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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If blunt bars are poetry then EverythingOShauN is the 'Poet' you want him to be

The Toronto skyline may be a charming draw and dance skills may be an alluring quality but Brampton artist EverythingOShauN doesn't want you to get your hopes up. He isn't a poet. There's no romance here. Through crisp visuals from Customatic and club-worthy production from XpressakaDJXP, OShauN has set the record straight with blunt bars on relationship revelations via his latest single 'Poet' from his debut project. "We came together to make this record to of course turn up but still based on real life situations and the video is just embodying the hook of 'walking round the city' of Toronto by rolling through Kensington Market, the downtown core and then back to the WEST END," he says.


Everything Everything remix Fickle Friends' 'Brooklyn'

Just last week, Fickle Friends released their Charlotte Rutherford-directed video to their latest single Brooklyn and received a lot of attention over it. And rightfully so. Especially from the likes of Everything Everything, who remixed their song. The new reworked version comes ahead of the band's biggest ever headline gig at London’s Heaven this Thursday, 1st December.


TASSEOMANCY share video for '29 Palms'

TASSEOMANCY recently released their new album Do Easy, their first for Bella Union, and now they've shared surreal visuals for current single '29 Palms.' "The video for 29 Palms was created by our friend, the very talented visual artist Jesi Jordan, on one of her many worldwide adventures," they said. "To us, this song encapsulates so much: written for women; for artists and for any human who has ever felt themselves falling into nothingness while grasping at their own poetic string. Whether it be a loss of self, loss of another or an attempt to create meaning in what has so been recently confirmed to be an unjust and crazy-cruel world. Jesi's video is like a friend who calls us up on the phone early in the morning and gently reminds us that life is not elsewhere but is happening by the touch of our own hand in this very moment and that's all we've got."


The Big Moon share video for 'Formidable' and UK tour dates

Right in the heart of the British Peak District, The Big Moon shot their visuals for their latest single 'Formidable.' While the song comes from their forthcoming debut album, Love in the 4th Dimension, the video was directed by Louis Bhose. "Formidable is a song that’s important to us all and it felt like for once, it wasn’t appropriate to make a mega fun, LOLZ video. That said, we didn’t want to make a super earnest band video either. We had a day off in between cities on our autumn tour so we drove to the beautiful Peak District and smashed out the song in the back of the van. It’s a van that we’ve spent more time in than our own beds over the last year. The wonderful Louis Bhose was once again the creative visionary at the helm of this video. We hope you like it," they said. Find upcoming show dates below.

  • 20th April – The Haunt, Brighton
  • 21st April – Clwb lfor Bach, Cardiff
  • 22nd April – Sub 89, Reading
  • 23rd April – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
  • 25th April – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
  • 26th April – Dublin Academy 2, Dublin
  • 28th April – Deaf Institute, Manchester
  • 29th April – Live at Leeds, Leeds
  • 30th April – FestEvol, Liverpool
  • 02nd May – Village Underground, London

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