Heartless Bastards have shared their new single "Black Cloud" off their forthcoming release 'Restless Ones.'

Heartless Bastards Shares “Black Cloud”

After recently unveiling their video for the first single,”Gates of Dawn” Heartless Bastards have released a new track, “Black Cloud” from their soon-to-be-released album Restless Ones (Partisan). Restless Ones, out June 16, is the band’s fifth album and was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Swans). Restless Ones was tracked […]

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Little Children stream forthcoming EP 'Travelling through darkness'

Little Children stream forthcoming EP

Little Children, a loose collective based around the minor tuned and emotionally charged songwriting of Linus Lutti, is a deeply personal expression catalyzed through the musical collaboration with multi-instrumentalists Andreas Söderström and Mathias Bergkvist. The group was born from the ashes of defunct duo Idiot kid (which Lutti shared with Swendie queen Min Stora Sorg) […]

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Single Mothers have released their combo video for the "Patricide" and "Feel Shame."

Single Mothers drop new combo video

SINGLE MOTHERS have launched a new video today which is a combo video for 2 songs, “Patricide” and “Feel Shame”. The video follows the band’s first UK/EU headline run, and comes to us prior to their performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound festival this weekend. Of the video, director Sean McLeod says “The video for “Patricide […]

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Swervedriver shares new video for the track "I wonder," off their album "I wasn't born to lose.'

Swervedriver shares new video and dates

On the heels of their North American run in support of new album I Wasn’t Born To Lose You, Swervedriver are back today to share the new video for “I Wonder?” and announce a new US tour that includes stops at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago. Check out the video below and see below […]

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Purmamarca have shared their Reworked Radio Edit of "No Battles."

Purmamarca Unveil Radio Edit of “No Battles”

Brooklyn’s Purmamarca, have reworked their single “No Battles.” The ambient-psych rockers new version of the song features less distortion and the vocals of Purmamarca’s frontman Ryan Henry. Purmamarca was originally a solo-project created in the vision of Brooklyn-native Ryan Henry (piano/guitar/vocals), during 2012. In the early days of the project, Henry released two EPs and […]

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Review of Maribou State's new full-length release 'Portraits,' out June 2nd

Review of Maribou State’s ‘Portraits’ album

Artist: Maribou State Title: Portraits Label: Counter Records/Ninja Tune Rating: 7.0/10   According to the press release that accompanies Maribou State’s debut record ‘Portraits’, the duo have “a sound as quintessentially British as the picturesque Hertfordshire village they call home”. Interestingly Chris Davids and Liam Ivory don’t conjure up sounds that invoke a ploughman’s pub lunch, elderly […]

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Grounders share their new video for the single "Secret Friend,

Grounders drop cool video for “Secret Friend”

Toronto band GROUNDERS, consisting of Andrew Davis (vocals and guitar), Daniel Busheikin (keyboards), Mike Searle (Bass) and Evan Lewis (guitar) have shared their animated video for the track “Secret Friend,” off their new self-titled album, out now on Nevado Records. In other news: GROUNDERS are releasing the new single “Drawing Space” off their self-titled album, […]

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