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Welsh four-piece Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard have shared their new single ‘Double Denim Hop’ via Communion Records.

Premiered by Steve Lamacq on his BBC Radio 6 Music show, the new single was written by frontman and guitarist Tom Rees shortly after moving back to his hometown Barry after finishing university and “just bathing in melodrama as I worked out what I was going to do with the rest of my life like any other straight edge 21 year old who should have maybe spent a couple more years partying, just to loosen up a little.” For new friends and rockers, this song is our pride and joy, really the formation of us. For long time rockers, we’ve created a disco version too, to keep your feet moving, with a hot new vid shot by us in isolation,

The original track and a new disco version of ‘Double Denim Hop’ are both out now.

“I went on a real big disco trip when I was 18/19, I actually played in a disco band called Chronic Strut at that time too which I had completely forgotten about until right this second,” Rees adds on the dancefloor version. “This journey through disco offered a bit of a fresh perspective on the ‘70s rock vibe, just because it seemed to be a bit more energetic and above all, positive. Listening to a lot of early ‘70s Lennon can really make you cynical and bitter, so it’s good to have some Kool and the Gang to balance it out, plus with K and the G you get to go outside and dance with other people, as opposed to crying for John Lennon alone in your bedroom.”

Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard release their debut EP ‘The Non-Stop’ on July 10th

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There is something of that eerie Big Thief magic that surrounds Samantha Crain. Although there is only one Adrianne Lenker (and only one Sam Crain for that matter), the two share the ability to make the outside world stop, and pull you into one they’ve fashioned just for you. ‘Holding to the Edge of Night’ is a beautifully crafted, emotive and powerful moment of calm in the uncertainty that seems to encompass us all at the moment; a must listen for those who are craving a bit of escapism.

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get your mitts on the record unfortunately, which won’t be with us until the 17th July. Likewise, she’ll now be touring the UK around the release of the record but we can guarantee that it will be well worth the wait.

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Canadian outfit Dizzy have released their first new music since last year’s impeccable debut “Baby Teeth” in the shape of new single ‘Twist’. It’s another heavy-hearted piece of dream pop with despair hidden beneath luscious layers of warming guitar strings and reverberated vocals. “There is a hole that’s inside of my chest, in the place of a heart that’s the shape of your fist,” Katie Munshaw sings. It’s a visceral, provocative choral hook, yet its delivery is so lightweight that it’s emotive significance almost passes you by on first listen.

Speaking on the song, lead vocalist Munshaw explains “Where Baby Teeth was more written about bedrooms, parking lots, restaurants and movie theatres, the new stuff is coming from a well of travelling and touring. Twist is really about missing someone so badly that you see them places and get really excited, and then realise it’s not them. It’s about the hold someone can have over you even after they’ve left your life.”

‘Twist’ is the first song to be lifted from an upcoming EP released this summer through Communion Records. The band’s time on the road has informed their process and is moving on from the insular bedroom style of their debut to more expansive ideas. This new track is a welcome addition to the band’s sentimental, starry-eyed style of relatable sad pop and is an exciting sign post as to where they’ll be heading next.

Bear’s Den announce third album with two new tracks “Fuel on the Fire” and “Blankets of Sorrow”. London-based duoBear’s Den return with their first new material in over two years, after 2016’s “Berlin” single, and their 2016 sophomore record Red Earth & Pouring Rain. Bear’s Den’s third album So that you might hear me, which was recorded across multiple studios in Seattle with the help of producer Phil Ek (The Shins, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty), and mixing master Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Metronomy).

We wanted to let you know that we’ve been working on a podcast with our friend Danny Carissimi, where we discuss our new album and our experiences recording it in some depth.

Music video by Bear’s Den performing Blankets Of Sorrow (Lyric Video). © 2019 Bear’s Den, under exclusive license to Communion Group Ltd

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We’re extremely excited to announce the release of our new single, “White Bird”, out today, 13th February.
This single has been taken from our 3rd album, “Morning Dancer”. Limited Edition “Morning Dancer” Prints are available. Matthew and The Atlas released the earlier track “Pyres”, which was the first track to be taken from the their third album, which is due for release on 10th May.

“Morning Dancer” is the third album from Matthew and the Atlas, the project led by British songwriter Matt Hegarty.

Across Hegarty’s first two LPs (‘Other Rivers’ and ‘Temple’) and the four stripped back EPs that preceded and followed them, he has traversed a range of musical territories from classic acoustic folk, to dramatic synth-laden electronica, and urgent guitar led alt-rock. The common thread has been a songwriting style that marries a subtle melodic sensibility with lyrics full of natural imagery and dark emotional heft – all delivered in his striking and distinctive vocal. In the process Hegarty has quietly built a major cult following in Europe and the US, which has seen Q magazine dub him the “British Bon Iver”.

As part of the Communion Records family (Matthew and The Atlas’ debut EP was the label’s first ever release) Hegarty toured his early releases extensively and internationally with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Bear’s Den, Civil Wars and others around Europe and the US. That early touring, and a passionate word-of-mouth fan base, has taken Hegarty’s music around the world and close to 100m streams across all his releases.

Armed with a collection of new songs in the second half of 2018, Hegarty found his way to Bristol based producer Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon, Gruff Rhys). They clicked immediately, and recorded and mixed Morning Dancer in an intensive six week stint, which saw Hegarty recording for the first time with his full five-piece touring band. The record has familiar elements – the energy and intensity of the live show, stripped and delicate confessional moments, and touches of the synth heavy drama that characterized his debut. To that mix, Chant and Hegarty have added flourishes of brass and woodwind and a playful looseness to the production and arrangements that takes the songs and Hegarty’s voice to a new place altogether.

‘White Bird’ taken from forthcoming album ‘Morning Dancer’.

Lucy Rose has been around for a little while, but is one of those artists that just keeps getting better & better. She’s sublime, I think as a songwriter , It will be really interesing to watch her further progress in 2018 . Lucy’s third album ‘Something’s Changing’, released a mini-documentary and gone on a tour of cinemas across the country.

As 2018 begins Lucy’s not putting her feet up with a cuppa. Instead, she’s shared a brand new track, ‘End Up Here’, which was recorded during the sessions for ‘Something’s Changing’. It’s a sparse, guitar-led number that puts Lucy’s vocals and words at the forefront.

This is the official video for ‘End Up Here’ by Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose’s splendid return ‘Something’s Changing’ was another record we’ve had listening too on heavy rotation since the summer. After you’ve dug into the stunning record, watch the moving documentary of the same name to learn about the inspiration behind the songs.

Something’s Changing is out now on Communion Records.

Bushstock festival, the annual one day event that takes place in West London, have announced their first acts for 2018.
Aquilo, Billie Marten, Flyte, Haus and Stereo Honey, are amongst the first artists to be revealed who will be performing on Saturday June 23rd at various venues in Shepherd’s Bush.


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Communion Records own Matthew Hegarty (AKA Matthew And The Atlas) has released an exquisite new single ‘Palace’ from the upcoming EP of the same name. The track marks a return to his earlier stripped back Americana, placing the songwriting and Matt’s remarkable voice at the forefront.

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English nu-folk favourites Matthew and the Atlas have spent the last little while recording a new EP which they promise to be “more stripped back” than their recent output.

The first taste of this EP is the beautiful single “Palace” 

Lucy Rose announces UK headline tour for November

“Something’s Changing” is released on the 7th July through Communion Records. The album will be accompanied by a stunning short documentary, acting as a fly-on- the-wall account of Lucy’s debut tour of Latin America last year.  The trip, organised independently by Lucy with the help of her Latin American fans, became a huge inspiration for the record and the film is an intimate account of how it all came together.

The Documentary will act as Lucy’s support act for the Worldwide Cinema Tour. With a new partnership with Communion Records and an exciting new band for touring, Lucy Rose is as revitalised as it gets. This year for some dates she’ll tour alongside the documentary, returning to Latin America first and then India, Europe, the US and Asia. Her heart and soul stuffed backpack is going to see a lot more airports. And if “Something’s Changing” does the job it should do, she’ll finally get the recognition she deserves as one of the UK’s best songwriters, and a true believer in the power of music.

Lucy Rose has announced a pretty extensive headline tour that includes the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London. The tour comes in support of her latest album, Something’s Changing, which was released last week via Communion Records.