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Whales In Cubicles’ Debut Album “Death In The Evening”

Whales In Cubicles Press

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.

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

Watch: The Orwells – “Dirty Sheets”

The Orwells by Virgillo Tzaj
The Orwells have released a new music video for their track Dirty Sheets directed by Eddie O’Keefe of The Teenage Head. The video consists of a stripper removing clothing until being solely clad in retro underwear holding a 12″ of the titular track. The song itself is a raunchy garage punk anthem about one night stands and presumably touring after playing shows nationally with FIDLAR. With recording sessions in London and New York their next record is on the way, as well as a tour with Arctic Monkeys in the US around February. Pick up the new single on iTunes, check out 2014 tour dates here, and sacrifice your email for a free copy of their ‘Other Voices’ EP here.

Listen: Jake Bugg – “Slumville Sunrise”

Jake Bugg Slumville Sunrise

Last month folk singer-songwriter Jake Bugg announced a new single titled What Doesn’t Kill You, an upbeat garage rock sounding track reminding critics of an earlier Arctic Monkeys. Now, in contrast Bugg has released a folk rockabilly track called Slumville Sunrise that premiered today on Rolling Stone’s website. This track for avid fans of Bugg contains the riff he attempted to teach Matt Sweeney on NOISEY’s Guitar Moves series. The new single allows Bugg to showcase the inevitable maturation of his vocals after touring for two years and his adeptness at playing guitar.

The forthcoming LP Shangri La was recorded in Malibu with producer Rick Rubin, the former co-president of Columbia Records and is set to be released on November 18th. You can stream the new single on Soundcloud here and pre-order the album on iTunes. For more information follow Jake Bugg on Facebook and Twitter.

Watch: Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know?”

Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are set to release their fifth album entitled AM on Monday, 9th September 2013. The album will be available on CD, Vinyl, and digitally, with pre-orders available now from Domino Records. The album was produced by James Ford and co-produced by Ross Orton at Sage & Sound Recording in LA, and Rancho De La Luna‘s Joshua Tree. The album was engineered by Ian Shea and mixed by Tchad Blake. The first single off of the new release titled Do I Wanna Know?, a psychedelic rock number, is available to watch below and purchase from iTunes.

1. Do I Wanna Know?
2. R U Mine?
3. One For The Road
4. Arabella
5. I Want It All
6. No. 1 Party Anthem
7. Mad Sounds
8. Fireside
9. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
10. Snap Out Of It
11. Knee Socks
12. I Wanna Be Yours

Listen: Dirty Green Vinyl – “Another EP”

Dirty Green Vinyl
Dirty Green Vinyl, indie punk three piece outfit from Huddersfield, England have released their third EP accurately titled Another EP. The band’s sound is reminiscent of both the early Arctic Monkeys’ albums and The Modern Age-era of The Strokes. The songs on their previous release, Just Because It Has Tinsel On It Doesn’t Make It Pretty could easily be mistaken for B-sides from Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.


After only being together since September of 2011, this band has produced a lot of exceptional tracks in a short time frame, and are constantly playing shows. It seems as if they are going to have a promising future too. You can stream Another EP below [Edit: Stream no longer available], and download the other EPs on their Bandcamp Page. For tour dates go to their website or their Facebook Page.

The Vaccines Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Vaccines, fresh off the release of debut album What Did You Expect From the Vaccines?, made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, bringing their garage-rock sound to late night television. Accompanied by a flashy light show, the British rock outfit impress with a bright, energetic performance of “If You Wanna”. The band’s 2011 tour dates with chillwave duo Tennis and fellow Brits Arctic Monkeys can be found after the break.

Review: Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See

Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See

Released: June 7, 2011
Label: Domino
Purchase: iTunes | Insound | Amazon

Once hailed as the leaders of the Next British Invasion, Arctic Monkeys have returned with Suck It and See, once again proving that the British are still enchanting all these years later. However, this album represents a departure from the Monkeys’ traditional format of quick vocals and whimsical guitar riffs. With a heavier emphasis on distortion and an attitude befit for a grizzled, veteran rocker, Suck It and See sounds less like pop-rock and more like the album The Strokes should have made.

The album begins with the dark twang of singer Alex Turner’s guitar when suddenly his vocals pierce the vibe and lead into the song’s melodic first verse. Add a triumphant chorus and sprinkle in a bass walk or two and you have “She Thunderstorms” which sets the tone for the rest of the record. You won’t hear any of Turner’s near-breathless courses, though. Suck It and See relies more on a slower melody rather than the usual Arctic Monkeys tempo. While it’s depressing that they shook what used to be their trademark sound, “She Thunderstorms” demonstrates that the new, more mature Arctic Monkeys are just as talented as the band that made “Fluorescent Adolescent “ and “I Bet That You Look Good on the Dance Floor.”

But the most interesting song by far on the album isn’t “She Thunderstorms.” Oh no, my friends, that song is rather tamed compared to “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair.” Someone must have cranked up Nick O’Malley’s bass because this track is the hardest and heaviest track the Monkeys’ have ever produced. As strange as it feels to write this, this song almost sounds… metal? I’m perplexed that Arctic Monkeys did a song like this, but strangely I’m okay with it. They’ve shed the punk attitude and have taken up the mantle of total badasses. On another other album I would have hated it, but Suck It and See’s darker tone allows this song to shine. Of course, the lyrics are still sarcastic and ridiculous like all Alex Turner-penned songs, especially with the heavy bass and in your face drums. This track is sure to become a fan favorite at concerts because of the audio assault it wages on your ear drums. Just listening to it makes you want to wear a leather jacket, light a cigarette, and spray paint something vaguely political on a nearby building.

The whole album personifies what it means to be a rock star and no song embodies this theme better than the title track and obvious double entendre “Suck It and See.” The song follows Turner as he tries to seduce a young women with golden pick up lines like “You’re rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock/And those other girls are just postmix lemonade.” If you are British, this line is probably hilarious. If you’re like me and are confused why flowers are in a can, the line is basically “You’re a rare soda compared to Country Time lemonade mix”. Excluding the lack quick-fired lyrics, “Suck It and See” is probably the most traditional Arctic Monkeys song on the album. Every line is full of sarcasm and the boyish charm that we all fell in love with back in 2005.

Although there are a lot of gems layered throughout the album, Suck It and See is far from perfect. It suffers from a few duds, specifically the track they teased back in March, “Brick by Brick.” Fans of classic rock might enjoy this throwback track, but in my opinion its cheesiness and overall feel doesn’t fit well with the rest of the songs. The call and response verses are really corny and derail the album after its strong start (“She Thunderstorms”, “Black Treacle”). Thankfully they’re able to pull it back together and despite a couple dull moments, Suck It and See is a great example of how a band can successfully evolve and mature. Arctic Monkeys are back and prove that the Next British Invasion isn’t dead. It’s just getting started.


Standout Tracks: “Black Treacle”, “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair”, and “Suck It and See”

New Arctic Monkeys Music Video

Just three days after releasing their new single, “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your chair”, British indie-rock band Arctic Monkeys have released the song’s music video, where the Sheffield natives act like rock stars and swag their stuff out on some trippy film. The bands new album, Suck It and See, will be released June 6th on Domino Records. You can buy the single now on iTunes. Watch the video in the link above or check it out below.

New Arctic Monkeys Single

British-rock band, Arctic Monkeys, have released the first official single for their forthcoming fourth studio album, Suck It and See. The single is called “Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair”, and you can listen to it at their website here or embedded below.

Suck It and See will be released on June 6.

Arctic Monkeys Reveal New Single

“Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair” will be the first single from the Arctic Monkeys‘ forthcoming album Suck It And See.

You can check out the release dates and different formats that will be available below.

April 11:
Single Digital Download Release
1. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I Moved Your Chair

April 16:
Record Store Day 7″(RUG406)
1. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
2. Brick by Brick

May 30:
1. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
2. I.D.S.T

10″(RUG406T)/Digital Download(RUG406DI)
1. Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
2. The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap
3. I.D.S.T