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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Joe Hertz releases empowering video for new single 'Playing For Love'

Brixton sound-smith, Joe Hertz has delivered a soulful new offering in the form of his latest single 'Playing Yourself,' but now the song was some empowering videos to accompany it. Hugo Jenkins directs the new clip that deals with the cultural and religious barriers Muslim women face when they're up against thinks like the hijab ban. Watch below.


Nick Waterhouse and Leon Bridges collaborate on 'Katchi'

Ahead of the release of his new full-length studio album Never Twice, Nick Waterhouse has delivered a new song, which just happens to be a collaboration with Leon Bridges. "Leon and I were in Fort Worth hanging out at a friend's place getting massages. He was laying on the table while I strummed the chords, bare chested, he shouted out "she give me KATCHI!"... His mother's old Louisiana Indian term for 'loving touch'. We rode it out and next thing we know we had a straight cruiser," Waterhouse said. Listen to 'Katchi' below.


Meadowlark share sparkling new song 'Headlights'

Meadowlark are Kate McGill (vocals & keys) and Dan Broadley (guitars) and the two have delivered a shimmering new single that's sure to get stuck in your head. 'Headlights' follows recently released songs 'Paraffin' and 'Quicksand' but this one centered around lush production and a contagious melody. Listen to 'Headlights' below and find a list of the band's forthcoming tour dates below.

  • THU 22 SEPT - Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
  • FRI 23 SEPT - The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
  • SAT 24 SEPT - Crofters Rights, Bristol
  • MON 26 SEPT - Headrow House, Leeds
  • TUE 27 SEPT - The Waiting Room, London
  • WED 28 SEPT - The Cookie, Leicester
  • FRI 30 SEPT - Fallow Cafe, Manchester
  • SAT 1 OCT - Westgarth 2, Middlesbrough

Hazel English unleashes UK show dates

California lo-fi indie artist, Hazel English has just announced a number of UK dates. Her short tour kicks off mid November at The Poetry Club in Glasgow and finishes off in Brussels on November 24. Find the full list of dates below.

  • November 19 | The Poetry Club, Glasgow
  • November 20 | Headrow House, Leeds
  • November 21 | The Waiting Room, London
  • November 23 | Paradiso, Amsterdam
  • November 24 | Botanique Witloofbar, Brussels

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