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Barbarossa shares new single 'Thickening Air'

Barbarossa has announced his new single 'Thickening Air', taken from his new album 'Lier - which is out 30th March.

Drawing inspiration from the classic songwriters Barbarossa always obsessed over – Joni Mitches, Crosby, Stills, Nash & young and Brian Wilson to name just a few. 'Thickening Air' is a mesmerizing, haunting melody perfectly captures Mathé’s song-writing ability - transporting you out of the daily grind to escape into a world of Barbarossa’s own.

Pre-order 'Lier' on limited edition turquoise vinyl, CD and download with limited hand numbered screen prints from the Barbarossa website here. Alternatively go here for other pre-ordering options.

along with the news of the brand-new record, Barbarossa will be out on tour across Europe and the UK - full details below.

16 Mar - Paradis Artificiels Festival, Lille TICKETS
01 Apr - Tom Thumb, Margate TICKETS
05 Apr - Het Depot, Leuven
07 Apr - Sonic, Lyon tickets
10 Apr - Chapelle Chavagne, Saints
11 Apr - iboat, Bordeaux tickets
14 Apr - Pop Up Du Label, Paris tickets
15 Apr - Jokers Pub, Angers
17 Apr - The Hope, Brighton TICKETS
18 Apr - Hy Brasil, Bristol TICKETS
19 Apr - The Islington, London TICKETS
06 May - Sounds from the Other City, Manchester TICKETS

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Field Music share video for 'Count It Up'

Field Music have unveiled the music video for 'Count it Up' via NPR today, taken from their top 30 album Open Here.

David Brewis has described the track as being written, in part, as a way of processing his anxieties about his hometown of Sunderland after it became the first town in Britain to vote for Brexit. In the "Count it Up" video, directed by Andy Martin, the town functions as both setting and co-star, providing a backdrop that helps to contextualise and complicate the unexamined privilege and reactionary attitudes skewered in the song's lyrics.

Open Here’ is out now on transparent 180g vinyl, CD and cassette from www.field-music.co.uk. Field Music have also announced a string of UK and European shows in 2018. The dates include special shows at the Barbican in London and Deer Shed Festival, where they will be accompanied with strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion provided by the Open Here Orchestra.

08 Mar, Brighton, Komedia TICKETS
09 Mar, Bristol, The Lantern TICKETS
10 Mar, Southampton, Engine Rooms TICKETS
11 Mar, Exeter, Phoenix TICKETS
15 Mar, Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 TICKETS
16 Mar, Manchester, Gorilla TICKETS
17 Mar, Glasgow, Saint Luke's TICKETS
22 Mar, Liverpool, Arts Club TICKETS
23 Mar, Sheffield, Foundry TICKETS
24 Mar, Norwich, The Waterfront TICKETS
31 Mar, Stockton, Stockton Calling TICKETS
05 Apr, Antwerp, Trix TICKETS
06 Apr, Amsterdam, Melkweg TICKETS
07 Apr, Paris, Flow TICKETS
28 Apr, Reading, Are You Listening? Festival TICKETS
25 May, London, Barbican TICKETS *
22 Jul, Thirsk, Deer Shed Festival TICKETS *

* with the open here orchestra

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Field Music's new album 'Open Here' is out today!

Field Music's incredible new album 'Open Here' is out today! The album is BBC Radio 6 Music's Album of the Day too, tune in to hear tracks from the album throughout the day and then the band are in session with Lauren Laverne on Wednesday!

‘Is it too early to call 2018’s album of the year?’
★★★★★ ‘Album of the Month’ Record Collector

‘No other existing British group gets near their level of creativity’
★★★★ ‘Album of the Month‘ MOJO

‘Dazzling musical invention. Joyful and reliably brilliant’
★★★★ Q

‘Another prog-pop masterclass’
★★★★ UNCUT

"Grand masterclass in terrific tune-making"
★★★★ The Guardian

You can order ‘Open Here’ on transparent 180g vinyl, CD and cassette from www.field-music.co.uk. Field Music have also announced a string of UK and European shows in 2018. The dates include special shows at the Barbican in London and The Northern Stage in Newcastle with strings, horns, woodwind and assorted percussion provided by the Open Here Orchestra.

02 Feb, Newcastle, Northern Stage TICKETS
03 Feb, Newcastle, Northern Stage Matinee Show TICKETS
03 Feb, Newcastle, Northern Stage Evening Show TICKETS
08 Mar, Brighton, Komedia TICKETS
09 Mar, Bristol, The Lantern TICKETS
10 Mar, Southampton, Engine Rooms TICKETS
11 Mar, Exeter, Phoenix TICKETS
15 Mar, Birmingham, O2 Institute 2 TICKETS
16 Mar, Manchester, Gorilla TICKETS
17 Mar, Glasgow, Saint Luke's TICKETS
22 Mar, Liverpool, Arts Club TICKETS
23 Mar, Sheffield, Foundry TICKETS
24 Mar, Norwich, The Waterfront TICKETS
05 Apr, Antwerp, Trix TICKETS
06 Apr, Amsterdam, Melkweg TICKETS
07 Apr, Paris, Flow TICKETS
25 May, London, Barbican TICKETS

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SLUG announces new album 'HiggledyPiggledy' and shares first single 'No Heavy Petting'

SLUG, the nom de plume of North East native Ian Black, will return with a brand new album HiggledyPiggledy, set to be released 13th April 2018 through Memphis Industries. You can hear the lead single "No Heavy Petting", which premiered today by The Line Of Best Fit as a Song Of The Day.

"No Heavy Petting" was consciously written to be an aggressive album opener, and which pokes fun at Black’s own Mary Whitehouse-esque response to the sexualisation of music on television:

"’No Heavy Petting' was kind of a task I gave myself to try and write a "sexy song," to see if I could do it," says Black. "So I did a bit of research by turning on a music channel. I was drunk and I realised, while the synthesised marimba, bleeps and drum machines and images of young men and women grinding all over each other, that I'd probably left it a little too late at the age of 35."

HiggledyPiggledy is available to pre-order now via www.slugband.co.uk on Limited Edition Yellow LP, CD and download. SLUG has just announced a UK tour for April and May, dates below.

27 April – Leeds, Brudenell Social TICKETS
29 April – Glasgow, The Hug and Pint TICKETS
30 April – Manchester, Soup Kitchen TICKETS
01 May – London, The Lexington TICKETS
21 July – Deershed Festival TICKETS

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The Go! Team share video for 'Mayday'

The Go! Team have unveiled a brand-new video for 'Mayday', the current single from their top 40 album SEMICIRCLE.

Directed by James Slater, who also made the videos for previous The Go! Team singles including 'Doing It Right', 'Grip Like A Vice', 'Rolling Blackouts', 'T.O.R.N.A.D.O' and 'Apollo Throwdown', explained the concept of the video.

"Like most of The Go! Team videos I've made, it’s a full on, coffee-fuelled collage of mixed media. This one is a collision of stop frame animation, archive flood disaster footage, rotoscoped singers and a crestfallen girl, who are all framed behind a storm of paper tears.”

Head here to get order your copy of 'SEMICIRCLE' on Neon Pink LP, Standard LP, CD, Digital or Cassette.

The band are heading out on tour across the UK, US and Europe throughout the spring.

09 Feb - Glasgow, QMU tickets
10 Feb - Leeds, Wardrobe tickets
11 Feb – Brighton, Concorde 2 tickets
15 Feb – London, Electric Ballroom tickets
16 Feb – Newcastle, Riverside tickets
17 Feb - Manchester, Gorilla tickets
22 Feb - Amsterdam, Paradiso tickets
23 Feb - Dunkirk, Les 4 Ecluses tickets
24 Feb - Saint-Malo, Route Du Rock tickets
02 Mar - Cologne, Gebäude 9 tickets
03 Mar - Hamburg, Nochtspeicher tickets
04 Mar - Berlin, Bi Nuu tickets
24 Mar - Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom tickets
25 Mar - San Diego, Casbah tickets
27 Mar - San Francisco, Independent tickets
29 Mar - Portland, Doug Fir tickets
30 Mar - Seattle, Neumos tickets
31 Mar - Vancouver, Fox Cabaret tickets
03 Apr - St Paul, Turf Club tickets
04 Apr - Chicago, Lincoln Hall tickets
05 Apr - Detroit, El Club tickets
06 Apr - Toronto, Great Hall tickets
08 Apr - Boston, The Sinclair tickets
09 Apr - New York, Le Poisson Rouge tickets

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