American indie rockers Holy Ghost Revival have announced an unusual new live date – a housewarming party on a boat in the middle of the Thames!

Set on Battersea Barge, the band have decided to fling open the doors and welcome Joe Public into their own abode. In an equally spectacular move Holy Ghost Revival have made the entire thing free – all fans have to do is take one of the following:

– A Blanket
-Toilet Seat
-Rugs (Turkish pref)
-Shower Curtain
-Sharp Knives
-Cutting Board(s)
-Cookie Sheet
– Curtains
-Dictionary (English)
– Lamps (reading)
– Coat Hangers
-Toilet Paper/Bum scarves
– Sofa Covers
– Posters (kewl posters only)
– Spices
-Home D├ęcor (paintings, plants, clocks, candles)

Holy Ghost Revival will play The Battersea Barge on July 9th.

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Swedish disco titans Pacific are set to release their debut album “Reveries” through Half Machine records on August 11th, it has been announced.

Graduates from the famed Moshi Moshi singles club, Pacific are renowned for producing thick, chunky beats with a glorious melody on top. Pacific have already been lauded by such electronic artists as Justice and Sebastian Tellier, with their electro-house sound recalling the gallic music scene.

Before the album is released a 12 inch version of the Pacific track “Sunset Blvd” is set to hit the shops. Featuring remixes from frYars, Popular Computer and others, the release is a taster from a great album.

Pacific’s debut album “Reveries” is due to be released on August 11th through Half Machine records.

New American alt-rock hopefuls Jaguar Love are set to make their UK live debut this week as they commence their first British tour.

Jaguar Love contain ex-members of underground royalty Blood Brothers and Pretty Girls Make Graves, and have already made big waves in the United States. The group are gearing up to release their debut LP “Take Me To The Sea” on August 18th, and the record has already garnered a clutch of great reviews.

Jaguar Love are also offering fans the chance to listen to an exclusive preview of their debut album with a downloadable track available here.

Jaguar Love will play the following tour dates:

July 4th – Wireless Festival, London
July 5th – The Barfly, Brighton
July 7th – Academy 3, Bristol
July 8th – 100 Club, London
July 9th – Cockpit, Leeds
July 10th – Roadhouse, Manchester
July 12th – T In The Park, Scotland
July 13th – Oxygen Festival, Ireland

Indie supergroup The Last Shadow Puppets are set to being a massive UK tour, shortly after their festival debut at Glastonbury.

What do you get if you cross a Rascal with a Monkey? The Last Shadow Puppets, presumably. A link up between Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Miles Kane (The Rascals), the band have produced one of the most intriguing debuts of the year with their self-titled album showing a love for orchestral pop.

Live, the band are augmented by James Ford (of Simian Mobile Disco), John Ashton and Stephen Fretwell, who will be joined by a 16-piece orchestra. Last Shadow Puppets will release their new single “Standing Next To Me” on July 7th.

Last Of The Shadow Puppets will play the following dates:

August 19th – Portsmouth, Guildhall
August 20th – Oxford, New Theatre
August 22nd – Leeds Festival
August 24th – Reading Festival
October 22nd – Glasgow, Academy
October 23rd – Sheffield, City Hall
October 26th – London, Hammersmith Apollo

New Zealand based electro starlet Ladyhawke are set to release their new single “Paris Is Burning” today (June 30th) and to celebrate label Modular have set up a unique online game.

Ladyhawke will release their new single “Paris Is Burning” today (June 30th). The single will come backed with remixes by such artists as Cut Copy, Chicken Lips and Peaches. There will also be a French-vocal version entitled “Paris S’Enflamme”, reflecting the band’s Canadian origins.

Label Modular have set up a new Ladyhawke themed game on their website. Recalling the glory days of the ZX Spectrum, the game is a great way to waste a lunch hour (we know, we’ve already tried it). To play the game, just click here.
Ladyhawke release “Paris Is Burning” on June 30th. The singer is set to play the following UK dates:

July 2nd – London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
July 4th – Northampton, Roadmender 3 @ The Back Room
July 5th – Nottingham, Stealth
July 19th – Lovebox Festival, London
July 20th – Camp Bestival, Isle of Wight
September 5th – Bestival, Isle of Wight

Watch the video for Metronomy’s new single ‘Holiday’ out July 7th, ahead of the new album ‘Nights Out’, released September 8th.

With a change of tact, Metronomy now boast of being a three piece band as opposed to being mainman Joseph Mount’s solo pseudonym with the new album seeing him take to the mic for a more vocal led take on their previous sound.

Joseph has also stated that ‘Nights Out’ is an unashamed concept album, kicking against the ‘album is dead’ crowd with a complete, focused vision driving it.

The first single, ‘Holiday’, is released on July 7th and you can check it out below.

Propulsive house guru Riton is set to re-emerge with a stunning tribute to krautrock with his new project Eine Klein Nacht Musik, it has been announced.

The Newcastle-based DJ has released some superb electronic music under the name Riton for some time now. Signed to the iconic dance imprint Grand Central, Riton released two albums of thumping electro-house. Now it seems the reclusive DJ has changed his tastes somewhat, with his new project focussing on the krautrock genre.

Influenced by the repetitive, motorik rhythms of Kraftwerk and Can, Eine Klein Nacht Musik is a tribute to the heady days of the early 70s when ‘synth’ was a dirty word in rock music. A debut album is due to be released on July 14th, but before then a single featuring non-album cuts is set to hit the shelves.

The single will feature two tracks, one of which – “La Serenissima” – is an update of a classical piece. The other track on the single is the string-laden “Phantasie”, a soaring epic that oozes ambition.

The debut album by “Eine Klein Nacht Musik” is set to be released through Modular on July 14th. The single “La Serenissima / Phantasie” is released on 12 inch and download today (June 30th).

Canadian electro group Crystal Castles caused chaos at Glastonbury, with their set being cut by security after 20 minutes of mayhem.

The band are once again at the centre of controversy, mere weeks after being accused of using others artist’s material without giving due credit. Crystal Castles are heavily influenced by the so-called “8 Bit” scene, which uses electronics that recall music created for antique games consoles such as the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64.

The band performed at the John Peel Tent, with their manic live show causing problems for the event’s security. Front-woman Alice Glass climbed metal pillars, only for security to grow concerned for her welfare and the structure of the tent. Power was stopped to the group’s equipment, and some sense of normality returned before wild bouts of crowd surfing led to the band being ushered off-stage after only twenty minutes.

The crowd were understandably angry yet the band did not return to complete their set.

More Glastonbury coverage coming soon!

Kopparberg, Swedish makers of that Summer essential Cider, are getting in on the music act with a tour, a singles club and a chill out area at this Summer’s Hydro Connect festival.

The tour takes in three sweeps of Scotland’s live music circuit, each jaunt featuring two different bands. The six bands involved in the tour are The Ads, Kobai, Injuns, The Moth and the Mirror, Dbass and Juno!

The singles club will release three double a-sides to accompany each section of the tour, giving each band a side to do their thing and showcase themselves.

Kopparberg will also be hosting ‘One Big Tree’ at this Summer’s Hydro Connect festival, supplying a chilled out area to enjoy their cider with a laidback soundtrack.

Visit the Kopparberg microsite here (opens in a pop-up window)