to the home of Memphis Industries, a london based record label of repute.

New Elephant EP and Dates

The super special and lovely Elephant have got a new 4 track EP coming up, out 14th November. But you can have a listen, and yes, even download the title track Assembly right here, right now:

Elephant - Assembly by memphisindustries

And you can come and watch their nascent live show, now expand to a three piece at the following shows:

11th Oct London The Social
15th Oct Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms w/ Chapel Club
18th Oct London Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Chapel Club
20th Oct Cardiff SWN Festival
21st Nov Southampton The Joiners Arms w/ Casiokids
22nd Nov Liverpool The Shipping Forecast w/ Casiokids
24th Nov London The Shacklewell Arms w/ Casiokids
25th Nov Brighton The Haunt w/ Casiokids
26th Nov Nottingham The Bodega Social Club w/ Casiokids


New band alert!

Please give a warm hand to our newest recruits, Hooray for Earth.

manhattan-by-way-of-boston’s's Hooray For Earth are main man Noel Heroux plus long-time friend, founder member and bassist Christopher Principe and drummer Joseph Ciampini. Their debut Memphis Industries album True Loves will be out in February 2012 and you can listen to the title track now below

Hooray for Earth - True Loves by memphisindustries

You can also catch them live in the UK for first time in November as follows:

23 Nov Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
24 Nov The Deaf Institute, Manchester
29 Nov XOYO, London


The Phoenix Foundation London Show and Video

We thought we'd seen the last of them in 2011 but no. New Zealand's finest The Phoenix Foundation are returning to London for a one off headline show at The Garage in London on 27 October. Get your tickets here or here.

Check out their video to their new single Bright Grey here:


New Dutch Uncles Video

Dutch Uncles have just played their last festival of the year, Split in Sunderland this weekend just gone. And now they're prepping a big old jaunt round Europe with Wild Beasts. And in amongst all this they've found time to create a simply splendid video for The Ink. Have a look right here:


Cymbals Eat Guitars Lenses Alien Out this Week

Staten Island's Cymbals Eat Guitars release their new album Lenses Alien this week. And a very fine piece of work it is too. Don't take our word for it though - here's justifiable praise:

"This is Cymbals Eat Guitars at an impressively high creative watermark still early in their career" DrownedinSound 8/10
"Dense with imagery and ambitiously complex music to match" The Guardian ****
"Another towering tumult from New Jersey's noisests" Q

Which is nice.