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Manchester band Shinies have come up with a corker of a video for their song Ennui, featuring the one and only Pat Sharp! Take a look.

The single is released on 22 October through Dirty Bingo.

They’re playing Old Blue Last with Being There on 28 November, so make sure you roll down for that. Maybe Pat will be there, who knows!?


Edinburgh based electro/alternative/chill out/pop act Dems are special. Made up of Dan Moss, David Gardener and Duncan Mann, together they make beautiful music. They recently toured with Azealia Banks and supported Is Tropical, but it won’t be long before they’re the headline act on their own tour.

Their new single Inner O is released on Bad Life Recordings on 2 April, with Bridesmaid on the b-side. It’s a great song – great production, vocals and lyrics and great songwriting, which means it ticks pretty much every box on the ‘How To Write An Amazing Song That People Will Care About’ checklist.

Here’s the b-side Bridesmaid:

They’re playing a live set at Old Blue Last on Thursday, and it’s free, so get yourself down there and treat your ears. It’s featured on my weekly gig list so they must be good!

Being There

Being There, the London band, not the 1979 Peter Sellers film, are creating quite a buzz, and rightly so. They were named in NME’s new bands for 2012 and have built on this hype and attention by putting out a few releases.

They’re signed to the Young & Lost Club, a great London based label that’s also home to other great artists such as Whales in Cubicles and Bastille, and seem to be progressing very nicely.

Here’s their previous single The Radio:

Their next single, 17, is out in April, and will surely take the band forward and upwards from where The Radio left off.

The band have quite a few London shows coming up including next Wednesday at Paper Dress Vintage, The Macbeth on 20 March and Old Blue Last on 13 April. Make sure you check them out at at least one of these shows. There’s a definite summer feel to this band, and they could very well be the soundtrack to many indie kids’ summers, if the weather improve.


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