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Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind” In Store May 1st, Via Dew Process

Mumford & Sons unveil the first single from their forthcoming new album, Wilder Mind.

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Check it out on Vevo Here. Personally, I liked it. I quite enjoy this style of clip, and the song is great, wonderful building Folk Rock feel about it.

‘Believe’ is released on the 27th April, and precedes the band’s third album, released on May 1st through Dew Process in Oz.

Wilder Mind was recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demo’d at Aaron Dessner’s (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn.

This new album marks a significant departure for the young British band from their previous records, 2009’s Sigh No More, and 2012’s Babel. The early sessions in New York and London witnessed a change in the band’s approach not just to writing and recording, but to texture and dynamics, too.

Pre-order Wilder Mind here: www.mumfordandsons.com

Following the recent announcement of the band’s headline performance at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, Mumford & Sons are very pleased to announce the first details and line-ups for their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers.

Joining the band over the Stopovers will be the likes of The Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Ben Howard, Primal Scream, The Vaccines, Simian Mobile Disco, The Maccabees, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Dawes, and Jenny Lewis. There are no Aussie dates yet, but more are to be announced soon.Please visit the Gentlemen of the Road website for all ticket details. www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/tickets.



Last week, EAST INDIA YOUTH announced details of his brand new album titled CULTURE OF VOLUME; his first since signing to XL Recordings.

east india youth

Over the last year, London-based EAST INDIA YOUTH has combined strikingly original music with euphoric live performances and has quickly become recognised as one of the most experimental and captivating artists around. His recently announced second album titled CULTURE OF VOLUME is his first since signing to XL Recordings and follows his critically acclaimed debut album TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER (released in January 2014 on Stolen Records) that went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize.

Mostly recorded and produced in his bedroom at home in London and named after a fragment of verse from the poem ‘Monument’ by Rick Holland, CULTURE OF VOLUME was mixed by Graham Sutton. The artwork was created by visual artist Dan Tombs (inspired by Andy Warhol’s experiments with computer technology).

EAST INDIA YOUTH – CULTURE OF VOLUME is out in Australia on Friday 3rd April via XL Recordings / Remote Control.


Cold War Kids Release ‘First’ Video

Cold War Kids Release ‘First’ Video, taken from new album in store now via

Create/ Control | Downtown Records

Chuck likes these guys, very cool Indie Rock sound!

cold war kids

Following a very successful year of touring the world, astonishing fans while headlining at Falls Festival and across their Australia-wide tour and the release of their most recent album, “Hold My Home” out now via Create/Control and Downtown Records California indie rockers Cold War Kids are once again getting ready for their year ahead. The Long Beach five-piece release a new music video for the second track of their album, ‘First.’


A passionate take on their elevated indie-rock, ‘First’ channels the emotionally raw vocal range of Willett balanced expertly against thundering drums. The track is grand and regaling, a sonically uplifting mix of jittery guitars, handclap rhythms, and dynamic vocal harmonies that Cold War Kids have made their signature move.

“Hold My Home” is out now via Create/Control


BAND OF SKULLS 2015 National Tour – Cue Chuck Happy Dance!

BAND OF SKULLS 2015 National Tour – Cue Chuck Happy Dance!

One of my absolute fave driving bands, They ooze Indie Rock Cool with a heady Psychedelic Grunge growl!! if you can get get to one of these gigs, get there!

Secret Sounds, Spotify and The Music
2015 National Tour
With Support from Spookyland
Tickets on Sale NOW – visit secret-sounds.com.au for details

band of skulls tourBAND OF SKULLS
2015 National Tour
Summer rock favourites the Band of Skulls have just announced Sydney’s Spookyland as their support for 2015’s intimate run of club shows. Supporting frequent touring buddies The Black Keys’ at their Rolling Green concerts as well as a sought-after performance at Bluesfest, Band of Skulls’ Melbourne and Sydney show’s will be kicked off with the local indie rockers that Pitchfork labelled ‘utterly magnetizing’.

Spookyland last year released their EP “Rock and Roll Weakling” to sweeping acclaim from international press and local tastemakers. The moody and vulnerable vocals of lead singer Marcus Gordon soar across dark bluesy rock, with an underlying textured pop sensibility, that saw the band asked to play CMJ showcases and set off on their own tour of Europe. Back home, they have recently supported the likes of Cold War Kids, Benjamin Booker and now fellow unique rockers, Band of Skulls.

Returning to Australia for the second time in a whirlwind worldwide tour for their third LP “Himalayan” Band of Skull’s performances befit a band honed by two years of constant touring, as well as a memorable performance at the Splendour In The Grass music festival – their sun-kissed melodies sweeter than ever, their riffs heavier and dirtier…Now, after a year of perfecting their latest album on the live stage, a string of high-profile shows across the UK and Europe the trio offer Australian audiences another chance to see them live.
They are ecstatically received, and encore The Devil Takes Care of His Own is a fantastically barbed and carnal grunge odyssey that packs a visceral punch.”
- The Guardian UK on Band of Skulls

“An enviable confidence that will hopefully carry him far and wide as a vocalist, producer and performer…”

- NME on Spookyland



2015 National Tour
Tickets on Sale Now – visit secret-sounds.com.au for details

Thur 2 Apr                   Riverstage                                            Brisbane                      QLD
Supporting The Black Keys

Fri 3 Apr                      Bluesfest                                              Byron Bay                    NSW

Sun 5 Apr                    Rochford Wines                                   Yarra Valley                 VIC                 
Supporting The Black Keys

Tue 7 Apr                     The Corner                                          Melbourne                    VIC
With support from Spookyland
Tickets via The Corner

Thu 9 Apr                    Oxford Art Factory                               Sydney                         NSW
With support from Spookyland
Tickets via Moshtix

Sat 11 Apr                    Bimbadgen                                          Hunter Valley               NSW
Supporting The Black Keys

Sat 18 Apr                    CBS Arena                                           Christchurch                NZ
Supporting The Black Keys

Sun 19 Apr                   Vector Arena                                        Auckland                      NZ
Supporting The Black Keys

Bear’s Den – New Video – ‘Think of England’

These guys have a bright future, loving their sound.

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

The mesmerising film clip for ‘Think of England’ captures the cinematic moments fans have come to associate with Bear’s Dean’s powerful and provocative videos. Shot in smoky black and white by London-based director Gareth Phillips – following singles ‘Elysium’ and ‘Above the Clouds of Pompeii’and for the very first time features the band members themselves.
Horns, drums and a serpentine dancer soar in time to ‘Think of England’ – as it recounts a smouldering tale of the end of a dying relationship. The band’s signature lyrical depth partnered with melodic and harmonic twists, as it paints a picture of forgotten love.

A stark contrast to the fading fads and plastic scenes in music, Bear’s Den have won over legions of fans with their emotionally connective sound, a DIY ethos that saw them self-funding tours and hand-printed CDs, and their tender debut album released last year “Islands” – with critical acclaim from the likes of New York Times, Q Magazine and BBC Radio 1.

In just two short years, Andrew Davie (vocals and guitar), Joey Haynes (guitar) and Kev Jones (drums, bass) quietly went from pub shows to a jaw dropping headline gigs across the globe from touring the States alongside Mumford & Sons to supporting Matt Corby across Australia. For Bear’s Den, 2015 shows no signs of slowing down as they embark on a nine-show SOLD OUT tour across the UK before a further eight-date European headline tour across February and March.

“Think Of England” is the third single from the London-based trio’s hugely successful debut LP, Islands, out now through Dew Process

CIRCA WAVES Announce debut album “Young Chasers” New video ‘Fossils’

CIRCA WAVES Announce release of debut album “Young Chasers” + New video ‘Fossils’
circa waves

Before returning to Australian shores in January, Liverpool four-piece Circa Waves have dropped the video for their latest single ‘Fossils’ and announced their debut album Young Chasers” will be released through Dew Process / Virgin on 15 March 2015.

The video was directed by LA based Adam Powell (Jamie T, Michael Kiwanuka) and shot during the band’s recent European tour with The Libertines.  View ‘Fossils’ here http://po.st/Fossilsv

Recorded at the historic RAK studios in London in late summer 2014, the 13-track Dan Grech produced album features the band’s most recent singles Young Chaser’s and So Long’. A thrillingly immediate, intuitive and anthemic collection, the album stands as testament to lead singer Kieran Shudall’s rise to one of the best songwriters in the UK right now.

Talking about the inspirations behind the album, Kieran commented: “As a kid growing up in Liverpool you get into bands, it was always bands for me, never really individuals. You buy into ‘that band’. You believe you’re in the gang. I want anyone who listens to our music to feel that.”

“Circa Waves songs are born out of huge frustration and a twisted nostalgia. Leaving school at 16, working shitty low paid jobs, playing in bands and not even registering on anyone’s radar. Maybe never. So that’s why the album now is talking about those experiences because we feel like we have a forum to talk about that looking back. You have to represent that period before you can talk about anything else since.  We want that and our live shows to come across in the recording, you can feel us in that room smashing it out. That was never an afterthought, it was vital to us.”

Having released their debut single, Get Away, in December 2013, the album comes at the end of an amazing 18 months for the band. Bagging the prestigious opening slot on the NME Awards tour alongside Interpol, Royal Blood and Temples in February 2014, the band ended the year in November with a sold-out UK tour culminating in rapturous gigs at London’s Heaven and a hometown show at the Kazimier in Liverpool.

Circa Waves visited Australia earlier this year for Splendour In The Grass and joined Metronomy for their national sideshows and return to Australia in January for a six-show national tour with UK outfit The 1975.

New Release by Bear’s Den – Islands

Andrew Davie, Joey Haynes and Kevin Jones – Bear’s Den to an ever-growing army of fans – formed a band in 2012. Two short years has seen euphoric word of mouth take them from early days of sofa surfing gigs via touring across Europe and North America to selling out their own 1500 capacity London headline show in May this year.

Islands follows the band’s EPs Without/Within and Agape and their hugely acclaimed recent single Elysium. The album was produced by Ian Grimble (Manic Street Preachers/The 1975) at 2KHz Studio in North London.

Bear’s Den – “Islands”

Released: Friday, October 17th 2014

1. Agape
2. The Love We Stole
3. Above The Clouds of Pompeii
4. Isaac
5. Think of England
6. Magdalene
7. When You Break
8. Stubborn Beast
9. Elysium
10. Bad Blood