So-and-so is releasing a new five-track EP in a few months, your problematic fave dropped a pretty risque new video and that washed up band that no one has even thought of for a good decade now, has decided to reunite and head out on a world tour. These are the things I need to post at a fervent pace, to not only keep up with the over-saturated blogosphere, but to harness the steady stream of emails that will inevitably continue their high-pressured pursuit into my inbox all hours of the day for the remainder of the week, (and probably on the weekend too, depending on the publicist.)

So to combat the rat-race, we're offering a content compromise in the form of our new daily column, Live From The Gutter - an afternoon recap of the day's press releases and the contents of my 405 email.


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Broods collaborated with Microsoft for their latest music video Heartlines

New Zealand’s Broods have collaborated with Microsoft for their latest music video Heartlines to produce an entirely new viewing experience for their fans, powered by the Microsoft Band. The device tracks heart rate, calorie burn, sleep quality, and exercise. "As part of the Music x Technology program we’ve been working with artists to push the boundaries of the music experience. The collaboration with Broods was particularly exciting as the band were eager to explore how Microsoft technology could create a more intimate and engaging experience for their fans," said Amy Sorokas, Strategic Partnerships Director of Microsoft Brand Studios.


Exploded View share new single 'Lost Illusions'

Exploded View's debut album is out Aug 19th via Sacred Bones, and leading up to the date, the band have unveiled new track 'Lost Illusions.' The band are set to play a run of UK dates this August with shows in London, Brighton & Bristol.


Supergroup, Minor Victories share new video for 'Cogs'

Minor Victories release a new video to accompany Cogs, the latest single to be taken from their recently released self-titled debut album. Created and directed by James and Justin Lockey under the guise of their Hand Held Cine Club moniker, James highlights the concept: "We're now living in a society where it feels acceptable to be able to target the weak and more vulnerable, with a sense of our collective social consciousness being eroded, the media overlords giving the thumbs up to fuck us all over hand in hand with current governments, there will be a turning point, there will be light and the cloaked figures that keep us looking over our shoulders will take aim and miss."


Honeyblood announce their biggest tour to date

  • SEPTEMBER
  • 25th: Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
  • 26th: Glasgow, Hug and Pint
  • 28th: Sheffield, Bungalow & Bears
  • 29th: Brighton, Patterns
  • 30th: Guildford, Boilerroom
  • OCTOBER
  • 4th: London, Shacklewell Arms
  • 5th: Leicester, The Cookie
  • 6th: Edinburgh, Electric Circus
  • NOVEMBER
  • 16th: Newcastle, Cluny
  • 17th: Leeds, Wardrobe
  • 18th: Liverpool, Academy 2
  • 19th: Birmingham, Rainbow
  • 21st: Stoke, Sugarmill
  • 22nd: Nottingham, Bodega
  • 23rd: Bristol, Fleece
  • 25th: Southampton, Joiners
  • 26th: Oxford, Bullingdon
  • 28th: Cambridge, Junction 2
  • 29th: Norwich, Arts Centre
  • DECEMBER
  • 1st: London, Scala
  • 2nd: Manchester, Deaf Institute
  • 8th: Glasgow, St Lukes

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