NEW MUSIC: Torrid Horror – To Tear At The Sea

Pummelling is an apt description of this new post-punk track from UK duo Torrid Horror (Caine and Maud). Across seven minutes they dispatch frantic organ-led ‘carnival in hell’ riffs and rhythms while the singer howls and barks across the maddening crowds. At its mid point it pauses to get it’s sonic breath back, inhaling, hands on knees before the waves settle amid a spoken word passage. It’s only temporary though, things quickly ratchet up again – chopping, twisting and squealing before an exquisite saxophone-led section of heavy funk (courtesy of Pete Fraser) fills the room.

File these guys alongside Black Country, New Road, Black Midi and Viagra Boys.

NEW MUSIC: bdrmm – Happy

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With a bass-line straight out of The Cure and Joy Division handbook, this track from bdrmm is undeniably the sum of its influences, but they’re great ones and they approach the music with reverence and respect, keeping all the elements of mood and texture in check. The result is a wistful, melancholically propulsive and free-flowing track that draws from shoegaze, post-punk and dark pop. icon1@2x‘Happy’ is the Hull/Leeds-based band’s first single from their debut album Bedroom, out July 3rd. The album was produced by Alex Greaves (Working Mens Club, Bo Ningen) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Slowdive, Beach House).

NEW MUSIC: Mazoulew – Shogun

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For fans of Four Tet, dub techno, Burial, Photek

These days our electronic music tastes veer towards the avant garde, experimental, dark and ambient end of the spectrum. This recent release from UK producer Mazoulew hits the spot, nimbly managing to combine a four to the floor rhythm with some sci-fi programming and textures that conjure up late-night, streetlight-lit city streets. It’s alive and vibrant but definitely on the darker tip.

Head over to his Spotify page to hear a couple of other recent singles that show the range of his work.

NEWS: PVT release new song and announce international tour dates

PVT have been working on their new fourth album and have just released the first song and opening track from it, the slow  build, kosmiche vibe of Shivers. Check out the video below and if you are in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia you can also catch them live as they play a ton of dates with Menomena, Bloc Party and Gotye.

PVT TOUR DATES

U.S.A & Canada

Sep 26 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Sep 28 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Sep 29 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 02 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 03 Austin, TX – Parish w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 04 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 05 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 09 Washington, DC – Black Cat w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 16 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 19 Chicago, IL – Metro w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 20 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 23 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 25 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 26 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
U.K & Europe

Nov 03 Nantes, FRANCE – Le Stereolux w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 04 Lyon, FRANCE – Le Transbordeur w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 05 Bordeaux, FRANCE – Le Rocher de Palmer w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 07 Toulouse, FRANCE – Le Bikini w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 08 Milan, ITALY – Alcatraz w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 11 Hamburg, GERMANY – Docks w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 12 Stuttgart, GERMANY – Theatrehaus w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 13 Dresden, GERMANY – Eventwerk w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 15 Munich, GERMANY – Tonhalle w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 18 Copenhagen, DENMARK – Vega w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 19 Stockholm, SWEDEN – Munich Brewery w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 20 Oslo, NORWAY – Rockafeller w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Australia

Dec 06 Adelaide, SA – Adelaide Entertainment Centre w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets
Dec 08 Melbourne, VIC – Sidney Myer Music Bowl w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets
Dec 12 Brisbane, QLD – Riverstage w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets
Dec 14 Sydney, NSW – Sydney Entertainment Centre w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets