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?

BILL RYDER-JONES

Bill Ryder-Jones began his musical career as the lead guitarist of The Coral, a six piece band whose psychedelic strain of guitar music exploded onto the Liverpool music scene in 2002. Upon leaving the band, Bill began focusing on instrumental pieces, perhaps born out of is affection for the film soundtrack works of Ennio Morricone, Jonny Greenwood, Yann Tiersen and Michael Galasso. His 2011 Debut ‘If..’ is a masterfully-woven soundscape, intended as a musical adaptation of Italo Calvino’s postmodernist novel If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller. Recorded with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, it firmly establishes him as a... Read »