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Watch the new video for Parquet Courts ‘Sunbathing Animal’ //

Parquet Courts have unveiled the video for their new single Sunbathing Animal. The song is taken from their upcoming album of the same name. The video sees a cat, just doing cat stuff, which is always nice. Sunbathing Animal is scheduled for release on 3 June through Rough Trade. Check out the video for the title… Read more »

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Watch Squarepusher make ‘Music For Robots’ //

You can now watch a short documentary about the making of Squarepusher’s recent Music For Robots EP. The video depicts the process of the EP’s intriguing production methods, a collaboration with Japanese roboticists Z-Machines in which they programmed robots to create a body of new music. Presenting ‘A video history of the Z-machines project’, the… Read more »

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will tour the UK in August

Having released Wig Out at Jagbags in January, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks will return to the UK in August for a short string of shows starting in Brighton. See the full list of dates below and check out our interview with the band right here. 25/08 – Brighton - Old Market 27/08 – Newcastle – Riverside 28/08 – Nottingham – The Rescue Rooms… Read more »

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Tim Lane launches Kickstarter to fund limited edition art book //

Artist Tim Lane is working with Antlers Gallery to fund Anima Mundi, a five metre long graphite drawing that folds into an A5 book. The book will be presented in a concertina style, which means the pages can be folded back and forth to create new narratives in the work. With 23 days left to… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg set to narrate a Call of Duty voice pack //

Snoop Dogg will narrate an upcoming add-on pack for Call of Duty Ghosts. As part of a line of voice packs, the California rapper will commentate multiplayer  gameplay by calling in killstreaks and letting you know your enemies are nearby. The ‘Snoop Dogg Voice Pack’ includes such remarks as, ”Squad member active, a brother from another mother” and… Read more »

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Listen to The Horrors’ Tom Furse remix of I Break Horses //

The Horrors’ synth player and bassist Tom Furse must be a busy man right now with his main band’s new album due out on 5 May. He has, nevertheless, managed to drop his remix of I Break Horses’ Faith on his SoundCloud page. Check out Furse’s moody, layered dub interpretation of the track, which is… Read more »

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Stream a track from Sd Laika’s forthcoming album ‘That’s Harakiri’ //

Sd Laika’s fiercely warped debut album comes out on Tri Angle this month. The follow up to 2012′s acclaimed Unknown Vectors EP, the Milwaukee producer’s debut That’s Harakiri is comprised of brutal rhythms that are increasingly difficult to define as elements of grime and noise clash violently together and veer into undeterminable directions. That’s Harakiri… Read more »

CUTS release fifth installment of video series //

A fifth video clip has been released by CUTS, the Bristol electronica collective who supported Fuck Buttons at Trinity Centre in February. All CUTS’ atmospheric synth tracks are accompanied by short films, which can be found on their website. The latest runs at six and a half minutes, and involves a pair of flailing bodies,… Read more »

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Listen to Fear of Men’s debut album ‘Loom’ now //

Fear of Men are streaming their debut album Loom ahead of it’s official release over at Pitchfork Advance. This follows the band’s slew of sporadic single releases beginning back in 2011 with 7″ Ritual Confession. Loom will be released 21 April in the UK and 22 April in North America through Kanine Records. The band have already shared four tracks… Read more »

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Luke Abbott announces UK live tour dates //

On 23 June, Luke Abbott will release his long-awaited second album Wysing Forest via Border Community. The record will follow up 2010’s critically-acclaimed Holkham Drones. Abbott has announced a string of UK tour dates, for which he’ll perform live. You can check out the dates as well as a video of an improvised performance of… Read more »

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Stream Future’s album ‘Honest’ in full //

Last weekend, auto-tune loving Atlanta rapper Future boosted his already huge profile by appearing onstage with fellow Dungeon Family members Outkast during their headline Coachella performance. And today, he’s made his highly-anticipated sophomore album Honest available to stream ahead of its official release on 22 April. The record features previously released tracks Move That Dope,… Read more »

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Hear new Swans track ‘Oxygen’ //

Swans have unveiled the latest track taken from their forthcoming album To Be Kind. Following stomping comeback A Little God In My Hand, latest track Oxygen is a similarly lustful affair from the post-rock/no wave titans. To Be Kind is set for release 13 May via Mute and features guest spots from the likes of… Read more »

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Krist Novoselic posts blog about female-fronted Nirvana shows //

Last week, Nirvana were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a ceremony which took place around the 25th anniversary of their debut album Bleach. As reported, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and former part time Nirvana member Pat Smear performed at the ceremony and at a show afterwards with an all female roster… Read more »

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Listen to a reissue of Nas’ Illmatic with 10 rare bonus tracks //

The 20th anniversary reissue of Nas’ 1994 debut album Illmatic was released today through Legacy Recordings. Illmatic XX includes a bonus disk containing 10 rare and previously unreleased cuts. The new tracklisting and a Spotify stream of the full album can be found below. 01. I’m A Villain (Unreleased) 02. The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito… Read more »

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Grandmaster Flash and Scratch Perverts to play James Lavelle’s Meltdown //

More names have been announced for James Lavelle’s Meltdown, the festival set to take over London’s Southbank Centre from 13-22 June. US hip-hop icon Grandmaster Flash (pictured) and London turntablist collective Scratch Perverts are two of the most notable additions. Also joining the line-up are Trentemøller, DJ Jeff Mills, A Guy Called Gerald, Rosie Lowe… Read more »

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Stream Dean Blunt’s Cafe OTO ‘Free Jazz’ set //

The enigmatic Dean Blunt is back with another arresting live project. His recent set at London experimental venue Cafe OTO saw him performing as an eight-piece set up alongside regular collaborators Joanne Robertson and Emil Elg and a crew of instrumentalists including three saxophonists. The set was recorded 1 April and presents one chaotic hour… Read more »

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Watch new Turbowolf video for ‘Solid Gold’ //

Bristol-based stoner punk heroes Turbowolf have released a hugely entertaining video for their new single Solid Gold. The song, which features a heavy synth element alongside their signature groove-laden riffs, is taken from their highly-anticipated second album, the follow-up to their self-titled 2011 debut. The video meanwhile, which premiered on Kerrang! earlier today, is a maelstrom… Read more »

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Listen to a new Daphni and Owen Pallet collaboration //

Final Fantasy violinist and songwriter Owen Pallet, and Daphni – also known as Dan Snaith of Caribou – have collaborated on two new songs. Caribou tweeted “Speakers that can reproduce bass frequencies recommended for listening to this lest you think there’s silence in the middle of the track.” The split single contains the tracks Julia… Read more »

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