New band of the week: Carbs

We’ve already had Macaulay Culkin’s bizarre pizza-themed Velvet Underground tribute act, but it seems the combination of circular bread and melted cheese has not left its last greasy mark on the musical plate. Granted, Carbs, a Glasgow-formed musical union between loop-loving singer-songwriters Jonnie Common and James Scott, isn’t all about the pizza, but let’s just say that the …

Music Interviews Radar September 14, 2015

Gold Celeste on the making of their debut album

In 2015 it’s quite rare to see bands wilfully use cassette tapes and reel-to-reel recorders to make their music, but then Gold Celeste aren’t your everyday band. The Norwegian trio’s debut album The Glow is a psychedelic journey from the ’60s and ’70s to the present day, inspired by the ‘golden hour’ before sunset and after …

Music Interviews Radar September 10, 2015

New band of the week: Forevr

This week we turn our new music radar on Brisbane shoegaze duo Forevr, who have dazzled us with their synth inflected wall-of-noise jams since we stumbled across their Demonstration EP a couple of months ago. That record is available on glorious gold cassette tape from their Bandcamp (CD and mp3 versions available too). Before you excitedly snap one …

Music Interviews Radar September 7, 2015

New band of the week: Color Palette

This week we bring you new music from Washington DC’s Color Palette, a rock quartet with flashes of electronic influence whose sound is as varied as the range of hues their moniker implies. We had a chat with Jay Nemeyer, the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, about working outside of DC stereotypes, future plans, and how …

New band of the week: The Fourth Wall

In our ongoing search to bring you the hottest new music around, our New Band of the Week goes to Portland’s The Fourth Wall. Describing themselves as a “melodic noise rock” band, The Fourth Wall first started back in Hawaii, where they were the leaders of the Pineapple State’s modest music scene (a slot supporting The …

Editors share video for new single ‘Life is a Fear’

Editors have released a video for their new single ‘Life is a Fear.’ Ten years after their critically acclaimed debut album, The Back Room (which we recently covered in a retrospective), the post-punk revivalists have their fifth album due for release on October 2. Recorded in Crear, in the Western Highlands of Scotland, new LP In Dream follows on from …

Music News Radar August 13, 2015

Chvrches unveil new single 'Never Ending Circles'

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have unveiled a new single from their upcoming second album Every Open Eye. The new single ‘Never Ending Circles’ was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. A piece of sparkling snyth driven brilliance, it certainly lives up to the trio’s track record for uplifting, arena-primed anthems. The band have also released …

Music News Radar August 13, 2015

Ben Khan shares new track 'Blade (Tidal Wave of Love)'

What’s not to love about free music? And not just any old free music either. London producer Ben Khan was one of our 25 New Bands You Need To Hear (well, bands and solo acts) earlier this year and his new track ‘Blade (Tidal Wave of Love) is some synth-addled, electro-funk brilliance. Fresh from its premiere on …

Radar August 5, 2015
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