After conquering their native Australia, Art Vs. Science are hopping on a plane and heading for jolly old England. The band has announced a string of dates in the UK beginning on February 8th and running until February 15th. Peep a full list of dates and the band’s new single down below.
Art Vs. Science – Magic Fountain by Sainted PR
Tue 8 February Cargo, London, UK with Gold Future Joy Machine + Proxies
Wed 9 February Breakout @ Proud with The Heartbreaks, Morning Parade, Young the Giant, Sad Day for Puppets
Fri 11 February CLUB NME, Koko, London, UK with Hesta Prynn
Tue 15 February Borderline, London, UK With Talking Pictures
This isn’t much of a news story, more so another outlet to herald Louis Jones’ project, Spectrals — but this time with some stamps of approval. Yes, people are currently digging the UK band’s coyly titled debut EP, Extended Play. Spectral’s dreamy, romantic 60s pop could be well-received nearly anywhere (including your parent’s prom). Your parents wont be telling you to turn this shit down. If you’re new to Spectrals, here is a salvo of tracks and a video to whet your palate.
“I Ran With Love But I Couldn’t Keep Up”
“Chip A Tooth (Spoil A Smile)”
UK’s favorite rockers, The Wombats have been diligently hammering out their sophomore full-length under the tutelage of famed producer Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, All-American Rejects) for a couple years now.
Now the first single, “TOKYO (Vampires & Wolves)” is ready to be heard. Featuring an intensely dance-centric beat and flavorful synths, the song showcases the Wombats’ evolution musically. Check out the music video below, in which the band engages in gruesome rock-star behavior, sugarcoated with drugs and booze.
Look for the Wombats’ new album early in 2011, with a tour announcement sure to follow.
Sometimes late night music videos capture my attention. Case in point, Cage the Elephant, a band that has been surrounded by a ‘great big buzz’ lately. The Kentucky five piece who started gaining attention in the UK before they even broke out here, have been making waves with their first single ‘Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked’. The tune sounds like the love child between The White Stripes and The Black Keys, both flattering comparisions. Blending a bit of soul and blues into their rock and roll vibe, Cage the Elephant is already on their way to being the next ‘big thing’.
Check out Cage the Elephant’s video for ‘Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked’
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