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?

STEPHEN MALKMUS AND THE JICKS

On 6 January 2014 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks released their new album, 'Wig Out At Jagbags' (Domino Records/ Domino Publishing). The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus (Domino Publishing), Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) with Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman who previously worked with Pavement) and was recorded in a studio in rural Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’. This will be Malkmus' 5th solo record following the break-up of his seminal American alt-rock band, Pavement, with which he recorded 'Brighten The Corners' (1997), 'Terror Twilight' (1999) and 'Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain' (2002); iconic records that spawned songs like... Read »