Archive for the ‘Electronic’ Category

We shared their brilliant Bad Blood single back in January and now newly signed to Heavenly Recordings, Working Men’s Club’s pounding new single Teeth is a stomping masterpiece, one that bites deep into their broad influences, bringing in machine-subverted rave music you’d find in 80s Detroit, to their NY post-punk grooves, and all delivered with their marvellous Northern snarling approach.

Watch the video here.

 

Catch them live too

15 July Manchester International Festival w/ The Orielles
20 July Macclesfield, Bluedot Festival
21 July Suffolk Latitude Festival (Lake Stage)
28 July Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival
11 Aug Hebden Bridge Trades Club w/ Bodega
12 Aug Edinburgh Summerhall w/ Bodega
13 Aug Newcastle The Riverside w/ Bodega
24 Aug Birkenhead Futureyard Festival
27 Aug Brighton Concorde 2 w/ Bodega
28 Aug Birmingham The Hare and Hounds w/ Bodega
29 Aug Bedford Esquires w/ Bodega
30 Aug Manchester Psych Festival
01 Sep County Laois, Electric Picnic
05 Sep London, The Lexington
07 Sep Blackburn Confessional Festival
13 Sep Hawarden The Good Life Experience
19 Sep Manchester, Yes (Basement)
11 Oct Warrington, Rusgan House
12 Oct Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
16 Oct Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
17 Oct York, The Fulford Arms
18 Oct Hull, The Polar Bear
19 Oct Oxford, Ritual Union
20 Oct Cardiff SWN Festival
23 Oct Southampton, Heartbreakers
25 Oct Guildford, Boileroom
27 Oct Glasgow, Broadcast
28 Oct Birmingham, Hare and Hounds 2
31 Oct Bristol, The Louisiana
02 Nov Sheffield, Record Junkee
07 Nov Norwich, The Waterfront Studio
08 Nov Reading, Purple Turtle
09 Nov Derby 2Q Festival

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Known for delivering layered echo-drenched guitar with heavy, relentless drums, London based duo Black Doldrums are returning with their expansive new EP She Divine on Club AC30. The title refers to Aldous Huxley’s 1954 psychedelia-induced masterpiece The Doors of Perception, where constant reference is made to the search for divinity and how all cultures are united in the need for that same search.

Utilising waves of reverb-drenched distortion, the pair construct a sonic monolith over the five tracks that make up the EP. From the infectious, garage-inflected Those With A Rope Around Their Neck (Don’t Always Hang) to the more delicate, Hearts That Beat, Will Never Mend, the release explores themes of the divine and femininity.

With echoes of the proto-psych of the 60s, icy post-punk of the 80s and the Brit-rock swagger of the 90s and more specifically recalling the early ragged glory of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or the Black Angels, it has to be said that the band offer their own, satisfyingly original, take on some savagely malevolent percussion and gloriously ferocious riffs.

Couple of tracks to listen to here. Nice and loud mind!

 

 

Famed for their wall of sound, and notoriously difficult to label (they themselves describe their music as “psychedelic, socialist, utopian, death raga, erroneous funk, trapdoor jazz, bastard muzak“), the origins of Meatraffle are lost in obscurity although it has been said that they came about as the result of a drunken afternoon shared by Clams Baker and Zsa Zsa Sapien in a South London Wetherspoon pub, and that the original idea was to actually do a meat raffle. Indeed, early photos of the band feature raffle tickets and pig’s heads. Whatever the truth may be Meatraffle took shape in places like the fetid cauldrons of the Queen’s Head and the Windmill in Brixton alongside former label and tour mates The Fat White Family.

They released their first album, the truly excellent HiFi Classics on Trashmouth Records back in 2015, and their new album Bastard Music is out on August 30th on Delayed Records (pre-order here). The first single from it is The Day The Earth Stood Still, a love letter to the working class on an imagined global holiday, and is backed with Meatraffle On The Moon.

You can listen to both below.

 

 

BEAK> are back with some brand new music in the form of Life Goes On – the first track to be lifted from a forthcoming EP.

The track is inspired directly from a recent trip to Mexico City for a festival when the band awoke to the sound of a distorted young girls’ voice bellowing across the city. Further investigation revealed the source as a recording used by scrap-collecting carts urging people to bring out old beds and washing machines. Returning to the UK filled with inspiration, the resultant track features the young girl’s voice in the intro before Life Goes On.

The song comes on like the strange hybrid lovechild of Santana and Sonic Youth.

Have a listen.

 

Here is a round-up of some new songs and videos from the likes of Kevin Morby, Fat White Family, Eels, The Cadillac Three, Honeyblood, Justin Townes Earle and plenty more.

Some damn good stuff. Dive in…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had to post this – a special from yesterday’s Record Store Day and featuring the marvellous Meatraffle and Madonnatron sharing the lead on two, what I presume are Italian Rebel Songs given the song titles and the title of the release… no flies on us folks!

Anyway, just listen to both below. Order the 7″ vinyl or digital download from Bandcamp here.

 

 

 

 

We’re very much looking forward to getting our grubby mitts on A.A. Bondy’s new album Enderness – his first for eight long years.

We’ve already shared Images of Love from it, and here’s a second track from the record. Killers 3 is a melancholy, hymn-like song that we have found ourselves coming back to time and time again today. It mixes elements of folk, electronic flourishes and soul to create something remarkable – resigned to a state where the thrill of the ugly and shocking is more interesting and compelling than any good deed.

Murder is more entertaining / than peace ever will be / to a killer / hungry hearted killers / everywhere I go / walking the streets

Watch / stream it here.

 

 

 

Here is a second taste from the Fat White Family’s upcoming album Serfs Up!

Tastes Good With The Money is built on the back of a scuzzy slow burn of a glam rock riff, absurd lyrics that drop with sordid innuendo and a vocal cameo from Baxter Dury. Throw in a surreal Monty Python inspired video and you’ve got all the ingredients for another irresistible, sleaze ridden classic.

Enjoy.

 

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Weaving between shimmering synth pop and the infectious grooves of 70’s Berlin, W.H. Lung will release their debut album Incidental Music on the 5th April via Melodic

We’ve got the second single from the record for you. The bulk of Second Death Of My Face was developed on the piano of Manchester’s Central Library, and it is a five and half minute epic, with cathartic lyrics and soaring crescendos – probably their most anthemic release so far…

Stream it here.

 

Catch them live:

Sat 11 May – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
Sun 12 May – Leeds – Gold Sounds Festival
Mon 13 May – Glasgow, The Garage (Attic Bar)
Tue 14 May – Nottingham, The Bodega
Wed 15 May -Brighton, Green Store Door
Thu 16 May – Bristol, The Louisiana
Fri 17 May – Southampton, Heartbreakers
Sat 18 May – London, Oslo (Hackney)
Sat 25th May – Totnes, Sea Change Festival
Fri 14th June – Manchester, Band On The Wall (With Working Men’s Club)

 

Droneflower is the new collaboration between MM regular Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky (of Mutoid Man, Cave In). It will be released by Sacred Bones on the 26th April.

As might be imagined, it is a sprawling and expansive exercise in contrasts – the sound of the war between the brutal and the ethereal, the depths of darkness and piercing light, and the real and imagined.

The ten tracks include eight originals and two covers – the epic Guns n’ Roses power ballad Estranged, and Morphine’s beguiling In Spite of Me.

For now though we have For The Sun for your listening pleasure.  You can pre-order the album via Bandcamp here.