After a six-year hiatus, Australian indie-electronic band Gold Fields released their sophomore album Dalawa via Haven Sounds. This comes accompanied by a quirky new video for the track ‘Glow.’

Dalawa (meaning two in Tagalog - the native tongue of the Phillipines) is almost a representation of Gold Fields ability to blur the lines between the natural and organic, using digital as well as live instrumentation. Elements of electronic, disco, and psych-rock are all components of this album, creating an interesting and diverse sound.

The video for ‘Glow’ is minimal and uncluttered, featuring the band silhouetted over trippy, colourful projections to create a ‘live’ feel.

Speaking of the album, Gold Fields explain: “ The making of Dalawa was a multi-dimensional journey across early adulthood... It saw us through some big life events... some really mind opening experiences, and all during some very interesting times around the world. Dalawa is definitely the record we wanted to make. In a way, it seemed to make itself.. It seems like we plucked the songs bit by bit from somewhere they already existed and pieced them back together into this record. Vin and Ry produced the whole thing and it was amazing to have Tony Espie (The Avalanches) mixing the record. Dalawa started out by us just experimenting and we let the sounds and the music take us on a journey. It's been a real pleasure to create this and we can't wait to put it out there.”

Dalawa tracklist:
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In October 1980 three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has seen New Model Army develop a fervent worldwide fanbase and reach multiple milestones of both creative and commercial success.

Members have changed over the years and musical styles have evolved but at the heart of the band Justin has remained, along with a distinct and sincere belief in the power of music to inspire and effect change on a personal and political scale, both locally and globally. With the band’s hugely acclaimed albums Between Dog And Wolf (2013) and Winter (2016) bringing renewed critical appreciation, chart success and an ever-growing audience of new fans to join the legion of faithful devotees, New Model Army return in 2019 with one of the finest records of their career.

From Here was recorded earlier this year on the tiny Norwegian island of Giske at the beautiful Ocean Sound Recordings studio and reflects the spectacular isolation of that environment yet has profound messages for the world we all live in and the times we are experiencing.

“We all have different lives and different tastes in almost everything, including music”, say the band. “One thing we have in common is the love of bleak, open, cold, rugged landscapes – water, snow, rock. So this was the perfect place for us to work on something collectively – at all times while we were working, we could look up and see the sky, the sea and melting snow on the mountains, all in a constant state of change. So this album has a feel that is different to our other albums, but it still contains all the elements that characterise our peculiarly unidentifiable music – perhaps even more than ever. And ‘From Here’ was an obvious title. The record belongs to a very special place and a particular time – what is happening in the world, where we are as a band and where we are as people.”

The album will be released on August 23rd via EarMusic, ahead of a major UK & European tour later this year.

From Here will be available as a CD Hardcover Mediabook, Double 180g-Vinyl Gatefold and Digital. A Strictly Limited 2LP Splattered Vinyl-Edition, a Limited 7” Vinyl Single and various bundles will be available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop

1) Passing Through
2) Never Arriving
3) The Weather
4) End Of Days
5) Conversation
6) great disguise
7) Where I Am
8) Hard way
9) Watch And Learn
10) Maps
11) Setting Sun
12) From Here

Born and bred New Yorker, David Baron collabs with Lettie & Madeleine on his new track ‘People of No Concern’ which premiered yesterday via The Playground, set to officially release on Friday 10 May under Here & Now Recordings.

Baron has worked with a list of artists that would make your head spin. From The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz, Peter Murphy (Bauhaus), Simone Felice, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, Melanie De Biasio, Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Vance Joy, Matt Maeson, Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers and Michael Jackson

His latest offering is a sweet piano ballad featuring the voices of 11 year old Madeleine and Lettie, whose vocals compliment each other beautifully and reminiscent of Christina Perri.  

Listen to ‘People of No Concern’ here.

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As much as music trends and the industry has changed over the years, there’s always been a place for tender heartfelt voices to be heard. The same can’t always be said for relationships. That’s where Italian musician Old Fashioned Lover Boy comes in.  

OFLB shared ‘Modern Life’ today along with a music video which is taken from his upcoming (yet unannounced) debut album. The second song to be lifted from this album (‘I Pray’ was the first), ‘Modern Life’ sees OFLB question the effect technology has on modern relationships. It doesn’t criticize technology, as much as asking not to be a part of it, seeing as he might be a bit more ‘Old Fashioned’. It’s a tender beautiful track that highlights Allessandro Panzeri’s songwriting and vocal chops. 

About this track, OFLB comments, “It’s a song that makes me have fun; I always want to play it, it makes me want to move, to dance. Inside I put so many RNB influences and I mixed them with my infinite passion for the 60s, for The Beatles and for George Harrison. It's the song that 2 years ago I never imagined to produce and that now makes me think that I could not produce music different from this.”

Catch OFLB performing this weekend on 7 March: Milan, Italy at Santeria Roscana 31  w/ Wild Nothing (event/ticket info)

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LA-based indie pop artist SHEARE shares his new music video for "SIDEXSIDE." The 405 exclusively premiered the video, praising, "One of the harshest realities is that relationships full of love and appreciation lack an ingredient or two, resulting in an especially painful split. SHEARE captures a compelling portrait of such a relationship 'SIDEXSIDE.' Shimmering synths provide the perfect accompaniment to Sheer's soaring vocals. And in the video for the track, Sheer captures the 21st-century elements that accentuate these difficult disintegrations." The music video for “SIDEXSIDE” was shot in London and chronicles young love of millennials in the age of social media, dating apps and ghosting.

SHEARE will be releasing a series of new singles he produced alongside Matty Green (Dua Lipa, The Neighbourhood) and Mike MacAllister (Donna Missal) over the course of 2019. SHEARE has also announced LA and NYC tour dates, including a BMI Live Session in LA on March 4th, an appearance at The Satellite on March 27th and a headlining set at NYC's Mercury Lounge on April 1st (details here). On February 19th, Beats 1 featured the new single - "SIDEXSIDE" is out now on DSPs and Vevo.

"SIDEXSIDE" (Official Music Video) Credits
Directed by: Marko Anstice
Starring: Summer Reilly

Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce a brand new collaborative release from Art Brut and We Are Scientists, who launch WASABI (We Are Scientists Art Brut International) with a special 12” split vinyl, WASABI, for Record Store Day 2019, released April 13th.

The 12” will be released on a limited edition run of 600 vinyl, exclusively on Record Store Day 2019.

Back in 2006 Art Brut and We Are Scientists recorded a split 7" together to celebrate a joint US tour, and now—on the all-important errr...13th...anniversary of it—the two indie juggernauts are back to do something even more awesome.

This tremendous 12" is a living example of just how much fun you can have with a record. Fronted with brand new previously unheard singles from both bands, the release also contains wonderfully rendered versions of the two bands reworking each other's material, a seriously sick Traveling Wilburys cover, and a few long-lost rarities that have never before seen the warming grooves of a delicious vinyl record. Plus, dare we say it, an irreverent RSD-themed anthem penned, especially for the occasion.

Commenting on the release, the bands said: “Our record label tried to make this Art Brut vs We Are Scientists, but it doesn't work like that. WASABI are a motherf*cking gang! It’s a legendary team up! Crushing all other bands with our Traveling Wilburys covers and awesome songs. We’re on the same side. Wasabi vs ALL OTHER BANDS!

With sleeve art designed by Art Brut man Eddie Argos himself, and some extra surprises on the download card, this is Art Brut and We Are Scientists at their very best. A must buy (if we do say so ourselves).

White Slide EP is the latest offering from dream-pop quartet Amycanbe, slated for release on 19th April via Open Productions. The band has already shared the title track as a prelude to the upcoming album, as well as a video.

Amycanbe is the collective energy of Francesca Amati (vocals), Mattia Mercuriali (bass, guitars, keys), Marco Trinchillo (drums, keys) and Mattia "Matta" Dallara (keys). Originally formed in 2005, they have a collection of albums and EP’s to boast, with 2011’s Mountain Whales a particular success amongst critics and fans alike.

The band explains the conception of the track: “White Slide’ is a song originally started as an instrumental demo by Marco Trinchillo for a dance side-project. When Francesca Amati heard it, she immediately felt she wanted to sing and wrote the lyrics.”

‘White Slide’s’ endlessly engaging melodic style gives nod The xx, The Naked and Famous, or The Cocteau Twins, but there’s a sprinkling of psychedelica buried underneath the hypnotic melodies. An intoxicating blend of sounds, Francesca’s vocals are so intimate and dreamy, it's as if she's whispering a secret into your ear.

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