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Tenfivesixty Release New Single, Control

The north-west outfit, Tenfivesixty, are among the latest wave of plaintive pop torch-bearers produced and mixed by renowned producer Robert Harder, well known for working alongside the likes of Brian Eno, Herbie Hancock, Whitey and Squarepusher as well as supporting Suede on a string of dates recently.

Their new single, Control, is an expansive, sonic explosion of guitar and drums with a slight reminiscence to the 80s.

Control will be released on 28 July.

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Introducing…Black Light White Light

High Like A Hurricane is the latest single from psych-rockers Black Light White Light which will be released along with B-Side Sex And Fury on the 16 June 2014.

Black Light White Light

Black Light White Light single artwork

The psychedelic resurgence group Black Light White Light originally formed back in 2009.

US producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (Jet, The Dandy Warhols) flew in from Austin, Texas, to live and work with the band on the single and upcoming album while additional production support comes from none other than Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie, Vampire Weekend, The Raveonettes, Morrissey) along with a significant guest appearance by Grammy Award wining string arranger Davide Rossi (Coldplay, Goldfrapp) on the track, And The Devil.

Following  the release of their debut album Infrared Daylight in September 2011 on their very own Record Records imprint, the trio are sure to make heads turn with their latest release.

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Introducing…We Cut Corners

Innovative Dublin duo We Cut Corners have announced the next single from their hotly-anticipated forthcoming album Think Nothing due out on May 12 on Delphi in the UK and Europe. 

Following on from the success of previous singles YKK and Best Friend, Blue finds the pair in snarling, jagged form, funnelling their characteristic skilful and sophisticated lyrics through an electrified sense of anguish.

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Irish duo, We Cut corners

Blue is the latest taste of the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 debut, Today I Realised I Could Go Home Backwards which drew praise from all quarters and saw the band nominated for The Choice Music Prize for Irish Album of the Year. In the past few years they’ve enjoyed radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 6, XFM and Amazing Radio while they’ve toured internationally with the The Maccabees, Villagers and Frightened Rabbit. The latest single comes backed with a glitchily skittering remix of the lead track courtesy of Irish producer Daithi as well as a reworking of previous single Best Friend by Jape.

We Cut Corners are guitarist John Duignan and drummer Conall O’Breachain. The duo have effortlessly established themselves in Dublin’s indie-rock scene and have successfully developed their characteristic rock/pop style. They write their songs on both guitar and drums and spit their lyrics with lucid precision and a subtle layer of dark humour. It’s weird and wonderful, abstract at times and brilliant. The band members maybe are both ex-primary teachers and so maybe have experienced their fair share of storytelling. The combination of the duo and blending of their powerful unique vocal harmonies is principal to their success. Think Nothing is a diverse representation of We Cut Corners’ musical prowess and has been mixed by Ben Hillier who has worked with artists such as Blur, The Horrors and The Editors and mastered by Bunt Stafford-Clark, who has previously worked with the likes of Elbow and Placebo.

We Cut Corners take inspiration from Ryan Adams, The Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen and Radiohead, all the while creating their own brand of concise and articulate Indie and presenting us with an intriguing and expansive live sound. Watch this space for imminent updates as We Cut Corners settle on their path to expand internationally.

You can catch We Cut Corners live on the following dates:

3 May – Belfast, Voodoo
9 May – Dublin, The Button Factory
16 May – Dundalk The Spirit Store
24 May – Kilkenny, Set Theatre

Further UK dates are to be announced soon.

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