The Knife announce European tour dates

With their new album Shaking The Habitual due on April 8 (which cannot come quick enough), The Knife have just announced a few dates for their European tour later this Spring. I think I speak for everyone when I say FUCK. YEAH!

Tour dates:
Saturday 27th April – Germany, Hamburg – Docks
Monday 29th April – Italy, Milan – Magazzini Generali
Tuesday 30th April – Switzerland, Zurich – Komplex 457
Wednesday 1st May – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle
Thursday 2nd May – Germany, Cologne – E Werk
Saturday 4th May – France, Paris – Cite De La Musique
Sunday 5th May – Belgium, Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Monday 6th May – Holland, Amsterdam – Paradiso
Wednesday 8th May – UK, London – Roundhouse
Saturday 11th May – Germany, Berlin – Columbiahalle
Sunday 12th May – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
Monday 13th May – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
Wednesday 15th May – Norway, Oslo – Sentrum
Thursday 16th May – Sweden, Stockholm – Hangaren Subtopia

Yeah Yeah Yeahs new album is called ‘Mosquito’

Yeah Yeah Yeahs shared a few more details about their new album today. It’s called Mosquito,  and according to Karen O “The album is extremely lo-fi.” TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek teamed up with Nick Launay to produce it. James Murphy produces a song on it called “Nitrous Batcave” which sounds like it could be pretty dope.

Mosquito is out 4/16 on Interscope.

Love Echo – Daybreak

Luxembourg-based producer Vic Miranda and vocalist Vicki Glass, aka Love Echo, have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut LP, I Promise You Always The Sky. With a few tracks surfacing online we can now check out their pretty new track ‘Daybreak’. It’s mixes elements of Chillwave, Electronic Pop and Ambiance to create a really lush sound.

It’s also worth checking out their excellent cover of The Cure’s “Lovecats”.

TRAAMS – Peggy

Brighton-based Traams have an absolute cracker of a tune out called ‘Peggy’. It clocks in at just 1:39 minutes in length but it’s an excellent blast of Valensi/Hammond Jr style guitar playing and a pretty catchy “ooh” chorus. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this lot.

Night Panther – Fire

I didn’t really take to Night Panther’s previous single ‘Fever’ but I’m really liking their new track, ‘Fire’. It reminds me of Local Natives in a way. Stream and download below.

Destiny’s Child – Nuclear

Thankfully it didn’t take that long for the new Destiny’s Child single to arrive. Just a day after Beyoncé’s announcement the band would release ‘Nuclear’, their first single in eight years, the song is now streaming online. The track was produced by Pharrell and Beyoncé and it will appear on the groups new career spanning compilation Love Songs, due January 29.

Jens Lekman – Olivia & Maddy

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York last November, Jens Lekman’s pianist Jonas found himself stranded with no way to catch a flight from Boston in order to make the bands west coast tour in time. Lekman reached out via Twitter and asked if anyone could help Jonas get to Boston where he could catch a flight. Two girls, Oliva and Maddy, stood up and helped out. In return, as well as offering them cash, Lekman promised he would write them a song. Sticking true to his word Lekman has now shared his new song…’Olivia & Maddy’. What a great guy.