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The British Sound Project Battle of the Bands Preview

Looking for something to do this Friday in Manchester? Then make your way to Dive NQ for this year’s British Sound Project Battle of the Bands. In association with The British Sound Project Festival that is taking place on the 29th and 30th of September at Victoria Warehouse, whose line-up feature White Lies, The Horrors, Twin Atlantic, Foals (DJ Set) and much more, Friday’s Battle of the Bands will see four North West acts competing for a chance to play at the festival.

After their recent support slot with up-and-coming local heroes Proletariat, King Kartel are in fine form and are ready to scoop-up a set at the festival. Singer-songwriter Ryan Jarvis, The Mantells and Partisan will also be fighting for a slot. With all four acts having a strong local following, it’s anyone’s game at the moment.

Closing the night will be everyone’s favourite XS Radio presenter and Manchester music legend Clint Boon, who’ll be doing a DJ set afterwards.

Advance tickets are available for £4 (plus booking fee) at Skiddle

Tickets for British Sound Project are also available at Skiddle for the 29th and 30th

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FEWS Share New Single ‘Metal’

After the release of LaGuardia earlier this year, FEWS have shared another track titled Metal. Another descent into a sinister and twisted abyss, Metal is further indication that FEWS’ next project will be a much darker.

Both these tracks follow their incredible debut record Means, which was released last year.

FEWS are also set to tour with a string of live dates, two of which are with Pixies

27th July, Trades Club, Hebden Bridge. UK
29th July, Kendall Calling, Kendall. UK
7th August, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow. UK (w/ Pixies)
8th August, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow. UK (w/ Pixies)
16th September, HopPopHop Festival, Orleans. France

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The Horrors Share New Single ‘Machine’

Following 2014’s Luminous, The Horrors have finally shared the first bit of material off of the band’s presumed fifth album.

An industrial soiree into the heart of darkness, Machine gives an early sonic indication of where The Horrors are heading musically.

Alongside the release of Machine, The Horrors have also announced a small London show at Omeara for July 11th.

The rest of The Horrors live dates are below:

6th July, Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville, Paris. France
11th July, Omeara, London. UK
13th July, Portamerica, Caldas de Reis. Spain
14th July, Henham Park, Southwold. UK
19th August, Hostess Club All Nighter 2017, Tokyo. Japan
26th August, Hellow Festival 2017, Monterrey. Mexico
30th August, Zona Dogana, Treviso. Italy
30th September, Victoria Warehouse, Manchester. UK

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Childhood Announce New Album ‘Universal High’, Also Share Single

Childhood have announced that their sophomore record Universal High will be released on July 21st via Marathon Artists. Releasing almost three years after their debut Lacuna, Universal High was written by frontman Ben Romans-Hopcraft and produced by Ben Allen (Gnarls Barley, Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective) in Atlanta.

The first track from the album, Californian Light, was also shared with the album announcement and can be found below – alongside the album’s tracklisting and pre-order.

 

Universal High

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  1. A.M.D.
  2. Californian Light
  3. Cameo
  4. Too Old for My Tears
  5. Melody Says
  6. Universal High
  7. Understanding
  8. Don’t Have Me Back
  9. Nothing Ever Seems Right
  10. Monitor

Pre-order: Physical, iTunes

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The Drums Announce UK Tour

With their upcoming fourth album ‘Abysmal Thoughts’ set for release later this year, The Drums have recently announced that they will be playing a string of UK live dates in October.

Starting in Bristol, the album tour will also see The Drums stopping off in Manchester, Glasgow and London.

The Drums also released the music video for their latest single Blood Under My Belt.

Dates and tickets link below

2nd October – Thelka, Bristol
4th October – Academy 2, Manchester
5th October – Art School, Glasgow
7th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

http://www.seetickets.com/tour/the-drums

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Line-up Announced For Strange Waves II

After the success of last year’s Strange Waves Festival, Strange Days and Now Wave have announced that a second iteration of the festival will be taking place on September 2nd 2017 at the O2 Ritz in Manchester.

With this announcement comes the first set of names confirmed for the festival, which includes Parquet Courts, Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever, Ultimate Painting, Omni, Beach Fossils, Nap Eyes and Laurel – with more to be announced.

Early bird tickets are priced at £17 and go on sale at 10am on Friday (7th April).

http://www.seetickets.com/event/strange-waves-ii/o2-ritz/1086477

Last year’s line-up consisted of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, The Wytches, The Big Moon, Methyl Ethel, The Parrots, Shame and Charlotte Cannon (You can also read our coverage of it here).

 

 

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Baby Strange Share New Single ‘Motormind’, Also Announce New EP

Glaswegian punks, and favourites of Nothing Left Unsaid, Baby Strange have shared a new single off of their upcoming EP Extended Play. The trio’s first material since the release of their fierce 2016 debut record Want It Need It, Motormind is rush of lo-fi punk that picks off exactly where they left off.

Extended Play is set for a July release and can be pre-ordered on 10″ vinyl below.

Also check out our interview with Baby Strange.

Extended Play

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1. Motormind
2. No Coin To Play
3. Bring Me Down
4. Play Me
5. Young Team
6.  Mess

Pre-order: Store

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