1. Rising pop showstoppers Anteros announce their debut album When We Land, set for release on Distiller Records on March 1st.The band have also released their new single Ordinary Girl which you can hear here.
Anteros are a band who refuse to be typecast. While standing firmly outside of any box, they’ve proven their ability to nail any genre or idea they put their mind to, having spent their formative years experimenting with dreamy indie pop, gritty electronic rock and shimmering disco. When We Land is where it all comes together; in one glossy, masterful package, the four-piece have created a unique sound that is both wholly refreshing and reminiscent of the greats who came before them.
On new single Ordinary Girl, Anteros break new sonic ground with a bracing, introspective folk-rock sound, slowing the tempo and exposing a previously unseen side of their character. Written for front woman Laura Hayden’s baby sister, the track dissects the feeling of being knocked down and the fight to move forward in the face of adversity; its stirring lyrics and anthemic hook make it a standout of the album and a testament to the band’s versatility.
At its core, When We Land is an exploration of the peaks and pitfalls of being twenty-something in 2018. “Tell me you’re not afraid to lose / While we’re still young, while we’re still twisting twenty-one” Hayden asks on album opener Call Your Mother, before diving into a collection of musings on post-adolescent pressure and the fight to realise your dreams. Yet, while the subject matter and poignant lyrics hit hard, Anteros have long since mastered the art of “[turning] sorrow into something you can dance to,” (DIY magazine.) Standout track Fool Moon is a scintillating glitterball in the vein of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Gossip, while Wrong Side – an instant crowd-pleaser at their shows before it’s even been released – is a no-holds-barred, fist-pumping pop explosion.
Anteros will play the below live dates in October 2018. Tickets available here.
Oct 10th Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
Oct 11th The Garage, London
Oct 12th Rough Trade, Bristol
Oct 14th Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Oct 15th King Tut’s, Glasgow
Oct 16th The Wardrobe, Leeds
Oct 17th Rough Trade, Nottingham
2. SHADED have just released their EP, A Familiar Love via Common Ground Records. It consists of 5 tracks including singles Tell Me which has just surpassed 100k streams on Spotify, and title track A Familiar Love. Both have received great support on the radio from BBC Music Introducing…The South, and also on Spotify. Both singles have been added to playlists ‘Pop Punk’s Not Dead’ (284k followers) and ‘New Punk Tracks’ (99k followers). Buy/download the EP here.
The 3-piece have just announced they will be joining LA-based band PVMNTS on their UK tour in November and December. They’ll play cities such as Bristol Manchester and London amongst others. Showing no signs of slowing down,SHADED are heading off on a co-headline tour today with fellow label mates, Wolf Culture. They kick things off tonight in Leeds at Singleshot, and wrap things up at The Anvil in Bournemouth on 10th October before playing London’s 229 on 9th October. Last month, SHADED supported Blackpool-rockers Boston Manor at Guildford’s Casino Nightclub in association with Freshers Week, and also with Forever Came Calling and Handguns at London’s Boston Music Room. Full live dates and further details can be found here.
See SHADED live:
5.10.18 – Singleshot, Leeds*
7.10.18 – Atomic, Wrexham*
8.10.18 – Subside, Birmingham*
9.10.18 – 229, London*
10.10.18 – The Anvil, Bournemouth*
27.11.18 – Fleece, Bristol**
28.11.18 – Engine Rooms, Southampton**
29.11.18 – Rebellion, Manchester**
30.11.18 – Key Club, Leeds**
1.12.18 – O2 Institute3**
2.12.18 – Think Tank, Newcastle**
3.12.18 – King Tuts, Glasgow**
5.12.18 – Underworld, London**
6.12.18 – Open, Norwich**
*Co-headline tour with Wolf Culture
** Supporting PVMNTS
3. Tom Morello – Ahead of the release of his highly-anticipated new album ‘The Atlas Underground’ next Friday, legendary musician Tom Morello has released the latest single from the record, ‘Every Step That I Take’ ft. Portugal. The Man & Whethan. The song is available everywhere now.
Further expanding Tom’s commitment to empowering worthy organisations, he will partner with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) on this release. SAVE is the leading American non-profit agency working to prevent suicide through raising public awareness and education, reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, and serving as a resource for those touched by suicide. More information here: https://save.org
4. Saint Sister – Irish electro-folk duo released their debut album ‘Shape of Silence’. The album is inspired by the connections between people, and the conversations borne from figuring yourself out in relation to another person.
Saint Sister is Gemma Doherty and Morgan MacIntyre, hailing from the North of Ireland (Derry and Belfast respectively). The timing of their collaboration was key; having met in Dublin just after graduating from college, it became clear very early on that they were looking for the same thing. Bonding over their shared journey from north to south and a passion for music and words, teamed with the post-college confusion, they channelled all of their energy into the makings of a band.
To date, Saint Sister have amassed over 6 million streams combined.
Saint Sister are currently on tour around the US, Europe, Australia and UK. The band will be supporting Hozier on a number of his European tour dates included below:
Wednesday 21st November – Gasometer – Vienna, AT
Friday 23rd November – Verti Music Hall, Berlin, DE
Sunday 25th November – Sentrum Scene – Oslo, NO
Monday 26th November – Annexet – Stockholm, SE
Full tour dates can be found here