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?

SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE

Sean Nicholas Savage is a Montreal based recording artist. In 2011 he released the albums, 'Flamingo', 'Won-Ton Jaz' and 'Trippple Midnight Karma' with Arbutus Records, and now in 2013 'Other Life'. each a new flavour in the palate of pop, always smooth and practical but with the darkness and depth of real life. He marries the universal themes of love and pain with fingered keyboard bass playing, lush harmonies and hypnotic rhythms.