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?

WHITE WILLIAMS

Joe Williams, the Cleveland born 24-year old behind White Williams, played piano from a young age, often being scolded by his piano teacher for making his own sounds and messing with the pedals. By the age of 15 he was drumming for a noisy scream band whose first show was opening up for Black Dice and the Rapture. Playing in DIY venues exposed Joe Williams to a wild party lifestyle of fires, noise bands, art and performance. With a growing interest in electronic music, he started making music on his computer incorporating samples, triggered drums and machines, and formed his... Read »