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Marvin Gaye 7 LP vinyl box

Marvin Gaye 7 LP vinyl box

'The Prince of Motown' Marvin Gaye, is one of the most iconic singers of his generation, who throughout his life delivered a huge contribution to soul music and helped shape the Motown sound of the time.  Universal Music Enterprises and Motown Records celebrate that legacy with a reissue roll-out over the next three months leading up to his birthday and beyond: two classic albums, a new digital single, a 7” vinyl single and a comprehensive, seven-LP…

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PINS - Young Girls

PINS - Young Girls

PINS are Faith Vern (vocals/guitar), Anna Donigan (bass), Lois Macdonald (guitar) and Sophie Galpin (drums). Accumulating high praise and a growing fanbase for their debut album Girls Like Us, along with packed out headline shows and tour dates supporting the likes of Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint, The Growlers and The Fall, tight-knit girl gang PINS have had quite a two years.  PINS have just unveiled a new video for current single ‘Young…

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Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist

Dave Rowntree Selects - Dot to Dot Spotify Playlist

We are very proud to bring you another pick 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 stage.…

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The Fall - Sub-Lingual Tablet

The Fall - Sub-Lingual Tablet

Set for release on Cherry Red Records 11th May, Sub-Lingual Tablet is The Fall’s 31st studio album and the band will be embarking on a UK tour to support the record. The dates and venues are listed below… Featuring all the trademarks of a great Fall record, Sub-Lingual Tablet comprises 11 tracks and is being released on CD and limited edition vinyl. The vinyl features different mixes.  The Fall is noted for its prolific output: in addition to the…

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Laura Doggett's 'Tour Bus Summer 15' Playlist

Laura Doggett's 'Tour Bus Summer 15' Playlist

It's a busy year for Laura Doggett. Laura recently supported Years & Years at their two shows at London’s Heaven, and has several Summer festivals on her schedule including The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festival. She also has a gig in London at XOYO, with support from Martin Luke Brown, and her Into The Glass EP is out on 10th May. No wonder Laura spends so much time listening to music on the tour bus! Check out her 'Tour Bus Summer 15' playlist…

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PVRIS - Live In Store - Fred Perry Boston

PVRIS - Live In Store - Fred Perry Boston

Fred Perry presents an special acoustic in-store gig with US rockers PVRIS in the Boston USA Fred Perry store next week  The Boston natives are fronted by the alluring Lyndsey Gunnulfsen and were formed in 2012. To date, the band have released a self-titled EP, an acoustic EP, and more recently, their debut album White Noise came out late last year and earned them high profile fans including Paramore's Hayley Williams and Chloe Grace Moretz. The…

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The Strypes 'Flat Out' UK Tour

The Strypes 'Flat Out' UK Tour

Irish rockers The Strypes have announced details of a brand new ‘Flat Out’ UK tour, which heralds the bands return to live touring.  Featuring three fresh tracks – ‘Scumbag City’, ‘Eighty-four’ and cover of the MC5’s classic ‘Kick Out The Jams’ – their 'Flat Out' EP sees the young Irish fourpiece take an ever confident step forward from their acclaimed debut album ‘Snapshot’, released back in 2013.  The last 2 years have seen Josh, Ross, Evan and…

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Introducing - The Scarletts

Introducing - The Scarletts

Making a definite blip on our radar, a new band with an impressive new track that should prick the ears of fans, of Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets and the like, blending just the right amounts of modernism and rock. The Scarletts are a 4-piece alternative-rock band from Southend, comprising of Ryan Turner (vocals, guitar), Liam Dunne (guitar, vocals), Bill Phelps (bass) and Harry Clarke (drums). They've played in venues all across the south,…

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20 Bristol Bands You Need To Hear Now!

20 Bristol Bands You Need To Hear Now!

Enveloped in the hills of South West England and grounded in roots from centuries past, Bristol holds an enormous wealth of creative talent. From bars on boats to art galleries in former toilets, the thriving independent spirit of Bristol is the perfect place to discover new musical talent. Here are our top picks from Bristol’s music scene.   Ema SierraEma Sierra is a writer and musician based in Bristol. A teller of intimate stories, Ema’s atmospheric…

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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, 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…

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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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