After several changes in personnel since 2006’s modern classic Everything All The Time, Seattle’s Band Of Horses have finally hit their stride again with their fourth long-player Mirage Rock – out now via Columbia Records. A band that pulls no punches in wearing its influences on its collective sleeve, Band Of Horses have always had their roots firmly on display. Working with legendary producer Glyn Johns – whose previous credits include Faces, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Bob Dylan – their classic approach to song writing and delivery has never been more at home. Catch Band Of Horses live at Hammersmith Apollo on 20th November.
Band Of Horses – Slow Cruel Hands Of Time
In support of the long awaited debut album Young Hunger, Oxford’s Chad Valley is set to play his biggest headline London show to date at Elektrowerkz on November 22nd. One of the frontrunners in the current flock of synth pop nostalgia, Hugo Manuel recently teamed up with American artist Glasser to produce the rousing ‘Fall 4 U’. Here, the track is given a balearic makeover by Dan Lissvik – one of Sweden’s most in demand producers. The results are nothing short of breathtaking. Grab tickets for Chad Valley’s Elektrowerkz show here.
Chad Valley – Fall 4 U (Lissvik Remix)
Three albums into their career, Manchester’s Dutch Uncles, a group who pitched their tents firmly in pop’s leftfield with their eponymous first album before releasing Memphis Industries debut Cadenza in 2011, have made another huge step forward with Out Of Touch In The Wild; the album sees them extend their eclectic influences even further with Kate Bush, Stravinsky, Japan, Prince and Neu! all intriguingly thrown into the mix. There’s been no great reinvention, just great progress. This is a refined version of Dutch Uncles doing what they do best: making labyrinthine pop of Escher-like complexity and crystal clarity.
Catch Dutch Uncles live at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen in February next year. Tickets are on sale now.
Dutch Uncles – Fester