The Flaming Lips return with long awaited new album ‘Oczy Mlody’

THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited new studio album, entitled OCZY MLODY, on 13th January 2017 via Bella Union. Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly-anticipated LP is the follow-up to their globally acclaimed 2013 album, The Terror. The Lips have also shot a video for the album track ‘The Castle’. Filmed in Oklahoma City, the video is as emotionally affecting as the song itself


Three-time Grammy-Award winners, The Flaming Lips are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable, and universally respected bands of their generation or any other. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life-affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high-energy onslaught on the senses. On Oczy Melody, the Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums The Soft Bulletin and the gold-certified Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. Read more The Flaming Lips return with long awaited new album ‘Oczy Mlody’


The Damned celebrate the 40th of ‘New Rose’ with an extensive tour

The Damned set off on tour to celebrate the 40th of the first UK punk single


Punk legends The Damned have announced a huge UK tour taking in more than twenty towns and cities across the UK, and have revealed they are currently working on a brand new album for 2017.
Celebrated as the most entertaining of the original punk bands, The Damned were the very first British band to release a punk single (their mighty debut ‘New Rose’, released on 22nd October 1976), the first to release an album (’77’s Damned Damned Damned) and also the first to tour America. From the very first moment they started playing live in tiny punk clubs in ’76, The Damned quickly gained a reputation as a band who would always deliver an accomplished live set.

To cap their incredible 40th Anniversary year, which has already seen the band play a memorable set at Coachella Festival, where The LA Times raved; “The Damned’s no-future UK punk thrash sounded gritty and immediate” and Rolling Stone claimed their set as “One Of The 20 Best Things We Saw”.  The band also delivered a blistering three-hour show at a completely sold-out London Royal Albert Hall in the summer. The Damned will play across the UK this winter on dates listed below where they will be playing their legendary debut album ‘Damned Damned Damned’ in full, plus a career-spanning retrospective set.

The band are currently recording a new studio album, with exclusive merchandise and experiences available to pre-order now via Pledge Music –

Following a new film documentary on The Damned, ‘Don’t You Wish That We Were Dead’, directed by Wes Orshoski (Lemmy), released in 2015 to much acclaim, BMG Music will release a new 40th anniversary Art Of The Album’CD, digital and heavyweight vinyl LP special-edition of the band’s classic debut album, Damned Damned Damned, complete with extensive new sleeve notes, in February 2017.

Always unforgettable, The Damned continue to wave the flag for originality, stick two fingers up to mediocrity and celebrate a DIY punk ethos in the face of plastic entertainment and scripted reality. Original members David Vanian and Captain Sensible never expected to still be doing it 40 years later, but here they are in town for one night only, as their loyal following will attest, all simply because they are still an incredible live band who sound as fresh and exciting as they did way back in 1976.

See The Damned live through November and December on the dates below. Tickets are on sale now at –

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Foxygen ‘America’

Who said genius pop music was dead? Shindig! faves FOXYGEN return with a baroque theatrical broadway number that mixes Scott Walker with The Nightmare Before Christmas. We cannot wait for the album, which will drop in 2017

“Just another wish, just another dream” . . . Foxygen, the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, return with new single, ‘America’. On their first new material since 2014’s …And Star Power, the LA pair once again present their uncanny knack for pulling together myriad strands of influences to an elaborate, uncompromising vision. And this time, they’ve gone true big band. Featuring the core of France and Rado plus a 34-piece orchestra, Foxygen’s ‘America’ is a grandiose affair . . . a celebration of death and nothing.