Tuesday, May 22, 2018

[Video] HONNE - Me & You ◑

London duo HONNE release their second album, 'Love Me / Love Me Not', on August 24 via Tatemae Recordings/Atlantic Records.

Ahead of that, they share latest single 'Me & You ◑', which was co-written by Tom Misch, who also features on guitar.

The song comes with a vibrant video, directed by Kim Dong Tae.

UK dates

20 St Luke’s, Glasgow
21 Academy, Dublin
22 SWX, Bristol
23 Academy 2, Manchester
24 O2 Academy Brixton, London

Adult Mom release stripped down demos of last year's 'Soft Spots'

Words: Sam Geary

Released yesterday (May 21) on Tiny Engines in celebration of the one year anniversary of New York's Adult Mom’s critically acclaimed second full-length 'Soft Spots', this nine demo track work is stripped down, moving and as powerful as the fully orchestrated songs they would eventually become.

Intimate and deeply personal, 'Soft Spots (Demos)' showcases what Adult Mom’s Stephanie Knipe can do with their voice, a guitar and an iPhone.

Watch :: Ben Khan - Do It Right

London-based producer Ben Khan has unveiled the hazy imaged visuals to 'Do It Right’, the second cut from his upcoming debut album due this summer via Dirty Hit, and which follows previous EPs, '1992' and '1000'.

The track was produced with Flood (PJ Harvey, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails).

Also, check out his interactive website.

Rhys Lewis releases new single ‘No Right To Love You’

Words: Sam Geary

London pop-soul singer Rhys Lewis released latest single ‘No Right To Love You’, last Friday through out on Decca

The new single showcases Rhys’ ability to take moments from his everyday life and pack them full of sentimental, lyrical introspection.

“This song is about a really difficult break-up and I would say it’s definitely the most personal song I’ve ever written," says Rhys. "I remember waking up the next day and immediately thinking I’d made the wrong decision. But you’re in such a weird place after a break-up because your emotions are all over the place, and often it’s not because you don’t love them, it’s just maybe not quite working anymore. I knew that it was for the best, but you can’t just turn off your feelings for someone overnight. It was so difficult for me I had to actually leave London because everything around me reminded me of her.

"I went to stay with a friend and that’s when I wrote the song. I hope the song does justice to how I felt waking up and living that first day apart from her, it’s a painful process whatever side of the break-up you’re on.”

Listen below.

Track Of The Day :: Tin Can Telescope - Just Another Day of (Pack)aging

Credit: Jakob Villumsen

Words: Linn Branson

Just a fraction shy of seven minutes, 'Just Another Day of (Pack)aging', released last Friday (May 18), is one hell of a quirky, immensely enjoyable listen.

There's an undertone of Chris Isaak, with something of an Americana edge, until it later dawns that Tin Can Telescope are in fact Danish garage-rockers, which gradually becomes discernible as the track progresses and Emil Pedersen's accent more pronounced.

Produced by the Grenaa-based four-piece under the alter ego of Skinny Wave and the Tin Cans, 'Just Another Day of (Pack)aging' follows the release of their third EP, 'Put Down the Chainsaw, Honey' In March.

The song's witty lyrics - about the mundanity of life and the fact that everyday is just another day of aging - were written "in the aftermath of a summer of constant touring and 10 hour shifts In a cardboard factory, hence the title," says Pedersen. "Rock n' roll life in the evening and sweat in the day time. Oh yeah, and a relationship also. Not much time to enjoy anything."

"Manic Monday is not a fun day / and there’s a guy who’s probably in love with me / Well, I don’t blame him, have you seen my shins / He gives me weird stares / it’s getting creepy / I got out of there..."

Enjoy every minute of this track - spot the Pulp Fiction reference, and more.

Brilliant stuff.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Neighbourhood Festival announces first wave of artists including Everything Everything, Sundara Karma, Stereo Honey

Taking place on Saturday October 6 across 13 venues in Manchester's city centre, Neighbourhood Festival returns for its third year and reveals its first wave of artists for the one-day event.

Everything Everything, Sundara Karma, Temples, Swim Deep, Blaenavon, The Orielles, Teleman, Spector, Her's, Asylums, Stereo Honey, Marsicans, Lady Bird, Sports Team, Trudy and the Romance, Vistas and Whenyoung are just some of the announced today. Many more yet to be announced, with more than 100 acts performing on the day.

Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday May 25. Click here for more information.