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Sky Larkin Unveil Video For Newsworthy

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Sky Larkin have unveiled a new video for Newsworthy – watch here: http://youtu.be/EgYzSFUFwWg

The song is taken from the band’s recent third album, Motto. The video is produced by visual artist Dan Tombs (collaborator with Gold Panda, Jon Hopkins and Factory Floor). It utilizes footage taken from Prelinger Archives of educational, industrial and amateur films, and has been visually treated by the artist. The end result is a beautiful and rather hypnotic take on the song’s title theme.

The band will be heading out on a UK tour in April – ticket for all shows on sale now:

 

April

8 – The Bull’s Head, Birmingham (Tickets)

9 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Tickets)

10  – Ledgendary Labour Club, Northampton    (Tickets)

11 – The Old Bookshop, Bristol (Tickets)

12 – Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth  (Tickets)

16 – Kazamier, Liverpool (Tickets)

17 – Fibbers, York (Tickets)

18 – Cluny 2, Newcastle (Tickets)

 

May

25- Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh (Tickets)

26 – Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds(Tickets)

Cheatahs Stream New Album – Out On Monday!

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Stream the self-titled debut album by Cheatahs now over on Pitchfork Advance.

The album is available to pre-order now:

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/cheatahsitpre
Wichita shop: http://smarturl.it/CheatahsPre

The band will be touring the UK and USA over the coming weeks – catch them at the following shows:

February

11 – Rough Trade East, London (Free instore)
12 – Birthdays, London (NME awards show)
13 – New Slang, Kingston (w/ Temples)
15 – The Harley, Sheffield
16 – Prince Albert, Brighton
17 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
18 – Broadcast, Glasgow
19 – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool
22 – Bunk Bar, Portland
23 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle
27 – The Echo, Los Angeles

March

1 – Noise Pop @ Brick & Mortar, San Francisco (w/ No Age)
4 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn
5– Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia
6 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC

 

 

 

Sky Larkin Announce UK Tour Dates

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Following the release of the third album Motto last autumn and a run of celebratory dates, Sky Larkin will be expanding their touring history with shows through April as well as a soon-to-be-announced run through Europe later in the Spring.

Also in May, the band will be joining labelmates Cloud Nothings as part of new Leeds festival Gold Sounds, appearing at the Brudenell Social Club on May 26th.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

April

8 – The Bull’s Head, Birmingham (Tickets)

9 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff (Tickets)

10  – Ledgendary Labour Club, Northampton    (Tickets)

11 – The Old Bookshop, Bristol (Tickets)

12 – Edge of the Wedge, Portsmouth  (Tickets)

16 – Kazamier, Liverpool (Tickets)

17 – Fibbers, York (Tickets)

18 – Cluny 2, Newcastle (Tickets)

 

May

25- Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh (Tickets)

26 – Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds(Tickets)

Cloud Nothings Announce New Album + European Tour Dates

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Cloud Nothings have announced details of their next LP Here And Nowhere Else, out on 31st March and recorded with John Congleton. The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

Now Hear In
Quieter Today
Psychic Trauma
Just See Fear
Giving Into Seeing
No Thoughts
Pattern Walks
I’m Not Part of Me

Utilizing every possible opportunity to write while on the road for 18 consecutive months following the release of 2012′s Attack on Memory, Baldi presented an album’s worth of new material to his bandmates with just days before they’d enter the studio. “I’m pretty sure every song was written in a different country,” he says. “It’s the product of only having a couple of minutes here and there.” But Cloud Nothings would enjoy a full week with Congleton at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey, followed by three days of mixing at his own studio in Dallas shortly thereafter. The result is Cloud Nothings, refined: impossibly melodic, white-knuckle noise-rock that shimmers with sumptuous detail, from Baldi’s lone, corkscrewing guitar to his dramatically improved singing to bassist TJ Duke’s piledriving bass lines and drummer Jayson Gerycz’s volcanic fills.

“It’s more subtle,” says Baldi. “It’s not just an in-your-face rock record. There’s more going on. You can listen to a song 20 times and still hear different little things in there that you didn’t notice before. Every time I listen I notice something that I didn’t even realize we did.”

Hear I’m Not A Part Of Me here:  https://soundcloud.com/cloudnothings/im-not-part-of-me

The band will be returning to Europe in May for a run of headline shows and festival dates:

May

12 – Landmark, Bergen

13 – John Dee, Oslo

14 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm

15 – Loppen, Copenhagen

16 – Molotow, Hamburg

17 – Underground, Cologne

18 – Les Nuits Botanique @ Orangerie, Brussels

19 – Melkweg, Amsterdam

20 -  La Fleche d’Or, Paris

22 – The Deaf Institute, Manchester

23 – Stereo, Glasgow

24 – Button Factory, Dublin

26 -  Gold Sounds @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

27 – Scala, London

29 -  Vera, Groningen

31 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona

June

1 – Primavera Sound After Party @ Sala Apolo, Barcelona

Peggy Sue’s New Album Choir Of Echoes Out Monday + Available To Stream Now

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Peggy Sue release their new album Choir Of Echoes on Monday – listen to the album in full now over on the NY Times.

A very limited number of pre-order bundles including tote bags and screen prints are available via the band’s shop.

Praise for the album:

“The delicate tools that are Slade, Young and drummer Olly Joyce continue to punch well above their weight” – **** Mojo

“Beautiful” – 7/10, Uncut

“The band’s finest to date” – Loud & Quiet

“A record of soulful depths and heady, emotional highs” – 8/10, NME

“An album obsessed with voices may prove to be the turning point where Peggy Sue found their very own.” ****, Time Out

Upcoming Peggy Sue tour dates:

January

27 – St. Pancras Church, London (SOLD OUT)

29 – Grand Stafford, Bryan, TX

February

1 – Mohawk, Austin. TX

3 – Yucca Tap Room, Tempe, CA

5 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA

6 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

7 – 3rd Space, Davis, CA

8 – Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA

10 – Holocene, Portland, OR

11 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA

13 – Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

15 – Ortlieb’s, Philadelphia, PA

March

27 – Ideal Bar @ VEGA, Copenhagen

28 – Kulturhaus III & 70, Hamburg

30 – Privatclub, Berlin

31 – Kranhalle, Munich

April

1 – Blue Shell, Cologne

2 – Botanique (Witloof Bar), Brussels

3 – Ekko, Utrecht

7 – Green Door Store, Brighton

9 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester

10 – Broadcast, Glasgow

11 – Leaf, Liverpool

12 – The Harley, Sheffield

14 – The Old Bookshop, Bristol

15 – Oslo, London

Gold Panda – Quitter’s Raga Reissue Now Available + Tour Dates Announced

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Following a busy and fruitful 2013 that saw the release of his exceptional second album Half Of Where You Live and shows worldwide, Gold Panda has reissued one of his earliest releases, Quitter’s Raga. The two-track 7”, long since sold out, was originally pressed by Make Mine records in 2009, with the now-cult track still being a staple of the artist’s live set.

Newly issued on Gold Panda’s own label NOTOWN Recordings, the vinyl-only release is limited to 600 copies as a deluxe heavy pressing and features the original.

The full tracklisting is:

A) Quitter’s Raga

B) Fifth Ave

A free download of b-side, Fifth Ave, is available now, via http://soundcloud.com/goldpanda/sets/quitters-raga

The 7″ is available to buy now on the Wichita store.

Gold Panda continues his tour of the world with new dates in Australia and New Zealand, including an appearance at Golden Plains Festival, plus shows in the Baltics and Scandinavia. Full dates below and tickets available via www.iamgoldpanda.com. Further shows, including summer festivals, will be announced soon.

February

4 – Rigas Kinostudija, Riga, Latvia

5 – Rock Café, Talinn, Estonia

6 – Adams, Helsinki, Finland

7 – Landmark, Bergen, Norway

8 – Debaser Medis, Stockholm, Sweden

27 – Dux Live, Christchurch, New Zealand

28 -  Cassette Nine, Auckland, New Zealand

March

1 – Bodega, Wellington, New Zealand

6 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

7 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

8 – Golden Plains Festival, Melbourne

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Campesinos! US Tour Dates This Week!

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Los Campesinos! will be playing a run of headline shows this week – catch them at the following…

January

21 – Paradise, Boston MA (w/ Speedy Ortiz)

22 -  Irving Plaza, New York NY (w/ Speedy Ortiz)

23 -  9:30 Club, Washington DC

25 -  Metro, Chicago IL

The band’s album No Blues is out now.

Cheatahs Unveil Live Video + New Tour Dates

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Watch a live version of Get Tight filmed at Dropout studios in London, where the band recorded their forthcoming debut album here.

Their self-titled debut album  is out on 10th February and available to pre-order on the following links:
UK
USA

The first 100 pre-orders on each format will be signed by the band.

The band have added more dates to their UK and US tours. Full list of upcoming shows as follows:

February

11 – Rough Trade East, London (Free instore)
12 – Birthdays, London (NME awards show) (Tickets)
13 – New Slang, Kingston (w/ Temples) (Tickets)
15 – The Harley, Sheffield (Tickets)
16 – Prince Albert, Brighton (Tickets)
17 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (Tickets)
18 – Broadcast, Glasgow (Tickets)
19 – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool (Tickets)
22 – Bunk Bar, Portland (Tickets)
23 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle (Tickets)
27 – The Echo, Los Angeles (Tickets)

March
1 – Noise Pop, San Francisco (w/ No Age) (Tickets)
4 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn (Details)
5 – Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia (Tickets)
6 – U Street Music Hall, Washington DC (Tickets)

Peggy Sue Play Free Instores This Week + Album Out On Monday

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Peggy Sue play a number of free instores this week, starting tonight at Pop Recs in Sunderland! Details for all below.

January
20 – Pop Recs Ltd (Instore), Sunderland (Details)
21 – Rise (instore), Bristol (Details)
22 – Resident (Instore), Brighton (Details)
23 – Rough Trade East (instore), London (Details)

The band release their third album Choir Of Echoes on Monday and it is available to pre-order from the band’s store.

Praise for the album:

“The delicate tools that are Slade, Young and drummer Olly Joyce continue to punch well above their weight” – **** Mojo

“Beautiful” – 7/10, Uncut

“The band’s finest to date” – Loud & Quiet