Brighton’s Demob Happy return with the first new music since their acclaimed debut album ‘Dream Soda’. Listen to their new, Tom Dalgety-produced single ‘Dead Dreamers’, out via Atlantic Records imprint Taste And Tone on the Independent, DIY, Clash, NME and many more.
Confirmed to support The Cribs across the UK at shows including London’s The Forum on May 18th, Demob Happy will also support Gang Of Youths through May on the dates below.
Tour Dates (* with Gang Of Youths, ** with The Cribs)
15 Newcastle, O2 Academy **
16 Bristol, O2 Academy **
18 London, O2 Forum **
25 Manchester, SoundControl *
28 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge *
30 Brighton, Green Door Store *
31 London, Camden Assembly *
Watch the new video for Hostage Stamps by At The Drive In featuring a mix of stop-motion as well as digital animation directed by Rob Shaw and Damon Locks who also designed the characters and set.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala describes the song as “like walking through the hallway in some war-torn ghetto and reading the writing on the wall. When you hear things like, ‘Raise your nithing pole,’ I don’t think anyone will know what that is right away, but when you look it up, it’s this curse. We are going to be victorious. Here’s the fucking head on the stake in front of our army. We’re coming back. It’s reading the writing on the wall. It’s going and keeping your ear to the ground and listening to the heartbeat of young people.”
At The Drive In’s new album, in • ter a • li • a will be released on May 5th on Rise Records ahead of the band’s next live performance on UK soil at Reading & Leeds festivals this August.
Manchester newcomers Shaking Chains have created a new experiment in algorithmic film making in their music video for debut single, ‘Midnight Oil’. Using a series of ever-evolving algorithms, the video you watch will be totally unique. The viewer gets one chance, one view, then that film is lost and reborn into something completely different.
Shaking Chains borrow their name from ‘The Masque of Anarchy’, a poem written when Shelley was in exile, to portray his disgust with the Peterloo Massacre and the encroaching parochialism of the England in which he fled (‘Shake your chains to earth like dew, which in sleep had fallen on you. Ye are many – they are few’). More Chartists than chart hits, they are a four piece produced in The North long after production halted, currently treading water under the dark streets of London.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
‘No Wolf Like The Present’
‘Tilting At The Univendor’
‘Governed By Contagions’
‘Pendulum In A Peasant Dress’
‘Call Broken Arrow’
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
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.
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