude to helping fellow musicians”, he explains.

“The last line in the closing song (Match Among The Ashes) says, ‘You’d believe that you can fly, because she told you, so you try.’ This is a direct reference to my own upbringing and the faith and belief that my mother instilled in me. The title is perhaps a reference to that, coupled with the fear of not living up to it.”

Find Jamie Freeman online: Website | Spotify | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Bandsintown

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Press Club share new video for Thinking About You

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Press Club are today sharing the striking video for their latest single Thinking About You, taken from their forthcoming second album Wasted Energy. On the track, amongst the climactic clatter of the band giving it everything, is singer Natalie Foster recounting her experience with a stalker. The song embodies a freak’s tongue, cooing unbridled down the phone line; abrupt, uninvited, and out of the blue.

“With the invasion of privacy, I’m no longer flattered or curious but angry and paranoid.” - Natalie Foster

Talking about the video, guitarist Greg Rietwyk says; "The idea for the Thinking About You video clip came to me as we touched down from a 20 plus hour transit home from our first European tour in May this year. I pictured a surreal retelling of the story of a stalking stranger that is told within the song lyrics, with Nat being tormented by masked freaks. We enlisted the help of our good friend and filmmaker Gina Somfleth from Popcandi productions. We are all massive fans of Gina's keen eye for cinematography.

The entire clip was shot on location at Nat's parents farm outside of Ballarat in North Western Victoria. We particularly enjoyed being able to feed our inner pyromaniacs in what was to become the climax of the film. We've thrown a few DIY festivals at the farm where it was shot so the location holds a special place in our collective hearts." 

Foster adds; "I was getting deep into stranger things around the time of this video. Standing by the fire, channelling Eleven."

Watch the video for Thinking About You below.

In contrast to Late Teens, lyrically, Wasted Energy approaches the microphone through a lens of extrospection. It examines the negative behaviours in the world around us and how we’re all learning to exist in today’s ever-evolving socio-moral landscape. Wasted Energy is broadly about change, and life’s watershed moments that change its course. These shifts are laterally represented lyrically and sonically in many of its songs. Sweeping about-faces and musical departures are an expansion of the musical fibre that make up the Press Club repertoire.

Don’t miss the band in August as they embark on their biggest UK headline tour to date, including performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. The full list of upcoming shows is as follows.

Full tour dates are below

Thu Aug 22 - The Parish, Huddersfield UK
Fri Aug 23 - Reading Festival, Reading UK
Sat Aug 24 - Leeds Festival, Leeds UK
Sun Aug 25 - Greenbelt Festival, Northamptonshire UK
Tue Aug 27 - Redrum, Stafford UK
Wed Aug 28 - Bodega, Nottingham UK
Thu Aug 29 - Surf Cafe, Newcastle UK
Frid Aug 30 - Broadcast, Glasgow UK
Sat Aug 31 - Night People, Manchester UK
Tue Sep 3 - Annie's, Worcester UK
Wed Sep 4 - Bermuda Bob’s Hi-Fi, Norwich UK
Thu Sep 5 - New Cross Inn, London UK – VENUE CHANGE FROM THE BORDERLINE
Fri Sep 6 - Prince Albert, Brighton UK
Sun Sep 8 - Cinetol, Amsterdam NL
Tue Sep 10 – Haldern Pop Bar, Haldern DE
Wed Sep 11 - Sonic Ballroom, Cologne DE
Thu Sep 12 - Alte Hackerei, Karlsruhe DE
Fri Sep 13 - Dynamo, Zurich CH
Sat Sep 14 - Strom, Munich DE
Sun Sep 15 - Cross Club, Prague CZ
Wed Sep 18 - Stengade - Copenhagen DK
Thu Sep 19 & Friday Sep 20 - Reeperbahn, Hamburg DE
Sat Sep 21 - Vera, Groningen NL

Tickets are available now HERE

Pre-order Wasted Energy HERE

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Download hi-res album artwork HERE

Praise for debut album Late Teens

“An amazing, amazing record. There’s no answer to where they could end up.”– Kerrang! Hottest Bands of 2019

“A breathless exorcism of adolescent emotion. Late teens will leave a remarkable imprint.” - NME

“The centrepiece both on record and in the flesh is the powerhouse performance of vocalist Natalie Foster.” – DIY

“This is one club that the world will be clamouring to join.” - Upset

“Press Club install a rackety underlay to their sound that gives them a uniqueness most bands would kill for.” - Alt Press Bands to Watch 2019

“Suburbia is such a big track” - Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1

“One of our records of the year for sure – so great.” - Dan P Carter, BBC Radio 1

“A listen-all-the-way-through-and-hit-repeat masterpiece.” - Aesthetica Magazine

“Nat Foster adds a lot of star power. You can see Press Club going far.” - Louder Than War

“Headwreck is a whirlwind of a track.” - The i Paper

Find Press Club online: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Spotify

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Elvis Depressedly announces new album

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Album release: 4th October 2019
Label: Run For Cover Records
More info: Elvis Depressedly’s Facebook page

Elvis Depressedly, the enigmatic project of prolific songwriter, Mathew Lee Cothran, has announced Depressedelica, a brand new full-length due out October 4th from Run For Cover Records. Depressedelica marks the North Carolina based musician's first new album as Elvis Depressedly in four years, following 2015's critically acclaimed New Alhambra. Today The FADER is premiering the album's first single "Jane, Don't You Know Me?" an adventurous cut of infectiously off-kilter pop that captures Cothran's unique ability to combine hazy experimental elements with undeniable hooks. 

Listen to "Jane, Don't You Know Me?" via The FADER

Listen to "Jane, Don't You Know Me?" via YouTube
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Preorder Depressedelica

Depressedelica finds Cothran processing years of growth and change. The time of self-reflection inspired him to revisit the music he loved growing up and apply those classic influences to Elvis Depressedly's creative abandon. The resulting record pushes Cothran's sonic boundaries into new territory, often blurring genre lines, while also tapping into a timeless style of songwriting and Cothran's unabashed love of music itself. "Music has always been the most powerful, beautiful thing in my life," Cothran explains, "And more than anything, I wanted this album to capture how much it means to me."

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Depressedelica tracklist:

1. Who Can Be Loved In This World?
2. Jane, Don't You Know Me?
3. Chariot
4. Primal Sigh
5. Can You Hear My Guitar Rotting?
6. Holo World
7. Chariot (Reprise)
8. Peace On Earth
9. Control
10. Let's Break Up The Band
11. New Love In The Summertime

Biography:

“I went through a lot of cataloguing of the self over these last few years,” says Mat Cothran, the North Carolina artist behind the acclaimed indie project Elvis Depressedly. “It felt like I was saying goodbye to an era of my life, and a big part of that process was going back and listening to the music that I loved growing up. I wanted to pay homage to the songs that got me through.”

In that sense, Cothran’s stellar new album, ‘Depressedelica,’ is something of a love letter to music itself, a synthesis of the broad spectrum of art and influence that shaped his youth and forged his singular sensibilities. ‘Depressedelica’ marks Cothran’s first album of new material under the Elvis Depressedly moniker in four years, and it finds him writing and recording more adventurously than ever before, pushing sonic boundaries and blurring genre lines with gleeful abandon. As wide-ranging as the arrangements here are—autotuned vocals and remixed video game samples sit side by side with hazy guitars and droning synths—the collection as a whole feels remarkably cohesive and sharply focused, the unmistakable vision of a songwriter and producer with a voracious musical appetite and a firm grasp on his identity.

“I might be known for making this kind of low-fi bedroom music,” reflects Cothran, “but I really love electronic and experimental and psychedelic stuff, too. Music has always been the most powerful, beautiful thing in my life, and more than anything, I wanted this album to capture how much it means to me.” 

While Cothran has issued critically lauded records under a variety of banners through the years (his discography also includes work as Coma Cinema and Matthew Lee Cothran), he first began recording as Elvis Depressedly in 2011, initially introducing the project as a solo endeavor but later building it up to incorporate a rotating cast of live and studio collaborators over the course of what Rolling Stone described as “a string of excellent low-fi releases.” In 2015, he signed to Run For Cover and released his breakout label debut, ‘New Alhambra,’ to rave reviews on both sides of the pond. Pitchfork hailed the music as “a utopian sort of indie-pop,” while The Guardian likened its “murmured, murky melancholia” to “a lugubrious Ariel Pink with a crate full of country and psych records,” and NPR praised it as “the sound of an artist in search of happiness and deeper meaning.” 

Success couldn’t have come at a better time for Cothran—he was dead broke and barely scraping by when he got signed—but in the years that followed his breakthrough, he found himself grappling with a series of tumultuous changes. He turned thirty, wrestled with depression and anxiety, ended his Coma Cinema project, and watched helplessly as his grandfather passed away, all in a short window.

“When I lost my grandfather, it felt like I lost my childhood, too,” says Cothran. “I know that sounds like a strange thing to say at thirty, but once he was gone, I realized that I was on my own, that I was the oldest person I knew that I could rely on.”

It was that revelation that prompted Cothran to begin looking back on his youth in detail, revisiting the music he grew up on and even physically traveling to meaningful locations in search of some sense of closure.

“After my grandfather died, I went back to this science museum I used to visit as a kid,” says Cothran. “I probably hadn’t been there in twenty years, but it was my way of saying goodbye to that part of my life. I remember walking around the exhibits with tears in my eyes.” 

Though Cothran recognized he was embarking on a new chapter, some things remained as they always had. When it came time to cut ‘Depressedelica,’ he returned to the same old-school Korg multi-track recording machine he’d been using since he was fifteen, and he reverted back to his more solitary ways, recording nearly every element of the music himself. This time around, though, Cothran felt a creative liberty that he hadn’t experienced before, a lifting of pressure and expectation that enabled him to break new ground in both his writing and production.

“I wanted to experiment and try new things and do weird shit and fail,” he laughs. “Everybody’s so scared to fail these days because everybody’s trying to keep up with everybody else on social media, but I just reached this point where I realized that none of it mattered. I’m not trying to pretend I’m too cool to care—I genuinely hope people love the music I’m making—but ultimately all that I wanted to do was make something that I loved, and there was real freedom in that.”

That freedom is apparent from outset on ‘Depressedelica,’ which begins with the relentless “Who Can Be Loved In This World?” Driving and infectious, the song mixes stark simplicity with unconventional flourishes, offering up an ideal introduction to a record that relishes subverting expectation as it tips its cap to artists as varied as Elliot Smith, Prefab Sprout, Cocteau Twins, and Pink Floyd, all of whom helped spark Cothran’s love affair with music as a youngster. The dreamy “Peace On Earth,” for instance, toys with ethereal voice manipulation, while “Jane, Don’t You Know Me?” embraces auto-tune and an 808’s and Heartbreak-esque approach to sonic experimentation and darker subject matter in a pop context.  The hypnotic “Can You Hear My Guitar Rotting?” plays like an off-kilter take on Britpop, and the otherworldly “Primal Sigh” is constructed almost entirely of samples from a Nintendo 64.

“Every musical element of that song except from a drum or two come from a video game,” Cothran explains. “I twisted all of the sounds up on the Korg, which has become like another band member of the last fifteen years. I feel like I pushed it farther than I ever have this time around.” 

That much is abundantly clear on tracks like the shimmering “Jane, Don’t You Know Me?” and R&B-influenced “Control,” which reckons with trauma and forgiveness. It’s perhaps the wall-of-sound distortion of “Let’s Break Up The Band,” though, that best captures the resilient spirit of ‘Depressedelica.’

“That’s a song about loving music but remembering you’re able to walk away from the aspects of it that bring you down,” says Cothran. “Its about recognizing that whether I’m in a band or not, I’m still going to have music in my life, because music is my life.”

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Fontaines D.C announce headline show

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Headline show: 25th February 2020
More info: Fontaines D.C website

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Dogrel’ (which charted at #9 in the UK album chart, and landed them a Mercury Prize Nomination), as well as a sold out US tour with labelmates IDLES, an electrifying performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, a mind-blowing Glastonbury 2019 performance, and yet another BBC 6 Music A listing for their fan-favourite single ‘Boys In The Better Land’; Fontaines D.C. are making their mark.

Today, the band continue their rapid upward trajectory with the announcement of their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Academy, Brixton on Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Tickets will go on sale via O2 pre-sale on 31ST July at 9AM and 2ND August at 9AM on general sale HERE.

The band have toured extensively over the last year selling out every date of their own EU and UK headline tours in December 2018, January 2019 and April 2019, as well as supporting IDLES on a sold-out 30 date US tour and Shame on their last UK tour. They also have further North American headline dates lined up for September with support from label-mates Pottery, before returning to tour the EU and UK across November (sold out 6 months in advance) and December later this year. Full list of dates below.

Over the last year, Fontaines D.C. have released six critically acclaimed singles, all of which garnered considerable support both from radio, with the band A-listed at BBC Radio 6 Music for every single released to date, and from a vast range of international press, with the band featuring in a number of end of year lists as well as receiving high praise for their debut album from the likes of: Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Q, NME, The FADER, Time Out, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Loud & Quiet, MOJO, Q, Dork, Clash, Stereogum and more...

Fontaines D.C.’s critically debut album ‘Dogrel’ is out now via Partisan Records HERE.

Praise for Dogrel:

“Brilliant, top to bottom” - The Guardian (★★★★★)
NME (★★★★★)
The Times (★★★★)
Pitchfork (8.0)
Q (★★★★)
Clash (9/10)
Irish Times (4/5)
Dork (★★★★★)
Upset (★★★★★)
DIY (★★★★½)
Loud & Quiet (9/10

+ many more…

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FULL BIO:

“Is it too real for ya?”

“We were encouraging each other to be who we believed ourselves to be all the time” - Grian Chatten, lead vocals, Fontaines D.C.

With the best bands, it seems to happen fast. The trajectory is steep, the progression seemingly preordained, inexorable. Assembling whilst still at college in Dublin a mere three years ago, from the ruins of early nowhere bands, and having discovered a shared love of poetry and a common zeal for authentic self-expression, the evolution of Fontaines D.C. has been swift, sure and seemingly effortless. Three self-released seven-inch singles (the first of which, “Liberty Belle,” emerged in May 2017) each a confident step onward from its predecessor, and a relentless schedule of live shows have seen them progress at a prodigious, yet wholly logical pace. Through around 200 dates in the UK, Europe, and the US, one word has kept resurfacing in their characteristically eloquent yet direct interviews: authenticity. “I think there's an authenticity to what we do, and people have been starved of authenticity for too long,” Chatten said in one early Irish radio encounter. Not youthful bravado, but a truthful reflection of the shared code that has guided these five young best friends thus far, with what has occasionally seemed a preternatural combination of insouciance and self-belief. This commitment to the authentic, in their music and in each other, is key to understanding the Fontaines D.C. aesthetic. In the course of “going round bars, drinking and writing poetry and romanticizing it to bits,” according to bassist Conor Deegan, the band pushed each other to create, always keeping a collective eye on keeping it real. “We’d call each other out” Chatten has explained, adding, “through each other, we found ourselves a lot quicker.”

Alongside this commitment to each other and the shared goal, another overarching formative dynamic was at work: Dublin City itself; more specifically, the disappearing Dublin embodied most readily in their immediate surroundings, the old working class neighborhood known as The Liberties. As with so many of our cities, the modern malaise of gentrification is steadily claiming vast swathes of the Irish capital. Sure, that's progress, but the underlying cultural cost of this air-brushing of an environment is something that has preoccupied Chatten, feeding into much of the Fontaines’ lyrical content, and indeed the early singles' artwork which featured long-gone, semi-mythical figures like Bang Bang and Forty Coats, real-life quasi-Dickensian characters, legendary in their own time but now becoming lost in the city's fading folklore. Chatten speaks of writing about “the dying romance of the city...the reason we love the Liberties is that seems to be where a lot of that action is happening,” It would be a mistake to view this as some sighing nostalgia, however. Rather, it speaks to the place of Fontaines D.C. in a broader Irish cultural lineage: the bloodline that is more Behan than Bono, evoking poets such as Kavanagh and Lynott, Chevron and MacGowan and yes, even Joyce in the expression of the universal and profoundly human experience through the prism of the local, the familiar, the real. As Lou Reed did with New York, or Ray Davies with London, or indeed The Smiths with Manchester. Write what you know, as the old advice goes. Or, in the words of guitarist Conor Curley: “From talking to these guys about literature, I saw Irishness as being easily romantic about what you see.”

It's a through-line that can be discovered in all the best of Irish art, whichever the medium, and the band's intent is drolly embodied in the album's knowing title: ‘Dogrel.’ To give it its dictionary definition (or close enough for now): crude verse of little artistic worth. The ribald rhymes of the docks, the factories and the early houses. The authentic poetry of the people, which any smart Irish poet knows it is foolish to think oneself above. For in it all is an ineffable beauty, something these young men understand very well.

Not that ‘Dogrel’ isn't rock and roll; it most assuredly is, the best example of the form that you are likely to hear this or any other year. It spits, it snarls, it snaps with the very best of them. But also, it yearns, like the greatest Irish music must do. In songs like the almost unbearably sad “Dublin City Sky” there is a marriage of the lyrical to the poetic tradition that bears comparison not just with MacGowan's (the Pogues) best work but echoes the exquisite heartbreak of Luke Kelly's timeless reading of Kavanagh's “On Raglan Road.” This is an example of one of the great strengths of ‘Dogrel’; its diversity makes it feel less like a debut and more like the work of a band who have long since proven their point, as I suspect Fontaines D.C. may well feel that they have; to the very people who matter above all: each other. 

From the short, sharp opener “Big” (surely rivalling “I Wanna Be Adored” as an irresistible opening statement of self-confident intent) the album delightfully surprises at every turn. The singles sit fully at ease along much more complex, emotionally loaded pieces such as “Roy's Tune” and “The Lotts,” both examples of a bruised but unbowed melancholia which is the record's true genome. “Television Screen,” shares its title with the first ever Irish punk single (by The Radiators From Space featuring future Pogue and another of the great chroniclers of old Dublin Town, the late Philip Chevron) and it is a different beast again: melodic and stately, it's a perfect example of the untimely, almost unnatural maturity that this band has already attained. “Boys in The Better Land,” in another twist, perfectly captures the spirit of the album's title. Among a blizzard of evocative couplets, “He spits out 'Brits Out" and only smokes Carroll's,” stands out as as great a pencil portrait as you'll find anywhere. That Lou Reed thing again.

As a band, Fontaines D.C. are on fire throughout: witness the brief, urgent mechanical grind of “Chequeless Reckless,” which perhaps comes closest to a Fontaines D.C. manifesto: "A sellout is someone who becomes a hypocrite in the name of money. An idiot is someone who lets their education do all of their thinking. A phony is someone who demands respect for the principles they affect. A dilettante is someone who can't tell the difference between fashion and style. Charisma is exquisite manipulation. And money... is the sandpit of the soul.” Spat out by Chatten with palpable contempt, they are words that could come back to haunt him, but he's smarter than that, and anyway, somewhere Mister Wilde is wryly smiling.

‘Dogrel’ is a debut which is best enjoyed as a whole; it is very much in the grand tradition of the album as art form, just as this is a band very much in the classic band mold: great singles, an indefatigable work ethic and an utter aversion to standing still.

Reluctant to be viewed as part of any wider movement (“I get a bit uncomfortable with some of the comparisons that have been made,” says Chatten, as he must, though they inevitably shall be) Fontaines D.C. have delivered on their tremendous promise in a way that few bands have. It is to their credit and it augurs well that their collective eye is already on the next phase as they prepare for now to merely take on the world for real. Too real.

TOUR DATES:

02 AUG 2019 / IE/ Waterford  / All Together Now SOLD OUT!
04 AUG 2019 / CA / Montreal, QC / Osheaga Festival
08 AUG 2019 / NO / Oslo / Oya Festival
09 AUG 2019 / DE / Haldern Pop Festival
11 AUG 2019 / IT / Sicily / Ypsigrock festival
15 AUG 2019 / FR / Saint-Malo / La Route du Rock festival
16 AUG 2019 / NL / Lowlands Festival SOLD OUT!
30 AUG 2019 / UK / Knee Deep Festival
31 AUG 2019 / UK / Bristol Downs Festival

1 SEP 2019 / UK / Wiltshire / End of The Road Festival 
06 SEP 2019 / US / Brookyn, NY / Music Hall Of Williamsburg+ SOLD OUT!
07 SEP 2019 / US / Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda's+ SOLD OUT!
08 SEP 2019 / US / Boston, MA / Great Scott+ SOLD OUT!
10 SEP 2019 / US / New York, NY / Bowery Ballroom+ SOLD OUT!
11 SEP 2019 / US / Washington, DC / U Street Music Hall+
12 SEP 2019 / US / Columbus, OH / Ace of Cups+
13 SEP 2019 / US / Toronto, ON / Phoenix Concert Theatre+
14 SEP 2019 / US / Detroit, MI / El Club+
15 SEP 2019 / US / Chicago, IL / Lincoln Hall+
17 SEP 2019 / US / Minneapolis, MN / 7th Street Entry+ SOLD OUT!
20 SEP 2019 / US / Vancouver, BC / Fox Cabaret+ SOLD OUT!
21 SEP 2019 / US / Portland, OR / Mississippi Studios+ SOLD OUT!
22 SEP 2019 / US / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s+
24 SEP 2019 / US / San Francisco, CA / The Independent+
26 SEP 2019 / US / Los Angeles, CA / Teragram Ballroom+
27 SEP 2019 / US / Dana Point, CA / Ohana Festival+

01 NOV 2019 / ES / Madrid / Cool Stage
02 NOV 2019 / ES / Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
04 NOV 2019 / DE / Cologne / Kantine
05 NOV 2019 / DE / Berlin / Bi Nuu
07 NOV 2019 / BE / Brussels / Botanique SOLD OUT!
08 NOV 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Paradiso

09 NOV 2019 / BE / Sonic City Festival
10 NOV 2019 / FR / Paris / Le Bataclan
11 NOV 2019 / FR / Nantes / Stereolux

19 NOV 2019 / UK / Manchester / O2 Ritz SOLD OUT!
20 NOV 2019 / UK / Liverpool / O2 Academy SOLD OUT!
21 NOV 2019 / UK / Glasgow / SWG 3 SOLD OUT!
22 NOV 2019 / UK / Leeds / Stylus SOLD OUT!
23 NOV 2019 / UK / Sheffield / Leadmill SOLD OUT!
25 NOV 2019 / UK / Birmingham / O2 Institute SOLD OUT!
26 NOV 2019 / UK / Oxford / O2 Academy SOLD OUT!
27 NOV 2019 / UK / London / O2 Forum SOLD OUT!
28 NOV 2019 / UK / Brighton / Concorde 2 SOLD OUT!
30 NOV 2019 / UK / Bristol / SWX SOLD OUT!

1 DEC 2019 / UK / Southampton / The 1865 SOLD OUT!
7 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street SOLD OUT!
8 DEC 2019 / IRE / Dublin / Vicar Street EXTRA DATE SOLD OUT!

10 JAN 2020 / UK / Newcastle / O2 Academy
11 JAN 2020 / UK / Nottingham / Rock City SOLD OUT!
12 JAN 2020 / UK / Rockaway Beach Festival


25 FEB 2020 / UK / London / O2 Academy, Brixton

+ = with support from Pottery

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Fontaines D.C.
'Dogrel'
Partisan Records
Out Now

Tracklist:
1. Big
2. Sha Sha Sha
3. Too Real
4. Television Screen
5. Hurricane Laughter
6. Roy's Tune
7. The Lotts
8. Chequeless Reckless
9. Liberty Belle
10. Boys In The Better Land
11. Dublin City Sky

Find Fontaines D.C online: FACEBOOK |TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | YOUTUBE | WEBSITE

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Binker Golding announces new album

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Album release: 27th September 2019
Label: Gearbox Records
More info: Binker Golding’s Facebook page

“Is Binker Golding the new Sonny Rollins? The new Coltrane? Or both?”
– MOJO

Binker Golding is a musician of many talents: skilled composer, educator at Tomorrow’s Warriors and frequent collaborator with top musicians from the London jazz scene.

Born and raised in North London, Golding has recorded and performed regularly with the city’s finest; Zara McFarlane, Moses Boyd’s Exodus, Sarah Tandy and Maisha amongst others. He has learned from and played alongside many great saxophonists including Steve Williamson, Jason Yarde, Denis Baptiste and Gilad Atzmon. An all-rounder musician, he is the Musical Director of the Tomorrow’s Warriors Youth Orchestra and has composed concert repertoire and conducted the Nu Civilisation Orchestra.

His main projects include the free jazz duo Binker & Moses. The pair scooped up a MOBO award for their debut album ‘Dem Ones’ (2015) as well as two Jazz FM awards and a Parliamentary Jazz award. Their subsequent album ‘Journey To The Mountain Of Forever’ was voted #1 Urban Album of the Year by MOJO magazine in 2017 (beating Loyle Carner and Kendrick Lamar). The inimitable line-up behind the album includes the legend Evan Parker, tabla player Sarathy Korwar, and drummer Yussef Dayes amongst others. Their memorable album launch performance at Total Refreshment Centre also became the live album ‘Alive in the East?’ (voted #2 Jazz Album of the Year by Mojo in 2018).

Not one to pigeon-hole himself, Golding’s last experimental project with Elliot Galvin produced the live album ‘Ex Nihilo’, which duly stretches the boundaries of improvised music and was described by the London Evening Standard as “smashing convention and revelling in raw avant-gardism.”

Golding’s new album “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” was recorded at Abbey Road, mixed by the legendary James Farber (Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Brad Mehldau), and mastered at Gearbox Records. The record features a distinctive quartet with Joe Armon-Jones on piano, Daniel Casimir on double bass, and Sam Jones on drums. On the new album, Golding’s quartet navigates a reflective path by exploring and honouring the pioneering 60s/70s sounds that paved the way for that same style of innovation that can be seen across today’s jazz climate. Merging through-composed jazz fusion of previous decades and the hip hop/broken beat-influenced sound of the contemporary London jazz scene.

The record also explores the same nostalgic themes on a personal level. Speaking about the album, Golding says, “It’s about experiences I had throughout my teenage years & twenties. It’s about remembering, forgetting, thinking you've forgotten & remembering again. It's about people & friends that you'll never see again & times that you can't go back to, so you have to settle for the memory of them instead, whilst holding on to some hope for the future.”

Binker Golding has long been a key proponent of the guiding ship in London jazz. This new album explores the roots of the music being celebrated so widely at present, whilst also creating something entirely new. In some ways you could say that this extends his practice of teaching which has been such a big part of his life and musical career. However, firstly and fore-mostly, this is Golding stepping out and making his mark whilst looking back at the experiences and music that have brought him to where he is today. 

TRACKLIST:

1. I Forgot Santa Monica
2. Exquisite She-Green
3. Skinned Alive, Tasting Blood
4. … And I Like Your Feathers
5. You, That Place, That Time
6. Strange-Beautiful Remembered
7. Fluorescent Black

Find Binker Golding online: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GEARBOX RECORDS

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Young Guv share new single

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Album release: 2nd August 2019
Label: Run For Cover Records
More info: You Guv’s twitter

Young Guv has revealed his new video and single, "Patterns Prevail". He explains, "the track is a love letter written by my collaborator Aurora Shields, but dissolved into a song. As long as the patterns in the colours of a rainy summer sky mash together with a glowing streetlight continue to prevail in a bittersweet tangerine tone, so do the patterns in the musical notes of yearning and infatuation, of tenderness and chaos, rapture and combustion. Complimentary patterns of the night and day will always prevail. We are all experiencing sadness and happiness through love, and that's the balance of it. That's life, I suppose. "

Young Guv's latest endeavour GUV I, delivers a collection of staggeringly poignant and infectious pop tunes which he describes akin to "people-watching in a foreign country in the morning, trying not to cry from the overwhelming feeling of sadness and happiness." Another way of putting it; Young Guv songs are about being alone. The album is the first volume of a two part LP series and sees its release August 2 on Run For Cover Records -- details on the second to come.

WATCH & SHARE "PATTERNS PREVAIL" (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Young Guv is dedicated and prolific songwriter, Ben Cook. You may know him from his work and partake legendary bands such as F'cked Up and No Warning. But the only place to hear music that belongs entirely to Ben Cook - music that comes into the world owing nothing to a bandmate or a client or a genre convention, whether affectionately observed or cheekily subverted - has been under the umbrella of Young Guv. Since 2008, he has released a steady drip of singles and EPs, plus two full-lengths. Sometimes Young Guv songs have guitars and British Invasion harmonies; sometimes they have synths and a modulated voice. But always they have choruses you'll never forget and lyrics whose dry wit and understated acuity knocks you flat.

Album Artwork By: Braulio Amado | Hi Res Version Here

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GUV I
Run For Cover Records
August 2, 2019
Pre-order Here

1 - Patterns Prevail
2 - Roll With Me
3 - Every Flower I See
4 - Luv Always
5 - Didn't Even Cry
6 - High On My Mind
7 - Exceptionally Ordinary
8 - Boring Story

"Patterns Prevail" Lyrics:
trust me you don't wanna touch me
you will lie and say you love me 
i wanted to be the new light in your life
trust me you don't wanna love me 
i tried my best to tread lightly 
i never wanted to ruin your fantasy 

theres a secret runnin'
through my ear 
i am rocky waters 
and you are crystal clear 

i can hear the whispers baby
all these secrets drive me crazy
colours shift between the shading 
i can see patterns prevailing 

Find Young Guv online InstagramTwitter | Run For Cover

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Black Country, New Road release new single

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Single release: 26th July 2019 digitally/ 6th September 2019 on 7" vinyl
Label: BC,NR / Speedy Wunderground/ Black Editions

LISTEN TO "SUNGLASSES" HERE

Today, Black Country, New Road announce a much-anticipated new single in the 8 minute "Sunglasses", mixed by Dan Carey, to be released digitally on 26th July on BC,NR / Speedy Wunderground and physically 6th September on the Thurston Moore-affiliated Blank Editions. 

500 copies of the single will be pressed to 7”, each copy a unique product, with different Polaroid images on each cover taken by the band.

PRE-ORDER "SUNGLASSES" HERE

Front man Isaac Wood has the following to say about the single's themes, "it describes a series of events, loosely connected, all yet to happen. The song was intended to be highly inspirational. The lyrics are sometimes concerned with symbols of wealth or affluence but they are not written from a critical or even external position."

Despite scarce information available on the band up to now, their debut single “Athens, France” sold out of its pressing on Speedy Wunderground in a matter of days, they were featured in The Guardian’s tips for 2019 and they have performed in session for 6 Music alongside other early accolades. A precociously young seven-piece featuring both prominent sax and violin in their line-up, BC,NR have cut their teeth playing their first shows alongside the likes of Fat White Family, Black Midi and more.

Black Country, New Road are:

May Kershaw - Keys
Charlie Wayne - Drums
Luke Mark - Guitar
Isaac Wood - Vocals/Guitar
Tyler Hyde - Bass
Lewis Evans - Sax
Georgia Ellery – Violin

Black Country, New Road have also announced a series of UK headlining dates for September / October alongside further festival dates, including Green Man, End Of The Road and Primavera Sound's 20th Anniversary in Spain.

You can catch the band live on the following dates:

20.07.19 - Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
26.07.19 - Midi Festival, Hyères, France
02.08.19 - Micro Festival, Liege, Belgium
03.08.19 - Visions Festival, London, UK
17.08.19 - Green Man Festival, London, UK
19.09.19 - Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
22.08.19 - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK
23.08.19 - Future Yards, Birkenhead, UK
24.08.19 - End Of The Road Festival, Dorset, UK
24.09 - Boston Music Rooms, London, UK
29.09 - The Portland Arms, Cambridge, UK
30.09 - Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK
01.10 - Rough Trade, Bristol, UK
02.10 - Yes Basement, Manchester, UK
03.10 - Poetry Club, Glasgow, UK
04.10 - Elsewhere, Margate, UK
19.10 - SWN Festival, Cardiff, UK
20.10 - Future Days, Birmingham, UK
09.11 - Primavera Sound 20th Anniversary, Benidorm, Spain
10.11 - Sonic City, Kortrijk, Belgium

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Darrin Bradbury announces new album

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Album release: 20th September 2019
Label: ANTI- Records

Like a more self-deprecating, decidedly morose John Prine, or perhaps a more jovial Guy Clark, New Jersey native Darrin Bradbury's songs are riddled with hilarious, obvious-once-you-hear-them observations on mundane everyday life.

The eleven songs on Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, Bradbury's new release on ANTI- Records, leave listeners singing along with sometimes ridiculous, often dark, but instantly familiar tunes. Take sixty seconds to learn more about Darrin Bradbury HERE.

Produced by Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids), Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs is a collection of songs born from dealing with depression and the pressures of life in the only way Bradbury knows; by poking fun at it. "It's an album trying to combat depression, to laugh your way out of depression, and to be honest and accurate with that depression," Bradbury quips. "I try to write things that make me chuckle, and that chuckling is usually making peace with the existential dilemma of both the times and life in general."

Listen to the title track HERE; the album is available for pre-order HERE today.

With only one co-writer on the entire album-ANTI- label-mate, friend, and fellow esteemed Nashville musician, Jeremy Ivey-Bradbury's one-of-a-kind style is allowed to shine brilliantly, unobstructed by outside opinion. The tracking of Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs was completed in a similarly simple way; using the same combo of musicians for every song on the record. Aside from producer Pattengale's mellotron and vocal contributions and the aforementioned Ivey's bass and piano playing, only two extra musicians were called to round out the band; Alex Muñoz on additional guitars and Dillon Napier on drums. The only exception is the lone guest vocalist on the album, modern outlaw country queen and long-time supporter of Bradbury, Margo Price, who adds a sombre harmony to a track titled "The Trouble With Time."

Of the eleven songs on Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs, only two of them are more than three minutes long. The shortest of which, "Strange Bird," clocks in at one minute, seventeen seconds. "In the writing of this album, what was important to me was that the song was over when the thought was over. It wasn't about having to fill a certain amount of space," Bradbury says. "If I'm not motivated to say anything more about this particular thing, I won't force it. I would rather have a minute-and-a-half song that I felt conveyed something unique."

Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs will be Darrin Bradbury's first release on ANTI- Records. "Darrin possesses a wonderful, darkly sardonic sense of humour and a matter of fact wisdom that reminded me of some of my favorite writers from Chuck Berry to Mose Allison to John Prine," says ANTI- founder, Andy Kaulkin. "I haven't heard anyone do this sort of thing on this level for a very long time. His songs keep me on the edge of my seat."

"When I write, there are things that I want to get away with," Bradbury says. "I want to get away with the line, 'I woke up this morning and I got out of bed / Tripped on my pants and fell on my head.'" Overall, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs is a beautifully refined version of Bradbury's writing; going for broke, connecting the dots, and doing it with blunt honesty that brings it all home. "If I can get you to take that seriously, and not skip a beat when you listen to it, that's what I want."

Track listing:
1. Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs
2. Breakfast
3. Hell's More or Less the Same
4. The Trouble with Time (feat. Margo Price)
5. Strange Bird
6. Nothing Much
7. The American Life
8. This Too Shall Pass
9. Motel Room, Motel Room
10. So Many Ways To Die (Frozen Pizza)
11. Dallas 1963

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Download album artwork - HERE

About Darrin Bradbury

Darrin Bradbury writes about the way things really are in America - a singular perspective shaped by a natural gift for storytelling, a lingering battle with depression, and a sly sense of humor. A self-described folk satirist who has toured the country for more than a decade, Bradbury collects his oddball observations in his newest album, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs.

Bradbury grew up in New Jersey with an early interest in performing, partly because of his mother's career as a circus clown. At the age of 7, he felt certain that he would either become a songwriter or a cartoonist. He learned to play guitar as a vessel to tell his stories -- and because his handwriting and grammar steered him away from being a novelist. By the age of 18, he'd discovered Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac, and Paul Simon, and decided to hit the road.

At 25, he moved from Charlottesville, Virginia, to Nashville, to try making it as a songwriter. For three months, he slept in his car in a Walmart parking lot and developed a local following by playing open mic nights. With a handful of self-funded EPs and albums, Bradbury steadily cultivated a national audience by touring constantly. Produced by Kenneth Pattengale of the Milk Carton Kids, Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs is Bradbury's first release for ANTI- Records.

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Third Eye Blind release new album and announce tour

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Album release: 18th October 2019
More info: Third Eye Blind’s website

“My current mood resonates with rebellion, energy, courage, and risk,”
says Stephan Jenkins, on Third Eye Blind’s sixth full length album, "Screamer" out October 18th. “I seek to combine it with a percussive level of musical immediacy in this collection of songs to cultivate collective idealism and an unapologetic aspiration towards humanistic values.”

Hear the title track “Screamer,” available on all streaming services now.

"Screamer" on: YouTube / Spotify  / Apple

The follow up to 2018’s EP "Thanks for Everything", "Screamer" finds Third Eye Blind collaborating with Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells (“Screamer”), Ryan Olson of Marijuana Death Squad and Poliça (“Who Am I” and “Got So High”), and the album’s musical consigliere, Billy Corgan.

“We have always been so insular,” says Jenkins, “and on Screamer we adopted an open door policy --  come in, be musical, and follow the song where it takes us.”

Going strong for over two decades, Third Eye Blind have broken their own attendance records with 2019’s Summer Gods tour. The biggest tour in the band’s history will wrap August 3 in Irvine, CA with Jimmy Eat World and Ra Ra Riot. Third Eye Blind has offset the tour’s carbon footprint by donating a portion of each ticket sold to a US-based carbon offset project managed by ClimeCo.

“It’s an incredible feeling to be in a good rock band,” adds Jenkins. “The gift that’s been given to me is that people view my music as enlivening them.”

"SCREAMER" EXPLORES THE DUALITY OF OUR DYSTOPIAN PRESENT AS CATALYST FOR PASSIONATE HUMANISM. FURTHER, CRITIQUES OF MUSIC CULTURE CONSUMERISM, ESCAPISM IN THE CONTEXT OF POST-PATRIARCHAL MORES WEAVE THROUGH MUSICAL LANDSCAPES OF RAW BOMBAST, THREADBARE BREAKDOWNS, AND JUDO FLIPS OF COMPUTER-BASED MUSICAL SLICKNESS.

Find Third Eye Blind online:
thirdeyeblind.com | Instagram

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Full tour dates:

July 24th Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre +
July 25th Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP +
July 26th Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory +
July 27th Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion +
July 31st Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion +
Aug 1st San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre +
Aug 2nd Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort +
Aug 3rd Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre +
Oct 11-13th Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 21st Dublin, Ireland - The Academy
Oct 22nd Glasgow, UK - The Garage
Oct 24th Manchester, UK - Ritz Manchester
Oct 25th London, UK - Forum Kentish Town
Oct 26th Paris, France - Les Etoiles
Oct 27th Cologne, Germany - Luxor
Oct 30th Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
Oct 31st Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand
Nov 1st Oslo, Norway - Vulkan Arena
Nov 3rd Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
Nov 4th Hamburg, Germany - Knust

+  = Summer Gods Tour with Jimmy Eat World & Ra Ra Riot

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Boy Scouts announce new album

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Album release: 30th August 2019
Label: ANTI- Records
More info: Boy Scouts’ website

“Vick had a knack for wrapping wrenching ballads in tender arrangements that foreground her voice in innovative ways.” - NPR Music

“Her music is defined by its warm tenderness—twangy guitars, cooing vocals, supportive keys—but she doesn’t necessarily want to be your caretaker.” - Paste

“Pure bedroom-folk, luring you into finding yourself lost with yesterday’s thoughts, occupied by today’s choices, and captivated by tomorrow’s chances.” - The 405

As Boy Scouts, Oakland-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Vick makes the kind of music that hits like good advice from a beloved friend. It's generously warm and inviting, built atop her open, searching voice, but it doesn't shy away from tough emotional truths.

Vick's songs survey the damage that can come from loving other people with curiosity and grace. Her new album, Free Company – her first for ANTI- Records set for an August 30th release - is her most vital and incisive work yet, a stunningly tuneful rumination on heartbreak and loss that is always galloping toward the horizon. So far, two singles have been released as tasters of the record to come.

Watch Taylor perform “Get Well Soon” on a couch floating through Los Angeles via balloons; the video was directed by Ramez Silyan (Lil Peep). Watch Taylor celebrate her birthday surrounded by friends in the new music video for “Expiration Date”. Her producer Stephen Steinbrink joins her in the clip, contributing harmony vocals to the song; Madeline Kenney (Hand Habits) directed the video.

WATCH:
"Get Well Soon" / "Expiration Date"

The album’s opener, "Get Well Soon" reckons with the difficult epiphany that comes when you've worked overtime to help someone you love, only to realize they won't meet you in the middle and help themselves. "It's a hard thing to say. You're hoping somebody will eventually feel better, but there's also this weird new distance between you. You can't do anything else, but you still really hope that they're OK," Vick says.

With its jangly electric guitar chords and sky-high vocal melodies, "Expiration Date" tackles that universal human quandary of impermanence. "Everything changes all the time. Nothing will last forever," says Vick. "It's such a hard concept to grasp because we just get so attached to things and people and situations. But stuff can't stay how it is forever. That's also to be said about bad stuff that happens. It won't weigh you down forever."

Her tightest and most cohesive collection of songs, Vick recorded Free Company in a tiny studio her friend Stephen Steinbrink set up inside a rented shipping container--a unique spot that ended up being perfect for her. "It's a windowless little room, but that made me feel really comfortable," she says. "We did it in the comfort of a weird, atypical recording space."

Steinbrink plays drums, synth, and bass throughout the record in addition to singing backup. It was the first time Vick had opened up her recording process to someone besides herself, and the inclusion of her friends (Rose Droll, Nikolas Soelter, and Chase Kamp also contributed to the album) helped her polish Boy Scouts' indie pop sound to a sparkle.

With a keen ear for melody and a palpable sense of empathy, Vick picks apart all the confusing and contradictory ways that people glance off of each other while moving through their lives. Her music is an invitation to shake off the weight that's been dragging you down, to lighten your step and keep moving forward no matter what lies ahead.

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Download artwork HERE

Pre-Order ‘Free Company’:
boyscouts.ffm.to/freecompany

Find Boy Scouts online:
boyscoutsband.com | Facebook | Bandcamp | Instagram

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Miss June announce album

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New Zealand’s Miss June is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their debut album. Entitled Bad Luck Party, the LP will be released on September 6th via Frenchkiss Records. Today, they share the newest single “Enemies” by way of a video directed by Dylan Pharazyn. He notes, “the track gets at that feeling of instability in a relationship when there’s full on confusion around who your friends are or who you are... reality runs amok.  I started to imagine this full throttle dream sequence in which a young couple bash through a bizarre night. As they find new places, they encounter strangers who at first seem normal become weird and dangerous creep characters… or ENEMIES. I felt like this erratic narrative had a powerful connection with the song - fast  and heavy in a super off-kilter way."

Pre-order "Bad Luck Party" HERE

Watch the video for "Enemies" HERE or below:

Previous to “Enemies,” Miss June released a double A-sided 7” consisting of “Best Girl” b/w “Twitch.” The New York Times labeled “Best Girl” a, "...nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds...but calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet." Consequence of Sound said it is, “a bolstered, anthemic pop-punk jam for the next generation” and in the UK BBC Radio 1's Jack Saunders said “a creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant.” Find the 7” HERE.

Raised in the embers of punk rock and described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the Auckland four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.

The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage. The band recently made their first trip to the U.K. and played to packed rooms in London's Old Blue Last and Brixton's Windmill as well as being a highlight for many at Bushstock Festival. The band will be back in Britain this autumn with dates to be announced soon. 

Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.

Full biography available HERE

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Bad Luck Party Tracklisting:
1. Twitch
2. Best Girl
3. Two Hits
4. Anomaly
5. Orchid 
6. Double Negative
7. Enemies
8. Aquarium 
9. Scorpio
10. Please Waste My Time
11. Polio


Find Miss June online:
Facebook | Bandcamp | YouTube | Soundcloud | Frenchkiss Records

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Automatic announce album

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Today, LA post-punk trio Automatic announces their debut album Signal, due September 27th via Stones Throw Records, and shares the new single “Too Much Money”.

Listen to "Too Much Money" via:
YouTube | iTunes | Apple | Spotify |  Bandcamp

Automatic, composed of Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals), worked with producer and engineer Joo Joo Ashworth of FROTH for the album. Signal ties together the band’s taste for dub reggae, motorik rhythms and gnarly synth work inspired by bands like NEU! and Suicide with the eerie atmosphere of films by auteurs like David Lynch and Dario Argento, to capture what it's like to feel at an angle to the world. 

New single "Too Much Money" chronicles the pitfalls of social media. The track follows previous release "Calling It" and arrives ahead of their month-long residency at The Echo every Monday in August, followed by a Europe and UK tour in October.

Signal speaks directly to the band members' experiences, tied together by a sense of anxiety and alienation so common to life in the 21st century. "Humanoid" echoes "Too Much Money"s sentiment on the disappointing falsity of social media, "Electrocution" recounts a near-death freak accident singer Izzy experienced – alluded to on the album art – and the title track captures the feeling of being trapped in the drudgery of a mundane life "and the realization that nobody is going to rescue you from it but yourself." As they put it: "The world is so fucked up, we don't know how any musician could say, 'This is all peachy.'"  

Hear "Too Much Money", see upcoming tour dates and album details below, and stay tuned for more from Automatic coming soon.

"Too Much Money":
https://youtu.be/L1qXQXsKAy0

Upcoming Tour Dates:
August 5th - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 12th - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 19th -Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
August 26th - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
October 17th - Paris, France @ L'Aéronef
October 19th - Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
October 20th - Eindhoven, Netherlands @ DDW Music Festival
October 22nd - London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms
October 23rd - Bristol, UK @ The Lanes

October 25th - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ London Calling Festival
October 28th - Berlin, Denmark @ Urban Spree
October 29th - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix

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Stones Throw Records
September 27th, 2019

1. Too Much Money
2. Calling It
3. Suicide In Texas
4. Love You Fine
5. Highway
6. Signal
7. Humanoid
8. Damage
9. Electrocution
10. Champagne
11. Strange Conversations

Listen/watch video for previous single "Calling It":

‘Calling It’ single:
YouTube | Bandcamp | Spotify | Apple Music | iTunes | Amazon

Follow Automatic:
Spotify | Facebook | Instagram

Follow Stones Throw Records:
Website | Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Dry Cleaning announce EP

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London's Dry Cleaning today announce their much-anticipated debut EP - "Sweet Princess" - set for release August 16th on the It's OK imprint.

PRE-ORDER "SWEET PRINCESS" HERE

It continues a period of fervent activity from the band who despite having no music online, have already seen significant interest as early headline shows and a tour in support of NYC's Bodega quickly marked out Dry Cleaning as possessing something entirely different to the rest of the pack - their wiry, excitable post-punk and new-wave paired as it is to surreal, detached vocal narratives in the form of a predominantly spoken word delivery.

Firm friends for years, the band (Lewis Maynard, Tom Dowse, Florence Shaw & Nick Buxton) only started making music after a karaoke party in 2017 inspired a collaboration. They wrote instrumentally to begin with and six months later Shaw, a university lecturer and picture researcher by day, joined on vocals with no prior musical experience. They recorded the six-track Sweet Princess EP before playing their first show only last year.

When they started they knew they wanted to make simple music, direct and uncomplicated. The musical influences were clear - the Feelies, the Necessaries, the B52s and Pylon as a starting point. The garage / rehearsal space had a huge influence on the sound as it was so small and intimate; anything unnecessary was to be left behind. A discussion among the four band members about how to make the prospect of performing as comfortable as possible for Florence (a first timer) ahead of the band’s first rehearsal as a four piece, led to her using her speaking voice. There were several references for this; Will Powers, The Anaemic Boyfriends and Grace Jones among others. 

WATCH VIDEO TO DEBUT SINGLE "MAGIC OF MEGHAN" HERE

The band also release their debut single and an EP highlight, "Magic of Meghan", today, a celebratory song about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

In the words of Florence:

Dry Cleaning think Meghan is really great.

The song acknowledges that following the lives of those in the public eye can provide people with an escape; an outlet for difficult emotions, and subsequently help them to cope with hard times in their lives. The song is, in part, intended to serve as a thank you to Meghan for this service (“You got engaged on the day that I moved out. It’s ok. She’s a smasher, perfectly suited to the role.”). The song also aims to highlight how the news media dissect her decisions (“Never has one outfit been designed, to send so many messages”) and the creative ways they conceal the misogyny and racism that is sometimes behind what they write about her (“You’re just what England needs, you’re going to change us.”)


The video for "Magic of Meghan" was made by Sheffield based artist Lucy Vann. Vann investigates, records and reinterprets overlooked behaviours and occurrences in the everyday, in this case through moving image, but she also works with photography, writing, sound, objects and performance. Her work balances between a state of tedium and interest, and attempts to reveal something beyond the immediate surface of daily life.

The band will play the following dates in support of the EP:

19.07 - Latitude Festival, Suffolk
08.08 - Prince Albert, Brighton
09.08 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
10.08 - O2 Academy, Leicester *
16.08 - Green Man Festival, Breacon Beacons
21.08 - Shacklewell Arms, London
22.08 - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
23.08 - YES (Basement), Manchester
24.08 - Future Yard Festival, Birkinhead
19.10 - Simple Things Festival, Bristol
20.10 - SWN Festival, Cardiff

* with Bodega

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Dry Cleaning - Sweet Princess EP
Out August 16th on It's OK
Pre-order

1. Goodnight
2. New Job
3. Magic of Meghan
4. Traditional Fish
5. Phone Scam
6. Conversation

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