Brighton orchestral pop architects The Fiction Aisle have announced news of their debut album and EP this week. Heart Map Rubric gets released later this year on 27th November on Chord Orchard records on hand numbered limited edition digipack CD and download, with pre-orders being taken from October sometime. In the meantime the band have also shared their debut EP – a new version of Blue, which the first track they shared on Soundcloud late last year, a shimmering widescreen pop symphony. It comes with a host of remixes with British Sea Power playing up the track’s slow motion majesty, Acquaintance giving the track a balearic house twist and JØTA turning it into electro synth pop. The EP is available to download for a limited period from the band’s soundcloud page.
Demob Happy announced news of their debut album last week. It’s called Dream Soda and it comes out on 2nd October on So Recordings. It’s available to pre-order now on the band’s website in a variety of formats and bundles including CD, double gatefold red vinyl and packages with t-shirts and prints. The full tracklisting is below the band’s latest video for Wash it Down:
1. Haat De Stank
2. Suffer You
4. Junk DNA
5. Man You’re Wrong
6. Summer Cash In
7. Wash It Down
8. Young & Numb
9. Dream Soda
11. Underneath Your Tree
12. Strange Things
We’re still on catchup (I think we will be for a while yet) but until we do a proper roundup of everything, here’s a couple of our favourite bands with their new releases.
Sea Bed‘s new 12″ Akira doesn’t come out until 2nd October, but they’ve shared the track on Soundcloud to give us a taster now. The flipside is apparently Caves, which we heard on their Rosso EP – hopefully it’s a new version for this release. You can pre-order the record here.
IYES released their new EP Part One on friday. We already posted up a couple of the tracks a few weeks ago, but they’ve also shared the rest of the EP on Soundcloud. Tracks three and four are the acoustic, heartfelt No Love and the poppier Lions. You can buy the EP from iTunes here:
OK, so we’ve got a LOT of catching up to do. Life’s throwing lots of distractions at me which means that blogging doesn’t get nearly as much time as it ever used to. I started writing this blog post over a week ago, so even once I post this I’m playing catch up. Let’s just plug ahead shall we?
First up is Bentcousin, who’ve collaborated with Alcatraz Electro on a New Order-esque track called Everybody Loves The Weekend. Ideal to kick off a Saturday post with.