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Nilüfer Yanya is fascinatingly idiosyncratic o…

Nilüfer Yanya is fascinatingly idiosyncratic on ‘Heavyweight Champion Of The Year’

Austin Nguyen 

November 14, 2018

2018 has been a big year for Nilüfer Yanya, with a nomination from BBC for the Sound of 2018 and an international tour as an opening act for Interpol and Sharon Van Etten. It’s no secret why her talent is being recognized; Yanya’s guitar-propelled narratives and unique, mixed timbre of “Plant Feed,” her debut EP, easily entrance any listener. “Heavyweight Champion Of The Year,” the artist’s newest single, is no exception to this vulnerability, but distinguishes itself through the use of her full vocal register, from the crooning ooh’s of the intro to the jagged vocal breaks of the chorus. Despite its prosaic title, the track is Yanya’s most complex to date, trading in the traditional verse-chorus-bridge-chorus structure for a simple refrain and outro. Accompanied by Mitski-like viscerality with breathy desperation and blunt one-liners like “Game over I’m/ Heartbroken, and/ I gave you up,” Yanya leaves no doubt as to why you need to watch her in 2019.

Damon Albarn returns with The Good, the Bad &a…

Damon Albarn returns with The Good, the Bad & the Queen with a new single and upcoming album

October 24, 2018

The Good, the Bad & the Queen are making their comeback 11 years after their self-titled debut was released. The supergroup is made up of Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, Blur), Tony Allen, Paul Simonon (The Clash), and Simon Tong (The Verve). Today, the band shared the title track to their upcoming album, it’s titled “Merrie Land”. The album is said to be a “reluctant goodbye letter, a series of observations and reflections on Britishness in 2018.” The full record will be released on November 16. Additionally, the group will also be playing various shows in the UK in support of the release. Check out all the dates here


Jack White has revealed visuals for his single…

Jack White has revealed visuals for his single ‘Corporation’

White released his third studio album ‘Boarding House Ranch’ on March 23rd, ,’Corporation’ is one of the songs featured on the record. The video for this song was directed by Jodeb and is action-packed. Previously he released videos for his songs ‘Connected By Love’ and ‘Over and Over and Over’. Jack White is currently on tour in support of his album, he will be visiting an array of cities in North America and Europe throughout August and September. Check out all the dates here.  Read our review of ‘Boarding House Ranch’ here

Relive Imagine Dragons at Summerfest 2018June …

Relive Imagine Dragons at Summerfest 2018

June 29, 2018

Summerfest takes place every year at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WI. The festival was established in 1968 and to this day Summerfest continues to unite thousands of people every year for 11 days filled with music, food, and fun. Over the years the festival has experienced so much growth and today is recognized as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”. With over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, and an attendance of 850,000 people yearly it is no doubt that it is the largest. The festival hosts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent, and local favorites making it an event that caters to everyone’s tastes.

On June 27th Imagine Dragons stopped by Summerfest to headline the American Family Insurance Amphitheatre. Imagine Dragons are currently on tour in support of their 2017 album ‘Evolve’ however they recently released a track featuring Kygo titled ‘Born To Be Yours’. All tour dates can be found here.

Setlist

1- Radioactive 

2- It’s Time 

3- Whatever It Takes 

4- Yesterday

 5- Walking The Wire 

6- Next To Me 

7- Shots 

8- I’ll Make It Up To You 

9- Start Over 

10- Rise Up 

11- Gold 

12- I Don’t Know Why 

13- Mouth Of The River 

14- Born To Be Yours 

15- Amsterdam 

16- I Bet My Life 

17- Demons 

18- Thunder 

19- Believer

Youth Gallery release clip for their song, ‘Of…

Youth Gallery release clip for their song, ‘Off My Mind’

Cape Town garage rockers Youth Gallery recently released their debut EP titled ‘Tv Yellow’. The video they have shared is for their song ‘Off My Mind’, that was released as a part of the EP. The band previously shared visuals for their song ‘Wait’, check it out here. Listen to the 4 track EP below and be sure to follow the band on Instagram for updates here

Arcade Fire share video for ‘Chemistry’

Arcade Fire share video for ‘Chemistry’

Arcade Fire has just released a video for their song ‘Chemistry’ that was released as a part of their 2017 album ‘Everything Now’. The music video was directed by Ray Tintori but was animated by Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty). Their previous video was a short film titled ‘Money + Love’. Arcade Fire are booked for a few European dates this month, check them out here

Youth Gallery released a new EP and a video fo…

Youth Gallery released a new EP and a video for their song ‘Wait’

Youth Gallery are a Cape Town based indie duo you should most definitely be looking out for. They just recently shared their second EP titled ‘Tv Yellow’. In support, the band has also shared visuals for ‘Wait’, one of the songs off the EP. ‘Tv Yellow’ features 4 new tracks, listen to them below and on all other streaming services here

Relive Primavera Sound Festival 2018 in Videos

Relive Primavera Sound Festival 2018 in Videos

June 5, 2018

Primavera Sound 2018 has wrapped up but here are some videos to relive the festival experience. Primavera Sound takes place every year at the Parc del Forum in Barcelona, Spain. Just to name a few, the festivals 18th edition featured artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, Björk, The National, Warpaint, Grizzly Bear, Spiritualized, Hinds, The War On Drugs, Nick Cave, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and more. 

Photo: Julian Vazquez

Sticky Fingers are officially back with new so…

Sticky Fingers are officially back with new song ‘Kick On’

Sticky Fingers have returned from their 12-month hiatus and have announced a world tour, and shared a single titled ‘Kick On’. The world tour is set to take place in June and they will be visiting cities in North America, Oceania, and Asia. All the dates can be found here. The Aussies have been through a lot over the last few months, but this new single and tour seems to be a fresh start for the band. ‘Kick On’ is the bands first release since their 3rd studio album ‘Westway (The Glitter & the Slums)’ that was released in 2016. Sticky Fingers are “a melting pot of psych, rock, reggae, & bourbon”. 

Arctic Monkeys announce new album

Arctic Monkeys announce new album

Sarah Beckford

The Arctic Monkeys are back. It’s been 5 years since their landmark album AM, which was released in 2013. Now, the Sheffield group is back with a new album, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, which comes out May 11th. It’s not clear what type of sound we’ll be getting from this album, but nevertheless, it will be exciting. The new album is available for pre-order here. Previously the Monkeys had also announced that they will be playing a bunch of festivals in Europe and North America. All the dates can be found here.

Tracklist:

01. Star Treatment
02. One Point Perspective
03. American Sports
04. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
05. Golden Trunks
06. Four Out of Five
07. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
08. Science Fiction
09. She Looks Like Fun
10. Batphone
11. The Ultracheese