Hurts- Wonderful Life

With an eye catching camera angle here and a cheesy bit of eyebrow movement there; Hurts video for upcoming single Wonderful Life certainly ticks all of the Pop Electro boxes. The single itself is released in the UK on the 23rd of August, and is the second single from Happiness; the bands debut album (itself [...]

Excited Yet?!

Finally, with a return to full fitness and reasonable normality I am able to post again! With Monday seeing the release of the years second most anticipated album (thanks to The Strokes), what a time to return to the fray!

That’s right people the wait is nearly over for The Suburbs; Arcade Fires latest work, and [...]

Brandon Flowers-Crossfire Radio-Rip

Finally, the first single from Brandon Flowers upcoming solo album Flamingo has hit the radiowaves for our enjoyment. The media was pretty hard to come by with copyrights being a pain in the butt, but you can check out the audio from a radio show in the US below. Keep posted for a higher quality [...]

Tuesday Indie Throwback-Arcade Fire

This week’s throwback is one drenched in anticipation, with the release of the Montreal septet’s third album The Suburbs looming.

From the release of their first EP back in 2003 the genre-bending Arcade Fire have had me hooked on their style, and what better time to have a look back to where it all started, with [...]

Review: May Alternative Tracklist

June is finally here and the weather has been strangely nice for the British summertime. However, before we get too carried away with what the exciting months ahead hold, come and take a quick look back over my pick of the best Alternative tracks to come out in May.

It was a pretty big month for [...]

Foals-Miami Video

Feast your eyes one the new video for Miami, the second official single from Total Life Forever.

With it’s bombastic and frankly comical style, the video for Miami suits the afro-beat-esque nature of the track whilst encaptulating it’s indulgent and vuluptuous sound. Needless to say, this is Foals throwing us a bit of a light-hearted [...]

Familial Album Art and Tracklist

Check out the art and tracklist for Radiohead drummer Phil Selway’s debut solo album Familial, out on the 30th of August:

1-By Some Miracle
2-Beyond Reason
3-A Simple Life
4-All Eyes On You
5-The Ties That Bind Us
6-Patron Saint
7-Falling
8-Broken Promises
9-Don’t Look Down
10-The Witching Hour

Phil Selway Solo Album

As work on Radiohead’s follow up to In Rainbows continues in Los Angeles, news of the release of the bands drummer Philip Selway’s debut solo album has come about. The album itself is called Familial, and features colabs with many guest singers and multi-instrumentalists- its release penned-in for the 30th of August.

Selway has earnt much [...]

Tuesday Indie Throwback-Editors

Enjoy the latest venture into the retrospective: this week, a look back at one of the most truly original sounding British indie bands of the last decade, Birmingham quartet Editors.

Originally hitting the airwaves back in 2005 with Blood (to the left), Editors have since created a reputation for creating a momentus and unrelenting sound. Click [...]

Vampire Weekend- Holiday

The third video from their latest album Contra; Holiday is as charming as it is original. The track itself has an upbeat and laid-back quality to it, and when with the fun, light-hearted nature of the video makes you feel all the better for watching it. Although the album sometimes gets carried away with its [...]

We Are Scientists- Nice Guys

Kick back and enjoy the video for Nice Guys, the second track to reach our ears from We Are Scientists upcoming album Barbara.

The video itself is pretty kooky and accompanies the catchy, upbeat nature of the track nicely. Having heard this and Rules Don’t Stop; the first single from Barbara- it’s fair to say [...]

‘The Suburbs’ single and album artwork..

Check out the first single from the upcoming album here. The album itself is out on August 2nd, so keep posted for more news on what is one of the most anticipated albums of the year…..

The Wait Is Finally Over....

Thats right people, as of today you can set your ears on the new EP from montreal group Arcade Fire, and there’s no sign of a drop in form either, with both tracks more than living up to their hype…

The first single, a double sided 12” EP containing tracks The Suburbs and Month of May [...]

Kings Of Leon Album Announcement!

For those of you eagerly awaiting news of progress on the Kings Of Leon’s new album look no further, as it seems the wait is nearly over for first glimpses of their new work.

Nathan Followill, the bands drummer, revealed that some of their new material could well heard as soon as June [...]

Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye

Fans of Oasis will be pleased to hear the news that frontman Liam Gallagher’s new band; Beady Eye, are looking to release their first single in October. The following debut album will most likely follow in the winter-time, the producer of which; Steve Lillywhite, has worked with such musical notoriety as [...]

Arcade Fire Release Album Teaser

A. The Suburbs

AA. Month of May

It’s now well known in the Indie music world that ‘Baroque-pop, Montreal seven-some’ Arcade Fire are planning the release of their as yet un-named third album in the near future; with most movements indicating an early June release. In light of which, a veritably teasing audio sample from their upcoming [...]

Fyfe Dangerfield of The Guillemots-Fly Yellow Moon

To mark the release of Fly Yellow Moon; the debut solo album from Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield- enjoy the video for his acclaimed cover of Billy Joel classic She’s Always A Woman (also heard on the latest John Lewis advert).

Check out the audio below…..

Fyfe Dangerfield- She’s Always A Woman

Also, news of his latest North [...]

Metric; New Video & Deluxe Album....

Check out the video for Gold Guns Girls, the latest single from Metric’s album Fantasies. Monday the 24th of May sees the release of a deluxe edition of the album, including a couple of new studio tracks and several acoustic editions of the records biggest tunes…

Metric-Gold Guns Girls

Tuesday Indie Throwback-Bloc Party

Feast your eyes on this, the first of many weekly ‘back-lookings’ at the various Kings and Queens of the Indie genre.

This week, it’s Bloc Party. Cast your eyes left and enjoy the video to Banquet; single off their debut album Silent Alarm, or below to une-petit bio of the band themselves….

Interpol New Album Info!!

Interpol being the band responsible for some of my favorite moments in music, I was pleased to learn that they had completed work on their 4th LP last month. Their first two albums Turn Off The Bright Lights and Antics were absolute works of art, which is why much excitement is mustered by talk of [...]

Brandon Flowers Solo Album Details Released!

Thats right guys, as of today Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has released information pertaining to his upcoming debut solo album! Flamingo is penned in for release in Autumn as some point, and Flowers stated that the tracks Hard Enough, and Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas were set to feature on the album.

It is also hinted [...]

Bombay Bicycle Club: Album, Single and Gig News!!

Happy to be back from certain internet issues, to report some exciting news on NME awards ‘Best New Band of 2010′ winners, Bombay Bicycle Club.

Highly rated single Ivy & Gold was released on the 9th of May, and is the first track off the bands upcoming and as of yet un-named acoustic album. On first [...]

Total Life Forever Out Now!!!

To celebrate the release of Foals already highly acclaimed album Total Life Forever today, here’s the video for the awesome track Spanish Sahara.

As one of my favorite tracks from the album, reviewed here, the video definately adds another dimension to the tracks beauty and vulnerability….. enjoy!

Download the audio here:

Foals-Spanish Sahara

Album Review: Foals-Total Life Forever

As the much anticipated follow-up to Antidotes, the potential for greatness here is undeniable! The drooling populous teased by the band members vague preamble and this teaser site, TFL could prove to be one of the most influential albums of the upcoming decade.

Hitting shelves and iTunes everywhere on Monday 10th of May, Total Life Forever [...]

Queens of the Stone Age to Re-release B-sides Album

Fans of Queens of the Stone Age listen carefully, as the album Rated R (initially released in 2000), is set to be brought back into the light in July.

The album will contain the same anthems that were included on the first release, however the second edition is said to include several b-sides and live versions [...]

N.E.R.D Announce Gigs For Manchester and London!

In anticipation of their hugely-hyped fourth album Nothing (set for release on the 15th of June), N.E.R.D have released the details of two upcoming shows in June; with London’s HMV Forum and the Manchester Academy the venues for the two massively anticpated gigs…

Tickets for the shows themselves go on sale on the 7th of May, [...]

Upcoming Live Performances In The Alternative Music Scene!!

If the latest gig review got you in the mood for seeing some live acts yourself over the summer; we’ve posted a couple of links below to take you to the right place to get tickets to see all of the ‘bands of the moment’ in the alternative music scene.

Tickets for Kele [...]

Gig Review: The Temper Trap at the O2 Academy, Birmingham (04/05/10)

If you’re a fan of The Temper Trap and planning on seeing them live in the near future, or simply a curious reader, come and see how the gig at the O2 Academy in the Second City went down. Fans of alternative act Sarah Blasko should have a look too.

(Also, keep your eyes peeled as [...]

The Strokes Recording 4th Album Video!!!

The Strokes have been very ‘hush hush’, as far as news on their upcoming 4th album is concerned. A clip of the band recording layers from the LP has been released onto the net, and although Casablancas is absent, it acts as but another tease to those anticipating its release in the summer-time. Enjoy.

Ajay Edit: [...]