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?

THE GREENHORNES

Although their music is rooted in the classic sounds of rock and rolls past, Cincinnati, Ohio’s The Greenhornes have developed an iconic sound all their own. Forming in 1996, band members Craig Fox, Patrick Keeler, and Jack Lawrence have released numerous singles and three albums demonstrating a wide range of musical ability. Like their predecessors The Kinks, The Byrds, and The Yardbirds, The Greenhornes songs range from classic psychedelic sounds and soulful melodies to timeless rock anthems. Culled from the recent sessions produced by label-mate Brendan Benson, The Greenhornes recently released a digital EP entitled East Grand Blues.

This EP exemplifies... Read »