Archives for December 2014

Australian band Brighter Later release new Single

UPCOMING RELEASE PLANNED FOR 2015 Melbourne outfit BRIGHTER LATER have appeared, fully formed, as a hauntingly original new voice in Australian music. The musical incarnation of songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jaye Kranz and her collaborators - return with a rousing new single "Brace". The result is a thoroughly intoxicating … [Read more...]

Astpai – Burden Calls

The energy is consistent on Burden Calls, but the songs bounce between revitalized rock 'n' roll and rote. Half of the album frays the punk-pop tradition of snots singing about boredom and disenchantment. Yet, on the whole, there's no doubting Astpai's professionalism; this is a focused album with limited filler, often capturing the energy of a … [Read more...]

French rock band 1984 releases new EP

The French indie rock trio has released its latest EP, titled Night Phases, along with two accompanying videos.  Stream the entire EP: and check out videos for "Make Me Out" and "Curtains on our Nights". Facebook … [Read more...]

Wreckless Eric – Wreckless Eric Presents: The Hitsville Houseband ’12 O’clock Stereo’ (reissue)

The return and reinstatement of Eric Goulden’s place in musical history has certainly been one of the most heart-warming occurrences of the last year or so.  With a raft of touring, radio sessions and well-curated reissues of four criminally displaced albums bearing his authorship (two from The Len Bright Combo and two under his Wreckless Eric … [Read more...]

Kishi Bashi Announces Winter 2015 Tour Dates

Joyful Noise Recordings and multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter Kishi Bashiare pleased to announce his upcoming winter 2015 tour. Touring behind the release of his critically acclaimed full-length album, Lighght, Kishi Bashi will be touring the U.S. beginning onThursday, January 15 in Chicago, IL throughFriday, February 20 when he will perform … [Read more...]

The Real Tuesday Weld – Happy Hatter Christmas EP

Although 2011’s The Last Werewolf  was the last bona fide album-sized set from The Real Tuesday Weld, Stephen Coates hasn’t been idle or reclusive since it appeared.  Collaborations with Lazarus And The Plane Crash (for 2012’s Horseplay LP) and The Age Of Not Believing (inside 2013’s Lantern Waste EP), multi-media expansion of his Antique Beat … [Read more...]

Hunck Release EP

North London band Hunck have released their Something Missing EP digitally and also as a seven track cassette. Compared with the Violent Femmes, Pond and Editors, Hunck are nevertheless bringing together  a sound that is very much their own, drawing influences from Shoegaze, Mathrock and the folk scene. After gaining positive responses to their … [Read more...]

New Single and Video from pop-electronic act Renaiszance

“Given all the voices, opinions, advertising, media, and noise we’re surrounded with on a daily basis about who we are and what we should be doing, 'My Way' is about reclaiming your power, breaking free of the societal norms and simply being yourself,” said Ravé. In addition to the vivid imagery, the music video features quotes from changemakers … [Read more...]

When Cities Sleep – What Lies Lay Between Us

On first listen, my gut said this is an over-produced mess. And, yes, the five-piece band named When Cities Sleep throws a lot at you with the eight songs on What Lies Lay Between Us, but parts of the album's production demonstrate fine attention to detail. For example, on track 4, "Life And Lies," the synth accompaniment to the guitar during the … [Read more...]

Howard Eynon – So What If Im Standing In Apricot Jam (reissue)

Having assuredly delivered a back-to-basics reissue of Jackson C Frank’s only official studio long-player earlier this year, Fire’s still nascent archivist imprint Earth Recordings digs a fair bit deeper with this second choice addition to the label's catalogue.  Originally released as a 1970s Australian private-press curio, this sole album from … [Read more...]