Trash Talk have just announced a European Tour set for June and July this year. The tour will see them play Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Ireland along with a host of dates in the UK and Scotland. See the poster above for details. Tickets are on sale now so be quick. I've heard the Manchester date is selling out ridiculously quick due to the Star and Garter being a tiny venue. Avoid disappointment and grab a ticket quickly!
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in the week I was blown away by the new album from The Dillinger Escape Plan . Following the release of One Of Us Is The Killer the band have now announced that they'll be crossing the Atlantic to cause some mayhem here in the UK later in 2013. Planning their tour for November you can catch the dates after the jump. If they're in your city I'd highly recommend checking them out live.
It's always nice to have some new music from Abel Tesfaye , better known as The Weeknd , and today we get some and boy oh by is it nice! He's released the title track to his new album, Kiss Land , and it's 7 minutes and 41 seconds of his fantasies and dreams. It's a psychedelic, sexy, and it's also a step forward for his style which is sounding ever more refined and beautiful to the ear. Little is known about [...]
A sad, sad day this way comes. It may be Friday and you're getting excited for some post work beers but hold a moments silence for Leeds label Brew Records . Sadly they have decided to call it a day after 6 years and 27 releases. Some of which have been my favourites in recent years and turned me onto some of my now favourite bands. Currently home to Kong, Humanfly, Blacklisters , Castrovalva and Nine Black Alps , Brew had also previously released records by Hawk Eyes , These Monsters, Shield Your Eyes [...]
Artist: Brew Title: 10 of the Best File Name: SoundCloud Genre: ROCK
Franz Ferdinand are back! Nearly a decade after releasing their self-titled debut, the Scottish four-piece have announced their fourth studio album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action . The album was recorded over the past year at various studios in the UK, Scotland, Sweden, and Norway, and will feature a few interesting collaborations (they've yet to reveal any more on that). Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action will be released on August 27th, and features ten tracks. Take a look at the album announcement trailer as well as the album tracklisting below. [...]
There's never a dull moment when that moment involves Wayne Coyne and last night was no different as he visited the studios of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon . There with The Flaming Lips to perform Terror featuring track "Try to Explain", they also laid down a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes". Coyne was pretty much starkers for the performances. Before stripping off though he did seem to enjoy and entertaining game of pictionary with Fallon, Demi Lovato, and Julie Bowen. [...]
Teaming up with the young and talented King Krule , Mount Kimbie offer up "You Took Your Time" from their forthcoming album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. The duo offer up the jazz like drums while Krule's croon carries every bit of the track forward. The James Blake type sounds of the beat paired up with the vocal kind of reminds me of The Streets in a way. I think all of us at SKoA just have a longing for Mike Skinner to return to his former self. However, I've found it hard not to [...]
Artist: mountkimbie Title: You Took Your Time (feat. King Krule) File Name: SoundCloud
We've spoken about Tribes a fair bit in recent months and the reason why is now streaming in full below. Their album Wish To Stream is set for release on May 20th via Universal Island Records. It's a bloody great listen and a definite nice growth from their stunning debut Baby . Let it sit with you a little longer and it'll set in nicely as one of this year's stand outs. Go pre-order a copy over here . The band are on tour throughout the UK in May following the [...]
Artist: Tribes Title: Wish To Scream File Name: SoundCloud
Disclosure dropped by BBC's Maida Vale Studios today, where they performed a live in-studio session for Zane Lowe 's radio programme. During the session, Howard and Guy Lawrence debuted a new track from their upcoming debut album Settle , a slick banger titled "F for You." Pulsating with a four on the floor beat, the song is catchy as hell. As per usual, these brothers are killin' it. Stream it below along with in-studio performances of "You & Me" with Eliza Doolittle and "You Used To Hold Me" with singer Natalie Duncan.
Mayer Hawthorne looks to impress with his upcoming third album Where Does This Door Go . He's pulled Pharrell Williams in on album production, and now the album's lead single features vocals from the ever-soulful Jessie Ware . Titled "Her Favorite Song," the single is a funky, charming tale of overcoming troubles, with Ware's harmonies adding sensuous nuance throughout. Hawthorne impresses indeed. Check it out below. Where Does This Door Go is out on July 16th.
Artist: Mayer Hawthorne Title: Her Favorite Song File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Yacht Club Music
Splassh have offered up a lovely sounding free download that is actually the B-side to " All I Wanna Do ", the first single to be taken off their upcoming album Comfort . I've really been enjoying their sun tinged guitars. Well I was until the UK weather decided to revert back to bleak and grey. Still, it's nice to get away from all of that with some new music from this band to brighten the day. Get away from the dreary reality you're living and grab the free download via the stream below. [...]
Artist: SPLASHH Title: Today (Fade Away) File Name: SoundCloud
After announcing #WackWednesday s last week via a hilarious track and video called " Spring Break Anthem ", The Lonely Island offer up the latest preview of their new release, The Wack Album . With a little help from T-Pain , "I Fucked My Aunt" is a slow jam with pretty much a what you see in the title is what you get from the track kind of deal. Stream it below and look out for more previews next Wednesday. The Wack Album is due for release on the [...]
We've spoken highly of The 1975 for about 6 months now and other people seem to be getting the message. They're yet to release a full length album but their new EP, IV , is just days away from release and the hype and fan base surrounding the Manchester band is palpable. A week ago we got to preview the subtle and ambient track " Haunt // Bed ", a contrast to their singles but just as beautiful. Today they've premiered another track from the EP titled "fallingforyou" via [...]
Artist: The 1975 Title: fallingforyou File Name: SoundCloud
Phoenix have been om many a TV screen Stateside by this point. I've seen replays of Saturday Night Live, Letterman and Kimmel. Last night they added another nothc to their bedpost with a couple of performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon . The French outfit laid down renditions of "The Real Thing" and "Trying To be Cool" from recently released album, Bankrupt!
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