VISIONS FINAL ANNOUNCE

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We are very happy to announce that SOPHIE, DIRTY BEACHES, JAAKKO EINO KALEVI, SONGHOY BLUES, ALICE BOMAN, ALVVAYS, IYES, FLAMINGODS X BONEYARDS and MOON GANGS are joining the already confirmed POLIÇA, ANDREW WK, PERFUME GENIUS, UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS, THE RANGE, THE FAT WHITE FAMILY, EAGULLS, TRUST, YOUNG FATHERS, PERFECT PUSSY, LOWER, ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER, JACCO GARDNER, ARABROT, EYEDRESS, SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE, JOSEF SALVAT, YUMI ZOUMA, KIRAN LEONARD and RAINER.

As previously mentioned, the festival will also include a Skull Paradise exhibition , Liam Sparkes Tattoo Art Show, Flashback Record Fair food from Netil Market, Breakdown Press Comic Fair and Babak Ganjei’s Road House comic book exhibition.

A limited amount of £25 general sale tickets are still available along with special Visions bundles here.

GANG – YEARGLASS

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Brighton’s, GANG have released a new video for Yearglass off their recent EP Sandscape. These guys have a dark grunge sound and with the addition of new drummer, Jimi, have really pulled it to the next level of chaos. The video is a DIY lyric video, which misspells every word, my favourite being ‘DE U DAH DER DUUUR LUUUUR’ because sometimes you just don’t know how to describe a sick guitar riff.

ALVVAYS | PERSONAL PLAYLIST

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Like an incessant but comforting hum in the background of this summer, ALVVAYS are one of those bands you could describe as ‘rising’. Almost a guaranteed pick in the ‘ones to watch’ lists from every blog or music magazine on either side of the Atlantic, the Toronto five-piece have already made quite an impact.

This week, they land on these shores to play Visions Festival (Saturday 2nd August) but before they do, they have contributed to our Personal Playlist series with a list of their own. It’s full of songs that have inspired their bittersweet pop sounds.

Buy tickets for Visions Festival here

Alvvays’ self titled debut album is out now. Buy on iTunes here.

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FLAMINGODS X BONEYARDS COLLABORATIVE LIVE SET AT VISIONS

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We’re always really excited when SEXBEAT favourites BONEYARDS come up with new stuff – an amazing DIY video featuring Gizmo here, a sweaty show in a tiny venue there, or simply put, some of the best artwork we’ve ever seen, one thing is for sure, we’re always up for a treat.

So we were obviously over the moon when they announced they’d be teaming up with one of the most original bands in the London scene, FLAMINGODS to bring you what will be one of the major highlights of this year’s VISIONS festival on August 2nd . Garage rock vs percussive psychedelia, played by two of the best live bands the scene has to offer at the moment, there’s just no going wrong with this one.

We caught up with both bands to know how they met, what we’re to expect at Visions and a whole bunch of other stuff. We’ll be front and centre for this one, a beer in one hand and a Lucky Chip Kevin Bacon burger in the other. Have a read below!

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MOODOID – LA LUNE

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Following their Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) produced debut EP which we fell in love with here at SEXBEAT, French band MOODOID‘s awaited debut album will be released via Enterprise/Sony Red on 1st September.

The band are definitely good at surrounding themselves with the best – not only is their new album produced by Nicolas Vernhes (who worked with the likes of Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors and Deerhunter) but it will also feature the beautiful Melody’s Echo Chamber.

Expect Oriental instruments mixed with analog synthesizers and electric guitars, psychedelia with a modern twist.

Stream La Lune, the opening track of the album below.

AUTOBAHN – UNHINGED

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AUTOBAHN have a new EP, simply titled 2. due out in July. The first track taken from that forthcoming effort is the pulsating, guitar screaming hum of Unhinged. It’s a feedback drenched whirlwind of intensity and you can listen to it below.

The band play live at The Victoria on 11th July.

DIVERGE PRESENTS BEWILDERBEAST + TURING (LIVE) AT THE LOCK TAVERN – 10/07/2014

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Our good pals over at Diverge are back at The Lock Tavern in three weeks time to deliver you a night that promises good vibes and tunes, all for free.

On the bill is Southeast London-based musician Gus BC a.k.a Bewilderbeast, who creates the kind of music that puts you in the mood to change your life for the better. His live performances have been highly lauded thanks to the accompaniment of some stunning visuals. Not to be missed.

Also on the bill is Falmouth’s favourite son and all-round good guy Turing, who is responsible for making arses shake on dancefloors and house parties nationwide.

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Check out music from Bewilderbeast and Turing below.

 

PARAKEET – PINK NOISE EP

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PARAKEET have returned with a brand new EP Pink Noise, which is out now via stalwart indie label Marshall Teller. The band is made up of one part Yuck (Mariko Doi) and one part The History Of Apple Pie ( James Llewelyn Thomas) and the EP is a jaunty pop follow up to their debut Shonon Hearts. Stream it in full below.