NEW MUSIC: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION 'GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS' (UK ONLY)

24/08/15

Since their formation in Wellington in 1997, The Phoenix Foundation has been subject to a raft of success including five critically acclaimed albums and countless nominations and awards. The latest offering, Give Up Your Dreams, is their most contemporary venture and explores a more rhythmically driven and cosmic soundscape.

Co-frontman Samuel Scott explains - “Give Up Your Dreams could sound like a defeat but it represents something quite defiant, joyous and celebratory…It’s a mantra... Read more?

MCCARTHY 'I AM A WALLET' - LEGENDARY 1987 DEBUT LP REISSUE ON OPTIC NERVE

McCarthy | 17/08/15

By the time McCarthy appeared on the NME’s C86 cassette they had already been playing together for a couple of years and released two excellent singles. Their debut “In Purgatory” and the indie masterpiece “Red Sleeping Beauty” (both included on this release). The following year McCarthy released the brilliant “Frans Hals” before unleashing their debut album “I Am A Wallet”
Now recognised as an indiepop masterpiece it has gone on to achieve cult... Read more?

JESSICA PRATT

WE ALL WANT THE WORLD TO BE BEAUTIFUL.
We want scribes and songbirds to tell us so — and sometimes they do and then it is. They point their pens and focus their lens where they will and surprise us to our soul. 'On Your Own Love Again' (Drag City Records 2014) is a record that does it to us, with songs from a spine-thrilling new place and a gifted young singer with her own musical logic. Jessica Pratt’s self-titled 2012 debut has been much-murmured about in the time between yesterday and today. People respond to the austere, pristine clarity... Read »