J Fernandez shares "Cosmic Was" video, his latest release 'Memorize Now' is out on Atelier Ciseaux label

J Fernandez shares “Cosmic Was” video

Memorize Now is the third EP from Chicago’sJ Fernandez, his first release for the Atelier Ciseaux label (Best Coast, Amen Dunes, Mount Eerie, Dirty Beaches). Having migrated to Chicago for a job with the Rand McNally map company in the early aughts, J, or Justin, spent his following years playing in friends’ projects in Chicago’s active […]

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Breton share DYD remix of 'Titan' ahead of their homecoming London (UK)

Breton share DYD remix of “Titan”

Electronic five-piece Breton return with two new songs, ‘Titan’ and ‘Parthian Shot’, to accompany the reissue of their LP ‘War Room Stories’, set for release on 10th November 2014 on their own label Cut Tooth via Believe Recordings. Devised while touring Europe with Local Natives and Foals in 2013, the brand new material will appear […]

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Bent Denim Premiere Angel Olsen Cover "Dark and Threatening"

Bent Denim Premiere Angel Olsen Cover

Bent Denim has announced plans to release a covers EP in early 2015, beginning with today’s premiere of Angel Olsen’s “Unfucktheworld”. The dreamy, lo-fi “nightmare pop” duo have added their own touch to the track, while keeping the delicate rawness of the original. “Unfucktheworld” appears on Olsen’s critically acclaimed sophomore LP Burn Your Fire For No […]

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SPANK ROCK ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS EP ‘THE UPSIDE’ on BOYSNOIZE RECORDS

Spank Rock Announces ‘The Upside’ EP

The “electro and dirty rap auteur” and “harbinger of post-millenial rap”, has been readying us for his next release, an intense dose of club- and festival-ready rap. His six-track EP The Upside follows 2011’s Everything is Boring and Everyone is a Fucking Lia Fucking Liar, 2008’s Bangers & Cash EP, 2006’s seminal Yoyoyoyoyo, and slew of […]

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Northern Transmissions' interview with Slim Twig, he discusses His latest album 'A Hound At The Hem'

Our interview With Slim Twig

Slim Twig is the pseudonym of musician, actor, and all around artistic visionary Max Turnbull. A Hound at the Hem, his latest release, is laden with the cinematic elements and layered tones that make this album feel less like separate tracks of music and more of an all encompassing artistic experience. We caught up with Slim Twig […]

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Review of 'Dreaming in Circles' by Ginla, the self-released debut EP is now out

Review of ‘Dreaming in Circles’ by Ginla

Artist: Ginla Album: Dreaming in Circles [EP] Label: self-released Rating: 6.6 We live in a society where the ease at which we can all produce electronic, bedroom pop is at an all time high. Artists from creative hubs like Brooklyn, Montreal, Detroit, and L.A. can now make records at an almost overwhelming rate, where it […]

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Sweet Baboo shares Simon & Garfunkel cover of "How to keep the customer satisfied'

Sweet Baboo covers Simon & Garfunkel

Following the limited vinyl release of the Marc Riley BBC Radio 6Music Sessions back in July, Sweet Baboo has revealed  the Japanese Import of the same release. As well as 12 tracks hand picked from the wealth of Marc Riley sessions, this package also contains a never before released Huw Stephens session for BBC Radio 1. […]

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