Canadian duo Purity Ring, comprising vocalist Megan James and beat-maker Corin Roddick, have released their third album Womb, James and Roddick are bringing back 90s future-pop and making it their own, creating a layered world of dreamy vocals and sci-fi beats.
WOMB is Purity Ring’s third album, the follow-up to 2015’s Another Eternity and 2012’s Shrines. In 2017 they shared the standalone single, “Asido,” which is not featured on the new album. James and Roddick wrote, recorded, produced, and mixed WOMB themselves.
Summer Camp‘s timeless indie-pop is a rare treat indeed. Often alt-pop has a bland 60’s feel, a disposable modern hipster edge or the cringworthy quirkiness of a dating site advert. Here was a girl-boy duo with sprightly guitars and tickling keyboards to make the indie kids swoon, Summer Camp -AKA married couple Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley- release their fifth album Romantic Comedy, the companion piece to Sankey’s film-debut of the same name, out now via Apricot Recordings. Having released four albums and three EPs in the space of six years, the duo decided to take a break from Summer Camp to explore other creative projects.
Tipped as one of Britain’s hottest rising rock bands Milk Teeth released the Smiling Politely and Sad Sack EPs before reaching a wider cult audience with their 2016 debut album Vile Child. Along the way, they’ve supported the likes of Refused, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, and Against Me!,
Milk Teeth have released their first new music of the year. The band signed with Music For Nations back in July, with a new album released this 2020. It’s new track ‘Given Up’
Baxter Dury was the five-year-old urchin standing alongside dad on the cover of Ian Dury’s groundbreaking 1977 debut album, New Boots and Panties!! He has forged an intriguing career in the slipstream of his father, who died in 2000, two years before Baxter’s own debut album.
.As with many musical offspring, similarities are superficially striking in both voice and style. Baxter is no wannabe Blockhead, however, with 2017’s acclaimed Prince of Tears showcasing a mature artist less reliant on dazzling wordplay and more focused on mood and character. He continues the good work with sixth album The Night Chancers, a set of seductive, atmospheric late-night grooves on which Dury conjures sinister vignettes of insomniac dwellers of the wee small hours.
After 15 years of recording and performing, Thao Nguyen, of San Francisco-based band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, was exhausted. She had been touring the band’s 2016 album A Man Alive, a critically acclaimed, bone-shaking reckoning about her relationship with her absent father. She bought a house with her girlfriend; they’re married now.
Temple is the fifth full-length album from Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Kaleidoscopic and danceable, grounded by Thao’s singular voice, Temple feels boldly dissonant while still highly accessible. Golden, longing pop meets punk roots. Rock draws from hip-hop, funk, and folk rhythms for intricate, danceable beats. The poetic lyrics are expansive, yet shatteringly personal, inspired in part by the work of writers like James Baldwin, Octavia Butler, and Yiyun Li.. Rage, honesty, clear-eyed regret, and optimistic wisdom run parallel, finding a new way forward.
Disq have assembled a razor-sharp, teetering-on-the-edge-of-chaos melange of sounds, experiences, memories, and influences. Collector ought to be taken literally—it is a place to explore and catalogue the Madison, Wisconsin band’s relationships to themselves, their pasts, and the world beyond the American Midwest as they careen from their teens into their 20s. This turbulence is backdropped by gnarled power pop, anxious post-punk, warm psych-folk, and hectic, formless, tongue-in-cheek indie rock.
The synth pop band of Minneapolis Poliça, led by singer and songwriter Channy Leaneagh passes through Barcelona as part of the presentation tour of her fourth album, ‘When we stay alive’ (2020). The album, which arrives two years after Leaneagh has recovered from a sharp fall from a roof while taking ice and in which eleven vertebrae broke, is about the courage to rewrite your own story, heal, recover your identity and move on . Tonight in concert at La Nau.
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