[video] DAMEFRISØR – D.O.D.

“D.O.D.”, a brand new single from the Bristol band DAMEFRISØR strikes hard and immediately. An industrial rock number, produced by Alex Greaves (bdrmm, LICE, Working Men’s Club), it is filled with pulsing synths, moody guitars and loud drums. Combined with gloomy lyrics and cold, detached vocal delivery the song leaves a very strong impression and pleasant aftertaste.

It is taken from the band’s upcoming EP Island Of Light, which is out February 24 via Permanent Creeps and is presented along with the music video, directed & produced by Clump Collective.

Watch it below and pre-order the EP here.

[live] Left of the Dial unveils first 10 names for 2023 line-up

Rotterdam’s international showcase festival Left of the Dial released the first names for an upcoming 2023 edition:

Balderdasch (IE) • Chalk (UK) • Chase Petra (US) • Eyesore & The Jinx (UK) • Joshua Idehen (NG/SE) • Joyeria (CA/UK) • Minor Conflict (UK) • Splint (UK) • wych elm (UK) • Yowl (UK)

Scheduled for 19-21 October, the 3-day event will take place at various locations in the center of Rotterdam. It will once again feature a selection of the best current and up-and-coming alternative bands (there will be roughly 150 artists total).

Regular single and group tickets are now on sale. Visit the website to grab yours and stream the festival’s playlist below.

[video] The Lemon Twigs – Corner Of My Eye

Having just signed with Captured Tracks, The Lemon Twigs have shared a great new single “Corner Of My Eye”. A fan’s live favourite marks the duo’s first new release in over 2 years and follows their latest 2020 LP, Songs For The General Public.

The song is out with the music video, directed by Hilla Eden and Brian D’Addario. It portrays the band performing and walking around the cemetery.

Watch it below and get the track here.

[album] Pet Shimmers – Anon Playable Cloud

The last album we listened to in 2022 was Anon Playable Cloud by Pet Shimmers, and it turned out to be truly epic. Released literally out of nowhere on December 23, this is a confident and impressive set of 10 lo-fi hits.

This group have always operated in their own unique style, and it is practically impossible to match their music to any particular genre. A kaleidoscopic cocktail of styles, hooks, fun and unique charisma — the perfect release to enter the new year in a great mood with.

Check it out below and purchase the LP on Bandcamp (also available on limited edition marbled purple tape).

[live] Peel Dream Magazine announce EU / UK tour dates

In January Peel Dream Magazine, the project of New York City-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Stevens, will embark on a European/UK tour in support of his excellent latest record Pad (released earlier this year via Slumberland / Tough Love).

It will start in London on January 11 and will finish in Rennes on February 5. In addition to the main public dates, there would also be a special 3-week residency at Laylow in London, featuring invite-only shows. Find all the dates on the list below and more information about tickets here.

11/01 – Laylow, London, UK
18/01 – Laylow, London, UK
19/01 – Shacklewell Arms, London, UK (free show)
20/01 – Folklore, Brighton, UK
21/01 – The Louisiana, Bristol, UK
22/01 – Headrow House, Leeds, UK
24/01 – YES, Manchester, UK
25/01 – Laylow, London, UK
28/01 – L’International, Paris, France
29/01 – Theater der Wohngemeinschaft, Köln, Germany
31/01 – Schokoladen, Berlin, Germany
01/02 – Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
02/02 – V11, Rotterdam, Netherlands
05/02 – La Petite Rennes, Rennes, France

Stream Pad below and buy it here.