SPQR says debut album is ready for 2022 with new single ‘Fault Lines’

Alex Pearson Working with Mark Rankin (Harry Styles, Bloc Party, QOTSA) on the album, has been a steep learning curve for the band.  His guidance, experience and knowledge has proven to be a useful resource which the band have been able to call upon when creating their debut album.  This is a band who are determined to break boundaries of genre, push the fold, and are limited only by their own ambition. Catch SPQR on tour this September: 01 – Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms02 – Cambridge – Portland Arms03 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds09 – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach10 – Exeter – The Cavern11 – Liverpool –… Read More

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110 Above Festival is the place to be this August

Alex Pearson If you’re passionate about new artists then look no further than the ultimate indie festival – 110 Above. Sunday sees Sundara Karma perform on the main stage. Since recently announcing what is arguably their biggest line-up to date and a new stage, Gospall Farm in Leicestershire is the place to be this August.  From Thursday August 12th to Sunday 15th, catch over 40 artists in action across four stages. “It demonstrates our commitment to being “the place” to see the very BEST emerging talent.” This year, 110 Above festival will launch a brand new stage called The Elizabeth Stage and will host performances from the likes of Black… Read More

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Bilk share music video for energetic punk rock single ‘Bad news’

The brainchild of frontman Sol Abrahams, completed by bassist Luke Hare and drummer Harry Gray, their honest social commentary is as real as it gets.  Their raucous live shows are already becoming a thing of cult legend amongst a new generation of music fans, resulting in chaos at venues across the UK and now also overseas. Share Speaking about ‘Bad News’ in more detail, Sol says: “A while ago I was really into this girl and all my mates were saying she’s bad news, but I liked her so much so I ignored their advice.  “This track’s about how when you fancy someone, all rational thoughts kinda go out the… Read More

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Thomas Headon teams up with Lizzy McAlpine for single ‘Bored’

The 20-year-old Londoner is an artist to keep an eye on this year as only more new music is expected. “I was briefly seeing someone and was saying to her about how boring it had gotten, we’d have the same conversations over and over again because neither of us really put the effort into learning about each other and the song stemmed from there “Lizzy and I recorded it on opposite sides of the globe and spent numerous facetime calls arguing with each other about who would be singing what. The catchy bedroom pop single is a playful two-minute 39-second number all about how a relationship got a bit boring.… Read More

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PREMIERE: Luna Blue release infectious indie anthem ‘How Does It Feel’

Alex Pearson With confirmation of two more outstanding tunes to follow in June and August dropping onto an EP,  Luna Blue will blaze a stellar trail this year. Share Want to know more about Luna Blue? The band’s latest effort ‘How Does It Feel’ is an epic swirl of swooping vocals, tight guitar riffs and killer drum beats. Check out our introduction interview with the band here. Officially premiering on IndieCentralMusic today is the latest slice of energetic indie pop ‘How Does It Feel’ from Brighton outfit Luna Blue.  The quartet trailblazed their way through last year with three singles ‘Look At Me’, ‘Away With You’ and ‘Dance WIth Your… Read More

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‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’: Low Island are as they prepare for debut album launch

Oxford quartet Low Island are gearing up for their highly anticipated debut album this Friday with new single ‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’. ‘Who’s Having The Greatest Time?’, is perhaps the best example of the influence the band take from New Wave and Art-Rock. Low Island are comprised of Carlos Posada (vocals/multi-instrumentalist), Jamie Jay (Backing vocals/multi-instrumentalist/producer), Jacob Lively (Bass and keys) and Felix Higginbottom (Percussion/Drums). The track is a bouncy, arch toned single which takes to the likes of Talking Heads or LCD Soundsytem in delivery. This is married with the bristling electronics that bring it into the signature sound, taking cues from Caribou, Nicholas Jaar, Matthew Dear and Radiohead.… Read More

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The Lathums gear up for massive Autumn tour and release ‘Oh My Love’

Nine shows at existing venues have also moved from April and May to new nights this winter. Featured press photo by Sam Crowston Share Moore says of the track: “The opening line: ‘your face seems to have sunken, in the event of my demise’ starts a back and forth with someone who is no longer with us, talking from above. “Moving on, lines like ‘time is weak and demanding of me’ are a concession to the fact that life moves on, it’s too short and there’s no need to hang on to negativity.  “It’s upbeat and happy, a complete juxtaposition to the starting point for the song when I was… Read More

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Pizzagirl moves to fuzzy synths as new album ‘softcore mourn’ due this summer

I’d say this is a break-up song.” Featured press photo by Kate Davies Share Layers of instrumentation are continuously added through the track, echoing a sense of snowballing resignation, hurtling towards a reconciliatory breaking point. Liverpool’s new hopeful Pizzagirl is set to release his sophomore album ‘softcore mourn’ this summer.  Perpetually ensconced in the fault-lines between effervescent humanity and binary technology, pitting maximalist-pop sounds against claustrophobic production, Pizzagirl (AKA Liverpool native Liam Brown) delves deeper into the emotional hard-drive on his latest project. But gone is the postmodern absurdism and vapor-wave escapism, the sentiment now is as real and grounded as a 90s dial-up squall.  In his own words, Pizzagirl… Read More

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Red Rum Club tease The Hollow Sessions with acoustic version of ‘Eleanor’

Alex Pearson The Hollow Sessions will be released digitally via Modern Sky on Friday, April 30th – pre-save here – with the band hitting the road again this summer with their pushed back support tour with Circa Waves, festival stages and Red Rum Club’s own UK Tour. Fran Doran, the band’s frontman, says: “It’s been a rollercoaster for us all and while the ride still isn’t over, we’re all hoping for the best and hope more than anything that we’ll be on stage again by late summer.  “Between now and then, The Hollow Sessions presents new versions of the songs we’re really proud of, but we’re not done there. Known… Read More

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The Sherlocks confirm new single ‘End Of The Earth’ and rescheduled tour dates

Alex Pearson As well as this, there are rumours floating of their highly anticipated third album. Speaking on the release, The Sherlocks said “‘End Of The Earth’ is quite punk rock for us, a slight change in direction. But definitely the perfect comeback track. “We chose Sessions because they allow us to connect with our fans wherever they are in the world, we’re buzzing for everyone to see us perform again. Tickets for their live shows can be found here. “We locked ourselves in the studio for three days straight with sleeping bags and bottles of spirits. This track is WILD!!” The band have also revealed that they will be… Read More

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PREMIERE: CHEEKBONE share acoustic performance of ‘In & Out’

‘In & Out’ is stribbed back to basics as the 90s-esque jangly guitars are gone as very raw vocals take hold. Later in the year, CHEEKBONE will finally have the opportunity to perform live. CHEEKBONE premiere their music video for an acoustic lockdown performance of their latest single ‘In & Out’.  The band have reaped in the rewards since its release last month including airplay on Soccer AM and placements on Spotify official playlists. Ernest Gorka, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist for CHEEKBONE, explained that “the track itself details a young mum dealing with adult life”, highlighting “the juxtaposition of the subject against the youthfulness of the track”. They’ll be heading… Read More

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PREMIERE: Synth pop outfit Yonder debut ‘Medicine Dreams’

The track has expansive layers of infectious tonality which is neatly housed within an animated melody and assured vocal presence. ‘Medicine Dreams’ weaves and winds through a road of spacious scenery and stimulates the mind with imagery.  Yonder are already rich with musical tapestry thanks to their involvement in four-piece SAHARAS. ‘Medicine Dreams’, released tomorrow (March 12th), is guilt-free as the melodies and vocals show a clear statement of intent from the Windsor-based outfit. It’s clear that Yonder remains very much a part of a forward-thinking vision that respectfully tips its hat to prior involvement with a band that expanded in both maturity and status. Share The quartet was discovered… Read More

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The Psychedelic Furs release music video for ‘Wrong Train’

Alex Pearson Frontman Richard Butler said: “‘Wrong Train’ continues the black and white textured, mysterious feel of the previous videos from Made Of Rain. The creativity Hans, Peter Sebastian and their team brought shows in every frame.  “Much like in paintings, imagery in this video is altered to where it is seen in an entirely different way.” Restricted by Covid-19 limitations, the video was shot in Neleman’s home-studio in Connecticut and at Michelson Studios in upstate New York.  After the shoot, the photographic material was handed over and digitally manipulated by Peter Sebastian. Neleman photographed and filmed Richard while painting his face as if he were delivering an art performance.… Read More

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Tom Grennan announces biggest UK headline Tour for second album

Share The mammoth 16-date tour includes Grennan’s biggest ever headline show at Alexandra Palace.  The news follows his performance on The Graham Norton Show with Ella Henderson for their new single ‘Let’s Go Home Together’ which is currently climbing the UK Charts.  Tom Grennan’s highly anticipated second album, ‘Evering Road’ is our March 12th via Insanity Records.  Earlier this month saw Tom’s virtual interactive gig receive overwhelming demand as he debuted new music from the album as 27,000 buzzing fans rushed to join the live stream. Tom Grennan has just announced one of his biggest UK headline tour this Autumn in celebration of his second album ‘Evering Road’. TOM GRENNAN… Read More

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Lomon releases space-aged psychedelic single ‘Fractures’

These impressive lyrics, combined with a soaring soundscape, form the foundations of a promising career ahead of Lomon. However, ‘Fractures’ is a stellar performance from a promising musician and his future success is certainly written in the stars. However, the back bone of the single still rings true with ‘Fractures’ as sonic melodies, distorted electronics and abstract backing vocals all overlap together to produce a well-cohered song. His rather unique approach to music is aimed at inspiring others to think about what’s in deep space – is there the existence of extraterrestrial life out there?  The track’s space-themed lyrics are punchy and delivered with an essence of hope and desperation… Read More

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Somebody’s Child drops anthemic single ‘The Lover’

If it shocks you it’s done what it’s supposed to. Dublin indie rock five-piece Somebody’s Child shares new single ‘The Lover’ ahead of their upcoming EP. Written in similar vein to ‘Lost’ and ‘Top Drawer Romance’, Somebody’s Child put the listener in the head of a man in existential crisis, frantically searching for meaning amongst the chaos, which carries the track to an emotive crescendo.  It’s definitely the heaviest piece from the ICM Ones To Watch 2021 artist. Taken from their soon to be released EP ‘Hope, Amongst Other Things’, the single is certainly a change of pace as Cian’s emotively driven lead vocals pack a punch which gives you… Read More

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Rosehip Teahouse drop music video for the dreamy ‘No Gloom’

Breaking out from a bustling Cardiff scene that’s already produced fellow indie risers Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, the band’s biographical, heartfelt approach to their material has certainly resonated amongst key industry gatekeepers. “But as soon as we got into the hall and Joe showed some of the footage played back, we realised that’s all we needed.  “The lighting was too good and Faye’s dog Chucky was enjoying himself so much. With further releases lined up for 2021, momentum is sure to intensify. And we’re really happy with the result.”  Produced by Thomas Rees (Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard) and mixed by Eddie Al-Shakarchi (Boy Azooga), Rosehip Teahouse’s ‘No Gloom’ is out now via… Read More

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Newcastle’s The Pale White announce long-awaited debut album

Speaking about the record, The Pale White said: “We’ve been talking about our debut album for a long time and now it’s actually happening. Their eccentric live shows and action-packed rock anthems put them on the map and this debut LP announcement will only add food to the fire. It feels surreal. This resulted in the band being picked as an ICM Ones To Watch artist in 2019. The Pale White – Infinite Pleasure tracklist 1: Infinite Pleasure 2: Glue 3: Take Your Time 4: That Dress 5: Nothing Lasts Forever 6: Medicine 7: Confession Box 8: Anechoic Chamber Blues 9: Sonder 10: …Still No Taste 11: Frank Sinatra Share… Read More

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WATCH: Declan Mckenna releases live performances of ‘British Bombs’ and ‘You Better Believe!!!’

Alex Pearson ‘British Bombs’, released in 2019, sees Declan lose the all-white suit to wear a camo jacket to highlight the song’s precedence of the British military using bombs on Yemen.  ‘Rapture’ (watch his live performance here) and ‘You Better Believe!!!’ comes off of McKenna’s new album Zeros, the first since his critically acclaimed debut, What Do You Think About The Car? YOU BETTER BELIEVE!!! in 2017. Keep up with exclusive content from artists all over the world on YouTube.com/Vevo. Declan is clad in a white suit to match the rest of the band’s outfits. On the album, Declan McKenna said: “In terms of my artistic development, it feels a… Read More

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Declan McKenna releases energetic live performance of ‘Rapture’

Alex Pearson Bedfordshire’s very own indie superstar Declan McKenna has shared his first of three music videos with Vevo. On the album, Declan McKenna said: “In terms of my artistic development, it feels a major step on from my first record. It’s a spectacular performance gradually gets more electrifying as it goes on until the bridge where Declan amps up the noise. Share “With this album, if I’m performing as a character, I wanted it to give it everything- all the artists that I love like Dylan, Nick Cave or Bowie, are great storytellers because they give their characters really intense, sometimes strange voices.” Tomorrow catch an exclusive glimps at… Read More

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The Craufurd Arms releases compilation album to support fundraising efforts

Alex Pearson Any profits made will help fund the next compilation and to the venue.  Volume One tracks are: 1 – Cusp – You are not alone 2 – Phantom Isle – Whip 3 – JJ Moon – Dazed 4 – The Comms – Pulled Apart 5 – Naked Next Door – Trying to get through 6 – Weird Milk – You 7 – Low Girl – ICU 8 – So So Sun – Paradise 9 – Sarpa Salpa – Paralysed 10 – Our Man In The Bronze Age – Out of the beginning 11 – Harvey Dormer – Spiders 12 – Enjoyable Listens – Summer Hit 13 – The… Read More

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Kings of Leon announce new album When You See Yourself

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time as Kings of Leon have confirmed they are back for their eighth studio album.  The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling rock band will be releasing When You See Yourself on March 5th.  The quartet announced the album with a series of teasers and a T-Shirt mailer for fans where they also received album tracks and lyrics, whilst also using the moment to raise awareness and money for Live Nation’s Crew Nation relief fund for live music crews. Tracklist When You See Yourself, Are You Far AwayThe Bandit100,000 PeopleStormy WeatherA WaveGolden Restless AgeTime in DisguiseSupermarketClaire and EddieEchoingFairytale Share Kings of Leon are… Read More

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The Lathums meet Joker on the seafront for ‘Foolish Parley’ music video

Inspired by traditional customs out at sea, in which warring factions would set down arms to negotiate, Foolish Parley’s lyrics open a door once more into the old soul of bookish front man and lyricist, Alex Moore.  Of the track, he says: “Being honest, this just came to me out of nowhere, I can’t pinpoint from exactly where or why. Indie four-piece The Lathums have just released an absorbingly surreal, widescreen music video for their EP-track, ‘Foolish Parley’. Revealed as the first ICM Ones To Watch 2020 artist in the 31-day series, The Lathums are already on their way to making this year their best yet. Cut to a distinctly… Read More

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Twin Atlantic reveal beautiful cinematic video for album track ‘Asynchronous’

“The music is so melancholic and timeless, it made me think abstractly about how all relationships can be viewed as cyclical. Meaning two or more objects of events not existing or happening at the same time, the video captures a couple enjoying the simple moments in life with great emphasis on their emotions until time turns back. Speaking of the video lead singer Sam McTrusty said: “We’ve always had inspiration from still and moving images to influence our work.  “We’ve dreamt of maybe one day getting to work on soundtracks and to have our dear friend Nick suggest doing that retrospectively for us felt like a great idea.” He continued:… Read More

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Foo Fighters share second track ‘No Son of Mine’ from forthcoming 10th album

Foo Fighters are steamrolling their way into 2021 with the ear-ringing new single ‘No Son of Mine.’   It’s second track to be revealed from the band’s forthcoming 10th album Medicine at Midnight (out February 5th), which ignites the second half of the album with a lightning strike of a riff that builds into the album’s most full-on barnstormer. “This is the kind of song that just resides in all of us and if it makes sense at the time, we let it out,” Grohl explains, adding, “Lyrically it’s meant to poke at the hypocrisy of self righteous leaders, people that are guilty of committing the crimes they’re supposedly against…” Medicine… Read More

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The Lutras release festive single ‘Give It Up For Christmas’ for Shelter and Music Venue Trust

Despite none of that happening, The Lutras could be on fire for a Christmas Number 1? It started off with so much purpose; big plans centred around tours, festivals and studio time. “Like the rest of the world, 2020 hasn’t been kind to us. Hopefully lots of other people can take joy from the record too.  “But it’s not just about Christmas – people are losing their jobs, people are homeless, honest businesses are closing for good – this song is about supporting those that need it the most.” The Lutras were crowned victorious at Firestone’s Road to the Main Stage competition last year and were expected to get time… Read More

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Remain, Don’t Retrain: Lottery Winners write love letter to Covid-hit creatives

Alex Pearson You are valuable. It helped me, so I thought if I shared it, it might help somebody else. “Don’t let the b**tards grind you down. They’d do anything to be able to do what you can do,” says Rylance. In a pure of heart love letter and rallying cry to musicians, artists, writers and creatives of all creeds, Lottery Winners have released new single ‘REMAIN, DON’T RETRAIN’.  A call never give up in the face of spirit-crushing Covid pressures, the single, released November 25th, is an impassioned, spur-of-the-moment, hymn offering support, honesty and encouragement.  Initially written as a ‘note to self’ in a low moment, the alt pop… Read More

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Abbie Ozard shares 90s-tinged music video for ‘True Romance’

Alex Pearson “I feel like I’m constantly having some form of identity crisis; I watched True Romance and thought ‘fuck, I just want to be Alabama in this film’ and live this mad life with a cool leopard print coat on and purple converse.  “I want to be this character, with a cool life, and ride around in a pink cadillac. The 90s film is also a key aesthetic touchstone of the video – filmed as a two person shoot with her best friend and photographer Charlotte Rudd. Hopefully one day I’ll be happy with everything that’s going on and the way I am, but for now I’m just gonna… Read More

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Only Sun announce debut album with new indie bop ‘Extraordinary’

Alex Pearson Maybe we’re just awful humans clinging together like a tangled mess of duct tape in a world of perfect beings. Speaking about the track, the band comented: “Everyone’s got that friend that has seen you at your worst. For there is no happiness without a lack thereof, no confidence without vulnerability, and no trust, without paranoia. “Individually, the songs represent a snapshot of real life and propose an honest account of the effects that this has on a confused, flawed mind. They’ve dragged you kicking and screaming into a taxi, home before things got criminal. Together, the songs merge to form the beautiful yet flawed bouquet of a… Read More

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Save Our Venues Campaign reaches ‘RED ALERT’ with 30 venues at risk of permanent closure

Alex Pearson We don’t have the power on our own to save these venues. On top of that, 20% of profits will still be donated to the trust and help protect these vital places for live music – that’s 50%! And despite 89% of grassroots music venues who applied for a grant by the Arts Council England – where £41million was distributed – there are now 30 venues which received no help in dire need of saving.  On Facebook the Music Venue Trust said today: “We’ve checked all the available funding, financial support, furlough schemes, business support for these venues, and what is on offer is not enough to prevent… Read More

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