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Laura Welsh Playlist

Laura Welsh Playlist

Singer, writer, and producer Laura Welsh is a very modern kind of pop artist. Having scored a Top 10 hit as the co-writer and vocalist on Gorgon City’s massive summer anthem Here For You last summer, she will release her highly anticipated debut album Soft Control on March 9th on Outsiders/Polydor, which feature Break The Fall, Cold Front, Unravel, and Ghosts, plus an incredible duet with John Legend, Hardest Part. Preorder Soft Control here. Read…

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Joe Pug

Joe Pug

Chicago, IL to Austin, TX transplant Joe Pug is set to release this third LP, Windfall, on 10 March via Lightning Rod Records in the United States and Loose Music in Europe. In a statement issued via his publicist, Pug explains, "The aim on [Windfall] was very straightforward. We wanted to capture the music just the way we play it, with minimal production. It was a very back to basics approach because ultimately that's what I love about music, and…

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10 Psych Bands You Need to Hear

10 Psych Bands You Need to Hear

Pioneered by The Beatles, The Byrds and the Yardbirds, psychedelia has been hugely influential on music across the world. Over the past few years we have seen a surge in psych bands, as well as an increase in psychedelic festivals showcasing both new and old talent from across the world. There’s a strong sense of global community around psychedelic culture at this moment. The ideals and creativity of psychedelia are seen in pockets of activity in…

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Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine is the Manchester-raised, alternative pop sound of Adio Marchant. With an eclectic new-age ambient soundscape and melancholy soulful lyrics, he conjures up the romance of escapism, drawing inspiration from life's wonders and imperfections. He has built an avid following through the release of two EPs and a collection of singles, most recently with 'Deckchairs on the Moon' and 'Future (Part 1)' ft. Goldlink, and with live shows, including…

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live comes to Taiwan for 2015!

Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live comes to Taiwan for 2015!

Fred Perry's Sub-Sonic Live, and The Charlatans, are coming to Taiwan in March 2015, for the very first time! The event will feature UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans with support from Taiwanese band, 1976. The event will take place at Neo Studio in Taipei on 22nd March 2015. This will be the first time that UK Legends, The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Taiwan! The band have just released their…

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo and Osaka!

Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo…

UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans, return to Japan after five years for Fred Perry Subculture's Sub-Sonic Live event! Following the success of the September 2014 event, the next Sub-Sonic Live to take place in Japan will see The Charlatans take to the stage in Tokyo and Osaka! This will be the first time The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Japan for half a decade! The band will be joined…

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The Incredible Magpie Band Premiere!

The Incredible Magpie Band, majestic rock n’ roll Wakefield five piece, are poised to release their eponymous debut album, on 11th May. Eleven short, sharp,…

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The London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

The London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

The London Int'l Ska Festival returns to the capital this Easter weekend, on 2nd to 5th April, for a series of 21 unique events at famed and iconic London venues.  The festival, which launched in 1988, celebrates all things ska, from it's roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, through its Jamaican originators and onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, skapunk and beyond. Amongst the 50+ acts this years headliners include;  Lee Scratch Perry,…

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March of the Mods

March of the Mods

Throughout the month of March, 36 events will be held across the UK (and one in Tenerife), with over 200 bands and DJs taking part in a fundraising drive for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The event, March Of The Mods, is a grass-roots co-operative of organisers, bands, DJ’s and people who are connected by their love of the ‘board church’ that is mod culture. They organise and promote their local events individually with a collective aim to raise as much…

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High Hazels Announce Valencia & Tour Dates

High Hazels Announce Valencia & Tour Dates

Hot off the tail of appearing on the Fred Perry Subculture 'Ones to Watch 2015' list, Sheffield lads High Hazels invite you to drift off into Spanish alleyways and into a haze of nostalgia on new track ‘Valencia’, officially released 27th April on Heist or Hit Records, along with B-side accompaniments, and the announcment of UK tour dates. “Hazy afternoons spent drifting through an ancient river bed formed the inspiration behind this song,” says…

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Blur announce 'The Magic Whip'

Blur announce 'The Magic Whip'

It's been a good year for Blur fans so far. Firstly, it was discovered that the iconic South East Britpoppers did manage to be the first band to land a recording of popular music on Mars, aboard Beagle 2 (though sadly not broadcast it). Secondly, in news that will only have escaped you if you were on another planet, Blur have announced their first new album as a four-piece since 1999 (and indeed their first in any formation since 2003). So, what…

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The Donkeys

San Diego country rockers The Donkeys have announced a U.S. spring tour (with a South by Southwest Music Conference kick-off) to support their current…

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DJ Yoda Playlist

Duncan Beiny, aka DJ Yoda, is no ordinary scratch DJ. His new album, Breakfast Of Champions, is out March 9 2015 on Kartel/Believe Digital, and features…

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Baxter Dury - Other Men’s Girls

Baxter Dury - Other Men’s Girls

Following the release of his latest album back in October 2014 Baxter Dury has announced the forthcoming single, ‘Other Men’s Girls’. ‘Other Men’s Girls’ is the third single to be taken from Baxter’s album ‘It’s A Pleasure’ and comes accompanied by another Roger Sargent directed video as per it’s predecessor singles; ‘Pleasure’ and ‘Palm Trees’. Visually based on 1970’s children’s television programme Play Away which featured Brian Cant, this…

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Bob Marley & The Wailers--Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley & The Wailers--Easy Skanking in Boston ’78

Bob Marley’s 70th birthday year is 2015. Over the course of the year, his legacy will be remembered by new releases of rare and unreleased material, and deluxe editions of his most memorable work.  The first release will be available on February 17; BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – EASY SKANKING IN BOSTON ’78, features two historic live shows from Boston’s Music Hall, June 8, 1978.  This new and previously unreleased performance is from the Marley…

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Exclusive premiere of NRVS LVRS new video

Exclusive premiere of NRVS LVRS new video

NRVS LVRS are a four-piece band from San Francisco citing references that include My Bloody Valentine, Eno and The Smiths. As you might expect, with a list of influences like that, NRVS LVRS make wonderfully noise-rich shoegazey tunes for the listener's audial immersion, and we are very happy to present the premiere of the video for one of the tracks taken from their new album, 'The Golden West'. The track, 'My Star Turn' and its inspiration are described…

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20 East London bands you need to hear now!

20 East London bands you need to hear now!

Following the success of our 20 Manchester bands you need to hear now! post and all the great input from our readers surrounding it, we're looking to the capital now, to see what's on offer in the East of London.  The East of London has given birth to many icons of popular culture. From Alfred Hitchcock to Barbara Windsor, from Vera Lynn to Damon Albarn, from Tesco to Vidal Sassoon. Marc Bolan, David Bowie, David Essex, Steve Marriot, Joe Brown and…

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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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For The Record: New Street Adventure FREE In-Store gig, Nottingham

For The Record: New Street Adventure FREE In-Store gig,…

Fred Perry is sponsoring For The Record, An Installation / Exhibition of 7 inch Record Cover Art Celebrating Music, Design DIY and Independent Culture - showcasing a selection of 400 record sleeves. To mark the opening of the exhibition at Rough Trade Nottingham, there will be a special launch event in the Fred Perry Nottingham shop on Friday 13th February. New Street Adventure (Acid Jazz records) will perform an acoustic set in-store from 5-6pm,…

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Carl Barât & The Jackals debut album

Carl Barât & The Jackals debut album

Carl Barât & The Jackals are soon set to unveil debut album, Let it Reign, which promises to be one of the most exciting albums of 2015.   Released February 16th through Cooking Vinyl Records, Let it Reign was recorded in LA and London, and was produced by Joby J. Ford (The Bronx). It will be a available on CD, vinyl and digital download. Head to the band's website to preorder, or if you're in London, the band will be live and signing from…

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