Blossoms announce new single ‘Care For’ with 70s inspired music video

Blossoms brand-new single Care ‘For’ is out now and the band will be releasing further new music over the coming months. “In my head, they all come together on this tune, to help create the ultimate end of the evening, wedding disco dance.” Blossoms most recent studio album, 2020’s Foolish Loving Spaces went to Number 1 in the UK album chart and featured the singles The Keeper and Your Girlfriend. Share The band also released a double album ‘In Isolation/Live From The Plaza Theatre, Stockport’ last year, which charted at Number 5 in the UK album chart, making the band the only act to have had two different albums in… Read More

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Don’t miss out on the south coasts best small festival; Golden Touch

https://t.co/JitEhtz4NG— Chris Pockett (@chris_pockett) August 23, 2021 Share With the Cambridgeshire band expected to release their debut album, Everything’s Affected on October 22nd so get ready to be rowdy with some high-octane indie rock anthems. Who recently released their latest sonic indie pop single ‘So Brokenhearted’. Go.. Also on this year’s lineup include some local talent like Bash! Go… Before you miss out 👍 ❤️ https://t.co/kwioho8Pwq— DaveP ≅ (@DavePar36443535) August 24, 2021 The day is going to be action-packed with some brilliant indie artists we absolutely love, and when tickets are only £12 it’s a no brainer!? Pioneers shared their B-side EP ‘The Leftovers’ back in May and indie surf… Read More

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The Jaded Hearts Club release rock twist on all-time classic ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’

Alex Pearson It’s an absolute classic Northern Soul song – heavy beat, fast tempo underground soul music.” The Jaded Hearts Club have more new recordings in the pipeline, and are eager to play more regular shows once circumstances allow. The original song’s history is one of the more curious tales in rock ‘n’ roll history and dates back to 1965.  Frank Wilson was poised to release the single under Berry Gordy’s label Tamla Motown, until he had a change of heart; destroying almost every copy in the process.  However, Wilson, who instead became a producer, later bootlegged the song. It subsequently became a favourite on the Northern Soul scene after… Read More

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The Lathums deliver triumphant music video for ‘I’ll Get By’

Alex Pearson Directed by filmmaker, James Slater, the video set follows the band around their native North West in a vintage station wagon, journeying between Wigan and Blackpool in the pursuit of the colourful characters who call it home.  Yet, in the end, it was the North West and its cast of eccentrics that eventually had to come to The Lathums after they heard the band’s call for help after the first attempt was shut down, leaving a second attempt short of performers. Slater explains: “I wanted the video to be a celebration of the different passions and personalities in the area where the band are from. A journey through… Read More

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The Psychedelic Furs announce rescheduled Made Of Rain UK Tour dates

Alex Pearson A year on from the release of their first album in 15 years and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their classic second album ‘Talk Talk Talk’, The Psychedelic Furs announce the rescheduled dates for their 2021 tour. The Psychedelic Furs tour through September – October and play seven rescheduled UK shows, including their eagerly anticipated debut at The Royal Albert Hall (October 3rd), as part of the Made Of Rain Tour. Share Made Of Rain became the Furs’ second-highest charting UK Album ever and featured in the 2021 end of year Best Albums roundup in Mojo, Uncut, Classic Pop and Vive Le Rock among others. Made Of… Read More

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TV PEOPLE announce release of debut EP ‘Nothing More’

Alex Pearson We started to put all of our ideas and WhatsApp recordings into demos that Bren mixed on Logic.  “Being able to listen back to the demos as we wrote them definitely helped us to refine our songwriting and improve our sense of progression in our music. Following the release of new single ‘Out of the Silence’, Dublin alternative-rock newcomers TV People have announced their debut EP, ‘Nothing More’ will be released later this month.  Having begun work on their debut EP, ‘Nothing More’ back in March 2020, the five-track release documents a long period of challenges and hardships for TV People. Want to learn more about TV People?… Read More

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Italia 90 announce new UK tour dates

Tour Dates September 15th – Moth Club, LondonOctober 16th – Left Of The Dial Festival, NetherlandsNovember 19th – Esquires, BedfordNovember 25th – Adelphi, HullNovember 27th – Headrow House, LeedsDecember 4th – Broadcast, GlasgowDecember 5th – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh Share With the quartet’s second run of 7” vinyl now sold out, the hype around these lads continues to grow. New B-side ‘Declare’ deals with complicity and inaction in the face of violence or persecution.  Despite navigating such serious political themes, Italia 90 still manage to convey sardonic humour and a sense of playfulness in their songwriting. Revisit the video for Borderline, directed by Dylan Adkinson, below and grab tickets for the… Read More

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CloseUp Festival announces revived lineup for its annual showcase

Alex Pearson @dicefm 🟣 pic.twitter.com/dd8z6rpfwJ— CloseUp (@Closeuppromo) July 29, 2021 CloseUp Festival’s main aim is to bring the most infamous emerging indie/electronic artists together, using our knowledge of our notorious London shows and applying them to two enthralling live music stages. There will also be a headline DJ slot from Liam James Ward and a surprise act still to be announced.  Due to circumstances beyond the festival’s control, Whenyoung can no longer perform at CloseUp Festival, however; Abbie McCarthy (DJ), Sad Boys Club, VALERAS, The Hubbards, PYNCH and lots more will be making their presence known on the Saturday. (11/9)@valerasband, @sadboysclb @AbbieAbbiemac, @thehubbards & @PynchBand also hit our biggest ever… Read More

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Wigan trailblazers The Lathums announce debut album ‘How Beautiful Life Can Be’

Alex Pearson The Lathums’ close-knit bubble of offbeat humour, free-flowing jangle-indie and lyrics of unrestrained optimism will be released to the world in the form of 12-tracks on September 24th, 2021.  Having recently set up a stall at Wigan Market (July 31st) the proud natives celebrated their landmark release with an opportunity to pre-order a limited ‘first edition’ pressing of How Beautiful Life Can Be and grab exclusive merchandise, autographs and selfies at the band’s very own, traditional indoor market stall. Tickets are available here. Having been previously self-released by the young band who emerges from the album sessions in a sparkling, new form, whilst retaining the melodic stardust that… Read More

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We’re all set for an impressive 110 Above Festival weekend

2. A quick reminder that the NHS Covid Pass status is granted via one of the 3 situations below: 1. Being vaccinated (with two weeks passing since the final dose). If you are not an “exception”, we would recommend that you go to your app store and set up the pass as quickly as possible as this will be by far the simplest way to get through the 110 gates. 110 Above Festival is an intimate three-day festival that never fails to impress on their lineups and 2021’s is a belter. Natural immunity (between 10 and 180 days after positive PCR test). COVID-19 INFORMATION We realise that Covid-19 is still… Read More

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Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison announce debut album ‘Everything’s Affected’

To celebrate the announcement, the band are paving the way with new single ‘Fake Friends’. It’s no secret that last year’s ICM Ones To Watch artists have created an instant buzz around their monster riffs and explosive energy. After playing alongside The Hunna and Sam Fender, plus performing at Isle Of Wight, Bestival, Camden Rocks and Truck Festival, the band are in good stead to translate this album into a beast of a live set. “This album is the culmination of two years of hard work and progression. From work life to home life, the choices you make ultimately has an effect, right down to the simplest of decisions. Ever… Read More

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Calva Louise gear up for most ambitious album yet with new single ‘Other Self’

In addition, a further graphic novel will be released at a later date, the second in a series with artwork created by Jess. Calva Louise will also release an accompanying animated movie with the album. “Simultaneously, it’s about the uncertainty of a possible complementary duality, manifested through dreams. Blakeeleven)BelicosoAlcanzarOther SelfTrialMafaldaThe OddsPOP(urrí)EuphoricOrange Blast LIVE (w/ Strange Bones)3 Aug – Leeds Key Club4 Aug – Stoke-On-Trent The Sugarmill5 Aug – St Albans The Horn6 Aug – Preston The Ferret(w/ Trash Boat)20 Oct – Leeds Stylus21 Oct – Newcastle Riverside23 Oct – Glasgow Cathouse24 Oct – Manchester Rebellion25 Oct – Nottingham Rescue Rooms27 Oct – Birmingham O2 Academy228 Oct – Southampton The Loft29… Read More

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Swim School announce highly-anticipated debut EP with new single ‘Anyway’

Candidly exploring the difficulties of opening up on your emotions during a time of poor mental-health, swim school’s open and honest lyricism sees them mature as quickly as their sound. “For the lyrics in ‘Anyway’ I wanted to highlight how it may be difficult for people to simply open up to others.  “It’s challenging to try to explain an unexplainable feeling to someone and expect them to understand what they are going through when they don’t even understand it themselves. “The chaos of imagery in the first four lines of the chorus that is then followed up by the lyrics “you never notice it anyway” expresses that even though they… Read More

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Red Rum Club announce third album with new single ‘Nightcalling’

Frontman Fran Doran says: “‘Nightcalling’ brings disco hooks for the dancefloor that we’re aching to jump onto together.  “While the club doors remain shut, it should be enjoyed blaring out of car speakers, cruising by on a late-night drive. The full run of Red Rum Club dates for 2021 are as follows: Tue 10 Aug – Cardiff The Tramshed^Wed 11 Aug – Leicester O2 Academy^Fri 13 Aug – Keele SU^Sat 14 Aug – Liverpool Guild^Tue 17 Aug – Glasgow O2 Academy^Thu 19 Aug – Norwich The Waterfront^Fri 20 Aug – Brixton Academy^Sun 5 Sep – Neighbourhood Weekender*Fri 10 Sep – TRNSMT*Tue 28 Sep – Newcastle RiversideWed 29 Sep – Glasgow… Read More

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Lottery Winners set to release second album ‘Something To Leave The House For’

Share Now he and the band are moving on and moving up. In true Lottery Winners style, every truth and life lesson is dressed in glass-half-full, wildly optimistic, radio-friendly pop, hip-swinging beats and bittersweet tenderness. Reflective, ready to party and no less ambitious than before, ‘Times Are Changing’ is an anthem set for a bright future alongside a mammoth 14-track album. The full run of upcoming headline and festival shows are as follows: August 2021 6 – Beyond The Woods Festival, Lincolnshire13 – The Boof Festival14 – Cardiff Castle (supporting Kaiser Chiefs)22 – Beautiful Day Festival, Devon22 – Victorious Festival, Portsmouth29 – Bolton Food and Drink Festival September 2021 1… Read More

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Ex-Strypes members set for debut EP ‘High Fidelity’ under The Zen Arcade

The Zen Arcade take their musical cues from the likes of Hoodoo Gurus, Jesus And Mary Chain, XTC and Graham Coxon, relentlessly genre-hopping from garage rock, to power pop, to cow-punk. ‘Cro Mag Non’ is a fanzine that’s so DIY you have to make it yourself. Following the dissolution of The Strypes, three out of four members formed new outfit The Zen Arcade are set to release their debut EP ‘High Fidelity’ this Friday (June 4th).  Last year saw the five-piece release debut single ‘Don’t Say A Word’ as the group venture independent for the first time in six years. Publishing the PDFs online, the zine has managed to make… Read More

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Strange Bones debut album ‘England Screams’ is coming in August – hear the title track now

Alex Pearson England Screams. Blackpool’s finest punk rockers Strange Bones have announced the release of the debut album England Screams is due August 20th with the reveal of the title track and music video.  A mutant creation spawned from a year of experimentation and pushing personal boundaries, forthcoming album England Screams is Strange Bones’ most authentic and ambitious work to date. Society’s paradigm of a typical human being is breaking down, constantly changing, in some amazing ways, in a new world which feels more authoritarian than ever. PAV4AN)SIN CITYMENACE (FT. “The album also looks at the devil inside, and finding that balance between light and dark”. England Screams Album Artwork… Read More

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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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