With their debut album out just out via Sacred Bones, Exploded View, fronted by Anika, are sharing a new track ‘Lost Illusions’. The band are set to play a run of UK dates this August with shows in London, Brighton & Bristol.
There is an intense dark sound from this four-piece who are based in Mexico City and Berlin.
Anika released her self-titled debut album in 2010. This new project was created during the rehearsal sessions for Anika's Mexican live debut back in March 2014. An unexpected partnership formed between Annika and local producers, Martin Thulin (who also plays with Crocodiles), synth-head Hugo Quezada (Robota) and Riotboy sweetheart Hector Melgarejo to form Exploded View.
Seattle trio, Virgin of the Birds, have announced their new album, Secret Kids, which will arrive on 14th October 14 via Abandoned Love Records in North America and Song, By Toad in the UK/Europe, and premiered the first single, "Spooky, Stony, Barely Over Thirty"
Led by songwriter Jon Rooney, Virgin of the Birds started as a bedroom recording project in the mid-00s, in San Francisco, surfacing as a full band in Austin, before settling in Seattle. After self-releasing a series of homespun EPs, Rooney caught the ear of the Scottish blog/label Song, By Toad who released Virgin of the Bird's debut full-length, Winter Seeds, in 2014.
While Virgin of the Birds performed through the years in San Francisco, Austin, the Pacific Northwest and Scotland Rooney with drummer/producer Colin J Nelson and bassist Ken Nottingham completed their first ever tour of the West Coast this past spring, and with the release of Secret Kids will take to the road across the USA this autumn, before heading back to the UK in December - dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
A new Glasgow festival, Freakender has been announced. The3 day festivalwill be a garage/psych/pop festival taking place between Friday 16th - Sunday 18th September 2016 at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow and will feature the very best in independent guitar music from Glasgow and beyond.
Early bird tickets have now sold out. Limited weekend tickets are available priced £15.00 with day tickets priced £5/7/12.00 available once the weekend allocation sells out. Tickets available from Tickets Scotland
Freakender is the brainchild of Ian Crawford (El Rancho), Holly Calder (Eyes Wide Open) and Ross Keppie (Fuzzkill Records). Counting over 15 years in promoting local/international shows, managing bands, running club nights, releasing records/tapes, presenting radio shows and DJing the three independent individuals share a love and passion for live music and are fully involved and respected in Glasgow’s music scene.
This is the first event all three have worked together on and they are ecstatic to present an exclusive performance from East Los Angeleno’s Feels - first time in Scotland. The band who feature front women Laena Geronimo ex The Like and daughter of DEVO’s Alan Myers. Their debut album was produced by Ty Segall and came out on both on Castle Face Records/Burger Records.
The three day, one venue event kicks off at The Old Hairdressers on Friday 16th September at 7pm with a 4 band bill and DJs till 1am. Live music takes place upstairs in the gallery with DJ’s in the downstairs bar. On Saturday 18th, Freakender takes over the whole venue from 12pm till 2am where two stages will be in used with staggered scheduling; one in the bar downstairs and one in the gallery. There will be DJs between bands on both floors and there will be stalls selling music, art and zines in the mezzanine.
A dance party will follow on from the last band in the gallery till 2am. On the final day; Sunday 19th, jugs of bloody marys will welcome Freakenders in the bar of The Old Hairdressers alongside smooth sounds and live music for a festival comedown party to mellow out and slide away.
Friday 16th September
Wedding (Berlin - RIP Records) / Spinning Coin (Domino Recording Company) / The Pooches (Lame-O Records) / Breakfast MUFF / HOME$LICE
Friday ticket (£7)
Saturday 17th September -
FEELS (L.A, U.S - Castle Face Records) / The Cosmic Dead / Virgin Kids (London - FLUFFER RECORDS/ BURGER RECORDS) / Thee MVPs (London - PNKSLM/Slovenly/Lolipop) / Fruit Tones (Manchester - Stolen body records) / Velvet Morning (Southend - RIP) / The Bellybuttons / Sweaty Palms / LYLO / Time Team (fka Halfrican) / Electric Gardens / Domiciles
Saturday ticket (£12)
Sunday 18th September -
Beach Skulls (Liverpool - PNKSLM Recordings) / Lush Purr / Mordwaffe
Sunday ticket (£3)
Following a Sold Out show at Oslo, London in April, DR DOG return to the UK at the end of August for a co-headline show with Eleanor Friedberger at Village Underground in London, plus headline shows in Leeds and Manchester before both appear at Electric Picnic and End of the Road festivals.
1st LEEDS - Brudenell Social Club
2nd MANCHESTER - Sound Control
3rd ELECTRIC PICNIC - Stradbally, Ireland
4th END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL - Salisbury