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?

PEAKING LIGHTS

Peaking Lights is an electronica/dub duo consisting of Indra Dunis and Aaron Coyes. Their sound is also described as 'krautrock' or 'psychadelia' by some. After forming in 2006 due to an improvised recording session, the two moved to Wisconsin together and played gigs together to earn gas money. The first record Peaking Lights made was known as 'Clearvoiant' and was made using minimal equipment, such as a small radio in place of an amp and a couple of tiny keyboards.Their debut album ‘Take 936’ was released in November 2011 on the Weird World label.

Vivid, nocturnal and sensual, the eleven lean... Read »