METZ

Tuesday 23rd Oct Signed to Sub Pop, METZ play like one brutally heavy instrument with three heads, slashing heavy-gauge strings, bending guitar and bass necks in weird unison, along with what is probably the loudest drumming you’ve ever heard. It’s a return to everything that’s good about loud, ecstatic live music; a frantic nod to Nation of Ulysses, Shellac, The Pixies, The Jesus Lizard, and Public Image Ltd. at their most vicious, while still carving out some heavy new business. They play the instruments, the amps, and the...

CULT OF YOUTH

Sunday 23rd Sept 7.30pm £5 Tickets >> Brooklyn band Cult Of Youth, led by Sean Ragon, are set to release their new album Love Will Prevail on 3rd September through Sacred Bones. Billed as an “experimental exploration of post-industrial folk, psychedelia and post-punk”, it was recorded in Ragon’s home studio, and features contributions from Glenn Maryansky (drums), Christiana Key (violin), Beverly Hames (vocals) and the rather oddly monikered ning ning (percussion). In advance of its release, you can listen to and download the first song to come from the album, ‘Man & Man’s Ruin’, via the embed...

ODONIS ODONIS

Wed April 18 ODONIS ODONIS Saint Coltrane Kult Country Doors 7.30pm Tickets £5 from...

Dead Wolf Club

Tuesday 7th February 2012 – Manchester, Kraak Gallery (Free Entry) London-based rockers Dead Wolf Club, who originally hail from Tintagel in Cornwall, have released a free download of their song ‘Radar’ to celebrate the upcoming release of their eponymous debut album, which is due out on 1st February. The album’s release will be accompanied by a full UK tour throughout February, including several dates with London-based rock trio Bleech. All dates are listed below. Dead Wolf Club ‘Radar’ Support from Violet Youth and Tiny...

STILL CORNERS

STILL CORNERS FRIDAY 3RD FEBRUARY Many bands lay claim to the adjective “cinematic.” But how many can claim a truly cinema-worthy moment as part of their inception? It was a dark and foggy night when Still Corners songwriter Greg Hughes first laid eyes on vocalist Tessa Murray. “It sounds stupid but it’s completely true,” he recounts. “I was on a train that was going to London Bridge. But for some reason it went to this other stop. And I got out, and this other person got out. It was Tessa.” It was a fitting moment for the American musician who came to London to pursue a career in music. A devoted cinephile—whose first release Remember Pepper recalls both the youthful tone of French New Wave and the unease of Italian horror—Hughes sees film as a major influence, from the projections (created by band member Leon Dufficy) that feature heavily in their live performances (“It’s nice to have something lovely to look at”), to the free-floating grace of debut full-length, Creatures of an Hour. “There’re just certain things in certain movies, like older horror movies and other foreign films, that you see sometimes. They just have a certain vibe and atmosphere,” says Hughes. “You’ll see a girl walking towards a train, it’s very atmospheric. There’s a great vibe in that—all these little bits, these tiny moments. That’s what I was trying to go back to. To bottle that up and put it into a song.” Recorded at Hughes’ own studio in Greenwich, the devil is truly in the details of Creatures of an Hour. Fusing whispered intimacy to the emotional expansiveness of composer Ennio Morricone, Hughes crafts deceptively simple songs that linger like half-remembered dreams. Lead single “Cuckoo” shines in its simplicity, a single drumbeat,...