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Andrew Combs exploring ‘Canyons of the Mind’ at Borderline

Andrew Combs is headed to the UK in support of his new album ‘Canyons of the Mind’.

The indie-Americana troubadour ends his nationwide tour at Borderline on 9 May. Tickets are available now.

In the lead up to the LP’s release, he’s shared the track ‘Rose Colored Blues’.

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Joseph sending an ‘S.O.S.’ from Shoreditch Town Hall

Joseph, the sister trio from Portland, Oregon, who recently played a sold-out Union Chapel show, are heading back to London.

The group, whose new single ‘S.O.S (Overboard)’ has been playlisted by Radio 2, perform at Shoreditch Town Hall on 30 June.

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Tonstartssbandht: A plethora of mighty fine times

Tonstartssbandht, brothers Andy and Edwin White, are back with ‘Sorcerer’, their first full-length studio album in six years. Recorded live in their former Brooklyn apartment, its three expansive noise-rock tracks explore themes of relapse, recovery, and lost relationships through vocal loops, guitars, drums, distortion, and the sounds of the city that infiltrated the recording sessions.

Fresh off a UK tour, and now sitting in the rocking chair in his Orlando, Florida home, Edwin tells us about returning to Tonstartssbandht, making music with his brother, nailing the perfect take, being in Mac DeMarco’s backing band, dancing better and laughing harder, and “a very clean and finely tuned swimming pool of alkalised minerals and yonderness”.

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Moon Duo: Creepin’ into Heaven

Moon Duo | Heaven | 17 March 2017

The effect is hypnotic. Even from the back of Heaven, standing next to someone who can’t stop burping pepperoni, your view obscured by what appears to be the AGM of London’s Tallest Men Society, it’s impossible not to be mesmerised by the sound and light coming from the other end of the hangar-sized venue.

Performing in silhouette against a backdrop of ever-changing kaleidoscopic technicolor psychedelic visuals, guitarist Ripley Johnson, keyboard player Sanae Yamada, and live drummer John Jeffrey provide a fully immersive audio-visual experience. A trip, without the acid.

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Tindersticks explore ‘Minute Bodies’ at the Barbican

Tindersticks are returning to the Barbican for a new “cine concert”.

Last year the group performed their album ‘The Waiting Room’ live and in sequence to accompany the short films that had been created for each track.

On 17 June they’re back to do something similar, but with a new film: ‘Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith’.

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Husky Loops pick up the ‘Tempo’ at Lion Records

Husky Loops, who release their self-titled debut EP on 7 April, will be supporting The Kills in Europe this summer, playing The Great Escape Festival in May, and performing a hometown show at Lion Records on 13 April.

Now based in London, the band who first met at school in Bologna, Italy more than 15 years ago, have also shared another song from the upcoming release: ‘Tempo’.

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