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SLUG announces new tour + Kate Bush cover

Having released his debut album ‘Ripe’ in April of this year SLUG, aka Sunderland’s Ian Black, ably supported by a revolving cast of Sunderland’s finest, have plotted a brand new set of dates across coming months. Coming up are appearances at Green Man and Festival No 6, dates in Edinburgh and Manchester with FFS (having been handpicked by Alex Kapranos), not to mention their own headline jaunt across the country in October.

To celebrate, SLUG have released a brand new track, continuing in the grand tradition of North East bands covering Kate Bush. This time, SLUG tackle ‘The Big Sky’. Ian Black explains:

“The approach was not try to match the majestic original (for I would have lost... badly) and have some fun with it. It has Rundgren pianos, daft synthesisers, a Led Zeppelin breakdown and myself struggling with the vocal delivery that only Kate would be able to pull off so brilliantly. Hope you enjoy it."

08-Aug  Whickham           Chase Park Festival
21-Aug  Glanusk Park      Greenman Festival
22-Aug  York                The Fulford Arms
24-Aug  Edinburgh           Edinburgh Festival Theatre w/ FFS
25-Aug  Manchester         Albert Hall w/ FFS
05-Sep  Portmeirion        Festival No.6
26-Sep  Liverpool           Liverpool Psych Festival
10-Oct   Middlesborough   Twisterella Festival
24-Oct   Leeds              Beacons Metro Festival
26-Oct   Sheffield          The Harley
27-Oct   Birmingham        The Rainbow
28-Oct   Brighton           The Hope
29-Oct   Kent               Ramsgate Music Hall

Order 'Ripe' on iTunes, CD or White Vinyl LP now.

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Aero FLynn album out this week

"Nine coherent but diverse songs of never less than transcendent beauty" 8/10 Drowned in Sound
"From downbeat roots, Scott has nurtured something truely uplifting" 8/10 NME
"Gorgeous" 4/5 Independent

The superb debut from Josh Scott is justifiably picking up accolades. A deeply personal release, lead by Scott’s ghostly vocals, the album is a  heady mix of glitchy electronics and cavernous psych-jams, which  swirls, swells, and evolves beyond expectation. Featuring a dazzling cast of musicians, including Bon Iver players Mike Noyce, Sean Carey, Rob Moose and CJ Camerieri, guitarist Matt Sweeney, pedal steeler Ben Lester, and Solid Gold’s Adam Hurlburt, and produced by Justin Vernon, you can order the album on red vinyl, cd or download from one of these lovely outposts:
Rough Trade / Piccadilly Records
Resident / Rise Music / Memphis Industries
iTunes / Amazon
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The Phoenix Foundation share new single 'Give Up Your Dreams'

Check out The Phoenix Foundation's brilliant new single 'Give Up Your Dreams' below:

Pre-order the album 'Give Up Your Dreams' from iTunes and get three instant downloads, the title track, Bob Lennon John Dylan and Mountain - all three are also streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.

Alternatively order on CD and limited edition gold coloured vinyl from these fine indie stores and get a free cassette featuring exclusive non-album tracks:

Rough Trade
Piccadilly
Rise
Resident

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Outfit stream new album 'Slowness' ahead of next week's release

Liverpool 5 piece Outfit are streaming their new album 'Slowness' one week ahead of its release via 'The Line of Best Fit' in the UK (with an accompanying track by track feature) and Stereogum in the States (with a Band to Watch feature).

Check them out on tour over the Summer and Autumn as follows, including three impending instores:

13 June - Rise Instore (Bristol) - Stripped Back
16 June - Rough Trade Nottingham - Stripped Back
17 June - Rough Trade East (London) - Full Band
18 June - The Kazimier, Liverpool TICKETS
19 June - Best Kept Secret, Netherlands
17 July - Latitude Festival, Beccles
08 Sep - Louisiana, Bristol TICKETS
09 Sep - The Hope, Brighton TICKETS
10 Sep - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham TICKETS
11 Sep - Bodega, Nottingham TICKETS
14 Sep - Pop up du label, Paris (France) TICKETS
15 Sep - Paradiso, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) TICKETS
17 Sep - Berghain Kantine, Berlin (Germany) TICKETS
18 Sep - Kleiner Donner, Hamburg TICKETS
19 Sep - Incubate Festival, Utrecht TICKETS
20 Sep - Witloof Bar, Brussels TICKETS
21 Sep - Electrowerkz, London TICKETS

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Field Music's soundtrack album 'Music for Drifters' gets wider release

Field Music's instrumental soundtrack album 'Music for Drifters' will get a wider release on 24 July following its limited vinyl only Record Store Day release.

The album is recording of the cinematic score to accompany screenings of Drifters, a seminal silent documentary by John Grierson, the pioneering Scottish filmmaker known for coining the term ‘documentary.’ The film follows the working day of a herring fishing fleet as they set sail from the Shetland Islands to battle the elements of the North Sea fishing grounds and originally premiered in 1929 alongside Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin. Listen to an excerpt below:

Pre-order 'Music for Drifters' digitally from iTunes here and order the vinyl + download code here.

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