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Listen to The Dew Lasts an Hour, by Ballet School

'A couple of weeks ahead of its release on September 8th (UK) / 9th (US) **The Dew Lasts an Hour**, the debut album from Berlin-based dream pop group Ballet School, is streaming exclusively on Hype...

Morrissey announces Autumn European tour dates

'After the petty to and fro of his label dispute with Harvest, Morrissey today announced the more straightforward matter of an 18-date European tour this autumn. '

Paul Smith & Peter Brewis collaborate on 'Frozen by Sight'

RRP loves all things Field Music, and is not averse to a bit of Maximo Park when the mood suits. Exciting news recently, then, when Peter Brewis and Paul Smith announced that they had collaborated...

The Rural Alberta Advantage - On the Rocks

The Rural Alberta Advantage return with their first new album for three years in September. Preview the album with the fierce energy and ominous, rumbling bass drone of On The Rocks.

Black Rivers - The Ship

By my count Black River is the third offshoot from Doves, after Rebelski and Jimi Goodwin's solo releases in 2014. With Goodwin off doing his thing, brothers Jez and Andy Williams have not been sitting...

First authorised Nick Drake biography to include 10" of five unreleased songs

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of his death, the first authorised biography of Nick Drake is to be released this November.

Franz Ferdinand - Stand on the Horizon

I wasn’t that sold on Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action when I reviewed it last year, but along with the raw and aggressive Bullet, Stand on the Horizon was an undoubted highlight.

Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me

'Archie, Marry Me is indie-pop perfection: it seems to have sprung out of nowhere, fully formed, all hooks and bubbles and tessellation.'

The Alternative Top 40 - Summer 2014

Here at <<rewind<< >play> we are proud to now be one of the blogs hosting the Alternative Top 40, run by [Universal-Horse]( "Universal Horse").

Polarsets - Madrid

Polarsets' new single Madrid may have an urban name, but it puts you in mind of anywhere that might serve you a cool cocktail on the beach.

The Death of Pop - Mirage

More shoegazing greatness for you today. Bournemouth’s The Death of Pop are a janglegaze dream made up of three brothers and two cousins. The break-up album could be interesting then. But let’s hope we don’t...

Watch St.Vincent's full Live on Letterman Set

After a concerted promotion campaign and rave reviews for her self-titled album earlier in the year, St. Vincent has been (relatively) quiet for a few months. Last night, all that changed.

Sharon Van Etten - Our Love

Our Love is a typically heartfelt Sharon Van Etten song. Its beautiful and intimate video adds to the song's emotional resonance with its lingering black and white shots and feelings of despair and distant detachment....

We Were Promised Jetpacks - Safety in Numbers

Following on from These Four Walls and In the Pit of the Stomach, Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks are set to release...

The Hours - Steady Glazed Eyes

Sometimes when you get a tweet out of the blue from someone you don’t know it’s auto-generated hip-hop spam, sometimes it’s a tweet about a song you were already kind enough to RT to the...

Spoon - Do You

After the release of Rent I Pay last month, Spoon have released another new track from forthcoming album They Want My Soul. Like the best Spoon tracks, Do You gets its work done with the...

The War on Drugs take Letterman by storm with 'Red Eyes'

With their performance of Red Eyes on Monday, The War on Drugs stole the mantle of Letterman performance that everyone is raving about, and now look to be heading into to straight head-to-head with Future...

Seasurfer - Stay

It feels like a great time to have more than a passing interesting in shoegazing, with a seemingly never-ending wave of new bands taking the old ‘gazer template and tweaking it with their own styles....

Tweedy - Summer Noon

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy (and also family Tweedy’s Jeff Tweedy) has released a video for one of the tracks from the forthcoming album Sukierae. Originally planned as a solo project, Tweedy now comprises Jeff and his...

Andrew Montgomery (ex Geneva) returns with solo album in October

The former Geneva singer with the angelic voice will release his debut solo album, Ruled by Dreams, in October.