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    His fifth and latest album, 'Set My Heart on Fire Immediately', was released back in May, and last night (October 29) Perfume Genius got the chance to air a couple of its tracks.

    Appearing as the musical guest on US TV on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! direct from Joshua Tree, California, Mike Hadreas and his band played the album's 'Jason' and 'Nothing at All'.

    Watch both performances below.


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    Words: Ellie Ward 

    New London four-piece Malady arrive today (October 30) with this, their debut single, ‘London, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down’, released on Nice Swan Records.

    Produced by Eduardo De La Paz and  guitarist Charlie Clark, it makes for a strong first outing. The song, which explores the band’s complicated relationship with the capital, is an upbeat, nighttime breeze that comes with a glossy mix of late 00s indie, dub, and electronica.

    “I must’ve heard LCD Soundsystem’s ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down’ and thought the love-hate sentiment behind the tune mirrored the feelings I had, and still have, with London," explains vocalist/ guitarist Percy Junior Cobbinah.

    "The topic of the tune isn’t news to anyone but it felt necessary to document the confusion and sadness felt by how inaccessible and hostile the city is becoming to live in for most ordinary people who have most, if not all, of their lives here.”

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    Bombay Bicycle Club’s Ed Nash is back with a new solo release, ‘When’.

    Speaking about the track, Ed says: “‘When’ started out as a simple two and a half minute lo-fi song that I came up with late one night. Each section I added I liked more so I kept going and when I was done, the two and a half minute pop song that I had planned had morphed into a different beast all together. As you listen to the track you can hear it change shape as it did when I was making it... from sweet pop song to full band wig out.”

    The track follows Ed’s recent ‘Think You Feel The Same’, and is the latest to come from a new solo project, to be released on Ed’s own label, Bangers & Nash.

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    Words: Sam Geary 

    Newly fledged London-based duo Sad Night Dynamite have just dropped their third track, 'Mountain Jack' - available now via Parlophone Records - along with a video directed by Will Hooper (Idles, Dua Lipa). 

    Following 'Icy Violence', 'Killshot', and debut EP 'SND 001' released in early summer, the new track precedes their first mixtape, due early next year.

    The engagingly hypnotic 'Mountain Jack' is another immersive and experimental outing fusing elements of G-Funk, punk, electronica and modern pop, written, say the pair, Archie and Josh, "at the top of a really, really high mountain. I think the song is about being stretched in lots of different directions. Although your body might be in a studio, your head is somewhere else. In this case up a mountain.”

    Tune in below.


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    Words: Sam Geary 

    Guildford/London-based alt-rockers Neon Islands Islands share a new video to accompany their latest single 'MOON'.

    Following the recent 'Luck', the band offer another slice of swoony synths, shimmery guitars and atmospheric melodic rhythms.

    "‘MOON’ explores the deep challenges that come from the day-to-day routine of a long-distance relationship," the four-piece explain. "The main theme of the song is the confusion generated by the sadness of being apart. Starting a long-distance relationship is like going through a breakup, except for the fact that the lovers are actually trying to salvage the relationship, not to end it. Other than that, all the feelings are exactly the same. The temptations and distractions of their trivial routines make the lovers become strangers “It’s strange how we’re becoming strangers so soon.”