November Playlist

November playlist – all the best new music from the month in a handy playlist

November turned out to be a bumper month of new music, and I’ve collated the pick of the new releases into the below playlist for you to enjoy as we head into December. The November playlist includes new tracks from the likes of Temples and Broken Bells as well as a fair sprinkling of remixes […]

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Album stream: Sigur Ros – ‘Kveikur’

Icelandic post-rock trio Sigur Ros are gearing up for the release of their seventh studio album Kveikur next week (on XL Recordings). In preparation of its release, they’ve already revealed three tracks from it – ‘Brennisteinn‘, ‘Isjaki‘ and most recently the title track. Today we get to hear the whole thing, as it’s available to […]

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Watch: Sigur Ros – ‘Kveikur’ video

So this is what Sigur Ros meant when they said their upcoming seventh album would be ‘more aggressive’! The title track crashes and bangs like a particularly stirring and menacing Deftones track – which is a slight diversion from their usual ethereal Icelandic impishness. It’s bloody good though, check it out: The above video is […]

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New albums to look forward to in June

After a slow couple of months in terms of big album releases, June sees things hotting up as bands start to get their new material out before they hit the festival circuit. Below is a list of all the notable album releases of June. Let me know what new album’s you’re looking forward to in […]

Listen: Sigur Ros – ‘Ísjaki’

Fancy an epic slice of Icelandic dream-pop to brighten up your day? Then you’re in luck, as the ever reliable Sigur Ros have revealed ‘Ísjaki’ – the latest track from their upcoming new album Kveikur (that’s the album artwork above). Following on from ‘Brennistein’, ‘Ísjaki’ is a slightly more mellow affair which captures Sigur Ros […]

Festival Season 2013 – The best festival headliners in the UK this year

Now that the weather has finally caught up with the calendar, Coachella has been and gone and the line-up’s have all been announced it’s officially festival season! To celebrate, here’s who I think are the best/most interesting headliners at this years UK festivals – let me know your favourite headliners in the comments below. The […]

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Sigur Ros announce new album ‘Kveikur’ and reveal video for lead single ‘Brennisteinn’

Hard-working Icelandic trio Sigur Ros have announced they will release their seventh studio album on 17 June – just a year after their last album Valtari. The new album is called Kveikur, will bear the above, slightly spooky, artwork and will be released on the bands new label XL Recordings. As well as announcing Kveikur, Sigur […]

Sigur Ros to stream new album Valtari worldwide…

Icelandic experimental band Sigur Ros have announced they will be streaming their new album, Valtari, worldwide at 7pm this Thursday (17 May) for one hour only. The band are calling the event ‘Valtari Hour’, and more information can be found at their official site: http://www.sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/hour/ In what could be an inspired piece of social media marketing, […]