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?

PANTALEIMON

‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’ (Grass Girl Music 2013) is the fourth long player by English singer-songwriter and composer Andria Degens, better known by her stage and recording name Pantaleimon.

The follow up to 2008’s remix and collaboration collection ‘Heart Of the Sun’, it features nine new original tracks including the download video singles 'If I (Was)' and 'Another World'. Written and recorded during 2011/12 in her home studio, and co-produced with Hugo Race, ‘The Butterfly Ate The Pearl’  is a more psychedelic offering and a real progression of sound and without doubt her most accomplished release to date.  Degens not... Read »