If it’s ever time to take the 70’s Australian pub rock scene to the world, it’s clearly now, and the vehicle for this resides in the haircuts and frenzied rumble of Amyl & The Sniffers. Having hit the UK shores late last week leaving many mouth ajar with the appearance at the Great Escape in Brighton, they followed this up with equally raucous appearances in London at Rough Trade and a couple hours later in a sweaty carnage-heavy finale at Camden Lock Tavern. … Read the rest
To get you ready for her imminent UK shows and European tour, Mattiel takes the bluesy stomp of ‘Bye Bye’ to the desert for a runaround (and rollerskate-around) in this fun video taken from her self-titled debut album, soon to be released in the UK via Heavenly.
Talking about the track and video Mattiel said:
“The song Bye Bye was written within the span of about half an hour, so we actually spent more time on the video than the song itself. The video is an arrangement of footage shot by Troy Stains and Jason Travis on two different days at Mirage Lake outside of LA.… Read the rest
Having quietly released their debut EP for Heavenly over the last week, new duo Audiobooks share the video for their debut single, ‘Gothenburg’ and announce their first headline performance at the Sebright Arms in London on June 19th.
“We went to beautiful Gothenburg to film this video,” the band say of the self-directed clip. “It has special light there, and everything tastes delicious because the air is so pure and salty. We both hate being on ships but had accidentally booked hotel rooms on an actual ship.”
A new project from David Wrench and Evangeline Ling, audiobooks released their debut EP last month.… Read the rest
With the release of their new album, Sparkle Hard, heading our way on May 18th, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks have shared an eponymous documentary short film shot on-location in Portland, OR this past January, directed by Brook Linder. It’s an intimate and brilliant glimpse into the quotidian world of Stephen Malkmus – songwriting legend, tennis champ, horseback rider, band-leader, and all-around charming goofball. “Since watching this doc,” says Stephen, “I’ve improved my tennis game immensely… I’ve shortened my follow through on the forehand and made progress on a buttery topspin backhand.”
Director Brook Linder has shared his inspiration, explaining “I have long been a Malkmus fan, and for years have thought very hard about what I would make with him given the opportunity.… Read the rest
Haley’s first release under her new name will be released on Memphis Industries April 21st, 2018 on limited edition red vinyl 7″. The songs “Bratt” and “My Wave” will both be available to stream world wide on April 21st as well. You can stream BRATT here.
Following a live BBC6 Music broadcast from the worlds oldest running record store, Spillers in Cardiff, UK, with Lauren Laverne, Haley will embark on a record store day tour in the UK. The schedule is as follows:
New York trio Sunflower Bean steamroller over anything that could be considered a sophomore slump on the politicised glam-rock stomp and post-adolescent pop of Twentytwo in Blue, released this week. Speaking to Static’s Chris Berkley, Nick, Julia and Jacob of Sunflower Bean talk about making the album, and stretching out their influences and ideas.
I was equal parts amazed and horrified to realise that all three of you are still only 22, as evidenced by this album’s title Twentytwo in Blue, so you’ve carbon-dated yourselves on this record.
Julia: Yeah, 22 is a funny age. You’re still young enough to make a lot of mistakes and know that you have a lot to learn, but old enough to be able to start accessing some deeper parts of yourself.… Read the rest