Alternative pop quartet Battle Lines, just unveiled their new track “Colonies” from their upcoming 7″. Following the success of their first release Hearts, they returned to the studio and recorded their next single which you can stream below. The blistered lullaby is replete with wistful paradoxes of emotional and sexual indifference; echoing distaste with the hypnotizing line, “You mean nothing to me” repeated throughout by vocalist Carly Humphries.
The forthcoming limited 7″ features the titular track as well as a new song entitled “Push.” Interestingly enough, the artwork for this release was created by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amore. Pick up the 7″ via No Sleep Records here. or more information check out their Facebook and catch them at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this month.
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – SXSW (British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 – 3:00PM)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Esther’s Follies – 9:00PM)
Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store †
Apr 18 – London, UK – Birthdays †
Apr 19 – Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 20 – Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 22 – Glasgow, UK – 13th Note †
Apr 23 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter †
Apr 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper †
Apr 25 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3 †
Apr 26 – Southampton, UK – Unit †
† w/Seahaven, Nai Harvest
01. A Fog
06. Heart // What If This Were It?
07. Alumni (with Ricky Eat Acid)
09. Dark Rooms
10. Say You Will
London based Whales In Cubicles‘ highly anticipated debut album ‘Death In The Evening’ will be released tomorrow, the 10th of February. It was recorded at legendary Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Kasabian, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys) on CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH.
Since releasing the debut single We Never Win in 2012 they’ve carved out a distinctive niche within the UK music scene, creating complex but often minimalist soundscapes that owe more to 90s alternative rock than psychedelia. Regarding their forthcoming album, the lead single All The Pretty Flowers was premiered accompanied by a music video via Clash here. Check out our previous post about the band from late last year and finally pre-order ‘Death In The Evening’ on iTunes now! For more information check out their website, Facebook and Twitter.
‘DEATH IN THE EVENING’ ALBUM TOUR:
28/01/2014 – Think Tank, Newcastle
29/01/2014 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
30/01/2014 – A Nation Of Shopkeepers, Leeds
01/02/2014 – Night & Day, Manchester
05/02/2014 – Cookie Jar, Leicester
06/02/2014 – Moles, Bath
07/02/2014 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
13/02/2014 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
14/02/2014 – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
15/02/2014 – Start The Bus, Bristol
17/02/2014 – The Joiners, Southampton
31 Jan – GLASGOW – Nice n Sleazy
07 Mar – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms
08 Mar – AUSTIN, TEXAS – SXSW Festival 2014
MT were originally going to play the grand opening of the new venue in Hackney on December 2nd, until an emergency demolition of a neighbouring building meant the venue had to close until this month. The rescheduled London show at Oslo on January 30th will also feature a DJ set from Is Tropical, and tickets are currently available for free to all those who subscribe on MT’s website.
Following the release of their anthemic new single Alpha Romeo at the end of 2013 which Lost In The Sound covered here, they have released a stunning new cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”. Watch the cover below, be sure to subscribe for free tickets, and check out their Twitter, Facebook and Big Cartel for 7″ vinyls, and tie dye band shirts.
Emo folk four piece outfit Fun Home from Pittsburgh, PA started by twin sister songwriters Sara and Rose Savage have recently unveiled their second EP titled “Knit Into Place”. Starting out as an acoustic duo, they soon added Daniel Hagendorf on drums and Benjamin Gardner on bass. Their EP for lack of a better cliché “flows nicely”, not too loud and chaotic, but just five tracks consisting of emo-esque instrumentals with vocals that so perfectly supplement lines such as “They wont be satisfied with me / And all I do is become unglued / And the words sink out through my knees”.
Hopefully there will soon be a full-length in the works, because I’m intrigued as to how they could top this. Meanwhile Fun Home wants to drink all of your boxed wine and play in your basement in 2014. Also they were a part of Big Footprints Records’ 4-way split series which is pretty cool. Pick up their EP in cassette form via Broken World Media here, stream it below and download it digitally on Bandcamp. For updates and other fun stuff check them out on Facebook.