Track Of The Day: By The Sea – Eveline

If your dreams had a soundtrack, Eveline would be the standout track. Light and airy and beautifully psychedelic, the Wirral band have produced an anthemic track that makes it self at home in a wonderfully poetic album. With Bill Ryder-Jones on board, the band is just going to grow from strength to strength, keep your eyes peeled for By The Sea.

We recommend that you should buy the album HERE!

We will be reviewing it for you shortly!

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Track Of The Day: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – We No Who U R

 

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are back! And what a welcome return. One of the finest lyricists of the modern day has returned with the rather colloquially titled ‘We No Who U R’. It’s dark, atmospheric and has Nick Cave stamped all over it. He’s back. 

 

Here’s the full press release:

We No Who U R is the first track to be taken from the upcoming Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album Push the Sky Away [February 2013].  At the heart of Push the Sky Away is a naturalism and warmth that makes it the most subtly beautiful of all the Bad Seeds albums. The contemporary settings of myths, and the cultural references that have time-stamped Nick’s songs of the twenty-first century mist lightly through details drawn from the life he observed around his seaside home, through the tall windows on the album’s mysterious and ambiguous cover.

The songs on this album took form in a modest notebook with shellac covers over the course of almost a year. The notebook is a treasured analogue artefact but the internet is equally important to Nick: Googling curiosities, being entranced by exotic Wikipedia entries “whether they’re true or not”. These songs convey how on the internet profoundly significant events, momentary fads and mystically-tinged absurdities sit side-by-side and question how we might recognise and assign weight to what’s genuinely important.

Push the Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl.

We No Who U R sets this album in our time; we’re living with the consequences of actions and innovations that seemed so progressive in the industrial era. There’s a calm assessment of the gravity of the situation, and humility. This whole album has a generosity of spirit that’s established here by a children’s choir singing “we know there’s no need to forgive.”

We No Who U R is  available  from 3rd December. The track comes as a download with every pre-order album purchase via nickcave.com or iTunes. We No Who U R will also be available as a single download from all digital retailers.

Push the Sky Away, the fifteenth studio album by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds will be released in February 2013 on CD/ Ltd CD-DVD / Vinyl / Digital.

Bad Seed Ltd.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 

Nick Cave – Vocals, piano, Rhodes, backing vocals

Warren Ellis – Violin, viola, flute, tenor guitar, synthesizer, loops, Rhodes, backing vocals

Martyn Casey – Bass

Thomas Wydler – Drums

Jim Sclavunos – Percussion

Conway Savage – Vocals

CITIZENS! Unveil Brand New Video For Single ‘True Romance’

Citizens! reveal their extremely romantic and sexy music video ‘True Romance”, with Wonderland today HERE. The band contributes their inspiration for the “True Romance” video to the image they got from a couple kissing at the Vancouver riots.

Much like this scene, the song and video represent “the way in which we look for the intense personal moment to triumph over the doom and chaos of the world at large.” 

The captivating video was directed by the French collective We are from LA.

CITIZENS! release single True Romance, through Kitsuné on Monday 24th September 2012.

Proclaimed as one of the songs of the summer by NME, the single is taken from their recently released Alex Kapranos produced debut album. Here We Are.

The end of last year saw the band support The Rapture and more recently they played the Electric Ballroom in London as part of the NME’s run of Award show gigs, completed a three-week sold-out residency at London’s Ridley Road Market Bar, finished a U.K. tour which culminated in a sold-out London Hoxton Bar & Kitchen show and performed at various festivals including Field Day, Reading & Leeds festival, London’s 1234 Festival in Shoreditch Park & the Bingley Music Live Festival.

The band have since announced their biggest headline tour to date commencing in Glasgow on November 13th.

The full list of dates for the bands UK November headline tour is as follows:

NOVEMBER

13th Glasgow King Tuts www.gigsinscotland.com/

14th Edinburgh Electric Circus www.gigsinscotland.com/

16th Darlington The Hub www.thehubdarlington.co.uk/

18th York Fibbers www.wegottickets.com

19th Brighton The Haunt http://www.thehauntbrighton.co.uk

20th London XOYO www.gigsandtours.com

Tickets for the bands headline November tour are available to buy via the above links and are priced at £8 (except Darlington where they are £5 and £10 in London).

Citizens! are: Tom Burke (vocals), Thom Rhoades (guitar), Martyn Richmond (bass), Lawrence Diamond (keyboards / guitar) & Mike Evans (drums)

Track Of The Day: I Am Giant – Purple Heart

I Am Giant have announced their new single ‘Purple Heart’ will be released on September 10th2012. Currently winning support on BBC Radio One as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ as well as on XFM, Kerrang! Radio and Q Radio, ‘Purple Heart’ is the first single taken from the band’s forthcoming album ‘The Horrifying Truth’, released this October.

In what is proving to be a mammoth month for the London based 4-piece, I Am Giant have just played three shows as support to rock legend Slash on his Australian tour, before returning to the UK for their headline tour this September, including a single release show for ‘Purple Heart’ at The Garage in London on September 13th.

With an impressive 56,000+ loyal fans on Facebook and over 1,000 international members of their ‘IAG Army’, I Am Giant have amassed a huge worldwide following with four #1 rock singles and a #2 album in New Zealand, music videos featuring skate and surfing icons Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater, a UK tour with Taking Back Sunday, performances at Big Day Out in Auckland and Sydney, opening for Stone Temple Pilots in Singapore, touring throughout Asia several times, and playing the prestigious Viper Room and Mercury Lounge in the US.

This October sees the highly anticipated European release of I Am Giant’s debut album ‘The Horrifying Truth’, recorded with acclaimed producer Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, The Butterfly Effect).

On ‘The Horrifying Truth’, I Am Giant have bound together what they describe as “a collection of stories, thoughts, observations and exploration” into a cohesive and hard-hitting explosion of sound and melody. From the first song and forthcoming single ‘Purple Heart’ to closer ‘After The War’, the sharp lyrical themes draw the listener into the band’s growing awareness of mortality and loss of innocence.

And yet, I Am Giant have produced an album fuelled by youthful idealism, not despite but because of the hard-learned lessons that are a reality of modern life. ‘The Horrifying Truth’ is pure, unadulterated rock, with its heart on its sleeve and an unquenchable fire in its soul.

I Am Giant release the single ‘Purple Heart’ on September 10th. Their debut album ‘The Horrifying Truth’ is released this October.

I AM GIANT UK TOUR 2012;

12th Sept – BIRMINGHAM – Roadhouse
13th Sept – LONDON – The Garage (single launch show)
14th Sept – LYMINGTON – Windfest Festival
15th Sept – PETERBOROUGH – Club Revolution
16th Sept – LEICESTER – Soundhouse
17th Sept – DONCASTER – Leopard
19th Sept – GUILDFORD – Boileroom
20th Sept – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
21st Sept – BRIGHTON – The Hope
11th Oct – READING – Sub 89
12th Oct – MANCHESTER – Retro
15th Oct – GLASGOW – The Hug & Pint
16th Oct – NOTTINGHAM – Rescue Rooms
17th Oct – SHEFFIELD – Corporation
18th Oct – PORTSMOUTH – Wedgewood Rooms
19thOct – KINGSTON – The Peel

Track Of The Day: The Verdict – The Same Mistakes

One of the UK’s brightest young talents have made it as our Track Of The Day once again! Following the success of winning the ‘Rock The House’ competition, the band won some recording time and the brilliant ‘The Same Mistakes’ has been born! It’s an elegant, powerful rock and roll tune that will surely garner them some deserved attention both locally and nationwide!

Make sure you check them out on Twitter and keep your eye on them!

The Vaccines Announce Headline Tour!

The Vaccines have announced dates of a headline November UK tour to follow the release of their second album The Vaccines Come Of Age, on Monday September 3rd 2012.  

The November tour comes off the back of an exceptionally busy Summer for the band who have played main stages at Field Day, Isle of Wight, T in the Park, supported The Stone Roses in Heaton Park, Manchester, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in Europe and played shows in Russia, South Korea and Japan over the summer months.

The Vaccines most recently appeared on the main stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds festival weekender, attracting one of the biggest crowds of the weekend.

Tickets for the November tour go on sale from 9amWednesday 29th August and are available to buy here for non Scottish dates: gigsandtours.com & here for all Scottish dates: www.gigsinscotland.com.

Across the dates The Vaccines will be supported by Fucked Up, Diiv, Deap Vally, and Pale.  Fucked Up will be special guests at London Alexandra Palace.

The dates are: 

15th Nov Plymouth, Pavilions

17th Nov London, Alexandra Palace

19th Nov Leicester, De Montford Hall

21st Nov Manchester, Apollo

22nd Nov Liverpool, University

23rd Nov Doncaster, Dome

25th Nov Glasgow, O2 Academy – SOLD OUT

26th Nov Glasgow, O2 Academy

27th Nov Newcastle, O2 Academy

29th Nov Birmingham, O2 Academy

30th Nov Bournemouth, O2 Academy

The Vaccines Come Of Age was recorded at the ICP studios in Brussels and Distillery in Bath with producer Ethan Johns, 

The album will also be released as a deluxe 2 CD edition featuring 3 bonus tracks, Runaway, Possessive and Misbehaviour. The second CD features a recording of their recent live show at the Brighton Centre on May 7th 2012.

Forthcoming (2nd) single, Teenage Icon will be released through Columbia Records on Sunday September 2nd 2012.  The first single from the album No Hope was released in early July.

The Vaccines Come Of Age follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? which was released in March 2011.

The Vaccines are: Arni Arnason (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar / vocals), Pete Robertson (drums) & Justin Young (vocals / guitar).