Glen Hansard reveals new video for ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’

News

His new album ‘This Wild WIlling’ will also be out April 12th via Anti-Records.

Glen Hansard has revealed the video for lead single ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’ from ‘This Wild Willing’, his fourth full-length album.

The album is, according to PR, said to ‘Marry the sonic inventiveness of the best of his work in The Frames with the discipline he’s found as a songwriter and lyricist in his solo career.’

In the new video for ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’, Hansard recruits an assortment of collaborators to feature including James Thiérrée, the grandson of Charlie Chaplin.

Watch video for ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’ now

Hansard will also be touring between March and May of this year.

Full list of European tour dates:
7th March – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré SOLD OUT
8th March – Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg SOLD OUT
9th April – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10th April – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
12th April – Derry, United Kingdom – St. Columb’s Hall
13th April – Derry, United Kingdom – St. Columb’s Hall SOLD OUT
15th April – London, United Kingdom – Barbican Centre
16th April – London, United Kingdom – Barbican Centre
27th April – Paris, France – Casino de Paris
29th April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
30th April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
2nd May – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio / BETA
4th May – Stockholm, Sweden – Skandiascenen
6th May – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
8th May – Cologne, Germany – Kőlner Philharmonie
9th May – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany – Alte Oper
11th May – Brno-žabovřesky, Czech Republic – 5th Anniversary of SONO Centrum
13th May – Warszawa, Poland – Palladium
14th May – Warszawa, Poland – Palladium
16th May – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
17th May – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
19th May – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast

‘This Wild Willing’ Track Listing:

  1. I’ll Be You, Be Me
  2. Don’t Settle
  3. Fools Game
  4. Race To The Bottom
  5. The Closing Door
  6. Brother’s Keeper
  7. Mary
  8. Threading Water
  9. Weight of the World
  10. Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now
  11. Good Life Of Song
  12. Leave A Light

For more information on Glen Hansard, visit:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Pre-order ‘This Wild Wiling’

 Buy tickets for EU tour here

Words by: Megan Duce

Craig Finn announces new solo album ‘I Need A New War’

News

‘I Need A New War’ is to be released April 26 with Partisan Records.

Partisan Records have announced the release of Craig Finn ’s new album, ‘I Need A New War’ arriving Friday, April 26th.

Finn’s fourth solo LP is the third part of a trilogy after 2015’s Faith in the Future and 2017’s ‘We All Want The Same Things’.

It was recorded throughout 2018 in New York, his home for the last 18 years and the focus of the album.

“Going in, I saw this record as the third part of a trilogy,” says Finn. “Thematically, this was the third group of songs that I had written about smaller moments – people trying to stay afloat in modern times, attempting to find connection, achieving tiny triumphs and frustrating let downs in their day to day lives.”

Perhaps best known as the singer of The Hold Steady, Craig Finn had five critically acclaimed albums with the band, with 2012 seeing his first solo album, ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’.

Finn will be touring the UK on the following dates:

5 FEB 2019 / UK / Newcastle / Wylam Brewery*
6 FEB 2019 / UK / Edinburgh / The Queen’s Hall*
7 FEB 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall*
8 FEB 2019 / UK / London / Union Chapel*
9 FEB 2019 / UK / London / Union Chapel*
11 FEB 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Meerwart*
12 FEB 2019 / BE / Brussels / AB Flex*
13 FEB 2019 / DE / Bochum / Christuskirche*
15 FEB 2019 / DE / Munich / Neue Theaterfabrik*
16 FEB 2019 / CH / Zurich / Dynamo*
17 FEB 2019 / IT / Milan / Santeria Social Club*
19 FEB 2019 / DE / Hamburg / Markthalle*
20 FEB 2019 / DE / Hannover / Capitol*
22 FEB 2019 / UK / Cambridge / The Junction*
23 FEB 2019 / UK / Brighton / St George’s Church*
24 FEB 2019 / UK / Bath / Komedia*
25 FEB 2019 / UK / Cardiff / Tramshed*
26 FEB 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall*
27 FEB 2019 / IE / Dublin / Academy*
8 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom / The Weekender^
9 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom / The Weekender^
10 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Oslo / The Weekender^

* supporting Brian Fallon
^ with The Hold Steady

I Need A New War Tracklisting:

1. Blankets

2. Magic Marker

3. A Bathtub In The Kitchen

4. Indications

5. Grant At Galena

6. Something To Hope For

7. Carmen Isn’t Coming In Today

8. Holyoke

9. Her With The Blues

10. Anne Marie & Shane

Fans can pre-order I Need A New War in physical and digital formats here (https://craigfinn.lnk.to/newwar). All orders through Finn’s D2C store include a bonus digital EP featuring five b-sides from the album. Other items exclusive to the store include: a one of a kind, signed hardcover lyric book (featuring lyrics to all songs from FITF, WAWTST, INANW and photos by Dan Monick), signed vinyl, an enamel pin set, and more.

Craig Finn: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Words by: Megan Duce

Singer Dwight Trible shares cosmic cover of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’

News

Jazz vocalist – Dwight Trible has released his own version of the famous ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ originally performed by The Beatles.

Bringing his own jazzy yet highly-cosmic twist to the famous psychedelic track, the singer has managed to make it his own, while staying somewhat true to the original song. With lots of improvisation and various instruments joining in throughout the track, it is surely a fascinating take on the song.

The artist has been part of the genre’s music scene for a while. Having forged an impressive career as an inimitable vocalist, activist as the godfather of the LA jazz scene, his version of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ is all the more interesting as it is known for having been one of the band’s first songs to deal with LSD so effectively.

Clash Magazine have described Tribe’s first release on Gearbox Records as “a sublime piece of music” and the jazz singer has definitely caught the attention of many Beatles fans with this.

Originally featuring on the band’s album Revolver, the track was made of unusual musical elements such as avant-garde composition and electro-acoustic sound manipulation. It also reminded us of Indian-inspired melodies in the background. It’s no wonder Dwight Trible has let his out-of-space ideas take over in this song, as the original one was already full of various inspirations and ideas.

As we discover Dwight Tribe’s improvisational and fascinating universe a little more, the artist is set to release more material during the year. However, we will have to sit tight and wait for a while, as the dates are yet to be confirmed.

Words by: Lil Bonhomme

Wet Dreams reveal new single ‘Bad Boy’ and accompanying music video

News

ByNickMalte2017-990000079e04513c

Oslo band Wet Dreams have revealed their new single ‘Bad Boy’ along with a music video to accompany it. Their self-titled debut album has also been announced for March 29th.

NME described their music as ‘Motorhead covering The Hives. And beer, punk, and stir.”

The power-punk group’s songwriter Sebastian Ulstad described the video as being “filmed in the deep forests of our beloved Østfold, Norway, this is the site for a secret festival. Happening every year. If you know, you know.”

‘Bad Boy’ can be listened to via Spotify and Bandcamp and the music video can be found on Youtube.

Words by: Megan Duce

Mozes and the Firstborn announce London and European live dates

News

MozesandtheFirstborn2018byNickHelderman7LR-990000079e04513c

Grunge and power pop band Mozes and the Firstborn have released their London and European tour dates ahead of their third album ‘Dadcore’.

Their latest singles ‘Hello’ and ‘If I’ are available now. Their new album ‘Dadcore’ will be released January 25th.

The content of ‘Dadcore’ is embracing the sentiment of rock music being ‘something their dad listens to’ and have explored their favourite styles within the paternal style.

Talking about the album, the group said “Dadcore is a love letter to rock music. It’s an ode to being in a band.”

The record is to be presented as a mix-tape, a collection of eclectic songs that the group have hand chosen.

NPR Music described the group’s music as “like something that might waft out of a California garage in the 1960s…sunny, crunchy, extremely catchy.”

The tour dates are as follows:

27th Jan – Berlin, Lido

28th Jan – Hamburg, Knust

1st March – Frankfurt, Das Bett

2nd March – Osnabrück, Rosenhof

7th March – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

11th March – Paris, Supersonic

12th March – London, Shacklewell Arms

13th March – Hasselt, Muziekodroom

14th March – Utrecht, EKKO

16th March – Amsterdam, AFAS Live

Tickets for the tour are available to purchase. Singles ‘If I’ and ‘Hello’ are available to listen to as well as the ability to pre-order the new album.

Words by: Megan Duce

AFI RELEASE NEW SONG ‘TRASH BAT’

News

Band AFI released new single “Trash Bat” yesterday ahead of their EP The Missing Man (Ex Noctern Nacimer) which will be released next Friday (7th December).

“This was the ideal song to kick off the EP” guitarist Jade Puget (also producer and mixer of the EP) said. “It’s just a quick burst of frenetic energy.

“I brought the song in and was playing it for Davey and he threw out the line, “my Trash Bat” and I thought, how can you lose with a title like that? What is a Trash Bat anyway? Who cares!”

The track followed a surprise-release of “Get Dark”, which Brooklyn Vegan described as being “the kind of catchy, driving punk that will bring you right back to [AFI’s 2003 album] Sing The Sorrow.

Both “Get Dark” and “Trash Bat” are available as instant downloads and The Missing Man is available to pre-order.

The Missing Man follows last year’s AFI (The Blood Album), which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums Charts. It was also the band’s second consecutive Top 10 Billboard debut. AV Club said it sounded like the band are “as fired up now as they were 25 years ago,”

Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, the group has written and recorded five top ten hit singles.

Words: Megan Duce

[spunge] announce a UK tour with a new single.

News

[spunge] are back with their new single ‘Liar’ and a short UK tour.

This is the ska-punk band’s first single since their 2014 album Hang On?. ‘Liar’ is the type of punchy track that the fans would expect from them.

The band’s vocalist, Al Copeland, said the new single is “about the concept of people being very different creatures depending on who they’re with or what their agenda is.”

Copeland added this about the upcoming tour “We can’t wait to get back on tour – drinking, playing, trying out some new tunes and having a laugh, in that order.”

You can catch [spunge] rocking out this November / December at:

30 Nov 2018 – Cheltenham, Frog And Fiddle

01 Dec 2018 – Swansea, The Bunkhouse

02 Dec 2018 – Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

06 Dec 2018 – London, Islington Academy

09 Dec 2018 – Birmingham, Institute

 

Words: Natalie Lloyd-Shaw

Troye Sivan announces UK and European Tour dates

News

Troye Sivan announced on twitter the dates and locations for the tour in support of his second album ‘Bloom’.

Four UK dates have been announced for the tour:

23rd February Glasgow

24th February Manchester

26th February Birmingham

28th February London

Troye showed his excitement in the lead up to the announcement. “It’s going to be a PARTY I can tell you guys that much”.

Tickets go on pre-sale tomorrow on the Troye Sivan app. General sale of the tickets will be Friday 23rd November.

Words: Megan Duce