Issue 81

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48 Issue 81 / 2015 INDIE/ ROCK Making Time Jamie Woon West Kirby County Primary Bill Ryder-Jones Return To The Moon EL VY Courting The Squall Guy Garvey II Fuzz Silver Bullets The Chills Divers Joanna Newsom Aerobed Cymbals Eat Guitars The Attic Tapes John Renbourn Sun Leads Me On Half Moon Run I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces Wolf Eyes Sprained Ankle Julien Baker NEW RELEASES The members of Sun Club (Shane McCord, Adam Shane, Mikey Powers, Devin McCord, Kory Johnson) became a band as childhood friends over ten years ago and with the release of a well-received 7" and EP have toured endlessly ever since, moving from basement gigs to bars to opening up shows for the likes of Alvvays, FIDLAR, and Fat White Family. Sun Club set about recording The Dongo Durango using an old warehouse space just outside of their hometown as a makeshift studio. There they channeled influences of fellow Baltimore greats from Future Islands to Dan Deacon, as well as drawing from their own musical libraries that include DEVO, The Beach Boys, and The White Stripes. Now looking to the future, Sun Club plan to spend the better part of this year and next on the road to support the new album. After all, relentless touring, crisscrossing the country in a van named Booty, winning the hearts of new fans with every date, is what got the Baltimore band here in the first place. "Our beloved van Booty caught fire the day we announced The Dongo Durango," says Kory. "We have now got a new van which we will be naming Booty 2.0. It's symbolic of a new era to us; a new chapter for us as The Dongo Durango becomes public to the world." With the album out on ATO Record, the band are currently plotting a return to the UK for late 2015. ALbum of thE moNth SuN CLub - thE DoNgo DuRANgo Sun Club's debut LP finds the band deconstructing the traditional pop song—then rebuilding it with off-kilter time signatures, unhinged vocals, and sunny hooks 'Collide' serves as a stunning example of what MAASAI are all about; it stirs the emotions, striking right to the heart with its epic sweep and glacial beauty. Dominique Teymouri and Zackarias Ekelund met each other between their individual music projects and soon realised that they would work perfectly together. They chose the name MAASAI as a metaphor for solidarity and inner strength, as it mirrored the values they hold dear - the word derives from a Kenyan Nilotic ethnic group, and means "my people". mAASAI - CoLLIDE Rising cinematic-pop duo MAASAI showcase their soulful sound and lyrical depth The Scottish singer/ songwriter, best known for her 2006 track 'I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair)' posted a tearful sweary video after her latest song 'Earthquake' failed to get playlisted by BBC Radio 2 and Bauer. During the rant she said, "I wrote a song that is pop and catchy and fits their format and there's no reason why they shouldn't play my music……I am done with this industry…Fuck you Radio 2. Fuck you Bauer network and fuck the lot of you." Charming. Thom had a meltdown after her song was rejected by radio NEWS SANDI thom goES oN mEgA SoCIAL mEDIA RANt More @

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