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
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
I count myself one of the fortunate non-Canadians who’ve seen Constantines several times, starting with a Sub Pop showcase at CMJ in October 2003 on a bill with The Thermals and The Shins. Always a high energy affair, the Cons attacked the stage with such velocity and conviction that it left me rattled.… Read the rest