September 25th, 2020

Kurt Vile announces new EP Speed, Sound, Lonely KV (ep)

Posted on 25 Sep 2020 at 9:57am

Kurt Vile has announced the release of a new EP, one which amounts to a love letter from Vile to both Nashville and his musical inspirations.

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The Shins are back with new single The Great Divide

Posted on 25 Sep 2020 at 8:57am

Add The Shins to the list of bands whose return with new music is making 2020 slightly more tolerable.

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Album Review: Working Men’s Club – Working Men’s Club

Posted on 25 Sep 2020 at 8:01am

Sometimes, home just isn’t where the heart is.

Sydney Minsky-Sargeant lives in Todmorden, a market town which lies at the foot of the Pennines and, due to a peculiar quirk of geography, has a more precipitous microclimate and tendency for darker skies.

Things aren’t all bad: it’s also the home of the co-operative run Golden Lion which, along with the Trades Club in nearby Hebden Bridge, has built a reputation for shows featuring acts who otherwise might have been drawn to nearby Manchester or Leeds.

This doesn’t stop the opening song of his band’s eponymously titled debut album being about the effect of living in such a cultural wasteland though; on Valleys he snarks, ‘Trapped inside a town/Inside a mind/stuck with no ideas/I’m running out of time’, but the kicker is that all this bitterness is framed by big house phrases and an abrasive, Hooky-in-New-Order bassline, almost exactly the opposite of the sound you’d expect to be emanating from the local dark Satanic mill.

Royal Blood announce spring 2021 release of new album with first single Trouble’s Coming

Posted on 25 Sep 2020 at 7:04am

Royal Blood have stuck to their word and returned this week with new single Trouble’s Coming.

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Michael Kiwanuka wins 2020 Mercury Prize

Posted on 25 Sep 2020 at 6:24am

Michael Kiwanuka has picked up the 2020 Mercury Prize thanks to KIWANUKA.

New Music Friday: Idles – Ultra Mono

Posted on 25 Sep 2020 at 5:49am

Idles have released their third studio album Ultra Mono today – have a listen below on New Music Friday.

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