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Swearin’ Unveil New Track + European Tour Starts Next Week

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Swearin’ have unveiled a new track from their forthcoming second album, Surfing Strange. Listen to Dust In The Gold Sack here.

 

Surfing Strange will be released on 4th November on CD, LP and digital download.

Pre-order LP, CD or digital via Wichita here: bit.ly/1gb2Kjl

iTunes pre-order: smarturl.it/7vy6k4

 

The band will be embarking on their first European tour, supporting Waxahatchee this month. All shows are below…

October

8 – Stengade, Copenhagen (w/ Waxahatchee)

9 – Privatclub, Berlin (w/ Waxahatchee)

10 – Molotow, Hamburg (w/ Waxahatchee)

11- Manufaktur, Schorndorf (Stuttgart)(w/ Waxahatchee)

12 – Rote Fabrik, Zurich (w/ Waxahatchee)

16 – La Peniche, Lille (w/ Waxahatchee)

17 – Point Ephemere, Paris (w/ Waxahatchee)

18 – Nijrop, Opwijk (w/ Waxahatchee)

19 – Gathering Festival, Oxford  (w/ Waxahatchee)

20 – SWN Festival, Cardiff(w/ Waxahatchee)

21 – Shacklewell Arms, London (Headline show w/ Cheatahs)

22 – Scala, London  (w/ Waxahatchee)

23 – Heartattack & Vine, Newcastle(w/ Waxahatchee)

24 – Broadcast, Glasgow  (w/ Waxahatchee)

25 – Sound Control, Manchester  (w/ Waxahatchee)

26 – Workman’s Club, Dublin  (w/ Waxahatchee)

28 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  (w/ Waxahatchee)

29 – Green Door Store, Brighton  (w/ Waxahatchee)

30 – Winston Kingdown, Amsterdam  (w/ Waxahatchee)

31- Kuudes Linja, Helsinki  (w/ Waxahatchee)

Watch First Aid Kit Perform On Letterman

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Watch First Aid Kit perform Emmylou on Letterman here.

First Aid Kit are in the US for a run of shows – catch them at the below dates:

 

October

3 – Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, CA

4 – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, San Francisco, CA

6 – Way Over Yonder Festival, Santa Monica, CA

10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY (w/ Rodriguez)

 

 

Cheatahs Unveil Video For New Single

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Cheatahs have a new video online for one of the two new songs to be released as a double-A-sided seven-inch on 14th October. Cut The Grass is available to watch now on Vevo: http://vevo.ly/G7A4ia

Directed by Edward Housden, the video features a band performance mixed with  beautiful, blurred and blown-out landscapes, rolling hills and churning clouds. All very fitting for the gorgeous, psych-swirl of the song itself.

The band celebrates the release of  Cut The Grass/Kenworth with a gig on the 18th October, when they headline the Wichita Recordings 13th birthday party at The Sebright Arms in London. On that night they will be joined by label mates, Sky Larkin, and another special guest band. They then take their blissed-out indie-rock on the road across Europe in support of their friends Metz (Sub Pop Records) for a run of shows this November.

All upcoming shows below:

October

17 – SWN Festival, Cardiff

18Sebright Arms, London

19Gathering Festival, Oxford

November

1 Exit 07, Luxembourg *

2 Rotonde, Brussels *

4Hafenklang, Hamburg *

6Beta, Copenhagen *

7 – Debaser Medis, Stockholm *

8 – John Dee, Oslo *

9Henriksberg, Gothenburg *

11 – Bi Nuu, Berlin *

12 -  Hydrozagadka, Warsaw *

13Bezsennosc, Wroclaw *

14007 Club, Prague *

15 Cafe Cairo, Wurzburg *

16 - Le Romandie Club, Lausanne *

17 -  Lo Fi Club, Milan *

19 – Marche Gare, Lyon *

20 – La Gaite Lyrique, Paris *

22 – Deaf Institute, Manchester *

23 – Broadcast, Glasgow *

25 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds *

26Start The Bus, Bristol *

27 – The Haunt, Brighton *

28Village Underground, London *

 

(* w/ Metz)

Cut The Grass/Kenworth is available to pre-order on 7″ vinyl on the Wichita store.

Gold Panda Announces New EP + UK Tour Dates

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GOLD PANDA ANNOUNCES REPRISE EP + UK SHOWS

Gold Panda has announced details of a new six-track EP release to follow the release of his critically acclaimed second album Half Of Where You Live. Reprise EP will be released on 11th November on digital download and limited edition 12” vinyl. The EP comprises of alternative and new variations of two tracks from Half Of Where You Live, including a newly recorded, extended version of album stand out, Reprise.

The full tracklisting is:

A1) Community (Fort Romeau remix)
A2) Community (Album version)
A3) Community (Original demo)

B1) If U Knew (Reprise Long Live Take)
B2) Reprise (T Hemingway remix)
B3) Reprise (Album version)

 

Listen to If U Knew (Reprise Long Live Take)  here.

Pre-order the EP now via the Wichita store or Ghostly

Gold Panda has announced a new run of UK headline shows:

November

22 – Stylus – Leeds Uni, Leeds

23 – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

25 – Arches, Glasgow

26 – Gorilla, Manchester

27 – Coalition, Brighton

 

December

12 – St John’s Church, Hackney

Tickets are on sale now.

Sky Larkin – Motto Is Out Today + Tour Starts Tomorrow!

Sky Larkin’s third album Motto is out today and available to purchase on the following links:

Gatefold 12″ clear vinyl (CD version of the album included) – smarturl.it/motrt
CD - smarturl.it/motcd
Digital download (with bonus track) – smarturl.it/Motto_digi

You can still pre-order the US Vinyl – out 14th October - smarturl.it/mottoUS12

Sky Larkin will set off on their UK headline tour tomorrow with Radstewart in support – all details as follows:

September
17 – London, Lexington (Tickets)
18 – Leicester, Firebug (Tickets)
19 – Sheffield, The Harley (Tickets)
21 – Glasgow, Cut Loose presents at Nice N Sleazy (Tickets)
22 – Sunderland, Pop Recs Ltd** (Details)
23 – Leeds, Brudenell (free show)
24 – Southampton, Joiners (Tickets)
25 – Nottingham, Bodega (Tickets)
26 – Cardiff, Ten Feet Tall (Tickets)
27 – Kingston, Banquet Records
28 – Aldershot, West End Centre (Tickets)
30 – Manchester, Deaf Institute (Tickets)

The band will also be doing a very special live acoustic performance tomorrow at 1:30pm from the Wichita office! The session will be available to view at http://www.thisisfakediy.co.uk/

 

 

Swearin’ Announce New Album Details And London Headline Show

Swearin’ have announced details of their new album Surfing Strange which will be released on 4th November on CD, LP and digital download. The band have also unveiled a track from the album, Watered Down which is available to listen to here.

The album was recorded during July and August 2013 and it sees the band build upon the foundations laid with their debut to create a record with a more rich and varied sound.

 

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:

01 Dust in the Gold Sack
02 Watered Down
03 Mermaid
04 Parts of Speech
05 Melanoma
06 Echo Locate
07 Loretta’s Flowers
08 Glare of the Sun
09 Unwanted Place
10 Young
11 Curdled

The album is available to pre-order now on the Wichita store.

 

The band have also announced a London headline show at Shacklewell Arms on 21st October. Tickets are on sale.

Swearin’ will also be joining Waxahatchee on their European tour – all dates below:

October

8 – Stengade, Copenhagen (Tickets)

9 – Privatclub, Berlin  (Tickets )

10 – Molotow, Hamburg  (Tickets )

11- Manufaktur, Schorndorf (Stuttgart) (Tickets)

12 – Rote Fabrik, Zurich  (Tickets)

16 – La Peniche, Lille  (Tickets)

17 – Point Ephemere, Paris  (Tickets)

18 – Nijrop, Opwijk  (Tickets)

19 – Gathering Festival, Oxford  (Tickets)

20 – SWN Festival, Cardiff  (Tickets)

22 – Scala, London  (Tickets )

23 – Heartattack & Vine, Newcastle (Tickets)

24 – Broadcast, Glasgow  (Tickets )

25 – Sound Control, Manchester  (Tickets)

26 – Workman’s Club, Dublin  (Tickets)

28 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  (Tickets)

29 – Green Door Store, Brighton  (Tickets)

30 – Winston Kingdown, Amsterdam  (Tickets )

31- Kuudes Linja, Helsinki  (Tickets )

Listen To Motto By Sky Larkin Now – Out On Monday!

Stream Motto by Sky Larkin now over on NME.com. 

Motto is out on Monday and available to pre-order on CD, Limited edition clear vinyl and digital download on the Wichita store.

The band will be heading out on a UK headline tour to coincide with the release, catch them at the following dates:

September
17 – London, Lexington*
18 – Leicester, Firebug*
19 – Sheffield, The Harley*
21 – Glasgow, Cut Loose show @ Nice ‘n’ Sleazy
22 – Sunderland, Pop Recs Ltd
23 – Leeds, Brudenell*
24 – Southampton, Joiners*
25 – Nottingham, Bodega*
26 – Cardiff, Ten Feet Tall*
28 – Aldershot, West End Centre*
30 – Manchester, Deaf Institute *

 

(* w/ Radstewart)

Watch New Video For Misery Over Dispute By Waxahatchee

Watch the new video for Misery Over Dispute by Waxahatchee here.  The video features Katie Crutchfield tap dancing, Katie explains: “I had the idea about a year ago to do a video with tap dancing. I danced for 14 years all throughout my childhood and tap was always my favorite. I’ve wanted to incorporate it into what I do for a very long time so when the idea of doing a slow-motion video with tapping came to me, it felt like I was merging these two pockets of my life.”

The track is taken from Cerulean Salt which is out now and available to purchase from the following places:
Wichita – http://bit.ly/10Nzyv8
Rough Trade – http://bit.ly/16GaNWn
Amazon – http://amzn.to/16GaWJo

 

Waxahatchee will be on tour in Europe next month! Swearin’ will be supporting on all dates. Details below:

October

8 – Stengade, Copenhagen (Tickets)

9 – Privatclub, Berlin  (Tickets )

10 – Molotow, Hamburg  (Tickets )

11- Manufaktur, Schorndorf (Stuttgart) (Tickets)

12 – Rote Fabrik, Zurich  (Tickets)

16 – La Peniche, Lille  (Tickets)

17 – Point Ephemere, Paris  (Tickets)

18 – Nijrop, Opwijk  (Tickets)

19 – Gathering Festival, Oxford  (Tickets)

20 – SWN Festival, Cardiff  (Tickets)

22 – Scala, London  (Tickets )

23 – Heartattack & Vine, Newcastle (Tickets)

24 – Broadcast, Glasgow  (Tickets )

25 – Sound Control, Manchester  (Tickets)

26 – Workman’s Club, Dublin  (Tickets)

28 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds  (Tickets)

29 – Green Door Store, Brighton  (Tickets)

30 – Winston Kingdown, Amsterdam  (Tickets )

31- Kuudes Linja, Helsinki  (Tickets )

Cheatahs Announce European Tour With Metz

Following a number of UK dates in September and October, Cheatahs are taking their blissed-out indie-rock on the road across Europe in support of their friends Metz (Sub Pop Records) for a run of shows this November.

The band recently announced the release of their next (double A-sided) single, “Cut the Grass”/“Kenworthon seven-inch on the 14th October (the songs are available digitally now.) Defined by potently raw guitars, ambient noise and soaring melodies, the two songs see the band harness their powerful live shows and transcend their first few underground releases with a matured ease. A serious sign of the strength and depth of their debut full length which will be released worldwide by Wichita Recordings in early 2014.

Full list of upcoming Cheatahs shows:

September

14  -  Southsea Festival, Portsmouth  (Tickets)

26229, London** (Tickets)

October

17 – SWN Festival, Cardiff  (Tickets)

18Sebright Arms, London ***  (Tickets)

19Gathering Festival, Oxford (Tickets)

November

1 Exit 07, Luxembourg *  (Tickets)

2 Rotonde, Brussels *  (Tickets)

4Hafenklang, Hamburg * (Tickets)

6Beta, Copenhagen * (Tickets)

7 – Debaser Medis, Stockholm *  (Tickets)

8 – John Dee, Oslo *  (Tickets)

9Henriksberg, Gothenburg *   (Tickets)

11 – Bi Nuu, Berlin *  (Tickets)

12 -  Hydrozagadka, Warsaw *  (Tickets)

13Bezsennosc, Wroclaw * (Tickets)

14007 Club, Prague *  (Tickets)

15 Cafe Cairo, Wurzburg *  (Tickets)

16 - Le Romandie Club, Lausanne *  (Tickets)

17 -  Lo Fi Club, Milan *  (Tickets)

19 – Marche Gare, Lyon * (Tickets)

20 – La Gaite Lyrique, Paris * (Tickets)

22 – Deaf Institute, Manchester *   (Tickets)

23 – Broadcast, Glasgow * (Tickets)

25 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds * (Tickets)

26Start The Bus, Bristol *  (Tickets)

27 – The Haunt, Brighton *   (Tickets)

28Village Underground, London *  (Tickets)

 

** – with Frankie & The Heartstings, Johnny Foreigner etc

*** – with very special Wichita guests (Wichita 13th Birthday Party)

* – with Metz

Frankie & The Heartstrings Unveil New Video For That Girl, That Scene

Frankie & The Heartstrings have just released the video for That Girl, That Scene,  taken from their acclaimed album The Days Run Away. Watch the video here.

Directed by North-East based Carol Lynn, the video features the Newcastle Roller Girls  (http://www.newcastlerollergirls.co.uk ), specifically, their A team the Canny Belters and the B team, The Whippin’ Hinnies.

Also featured is the band’s own record shop, Pop Recs Ltd (http://www.poprecsltd.com). Since opening in June 2013, what was meant to be a six week venture continues to thrive and is a welcome and much appreciated addition to Sunderland. The band’s hard work and dedication to the shop has resulted in a nomination for ‘Hardest Working Band’ at tonight’s AIM Awards.
Upcoming live dates:
September
26 – 229, London (AIM – Labelled With Love show – w/ Cheatahs, Johnny Foreigner)
October
17 – SWN, Cardiff