All hyped British pop newcomers YEARS AND YEARS finally set a release date for their debut album. The anticipated Communion arrives on June 22, already today arrives Worship, the first single from it. The trio topped BBC’s Sound Of 2015 list earlier this year and are on their way to become Britain’s next prodigies of pop music whether you like it or now. See for yourself if it’s worth the buzz by listening to Worship right here.
The talented NADINE SHAH has shared new music off her forthcoming second album Fast Food. The latest teaser goes by the name Big Hands and is the latest sinister argument to look forward to this longplayer. It arrives on April the 6th via Apollo Records and if you need any other argument let it be Big Hands right here.
Crafted composer NILS FRAHM has shared a new piece called Wall. And even better… he declared March 29 to be the international ‘Piano Day.’ Why? FRAHM explains: ‘Why does the world need a Piano Day? For many reasons. But mostly, because it doesn’t hurt to celebrate the piano and everything around it: performers, composers, piano builders, tuners, movers and most important, the listener.’ You can find more information on his ambitious project right on www.pianoday.org. And don’t forget to check out NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION‘s interview with the musician from one year ago.
Ain’t no PRODIGY show with a proper Wall Of Death, right? That’s probably one reason why the British wave heroes dedicated their latest single to that concert highlight. The track is the latest teaser off their forthcoming studio album The Day Is My Enemy. The first album in six years arrives on March 30 but you can already enjoy the new song right here. Get ready to be moshed away!
We surely can’t wait for the new SUFJAN STEVENS longplayer Carrie & Lowell which will be released on March 30. Now the almighty songwriter shared new music off it, in form of the title-track. You have to do a bit of searching of course as it his hidden in Mary Anne Hobbs’ latest BBC 6 Music show. Get to the stream right here, skip to the 33 minute mark and enjoy this beauty.
Odd Future member EARL SWEATSHIRT is the latest artist do release a surprise album to the world. The record with the entertaining title I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside will be released on March 23rd via Tan Cressida/Columbia. You can already check out a first piece from it called Grief. Here it comes.
What a news for all lo-fi rock fans. The long rumoured collaborative album between WAVVES’ Nathan Williams and Dylan Baldi from CLOUD NOTHINGS will finally happen. It’s called No Life For Me and it will be released later in 2015. Williams shared the artwork and first information via the following Instagram post. We’ll keep you updated on that exciting project.
You might remember that the all-hyped VIET CONG recently had to cancel a show since the promoter didn’t really like their band name. Now the group has released a short statement to make clear what we already knew: that they didn’t have any intention to hurt anybody. The band say:
Our band, Viet Cong, has existed for a little over three years now. When we named ourselves, we were naive about the history of a war in a country we knew very little about. We now better understand the weight behind the words Viet Cong. While we don’t take any concerns about the name lightly, we feel it is important to let you know that we never meant to trivialize the atrocities or violence that occurred on both sides of the Vietnam War. We never intended for our name to be provocative or hurtful.
We truly appreciate the seriousness of the feedback we’ve received, and we will continue to be open to listening to issues and concerns from all perspectives.
With love from the band Viet Cong..