It’s country music but not as we know it which begs the question: Have these Bad Kids of 21st Century rock ’n’ roll finally grown up on their ninth studio album? Are they at peace with themselves? Have they made a record their parents could listen to?
The Black Lips new album ‘Sing In A World Tha...
Pictish Trail – Thumb World
Bold, weird, wild, wired, sonically luxurious yet never losing touch with its DIY-‘til-I-die roots, Thumb World is a voyage to the outer rings of Pictish Trail’s mind at its darkest, funniest and most inventive – a plugged-in, fuzzed-out, fucked-up contemplation on, as he puts it, “life repeating an...
Jane Weaver - Loops In The Secret Society LP
When science fiction turns science fact the effect can be truly momentous. The state demands that no-one wants an unlicensed machine-hum from an outbuilding; no-one wants clever prose mapping the future, no-one wants “music” that is attention-seeking, soul-defining, beneficial, Biblical, baroque...
Fenella - Fenella LP
‘Fenella’ is the latest project from Jane Weaver - musical polymath and one of the most respected electronic composers of recent times. Having already released three critically-acclaimed LP’s within the last five years Weaver’s creativity continues to expand ever further into the (modern) kosmos wit...
Kristin Hersh - Crooked
Following a special vinyl release for this year’s Record Store Day celebrating its tenth anniversary, ‘Crooked’ will be reissued on black vinyl and CD on 27th September.
‘A figurehead for feminist indie rock’ (Classic Rock), Kristin Hersh achieved a music and publishing first when her eighth ...
The Groundhogs - Thanks Christ For The Bomb
A hugely influential album cited as the embryo for punk, grunge and beyond. Featuring epic 1970 concepts from this far-reaching trio much praised by Underworld’s Karl Hyde, Captain Sensible, Stephen Malkmus and a host of others. Thank Christ For The Bomb is a visionary tale of cold war fear, ali...
Giant Sand - Recounting The Ballads Of Thin Line Men
Pre-Order: Out 20th September 2019
It’s 33 and a third years since the seminal Giant Sand and its country cousin The Band Of… Blacky Ranchette entered the studio to lay down their second albums. Yes. Both bands had recorded their second albums each. Two sides of the multi-faceted hyper-produc...
Vanishing Twin - The Age Of Immunology
Pre-Order: Out 7th June 2019
The anthropologist A. David Napier took aim at one of the most fundamental beliefs of modern times when he wrote his book The Age Of Immunology in 2003. He said the assumption that we can only survive by the elimination of ‘the non-self’ was a central idea which h...
Sebadoh - Act Surprised
Pre-Order: Out 24th May 2019
(Pre-Order Dinked Version LP)
Indie-rock pioneers Sebadoh return with their first new studio album in more than six years Act Surprised.
"The first line of this song: 'I get the feeling you don't feel me' is pretty good. It could be a line in an Ariana Grande ...
Death and Vanilla - Are You A Dreamer?
There’s something about the Swedish city of Malmo that doesn’t add up.
Named the “happiest” city in Sweden in 2016 (who gets the job of judging these things?), Malmo’s DNA contains a “none-coding” strain that reveals the city’s penchant for a world more studious, fashioned in a vint...
Howe Gelb - Gathered
Eavesdropping is an art. And on Howe Gelb’s new solo album, ‘Gathered’, it’s been perfected. A chance meeting heard through a door half cracked open, it’s an album of candid romanticism, a footnote to your heart’s history.
On ‘Gathered’, it feels like you’re privy to musings on a muse (or tw...
Half Japanese - Invincible
Puppet people, vampires and the walking dead frequent the world of Jad Fair’s songwriting - outside of those interruptions he’s besotted. Maybe even in love. He feels invincible and as the closing instrumental cut ‘Indestructible’ floats off into the ether there’s a feeling of job done; we can r...
Black Lips announce ninth studio album ‘Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart’ (Out 24th January 2020)
‘Sing In A World That’s Falling Apart’ is released on limited edition red transparent vinyl with die-cut sleeve and poster as well as standard LP and CD. Pre-order (Out 24th January 2020):https://fire-records.lnk.to/BlackLips_SingWE Listen to new single 'Gentleman':https://fire-records.lnk.to/Black...
Black Lips European Tour Starts Next Week
Atlanta originals, Black Lips join forces with Fire Records revealing first single ‘Odelia’ with a new album out early 2020 in collaboration with Vice. Now twenty years into their career the exuberant quintet are touring across the US before heading to Europe for an extensive tour this November.
Pictish Trail's Micro-Edition UK Tour Kicks Off Next Month
Pictish Trail (aka Johnny Lynch) is touring all over the UK next month with his Micro-Edition™ Tour to perform some brand new songs & rework some old favourites. He's going under the name Pictish Trail (Micro-Edition™ Tour) on account of the fact it's just him & his pal Suse B...
Black Lips Sign To Fire Records - New Single ‘Odelia’ - US & European Tour Dates
Atlanta originals, Black Lips join forces with Fire Records revealing first single ‘Odelia’ with a new album out early 2020 in collaboration with Vice. Now twenty years into their career the exuberant quintet are touring across the US before heading to Europe for an extensive tour this November.A p...
8 Fire Artists Announced For Next Years SXSW
SXSW has announced the first round of artists for the 2020 edition of the music festival which runs March 16 – 22 in Austin, Texas. Nearly 300 performers were announced, including Kristin Hersh, Vanishing Twin, Hater, Jane Weaver, Virginia Wing, Islet, Pictish Trail and previous Fire alumni HTRK.
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