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Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Maximo Park: New Single & Tour Details


2014 is going to be a busy year for Maximo Park. With a new album 'Too Much Information' due for release on February 3rd, the band have confirmed the release of their single 'Leave This Island' on 24th January.
 
The song is at a slower pace than some of their earlier work, but non of the energy that made the band famous has been lost. Starting off with a simple drum beat and ripple of synths, the track lifts as it progresses and carries you through. In the track we clearly hear a band that knows what they're doing, without having to shout to be heard.
 
For the music video the band worked with artist Matt Stokes to create a short that looks at the life of a real 'Urban Hermit' living in East London. 'Leave this Island' compliments the short perfectly and becomes a soundtrack to the uncompromising promo video.
 
You can watch the track on the link below (hopefully will be on this site soon).

 
To see the band on tour you can catch them at the following dates and venues in March 2014
 
6th Portsmouth Pyramids
7th Bristol 02 Academy
8th Glasgow Academy
10th Liverpool 02 Academy
11th Nottingham Rock City
13th Leeds 02 Academy
14th Birmingham Institute
15th Manchester Academy
17th Norwich UEA
19th Oxford O2 Academy
20th London Forum
21st Newcastle O2 Academy
22nd Newcastle O2 Academy

Sunday, 8 December 2013

This week I heard

 
As my Sunday dinner digests I thought I would share a few of the songs I really like at the moment. They're all great tracks that fail to get old, no matter how much I press repeat.
 
Caveman - Shut You Down
 
The Courteeners - Are You In Love With A Notion
 
City And Colour - Harder Than Stone

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Lana Del Rey: Tropico


Lana Del Rey is set to release her short film 'Tropico' on December 5th via Vevo.
 
The 30 minute short, directed by Anthony Mandler, stars Lana Del Rey and model Shaun Ross in a "Biblical story of sin and redemption"
Lets hope its as interesting as it looks in the trailer below.
 



Friday, 22 November 2013

Lorde Royals: Zoo Station Remix


Driving along and a remix of 'Royals' by Lorde came over the radio. Its a great remix of what is already a great song. If you wasn't up for the weekend already, I can guarantee you will be after this.

Happy Friday people.


 
This track has made my week and given me a slice of hope for the future.
 
Happy Diving are a 4 peice band from California, signed to father/daughter records, and their track 'Sincere' is getting attention all over. It has an early 'Brand New' feel to it, which is better than good. It makes the same instant connection and adds its self to your 'list'. At just 2:38 long the track is short and sweet and leaves you wanting more.

Unable to currently hear the rest of the EP I can't say much for any of their other material. Hopefully something will be given to us soon and is as golden as their first offering.
 


Sunday, 10 November 2013

Bombay Bicycle Club: New Song & Album


This week I heard the news that Bombay Bicycle Club are set to release a new album in 2014. The band have also revealed a new track 'Carry Me'.
 
 
'Carry Me' is a lot more electronic that previous songs, but it works well and you still feel all the elements that made previous albums great. In recent interviews the band have said that the new album has been inspired by trips to India. However it wasn't a tranquil spiritual 'awakening', but an embrace of the hectic vibrant city of Mumbai.
 
There is also news that the band will be touring early next year. Really looking forward as the months slip by and with them new tracks from the forthcoming release.
 
 


Saturday, 9 November 2013

Chloe Howl: Paper Heart


Below is 'Paper Heart' by Chloe Howl. Aged just 18 and already signed to Columbia records, potentially good things lie ahead.
 
 

'Paper Heart' is a great pop track which has some great synth use that compliments her vocals beautifully. Its not a track you bypass, in fact you will probably have to listen to it again... and then maybe again.