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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Alt-J's Thom Sonny Green announces debut LP High Anxiety

Thom Sonny Green has announced his debut solo project High Anxiety, out August 19 via his own label Sudden Records. The 21-track project is said to be a "sharp left-field turn from his day job as drummer for the world conquering alt-J," according to the press release and Thom shows us exactly what that means on new track 'Vienna.' Listen below.

Yoko Ono unveils 'Catman (Miike Snow Remix)' video

Yoko Ono teams up with acclaimed actor/director Rose McGowan to direct the official music video for 'Catman' (Miike Snow Remix). "Yoko Ono has been an ardent supporter of women and modern dance for years and so I wanted to thank her for that. Casting women dancers over 60, including one with cancer, was my way of showing that vitality doesn't die with age. I used color overlays to create my own visual beat. Very proud to be in Ono world, it's an important one." says McGowan.

Opal Blue deliver vintage 'Taking My Love Away' video

Alternative London band, Opal Blue have offered a warped montage of striking film found at the bottom of the Mariana trench. Though vintage visuals, the clip is a journey through time from the deepest part of the ocean and continues to build on the exciting narrative around the mysterious group. Watch below.

Yung Lean unveils his video for 'Highway Patrol'

Yung Lean has been consistent all year, dropping track after track and video after video. Now, take a glimpse at the visuals for Worldlord Deluxe album-cut 'Highway Patrol' which sees Lean enjoying the heat in Miami. Watch below.

NIGHT FLOWERS share transatlantic indie-pop song 'Amy

Indie-pop quintet NIGHT FLOWERS share 'Amy', the glistening b-side of their new single, 'Glow in the Dark’, which is due out on Dirty Bingo Records on July 15. It's a casually joyous summer pop tune that makes for some perfect lazy listening.

Hear NARCS' full album A Thinking Animal in full

Leeds-based indie alt-rock quartet, NARCS have shared their new album A Thinking Animal in full. "'A Thinking Animal'. The title isn’t in any way suggesting we’re on some sort of higher cerebral level – far from it, it’s taken from a John Steinbeck quote which states that all war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal," the bad said.