Track of the Day #14: SOPHIE – Faceshopping

For fans of: Fever Ray, Charli XCX, Perfume Genius Hear it live: SOPHIE plays London Heaven on Tuesday 13th March Disjointed, industrial, and wacky as you like, SOPHIE is what the future of pop music sounds like. On the latest single from the Transgressive-signed PC Music affiliate, every rule in the chart music handbook is tossed haphazardly out the window; there are no easy-flowing verses here, no … Continue reading Track of the Day #14: SOPHIE – Faceshopping

Track of the Day #13: Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless

For fans of: Kurt Vile, Alvvays, Pavement Hear it live: Supporting Nick Cave at All Points East Festival It’s good to have Courtney Barnett back. Aside from a short lived side project with her droney US counterpart Kurt Vile, ‘Nameless, Faceless’ is the first new music from Barnett since her epic 2015 debut, and precedes a new album out later this year. A jaunty comment on harassers … Continue reading Track of the Day #13: Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless

Peace’s new album is coming! It’s called ‘Kindness Is the New Rock And Roll’ and it’s out in May

Peace have shared details of their third album, titled ‘Kindness Is the New Rock And Roll’, which will be released on Friday 4th May. The Birmingham bunch have been teasing a comeback since the end of last year sharing two new singles, From Under Liquid Glass and Power. This is the first full length release from the band since they parted ways with Columbia Records. … Continue reading Peace’s new album is coming! It’s called ‘Kindness Is the New Rock And Roll’ and it’s out in May

Track of the Day #12: Pale Waves – The Tide

For fans of: The 1975, Paramore, The Cure Hear it live: Headlining DIY’s Class of 2018 tour starting next week Now with an accompanying video shot on their recent US tour, ‘The Tide’ is the fourth consecutive banger from Mancunian newcomers Pale Waves, taken from their debut EP which is out next month. With a glistening, upbeat melody, it’s one of the first songs the group wrote … Continue reading Track of the Day #12: Pale Waves – The Tide

So Young’s new t-shirt drop is the fashion/music crossover your wardrobe deserves

Over the past few years, south coast makers-of-cool-stuff So Young have rightfully earned themselves a cult following from fans and artists alike, in London and across their native south coast. On top of their stunningly crafted music magazines which partner the best new sounds with a striking mix of visual arts (give the latest issue a read here) the brand also promote their own live gigs, … Continue reading So Young’s new t-shirt drop is the fashion/music crossover your wardrobe deserves

Track of the Day #11: Indoor Pets – So Soon

For fans of: Weezer, Circa Waves, The Big Moon Hear it live: Their UK tour starts tomorrow night in Birmingham! When Jamie Glass from Indoor Pets isn’t beefing his own fans on Twitter, he’s giving guided tours around the Southbank area of London. Or at least, that’s what the video for their latest single ‘So Soon’ would suggest. This is the first new music since the zesty Kent … Continue reading Track of the Day #11: Indoor Pets – So Soon

Track of the Day #10: The Vaccines – Nightclub

For fans of: The Ramones, The Strokes, The Rolling Stones Hear it live: Touring in April, concluding at London’s Ally Pally With their fourth studio album ‘Combat Sports’ set to arrive in a matter of weeks, rock ‘n’ roll legends-in-the-making The Vaccines continue to showcase a streamlined, punchy sound their last full length (2015’s ‘English Graffiti’) didn’t quite nail. On the second single from the forthcoming record, tangled around … Continue reading Track of the Day #10: The Vaccines – Nightclub

Latitude Festival announces 2018 line-up

After much anticipation, Latitude Festival has unveiled its first line-up announcement of 2018. Headlining the three-day event in Henham Park, Suffolk, will be Solange, Alt-J, and The Killers. They’re joined by a host of names including The Vaccines, Wolf Alice, Alvvays, The Breeders, The Charlatans, Black Honey, and Fickle Friends. This year’s Latitude Festival takes place between Thursday 12th and Sunday 15th July – tickets … Continue reading Latitude Festival announces 2018 line-up

Review: Odd Box is the alternative Norwich night you need to check out

Odd Box Promotions is the project of Georgie Cox, a Norwich-based curator whose eccentric nights have grown in recent years to become fully established in the local scene. Having progressed from smaller venues like The Murderers on Timber Hill, Odd Box is now a staple feature on the programme at Norwich Arts Centre. Last Saturday’s edition saw five fantastic local acts take to two stages in a showcase of the best alternative music our city has to offer.

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