Category: new music

Brand new Leprous – Distant Bells…

Today, Melbourne experimental electronic / pop and performance artist Sui Zhen unveils her new single, “Matsudo City Life”. The track is taken from Zhen’s upcoming album Losing, Linda which it set for release Sept 27th via Cascine.

Captured in the city of Matsudo, Japan in a repurposed Love Hotel, Zhen explains the creation of new single “Matsudo City Life”, “the walls of the Love Hotel – titled ‘Paradise Air’ – were made of very thick concrete to keep loud noise in, which worked well for us musicians. Each room was uniquely themed. We were assigned one with faded pink and red tones, a love heart shaped bathtub and maroon carpet. Whilst the room we designated as ‘the studio’ was tiled with cool grey tones, marble and pillared. The city was what locals call a ‘sleeper town’ or bedroom community, which Salarymen would use only for rest. In some ways it was a city full of their dreams and empty of their reality.”

Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval releases a new single, “High Alice,” from her forthcoming album, The Practice of Love, due September 13th via Sacred Bones.

Seminal Seattle duo Earth have announced that their new album titled Full Upon Her Burning Lips will be released on 24th May on Sargent House and you can hear the track ‘Cats on the Briar below:

Wacken have confirmed 26 new bands to the 2019 edition of the festival – they are:

Aborym, Angelus Apatrida, Asrock, Baby Face Nelson, Crazy Lixx, Crobot, Deathstars, Dirty Shirt, Eclipse, Hellhammer (performed by Tom Warrior’s Triumph Of Death), Lucifer Star Machine, Monster Magnet, Nachtblut, Nordjevel, Prong, Savage Messiah, Skew Siskin, The Damned, The Lazys, The New Roses, The Quireboys, The Wild!, Uriah Heep, Warkings, Wiegedood, Zuriaake

The second trailer to the James Gunn produced Brightburn has been released – the film will be released on May 24th 2019.

Cancer Bats release a brand new track titled Inside Out! Catch them at the following shows with Bleed From Within and Underside:

January

21st Aldershot, Westend Centre

22nd Tunbridge Wells, Forum

23rd Brighton, The Haunt

24th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

25th Reading, Sub 89

26th Exeter, Cavern

27th Plymouth, Junction

28th Bristol, Fleece

29th Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill

30th Manchester, Rebellion

31st Liverpool, Phase 1

February

1st Edinburgh, La Belle Angele

2nd Aberdeen, Lemon Tree

3rd Leeds, The Key Club

4th Newcastle, Think Tank

5th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms

6th Norwich, Epic Studios

7th Cambridge, Junction

8th Milton Keynes, The Crauford Arms (SOLD OUT)

9th London, The 100 Club (SOLD OUT)

March

7th Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo

8th Belgium, Antwerp, Kavka

9th Germany, Dortmund, Junkyard

10th France, Paris, Backstage By The Mill

11th France, Nantes, Ferrailleur

12th France, Dunkerque, 4 Ecluses

13th Switzerland, Bern, ISC Club

14th Austria, Vienna, Arena

15th Germany, Munich, Feierwerk

16th Germany, Leipzig, Naumanns

17th Hungary, Budapest, Durer Kert

18th Czech Republic, Prague, Underdogs/Eternia

19th Poland, Warsaw, Poglos

20th Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden

21st Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash

22nd Denmark, Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil

23rd Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshuset

24th Norway, Oslo, Parkteatret

Ahead of their upcoming October and November tour dates, Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic have shared results from their recent exploration into new ways of harnessing algorithmic music techniques in the form new track ‘Z1’. The band state: 

“We’ve been busy trying to write music that isn’t also a song at the time. So – here is some brand new music from us. It is a live take of some machines we made to make music like we make, except in ways we might not have thought of ourselves. At this point there is probably hours of 65 audio that these machines have churned out. We’ve alienated ourselves from our own creative production. Full automation, a Fordist’s dream. And you all thought 65days weren’t commercially viable! Well, you were dead wrong. We’ve solved music now, so are currently looking into franchising options. Hit us up if you’d like to run your own 65daysofstatic branch locally. Also give us a shout if you’re a venture capitalist billionaire who still thinks technology will save us from Full Spectrum Doom, we will take your money and buy lots of drum machines. No. 

Look here instead. It’s a video of a new 65 song manifesting itself. Is it a true representation of the algorithmic process or a reverse-engineered illusion of the algorithmic process? Is the fact that we wonder about this difference a sign of the importance we attach to oblique creative processes as a valuable defence against the endless demand for content, or is it actually evidence of how capitalism has ruined our imagination to the extent that we can only perceive music in fixed commodifiable forms instead of endless streams of potential? Or is it the reason we don’t get invited to many parties any more? Just kidding we never really got invited to any parties.”

Full Dates: 

Oct 12th: AMFest, Barcelona, Spain. 

Oct 14th: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Oct 27th:  Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany.

Nov 19th: The Contemporary, Nottingham, UK. 

Nov 20th: Village Underground, London, UK. 

Nov 21st: Band Studios, Bristol, UK. 

Nov 22nd: CCA, Glasgow, UK. 

Nov 23rd: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, UK. 

Nov 24th: Sage 2, Gateshead, UK.

New Menace beach track – Crawl In Love