Monday, 2 September 2013

Out This Week - 2nd September 2013

The Black Tambourines - Crosseyed


Falmouth quartet The Black Tambourines have been together for a while, having released their first single in 2010, so a debut album has been some time coming. This week it arrives, and it's self-titled. Their time together has served them well and 'Crosseyed' sounds like an expertly fluid modern garage-rock track, so these guys are in with a shout of going places.



The Black Tambourines' website

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Catch them live:

SAT 07 SEP White Island Music Festival , Ibiza, Spain
SAT 07 SEP White Island Music Festival ,Ibiza, Spain
SAT 14 SEP Southsea Festival, UK
SAT 14 SEP Southsea Festival, Portsmouth, UK





TV Ghost - Five Colors Blind


Following our recent review of 'Elevator' by Indiana's premier psych/shoegaze/post-punk band TV Ghost, we promised you more. Well, their new album 'Disconnect' is out this week and is sounding pretty big. There are a number of tracks we could have picked (and you can stream them all below), but for some reason 'Five Colors Blind' seems to sum up their various aspects best.



TV Ghost's website

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Grooms - I Think We're Alone Now


Maintaining their record of an album every two years, Brooklyn band Grooms give us 'Infinity Caller' this week and it's their usual superb mix of indie, noise-pop and punky alt-pop. 'I Think We're Alone Now' isn't a cover of the song made famous by Tiffany, but it is an energetic bundle of musical energy that's just bursting with melody.



Grooms' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

MON 16 SEP Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, US
TUE 17 SEP Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA, US
MON 14 OCT Pyramid Scheme,Grand Rapids, MI, US





Celestial Shore - Swimmer's Sinking Feeling


Another band we featured very recently are another lot from Brooklyn, Celestial Shore. The well-connected group have their album '10x' out to download this week (physical copies a week later) and perhaps summing up many people's feelings at this time of year, here's 'Summer's Sinking Feeling' which is a soft and experimental psych-pop tune.



Celestial Shore's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Sep 06 Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sep 07 The Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ
Sep 14 Weathervane Studio Concert, Philadelphia, PA
Oct 04 The Grand Victory, Brooklyn, NY





OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

Babyshambles - Nothing Comes To Nothing


We all know the tabloid Peter Doherty, and we all know the magic The Libertines created. Many will agree that Carl's career since then hasn't been spectacular, but as for Peter? Well it's been a rollercoaster. No shows, odd behavior, ongoing drug addiction... we needn't go on. Although no album since has matched his first band, there have been glimpses of greatness. To pick a few songs (some of which date back to those days) released since the split, 'For Lovers', 'Killamangiro', 'Delivery', the superlative 'Albion' and more are all top-drawer; the man still has it in him to come up with the goods. If he can rid himself of his demons then truly great things could await. The new Babyshambles album 'Sequel To The Prequel' is out this week and is their most consistent yet, with the band sounding confident and tight as a duck's arse. Stream it below, it's worth it. Forget the pantomime, forget the rumours, listen to the music. I think you'll probably find that in single 'Nothing Comes To Nothing', Babyshambles have come up with one of the very best songs of the eventful career of Peter Doherty.



Babyshambles' website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Sep 04 Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Sep 05 O2 Academy Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Sep 06 O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, UK
Sep 07 Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
Sep 09 O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Sep 10 Engine Shed, Lincoln, UK
Sep 11 O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol, UK
Sep 13 O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford, UK
Sep 14 O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
Sep 15 Cardiff University Students Union, Blackweir, UK
Sep 16 Norwich Nick Ryans LCR UEA, Norwich, UK
Oct 03 Zenith Paris, Paris, France
Oct 10 Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
Oct 11 The Forum, Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK
Oct 12 Leamington Spa Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK
Oct 14 O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Oct 15 O2 Academy Leicester, Leicester, UK
Oct 17 Junction, Cambridge, UK
Oct 18 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK
Oct 20 Great Hall University Of Exeter, Exeter, UK
Oct 21 O2 Academy Bournemouth, Bournemouth, UK
Dec 07 Fri-son, Fribourg, Switzerland
Dec 08 X-Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Dec 09 Lucerna Music bar, Prague, Czech Republic
Dec 10 Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
Jan 14 Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Jan 15 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan 16 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Feb 27 Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Feb 28 Atlantico, Roma, Italy





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