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Bad Family – My Body Pines

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Bad Family by Charlotte Patmore

Sounds can be deceiving, especially when it comes to Bad Family.

A grungier Mystery Jets, the Brighton based band like to expose pretty music with raw lyrics about heartbreak, sex and addiction.

Don’t expect an electro pop manifesto to be found here.

Their EP is out now via Century City Records.

Sounds like: Mystery Jets, Blossoms, The Kooks, Ten Fé,

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Francis Lung – Dance 4 Sorrow

Francis Lung by Michael Mayren

Francis Lung by Michael Mayren

Francis Lung is the solo pop project of Tom McClung, former bass player of WU LYF.

Watch the impressive stop-motion video for the highly melodic ‘Dance 4 Sorrow’, directed by Jamie Allan, Aliyah Hussain, John Powell Jones, and Francis Lung, and which also features illustrations and characters created by fellow Manchester local, John Powell Jones.

Francis Lung will release his new EP, ‘Mother’s Son’ on 16 September and will mark the release with a headline show at The Lexington on 21 September. Tickets for the London show are on sale now and available here.

Sounds like: Mystery Jets, Bombay Bicycle Club, Tuska, Two Door Cinema Club

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Leo Stannard – In My Blood

Leo Stannard

Leo Stannard

Leo Stannard is a 20-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Leicester, UK.

Leo is making anthems with pulsing electronic production, moving slightly away from his previous, more acoustic material.

On his new track, Leo explains,

“’In My Blood’ is all about people who become such an integral part of your life, people who don’t necessarily share the same blood-line as you but become like family. It’s all about the human connection.”

‘In My Blood’ is out via Black Butter Records.

Leo is also currently working on his debut album with Rich Cooper (Mystery Jets, Alex Vargas) and Fred Bull (Rihanna, Madonna) due for release early next year.

UK HEADLINE TOUR DATES

15 October Bristol, Louisiana
16 October Manchester, Deaf Institute
17 October Newcastle, Surf Café
18 October Glasgow, Hug & Pint
20 October Leeds, Headrow House
21 October Sheffield, The Rocking Chair
22 October Leicester, The Cookie
24 October Nottingham, Bodega
25 October Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
26 October London, Oslo

Sounds like: Tom Odell, The Temper Trap, Alex Clare, Sam Sure, Rudimental, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Nina Nesbitt, Rhodes

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ISLAND – Come With Me

Island by Sequoia Ziff

Island by Sequoia Ziff

London quartet ISLAND share ‘Come With Me’; the second part of their AA single, alongside the recently released ‘Spotless Mind’.

Swaggering guitar riffs and smooth, folk-esque vocals, and having already performed some pretty decent gigs in Europe, ISLAND are starting to pave their own way into the mainstream.

Tour Dates

Jul-03, Smoked & Uncut, Dorset
Jul-08, British Summer Time – Hyde Park
Jul-15, Pete The Monkey, France
Jul-17, Citadel, London
Jul-24, Secret Garden Party
Sep-23, Reeperbahn, Hamburg, Germany
Sep-24, Kornern Festival, Germany
Nov-02, Scala, London

Sounds like: Foals, The Libertines, Mystery Jets, The Lapelles, Circa Waves, Nick Mulvey

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Mystery Jets – Bubblegum

Mystery Jets - Bubblegum

Mystery Jets – Bubblegum

New raw material continues to be released by the Mystery Jets. This time it is the second track from their self-produced album, ‘Curve of the Earth’, and it’s called ‘Bubblegum’.

‘Bubblegum’ will be released via Caroline International on 25 March 2016.

2016 Tour Dates

12 Feb – Dublin – Whelans
16 Feb – London – Electric Brixton (NME Show)
18 Feb – Birmingham – 02 Institute 2
19 Feb – Manchester – Gorilla
20 Feb – Glasgow – The Art School

Click here to order the album, which was recorded by the foursome in a disused button factory in London.

Sounds like: The Cribs, Lucy Rose, Phoria, Tribes, The Maccabees, Spector, Young Knives, Basia Bulat

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Mystery Jets – Telomere

Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets

We’ve been waiting years for their return, and the new number by Mystery Jets doesn’t disappoint.

Directed by James Copeman and produced by Ria Hanish-Oaks, the highly personal track ‘Telomere’ is taken from their new album ‘Curve of The Earth’, which was recorded by the foursome in a disused button factory in London.

Will Rees commented “For us we’ve been through quite a lot in the last couple of years and there have been certain realisations that come with playing in a band that has been together for over two decades, I think these songs have real feeling about them.”

‘Curve of The Earth’ will be released on 15 January.

2016 Tour Dates

12 Feb – Dublin – Whelans
16 Feb – London – Electric Brixton (NME Show)
18 Feb – Birmingham – 02 Institute 2
19 Feb – Manchester – Gorilla
20 Feb – Glasgow – The Art School

Click here to pre-order the album and get your priority access to tickets.

Sounds like: The Cribs, Lucy Rose, Phoria, Tribes, The Maccabees, Spector, Young Knives

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Lucy Rose – Our Eyes

Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose

Acoustic singer Lucy Rose is back with ‘Your Eyes’.

The track showcases a development in Rose’s vocals from previous work. Her voice has matured, being more bold and textural than before. This works perfectly with the introduction of a soaring electronic backdrop.

‘Your Eyes’ has been taken from ‘Work It Out’, which was produced by Rich Cooper (Banks, Mystery Jets, Josef Salvat). It is released on the 6 July through Columbia Records.

Tour dates below:

31st May – Wychwood Festival, Cheltenham
13th June – Bushstock, London
20th June – 110 Above Festival, Leicestershire
21st June – Smoked and Uncut Festival, Swanage
10th July – T In The Park, Perthshire
18th July – Truck Festival, Steventon
24th July – Somersault Festival, Devon
1st August – Kendal Calling, Penrith
29th August – Reading Festival
30th August – Leeds Festival

Sounds like: Rae Morris, Bombay Bicycle Club, EVVY, Noosa, Monogem, Banks, Mystery Jets, Josef Salvat, Daughter

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The Maccabees – Marks To Prove It

The Maccabees

The Maccabees

Some would say all grown up. We would hope not.

Back with a bang after three silent years is The Maccabees!

The Maccabees is comprised of Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle.

Produced by Hugo, recorded with Laurie Latham at their own Elephant Studios and mixed by Cenzo Townshend, the new single, ‘Marks To Prove It’, is a frenetic burst of late 60’s psychedelia.

“These new songs are a reminder of why we started the band,” says Hugo. “With the enthusiasm to play music that’s exciting and makes us excited.”

The artwork for the single is by British artist Andy Goldsworthy.  “We’re thrilled to say that artwork for the singles from our new album will again feature the work of Andy Goldsworthy” say the band. “This is the first in the ’Midsummer Snowballs’ series – we hope you like it as much as we do.”

Watch the Joseph Connor-directed video below:

‘Marks to Prove It’ is out on 11 May via Fiction.

Sounds like: Mystery Jets, Bombay Bicycle Club, Foals, Spector, Palma Violets, Jamie T, Jagwar Ma, The Cribs

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Voltaire Twins – Long Weekend

Voltaire Twins

Voltaire Twins

Voltaire Twins is formed of siblings Jaymes and Tegan Voltaire, and drummer Jack Stirling.

The hyper-autobiographical ‘Long Weekend’ is a new glittery synth pop track with fragments of 70’s disco, 80’s pop and 90’s beats.

The band currently live in Melbourne and have worked with producer Anna Laverty (Cut Copy, New Gods) and mixer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Little Red).

Voltaire Twins will release ‘Long Weekend’ on 20 March.

Tour Dates:
20 March – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
1 May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
2 May – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney

Have a listen to the Luke Million remix too, it’s awesome:

Sounds like: Cut Copy, Mystery Jets, Du Tonc, OH Land, Goldroom, Holy Ghost!, Van She, The Presets, Two Door Cinema Club, Friendly Fires

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