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Promo Promo: Spoon

Nicely shot promo for the new Spoon single "Do You?" from the new album "They Want My Soul" - due out on August 4th. Looking forward to that one.

Read our interview with Spoon here.

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Hal Clapp vs.The Soft Pack

Bob Oderkirk interviews The Soft Pack, in the guise of Hal Clapp.

Bit late to the party on this one.

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Soul Mining Reissue

Still stands up as one of the greatest 80s records, it’s good to see The The’s 1983 classic getting some appreciation for the reissue. That piano solo? Surely one of the best things Jools Holland ever recorded… Good Guardian review 

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Promo Promo: Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love (Rough Mix With Vocal)

From this year’s buy-more-Zep campaign.

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Promo Promo: Jurassic 5 - The Way We Do It (Prod. by Heavy D)

@Jurassic5 borrowing some White Stripes in the snow here - MPfree on their Soundcloud page

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Boiler Room: Matthew Herbert

brtv A good piece of radio on the TV - Herbert playing a tiny selection of the British Library’s vast sound library (possibly the first Boiler Room without any sweaty ravers trying to get in shot).

Matthew Herbert will be working through the British Library’s Sound Archive, creating a playlist from a selection of digitised music, sound and spoken word taken from the Library’s collection of 5 million unique sound recordings, 1.7 million physical carriers and more than 40 formats. The show will be presented from the Sound Archive’s transfer studios at the British Library in London. The recordings heard on the show are accessible on the Library’s website.

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Trailer Park: Beautiful Noise

"If Nancy Sinatra had Einstürzende Neubauten as a backing band, that’s kinda like how we wanted to sound." Trailer for the Kickstarter music doc Beautiful Noise joining the dots between Cocteau Twins, Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine - premiering at the Seattle Film Festival May 31, and playing at the Sheffield Doc Fest 8 June and the East End Film Festival in June.

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Promo Promo: The Black Keys - Fever

New album Turn Blue coming May 12, and here they are in session for Zane Lowe with Bullet In The Brain…

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Trailer Park: Mistaken For Strangers

Trailer up for some sort of wierd meta-movie starring the guys from The National. It’s getting good reviews.

Read our interview with the band for some context.

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Promo Promo: The Horrors

Arty new promo for The Horrors track “So Now You Know” ….undemined by the singer showing up.

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Promo Promo: Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

New album on the way.

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Promo Promo: Jack Cheshire - Gyroscope

Good session from Jack Cheshire on last Saturday’s Tom Robinson 6music show.

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Promo Promo: White Denim - At Night In Dreams

New single from @whitedenimmusic - released 14 April via Downtown; they’re back in the UK in May - worth catching if you haven’t seen them. 

Tue 20 May Bristol Anson Rooms £16
Wed 21 May Liverpool East Village Arts Club £16
Thu 22 May Edinburgh The Caves £16
Fri 23 May Leeds The Cockpit £16 SOLD OUT
Sat 24 May Newcastle Upon Tyne Hoults Yard £16
Mon 26 May Birmingham Glee Club £16
Tue 27 May Brighton Concorde 2 £16
Wed 28 May London Shepherd’s Bush Empire £17.50

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Promo Promo: Jack White - High Ball Stepper

First taster from White’s forthcoming Lazaretto.

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Promo Promo: The War On Drugs - Red Eyes

This album is on repeat all day in Chimp Towers at the moment. 

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