January 16, 2018

The Radio Set: Gotta Crush on You

Dreams came true for Manchester New Wave band The Radio Set when they drove South to Macclesfield in Cheshire to record their new single Gotta Crush on You at Edge Studios with Peter Hook (Joy Divison, New Order) in the producer's seat. Under his tutelage they spend two days tweaking the sound and feel for what will be the lead single for their forthcoming Ep#2.

January 15, 2018

Ride: new EP "Tomorrow's Shore", stream "Catch You Dreaming"

British shoegaze pioneers Ride are quick to release more new material. Their new 4-track EP Tomorrow's Shore will be released on February 16th on Wichita Recordings on 12” vinyl, digital download and the usual streaming services. Lead single Catch You Dreaming is, quite uncharacteristically, rather optimistic. Lead guitarist and singer Andy Bell:

Catch You Dreaming” is written from the perspective of being one of the last two people alive, watching as the Universe is ending. The protagonist looks back over the time when humanity existed, realising that we as humans brought about our own inevitable demise. Then the couple look back over their own lives of shared memories and as they are sharing this moment, everything vaporises. It’s a love song about fate, nostalgia, and having no regrets.

January 14, 2018

Words about music (465): Tom Petty

Music is probably the only real magic I have encountered in my life. There's not some trick involved with it. It's pure and it's real. It moves, it heals, it communicates and does all these incredible things

Tom Petty

January 13, 2018

Dream Wife: Dream Wife

English poppy punk trio Dream Wife's main topic is sex, but these women were not thrown together be a drooling record company executive hoping to cash in on their looks. They follow the path that was cut through the jungle of the music industry by band like The Slits and X-Ray Spex, and - more recently - Skinny Girl Diet.

Rakel Mjöll (lead vocals), Alice Go (guitar, vocals) and Bella Podpadec (bass, vocals). are a three-headed live monster who managed to catch the excitement of their live shows on their self-titled debut album, giving one-fingered salute to all who cower in front of their self-assured attitude. Recommended if you like high-octane feminist rock served at ear-shattering volume. Yes, it about sex, but the initiative to move to the next stage is on their side all of the time.

The Fierce And The Dead: Truck

English prog experimentalists The Fierce And The Dead have made a retro game themed video for Truck, the first taste from their forthcoming new album The Euphoric. Build upon a minster riff it's easy to picture them driving on the motorway to the next gig.