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A little blog about indie stuff




  1. Words: Ellie Ward 

    After feeling 'Pure Blue' last month, Violet are back with a new guitar-pop cracker, 'Shiver'.

    The sub-four minute tune - which sends a shiver down the spine, all right, with its silvery guitar riffs and lush melodies - comes in advance of the Midlands indie quintet's debut EP, ‘Feels Like Heaven', out November 22 via HolyHowl.

    Check out 'Shiver' below.



    Live dates

    NOVEMBER
    26 Glasgow, King Tuts
    27 Newcastle, Riverside

    DECEMBER
    11 London, 02 Academy Islington




  2. Words: Ellie Ward 

    Grimes has revealed a new song, 'So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth', the latest single from her fifth studio album 'Miss_Anthropocene', arriving February 21 2020 via 4AD, the follow-up to her 2015 album 'Art Angels'.

    The six-and-a-half minute downtempo track's (there are in fact two versions, this longer “Art Mix”, while the “Algorithm Mix” runs two minutes shorter) highlight comes in the earworm chorus, where she sings, "So heavy I fell through the earth / Cuz I'm full of love from you."

    Listen to 'So Heavy' below.






  3. Words: Ellie Ward 

    Dublin's Silverbacks have dropped their new single, 'Sirens', out via Nice Swan Records, with the limited edition AA 7" dropping on January 31 2020.

    Produced by Girl Band basssist Daniel Fox, the lushly recorded propulsive rhythm section prompts a visceral response from the three guitarists who weave fuzz-laden riffs, and spindly post-punk riffs into the mix, while vocally switching from semi-spoken nonchalance to unabashedly catchy glam punk melodies.

    "In ‘Sirens’, the narrator misses riots and important protests taking place in his city because he’s too preoccupied with writing the perfect soundtrack for what is happening," says singer Daniel O'Kelly. "He’s equally distracted by his relationship issues, tennis, and his obsession with his favourite band."



    Live dates

    DECEMBER
    13 Nerve Centre, Derry

    JANUARY 2020
    15-18 Eurosonic, Groningen, NL
    31 Sebright Arms, London

    MAY
    13-16 The Great Escape, Brighton




  4. Foals appeared on Later... with Jools Holland last night (November 14), where they performed a live version of 'The Runner', the second single off their sixth studio album, 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2', released in October.

    Watch their performance above.





  5. Words: Izzy Butler

    No sooner than they gave us 'Rebel Forever' than garage-punks Avalanche Party unleash a new humdinger.

    ‘Howl’ is the latest to be lifted from their incoming debut album, released on November 22. Containing a similar, wonderfully infectious swagger 'n’ roll, 'Howl' comes via a surreal video that has its tongue firmly in its cheek, as the band state:

    “The video is taken straight from Avalanche Party's live tv performance on Buzz back in 1973, where their smart suits, trim hairstyles and dope beats helped them stand out from Sweet, Slade and Mud, propelling them to the forefront of UK popular culture.

    Filmed by the great James Tigerman Campbell and featuring a celebrity guest appearance from Jimmy 'when are you going away' Mac.”

    On top of this, the band have recently announced that they’ll be allocating free passes to their tour shows for any employees of the NHS, an institution very close to their hearts. See dates below.



    Live dates

    NOVEMBER
    15 Glasgow, Broadcast
    16 Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
    20 London, Shacklewell Arms
    21 Brighton, Prince Albert
    23 Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
    28 St Albans, The Horn
    29 Newport, Le Pub
    30 Bath, Moles

    DECEMBER
    01 Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms
    04 Sheffield, Record Junkee
    05 York, The Fulford Arms
    06 Hull, The Adelphi
    12 Southampton, The Joiners
    13 Nottingham, The Angel
    14 Middlesbrough, Westgarth Social Club