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Five in Five With: City Calm Down

I OH YOU Records are thrilled to announce IN THIS MODERN LAND, the new single from Melbourne four-piece CITY CALM DOWN, and the latest track to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated second album. Two years on from their debut, IN A RESTLESS HOUSE, Jack Bourke [vocals] Jeremy Sonnenberg [bass] Sam Mullaly [synths / keyboards] and Lee Armstrong [drums / percussion] return with the band’s latest offering; soaring synths… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Beans on Toast

We have Five in Five with Beans on Toast as they announce their new single Jamie & Lilly A modern-day love song set against a Brighton backdrop, we’re offered a glimpse into the lives of two wonderfully special people. A teacher and a nurse. The music video features the actual couple that the song was written about (also pictured above) and the short story, told by Beans himself, explains how… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Adore // Repel

Following on from their debut album, Empty Orchestra, released earlier this year to a multitude of highly positive reviews, and a thunderous, euphoric and absolutely rammed album launch night in Leeds, Adore // Repel have now revealed the video for Jim Helling, taken from the album. We caught up with the band with our Five in Five and this is how it went down: What has been your biggest f*ck… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With Shaking Chains

Following-up on their rabidly received debut AA single – ‘Midnight Oil / Drunk No More’, Shaking Chains release latest single ‘Into Dust’. The latest track arrives as the Mancunian post-punk four piece prepare to perform at Night & Day Cafe as part of their 26th Birthday celebrations this November. Shaking Chains borrow their name from ‘The Masque of Anarchy’, a poem written when Shelley was in exile, to portray his… Keep Reading

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Interview – Cushion ‘Song For Jack’

We sat down with the lead singer of Cushion, Mark Acton, to talk about their new charity single, ‘Song For Jack’ All proceeds that are made from this single go to Starlight Children’s Foundation. Q- Hi Mark. Could you explain a bit about how this song came about? A-  Hi Rhys. Last year my nephew, Jack, became very ill with a rare brain tumour that affects only about 20-30 children… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Trudy And The Romance

Somewhere among the daydreamers and heartbreakers, beauty queens and jock teens, Trudy and the Romance are looking to lure you into their suitably skewed, cinematic world. On new single ‘Is There A Place I Can Go’, the trio’s dubbed ‘Mutant 50s Pop’ takes a more contemplative turn. The single is part of their Junkyard Jazz EP, which will be released through B3SCI on November the 17th. This is how our… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Fink

We recently had the pleasure of catching up with FINK! Currently on a huge European tour, and with 9 albums under the belt, where what Fin, Had to say… What has been your biggest f@ck up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how was it received by fans? Fans don’t mind – lyrical slips, major chord malfunctions. Last night our stage manager had to repair my mic… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Into The Unknown

Today we had a chat with UK band Into The Unknown for our Five in Five and here how it went… What has been your biggest f@ck up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how was it received by fans? We’ve been lucky enough not to have a big f@ck up on stage yet, at least not one that is worth mentioning … so as a tangential… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: The Lovely Eggs

Surreal punk rockers The Lovely Eggs are back on the road, bringing their raucous live shows to audiences throughout the UK. The band have been being in the studio working on a new album with Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann and we recently had a chat and here are their Five in Five: What has been your biggest f@ck up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Alvarez Kings

Currently on tour, Alvarez Kings caught up with FOTF to give us their Five in Five BBC Radio proclaimed “No Resolve” the “Single of the Year,” while they impressed audiences at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless Festival in addition to show-stopping stints on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015 and support slots on tours with Melanie Martinez, PVRIS, and Echosmith. Their 2015 EP, Fear To Feel, expanded… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Palace Motion

This week, we sat down with lead singer, and guitarist, Isaac Thornburn, of up coming indie band, Palace Motion. After just releasing their first EP, Isaac and his band are out and about, promoting the EP. What was your last f@ck up on stage? falling off the kick drum during a solo. knocked one of the drum mics over. Had far too many tinnies backstage. still funny though. You’re changing the… Keep Reading

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WIN: A Smashed Hits 7″ Print By Kirk Whitehouse

Today we caught up with Smashed Hits owner and creator Kirk Whitehouse who make beautiful artwork by smashing up old vinyl that would otherwise just end up gathering dust in a 2nd hand shop. With customers ranging from Johnny Marr, Denise Johnston, Shaun Ryder and Tim Burgess and many cafe’s, bars and resturants around teh country, you may have very well seen some of his Smashed Hits while out and… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: The Dunwells

Today we caught up with The Dunwells for our Five in Five… What has been your biggest f@ck up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how was it received by fans? The biggest f@#k up on stage was a few years ago, we were doing a load of festivals across the US and Canada and we flew from a show in Aspin Colorado to Austin Texas. From… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Loux

Loux are an electronic three-piece band from Leeds, whose music blends an energetic and carefully subtle array of effects-laden guitars, minimal yet warm drum rhythms and hypnotic vocals. They release their debut single, “Meet Me Halfway”, on 10 November 2017 and play a launch show at the 360 Club on the day of the release. What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage? Where was it; what song was it;… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Sugarmen

Liverpool based rockers Sugarmen have spent the past few years travelling the globe, taking their infectiously manic energy and sonic angst everywhere from Seoul to SXSW, all whilst performing alongside Blur, Paul Weller and The Who. Now the scouse quartet are ready to bring their own brand of high octane, adrenaline punching energy to the masses with their debut album Local Freaks, And as they do – we caught up… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: New Kingston

New Kingston, the Brooklyn-based progressive reggae group, have confirmed details of their upcoming album A Kingston Story: Come From Far, due out August 25th, on maverick indie imprint Easy Star Records. This marks the band’s fourth studio album and follows their 2015 breakthrough release Kingston City (on Easy Star), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Reggae chart followed by international touring and critical praise from tastemakers including Yahoo! Music… Keep Reading

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When Kill The Ideal Followed Through On Stage!

Kill The Ideal release new track ‘Dangerous!’ and have a quick Five in Five with us… Check out their action-packed antics and the hero masked villains in this awesome video. The band explain that, “The video demonstrates that appearances can be deceiving. We went full on Die-Hard shooting this music video and wanted to create something that shows that anyone can be dangerous if they put their mind to it”… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: The New Faith

The New Faith release their debut album ‘Me On You’ on 6th October. With a distinctly British sound evoked by a yearning heart and the dizzy inertia of youth, TNF’s uproarious soundtrack to growing up is the product of small town dreams, failure, control and loss. Balancing melodic genius with lyrical brilliance, their grandiose yet melancholic sound features gospel choirs and orchestral strings, laced with an addictive pop sensibility that… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Lo Moon

With a debut album due for release in early 2018, Lo Moon today share their brand new single ‘Thorns’, giving fans another glimpse of what to expect from the long-awaited LP. The track glides with a delicate intimacy led by Matt Lowell’s syrupy croon atop an expansive synth soundscape, replete with additional brass work, showcasing Lo Moon’s most meticulously-constructed moment to date. The Los Angeles trio recently announced that they’ll be acting as main… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Charlotte Carpenter! Best One Yet!!

Returning this coming October 20th with a new four track EP – ‘Shelter’ – released via her own label, Let It Go digitally and on 10” vinyl, the release features two brand new songs ‘Shelter’ and ‘Hey Mr Cowboy’, coupled with previous releases ‘Fire’ and ‘Lately’, on vinyl for the very first time. Lead track ‘Shelter’ starts slow and moody with Charlotte chugging openly on her guitar as the band… Keep Reading

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