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 TELEVISION PERSONALITIES

Ask anyone. Anyone with even just a slightest interest in pop music and they will all have a different take on The Television Personalities... Someone will mention that they were Kurt Cobain's favourite band. Someone else will go on about how they were the inspiration behind Creation Records and Alan McGee's biggest heroes. And a third person might call them the Original Babyshambles, from across the room someone will ask if they really did support Pink Floyd on the back of their 'I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives' single. And didn't they have the cheek to call an album They... Read »