A while ago, I interviewed Sune from The Raveonettes for FAULT Magazine, ahead of their latest album release, ‘Observator’. The above photography is by James D. Kelly, you can read an excerpt from the interview below…That’s all I can give you at the moment! You can read the whole interview in the latest issue of FAULT, which is out now. It’s available to buy at Books Magazines etc, along with FAULT back issues and merchandise, too.
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All booked for March 12th at Hammersmith Apollo! I’m excited, to say the least. Now then…when the hell are The Jesus & Mary Chain finally going to do a UK tour again?
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Nice little tune from Veronica Falls – reminds me of the likes of The Shop Assistants, The Vaselines and Broadcast.
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I love this new single by Tame Impala. Although they have still retained their mellow sound, they have added a foot-stomping beat to it and some trippy disco synths. The finished result, titled ‘Elephant’ is incredible! The video, which was created by artist Yoshi Sodeoka, possesses all the attributes that I’ve now come to expect from this genre of music – chromatic effects, kaleidoscopic visuals and vivid colours. This neo-psychedelic aesthetic is beginning to look sort of clichéd and predictable, but I still like it, so I’m not going to whine about the fact that bands are kind of doing it to death.
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This single is beautifully melancholic, and Melody Prochet’s sweet voice perfectly complements the hazy music. As with most feminine shoegaze songs, the video is suitably ethereal – a strange and gorgeous mix of colour and underwater movement that becomes almost abstract.
I can’t wait to listen to the eponymous album, which is out now on Fat Possum Records.
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Loving the new single from Splashh! This band can do no wrong, in my opinion.
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I’m interviewing The Raveonettes in a couple of hours for FAULT Magazine – pretty exciting! But, as luck would have it, I also have a horrible cold and I’m contacting them via Skype, so I’l be rasping my questions over to Sune and Sharin with a little difficulty. Hopefully they won’t think I’m too much of a weirdo. I’ll mostly be asking about their upcoming album, ‘Observator’, which is due for release in just under two weeks, on Vice Records. Below, you can watch the video for their latest single, ‘She Owns The Streets’.
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TOY’s eponymous album comes out on Heavenly Recordings in just under a month. They’ve put together this album preview, complete with some appropriately psychedelic visuals.
The album release date is September 10th, and you can now listen to a new full length song on Soundcloud, called ‘Dead & Gone‘.
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