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NYC’s Live Skull have announced a new album, ‘Dangerous Visions’, to be released via Bronson Recordings on December 11th.  Emerging in the early 80s at the end of New York’s legendary No Wave scene alongside Manhattan comrades Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull reshaped the aggression of burned-out post-punk into heavy, guitar-driven rock. This new release showcases their evolution, with Side 1 featuring …

KEEP DANCING INC are breaking out of the French alternative scene armed with a line in synthy post-punk fire. They’re barely in their twenties but the now-trio – we’ll come back to that later – of Louis, Joseph and Gabrielle, already have power, poise and mastery. They’ve been around for a little while: they released a …

After announcing his new album ‘Hey Clockface’ and new single ‘We are All Cowards Now’ via Concord Records. We get the surprise delivery of Elvis Costello’s new track ‘Phonographic Memory’, described as “the exclusive B-Side of the recently released, “We Are All Cowards Now”. “Phonographic Memory” imagines a post-war ceremony involving an archive recording of …

WINTER GARDENS, the Sussex quartet beloved of a big guitar and unafraid of a grandiose statement, even this early in their career – they covered the Cocteaus’ Pearly Dewdrops-Drops on their first, hard-to-find, 7″ – have dropped a lyric video for a second track from their forthcoming Tapestry EP, which is out next month; you …

The legendary Elvis Costello has confirmed his welcome return to the music scene with the announcement of a new album ‘Hey Clockface’ on 30 October 2020 as he releases a new single ‘We are All Cowards Now’. Of the album itself, Costello says: I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing …

ILLINOIS quartet Ganser have just released their second single of 2020, “Emergency Equipment & Exits”, an exploration of that universal human experience, the sudden, instinctual urge to just up and leave; and what would happen if you gave into that urge?  The video to the song, beautifully self-directed by the band, finds the quartet in …

Melbourne synth pop quartet, Cut Copy share their new single, ‘Cold Water’. Taken from the four-piece’s sixth studio album – ‘Freeze, Melt’, dropping on 21st August via The Orchard. Dan Whitford on the track: “After extensive touring on our last album, ‘Cold Water’ was one of the first new songs to appear. I’d moved to Copenhagen and had been listening to …

Metronomy today share their brand new video for ‘The Light’, which appears on their 2019 6th studio album – Metronomy Forever, released via Because Music. The video was directed by Mount, with animation by visual artist Gabriel Rolim, who was a collaborator on Metronomy’s lockdown series ‘Metronomy TV’. Bass runs and snazzy drumming starts off …

KRISTIAN GROSTAD is a fjordgutten – a “fjord boy”. Hailing from Steinkjer on the craggy Norwegian west coast, an eight-hour drive from Oslo, Kristian grew up in a musical household and began writing music when he received a guitar as a gift. A move to Oslo not long afterwards inspired a wave of creativity as …