Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Words: Ellie Ward
It's not a scenario that would automatically spring to mind, despite Liam Gallagher being a dad of several kids himself. But here is 'Uncle Liam' with a bunch of small children putting some questions to him, the likes of which many a grown up interviewer has probably quelled at doing for fear of being told to 'fuck off, man'.
Watch as Liam gets the third degree on "How do you deal with your anger management issues?", “What’s your favorite fart?” and “If you play a good song in a concert, do you get sweets after?” And of course, brother Noel gets a mention too. “I had a brother who played the guitar. He’s naughty. And he’s not much bigger than you, actually.”
Words: Ellie Ward
Ahead of dropping their debut album later in the year, Pale Waves have put out a debut February EP - 'All The Things I Never Said'.
The four-track record, which includes new track ‘Heavenly’, is now streaming online, to be followed by a vinyl release on March 16 via Dirty Hit.
The band are currently on a - sold out - UK tour before they head to the US in March. They have just added a new London show at Heaven on May 24. Tickets go on sale from this Friday, February 23, at 9am.
20 The Boileroom – Guildford (SOLD OUT)
22 Storey’s Field Centre – Cambridge (SOLD OUT)
23 Wesgarth – Middlesbrough (SOLD OUT)
24 Studio 2 – Liverpool (SOLD OUT)
26 The Cellar – Oxford (SOLD OUT)
27 The Cookie – Leicester (SOLD OUT)
28 The Chapel – Leeds (SOLD OUT)
01 The Sugarmill – Stoke on Trent (SOLD OUT)
02 O2 Academy Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
04 King Tut’s – Glasgow (SOLD OUT)
05 The Leadmill – Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
06 Gorilla – Manchester (SOLD OUT)
07 The Garage – London (SOLD OUT)
08 Thekla – Bristol (SOLD OUT)
The Brighton-based two-piece opened the year with 'White Tambourine', their follow up to debut single, the nod-along, catchy 60s-esque number ‘Honey In The Sun’, released in 2017, and have already brought out yet another new number, 'Stick Around Me'.
Who are you?
I'm Joe Habberfield, vocals and keys for Creeping Jean. Oliver Tooze is the other half of the sucker punch and he plays guitar and does lead vocal. The rest of the band are session musicians all the writing recording etc is just us!
Tell us something about yourself and how you came to be where you are today?
I'm from Kent and Oliver's from
Sheffield, we both met in Brighton. We are both outgoing and don't take things to seriously; having a laugh, enjoying this processing of attacking the music industry, it not becoming a chore or causing to much stress has got us where we are today with playing music.
Give us an idea of your musical style and influences.
It's very mid-60s influenced with the pop melodies as we enjoy such vocalists as Carl Wilson and Harry Nilsson's side of singing, but we do exploit riffs and certain shapes of playing our instruments that would be seen in T-Rex or a Deep Purple outfit, especially the way I play the keys.
Explain the production and writing process behind your songs.
Oliver will work on a melody then stretch each lyric to give you that easy hook to sing right through the track. The music is important throughout. You gotta keep things interesting, so certain riffs, tones and movements we feel we have to keep rotating in our music.
Tell us a little about your new single.
'Stick Around Me' is a song inspired by Harry Nilsson's puppy song. Ol bought a puppy called Stanley and wrote 'Stick Around Me'.
We play The Hope & Ruin in Brighton on March 3, and Nambucca, London on March 10, both for This Feeling. We are also playing The Great Escape in May.
How's the rest of the year looking, plans-wise?
We're back in the studio constantly this year and we're definitely going to keep giving our all at stronger music.
Where can we hear more of your music?
We will be dropping more singles over the next months, to be found on Spotify, iTunes, etc.
What social media platforms can we find you on?
Words: Linn Branson
Dutch garage-trash-rock 'n' roll band Fake Billy & The False Prophets apply some raw energy and catchy hooks to the spiky 'Palace Of Azizia'.
Less in your face than their previous work it may be - including last year's debut album, 'Lipgloss' - but lyrically referencing the Libyan military complex of Colonel Gaddafi, 'Palace Of Azizia' of all subjects, puts it in a league of its own.
Released last week (February 16) on BERT music (a division of TCBYML), it's a quirky blighter that is both original and listenable. The heavy beats and the vocal sounds make it happen.
Have a listen here...
Monday, February 19, 2018
James Bay, complete with new look, has also revealed his new music video for latest single 'Wild Love', released earlier in the month.
See the clip above, directed by Marc Klasfeld, and which features Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer. The video begins with a close-up of Bay and follows him through a crowded dance floor where first sees Dyer and the two lock eyes.
'Wild Love' marks Bay’s first new music since his debut 'Chaos & The Calm' in 2015, and Bay co-wrote and co-produced the track with longtime friend and collaborator Jon Green and brought onboard Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence and The Machine) to add final production elements.
Bay plays London's Brixton Electric on March 15, before heading to the US on tour.
Featured last week on Little Indie's Roundtable, Leeds band Marsicans share their video to new single 'Wake Up Freya', out now on LAB Records.
The animated clip, directed by Callum Scott-Dyson, is a perfect adjunct for the atmospheric, intimate track that vocalist James Newbigging wrote for his niece before she was born.
“It was a particularly bad news day and I started thinking about how amazing the world is when you’re young, compared to how fucked up everything seems to be when you’re older. The song was written as if I was talking to her. It’s about taking stock of everything that’s good around you and how eventually it’s those people and moments that count rather than all the perpetual shit that surrounds you.”
Catch Marsicans on tour next month.
02 London, Borderline
03 Bristol, Louisiana
07 Glasgow, Garage (Attic)
08 Manchester, Deaf Institute
10 Leeds, Church