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  1. Pitchfork Music Festival Paris has added to the steamy weather temperature with the announcement that The 1975 will be their final headline act for the ninth edition of the festival, which will run from October 31 to November 2 at Le Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris.

    The Manchester four-piece will top a Saturday night line up of unadulterated pop gold, joining Charli XCX, 2manydjs (djset), Aurora and more for a true party atmosphere.

    FULL LINE UP:

    Thursday October 31

    Skepta - Mura Masa - Hamza - Zola
    Ateyaba - Celeste - Duendita - Ezra Collective - Flohio - Kojey Radical - Master Peace - slowthai - The Comet is Coming - Yussef Dayes

    Friday November 1

    Chromatics - Belle & Sebastian - Primal Scream
    Barrie - Briston Maroney - Chai - Desire - Drugdealer - Helado Negro - In Mirrors - Jackie Mendoza - Nilüfer Yanya - Orville Peck - Sheer Mag - Squid - Weyes Blood

    Saturday November 2

    The 1975 - Charli XCX, 2manydjs (dj set), Aurora, SebastiAn
    Aeris Roves - Jamila Woods - Jessica Pratt - Kedr Livanskiy - Korantemaa - Scène Konbini Radio

    This year's Pitchfork Festival Paris will feature a more diverse line up than ever before, introducing two new stages focussing on up and coming talent. Today's newly announced artists and day splits show the festival delving into a different area of exciting and innovative contemporary talent each day, delivering an eclectic and diverse selection of established and emerging names.

    See the website for more details.




  2. Oxford Ritual Union festival have followed their first wave announcement of May, with further additions to the one-day event.

    Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, She Drew The Gun, Another Sky, The Comet Is Coming, Candy Says and Bo Ningen will be gracing the stages at venues along Oxford's Cowley Road on Saturday October 19.

    They join the likes of The Murder Capital, Flamingods, Scalping, Heavy Lungs, Working Men's Club, Far Caspian, Porridge Radio. Teleman, Twin Peaks, Pigsx7 and more previously revealed..

    Tier 2 tickets at £44 are on sale now. Click here.





  3. Gearing up for 2020's Live At Leeds festival on May 2, the festival is previewing some of its Ones To Watch acts in a series of showcases later this year.

    Taking place at several Leeds' venues on October 12, October 26, and November 23, Just Mustard, Black Futures, Lauran Hibberd, Talk Show, Gender Roles, Sick Joy, On Video and Red Rum Club are just some of the artists lined up.

    The full line-up is as follows:

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 12
    Brudenell Social Club

    Black Futures
    Lauran Hibberd
    Just Mustard
    Low Hummer
    Pillow Queens
    Talk Show
    Hannah Willwood
    Zooni

    SATURDAY OCTOBER 26
    The Key Club

    Beauty School
    Cassels
    Gender Roles
    itoldyouiwouldeatyou
    Kid Kapichi
    Sick Joy

    SATURDAY NOVEMBER 23
    The Wardrobe

    Gauranga

    Junodream
    Leo Cosmos
    On Video
    Red Rum Club
    Stop the Rain
    Suns Up

    Tickets are on sale now here



  4. Words: Sam Geary 

    Directed and produced by George S. Rosenthal, San Francisco-based alt-pop-rockers The Y Axes share the visuals for their single 'Moon'.

    Taken from their 'No Waves' album released last month, the four-piece craft intricate instrumentation with ethereal vocal melodies to create pop that is simultaneously frantic, anthemic, heartbreaking, and hard-hitting.



    Live dates

    JULY
    31 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA

    AUGUST
    02 Barboza Seattle, WA
    03 Kelly's Olympian Portland, OR
    31 Neck of the Woods San Francisco, CA




  5. With the vibrant indie music scene in Australia and New Zealand constantly outshining much of the output from their British and American cousins, Little Indie picks our weekly bunch of some of the best new tracks on offer.



    SURF FRIENDS - NEW WHEELS


    We featured Auckland, NZ electro-surf pop duo recently with 'Outdoors'. Now Brad Coley and Peter Westmoreland are back with another infectious, reverbed slice of jangle surf. Catch on July 27 for their new album, 'Doing Your Thing' (released via Flying Nun Records) launch party at Auckland's Thirsty Dog Tavern.
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    THE BLOCKADES - PLATONIC


    A fuzzy, loud, sonic rock bomb from Brisbane-based, high school teen trio - all just 17. Caleb Freeman, Jade Roles and Jacob Kirstenfeldt show great maturity, writing songs exploring themes including relationships, politics, sensationalism in the news and mental health.
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    NYXEN - INSOMNIA


    Sydney-based, Tokyo-born songstress Chelsea Lester - whom we featured here last summer with 'Chains' - captures a way with layering vocals over electro-pop beats, which on this track she says she tried in the writing of to "encapsulate the various emotions/states of 'Insomnia' through the instrumentation. I always try and express what I'm feeling in the backdrop of the song, with the thought that if there were no lyrics, would people still relate to the emotion I'm portraying?"
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    PLANET  - NEVER NEW

    Credit: Chris Polak

    Now signed to Dew Process, the Sydney quartet dropped this new single last week - their first new music since last year's debut EP, 'Waking Eight'. A Nineties groove resonates with distorted guitars, a big chorus, and Matty Took singing “Love won’t change a thing” over a sonic wall of synths.
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    THE CHATS - IDENTITY THEFT


    Queensland's 'pub punk' teen trio - Josh Price, Eamon Sandwith, Matt Boggis - drop this new single via their own Bargain Bin Records on September 13. Brimming with youthful energy, its punk punch is mosh pit territory. Catch live in UK/IR next month when they play Reading/Leeds along with a few other dates, before returning for a December tour.
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    TWINFOLDS - MEET YOU AT DINNER


    Brisbane four-piece blend their laid-back psych-pop sound on their nostalgic and warm newest track, the title cut off their forthcoming second EP, out August 2. Wonky instrumentation overlaid with a breezy vocal, as saxophonist Hamish Litster sings “there’s a difference between lonely and being alone.”
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