Monthly Archives: January, 2020

The Psychedelic Furs announce first new album in almost 30 years

The Psychedelic Furs have unveiled their first new album since 1991’s World Outside. Made Of Rain will be released by Cooking Vinyl on May 1. Hear the lead single, “Don’t Believe”, below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=603KqtjKDSg?feature=oembed To celebrate the release of Made Of Rain,...

Shabaka Hutchings announces Barbican takeover

UK jazz figurehead Shabaka Hutchings will curate Propaganda, a weekend of music, art and spoken word at the Barbican (and other London venues) on May 8-10. The opening concert at the Barbican Hall will feature Hutchings and his band...

Intelligence For Your Life – Dancing Can Help Your Brain

Dancing is fun - a good way to meet people - but now we know it can stave off neurological conditions. Here are the dance styles and what they can do for your brain. This comes from functional...

Hear Anna Calvi’s new duet with Courtney Barnett

Anna Calvi has announced a mini-LP of intimate reworkings of songs from her 2018 album Hunter. Hunted includes duets with Courtney Barnett, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julia Holter and Joe Talbot from Idles. The seven-track affair will be released by Domino...

Mike Campbell talks Fleetwood Mac and new band, The Dirty Knobs

Mike Campbell, guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and more recently Fleetwood Mac, has unveiled a new band called – ahem – The Dirty Knobs. The LA-based band will release their debut album Wreckless Abandon via BMG on...

James Taylor announces new album of American standards

James Taylor has announced that his new album, American Standard, will be released by Fantasy Records on February 28. It features 14 reworkings of American standards by the likes of Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Hear...

Introducing… Sounds Of The New West Volume 5

Free with this month’s Uncut – in shops now or available to buy online here – is the latest in our famous Sounds Of The New West compilation series, rounding up 15 tracks of the best new Americana. Here’s...

Hear a previously unreleased Simon & Garfunkel live EP

This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Simon & Garfunkel’s final album, Bridge Over Troubled Water. Legacy/Sony will release a special gold vinyl edition of the album on February 14 (pre-order that here). But today, they...

Aoife Nessa Frances – Land Of No Junction

“I’ve been dreaming of better times,” sings Aoife Nessa Frances on “Here In The Dark”; a standard response to the vicissitudes of the universe as the world tiptoes into 2020, wary of the ground disintegrating under its feet....

Billy Childish on his best albums: “Musicians are ten-a-penny – I’m not one of them!”

“My favourite criticism of what I do is that I only do one thing and it’s all the same,” laughs Billy Childish. “But I write novels and poetry, do blues, country, punk rock, rock’n’roll, some vague psychedelia, and...
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Real Estate – The Main Thing

Since they formed in 2008, Real Estate have stood for an ideal of sweet, bucolic guitar pop, equally...
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Bill Withers has died, aged 81

Soul singer Bill Withers has died from heart complications, aged 81. “We are devastated by the loss of our beloved, devoted husband and father,”...

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever announce new album, Sideways To New Italy

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have announced that their new album Sideways To New Italy will be released by Sub Pop on June 5. It...

Hear Ty Segall’s Harry Nilsson covers album

Ty Segall has released an album of Harry Nilsson covers called Segall Smeagol. “I wanted to cover Nilsson Schmilsson for years,” he writes,...

Watch Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker cover John Prine’s “Summer’s End”

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker has taken to Instagram to share an intimate acoustic cover of John Prine’s “Summer’s End”, from his 2018 album...