All posts by Nils van der Linden

Ezra Furman embarks on a transangelic exodus

Ezra Furman has shared his latest single ‘Maraschino-Red Dress $8.99 at Goodwill’ just days before releasing his new album ‘Transangelic Exodus’.

The LP, out on 9 February, will be supported by several UK dates in May, including O2 Brixton Academy on 23 May.

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The Slow Readers Club come out of the shadows

The Slow Readers Club are back with a new single, video, album, and tour.

‘Through The Shadows’, accompanied by a clip shot live at the band’s sold-out headline show at Manchester’s Albert Hall, precedes the LP ‘Build A Tower’, which is released on 4 May.

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Sunflower Bean celebrate turning ‘Twentytwo’

The last time Sunflower Bean played London was the biggest show they’d ever done. Supporting Wolf Alice on their November UK tour, the New York trio ended up performing in front of some 10 000 people at Alexandra Palace.

They’re back on their own headlining tour at the end of March to coincide with the release of their second album, ‘Twentytwo in Blue’.

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The Hold Steady extend their London stay

The Hold Steady have long since sold out their two London shows in March, so they’re extending their visit.

The US band, who play Electric Ballroom on 9 and 10 March, are now also hosting a Sunday roast dinner at The Lexington on 11 March before playing the venue that night.

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Wye Oak call louder than before

Wye Oak have released the first taste of their upcoming album, ‘The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs’.

Due for release on 6 April, their fifth LP is preceded by the emotive title track, which will no doubt be part of their setlist when the duo play Village Underground on 3 May.

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Deer Tick: I’ll make all the walls fall down

Deer Tick | Islington Assembly Hall | 30 January 2018

Human attention spans are shorter than ever, shorter even than the average goldfish. And, into a world where the average person loses focus after eight seconds, Deer Tick released two albums simultaneously. That’s 20 songs spanning 71 minutes – and two very distinct moods. ‘Vol. 1’ was all acoustic guitars and intimate vocals, ‘Vol. 2’ gritty garage rock.

“Every album we’ve put out has had its manic moments in one way or another. I felt good enough about everything that I was writing to think that we could truly separate our two big interests: quiet and loud,” explained frontman John McCauley when the LPs dropped in September 2017.

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