Paul Brady releases his first new studio album in seven years Unfinished Business on September 8th via Proper Records. Brady’s 15th solo album and follow-up to 2010’s acclaimed ‘Hooba Dooba’, Unfinished Business features nine new compositions and two traditional folk songs and mirrors the eclecticism of Paul’s long and varied musical journey. More »

Electro pioneers Kraftwerk recently upgraded their PMC monitoring system to a 9.1 Dolby Atmos set-up so that they could compile 3-D Kraftwerk Concert, an audio/video documentary collection that was released at the end of May 2017. More »

Celebrated guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will release Acoustic Classics Vol. II on his own Beeswing record label, distributed via Proper, on August 11. Richard will play Cropredy Festival in August, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fairport Convention and tour the UK in October. More »

Today, NYC’s Charly Bliss announce long awaited first UK dates following on form the huge interest in their critically acclaimed debut album, Guppy, out now digitally via Barsuk Records. The album will get a physical release in the UK on September 8th ahead of their live dates here. More »

What does the month of May mean if you are an audiophile and hifi lover? Of course, Munich! We, along with the whole hifi universe by the look of it, made the annual pilgrimage to Bavaria, Germany and the High End Munich Show. High End Munich 2017 was our fifth and the most incredible show yet.If you weren’t able to make it then you can capture the vibe of this truly amazing hifi show in our dedicated High End Munich 2017 section here, plus the main section gives you access to previous years too. If you were there have a look and see if your impressions were the same as ours…plus there is bound to be something that you missed. More »

Grieving are a new band from Cambridge whose music is not as immediately morbid as their name might suggest. With a nod towards classic Dischord and anthemic late 90’s and early 00’s indie-rock and punk, their debut EP, released last year saw support from the likes of Stereogum, Alt Press, The FADER, DIY and Upset. 4 of those 5 songs went on to see plays at either BBC Radio 1 or 6 through Huw Stephens, Dan P Carter and Tom Ravenscroft. More »

Lyn Stanley spoke to us about her work and love of Reel 2 Reel tape, just as she was about to start recording her latest album, now named ‘The Moonlight Sessions Volume One’. The album will be given a preview at the upcoming Axpona show in Chicago and is due for release in May. More »

VARVARA from Finland celebrates their 10th anniversary with a brand new single called ”Weatherman” to be released 17th March worldwide via their own label and musicians collective Haminian Sounds. The new single follows the turbo charged triple-guitar powerpop path found on their third album ”Death Defying Tricks” released last year. The new single is the first official release captured live in the bands career and it was recorded and mixed by Lauri Eloranta (Disco Ensemble, Pää Kii!, Melrose, Damn Seagulls etc.). Single will be available in digital formats and limited edition 7” vinyl. More »

Emelie Hollow is pleased to share two remixes of her current single ‘Like I Love You’ today from singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist TĀLĀ (Pitchfork, Dazed, The Fader, The Guardian) and fellow Norwegian and acclaimed producer Niilas (i-D, Stereogum, Dummy, Pigeons and Planes). More »

London soul singer Frankie Oliver releases his brilliant new single, ‘Tell Me,’ the first to be taken from his brand new studio album – ‘Here I Am.’  More »

Peter Murphy was the vocalist of the renowned rock group Bauhaus and has also made ten solo albums, the most recent being the Youth produced ‘Lion’, released in 2014. More »

Following last year’s release of her critically acclaimed second album “Black Terry Cat”, NYC’s Xenia Rubinos has announced live dates in the UK and Europe for April / May. More »

Diet Cig will be releasing their debut album Swear I’m Good At Thison April 7th (Frenchkiss) and in advance of its’ release they share a new single in album highlight “Barf Day.”  The track, which was spun first by Zane Lowe on his Beats1 radio show, premiered via Stereogum who note, “The delightfully titled “Barf Day” (embodies) what makes the pair’s upcoming debut Swear I’m Good At This so enthralling: the featherweight garage grit, Luciano’s subversive sincerity, and bandmate Noah Bowman’s fist-pumping percussion…Against all odds, Diet Cig are coming of age on their own terms.”

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London’s Mt. Wolf have seen support in recent months from the likes of The IndependentIndie ShuffleWonderland and more, all alongside the ambitious, 6 minute + “The Electric”, the first single from their upcoming debut LP. More »

Having received critical acclaim from the likes of Zane Lowe, Daniel P Carter, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash, DIY and with a string of live shows supporting the likes of The Rolling Stones and Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes in their wake, today, Loom have announced the details for their highly anticipated debut album. Two years in the making, Loom’s 10 track self-titled debut features the bands previous singles ‘Hate’ and ‘Bleed On Me’ along with eight brand new tracks. More »

Lauren Coombes interviews four piece indie rock band, Miss Lucid. More »

Myles Manley makes idiosyncratic folk music on guitar with rhythms and colours snatched from various places, most recently Eric B and Rakim, Micachu and The Shapes, Moondog, The Clash’s Sandinista, Jinx Lennon, Frankie Cosmos, etc. “I started listening to a lot of early hiphop for some reason and what I loved about it was the clunkiness of the sounds, and the excitement you can hear at a whole new world of opportunities. I bought an MPC and started making idiot beats late at night that I’d write songs to. I’ve always had an ear for weird rhythms and I was able to make stuff that you’d never come up with rehearsing in a room with a drummer.”

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“Surviving Twin” is a posthumous collaboration in which Grammy Award winner Wainwright connects some of his best songs with the writing of his late father Loudon Wainwright Jr, the esteemed LIFE Magazine columnist. The performance is a game of creative catch between son and father, exploring issues like birth, loss, parenthood, fashion, pet ownership, and mortality. In a one man show, Wainwright recites a selection of his father’s compositions interspersed with songs from his own catalogue. “Surviving Twin” has never been previously performed in the UK.

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Norwegian pop-punks “TAKING NAMES” share first single “Say Anything” More »

The Black Angels – Austin’s psych rock masters – have confirmed details for their upcoming album, ‘Death Song,’ out April 21st. This will be the five-piece’s first full-length release in four years, and their debut for Partisan Records.  

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Ahead of the release of their forthcoming album “The Tourist”, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced a string of UK tour dates for September 2017. This will be the first time the band has toured in the UK since 2014, and the dates will follow on from the band’s huge US tour, which will take place across March, April and May 2017

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