New Wolf Alice Single

Wolf Alice created swathes of online and offline coverage last year and deservedly earned the much overused phrase “breakthrough“. They will release their debut album My Love Is Cool in June.

In the meantime we have a new single, Giant Peach, that emphasises even further their predilection for a hypnotic motorik groove, whilst singer Ellie Rowsell is at her snapping, snarling best.

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Seven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

Here, a little later than usual, is our collection of the tunes that, by rights, you should have already heard this week. They include the return of Sufjan Stevens and Crocodiles and new songs from together PANGEA and Eula.

Enjoy.

1. Waxahatchee – Under A Rock
2. Sufjan Stevens – No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross
3. Crocodiles – Crybaby Demon
4. Jacco Gardner – Find Yourself
5. Eula – Like No Other
6. Together PANGEA – I Looked In Too
7. Bill Fay – War Machine

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Eleven Songs You Should Have Heard This Week

2:54’s cover of a Doors classic, No Ages’s cover of a Black Flag classic and the welcome return of Other Lives heads our biggest ever weekly round up of the songs you really should have found some time to listen to already. But if not, here they are in one neat package for you.

1. 2:54 – Take It As It Comes (Doors cover)
2. WATERS – Stupid Games
3. Matthew E. White – Tranquility
4. Pile – Mr. Fish
5. Modest Mouse – The Best Room
6. Other Lives – Reconfiguration
7. Moon Duo – Slow Down Low
8. No Age – Six Pack (Black Flag cover)
9. Dorthia Cottrell – Oak Grove
10. Houndstooth – No News From Home
11. Marika Hackman – Open Wide

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Mad Mackerel Recommends… Silver Servants

Mad Mackerel Recommends... Silver ServantsWhile this may have been out since last summer, we have just gambled our remaining e-music credits on it, and discovered a marvellous album of experimental electro tinged, acoustic weirdness and freaked out psych-folk by a collective known as Silver Servants.

Our attention was first grabbed by their version of the hymn Jerusalem, but cemented by the brilliant A Crow Will Remember Your Face, a maelovent, ominous slab of peculiarly British folk that sounds like an ornithological version of the Wicker Man…then we heard the bedroom melancholy of Lopsided and its final refrain, “I just wanna live. If we die, we die

Wonderful stuff! Their self titled album is out now, and a bargain on eMusic!

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New Video: Weyes Blood – Bad Magic

Following the release of her critically acclaimed album The Innocents, Pennsylvanian artist Weyes Blood (aka Natalie Mering) will play two UK shows in February, on Saturday 21st at the Old Blue Last in London (free show), and the day after at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow

To mark the dates, their is a new video for album track Bad Magic directed by conceptual artist Joey Frank and shot using drones. It’s a work of cinematic beauty as Mering is shot from a birds-eye viewpoint, walking along the deserted beaches of The Far Rockaways and The Hamptons in a long black cape.

Watch it here.

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Diagrams – Gentle Morning Song

The new album from Diagrams (aka ex-Tunng member Sam Genders), titled Chromatics was officially released today on Full Time Hobby. A blend of folk, electronica, synths and melodic pop that combine to deliver a calmer, warmer whole than his previous record Black Light.

Check out one of the standout tracks, the lovely Gentle Morning Song below.

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Django Django – First Light

Django Django delivered an excellent debut album in 2012 that brilliantly mixed a glam rock stomp with funky electronica and smothered it all in a glistening, infectious psych-pop sheen.

They are back with a new track and First Light is as slinky, as sinewy, and as effortlessly catchy as you’d expect.

Dive in.

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New From Nightbeds

It appears Winston Yellen, the creative force behind Nightbeds, has taken a slightly different sonic direction from 2013’s excellent Country Sleep album. The first new track in a good while is Me Liquor And God and emphasises even further the more ambient electronic side that was always present, without sacrificing any of his unique vocal delivery.

Intrigued? Have a listen.

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Video Round-Up

Here is a selection of eight new music videos that have caught our eye, and ears, recently.

There’s some creepy and weird stuff in there too – freaky clowns, burning dolls houses, epileptic horses, sacrifices… So dig in to offerings from Circa Waves, Maryleigh Roohan, Alex G, Whistlejacket, Sean Grant & The Wolfgang, Guts Club, Steel Trees, and Green Gerry.

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