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Nik Mystery to release debut EP “When” on December 14th 2018

Nik Mystery, the new synth-laden project from guitar hero Mike Dawes, Grammy-nominated singer Spencer Sotelo (Periphery) and Finnish producer Jukka Backlund, will release their debut EP, “When”, on December 14th, 2018.

The trio has posted the song “Now” as an early preview. Check it out below.

Lene Lovich announces March 2019 UK Tour

March 2019 sees the Lene Lovich Band taking to the road to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lene’s classic debut album “Stateless”. Containing the smash hit “Lucky Number” and other perennial Lene favourites including “Home”, “Say When”, “I Think We’re Alone Now” and the celebrated ballad “Too Tender to Touch”, “Stateless” was an immediate success when it was first released by cult post-punk label Stiff Records, and has held its place in fans’ affections for four decades.

Quantum Pig signs to White Star Records and reveal first single “Citizen and State”

Citing a diverse palette of influences that adventures through the likes of Carl Sagan, Queen, Husker Du and beyond, Ian Faragher and Mark Stevenson, otherwise known as Quantum Pig, are thrilled to announce their signing to White Star Records.
 
Commenting on their induction to the White Star Records “family”, Ian Faragher remarks:
“It’s the perfect home for us. We’ve been huge fans of John Mitchell’s work for years, whether that’s as a songwriter, musician or producer. We couldn’t have found a better fit in terms of our intentions for the band going forward”.
 

The Black Queen announces February & March 2019 North American Tour

The Black Queen, the alternative/electronic outfit featuring Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Josh Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv/Puscifer) and Steven Alexander Ryan (Nine Inch Nails/A Perfect Circle technician), have announced their first, full North American trek with dates kicking off on February 22nd.

Plenty - It Could Be Home

Plenty was formed back in 1986. The founding members were Tim Bowness (No-Man, solo, etc.), Brian Hulse and David K Jones. Three cassette releases appeared between 1987 and 1988, and it was in 1990 when the band took a big hiatus till 2017, when Tim, Brian and David started re-recording the band’s 80s catalogue of 16 tracks, plus a new one, so as to complete their debut official release.
 
Hence, 30+ years later, they guys managed to release “It Could Be Home”, a full-length debut album made in the 80s and put out in the late 10s. Another “strange” music story, which remind us of the “never say never” quote.
 

Noctorum presents new single “Piccadilly Circus in the Rain”

Noctorum recently announced the impending release of their fourth album “The Afterlife” - the duo’s first long-play in seven years, which will be released exclusively on CD and gatefold vinyl to PledgeMusic contributors in November 2018.

The general release of this album will happen in February 2019, via Schoolkids Records.

Noctorum is guitarist/singer-songwriter Marty Willson-Piper and producer Dare Mason. The duo present their new single “Piccadilly Circus in the Rain”, following up the first single “A Girl with no Love”.

Exploring Birdsong releases animated video for new single “The Baptism”

New progressive trio Exploring Birdsong have released a video for their single “The Baptism”, marking one year as a band and since the first release of the track, their debut single.

Animated by Emmett Elvin of psychedelic rock band Knifeworld, the stunning new video can be seen below.

Exploring Birdsong are a unique proposition: Matt Harrison on drums, Jonny Knight on bass/second keys, and completed by Lynsey Ward on piano and vocals. Pop sensibilities and soulfully gorgeous singing meet progressive compositions, reminiscent of Iamthemorning, Steven Wilson, Kate Bush and more.

Bugeye to release new single “Disco Dancer” on December 7th 2018

Croydon-based punk-purveyors Bugeye have announced their brand new single, “Disco Dancer”, coinciding with several shows across the South of the country.

Now fleshed out as a four-piece, Bugeye have reinvented “Disco Dancer”, a song they have had kept in the top draw as a demo, with legendary Indie producer Paul Tipler (Idlewild, Placebo, Stereolab), as well a new lyric, taking in themes of idolism and the battle of the sexes.

Laura Meade - Remedium

The vocalist of Izz, Laura Meade, has finally released her debut solo album. Having some prog elements here and there, the album is more laid back, atmospheric and ambient on the whole. It still maintains various pop melodies along with an acoustic character and it’s generally straightforward, especially when it is compared to the Izz’s releases.