Happy release day, Inventions!

MAZE OF WOODS IS RELEASED TODAY!
We would like to wish Inventions the happiest release day wishes to their sublime Maze of Woods.

“the range of sounds that they draw from has broadened considerably: percussion, strings, synths and, most noticeably, soaring wordless vocals build a bigger and more involving sound than their first release.” – Drowned In Sound

“a vivid, gorgeous, and multi-faceted release” – DIY

Watch the beautiful animated video by Dan Jacobs for Springworlds here, and listen below:

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PINS announce new album WILD NIGHTS

ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘WILD NIGHTS’ RELEASED ON 8TH JUNE
RELEASE NEW 7” SINGLE ‘TOO LITTLE TOO LATE’ ON 30TH MARCH
SLEATER-KINNEY SUPPORT IN MARCH & DRENGE SUPPORT IN APRIL
HEADLINE LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED

Manchester all-female four-piece PINS have announced the release of their new album ‘Wild Nights’ on 8th June and will release the first single from the album ‘Too Little Too Late’ on 7” on 30th March.

With a slow motion video, which sees PINS, dressed exclusively by Saint Laurent, cut between visuals of screaming and swearing girls amidst overflowing glitter and powder, ‘Too Little Too Late’ is the perfect taster of the bands new album. Premiered this week on Marc Riley’s 6Music show, opening with a fearless drumbeat and heavy bassline, the track slows into a sparse momentary instrumental before reverting back to Faith’s alluring vocal and finally stampeding heavily into a fuzzed up sound clash of guitars and drums.

PINS say; “Writing the ‘Too Little Too Late’ lyrics was very cathartic, they spewed out like hot lava from an angry volcano. It is a middle-finger-to-the-world kind of song and the video mirrors that notion. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!”

The B-side to the 7” is a cover of The Misfits ‘Hybrid Moments’, a track the band also perform live, which was recorded for Part Time Punks and mixed by Josiah Mazzaschi.

Recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson), PINS second album ‘Wild Nights’ will be released through Bella Union on 8th June. The full album tracklisting is as follows:

Wild Nights:

Baby Bhangs
Young Girls
Curse These Dreams
Oh Lord
Dazed By You
Got It Bad
Too Little Too Late
House of Love
If Only
Molly
Everyone Says

Accumulating high praise and a growing fanbase for their debut album ‘Girls Like Us’, along with packed out headline shows and tour dates supporting the likes of Crocodiles, Sleigh Bells, Warpaint, The Growlers and The Fall, tight-knit girl gang PINS have had quite a two years.

Following on from their first West Coast tour and performances at New York’s CMJ festival at the end of last year, PINS previewed songs from their new album at three sold out UK shows last week and have just been announced to support Sleater-Kinney on their March tour and Drenge on their April tour. They will also play a headline London show on 27th May at The Lexington. Full live dates are as follows:

March (with Sleater-Kinney):

Weds 18th     Berlin          Huxleys
Sat 21st        Antwerp      Trix
Mon 23rd      London        The Roundhouse
Tues 24th      Manchester  Albert Hall
Weds 25th     Glasgow       O2 ABC

April (with Drenge):

Fri 10th         Nottingham  Rescue Rooms
Sat 11th        Birmingham   The Institute
Mon 13th      Gateshead    The Sage
Tue 14th       Glasgow       The Classic Grand
Wed 15th      Liverpool      The Kazimier
Tue 21st       London        Electric Ballroom

May:

14th-16th        Brighton      The Great Escape
Wed 27th:     London        The Lexington       Headline Show

Ezra Furman signs to Bella Union

Bella Union are thrilled to announce the signing of Ezra Furman, whose 2013 album Day Of The Dog and riotous live shows with his band The Boyfriends won numerous 5 star reviews.

Furman, who The Guardian has called “a punk-fired rock’n'roll classicist,” has just announced news of his biggest London headline show to date, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in October, the pre-sale tickets of which go on-sale tomorrow via Songkick followed by general on-sale this Friday 6th March. Date/info below:

Thursday 22nd October – LONDON – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (TICKETS)

This show will follow the summer release of his as-yet-untitled first album for the label. The first taste of its unfettered melodies and charisma can be heard in the forthcoming single ‘Restless Year’ which is streaming here:

The news is the latest chapter in a musical career that redefines slow-burning. Day Of The Dog was already the American’s fifth album; looking back, it seems extraordinary that these early records passed relatively under the radar, given Furman’s inspirational blend of seminal influences, from Fifties skiffle and doo-wop to Sixties garage and the righteous mix of urchin charm, winning melody and caustic humour of Jonathan Richman and The Violent Femmes. But Furman is a true original, equally tapping the godheads of power pop and country blues, with honking saxophone as much a lead instrument as guitar.

Day Of The Dog was dedicated to, “all those who are rejected, abused, destitute, misunderstood, bullied, forsaken, broken-hearted, hopeless, sick, strange, lonely, alienated, widowed or orphaned,” and Furman gives emotionally charged voice to the aforementioned while penning lyrics that jump off the page. The punchy middle-eight of ‘Restless Year’ – “Death is my former employer / Death is my own Tom Sawyer / Death waits for me to destroy her / I never wanna die and I never grow older” – is brilliant testimony to his mixture of outsider-angst and life-affirming energy, which is always reflected in his electrifying stage persona.

Summer 2015 will see the release of Furman’s most fully realised and streamlined record, chock-full of snarling, zestful tunes and invested with the feeling that, this time, people are paying attention. “One of the main things my music is about is feeling totally insane!” Furman concludes. “I feel desperate a lot – desperate to try to explain something, I’m not sure what it is. You can hear it in a lot our songs; that I’m trying to shake people by the shoulders and explain something. And when you feel like that, here’s some music to put on!

A video for ‘Restless Year’ is coming soon along with news of further live shows.