Coastal Cities are one of three bands fronting the new Burberry Spark eyewear campaign, a music-driven campaign inspired by the energy of summer and the vibrant spirit of the emerging British music scene. The campaign video features the band’s latest track ‘Nothing Ever Changes’ and was filmed on the Burberry set in London.
‘Nothing Ever Changes‘ forms the second half of the band’s new single. Released on 7″ vinyl and as a digital download, the single will also include ‘Entropic’; a track fuelled by jagged post punk guitars, 80′s tinged keyboard riffs and youthful summer vibes (watch on YouTube).
Catch them live:
Monday 23rd May – London – Birthdays
May 30th – Bath – Moles Club
Friday 14th June – London – Single Launch Party @ Old Blue Last
As Elephants Are will be playing west London’s Bushstock Festival on June 1st.
The High-Wycombe crew will be performing with Theme Park, Willy Mason and Maricka Hackman, alongside several other exciting new acts.
Organised by the team behind label and live promoter Communion, the festival will be held in various venues around London’s Shepherd’s Bush. Tickets are already on sale on the brand new Bushstock website.
The band recently premiered the video for their punching new track ‘Youth Blood’ on Nylon Magazine, watch it below:
On Wednesday, China Rats was third in a row with their blasting ‘Nip It In The Bud’. After a detour in Texas the band will be in Paris next week for a Kitsune Maison En Vrai show at La Maroquinerie alongside Australian band Jagwar Ma (Wednesday 27th March) and will be Popcorn’s special guests on Le Mouv’ the following day (Thursday 28th March).
A big thanks to Nico Prat and his team for making those three songs the first three single of the day of their great new show, and thanks to Vincent Theval from France Musique for playing ‘Nip It In The Bud’ on his Label Pop show last Monday.
Still in France, but in writing, As Elephants Are’s ‘Youth Blood’ was made ‘Song of the day’ on cult magazine Les Inrocks’ website on Thursday:
“ardent lyricism on a leash (…)
makes you equally want to jump in the air or crash on a bed”
“Put China Rats on the top of your SXSW must-see list” (Nylon Magazine)
China Rats recently revealed their brand new track ‘Nip It In The Bud’
Available as a free download until South By Southwest and officially released on April 15th.
The band is now headed to Austin, TX to play a series of shows during South By Southwest 2013. Catch them at the following events:
Wednesday 13th – 6pm – Beautiful Buzzz Party – The Brew Exchange Thursday 14th – 3.30pm – Beautiful Buzzz Party – The Brew Exchange Thursday 14th – 5:30pm – The British Music Embassy – Latitude 30 Friday 15th – 10pm – The British Music Embassy (Official) – Latitude 30
It is the second track taken from the band’s new EP, Hill Rise which will be officially released on March 24th. The first track, ‘Don’t Kill Bugs’, was premiered last month on This Is Fake DIY.
For those who can’t wait to hear more, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch Crash & The Coots live in the next few weeks:
March 1st – Bath – The Porter
March 9th – London – Smoke & Mirrors @ Barfly
March 15th – Frome – Cheese & Grain
March 21st – Bath – Moles (w/ Bitches)
April 17th – Bristol – Start The Bus (w/ Emperor X)
On Sunday (20/1) Declan and Sean of Coastal Cities starred as part of YSL’s Paris Fashion Week show. The guys appeared alongside members of Egyptian Hip Hop, Swim Deep and Ty Segall amongst others, in a music-dominated cast set to reaffirm the fashion house’s deep rock ‘n’ roll spirit.
Coastal Cities are currently working on new material to be released in early Spring. Watch the video for ‘The Voyage‘ here.
China Rats will be performing alongside acts such as The Arctic Monkeys, Palma Violets, Swim Deep and AlunaGeorge, with many more yet to be announced.
The band is currently finishing up their highly-anticipated new single, to be released in March.
In the mean time, note that China Rats will be supporting Sons & Lovers this Friday (January 25th) for the Club NME night at London’s KOKO.
They will also play the Old Blue Last on February 5th, and will be back at KOKO on March 8th, this time to headline the Club NME night.
Only a few weeks from now, As Elephants Are will be releasing their highly-anticipated new single ‘Youth Blood / Lucifer’. In the mean time, the band premiered the record’s double A-side track ‘Lucifer’ on The 4O5
“(‘Lucifer’) may make you want to grab the sky by its chin and surf on it for a bit”(The 4O5)
Accompanied by the single’s artwork (above) the song sparked-off feverish reactions form blogs around the globe:
“We just have to bow down and accept the magnificence of this track, As Elephants Are, thank you!” Track of the Week (It’s All Indie, UK)
“Shockingly good”(Handclap Movement, US)
“After a stellar first single, ‘War Cry’, As Elephants Are have released another knockout with the track, ‘Lucifer’”(The Peel, US)
“As Elephants Are have just stolen my heart! This music is what my dreams sound like!”(Beautiful Buzzz, US)
The band will be playing Shoreditch’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on January 23rd, alongside Dexters and My Youth.