This Feeling

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dot to Dot unveils more line-up acts for the May Bank Holiday festival

Words: Ellie Ward

With spring now springing, all the festivals are now blossoming with their line-up names. Latest to announce is Dot to Dot Festival which takes place between May 26 - 28 in Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham respectively.

More names to the May Bank Holiday bill have been revealed today, including The Big Moon, Amber Run, The Growlers, The Slow Readers Club, Honeyblood, and more. They join previously the likes of Sundara Karma, Husky Loops, Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation, Tom Grennan, Artificial Pleasure, Island, Jordan Allen, Kudu Blue, Little Cub, and more.

More details and tickets, see here.

[Video] Artificial Pleasure - All I Got

Words: Sam Geary

Dylan Holmes Williams directs the 'frying tonight' video for the new Artificial Pleasure single ‘All I Got’, which we featured here a few weeks ago.

While the clip's theme is a chip shop date scenario, the song itself, the band say, is "about putting your heart and soul into something which can often be very exposing and frustrating. Some people won’t give a shit about what we’re doing, some people will get it, others just look at us a bit confused. It’s sort of a gospel song celebrating that no matter what you do, it will never be enough, you will never arrive."

VISIONS Festival Announces First Wave Of Artists And Events

Words: Ellie Ward

Returning on Saturday August 5, for its fifth year, VISIONS festival announces its first wave of music acts and additional non-music events.

Liars, Sophie, Jenny Hval, Blanck Mass, Frankie Cosmos, Shame, The Men, Goat Girl and Ider are amongst the first names unveiled for the East London multi-venue festival, with more acts still to be announced in the coming weeks.

VISIONS also offers various non-music events which include firm favourites such as Screen Print Class, Tattoo Flash Day, Record & Zine Fair and the Street Food & Craft Beer Market and Dog Show. This year will also see new additions, including Punk Rock Karaoke and a VISIONS Cook-Off.

Tickets are £27.50 and are now on sale here.

Track Of The Day :: Monico Blonde - Love Is An Only Child

Words: Linn Branson

After hitting us with some 'Bad Thoughts' late last year,
Monico Blonde return with new single ‘Love Is An Only Child’.

Released on April 28 via Fizzy Moon Records, the Cardiff quartet bring on the off-kilter synths and drum machines on this energy driven special, that work in around  the hooky guitar-laden melodies. Less than two-and-a-half minutes in length, but a perfect pop nugget.

Live dates

30 Manchester, Jimmy’s

01 London, Water Rats
22 Newport, Record Store Day

12 Devauden Festival
13 Wrexham, Focus Wales
18 Brighton, Great Escape

9-11 Isle of Wight Festival

01 Valleys Sound Festival

Watch :: Screaming Peaches - Japanese Flower Garden

Credit: Bex Day

Words: Sam Geary

South London alt-poppers Screaming Peaches share what they have been working on which they term ‘art pop funk’ in the form of  'Japanese Flower Garden'.

The four-piece - who first materialised as MOVIE in late 2014 -  share the video for the track, which as shot and directed by good friends of the band Becan and Simon.

The band's vocalist Theo Spark says of the song: "It is a bitter, jilted jig that I was spurred on to write upon finding out my ex-girlfriend had a new man. Jamie [Stiby Harris, keys, guitar],  and I wrote it on our mattress when we were squatting in a primary school in Bermondsey in about 20 minutes - it was one of those fully formed songs that came out instantaneously and spontaneously. We produced it ourselves and had it mixed by Ben Baptie (who has worked with artists such as Albert Hammond, Lady Gaga, Rufus Wainwright, Lana Del Ray, Lapsley) who is a close buddy of ours."

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Watch :: Palace unveil new video for 'Bitter'

Words: Ellie Ward

Prior to embarking on their upcoming tour next Monday (April 3) which includes their biggest headline show to date on April 27 at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, Palace share the new video for their signature track 'Bitter'.

Taken from their debut album 'So Long Forever', out now on Fiction Records, 'Bitter' has always been one of their most emotive and well-received songs.

The beautifully shot black & white concept film, below, is a collaboration between the band and artist and designer Joe McCrae, whose concept deals with feelings of self-reflection and self-exploration. It's a perfectly apt accompaniment to the track, which is a gateway to the centre of frontman Leo Wyndham's soul and explores some of our darkest emotions.