26 Jul 2017
Hills have ben confirmed to play a rare live show Reverence Festival in Portugal on weekend 8/9 September – they are joining the great Träd, Gräs & Stenar as well as Esben and the Witch, The Guts etc etc
This is going to be Hills ONLY live show this year.
Not to be missed
More information here: Reverence
25 Jul 2017
Liverpool have revealed their day splits for this weekends festival.
Gnod and Julie's Haircut are playing Friday.
And Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are playing Saturday.
Info and tickets can be bought from here: Liverpool
Gonna be a blinder weekend as always!
London four piece Housewives have revealed a video for the track 'Excerpt 2' taken from their forthcoming album 'FF061116' – their first for Rocket. The Ltd LP will be released on 18 August.
Watch the video above
And read what The Quietus say about it here: The Quietus
‘FF061116’ is split into seven excerpts and built on powerful repetition, it’s a mind-melding travail into abstraction and abjection which draws on post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic and avant-garde tropes to create an unclassifiable assault that feels oddly timeless - innovative, invigorating and bare-boned yet tapping into a uniquely English lineage that extends back to the 1970s and forward, into the unknown.
You can preorder the album on special blue vinyl – ltd to 200 copies here: Rocket Bandcamp
The band are also playing some shows:
18 Aug UK Bristol Surrey Vaults
19 Aug UK London Café Oto
24 Aug UK Leeds Wharf Chambers
26 Aug UK Manchester Soup Kitchen
27 Aug UK Sheffield Audacious Art Experiment
02 Sep FR Aiguelèze Baignade Interdite
24 Jul 2017
The Guardian reviews Milhões de Festa – feat Gnod/Faust, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs and Big Naturals from 2016
There has been a noticeable revitalisation of the club scene in Portugal, not to mention parallel upshifts in the country’s rock and pop over the last few years. Several waves of African influence have helped cement Angolan kuduro as a dynamic creative force, in both the mainstream via popular acts such as (the now dormant) Buraka Som Sistema a decade ago to the more recent and relatively underground batida scene, centred round the incredibly vital Príncipe Discos label – a focal point for the kuduro/kizomba/tarraxinha/grime/house/techno hybrid sound which was incubated in Lisbon’s poorer districts before emanating outwards toward the rest of the country.
There are numerous reasons for all of this, according to Portuguese music promoter Joaquim Durães, such as a reawakened sense of national cultural pride – but he adds that the country’s liberalisation of drug laws in 2001 has played its role as well. Now less likely to find themselves in “sketchy” and “stressful” situations, musicians (well, the ones who seek chemical and herbal solutions to..
Read the full review here: The Guardian
My favourite London band right now. Where the previous bands in this list have some kind of semblance of structure and form, Housewives are built on absolutely not having any. Repetitious, taut, spiky guitar loops play over corrugated iron drums, drilling and drilling further into your ears. Gang Of Four and Wire started this but Housewives will finish it. Think of it as the antidote to Ed Sheeran headlining Glastonbury. And go and see them live. New album out on Rocket later this year.
Read the full piece here: Housewives
Preorder Housewives new album FF061116 here: Bandcamp
Goat have been approached by The Quietus to take over their instagram account while they are in the UK for their Brixton Academy show and performance at Womad.
The takeover should start on Thursday and go on until the band arrive home on Sunday.
See what The Quietus say about it here: The Quietus
Follow them here:
Tickets for Goat's Brixton Academy show can be bought here: See