Babydoll by Rat Columns Out Today

Babydoll, the fifth Rat Columns album, is out today. The recordings took place in Perth, Western Australia, partially by engineer Jason Hayles in a 1960’s office building that formerly housed the secretarial pool of a successful mattress company, and partially by DW in an industrial unit, and feature the ensemble cast of  Taylah McLean, Chris Grunwaldt,…

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Tough Love: Open Archive – Vol. 1

Tough Love :Open Archive – Vol. 1 Wednesday 18th October 15:00 BST / 10:00 EST / 01:00 AEDT via World of Echo

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Indexe’e by Index For Working Musik Out Today

Indexe’e by Index For Working Musik is out today. …aka A Bunker Intimation Vol. 1. And what have they built down there? A remodel in 40 minutes at half-time, the group temporarily slimmed and tuned to a different gait, a shifting of pulses, delay, moving air; the sound of the room and the body, of the body in the room; a room fogged as emphysemic…

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William Doyle Returns With New Single ‘Surrender Yourself’

William Doyle returns with his first new music since 2021’s critically acclaimed album ‘Great Spans of Muddy Time’ (10/10 Loud & Quiet, 9/10 Line of Best Fit, 4/5 Mojo, 8/10 Uncut, 5th The Quietus 100 Albums of the Year). New single ‘Surrender Yourself’ (out 4 October via Tough Love Records) is a playful electronic pop track on which Doyle dives into the…

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Index For Working Musik Re-emerge With Indexe’e

…aka A Bunker Intimation Vol. 1. And what have they built down there? A remodel in 40 minutes at half-time, the group temporarily slimmed and tuned to a different gait, a shifting of pulses, delay, moving air; the sound of the room and the body, of the body in the room; a room fogged as emphysemic lungs where indistinct translucent ooze lines its walls,…

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Rat Columns Return With New Album, Babydoll

Babydoll is the fifth Rat Columns album and, following 2021’s Pacific Kiss, the second to be released on Tough Love. The recordings took place in Perth, Western Australia, partially by engineer Jason Hayles in a 1960’s office building that formerly housed the secretarial pool of a successful mattress company, and partially by DW in an industrial unit,…

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Empty Country Announce New Album, Empty Country II, and London Date

Empty Country, the project of musician Joseph D’Agostino (formerly Cymbals Eat Guitars), officially return with the announcement of their second LP,  Empty Country II , out on Friday 3rd November. Having issued the single ‘Pearl’ last month, they’re now sharing a video for the second track from the album, ‘Erlking’, shot by Zoë Browne and edited by Andrew…

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Current Affairs Debut Album Out Today, Tour Later in The Month

“An unpredictable, 10-song ride, beset with sudden lane changes and hairpin turns.” – The Guardian/The Observer “Fun, but fierce; smart, and oppositional: the real deal.” – Snack Magazine “Uniquely reviving a much loved genre with an angular edginess.” – NARC “The whole album is packed with snarly vocals, punchy lyrics and moments of the…

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Welcome to Empty Country

Today we welcome Empty Country to the family and with it mark the return of prodigal son, Joseph D’Agostino, who long-term Tough Love devotees will remember for his work as part of Cymbals Eat Guitars. Empty Country first emerged in early 2020, releasing their self-titled debut in March of that year via Get Better. It’s with Get Better that we now…

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Ulrika Spacek Announce October US Tour With Holy Wave

Ulrika Spacek traverse the Atlantic in October for a joint stint across the states with Holy Wave. All dates below, tickets on sale Friday. OCT 12 – Constellation Room (Desert Daze) OCT 14 – Sister Bar, Albuquerque, NM OCT 15 – High Dive, Denver, CO OCT 17 – Sleeping Village, Chicago, IL OCT 18 – Lager House, Detroit, MI OCT 20 –…

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