Thursday, October 17, 2019

Track Of The Day :: On Video are singing a load of 'Clap Trap - and we love it!





Words: Sam Geary 

You will find it hard to sit - or even stand - still to the mosh pit-inducing 'Clap Trap', the latest from the garage-pop East London band, On Video.

The title track from the quartet's debut EP, released via AWAL / Rex River Bay thus week, and which also includes previous singles 'Ghee', 'Adversary' and 'Past Tense'.

The lively two and a half minutes should do well for warming up the Spector crowd, who they are on a bunch of dates with from tomorrow (October 18).



Live dates

OCTOBER
18 Komedia Brighton * SOLD OUT
19 FIVES Falmouth *
20 The Junction Plymouth *
21 The Fighting Cocks Kingston upon Thames *
22 Forum Tunbridge Wells *
24 Sebright Arms London *
25 Moles Bath *
26 Digital Newcastle * SOLD OUT

NOVEMBER
13 Oval Space London *
23 The Wardrobe Leeds

* w/ Spector

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SXSW announces first round of artists for 2020 inc Just Mustard, FEET, The Dunts, The Murder Capital






As always, the key American festival, South by South West (SXSW) raises excitement for its annual Texas shindig to be held between March 13 - 22 2020 in Austin with its first round of acts.

Amongst those revealed today are Kristin Hersh, Ali Barter, Hater, Strange Ranger, Blushh, Margaret Glaspy, Corridor, Bakers Eddy, Cloud Rat, Fanclub, Lido Pimienta, Bethlehem Steel, Necking, Video Age.

While those repping the UK and Ireland, include Just Mustard, Bang Bang Romeo, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, The Dunts, FEET, Far Caspian, Beabadoobee, Jadu Heart, Orchards, Pigs x7, Porridge Radio, The Murder Capital, and Weird Milk.

For registration and further details, visit the festival website


Full list of first line-up names:

Accü (Carmarthen UK-WALES)
ACTORS (Vancouver CANADA)
Adam French (Congleton UK-ENGLAND)
Aiming For Enrike (Oslo NORWAY)
AKA (Cape Town SOUTH AFRICA)
Alex the Astronaut (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Ali Barter (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Alien Tango (Murcia SPAIN)
Altre di B (Bologna ITALY)
Amanda Black (Mthatha SOUTH AFRICA)
ANAVITÓRIA (São Paulo BRAZIL)
Andrea Cruz (Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO)
Angelica Garcia (El Monte CA)
Antti Paalanen (Kokkola FINLAND)
Approachable Members Of Your Local Community (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Arre! Arre! (Malmö SWEDEN)
Art d’Ecco (Victoria CANADA)
Automelodi (Montreal CANADA)
Bad Waitress (Toronto CANADA)
Baker Boy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Bakers Eddy (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Banditos (Birmingham AL)
Bang Bang Romeo (Doncaster UK-ENGLAND)
Barbara Nesbitt (Austin TX)
Barbi Recanati (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA)
Baseball Gregg (Bologna ITALY)
Beabadoobee (London UK-ENGLAND)
Beachtape (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Ben&Ben (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Bethlehem Steel (Brooklyn NY)
Better Person (Berlin GERMANY)
Bill and the Belles (Johnson City TN)
Birthday Club (Houston TX)
Black Country, New Road (Cambridge UK-ENGLAND)
Blushh (Los Angeles CA)
BLXPLTN (Austin TX)
Bootblacks (New York NY)
Borealis Rex (New Orleans LA)
Bourgeois Mystics (Austin TX)
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Cadence Weapon (Toronto CANADA)
Campfire Social (Wrexham UK-WALES)
Candeleros (Madrid SPAIN)
Cape Weather (Los Angeles CA)
Capyac (Austin TX)
Caracoles (Canary Islands SPAIN)
Carla Geneve (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Casey Neill & The Norway Rats (Portland OR)
Cassper Nyovest (Mafikeng SOUTH AFRICA)
Ceci Juno (Guayaquil ECUADOR)
The Chairs (Taiwan TAIWAN)
Charlie Faye & The Fayettes (Austin TX)
Chestnut (Los Angeles CA)
ChihiroYamazaki+ROUTE14band (Tokyo JAPAN)
Clean Cut Kid (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Cloud Rat (Mount Pleasant MI)
Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good: Ladder To The Moon (Austin TX)
Common Holly (Montreal CANADA)
Como Las Movies (Austin TX)
Con Brio (San Francisco CA)
Corridor (Montreal CANADA)
Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Cromosapiens (Monterrey MEXICO)
Cruz Cafuné (Tacoronte SPAIN)
Dan García (Mexico City MEXICO)
Daniel Casimir & Tess Hirst (London UK-ENGLAND)
Dawn Avenue (Tres Marias MEXICO)
Declan J Donovan (Essex UK-ENGLAND)
Deeper (Chicago IL)
Devarrow (Halifax CANADA)
Devours (Vancouver CANADA)
Donna Blue (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Do Nothing (Nottingham UK-ENGLAND)
Drinking Boys and Girls Choir (Daegu SOUTH KOREA)
Dry Cleaning (London UK-ENGLAND)
DTSQ (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
The Dunts (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND)
Early James (Birmingham AL)
Easy Wanderlings (Pune INDIA)
eldanidonoso (Santiago CHILE)
El Dorado (Mexico City MEXICO)
Elephant Stone (Montreal CANADA)
Ellis (Hamilton CANADA)
Emma Jean Thackray (London UK-ENGLAND)
Enno Cheng (Taiwan TAIWAN)
Eoin Smith (Dublin IRELAND)
eX-Girl (Kichijoji JAPAN)
Family Jools (Bristol UK-ENGLAND)
Fanclub (Austin TX)
Far Caspian (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
FEET (Coventry UK-ENGLAND)
Ferris & Sylvester (London UK-ENGLAND)
The fin. (Kobe JAPAN)
Fire EX. (Taiwan TAIWAN)
Flyying Colours (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
The Foreign Resort (Copenhagen DENMARK)
FRANKIIE (Vancouver CANADA)
The Frights (San Diego CA)
fuvk (Austin TX)
Gena Rose Bruce (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Gewalt (Berlin GERMANY)
Ghetto Kumbé (Bogotá COLOMBIA)
Glue Trip (João Pessoa BRAZIL)
Good Morning (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Goon (Los Angeles CA)
GRIP (Atlanta GA)
Grrrl Gang (Yogyakarta INDONESIA)
Hachiku (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Hala (Detroit MI)
Hardwicke Circus (Carlisle UK-ENGLAND)
Hater (Malmö SWEDEN)
Hedonutopia (Istanbul TURKEY)
Henry Brun & The Latin Playerz (San Antonio TX)
High Heavens (Austin TX)
Hiperson (Chengdu CHINA)
HMLTD (London UK-ENGLAND)
Horse Jumper of Love (Boston MA)
Housecall (Dallas TX)
HTRK (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
ings (Seattle WA)
Islet (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Jadu Heart (London UK-ENGLAND)
Jane Weaver (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Jan Verstraeten (Sint-Niklaas BELGIUM)
Jason Hawk Harris (Los Angeles CA)
Jeannel (Berlin GERMANY)
Jekyll (Blackpool UK-ENGLAND)
Jeremie Albino (Toronto CANADA)
The Jones Family Singers (Houston TX)
Jordan Mackampa (London UK-ENGLAND)
Just Mustard (Dundalk IRELAND)
Kae Astra (Austin TX)
Kælan Mikla (Reykjavik ICELAND)
KAINA (Chicago IL)
Kate Bollinger (Charlotesville VA)
Kate Clover (Los Angeles CA)
KAZKA (Kyiv UKRAINE)
Kiki Valera (Seattle WA)
Kings of the Beach (Vigo SPAIN)
Kiwi Jr. (Toronto CANADA)
Knife Wife (Washington DC)
Kokoroko (London UK-ENGLAND)
Kristin Hersh (Providence RI)
Lady Donli (Abuja NIGERIA)
La Garfield (Guadalajara MEXICO)
Laveda (Albany NY)
Leif Vollebekk (Montreal CANADA)
Leon Of Athens (Athens GREECE)
LET’S MARS (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Lido Pimienta (Toronto CANADA)
Lilla Vargen (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND)
Lorine Chia (Los Angeles CA)
Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior (Culiacán MEXICO)
LOS WILDS (Madrid SPAIN)
Louis Prince (Orange County CA)
Lower Tar (Los Angeles CA)
Luna Luna (Dallas TX)
Magnolian (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
Malin Pettersen (Oslo NORWAY)
Manifest Destiny’s Child (Denton TX)
Mapache (Los Angeles CA)
Margaret Glaspy (New York NY)
Maria y Jose (Tijuana MEXICO)
Martha Wash (New York NY)
The Mastersons (Los Angeles CA)
Mauskovic Dance Band (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS)
Max Chinasky (Cancún MEXICO)
me&you (Sacramento CA)
Merk (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
MICHELLE (New York NY)
Michigander (Kalamazoo MI)
Mikie Rivera (San Juan PUERTO RICO)
Mirella Cesa (Guayaquil ECUADOR)
Mir Fontane (Camden NJ)
Mobley (Austin TX)
Model/Actriz (Boston MA)
Mojo Juju (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Moonchild Sanelly (Port Elizabeth SOUTH AFRICA)
Moon Kissed (New York NY)
Moon Panda (Copenhagen DENMARK)
Morena Leraba (Mafeteng LESOTHO)
The Murder Capital (Dublin IRELAND)
Myylo (Los Angeles CA)
Nadia Nakai (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
Nanpa Básico (Medellín COLOMBIA)
Natalie McCool (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Native Sun (Brooklyn NY)
Necking (Vancouver CANADA)
Neck of the Woods (Vancouver CANADA)
Negative Gemini (Los Angeles CA)
NekoJam (Taipei City TAIWAN)
Neoma (Cuenca ECUADOR)
Neuza (Fogo CABO VERDE)
New Fame (Da Nang VIETNAM)
Nico LaOnda (New York NY)
Nicolás Molina (Castillos URUGUAY)
Night Dreamer (Los Angeles CA)
Nobody’s Girl (Austin TX)
Nonso Amadi (Toronto CANADA)
Noya Rao (Leeds UK-ENGLAND)
Olivier Cong (Hong Kong HONG KONG)
Orchards (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
The Orielles (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Otha (Oslo NORWAY)
Ötzi (Oakland CA)
Pachará (Mexico City MEXICO)
Partner (Windsor CANADA)
Pearla (Brooklyn NY)
Pearl & the Oysters (Gainesville FL)
Perfect Son (Warsaw POLAND)
Petrol Girls (Graz AUSTRIA)
P.H.F (Auckland NEW ZEALAND)
Pictish Trail (Isle Of Eigg UK-SCOTLAND)
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs (Newcastle Upon Tyne UK-ENGLAND)
Pizzagirl (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Pom Poko (Oslo NORWAY)
Porridge Radio (Brighton UK-ENGLAND)
Purple Pilgrims (Coromandel NEW ZEALAND)
Qlowski (London UK-ENGLAND)
Quinn Christopherson (Anchorage AK)
Richard Spaven (London UK-ENGLAND)
Riders Against the Storm (Austin TX)
Roan Yellowthorn (Camden ME)
Rosehip Teahouse (Cardiff UK-WALES)
Ruby Boots (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Ruth Koleva (Sofia BULGARIA)
RVG (Melbourne AUSTRALIA)
Samba De La Muerte (Caen FRANCE)
Sammy Brue (Ogden NY)
Samthing Soweto (Johannesburg SOUTH AFRICA)
San Cha (Los Angeles CA)
San Mei (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA)
San Saba County (Austin TX)
Sarah Klang (Gothenburg SWEDEN)
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers (Chapel Hill NC)
Savannah Sgro (Nashville TN)
Sen Morimoto (Chicago IL)
Shady Nasty (Sydney AUSTRALIA)
Shah (Toronto CANADA)
Shana Falana (Kingston NY)
Shell of a Shell (Nashville TN)
SHIJIN (Schwarz-Bart/Galland/Braff/David) (Paris FRANCE)
Simi (Lagos NIGERIA)
Sleeping Brain (Taipei TAIWAN)
$NOT (Lake Worth FL)
Sofia Macchi (Mexico City MEXICO)
Sofia Portanet (Berlin GERMANY)
Sonoda (Los Angeles CA)
Spirit Was (Queens NY)
Spooky Mansion (Los Angeles CA)
Stealing Sheep (Liverpool UK-ENGLAND)
Stella Sommer (Berlin GERMANY)
Strange Ranger (Philadelphia PA)
SUMIN (Seoul SOUTH KOREA)
Taimane (Honolulu HI)
Tallies (Toronto CANADA)
Tamtam (Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA)
TC Superstar (Austin TX)
Theon Cross (London UK-ENGLAND)
There (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Thornetta Davis (Detroit MI)
TisaKorean (Houston TX)
Tolliver (Los Angeles CA)
Tomar and the FCs (Austin TX)
The Tomboys (Kobe JAPAN)
Tony True and the Tijuana Tres (Monterrey MEXICO)
Topographies (San Francisco CA)
Totemo (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Tufan Derince (Diyarbakir TURKEY)
UCHIKUBIGOKUMON-DOUKOUKAI (Tokyo JAPAN)
The Underground Youth (Berlin GERMANY)
Vandoliers (Fort Worth TX)
Vanishing Twin (London UK-ENGLAND)
Video Age (New Orleans LA)
Virginia Wing (Manchester UK-ENGLAND)
Waco Brothers (Chicago IL)
The Wandering Hearts (London UK-ENGLAND)
We Are The Grand (Santiago CHILE)
Weird Milk (London UK-ENGLAND)
Western Youth (Austin TX)
When Chai Met Toast (Cochin INDIA)
Why Bonnie (Austin TX)
WILD (Los Angeles CA)
XCELENCIA (Caguas PUERTO RICO)
The Yawpers (Denver CO)
YAYOI DAIMON (Tokyo JAPAN)
Young Deji (Houston TX)
Young Georgian Lolitaz (Tbilisi GEORGIA)

Listen :: Pendant - Rubber Band


Credit: Isadora Sales


Words: Sam Geary 

Pendant, the new recording project and creative outlet of Oakland-based musician Christopher Adams, formerly of noise-rock outfit Never Young, releases his debut album, 'Through A Coil', on November 8 via Tiny Engines.

'Rubber Band', a stirring power-pop number, filled with chunky guitar riffs and high-reaching choruses, is one of the record's eight tracks on Adams' one-man endeavor and where he writes all the songs and plays every instrument on every track.

Listen below.

Watch :: Princess Nokia's live performance of 'Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.)'






Princess Nokia, aka Destiny Frasqueri, has released a live performance of 'Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.)'.

The New York-born, Puerto-Rican MC, singer- songwriter regularly sells out headline tours, often directs her own videos, and consistently churns out tens of millions of streams. Quietly rising up as a voice the game needs, Princess Nokia continues to rap for all the right reasons, as she affirms on 'Sugar Honey Iced Tea (S.H.I.T.)': "Don't do this shit to be famous / I do this shit because I love it." 

Watch the video above.

Track Of The Day :: New Pagans - Charlie has the Face of a Saint’





Words: Sam Geary 

Directed by bassist Claire Miskimmin, Belfast alt-rockers New Pagans share the video for single, ‘Charlie has the Face of a Saint’.

The hype building around them since 'It’s Darker’, which led to the band being shortlisted for Best Single at the 2019 Northern Ireland Music Prize, is fully justified on this latest rock-and-alt-pop track, channelled via distortion in a sonic landscape, with lyrical inspiration deriving from conversations overheard on a Belfast bus.



Live dates

NOVEMBER
15 The Atlantic Bar, Portrush

DECEMBER
06 Bello Bar, Dublin (w/ HAVVK)
22 Voodoo, Belfast (headline)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Artificial Pleasure are 'Side By Side Together' on new visuals





Words: Sam Geary 

Artificial Pleasure have shared their new video for recently released single, 'Side By Side Together'.

Directed by Dimitris Lambridis, the video was shot in one day in East London on one of hottest days on record. Building previously visual aesthetics of dirt and water, the clip follows the gang of three as they go through the hardships of their friendships to achieve that bond.

"The music video is a sequence of extended photographs in a way, hoping to portray unity among three people who are different to each other yet proceed forward together. That way, the song by itself talks about unity among everyone," says Lambridis.

Artificial Pleasure play The Social in London on November 12.