Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Track Of The Day :: The Bongo Club - Seventeen

Words: Leah Raymond

'Seventeen' is the new single by Swedish indie-pop rockers The Bongo Club. Released last Friday (October 13), it is also the first single from the forthcoming February 2018 album by the four 23-year-olds from just outside Gothenburg.

Their first new material since single 'All She Said' two years ago, it would seem they still have a way with catchy guitar lines on 'Seventeen', which was recorded by Anders Lagerfors (Pale Honey) and mixed by Owen Morris, and is about "being young, alive and seeing a friend stuck as you move yourself on."

Check out the video version here.

Trampolene announce arena shows with Liam Gallagher

Words: Ellie Ward

Their debut album 'Swansea To Hornsey’ is released on October 27, and following this, Swansea's Trampolene will join Liam Gallagher as special guests on his five sold-out arena shows in December. The band have also made the track  ‘Artwork Of Youth,’ taken from the album available now when you preorder the album from Pledge Pledge.

‘Swansea To Hornsey’, which was recorded at Ray Davies’ Konk Studios in London’s Muswell Hill (the ‘Hornsey’ of the title) and produced by Trampolene singer/guitarist Jack Jones and engineer Josh Green, will be available on limited edition 12” vinyl, CD, Deluxe CD and digital download.

UK Dates

19 Tunbridge Wells Forum (Grenfell Tower Benefit -Kick Out The Jams Club Night)
28 2Q Festival

02 Cardiff The Moon (This Feeling Club Night)
03 Bristol The Mother’s Ruin (This Feeling Club Night)
04 Brighton Hope & Ruin (This Feeling Club Night)
05 Southampton Talking Heads
07 Leeds Lending Room (This Feeling Club Night)
08 Liverpool Magnet (This Feeling Club Night)
09 Manchester immy’s (This Feeling Club Night)
10 Sheffield Leadmill (Musicians Against Homelessness with CABBAGE)
18 London Tru Era Cafe (Jack solo)

10 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena *
12 Birmingham Arena *
13 Cardiff  Motorpoint Arena *
14 Blackpool Empress Ballrom (w/The Libertines)
15 Brighton Centre *
16 Manchester MEN Arena *

* w/Liam Gallagher

New Jersey punk rockers Screaming Females return with seventh studio album

 Credit: Farrah Skeiky

Words: Sam Geary

New Jersey veteran DIY-punks Screaming Females have announced their seventh studio album 'All At Once' is to be released on February 23, 2018 via Don Giovanni Records.

The record was recorded at Seattle's London Bridge Studio and Red Room, with producer Matt Bayles (Soundgarden, Mastodon).

“A song like ‘Glass House’ is something we knew we were capable of, but it took a while to fully embrace,” says singer/guitarist, Marisa Paternoster. “It’s very simple -- just bass, drums, and two simple riffs. In the past, I might have insisted on adding more. Practicing self-restraint is something I have consciously been trying to do.”

Watch the video to album cut 'Glass House' below.

[Video] Japanese Breakfast - The Body Is A Blade

Words: Sam Geary

With her debut album and follow-up 'Soft Sounds From Another Planet' both dropping within 18 months of each other, Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast, has wasted to time in her creative outlay.

She now reveals her self-directed video for album 'The Body Is A Blade' from her second album.

“I've always loved the way old photographs look. For this video I spent a lot of time searching family albums for sets of old photographs to animate. I wanted this video to commemorate my mother who died three years ago today. It felt fitting for the song to create a really personal mixed media piece, almost like a moving scrapbook.”

Watch :: Wolf Alice, Grizzly Bear, King Krule live on Later ...with Jools Holland

Words: Sam Geary

Wolf Alice, King Krule and Grizzly Bear were amongst the artists on last night's (October 17) episode of Later …with Jools Holland.

Headlining guests Wolf Alice playing two songs from their new album ‘Visions Of A Life’ - ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ and ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’.

Archy Marshall - King Krule - performed single 'Dum Surfer' from his just released album 'The Ooz', the follow-up to his 2013 debut '6 Feet Beneath The Moon'.

Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste tweeted before the show recording: “About to do live TV full blown sick but fuck it, I’m here might as well try my best! Jools ahoy!”  Surviving, the band played 'Mourning Sound' from their 'Painted Ruins' full-length.

Spring King announce 19-date New Year tour

Words: Ellie Ward

Manchester’s Spring King brighten up the wintery start to 2018, announcing they will embark on an early New Year tour stopping at 19 intimate venues across the UK.

"We’re properly excited to get back on the road and play some shows in the smallest, sweatiest, most chaotic venues we can find," say the band. "We’ve chosen some of our favourites of all time, and we're hyped to play some new cities we’ve never visited. Time to get 2018 warmed up."

Tickets for all dates are available now from here.

Spring King also play Birmingham's Hare & Hounds this Saturday, October 21.

The band are currently working on their follow-up second album - which is due for release in 2018 via Island Records.

Live dates 2018

24 Reading, South Streets Arts Centre
25 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
26 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum Basement
27 Dover, The Booking Hall
30 Bath, Moles
31 Guildford, Boileroom
01 St Albans, The Horn
02 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
04 Swansea, Sin City
05 Southampton, The Loft
06 Norwich, The Waterfront Studio
07 Nottingham, The Bodega
09 Stoke-On-Trent, The Sugarmill
10 Sheffield, The Harley
11 Leeds, Brudenell Community Room
13 York, The Crescent
14 Edinburgh, Sneaky Petes
15 Newcastle, Think  Tank
16 Hull, Fruit