Categories
Uncategorized

Cloud Castle Lake /// A Wolf Howling + Sync

The implicit tranquility in a name like Cloud Castle Lake is a far cry from the audible product. The ethereal, post-rock extravaganza that is ‘A Wolf Howling’ showcases the band’s versatility when compared with their other offering ‘Sync’. Though definitely in the same ball park, ‘A Wolf Howling’ has a much more Radiohead-esque vibe, with the tense minor keyboard groove providing an unsettling background to Daniel McAuley’s…wolf-like…falsetto.

The band’s upcoming E.P ‘Dandelion’ is due for release via Happy Valley Records on 19.09.14 in Ireland, and 22.09.14 in the UK. Pre-order the 12” vinyl here.

Listen to ‘A Wolf Howling’ and ‘Sync’ below:
Categories
News video

Brandon Flowers /// New Album Confirmed 2015

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers has confirmed that he is to release a second solo album in 2015. As a follow up to 2010’s ‘Flamingo’, the record will be produced by Ariel Rechtshaid of Haim and Vampire Weekend fame. 
The news comes following a recent headline slot for The Killers at V Festival, where the band provided some comic relief with a cover of Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ whilst drummer Ronnie Vannucci performed a moving interpretive dance.
News of the second solo album doesn’t spell death for The Killers, however. Speaking to NME, Flowers said “I wanna keep being in this band. I don’t think we’ll get too morbid about it, I think we wanna keep going.” – We want you to keep going too, guys. Cheers!
Check out the amazing cover of ‘Fancy’ below:

Categories
video

Prides /// I Should Know You Better video release


Scottish synthpop band Prides released their video for their latest single ‘I Should Know You Better’ yesterday. With an electronic sound not dissimilar to their compatriots Chvrches (who also rock), they add to it with a more traditional drum and guitar sound – and it works brilliantly. With an anthemic chant of ‘Well I know that we will live forever’ that would put William Wallace to shame the song builds to a climax at around 2:30, before ending with a melancholic a cappella outro. The track is accompanied by a video in which a headphone-wearing, picnic-loving half yeti half hipster is rather mercilessly stalked by a poacher. 

I’m not entirely sure which is more brilliant – the song, or the fact that by the end of the video I was genuinely upset for our poor Shoreditch yeti.
Check it out below:

Categories
video

The War On Drugs /// Under Pressure

The War On Drugs unveil new video for “Under Pressure” from the album “Lost In The Dream”.  The video hosts an autumnal feel reminiscent of the album artwork and captures the sound of “Under Pressure” as the kaleidoscopic array of images mirror Granduciel’s dreamy vocals. Nostalgia seems to be an underlying theme, and seeing as “Lost In The Dream” was written about the inability to feel settled after touring, this seems just about right. The video is a perfect accompaniment as a hazy, isolated view on what it feels like to be coming home.

 
Categories
Uncategorized

Robin Romei /// Vapours video release

Indie crooner Robin Romei has released the video for his new single, “Vapours.” Think a shinier Jamie T, which isn’t a bad thing…

Categories
Uncategorized

King Buzzo /// This Machine Kills Artists

Acoustic guitarist, King Buzzo, aka Buzz Osbourne of The Melvins has released a brave solo album.The Machine Kills Artists was released on June 16th. The album is perhaps a little longer than it needs to be and some tracks in the second half could definitely have been sacrificed to produce a more consistent LP. Nevertheless, it is definitely worth a listen.

Categories
Uncategorized

Black Light White Light /// High Like A Hurricane


Desert-rockers Black Light White Light have gifted us with another Danish export. Check out new single ‘High Like A Hurricane’ below, and the B side ‘Sex & Fury’ which shows off the band’s more aggressive side.

Categories
Uncategorized

Jenny Lewis /// Just One Of The Guys


Indie singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis will release her new album The Voyager on July 29th. Produced by Ryan Adams with the help of industry heavyweights Beck and Jonathan Rice, the LP is sure to be one to listen out for this summer. Check out the drawling, earworm of a lead single ‘Just One Of The Guys’ below:

Categories
Uncategorized

Neil Young /// A Letter Home

A Letter Home is a unique collection of covers recorded by Neil Young in single takes in Jack White’s Voice-O-Graph booth. A Voice-O-Graph is a machine that records straight to vinyl, giving tracks an authentic, vintage sound quality.The album was a surprise release for Record Store Day from Jack White’s independent label Third Man Records and features Young covering classic songs by Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan and Gordon Lightfoot amongst others.

Watch the footage of Young covering Bert Jansch’s ‘Needle of Death’ for the LP below:

Categories
Uncategorized

Bird /// My Fear and Me

Not the easiest band to find by name but most definitely worth the Google search, Bird have released their debut LP My Fear and Me. Moody, pensive, intelligent and ambient – this is lo-fi indie rock at its most vital. Check out the video for album track ‘A War’ below: