The Fauns / The Sundowners - Live Liverpool Shipping Forecast 11the April 2014

The Fauns / The Sundowners - Live Liverpool Shipping Forecast 11the April 2014 @TheFaunsBand @TheSundownersUK

Let’s start at the end.  As Bristol’s shoegaze collective The Fauns left the stage after completing a jawdroppingly brilliant set you couldn’t help but muse on the fact that this is a band who’s sound is so immense that they reallyshould be performing on the upper tier of the big festival circuits (such as Coachella for example).  However luckily for us they had just finished an epic performance…

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The VPME Meets - Desperate Journalist - INTERVIEW

The VPME Meets - Desperate Journalist - @DespJournalist INTERVIEW

Today another of our tips for 2014 joins us for a chat.  We’d previously described London based four piece Desperate Journalist as sounding a little like an epic version of the Au Pairs brought up to date.  And whilst their songs aren’t strictly political, there is a tangible sense of righteous anger burning away at the core of their glorious incendiary post-punk noise.

The band who consist of Jo…

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Track Of The Day - Malka Spigel - ‘Tall Grey Buildings’

Malka Spigel is a founding member of the Belgium rock band Minimal Compact and performed in Githead with partner Colin Newman (of Wire). She’s also a a photographer and visual artist, with acclaimed exhibitions in venues such as The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Festival Hall.

Today’s ‘Track Of The Day’ ‘Tall Grey Buildings‘ from her forthcoming EP “Gliding” – released on May 19th via…

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Songs To Learn And Sing - Marmozets, Exit Music, Bad Grammar, Belgian Fog, Candy Says, Shunkan, Strangers, YOU, Fever High

Songs To Learn & Sing - Including @MARMOZETS, @weareEXITMUSIC @BadGrammarBand @itisyouhere and more

Marmozets  - Why Do You Hate Me ?

Another of our tips for big things recently unleashed a new tune in the form of ‘Why Do You Hate Me?’something David Cameron must feel like asking the public every day of his over privileged life, (easy Dave it’s because you’re a c**t.) It’s another frenzied explosion of attitude, passion and…

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Track Of the Day - Gwenno - ‘Golau Arall’

Track Of the Day - Gwenno - ‘Golau Arall’ @gwennosaunders @peskirecords

The problem with having a bulging mail box is you often miss things, so we apologise for being a little late to the party.  Gwenno’s  second single, ‘Golau Arall’ (Welsh for ‘Another Light’) released via Peski records a few weeks back is from her forthcoming debut LP, ‘Y Dydd Olaf’ (The Last Day.) She once again proves that as songwriter and eloquent spokesperson for the Welsh language there’s…

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Track Of The Day - @Bird_Official - ‘A War’ - @BalticRecords
Ahead of their debut album ‘My Fear And Me’ Liverpool collective Bird once again venture into the heart of darkness with a new single ’ A War’ which will be released on 5th of May 2104 via Baltic Records.

Track Of The Day - @Bird_Official - ‘A War’ - @BalticRecords

Ahead of their debut album ‘My Fear And Me’ Liverpool collective Bird once again venture into the heart of darkness with a new single ’ A War’ which will be released on 5th of May 2104 via Baltic Records.

The VPME Meets - HONEYBLOOD - Interview

The VPME Meets - HONEYBLOOD - @yumhoneyblood Interview

Photo – Laura Coulson

Glasgow-based two-piece Honeyblood consisting of Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Marie Claire Tweeddale on lead vocals and guitar were amongst our top ten bands to look out for throughout 2014. During the course of the last few months the duo have been busy recording and touring in the USA, winning hearts minds and ears with their wonderful, noisy melodic grunge flecked…

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Tracks Of The Day - Blood Sound - ‘Jane Austin’ and ‘Summer Sleep’

#NEWMUSIC -Tracks Of The Day - Blood Sound - ‘Jane Austin’ and ‘Summer Sleep’

Today we have a band who are so shiny and new they really should be warped in swaddling clothes, so new in fact that they don’t actually have any band promo shots available yet.  Although there may be a paucity of information currently available online, their music demonstrates they’re certainly not lacking in imagination.  Blood Soundare from Brooklyn via Philly and produce gorgeous lo-fi…

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Track Of The Day -Wolf Alice - ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’

Track Of The Day - @wolfalicemusic - ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ from their forthcoming EP - ‘Creature Songs’ on @DirtyHitRecords

It’s always a good day for music when Wolf Alice reveal details of a new release.  They were one of our tips for the top back in 2012, and to be quite honest their progression has been nothing short of astonishing.

With each and every release Wolf Alice seem to grow in stature and their latest offering ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ from of their new EP, ‘Creature Songs’is no exception. It’s a towering…

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Track Of The Day - Makthaverskan - ‘No Mercy’

Swedish post punks Makthaverskan’s second album, quite sensibly called Makthaverskan II made our top ten albums of the year in 2013.  Now our friends in America will soon be able to appreciate Makthaverskan’s aural delights as the album is set to be unleashed in the US on May 6 via RFC Records

The album saw the band adopt a more melodic approach, a kind of C86 with attitude bringing their own…

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Track Of The Day - James Cook - ‘Bees In November’

Track Of The Day - @jamescookmusic - ‘Bees In November’

In 2012 singer/songwriter/producer James Cook (or should we call him captain?) released his well received debut album ‘Arts And Sciences.’ Now the former front man of London’s cult electro rock pioneers NEMO, (captain?)  is back with a new song, ‘Bees In November ‘ from his forthcoming  second solo album ‘ADVENTURES IN AUSLAND’. It expands his dark literate chamber pop and seemingly features…

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REVIEW - EMA - ‘The Future Is Void’

REVIEW - EMA - @EMAthorstar ‘The Future Is Void’ A towering album of huge significance.

(EMA) Erika M. Anderson’s 2011 debut ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’was a brutal raw emotionally bruising affair.  It was certainly not an album for the faint- hearted, referencing subject matter such as DV and self-harm and saw EMA teetering on the precipice of despair before defiantly pulling back.  It was quite rightly universally praised for its honesty, intelligence, and the scope of its…

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Track Of The Day - Halsey - ‘New Americana’

Track Of The Day - Halsey - ‘New Americana’ @halseymusic #NewAmericana

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In February we introduced Halsey (anagram of Ashley) the musical alter ego of New Jersey singer songwriter Ashley Frangipane who hit the pop bulls-eye with with her début single ‘Ghost.’  She’s back with a fantastic new track ‘New Americana’, which is one of THE best pop songs of 2014 so far.

We believe this track, which has a Lana Del Rey meets Chvrches vibe and an irresistible refrain of…

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Track Of The Day - Night Flowers - Bound @DirtyBingo

Humberside five-piece Night Flowers had already piqued the interest of the online music community when their debut release ‘Single Beds’ landed last year.