Posts Tagged ‘Spiritualized’

  1. Slaves – Chokehold
  2. Sleaford Mods – Stick In A Five And Go
  3. Spiritualized – Here It Comes (The Road) Let’s Go
  4. Interpol – Number 10
  5. All The Witches – Fishbelly 86 Onions
  6. Mutual Benefit – Come To Pass
  7. Ron Gallo – It’s All Gonna Be OK
  8. Dirty Lungs – Dumps Like A Truck
  9. Maxband – Means To An End
  10. Muncie Girls – Locked Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space rock legends Spiritualized have announced news of their new studio album, And Nothing Hurt, due for release 7 September via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Fat Possum in the US.

The band have shared the brilliant lead single I’m Your Man, which wraps layer upon layer of gloriously transcendent sound together to create something utterly mesmerising and cinematic, and with a towering guitar solo – .where the waves of blissful noise are almost overwhelming.

Watch / stream it here.

 

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Day three and more sun, surely one the only sequences of three whole days without rain that we’ve had all summer. Despite 14,000 pairs of feet, the estate still looked rather fine and the spirit of village-green good naturedness was still at the forefront of everything. On the bandstand the Keston Cobblers’ Club provided the perfect soundtrack for the setting with a gorgeous set of gentle folk that bodes very well for their forthcoming album.

Elsewhere Grant Lee Buffalo’s reformation and return was met with a set that was straining at the leash to recreate past glories – no freewheelin’ here and they played as though lives depended on it, much to the appreciation of the audience who were then soothed back into a state of soporific calm by the reflective words and strummed chords of singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

A peculiarly short cameo set from Giant Giant Sand was sweet enough, but perhaps wasn’t even long enough to leave us wanting more, which we would surely have done based on the evidence of the latest record. Then as the sun set and Spiritualized took the stage we were treated to a glorious set of epic, gospel tinged psychedelia that matched the surroundings perfectly – from the opening riffs of Hey Jane via to the closing pulsating Take Me To The Other Side via the mortality questioning classics of Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space and Soul on Fire it was another stand out set in a weekend of such delights.

And lastly Wilco, clearly enjoying themselves and mixing up “a bunch of mellow stuff” before proclaiming “let’s dance”, the set was bursting with back catalogue classics and classics to be. Overcoming a mid-set tendency for some extended guitar histrionics the sublime Handshake Drugs was perhaps the song of the weekend whilst closer A Shot In The Arm pushed it close.

The darkness fell and still smiling, still cheering the crowds departed for tents and dancing whilst we, a little smugly, strolled up the hill to our own beds!

Download Keston Cobblers’ Club – For Words mp3 (from One, For Words)

Download Giant Giant Sand – Detained mp3 (from Tucson)

Download Wilco – I Might mp3 (from The Whole Love)

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Stream These. Following on from our Friday mix yesterday, here are a few tunes to stream, listen to and investigate further should you feel the need. We think you probably will.

First up is the new single, 17, from Young & Lost Club’s indie alt-rockers Being There.

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Oxford’s latest buzzworthy band are The Black Hats – lots of energy, a definite pop edge, big chorus hooks, and smart lyrical rhythms. Listen to Kick In The Doors. It comes from forthcoming mini-album Austerity for the Hoi Polloi.

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Restless Fugitive is the new single from Willy Mason, it comes from this new album, the first in five years. If you like it, you can grab it as a free download from his Facebook page here.

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Similarly with spacey psychedelia aficionados Spiritualized who return with their first new material in four years. This is the nine minute epic Hey Jane from Sweet heart Sweet Light, the new album.

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We have a new track for you from the Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Gob Iron, Uncle Tupelo), Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel), Anders Parker (Varnaline, Gob Iron) and Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk) supergroup and their Woody Guthrie project. This time the track is fronted by Yim Yames, and is called My Revolutionary Mind.

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Rusty Bear were on 6 Music’s Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning. Their sound is one of gorgeously brooding indie folk/pop and is well worth a few minutes investment from your ears. It comes from debut album From Source To Sea, available via Mollusc Records from March 26th.

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Django Django have been a band we’ve liked since Scottish Kate discovered them for us. Their self-titled debut album of catchy surf rock, psychedelia and skittering electronics has picked up a lot of plaudits and this is another track from it, the throbbing Storm.

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Talking of buzz, it has been likewise for gloomy, brooding UK indie rockers 2:54 This is their new single You’re Early, out on Fiction on April 9th.

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M.Ward is now solo in every sense of the word and returns with new album A Wasteland Companion in April. This taster, Primitive Girl, seems a marked step up in quality compared with some more recent offerings and bodes well.

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Lastly Adventure Galley ratchet up the tempo with the excellent sonic rock jam Weekend Lovers – think MGMT doing battle with Arcade Fire in a room full of amphetamines.

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