August 20th, 2020

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler streams Close My Eyes from Generations solo album

Posted on 20 Aug 2020 at 10:58am

Will Butler is streaming Close My Eyes with his Generations solo album due later this year.

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Hamilton Leithauser to release Live! at Cafe Carlyle album

Posted on 20 Aug 2020 at 8:50am

Hamilton Leithauser has revisited his residency at Café Carlyle in New York at the start of this year for the release of a live album on September 4th.

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Album Review: Secret Machines – Awake In The Brain Chamber

Posted on 20 Aug 2020 at 8:01am

Heralded as space rock pioneers a decade-and-a-half ago, Secret Machines – against all expectations and amidst a backdrop that has been beset by tragedy – are finally ready to release their fourth album.

Never mainstream rock in sound yet somehow granted a place at the top table by luminaries including U2, Oasis, Kings Of Leon and David Bowie (who even interviewed them), their progressive krautrock had no shortage of fans before the band was put on ice in 2010.

Brandon Curtis (guitarist and singer) joined Interpol, but sadly in 2013 his brother Benjamin passed away after a short battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma. After dalliances in various side-projects, Benjamin and drummer Josh Garza teased a return in 2018, but at the start of the following year Garza’s wife was diagnosed with breast cancer and so the reunion was understandably put on hold.

Indeed, it wasn’t guaranteed that this album would come out at all, but the stars have aligned and, with their shared experiences deepening their bond, Garza and Curtis bludgeon us into submission once more. Still in place are the dreamy harmonies, cacophonous drumming and ethereal soundscapes; recorded over the last decade, the inconsequential jams that were sprinkled over their first three albums have been jettisoned to make way for more discipline.

Richard H Kirk sets first Cabaret Voltaire album in over two decades for release later this year

Posted on 20 Aug 2020 at 7:46am

It’s been well over 20 years, but Richard H Kirk is preparing a new Cabaret Voltaire album for release later this year.

The Avalanches collaborate with The International Space Orchestra on Wherever You Go video

Posted on 20 Aug 2020 at 7:09am

The Avalanches have unveiled their visual collaboration with The International Space Orchestra on the video for their new track Wherever You Go, which already boasts special guests Jamie xx, Neneh Cherry and CLYPSO.

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London Grammar return with new single Baby It’s You

Posted on 20 Aug 2020 at 6:50am

London Grammar have returned with their new single Baby It’s You.

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