August 17th, 2020

Robin Pecknold airs new Fleet Foxes song Featherweight during Vote Ready set

Posted on 17 Aug 2020 at 11:00am

Robin Pecknold used his Vote Ready livestream set to debut a new Fleet Foxes song last Friday.

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TV Priest announce release of debut album Uppers

Posted on 17 Aug 2020 at 8:56am

TV Priest have set their Uppers LP for release on November 13th.

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Album Review: The Chills – Submarine Bells / Soft Bomb reissue

Posted on 17 Aug 2020 at 7:57am

It’s been said before, but if anyone wanted a perfect example of a label signing a band it simply didn’t get, you needn’t look much further The Chills’ brief affair with Warner Brothers in the early 90s.

Led by the mercurial but complicated Martin Phillips, they suffered with a Fall-like rotation in personnel after being founded in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1980, following which they became recognised as being at the forefront of a phenomenon known as the Dunedin Sound, along with other outfits such as The Bats, Straitjacket Fits and The Verlaines.

Maybe it was the first rise of the environmentalists which persuaded the suits (Australia’s Midnight Oil had recently had a global hit with the apocalyptic Beds Are Burning), but more likely they were wowed by Heavenly Pop Hit, the whimsical Hammond-driven track which would help take the band’s second album Submarine Bells to number one in their own country. Flecked with gorgeous eddies and subtle twists – the gently shimmering guitar solo of Part Past, Part Fiction, the titular closer’s marching lullaby – it felt both organic and genuine, distinctly vulnerable and light years away from what was happening in the northern hemisphere.

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Fontaines D.C. add second Dublin gig to 2021 touring plans

Posted on 17 Aug 2020 at 7:28am

Fontaines D.C. have added a second Irish gig to the European touring plans they’re hoping to turn into reality during the spring and summer of 2021.

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The Flaming Lips unveil Will You Return / When You Come Down from American Head

Posted on 17 Aug 2020 at 6:59am

The Flaming Lips have unveiled another slice of American Head after confirming their new album for release on September 11th back in June.

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Ash join Elbow, Everything Everything on Passport: Back To Our Roots line-up

Posted on 17 Aug 2020 at 6:49am

Ash have joined Elbow and Everything Everything on the Passport: Back To Our Roots line-up and will play their own intimate gig in 2021.

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