‘Girl Harbour’ by Manchester Orchestra

Manchester Orchestra will release their brilliant new single ‘Girl Harbor’ on the 29th September through Loma Vista Recordings and licensed by Caroline Records. The track is the third single to be taken from the band’s fourth album COPE, which was released to critical acclaim in March this year.

Following huge demand for the band’s UK tour in April the band will return to the UK with Brooklyn native and long-time Favorite Gentlemen Recordings label-mate Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band this autumn. Also on the bill will be Bad Books, which is comprised of both Kevin Devine and members of Manchester Orchestra.

‘Burning’ single by Shadowqueen – out now!

Written for fans of rock with a touch of subtlety, the new single from Australian band Shadowqueen is a shock to the system, but in a good way.

There’s no point even trying to convince people who ‘don’t like heavy rock’ that this is worth listening to, but if people disregard it based on genre, they’re missing out. The musicality, from the verse basslines to the tight structures, is really strong here.

It helps that the production is so excellent too. Often, rock recordings lack some of the energy that you imagine comes across on stage, but not in this case. There are slight moments of distortion that mark out the fuller sections, giving extra leverage to the moments that aren’t so big. Nicely done.


TK Lawrence – The independent alternative to your free U2 album

With the furore that’s surrounded Apple’s decision to ‘gift’ all its iTunes users with the new U2 album, there has been a lot of moaning from a lot of people who appear to simply have been given something for free. Sure, U2 isn’t to everyone’s taste, but nobody is forcing anybody to listen to the damn thing….

Anyway, if you do happen to be a fan of U2’s sound (or a rock fan in general), you will find some shared DNA in the music of TK Lawrence and Rosemary Station

This song is taken from the album ‘Last Human’, which is out now, and showcases the US rocker’s Bowie style vocal, which blends really well with the 80’s style rock, naturally.

Lizzie Jane releases new single ‘I Don’t Think So’ – September 5th

Making waves in and out of Manchester, Lizzie Jane is set to break away from the norm with her latest single.

Following up from her debut EP ‘Monster’ Lizzie is saying exactly what she thinks with her new single ‘I Don’t Think So’. Mixing the qualities of classic British female pop with her rebellious attitude, Lizzie sings about today’s pop culture and how she doesn’t want to follow the crowd.

There are two versions of the song available. A version that is acceptable for daytime radio and a slightly more risky version for those that can handle it!

Lizzie’s usual stripped back acoustic sound has been beefed up with a classy arrangement and clever production and it makes for a catchy tune filled with intelligent and cheeky lyrics.

If the version above is too NSFW for you…here’s the radio edit.

There is also a launch party at Sound Control in Manchester on the 5th of September tickets are £5 and available here:


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