The first New Tunes Guide of September offers up highlights from Death By Sexy and Southern.
Death By Sexy released their new double A-side single ‘Burning Like A Fever/Lady Low’ at the start of this week. Frontman Jimmy Sweet, a native of Los Angeles, teams up with four Londoners by the names of Charis, Belinda, Sarah and Hazel for the vigorous lush tones that permeate lead track ‘Burning Like A Fever’. If you’re around London anytime soon, they have dates in the capital booked at Paper Dress on September 13th and the Good Mixer on October 26th.
Belfast brother and sister duo Thom and Lucy Southern continue the growing trend for sibling combos on the acoustic-led partnership Southern. Now based in Liverpool, ‘World Don’t Shine’ is the first material to emerge from the pair since they signed up to the Marathon Artists label. It pre-dates a debut album, which is expected next year.
These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection, and you can catch up with all our previous editions by clicking on the New Tunes Guide logo below.
“Andrew Marr, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter behind Ski Lodge, says: ‘I try to write songs honestly, and a lot of the things going on in my head that I struggle with might be deemed ‘dark,’ but I don’t think that means I can’t sing about them in a way that is musically upbeat or poppy.’ ‘Big Heart’, Ski Lodge’s debut full-length, is out on Dovecote Records, and was the first time the 26-year-old worked in a professional studio with a producer, the indelible Lewis Pesacov(Best Coast, Fool’s Gold), over several weeks in Los Angeles.”
“Texan singer-songwriter Sam Baker announces September dates in the UK & Ireland, accompanied by Chip Dolan and Carrie Elkin, in support of his fourth album ‘say grace’ (out August 19), which follows his pretty world trilogy – ‘mercy’ (2004), ‘pretty world’ (2007) and ‘cotton’ (2009).”
“The self-titled debut full-length album from sisters Lily & Madeleine will be released 28th October on Asthmatic Kitty Records. In advance of the record here’s a sneak peek at the album’s second track ‘Devil We Know’ on YouTube. Ahead of the release Lily & Madeleine will make their live UK debut with a show at The Social in London on the 8th October 2013.”
“Die Mason Die are the brand new group based around 21-year-old Samuel Mason; Welsh-born, raised in Australia and now residing in London. The band will be releasing their latest single ‘You’re Lonely’ on 9th September. Mason began work on the band’s early material in 2011, during a six month odyssey back to Australia. He joined 11 others on a journey from London to Sydney – aboard a customized 1958 double-decker bus – as part of a cult travel documentary, which is due for release later this year. This early material formed the basis of the ‘Tongues in the Clamp’ EP, released last November.”
“UK garage punk three-piece El Cine continue their fledgling year with the release of their first music video alongside the re-release of ‘Fa La La La’. Having made their public debut in January 2013 headlining to a busy crowd at The Back Room in Guildford, a venue which saw the birth of The Stranglers, El Cine continued the year by putting out their own EP to another headline show at The Back Room and a support slot with Big Scary Monsters artist The Delta Sleep on one of their recent UK tour dates. They have another EP in the works and plans for more shows around the UK.”
“Death By Sexy have announced the release of their new double A-side single ‘Burning Like A Fever / Lady Low’ on September 2nd 2013, available on strictly limited edition 7” vinyl and digital download. Made up of frontman Jimmy Sweet from LA and four Londoners, Charis, Belinda, Sarah and Hazel, Death By Sexy have seen the track being picked to feature on the soundtrack of new British movie ‘The Powder Room’, due out later this year and featuring Jaime Winston, Kate Nash and Sheridan Smith.”
“Au Palais present a second cut with their new single ‘Blue Lights’. Au Palais are the brother-and-sister duo of David Commathe & Elise Commathe.”
“Independent record label Marathon Artists – home to the likes of Jagwar Ma, Real Lies & Childhood – announce the signing of Belfast brother & sister band, Southern. Thom & Lucy Southern, now based in Liverpool, have unveiled their first material for Marathon in the form of new track ‘World Don’t Shine’. ‘World Don’t Shine’ was self-produced by the band. Southern head into the studio this summer/ autumn to begin work on songs for their debut album, due 2014.”
“Mutineers return with new stand alone single ‘Tell Me Why’ and a mini tour taking in Warrington, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Leeds. The band will be playing select cuts from their album ‘Friends, Lovers,Rivals’ alongside new songs from theforthcoming record. Bass player Iwan Gronow is a current member of Johnny Marr’s touring band.”
“Last year London/Helsinki electronic rock duo Deathline released their 2nd album ‘Nova’. On 7th October they will be releasing a re-worked version of ‘Every Dying Breath’. It is backed with a remix by Danish electronica duo holm/mirland, a mix by The Dead Zoo and a teaser demo from their new upcoming untitled EP.”