The awesome Various Cruelties have announced they are set to release their new single Chemicals on 3 October 2011. Following the success of their previous two singles Neon Truth and If It Wasn’t For You – which sold out after being sold online and through Rough Trade – the band follow up with this track.
A year in the making, Various Cruelties have supported Fixers, The Vaccines and Villagers already, and are set to play Bestival in September having made an impressive debut at Latitude and the Isle of Wight festival.
Good, honest music, we’re sure you’ll love this band.
On our very first Mixtape we featured a track by Americana-folk band Chased by Wolves. Since then, the group have sent us their new video of them performing their track Lost at Sea live and it’s a complete corker. Based in the north-east, the band draw on a melting-pot of sound including americana, folk, blue-grass and indie influences to create music that will easily be the best thing on your iPod. Narrative-driven folk songs at heart, vocalists Richard Smith and Emma Williams combine to produce melodic waves that’ll imprint your brain long after the drumsticks have ceased the beat. The band benefit from intelligent instrumental arrangements that’ll please country-folk traditionals out there whilst stoking fire of interest for new fans of the genre. And we’re proud to say you heard them here first!
I reckon we might just have to collar these guys for an interview before too long…
Check out their website: http://www.chasedbywolves.com
If this press shot doesn’t make you feel deliriously happy at the current offerings in the world of music, then this free download will. Offered up by Stayloose, the group are celebrating the first UK string of performances by Louisiana quintet Givers with this remix of ‘Up Up Up’. This track is like an edorsement of the magic of full-fat coke, with enough sugar content to having you bouncing through the ceiling. They take the charming aspects of the likes of Gypsy The Cat, MGMT, The Beachboys and a wave of psychadelic surf-poppers and add a splice of good ol’ Southern ent’rtainment.
Download it above, or if you prefer your music like your flavour Doritos – ‘cool original’ – then why not cast your glance over the music video instead. The band release their debut album In Light later this year.
The weekend is finally here, leave all that work stress behind! Here’s to perfect song to pop on over breakfast courtesy of recent Polydor signing Matthew P. With so much love and kharma flowing around, there’ll be no chance of those toast crumbs geting stuck in your throat…