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Review: The Grand - 'Incapacitated, Ill Fated  and In Love'

Review: The Grand – ‘Incapacitated, Ill Fated and In Love’

Posted on 19 May 2015 at 8:43am

A trio from Wakefield, The Grand have very little in common with the city’s other recent musical export, The Cribs.

Whereas the brothers Jarman have made their anti-career through dissecting the minutiae of life taking place in a goldfish bowl, Messrs. Andy Jennings, Thomas Peel and Russ Smith write songs which they describe somewhat ambiguously as, “Transatlantic Pop”, in the process mining influences which have their roots well outside of the boundaries of West Yorkshire.

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Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Johnny Sands Highlight

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Johnny Sands Highlight

Posted on 16 May 2015 at 6:01am

Our New Tunes Guide highlight this week comes from Johnny Sands.

Johnny Sands’ delicate piano melodies have previously supported the likes of Wild Beasts, Alt-J and Django Django, and will be heard at the Liverpool Sound City showcase later this month. The Lancashire songwriter’s new single ‘Arno Arno’ is our New Tunes Guide Highlight and is set to be released on June 6th through Baltic Records.

There are six picks of the week in total to be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Highlights Mammut

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Highlights Mammut

Posted on 09 May 2015 at 6:05am

The New Tunes Guide highlight this week is provided by Icelandic quintet Mammut.

Mammut are releasing their new EP ‘River’s End’ digitally on Monday, 1st June via Bella Union. The band have been together since their teens and recently won the Icelandic Music Award for Best Album thanks to ‘Komdu til mín svarta systir’. They are due to play the End Of The Road Festival in September.

There are six picks of the week in total to be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Highlights Fehm

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Highlights Fehm

Posted on 02 May 2015 at 6:00am

The first New Tunes Guide of the month comes with highlights Fehm and another chance to win a pair of ei8htball earphones.

Fehm arrive out of Leeds with a sound not too far away from their early nineties Loiner fore-bearers Cud. This week’s highlight  ‘Eyes Full’ is the second track taken from their debut EP ‘Animal Skin’ which was launched last week at The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington. The band are back home for Live At Leeds today (May 2nd).

There are six picks of the week in total to be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

To celebrate the start of another month of great music, the Live4ever Ezine is very excited to partner with Manchester’s Ei8htball to offer one lucky reader a new pair of their EX811 in-earphones! Once you’ve been through this week’s tracks, check out all the competition details below.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Highlights The Dead Heavys

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Highlights The Dead Heavys

Posted on 25 Apr 2015 at 7:00am

The last New Tunes Guide of April is led by highlights The Dead Heavys.

The Dead Heavys emerged onto the Irish music three years ago and have since played events such as the Electric Picnic in 2014 and Croatia’s INmusic Festival alongside the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Basement Jaxx. The independently released debut single ‘Everybody In The Nite’ and further single releases ‘The New Age of Innocence’ and ‘Uptight’ are followed by this week’s highlight ‘Liquidator’ ahead of a debut LP release.

There are six picks of the week in total to be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever Presents: Bosco Rogers

Live4ever Presents: Bosco Rogers

Posted on 21 Apr 2015 at 8:00am

Who?

Barth (lead vocals/guitar), Del (lead vocals/guitar). Plus our gang of cronies when we play live: Danielle Wadey (keys/vocals), Hannah LeCheminant (keys/vocals/percussion), Ben Beetham (bass), Jack Wilson (guitar), George MacDonald (drums).

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Highlights Kieran Leonard & The Horses

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Highlights Kieran Leonard & The Horses

Posted on 18 Apr 2015 at 8:18am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide is led this week by highlights Kieran Leonard & The Horses.

Our highlight this week is the new single from Kieran Leonard & The Horses, which will be released on Monday as part of Fierce Panda’s reborn singles club and had an official launch at the The Shacklewell Arms in London on April 14th. Having just finished a tour of the UK and Europe with Father John Misty, Leonard is making his single available on a beer mat. Yes, a beer mat.

There are six picks of the week in total to be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Highlights Bosco Rogers

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Highlights Bosco Rogers

Posted on 11 Apr 2015 at 5:25am

Our New Tunes Guide returns this week led by highlights Bosco Rogers.

Bosco Rogers bring a sound straight out of the sixties psychedelic scene on their second EP ‘French Kiss’, led by the title track and this week’s highlight. The duo of  Barthélémy Corbelet and Delphinius Vargas wrote, produced and recorded their follow-up to the debut EP ‘Googoo’ with the help of mixer Claudius Mittendorfer. It’ll be released on April 27th through Bleepmachine Records.

There are six picks of the week in total to be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: Battle Lines, Life In Film and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: Battle Lines, Life In Film and more

Posted on 28 Mar 2015 at 6:56am

After last week’s SXSW special, the New Tunes Guide returns in more familiar form today with highlights from Battles Lines and Life In Film.

Leeds four-piece Battle Lines release their new single ‘Hunting’ in April as part of a split 7” with Post War Glamour Girls on Hide & Seek Records. The band have performances at South By Southwest, Reading/Leeds and Beacons under their belt, and will launch the single at the Brudenell Social Club on April 16th.

London quartet Life In Film have their debut album ‘Here It Comes’ ready for release on May 4th. Before then, they’ve shared the video for latest single ‘Get Closer’, a track written in over the course of a couple of hours in their flat last summer.

These and six other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide: SXSW special feat. Soak, The Districts and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: SXSW special feat. Soak, The Districts and more

Posted on 21 Mar 2015 at 7:18am

The New Tunes Guide today features some of the best acts we’ve been interviewing and watching during this week’s South By Southwest Festival in Texas.

Amongst the many highlights is Soak, real name Bridie-Monds Watson, who’s set to release her debut album ‘Before We Forgot How To Dream‘ through Rough Trade on June 1st. The album follows singles such as ‘Blud’, ‘Shuvels’ and ‘B a noBody’ – the latter of which has been a New Tunes Guide highlight in the past.

The Districts are in Texas after releasing their ‘A Flourish and a Spoil’ album through Fat Possum Records earlier this year. “Supposedly, youth is wasted on the young. Not so for The Districts,” our review begins. “If their debut album ‘A Flourish and a Spoil‘ is anything to go by they aren’t wasting anything, especially their youth.”

These and six other SXSW picks can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

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