Sparks new tour and album

It’s an excit­ing moment when we hear of new work… and a tour by Sparks. Endur­ing­ly bril­liant, Sparks return this year with a tour, so be ready on your key­boards (with your cof­fee) very soon…  Hav­ing pre­vi­ous­ly announced 2 nights at London’s Roy­al Albert Hall and 3 per­for­mances at Pri­mav­era Sound Fes­ti­val in Spain and Portugal,…

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IST IST ‘Mary In the Black and White Room’ launch

This new sin­gle by IST IST was launched in Decem­ber but we’re flag­ging it up as we’re excit­ed about the band’s upcom­ing album. Mary In the Black and White Room is tak­en from the Man­ches­ter band’s upcom­ing third album called Pro­tag­o­nists, out 31st March, via Kind Vio­lence records.  IST IST pro­duce a dense and uncompromising…

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Lumer release new single “English Dream”

Hull born four-piece band Lumer unveil their new sin­gle today. Titled Eng­lish Dream, the track takes a bit­ter look at the par­lous state of the coun­try – and it’s not as if there isn’t plen­ty of mate­r­i­al on the sub­ject. Lumer have pre­vi­ous form of focus­ing on the social and polit­i­cal cli­mate; their EP Disappearing…

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Dance music from a bothy: Makeness on the Lost Map label

Fans of Pic­tish Trail will no doubt be aware of the artist and his band’s adopt­ed home of Eigg, a remote Hebridean island. John­ny Lynch (aka Pic­tish Trail) invites and encour­ages artists to share in this stark and wild land­scape, away from the stress­es of city life, and equal­ly share in the abil­i­ty to be…

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The Comet is Coming wild new Technicolour video

Ahead of their antic­i­pat­ed new album Hyper-dimen­­sion­al Expan­sion Beam, Lon­­don-based cos­mic jazz rave trio The Comet is Com­ing share a new video for Tech­ni­colour. The uncom­pro­mis­ing and unset­tling work is pro­duced by Joseph J. Gold­man and direct­ed by Char­lies Robins (for Agile Films) who has worked with Bey­once, Bonobo and Rudi­men­tal.  The track is an…

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Deux Furieuses new single All We Need is Sanctuary

All We Need is Sanc­tu­ary is the new sin­gle by Lon­­don-based duo Deux Furieuses just released. Deux Furieuses com­pris­es Scot­tish vocal­ist and gui­tarist Ros Cair­ney and drum­mer Vas Anto­ni­adou.  The duo have carved out a name for them­selves with their polit­i­cal­ly charged mate­r­i­al and uncom­pro­mis­ing atti­tude but All We Need is Sanc­tu­ary has a wistful,…

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Le Junk new single “Midnight Lover” out now

Some­thing for the dance floor: a radi­ant new sin­gle called Mid­night Lover by the Lon­­don-based mul­ti-instru­­men­­tal­ist Le Junk. With spo­ken word vocals, this slinky num­ber, which came out on 12th August, pow­ers along with a dri­ving bass and a cho­rus you’ll want to sing along to. His lyrics are “strewn with sto­ries of sleazy misdemeanours…

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Sylvette share new single called Single Thread

Here at Gourmet Gigs we’ve been stead­fast fans of Man­ches­ter out­fit Syl­vette. It start­ed with a ‘love at first lis­ten’ moment, when the star­tling and orig­i­nal sin­gle Kelpius was unveiled on Chris Hawkins’ morn­ing show on BBC 6 music. The band have pro­duced three stu­dio albums and recent­ly com­plet­ed a sold-out mini tour held in small…

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Pale Blue Eyes share Star Vehicle ahead of album launch

I first heard Pale Blue Eyes ear­li­er this year when they released a sin­gle called Dr Pong – an addic­tive, chunky, upbeat num­ber some­what rem­i­nis­cent of Djan­go Djan­go, that instant­ly had me excit­ed­ly rootling around to check out the rest of their mate­r­i­al. Oh – and the song’s about play­ing table ten­nis all night in…

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New Single Rarely Been So Long by As We Leave

Isle of Wight band As We Leave has a new sin­gle out called Rarely Been So Long. On its sur­face there’s a sun-dap­­pled, lazy sum­mery aura going on as it opens on a gen­tle scene-set­ter: a gui­tar chord gen­tly thrum­ming. This hazy con­fec­tion has a nos­tal­gic feel, the vocals reveal­ing a wist­ful qual­i­ty, uncer­tain­ty in…

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