Friday, March 22, 2019

American Football release third self-titled album

Words: Sam Geary 

Illinois four-piece American Football have released their third self-titled album.

Following 2016's second album, this new record features guest appearances from Paramore’s Hayley Williams ('Uncomfortably Numb'), Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell ('I Can't Feel You') and Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell ('Every Wave To Ever Rise').

Listen in full below.

Crows stream debut album 'Silver Tongues’ 

Crows have released their debut album today (March 22), the 10-track ‘Silver Tongues’, via Joe Talbot (IDLES) label, Balley Records.

Check out the record, streaming in full below.

Live dates (supporting IDLES)

26 Sheffield Leadmill
27 Cardiff Tramshed
28 Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
29 Brighton Brighton Dome
01 Belfast Empire Music Hall
02 Dublin Vicar Street
03 Manchester Albert Hall
04 London Electric Ballroom

Listen :: Anteros release debut album 'When We Land’

Before heading out on their April headline tour, Anteros have released their 11-track debut album today (March 22).

‘When We Land’, which was recorded with Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Marika Hackman, Bloc Party), is now streaming in full below.

Tame Impala debut first new song in four years - 'Patience"

Words: Sam Geary

After a four-year absence, Tame Impala return with 'Patience'. The track comes as their first new material since 2015's 'Currents' album.

Kevin Parker delivers another gem in his realm of psych-disco with atmospheric beats and dreamy ambience.

The track comes ahead of a festival filled summer, which includes Glastonbury and London's Citadel festival in July.

Track Of The Day :: RAT BOY - ASTHMA

Words: Sam Geary 

A raucous, 100-second collision of 80s-style Californian skate-punk vibes, RAT BOY, aka Jordan Cardy, is back with a lungful of ‘ASTHMA’.

Premiered by Annie Mac on her Radio One show, the track was originally recorded during sessions for his ‘INTERNATIONALLY UNKNOWN’ album, which came out in January, and has been picking up fans after its inclusion in his UK tour set late last year.

Now gearing up to play his debut Coachella sets on April 12 and 19, RAT BOY will also headline Glasgow’s Stag and Dagger festival on May 5. He’ll then play his debut European headline tour before returning to the UK to play London's Camden Rocks on June 2.8

Listen in.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Listen :: Whispering Sons - On Image

Words: Amelia Callister

If you fancy a bit of Belgian experimental post-punk then you probably couldn't go wrong with Brussels-based fivesome Whispering Sons. After last October putting out their debut album 'Image', this time around they have recorded a live session EP, 'On Image, as tightly wound an affair as you can get.

The record is dropping on shiny vinyl on April 13 for Record Store Day, and before that there is Tim Theo Deceuninck's darkly defined video, filmed at the Muziekodroom in Hasselt and which features the four EP tracks: 'Got A Light', 'Alone', 'Hollow' and 'No Image'.

Vocalist Fenne Kuppens is a mesmerising watch; while the Whispering Sons sound is far from dulcet, straddling a line somewhere between Eagulls and Joy Division.

Live UK dates

25 Bristol Hy-Brasil Music Club
26 Manchester The Castle Hotel
27 Glasgow Broadcast
28 Sheffield Café Totem
29 Ramsgate Music Hall
30 London The Lexington
31 Leicester Darker Days