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Listen To New Single From Gold Panda + Album Available To Pre-Order Now

Nearly three years after the release of his debut album, Gold Panda has released new music in the form of the track Brazil, and announced the release of his second album, Half Of Where You Live.

Brazil is available to purchase now via all digital outlets and available to hear over at soundcloud.com/goldpanda now.

Half Of Where You Live is out Monday 10th June and available to pre-order now via smarturl.it/HalfOfWhereYouLive

Gold Panda is touring the US, UK and Europe through May and June, as well as festivals this summer. Full shows listed below.

April

20 – Record Store Day @ Drift, Totnes, Devon

 

May

8 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON

9 – La Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC

10 – The Mid, Chicago, IL

11 – The Knitting Factory, New York, NY

14 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

15 – Red 7, Austin, TX

16 – Black Cat Backstage, Washington, D.C.

17 – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA

18 – Brighton Music Hall, Allston, MA

25 – Bad Bonn Kilbi Festival, Dudingen, Switzerland

 

June

12 – The Electric, London

13 – Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain

20 – La Trabendo, Paris

21 – Melkweg (Oude Zaal), Amsterdam

22 – Fetsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin

28 – Glastonbury Festival

 

July

12 – Optimus Alive Festival, Portugal

18 – Dour Festival, Belgium

19 – Lovebox Festival, London

20 -Longitude Festival, Dublin, Ireland

 

August

18 – Lowlands Festival, Amsterdam

 

November

1 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik

Veronica Falls Reveal New Video + Tour Starts Today!

Watch the video for Waiting For Something To Happen, the new single from Veronica Falls here.

Veronica Falls start their European tour tonight in Bristol. Details of all upcoming shows including summer festival appearances listed below:

April

16 – The Fleece, Bristol (w/ Brilliant Colors)

17 – Kazimer, Liverpool  (w/ Brilliant Colors)

18 – Whelans, Dublin

19 – Voodoo, Belfast

20 – Deaf Institute, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

23 – Islington Assembly Hall, London (w/ Comet Gain)

24 – La Peniche, Lille, France

25  – Nouveau Casino, Paris (w/ Mazes)

26 – Noumatrouff, Mulhouse, France (w/ Mazes)

27 – Le Sonic, Lyon, France (w/ Mazes)

28 – Bad Bonn, Dudingen (w/ Mazes)

30 – Mascotte, Zurich (w/ Mazes)

 

May

2 – Arena, Vienna, Austria (w/ Mazes)

3 – Feierwerk, Munich, Germany (w/ Mazes)

4 – Merlin, Stuttgart, Germany (w/ Mazes)

5 – Beatpol, Dresden, Germany (w/ Mazes)

6 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany (w/ Mazes)

7 – Die Pumpe, Kiel, Germany (w/ Mazes)

8  – Molotow, Hamburg, Germany (w/ Mazes)

9 – Debaser, Malmo, Sweden

10 – Pop Revo Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

11 – Kuudes Linja, Helsinki

14 – AB Box, Brussels, Belgium (w/ Dirty Beaches)

15 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

22 – Primavera Opening Party, Barcelona (w/ Cheatahs and Parquet Courts)

 

July

6 – Hop Farm, Kent

20 – Latitude Festival, Southwold

26 – 28 – Low Cost Festival, Benidorm

 

August

13 – 18 – Green Man Festival, Glanusk, Wales

 

 

Waxahatchee Sign To Wichita And Announce Tegan And Sara Tour Dates

We are incredibly excited to welcome Waxahatchee to Wichita and announce the release of Cerulean Salt on 1st July. Hear the sublimely disheveled Brother Bryan here.

2013 has already been a whirlwind of a year for the Alabama-born Katie Crutchfield, after the release of her second album under the moniker Waxahatchee last month in the US (on venerable punk label Don Giovanni) was met with immediate critical acclaim, earning ‘Best New Music’ and an 8.4 album score from Pitchfork as well as the ‘SPIN Essentials’ tag and continued support from NPR, among many others. This was followed by a very enthusiastically received string of shows at SXSW where she was singled out as one of the festival’s highlights by both local and international press, resulting in Wichita picking up the record for a worldwide release (excluding North America) this summer.

 

Waxahatchee will be coming to Europe in June – joining Tegan and Sara on tour and playing a headline show at London’s Shacklewell Arms. Details below.

 

June

8 – Ritz, Manchester*

9 – ABC, Glasgow*

11 – The Troxy, London*

12 – The Institute, Birmingham*

13 – Shacklewell Arms, London

17 – Capitol, Offenbach*

18 – Huxleys, Berlin*

20 – E-Werk, Cologne*

25 – Le Trianon Hall, Paris*

26 – Paradiso, Amsertdam*

27 – AB Club, Brussels*

 

(* w/ Tegan and Sara)

 

 

Frankie & The Heartstrings Announce New Album And Tour Dates

 

Frankie & The Heartstrings, are to release their second album, The Days Run Away via their label, Pop Sex Ltd on 27th May. The album is available to pre-order now on CD, LP and digital download on the Wichita store.

The Days Run Away was recorded during 2012 in Newcastle and London with former Suede figurehead and producer Bernard Butler. The band initially collaborated with Butler on a one off single Everybody Looks Better (In The Right Light) released in November 2011.  This successful partnership led F&THs to record their upcoming second album with Butler, the first fruits of their sessions was released in the form of download track I Still Follow You last October.

Speaking with regards The Days Run Away, singer Frankie Francis said, “we’re raring to go with this new record, it’s been a long year and staying off the road so we can write and record a great album has been tough for us at times, but we’ve put everything we have into it and can’t wait to unleash it”.

Listen to lead single Nothing Our Way now

The band will be heading out on a UK headline tour in June. Full upcoming dates below:

 

May

18 – The Great Escape, Brighton

 

June

5 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

6 – Deaf Institute, Manchester

7 – University, Newcastle

8 – King Tuts, Glasgow

9 – The Studio, Hartlepool

11 – The Louisiana, Bristol

12 – Scholars Bar, Leicester

13 – The Garage, London

 

July

19-20 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire

Sky Larkin Announce Tour Dates With Dutch Uncles And Marnie Stern

Sky Larkin will be heading out on tour with Dutch Uncle and then Marnie Stern on their upcoming UK tour dates. The band have also announce some UK festival dates – details for where and when you can catch them below!

 

May

1 – Spanky van Dykes, Nottingham*

2 –  Scala, London*

3 – Live at Leeds, Leeds

21 – Fibbers, York*

22 – Portland Arms, Cambridge*

23 – The Fleece, Bristol*

24 – The Joiners, Southampton*

25 -  Water Front, Norwich*

26 – Handmade Festival, Leicester

30 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham^

31  – Queens Social Club  , Sheffield^

 

June

1 – Ruby Lounge, Manchester^

2 – Broadcast, Glasgow^

3 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds^

4 – Louisiana, Bristol^

5 – The Garage, London^

7 – 9 – Long Division Festival, Wakefield

July

13 – 2000trees festival, Cheltenham

 

(*w/ Dutch Uncles, ^ w/ Marnie Stern)

Sky Larkin have also posted a remix of the new Dutch Uncles single – available to download for free here.

Win Tickets To See The Cribs Play Intimate 100 Club Show

 

Enter to win tickets to see The Cribs play an intimate show at London’s 100 Club on 17th April with Drenge and China Rats in support via converse.

 

The band have also announced a number of UK festival appearances – details below:

 

June

29 – Hard Rock Calling, London

 

July

6 – Hop Farm, Kent

 

August

3 – Y Not Festival, Matlock

25 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth

 

September

1 – Bingley Music Live, Bingley

Download New Track From Hannes Rasmus + EP To Follow On NOTOWN in May!

Hamburg-based producer and analogue musician, Hannes Rasmus, is to release his debut EP, Analogue Ist Besser via NOTOWN Recordings this May. A lead track, ‘Wir sind hier nicht in Detroit, Dirk’, is available to stream or download free via notownrecordings.com.

The track sets the rules and remit of Hanne’ music -  to create solely analogue music, which lends a deep warmth and personality to proceedings. Combined with the German’s keen ear for a teasing melody, his work immediately stands out. The track, ‘Wir sind hier nicht in Detroit, Dirk’ translates to English as ‘we’re not in Detroit, Dirk’, a playful nudge towards his music’s roots and inspiration.