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What do synchronised treadmills, zero gravity flights, Rube Goldberg Machines and a car playing instruments in the desert all have in common? Well they are just some of the concepts that Chicago rock band OK Go (now LA-based) have used over the years to showcase their songs and, in doing so, have created their own …

Brooklyn band Widowspeak return with a gentle and poignant new single ‘Breadwinner’, their first new material since their fourth album ‘Expect the Best’ in 2017. It’s been quite a wait but it seems like the current crisis was something of a catalyst for the band to put this song out. As singer Molly Hamilton explains: …

Erasure

Synth-pop maestros Andy Bell and Vine Clarke – AKA Erasure – return on 21st August 2020 with their eighteenth studio album, ‘The Neon’ on Mute. Ahead of the new album, the duo release single ‘Hey Now (Think I Got A Feeling)’ and if you love that classic Erasure sound (you know the one I mean, …

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest – helmed by ridiculously talented and prolific songwriter Will Toledo – release much anticipated album “Making a Door Less Open” today, on Matador Records. It’s their first set of brand new songs since 2016’s awesome “Teens Of Denial” and for long-time Car Seat Headrest fans it will be both a challenging and …

Dan Croll on a Swan

Dan Croll, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts alumni and purveyor of gorgeous, intelligent, sunny indie pop and rock has just announced a new album release. The British singer-songwriter, now ensconced in California will release third album “Grand Plan” on August 21st through Communion Records. It was produced by Matthew E. White at Spacebomb. The album …

Car Seat Headrest – band vehicle for ridiculously talented and prolific songwriter Will Toledo – release much anticipated album “Making a Door Less Open” on May 1st, on Matador Records. Ahead of the album, they’ve just released new single “Hollywood”. The single is accompanied by an animated video by Sabrina Nichols featuring Toledo’s alternate persona ‘Trait’. …

Village Of The Sun is a new collaboration between UK jazz virtuosos Binker Golding and Moses Boyd and electronic music legend Simon Ratcliffe of Basement Jaxx fame. Their second single – Ted – is out on Gearbox Records. You can get the track here. The track is a true combination of the sensibilities of its …

Children of the State

Doncaster and Bolsover indie rock outfit Children of the State have released their brand new single, ‘Big Sur’, produced by The Coral’s Ian Skelly and engineered by Chris Taylor at Liverpool’s iconic Parr Street Studios.  You can stream the track here. It’s a gorgeously, sun-drenched, escapist gem designed to take our thoughts off lockdown and instead …

BC Camplight

We had the pleasure recently of catching up with BC Camplight (aka Brian Christinzio) as he returns with a new album “Shortly After Takeoff”, out on 24th April via Bella Union. Our review of the album is here and suffice to say it is the best of Christinzio’s career. He was just moving into his …

BC Camplight

BC Camplight, aka Brian Christinzio, returns with a new album “Shortly After Takeoff” on 24th April via Bella Union. It is the final chapter of his ‘Manchester Trilogy’, following 2015’s “How To Die In The North” and 2018’s “Deportation Blues”. All three albums were created after the native Philadelphian had moved to Manchester. It will …