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Introducing…Eliot Sumner

Eliot Sumner

Eliot Sumner

Eliot Sumner has revealed the second song entitled Come Friday from her upcoming EP, Information, which will be released August 5.

Information, the first taste of the full length album that’s due out next year, comes from a renewed sense of focus and clarity and bears electronic hallmarks with some surprising influences including Sumner’s favourite band as a teenager, The Bad Seeds.

After releasing The Constant in 2010 under the moniker I Blame Coco, Eliot toured for two years, playing headlining shows and festivals all over the world. Since then, she’s experimented with different writing methods – and even spent time working with Clint Mansell on a film score – and took time to simply grow. She says: “It’s now or never. I’m proud of the music I’m making and it’s time to take ownership by putting my real name on it.”

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Weezer Announce New Album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End

Los Angeles, CA’s Weezer will release their highly anticipated ninth album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on September 30 2014 on Republic Records. Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band’s first and third records (The Blue Album and The Green Album), Everything Will Be Alright In The End is the band’s first collection of new material in four years.

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Weezer’s album artwork

Since forming in 1992, Weezer has released a myriad of celebrated, chart-topping albums, selling over 13 million records worldwide. Following an intensely prolific couple years at the end of the aughts, the band chose to deliberately dial down the tempo in 2010, a move singer/guitarist Rivers Cuomo says allowed him to write at a slower pace, giving the songs he wanted to use for an album the time to gradually grow into their final forms. He started almost every song on the piano, eventually transferring them to the guitar before taking them to the band. When it came time to record the material, Weezer reunited with the man who helped them make some of their most iconic album-length work, Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. The resulting album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, is a stand-out gem in Weezer’s vast and varied catalogue, a reflection of a much-loved band at their very best. Organised thematically around three groups of songs, it is an album that utilises that sound from the band’s earliest days to tell new stories in 2014, creating some of the finest, most heartfelt songs Weezer has ever recorded.

Weezer have revealed the first track from the record, Back To The Shack, which can be heard here.

You can catch Weezer live on the following dates: 7/24/14 London, ON @ Rock The Park 2014
Aug 1  Las Vegas, CA @ The Cosmopolitan
Aug 2  Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Summer Concert Series
Aug 9 Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest PNC Plaza
Aug 13 Southaven, MS @ Snowden Grove Amphitheater
Aug 14 Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge Casino Resort
Aug 31 Los Angeles, CA @ Made In America
Sept  6 Charlotte, NC @ 106.5 The End presents Weenie Roast ‘14
Sept 12 Paso Robles, CA @ Vino Robles Amphitheatre
Sept 13 Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
Sept 14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sept 19 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

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Calan Mai Releases Video For We’ve Got Love

Aussie indie folk artist Calan Mai has just launched his brand new We’ve Got Love music video.

The track is the first single off his debut EP Days On The Rock Face which will be released digitally worldwide on August 22 through Canvas Sounds/Believe Digital.

The EP was produced by FAIRCHILD & Lyon Apprentice frontman Adam Lyons in a small makeshift studio on the Gold Coast.

The early stages on his live show have included supports for The Phoncurves, Jordan Millar, Patrick James & Playwrite.

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Introducing…Twin Hidden

Twin hidden are a new indie-pop quintet based in Manchester and London.

Matthew Shribman and Sam Lea, the core of the band, began making music together at the age of ten.

Their new video for latest single, Paper Unicorn, shows what twin hidden can do with 50 hours, a stack of A4 paper, one glue stick, floss and 70 packets of Cheerios (the Cheerios were just to keep them going).

You can catch them live on the following dates:
Sun 3 Aug @ Best Kept Festival, The Islington, London
Sun 21 Sep @ Westfield Stratford City, London

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Introducing…Lupa

Introducing Lupa, a 16-year-old indie electronica singer-songwriter from Sydney otherwise known as Imogen Jones.

Lupa

Lupa

A classically trained musician, Lupa comes to the indie scene with a fresh take on electronic production. Drawing inspiration from a diverse array of artists, from Grimes to Laura Marling and Radiohead, she integrates her skills as a violinist with synthesised instrumentation and delicate vocal layering to create a unique, alluring sound.

Proving herself an intuitively gifted songwriter and musician Lupa writes, records and produces each of her tracks entirely independently, delivering beautifully textured electronic pop that has a lyrical maturity far beyond her years. Her debut single Statues is a direct, poetic and musically sophisticated window into the heart of today’s teenage girl; an unsettling and unforgettable listen.

Statues is out now available online and through iTunes with an undoubtedly impressive EP set to follow in the coming months.

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