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Bicep announce self-titled debut album + share lead single ‘Aura’

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Bicep

Bicep, the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson, have announced their self-titled debut album, a record that truly encapsulates their history and the distillation of their passion for music and club culture since their first release in 2010. It’ll be released on September 1st, 2017 via Ninja Tune. With the announcement, they share lead single (and album closer)… Read more »

Smidley announce self-titled debut album

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Smidley

Triple Crown Records has announced the self-titled debut album from Smidley, a new project from Foxing singer Conor Murphy out June 2nd in the UK and available for pre-order now. Named after Murphy’s beloved black lab mutt, Smidley’s debut features many of Murphy’s good friends including Cameron Boucher (Sorority Noise), Eric Slick (Dr Dog, Lithuania), and Ben Walsh (Tigers Jaw) among others. Earlier… Read more »

Album Review: Kestrels – Kestrels

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Kestrels

Halifax noise-pop power trio Kestrels return with their new self-titled LP to be released worldwide September 30, 2016 via Hamilton, Ontario’s fabled Sonic Unyon label. Regrouping after the band lost key boutique, modded, and vintage equipment from a van and gear theft, they’ve created a record that’s right in our musical sweet spot – combining fuzzy, noisy guitars with catchy melodies. It fits nicely into Sonic… Read more »

Preoccupations release 11-minute track ‘Memory’ featuring Wolf Parade’s Dan Boeckner

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Preoccupations

Memory is perhaps the most important moment on the new self-titled Preoccupations album. At just over 11 minutes long, it’s been described as the album’s keystone, with an intimate narrative and a truly timeless post-punk centre. Like many classic songs in history, Memory is carved into distinct sections — both emotional and transcendent. Speaking of the track, Monty of Preoccupations notes the song “was the second one that… Read more »

Preoccupations announce new self-titled album

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Preoccupations

Preoccupations have announced details of their new self-titled album. When the band wrote and recorded their new record, they were in a state of near total instability. Years-long relationships ended, and all four band members moved to different cities. They decided to change their band name, but hadn’t come up with a new one, and their songwriting approach was basically thrown out the window. This… Read more »