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?

WILD SMILES

Wild Smiles are Winchesters' very own Chris Peden, Joe Peden and Ben Cook. In 2013 they released their debut A/A 'Sweet Sixteen/Tangled Hair' on Geoff Barrow's Invada Records. A 5 track EP soon followed which gained attention from the likes Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens and then the band hit the road. Wild Smiles had by this point ditched the debut album they already had completed and took time out to concentrate on honing their song-writing, determined that every track would be a classic. 'Always Tomorrow' is to be released mid 2014 on Sunday Best.