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The Who Vinyl Releases

The Who Vinyl Releases

The Who have announced details of the reissue of 11 studio albums on remastered heavyweight vinyl with restored original artwork out 23rd March 2015. The full list; My Generation, The Who Sell Out, A Quick One, Tommy, Who’s Next, Quadrophenia, The Who By Numbers, Who Are You, Face Dances, It’s Hard and Endless Wire. All are available to preorder via The Who Official Store here.  On top of these, The Who Hits 50 compilation album will also be released…

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ZIBRA - Chlorine

ZIBRA - Chlorine

London four-piece, ZIBRA, continue their championing of VHS aesthetic, with their ZIBRAVISION video for new track 'Chlorine'. VHS is ZIBRA’s go-to format for their music videos. “It’s easy to use de-funked equipment that looks better, and gives an effect that can't be re created with modern technology. It's also cheaper and easier to source” says Lead singer, Sam Battle. Sam's CV includes a job repairing broken synths, and his electronic wizardry…

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Jennifer Davies - Lapse Of Time EP

Jennifer Davies - Lapse Of Time EP

Jennifer Davies has hit a perfect balance of pop music and fashionable electro edge with her 'Lapse Of Time EP' (out now). Drawing on influences that must include Madonna, Kate Bush, Toyah and the sweeping synth-pop landscape of the 1980s, Davies makes slick pop music for grown-ups. A new music must for fans of the likes of Robyn and Kyla La Grange.  The stand out song for us is the title track and its superbly shot time lapse video, which you can…

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2:54 - 'Crest'

2:54 - 'Crest'

First coming to Subculture's attention at Dot to Dot in 2012, London-based sibling duo, 2:54, have premiered their darkly cinematic, black and white promo video to accompany 'Crest', one of the stand-out tracks from their second album, 'The Other I', (released last November via Bella Union). The video comes ahead of their U.S. tour with Honeyblood, which runs from late February through to March (see dates at end of post), and will mark their first…

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Peter Doherty's tribute song to Amy Winehouse

Peter Doherty's tribute song to Amy Winehouse

Peter Doherty has unveiled new single 'Flags Of The Old Regime' written about and as a tribute to his friend Amy Winehouse. The single will be officially released Monday 9th March through Walk Tall Recording in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which will receive all proceeds from the profits of the single. 'Flags Of The Old Regime' will be available on 7” vinyl as well as digital download. 'Flags Of The Old Regime' was produced by Stephen Street…

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Inspiral Carpets - Let You Down (feat. John Cooper Clarke)

Inspiral Carpets - Let You Down (feat. John Cooper Clarke)

The latest release from Inspiral Carpets is a true feast of subcultural ingredients. As well as enlisting the help of "punk poet", John Cooper Clarke, for a spoken word middle section, the video features some nice cinematography of Northern Soul dancers, doing their thing against some spectacularly minimal lighting. Watch and enjoy below: The Song itself is a triumph of Inspiral Carpet's trademark combination of Mancunian vocal, mesmeric organ…

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Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP

Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic…

You know the old saying? You wait 13 years for a new Aphex Twin album then three show up at once! Well to be fair, Richard D. James was rarely completely quiet in his absence with a host of pseudonyms allowing him to sneak out new music without undoing the mystique behind the Aphex Twin brand and its curious post-Drukqs silence. 'Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP' is the swift follow up to 2014's 'Syro' (nobody is quite sure what happened…

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Slim Twig

Slim Twig

Toronto-based performer Slim Twig (aka musician/actor Max Turnbull) and his touring band treated concertgoers at Chicago’s Empty Bottle to hearty helpings of heavy psych and hard glam on a recent Thursday night. The small but enthusiastic crowd gathered near the stage to consume sounds sexy, strange and oh so rock n roll. Since 2008, Slim Twig has released the EPs Vernacular Violence and Derelict Dialect, the LPs Contempt!, Sof’ Sike and A Hound…

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Menace Beach Headline Tour

Menace Beach are a psych-indie duo from Leeds, UK, led by Ryan Needham (vocals and guitar) and Liza Violet (vocals, keyboards, guitar), as well as assistance…

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SOAK - B a noBody

SOAK - B a noBody

Included on the BBC Sound of 2015 list, the XFM Great X-Pectations list and the HMV Ones to Watch 2015 list, and announced on the billing for SXSW 2015 - it looks like 2015 is set to be a big year for Bridie Monds-Watson (AKA SOAK). The talented 18 year old singer-songwriter from Derry, has been performing since the age of 14, supported by her parents, who acted as management through her fledgling career. 'B a noBody' is her first release on Rough…

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Ghostpoet New Album for 2015

Ghostpoet New Album for 2015

Ghostpoet, real name Obaro Ejimiwe, is a producer-performer from London. Skilled in lyric-crafting, he often covers subjects including the quirks and issues of city living, with new track 'Off Peak Dreams' taking much more of the latter approach. 'Off Peak Dreams' really grasps the feeling of bleakness and negativity which so many urban dwellers are currently experiencing in their daily grind.  The video was directed by Liam St Pierre, who was asked…

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Kate Boys - Remix EP

Kate Boys - Remix EP

Stokholm-based trio Kate Boy are an exciting electro-pop group set for great things in 2015. Members Kate Akhurst, Markus Dextegen and Hampus Nordgren all take part creatively in the writing, playing and producing process. Their biggest tune to date, ‘Self Control’, was released autumn last year, having been played to pumped up crowds at festivals across the globe, with its dance-fuelled tribal beat, whirling synths, and explosive chorus with…

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20 Manchester bands you need to hear now!

20 Manchester bands you need to hear now!

There have been a couple of headlines recently with big names claiming that bands are something of an endangered species in today's new music world. With this in mind, we took the modern scientific approach, picked a sample population, in this case Manchester (and surrounding area), and tested it for the presence of exciting new artists. We are very pleased to report that far from a decline in diversity, we found a subcultural eco system teeming…

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Laurel - Holy Water EP

Laurel - Holy Water EP

Up and coming London songstress Laurel released new EP Holy Water in December on Next Time Records, available to purchase here.   Laurel was first noticed when her demos surfaced online a year ago, and since then the 20 year old singer-producer has been sonically building with a great response, garnering comparisons to those in the current 'dark pop' genre such as Lana Del Rey, Lorde and Banks, whilst she draws vocal similarities to the likes of…

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Exclusive Live video of The Fall at Sub-Sonic Live

Exclusive Live video of The Fall at Sub-Sonic Live

Continuing the highly influential series of Sub-Sonic Live shows, the most recent to perform at The Garage, London, were British underground icons, The Fall, with support coming from fellow Mancunians, PINS. "The Fall, always different, always the same”. The favourite band of legendary radio DJ John Peel, and the template for a generation of artists determined not to conform to establishment. The Fall are as prolific now as they were in the late…

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Perfume Genius - London headline show

Perfume Genius - London headline show

Despite being a native of Seattle, there is something wonderfully New Romantic era London about Mike Hadreas' artist persona, AKA Perfume Genius. You only need to watch his latest video for 'Fool' (directed by Charlotte Rutherford) to see what we mean. The third Perfume Genius album, released last year, was supported by a string of acclaimed sold-out UK dates, so it's great news that Hadreas is planning to return to the UK in the Summer for a headline…

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Sleater-Kinney add dates to tour

The last quarter of 2014 saw lots of good news for fans of seminal 90s US band, Sleater-Kinney. The trio's first album in a decade (titled 'No Cities To…

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This Feeling Playlist 2

Over the last eight and a bit years, London-based THIS FEELING clubnight has forged a formidable reputation for fighting the corner for the best new guitar…

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Darlia UK Tour 2015

Consolidating twelve months of frantic live activity and single releases, British grunge-rockers Darlia recently announced mini-album Petals, due for release…

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JUCE Mini Album

JUCE Mini Album

JUCE are a storming new trio from London, consisting of Georgia, Chalin and Cherish, and are one of our hottest tipped acts for 2015. The three sultry females create fresh, groove-laden soul-pop like fellow Londoners Jungle, while elements of Haim and Kindness can also be heard.  They  recently unveiled their mini album Taste the JUCE on Island Records. Their latest video, below, is for the second track '6th Floor', and was directed by Lucy Luscombe.  …

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