Author: John W. King

New Emika Single + Forthcoming Album announced

If there is one thing that can brighten up a bland January that seems to go on forever, it’s news of a new Emika record! As fans will be aware, as well as electronic music, she also released an album called “Klavirni” (Piano) of piano solos in 2015.  Her new album is a 2nd installment called “Klavirni Termna” (Dark Piano) and will be released on Feb 14th. The lead single “Dilo 33” can be heard here. where you can also pre-order the album on CD or Limited Edition (500 copies) Vinyl. I was lucky enough to receive access to...

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Chromatics release new single + mammoth deluxe edition of “Closer to Grey” LP

Chromatics are back with a new single “TOY” which without further ado, you can check out here: As if that’s not enough, they’ve also released a deluxe edition of their “Closer to Grey” LP with a mammoth 47 tracks. Closer to Grey was my favourite album of last year – from their superb cover of “The Sound of Silence” opening the album, the insanely catchy single “You’re No Good”, the Victorialand era Cocteau Twins-esque title track “Closer to Grey” and “Through The Looking Glass”, the dreamlike “Light As A Feather” and the almost Mary Chain like “On The Wall”...

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The Wants (ft. members of BODEGA) release new single and announce debut Album + UK Tour

Following the organic buzz around shows at SXSW and two early singles for Council Records (Scalping, Talk Show) in “Clearly A Crisis” and “Fear My Society”, NYC’s The Wants return with new track “The Motor”, along with news of their much-awaited debut album release and a headline UK tour. “Container” is due March 17th and promises gloomy, intelligent post-punk that captures the darker elements of American society. As The Wants wrapped up 2019 with their first UK headline tour dates, they begin their new year tipped ahead of 2020 by the likes of NME, DIY, Dork and more. New single “The Motor” was...

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Beach Bunny coming to Manchester, Glasgow & London in June

January tends to be thought of as the most miserable month of the year – after all the build up to Christmas (with Christmas adverts seemingly starting earlier every year) it’s all over leaving us skint and overweight, dark mornings, short days and generally rubbish weather (even by UK standards) coupled with giving up everything we enjoy in the vain hope of losing all that extra weight, can indeed make it a pretty miserable month that seems to go on, and on, and on and, well you get the picture. But as a music fan I’ve always found it...

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2020 – Preview

With the year, and indeed the decade nearly over, the prosecco all drunk, the selection boxes and tins of roses empty, it’s high time to look fwd to what musical treats we may be in for in the coming year. Skating Polly   As my favourite discovery of 2019, I’m obviously keeping everything crossed that I get to see them in again in 2020. Although tour dates haven’t been officially announced yet, they have indicated on Instagram that they will be hitting Europe earlier this year (last 2 years have been October).  I’ve heard a whisper that “Europe” includes...

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