This Feeling

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Track Of The Day :: The New Faith - Fritter Away

Words: Linn Branson

The New Faith - who Little Indie featured a few months ago with 'Too Sad To Be Young' - have a way with a good tune, and equally watchable videos.

The Brighton seven-piece outfit precede their debut album, 'Me On You', out on October 6, with this latest single taken from it, 'Fritter Away', to be released on September 1.

Fronted by Will Charlton's melancholic baritone - part chamber-pop, part Kingsley Chapman, part hard to define - the orchestration and detail is warming and melodic. And you'll be hard-pressed not to want to sway along to the rhythm of 'Fritter Away', as you pleasantly fritter away four and a half minutes.

The New Faith play an album launch show at Brighton's Brighthelm Centre on October 13.

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TOUTS plot UK co-headline tour with Vistas

Words: Ellie Ward

Following their BBC Introducing stage appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival next weekend, TOUTS have announced a co-headline tour with Vistas throughout September and October.

The three young (aged 16 - 19) punk teens from Derry, Northern Ireland, released their debut single 'Sold Out' in April on Phil (Radio 1) Taggart's label Hometown Records, followed by the EP ‘Sickening and Deplorable’.

"They are one of the most insanely amazing live bands I've ever seen at such a young age. I caught them, by accident, over a year ago in a dingy cellar playing and signed them up on the spot," enthuses Taggart.

UK live dates:

27 Bath – Moles *
28 Brighton – The Joker
29 Reading – The Purple Turtle
01 Southampton – The Joiners *
02 Oxford – The Cellar
04 Cardiff – Transport Club
05 Liverpool – Studio2
06 Leeds – The Chapel
07 Manchester – Neighbourhood Festival
09 Leicester – The Cookie
10 Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge
11 Stoke – The Sugarmill
12 Newcastle – Surf CafĂ©
17 London Thousand Islands

*Touts only

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Track Of The Day :: FLING - Annie

Words: Ellie Ward

Released today (August 18), new single ‘Annie’ from the wild and wacky Bradford glam-psychsters FLING, is as off-kilter and individual in its own way as their recent offering 'Just A Dog'.

The eponymous ‘Annie’ stands for each lost weekend love and nightclub romance, as enigmatic frontman Charles McSorley explains: "‘Annie' is a pure simple song of love and adulation. For the person you see across the room, for the young opportunist who falls in love someone new every weekend."

Scroll down for details of the band's autumn Get Flung tour - their biggest yet - running from September through October.


24 Dance To The Radio Stage Leeds Festival
15 KU Bar Stockton
05 Jumpin’ Jacks Newcastle
06 Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh
10 The Green Door Store Brighton
11 Old Blue Last, London
12 Record Junkee, Sheffield
13 Hyde Park Book Club Leeds
15 The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham
17 The Hug and Pint Glasgow
19 The Adelphi Hull
21 Underground Bradford
25 City Screen Basement York

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Listen :: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - My Only

Words: Sam Geary

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart drop their fourth album 'The Echo Of Pleasure' on September 1 through their own Painbow label, the follow-up to 2014’s 'Days of Abandon'.

After sharing a couple of early tasters, including 'When I Dance With You', they now put out 'My Only'.

Frontman Kip Berman describes the big ode song - "Now that I said it / don't you forget it / you're my only" - as "the opposite of what a single should be - it’s sprawling and unconcerned with immediateness — because it’s about something that isn’t immediate. So many young bands sing idly of absolute devotion, and that’s cool. But I am not young anymore. I’m married, with a young daughter and an old Volvo. There’s something about my life now that makes this song feel honest in a way it didn’t before."

Listen below.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Listen :: Grizzly Bear stream 'Painted Ruins' in full

Words: Ellie Ward

Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear have released their first new album since 2012's 'Shields'.

'Painted Ruins', produced by the band’s bassist Chris Taylor, is out now through RCA.

Grizzly Bear are set to play four UK/Ireland dates in October:

05 – Vicar Street, Dublin
06 – Albert Hall, Manchester
08 – O2 ABC, Glasgow
09 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

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[Video] Radiator Hospital - Dance Number

Philadelphia-based Sam Cook-Parrott's Radiator Hospital project releases new album 'Play The Songs You Like' on October 20 via Salinas Records - the follow-up to 2014’s 'Torch Song'.

You can check out its warmly emotional lead single 'Dance Number' above in Catherine Elicson's video.

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