New Music – Los Blancos, Sunflower Thieves, Lazarus Kane

New releases and tour dates: Los Blancos / Sunflower Thieves / Lazarus Kane  

Los Blancos – Sbwriel Gwyn 

Friday saw the release of the new album by Welsh psych-punks Los Blancos, an adrenaline fuelled long-player packed with untamed guitars and beautifully chaotic tunes. Its title track has a feel of early Velvet Underground; the rest of the album a mix of jangly riffs and heavier gnarly tracks. Based on this collection of songs, the future for Los Blancos looks very promising. The band will be promoting Sbwriel Gwyn during their Welsh tour this autumn and will announce wider UK dates for 2020 later this year – keep your fingers crossed that they’ll be playing somewhere near you.

18th October – Cardigan, Bar Seler
1st November – Caernarfon, Clwb Canol Dre
2nd November – Wrexham, Ty Pawb

Video for Sbwriel Gwyn below:

Los Blancos

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Sunflower Thieves – Heavy Weight 

Leeds-based pop-folk band Sunflower Thieves are made up of long time friends Amy and Lily. Their new stripped back single Heavy Weight is released into the world today and offers ‘ethereal vocal harmonies and honest lyrics to soothe the mind’. A song to play as you watch the sun go down on the summer for another year, its stripped back melodies are both reflective and relaxing. As yet unsigned, take your chance to catch the band live while they’re still playing intimate venues – they’re out on the road soon, dates below.

November

1st – Middlesbrough, Secret Show
3rd – Tynemouth, Surf Cafe 
9th – York, FortyFive Vinyl Cafe
10th – Sheffield, Cafe #9
11th – Nottingham, Jamcafe
12th – Leeds, Oporto
14th – London, Sofar Sounds
15th – Coventry, The Big Comfy Bookshop
28th – Liverpool, We Want Women

Listen to Heavy Weight (Stripped) here

Sunflower Thieves

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Lazarus Kane – Narcissus 

Well, the Speedy Wunderground team have only gone and done it again with their newest release; if you can trust any label to consistently produce quality goods time after time this is the one. Latest offering, Lazarus Kane’s Narcissus stomps straight into the drumbeat of Talking Heads’ Psychokiller with vocals that will draw in fans of Lux Interior and Kristen Hersch. On the first few listens this is one of my favourite releases this year; look forward to hearing more from both the artist and the label – audio link and pending live dates below. Narcissus was released digitally on Friday and there is a limited run of 7” vinyl (250 copies) out on 1st Nov, pre-orders available here while stocks last.

October

19th – Oxford, Ritual Union
20th – Cardiff, Swn
24th – London, XOYO (w/ HMLTD)
31st – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (w/ Warmduscher)

November

1st – London, Brixton Windmill (single launch)
2nd – Manchester, The White Hotel (w/ Warmduscher)
3rd – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2 (w/ Warmduscher)
4th – Bristol, The Fleece (w/ Warmduscher)
5th – Southampton, The Joiners (w/ Warmduscher)
7th – Margate, Elsewhere (w/ Warmduscher)
8th – Brighton, The Haunt (w/ Warmduscher)
13th – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (TGE First Fifty)
23rd – London, The Dome (w/ The Magic Gang)

Audio for Narcissus:

Lazarus Kane

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Words by Siobhan

30th September 2019