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?

PEGGY SUE

Peggy Sue is: Rosa Slade, Katy Young and Olly Joyce. Through old-fashioned hard work and by embracing new technology Peggy Sue have unintentionally pioneered a new business model in a now fractured music industry. They weren’t looking for a traditional record deal but when Wichita Recordings stepped in, after witnessing a sold out ICA show in November 2009, it was obviously a meeting of minds and as the band’s favourite record label, the allure proved too strong. The deal was signed in December 2009 and not ones to waste time, Peggy Sue’s debut album was released in April 2010; 'Fossils and Other... Read »