Radar

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. Soak, Tequila For Breakfast and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Soak, Tequila For Breakfast and more

Posted on 20 Sep 2014 at 5:32am

New Tunes Guide highlights this week come from recent Rough Trade addition Soak and our latest ReverbNation featured artist Tequila For Breakfast.

Soak‘s new single ‘B a noBody’ is her first since signing with Rough Trade and is released on November 3rd. Radio support from the likes of Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Lauren Laverne has already been forthcoming, as has supports slots with George Ezra and CHVRCHES. Soak, real name Bridie Monds-Watson, is 18 and has been performing in her home of Derry since the age of 14.

Tequila For Breakfast hail from Italy and were formed by Giacomo Traquandi (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Alessandro Ciloni (lead guitar & backing Vocals), Alba Nasoni (bass guitar) and Jacopo Bucciantini (drums & percussion). The band are the New Tunes Guide’s highlighted Reverb Nation act for this week.

These and eight 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 feat. Medicine Men, Shadow Culture and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Medicine Men, Shadow Culture and more

Posted on 13 Sep 2014 at 4:57am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide has highlights this week from Glasgow’s Medicine Men and London based six-piece Shadow Culture.

Medicine Men‘s gig at this year’s T In The Park festival marked only their fifth ever gig, but they will be at London’s Queen Of Hoxton venue tonight (September 13th) for a spot at the This Feeling club night, this after an initial gig with This Feeling in Glasgow on September 6th. Later, on October 3rd, they play the Fife Greenside Hotel and on October 18th the band will be at Dunfermline Live.

Shadow Culture have their debut track ‘Demons’, recorded live in their warehouse, uploaded to Soundcloud. The band consists of Amy Wilson, Benjamin Nash, Jess Sawers-Warren, Matt Facy, Naif Knowles and Matt Noades.

These and eight 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 feat. Broncho, School and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Broncho, School and more

Posted on 06 Sep 2014 at 6:14am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide highlights this week come from Oklahoma trio Broncho and Swedish band School.

Broncho have released their latest single ‘What’, which is taken from their forthcoming second studio album ‘Just Enough Hip To Be Woman’ – out through Dine Alone Records on September 16th. The band are due to play the Casa Del Popolo venue in Montreal that night.

The UK release of Gothenburg-based School‘s new single ‘So Long’ arrived on September 1st. School move quick, having only been around since last autumn, and the single was originally written and released in just seven days. European tour dates and a string of new releases from the band are set to follow.

These and eight 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.

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 feat. Mazes, Palace and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Mazes, Palace and more

Posted on 23 Aug 2014 at 6:29am

New Tunes Guide highlights come this week from Mazes and London band Palace.

Lo-fi trio Mazes are returning with their third album ‘Wooden Aquarium’, recorded with Parquet Courts producer Jonathan Schenke and led by the 90s-influenced sound of ‘Salford’. The LP was laid down in upstate New York, as singer and guitarist Jack Cooper remembers: “The studio was completely isolated; an idyllic place to make a record. Green, remote, backwatery, fewer distractions.”

London band Palace have released ‘Bitter’ as the second track from their debut EP ‘Lost In The Night’, which is out on October 20th and will be launched at the band’s first headline show at St. Pancras Old Church five days earlier. They were recently hand-picked by Jamie T to support in London upon his live return.

These and eight 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 feat. The Minx, Factory Dolls and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. The Minx, Factory Dolls and more

Posted on 16 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide is led this week by The Minx and our latest ReverbNation featured artist Factory Dolls.

The Minx hail from Manchester and already count one of their hometown’s most famous sons, Johnny Marr, as a fan. They’ll be bringing their pop-orientated brand of rock to the city’s Ruby Lounge on August 23rd, and then headline The Rocking Chair in Sheffield a week later.

Factory Dolls are a three-piece from the south coast of the UK and are made up of former school friends. The band are the New Tunes Guide’s highlighted Reverb Nation act for this week.

These and eight 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 Presents: The Distant Sun

Live4ever Presents: The Distant Sun

Posted on 11 Aug 2014 at 3:30am

Alternative rock as an alternative to rock sounds like an oxymoron.

But Texas’ The Distant Sun aren’t any kind of moronic. This is intelligent and passionate rock, and an alternative to the current rock scene. They are wonderfully reminiscent of alternative rock’s hey day of the late 80s and early 90s, without ever feelingly slavishly contrived.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat The Eskimo Chain, Steve Thompson & The Incidents and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat The Eskimo Chain, Steve Thompson & The Incidents and more

Posted on 09 Aug 2014 at 6:17am

New Tunes Guide highlights come this week from The Eskimo Chain and our latest ReverbNation featured artist Steve Thompson & The Incidents.

The Eskimo Chain released ‘Feel Me’ and ‘Riding’ at the end of July as a double A-side, while the second single ‘All Watched Over’ is pencilled in for September. The band have also just completed support slots in London behind Spies and Telegram at The Sebright Arms and Lexington respectively.

Steve Thompson & The Incidents have supported Tom Hingley from the Inspiral Carpets and Steve Cradock. They’ve also played alongside Bez as part of the Happy Mondays aftershow party at Brixton Jamm and played Noel Gallagher’s aftershow party at The Liverpool O2. They are the New Tunes Guide’s highlighted Reverb Nation act for this week.

These and eight 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.

Review: Childhood - 'Lacuna'

Review: Childhood – ‘Lacuna’

Posted on 05 Aug 2014 at 5:51am

This writer first came across Childhood in expectation-free circumstances; a Friday night support slot for Kettering’s own retro-psychedelics, Temples.

Suitably impressed the unprecedented un-British step was taken of approaching gangly lead singer Ben Romans-Hopcraft after their set with the intention of finding out just who this mystery outfit were. “We’re called Childhood” he almost whispered, before going on, “We meant to say it during the set but we erm…didn’t.”

Self promoting scions of Lady Gaga the former Nottingham University students are certainly not.

Impressions on the night was of a group who were enthralled by the ‘indie’ chameleon in its various guises throughout the years, from its raincoaty beginnings in The Cure and Echo and The Bunnymen, to the late-eighties flirtation with acid house, past Britpop and through to the likes of White Lies and Foster The People.

Lacuna‘ delivers something less prosaic than that however, containing in it a batch of songs that rarely stop for breath, making up in enthusiasm and rickety charm for what they lack in inventiveness.

Permalink  |  Tagged with: ,
Review: ...And The Hangnails - 'Rut'

Review: …And The Hangnails – ‘Rut’

Posted on 04 Aug 2014 at 7:10am

…And The Hangnails unleashed their third album ‘Rut’ on July 25th.

There’s a difference between ‘release’ and ‘unleash’; the former would indicate a typical, typecast adopted method of allowing listeners to digest and fall in love a record.

The latter indicates a total takeover of heart, mind, soul and body, when once the victim has fallen to a record as punk, potent and powerful as this one, will later be found as a pile of mush, their remains a small heap of rubbish thanks to the utterly adulterated teenage-angst frenzy that surrounds and energizes this rock, full of fuck you guitar-driven pop-dining-room floor-fillers. Full of fascination.

Live4ever's New Tunes Guide feat. Great Mutations, Dope Body and more

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Great Mutations, Dope Body and more

Posted on 02 Aug 2014 at 7:00am

New Tunes Guide highlights this week both come out of the US courtesy of Great Mutations and Dope Body.

Great Mutations‘ debut album ‘Cheap Stuff’ was released on July 22nd. The trio usually like to record in a church basement in Troy, New York, and their singer and guitarist Matthew Thouin has flagged up bands from The Kinks to Pavement and Guided by Voices as influences.

Dope Body are returning with their second LP ‘Life’ on October 20th following the 2012 debut ‘Natural History’, which sparked a 19-month spell of almost non-stop touring. The intervening time between releases has seen bassist John Jones, guitarist Zachary Utz and drummer David Jacober concentrate on solo projects, while frontman Laumann exhibited his art work at the Galerie Jeanrochdard in Paris, the Pre Teen Gallery in Mexico City and Signal in Brooklyn.

These and eight 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.

Advertisement

More Posts

News Archive

September 2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930