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?

STEREOLAB

After forming in 1990, Tim Gane, Laetitia Sadier, Simon Johns, Joseph Watson and Julien Gasc dedicated their time to creating alternative rock music, often likened to such artists as The Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth and My Bloody Valentine. Being signed to Duophonic/Elektra for nearly the whole of their active years, Stereolab released 10 studio albums, the latest being released after their disbanding in 2010, going by the name ‘Not Music’ and consisting of previously unreleased material. In 2009 Stereolab announced that they would be going on a period of ‘indefinite hiatus’.