[video] WOOZE – Huge Axeman

Today sees the release of The Magnificent Eleven, a new EP by the British/Korean duo WOOZE. It is out via Young Poet.

WOOZE live at Pohoda 2022

With 4 tracks, clocking in at just 12 minutes, the album is an unstoppable collection of hits, shaping between avant-garde pop and eccentric psychedelic grooves. An ideal mini-album to get immersed in during the last hot days of the year.

The last track from it, “Huge Axeman”, got a truly amazing animated video. It was hand-drawn frame-by-frame over a period of months by Jamie She from the band. The hilarious visuals take inspiration from 80s cartoons such as He-Man.

Watch it below and buy the release (also on vinyl) here.

[video] whenyoung – A Little Piece Of Heaven

Having released their stellar debut Reasons To Dream in 2019, looks like whenyoung are returning back. The duo (Aoife Power and Andrew Flood) shared a brand new single “A Little Piece Of Heaven”, a sweet introduction to what is to come next.

There is no news on the new album just yet but the song is released together with the beautiful video, directed by Luke Ogden.

Watch it below and get the track here.

[video] The Soft Moon – Monster

On September 23 American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer Luis Vasquez will release his new LP Exister (through Sacred Bones Records) as The Soft Moon. Now he is sharing a video for the latest single “Monster”, an intense and intimate piece directed by Bryan M. Ferguson.

The Soft Moon live in Bologna’18

It follows the previous steady run of songs — “Become the Lies”, “Him” (feat. fish narc), and “Unforgiven” (feat. Alli Logout of Special Interest).

The Soft Moon has also a massive tour lined up for the next months, which will include 4 dates in Italy — in Pordenone on October 5 (at Capitol), in Rome on October 6 (at Monk Club), in Milan on October 7 (at Santeria Social Club) and in Bologna on October 8 (at Covo Club).

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

[live] Motherhood announce EU / UK Autumn tour dates

Next week Canadian avant-rock trio Motherhood will embark on a European/UK tour in support of their excellent latest record Winded (released earlier this Summer via Forward Music Group).

It will start in Salzburg on September 7 and will finish in Hamburg on September 22. Find all the dates on the list below and more information about tickets here.

Sept 7 – Salzburg, AT: NarrenCastl
Sept 8 – Vienna, AT: Waves Vienna
Sept 9 – Ljubljana, SI: Prulček
Sept 10 – Kamanje, HR: Festival DOK
Sept 11 – Karlovac, HR: Mala Scena
Sept 14 – Brussels, BE: Nanobrasserie de l’Ermitage
Sept 16 – Brighton, UK: Green Door Store (with Ducks Ltd)
Sept 18 – Ramsgate, UK: Ramsgate Music Hall
Sept 19 – London, UK: The Victoria (with Kiwi Jr)
Sept 22 – Hamburg, DE: Reeperbahn

Along with the tour announcement, Motherhood shared a new live video for the album’s standout “Ripped Sheet”, which was shot by Chris Giles at the 2022 Sweltering Songs festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Watch it below.

[video] Francis Lung – Midland Hotel II – The Restaurant

Mancunian singer-songwriter Francis Lung is sharing his brand new single “Midland Hotel II – The Restaurant”, which serves as an opener of his forthcoming EP Short Stories.

An exciting new release, on which he played all of the instruments himself, shows a new and a bit more experimental side of Francis’s music. It finds him implementing the spoken-word approach to tell the listeners some authentic stories about a range of different and interesting characters.

The new single is a part of a trilogy of songs set in and around the Manchester-based establishment with the Midland Hotel tracks forming the backbone of Short Stories. It arrives in tandem with a music video, created by Francis himself.

Watch below and pre-order the release on Bandcamp.