[video] Pale Blue Eyes – Little Gem

On September 2 Pale Blue Eyes will release their new LP Souvenirs (through Full Time Hobby) and now they are sharing a video for the latest single “Little Gem”, a lovely piece directed by Dylan Friese-Green and Aubrey Simpson. It captures the band on the road, crammed into a Nissan Micra, cruising through the English countryside.

It follows the previous steady run of songs — “Globe”, “TV Flicker”, “Star Vehicle”, and “Dr Pong”.

Check it out below and pre-order the album here.

[video] Dry Cleaning – Anna Calls From The Arctic

Dry Cleaning have unleashed a new cut “Anna Calls From The Arctic” as the latest preview of their upcoming album Stumpwork, set for release on October 21 via 4AD.

Dry Cleaning live in Milan’22

It is the second taster of the group’s new LP, following “Don’t Press Me”, and is accompanied by quite a hypnotic and interesting looped visualization that features a drummer from the band, Nick Buxton, skating backwards on an ice rink.

The song itself is inspired by calls with a friend in the Arctic, as explained by Dry Cleaning themselves:

“The lyrics were partly inspired by phone calls with a friend who was living and working in the Arctic. The song developed from a keyboard, bass and clarinet jam. This then took shape during our pre-recording sessions with John Parish and Joe Jones in Bristol and finalized at Rockfield studios a month later, with some musical inspiration coming from the dramatic scores of John Barry. The song is observational and sensual”.

Watch it below and pre-order the LP here.

[video] Sorry – Let The Lights On

UK group Sorry will release a new album, Anywhere But Here, on October 7 through Domino Records.

The latest single from it is “Let The Lights On” — a big, emotional and euphoric slice of brilliance, released alongside the creative and playful music video, directed by MILTON & FLASHA.

Watch it below and pre-order the record here.

[live] Widowspeak announce EU / UK tour dates for 2022

Widowspeak announced a European/UK tour for later this year. It will start in Brighton on November 14 and will finish in Munich on December 16.

The two shows in Italy would be in Ravenna @ Bronson on December 13 and in Genova on December 14 @ La Claque. Find all the information about tickets here and buy the band’s great album The Jacket (if you haven’t already), released back in March via Captured Tracks.

Along with the news about a tour, the duo has shared new visuals for the album’s standout “Salt”, which was shot by previous video collaborator OTIUM.

Watch it below.

[video] POLIÇA – Alive (Live Session)

Earlier this month POLIÇA released their excellent sixth LP Madness, and now they are sharing a new live session video for the album’s standout, a beautiful opener “Alive”.

Speaking about a recording of the session, Channy Leaneagh of the band says:

“The Mabel Tainter Theatre has been a nice place over the pandemic for POLIÇA to play music and try out new material to a haunted theatre with an invisible audience. We wanted to bring these new songs to you in the mood of quiet solitude from which they were written and hope they bring you respite from all the over-stimulating nature of most things these days. With love, POLIÇA”.

Watch it below and buy the album here.