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Two Door Cinema Club announce new single and album

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Two Door Cinema Club have announced a new single titled ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ and album titled ‘Gameshow’. You can listen to the new single ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ in the player above.

The single is taken from their new album ‘Gameshow’, which is set for release on 14th October via Parlophone, which they recorded in LA with Jacknife Lee.

Alex Trimble says of the new track: “While I was writing this single I discovered this term weltschmertz, the German word for being at odds with the world around you. The fact that it was a fully coined term and related to so many people that have existed and do exist made me feel it was okay to not exist on the same level as everyone else, it was okay to be comfortable doing your own thing. ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’ was me… not attacking the world around me but outlining why I don’t really get it and why I don’t fit in with it.”

Discussing the new album and his confidence to fully embrace pop sensibilities, Alex goes on to explain: “We’re not embracing the pop that’s going on now in a melodic or structural sense. The two biggest influences for me were Prince and Bowie – both total pioneers who straddled that line between out-there pop and avant garde craziness”. 


Two Door Cinema Club play following UK festivals this summer:

June 24th – Glastonbury – Main stage 3pm
August 05th – Belladrum Festival, Inverness (Headline)
August 27th – Reading Festival – NME/ Radio 1 stage (Headline)
August 28th – Leeds Festival – NME/ Radio 1 stage (Headline)

Two Door Cinema Club’s new album ‘Gameshow’ is available for pre-order now.

James Blake announces live UK shows

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James Blake has announced a handful of UK dates in October and November, including a London show at Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 1st November.

The much-awaited headline shows will give fans the opportunity to see the award-winning artist, producer, songwriter, and vocalist performing new tracks from his critically acclaimed third album ‘The Colour In Anything’.

Alongside this news, James performed a special eight song set for Annie Mac’s ‘Radio 1 Headliners’ live series on BBC Radio 1, featuring songs from the new album and from 2013’s Overgrown.

The weekend saw James Blake headline the main stage at Field Day Festival to an enthralled audience and critical praise.

James Blake UK tour dates are as follows:

27.10 Dublin Olympia, IE
28.10 Belfast Limelight 1, UK
30.10 Bristol O2 Academy, UK
01.11 London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith , UK
02.11 Leeds O2 Academy, UK
03.11 Manchester Academy, UK

Reggae fusion troop They Say Jump present ‘Can’t Chase Me’ (Ft. Horseman)

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Reggae-fusion troop They Say Jump are pleased to announce their new single, ‘Can’t Chase Me’, featuring singer Horseman.

Fresh out of the studio, the London-based group’s tune promises to whet the appetites of new fans whilst leaving a long-standing impression of their more eager supporters.

The new single from the band, injects the pace of EDM, the soulfulness of reggae, and the spice of Latin brass instruments into a full-throttle, catchy dance number that is ripe and ready for the summer.

Influenced by a mélange of talented artists, the band have captured the raw energy of a summer dance festival and condensed it down into a four minute malaise of rich melodies and dynamic percussion.

‘Cant Chase Me’ is the lead single, building on the chilled out, sunshine-rhythms of reggae with a modern twist of dance music.

Forming in 2010 They Say Jump bring together a passion for music from all cultures, and have garnered a strong London following from their passionate and energetic live shows, including spots at Secret Garden Party, the Brixton Hootenanny, and Wilderness Festival.

Taken from their forthcoming ‘Lift Your Mood’ EP, there’s much more on the way from They Say Jump to come.

L.A electronic duo DSTNCE remix Alek Fin and Galun’s atmospheric ‘Ionosphere’

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Following the success of their previous collaboration ‘Golden, Blinding’, Californian singer Alek Fin and Moscow-based producer Galun have teamed up once again.

The duo’s collaboration is a spellbinding blend of electronica and chillwave: finding a place on the axis between the production styles of Bonobo and the electro-pop musings of artists like Future Trends. Although the pair have never actually met, their music tells a very different story.

In Galun’s words, “I found him, and I knew I wanted to work with him. I thought we could really add something to each other’s music, despite us living over 6000 miles apart”, whilst Fin was equally impressed with the Russian producer’s “manipulation of vocal percussion and inspiring melodies”.

No strangers to collaboration, Alek Fin who has previously worked with Robot Koch and Galun, first crossed paths when both were included on the same blog’s Top 100 Tracks of 2013.

Innately rhythmic and gorgeously produced, tracks like ‘Clone’ and ‘Omens’ are polished off by spectral vocals and throbbing bass lines. The album also contains two features from producer YJMB, tracks like ‘Faces’ and ‘Cold’, raise the tempo with heady percussive layers.

If the electro pulse of bands like Odesza add colour to your summer thoughts, imagine this ‘Ionosphere’ remix as; monochromatic, dark, a brooding summer nights drive after some thoughtful revelations.

Melding Fin’s hallmark basement rhythms and ghostly textures, with Galun’s DIY take on beatboxing, which has seen him praised by no less than the Guardian, ‘Strannik’ not only represents a successful musical collaboration, but also the power and reach of art in the digital age.

Listen to Moglii & Novaa’s debut EP ‘Down Under’

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Moglii & Novaa have released their collaborative debut EP titled ‘Down Under’ which is also available to stream now in the player above.

The two musicians, based in Germany, started writing the EP a year ago, stemming from a shared love of organic, natural soundscapes and higher thinking.

The EP is a mash of genres, production elements and techniques, and vocal manipulation.

The artwork for the EP was made by artist Iuna Tinta.

Garbage’s new album ‘Strange Little Birds’ is available now

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Garbage’s sixth studio album ‘Strange Little Birds’ is now available in stores and at all digital retailers.

The album was recorded and produced by the band (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) in Los Angeles and released via their own STUNVOLUME Records. Strange Little Birds is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind of People.

You can watch their music video for the album’s single ‘Empty’ in the player above, which is directed by longtime collaborator Samuel Bayer.

Working initially in Vig’s basement and then at Red Razor Sounds in Los Angeles, Garbage drew on a variety of sources to inspire the album including recent fan letters back to the albums they loved when growing up.

“The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically”, said frontwoman Shirley Manson. Strange Little Birds is “less fussed over” than anything Garbage has ever made. “We fell in love with immediacy,” adds Vig.

Some will hear echoes of Garbage’s 1995 debut album in Strange Little Birds, including Manson herself. “To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any of the previous records,” she says. “It’s getting back to that beginner’s headspace.” “In part,” she says, “that’s a result of not having anyone to answer to.”

Garbage are currently on the European leg of their tour which sees them perform in London next week at the Troxy in London on 13th June and Rock City in Nottingham on 14th June.

Lisa Hannigan announces new album ‘At Swim’

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Lisa Hannigan has announced details of highly-anticipated new album, ‘At Swim’, which will be released on 19th August via Play It Again Sam recordings.

Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, her third record follows the double-platinum, Mercury-nominated debut ‘Sea Sew’, and 2011’s ‘Passenger’.

An intimate 16-date Irish tour commences this month, with an extensive worldwide run of shows and the album’s first single to follow shortly.

Airing today, new track ‘Prayer for the Dying’ was inspired by the passing of a friend’s parent after an extended illness.

“They’d had a very long and happy marriage and the loss was devastating,” Lisa recalls. “I wanted to try and express that grief but also pay tribute to their marriage.”

You can get your hands on the new album at the end of August, and listen to ‘Prayer For The Dying’ in the player above.

Spook The Herd reveal music video for ‘App Tofu’

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Spook The Herd have released a new music video for ‘App Tofu. You can watch it in the player above.

The band announced the release date of ‘The Small Wins EP’ last week via Exploding In Sound Records, and have returned in the news with this second single release titled ‘App Tofu’.

The Boston-based duo’s ‘The Small Wins EP’ is due out 17th June via Exploding In Sound Records.

Justin Bieber releases documentary-style video for ‘Company’

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Justin Bieber has revealed his long-awaited music video for ‘Company’. You can watch it in the player above.

The video, directed by Justin’s personal videographer Rory Kramer is a collection of rare, un-released footage taken over the last year during the creation of Justin’s global number 1 Def Jam Recordings album ‘Purpose’, and his sold-out Purpose World Tour.

“Personally, I love this video because it’s an honest look at my journey,” said Justin. “The process of putting together this album and this tour – surrounded by people I love to be with – has been really special. I’m proud of it, it’s been a lot of fun and lot of hard work, and I think that really shows in video. I hope my fans like it as I much as I do, because it’s really all for you.”

Not only that but Justin just recently launch an emoji app that allows fans to access to hundreds of exclusive high-quality, premium stickers, gifs and expressions. The app immediately shot to number 1 on Apple’s chart.

On Saturday, Justin continues the sold-out North American leg of the Purpose World Tour in Winnepeg, Canada. The tour will continue throughout June and July, culminating in two sold-out nights at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In August the tour will visit Japan, and then run through Europe later in the year.

Party Favor reveal ‘Bust ‘Em’ music video

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Party Favor have released a new music video for their track ‘Bust ‘Em’, you can watch it in the player above.

The video, directed by Alex Westmore, is a 1980’s B-style Action/Horror flick that details a robot experiment gone horribly wrong.

The star of the video is a robot by the name of “H.A.M.” (Human Assistant Machine) that seems to have a challenger in the lab.

Party Favor enlisted a crew of friends to play roles throughout the video. Look out for cameos from Ghastly, Brillz, 4B, Boombox Cartel, Paz, Two Fresh and Carter Cruise.

‘Bust ‘Em’ is Party Favor’s latest single and is available now via Mad Decent.