Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Purity Ring: Album Release

Electronic duo 'Purity Ring' have announced the release of their debut album on the 24th of July.
The album, titled 'Shrines', is much awaited since the band appeared on everyones radar with hits such as ' 'Belispeak' and 'Lofticries'. It will be released though their recent label 4AD, home to other artists such as Grimes, Bon Iver and The National.

Cant wait.

Friday, 13 April 2012


Check this out. Found it while having a browse earlier.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Block Party: UK Tour

Last year it seemed we had lost Bloc Party forever, but it all turned out to be some kind of joke that was misunderstood. Either way Bloc Party are back and are currently working on a fourth album in New York with their new label Frenchkiss Records and today have announced a tour.

From the size of the venues it seems the tour is a warm up for the band, a chance to get back to playing live together. No doubt it is also a chance to showcase new material and give us a glimpse of what is to come. I think I'm going to have to get tickets.

19th Garage - Glasgow
20th The Ritz - Manchester
21st KOKO - London

4th Heineken Opener Festival, Gdynia PO
8th Ruisrock Festival, Turku FI
12th BBK Live, Bilbao ES
13th - 15th Melt Festival, Ferropolis DE
30th The Republik, Honolulu HI USA

3rd Hard Festival, LA USA
3rd - 5th Osheaga Festival, Montreal CA
8th Terminal 5, New York NY USA
11th The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas NV USA
16th - 18th Frequency, St Polten AT

4th Mallorca Rocks, Mallorca ES
5th Ibiza Rocks, Ibiza ES

Band Of Skulls: Sweet Sour

Tonight I was sat in my car waiting for Ellé and for the first time heard 'Sweet Sour' by these guys.

Band Of Skulls - Sweet Sour
Band of Skulls are a trio hailing from Southampton, in the UK believe it or not. Some reviewers out there have accused them of riding on the wave of blues/rock that a re-emerged with bands such as The Black Keys, but why not. I think their garage rock / blues sound is genuine and deserving of its air play in its own right. 

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Comback or Cash In?

Over the past few years there has been a tidal wave of 'split' bands 'meanding bonds' and realising 'its all about the music'. But how true is this?

Somehow, every time a band reforms I just cant help but think it is for one last fat paycheck, their pension pot secured. I guess we will never know, not unless a band comes along and is brutally honest!

Just was thinking. Thats all.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

You Me At Six: The Swarm

I saw the thorpe park advert the other night and was logging on youtibe minutes later to hear this song in full.

Its the chorus that gets you, the little drop before it, a quick inhale and then slow it right down for a rhythm you cant help but move your head to. Its awesome.

Alphabeat: Vacation

Alphabeat were once a guilty pleasure of mine, and then my Fiancee bought me tickets to see them live and I was blown away by the talent of this group. There is no guilt involved now.

Vacation is the bands latest release, it is immediately 80's in style which works beautifully with Stines voice, and ridiculously catchy. No doubt this track will be lapped up by tourist reps and Butlins alike, but I will still listen!