You don't want to see what's inside my work email. You really don't want to see the piles of press releases and premiere requests that are currently stacked up in the hundreds, hitting my digital ceiling as I attempt to start my Monday with a focused plan to productively sift through the relevant news and turn pre-packaged announcements into clickable content.

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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Whyte Horses release new fan-made video for 'Promise I Do'

Manchester's Whyte Horses have released the new video for 'Promise I Do,' which was mysteriously put together by a fan. "Our record label had a DVD sent to the office with a stamp from Moscow and a ready made video for 'Promise I Do," bandmember Dom Thomas explained. "We're aficionados of fan videos and needed something for the track so this was perfect serendipity, thanks Nicolai Kompton, whoever you might be..."

NAWKSH shares new track 'Down the Rodent Hole'

Pakistan-based musician & video game developer Nawksh has delivered his new single 'Down the Rodent Hole,' from his forthcoming debut album Mythic Tales of Tomorrow II, which is set for release on August 19th via Guruguru Brain."My music is a deep-dive into the most difficult, darkest parts of my psych," he says. "There I attempt to befriend the monsters that lurk, and convince them to follow me back out, knowing they'll dissolve in the light of the Sun. NAWKSH isn't an anonymous identity, but is a way to create a degree of separation from myself, in order to be able to perform this "dive". He's also my favourite character in a fantasy world in my head."

'Have Faith' is PALACE's new single

PALACE's latest release 'Have Faith' is the second track from their upcoming debut album So Long Forever. According to the band the song, "plays with the idea of a kind of self analysis of one's emotional strength, but it's also addressed to someone else. It's that need to find a foundation of confidence and belief so that you can both grow as people - that you need to be strong for each other, and not self sabotage yourself on a daily basis. It's the everyday struggle to find strength based on a lack of faith."

HUNCK share new track 'All Dressed Up' and announce London show

'All Dressed Up' is the new single from North London's HUNCK, all about "exploring the expectation and disappointment that we all go through in trying to find 'the one'." The band will play a London headline show on August 16, with support from Lupo and Physic Markers, followed by an appearance at this year's Southsea Fest.

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