She & Him feature the somewhat unlikely pairing of country-folk artist M. Ward and actress/singer/songwriter Zooey Deschanel. While starring in the 2007 film The Go-Getter, Deschanel was asked by director Martin Hynes to perform a duet with Ward, who had agreed to helm the movie’s soundtrack.
Set for release on 22nd July on Fantasy Records, She & Him – aka Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward – have announced their seventh studio album, a tribute to Brian Wilson, ‘Melt Away: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’.
Canadian indie-rock legends Arcade Fire have released their forthcoming sixth studio album WE via Columbia Records. The band had teased the follow-up to 2017’s Everything Now over the past few weeks with cryptic messages to fans through the mail, but have now confirmed that the album is coming, sharing lead single “The Lightning I, II” and a video for the track directed by Emily Kai Bock.
South London-based trio Honeyglaze are the latest band to work with Speedy Wunderground, the independent label helmed by Dan Carey that seem to cherry-pick the very best in upcoming bands. The likes of Black Midi, Squid and Black Country, New Road have all had releases on the label, whilst Carey has also worked with Fontaines D.C. amongst others.
They’re the next torch bearers fit for the post-punk that’s been dominating the South London scene they’ve begun to call home. Honeyglaze are a band who refuse to dwell on perfectionism, unafraid to showcase the rawest form of their sound. They have shared their self-titled debut album.
A musical trio. A line-up that has produced great music in the past, like Nirvana, the Beastie Boys or Motörhead. And now there’s Dehd: three indie rocking friends from Chicago’s DIY scene that adore reverb-drenched guitars, dreamy pop and meandering post-punk rhythms. They can’t wait to showcase their new record ‘Blue Skies’ under a blue Pukkelpop sky.
Marrying dark angular rock with a sharp pop sense, English band Editors emerged in the early 2000s as part of the post-punk revival that also included contemporaries Interpol, White Lies, and The Cinematics. Following their 2005 debut, The Back Room, they scored a pair of U.K. chart-toppers, including In This Light and on This Evening, which found the band incorporating more synth pop elements. They furthered that digital push on 2015’s In Dream, before striking a balance between rock and electronic with 2018’s Violence.
The band have dropped a new track, ‘Heart Attack’ – their first since 2019 and a debut for frequent collaborator Blanck Mass, who has joined as a full-time member.
As if the trip he made into the depths of the history of electronic music with In Colour in 2015 had not been one of the most important albums of the decade. As if his role in The xx had not acquired a fundamental weight over the years, gradually making him the backbone of the trio on I See You. As if We’re New Here, the album of remixes with Gil-Scott Heron, was not one of the best gifts that could be given to the Chicago icon in his last few months of life. As if, after the release of his solo album, he had not revealed himself to be a versatile DJ able to bring any dance floor to life, as he did at the last minute at Primavera Sound Barcelona 2017 with that Stop Bajon by Following the release of ‘Idontknow’, Jamie xx has returned with a new single ‘LET’S DO IT AGAIN’.
Obongjayar is the moniker of Nigerian-born, London-based artist Steven Umoh. With afrobeat, soul and hip-hop influences, Umoh has created a bold, genre-defiant musicality. His debut full-length, Some Nights I Dream of Doors represents an exploration of everything from familial expectation to self-seeking politicians; there’s a boldness and a confidence to every track.
Now, Obongjayar has shared a brand new single, ‘Tinko Tinko (Don’t Play Me For A Fool)’. The track is taken from debut album ‘Some Nights I Dream Of Doors’, set for release on 13th May.
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