New Video Alert | Mark Lanegan Band | ‘Beehive’

Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan has a new video for the current single ‘Beehive’ taken from the up and coming album ‘Gargoyle.’ Dangerous Minds have the premiere:

“Beehive” is represented by a new video, a sad and charming little vampire love story by Zhang and Knight. The song features guitar contributions from Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli, and it’s Dangerous Minds’ privilege to premiere the video for you today.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Mark Lanegan Bands new album ‘Gargoyle’ is out on April 28th and has reached wide critical acclaim:

“Bringing diverse soundscapes and lyrical moods into a hugely enjoyable whole, Lanegan ascends to goth-synth perfection… A triumph.” MOJO – ★★★

“Think Depeche Mode at their darkest and pitch-shift Dave Gahan’s voice down an octave, and you’re close to the appeal of Gargoyle, Lanegan’s darkly compelling new album.”
Uncut – 8/10 ★★★★

“Gargoyle takes the electronic bedrock of its predecessor and kicks it up a notch.” Q Magazine – ★★★★

“Cinematic musical backdrops frame Lanegan’s voice in a noir landscape that enhances his lyrical ruminations, expanding on the experimentation of Blues Funeral and Phantom Radio to produce arguably Lanegan’s most accomplished album yes.” Louder Than War – 9/10 ★★★★

“A menacing Krautrock air pervades, with Nocturne a wonderful fog of reverby guitars, propellant bass and Lanegan’s weathered vocals.” Guitar & Bass – 9/10 ★★★★

“Gargoyle has an early 80s UK electronic rock feel, with Lanegan’s rough vocal rasp sawing through musical timbres reminiscent of what was being played out at Manchester’s Factory.” The WIRE

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Mark Lanegan Band are back playing shows in Europe early this summer. Duke Garwood will support Lanegan at these shows:

Jun 19 Library, Birmingham
Jun 20 Garage, Glasgow
Jun 21 Ritz, Manchester
Jun 22 Koko, London
Jun 25 Live Music Hall, Cologne
Jun 26 Gruenspan Hamburg, Germany
Jun 27 Gibson, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Jun 28 Zeche, Bochum, Germany
Jul 01 Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Jul 02 Main Square Festival Arras, France
Jul 04 WIZEMANN, Stuttgart, Germany
Jul 05 Rockhouse Salzburg, Austria
Jul 06 A38, Budapest, Hungary

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New Video Alert | The Orielles | Sugar Tastes Like Salt

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The Orielles have a new video for their current single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt.’ Filmed and edited by Josh Bentley, Cool Hunting had the premiere:

Less than a month ago, Halifax, UK trio The Orielles released an epic, dizzying eight minutes of twisting rock music known as “Sugar Tastes Like Salt.” It was the band’s first single since signing with Heavenly Recordings, and to call the song ambitious is an understatement. It’s a joyride invoking various decades worth of rock genres that delivers refreshing force. When vocals strike one minute in, the guitar, bass and drums have already captured listeners wholeheartedly. Today, The Orielles—composed of sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand-Halford and their friend Henry Carlyle Wade—have dropped a music video for the song that’s more or less a short film satirizing late-night TV. Only it devolves into several nightmarish and outlandish scenarios—and ultimately, a tour de force surrealist staging of the song.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

Lead vocalist Esme Dee Hand-Halford talks about the concept for the video:

“We came up with this idea, that all of our visuals should kind of exist within the same universe,” Esme explains, “Therefore certain segments of the video give away hints about other Orielles stuff, kind of like a subliminal interaction between us and the viewers through the medium of the video. Making the full story came fairly easy once we had all agreed on the general concept.” Cinematic influences then took hold. “We aimed to mix the weirdness of David Lynch with the outrageous and aesthetic elements of violence and gore within Tarantino’s films—as well as making a bit of a commentary on society through the absurdist nature of some sections, in the style of Roy Andersson,” she says. There are plenty of costume changes and scenes within scenes, hedonism meets a staunch social critique, and all the while, the track eviscerates listeners with jagged instrumentalism and dark dance beats.

LISTEN TOSUGAR TASTES LIKE SALTHERE.
PURCHASESUGAR TASTES LIKE SALT’ HERE.

“An eight-minute banger with the kind of experimental ambition that should prick up even the most discerning of ears.”
DIY Magazine

“It’s the sassiest, darkest and dare we say, best thing they’ve ever released, honing in on their alliance with Manchester and it’s rich, musical history, by giving way to Happy Monday’s dancier, Hacienda-indebted guitar style and A Certain Ratio’s deadpan groove.”
–So Young Magazine

“An 8-minute Gang of Four-style lick driven by an old disco beat which turns into something all together more feral.”
- Loud & Quiet

“Clocking in at eight-minutes long it’s a seriously impressive blast of expansive, swooning psychedelic pop that jerks between lysergic garage-rock tendencies and frenzied disco beats driven by Can-esque percussion, scuzzy guitars and sublime vocals.”
- Gigwise

The Orielles are currently on their UK tour, they play the following shows:

12th Oxford, The Cellar
13th Reading, Purple Turtle
14th Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
15th Southampton, The Joiners
16th Cardiff, Wales Goes Pop: Weekender
19th Leicester, The Cookie
20th Birmingham, Victoria
21st Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
22nd Stoke, The Sugarmil
26th Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears
28th Nottingham, The Chameleon
29th Leeds, Live At Leeds
30th Liverpool, Festevol
30th Manchester, SFTOC

Pick up your tickets here.

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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard announce their new album ‘Murder Of The Universe.’

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard have announced their new album ‘Murder Of The Universe’ for release on June 23rd. The album follows the release of ‘Flying Microtonal Banana’ which came out in February this year.

“The album was recorded at Flightless HQ in East Brunswick, Melbourne Australia in early 2017 and produced by the band’s Stu Mackenzie.

The band have also unveiled an epic 13-minute film to Chapter 3: Han-Tyumi And The Murder Of The Universe directed by long time collaborator Jason Galea.

Lit by thunderclaps and lightning, Murder Of The Universe inhabits a sonic landscape of death, decay, ossification, fossilisation, rebirth. It is a place occupied by wandering shape-shifting beasts, bleeding skies, pools of blood, great fires and mushroom clouds; a planet rent asunder by conflict.

A disorientating experience, the album hinges on three distinct sections that rise from larval beds, and whose lyrics should be carved in stone, squeezed from moss, discovered in ancient runes. And all the while a passing cast of characters imbue the tale with both human and non-human emotions.”

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

ALBUM TRACK-LISTING AND PRE-ORDERS HERE

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard are back in Europe for a run of shows & festival appearances early this summer:

05/05 — 08/06 Sound Isidro 2017, Madrid, Spain

31/05 — 04/06 Primavera Sound Festival 2017, Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona, Spain

03/06 — Field Day Victoria Park, London, UK

05/06 — 08/06 Beaches Brew 2017, Hana-Bi, Marina di Ravenna, Italy

08/06 — 10/06 NOS Primavera Sound 2017, Parque da Cidade, Porto, Portugal

09/06 — 11/06 — This Is Not A Love Song 2017, Paloma, Nîmes, France

13/06 — Concorde 2, Brighton, UK

14/06 — Albert Hall, Manchester, UK

15/06O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK

16/06 — 18/06 Best Kept Secret Festival 2017

17/06 — Maifeld Derby 2017, Maimarkt-Gelände, Mannheim, Germany

22/06 — Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France

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H.Hawkline releases a new single ‘Engineers’ ahead of the new album ‘I Romanticize.’

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In June H.Hawkline releases his new album ‘I Romanticize’ and here you can hear the single ‘Engineers’ as premiered on The Line of Best Fit:

Speaking about the new track, Hawkline (aka Huw Evans) says: “Cyndi Lauper was playing on the radio, everything was in our out, I heard a journalist read a Martina Navratilova quote as the song ended: ‘The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.’ I wrote it all down in a pad, we’re all chickens, the pigs are having at it and everyone’s fallen out of love.”

With fluttering guitars and chiming vocals, “Engineers” is a pristine piece of psych that tugs at your hips and seeps into your brain. It’s gorgeously jangly and pockmarked with Hawkline’s signature quirks — it’s another enticing piece of his next chapter.

LISTEN HERE:

The new album ‘I Romanticize’ is out on June 2nd and you can also hear two tracks from the album, ‘My Mine’ and ‘The Last Thing On Your Mind’.

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Read about the recording process of ‘I Romanticize’ here.

H Hawkline has been supporting Devendra Banhart in the US and will do so in the UK this coming June & July. He will also appear at festivals this summer:

The full list of dates is as follows:

JUNE
20th Berlin, Columbiahalle *
22nd Copenhagen, Vega Main Hall *
24th Milan, Auditorium di Milano *
26th Brussels, Botanique Orangerie *
30th Vilanova I la Geltru, Vida Festival

JULY
2nd Madrid, Noches del Botanico
5th Sete, Worldwide Festival
7th Belfort, Les Eurockeennes
9th Brescia, Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
10th Cesena, Rocca Malatestiana
11th Rome, Ostia Antica
13th Pori, Pori Jazz Festival
15th Vienna, WUK *
16th Munich, Muffathalle *
18th London, Hackney Empire *
19th Paris, Bataclan *
21st Topcliffe, Deer Shed Festival
27th St Germans, Port Eliot Festival

AUGUST
26th Totnes, Sea Change Festival
31st – Sept 3rd Larmer Tree Gardens, End of the Road Festival

* with Devendra Banhart

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Amber Arcades release new track ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ from the new EP.

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Amber Arcades have released a new track, ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ from the forthcoming ‘Cannonball’ EP to be released on Friday June 2nd. DIY Magazine are premiering the track:

“The track is a slow burner, but one which becomes all the more grand and affecting at its finale as a result. Nestling nicely into the middle of the new EP, it’s another example of De Graaf’s piercing vocals, which are allowed to shine on top of some of the most minimal instrumentation she’s provided yet.

Talking of the track, De Graaf says:

I feel like a lot of times when I am attracted to a certain person or situation, it is not so much the person or situation itself but more my idea of what they represent, and this idea does not necessarily represent reality in any way.

Getting to know people is scary because it necessarily requires you to bury your idealised version of a person and thereby burry a little piece of yourself or your childlike dreams maybe. But then again if you run away the moment someone doesn’t seem to nicely conform to your idealised vision you can’t really say you’ve tried or given anything a fair shot.”

LISTEN HERE:

“The bleary organ and guitar ballad “Can’t Say That We Tried” is one of the sparsest tracks in De Graaf’s arsenal, though it eventually builds to a glorious climax without ever adding drums — think Spiritualized x EMA.” Stereogum

“It’s one of the most captivting slices of dream pop we’ve ever heard.” Gigwise

Can’t Say That We Tried’ is the third track to be released from the up and coming ‘Cannonball’ EP which is to be released on June 2nd.

LISTEN TOWHICH WILLHERE.
LISTEN TOIT CHANGESHERE.

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Amber Arcades have been on tour in the UK supporting Grandaddy at their sold out shows. The band then head to Europe for a run of shows & the UK for a number of festival appearances:

05-Apr-17 Brussels, Ancienne Belgique (Grandaddy Support)
08-Apr-17 Genk, Little Waves Festival
09-Apr-17 Lille, L’Aeronef (Grandaddy Support)
13-Apr-17 Groningen, VERA
14-Apr-17 Zwolle, Hedon
15-Apr-17 Nijmegen, Doornroosje
20-Apr-17 Amsterdam, Paradiso
21-Apr-17 The Hague, Paard Van Troje
22-Apr-17 Utrecht, Tivoli Vredenburg
28-Apr-17 London, The Finsbury — Popular Culture
29-Apr-17 Leeds, Live at Leeds
30-Apr-17 Manchester, Sounds From The Other City
30-Apr-17 Liverpool, FestEvol Gardens 2017
04-May-17 Bologna, Covo Club
05-May-17 Firenze, Glue
06-May-17 Pordenone, Astro Club
07-May-17 Milan, Magnolia
20-May-17 Amsterdam, EYE Filmmuseum
26-Aug-17 Totnes, Totnes Civic Hall — Sea Change 2017
16-Sep-17 Blackburn, Holy Trinity Church — Confessional 17

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FREE DOWNLOAD ALERT: Andrew Weatherall remixes Confidence Man’s single ‘Bubblegum.’

Confidence Man

Our latest signing Confidence Man from Australia recently released their debut single for Heavenly, ‘Bubblegum.’

Listen to ‘Bubblegum’ on SPOTIFY | PURCHASE ON ITUNES.

“One taste and you’re infected. Symptoms include sassy sing-talking, howling and boogie fever.” – Triple J

Andrew Weatherall has remixed the track, which you can download for free. It’s premiering over at Clash Magazine:

Australian four-piece Confidence Man are already cult heroes in their native land, part of a new wave of groups with psychedelia running through their veins.

Freshly signed to Heavenly, Confidence Man have unfurled their new single ‘Bubblegum’ and it’s a chewy sensation that comes packed with flavour.
Out now, legendary producer, crate-digger and explorer of fresh aural dimensions Andrew Weatherall has stepped in on remix duties.
An expansive, baggy-tinged exploration of the connections between indie and electronics, it’s a trip in every sense.

The nagging guitar line and playful vocals recall Tom Tom Club, while the acid-tinged synth work builds into something entrancing.

LISTEN TO THE TRACK ON CLASH HERE:

DOWNLOAD THE REMIX HERE.

Confidence Man will also make their UK live debut this summer with three London shows & an appearance at The Great Escape Festival.

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Saint Etienne have announced details of their new album ‘Home Counties.’

Saint Etienne - Home Counties

Saint Etienne have announced details of a new album titled ‘Home Counties’ which will be released on Friday 2nd June.

The record contains 19 brand new ‘tracks’ inspired by our bitter-sweet relationship with the eponymous shires that have always been part of our lives.

A note from the band:

We recorded it in the summer and autumn of 2016 and it’s co-produced by Shawn Lee of Wall Of Sound and Young Gun Silver Fox fame. The cover design comes courtesy of our good friend and artist Scott King.

Sarah Cracknell says: “We had so much fun writing for this album, drawing influence from our teenage years growing up in the home counties. Bob, Pete and I led almost parallel lives while I was in Windsor and they were in Surrey, developing our passion for music and London. Shawn Lee was a joy to work with, he’s a wonderful multi-instrumentalist who seemed to have some kind of telepathy with us and translated our ideas perfectly. The record is quite varied in styles and brings together a little something from all our past albums whilst sounding completely new.”

Bob Stanley says “Suburbia’s anonymity is exactly why it’s a source of inspiration. They said it couldn’t happen here — and it didn’t.”

Whilst Pete added “We took a ride and ran with the dogs”

As a taster of what’s to come we’re streaming a special preview song from the album entitled ‘Heather’ here.

LISTEN TO HEATHER HERE

You can pre-order ‘Home Counties’ on a limited edition gatefold double vinyl, CD and of course cassette — with some very exclusive extras — from Saint Etienne’s official store here.

The band will do a full UK in June with three special shows to warm up in May.

May 2017

Fri 26 Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
Sat 27 Oxford, Common People
Wed 31 Barcelona, Primavera Sound

June 2017

Fri 02 London, Royal Festival Hall
Sat 03 Cardiff, Tramshed
Sun 04 Birmingham, Town Hall
Tue 06 Bexhill, De La Warr
Thu 08 Newcastle, Sage
Fri 09 Edinburgh, Queens Hall
Sat 10 Sheffield, City Hall Ballroom
Sun 11 Manchester, RNMC Concert Hall

Tickets for all of these go on sale at 9am this Friday and we’ll be posting links here and on the bands website.

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H.Hawkline has announced his new album ‘I Romanticize’ with a new track ‘My Mine.’

H Hawkline

H Hawkline has announced details of his new album titled ‘I Romanticize’ to be released on June 2nd. Have previously teased with the track ‘Last Thing On Your Mind,’ Loud and Quiet Magazine have announced the record with a new track ‘My Mine.’

Los Angeles is a long way (roughly 5,300 miles) from the quaint Pembrokeshire market town of Narberth, north Wales, but those were the opposing destinations H. Hawkline retreated to in order to record his freshly announced new album, ‘I Romanticize’. You don’t find castle remains and sweet teashops in one. And you definitely don’t find many topless roller-skaters in the other.

Anyway, for his new album Huw Evans had good reason to journey to the east coast. It was to reunite with long-term collaborator Cate le Bon, who’s based there now. She forms part of the band who perform on the new LP’s 12 tracks, along with Warpaint‘s Stella Mozgawa and composer Josiah Steinbrick. It’s co-produced by Samur Khouja.

This has been the first record I’ve made where I’ve felt as if everything came completely naturally, like post that comes with a handwritten address,” says H. Hawkline. “To my ears it’s pretty accessible pop music, but maybe there’s something wrong with my ears.”

LISTEN TOMY MINE’ HERE

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H Hawkline has been supporting Devendra Banhart in the US and will do so in the UK this coming June & July. He will also appear at festivals this summer:

The full list of dates is as follows:

JUNE
20th Berlin, Columbiahalle *
22nd Copenhagen, Vega Main Hall *
24th Milan, Auditorium di Milano *
26th Brussels, Botanique Orangerie *
30th Vilanova I la Geltru, Vida Festival

JULY
2nd Madrid, Noches del Botanico
5th Sete, Worldwide Festival
7th Belfort, Les Eurockeennes
9th Brescia, Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
10th Cesena, Rocca Malatestiana
11th Rome, Ostia Antica
13th Pori, Pori Jazz Festival
15th Vienna, WUK *
16th Munich, Muffathalle *
18th London, Hackney Empire *
19th Paris, Bataclan *
21st Topcliffe, Deer Shed Festival
27th St Germans, Port Eliot Festival

AUGUST
26th Totnes, Sea Change Festival
31st – Sept 3rd Larmer Tree Gardens, End of the Road Festival

* with Devendra Banhart

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The Orielles release debut single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ on Heavenly Recordings

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Photo credit: Neelam Khan Vela

Halifax three-piece The Orielles have released their debut single ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ on Heavenly Recordings — an eight-minute-plus burst of spatial-funk that in part recalls both ESG and fellow north-west pioneers A Certain Ratio. It was produced by Marta Salogni.

Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ is premiering on DIY, who say “the track is a sprawling, unexpected thing, moving through pulsing post-punk to twitchy ESG-style brooding dance beats and back out. Lyrically, meanwhile, it references Tarantino classic Deathproof, lifting the line ‘Well, ain’t you so sweet that you make sugar taste just like salt’ to throw a darkly cheeky extra flavour into the mix.”

Listen to ‘Sugar Tastes Like Salt’ here:

The Orielles head out on a UK tour next month, including a headline slot for Huw Stephens presents at The Social in London:

APRIL
5th Edinburgh, Leith Depot
6th Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
7th Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
8th York, The Fulford Arms
11th London, The Social
12th Oxford, The Cellar
13th Reading, Purple Turtle
14th Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
15th Southampton, The Joiners
16th Cardiff, Wales Goes Pop: Weekender
19th Leicester, The Cookie
20th Birmingham, Victoria
21st Hebden Bridge, Trades Club
22nd Stoke, The Sugarmil
26th Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears
28th Nottingham, The Chameleon
29th Leeds, Live At Leeds
30th Liverpool, Festevol
30th Manchester, SFTOC

Pick up your tickets here.

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Sounds From The Other City announces full line-up including Heavenly Recordings stage

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Sounds From The Other City, Salford’s celebration of new music, art and performance, returns bank holiday weekend, April 30th, 2017.

Heavenly Recordings are pleased to announce we will be returning to Salford for the Sounds From The Other City all dayer. We have our very own stage showcasing some of our favourite artists. Join us upstairs at The Old Pint Pot to see:

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Amber Arcades

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The Orielles

Britain
Britain

Creatures
Creatures

Ali Horn
Ali Horn

TVAM
TVAM

Tickets for 2017 festival are available via Skiddle.com now. Physical tickets are also available now at Common, Islington Mill, Kings Arms and the Old Pint Pot (all booking-fee free) as well as at Piccadilly Records.

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