Tuesday, 28 June 2016
After an early release of the new Blood Orange album 'Freetown Sound' yesterday (June 27) which was not originally due out until Friday, Dev Hynes has today unveiled a new - self-directed - video for 'Augustine'.
Watch the clip above, which also features he and pal Julian Casablancas of The Strokes sharing a fried chicken munch.
WHITE have spent this year gracing festival stages and steadily winning hearts. And this new work by the Glaswegian five is another glorious electronic synthpop stomp.
'Step Up', taken from their forthcoming EP 'Cuts Don't Bleed', is an unrestrained three minutes that rallies a post-punk edginess set against pacey, rattling synths and the WHITE trademark propulsive beat wading in behind Leo Condie's high-flying vocal.
Monday, 27 June 2016
Porches follow the release of their Domino Records debut album 'Pool' with the above video for 'Car', the 26th installment of the Urban Outfitters Music Video Series.
Directed by Daniel Bereton, the clip for the lo-fi synth track features main man Aaron Maine playing in a deadpan style, staring distractedly into the camera.
Porches embark on a raft of live dates over the next months, before arriving in the UK in October.
03 New York, NY - Festival of Independence
14 Santa Monica, CA - Twilight*
17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
06 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
07 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade - Hell Room
10 Houston, TX - Walkter's
11 Austin, TX - Barracuda
15 San Diego, CA - Irenic
16 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
17 Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley
18 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
20 Portland, OR - Analog Theater
21 Olympia, WA - Obsidian
22 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
26 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
27 Omaha, NE - Milk Run
28 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
29 Madison, WI - High Noon
01 Detroit, MI - El Club
02 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe Tavern
03 Montreal, Quebec - Bar Le Ritz
04 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
18 Brighton, England - Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
19 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
20 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
21 Glasgow, Scotland - The Hug & Pint
24 London, England - The Dome
25 Lille, France - La Péniche
26 Reims, France - La Cartonnerie
28 Paris, France - Pitchfork Festival
29 Amsterdam, Netherlands - London Calling @ Paradiso
* with Børns
Self-produced and released as a single earlier this month, 'Backwards/Medicated' by Melbourne's Braille Face is one of the most bewitching and chilled electronic jams to come our way this year.
'Backwards/Medicated' was produced by Braille Face - aka Jordan White - and mixed by Australian triple J radio presenter and musician Tim Shiel - on whose Spirit Level label (formed with producer Wally de Backer, aka Gotye) both this and White's April debut single 'Glow' are released.
The intoxicating electronica soundscape of 'Backwards/Medicated' is both brooding and melancholic, resting on an intricate pattern of percussive loops around which layers of synthesisers soar and piano notes swirl, while White’s plaintive vocals disarm and hypnotise.
A debut album is expected later this year.
Sunday, 26 June 2016
As Coldplay closed Glastonbury Festival earlier tonight (June 26) after their fourth appearance at Worthy Farm, their headlining set was marked with a tribute to Viola Beach whose four members and manager died in a car crash in February.
"We as a band thought that was the worst," Chris Martin told the crowd. "We are going to create Viola Beach’s alternate future for them, and let them headline Glastonbury for a song."
Coldplay then performed their cover of 'Boys That Sing', as footage of the band played on the big screens behind them.
Bursting with pride. Tonight the @Viola_Beach boys' music made it to the greatest stage of them all https://t.co/Bnzb9FAkxU— BBC Introducing (@bbcintroducing) June 26, 2016
LAPSLEY - STATION
FRANCES - SURPRISE SET
MARSICANS - ABSENCE
ISAAC GRACIE - RUNNING ON EMPTY
DUA LUPA - HOTTER THAN HELL
SEA BED - AKIRA