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Real Lies - World Peace

Real Lies - World Peace

North London trio Real Lies have unveiled their Joe Alexander-directed video to their new single ‘World Peace’.     'World Peace' is officially released 5th January on 12” and download via Marathon Artists. It follows the success of recent AA-sided single North Circular / Dab Housingwhich established Real Lies as one of the UK’s most exciting new bands.  Dripping in nostalgia, Real Lies – Tom Watson, Kev Kharas and Tom King, perfect the blue collar…

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The Strokes Headline Primavera Sound

The Strokes Headline Primavera Sound

Legendary indie-rockers The Strokes are the first band to be confirmed for Primavera Sound 2015. The band, to date have released a total of five albums, and are one of the most influential indie rock groups in the past twenty years. The band's last release was fifth studio album 'Comedown Machine' in March 2013, which was put out with a media blackout: no promotion, no interviews and no tours. Formed by Julian Casablancas, Albert Hammond Jr.,…

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Pulled Apart By Horses - Merry Christmas Everyone

Pulled Apart By Horses - Merry Christmas Everyone

Does your granny always tell you that the old ones are the best? We're very pro-Slade here at Fred Perry Subculture. Besides their festive banger, Slade are one of the best recorded examples of what was happening within subcultures in the UK's Midlands in the late 60s and early 70s, with the band adopting a suedehead look before developing their familiar sideburns and fringes. Noel Gallagher famously stated that Slade's 'How Does It Feel' is "one…

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Bosco Rogers - debut 'Googoo EP'

Bosco Rogers - debut 'Googoo EP'

Describing themselves as flower punk ruffians, Bosco Rogers are Barthélémy Corbelet and Delphinius Vargas. Their debut 'Googoo EP' is out now and the first track to be made public is the instantly catchy 'The Middle' which, with its casual mixture of Psych, 60s anglo-french pop vibes and proto-punk muscle, is sure to strike a chord with readers here. Check out the flower powered video below, being sure to watch to the end for some delightfully fuzzy…

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Saint Agnes Video Premiere!

Saint Agnes Video Premiere!

Featured in our Ones to Watch 2015 blog, London based psych-blues quartet Saint Agnes are back with a brand new video for ‘A Beautiful Day For Murder’, the exclusive premiere for which is below. Heavy blues meets scuzzy rock n roll with beautiful vocal harmonies, released by Energy Snake Records (ex Vuvuvultures). As well as the video premiere, members Jon and Kitty answered a few questions below: How did you meet and decide to make music together? Jon:…

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John Carpenter's Lost Themes

John Carpenter's Lost Themes

News of what promises to be a unique release for early 2015. Film director, John Carpenter, creator of such modern classics of popular cinema as Halloween (and its sequels), The Fog, They Live and Escape From New York, is to release an album of original compositions via acclaimed independent label Sacred Bones (release date 3rd February 2015). The first track to emerge from the album is the excellent 'Vortex' which you can listen to below, or via…

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Introducing - Deafkid

Introducing - Deafkid

Before forming their experimental electronic outfit, Deafkid, Christopher Lockington and Florian Sauvaire worked with experimental hip hop artist, Ghostpoet, on his Mercury Prize nominated album 'Peanut Butter Blues And Melancholy Jam', and were also the live band for subsequent Ghostpoet tours from 2009-2012. The latest release from the duo is the 'Dialects EP' with its lead track 'Rosary'. Watch the video for the ghostly romantic track below. A…

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Charlatans 2015 Tour & Album

Charlatans 2015 Tour & Album

The Charlatans are back with a new album on the horizon.   Their 12th studio album Modern Nature is set for release on January 26, and follows on from a well-received ltd edition 7" Talking in Tones through The Quietus Phonographic Company, which also went straight on the 6Music A playlist and sold out within hours. The band also recently unveiled another track from forthcoming Modern Nature - 'So Oh', a feel-good, dream-like summery track featuring…

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Nina - My Mistake Premiere

Nina - My Mistake Premiere

Meet Berlin-born NINA. She has just finished her tour with Erasure which was extremely well received in the US, and has now unveiled the video for 'My Mistake', exclusively premiered on Fred Perry Subculture. 'My Mistake' is a synthtastic electro-pop tune, invoking memories of the cult film Drive, and reminding us of Ellie Goulding, Little Boots and Indiana. The track grabs you with its heavy and dark pulsating rhythm which builds up to an euphoric…

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Sonia Stein - Symbol EP

Sonia Stein - Symbol EP

Though having spent the last year and a half residing in Shoreditch, where she has been recording slick, stylish, bass driven pop music, Sonia Stein was born in Berlin, before growing up in Warsaw, New York and Boston. The first results of her work can be heard on her very atmospheric debut EP 'Symbol' (out now) which has won notable early support from Lauren Laverne among others. Watch the video for lead track 'Waiting' below: Both the EP and…

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Findlay December Shows

Findlay December Shows

Mancunian songstress Findlay is back. Making blues-driven pure rock n roll, Findlay is one of the most exciting new music makers around... Using two mics to deliver contrasting vocal styles during live performances, Findlay is raw energy, passion and filthy rock n roll. Having previously toured with Jake Bugg and Miles Kane, performed at Nick Cave's afterparty, and played a string of festivals including Kendal Calling and Glastonbury, Natalie Findlay…

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Synkro - Transient EP

Synkro - Transient EP

'Transient' is the latest release from rising electronic musician, Synkro, AKA Joe McBride. Sounding something like Northern England's own home grown Flying Lotus, Synkro's latest EP was inspired by moving home from Manchester to his childhood origins in Derbyshire. Joe explains; "I wrote the EP in between moving house, I started the tracks in my old flat & finished them in my new houses. After living & spending a lot of time in Manchester,…

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Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter

Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter

If the idea of festive pop tunes fills you with dread, or makes you shiver with uncool, then fear not. 'Saint Etienne Presents: Songs For A London Winter' is as the title suggests, a pleasantly surprising repackaging of seasonal songs, with Bob Stanley, Pete Wiggs and Sarah Cracknell doing the wrapping, and with, as the sleevenotes state, a sack full of help from Martin Green. All knitted jumper kitsch aside, the compilation is made of entirely…

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Love Buzzard Debut EP Premiere

Some amazing new music here, from rising UK band Love Buzzard.  Having already made a strong impression in the underground live scene in the past year,…

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Pallbearer

Little Rock, Arkansas-based doom metal outfit Pallbearer is having a banner year. The band’s sophomore release, Foundations of Burden, is topping “best…

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10 Reissues & Rereleases You’ll Want To Own

10 Reissues & Rereleases You’ll Want To Own

With the internet currently clogged with ascending end of year lists of 2014 releases, we decided to take a different approach and make a list of some of the rereleased music that had caught our attention this year, in no particular order. Click on the title of each release to find out more about where to get it. Obviously it's near impossible to make a list like this comprehensive and exhaustive, but let us know if you think there's a crucial rerelease…

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Lazytalk Video Premiere

Lazytalk Video Premiere

LazyTalk, from London Town, are here to tell you stories about love, life and the messed up world in which we live. Fusing Indie, Reggae, Ska and Punk, they make music that comes from the heart and lace it up with ‘rootsy’ beats that make you wanna dance. Influences from seminal bands like The Streets and The Specials, and underground sounds across jungle and dancehall. Self-declaired Future Fusionists, Lazytalk are a first favourite of Fred Perry…

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Kiesza Debut Album

Kiesza Debut Album

Kiesza’s debut album Sound Of A Woman is the sound of New York dance clubs of the ‘90s; house-pop at its finest. Drenched in heartfelt emotion, Kiesza's spine-tingling vocals and killer dance moves add to the '90s house-sound of the dance floor, the rebirth of which is currently hitting UK club culture with acts such as Gorgon City and Javeon. Kiesza herself, as well as an exceptional singer and astounding dancer, is a multi-faceted musician, and…

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Centrefolds '15 Minutes Of Fame'

Centrefolds '15 Minutes Of Fame'

Centrefolds have dedicated their latest single to their original bassist, Alex McClean, who sadly lost his battle against cancer in November. '15 Minutes Of Fame' was produced by John Walker (The Heavy and You Me At Six) at Moles Studio in Bath. It appears on the forthcoming Circus City Records compilation 'Brand New Faces' – out January 12th 2015. Watch the video below. All proceeds from the track will go to The Brain Tumour Charity, who also…

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The Fall & Pins Gig Review

The Fall & Pins Gig Review

On 27th November, Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live hosted one of the best gigs so far, with seminal post-punk band The Fall and all-girl four piece fellow Manchester band PINS taking to the stage.  The Fall, fronted by iconic lyricist Mark E. Smith, signed to Cherry Red Records, are a prolific group, and released their 30th album Re-Mit last year. Against the backdrop 'Dedication Not Medication', The Fall opened with 'Amorator!' from The Remainderer…

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