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The London band have released the latest visuals for their track ‘Fill my Gums With Blood’, taken from their amazing debut LP on Transgressive Recordings A Dream Outside” leaving the video to get a little messy.

With a soiree on to the stages of Reading and Leeds festival set for this weekend Gengahr are looking to capitalise on their critical acclaim and turn cult status in to a clamouring crowd and a bouncing field.

Following the announcement of their UK Tour in November the band had this to say about ‘Fill My Gums With Blood’.

“The second time we went in to the studio we recorded the demo version of this song. Similarly to ‘She’s A Witch’ We liked the vibe of the demo so much that when it came to the album version we ended up going back to this version and just re-recording a few bits before mixing it again. This was the first song of ours that got played on the radio so in a way it feels a little bit like our breakthrough song on the album.”

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Previously unreleased track from the Trouble In Mind Presents: Eindhoven 2015 compilation.
Released on June 5th 2015 in an edition of 800 LP’s.
Exclusively released for the Eindhoven Psych Lab 2015

The Fat White Family played perhaps one of  the most memorable sets at Green Man Festival this year, here they do a song for the Green Man Sessions TV. These guys don’t really need much of a hard sell, thanks to an imitable fan base that continues to push the name out far and wide – but for the uninitiated, from Fat White Family you can expect invasive, engrossing rock ‘n’ roll and, at times, an unashamed tad of controversy in their live performance. Go and watch them, if you’ve got the balls. they will be at the Nottingham Trent during Dot To Dot,

 

 

New single available “Cheer Up London” is available instantly by pre-ordering the album ‘Are You Satisfied?’, Slaves have unveiled a new track called ‘Cheer Up London’.

The duo, who release their debut album ‘Are You Satisfied?’ on June 1st, premiered the song on BBC Radio 1 last night (April 14).
Speaking to host Huw Stephens live on air, the band said of the song’s provocative title: “We moved up to London when we were writing. Isaac came in after daily transport on the tube and he was joking around… It just sort of stuck.”
They also claimed that their upcoming album “is directed at the people telling them to get up and do something… There is a track called ‘Do Something’.”

 

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Josh Wheatley An excellent 19 year old singer-songwriter based in Nottingham who has a superb vocal and a really good collection of songs . Writing indie-pop with a dark twist. Still trying to perfect the art of writing a catchy hook.
I’ve headlined the Bodega and also played as part of the Future Sound of Nottingham.
My influences range from Dry the River to London Grammar. I’m a massive fan of artists like Lewis Watson, Amber Run and Orla Gartland, catch Josh A week on Sunday playing Rough Trade Nottingham, alongside Field Studies and WHITES (from
Glasgow). Opens at 3pm.
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New album was released May 4th on CD / LP / DL, Jacco Gardner creates a sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects. It’s tempting to categorize Jacco Gardner by the scope of his musical instruments.Hypnophobia features a Wurlitzer electric piano, mellotrons, harpsichords, an obscure, ancient instrument called an Optigan, plus an antique Steinway upright — these are relics of a particular nature, hand-selected and played to achieve a baroque pop period piece. Initial single “Find Yourself,” its trippy video clip, and the title track confirmed the record’s exploration of a retro-psych wonderland. But it’s not all acid trips, and moments of real introspection appear.

Listening to the full album expands Gardner’s scope considerably; there’s “Make Me See,” a quiet, unexpected songwriter number that barely lasts a minute and a half. Or “Grey Lanes,” an almost pastoral, instrumental lullaby that only gets electronic toward the tail-end. On Hypnophobia, Gardner takes psychedelica and twists it to suit his idea of what blissed-out baroque should be. If late-’70s residents of Laurel Canyon re-imagined themselves 40+ years later with an expanse of antique instruments, they probably couldn’t have done a better job than Gardner has of creating their own modern, alternate reality. It’s a heady, hypnotizing look at the past through the always rose-coloured glasses of the present.

From the album “Hypnophobia”, to be released first week of May 2015 on Polyvinyl (N-A), Excelsior Recordings (Benelux) and Full Time Hobby (ROTW)

It’s a pretty good time to get to know Jacco Gardner. The Dutch multi-instrumentalist blends Ariel Pink-style melodies with a little Pink Floyd psychedelia, resulting in impeccably lush tunes. Judge for yourself with the album’s title track, “Hypnophobia,” to listen too here,

Gardner is also heading out on the road next week, touring in both Europe and North America. The full slate of tour dates is below. he will be at the Bodega social in Nottingham.

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Gengahr perform “She’s A Witch” at the BBC Introducing & PRS for Music Foundation showcase at Latitude 30 in Austin, Texas. Gengahr are shaping up to have a busy Autumn with the announcement that the London based quartet will heading out across October on their biggest headline tour to date.

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Before that, Gengahr will release their much anticipated debut album, ‘A Dream Outside’ on June 15th through Transgressive RecordsGengahr will play:

October 2015

  • 06 Brighton, Komedia
  • 07 Bristol, Exchange
  • 08 London, Scala
  • 09 Nottingham, Bodega
  • 10 Oxford, The Bullingdon
  • 12 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
  • 13 Norwich, Arts Centre
  • 14 Cambridge, Portland Arms
  • 16 Manchester, Deaf Institute
  • 17 Leeds, Wardrobe
  • 19 Glasgow, King Tuts
  • 20 Newcastle, Think Tank
  • 21 Sheffield, The Harley

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it was definitely more important to have the right people in the band than the right musicians,” says Juliette Jackson lynchpin and leader of London’s most exciting new quartet, The Big Moon (formerly The Moon).

“You can just tell when you’re gonna be friends with people.” This sense of togetherness is the spark that ignites the band – completed by Soph Nathan (guitar, vocals), Celia Archer (bass, vocals) and Fern Ford (drums) – and is remarkable considering the girls have only known each other for a year. A four-headed beast of tight harmonies, guitar interplay and wired, exuberant energy on stage, the group come across as more of a breezy, Runaways-esque girl gang than a songwriter and her backing band, although The Big Moon did originate with just Jackson and some aspirational dreams.

Jackson says she had all but renounced music until she found herself re-enthused by the fieriest factions of indie’s new breed. “I went to see Palma Violets and I wanted to be in a band like them, in a gang,” she explains. “And then I saw Fat White Family and I just went home and started writing songs. It made me feel like I could do it and I wanted this for myself.”
Soph, Celia and Fern came into the mix via friends (all three were given the thumbs up based on immediate chemistry before barely playing a note) and the band moved into a tiny rehearsal room in London’s Stoke Newington that Celia describes as “lots of Doritos Chilli Heatwave in a tiny cube full of ants”. It was there that they began to work on Jackson’s bank of material.

‘Eureka Moment’ – an intensely stirring stop-start rattle that’s earned them comparisons to everyone from PJ Harvey to The Slits – is the first taste, while debut single ‘Sucker’ is out in June and streaming below.

“The first time we played together I cried because I’d wanted a band for so long, and I’d finally found the right people,” Juliette smiles. “These guys think I’m an emotional volcano, but I just don’t care about other things as much as this.” Start the countdown now – The Big Moon are readying to shoot for the stars.

 

 

Bully is a young Nashville four-piece blasting out of the gates with high-powered grunge punk reminiscent of the beginnings of indie rock. The band is fronted by Alicia Bognanno, an audio engineer who has been cutting her teeth on the soundboards of indie clubs and studios in recent years. After opening for the likes of Best Coast, JEFF the Brotherhood, and Superchunk, Bully is ready to grab their own audience.
The dynamic melodies and high-speed percussion section help Bully cut through the noise quickly and repeatedly. Tracks like “Milkman” and “Brainfreeze” lay it all on the line with scrappy energy until the last crunchy bass note fades out.

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London quartet The Big Moon have announced details of their debut single, ‘Sucker’. 

sounding like and songs in the same area as Alvvays, Juliette, Soph, Celia, and Fern create a fuzzy kind of lovelorn pop that borrows from hulking ’90s rock legends. Think great guitar riffs that you need a permit to handle, percussion thrashing like a cat in a bath, but with vocals like baklava – rich and honeyed. perfect sound together.

The track was produced by the band, and will be released by new label Hard Up on 15th June. It will be released digitally and on an etched 12″ (strictly limited to 300 copies).

As well as this, they’re set to unleash a tour cassette with Yak; 100 copies only titled “Milked”. It will feature three new songs: “Eureka Moment”, “Nothing Without You”, and “This Is The News”.

‘Sucker’ is set for release on June 15 via new indie-label, Hard Up. And it sees the blossoming newcomers conjure up a torrent of lo-fi riddled-rock, laden with melodic-twists.

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