The Midweek Music Club Xmas Special is your alternative Crimbo playlist with 4 very simple rules…
#1 – Share with your friends
#2 – Make your friends share with their friends
#3 – This is music sent to us, so good or bad, don’t be afraid to comment??
#4 – And never question why the feature is released on Friday (normally), cheers
Kiasmos – Looped
The hotly tipped duo Ólafur Arnalds & Janus Rasmussen have released ‘Looped’, an emotive slice of techno taken from their forthcoming album set for release in 2014 on Erased Tapes.
The Vickers – I Don’t Know It Is
The new single from Italian psychedelic rock band The Vickers, is a kaleidoscopic trip into the mind, that takes you on a twisted colourful journey through the lights and shades of the modern life. ‘I Don’t Know What It Is’ is the second single from the upcoming album ‘Ghosts’ (Release date March 2014 – Black Candy Records / Italy, Rough Trade European distribution, Crash Symbols / US (Cassette Edition).
We Are Shining – Devileye
London Based music makers We Are Shining is a project comprised of duo Acyde and Morgan. After discovering an affinity for making music by combining the innovative production techniques of Morgan and Acyde’s unique vocal style they have managed to create a hypnotic blend of vocal led beats.’Devileye’ will appear on We Are Shining’s upcoming mixtape, set to be released early 2014.
Ann Brun – Daring to Love
The stunning new single and video ‘Daring To Love’, taken from Norwegian Star Ane Brun’s latest album ‘Rarities’ was written for upcoming movie ‘A Thousand Times Goodnight’, starring Juliette Binoche, recently awarded the Special Grand Prix of the jury at Montreal Film Festival. The year culminated in a massively successful tour of Europe, which included a sellout show at London’s The Forum. In February 2014 Ann will embark on a tour of America and Canada with Swedish cellist Linnea Olsson in support.
Wooden Shjips – Everybody Knows
Following a huge sell-out show at London’s The Scala earlier in the month, psyche-titans Wooden Shjips have unveiled their cinematic video for ‘Everybody Knows’, taken from their acclaimed new album ‘Back To Land’, out now via Thrill Jockey Records.
Blank Realm – Grassed Inn
The new single ‘Back to the Flood’ is the opening track from the Aussie quartet’s forthcoming album ‘Grassed In’, due out January 13th on Fire Records. Following a year that has seen Australia’s electronic scene attempt to take over the world, Blank Realm unleash the triumphant transition of their nascent fluorescent rock’n'roll glow in to full-blown spiky pop craft.
Life – Crawling
The new single ‘Crawling’ from Hull Based indie fuzz pop band Life, offers catchy lyrics, brazen melody and infectious groove that sit comfortably with with many classic indie dancefloor staples. Out now as a free download on Birthday Records as a perfectly unsteady bridge between their last single and their next.
Savaging Spires – We Should Be Dead (Together)
London based psych-pop duo Savaging Spires latest release is a precursor to upcoming sophomore album “Horizon” and features the enchanting lead track ‘We Should Be Dead (Together)’ and 10 other unreleased, exclusive tracks set for release in January on 12″.
Virginia Wing – Donna’s Gift
Having released a few exploratory singles and EPs on Critical Heights and Faux Discx, London-based trio Virginia Wing will be releasing their debut album on Fire Records in 2014, coinciding with the label’s 30th Anniversary. The band are currently recording the album with Misha Hering at Holy Mountain Studios, where they recorded their previous EP and 7″.