The Afghan Whigs announce new album In Spades and UK tour

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The Afghan Whigs will release a new album titled ‘In Spades‘ on May 5th via Sub Pop fronted by lead single, Demon In Profile.

In Spades, written and produced by Greg Dulli, was recorded in New Orleans, Los Angeles, Memphis and Joshua Tree. The album is a searing and soulful rock effort that emphasises its pop instincts while contrasting with the seductive themes found throughout. From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery.

“It’s a spooky record,” notes Greg Dulli, Afghan Whigs’ songwriter and frontman. “I like that it’s veiled. It’s not a concept album per se, but as I began to assemble it, I saw an arc and followed it. To me it’s about memory – in particular, how quickly life and memory can blur together.”

The Afghan Whigs have also delivered a new video for “Demon In Profile,” directed by longtime collaborator Phil Harder that features Har Mar Superstar.

In Spades is now available for pre-order from Sub Pop, The Afghan Whigs official website, and select independent retailers. LP pre-orders will receive the “Loser” edition on 180-gram, white-chocolate vinyl (while supplies last). A new T-shirt design, along with cassette versions of The Afghan Whigs classic Sub Pop albums Up In It and Congregation, will also be available.

The Afghan Whigs have also announced their first set of dates in support of In Spades in Europe. The band will visit 14 countries this summer including performances at Primavera Sound and Northside Festival. Ed Harcourt will be supporting on all headline shows.

UK TOUR DATES:

May 26 – Manchester, UK – Cathedral
May 27 – Glasgow, UK – ABC
May 28 – Dublin, IE – Academy
May 30 – London, UK – Koko

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Listen to Vukovi’s debut album exclusively on Kerrang.com

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Set to release their self-titled debut album this March 10th via LAB Records, already awarded 5 K’s, Vukovi are streaming the record in full right now over at Kerrang.com. Click here to check it out alongside a revealing track-by-track commentary written by front-woman Janine Shilstone.

Vukovi will embark upon a full UK headline tour on the dates below. Tickets are available here.

March
10 Glasgow, King Tut’s SOLD OUT
11 Leeds, Key Club
13 Manchester, Sound Control
14 Bristol, The Louisiana
16 London, Boston Music Room
18 Nottingham, Rock City Basement
19 Aberdeen, Tunnels

Phobophobes premiere new music video with NOTION

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Ahead of their single launch show at MOTH Club on March 13th with Dead Pretties, South London’s Phobophobes have shared a mesmerising new video, led by interpretive dance, for their forthcoming 7” ‘The Never Never’, due for release this March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records.

Watch it on Notion here.

Following their single launch show at MOTH Club, Phobophobes will tour the UK with LIFE through April on the dates below. The band are currently readying their debut full-length album and will release ‘The Never Never’ on 7” vinyl this March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records.

Pre-order ‘The Never Never’ here – https://www.rararok.com/shop/phobophobes-thenevernever.

April Tour w/ LIFE

1 Hull, The Welly Club
2 Glasgow, King Tuts
3 Manchester, Gullivers
5 Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
6 London, Camden Assembly
7 Bristol, Crofters Rights

At The Drive In return with their first album in 17 years

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At The Drive In are back and with a bang! They return with their first album in 17 years titled ‘in • ter a • li • a‘ scheduled for release on Rise Records on May 5th.

Stevie Chick looks back on where they left off for the Guardian this week whilst NME ran an exclusive interview with frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala and drummer Tony Hajjar.

News of the release can be found all over the web on the likes of FACT, the Quietus, Kerrang! Team Rock, Noisey and many more. The album is absolutely amazing so expect something magical. until then, here’s a taste from it called Incurably Innocent.

Pre-order at atthedriveinmusic.com

Tracklist:

‘No Wolf Like The Present’
‘Continuum’
‘Tilting At The Univendor’
‘Governed By Contagions’
‘Pendulum In A Peasant Dress’
‘Incurably Innocent’
‘Call Broken Arrow’
‘Holtzclaw’
‘Torrentially Cutshaw’
‘Ghost-tape No.9’
‘Hostage Stamps’
Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/music/drive-discuss-first-album-17-years-in%c2%b7ter-a%c2%b7li%c2%b7a-1986242#47h8BwoH6sdcsERv.99

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VODUN debut ‘Bloodstones’ video with Noisey, announce UK tour

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London’s heavy-afro-psych-soul trio Vodun have released ‘Bloodstones’, the third video from their breakthrough debut album, ‘Possession’, along with a UK tour with Church of the Cosmic Skull and Desert Storm, including a performance at London’s Desertfest.

Head over to Noisey to watch the premiere and catch VOUDN live through April on the dates below.

April
12 The Phoenix, Coventry *
13 Trinity Centre, Bristol *
15 The Ruby Lounge, Manchester *
16 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham *
17 Trillians, Newcastle **
18 The Parish, Huddersfield **
19 The Wheatsheaf, Oxford **
20 The Anvil, Bournemouth **
28 Desertfest, London

* = With Church of the Cosmic Skull ** = With Desert Storm

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PHOBOPHOBES announce new single ‘The Never Never’ with DIY

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South London’s Phobophobes have announced their new single ‘The Never Never’ for release this March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records. Head over to DIYmag.com for the premiere.

Following a single launch show at London’s MOTH Club, Phobophobes will tour the UK with LIFE through April on the dates below. The band are currently readying their debut full-length album and will release ‘The Never Never’ on 7” vinyl this March 24th via Ra-Ra Rok Records. Pre-order it here – https://www.rararok.com/shop/phobophobes-thenevernever.

Tour Dates

March
13 London, Moth Club (single launch)

April w/ LIFE
1 Hull, The Welly Club
2 Glasgow, King Tuts
3 Manchester, Gullivers
5 Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
6 London, Camden Assembly
7 Bristol, Crofters Rights

Kristeen Young announces February London residency and new music video with The Independent

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New York City-based singer, songwriter and pianist Kristeen Young has announced a month-long residency at London’s The Islington, taking place every Tuesday through February 2017, and revealed a new music video for ‘NICE’, taken from her forthcoming album ‘Live at the Witch’s Tit’. Watch the premiere on TheIndependent.co.uk.

Following a January residency at the Hi Hat in Los Angeles, Kristeen Young will perform live at London’s The Islington on Tuesday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th, through February 2017.

Tickets are available here – http://www.wegottickets.com/theislington.

BRUTUS reveal new single on NME.com

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Belgium’s heavy, atmospheric trio BRUTUS today reveal their new single ‘Drive’ as NME.com‘s New Music of the Day – taken from forthcoming debut album ‘BURST’, due February 24 via Hassle Records.

Recent single ‘All Along’ saw Brutus arrive in a pummelling, meteor-shower of sound, described by Kerrang! as “atmospheric punk fucking rock, with a twist of Mogwai”. Dubbed “a powerful and thrilling blend of punk, rock, indie and hardcore that’ll get the teeth in your skull rattling”, ‘Drive’ is streaming now on NME.com here.

Pre-order ‘Burst’ here and catch Brutus live in the UK on the dates below with more TBA.

March
29 Green Door – Brighton
30 Old Blue Last – London
31 The Fleece – Bristol

April
02 Ramsgate Music Hall – Ramsgate

Pulled Apart By Horses announce new album ‘The Haze’

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Leeds’s Pulled Apart By Horses have announced their Ross Orton-produced new album, The Haze, for release on March 17th 2017 via Caroline International.

Having recently shared their first new music since 2014’s Blood LP in ‘The Big What If’, dubbed “an instant mosh-pit maker” by the NME, Pulled Apart By Horses today reveal the new album’s opening and title track.

“We had to have ‘The Haze’ as the album opener – it gets down to business pretty quick!” vocalist and guitarist Tom Hudson reveals. “One of my favourite sections on the album is the Kraut-rock-vibe middle eight in this track. We wrote and demoed it in our ‘middle of no-where’ Welsh writing session, the weird atmospheric sounds at the start of it were recorded outside the lodge we were in. There were these giant whirring fans and birds tweeting everywhere. The bell that opens the album was this little brass doorbell that was hanging up in the porch too.”

Pre-order The Haze here – https://pulledapartbyhorses.lnk.to/TheHaze.

Catch Pulled Apart By Horses live at the following dates. All tickets are available here – www.pulledapartbyhorses.com/tour/

March
27 Oxford, O2 Academy 2
28 London, Scala
29 Bristol, Thekla
30 Southampton, Talking Heads

April
01 Derby, 2Q Festival
02 Birmingham, Mama Roux’s
03 Norwich, Waterfront Studio
05 Glasgow, King Tuts
06 Manchester, Sound Control
07 Newcastle, Think Tank
08 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Artwork & Track listing

1. The Haze
2. The Big What If
3. Hotel Motivation
4. Prince Of Meats
5. Neighbourhood Witch
6. Lamping
7. Flash Lads
8. Moonbather
9. What’s Up Dude
10. Brass Castles
11. My Evil Twin
12. Dumb Fun

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BOSS HOG return! Listen to ’17’ on TheQuietus.com

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Due for release March 24th via Bronze Rat Records, ‘BROOD X’ sees BOSS HOG emerge from the dirty streets of New York City after 17 years gestation with a futuristic brew of 21st Century blues, toxic punk rock beat music and hyper-focused, outer-space psycho assaults.

Listen to first track ’17’ premiering at The Quietus, and catch BOSS HOG live in the UK on February 3rd at London’s Oslo.

‘BROOD X’ is available to pre-order here.

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