Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide presents highlights this week from The Vitamins and Kitten Pyramid.
The Vitamins release their debut single ‘Keys To The Limousine’ next month, and by the sounds of it, they had a ball making the video. As the story goes: “Armed with a flagon of ale from their local, fancy dress and a borrowed puppet from a Christian puppet theatre company, the music video was born. The limo was also covered in the remnants of the morning after the night before hen party and The Vitamins spent the rest of the day with bits of penis-shaped pink glitter stuck to their trousers.”
Kitten Pyramid, meanwhile, fully embraced the history woven into the walls of Rockfield Studios as they recorded their debut album ‘Uh Oh’. On board was Nick Brine, who was suitably impressed. And he should know a good band when he sees one having previously worked with the likes of The Stone Roses and Oasis. “It’s definitely been one of the most creative, fun, rewarding and at times heart felt albums I’ve had the pleasure to work on,” Nick says. “I can’t wait for everyone else to enter Kitten Pyramids world.”
These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through this week’s collection, and you can check out previous editions of the New Tunes Guide by clicking on the logo below.
“Born in the wilds of North Yorkshire, Lewis Fieldhouse is a songwriter and producer based in the UK. Drawing his influence from classic songwriters like The Beach Boys and Paul Simon, Lewis is pleased to announce the release of his latest single ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ for free download on 15th July and is streaming the song now via Soundcloud.”
The Nectars are a band from Sydney whose debut EP ‘Talk’ is due in October 2013. They are currently releasing the debut single ‘Angelie’.
“An Escape Plan follow up their ‘Living Together’ EP with ‘Coastlines’. Craig Brown formed An Escape Plan, and named the project appropriately, after the attic conversion he undertook that allowed him to escape and create music. He was previously a member of Medium 21 and later the Mercury Music Prize nominated Maps. The rest of AEP also partake in other projects such as The All New Adventures Of Us and Red Kite.”
“Bête Noire have just released their first recording (two songs ‘Shut your Mouth and ‘Out and Proud’) – they’re a brand spanking new 5 piece band from London and have been playing together for roughly six months. They take their influences from bands such as the Chameleons, Magazine, Pixies, Stereo Lab and Serge Gainsbourg to name a few.”
“Mickey Gloss left the east coast of Australia for London amidst the chaos and disorder of the riots in summer 2011. Signposting the anarchy and energy is lead single ‘Are You Happy?’, released August 5th through H Badger Records and available on digital download along with the b-side ‘Run’.”
“The Vitamins‘ debut single Keys To The Limousine’ and b-side ‘I’ve Got A Telephone’ is out 15th July 2013 on download and limited edition 7 inch vinyl.”
The recording process for Ravens‘ debut EP ‘Sound of Ravens’ was financed by the band themselves and ‘fitted in in between the mundanity of temporary jobs and other distractions’. They supported Jack Bruce in Liverpool last November and we will be playing with Trembling Bells and The Incredible String Band at Manchester Academy on July 31st.
“Elastic Sleep is a Cork-based band. Their début offering ‘Anywhere’ is available for free download from Bandcamp and Soundcloud and features a video by Sunless. To celebrate this initial release, the band will play the Pavilion, Cork on July 11th with a follow-up performance at Mountain Dew 2013.”
“‘Uh Oh’ is the debut single from rockers Kitten Pyramid. It also is the first offering from their album, also called ‘Uh Oh’, recorded at legendary Rockfield Studios (home of Queen, Oasis, Coldplay and the Stone Roses etc) with their producer Nick Brine who has also worked with all of the aforementioned artists.”
“Last Vendetta are a 4 piece with influences ranging from Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and Don Broco to Blink 182 and Twin Atlantic. They’re releasing their debut single ‘To Be Continued’ on the 15th July for free and their second single ‘Savages’ on the 12th August through Sonic Forge Records.”