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  1. Words: Sam Geary 

    Released today (May 24), The Amazons share their second studio album, ‘Future Dust’.

    Containing Radio 1 playlisted ‘Doubt It’ and ‘Mother,’ ‘Future Dust’ is packed with loose blues grooves, religious references and falsetto backing vocals, the songs explore issues including social media witch hunts, eating disorders and depression.

    “We were searching for a heavier sound and we found it by delving back through the blues,” says singer Matthew Thomson. “From Led Zeppelin, we discovered Howlin’ Wolf and immersed ourselves in his back catalogue. I read Hellfire, the Jerry Lee Lewis biography, and fell in love with the Biblical language that was used to describe his ‘devil music’.

    “As much as the songs, it was the stories and characters that we loved. Playing boogie-woogie piano in murky clubs sounds pretty tame now, but back then, it was raw and dangerous. We wanted to capture that with a dirtier, grittier, sexier sound.”

    Listen below.

  2. Houston, we have lift off! Its three-piece sons, Waterparks, are back with a new single, 'Turbulent', via their new home at Hopeless Records.

    The track comes as the Texan pop punks, Awsten Knight, Geoff Wigington and Otto Wood, head to Slam Dunk festival this weekend, playing Leeds on May 25, and Hatfield the day after.

  3. Words: Ellie Ward 

    One of Little Indie's standout acts at both Live At Leeds and The Great Escape earlier this month, The Snuts emerge this week with their all-systems-go new single ‘All Your Friends’, released via Parlophone Records.

    Recorded with Inflo (Karen O, Danger Mouse, Little Simz), and premiered by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music  the West Lothian Buckfast lovers haul out an infectious juggernaut of a tune, ripe with indie rock riffs and rippled with laissez-faire attitude, that builds into the overflowing chorus. 'All Your Friends’ looks like being The Snuts breakout song of the summer.

    “Reflected in the lyrics and the artwork ‘All Your Friends’ is new twist on a familiar social stigma around the drug epidemic that nobody seems to want to talk about," says singer Jack Cochrane. "Keeping in tune with the passionate tones of The Snuts this is a rawer, more direct addition to the catalogue.”

    Check it out via the video, directed by Ronan Corrigan and Hope Kemp, below.

    Live dates 

    25 Newcastle This Is Tomorrow w/ Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
    26 Warrington Neighbourhood Weekender

    13-16 Isle of Wight festival

    11-13 Madrid Mad Cool Festival
    12-14 Glasgow TRNSMT Festival
    25-28 Matlock Y Not Festival
    25-28 Kendal Calling

    22-25 Reading Festival
    22-25 Leeds Festival
    31 Merseyside Skeleton Coast

    25 Birmingham, O2 Academy w/Lewis Capaldi Sold Out

  4. Words: Ellie Ward 

    The Sydney garage rockers - Josh Williams, Stephen Sacco and Mikel Salvador - came to Little Indie's notice last autumn with the scorching 'My Baby', now they deliver new banger, 'Ghosts'.

    The grungy, fuzzy guitar track - out this week - yields intense riffs as it builds around Williams' hazy vocals and smashes a big-time chorus.

    “It’s one of the first songs I ever wrote - I was listening to Ty Segall at the time," says Josh. "It’s gone through a lot of changes and we’ve fleshed it out over five years. I feel like this is a new sound and direction for us and hope people like it as much as we do.”

    Catch Crocodylus live on May 24 at The Marlborough Hotel, Newtown with The Pinheads and Bec Sandridge.

  5. Taken from their new album ‘End of Suffering’, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes release the video for track, 'Kitty Sucker'.

    Filmed by  Kate Cox, she says she was "inspired by Frank's commitment to create safe spaces for women at gigs. I always want to create female-driven narratives so when I heard the track and had the idea of female vampires living in a seaside town, transforming men into more female vamps we both instantly knew it was right for 'Kitty Sucker'! It has been an absolute dream to work with such a talented creatively generous band.“

    Watch above.