Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Track Of The Day :: Strange Bones - Give Me The Sun

Words: Sam Geary 

Premiered on Radio X last week, Blackpool’s Strange Bones would seem to be getting their wish, judging by the present weather. The anthemic new single 'Give Me The Sun', out now, is the second cut lifted from the band's forthcoming EP 'Blitz Pt 1', set to be released on July 5.

Packed with unbridled energy, full throttled riffs and commanding vocals, while 'Give Me The Sun' doesn't even reach two and a half minutes in length, it more than crams in enough to keep the listener satiated.

“The song is about imprisoning ourselves in our own twisted perception of utopia," says vocalist Bobby Bentham, on the follow-up to previous single 'Vicious'.

Try it here.

Live dates

01 London, Camden Rocks
03 Cardiff, The Moon
05 Hull, Dive
06 Newcastle, Think Tank?
07 Preston, The Ferret
08 Liverpool, The Jacaranda Club
11 Leeds, Oporto

05 Dumfries & Galloway, Electric Fields
06 Bolton, Horwich Music Festival

Monday, May 20, 2019

Watch :: Charly Bliss cover The Killers’ 'Mr Brightside' 

Fresh from their appearance at The Great Escape, watch New York power-pop foursome Charly Bliss cover The Killers’ 'Mr Brightside' a few nights later at their show at The Garage in London as the first of their two encores.

The band recently released their second album, 'Young Enough.

Watch above.

Hayden Thorpe shares his 'Earthly Needs'

Words: Sam Geary 

Hayden Thorpe has shared a third track from his imminent album.

Listen to ‘Earthly Needs’ - which  he describes as being "akin to a Rubik's Cube - interlocking pieces bound together, seeking accord" -  below.

His debut solo album ‘Diviner’ is out
this Friday (May 24), with a week of instores lined up as poster.

Amyl and The Sniffers are 'Gacked on Anger' on new single

Words: Sam Geary 

Ahead of their debut album arriving later this week, Aussie punks Amyl and The Sniffers share another cut from the record, 'Gacked on Anger'.

The Melbourne four-piece's self-titled album is out on May 24 via Rough Trade, and follows their 2017 EP 'Big Attraction'.

UK live dates

24 Rough Trade East London in-store
24 Unit 4a 199 Eade Road N4 1DN London album launch party

25 Delicious Clam Records Sheffield
27 The Piece Hall Halifax w/ Mac DeMarco
29 Dreamland Margate w/ Mac DeMarco

Track Of The Day :: INHALER - My Honest Face

Words: Linn Branson 

After two stellar performances at The The Great Escape last week, Dublin’s band on the rise, INHALER, release new single ‘My Honest Face’.

Following the recent 'It Won't Always Be Like This' and 'Oklahoma', the four-piece - fronted by Bono’s 19-year-old son, Eli Hewson, with Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon, Josh Jenkinson - have dropped this new track along with 'There's No Other Place'.

Described by Noel Gallagher as sounding like “the Bunnymen and early U2", the anthemic, driven 'My Honest Face’ rattles along at a pace with some vital sticks work from McMahon, soaring guitars, and Hewson's own distinctive vocal.

Currently on tour with Fuzzy Sun, followed by dates with Blossoms and Courteeners and various festival appearances - scroll down for dates.

Live dates

20 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds*
21 London, Camden Assembly*
23 Nottingham, Bodega Social Club*
24 Bristol, The Louisiana*
25 Newcastle, This Is Tomorrow Festival
26 Warrington, Neighbourhood Weekender Festival

07 Heaton Park Manchester (w/ Noel Gallagher)
10 Blackpool Empress Ballroom (w/ Courteeners)
11 Leeds Academy (w/ Courteeners)
16 Co. Dublin, Malahide Castle*
17 Belfast, Limelight (w/ DMAs)
19 Cardiff, University Great Hall +
20 Leicester, De Montfort Hall +
22 Bundoran, Sea Sessions

12 Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival
14 London, Citadel Festival
25-28 Hertfordshire, Standon Calling Festival
26 Oxfordshire, Truck Festival

04 Cork, Indiependence Festival
10 Newquay, Boardmasters Festival
21 Lincoln, The Engine Shed +
22 Stoke, Victoria Hall +

* w/ Fuzzy Sun
+ w/ Blossoms

Friday, May 17, 2019

YONAKA share upcoming debut album title track 'Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow'

Words: Sam Geary 

Before they drop their debut album, 'Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow', YONAKA have released its title track.

The self-produced record, which includes nine new songs, arrives on May 31 via Asylum Records.

"The album’s title ‘Don’t Wait ‘Til Tomorrow’ is a message about reaching out to someone, picking up the phone and making a call; it’s about knowing it’s ok to not be ok. The title-track is a personal favourite of mine," says vocalist Theresa Jarvis.

Tune in here.