Video of the day: Culk – Salvation

Fresh on the heels of their very well-received self-titled debut album, Culk have released the blood-laden and mysterious video to their latest single, Salvation, which sees lead-singer Sophie Löw sing in almost nonchalant fashion over the lo-fi guitar and minimalistic sounds which the band is slowly becoming known and loved for. Watch it above and get the album here on Siluh Records.

If you have listened to the album yet, then you are sorely missing out.

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TOUR

2019-02-18 GER – Passau, Zauberberg
2019-02-19 GER – Freiburg, Slow Club
2019-02-20 GER – Köln, Bumann & Sohn
2019-02-21 GER – Hannover, Zum Stern
2019-02-22 GER – Hamburg, Molotow
2019-02-23 GER – Berlin, Monarch
2019-02-25 GER – Dresden, Ostpol
2019-02-26 GER – Nürnberg, Club Stereo
2019-02-27 GER – Bamberg, Pizzini
2019-03-09 AUT – Wien, Das Werk
2019-03-22 AUT – Salzburg, Arge
2019-03-23 AUT – Linz, Kapu
2019-05-02 CZ – Prague, Klubovna
2019-05-03 GER – Augsburg, City Club
2019-05-04 GER – München, Milla
2019-05-17 GER – Stuttgart, Merlin
2019-05-18 GER – Karlsruhe, P8


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Video of the day: Lex Audrey – Winter II

One of Austria’s hottest indie prospects drops another track off their new album ‘No Intention of Changing the World’ along with a new video for Winter II – a catchy indie track with an infectious electro beat that showcases the band’s talents.

The album is officially out on Las Vegas Records on February 8th. Get it here


TOUR

7.3.19 POMOPERO, Breganze (ITA)
9.3.19 MISHIMA, Terni (ITA)
10.3.19 DISSONANZE, Cava de’ Tirreni (ITA)
14.3.19 PRIMACLASSE, Ragusa (ITA)
15.3.19 MONO, Catania (ITA)
16.3.19 ZOOTV, Brucoli (ITA)
17.3.19 HMORA, Siracusa (ITA)
18.3.19 BOLAZZI, Palermo (ITA)
20.3.19 OFF, Lamezia Terme (ITA)
21.3.19 HUB, Cosenza (ITA)
22.3.19 MR ROLLY’S, Vitulazio (ITA)
23.3.19 DELIRI, Sora (ITA)
25.3.19 LE MURA, Roma (ITA)
26.3.19 MARLA, Perugia (ITA)
27.3.19 EX CINEMA AURORA, Livorno (ITA)
16.4.19 FZW, Dortmund (DE)
18.4.19 SUBSTAGE, Karlsruhe (DE)
29.04.19 Chelsea, Wien (AT)


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ABOUT

With playful electronic rock on their EP „»GodGiven«“ LEX AUDREY already surfaced on Austria’s music scene one and a half years ago. Now their first album „No Intention of Changing the World“ finally follows. It’s an album that sometimes stirs up its listener’s thoughts, but then again leaves with a positive vibe.

Lukas Staudinger, Patrick Pillichshammer and Niklas Pichler present an album which is very rich in variety. Although the sounds range from funky bass-lines in „Lost to You“ over heaviness and pathos in „metaphor“ to complete silence in „From Beginning“, LEX AUDREY manage to create their very own sound after all and allow the listener to dive into their world.

On „No Intention of Changing the World“ Niklas Pichler, the mastermind behind LEX AUDREY, writes about various situations in life, but one can recognize his involvement with negative aspects of the influence of digital technology on society as a common theme. As a result, some songs end up having more than just one meaning. By saying „all she’s loving is a picture“ in the ballad „From Beginning“ on the one hand he describes not being able to let go of something, but on the other hand sings about the vanishing distinction between reality and staging. The intro track „Lost to You“ can also be interpreted as a love song for a human or a machine at the same time.

Video of the day: Bilderbuch – LED go

They just can’t help themselves, can they? Just when you think they can’t get any better they go and pull another piece of magic out of their deep hat of creative wonders. This time it is the wonderfully weird and colourful video to the equally eclectic and catchy new tune ‘LED go’ as the band explore what it would be like to play some weird, almost 1980s post-apocalyptic-style game of human pool.

Watch it above, preferably on repeat.

06.04.2019 – Posthalle, Würzburg
07.04.2019 – Beethovensaal, Stuttgart
08.04.2019 – Capitol, Offenbach
09.04.2019 – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen
11.04.2019 – Haus Auensee, Leipzig
12.04.2019 – Capitol, Hannover
13.04.2019 – Palladium, Köln
14.04.2019 – Stadthalle, Kassel
16.04.2019 – Zenith, München
17.04.2019 – Mehr! Theater, Hamburg HOCHVERLEGT
18.04.2019 – Columbiahalle, Berlin SOLD OUT
19.04.2019 – Columbiahalle, Berlin Zusatzshow
24.04.2019 – Dogana, Innsbruck
25.04.2019 – Volkshaus, Basel
26.04.2019 – X-Tra, Zürich
24.05.2019 – Open Air Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien SOLD OUT
25.05.2019 – Open Air Schloss Schönbrunn, Wien Zusatzshow
13.07.2019 – Donaulände Open Air, Linz
24.08.2019 – Freiluftarena B, Messe Graz
21-23.06.2019 – Southside/Hurricane Festival
17-20.07.2019 – Gurtenfestival
19-21.07.2019 – Melt Festival

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Video of the day: Slide – Floating

Having recently released their second single ‘Floating’, Swedish indie-rock duo Slide release the eye-catching video to accompany the single, directed by Peder Bergstrand (First Aid Kit, Naomi Pilgrim). Watch it in all it grim wintery glory above.

Albin from the band had this to say about the shoot:

”So first of all shooting this video was a fucking freeze man. It might look like New York in the fall type weather but it felt more like Serbian winter. Also the director wanted to end the video with us holding hands. Fortunately it didn’t make the cut. All in all it turned out pretty dreamy and psychedelic – just like the song itself. ”

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Video of the day: Nilüfer Yanya – In Your Head

Nilüfer Yanya is an upcoming star in the British music scene. Currently on the cover of Loud And Quiet magazine, and tipped as an Artist to Watch in 2019 by The Guardian, The Independent, i, Q, Dork and The 405. Those are impressive platforms to get a mention on.

With ‘In Your Head’, the foundations seem to be firmly laid for Nilüfer Yanya’s debut album Miss Universe, which will be released on 22 March via ATO Records/PIAS and her confirmation as a rare and utterly original British songwriting talent.

Nilüfer Yanya will be playing at CHELSEA VIENNA on 21 April as part of a huge tour that will see her play show across Europe and the US.

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Though she’d been writing songs in her head since she was six, and on the guitar since she was 12, it took a long time for Nilüfer Yanya to work up the courage to show anyone her music. “I knew I wanted to sing, but the idea of actually having to do it was really horrifying,” says the 23-year-old. When she was finally persuaded to do so, by a music teacher in West London where she grew up, she says “it was horrible. I loved it”.

At 18, Nilüfer – who is of Turkish-Irish-Bajan heritage – uploaded a few demos to SoundCloud. Though she’s preternaturally shy, her music – which uniquely blends elements of soul and jazz into intimate pop songs with electronic flourishes and a newly expressed grungy guitar sound – isn’t. And it didn’t take long for it to catch people’s attention. She signed with independent New York label ATO, following three EPs on esteemed london indie label Blue Flowers, and earned a place on the BBC Sound of 2018 longlist. She also supported the likes of The xx, Interpol, Broken Social Scene and Mitski on tour.

Now, Nilüfer is ready to release her debut album, Miss Universe. Though she recorded much of it in the same remote Cornwall studio she used to jam in  as a much younger person, it is bigger and more ambitious than anything she has done before. ‘Angels’, with its muted, harmonic riffs, channels ideas “of paranoid thoughts and anxiety” – a theme that runs through the album, not least in its conceptual spoken word interludes which emanate from a fictional health management company WE WORRY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH™. “You sign up, and you pay a fee,” explains Nilüfer of the automated messages, which are littered through the album and are narrated by the titular Miss Universe. “They sort out all of your dietary requirements, and then they move onto medication, and then maybe you can get a better organ or something… and then suddenly it starts to get a bit weird. You’re giving them more of you and to what end?”

TOUR

6 February | 9:30 Club, Washington^
7 February | Union Transfer, Philadelphia^
8 February | Royale, Boston^
9 February | Beacon Theatre, New York City^
11 February | Danforth Music Hall, Toronto^
13 February | Majestic Theatre, Detroit^

14 February | Thalia Hall, Chicago^

15 February | Thalia Hall, Chicago^

16 February | Firsy Avenue, Minneapolis^
18 February | Gothic Theatre, Englewood^

19 February | Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City^

21 February | Crystal Ballroom, Portland^
22 February | The Imperial, Vancouver^
23 February | Neptune Theatre, Seattle^
26 February | The Filmore, San Francisco^
28 February | The Observatory North Park, San Diego^

1 March | The Theatre, LA^

28 March | Babylon, Istanbul

3 April | CCA, Glasgow

4 April | YES, Manchester

5 April | Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

6 April | The Cluny, Newcastle

8 April | O2 Academy Leicester University, Leicester

9 April | Evolutionary Arts Hackney, London

11 April | Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

12 April | Thekla, Bristol

13 April | O2 Academy Oxford, Oxford

14 April | The Haunt, Brighton

16 April | Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

17 April | Nochtwache, Hamburg

18 April | Kantine am Berghain, Berlin

19 April | Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam

21 April | Chelsea Club, Vienna

22 April | Ampere, Munich

24 April | Exil, Zurich

25 April | Blue Shell, Koln

26 April | Le Point Ephemere, Paris

29 April | Les Nuits Botanique Festival, Brussels

30 April | Merleyn, Nijmegen

1 May | ACU, Utrecht

1 June | Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain
8-12 August | Belle & Sebastian Boaty Weekender

^with Sharon Van Etten

Video of the day: At Pavillon – Believers

It still seems a little strange to hear people calling At Pavillon ‘newcomers’, especially because it’s almost SIX years since we first featured the band on Substance is Meaningless. Fuck, feel old much? That was way back with the first release of their single ‘Lions’ and their potential was clear to see from the very start.

It’s therefore gives us great pleasure to see the band doing so well, and their latest video to ‘Believers’ is a glossy, cinematic piece that adds further drama to the song.

Their debut album “BELIEVE US” comes out on Las Vegas Records this month. Make sure you add it to your collection.

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Video of the day: Foals – Exit

Foals return with the first single off their upcoming release “Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1″, and they’ve enlisted the help of the Bran Stark himself for the cinematic, 6-minute-long video to accompany it. Watch Isaac Hempstead Wright in the video above.

What do you think? An exciting return from Foals or were you expecting more?

Pre-order now: https://foals.me/enswbl1

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Video of the day: Palastic – ‘Goldmine’

Certain bands and artists have a trademark sound that instantly make them identifiable, which is exactly what can be said about Palastic. After the infectious vibes of ‘Want it’ featuring Klei and ‘Talkin’ featuring Lea Santee, the duo have returned with another single that will make you long for the summer sun.

Watch the video to ‘Goldmine’ above and check out more of their music below.

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Video of the day: O FUTURE – ‘SMELL YOU’

So, this is probably one of the weirdest videos you’re likely to see today, and it comes from electro-pop duo O FUTURE. Filmed, directed, and photographed by O Future themselves, the video is inspired by Leos Carax, smooth, soft looking gifs and what two people in a house with a camera can achieve in three days.

“It’s is about obsession, the ecstasy of expectation and denying yourself pleasure, for pleasure’s sake. It also has a touch of the alien and spousal murder mystery” – O Future.

Check it out above and listen to more music below.

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Video of the day: Schmieds Puls – ‘The Plan’

Filmed in a Vienna gym, the latest video by Schmieds Puls, directed by Liesa Kovacs & Nick Prokesch features women of a variety of shapes, sizes and sexualities lifting heavy weights and supporting each other.

Mira explains “This song is dedicated to my mania and the illusion of having to do everything by myself. If you leave it to me then I can heal all nations. I don’t ever want to unlearn how to ask for assistance or help. It does not make you weak. So we made this clip about strength and muscles and empowerment.”

Watch the compelling video above. ‘The Plan’ is taken off their new album Manic Acid Love, get it here. 

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Video of the day: Cosmo Sheldrake – ‘Pliocene’

Check out this incredible video for Sheldrake’s latest single ‘Pliocene’. Filmed just outside Barcelona, Sheldrake takes part in a Hot Air Balloon festival – and performs the song thousands of feet in the air, overlooking the beautiful landscapes of the city. Watch it above!

About the video
I am very grateful to have worked with Orban Wallace from Gallivant films who directed this video. We filmed it the morning after England were kicked out of the World Cup, which certainly changed the tone of our day. We watched the match in a strange truck stop on the side of the motorway on the outskirts of Igualada, where the balloon convention was happening, and an hour outside of Barcelona. We were due to arrive at the field that we were going to take off from at 6 am, and awoke at 5 a.m to a big thunderstorm. By the time we arrived at the field and the sun had risen the worst of the storm had passed and we had to wait a couple of hours for the last of the ominous clouds to blow away. Eventually we were given the green light and began loading the gear into the balloon. From there on everything ran fairly smoothly apart from one of the camera men who was in a different balloon crash landing into some trees on his way down with a fairly young pilot at the helm.” – Cosmo Sheldrake

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Video of the day: Culk – ‘Faust’

Culk continue the excellent work of their debut track ‘Begierde/Scham’ with another track that just gets under your skin. From the simplistic rhythm to the hypnotic lyrics of lead-singer Sophie Löw, there’s just something immensely wonderful about this band.
Catch them live at the following gigs

TOUR 

18.02.2019 Passau, Zauberberg

19.02.2019 Freiburg, Slow Club

20.02.2019 Köln, Buhmann & Sohn

21.02.2019 Hannover, Zum Stern

22.02.2019 Hamburg, Molotow

23.02.2019 Berlin, Monarch

25.02.2019 Dresden, Ostpol

26.02.2019 Nürnberg, Club Stereo

27.02.2019 Bamberg, Pizzini

22.03.2019 Salzburg, Arge

23.03.2019 Linz, Kapu

26.04.2019 Stuttgart, Merlin

04.05.2019 München, Milla

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Video of the day: Balthazar – ‘Fever’

Balthazar are back with news that their forthcoming album Fever that will be released on January, 25th, 2019 through Play It Again Sam. Alongside this news, they have shared the album’s title track and accompanying video. And oh boy, it’s an absolute cracker!
It’s clear from the opening notes of the album’s first and title track “Fever” that the five-piece have changed, not least due to their individual musical pursuits over the past few years. Opening with a rolling languid bass riff, “Fever” unfurls into a slinky sunset jam, a swooping string motif adding drama to the funky bustle that fanfares Balthazar into new territory with their fourth album; honest, playful and underpinned with a carefree abandon from two extraordinary songwriters.
Following the band’s self-imposed hiatus, a break that saw frontmen and writing partners Jinte Deprez and Maarten Devoldere pursuing different individual interests from both a personal and creative perspective that has ultimately led the band to fashion their most cohesive album to date.

The break saw Devoldere release two albums of lush, moody art-jazz as Warhaus which, freed from the work constraints of Balthazar, eventually resulted in him ending up at a retreat in Kyrgyzstan. Meanwhile, his best friend since school, Deprez, remained at home in Ghent working in the studio, indulging his love of old-school R&B, and releasing a solo record under the nom de plume J. Bernardt. The freedom to indulge their whims and the result of those solo successes led to the urge to write together again, propelled by a broader artistic horizon and hastened by their mutual respect for each other’s work.
On reconvening the band had no plans, just a simple desire to better their previous works, and to further the band’s story. Both primary songwriters agreed on a less serious vision leaning towards a looser, refreshed sound – less melancholic, but retaining their unerring ability to create a hook-laden armoury. As Devoldere explains; “Some songs felt like classic Balthazar pop songs, others a little chipper, but it wasn’t until we had Fever that we had the foundation for the rest of the album.”

EUROPEAN TOUR 2019

2/6 – The Fleece, BRISTOL UK
2/7 – Green Door Store, BRIGHTON UK
2/8 – The Deaf Institute, MANCHESTER UK
2/9 – Whelans, DUBLIN IE
2/10– Oran Mor, GLASGOW UK
2/12– Scala, LONDON UK
2/13 – Live Music Hall, KÖLN DE
2/14 – Grunspan, HAMBURG DE
2/15 – Huxleys, BERLIN DE
2/16 – Technikum, MUNICH DE
2/17 – Batschkapp, FRANKFURT DE
2/19 – Flex, VIENNA AT
2/20 – Santeria Social Club, MILAN IT
2/22 -Les Docks, LAUSANNE CH
2/23 – Plaza, ZURICH CH
2/25 – Majestic Music Club, BRATISLAVA SK
2/26– Control Club, BUCHAREST RO
2/28– Lucerna Music Bar, PRAGUE CZ
3/1 – Klub Proxima, WARSAW PL
3/7– AFAS Live, AMSTERDAM NL
3/8 – Lotto Arena, ANTWERP BE
3/24 – Aeronef Club, PARIS FR
3/25 – Casino de Paris, PARIS FR
3/28 – Épicerie Moderne, FEYZIN FR
3/29 – Rockstore, MONTPELIER FR
3/30 – Sala Apolo, BARCELONA ESP
3/31 – Cool Stage, MADRID ES
4/2 – Krakatoa, BORDEAUX FR
4/3 – Stereolux, NANTES FR

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Video of the day: Einhorn – ‘The Chase’

What happens if you watch movies from the eighties while writing your own songs? The answer can be found in Einhorn’s new single (out now), which is based on the eponymous Charlie Sheen movie The Chase. It may not be an all-time classic, but it makes it even more remarkable that the band were able to create such an atmospheric and haunting track based on this film.

With this track, Einhorn presents itself in a completely new guise and proves that they not only feel at home in the genre “good mood music”. The song may remind you of a German-language alternative to Electric Youth and is rounded off by a brilliant guitar solo. Watch the excellent video to the track above.

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