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Oscar – Cut and Paste

The highly anticipated debut album from our favourite North London indie crooner Oscar is slated for release this May 13th on the ever-excellent Wichita Recordings. It’s called ‘Cut and Paste’ and is available to pre-order physically here and digitally here.   He has also shared his new single – the album opener and live favourite, “Sometimes”, a track which cracks and fizzes with livewire indie-pop energy; all crunching guitars and infectious synth lines, making for an undeniable gem of an earworm.

You can also listen to ‘Sometimes’ (via Soundcloud) here and (via Spotify) here.

Hinds – Leave Me Alone

Hinds highly anticipated and already critically acclaimed debut Leave Me Alone was released this Friday and it is undoubtedly one of the best albums you will hear in 2016.  Buy: iTunes, direct from the band or via Rough Trade. Stream: Spotify

“Hinds are great because of two crucial factors. They have bags of tunes and bags of charm.” The Guardian (****)
“Hinds have figured out that the fun really starts when things fall apart” The Metro (****)
“Its impossible not to be swept up in the exuberance” Q (****)
“Personality drips from every facet…it’s an album of refreshing, rousing romance” Crack (****)
“…all scratchy guitars, kiss-off lyrics and Phil Spector sonics.” Sunday Times Culture (Debut of the Week)
“Hinds are not afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves” Pitchfork (7.5)

Joy Again – How You Feel

Joy Again have premiered ‘How You Feel’. the AA side of debut single ‘Looking Out For You’, with The FADER (US) and NME (UK). ”probably the sweetest breakup-slash-crushing hard song of all time” (The Fader), “a sweetly-executed blast from start to finish” (NME).

Listen below, and pre-order the very limited single (just 300 copies w-wide) from Rough Trade now – out this Friday 15th January.

Hinds – San Diego Video

Hinds will release their stellar debut album Leave Me Alone on January 8th, and today the band shares an amazing, on-the-road video for “San Diego.” Capturing scenes of the fun-loving, Madrid-based four-piece on tour in the U.S., Europe and Asia over the last few months, this video for “San Diego” is a trailer for their forthcoming tour documentary, giving a behind-the-scenes peek at what it’s truly like to ¡VIVA HINDS!

Hinds on San Diego (unofficial but amazing video made by us with love and affection):
this is a music video made with footage of our upcoming documentary “A SUMMER WITH HINDS 2″. it was edited in 20 hours having like 600 clips. “for a second i thought i’d die…” – tells carlotta now it’s over. because if you want reality, you got reality. VIVA EL ROCK !! WOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOO ROCK IS THE MISSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Earlier this week, Hinds also debuted the HINDS 20000 DELUXE VIDEOGAME.

Joy Again – Looking Out For You Video

The FADER  has premiered the debut video from Philadelphia’s Joy Again. The clip for “Looking Out For You”, their debut single, was directed, filmed and edited by Sydney Shore and the band’s own Sachi DiSerafino, who also stars as the video’s protagonist. It’s a charming slice of DIY film-making that shows off the band’s wit, ambitions and their home city of Philadelphia. It also stars the band’s friends George Quinn, as Sachi’s love interest, and Nick Pedro as his love rival.

Darwin Deez – The Mess She Made Video

Darwin Deez is about to head out on a month-long North American tour next week in support of his third album Double Down, and today he shares the music video for  “The Mess She Made.” Another incredibly clever addition to his existing catalogue of highly original music videos, “The Mess She Made” works Darwin right into the proverbial ‘money shot’ as director Oscar Hudson – in a clear labor of hand-made love – fits international bank notes and bills to fit Darwin’s curly-haired, head banded face. Quite fittingly, Wall Street Journal has the exclusive premiere of the money-themed video.

Darwin Deez will be joined by Charly Bliss on this upcoming tour and a Darwin Deez show – packed with genius choreographed moves and tons of energy – is a must-see. See below to find a show near you.

North American Tour Dates
11/17/15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
11/18/15 Detroit, MI @ Pike Room *
11/19/15 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen *
11/20/15 Kansas City, MI @ The Riot Room
11/21/15 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/22/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
11/24/15 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw *
11/25/15 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater *
11/27/15 San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room at House of Blues *
11/28/15 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
11/30/15 Austin, TX @ Red 7 Small *
12/01/15 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
12/02/15 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
12/04/15 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
12/05/15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *
12/06/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
12/07/15 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
12/08/15 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade *
12/09/15 Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat *
12/11/15 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room *
12/12/15 Toronto, CAN @ Drake Hotel *
12/13/15 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar *
* Supported by Charly Bliss

Joy Again – Looking Out For You

We are thrilled to announce that we will be releasing the debut single, from Joy Again on January 15th, 2016. Super limited to just 300 copies worldwide the vinyl can be pre-ordered hereOur friends at Mermaid Avenue/Mom+Pop will be releasing in the US.

Joy Again is a lo-fi recording project initially started by Sachi DiSerafino and Arthur Shea, both 18, turned full band with the addition of Sean Henry (23), Blaise O’Brien (16), and Logan Burke (17). The five boys all hail from different parts of Pennsylvania (and also New York City) and the youthfulness of the group evidently plays a part in the creation of their inherently fun and unique music.

After catching Shamir’s eye, the XL Recordings artist decided he had to get involved and he now manages the band. Shamir describes the guys as “Extremely aware of the world around them, dangerously smart and super mature without leaving behind that playfulness that a lot of people lose once they start to enter adult life.”

Joy Again recorded their debut AA single ‘Looking Out for You / How You Feel’ in the Red Bull Studios in New York with Producer Caleb Laven this summer.   Lead track ‘Looking Out For You’, available digitally now, is a bouncy tune lead by banjo and sweet harmonies, and once the chorus hits you can’t help but drop everything and clap along.  It’s a winner, check it out below.

Hinds – San Diego + Album Launch Party

Hinds today release another infectious shot of musical serotonin with their forthcoming single “San Diego”, a gorgeous slice of two and a half minute pop which shows the four piece’s ridiculously effortless way with an addictive hook and harmonized vocal. It’s equal parts Ty Segall and Black Lips, Phil Spector and The Shirelles, but, in the final analysis, utterly and wholly Hinds.

Hinds on “San Diego”: “we all have bad days. we mean bad nights. one day a friend told us ‘I don’t wanna fall asleep because I know what’s the dream about.’ this song is about staying awake. just staying awake.”

Hinds will also play two very special, wristband only, launch events to celebrate the release of “Leave Me Alone” on January 11th 2016, at Rough Trade East, followed immediately by another show and party at the Ace Hotel, in conjunction with Sister Ray.

Oscar – Breaking My Phone Video

Oscar once again consolidates his position as one of the best and brightest talents on the British indie-pop landscape with his new single “Breaking My Phone”, accompanied now by an ace video.  With his much anticipated debut album coming your way in 2016, you can definitely count on Oscar being one of the breakout stars of next year.

Hinds – DIY Cover