Hi Gigantic Gang,
After you’ve survived Ciara and defeated Dennis it only feels right that you should get a prize, right? Well don’t say Gigantic never gives you anything because here is your weekly dose of the very latest essential tracks in the #NewMusicFriday blog and playlist!
Getting you ready for the weekend, we bring you the hottest new single and album releases plus you can grab tickets to hear all the earworms being played live! Remember, Gigantic has the very best selection of gig and festival tickets so stick with us to enjoy the biggest nights out.
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Stalwart indie heroes Stereophonics have just brought out a 2020 Alternate Mix of their heartbroken song ‘Hungover For You’ which details the fallout of a failed relationship through luscious strings and bluesy guitars.
‘Hungover For You’ is taken from the eleventh Stereophonics studio album ‘Kind’ which hit No. 1 in the charts upon release in October that they promote with huge shows at Inverness Bught Park plus Parc Y Faenol in Bangor this summer.
Having recently completed a tour supporting Cassia, Brighton based songwriter Alfie Neale now drops his soulful new single ‘Vices’ which is promoted with a stripped back video which shows his bedroom studio setup where he pens and records his tracks that blend indie pop with hip hop. Already a huge it with the fans, Neale has been bowled over by all the love they are showing; “Thank you for all the love of my new single, the reaction’s been crazy”
Make sure you see Alfie Neale when he plays Colours in London on Thursday 30th of April – tickets on sale with Gigantic right now!
Archy Marshall AKA King Krule first became the tastemakers favourite back in 2013 when he signed to XL Recordings, a label known for the bold experimental artists on its roster, for the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon’. Seven years later and his idiosyncratic take on indie inflected trip hop has seen each new release recognised as a landmark moment in British music and now he drops fourth LP ‘Man Alive!’
The 25-year-old South London lad continues his sonic adventures unabashed as he joins often crazed stream of consciousness beat poet vocals to strained guitars and dub beats as he describes the pressures and pleasures of being young in Peckham.
LA indie rock duo Bethany Cosentino (guitar\vocals) and Bobb Bruno (guitar) are Best Coast and the pair have just dropped their killer new album ‘Always Tomorrow’ through Concord Records.
Whilst previously priding themselves on their ‘No fucks given’ attitude, their fourth LP sees them exhibit an added layer of maturity as they explore both the ups and the downs of a decade in the music industry, personal growth and the subsequent sobriety following troubling times.
Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Paramore), it’s a hook laden record which has the summery vibes that just begs to be played loud of the car stereo heading to the beach with the widows down to feel the wind on your face.
Today, Nathaniel Rateliff releases his highly anticipated new record ‘And It’s Still Alright’ which is tinged with sadness but is a truly captivating listen.
When he first began to write the new album, Rateliff received the sad news that his friend and long-term collaborator Richard Swift had passed away. Swift had produced the two acclaimed albums ‘Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats’ (2015) plus ‘Tearing at the Seams’ (2018) and had played a huge part in developing Rateliff’s sound and achieving success. His loss was a huge personal blow.
In tribute, Rateliff returned to Swift’s National Freedom studio to put ten tracks to tape which would explore the grief and be more reflective than his earlier work. ‘And It’s Still Alright’ is a record born of tragedy, and yet somehow finds hope despite it.