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A little blog about indie stuff

  1. The 8th edition of the Pitchfork Music Festival Paris announces its second wave of acts to play the event which takes place between November 1 - 3 at the Grande Halle de la Villette in tye city.

    CHVRCHES, The Voidz, DJ Koze, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, and Dream Wife join existing names Bon Iver, Fever Ray, Mac DeMarco and Blood Orange.

    3-day pass on sale on now €120 & €135) :
    Day tickets ( €45, €50, €55)  are not yet on sale

    See the website for more information.

  2. The track - produced in London with Steve Mac - was unveiled earlier this month, and now Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches have come up with the one-take, Warren Fu-directed music video for 'Miracle'.

    The clip to latest single from 'Love Is Dead', the new album out May 25 on Glassnote, follows singer Lauren Mayberry through a misty, smoky haze, to take in riot scenes, amidst a cloudy shroud.

    Watch above.

  3. Words: Linn Branson

    There's not a lot going on in this new video for 'Ripped Jeans' by solo project The Sea Atlas; more or less just using colour and shadow across the face of Calum Buchanan - aka the Atlas man. It may be deceptively simple, but balances what is quite a good little song.

    Based in Scotland's Outer Hebrides, The Sea Atlas spends his non-music life skippering boats up and down the West coast of Scotland, works the land on his croft, and during the storms on the island writes his music in a cabin on the shores of a sea loch.

    Given that 25-year-old Mr Buchanan is a rather good-looking chap, sings very nicely in an American alt-rock style on this heartfelt number (although from what he says, this is a more rocky song compared to his previous alt-indie-folk-infused sound), and seems pretty rugged, we can only expect there to be an influx of female tourists up to Isles this summer.

    'Ripped Jeans' is the first track from his second, self-titled EP, due later this year.

  4. Words: Sam Geary

    As Gengahr embark on the UK leg of their present touring schedule, they drop a surprise new EP, ‘I’ll Be Waiting', to coincide with it.

    The five-track collection comprises stripped back versions of songs which appeared on their ‘Where Wildness Grows’ album.

    "At first, the idea of making acoustic versions of our music felt quite daunting – but there’s something beautifully honest and vulnerable about presenting the songs in this way," says frontman Felix Bushe, "and we really hope people enjoy these different representations as much as we did putting them together.”

    Live dates

    26 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
    27 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
    28 Thekla, Bristol
    29 Joiners, Southampton
    30 Portland Arms, Cambridge

    02 The Haunt, Brighton
    03 Koko, London
    04 The Globe, Cardiff

  5. Words: Linn Branson

    From their imminent debut LP, 'Islands (Part One)', released May 4 via Pieater, Australian duo Tom Snowdon and Tom Iansek's No Mono share the fourth single from the record: ‘Frostbitten’.

    There's never a bad track from No Mono, each as blissful and carefully crafted as the other. ‘Frostbitten’ too is a tender heart-tugger of Snowdon’s vocal delivery of restrained emotion against stark piano notes, finger snaps, and a haunting accompaniment of strings and synths.

    “‘Frostbitten’ is about ending things… Recording the track was like letting go of a heavy, sad weight. It was important to make it in that way because it helped with accepting things and moving on," says Snowdon, of the personal lyrics which swell from the opening of, “I was proper sideways when you said / That we wouldn’t leave together" to the reflective, "Oh, that morning / You were salt on my skin / Oh, that morning / Left us frostbite, frostbitten."

    No Mono play Sydney Opera House on June 2.