First generation punk act Penetration are set to play a number of UK tour dates during 2019, starting with a London show at the Royal Albert Hall on 21st June with Buzzcocks and Skids that is being treated as a celebration of the life of Buzzcocks frontman Pete Shelley, who died in December 2018. Penetration singer Pauline Murray will also be one of several guest vocalists performing with Buzzcocks on the evening.

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Wasuremono will release their new album “Are You OK?” Friday, June 14th, on The Wilderness Records. As a final taster of the release, the band have shared “Never Felt This Way Before” with a video to accompany it. The track was written by the brainchild of Wasuremono, William Southward, around the birth of his first child and his experience of fatherhood.

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Following the release of their recent single ‘Moral Fibre’, which was B-listed on BBC 6 Music, rotated heavily on international radio and earned plaudits from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio X, NME Radio, DIY, Dork, CLASH, Louder than War, Gigwise and more, Hull outfit LIFE have now announced details of their highly anticipated second album ‘A Picture Of Good Health’. Alongside the announcement the band have also shared a new single taken from the record called ‘Hollow Thing’.

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Black Belt Eagle Scout, the project led by multi-instrumentalist Katherine Paul,  announces her sophomore album, At the Party With My Brown Friends, out August 30th via Saddle Creek. At The Party With My Brown Friends is the follow up to Mother Of My Children –  “a compact reflection on loss, queer desire, and the endurance of sacred native traditions” (Pitchfork, Best Rock Albums of 2018). The album was inspired by the reciprocal love Paul has experienced in the last few years. Throughout, she conveys a sense of community and connection, dealing with love, desire, and friendship.

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Brooklyn instrumental rock trio Concrete Concrete have shared their emotive and intricate new single ‘Hues’. The single is taken from their highly anticipated debut album ‘Drifter’, which is due out 2nd August 2019.

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Automatic is Izzy Glaudini (synths, vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals). The band first met while immersed in L.A.’s DIY music scene and started jamming together in 2017. Once they started playing out, word quickly spread about their explosive live shows. Over the past year they have become a mainstay on the L.A. club circuit.

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Sunderland post-punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have shared their new single ‘Trials and Tribulations’. Having recently signed to Moshi Moshi Records, the single is accompanied by the announcement of the bands’ forthcoming mini-album ‘A Poverty Of Attention’, which is due out 6th September.

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By Night is the brand new record by the Californian four-piece, Plague Vendor. They bring a hard, fast and loud sound which is very enthralling. The album has 10 songs on it and not one is a disappointment. Their sound could be described as punk or garage rock but ultimately they are an impressive hard rock outfit with punk attitude thrown in for good measure. More »

What a year it’s turning out to be for Kidsmoke! The Welsch band are preparing for their debut LP after a successful US debut at South by Southwest, which caught the attention of Austin label Big Indie. They teamed up with EARMILK earlier this week to share their first single for the label, the driving, dream pop gem “She Takes You Under”.

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The latest export from New Zealand is coming to us by way of Auckland band Miss June. Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the four-piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.

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On August 23, Merge Records will release the much-anticipated Redd Kross LP Beyond the Door. Redd Kross have shared Beyond the Door release details as well the title track which premiered at Stereogum and is available on all streaming platforms. Beyond the Door can be pre-ordered now on CD, digitally, and on limited-edition opaque purple Peak Vinyl in the Merge store.

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Norwegian punks The Modern Times have shared their trippy animated video for new single Am I Losing Touch at Clash Magazine. Coming on with the propulsive energy of Parquet Courts, the sharp-as-a-tack nous of Gang of Four, and the effervescent spirit of The Hives, Am I Losing Touch is a hybrid of jangly and jagged post-punk, snotty punk rock and garage-infused power pop. The accompanying animated video was painstakingly put together by the band, taking 1 hour to complete each second.

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Swim Deep herald their return today having been Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on Radio One last night –  sharing To Feel Good and announcing details of their new album Emerald Classics, on their newly formed label imprint Pop Committee through Cooking Vinyl on October 4th, 2019 across all formats.

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San Francisco-based Air Apparent has released his latest single, “Do I Forget”, via Ground Sounds. Praising its “smooth, slick” songwriting, writer Jake Craney hailed that “it’s time to add Air Apparent to the list of great artists like Lauv or Troye Sivan.”

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Texas-based synth-pop duo Secrecies premiered “Life We Live,” the soaring opener to their upcoming self-titled album, via GroundSounds and Vents Magazine.

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Moon Panda, the moniker under which the duo of Californian songwriter Maddy Myers and Danish guitarist Gustav Moltke collaborate – have revealed a bewitching video to accompany their latest single ‘Gun’ which was released at the end of 2018. They have also announced a free show in London at The Old Blue Last on August 1st with support from White Flowers and Auld.

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Arliston have revealed a stop-motion animated video for their new self-produced track ‘Loud’. The style has been described by The 405 as “Ray Harryhausen meets Robot Chicken” who also said, “the mixture of serene landscapes and stop-motion monsters is tons of fun and demonstrates the trio’s charismatic charm.”

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Jade Lilitri is used to pessimism. It’s what he’s written most of his band Oso Oso’s music about. But on their new album, he’s radically committed to letting the light in, if only because Lilitri knows the darkness like the back of his hand.

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