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Saint Etienne Playlist

Saint Etienne Playlist

Saint Etienne are a pioneering English indie dance/indie pop band from London, formed in 1990.  They have just released a limited edition 2,000 run photographic monograph of over 150 images of the band with full annotation, complete discography and commentary by members Sarah, Pete and Bob. Elusive friend and musician Lawrence (Felt, Denim, Go-Kart Mozart) has contributed an eloquent foreword, and conversations with each member uncover individual…

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Black Lips UK Tour

Black Lips UK Tour

Garage-punk rockers Black Lips have announced plans to get on the road once again with a UK tour, during which they will no doubt scratch their insatiable itch for rock n’ roll, good times and decadent disorder. Full dates and ticket links below. This Atlanta-based quartet have been around since 1999, having consistently taken their unique blend of southern-tinged garage-punk rock n' roll on major tours all round the world, as well as producing a…

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Jamie T - Don't You Find

Jamie T - Don't You Find

Jamie T is back. Having left the UK singer-songwriter scene after his well-received sophomore album 'Kings & Queens' in 2009, Jamie T signalled his forthcoming return to the gigging circuit via a handwritten note on his website, announcing shows in Glasgow, Liverpool & Portsmouth, and subsequently announcing a London date at Tufnell Park Dome. All these dates are now sold out.  As well as the exciting news about these live shows, Jamie T…

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Morrissey Unveils Tenth Album

Morrissey Unveils Tenth Album

Morrissey is back with this long-awaited tenth solo album; 'World Peace is None of Your Business'. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and recorded in France, this album was certainly worth the wait, with Morrissey re-emerging from his five-year break first with an autobiography, and now this seasoned album. In keeping with trademark Morrissey sounds and themes, the opening and title track is a grandiose and enlightening ballad, chiding the ruling classes,…

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Jungle Debut Album

Jungle Debut Album

London-based collective Jungle today release their debut album on 14th July 2014 on XL Recordings. The eponymously named album is one of the year’s most anticipated debut records, building on the success of their ‘Busy Earnin’’, ‘The Heat’ and ‘Platoon’ singles.  Jungle are based around a core musical duo of lifelong friends known simply as ‘J’ and ‘T’, who expand to a thrilling seven piece live, and make mesmeric, kaleidoscopic modern soul that’s…

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Harts 'Angels Walk Below' Premiere!

Harts 'Angels Walk Below' Premiere!

Melbourne-based funkateer Harts today released his third single “Angels Walk Below”, and we are excited to bring you a first-listen on Fred Perry Subculture! “Angels Walk Below” is a timeless funk/pop/rock tune that further cements Harts as the upcoming rising star that he is, and a musical force to be reckoned with. Featuring funky rhythms, catchy falsetto melodies, and that signature Harts guitar work, “Angels Walk Below” was written, performed,…

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Independent Label Market Playlist

Independent Label Market Playlist

Independent Label Market  will be returning to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 12th July, and once again the event will be supported by AIM - the Association of Independent Music. Following the huge success of the Christmas market where over 26,000 music and beer fans were in attendance, they'll be partnering up once again with London Brewers’ Market, which will include live DJs in the beer garden all day long!  The Independent Label Market are…

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Jamie xx - All Under One Roof Raving

Jamie xx - All Under One Roof Raving

Jamie xx's brand new single ‘All Under One Roof Raving’, pays homage to the long established UK/London Club scenes, as a nostalgic nod to various rave subcultures.  Talking about the track, Jamie says: “I made All Under One Roof Raving whilst on the tail end of another year on the road with The xx. I was missing life in London and trawling through any music and videos that reminded me of home. One in particular I found very inspiring, Mark Leckey's…

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Secret Affair - 35th Anniversary UK Tour

Secret Affair - 35th Anniversary UK Tour

Secret Affair announce their 35th Anniversary UK Tour celebrating the release of their 1979 silver awarded debut album, 'Glory Boys' (featuring the hit singles 'Time For Action' and 'Let Your Heart Dance'). The band will be performing the LP in its entirety at the shows along with many more crowd pleasers from the three albums that followed.  35th anniversary merchandise will also be available at the venues, including remakes of original '79 Secret…

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Fred Perry Subculture’s Pick of Summer 2014

Fred Perry Subculture’s Pick of Summer 2014

It's been a stellar year for music, and at only half way through, it's been difficult to select the cream of the crop! Here's a few of our favourites from 2014 so far, over at Fred Perry Subculture HQ - we've been lucky enough to have filmed them during live performances too! Keeping a diverse genre of indie, rock, singer-songwriter, folk, blues and soul, please enjoy our pick of 2014 so far...   Charlotte OC has been making waves of late,…

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Eugene McGuinness - Chroma

Eugene McGuinness - Chroma

The elusive Eugene McGuinness, an established classically-minded guitarist and touring guitarist for Miles Kane, is back, with fourth studio album 'Chroma'.  Many of the tracks featured on 'Chroma' were written in that weird, twilight period between Christmas and New Year last year, including new single 'Godiva', for which the Thirty Two-directed (Blur – ‘No Distance Left To Run’, LCD Soundsystem ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’), video feauring a montage…

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Braid

Braid

Formed in downstate Illinois in 1993, Braid was an early pioneer of “emotional hardcore,” a style of music indebted to various bands on Dischord Records (home to Rites of Spring, Jawbox and Fugazi). In the more than 20 years since Braid played its first show, emotional hardcore has morphed into “emo,” an all-but-meaningless catchall for mall punk, eyeliner, and anything else that the kids are into these days. No Coast, Braid’s first LP in 16 years,…

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The Moons Playlist

The Moons Playlist

The Moons are purveyors of the great British pop song. Andy Crofts’ songwriting craftsmanship deals with typical modern day life. With a mixed melting pot of melody, texture and influence, The Moons are honest songwriting personified with exquisite arrangement and glorious production which harks back to a golden era in classic songwriting. Their third album ‘Mindwaves’, is due for release 21st July on Schnitzel Records and is promised to be a rich…

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Temples, Telegram & Merryless Gig Review

Temples, Telegram & Merryless Gig Review

Last night, the latest Sub-Sonic Live gig went ahead, with a sold out venue in central London; The Garage, Islington. The night was well-received with a highly anticipated reception for all three bands Temples, Telegram and The Merrylees, and a great atmosphere with Britpop, indie, pop, Mod and Reggae hits from DJs Jonny Owen and pals Phil Jones and Vicky McClure, followed by more tunage from Horrors' member, Rhys. More photos of the night here. Opening…

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Jagwar Ma to headline Sub-Sonic Live

Jagwar Ma to headline Sub-Sonic Live

Following up June's Sub-Sonic Live featuring contemporary psychedelia heroes, Temples, Fred Perry Subculture are pleased to announce more live new music with Jagwar Ma confirmed as headliner for September's Sub-Sonic Live on Wednesday 24th September, 2014, The Garage, London. Tickets available now! Formed in Sydney Australia Jagwar Ma will bring their own brand of psychedelic pop, fusing electronica, classic American pop harmony, vintage drum machines and…

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COVES - Wake Up

COVES - Wake Up

The last 18 months have seen UK psychedelic-pop outfit Coves win firm support from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Nick Grimshaw, 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Don Letts and Radcliffe and Maconie and XFM’s John Kennedy, to name but a few. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s haunting classic ‘Wicked Game’ peaked at No. 1 on the Hype Machine last year and has since been used to advertise ‘The White Queen’ drama series across BBC’s…

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Renegades of Rhythmn Tour

DJ Shadow and fellow turntablist Cut Chemist will celebrate the legacy of hip-hop icon Afrika Bambaataa on their Renegades of Rhythm tour this fall. Using…

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A Subculture guide to Glastonbury 2014

A Subculture guide to Glastonbury 2014

Arguably still the king of outdoor festivals, the Glastonbury Festival weekend is approaching fast. With that in mind we take a look at the ever expanding list of stages and line ups, with the aim of giving subculture readers some pointers on what is going on where and when.   Friday 27th June John Robb - The Crows Nest 14:15 Kick off the weekend with a subcultural education from John Robb, founder of The Membranes and Goldblade and author of…

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Joan As Police Woman's Summer mixtape

Joan As Police Woman's Summer mixtape

To mark the release of new single 'Witness' the amazing Joan Wasser, AKA Joan As Police Woman, has put together this perfect Summer soundtrack for us in the form of this Spotify Playlist. Ranging from Bill Withers through Son Lux to The Velvet Underground, you'll be hard pressed to find a better ten tracks of sunshine and soul. Take a listen, and read about Joan's choices below.  Joan As Police Woman's Summer Top Ten  1. 1 Thing - Amerie My…

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Klaxons - New album and tour dates

Klaxons - New album and tour dates

It's hard to believe that it's seven years since Klaxons released their Mercury and NME award winning debut album "Myths Of The Near Future" (2007). Lauded by many as the eptiome of the decade's flourishing new music renaissance, the band are often credited with coining the buzz term of the era, New Rave. As band member Jamie Reynolds stated in 2007 in an interview with The Guardian "We fled the nest! I don't regret coining that term, though - it's…

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