The first acts for this year’s Visions Festival have been revealed. POLICA, ANDREW W.K, EAGULLS, FAT WHITE FAMILY, PERFECT PUSSY, JACCO GARDNER and more have been announced for the event which takes places across multible venues in Hackney on Saturday 2nd August.
1st tier general sale tickets at £25 are available here.
Watch the line up trailer below.
PRIMITIVE PARTS’ new video for Open Heads directed by Linsday Corstorphine features Neil Robinson ( MAZES/SLOWCOACHES) in front of a table, being handed several Wes Anderson-like objects and keeping calm under all circumstances – even deodorant attacks.
Check them out March 5th with EAGULLS at Electrowerkz and and get their Open Heads/Signals 7″ here.
Some of you will remember JOEY FOURR from his time spent fronting critically acclaimed noughties math rock band TUBELORD; who parted ways at the beginning of 2013. Regular readers of the blog will also be well versed in his comic series.
Since the breakup of the band however Joey never stopped producing and recording music, described in his press release as an ‘audio addict’, whatever that means exactly I’m unsure, what is certain however is Joey’s prolific output with 8 EP’s to his name at the time of writing, and another 2 splits with EERIE GLUE and YORCHH respectively set to be released in the near future, tireless is a label which seems fitting with regards to Joey.
We took some time out to catch up with Joseph Prendergast, the man behind the moniker, to discuss his approach to song writing, his upcoming split w/ EERIE GLUE and the enigmatically titled Crumb Cabin a self-styled independent publishing house based in Deptford.
Buy Joey Fourr’s new split EP here
TASHAKI MIYAKI’S Cool Runnings is pretty much the ideal soundtrack for lazing around in your PJs and playing Rainbow Road all day; the video is just the upscale version of this, replacing the PJs with romantic dress and the PlayStation with a couple of friendly goats.
A favorite here at SEXBEAT, Brighton’s Fear of Men have just released Outrun Me, the b-side of their ‘Luna’ 7″ flexidisc which is set to come out 7th April on Art is Hard Records.
Inspired by Kafka and his ideas surrounding isolation and loss of connection, Outrun Me tiptoes through fields rife with disconnection and dread.
Pre-order the 7″ here.
Our good friends over at Lanzarote and The Shacklewell Arms have put together a nifty playlist of all the great bands that are about to sonically assault your eardrums this weekend at Repeater Festival. You’ve gotten your tickets already, right?
Featuring White Fang, Keel Her, Fear of Men, Moon Gangs, and many more, the playlist is just a taste of every excellent offering Repeater has to throw at you this weekend.
And don’t forget: SEXBEAT DJs will be keeping your ears satisfied in between sets all day Saturday!
The New York Noisemakers, Perfect Pussy, have just posted their new album–to be released via Captured Tracks on 18th March–up on NPR’s website.
Stream the record here.
It seems that we in America have a penchant for all things sugary and sweet. Aside from our cups of soda that more resemble barrels than anything else we also like our pop music sweet and sticky, dripping with hooks. Enter power pop, the muscle-addled older brother of pop who could kick your ass but would rather go to the movies. Maybe it’s the ’70s-tinged nostalgia that comes with the first riffy hook of a really good power pop tune–a nostalgia that reminds us of the carnal excesses of the past when cigarettes didn’t quite give you cancer and nothing cost an arm and a leg–or maybe it’s an appreciation for good songwriting, but power pop has stayed firmly planted in the American mind for the past forty years. Here is the new wave of bands doing it right and bringing an American classic up to date.
This week’s topic: p-p-p-power pop, sweet as bubblegum