"A retro delight…" - The Guardian
"…open-hearted pop that has you clutching your knees with glee"
- Drowned In Sound
Piney Gir has releases the video for Keep It Together the first single taken from her forthcoming album, mR hYDE’S wILD rIDE.
The video premiered on Artrocker and you can watch it now via Piney's YouTube channel.
You can also stream the single via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Keep It Together, deftly channels 60s beat pop and Stereolab all at the same time - a lover's lament laced with urgency and optimism, piped-in directly from her space-age, bachelorette pad. The rest of the album collates twelve pop stories about a young woman coming to terms with the hope and regret that accompanies love and loss. Piney's easy way with melody belies an album of new and different shades. Album opener ‘Gold Rules’ is a finely-honed, heavenly tune even as the song celebrates unreachable riches and glibly states the fact, “you can’t take it with you anyway.”
Other stand-out tracks include ‘Tilt A Whirl’, a piece of fairground philosophy that dates back to Piney’s childhood years when she would accompany her grandmother on something akin to the Waltzer. As the song spins, with Farfisas swirling around life's ups and downs "like a shooting star or a hope combustible..." become metaphors among the lights and sounds. ‘Mouse Of A Ghost’ fuzzes up like Pineys-in-Toyland channelling her inner riot grrl, with boxy guitar blasts that remind us all that you can rock just as hard, if not harder, in a gingham dress.
After a decade spent in the UK it feels like Piney's finally made England hers by rediscovering America, re-imagined from London's rainy streets, channelling her inner Jekyll and Mister Hyde. These tunes beautifully stitch together English folk, American pop, mariachi moments, trail songs and baroque beats. Sometimes it's like an alternative musical history of a storybook amusement park ride. And need we mention, it's a wild ride you're going to love.
To support the album's release, Piney Gir will be touring the UK. Catch her live at the following dates listed below:
16th May - Alternative Escape - Brighton
4th June - The Cellar - Oxford
8th June - Bicycle Shop - Norwich
12th June - The Cellars - Portsmouth
17th June - Green Door Store - Brighton
18th June - The Bassment - Chelmsford
20th June - Four Bars - Cardiff
Keep It Together is released 27th June 2015 via Damaged Goods
Album, mR hYDE’S wILD rIDE, is released 8th June 2015 also via Damaged Goods.
Kill The Waves have released their debut album, The One That Could Have Been via Bloc+Music. It's available to buy digitally via iTunes.
You can stream and download single and album track 'Better Days' for free via the band's SoundCloud page.
You can also watch the video that accompanies the single via the band's YouTube channel.
The One That Could Have Been defies convention as Kill The Waves pull on their vast array of inspirations to create a sound that straddles genres, with elements of ethereal electronica fused effortlessly with anthemic pop-rock, creating something truly extraordinary. The album has already received support from the likes of The Skinny, Podcart and BBC Introducing Scotland. There’s a depth to the band’s compositions rarely seen on a full length debut, boasting immaculately arranged strings, synths and guitars which are all held together neatly by Tim Kwant's impressive vocals as he jumps between octaves with ease. While there is no formal theme to the album, love, death and sacrifice are major inspirations behind their songwriting, as evidenced in tracks such as ‘Oak Tree’ and the techno-minimalist ‘Deadwave’. While it’s difficult to pigeonhole Kill The Waves as there are elements of lo-fi indie present throughout their work, the band’s ability to create complex, syncopated soundscapes that fill the room bear comparison to the likes of M83 and Four Tet.
Stream and download album track 'Vow' for free via the band's SoundCloud page and watch the video that accompanies it via The Skinny's YouTube channel.
The One That Could Have Been is released via Bloc+Music and is available to buy digitally via
"...an album that so deftly marries the traditional and progressive, the personal and accessible."
- 8/10, The Line of Best Fit
"[Hundreds] have returned with a bang with this slice of euphoric pop,..
Hundreds latest single, Ten Headed Beast is out now via Sinnbus. The track is taken from their second studio album, Aftermath, and available to buy on iTunes.
To celebrate the single's release, Hundreds are bringing their exhilarating live show to the UK. You can catch them at the following dates:
23rd April - The Garage - London
Ten Headed Beast premiered on Gigwise, and you can stream it now via the SoundCloud page.
The video that accompanies the single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and you can now watch it via the Sinnbus YouTube channel.
Vocalist Eva Milner provided some insight into the meaning behind the track, stating "it stands for all the conflicting perspectives and feelings in me. When you make an important decision, afterwards you try to find out if it's the right way... I tend to question my own decisions again and again. That's hard sometimes and to put the ten headed beast to silence isn't easy."
The entire album is available to stream, with a track by track breakdown, courtesy of Gold Flake Paint.
To get a taste for what you can expect from a Hundreds show, check out the video for the live performance of album track 'Beehive' which premiered on Gigwise. You can also listen to Circus, a single taken from the album, on the band's SoundCloud page and watch the video via the Sinnbus YouTube channel.
Aftermath is released via Sinnbus and is available to buy on iTunes, Amazon and can be streamed via Spotify.
Ten Headed Beast is released via Sinnbus and available to buy digitally on iTunes