Thursday, November 7, 2013

Quick News

Sad news to report, after four years together and releasing two albums, England's Tribes are calling it quits. The band announced their split via Facebook and said, "We are sad to announce that we will no longer be writing and performing together as Tribes. Thank you to everyone who supported us along the way. We are proud of what we achieved together. You gave us the best four years of our lives so far." Last year, we named their debut, Baby, as an honorable mention of some of the best albums of 2012. We also spoke to the band, you can read that interview HERE.

OFF! have taken to Facebook to confirm that their new album will arrive in April.

The National have given a hint at what the follow-up to this year's release, Trouble Will Find Me, might sound like. Speaking to NME, guitarist Aaron Dessner said, "I'm sure that once we've done touring we'll take at least a year away from the band, but I think that we're also excited about an idea - like, everyone seems interested in making an album a different way. It might mean a more louder, more live record that is less produced and more, just like, raw and shredding."

Also speaking to NME was Bombay Bicycle Club frontman Jack Steadman who said travels to Holland, Turkey, and India helped influence their new material. He said, "I think the travelling gave me a sense of wellbeing rather than any direct musical influence. Also, we were getting more inspired by samples. They become the springboard for your song and, whether it’s an Indian song or something with Thai chanting, you should never deny that inspiration just because it sounds silly or because the thought of it is weird."

Broken Bells have released the cover to their forthcoming album, After the Disco, which arrives in January. Take a look at the cover below: