Hailing from the North Western’s Manchester area, Crimsons are offering us a track who can make us chills. They are bringing us in a world of dark pop and smooth vocals. If you like the Joy Division’s universe, you should definitely fall in love with them. They are driving us through the beats and melodies and it’s addictive!
Can’t get enough of Cabbage! The Manchester 5 piece are driving us wild with their banging drums and heavy guitar riffs. We love how satirical and politically engaged, well sort of…they are. They even ditched the Sun journalism style by refusing to be featured as a brand new band to watch, this is what we like, a band with attitude. We also love the softer side of Because You’re Worth It or Tell Me Lies about Manchester which are really strong melodically. And what to say about this wonderful rendition of Nancy Sinatra’s These Boots Are Made For Walking
I know it’s been a while, loads went on in the last months, years, but we’ll be back with some more music in the next couple of weeks. Festivals, new acts, you’ll find here all you want to discover about!
Again this year, the best new acts from the Welsh lands and beyond will be performing for the 5th edition of Focus Wales, held in the North Welsh town of Wrexham. Plenty of venues, plenty of fun to discover new music, comedy, art and discover the secrets of how to be successful in the music industry today with the interactive panels at the festival.
For the fifth edition, it’s better than ever. Headliners are Mold rockers Joy Formidable, who are fresh from releasing their brand new album Hitch, Leeds’ own trio The Sunshine Underground who will make us ready to dance. Also, Cardiff’s indie poppers Los Campesinos will be part of the party, this will definitely be a special night that shouldn’t be missed since their last album No Blues was released back in 2013.
Regulars will perform in different venues. Think about Baby Brave with their edgy guitars, Blood Lips with their hard rocker souls or the folk pop from singer songwriter Connah Evans, or welsh singing and Gorweilion program new band Swnami.
On the interactive side, we will be able to hear thoughts from legends Peter Hook (he will also perform a dj set) and punk-rocker Viv Albertine formerly from the Slits alongside people from PRS for music, Pop Montreal, BBC, journalists from various papers like Liverpool’s indie Bido Lito! and John Robb, editor from Louder than War (and also Membranes member)
Good news this year! No there won’t be 4 days of music but 5 with the Magic Numbers added on the bill. Stay tuned!
Here’s our selection for this week’s show.
Chvrches-Leave A Trace
We fell in love with the second track taken from the forthcoming second album Every Open Eye. The Glasgow outfit is coming back with melodic electro pop and some very artistic video.
Foals-What Went Down
The Oxford quintet is back with their fourth album. Experiencing progressive rock sounds, some orchestral arrangements and Arcade Fire-esque guitar riffs, Foals are back in a good way. Produced by James Ford, it’s definitely our record of the week.
Hooton Tennis Club-Highest Point in Cliff Town
Hailing from northern England, those four guys making joyful melodies, getting back to the great old britpop days. If you like Menswear, Supergrass and co, you’ll definitely like this first album from the band, out now on Heavenly Records
Here’s some of the great new releases and tracks we will be playing on the show this week
Editors-Life Is A Fear
Brand new track taken from the band’s forthcoming fifth album. Less guitar, more synths, Editors evolving from post-punk guitars to an eighties dark wave sound. Still, it’s a brilliant track and we can’t wait to hear the remaining songs. In Dreams will be out October 2nd on PIAS.
Fans of Peace, Swim Deep and all these pop-grungy outfits, will like the brand new single from Sundara Karma, Flame. With catchy guitars mixed with bits of electronics, we just want to tap our feets to the ground and go on the dancefloor. Groovy melodies, we just can’t wait for a full album from the Reading quartet.
The School-Do I Love You?
If you are more into the retro thing, why not listen to this brand new track from Cardiff’s own The School. First single taken from their forthcoming 3rd album Wasting Away and Wondering, about to be released on September 4th through Elefant Records. With sixties northern soul riffs with some kind of Ronettes vocals, The School offers a refreshing sound for the end of the summer.
LOOM-Bleed On Me
Tarik and Harry Badwan (yeah, the brothers of the well-known Faris from the Horrors) just released an exclusive and very limited 7”, Bleed on Me on Raft Records. The brothers and their friends are transporting us with well-driven raw guitars riffs, noisy drums reminiscing of the early post-punk era.
Stay tuned for more on Tuesday August 18th, 8pm east on www.cism893.ca
Baby Strange-California Sun
Brand new single by Glasgow outfit, less punkish as we heard on the previous singles. Now, they went in a completely direction a little bit more shoegaze and 60’s pop. If you like fuzzy guitars and catchy drum beats.
We’re No Heroes-Voodoo
Welsh rockers from Cardiff just released this new single and we are playing it over and over again. With groovy basslines rhythm which is reminiscent of early Foals, we cannot wait to see what’s next after the great Shiver EP, release a while ago. Perfect tune to put on to dance in a good old fashioned party. You can still check our interview with them just here
The Libertines-Gunga Din
Unexpected return from the Pete Doherty-Carl Barat leaded band. Being used to their punk-rock riffs, it’s without surprises that they are offering us this upbeat, inspired by The Clash, pop-reggae tune. Still wondering how Anthems for Doomed Youth will sound like. The album is about to be released on September 4th through Virgin-EMI
More to come soon…
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