Nothing Our Way, the new single from Frankie & The Heartstrings is up for this week’s Rebel Playlist on 6 Music. Vote for the track here.
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.
20 – Record Store Day @ Drift, Totnes, Devon
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
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
12 – Optimus Alive Festival, Portugal
18 – Dour Festival, Belgium
19 – Lovebox Festival, London
20 -Longitude Festival, Dublin, Ireland
18 – Lowlands Festival, Amsterdam
1 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik
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:
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)
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)
6 – Hop Farm, Kent
20 – Latitude Festival, Southwold
26 – 28 – Low Cost Festival, Benidorm
13 – 18 – Green Man Festival, Glanusk, Wales
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.
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, 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:
18 – The Great Escape, Brighton
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
19-20 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
Listen to Milky Way by Spectrals here. The track is taken from the forthcoming second album Sob Story and was produced by former Girls member JR White.
First Aid Kit and Gold Panda will play this year’s Glastonbury Festival which takes place 26th – 30th June in Somerset. First Aid Kit will play the Pyramid stage and Gold Panda will play Silver Hayes. Other bands playing over the weekend include The Rolling Stones, Primal Scream, Arctic Monkeys and Cat Power, full info here.
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!
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^
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
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.
First Aid Kit, The Cribs and Veronica Falls will all play this year’s Hop Farm festival which takes places 5 – 6 July in Kent. All three bands will play the Saturday of the festival, joining the likes of My Bloody Valentine, Edwyn Collins and The Horrors on the bill. Full info can be found here.
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:
29 – Hard Rock Calling, London
6 – Hop Farm, Kent
3 – Y Not Festival, Matlock
25 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth
1 – Bingley Music Live, Bingley