Debut Single: Cosmo Sheldrake – Solar (2014/04/21) / Track ‘The Moss’

16 Apr

:: Super!


Artist: Cosmo Sheldrake
Title of Debut Single: Solar
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Label: paradYse/Transgressive Records

1 The Moss
2 Solar

Upcoming Tour Dates:
23 Apr //  Sebright Arms // London (single launch)
24 Apr // The Green Door Store // Brighton
29 Apr // L’international // Paris
(* Supporting Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit)

Follow ‘Cosmo Sheldrake’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


New Album: The Crookes – Soapbox (2014/04/14) [Full Album Stream]

16 Apr

:: Music that gets me smilin’, no matter what.


Soapbox was released in the UK/Europe on Monday (April 14, 2014) via Modern Outsider Records/Fierce Panda Records. North American release followed on April 15. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP. You can buy it digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy directly from Fierce Panda.

Soapbox – a set of ten original songs – is mixed and produced by Matthew Peel. The album was recorded in an old church in Valle di Preone (Northern Italy). The album is streaming in its entirety above (via the Modern Outsider Soundcloud).

The Crookes already are on the road with Soapbox, they will be touring Europe right until the end of May. You can check out the upcoming dates below and listen to Before The Night Falls II, the b-side of the album first single Play Dumb.

Cover Art:
The Crookes - Soapbox (2014)

01. Play Dumb
02. Don’t Put Your Faith In Me
03. Echolalia
04. Before The Night Falls
05. Holy Innocents
06. Outsiders
07. When You’re Fragile
08. Marcy
09. Howl
10. Soapbox

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed 16 Apr 2014 // Leeds, UK // The Cockpit
Thu 17 Apr 2014 // Newcastle, UK // Cluny 2
Fri 18 Apr 2014 // Glasgow, UK // King Tuts
Sat 19 Apr 2014 // Hull, UK // Adelphi
Tue 22 Apr 2014 // Manchester, UK // Soundcontrol
Wed 23 Apr 2014 // Birmingham, UK // Hare & Hounds
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘The Crookes’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
There Goes The Fear − Album Review: The Crookes – Soapbox


More ‘The Crookes’ on Music Pickings:
2014, Jan 21 − New Single: Play Dumb [Official Video] (2014/03/03)
2012, Jul 09 − New Album: Hold Fast (2012/07/09)
2012, Jun 04 - Honey / New Single ‘Afterglow’ [Official Video]

New EP: Sekuoia – Trips [Full Album Stream] / Free Download ‘Can’t Be Loved’

15 Apr

:: lll


Cover Art:
Sekuoia Trips

Artist: Sekuoia
Title of EP: Trips
Release Date: March 21, 2014
Label: Up My Alley

A1 Something We Lost (Remastered Version)
A2 Evenings (Remastered Version)
B1 Can’t Be Loved (Remastered Version)
B2 Nothing (Remastered Version)

Follow ‘Sekuoia’ on:
Official WebsiteFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


New Single: Luke Sital-Singh – Greatest Lovers (2014/04/14) [Official Video]

15 Apr

:: Powerful song with an absolutely brilliant video.

New Malden-based singer/songwriter Luke Sital-Singh has his new single out. It’s entitled Greatest Lovers and dropped in the UK/Europe yesterday (April 14, 2014) via Parlophone. Greatest Lovers includes the b-side You Have To, the release is available to buy digitally from iTunes.

The song comes with an official video directed and produced by Steve Anderson. The clip tells a Bonny-and-Clyde-like story, watch it above.

Luke Sital-Singh is having lots of European tour dates and festivals coming up, check out the schedule below.

Cover Art:
Luke Sital-Singh - Greatest Lovers (2014)

01. Greatest Lovers
02. You Have To

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 16 May 2014 // Oxford, UK // Woods Festival
Fri 23 May 2014 // Manchester, UK // Various Manchester Venues
Sat 24 May 2014 // Bristol, UK // Various Bristol Venues
Sun 25 May 2014 // Nottingham, UK // Various Nottingham Venues
Tue 27 May 2014 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Tolhuistuin
Mon 02 Jun 2014 // Zurich, Switzerland // Hafenkneipe
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Luke Sital-Singh’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube | Instagram


More ‘Luke Sital-Singh’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Nov 03 − New EP:Tornados (2013/11/03) [Full EP Stream] / New Video for ‘Nothing Stays The Same’
2013, Apr 15 − Bottled Up Tight [Official Video] / New EP ‘Old Flint’ (2013/04/15)

Debut Album: The Neighbourhood – I Love You (2014/04/19) / New Track ‘Honest’

14 Apr

:: lll


The lineupZach Abels (Lead Guitar), Jeremy Freedman (Rhythm Guitar), Mikey Margott (Bass Guitar), Jesse Rutherford (Vocals), Bryan Sammis (Drums, Percussion)

Cover Art:

Artist: The Neighbourhood
Title of Debut Album: I LOve You
Release Date: April 19, 2014
Label: Columbia Records

1. How
2. Afraid
3. Everybody’s Watching Me (Uh Oh)
4. Sweater Weather
5. Let It Go
6. Alleyways
7. W.D.Y.W.F.M.?
8. Flawless
9. Female Robbery
10. Staying Up
11. Float

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Apr 26 // Toyota Stadium Frisco // TX
Apr 28 // FLECHE D’OR Paris // France
May 01 // Armazem F Lisbon // Portugal
May 03 // Live At Leeds Leeds // United Kingdom
May 04 // Liverpool Sound City Liverpool // United Kingdom
May 06 // Electric Ballroom London // United Kingdom
May 08 The Great Escape Festival Brighton, United Kingdom
>> The full touring schedule is available here


Follow ‘The Neighbourhood’ on: 
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


More ‘The Neighbourhood’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Dec 23 – New: Silver [Free Download] 
2012, May 07 – Wires, – Sweater Weather, – Female Robbery / Debut EP ‘I’m Sorry’ [Free Download]


Debut Album: Chopstick & Johnjon – Twelve (2014/04/04) [Preview]

14 Apr

:: Smooth, electronic niceness!


Never heard of Chi-Thien Nguyen and John Muder? Well, you probably might know the two fellow Berlin-based house dj’s and producers better by their stage moniker Chopstick & Johnjon – and if not, you definitely should check out their music now. After countless singles, EP’s and remixes, the two founder of German electronic label Suol Music are putting forward their very own full-length debut.

Twelve dropped in Germany/Europe on April 04, 2014 via Suol. The album is released as download (mp3/flac/aiff), CD and 2×12″ Gatefold Vinyl LP. You can buy Twelve digitally from Beatport or order you physical copy from Decks.

Eleven of the twelve album songs were created in collaboration with English vocalist and musican Chris James. Additionally, two of the songs (Twisted and Nothing Yet) feature the boston e-funk musician Tanner Ross. In an interview with Pulse, John Muder commented on the production process of Twelve:

We had a vision of the album’s production but we weren’t sure of what the outcome would be. Normally, we finish one track after the other after the other. Here, we wanted to play around, capture ideas and record a lot of instruments. Here, the vision came during all the recording sessions; while we were recording we got an idea of what it was beginning to sound like. At the beginning of last year we recorded lots of material, left it alone for two months, then listened back to all of it and finished the tracks in one go.”

A preview of all tracks is streaming above (via the Suol Soundcloud). Pining Moon is the current single off Twelve. The songs comes with an official video directed by Kaspar Lerch and produced by Caroline Bruchmann, watch it below. Chopstick & Johnjon have lots of dj live dates coming up, check out the dates below.

Cover Art:
Chopstick & Johnjon - Twelve (2014)

01. Run Slowly
02. Comets
03. Twisted (feat. Tanner Ross)
04. Silent Sea
05. Dissolving Spaces
06. Erase These Images
07. I Will Follow
08. Pining Moon
09. Nothing Yet (feat. Tanner Ross)
10. Roots
11. Dreading The Light
12. Pining Moon (acoustic version)

Upcoming Live Dates:
Fri 18 Apr 2014 // Istanbul, Turkey // Indigo
Sun 20 Apr 2014 // Magdeburg, Germany // Kunstkantine
Fri 25 Apr 2014 // Dubai, United Arab Emirates // 360 Grad
Mon 05 May 2014 // Athens, Greece // Warehouse
Wed 07 May 2014 // Paris, France // Marvellous Festival
Fri 09 May 2014 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Studio80
>> The full touring schedule is available here.

Follow ‘Choptsick & Johnjon’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | Label Soundcloud | Label Website

Read more:
Pulse − Chopstick & Johnjon: ‘It had to come naturally.’ [Interview]

Debut Album: Matthew and the Atlas – Other Rivers (2014/04/14) / New Single ‘Nowhere Now’

13 Apr

:: Adorable album. Bought it on the night it became available in Germany and I cannot leave it since.

London-based indie-folk singer/songwriter Matthew Hegarty has only released two four-track EP’s under his Matthew and the Atlas moniker, To the North and Kingdom of Your Own, and that’s been in 2010. So it’s probably pretty exciting for his following all around the world that Hegarty is finally submitting his full-length debut Other Rivers these days.

Other Rivers hits the shelves officially in the UK/Europe tomorrow (April 14, 2014) via Communion Records. US release follows on April 15. Australia and New Zealand already saw release of Other Rivers on April 11. The album will be available as mp3 download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP (including download code). You can order your copy in all versions directly from Matthew and the Atlas’ webstore.

Listen above to the wonderful Another Way, featuring vocals Australian singer/songwriter Matt Corby. Pale Sun Rose was the first single off Other Rivers. It was released on limited edition 7″ special Rose coloured vinyl on February 24 via Communion, including the album track Out of the Darkness as b-side. Nowhere Now is the second single taken from the album. The track will be released on 7″ coloured vinyl on May 05 via Communion. You can listen to both singles below buy/pre-order your copy here.

Matthew and the Atlas will be playing a string of thirteen shows from next week on, including a show in Dublin and Belfast as well as two Swiss shows. Check out the upcoming dates below.

Cover Art:
Matthew and the Atlas - Other Rivers (2014)

01. Into Gold
02. Pale Sun Rose
03. To The North
04. Out Of The Darkness
05. Counting Paths
06. Everything That Dies
07. Nowhere Now
08. A Memory Of You
09. Old Ceremony
10. Another Way

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Mon 21 Apr 2014 // Cardiff, Wales, UK // The Globe
Tue 22 Apr 2014 // Birmingham, England, UK // Hare & Hounds
Thu 24 Apr 2014 // Glasgow, Scotland, UK // Broadcast
Fri 25 Apr 2014 // Edinburgh, Scotland, UK // Sneaky Pete’s
Sat 26 Apr 2014 // Manchester, England, UK // Soup Kitchen
Mon 28 Apr 2014 // Nottingham, England, UK // Bodega
Wed 30 Apr 2014 // London, England, UK // Dingwalls
Thu 01 May 2014 // Bristol, England, UK // The Fleece
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Matthew and the Atlas’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Soundcloud | Youtube

Read more:
The Line Of Best Fit − Album Review: Matthew and the Atlas – Other Rivers


More ‘Matthew and the Atlas’ on Music Pickings:
2013, Dec 05 − New Song: Out of the Darkness
2013, Aug 23 − Everything that Dies / Upcoming Debut Album


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