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It seems like ever since the release of DSU in 2014, Alex G has been at it non-stop, releasing Beach Music, his first album for Domino Records in 2015, and of course, he toured non-stop and seemed to never take a break. Things were a little bit quieter for the band last year, but we had a feeling something had to be on the way. It was just a matter of time.

Sure enough, today Alex G has announced a brand new album named Rocket, which Domino will release on May 19 (preorder here). With today’s announcement he’s also released two offerings from the album, “Bobby” and “Witch.”
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[U.S. Premiere]: Brass Phantoms – “Waiting Up”

By Will Oliver, February 24th 2017

It’s good to get back into the game of premieres, especially when it comes from an exciting new band from Ireland. They’re known as Brass Phantoms and although they may be new to you, they’ve already made quite the impression in their neck of the woods.

Last year they released “City Of Wolves,” a song which garnered them play on their national broadcaster RTE, eventually leading to a slot on BBC Introducing, along with various live sessions. They’re now being booked for various “Ones To Watch” showcases, and even some summer festivals playing alongside the likes of Manic Street Preachers and Tom Odell.

Today we bring you the U.S. premiere of their music video for their rather great new track “Waiting Up.” It’s a sharp and memorable piece of guitar rock that has that slick sound that reminds of early Two Door Cinema Club. The group have this rather larger than life sound that they skillfully hone in on. They toy with breaking it out in full force, but show some well appreciated restraint and keep it a tight affair, that has me addicted coming back for more.

For those of you in Ireland, they headline their own show in Dublin at The Workman’s Club on April 20. For the rest of us, keep an eye on these guys, they’re ones to watch. Enjoy the video posted below
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Slow Dancer – Don’t Believe

By Will Oliver, February 22nd 2017

Slow Dancer is the project of Melbourne, Australia singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Simon Okely, formerly of the Melbourne band Oh Mercy. He’s gearing up for the release of his second album, which he will release on ATO Records.

He’s just shared a new track from the album called “Don’t Believe,” a calming piece of electronic/r&b fushion. It’s a rather smooth affair, one that sneaks up on you after a few repeat listens, slowly revealing its hooks and tricks to delicious effect.

Catch it’s rather cinematic music video posted below (directed by Sam Brumby), and stay tuned as he will make his NYC live debut on March 23 at Rockwood Music Hall.
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Greta Salome – “Row”

By Will Oliver, November 30th 2016

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Greta Salóme is a singer/songwriter/violinist from Iceland. Trained as a classical violinist, she spices things up with a flair for pop music that creates something that is most certainly unique to her.

Take for instance her most recent track, “Row.” There’s a chilly atmosphere to the sound that is well complimented by her classical mindset. The icy bounce of the synths go along with the pop-minded verses and build, that result in something memorable and fresh.

Take a listen to “Row” below via the stream, and scroll down even further for it’s official music video.
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Bitter’s Kiss – “My God”

By Will Oliver, October 27th 2016

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New Jersey singer-songwriter Chloe Baker works under the moniker Bitter’s Kiss, and has amassed quite the following over the past few years. We’ve shared her work on here before, including the music video for her song “No One Will” much earlier in the year.

She’s recently returned with a new song entitled “My God,” a song that Baker used as a reaction to “the irony in religious conflict.” Her natural ability as a songwriter and singer shines through her, with a unique almost quirky Regina Spektor vibe that certainly stands out against the rest. She’s doing something different and has something to say while doing so.

Find a stream of “My God” below, along with it’s official music video.
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Morrissey at Kings Theatre (September 24, 2016)

By Will Oliver, September 26th 2016 — with 1 comment

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This Saturday, September 25, the legendary Morrissey returned to us in New York for a sold out performance at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, a much more intimate performance that his show at Madison Square Garden last summer.

It’s been two year since the release of his last album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, but Morrissey’s setlist at Kings was still heavily loyal to the album, along with the usual favorites from his solo career (“Everyday Is Like Sunday,” “Irish Blood, English Heart”). Being a smaller show, you had plenty of Morrissey die-hards quite literally rushing the stage trying to deliver a huge or a personal gift to Morrissey, only to be taken down by his well-placed and quick-moving personal security guards that stand to his side on both direction.
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On March 31 the vocal-driven wonder that is Lucius took over Music Hall of Williamsburg for a great double bill that featured support from the equally lovely Pure Bathing Culture.

The show came in support of Lucius’ new album Good Grief, released earlier this year via Mom + Pop Music. They delicately touched upon these new songs, as well as old favorites, both of which sounded even better than their recordings thanks to their angelic vocal deliveries.
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Interview: The Last Shadow Puppets

By Will Oliver, April 6th 2016 — with 1 comment

The Last Shadow Puppets Interview

There was a point in time where I started to wonder if The Last Shadow Puppets would ever return. The duo of Alex Turner and Miles Kane had been gone for eight years, understandably busy with their other projects. Thankfully, this year the stars aligned and the duo are back with their long-awaited sophomore album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, which was released last Friday via Domino Records.

A few months ago on a cold day in early February, I headed to the Ace Hotel to meet up with Alex and Miles, to chat over some fine cups of tea and talk about stepping back into the spotlight, the new album, how they work together as a duo, and what what exactly fans can expect this time around. I even brought up the James Bond comparisons, and what exactly it would take for them to pen the next Bond song.

Enjoy the full interview, which is posted below.
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