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?

WAXAHATCHEE

Alabama-born Katie Crutchfield is a natural at writing confessional pop songs. Since picking up the guitar as a teenager she has spent the better part of her young adult life travelling to play basement shows for feminist punks with bands like P.S. Eliot, Bad Banana and The Ackleys, all of which she sang for. Crutchfield and her twin sister Allison (Swearin') started these bands in high school, inspired by touring bands that would pass through Alabama, as well as a local community-run show space called Cave 9 where they both volunteered. The sisters were best... Read »