The 90’s was a messy time, and Mating Ritual are channelling such vibes with their new track ‘Drunk’, which lasts a sturdy six minutes 21 seconds. But this track is more about lovemaking than drinking, as the Los Angeles-based band contemplates the dissolution of a relationship following the honeymoon period.
The album, ‘How You Gonna Stop It?’ will be out on 9 June via Smooth Jaws.
Sounds like: M83, The Cranberries, Sir Sly, Huntar, Pacific Air, Ten Fé, Blossoms
It’s no secret that we’ve been huge fans of Ten Fé since the beginning, and their album really is good, so to celebrate, here is a playlist of all their favourite tracks. We’re glad to see Bruce Springsteen makes an appearance too.
Happy Mondays – Wrote for Luck
Kevin Morby – Dorothy
Suicide – Ghost Rider
College – A Real Hero
Bruce Springsteen – I’m On Fire
Shuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23
‘Hit The Light’ is out now via SOME KINDA LOVE / [PIAS]. Order on iTunes here.
Wed 08 March 2017 Brighton, UK Green Door Store
Thu 09 March 2017 London, UK Oslo
Fri 10 March 2017 Bristol, UK Louisiana
Sat 11 March 2017 Cardiff, UK Clwb Ifor Bach
Sun 12 March 2017 Birmingham, UK Hare & Hounds
Wed 15 March 2017 Liverpool, UK Buyer’s Club
Thu 16 March 2017 Nottingham, UK Bodega
Fri 17 March 2017 Manchester, UK Soup Kitchen
Sat 18 March 2017 Leeds, UK Hedgerow House
Sun 19 March 2017 Glasgow, UK Broadcast
Fri 24 March 2017 Paris, FR Pete The Monkey at Le Pop Up du Label
Sounds like: Bruce Springsteen, Night Drive, The Rapture, Jagwar Ma, CliffLight, War on Drugs, The Cure
Wild Front are a four-piece from the South Coast. The South Coast of the UK that is, not the US. The boys almost had us fooled, with their California-tinged melancholy rock with uplifting electronic elements.
Listen to ‘Views’ below.
Sounds like: The Starting Line, The 1975, Temper Trap, Ten Fé, Foals
Nottingham based Amber Run are a four piece who like to whip up indie anthems.
As many bands will know, keeping this type of spontaneity can be tough, especially if you let the music industry exhaust you.
‘Fickle Game’ is about just that, and features on their upcoming album, ‘For A Moment I Was Lost’, which, you’ll be pleased to read, was written during an impromptu moment of creativity in Pembrokeshire.
February Headline Tour Dates
8th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
10th – Rock City, Nottingham
11th – The Institute, Birmingham
13th – Phoenix, Exeter
14th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
16th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
17th – QMU, Glasgow
18th – Plug, Sheffield
19th – Welly, Hull
22nd – Stylus, Leeds
23rd – Academy 2, Manchester
24th – SWX, Bristol
25th – Forum, London
Pre-order the album on iTunes here. It’s out on 10 February.
Sounds like: Ten Fe, Young Kato, Two Door Cinema Club, Bastille, The 1975, Foals