Monday, December 18, 2017
Words: Ellie Ward
Directed by - Marsicans manager - Rob Eaglesham, the
Leeds band have been busy throwing themselves into their new video for latest single ‘Throw Ourselves In’ - which is out now via LAB Records.
The amusing clip sees the band throwing some shapes, rather than flexing the pecs, against a bunch of abs-bearing gym bunnies - but can they sing? or play guitar? We rest our case...
“Luke is a good friend of ours who’s a gymnast,” enlightens frontman James Newbigging. “He and I were driving to town one day and we had the idea of crossing our two worlds over. As a band, we liked the idea of making the ‘Throw Ourselves On’ video a jokey one and wanted to go as slapstick as we could with it.
“Luke brought in some amazing gymnast friends of his in Harry O’Neill, Ashley Watson and Nile Wilson. You might recognise Nile from the Rio 2016 Olympics. He took home a bronze medal for Team GB – legend!"
Marsicans have lined up a run of live dates next March, kicking off London’s Borderline.
02 London, Borderline
03 Bristol, Louisiana
07 Glasgow, Garage (Attic)
08 Manchester, Deaf Institute
10 Leeds, Church
Words: Ellie Ward
Queensland, Australia native, currently relocated to London, Eves Karydas, worked with co-producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit, Bat For Lashes), on ‘There For You’, released last month on Dew Process/Island Records.
Now the 23-year-old shares an equally effective acoustic version of ‘There For You’, filmed at the iconic Rivoli Ballroom in London.
Eves' bold acoustic version utilises stripped back production to reveal the beautiful bare bones of the song, while highlighting her powerfully effective vocals.
Hear both the acoustic version, above, and the original, below.
Words: Sam Geary
Recently signed to Easy Life Records (Lower Than Atlantis, Arcane Roots, Waterparks), Essex quartet Sun Arcana follow debut single 'Wonderful' - a Little Indie Track Of The Day last month - with the release of the video to new track, 'Oxygen'.
"We have had this song written for a while now. It started off as more of a ballad and it was also originally about 7 minutes long, so we never thought it was going to make it as a single. Our producer Chris really helped us turn it into more of a listenable song and get the sound that we never thought the song could achieve.
"Shooting the video for this song was fun," says vocalist/guitarist Tom Harper-Ward. "We shot it with Rolling Vision again, who had some great ideas to fit in well with the song. The actors we worked with were fantastic and did an amazing job at portraying the characters. We were all cracking up though because one of the lines Piers shouted at Kyle was ‘Grow Up’ and the phrase reminded us of Inbetweeners. It's been a joke of ours ever since (it's the little things that matter)"
Words: Sam Geary
New single from Australia's indie spoken word emos Treehouses, comes 'Acknowledge Me', released last week.
The sub-four minute follow up to 'Coping', produced by the Perth-based quartet's guitarist/ synthist Ethan Reed, sees them again using their trademark blend of melodic indie-punk with some bewitching harmonies via bassist Fix Eustance, interspersed with Tim Mead's spoken word parts. It's different, engaging and highlights Treehouses' individual stance.
17 Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
18 Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
19 Transit Bar, Canberra
20 Doonside House Show
03 The Sewing Room, Perth
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Little Indie recently featured ambient pop outfit Dream Estate's 'You' in our Hot Picks.
Now they share the subtle hued video to the song, which is taken from their debut EP, 'The Love We Shared'.
Lead singer William Tse says the theme behind 'You', with soaring electronic beats, subtle guitar sounds and ethereal harmonies, is insecure love. "It's about not being able to judge a situation which could end with a happy ending, or an endless spiral of heartbreak and dependency.”
Ahead of their January US tour with The Wombats, Blaenavon have released 'That’s Your Lot - The Bedroom Tapes', a series of alternate versions of tracks taken from their debut album 'That’s Your Lot'.
The release is the culmination of a special ‘Blaenavon - 12 Days of Christmas’ giveaway which saw the band gift denim jackets, custom Vans, photo albums, wrapping paper, necklaces and Christmas stockings to fans across the world.
Live US dates (w/ The Wombats)
08 WASHINGTON - 9:30 CLUB
09 PHILADELPHIA - UNION TRANSFER
10 BROOKLYN - BROOKLYN STEEL
13 BOSTON - PARADISE ROCK CLUB
15 CARRBORO - CAT'S CRADLE
16 ATLANTA - CENTERSTAGE
18 ST LOUIS - THE PAGEANT
19 KANSAS CITY - THE TRUMAN
22 ENGLEWOOD - GOTHIC THEATRE
23 SALT LAKE CITY - ROCKWELL @ THE COMPLEX
25 HOLLYWOOD - FONDA THEATRE
26 SANTA ANA - THE OBSERVATORY
27 SAN FRANCISCO - THE FILLMORE
29 PORTLAND - WONDER BALLROOM
30 VANCOUVER - THE IMPERIAL
31 SEATTLE - THE SHOWBOX