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?

BARONESS

The forceful BARONESS formed in the Summer 2003 in Savannah, GA with all members, past and present, hailing from Lexington, VA in the foothills of the mighty Blue Ridge Mountains . With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, BARONESS positioned themselves at the forefront of heavy music with their first full length and Relapse debut Red Album.

They reemerge in 2012 with a new record after 3 years of touring, writing and recording.

'Yellow & Green' finds a band that has developed into more than just giants of the metal underground,... Read »