HOUNDMOUTH TO RELEASE DEBUT EP

Houndmouth’s debut, self-titled EP will be released August 24 via Rough Trade/Remote Control.

Houndmouth are young four-piece Matt Myers (guitar/vocals), Katie Toupin (keyboard/vocals), Zak Appleby (bass/vocals) and Shane Cody (drums/vocals) from Louisville, Kentucky.  The EP was recorded in their self-built studio in Kentucky.

‘Houndmouth’ tracklisting:

1. Penitentiary
2. Houston Train
3. Krampus
4. The Big Oil Spill

Watch the band performing ‘Krampus’ below

 

Houndmouth – Krampus from Aaron Mikel on Vimeo.

On why they chose the name Houndmouth, Myers states:

“We record at nighttime to get rid of all the noise during the day like sirens and car honks, but there are always these two dogs that the neighbors have that bark all night. We recorded a bunch of tracks and finally get one that we liked, but when we played it back Shane said, “It’s not gonna work, there’s too much houndmouth on this!” He was clearly drunk because no one would say “houndmouth.” Ever. Still, the rest of the group (sobriety aside) decided that they liked the unique charm of the name.”

Click here to download the track ‘Penitentiary’.

HOWLER TAKE 5

Jordan Gatesmith of Howler joined Zan on Triple J Mornings today to talk about some of the new, and not so new, musical discoveries he’s made over the past little while.

Here’s what he played:

1. Eddie Floyd – Baby Bye
2. Prissy Clerks – No Sir
3. Splashh – All I Wanna Do
4. Wire – Mannequin
5. Gross Magic – We’re Awake Tonight

Click here to stream.

Howler America Give Up is out now via Rough Trade/Remote Control.

MYSTERY JETS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR!

Mystery Jets will return to Australia in support of their latest album Radlands.

Mystery Jets have already been announced on the gigantic Fat As Butter Festival line-up, and now have announced headline shows across Perth and the East Coast.

All tickets are on sale Friday 3 August.

MYSTERY JETS AUSTRALIAN TOUR SEPTEMBER 2012
Thu 20th Capitol, Perth, WA
WITH VOLTAIRE TWINS
Tickets: http://www.oztix.com.au

Sat 22nd Fat As Butter Festival, Newcastle, NSW
Tickets: http://www.fatasbutter.com.au

Sun 23rd Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
WITH TOUCAN
Tickets: http://www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 http://www.metrotheatre.com.au

Tue 25th The Hi Fi, Brisbane, QLD
WITH YOUNG MEN DEAD
Tickets: http://www.thehifi.com.au

Wed 26th The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
WITH NORTH EAST PARTY HOUSE
Tickets: http://www.cornerhotel.com 03 9427 9198

Hailing from West London and three albums down the line, Mystery Jets have accrued success in abundance with their own quirky pop sound.

Their fourth album ‘Radlands’ saw the band relocate to Austin, Texas for the recording, which and was co-produced by Mystery Jets and Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini).
On the making of Radlands, band member Blaine explains:

“We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film ‘Badlands’ and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river”.


Mystery Jets Radlands is out now via Rough Trade / Remote Control
Radlands - Mystery Jets

MICACHU & THE SHAPES ‘NEVER’ VIDEOS

Micachu & the Shapes have been beavering away over the past few months in their east London studio making music videos for EVERY track on their new album ‘NEVER’.
Prepare to have your mind well and truly boggled.

Micachu took Dazed & Confused on a tour around her studio aka a metal container in the Docklands. Watch the video below.

Never, Micachu & The Shapes

 

NEVER is out now via Rough Trade/Remote Control

Never - Micachu & The Shapes