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
Bottom of the bill on a Valentine’s Day gig where only the desperate and dateless are paying attention is not the best way to make an impression. Yet here we are, totally in thrall of Purs. With only a cassette release late last year for the track “Girl in Love” to their name, the band are still box fresh but they come with a handful of songs that run the gamut from the “Psychotic Reaction” riffing “She Comes Around” to the Dandy Warhols indebted “Girl in Love”. You know that feeling when you find a new favourite band? This is what it sounds like.… Read the rest
After a six month hiatus that followed the release of their third album Vanilla, perennial underdogs of the folding Fortuna Pop! label, Evans The Death, made a welcome return to the stage at the Windmill in Brixton. With the line-up seemingly expanded to a stage-swelling six-piece with Porridge Radio’s Georgina Statt on keys, the band still tread a fine line between mess and magnificence, the latter displayed on this spirited version of Vanilla’s “Cable Street Blues”. Somebody throw these guys a life jacket full of money and another record label to call home. Life wouldn’t be the same without them.… Read the rest