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?

MARA CARLYLE

Mara Carlyle's mesmerising sound combines an eclectic range of musical influences, including choral music, jazz, bluegrass, electronica & R&B. This unique and innovative approach to songwriting has seen her dubbed ‘’the Missy Elliot of the classical world’’ and has won her a legion of influential admirers, from Bjork, to Elbow’s Guy Garvey, to David Byrne. So varied is her musical world that recently she has simultaneously given a private performance to the British Royal Family (Prince William & Kate Middleton) played musical saw for legendary rapper MF DOOM and recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Mara’s critically lauded debut, The... Read »