June 3rd, 2020

Catfish & The Bottlemen move their gig at Singleton Park in Swansea again

Posted on 03 Jun 2020 at 10:46am

Catfish & The Bottlemen have moved their gig at Singleton Park in Swansea again.

Hinds discuss the delay and evolution of new album The Prettiest Curse

Posted on 03 Jun 2020 at 7:40am

When Live4ever spoke to Hinds’ Ana Garcia Perrote at the end of April, the immediate effects of the coronavirus pandemic had been felt close to home: “My parents are both doctors,” she told us. “Ade’s (Martin, bassist) parents both got it and are both fine. Carlotta’s (co-vocalist and guitarist) mum got it, but she didn’t have any symptoms. It’s all good, but it was a lot to take in.”

Amidst this very personal turmoil, the band’s new album The Prettiest Curse felt the effects too, like so many given a later release date which will, finally, come around this Friday (June 5th). Although it was frustrating to delay the album’s release, it was an easy decision; “When we release albums, and for most other people, it’s a very exciting moment that you can celebrate and be happy about,” Perrote said. “A lot of work behind the scenes, which in this case has taken over a year, sees the light. It’s like your birthday party or something. Then, suddenly, it didn’t feel right to talk about it, because everyone was going through a lot. It was very scary.”

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Album Review: Hinds – The Prettiest Curse

Posted on 03 Jun 2020 at 7:34am

Reflected by the spring easing its way into summer, the light at the end of tunnel shines a little bit brighter.

Whilst society isn’t quite settled into the ‘new normal’ just yet, with gargantuan question marks still hanging over the future of the music industry, at the very least the first wave of the apocalypse is over.

Originally scheduled for release in April, Hinds’ third album The Prettiest Curse is now set for June 5th, come hell or high water (which, in 2020, have to be regarded as possibilities). Indeed, when Live4ever spoke to co-vocalist Ana Garcia Perrote from her home country of Spain during the lockdown, she was adamant: ‘It’s definitely coming out in June. Worst case scenario, if we’re still in lockdown or something, we’re still going to release’.

Such are the earth-shattering effects of the pandemic, the worst-case scenario is here as both the UK and Spain continue to live in this perpetual lockdown, but The Prettiest Curse is the shining explosion of joyous pop that people will need. A real shift from Hinds’ quasi-lo-fi sound, the album is stocked to the gills with pop hooks and colourful imagery that’s reflected in the music.

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Travis announce new album 10 Songs

Posted on 03 Jun 2020 at 7:20am

Travis have announced a new album for release on October 9th.

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The Rolling Stones, Billie Eilish, Nas included in Record Store Day ‘Drop Dates’

Posted on 03 Jun 2020 at 6:19am

Record Store Day organisers have revealed the special releases which will be intermittently made available in select independent record stores over the course of three days through to October in the absence of one, dedicated date due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Foals could start work on a new album, according to drummer Jack Bevan

Posted on 03 Jun 2020 at 5:30am

Foals could start work on a new album earlier than they had expected to after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to their touring plans for this year.

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