Grouplove – Big Mess (2016)

Indie Rock, Alt. Rock
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Big Mess is the third studio album by the indie rock band Grouplove. It will be released on September 9, 2016.

Track listing

1. “Welcome to Your Life” 3:47
2. “Do You Love Someone” 3:51
3. “Standing in the Sun” 4:15
4. “Enlighten Me” 3:52
5. “Good Morning” 3:39
6. “Spinning” 4:02
7. “Cannonball” 3:17
8. “Traumatized” 2:59
9. “Heart of Mine” 3:16
10. “Don’t Stop Making It Happen” 3:01
11. “Hollywood” 4:10

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Teenage Fanclub – Here (2016)

Merge Records
Indie Rock
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The wait is over! On September 9, Teenage Fanclub return with Here, the band’s first album in six years.

As ever, song-wise the Fanclub present a textbook representation of democracy in action, the record offering four each by Norman Blake, Gerard Love, and Raymond McGinley. From the almighty chime of opener “I’m In Love” through the ecstatic soul-search of “The First Sight” and the paean to unerring friendship “With You,” Here is a collection of twelve songs about the only things that truly matter: life and love.

As is befitting of a record that took its time to arrive, Here uses reflective space to dazzling effect. “Steady State,” with its gorgeous ebb and flow, has echoes of The Notorious Byrd Brothers’ astral jangle, while “I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive” unexpectedly curves off from dreamlike beginnings into a semi-acoustic/motorik outro, sonically replacing the steady beat of the German autobahn with the vast open skies of the Pacific Coast Highway.

Not for one second is Here the sound of procrastination or headscratching. It’s the effortless work of a band entirely confident in their own craft—the consolidation of nearly three decades of peerless songwriting and almost telepathic musicianship. Here is a record that embraces maturity and experience and hugs them close.

01. I’m in Love (02:41)
02. Thin Air (03:10)
03. Hold On (03:24)
04. The Darkest Part of the Night (03:15)
05. I Have Nothing More to Say (04:18)
06. I Was Beautiful When I Was Alive (04:43)
07. The First Sight (05:07)
08. Live in the Moment (03:03)
09. Steady State (04:15)
10. It’s a Sign (03:36)
11. With You (03:58)
12. Connected to Life (03:59)

Total length: 45:29

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Glass Animals – How To Be A Human Being (2016)

Caroline International / Wolf Tone
Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, Electronic
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‘How To Be A Human Being’ is a scrapbook of the bands time spent on the road, gathering memories and perceptions of different types of people from all around the world.

Unveiled in mid May as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, ‘Life Itself’, the first single from the album, has already elevated the band’s sonorous buzz to a whole new level. The track is an immersive, exotic and characteristically off-kilter earworm, reintroducing the band in the wake of their sensational ascent into a force to be reckoned with.

Glass Animals’ debut ‘Zaba’, released on Paul Epworth’s label Wolf Tone, has so far sold nearly half a million copies worldwide and amassed a staggering 200 million Spotify streams, obliterating all expectations simply by word of mouth. Their anomalous rise has gained the Oxford four-piece a legion of fans all over the world, including festival appearances at the likes of Falls in Australia, Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury and has resulted in the band playing 2 sold out headline shows at LA’s 2000-capacity Wiltern and NYC’s 3000-capacity Terminal 5.

To those expecting another album like Zaba, this album may end up as a disappointment. Glass Animals found success on a rather unique and creative sound and continued to expand their inner-weirdness and creativity by not playing it safe, instead opting for more ambition. This approach has paid off admirably as How to Be a Human Being is more than just a collection of stories told through characters like the ones on the album’s art, but is also a showcase of the band’s talent. Taking this talent, expending as much creative energy and ridiculousness as possible while deviating from their beloved sound, the result is an album that one would be hard pressed to find a comparable output to; and that’s a fantastic dilemma.

Tracklisting :

1. Life Itself
2. Youth
3. Season 2 Episode 3
4. Pork Soda
5. Mama’s Gun
6. Cane Shuga
7. Premade Sandwiches
8. The Other Side Of Paradise
9. Take A Slice
10. Poplar St
11. Agnes

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Gypsy & The Cat – Virtual Islands (2016)

Indie, Dream-Pop, Synthpop, New Wave

Melburnian electro-pop whizzes Gypsy & The Cat have announced the release details for their third studio full-length, Virtual Islands, due out this August on their own indie label, Alsatian.

Four years on from their acclaimed sophomore effort, The Late Blue, Virtual Islands is an album that took Gypsy & The Cat — aka Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers — to unexpected places, both sonically and literally, after the pair spent a spell abroad in Japan.

According to Bacash, the cultural and environmental upheaval was just what the doctor ordered for the band’s head-space in making this record.

“Partly there was time [in Japan], and, y’know, we came home and finished off maybe another three or four tracks from that point, so there’s a part of the album that was influenced by that place,” Bacash told The Music. “And I guess it’s just the way that they think in Japan; the way that they dress, the way that they interact with each other. Like, it’s such a bizarre environment to walk around in as a Westerner, and the isolation of the city and the creativity that’s all around you, it just inspires you, I think, subconsciously.

“You kind of walk past people or go through streets and alleyways and, just subconsciously, I feel like it was influencing me in different ways. And then when you go into the studio and sit down at a synthesizer or whatever, you just naturally are not as entertained by chord progressions or sounds that you once were, and the end product is something a bit more obscure, I think. I don’t know if there was a specific difference, you know, if we sort of heard sounds and then tried to do that, or there were bands we were listening to from Japan — it was just more an overall feeling, the change.”

“It’s like taking drugs for the first time,” he continued. “Like, psychedelic drugs. You are not the same person after that. You’re not mentally deranged or anything, but you definitely see things differently because, for a period of time, you saw things differently. So I think there’s a real aftermath, or a grogginess, to being in Japan, creatively, that kind of steered the ship for the record to a degree and just made us push ourselves to feel more entertained by what we were doing.

“I think a lot of artists make music and it’s very tactical, and they might not really love what they’re doing; you know, they’re trying to make a career out of it. But making something that’s pretty wild but, like, you can listen to… for us, it was about making something that, in 10 years’ time, we’d still listen to and be really proud of, and I think that’s why it’s just taken such a long time, because we didn’t want to be a part of any movement or a moment in music.”

Another reason for the extra time taken on this record, Bacash says, is because of an overall shift in the band’s approach to their work, having at this advent asserted themselves as a wholly independent force.

“It’s really, really different because we’re very independent now,” he said. “We don’t have management, so it’s been, like, four years of grinding away and trying to perfect it and come to a place that we felt like it’s represented the way we’re thinking, whereas in the past we haven’t had as much time, and we’ve probably had a bit more pressure on us.

“So this record is definitely a truer representation of the way we’ve been thinking over the last four years without any filtering or anything like that, like anyone telling us to do something a certain way, or songs like this and that; it’s pretty much just our seven, eight, nine years of production experience and being-in-a-band experience coming into this moment.”

Gypsy & The Cat will release Virtual Islands on Friday 5 August on Alsatian. The album was mixed by Bacash with assistance from Dave Fridman (Tame Impala, MGMT & more) for Inside Your Mind, and mastered by Mike Marsh (Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx & more)

1. I Took a Wrong Turn (01:41)
2. Give & Take (04:04)
3. I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else (03:02)
4. Paris (03:58)
5. Life (03:50)
6. Inside Your Mind (03:45)
7. Odyssey of the Streets (05:10)
8. Tragedies of a Love Song (03:17)
9. Leaving Home (03:32)
10. Naomi (03:03)

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Shura – Nothing’s Real (2016)

Synthpop, Electro-Pop

Nothing’s Real is the debut studio album written and produced by British ’80s-inspired synthpop musician Shura. The album was released on 8 July 2016 via Polydor Records.

Track List:

1. (I) (1:29)
2. Nothing’s Real (4:07)
3. What’s It Gonna Be? (3:34)
4. Touch (3:34)
5. Kidz ‘n’ Stuff (5:10)
6. Indecision (3:32)
7. What Happened to Us? (4:09)
8. (II) (0:45)
9. Tongue Tied (3:50)
10. Make It Up (3:31)
11. 2Shy (4:38)
12. White Light (10:41)
13. The Space Tapes (9:33)