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 WELLS

Bill's story is long and complex; a self-taught musical visionary from Falkirk. Bill has been able to build profitable liaisons around an open-minded Glasgow music scene, finding that groups like The Pastels, Future Pilot AKA, Telstar Ponies and Belle & Sebastian rate his music very highly, and are happy to collaborate with him. The first of these associations to really register is this highly rated sound-clash with Future Pilot AKA on Domino, which is the start of an ongoing musical partnership, now at a point where The Pilot, Sushil K. Dade, simply refers to Bill as 'The Co-Pilot'.