THE DRUMS Returns With New Reflective Yet Upbeat Single ‘BODY CHEMISTRY’…

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16 January 2019

Jonny Pierce‘s band THE DRUMS just announced their fifth longplayer BRUTALISM, out
5th April. Here’s the first single BODY CHEMISTRY. A song inspired by Pierce dealing with increasing depression. “I still found myself weighed down with anxiety and depression. This song asks the question: Is this dull, sad feeling in my DNA? Is it part of my gene pool? Can it ever be corrected? I had been confronting some of my most stubborn demons, and I came to realise that confronting doesn’t always mean conquering.”

Despite the downcast and troubled story the track has an upbeat vivacity caused by lively guitar lines and its overall poppy infectiousness. Check ‘Body Chemistry‘ out right here…

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FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES Share New Smashing Single – Here’s ‘CROWBAR’…

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16 January 2019

British punk force FRANK CARTER & THE RATTLESNAKES release the follow-up to their second LP  Modern Ruin, entitled END OF SUFFERING, named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment, on 3 May. But first lead single CROWBAR. A short smashing slam, starting with a pumping bass riff before exploding fiercely. Here’s the eerie clip ending with a bouncy moshpit…


Artwork new album END OF SUFFERING – out 3 May

(pic on top: FB FC & The Rattlesnakes)

Indie Supergroup PIROSHKA Shares New Cut From Debut LP – Here’s Swirling Pop Avalanche ‘WHAT’S NEXT’…

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15 January 2019

PIROSHKA are former Lush vocalist/guitarist Miki Berenyi, former Moose guitarist KJ “Moose” McKillop, Modern English bassist Mick Conroy and former Elastica drummer
Justin Welch.

Last November the band released the reflective debut single Everlastingly Yours from their forthcoming debut LP, titled Brickbat. Ahead of the longplayer here’s second new
cut WHAT’S NEXT? Pushed by a relentless and contagious beat this swirling and synth injected pop avalanche comes at you in energetic waves, getting more zippy along its
multi-layered route while reflective vocals and polyphonic harmonies strengthen the overall scintillating dynamism. Impressive work! Catch the fever right here…

PIROSHKA: Facebook

BRICKBAT – album out 15th February via Bella Union

Psych Veterans THE TELESCOPES Share New Track From Upcoming LP – Here’s Mind-Massage ‘UNTIL THE END’…

14 January 2019

British psych veterans will release their 11th longplayer, entitled EXPLODING HEAD SYNDROME on 1 February via Tapete Records. Here’s new track UNTIL THE END. A
sort of hallucinatory head trip in slow motion that feels as a gratifying mind-massage. Watch the accompanying multi-colored clip right here…


Artwork EXPLODING HEAD SYNDROME – album out 1st February

THE DANDY WARHOLS Drop Utterly Catchy Earworm From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘MOTOR CITY STEEL’…

11 January 2019

On 25 January Portland‘s groove junks THE DANDY WARHOLS will launch brand new LP WHY YOU SO CRAZY to celebrate their 25th birthday as a band. Pre-order facilities right here or via PledgeMusic. They will also hit the road. You can check the tour dates (so far) here. Ahead of all the festive fun here’s another new track from the upcoming longplayer. It’s about cars, it’s about power to the people, it’s about MOTOR CITY STEEL and it’s catchy as hell. Sing, clap, hum, tap, jump, sway and dance along right here…

THE DANDY WARHOLS: Website – Facebook –  Twitter – Instagram

YOU SO CRAZY – out 25 January

(photo on top: FB – The Dandy Warhols)

FAT WHITE FAMILY Announces New Album And Shares Ghostly Single ‘FEET’…

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10 January 2019

After their SONGS FOR OUR MOTHERS CD in 2016, FAT WHITE FAMILY‘s key members turned to other projects (Lias Saoudi joined The Moonlandingz and Saul Adamczewski formed Insecure Men). Obviously they still had time for another FWF album too. Third longplayer SERFS UP! will be out in April. Today the band dropped first single, called
‘FEET’ and it’s a totally different animal compared to anything they did before.

A press statement claims that: “Where once they soundtracked grubby Britain of vape shops, Fray Bentos dinners and blackened tinfoil, a crepuscular comedown realm stalked by Shipman, Goebbels and Mark E Smith, Fat White Family now inhabit another cosmos entirely.”

Feet‘ is an extended karma-like chant. A ghostly, magnetic and kaleidoscopic vibe. You’ll hear strings, a sort of monk choir in the back, cinematic sound sequences and lots of other stuff you wouldn’t associate with the collective once branded ‘the most dangerous new band in Britain‘. Hallelujah, I can’t wait for the new record. But first this close encounter of the third kind…


New album SERFS UP! out 19 April – pre-order facilities here

UNKLE Is Back And Still Grooves And Moves – Here’s ‘AR.MOUR’ (Feat. Miink & Elliot Power)…

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10 January 2019

(photo: FB UNKLE)

Trip-hop project UNKLE centered around Mo’Wax label founder James Lavelle will release a new album later this year. A sequel of 2017’s The Road, Part 1, simply titled THE ROAD: PART II / LOST HIGHWAY. Here’s one of the new songs called ‘AR.MOUR’ which features Miink and Elliott Power. Its vibey, spacey and trippy. Groove and move right here, folks…

UNKLE: Facebook

THE ROAD PART II / LOST HIGHWAY – Pre-order info here

Swedish Rockers WESTKUST Back With Blistering Single ‘SWEBEACH’ From New LP…

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9 January 2019

Almost four years after their much acclaimed debut album Last Forever, Swedish psych pop quartet WESTKUST will launch their self-titled sophomore album next March. Here’s the first single SWEBEACH. A flaming, multi-guitar layered whirlwind with Julia Bjernelind‘s poppy vocals floating all over it. Catch the firecracker right here…

WESTKUST: Facebook

New album out 1 March – All info here

SHARON VAN ETTEN Shares Third Track From New LP – Here’s… SEVENTEEN

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8 January 2019

Marvelous New Jersey singer-songwriter SHARON VAN ETTEN will release her new longplayer REMIND ME OF TOMORROW on 18 January. Ahead of it she just shared another new track off the album. An impassioned and melancholic pearl, with a vocal finale that causes goosebumps, called SEVENTEEN. She introduced the song on her Facebook as follows: “It is with tears in my eyes that I am sharing with you my love letter to New York. Places I have lived, lost and found myself, let go of and embraced. Thank you to all the brothers & sisters that held me up over the years. Here is ‘Seventeen’, directed by the incredible Maureen Towey.”

Enjoy the illustrious splendor right here…

SHARON VAN ETTEN: Website – Facebook – Twitter

REMIND ME OF TOMORROW – out 18 January – all info here