Video Roundup including Neon Indian, Marching Church, Wallis Bird and more
Every day we get anything up to a DOZEN new videos to share - we don't usually get all of them online but it's time to change that. Here's our round-up for 17th August.
Neon Indian - Annie
Today Neon Indian shares the official video for ‘Annie’, directed by Alan Palomo himself. The video also premiered on the big screen over the weekend at the Sundance Next Fest at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA, which also premiered amazing new works from Blood Orange, Flying Lotus and Mark Pritchard & Thom Yorke.
Marching Church - Heart of Life
Copenhagen’s Marching Church, the onetime solo project and now bona fide band formed by Elias Bender Rønnenfelt (best known as the lead singer of Iceage), will release second album, Telling It Like It Is, on October 28th via Sacred Bones Records. They have also confirmed a series of live dates, including a London show in November.
Telling It Like It Is forgoes much of Marching Church’s past proclivity for wild stylistic swings in favor of thematically unified, complicated, but cohesive song arrangements. Immediately apparent through debut single, “Heart of Life,” which is being shared as a free download today alongside the official video, the result is a more focused Marching Church, but one that hasn’t lost an ounce of swagger.
Wallis Bird - Home
Set for release on 30th September via Mount Silver Records and Caroline International, the release is a raw and honest body of work. The talented singer-songwriter will play a series of intimate UK shows including the already sold out Servants Jazz Quarters in London on 8th September before headlining The Forge on 9th November.
Beth Hart - Fire on the Floor
Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. In 2016, the headline news is Beth’s latest album, Fire On The Floor (out 14 October on Provogue/Mascot Label Group): a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good”.
Tigercats - Rent Control
Gathering together their mates to join them as the band played live at Soup Studios for the video shoot, bass player Giles Barrett said: "Sometimes it feels that dancing is the only sane response to an insane world. We organised a show at our studio with our friends because it seemed more fun than filming a music video and we wanted to be covered with other people's sweat."​​​​​​​​​
Tigercats jangly, effervescent pop nods to their punk roots and spikes the pop punch with anthemic choruses and massive, crunching guitars. Their second album Mysteries was a huge step forward for the band and the two new songs included here point to even greater things in the future.
Regina Spektor - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
We are delighted to share Regina Spektor’s performance of George Harrison’s classic, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the upcoming KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, the epic animated action-adventure from LAIKA, the studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls.
Directed by Travis Knight and featuring an all-star voice cast including Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron; Academy Award nominees Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, and Brenda Vaccaro; and Art Parkinson, who plays Rickon Stark in Game of Thrones, provides the voice for the title character of Kubo.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS will release in UK cinemas September 9th.
Susie Blues - People Like Us
They are a 4-piece indie-rock band from Derry consisting of three young guys and feisty Susan Donaghy on lead vocals, who explains, "We really wanted the message of the song to hit home through the video, these issues are happening now, people are still being killed and people are still scared to be who they are".
She formed the band to play live following her early solo releases, ‘Trust Me’ and ‘Guess The End’, which also dealt with issues of sexuality, love and hope. Somewhat typically, she’s been compared vocally to Sinead O’Connor - being Irish! - but the band are really current and cool.