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▼Khruangbin @ NPR▼

▼Khruangbin▼

Khruangbin is an American musical trio from Houston, Texas, formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray "DJ" Johnson Jr. on drums. The band is known for blending global music influences, classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You (2014), draws from the history of Thai music in the 1960s, while their second album, Con Todo El Mundo (2018), also has influences from Spain and the Middle East. Speer and Lee also DJ under the Khruangbin name, hosting "Air Khruang" radio shows on NTS and Facebook Live. ('Wiki')

 

Khruangbin are playing at Concorde2 in Brighton on the 26th October. Get your tickets here.


by Ben

▼Loma - Joy▼

▼Loma - Joy▼

We love this track at the moment.. Loma are playing at the Hope and Ruin in Brighton on the 30th May. Get your tickets here.


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▼Gaz Coombs - Walk The Walk▼

▼Gaz Coombs - Walk The Walk▼

Whooah, loving this new tune from Supergrass frontman - Gaz Coombs - Album out May 4th.. We got a new favourite track Yeaah!


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▼ Underwater Boys - 'Everyone You Know' ▼

▼ Underwater Boys - 'Everyone You Know' ▼

Made up of brothers Tom & Nick Klar, the pair released single ‘Everyone You Know’ back in October – pairing it with the hip-swinging ‘Lies’ a month later. The former wears their influences, like The Cocteau Twins and The Cure on their sleeves – but weave in Unknown Mortal Orchestra-like vocals and groovy Tame Impala riffs.

Most remarkable about the pair’s initial offerings is the frankness and honesty that burrow into the lyrics of ‘Everyone You Know’ – which were written about anxiety and internal battles. Few have managed to address the subject, but offer a optimistic take on bettering yourself on your own terms. NME

See more herererere: www.facebook.com/underwaterboysband


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▼ Rhye - 'Song For You' ▼

▼ Rhye - 'Song For You' ▼

In the wake of the recent announcement of their forthcoming album Blood, LA alt-R&B duo Rhye have shared a new single. Titled “Song For You,” the track follows singles “Taste,” “Please,” and “Count To Five” and takes their indie-adult-contemporary edge into something slightly jazz-inspired, with shimmering Rhodes tones and warm, reverb-slathered guitars. 

See more here: www.rhyemusic.com


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▼Lady Bird - Spoons▼

▼Lady Bird - Spoons▼

Slaves have launched their own record label ‘Girl Fight’ by unveiling a new track from their first signing, Lady Bird. Check out ‘Spoons’.

Girl Fight Records, named after a 15 second track Slaves’ debut mini-album, welcome their inaugural band and release from fellow Tunbridge Wells sons Lady Bird. (NME)

 

https://www.facebook.com/thisisladybird/


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▼IDLES - MOTHER▼

▼IDLES - MOTHER▼

Idles has its roots in the Batcave club night in Bristol, ran by singer Joe Talbot and bassist Adam Devonshire, who met while at college in Exeter, eventually deciding to start a band. According to Talbot, "It took us a long time to get productive because we didn’t know what the fuck we were doing at all, we were fucking terrible for a long time." The band's first release was the Welcome EP in 2012. By 2014 the band comprised Talbot, Devonshire, guitarists Mark Bowen and Lee Kiernan, and drummer Jon Beavis. They released a second EP, Meat, and Meta, an EP of remixes, in 2015, and then started writing songs for their debut album. (Wiki)

More at www.facebook.com/idlesband


by Ben

▼Oh Sees - Dead Energy▼

▼Oh Sees - Dead Energy▼

Like any good band with two drummers, Oh Sees have them front and centre, the synchronised abuse of these two drum kits is nothing short of mesmerising. Stomping grooves and complex fills are played with a kind of precise aggression that’s difficult to turn away from, as vocals/guitarist Dwyer shreds, spits and screams only feet away. See them livE!

More here: http://www.theeohsees.com/

Video was edited from Shin'ya Tsukamotos 1989 horror, Sci-Fi movie masterpiece 'Tetsuo Iron Man'. 'A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal.' 

See IMDB: www.imdb.com/title/tt0096251/


by Ben