Monthly Archives: January 2018

Stream HYLLS’ ‘All Over the Place’ for Free

HYLLS has shared a free stream of ‘All Over the Place’.

The band finds Nadia Ali collaborating with a group of Grammy Award-nominated musicians, names TBA. The project marks a departure from the club sound that garnered Ali a series of Billboard chart-topping hits.

After spending years touring and playing festivals, she decided to take a step back to explore new tempos and sounds in a home in the mountains of Southern California.

She started exchanging ideas with her collaborators which slowly blossomed into HYLLS.

Stream Scenic Route to Alaska’s ‘How It Feels’ for Free

Scenic Route to Alaska have been keeping a low profile this winter as they prep for the release of their new album Tough Luck, out on March 9.

“‘How It Feels’ is an impulsive indie rock song about the challenge of finding love, or even a relationship for that matter, while being caught up in the hustle and bustle of touring and life on the road. The song was written after getting home (the same night) from a European tour where the band played 13 shows in 14 days across four countries,” the band said in a statement.

The band also unveiled the video for the single as well, enlisting the aid of Mike Robertson and Cory Johnn. Massive Damage employed their expertise to, “train us/act/beat us up.”

Scenic Route to Alaska are currently gearing up for for their spring tour of North America and Europe;

Mar 08        Jasper, AB – Jasper Legion   

Mar 09        Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s  

Mar 10        Golden, BC – Kicking Horse

Mar 13        Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

Mar 14-17    Austin, TX – SXSW

Mar 20        Victoria, BC – Copper Owl  

Mar 21        Nanaimo, BC – Queens Hotel  

Mar 23        Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel

Mar 24        Panorama, BC – Panorama Mountain Resort

Mar 30        Los Angeles, CA –  Hotel Cafe

Apr 03        Portland, OR – White Eagle   

Apr 04        Seattle, WA – Central Saloon

Apr 06        Calgary, AB – The Den

Apr 07        Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room

Apr 12        Red Deer, AB – Bo’s

Apr 18        Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes

Apr 19        Ottawa, ON – House of Targ

Apr 20        Orillia, ON – Roots North Festival

Apr 21        Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall

Apr 22        St. Catherines, ON – Warehouse

Apr 25        Chicago, IL – The Elbo Room

Apr 28        New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall

May 2-5    Halifax, NS – ECMA

May 10        NL – Breda – Mezz

May 11        NL – Hardewijk – Catharinakapel

May 12        GER – Mainz – Schon Schön

May 13        GER – Haldern    – Haldern Pop Bar

May 16        GER – Berlin – Musik und Frieden

May 18        GER – Köln – Blue Shell

May 22        GER – Hannover – Ruby Tuesday @ Cafe Glocksee

May 25        GER – Stuttgart – Keller Klub  

May 27        CH – Aarau – Tuchlaube

Jul 08        Monmatre, SK – All Folk’ed Up Music Festival

Stream Motherhood’s ‘Hey You’ for Free

Liverpool’s Motherhood have shared a free stream of ‘Hey You’ from their forthcoming EP, out lates this year, title and release date TBA.

This follows the release of their track ‘Save Me’, also streaming for free;

‘Hey You’ was written in the aftermath of a late night phone call to frontman Evan Torrente’s ex. The track was produced by Simon Winfield.

Stream VETO’s ‘A Pit’ for Free

Denmark’s VETO had this to say about their track ‘A Pit’ in a statement;

“‘A Pit’ circles the psychological problem around one only having symbols available to understand – experiencing a sort of alienation against the world, as a result. There is a reality that we cannot reach which is outside of our language, our symbols. We can’t get a pure reprieve from the constant stream of news that floods us daily. Could it be that the stream alters to “fit” us? Or do we involuntarily see all impressions through a prism that transforms to our symbols, languages and interpretations?”

The band has offered a free stream of the track.

‘A Pit’ is the latest track from their forthcoming fourth album 16 Colors, out on February 9. VETO began work on the album following a hectic touring schedule that had seen them on the road since 2011.

In order to retrieve their drive, they parted ways with their record label and business partners. This created a calm and free environment to create music in. The band worked with producer Mikkel Bolding on 16 Colors over a two year period.

Catch VETO on the following dates;

MAR 8: Skråen, AALBORG, DK
MAR 10: Magasinet, ODENSE, DK
MAR 14: VoxHall, AARHUS, DK



MAR 17: Uebel & Gefährlich, HAMBURG DE

MAR 21: Bi Nuu, BERLIN, DE
MAR 22: Gebäude 9, COLOGNE, DE
MAR 24: Paradiso, AMSTERDAM, NL
APR 13: Jyrock Festival, JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND


Stream Nathan Fake’s ‘Sunder’ for Free

Nathan Fake has shared a free stream of the title track from his Sunder EP and had this to say about the track in an e-mail;

“These four tracks are like snapshots captured in a single moment. They were all recorded on an old Marantz tape deck, Jupiter 6, broken Akai drum machine and a Yamaha Reface DX,” he explained.“Basically just hitting record and seeing what happened, not worrying about making mistakes etc. There are no post-edits – they are left completely as they were recorded – so they’re quite messy but I love that energy.”

The EP finds Fake taking more of an urgent approach that still retains the warmth and emotion of his last outing, 2016’s Providence. Sunder is out via Ninja Tune on February 23.

Catch Nathan Fake on the following dates;

20/01 Festival Electropolis 2018 at BPS22, Charleroi BE
09/02 Génériq Festival 2018 at La Vapeur, Dijon FR
15/02 Goa, Rome IT
22/02 Róisín Dubh, Galway IE
23/02 Cyprus Avenue, Cork IE
24/02 Button Factory, Dublin IE
23/03 Gretchen, Berlin DE
01/04 DGTL Festival 2018 at NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam NL

Stream The Golden Age of TV’s ‘Beast’ for Free

Bea Fletcher of Leeds quintet The Golden Age of TV had this to say about their single ‘Beast’, now streaming for free, in a statement;

It’s telling a story from my childhood, during that cross-over period when I had to be more independent. It was little things; facing my fear of the dark or going to the toilet on my own without my mum standing outside the door. The change and stress manifested into dreaming and imagining a monster coming after me. I’d see it everywhere I went. It sounds a bit trippy. But I guess growing up is?”

The band has come a long way in the year since they’ve formed with their tracks ‘Dust’ and ‘Between Each Brick’ catching the ear of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. They’ve also received airplay from 6 Music and Amazing Music.

They also received sub-headlining spots on the BBC Introducing stages at Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Irie Misstxkes’ ‘BOY (Ball on You)’

Savannah, Georgia artist Irie Misstxkes has shared the video for ‘BOY (Ball on You)’.

Director Terrius Mykel brings a trippy vibe that’s perfectly suited to the track about stunting on your ex.

The clip’s release follows Irie Misstxkes receiving 1 million streams.

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Marlo’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Marlo has unveiled the video for ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from his debut mixtape The Wire, out now on Quality Control.

He also shared a free stream of The Wire;

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Towkio’s ‘Symphony’ (Featuring Teddy Jackson)

Towkio has shared the visuals for ‘Symphony’ featuring Teddy Jackson.

The track is taken from the Chicago artist’s forthcoming album WWW, out on American Recordings/Republic on February 16. Towkio is the first rapper to be signed by Rick Rubin in over 20 years. He recorded the album at Rubin’s Shangri-La studio.

Norwegian producer Lido executive produced the release along with contributions from Knox Fortune, Peter Cottontale, Nico Segal, Carter Lang and Nate Fox.

Symphony ft. Teddy Jackson
Hot Shit
2 Da Moon ft. Teddy Jackson & Grace Weber
Morning View 
Forever ft. Vic Mensa
Lose Me (I Don’t Mind)
Hate 2 Love ft. Njomza

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Glass Bottom Boat’s ‘Masters of the Dark Arts’

The video for Glass Bottom Boat’s ‘Masters of the Dark Arts’ draw heavily on the track’s Phantom of the Opera-esque production from Duke Westlake as well as other classic horror movies.