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Apr 30, 2012

Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” artwork & B-side (+ Great Escape appearance)

This morning, as promised, here’s the artwork to Jake Mattison‘s “Sorrow” single which will be out in just over a month (4 June). Manchester based designer Daren Newman came up with the minimal yet striking image using Neil Young’s “Harvest” as an inspiration. We can’t wait to hold it in our hands.

Also, the B-side to the release, “You’re Too Old” is now available for streaming alongside the lead track. It’s a remastered version of one of Jake’s early demos, and was recorded at Stockport’s Eve Studios alongside “Sorrow” last October.

Following on from the two sold out Communion London shows with Matt Corby (at Ballyhoo and The Garage), Jake plays Brighton’s Great Escape Festival next week – he’ll be appearing at The Hub on Jubilee Square at 2pm on 10 May. We’ll be there, board shorts on and ice lolly in hand.

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Apr 29, 2012

London gigs diary: 30 April – 6 May

The fast rising Siren plays a free show at The Shacklewell Arms this Thursday 3 May.

Monday 30 April

Matthew Dear + Post War Years @ Hoxton Bar Kitchen
Grimes @ The Garage (Upstairs)
Club Smith @ Barfly

Tuesday 1 May

White Rabbits + Sunless 97 @ XOYO
The Hives @ The Borderline
The Staves @ Tabernacle (Communion)
Brendan Rogers + Shere Khan + Bernadette Ryan + Rob Bravery @ Metropolis Studios (Power Down) FREE

Wednesday 2 May

Gwilym Gold @ The Sebright Arms (Bronze Club)
Pete Hickman The Divers @ Proud (Akira)
Polarsets + Spring Offensive @ Hoxton Bar Kitchen
The Rapture + Factory Floor @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
The Shutes @ Barfly

Thursday 3 May

Siren @ The Shacklewell Arms FREE
Lulu James @ The Sebright Arms FREE
Clean Bandit @ Notting Hill Arts Club (YoYo)
We Are Augustines @ Dingwalls
Exlovers @ The Lock Tavern (Young Lost Club) FREE
Mystery Jets @ The Hippodrome, Kingston (New Slang)

Friday 4 May

Little Boots @ XOYO
Citizens! + Singtank @ Koko (Club NME)
Hoodlums + Daytona Lights @ The Wheelbarrow FREE
Space Fight @ 93 Feet East (Back To The Future) FREE
Visions Of Trees @ Old Blue Last (Club.The.Mammoth.) FREE

Saturday 5 May

Here We Go Magic + Porcelain Raft @ The Sebright Arms
Seye + Detour City + Mt. Wolf @ Queen Of Hoxton (Wolf Club) FREE

Sunday 6 May

Amber States + Savoir Adore + Let’s Buy Happiness @ Notting Hill Arts Club (Communion)

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Apr 23, 2012

RethinkPopMusic SXSW 2012 Recap Video and Photos

Huge thanks to Bob Tulipan, author of Rockin’ in the New World and Ninkasi Brewery for making SXSW 2012 our most successful to date.

Apr 22, 2012

London gigs diary: 23 April – 29 April

Brooklyn’s The Antlers headline Shepherd’s Bush Empire this Thursday 26 April.

Monday 23 April

Cate Le Bon @ Village Underground
Ewe @ Power Lunches
Gomez @ Koko

Tuesday 24 April

The Echo Vamper + Maker + Jake Emlyn + The Near Death Experience @ Bull Gate (Club Killing Moon)
Clock Opera + Fiction + Duologue @ Scala
Atlantics @ Notting Hill Arts Club (No Quarter)
Gaz Coombes + Fractures @ Barfly (XFM Xposure)
THEESatisfaction + Young Fathers + Pandr Eyez @ Madame Jojos (White Heat)

Wednesday 25 April

Matt Corby + Jake Mattison @ The Garage (Upstairs) (Communion)
Nedry + Worship @ The Lexington
Chairlift + Outfit @ Scala
AU + Beaty Heart @ The Shacklewell Arms
Of Montreal + Nzca/lines @ Koko

Thursday 26 April

Big Deal + Fear Of Men + Yadi @ Old Blue Last (Vice Issue Launch) FREE
Gabriel Bruce @ Old Queens Head (Chess Club) FREE
Santigold @ Heaven
The Antlers + Arthur Beatrice @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Matt Corby + Dan Croll + Joe Banfi + David McCaffrey @ Shepherd’s Bar (Communion Records 2nd Birthday)
The History Of Apple Pie + Pale Seas + Mt. Wolf + Arp Attack @ CAMP (Smashing Blouse)

Friday 27 April

Foster The People @ O2 Academy Brixton
Tribes + Sharks + The Brute Chorus @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire (aftershow @ Ginglik)
Holy Esque @ Barfly
Escapists + The Supernovas @ Vibe Bar (This Feeling)
Losers + Mr Fogg @ Koko (Club NME)

Saturday 28 April

Foster The People @ O2 Academy Brixton (2nd date)

Sunday 29 April

Foster The People @ O2 Academy Brixton (3rd date)
Stealing Sheep @ Lock Tavern FREE

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Apr 20, 2012

Introducing: Eeves

When we come across a band that reminds us of being obsessed with Interpol and Bloc Party in 2005, getting into Pixies back in the day and also a brief flirtation with American emo music back in the early noughties (your Thrices, your Something Corporates, your Ataris’), we’re pretty much sold on first listen. Nostalgia is a very powerful thing, and when music passes through our ears that gets us looking through the rose tinted glasses, the game’s pretty much up.

Middlesbrough’s Eeves, and their sterling track “Silhouette”, had this effect on us the other day, and we haven’t looked back. Some impressive guitar work that might have Daniel Kessler turning his head is on show here, as is an uplifting chorus that sounds built for an early evening / sun-going-down slot at a major festival.

The quartet appear to be generating some buzz in their North East locality (becoming the latest in a long line of new and exciting bands from the region – see Mausi, Lulu James, The Lake Poets and Polarsets of late), as a result of this arresting four and a half minutes, and as such are picking up support in the right places.

Amazing Radio have got behind the group (check out the band in session for the station here), as have the organisers of a Newcastle multi venue event called Evolution Emerging, who have booked the band to open the city’s Cluny venue on 1 June, where they’ll share a stage with Lulu James and Beth Jeans Houghton. For once, perhaps, London ain’t the place to be on that day.

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