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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  ( ), 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 ( 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:
26 – 229, London (AIM – Labelled With Love show – w/ Cheatahs, Johnny Foreigner)
17 – SWN, Cardiff

Wichita To Host Labelled With Love Show

We are excited to be hosting a show along with Alcopop! and Fierce Panda as part of AIM and Club Fandango’s Labelled with Love series of shows. The gig will take place on 26th September at 229 in London and the line-up includes Frankie & The Heartstrings, Cheatahs, Johnny Foreigner, The Social Club and more.

Full details can be found here. 

Tickets on sale now for £8.


Swearin’ Sign To Wichita And Announce European Tour Dates

We are delighted to announce that we have signed Philadelphia-based band, Swearin’.  The band first caught our attention with their much acclaimed self-titled debut LP, released on Salinas Records in the US, it became one of the office’s favourite albums of 2012. That album will get its first official release in Europe on Wichita Recordings in October and will be followed by a brand new album later this year.

The band are fronted by Allison Crutchfield, twin sister of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield (they previously played together in P.S. Eliot) and also features Waxahatchee’s drummer Keith Spencer on bass, along with Kyle Gilbride (Guitar) and Jeff Bolt (Drums).

Swearin’ have also confirmed their first European tour dates, supporting Waxahatchee in October. These dates follow a run of shows in the US in September supporting riot grrl legend Kathleen Hanna’s new band, The Julie Ruin.




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 )


Gold Panda Unveils New Video + UK + European Tour Dates

Gold Panda has unveiled a new video for Community and announced UK & European tour dates for later this year. The video, produced in collaboration with designers Lux & Noah and film maker Scott Ward, was shot in South London, where Gold Panda grew up. It also features footage shot at the artist’s recent show at the Electric, Brixton, giving an indicator of his forthcoming shows. Watch the video here.

The track is taken from Gold Panda’s critically acclaimed second album, Half Of Where You Live, which was released back in June.

All upcoming Gold Panda shows:


6 – Sister, Albuquerque, NM

7 – Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison, CO

11 – The Basement, Atlanta, GA

12 – Hi Ho Lounge, New Orleans, LA

13 – Palladium Ballroom, Dallas, TX

14 -  The Mohawk, Austin. TX

17 -  Club Congress, Tucson, AZ

18 -  The Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ

19 -  Casbah, San Diego, CA

20 -  The Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA

21 -  The Independent, San Francisco, CA

24 -  Humboldt State University, Kate Buchanan Room, Arcata, CA

25 -  WOW Hall, Eugene, OR

26 – Branx, Portland, OR

27 -  Electric Owl, Vancouver, BC

28 -  Neumo’s (Decibel Festival), Seattle, WA

29 – Reef, Boise, ID


1 – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT

2 – Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

3 -  Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS

4 -  Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN

5 -  Metro, Chicago, IL

6 -  Blind Pig, Ann Arbor MI

8 -  Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON

9 -  S.A.T., Montreal, QC

10 -  The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

11 -  Webster Hall, New York, NY

12 -  Black Cat, Washington, DC

13 -  Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA


1 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik

7 – Botanique,  Brussels

8 – Rust, Copenhagen

10 -  Meet Factory.  Prague

12 – Postbahnhof,  Berlin

13 -  Zoom, Frankfurt

14 -  Kong,  Munich

15 – Mascotte, Zurich

16 -  Tunnel, Milan

18 -  La Fleche d’or, Paris

19  – Trouw,  Amsterdam

22 – Stylus -  Leeds Uni, Leeds

23 – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

25 – Arches,  Glasgow

26 -  Gorilla, Manchester

27 -  Coalition, Brighton


Veronica Falls Announce First Ever Shows in Australia + Asia

Veronica Falls have announced their first ever shows in Australia and Asia! These dates follow the previously announced UK shows with Bleached in October. All upcoming dates from the band below.



14 – Southsea Festival, Southsea (Tickets)


19 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ Bleached) (Tickets)

20 – Broadcast, Glasgow (w/ Bleached) (Tickets)

21 – Gorilla, Manchester (w/ Bleached) (Tickets)

23 – The Dome, London (w/ Bleached) (Tickets)

24 – Green Door Store, Brighton (w/ Bleached) (Tickets)

30 – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney

31 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne


2 – Camp Symmetry festival, Singapore

5 – Backstage Live, Hong Kong

6 – HYH Mini Festival, Bangkok

8 – Aoyama Cay, Tokyo

9 – Shibuya Est, Tokyo

10 – Noon, Osaka

Cheatahs Unveil New Single From Forthcoming Debut LP!

So far this year, London-based Cheatahs have crammed in SXSW, Primavera, a six-week US tour with Wavves and FIDLAR,  festivals, and support slots with iconic bands such as Dinosaur Jr. Somehow in between all this, the group also managed to write and record their debut album, slated for release in early 2014.

Taken from the forthcoming LP, Cut the Grass/Kenworth sees the band harness their powerful live shows and transcend their first few underground releases with a matured ease.


In creating the album, Cheatahs, comprising Nathan Hewitt (vocals, guitar), James Wignall (guitar, vocals), Dean Reid (bass, vocals) and Marc Raue (drums), headed first to the country, spending a week in an isolated, old stone-floored cottage in Cornwall, before coming back to complete the album at Dropout studios in Camberwell, home of friends Part Chimp, and Dean’s studio in Hackney. As with their previous work, all tracks were recorded and mixed by Dean and produced by the band.


Defined by potently raw guitars, ambient noise and soaring melodies, Cut the Grass and Kenworth are a serious sign of the strength and depth of next year’s full length.


Listen to Cut The Grass here.

New Frankie & The Heartstrings Single Out Now + London Show Thursday!

Frankie & The Heartstrings’ new single, That Girl, That Scene is out now on digital download with exclusive bside or on very limited 7″ single via  or in store at Pop Recs Ltd in Sunderland. The single is taken from the band’s new album The Days Run Away which is out now.

The band will be playing a one-off headline show at Birthdays in Dalston on Thursday – tickets are on sale now for £4.



Veronica Falls Announce New Single And UK Tour


Veronica Falls have announced details of their new single Broken Toy – out on 14th October on Bella Union and 22nd October on Slumberland in US on limited edition 7″ and digital download. Listen to Broken Toy here.

Th band will tour the UK to coincide with the release with good friends, Bleached joining them

Catch them at the following dates:


19 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

20 – Broadcast, Glasgow

21 – Gorilla, Manchester

23 – The Dome, London

24 – Green Door Store, Brighton


Watch The New Video For Loom By Sky Larkin Now


Watch the video for Loom by Sky Larkin here.


The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming second album Motto – out 16th September.


Pre-order ‘Motto’:
Gatefold 12″ clear vinyl -
CD -
Digital (w/bonus track) -


Tickets are on sale now for Sky Larkin’s UK tour:


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)

Spectrals Announce New Single + European Tour Dates


Spectrals will release their new single Karaoke on 30th September. Listen to the track here.


Karaoke is taken from the band’s new album Sob Story which is out now on CD, LP and download.

The band have also announced European tour dates for October. All upcoming dates below:


10 – Visions Festival, London Fields

16 – Beacons Festival, Skipton, UK

24 – Liverpool Summercamp, Liverpool, UK



3 – Escape B, Paris, France

5 – Kinski, Zurich, Switzerland

6 – Rotown, Rotterdam, Netherlands

7 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

8 – Lexington, London, UK

14 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK

15 – The Harley, Sheffield, UK

16 – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool, UK

17 – SWN festival, Cardiff, UK

18 – Workmans Club, Dublin, Ireland

19 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, UK

20 – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds, UK

21 – Think Tank, Newcastle, UK

22 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK

23 – The Duchess, York, UK

24 – The New Adelphi, Hull, UK