Thursday, June 22, 2017
Radiohead release their 'OKNOTOK 1997-2017' tomorrow (June 23), a new 20th anniversary reissue of 'OK Computer'.
The bundle will include both the original 12 tracks and eight B-sides, along with three previously unreleased songs.
Listen to one of those, 'Man Of War', above, in the Colin Read directed video.
Words: Ellie Ward
Cabbage have just aired the first track 'Celebration Of A Disease' to come from their forthcoming new EP, 'The Extended Play Of Cruelty', which they recorded with Rich Turvey and The Coral's James Skelly at Liverpool's Parr Street Studios, and will be released digitally on July 21 and on CD, cassette and 12" vinyl on August 25.
The EP marks the Mossley band's first release since signing to Infectious (Drenge, Alt J).
Speaking about the release, Cabbage say; "'The Extended Play Of Cruelty' is our revisited conquest to our pop psychological platitudes. The deceit of man tests all in a moment of clarity and we deliver our position in a long search for Utopia. Our blend of fervent distain is focused on local frustrations, whilst celebrating those who shall rise through the ashes.”
‘The Extended Play Of Cruelty’ Tracklist:
1. Celebration Of A Disease
2. Fraudulent Artist
3. A Network Betrayal
5. Asa Morley
Listen to lead track 'Celebration Of A Disease' - which was inspired by an essay on pornography by veteran Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey performance artist Cosey Fanni Tutti - below.
“Cosey talked about porn in the 70s,” explains Cabbage’s Lee Broadbent. “You’d expect it to have been a nasty business then, but she said there was something artistic about it at that time. But she says it’s now pure capitalism, where everyone – especially the women – is treated badly, that there’s no artistic platform in it. Pornography now and lad culture put massive expectations on the relationship between men and women. It creates barriers between men and women, and sends out the message to men that it’s OK to be chauvinistic. It’s the celebration of a disease.”
The Haim girls are about to release their second album, 'Something To Tell You', out on July 7 on Columbia, and ahead of that they have shared the video for lead single 'Want You Back'.
The clip, directed by Jake Schreier, features the three sisters milling on the streets of Los Angeles.
Catch the vibe above.
Following the release of new album 'Somersault', Beach Fossils now drop a video for one of its tracks, 'Sugar'.
Directed by Justin Carlson, it features the band as they skateboard through New York.
Words: Jane Davies
Liverpool punk outfit Generation (formerly known as Spares) have got to be one of the snappiest dressed bands going in the city. Described as looking “like missing cast members from the Lost Boys,” they are rocking a glam style which few of their contemporaries could pull off - namely big hair and leopard print suits.
Not only do they look the part, they sound the part, having recently impressed at Liverpool Sound City with an electrifying set full of attitude; snarling vocals and wild riffs to match their barnets.
The band, who although are not strictly new, having been around since early 2013 honing their live act, have been busy in the studio working on what will be their debut EP, ‘Who Loves This Generation?’ which is released on June 30. It packs in a title track and three additional songs: ‘I Like It’, ‘Honey Mouth Girl’ and ‘Wake Up’. If you like the current punk resurgence, do have a listen, there are hints of all the punk greats there, particularly Generation X. Now isn’t that a coincidence!
Generation are: Dean Carne - lead vocals; James Carne - lead guitar, vocals; Tom Collins - bass, vocals; Nathan Sanderson - drums, vocals.
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24 Manchester, Castle Hotel
30 Liverpool, EBGBS
01 Leeds, Verve Bar
05 Glasgow, The Old Hairdressers
06 Newcastle, Bar Loco
15 London, Sebright Arms
20 Sheffield, West Street Live
22 London, Dublin Castle
23 Sheffield, Tramlines Festival
04 Jimmy's, Manchester
19 Record Junkee, Sheffield
28 The Islington, London
30 Liverpool, The Magnet
25 Leeds, Kazoopa Festival
Words: Sam Geary
Los Angeles electro-pop duo courtship. - Eli Hirsch and Micah Gordon - return with some sunny California vibes on new track, 'Perfect People'.
Featuring an earworm chorus and their trademark shimmery synth sound, 'Perfect People' was inspired by "this part in all of us, even those us who feel great about ourselves, that wishes we were perfect," reveals Gordon.