September 21st, 2020

Osees announce new album Metamorphosed

Posted on 21 Sep 2020 at 9:51am

Keeping up with their new material is almost as difficult as keeping up with their name changes; Osees, as they’re currently operating, have announced their next record Metamorphosed barely a week on from the release of Protean Threat.

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The Cribs debut I Don’t Know Who I Am from new album Night Network

Posted on 21 Sep 2020 at 8:54am

The Cribs have debuted another new track from their forthcoming Night Network album, reuniting with Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo in the process.

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Album Review: Fenne Lily – Breach

Posted on 21 Sep 2020 at 7:55am

Talk about capturing the zeitgeist.

Recorded pre-lockdown during a period of self-enforced isolation after an unhappy tour of Europe, Bristol-based songstress Fenne Lily’s new album thematically covers isolation, loneliness and self-reflection. Sound familiar? None of this ‘recorded during lockdown’ business, she was ahead of the game.

Whilst that may not sound like a wholly enticing prospect given the last few months, if the ultimate point of art is to make the human experience relatable via some other form, then Lily has provided one of the most significant albums of the year. Its rawness and honesty are not always an easy listen, but then melancholia is happiness for deep people.

Breach is also a significant step on from debut On Hold. In contrast to the fragile brittleness of 2017, the new album is more energised and fervent. Recent single Solipsism is perhaps the best example of this more direct approach, with a seesaw melody, gnarly electric guitars and a simple but powerful solo section. If it wasn’t for Lily’s ethereal voice (deployed excellently across the album) it could be mistaken for a rock anthem. The galloping Alapathy features War On Drugs-y feedback, while the more subdued Berlin has an outro akin to one of those tender maelstroms Snow Patrol specialise in, garnished with Lily’s caramel vocals.

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Black Honey are streaming new single Run For Cover

Posted on 21 Sep 2020 at 7:28am

Black Honey are streaming another new track after returning in July with Beaches.

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HAIM add another show to 2021 UK tour

Posted on 21 Sep 2020 at 7:00am

HAIM have added Leeds to the UK cities they’re planning on visiting next year after the number one success of their Women In Music Pt. III album.

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Red Rum Club, Working Men’s Club, Jamie Webster, The Murder Capital among first names for Sound City 2021

Posted on 21 Sep 2020 at 6:46am

Red Rum Club, Working Men’s Club, Jamie Webster, The Murder Capital and The Mysterines are some of the artists who’ve been confirmed for the return of Sound City in Liverpool next year.

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