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?

DOLMAN

Dolman is a Bristol-born audio project by Scott Hendy of Malachai (Domino Publishing) and Ben Salisbury of DROKK (Invada RecordS), which has manifested itself into a full LP. Comprising instrumentals and guest vocalled tracks, the record evokes a dark cinematic air, like ‘The soundtrack to a film about Bristol that has never been made’.

Dolman is imbued with a quality of apartness that is distinctly Bristol. The album features vocals from some of the cities finest musical talent, including Danny Coughlan AKA Crybaby on lead single 'On Stoney Ground', which features lyrics inspired by Turner Prize-winning Steve McQueen’s artwork Queen and... Read »