Empty Country II Out Today

Empty Country, the project of musician Joseph D’Agostino (formerly Cymbals Eat Guitars), officially return today with the release of their second record, Empty Country II. Few songwriters in the last ten-15 years have written so richly of America’s cultural decline as D’Agostino, the shock and awe of his country’s decaying psyche and moral…

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The Reds, Pinks and Purples Announce Debut UK Tour

San Francisco underground institution, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, will make their maiden voyage to the UK in June 2024. Having amassed a huge catalogue of cathartic guitar pop across at least eight LPs in the last five years and playing a smattering of shows close to home as part of the rich Bay Area scene, these dates in the UK represent their furthest trip…

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The Umbrellas Announce Second Album, Fairweather Friend

Thrilled to announce the release of The Umbrellas’ second album, Fairweather Friend, on 26th January, in collaboration with our friends across the Atlantic at Slumberland. Watch the Michael Cruz directed video for first single, ‘Three Cheers’, here/below For those not yet familiar, The Umbrellas are perhaps best understood as four renegade…

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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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