Nick Zinner From The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remixes Chew Lips

Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s) has given Chew Lips’ new single Do You Chew? the remix treatment. Zinner changes the vibes of Chew Lips’ new single by adding synths, giving it a marching band drum rhythm and stripping back lead singer Tigs’ vocal. To accompany the remix, Chew Lips have also assembled an alternative video which contains unseen footage.

Watch the alternate video for the remix below.

MP3: Chew Lips – Do You Chew? (Nick Zinner Remix)

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Let’s Go Safari Release Debut Single

Let’s Go Safari are an indie pop duo from Poole, UK, who will be releasing their first single titled Oh, Jane Doe on May 9 as a digital download via Red Dragon Records. This is a simple, sing-a-long friendly track with soft, quirky vocal harmonies and happy 60s style synths.

Listen to the single below via Soundcloud.

The band started out as a pop-punk outfit before adding more synths and then moving closer towards their influences such as The Beatles, The Velvet Underground, The Turtles, The Beach Boys, The Strokes, Pete And The Pirates, Two Door Cinema Club, The Young Knives and Born Ruffians. Let’s Go Safari are constantly critiquing their own tracks and refer to themselves as ‘perfectionists’.

Following their UK release of Oh, Jane Doe , Let’s Go Safari will be confirming summer live dates very soon.

For more information on Let’s Go Safari, visit http://www.letsgosafari.co.uk/.

Helium Robots Release Debut Album + Free EP

Helium Robots offer up a free EP and release their debut album Voltopia on May 28th via This Is Music. In addition to Voltopia, they will be also be releasing three singles with remixes – Bring Drinking (April 16), Lacrimosa (April 30) and Silver (May 14). Download the free EP here.

MP3: Helium Robots – Delve (Wrong Island Remix)

Mothlite Announce Sophomore Album

Daniel O’Sullivan will release his second album under the Mothlite moniker, Dark Age, on May 14th via Kscope which is the follow-up to 2008’s The Flax Of Reverie. Listen to Zebras which is lifted from Dark Ages below.

MP3: Mothlite – Zebras

After recently working as a collaborator with Æthenor, Miracle and Grumbling Fur as well as his work as part of Ulver, O’Sullivan felt it was time to return Mothlite to work on something personal. O’Sullivan said, “All the other things are collaborations and there’s a communal interest, but with Mothlite the content is quite personal and to do with me. It’s quite easy to neglect, particularly when you’re in a bit of a shit storm as I was the past couple of years.”

The album was a chance for O’Sullivan to break free of the confines of genre, taking influence from Tears For Fears and Kate Bush through the industrial and gothic textures of DAF, The Cure, Coil and Dead Can Dance to the hardcore punk of his own roots.

Mothlite will showcase the new album on May 2 @ Tabernacle, London, UK w/ North Atlantic Oscillation.

For more information on Mothlite, visit www.mothlite.co.uk.

She Makes War Announces New Album And Releases Video

She Makes War releases her sophomore album Little Battles on April 9th. The album was co-produced by She Makes War and Myles Clarke (Sparkadia, Kid Harpoon, Belakiss) during the summer 2011. Recorded around the corner from the Hackney riots, London’s tension is echoed throughout the album – it’s honest and vulnerable yet confident, all melancholy romance and hope for the future.

To accompany the album, She Makes War has released a video for the song ‘Exit Strategy’. She describes the video as “Ms Pacman is brought to life in this claustrophobic Groundhog Day meets horror flick”.

Watch the video for ‘Exit Strategy’ lifted from the album below.

MP3: She Makes War – Exit Strategy

She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of Laura Kidd who is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist. She has toured across the world while playing bass and singing for Tricky, A-Ha, I Blame Coco, The Young Punx and Alex Parks. Kidd released her debut album Disarm in September 2010 accompanied by five DIY videos and follows up its success with this new album, Little Battles.

Little Battles will be launched with a musical / visual extravaganza on April 11 @ The Half Moon, Herne Hill, featuring special guests including She Makes War’s indie supergroup The Olympians, alongside an international webcast party. An extensive UK tour will follow – see the list of tour dates below.

Tour dates:

April 11 – Little Battles Album Launch @ Half Moon, Herne Hill, London
April 16 – Bristol @ Louisiana
April 17 – Southampton @ Joiners
April 18 – Manchester @ The Garrett
April 19 – Cardiff @ Gwdlhw
April 20 – London @ Hoxton Hall – supporting Sunday Driver
April 24 – Chester @ Telford’s Warehouse
April 25 – York @ Stereo
April 26 – Aberdeen @ Cellar 35
April 27 – Edinburgh @ Banshee Labyrinth
April 28 – Glasgow @ Admiral Bar
April 29 – Leeds @ All Hallows Church
May 4 – Sheffield @ Lantern Theatre
May 5 – Margate @ Tom Thumb Theatre
May 6 – Newport Pagnell @ The Watershed MK
May 7 – Nottingham @ The Maze
May 8 – Brighton @ Friends Meeting House
May 9 – Cambridge @ Portland Arms
May 10 – London @ Hub Westminster
May 12 – Folkestone @ Googies
May 13 – Bury St Edmunds @ The Nutshell
May 17 – Norwich – Divine Hammer @ Olive’s

Go to www.shemakeswar.com/live.htm for ticket links and full information

For more information on She Makes War, visit www.shemakeswar.com.

Wild Flag Hit The Road Again

Wild Flag is back on the road again for another round of dates in support of their self-titled debut album. Hospitality has asked them to join them for some of their tour dates as well, so there are even more chances them flex their live muscles.

Wild Flag – Electric Band

Tour dates:
Mar 31 Boston, MA @ Paradise $
Apr 01 New York, NY @ Webster Hall $
Apr 02 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $
Apr 03 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero $
Apr 05 Chicago, IL @ Metro $
Apr 07 Mexico City, MX @ Indie-O Fest 2012
Apr 15 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 18 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Apr 19 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Apr 22 Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 04 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Apr 27 George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
$ with Hospitality

Hospitality – Friends of Friends

Concubines Release Debut Single And Video

Concubines’ debut single ‘Darkness’ will be released on limited edition vinyl via Howling Owl Records on May 14. Concubines is an indie rock band influenced by Nick Cave, TV on the Radio, Roxy Music and Arcade Fire and have similarities to The Editors and Interpol.

Watch the video for ‘Darkness’ below.

The video for ‘Darkness’ was directed by Míša V Krabičce who applied her love for German Expressionism as well as influences from Kate Bush videos and the Shen Wei dance arts to the choreography of professional dancers, Finn Matthews and Izzy Bree.

Concubines are playing their debut London show at Paper Dress Vintage in Shoreditch on April 21st.

For more information on Concubines, visit www.concubinesuk.com.