Thursday, April 30

TNT005 broadcast now available.

You can now hear the latest in our series of aural broadcasts, TNT005. It features new sounds from KASMs, The Horrors, S.C.U.M, Hatcham Social, Advert, Wild Palms, and The Big Pink, as well as a fairly eclectic mixture of older material. Listen here or download for your convenience. Many thanks.

KASMs / male bonding
Big Black / l dopa
Advert / white wedding
The Big Pink / velvet
Etienne Daho / paris le flore
Kitchens of Distinction / quick as rainbows
Hatcham Social / sidewalk
The Horrors / who can say
The Lines / nerve pylon
Artery / afterwards
The Cravats / x.m.p.
Wild Palms / over time
S.C.U.M / summon the sound
The Wild Swans / the revolutionary spirit
The Telescopes / there is no floor

Offset Festival: preliminary lineup

Offset Festival have announced the first few bands for their 5th-6th September weekend, and it's already looking good: where else are you going to see The Slits and A Certain Ratio rub shoulders on a lineup with The Horrors and Factory Floor? Limited super-earlybird tickets from £35 for the weekend are now available here.

Friday, April 24

Listen to the new Horrors album.

The new Horrors album Primary Colours is out on 4th May. Listen to it here and now. Then preorder it from an independent retailer.

Thursday, April 23

Obituaries column.

Passeism, Futurism Vs. Post-punk/electronics combo. b. 2007, d. 19.4.2009. Leaves behind a number of excellent recordings. Will be missed.

Passion, Plastic. Indie post-punk band, natural causes. b. Cheshunt, 2007, d. Islington, 7.4.2009. Leaves behind one album, Contrived Imagery, and a new project, The Savants. Friends described Plastic Passion as 'a bloody great band'.


Thursday, April 9


Fans of The Neat (spotlighted a couple of months ago) will find plenty to enjoy in the sounds of The James Dean Syndrome, who share their hometown and a range of bellicose post-punk influences. TJDS add a healthy dose of 60s psychedelia to create something that's situated halfway between the twin touchstones of on one hand The Fall and Gang of Four and on the other early Pink Floyd and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It works far better in action than on paper, as becomes immediately apparent on listening to the garage clatter of 'Witch' and 'Frontiers'. Ears peeled for an upcoming EP.

Tuesday, April 7

Hatcham Social new single.

The next single from Hatcham Social will be 'Crocodile', the first track from their debut album You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil. It's due out on June 1st and will have a new song called 'Dissected' as its b-side.

Friday, April 3

New Horrors single.

The May 4th release of the Horrors' second LP Primary Colours is to be followed by their first physical single since 2007. It's called 'Who Can Say' and is one of the standout tracks on the new album, featuring a spoken word section transplanted from the Shangri-Las as well as swooping synths and shoegaze guitar. The b-side is the exclusive 'You Could Never Tell'. It's out on the 11th May.

Thursday, April 2

Ulterior/Romance for UK tour.

May and June sees a new tour up and down the country by two excellent London bands: noise-rock agitators Ulterior, and R O M A N C E, the finest purveyors of 'strop-pop' in the capital. Both bands are supporting White Rose Movement at the following dates:

27 May - Joiners Arms, Southampton
28 May - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
29 May - Night and Day, Manchester
30 May - King Tuts, Glasgow
1 Jun - Duchess, York
2 Jun - The Corporation, Sheffield
4 Jun - Fleece ’n’ Firkin, Bristol
5 Jun - Freebutt, Brighton
6 Jun - Islington Academy, London

An excellent opportunity for those outside the capital to have London's chaos brought to them.