Monday, 30 September 2013

Elbow To Release New Album

Elbow have announced that their sixth album will be released on March 10th next year. The album is currently being recorded, and no details are yet known, apart from the name of some potential songs - Charge, This Blue World, My Sad Captains and New York Morning - and a working title (All At Once).

Arcade Fire Post Short Film

Arcade Fire have posted a 20-minute video directed by Roman Coppola, featuring three new songs (Here Comes The Night Time, We Exist, and Normal Person) and celebrities including James Franco and Michael Cera! Have a look:

Monday, 23 September 2013

The Killers Release New Single

The Killers have released a new single, Shot At The Night, to announce the release of their greatest hits collection, titled Direct Hits, due out on November 11th. The album will include 13 singles, along with this new one and Just Another Girl, another new song.

Keane Releasing New Single

Keane will be releasing a new single, Higher Than The Sun, to accompany their new greatest hits collection. The song will get its premiere on Radio 2 on Friday morning. The greatest hits collection will be released on November 12th, and will include another new song, Won't Be Broken, in addition to the new single.

The Wombats To Release New Single

The Wombats will be releasing a new single, Your Body Is A Weapon, on October 2nd. The single is the first taken from their third album, due out in 2014. No other details are known about it yet.

Mumm-Ra Reveal Another New Song

Mumm-Ra have uploaded another new song to their Soundcloud account, following Technicolor earlier this year (and its B-sides, Your Father's Son and Ho Hey!) - this one's called Jeremy, and click here to listen. Their long-awaited second album is still in the works.

Embrace To Announce Sixth Album?

Embrace have tweeted that they might be finally unveiling their sixth album this week. The album has been 7 years in the making, since 2006's This New Day. Not much is known, other than two titles - I Run and Self Attack Mechanism. Now we'll just have to wait and see...

The Sunshine Underground Preparing New Album

The Sunshine Underground have announced that they are working on their third album, which is currently untitled. You can pre-order the album if you pledge £8 on the band's PledgeMusic page - click here. The album will be released in early 2014, and will have more of an electronic influence than the band's 2010 album Nobody's Coming To Save You (which was an absolute epic). Track titles include It Is Only You (released as a single earlier this year), Add Up To Nothing (the B-side on said single), The Same Old Ghosts, Take Me Out Of Time (released as demos last year), Finally We Arrive, Nothing To Fear, Turn It On, Nightrider, and Here Comes The Storm.

The Hoosiers To Release New Album

The Hoosiers have announced that their new album, The News From Nowhere, will be released 3rd March 2014 (a whole six months away... but oh well!) - if you pre-order the album now, you'll get a free download of a new song, Somewhere In The Distance, which you can hear below.

Arcade Fire - Reflektor


01. Reflektor
02. We Exist
03. Flashbulb Eyes
04. Here Comes The Night Time
05. Normal Person
06. You Already Know
07. Joan Of Arc
08. Here Comes The Night Time II
09. Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)
10. It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
11. Porno
12. Afterlife
13. Supersymmetry

The album will be released on October 28th in the UK. It is a double album, split between tracks 7 and 8 - the tracks are reported to be quite long!

The artwork is a statue of Eurydice and Orpheus, who are both mentioned in tracks 9 and 10 respectively.

The first single is Reflektor, available on YouTube now.

Blog Update: Technical Difficulties

Due to technical difficulties on my end, I was unable to update the blog for the past couple of weeks (bar one day in an internet café); but it's all fixed now, normal service should be resumed - a spate of catch up posts are coming!

Monday, 9 September 2013

Hear MGMT Now

You can now hear MGMT's new album in full, if you are signed up for Rdio. Click here to hear it, along with a visual experience called the Optimizer. The album is due out a week today; 16th September.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

MGMT Release New Album Trailer

MGMT have uploaded an album trailer, featuring some songs from the new album - it is unclear which ones, apart from the single Your Life Is A Lie and another track - Introspection. It also happens to be one of the weirdest videos of all time - and we would expect nothing less from MGMT! Click here to see it. The self-titled album is due out 16th September.

Coldplay Reveal Atlas

Coldplay have revealed their new single, Atlas, from the Catching Fire soundtrack. Have a listen below.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Hear AM Now

You can now stream Arctic Monkeys' fifth album, AM, on iTunes for free. Just click this link to go to their iTunes artist page and it should come up if you are in the UK. The album is released next Monday, September 9th.