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?

MALACHAI

'Beyond Ugly' (released March 2014 on Double Six) is the last panel in the band's Ugly triptych and that it was completed at all came as a shock to all concerned, least of all the group.  After the conclusion of the campaign for their second album, 'Return To The Ugly Side' (Double Six 2011), members Gee Ealey and Scott Hendy drifted apart with no definitive plans to take up arms together.  It was a chance meeting in Bristol that drew the two back into one another's orbit and to the realization that there was some unfinished monkey business. 'Beyond Ugly' recaptures the sonic stew... Read »