Video: Drew Lustman - Watch A Man Die

Mar 19, 2015

取自FaltyDL以本名Drew Lustman即將發表於Planet Mu廠牌的專輯The Crystal Cowboy內開頭曲Watch A Man Die,PV由先前合作過的Chris Shen包辦,影像取材自香港街景所推出的一支2分鐘序曲預覽。

The album opens with ‘Watch A Man Die’ which relives memories of mid-nineties drum & bass, weaving delicate melodies and smooth strings into brisk latticed drums.

Drew Lustman - The Crystal Cowboy out April 20th on Planet-Mu

Official Video: Sherwood & Pinch - Gimme Some More (Tight Like That)

Sherwood & Pinch取自上月發行的專輯Late Night Endless內的首支單曲Gimme Some More (Tight Like That)結合了影像於今日發佈。

Sherwood & Pinch's collaborative album Late Night Endless, released last month, is the mouthwatering result of two storied producers coming together musically after a chance meeting at Fabric all the way back in 2011. Their dubbed-out, garage-adjacent track "Gimme Some More (Tight Light That)" is dark, sure, maybe with an element of creepiness to it, but the video they've put together is on a whole different level.

The video seemingly follows the perspective of a stalky individual following people around London all night and well into the daylight. On the occasion that someone turns around, the video cuts and we're on to the next one. The vid might be a commentary on the UK's surveillance state, but it also might just be the home movies of a creeper. You decide!

Directed & produced by Leo Marks
Director Of Photography Jaroslav Moravec for On-U Sound/Tectonic RecordingsSound/Tectonic Recordings
Filmed in London 2015
From the album Late Night Endless
iTunes -

Out Now: Creato Kano - Skyway Motel | Happy Skull

Mar 16, 2015

今日發行: Creato Kano - Skyway Motel | Happy Skull

‘Skyway Motel’ is out now on Happy Skull, buy it here.


Mar 13, 2015

被Hedi Slimane列為新繆思的加州雙胞胎兄弟檔所組成的前衛龐克樂隊The Garden,在他們即將前往英國與Warpainp共同巡演迴前,透過i-D專訪並帶來一支長約一分鍾出頭的精幹新作“I Want That Nose I Saw On TV”。

The Garden - I Want That Nose I Saw On TV

Calfornian Twins Fletcher and Wyatt Shears will support Warpaint on all Their  european dates as well as headline shows in Leeds, Birmingham & London

Established in in 2011 by twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears AKA The Garden, consistently defy categorisation and continues to break ground in their self-inflicted ‘Vada Vada’ genre. Their live shows are experiential, as powerful and philosophically confounding as they are glib and tricksy. There never is any time for explanations, only a sense of urgency and a rapid spiral into their parallel world. To be seduced and ensnared by mirror-image raconteurs, operating an addictive carnival ride of sound and movement that stops as abruptly as it starts, is a close approximation of The Garden experience.

Live Dates 

Thursday March 19th - London, The 100 Club HEADLINE SHOW 
Friday March 20th – Birmingham, The Institute w/ WARPAINT 
Friday March 20th - Birmingham, Studio Space *AFTER SHOW* 
Sunday March 22nd – Manchester, The Albert Hall w/ WARPAINT 
Monday March 23rd - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club 
Tuesday March 24th – Glasgow, ABC w/ WARPAINT 
Wednesday March 25th – Gateshead, The Sage w/WARPAINT 
Thursday March 26th – London, Hammersmith Apollo w/WARPAINT

Stream: Evvol - No Love

"arty electronica with an 80s feel...witch house reconfigured" - THE GUARDIAN 
"a pretty classicist piece of songwriting" - DUMMY MAG

如果你在先前有認識過一組叫做Kool Thing的團,那麼便不會對於這組立基於柏林發展而主要成員分別來自愛爾蘭的Julie Chance(主唱)與澳大利亞的Jon Dark(吉他手)所組成的Evvol感到陌生,總之她們換了個新名字另起爐灶然後將在今年5月18號推出一張新專輯“Eternalism”,光看她倆的造型其實還蠻神似2:54那對姐妺花,取自即將發行專輯內的新單曲No Love已先於昨日曝光,對於持續在追尋The xx那ㄧ路線的樂迷們Evvol會是可多多留意的目標。

Evvol - No Love (Taken From The New Album 'ETERNALISM' Out May 18th on MAD DOGS & LOVE Records)

Next stages in a band's life are meant to feel like new chapters, but Evvol have pretty much opened a new book. Previously named Kool Thing, Berlin-based, Paris-born, and made up of Irishwoman Julie Chance, Australian Jon Dark, and their French touring live drummer Valentin Plessy, has reconvened. And a new vitality is sparking.

Evvol's music is always about certain dualities; light and dark, immersion and surrender, containment and escape. 'No Love' continues to push forward that vision, tinged with moments of introspection and total release. A new found positive energy radiates from the sounds on this record, with every crack between the synths, drums, vocals and guitar revealing complexities in its minimalism.

Listen: Pop Music take from Sonnymoon's forthcoming album The Courage Of Present Times

成軍於波士頓現佇立於紐約發展的兩人組合Sonnymoon,其女成員Anna Wise有特殊迷人的嗓音是賣點外,較為人熟知的是曾獻聲與美國加州知名說唱歌手Kendrick Lamar 2012年受到葛萊美獎入圍的專輯”good kid m.A.A.d city“中的Real一曲,有了上次絕佳的合作關係後Anna Wise將會再次出現在Kendrick Lamar即將發表於今年的新專輯之中,不過在此之前Anna Wise的本業組合Sonnymoon將率先於本月23號帶來一張屬於他們自己的新專輯”The Courage Of Present Times“,風格裡相當有紐約團前衛的調性並且結合了電子,爵士,R&B以及西岸West Coast的Abstract Hip Hop等元素於一身。下方可完整試聽來自月初先行發表取自新專輯內一首名為Pop Muisc的單曲。

Sonnymoon - Pop Music

“Sonnymoon, a duo from Boston, have an intuitive knack for merging a strong melody with loose grooves and sleek textures.” Pitchfork

“At various points it will seem as though you are listening to electronica, at other times R&B, jazz, avant-garde, even pop. Some of the songs will sound like all of the above, at once, while others will make you wonder whether you are listening to a brand new, as yet unnamed genre… Their SoundCloud says they come from Earth, but they are out of this world.” The Guardian

As vocalists go, few have the distinct style and panache of Anna Wise. A classic voice, soothing yet bold, a hybrid of vintage soulful groove and 2015 feminist chic. That must have been the thinking behind Kendrick Lamar’s recent decision to invite Anna to contribute on ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ – she lent vocals to four tracks on the double-album as well as being hugely involved in the overall creative/writing process.

Sonnymoon are, of course, much more than Anna’s voice: in Dane Orr they have a producer capable of forming something ornate and beautiful out of the simplest of beats. To listen to ‘The Courage Of Present Times’ is to glide through eeriness, Flying Lotus channelling D’Angelo while Regina Spektor watches awkwardly from the corner. The Boston duo met at The Berklee College Of Music some years ago, their classical training always apparent, but the looseness and creatively free nature of the current L.A scene will always be as key to their music as their formative years. 

Haunting soundscapes, dreamlike ethereal noise, all kept in tow by a keen pop sensibility – The Courage Of Present Times is the work of a duo who have found their voice, their swagger enhanced by recent time in New York and their creative flow at full force. They have also shared stages with, among others: The Roots, Shabazz Palaces, and Flying Lotus

Album: The Courage Of Present Times
Released 23rd March 2015 on GLOW365

1. Blue
2. SNS
3. Grains of Friends
4. For Right Now
5. Pop Music
6. Sex For Clicks
7. Trust Fall
8. The Only Face
9. Transparent Times

Amsterdam Dance Events heads to SXSW for two showcases

OK,如果你(妳)正好也準備要出席今年德州的SXSW音樂盛會,這邊剛好有荷蘭電子音樂活動單位Amsterdam Dance Event(ADE)前往今年SXSW宣傳今年將慶祝20週年所策劃的兩場暖身活動,分別會是在下週3/17以及3/19這兩天,詳細活動說明請參照下方:

Amsterdam Dance Events heads to SXSW for two showcases
Rwina Records' talents and former TrouwAmsterdam residents to perform in Austin

ADE is once again bringing stand-out electronic talent from The Netherlands to one of the busiest and largest showcase events in the world. Kicking off the music week on Tuesday March 17 will be Rwina Records with Dutch talents Akka, Jameszoo and Torus amongst US renowned artists EPROM and Rabit. On Thursday March 19 ADE presents: Amsterdam's Finest with former TrouwAmsterdam residents Elias Mazian, Cinnaman, Awanto3 and Job Jobse.

Tuesday March 17, 8pm-2am, Barcelona

ADE presents: Rwina Records 

Akka / EPROM / Jameszoo / Rabit / Torus

Thursday March 19, 8pm-2am, Highland 

ADE presents: Amsterdam's Finest 
Awanto3 / Cinnaman / Elias Mazian / Job Jobse

Both event can be attend with Music | Music Festival | Platinum | SXSW badges. Separate tickets will be available at the door.

About ADE
Founded in 1996, the ADE has grown into a globally renowned platform for the international dance and electronic music scene. The international event will be marking its 20th anniversary this year with a series of special events, and organisers are expecting 365,000 national and international visitors to the birthday edition.

ADE Festival is the perfect place to spot the latest musical trends and emerging talents, as well as hear the most recent work of both electronic music pioneers and current superstar acts. In addition to the extensive festival line-up, ADE Playground offers music enthusiasts a large and varied daytime program including exhibitions, in store promotions, pop-up stores and film screenings, in locations all over the city center.

The business arm of the event (ADE Conference) is recognized as the most important of its kind, presenting a broad range of conferences and networking opportunities that focus on music and technology, VJs & visuals, sustainability, harder dance styles, new talent and the education of students.

The Amsterdam Dance Event takes place October 14-18, 2015. For more information visit

Listen: Rosie Lowe's latest single Who's That Girl has been remixed by FaltyDL.

來自英格蘭德文郡的Rosie Lowe在上月推出的一首新曲Who's That Girl加入了紐約低音舞曲製作FaltyDL的巧手將原本流行史詩般的作品改製成適合舞池化播放,並可於下方完整試聽。另外Rosie Lowe將計畫在今年透過Paul Epworth的Wolf Tone廠牌發行她的首專輯。 

Rosie Lowe - Who's That Girl (FaltyDL Remix)

NUBIYAN TWIST's Debut album launch 14th March @ Brixton Jamm ft. Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) // My Panda Shall Fly... and more

Mar 11, 2015

成軍於Leed現常駐於London發展的12人大樂隊Nubiyan Twist曲風融合soul, jazz, dub, hip hop與afrobeat等多種風格於一身,即將於本月底30號透過倫敦廠牌Wormfood Records發表首張同名專輯“Nubiyan Twist”,並會在本週六於布萊頓非常知名的表演場地Brixton Jamm舉辦專輯發表前的暖身演唱會。 相關訊息如下:

Debut album launch Saturday 14th March 
Also featuring Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) / My Panda Shall Fly / Retrospective For Love / Sketch / Jazz Re: Freshed // James Massiah // Volta 45 // Handson Family //Submit // Live Art 
Brixton Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH / 10pm – 5am / Tickets £8/10/12

Nubiyan Twist fuse infectiously danceable, groove-driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz-inspired improvisation. Punchy arrangements, a giant horn section, upbeat Brazilian raps, turntablism, futuristic textures and dub effects combine with the sultry, soulful delivery of lead singer Nubiya Brandon. Encouraging artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles, notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla, Herbie Hancock and Nat King Cole.

Grown in the fertile Leeds music scene while studying at Leeds College Of Music, Nubiyan Twist are now mostly resident in London, with a hardcore faction based at Henwood Studios, the custom studio they built in Oxfordshire out of hay bales and cement as Nubiyan HQ.

Having won acclaim for their electric live performances, over the band’s 3 year lifespan they’ve collaborated with Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra), played alongside De La Soul, Bonobo, Quantic, MF Doom, Robert Glasper Experiment, Gentlemen’s Dub Club, Groundation, Ebo Taylor and DJ Yoda, and can count BBC 6 Music’s Huey Morgan as a fan.

You can see Nubiyan Twist perform live at the following venues:

7th LEEDS The Wardrobe
14th LONDON Brixton Jamm (Album launch)
26th MANCHESTER Band On The Wall
27th LIVERPOOL Threshold Festival

Stream: Bottom Out take from Tessela's forthcoming EP on R&S

英國舞曲製作人Tessela經由R&S廠牌所發表的第三張EP“Bottom Out”即將於3月23號面世,Title曲Bottom Out現已完整開放試聽如下。

Digital released 23rd March
Vinyl available from late March at R&S and all other shops soon after
pre-order here -

Outlook Festival Croatia Announces Second Wave of Artists for 2015

作為全球最大的Bass Music盛會Outlook Festival 2005年祭出第二波受邀名單如下:
The Madlib Carnival with Madlib, Pete Rock, J Rocc and Moodyman; Dusky, Shy FX, Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz and Tenor Fly, George Fitzgerald, Loefah, BADBADNOTGOOD, Kate Tempest, Yung Lean, Araabmuzik, Toddla T, Norman Jay, Maribou State, Soulection, Youngsta, Hatcha, Yung Lean and many more. Go to www:// for more information.


Outlook Festival – Opening Concert

Wednesday 2nd September 2015 

@ Pula Arena, Scalierova ulica 30, 52100, Pula, Croatia

Jurassic 5, Roni Size Reprazent Live, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Trojan Sound System and one 
more very special guest to be announced

Akkord will release an 8-track CD that includes their 2014 EP and featuring Regis and Fis remixes

Mar 10, 2015

曼徹斯特Bass-driven Techno組合Akkord(Synkro+Indigo)計畫在這個月的23號將去年所發行過的HTH020與HTH030兩張EP(當時只有發行12"& digital兩種形式)集結成一起發行CD版本為HTH035,另外在CD裡會多收錄兩首分別由伯明翰Techno廠牌共同主理人Regis與帶有實驗色彩抽象舞曲製作Fis所進行的長篇混音,使用上的作品則是建立於“Gravure"與"Continuum"這兩支單曲。


Deluxe version of Jungle’s debut album including two fresh new remixes from Special Request and Zomby.

Mar 9, 2015

倫敦Neo-Soul組合Jungle在今日透過XL廠牌發行了一套特別版的同名專輯“Jungle”,內裏加收了兩首分別由Paul Woolford化身的Special Request與Zomby兩人打造的Breakbeat/Jungle版本。

The remixes mark the release of a Deluxe Edition of Jungle’s acclaimed debut album, which is available to buy HERE and features both remixes in addition to a host of additional material.

Busy Earnin' (Special Request VIP)

The Heat (Zomby '92 Remix)

6/2 Bournemouth O2 Academy
6/3 London Brixton Academy
For all Jungle live shows, head HERE

Preview: Prince Far I - Nuclear Weapon take from Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979 - 1984

Mar 7, 2015

才剛與Pinch(Tectonic)聯手交出一張專輯“Late Night Endless”,不到個把月UK Dub王牌製作Adrian Sherwood(On-U Sound)又將於下個月6號發表一張集結了從1979年到1984年這段時期出自他手上製作的單曲以及加收從未成發行曲的選輯“Sherwood At The Controls Volume 1: 1979 - 1984”,曲風類型同時橫跨Post-Punk/Avant-Funk/Heavy Reggae,而在下方可以先行完整試聽一曲牙買加Dub/Reggae傳奇人物Prince Far I在當時交由Adrian Sherwood製作但重未發行過的Nuclear Weapon。

Out on Friday 6 April. Preorder link:

1. Hungry, So Angry - Medium Medium
2. Let It Take You There - Maximum Joy
3. Some Day My Caliph Will Come - Nadjma
4. Learning to Cope With Cowardice (Flexi Verion) - Mark Stewart + the Maffia
5. Middle Mass - The Fall
6. Strange Clues - Gardening By Moonlight
7. Mistah Linn He Dead - Shriekback
8. Running (Feeling Wild) (Feat. Congo Ashanti Roy) - Voice of Authority
9. Man Next Door - The Slits
10. Third Gear Kills - Annie Anxiety (aka Little Annie)
11. Nuclear Weapon - Prince Far I
12. Reaching the Bad Man - Singers and Players
13. In a Trap - African Head Charge
14. Private Armies Dub - Vivien Goldman

Premier: Maribou State - Rituals (MS Edit)

Mar 6, 2015

來自倫敦的電子音樂雙人組合Maribou State在被簽入Ninja Tune旗下的Counter Records之後,確定將於6月2號發表他們的首張官方錄音室專輯Portraits,首支取自專輯內的主打單曲Rituals在上月先行曝光後,由Maribou State所自行Rework過後的加強版本“Rituals (MS Edit)”也釋出可供試聽,原曲與Rework版本也隨後將發行於本月23號。他們即將在3月26號於倫敦Hackney的Oslo所舉辦的首場Live演出目前也已宣告Sold Out,之後於4月份將會踏上美國進行DJ形式的演出。

Rituals 12" single, released 23rd March 2015

Buy the 'Rituals' 12":


Tour Dates:
06/03 Where The Wild Things Are Festival, Netherlands
07/03 O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
20/03 The Arches, Glasgow, UK
26/03 Oslo Hackney, London, UK (Live Debut) // SOLD OUT
04/04 Nation, Liverpool, UK
09/04 Snowbombing, Austria
16/04 Verboten (Cabaret Bar), Brooklyn, NY
17/04 U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
18/04 Studio Bar, Toronto, ON
22/04 1Up on Colfax, Denver, CO
23/04 Mighty, San Francisco, CA
24/04 Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
25/04 Electric Owl, Vancouver, BC

Take 1 Sec for FABRICLIVE 80: Mumdance | Fabric

Featured track:
Novelist x Mumdance - 1 Sec (FABRICLIVE VIP) 

Instrumental Grime/Drone製作Mumdance參與的Fabriclive 80將發表於3月16日,作為發行前的宣傳段片也已經上線,配樂部分使用上的便是Mumdance與Novelist兩人再度合作於年初透過XL廠牌發表的1 Sec,不過這是專為Fabric所另製的專屬版本,除了只能在4月10號的Fabric的這張選輯發表派對活動中才能完整聽見外,那不然就等3月16日帶張Fabriclvie回去。

FABRICLIVE 80: Mumdance
Order your copy from fabric or iTunes/Amazon

Full tracklisting:
01 Shapednoise - Travels In The Universe Of The Soul [unreleased] 
02 @c - Ninety-Nine (Remix for Mumdance) [unreleased] 
03 Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Untitled [unreleased]  
04 Fis - Branch Light [unreleased]  
05 Sculpture - Fabrication II [unreleased] 
06 Sweet Exorcist - Testsix (Toneappella) [Warp]
07 Mite - Cemetery Seance [Embassy]
08 Logos - Glass [Different Circles]
09 Pinch - Water Bomb [Tectonic]
10 Untold - Doff (VIP) [unreleased] 
11 Acre - No Signal [unreleased] 
12 Mumdance & Logos - Hall Of Mirrors [Tectonic] 
13 Mumdance & Logos - In Reverse PIV [Keysound]
14 Mumdance & Logos - Cold [Tectonic] 
15 Helm - Outerzone [unreleased] 
16 Wanda Group - Piano In The Corner Of The Room [unreleased]
17 Strict Face - Rushed [unreleased] 
18 Mumdance, Logos & Rabit - Inside The Catacomb [Different Circles]
19 Inkke - Choong (Devil Mix) [unreleased] 
20 Novelist x Mumdance - 1 Sec (FABRICLIVE VIP) [XL]
21 Mumdance feat. Riko Dan - Take Time VIP [Rinse] 
22 Eastwood & Oddz - Coalition [A.R.M.Y Bullet]
23 Jon E Cash - Kamikaze [Black Ops]
24 Bass Selective - Blow Out Part II [SOUR]
25 Fat Controller - In Complete Darkness [Uphoria]
26 Jimmy J & Cru-l-t - Six Days [Remix Records]
27 Ramos & Supreme - The Journey Part 1 [Hectic]

Livity Sound's Label showcase mix via Dummy

Mar 5, 2015

Livity Sound(Peverelist, Kowton & Asusu)新釋出的一段屬於廠牌自己的Mix set已作為Peverelist & Kowton即將發表於3月16日的Singal 3 / Low Strobe 12"的暖身,雖然並未同步釋出歌單,但相信應該不乏一些即將陸續在今年發表於Livity Sound的作品在其中,當然先前的一些經典單曲也是一併收錄在這mix內。


Stream Pearson Sound's debut album in full via NPR Music

Pearson Sound(倫敦低音舞曲廠牌Hessle Audio聯合創辦人之一)替即將發行於下週一的首張同名專輯的宣傳上了今早Benji B的BBC Radio 1節目,透過節目與Pearson Sound最後的那段Guest Mix多少都能一窺專輯走向,但等不及下週如我請速連上NPR Music以便能搶先完整一覽全9首專輯內曲目。

Helena Hauff Announces New EP 'Lex Tertia' Out 30th March on Werkdiscs

"Lex Tertia is a further exploration into the idea of grimy, sonically crushed, dysfunctional, insane stuff that kicks on where Actio Reactio left off." by Helena Hauff

德國漢堡的Techno/Minimal女性DJ/製作Helena Hauff將帶著她的全新EP “Lex Tertia”回歸闊別兩年的Ninja Tune旗下Werkdiscs廠牌並訂於5月30日發行,如早前於今日上午有聽到Pearson Sound在Benji B的BBC Radio 1電台節目裏的那段Guest Mix,便會聽見Pearson Sound在最後一首選用了Helena Hauff這張新EP裏的“The First Time He Thought, He Died”作為結尾。

而The First Time He Thought, He Died這支單曲也已率先供出完整試聽於下方處。

Helena Hauff - Lex Tertia EP完整曲目如下:
1. Drowning Demons
2. The Bean Field And The Gods
3. Reaktion I
4. Reaktion II
5. The First Time He Thought, He Died

Stream: Peverelist & Kowton - Low Strobe | Livity Sound

布里斯托低音舞曲廠牌Livity Sound,從2013年的原創聲音再到2014年邀集眾電子音樂家灌注各自獨特聲響,2015年又將重新回歸原始,首先打頭陣的便是Pevlerelist與Kowton,新作Singal 3 / Low Strobe將發表於3月16日。

下方試聽曲為收錄於b-side的Low Strobe,據說是早在成立Livity Sound之時兩人第一首製作出的作品,再過去的一年裡經過各式地下舞廳的播放測試下終於等到時機將它壓制成唱片發行。


Planet Mu will release a new album from Drew Lustman (FaltyDL) next month.

Mar 4, 2015

紐約低音舞曲製作FaltyDL將會以他的本名Drew Lustman回歸至Planet Mu廠牌發行首張專輯“The Crystal Cowboy”(專輯封面見上圖),其實早在去年FaltyDL在自營廠牌Blueberry裡邀請了4 Hero的Dego錄製及發表了一張12"後,Dego便禮尚往來的也邀請他來到的2000Black廠牌裡發表一張12" “A Thorough Study”當時就已使用了本名上陣。

The Crystal Cowboy的發行日期Planet Mu已確定將會是在下個月的4月20號,其中所收錄在內的11首曲目也已經公佈(如下)。


1. Watch A Man Die
2. Time Machine
3. Angel Flesh
4. Green Technique
5. Wolves 6. Hyena
7. The Crystal Cowboy
8. Onyx feat. Le1f
9. The Hatchet
10. Blueberry Fields
11. Sykle

Premiere: Swill by Pearson Sound take from S/T debut album

與Ben UFO以及Pangaea共同執掌倫敦最先鋒低音舞曲廠牌Hessle Audio的Pearson Sound,即將在下週一(3/9)發表他的首張同名專輯“Pearson Sound”,繼先前上個月在BBC Radio 1的Benji B節目中曝光輯內一曲Glass Eye後,於本日在送上另一手專輯內的作品“Swill”,此曲是Pearson Sound在籌備這首張專輯之時所開始製作的第一首曲子,但它也是在這一整張專輯內最後完成的一首單曲,並可以下方完整試聽。

Pearson Sound - Swill

Stream Portico - Memory of Newness ft. Jamie Woon

Mar 3, 2015

倫敦電氣爵士組合Portico(原Portico Quartet)在去年底移籍至Ninja Tune後,久違的第四張錄音室專輯Living Fields也已確定於本月底30號為唱片發行日,客席歌手部分除了有Jono McCleery(去年底的“Bright Luck”)與Alt-J(年初的“101”)會持續獻聲在專輯之內,第三位客席歌手Jamie Woon也會獻聲於專輯內的最後一支作品"Memory of Newness",並可於下方完整試聽。

Portico - Memory of Newness ft. Jamie Woon



13 - Guildford, Boiler Room
16 - Ramsgate, Music Hall
18 - London, Village Underground (Convergence Festival)


18 - Bristol, Colston Hall
19 - Brighton, The Haunt
20 - Dublin, Whelans
21 - Leeds, The Wardrobe
22 - Sheffield, O2 Academy
23 - Norwich, The Waterfront
25 - Nottingham, Rock City Basement
26 - Manchester, Academy 3
27 - Liverpool, Kazimier
28 - Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

The Incredible Magpie Band announce debut album released 11th May

Mar 2, 2015

“They infuse a range of transatlantic styles (early rock’n’roll, Merseybeat, skiffle) into their infectious sound and will surely take beer-soaked caverns near you by storm anytime soon” - Q Magazine

來自英國韋克菲爾德的五人樂隊The Incredible Magpie Band,其首張專輯即將發表於五月十一日,輯內11首簡潔精幹的流行樂曲將會帶領各位重回60年代經典英式吉他音樂的那段輝煌歲月。

The Incredible Magpie Band, majestic rock n’ roll Wakefield five piece, are poised to release their eponymous debut long player on the 11th May. Eleven short, sharp, pop tunes, filled with memorable hooks and punchy 60’s inspired rock melodies reflecting the glory days of classic British guitar music.

In their short time together the band have built up a loyal fanbase and have received glowing endorsements from the likes of BBC Introducing’s Gary Crowley, Pete Mitchell at Absolute Radio and Liam Gallagher.

The band has recently cut their teeth on the live circuit with four sold out shows supporting London mods The Rifles and The Jesus and Mary Chain on the Nottingham leg of their UK tour.

The Magpies have a keen eye for classic song craftsmanship and pop sensibilities which are showcased perfectly in this self-titled debut release. Album opener ‘All I Am’ blends West Coast psychedelic fever with Spaghetti Western landscapes while recent double A-side single ‘Money’, is stomping 60s pop-soul meets rhythm and blues – an unashamed rally to the working classes.

‘This Chose Me’, is a near-perfect synthesis of scouse skiffle, early American rock'n'roll, and British Invasion sounds before the chiming, ‘Straight Lines’ draws on the hook-laden, sparkling guitars of the post-punk pop of The Smiths and The La’s.

Whilst there’s a proud boasting of 60s R’n’B throughout the eleven tracks, ‘(How Long) Does the Fire Burn’ is rootsy rock, bursting with life and hooks while ‘Forever’s Too Soon’ is modern day psychedelia.

"When we went into the studio we wanted to make an album that was pretty raw and rootsy, to try and keep it as close to the live sound as possible and concentrate on the songs and I think that's what we’ve achieved , we all just got in a room, mic'd everything up and played", says singer-songwriter Lee Knowles.

The songs are delivered with an aesthetic sensibility that is at once magical and uplifiting and completely accessible to anyone with an interest in well-written, -played, -produced, and -sung pop.

‘Foundation’ and the catchy pop nugget that is ‘Rollercoaster’, lend themselves to the bubblegum pop era of bands like The Monkees and ‘Fifth Dimension’ era Byrds, with a nod to more recent artists including The Coral and Jake Bugg.

The Magpies show a more delicate, softer side with the beautiful, acoustic-led ‘Castles in the Sand’ which has a timeless, classic feel to it – the perfect dream from which you will never wake before our senses are roused once more by the punchy ‘The Night Won’t Wait’.

It’s left to album closer ‘Round and Round’, to provide an explosive finish proving that ‘The Incredible Magpie Band’, although at once a relic of the past in terms of its sonic simplicity, in 2015 terms, utterly unique for a pop record.

The Incredible Magpie Band is: Lee Knowles (vox / guitar), Lou Taylor (bass / vox), Ben Hardcastle (lead guitar / vox), Matty Davey (guitar), and Ewok Layton (drums / percussion).

Track listing:
All I Am
This Chose Me
Straight Lines
(How Long) Does the Fire Burn
Forever’s Too Soon
Castles In The Sand
The Night Won’t Wait
Round and Round

Eponymous debut album released 11th May