'Wysing Forest' is Luke Abbott's second album and is released on Border Community on the 23rd of June.
It arrives four years on from Abbott's debut LP, Holkham Drones, which received huge critical acclaim. Although this new record will land in the summer months - Abbott says it was recorded in winter "in the middle of the countryside [with] no mobile phone reception and limited internet access."
Wysing Forest is named after the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridgeshire, where Abbott recorded the album over a six-week period in 2012 while he was the centre's musician-in-residence.
You can listen to the track ‘Amphis’ from the new album in the accompanied Soundcloud player below.
The accompanying video was filmed by Klaus Thymann.
A Simple Beautiful Truthwill be released as the next single from Wild Beasts on 19th May 2014. This is the second single from their fourth album, Present Tense, which entered the UK album charts at 10 and is already seen as one of the best albums of the year so far (Gigwise, NME, MOJO).
Hampshire surf pop outfit Wild Smiles are big on fuzz infused pop riffs and bold, breezy Beach Boys influences. Below are just a small proportion of reviews that have eulogised about this band destined for greater things.
A new album titled 'Always Tomorrow' is due for release later in the year on Sunday Best. 'Fool For You' is the first track to be previewed from this release.
“A band who sound simultaneously like the Beach Boys, the Velvet Underground, the Jesus & Mary Chain & Dinosaur Junior” The Guardian
“Dynamic, unpredictable.. something you can guinuinely immerse yourself fin“ This is Fake DIY
“They’ve got the vibes & aesthetic to become a very potent force indeed” Line of Best Fit
The first single 'Fool For You' can be heard using the Soundcloud link below.
'Farao' is the debut EP from Norwegian singer Farao, aka Kari Jahnsen. Her journey started in Valdres, via Oslo before eventually settling in Reykjavik, Iceland. The EP is out now on Something Nothing Records.
This video for the track 'Hours' was was directed by Karl Erik Brøndbo and Hallvar Witzø.
EP SONGS ARE CO WRITTEN BY MIKE LINDSAY (DOMINO PUBLISHING) OF TUNNG / CHEEK MOUNTAIN THIEF
From Clash Magazine: Bristol is a network, a hive of adventurous minds, while the city's close knit music scene seems to spawn idea after idea.
Simply put: everyone knows everyone else. Dolman is a new project featuring two familiar faces: Scott Hendy works with Domino signingsMalachai, while Ben Salisbury is perhaps best known through an association with Geoff Barrow on DROKK. Together, the pair have constructed an album of left field, cut 'n' paste productions. Utilising all manner of collaborators, new cut 'On Stoney Ground (Pt. 1)' features guest vocals from Danny Coughlan.
With lyrics inspired by Turner Prize-winning Steve McQueen's artwork 'Queen and Country', the video for the track is shot in grimy black and white. Following a young rugby team as they complete a bruising training session, the track both emboldens and undercuts their devotion to discipline.
Reigning in the melodic chaos of their previous works, the dystopian beats on Young Magic's second release Breathing Statues were conceived in a new series of experiments. Producer Isaac Emmanuel and vocalist Melati Malay pieced together the album over the past year while on tour - recording in Morocco, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Iceland and their home studio in New York.
As a result, Breathing Statues unfolds in labyrinthine fashion, its surreal lyrics and ghostly harmonies emphasizing the record's otherworldly intimacy, growing darker as the album progresses from the agile "Fall In" to the lurching chants of "Mythnomer." In the spirit of the album's spontaneity, the band invited a harpist to improvise over their songs, layering celestial fragments over the record's cavernous beats. The album operates in these extremes, with the airiness of Malay's vocals set in sharp contrast with the claustrophobic doom of Emmanuel's warped percussion. With Breathing Statues, Young Magic's series of audio experimentations coalesce into a new holographic landscape, showing a band progressing with ambition towards a sound uniquely their own.
First single "Fall In" is from the new album "Breathing Statues" out May 6 (Carpark Records).
Hamilton Leithauser recently announced the release of his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music which will be released June 2nd/June 3rd (North America), inaugurating a new chapter in an already remarkable career from The Walkmen front man. Today, Hamilton revealed the music video for the track ‘11 O’Clock Friday Night’ which features vocals from Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors).
The video directed by Paul Maroon, sees Leithauser on a late-night ride through the 9th Ward, Marigny, Bywater, French Quarter, and Treme in the early hours of Mardi Gras - before the Bud Light trucks roll in.
Arriving two years after the haunting, glacial neo-soul of 2012’s much-loved Total Loss, “What Is This Heart?” is the next step in Tom Krell’s unique and searching artistic trajectory. Its twelve songs were conceived and written during months of grueling international touring and realised with producer Rodaidh McDonald in a Berlin studio in the height of summer 2013.
The result is an ambitious 21st century pop album that takes influence from artists as varied as Prince, Lou Reed, Burial and Tracy Chapman – creating and inhabiting its very own hinterland of fragility, sexuality and overwhelming joy.
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