Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wolf Alice have shared their Adam Powell-directed video for ‘Yuk Foo’.
The track comes from their second album ‘Visions of a Life’, arriving on September 29 via Dirty Hit.
The dark themed clip - shot in Shoreditch Town Hall - features the band members hammering out the song in a basement, in senses-confusing scenes.
Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The xx and Alt-J were amongst the shortlisted acts of the 12 announced earlier today at London's Langham Hotel for the 2017 Mercury Prize.
Sheeran was nominated for his third album 'Divide', while The xx and Alt-J - who have previously won in 2010 and 2012 respectively - pick up for 'I See You' and 'Relaxer'.
The winner will be announced on September 14.
Stormzy - Gang Signs & Prayer
Alt-J – Relaxer
Blossoms – Blossoms
Dinosaur – Together, As One
Ed Sheeran – Divide
Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being
J Hus – Common Sense
Kate Tempest – Let Them Eat Chaos
Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone
Sampha – Process
The Big Moon – Love In The 4th Dimension
The xx – I See You
Words: Leah Raymond
It seems to have been a long wait since we featured their debut single ‘Via Miracles’ here - a full eight months, in fact. But now fuzzy electro dudes SEATS are back with something new to tantalize us: ‘Lucid Dreaams’.
Going from miracles to dreams all sounds kinda psych-hazy and dream-ish, which 'Lucid Dreaams' - out tomorrow (July 28) - is, but with a little bite in its vocals too - which we like a lot. They're hard to define, this Brighton four-piece, with some hip-hopish samples in there too. Get off yer seats and take a listen.
Find out more over here
Words: Leah Raymond
Liverpool Psych Fest invites you to turn up and tune in again this year, with the psychedelic sprawl running over Friday and Saturday September 22 - 23 in the Mersey city.
If you can only manage a day tripping out, tickets go on sale this Friday (July 28). See below for ticket details.
Songhoy Blues headline proceedings on the Friday, with The Black Angels on Saturday.
Amongst those on the weekend bill are A Place To Bury Strangers, Jane Weaver, White Manna, Wolf People, Loop, Gnod, The Telescopes, The Proper Ornaments, Autobahn, Yassassin, Novella, Gulp, and more.
For further information, line-up and tickets, head to website
Words: Sam Geary
There's a new single in the offing from Philadelphia four-piece The Districts.
'Violet' is taken from their imminent full-length 'Popular Manipulations' which is released on August 11 via Fat Possum.
Following 'Ordinary Day' and 'If Before I Wake', lyrically says the band's Rob Grote, ‘Violet’ deals with "ideas of possessiveness, intimacy, sex, dependency, and how they're used manipulatively. Kind of a look at how these things can be beautiful but are also used as devices, usually unconsciously which is the somewhat terrifying part. There is a pervasive thing throughout a lot of classic and modern popular music where ideas of ‘needing’ and referring to a romantic partner with a tone of ownership are normal and poignant lyrical topics. This song was using those same ideas but observing the strangeness in them, rather than celebrating them. Structurally the song reflects that strangeness by restraining and exploding somewhat irregularly.”
Get stuck in below. The Districts are also over here in Blighty shortly, so if you're liking their style...
UK live dates
25 Reading Festival
26 Leeds Festival
27 Hull Fruit
29 Newcastle Cluny
30 Edinburgh Caves
31 Glasgow King Tuts
03 Cambridge Portland Arms
05 Nottingham Bodega
06 Manchester Gorilla
07 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
11 Brighton Haunt
12 London The Garage
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ahead of their self-titled debut album arriving on September 1, INHEAVEN have shared the new video to incendiary track ‘World On Fire’.
Inspired by the 17th-century Salem witch trials which took place in Massachusetts, a young Puritan woman returns from the dead to seek revenge on those who persecuted her for allegedly being a witch.
Don't have nightmares.