Vacant Gardens LP Reissues & New 7″ Out Today

Out today are the reissues of the two Vacant Gardens albums, first released in 2020 (Under the Bloom) and 2021 (Obscene), along with a 7″ of previously unreleased new material recorded at the same time as the LPs. Both tracks from the 7″ and Obscene are now also available on streaming services for the first time. Watch the Jem Fanvu directed video for…

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Are You by White Flowers Out Today

The Are You EP by White Flowers is out today, a four song follow up to the debut album, Day By Day. Recorded soon after the release of the album in the middle of 2021, Are You sees the band reconnect with esteemed producer Ali Chant, who they’d also worked with on the Within A Dream EP. It’s another beguiling set of monochromatic dreampop, half…

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The Stroppies New Album, Levity, Is Out Today

Today marks the release of the second long player by Melbourne-based four piece, The Stroppies. Recorded at the start of 2022, Levity finds the band tackling life in the most locked-down city in the world with their now characteristic brand of whimsical odd-pop brilliance. The official line might be that Levity is The Stroppies second album, though the two…

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Watch the Video for New Stroppies Single, ‘Smilers Strange Politely’

Leading into the final week of their UK tour, The Stroppies have released the third single from their forthcoming album, Levity, out 6th May. Check out the video for ‘Smilers Strange Politely’, which was shot at the start of the tour by Philip Serfaty. And here’s a few words about the track from vocalist Angus Lord “The title of this song…

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Vacant Gardens LP Reissues & New 7″ Released 20th May

Vacant Gardens is Glenn Donaldson (of The Reds, Pinks and Purples and a hundred others) and Jem Fanvu, collaborating on music and with the latter responsible for vocals and lyrics. The project began with the idea of combining heavy fuzz and slow-mo drum machine beats with Fanvu’s gentle almost trad-folk style vocals. Almost all of Donaldson’s…

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White Flowers Announce New EP & Tour In May

On 13th May, Tough Love will release the Are You EP by White Flowers, a four song follow up to the band’s much loved debut album, Day By Day. Recorded soon after the release of the album in the middle of 2021, Are You sees the band reconnect with esteemed producer Ali Chant, who they’d also worked with on the Within A Dream EP. It’s another…

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The Stroppies Release New Single, ‘Up To My Elbows’

Two days ahead of the start of their UK tour with Paul Weller, The Stroppies have today shared ‘Up To My Elbows’, the latest track from their forthcoming LP, Levity. You can stream/download from the usual places now. A limited edition vinyl pressing of album, which includes a bonus two song 7″, is available to pre-order now here Talking about the track, the…

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Jolly in the Bush by David West Out Today

Today marks the release of David West’s fourth eponymous record, Jolly In the Bush. By this point you’ll know David as the underground pop musician from Perth, Western Australia who has been in numerous interesting and more-or-less obscure acts over the decades – some include Rat Columns, Rank/Xerox, Total Control, Lace Curtain, Liberation,…

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The Stroppies Announce New Album, Levity, Out 5th May & Tour With Paul Weller

On 6th May, we will be releasing the second long player by Melbourne-based four piece, The Stroppies. Recorded at the start of 2022, Levity finds the band tackling life in the most locked-down city in the world with their now characteristic brand of whimsical odd-pop brilliance. Watch the band directed video for lead single, The Perfect Crime, below As well as CD…

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David West Shares Video For New Track, ‘You Must Be My Friend’

“You Must Be My Friend has a long-winded gestation story. on a tour i did on the east coast of the USA with the brilliant David Vassilotti, of Merchandise and solo renown, we stopped in at the house that Carson from Merchandise was living in at the time in Washington DC. the house was equipped with a very cool basement studio. on our night off there we had a…

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