Nick Petakas – ‘Joeina’


Florida-based collective Figbox is proud to present ‘Apollonia,’ a new EP by solo artist Nick Petakas. Inspired by the greats (Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Drop Nineteens, Pale Saints, etc.), ‘Apollonia’ delves into experimental rockers, balladry and very honest song titles (‘I Kinda Wanna F**k Courtney Love)!? Take a listen to the stand out cut ‘Joeina’ below.

Nick Petakas – ‘Joeina’

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A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Straight’


A Place To Bury Strangers have finally announced that their fourth album ‘Transfixation’ will be out February 17 via Dead Oceans! The New York noise rockers have shared the first song ‘Straight’. It’s tipped to be a more experimental album than 2012’s ‘Worship’ and features their most recent recruit, drummer Robi Gonzalez. APTBS will kick off a North American and European tour in early 2015 (see dates/tickets).

A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Straight’

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She’s So Rad – ‘Cool It’ [Video Premiere]


Fresh video from She’s So Rad! Sounds Better has the first look at the ‘Cool It’ clip featuring two lovely models who put their pouting prowess to the test before turning on each other in a deep end brawl! It’s taken from the New Zealand duo’s forthcoming full length ‘Tango’ (out early 2015 through From The Crate Records). Music video director Dylan Pharazyn is also responsible for much of the band’s artwork, the ‘Cool It’ clip hints at the future ‘Tango’ cover art. In the meantime, name your price for the single at Bandcamp!

She’s So Rad – ‘Cool It’ [Video Premiere]

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The Black Ryder Reveal Album Details


Aussie shoegazers The Black Ryder have confirmed their second album ‘The Door Behind The Door’ will be released on February 24 through their own imprint The Anti-Machine Machine. While there’s no new single to share, there is a new “behind the scenes” type video below!

It’s been a long wait since their debut LP ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ in 2009 but the wait is almost over. Singer Aimee Nash explains, “We’ve been hands on in all facets of making & releasing our music. This approach may have taken more time to get to this point where we are finally releasing our music, but as the pieces are falling into place it’s quite a wonderful feeling knowing that our imaginations have brought us here to now with an album that we’re both proud of.” iTunes digital pre-order is available now.

The Black Ryder – ‘The Door Behind The Door’ Tracklist…

1. babylon
2. seventh moon
3. the going up was worth the coming down
4. let me be your light
5. santaria
6. throwing stones
7. all that we are
8. until the calm of dawn
9. (le dernier sommeil) the final sleep

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Cheatahs – ‘Controller’


Fader have revealed more BIG news today, Cheatahs will deliver a new EP called ‘Sunne’ on February 23 via Wichita Recordings. The London rock act are streaming the lead single ‘Controller’, with pre-sales on offer. Vocalist Nathan Hewitt tells Fader, “This song is probably the first time we’ve ever written a song on the spot… We were demoing songs in our studio and this one just came out of nowhere. It was like we were being controlled in a video game or something.” ‘Controller’ is not a dramatic departure from their debut LP (but that’s not a bad thing)!

Cheatahs – ‘Controller’

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Ride Reunite For World Tour


It’s official, British shoegaze vets Ride are reuniting for a world tour in 2015! The dates kick off in Scotland on May 22, before heading to Primavera Sound and Field Day in London. The announcement  was enough to crash the band’s official site and send the socials into a frenzy! It started with rumours and an ambiguous billboard before being confirmed. Take a look at the dates below, more are expected in the coming weeks.

Ride’s Andy Bell tells NME, “It’s going to be really cool. As we were all still friends, we always thought when the time was right we’d do it. And now the time is right.” Mark Gardener adding, “People bought our records first time round, but our music has grown in significance since we’ve been away… We want to give the people what they want. We’d be idiots to go out and play a new album, but that’s not to say we wouldn’t make new music.” The frontman doesn’t rule out a new record in the interview (more here).

05/22 Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland Ballroom
05/23 Manchester, England @ Albert Hall
05/24 London, England @ Roundhouse
05/26 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
05/27 Paris, France @ Olympia
05/29 Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Festival
06/02 Toronto, Ontario @ DanForth Music Hall
06/04 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
06/07 London, England @ Field Day

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