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Kill It Kid premiere video for debut U.S. single 'Blood Stop and Run'

Kill It Kid premiere video for debut U.S. single ‘Blood Stop and Run’

Posted on 28 May 2015 at 3:46pm

British Blues Grunge rockers Kill It Kid just released the video for their debut U.S. single “Blood Stop and Run.” U.S. Rock Radio charts have taken notice with the song already placing inside the top 40 while BBC Radio 1 has added Blood Stop and Run to its “Introducing” playlist.

The video to the infectious, hard hitting track features live footage from their tour stop last month in Toulouse, France. Check it out below!

The band performed a set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend just last week and look back at a past year of successes in Europe, including a tour through Germany with Gary Clark, Jr. Their new album “You Owe Nothing” is slotted for release in the US later this summer.

Check out the band’s extensive 2015 tour schedule here: Kill It Kid on Tour

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Yukon Blonde announce summer tour - reveal new track

Yukon Blonde announce summer tour – reveal new track

Posted on 28 May 2015 at 2:27pm

Canadian indie-rockers Yukon Blonde premiered their new track “I Wanna Be Your Man” today on Consequence of Sound and can be streamed below.

The track will be on the band’s third LP, On Blonde, set for release on June 16 via Dine Alone Records.

A U.S. tour in support of the new album will hit the road later this summer.

Tour Dates:

7/14: San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop
7/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Satelite
7/17: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
7/18: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
7/21: San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
7/22: Houston, TX @ House of Blues – Bronze Peacock
7/23: Austin, TX @ Stubbs
7/27: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
7/28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
7/29: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
8/1: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
8/2: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Death Valley Girls - 'Music, it's not a fucking hobby'

Death Valley Girls – ‘Music, it’s not a fucking hobby’

Posted on 27 May 2015 at 8:59am

For some bands music is an imperative, an act of urgency. It’s guttural, primal. Not just in their sound, but in their actions and instincts. And in the true Garage Rock spirit that so infused bands like The Stooges, the Death Valley Girls are all about actions right down to their most base instincts.

Meeting them for the first time at our Ei8htball Media Lounge at SXSW, they are genial, jovial and welcoming. Shooting the breeze easily about whatever comes to mind. When not talking about the music, it’s hard to imagine just where such a primordial soup of a sound could come from.

Gallery: Slash brings the hits to House of Blues, Houston

Gallery: Slash brings the hits to House of Blues, Houston

Posted on 26 May 2015 at 12:09pm

Once again Slash proved he is still one of the most powerful forces in rock music.  A sold out crowd at the House of Blues, Houston were treated to 20 songs from throughout Slash’s career including all the favorites from Guns N’ Roses and his post-Guns work.

Myles Kennedy provided the perfect vocal complement to Slash helping the crowd forget all about that missing guy named Axl.  Bassist Todd Kerns  got in on the action as well, providing lead vocals for “Welcome To The Jungle” and a couple of other songs.  The highlight of the night was a nearly ten-minute solo for “Rocket Queen” that left the crowd reeling.  Slash made it look just as easy as it should be for the ultimate guitar hero.

Click to view our exclusive gallery from House of Blues, Houston

Slash recently opened up to ‘CBS This Morning’ about a possible GNR reunion and had this to say:

“It’s been one of those things that’s been talked about by everybody but us for over the last 18, 19 years,” he said. “A lot of the tension that you were talking about has dissipated. We don’t have all those issues anymore. It’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that is more perpetuated by the media, more than anything.”

“I got to be careful what I say. I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that. Never say never.”

 

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Hot Chip sit on top of the UK Record Store Chart

Hot Chip sit on top of the UK Record Store Chart

Posted on 25 May 2015 at 10:31am

 

London Indie electronic outfit Hot Chip  sees its new album ‘Why Make Sense‘ debut at the very top of this week’s Independent Record Store Chart.

Hot Chip’s new entry toppled Mumford & Sons from the top spot while other new entries by  Paul Weller and Faith No More  pushed past Blur and Django Django to take over spots #2 and #3 . Brandon Flowers’ long anticipated follow up album to ‘Flamingo‘ also showed a strong showing with ‘The Desired Effect’ charting at #7 this week.

Flowers has said about the record’s producer Ariel Rechtshaid:

“It’s nice to steer the ship and that’s what you’d think I’d do on my own album, but I’m letting Ariel take over every now and then,”“That’s led to some really exciting things and sounds I would never have used. As I’ve gotten older I’m much more open to that – I’m much more open to peoples’ strengths and really trying to utilise them – and that’s where Ariel comes into the pictur

UK Record Store Chart, Top 20:

1/ Hot Chip – ‘Why Make Sense’
2/ Paul Weller – ‘Saturn’s Pattern’
3/ Faith No more -‘Sol Invictus’
4/ Blur – ‘The Magic Whip’
5/ Mumford & Sons – ‘Wilder Mind’
6/ Jim O’ Rourke – ‘Simple Songs’
7/ Brandon Flowers – ‘The Desired Effect’
8/ Django Django – ‘Born Under Saturn’
9/ Fall – ‘Sub-lingual Tablet’
10/ Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’
11/ White Snake – ‘The Purple Album’
12/ Sufjan Stephens – ‘Carrie and Lowell’
13/ Taking Back Sunday – ‘Happiness Is’
14/ Holly Herndon – ‘Platform’
15/ Du Blonde – ‘Welcome Back to Milk
16/ Paul Simon – ‘The Ultimate Collection
17/ Torres – ‘Sprinter’
18/ Johnny Rocket Narcissist & Music Machine – ‘Eccentronic Research Council’
19/ Hozier – ‘Hozier’
20/ Public Service Broadcasting – ‘The Race for Space’

 

Interview: East India Youth

Interview: East India Youth

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 2:23pm

Mercury Music Prize nominee William Doyle, better known by his stage name East India Youth, is an electronic music songwriter displaying an artistry and craftsmanship that is beyond his years.

We recently had the chance to sit down with the Bournemouth native and talk at length about the music industry, the struggles that accompany his equipment laden live shows and the right and wrong ways on using social media for getting your music out to the masses.

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Happyness announce run of European dates - free download

Happyness announce run of European dates – free download

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 11:49am

Happyness are one busy Indie trio already planning their fall tour schedule with a flurry of European live dates confirmed for September. After taking in appearances at this month’s Great Escape Festival, they decamp to the US for the summer before returning to Europe for a week of shows, as well as Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.

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Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Multi - Love'

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘Multi – Love’

Posted on 22 May 2015 at 8:07am

 

Amid the ever-competitive race for innovation within a saturated music scene, ‘Multi-Love’ by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is special. With the help of old synthesizers –which Ruban Nielson rebuilt himself – the new album borrows from many genres and sounds, but is something unique in its entirety. Funk, disco, soul, r’n’b and psychedelia inter-mesh to form a note-by-note aura of transcendental metamorphosis. Even Nielson’s voice has a different edge on each track. Sometimes his deeply melodic, from-within-a-tin-can vocals sound like they’re subdued by thick fog and sometimes sharpened by a stony rasp.

Governors Ball music festival, NYC - full lineup & schedule

Governors Ball music festival, NYC – full lineup & schedule

Posted on 20 May 2015 at 1:26pm

We’re just a little over 2 weeks away from the 2015 edition of New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival which takes place June 5th – 7th at Randall’s Island Park in NYC.

Once again organizers are offering up a weekend jam packed with eclectic delights. Florence and the Machine is just one of the many highlights on day one of the event while Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Royal Blood, The Black Keys and Tame Impala all take the stage on a strong closing day.

Have a look at the festival lineup and daily set times below.

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Bob Dylan sends off David Letterman with a Sinatra classic

Bob Dylan sends off David Letterman with a Sinatra classic

Posted on 20 May 2015 at 10:46am

The night before the final curtain drops on David Letterman’s legendary TV career of 33 years music great Bob Dylan came on the Late Show to send off Letterman with a classic. Dylan performed a hauntingly beautiful version of Frank Sinatra’s The Night We Called It A Day, first recorded in 1942.

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