Pet Shop Boys Announce Winter Tour

Pet Shop Boys have announced new live dates for 2009. The duo play Manchester Apollo and London’s O2 Arena this week (18th and 19th June), and Liverpool’s Echo Arena on 13th July. The pair will take their recent album ‘Yes’ on the road again in December following the announcement of arena shows in Birmingham and [...]

The Rumble Strips Announce Album Launch Gig

The Rumble Strips have announced they will play a very special album launch gig in London on July 15th @ London’s Wilton Hall, the world’s oldest and last surviving grand music hall. There will be a mini-orchestra backing them, with strings scored by Owen Pallet. Mark Ronson will also be DJing at the event. Tickets [...]

Introducing – Army Navy

Answering the call of sunny LA, all four members of Army Navy independently ‘ended up’ there after growing up in various parts of the US. Luckily for front-man Justin Kennedy, one of his home-demos found its way into the hands of Ben Gaffin, (bass) who in turn passed it along to people he knew and [...]

Pixies and Blur Both Play Secret Gigs

Blur and The Pixies both played secret gigs in East London last night to mark the release of new albums. Blur joined a long list of illustrious acts who have played in-store at Rough Trade East on Brick Lane in support of their new compilation Midlife, while The Pixies performed at Village Underground in Shoreditch [...]

The Meat Puppets Stream Gig Online

Kurt cobain’s favourite band the Meat Puppets are currently streaming a live gig they performed last friday online. The set included; “Sewn Together” “Go to Your Head” “Monkey and the Snake” “Rotten Shame” “Oh Me” “Smoke” “Touchdown King” “Plateau” Click here to listen to the show. The band are currently on tour in the U.S.

The Gay Blades – Ghosts (Something In Construction) 08/06/2009

Yes the name is silly and the album title does suggest an angst ridden Emo album, full of shite songs to cut your arms to, but get past the ridiculously bad names and in fact what you have on your hands is a decent band and album. I use decent in the loosest sense. Stateside they duo of Clark Westfield ( The Aristocrat of Crime) and Puppy Mills (The Snitch) have built up a reputation as being a band fully moulded in the true cock-rock, glam metal tradition. As arched and Electric Six as this all sounds, it’s this overt style of song writing that allows them to get away with classic song titles such as ‘Robots Can Fuck Your Shit Up’ and ‘We Wear Mittens’ .

The Twang – Barney Rubble

The new video from the Brummy outfit is Barney Rubble, it will be released July 13 through B-Unique Records.

Cherboug – Man

Cherbourg have just released their latest EP ‘Into The Dark’, lead track ‘Man’ comes with a video featuring the quartet in a brutal boxing match

Love Like Fire – Stand in Your Shoes (Heist Or Hit Records) 15/06/2009

Of late there seems to be a new trend emerging in indie of the fuzzy-pop kind. Everyday a new band pops up citing My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fan Club as being their staple musical diet since they were 13 years old. Love Like Fire are no exception, and on their latest offering ‘Stand In [...]

The Knife Release Preview of Opera

Swedish electro outfit The Knife have released a preview of their forthcoming opera which is based on Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. The preview, which can be seen below, is called ‘Colouring The Pigeons’ and is part of the opera ‘Tomorrow, In A Year’. The completed show is expected to be debuted this coming November [...]