Whiteboard Interview: Pulled Apart By Horses

The last time that we spoke to Tom and Rob from Leeds’ Pulled Apart By Horses, the pair had just vacated the stage after playing a raucous album launch show at London’s Rough Trade East, in support of their sophomore album - Tough Love. Now in support of Blood their third and finest album (thus far) this time we caught up with the band’s frontman and bassist just a few streets away, right in the heart of Shoreditch, again providing just whiteboards and pens for another whiteboard interview. Withholding a sonically heavy yet progressively refined compositional aesthetic Blood is sure to excel the outfit’s stature to a whole new plane of success. But first off, here’s a reminder of the lads’ drawing skills.

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Whiteboard Interview: Neon Trees

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Released in the US earlier this year, Neon Trees’ third studio album - Pop Psychology - finally hit the British market last week (August 11th). Reaching the top five on the iTunes album chart, and number one in the alternative album chart, resulting in their highest charting release to date.

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Track Of The Day: 0288 - Ultimate Painting - Winter In Your Heart

It was only a little while ago that Ultimate Painting appeared with their debut eponymous track, and now the duo have announced the full details of their debut album Ultimate Painting, which will be released on October 27th.

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Focus On: Dumb

The West Midlands have spawned a heap of exciting new alternative acts over the past five years, one of which is Dumb, a band set to release their debut EP Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out later this month. So with the release well on its way, we caught up with frontman Dylan Williams for a chat about the band’s formation, their live show and, of course, the new EP.

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Whiteboard v. Happyness’ Weird Little Birthday

Young trio Happyness have brought out a debut album that touches on dark themes of jealousy and vengeance, whilst reflecting what it’s like to be born on the same day as Jesus Christ.

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Focus On: Climbing Boys

Climbing Boys are a stunning new post punk four-piece (produced and signed by ex-Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson) who last month released their debut single Conjoining Rite. Having recently played a selection of shows across the UK in support of Sydney’s finest Howling Bells, we jumped at the chance to get to know them better and shot a few questions over to the band’s guitarist and vocalist Tom Salo.

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Whiteboard v. The Antlers’ Familiars

Originally a solo project of Peter Silberman, The Antlers evolved five years ago to become a band with Michael Lerner contributing percussion and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci adding brass and keys to the mix. The band’s latest release is Familiars, a reflective LP written when the trio took a break from touring. It’s a record that expresses introspection and a growing sense of self-knowledge. But the atmospheric nine tracks, with their single-word titles, ensure that the band retain their ability to create richly-textured music with a multiplicity of meaning.

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Track Of The Day: 0287 - Ultimate Painting - Ultimate Painting

Formed of Mazes frontman Jack Cooper and Veronica Falls’ James Hoare, Ultimate Painting is a new music duo, originally comprised as an outlet for the duo to record a mere handful of songs, eventually turning into a whole album’s worth of material, set for release in October.

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Track Of The Day: 0286 - Bleached - For The Feel

California sister Jennifer and Jessie Clavin led Bleached have been pretty quiet since the release of their debut album Ride Your Heart, last year, but now they’re back with a brand new three-track EP set for release next month.

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Focus On: Kwabs

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London based former Royal Academy of music student and solo newcomer Kwabs may be considered to have quite a head start in the music industry – nonetheless it is clear his slick, clean cut songs incorporate almost every component needed to create contemporary masterpieces.

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The Albums Round Up 8 June 2014

Welcome to the latest Albums Round Up. There’s plenty of exciting new releases out this week, and here’s my pick of the bunch.

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Whiteboard V. The Heartbreaks’ We May Yet Stand A Chance

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Morecambe’s The Heartbreaks return with a second album We May Yet Stand A Chance and it sees the proponents of New Pop at their most political.

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Whiteboard V. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s Days of Abandon

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The New York band’s third LP Days of Abandon is out this week and, if the opening track ‘Art Smock’ is anything to go by, things have certainly changed since The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s previous offering, Belong.

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Focus On: SLOWOLF

Danish producer SLOWOLF has been garnering an abundance of positive acclaim for his refreshing take on Hip-Hop, of late. Having recently released a mouth watering ice-cream featuring video for his track Overdose (directed by SPEKTRUM) as well as a brand new EP Bounty which includes the artist’s forthcoming single 2 Late.

So following the release of SLOWOLF’s latest EP, we caught up for a quick chat so we can all get to know the artist a little better.

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Track Of The Day: 0285 - CYMBALS - The End

Taken from their new album The Age Of Fracture, CYMBALS’ new single is a sonic collision of entrancing synthesisers and drum machines with swirling electric guitars, accompanied by an incredible Matthew Reed directed music video.

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