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Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist, Part 1

Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist, Part 1

We are very proud to bring you our first playlist of tracks selected by legendary drummer Dave Rowntree (Blur, xfm) from the Dot to Dot Festival line up. Dave is an avid listener of new music and renowned for breaking great new bands on his xfm radio show. Dave will be joining Fred Perry Subculture at Dot to Dot - Nottingham on 24th May to soak up the sounds and festival atmosphere. He will also play a very special after show DJ set on the Subculture…

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Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork Music Festival

The Pitchfork Musical Festival will celebrate its tenth anniversary in Chicago’s Union Park, 17-19 July. While official set times and stage assignments are still pending, hometown heroes Wilco will headline on Friday, 17 July and will be preceded by Chvrches, Panda Bear, Mac DeMarco, Iceage, Tobias Jesso Jr, Ryley Walker and others. Saturday’s headliners will be the recently reunited Sleater-Kinney with Future Islands, New Pornographers, Kurt Vile…

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Paul Weller - 'Saturns Pattern'

Paul Weller - 'Saturns Pattern'

Unless you've been on another planet, you will probably be aware that Paul Weller will be releasing his twelfth solo album on 18th May 2015. Titled, 'Saturns Pattern' (presumably making an astronomical reference to Saturn's curious hexagonal weather system, at its North Pole - see image above) the album can be pre-ordered at www.paulweller.com. The title track can be enjoyed below, along with a nice animated version of the album artwork, which explores…

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Taffy - Darkle EP

Taffy - Darkle EP

Following the widespread and critical success of their third album last year, along with a full UK tour, Japanese indie-pop four piece, Taffy return with their brand new EP, Darkle, out May 4th. This is the first listen of the record, and it’s a beautiful blend of garage fuzztones, shoegaze noise-outs and bubble-gum pop vocals. Darkle spins dreamy, sugar-sweet vocals over 7 tracks, each under-pinned by the classic Taffy formula: psychedelic shoegaze…

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Cinerama Exclusive Premiere

Cinerama Exclusive Premiere

Cinerama, David Gedge’s ‘other’ band, are set to release a brand new album, ‘Valentina’, on the 18th May via Scopitones. Best known as the guiding force in indie rock legends The Wedding Present, ‘Valentina’ is a radical reworking of The Wedding Present’s eighth studio album, released in 2012 to critical acclaim. Watch below to the video premiere of lead single, 'Myster Date' off the album, filmed at the studio in Spain where the album was mixed.…

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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

It's that time of year again when music labels gear up to release exclusive material on vinyl or other hard to come by media, artists play intimate in-store shows, and every passionate crate-digger heads down to their local record shop to hunt for a shiny piece of sleeved treasure. Record Store Day 2015 takes place this Saturday 18th April across the globe, with hundreds and hundreds of exclusive releases and reissues filling up shops over the weekend.…

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Skinny Lister Album Notes Exclusive

Skinny Lister Album Notes Exclusive

London outfit Skinny Lister bring their unique rum-soaked blend of English folk and punk rock anarchy, with brand new album Down on Deptford Broadway, their second full length, out now on Xtra Mile Recordings. The album is available to download right here. Down On Deptford Broadway is packed with smart songwriting, bringing together elements of folk with the attitude of punk and rock n roll bursting with sing-a-long choruses and infectious raucous…

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Dot to Dot 2015 - About

Dot to Dot 2015 - About

Teeming with the best new music, and officially the ‘Best Metropolitan Festival’ as crowned by The UK Festival Awards, Dot to Dot Festival returns once again as the UK's premier festival for unearthing the hottest new talent around, alongside established acts from all over the globe. 2015 marks Dot to Dot's 10th year, and will see it touring Manchester (Fri 22nd May), Bristol (Sat 23rd May) and Nottingham (Sun 24th May), Dot To Dot’s ever eclectic…

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Wire - Quiet Life Playlist

Wire - Quiet Life Playlist

Forming in 1976, one of the products of the counter cultural big bang that gave us British Punk in all its varied forms and mutations, Wire are still pushing boundaries with their 13th studio album, and their DRILL festivals (details of which can be found at the end of the post). In typically eclectic and brilliant fashion the band's Matthew Simms has put together this amazing 'Quiet Life' playlist for us. Listen below and read on for a few words…

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East India Youth - Culture of Volume

East India Youth - Culture of Volume

William Doyle, aka East India Youth, is a musician who encapsulates the experimental-pop sound of East London. Combining strikingly original music with euphoric live performances, East India Youth has quickly become recognised as one of the most unique and captivating artists around. He has now unveiled his second album Culture of Youth, which you can stream in full below. Culture of Volume is his first release on the XL Recordings label, and follows…

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The Specials & Fred Perry: Playlist Competition

The Specials & Fred Perry: Playlist Competition

Following the debate sparked by what was included in, and what was missed out of, a recent list of the 10 greatest songs by The Specials, we would like to invite you to create your own playlist featuring your personal favourite 10 tracks. Create your playlist on Spotify and then share it on Facebook or Twitter, tagging The Specials (@thespecials) and Fred Perry (@fredperry) with the hashtag #specials10 and we’ll collect all of the playlists on www.thespecials.com At…

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Amber Run Playlist

Amber Run Playlist

Nottingham five-piece Amber Run released debut album 5am, on 20th April through RCA Victor. The album was produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Foals, Jake Bugg) and recorded in Livingston Studios, North London. Hear the title track below. To celebrate the release of their album, each of the band have selected some of their inspirational and favourite tracks, in the form of following playlist, exclusively for Fred Perry…

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The Rifles Playlist

The Rifles Playlist

The Rifles have come a long way since their first, self-financed single, ‘Peace & Quiet’, released from their own front rooms in Walthamstow, London back in 2005.  Celebrating 10 years since the birth of the band, a deluxe edition of the band’s debut album, No Love Lost, is due for release 4th May. Preorder here. Digitally re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios, and featuring B-sides from single releases, as well as unreleased bonus material from…

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Sannhet

Brooklyn, NY’s Sannhet are known for putting on a visually compelling, often disorienting, live show. The three-piece instrumental band performs with a…

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The Prodigy ‘The Day Is My Enemy’

The Prodigy ‘The Day Is My Enemy’

The Prodigy are back with their sixth studio album, ‘The Day Is My Enemy’, with its foxy and nocturnal hunting vibes. Weighing in at 56 minutes of Prodigy's classic assaulting industrial/rave crossover, this album shouldn't disappoint fans. Tracks such as 'Nasty' possess all the Prodigy trademark beats, dub reggae references and noisy electro tricks, but there are few surprises for the listener too. 'Ibiza' brings contemporary electronic punks, Sleaford…

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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album

Jamie xx Announces Debut Album

Jamie xx will release his debut album In Colour on June 1, 2015 on Young Turks. The eleven track LP includes previous releases "Girl" and "Sleep Sound" as well as forthcoming single "Loud Places," which features vocals from The xx bandmate; Romy Madley Croft. Watch the Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger-directed video to "Loud Places" below.   In addition, a fourth taster from In Colour - album opener "Gosh" - has also been made available…

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Lollapalooza 2015

Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has announced the official line-up for Lollapalooza 2015 to take place in Chicago’s Grant Park, 31 July-2 August. Top-billed…

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Amy Winehouse Documentary

Amy Winehouse Documentary

Amy is a documentary depicting the life and story of Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest singers and songwriters of the Twenty-first century. The documentary film will be realeased in the UK July 3, just before the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death. Watch the official trailer below. Amy is directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, and features previously unseen archive footage and unheard tracks. Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna, about…

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Toots Hibbert & Gov't Mule Premiere

Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight…

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Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

Independent Label Market have added a third market to their London calendar in 2015. The first of these will be the debut Easter edition returning to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 28th March. Once again, Independent Label Market will be supported by AIM - the Association of Independent Music.  The market represents a great social gathering for music lovers, as well as a chance to get hold of exclusive, signed, rarities, test pressings’ and…

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