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UK Artist of the Week: FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE!

Hamburg’s FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE! have arrived just in time for the summer. Their upbeat electro infused indie should be played full volume, sun blazing, beer in hand.

“Home” was recently released as a free download followed by a video, with the video for single “We’re Manicals!” arriving shortly after.

“Home” is hopeful and optimistic whilst the latter revealed a slightly darker side to the band. Whatever they turn their hand to though, this German four-piece know how to make music that will get you dancing!

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UK Vinyl Video: FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE!, “We’re Manicals!”

FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE! are a Hamburg based band making music that will get you dancing! “We’re Manicals!” is taken from their forthcoming debut album Atlas, which is out on German label Audiolith, April 28th 2014.

In the video, three members of the band enter a darkened church. Front man Nico stands in front of the cross, while a young, robed boy dispenses mysterious pills.

The congregation begins to experience strange side-effects and they turn on the band. It seems they’ve morphed into some sort of sacrilegious zombies! But how does it end? Well, you’ll just have to watch to find out!

It’s good to see a band taking some time over their videos and “We’re Manicals!” also happens to be ones of the strongest tracks from the album. FUCK ART, LET’S DANCE! are proof that some of the most exciting bands are emerging from Germany right now—take heed!

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Shell Zenner Presents

Greater Manchester’s most in the know radio host Shell Zenner broadcasts the best new music every week on the UK’s Amazing Radio and Bolton FM. You can also catch Shell’s broadcast right here at TVD, each and every Thursday.

“On this week’s show my ROTW is Shriek by Wye Oak. I’ll be playing three incredible songs from the album! I’ll also have my #shellshock to share with you. This weeks bouncy and bubbly number is courtesy of Tennis—it’s an ear worm you won’t want to miss!

There will be the usual accompaniment of new and emerging music as I spin some of the best new Alt releases. Love music? Don’t miss it…” —SZ

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UK Vinyl Video:
Fat Goth, “Class A”

Fat Goth return! They’re about to release their next album One Hundred Percent Suave on May 12th and this latest video for album track “Class A” is definitely their statement of intent.

Since their last album Stud, the boys have become minor “celebrities” in their hometown of Dundee, Scotland. In the video for “Class A” we see how their stardom has effected the boys as they crash a party, leaving a path of destruction and embarrassment in their wake.

Never ones to take themselves seriously, the video for “Class A” is an insight into their personalities as they poke fun at themselves against a backdrop of brilliant music—we wouldn’t expect anything less. “Class A” will be released as a free download from April 28th.

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UK Vinyl Video:
The Cadbury Sisters, “Milk”

The Cadbury Sisters have come out of no where with their sensuous, folk sounds that draw upon more modern influences like London Grammar and Laura Marling. The sisters are related to the great chocolate maker, founder of the Cadburys empire, William Cadbury, and are preparing for the release of their latest EP “Close” out via Fear of Fiction on 16th June 2014.

The video for “Milk” is as organic and honest as the song, which begins on a Fleet Foxes-esque wave of harmonies before breaking down into simple, delicate vocals as we see the sisters sing to us sweetly against a forest backdrop. A little girl runs through the woods eventually meeting what seems to be her future self as the music brings us to a climactic end.

“Milk” is one of the most exciting folk songs to emerge in a while as The Cadbury Sisters have given the genre a modern edge, elevating them above the rest. The EP is just the beginning for the girls—it’s safe to say we’ll be hearing a lot more from the sisters in the near future.

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UK Artist of the Week: Douga

Manchester based band Douga have risen from experimental, sonic explorers to a band who have gained some great support amongst fans and press alike. With their latest free track “Kids of Tomorrow,” the band channel a psychedelic vibe that feels like Kurt Vile tripping at a summer festival—glorious stuff.

Their album The Silent Well is their debut, out on Do Make Merge Records on May 19th. Fans of Dry The River and Yo La Tengo will be pleased with their honest, lo-fi sound that marks just the beginning for a band destined for a long and fruitful career.

Douga are a band for musicians and real music lovers. They’re no “flash in the pan” indie act with their debut feeling like a solid statement going forward. We look forward to hearing more from these guys.

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UK Vinyl Video,
Hundreds, “Circus”

Hundreds’ eagerly anticipated album Aftermath will be released in May. The Milner siblings’ – Eva and Philip – advance single “Circus” will be released on April 21st, but you can catch the video now on YouTube.

The video has a dark, filmic feel as the pair pull up to a house in the middle of a wintery forest. As they set up their instruments, the music begins to play and Eva’s delectable voice slips smoothly over the music.

This is perhaps the most “upbeat” track on the album, a departure from the more introspective elements on Aftermath. The album will be released via Berlin label Sinnbus on May 26th.

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UK Artist of the
Week: Penguins Kill Polar Bears

Penguins Kill Polar Bears are heralding in a new wave of post rock.

The Scottish boys have just released their debut album Building Homes From Broken Bones and the sound is one that’s mature beyond their young years, full of sweeping ambient melancholy and passion.

Their last EP “Sapling” was released in 2011 and it’s been a while since Penguins Kill Polar Bears have been on the scene, however, with a slight line-up change and a more honed approach to their music, this debut album feels like just the start of what could be a long and meaningful journey.

“Lungs” and “Scarce” were recently released as free downloads, a little sonic treat for anyone who’s interested in fiery Scottish post-rock. Penguins Kill Polar Bears are ones not to be overlooked!

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Shell Zenner Presents

Greater Manchester’s most in the know radio host Shell Zenner broadcasts the best new music every week on the UK’s Amazing Radio and Bolton FM. You can also catch Shell’s broadcast right here at TVD, each and every Thursday.

“On this weeks show my ROTW is Salad Days by Mac De Marco. I’ll be playing three incredible songs from the album!

I’ll also have my #shellshock to share with you! This weeks bouncy and bubbly number is courtesy of The Jezabels. It’s soooooo good to have them back!

There will be the usual accompaniment of new and emerging music as I spin some of the best new Alt releases. Love music? Don’t miss it… —SZ

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Needle Drop: SOHN, “Artiface”

SOHN has just released details of his latest album Tremors (out on 4AD, April 7th) and what better time to share one of his best tracks, “Artiface.”

The video is a graceful backdrop to the track as we see people running through a rainy street scene. The pin point perfect vocals are hypnotic as the track creates a mood of unease and melancholy, something that’s reflected in the video as we scroll through this increasingly dramatic scene.

“Artiface” will feature on the debut album and if this track is anything to go by, it’ll be one of the most exciting releases this year.

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