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IDLES have confirmed details for the follow up to last year’s excellent debut album Brutalism. The much anticipated record is titled Joy as an Act of Resistance, and will be out August 31st via Partisan Records. It takes aim at everything from toxic masculinity, nationalism, immigration, and class inequality – all the while maintaining a visceral, infectious positivity.

The Bristol band have also shared the album’s first single, a brilliant pro-immigration, punk anthem entitled Danny Nedelko, which takes its name from one of the band’s close friends (and Ukrainian immigrant). The song is accompanied by a self-directed video that features Danny himself.

Singer Joe Talbot summarizes: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

‘Joy as an Act of Resistance.’ out 31st August 2018

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Lice have been one of the most exciting, noisy and nasty bands in Bristol for a while now, and this week set their sights firmly on the rest of the world with the announcement of new double EP ‘It All Worked Out Great’, released via fellow noisy/nasty Bristol boys Idles’ new imprint Balley Records. ‘Stammering Bill’ is the first taste of the new EP, and boy oh boy it doesn’t disappoint. The pummelling bass and unhinged guitar are forceful enough, but throw in Alastair Shuttleworth’s chaotic vocal, and the track is a true assault on all senses.

The official video for ‘Stammering Bill’ by LICE, from the forthcoming EP ‘It All Worked Out Great Vol.1’ (out April 5th on Balley Records

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We are incredibly excited to announce the lineup for the third edition of The Downs Bristol on 1st September featuring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paul Weller, Orbital (Live), The Heavy, Goldie & The Ensemble (Live), Basement Jaxx (Dj Set), Khruangbin, Nadine Shah, Channel One, Laid Blak, Dream Wife + Many More

Alongside an amazing line-up of bands we will be welcoming the return of The Information Stage, with thought-provoking speakers from around the world invited to talk and take part in panel discussions.

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Bath based dark dreampoppers with their third single due out early 2018, following 2017’s  ‘Tastes Like Money’ and ‘2 Kids‘ alt-pop gems. The vocals glide over walls of sonic bliss and cut through abstraction – gifting ‘Like a Prayer’ anthracene and ‘To Here Knows When’ sugar-cane within the same breath.

Dream-weavers Swimming Girls, being randomly fused together, and simply instructed to “write a song”, birthed a world of high-aiming melancholy that is as unashamedly confident as it is imaginative. Mixed by Marta Salogni, who has collaborated with such artists as Shura, M.I.A. and Sampha, the band’s first offering was “Tastes Like Money’ is a celebration of 80’s, night-drive nostalgia – kissing sheets of Lynchian romance and pandering to the ache and obsession found in the thought of yesterday.

Self-described as ‘Dark Dream-Pop’, Swimming Girls stop to smell the roses, while pressing thorns against a blushed cheek.

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We’ve been pretty spoilt by massively promising debut singles this year – from the polished introduction from Pale Waves to the Warpaint and Blood Orange-channeling Londoners ALASKALASKA – but ‘Tastes Like Money’, the first offering from Swimming Girls, might just take the biscuit.

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The band element in ‘Three Oh Nine’ came from it being written when I was feeling small, so I knew it needed to be recorded big,” explains Lily. “I wanted to sound less alone.”

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This new track follows a handful of standalone, self-released cuts and collaborations with local pals Oliver Wilde, Slonk, ThisisDA, and Tamu Massif. Lily also teamed up with New Zealand’s Aldous Harding for her recent record Party, which was recorded in Lily’s home city.

Lily is due to tour with Siv Jakobsen, Sivu, and Paul Thomas Sanders from next month across “some of the UK’s most beautiful venues”

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Bristol singer/songwriter Fenne Lily captures the fine lines of experience in a truly unique and enigmatic way. On ‘Bud’, the singer triggers vocal intensity and delicacy with aching ease.

Lily is certain to find universal appeal. In the meantime, before the majority wake up to the stirring intimacy of Fenne Lily’s folk-pop sound, we will savour every second of her ascent to wider familiarity. The new single proceeds a small tour circuit around the UK, commencing on 16th November in London.

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Fenne Lily’s new single ‘Bud’ is out now.

 

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