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  1. Liam Gallagher has dropped his second solo album, 'Why Me? Why Not', out today (September 20) via Warner Bros. Records.

    The follow up to 2017's 'As You Were' was written by Gallagher with assistance from producers Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin.

    You can stream the 14-track record now via Spotify.





  2. Words: Sam Geary 

    Following 'Sugar Sweet' and its B-side 'Wallflower' released a few months ago, Larkins have returned with their brand new single ‘Not Enough Love’, out now via Good Soldier Records.

    The vibrant, synth- and guitar-led number finds the Manchester four-piece reminiscing on nostalgic times, via a polished production.

    “‘Not Enough Love’ was born from thinking about our hometown," says frontman Josh Noble. "I just remember feeling like we just had to get out of there and moving to Manchester was such a big deal for us. The production is my favourite yet. We slowed stuff down to record and then sped it up to create really cool guitar tones. I think lyrically I just wanted to talk about everything that went on when I was a kid and being so frustrated with the politics that comes with a small suburban town.”

    The band have also just added further dates on their forthcoming UK headline tour, kicking off the marathon 32-date run in October. It will see the band play their biggest London headline show yet at The Garage on November 12. Tickets for all shows are available now via larkinsband.com

    Listen to 'Not Enough Love' via the accompanying monochrome video here.



    Live dates

    OCTOBER
    12 Manchester, Neighbourhood Festival
    16 Derby, The Venue
    17 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
    18 Bournemouth, The Anvil
    21 Southampton, Joiners
    22 Bristol, Rough Trade
    23 Exeter, Cavern
    24 Brighton, The Pipeline
    29 Leeds, Wardrobe
    31 Glasgow, King Tuts

    NOVEMBER
    01 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
    03 Newcastle, Think Tank?
    04 Nottingham, Bodega
    06 Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
    07 Bishop’s Stortford, The Half Moon
    08 Leicester, Duffy’s Bar
    11 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
    12 London, The Garage
    13 Stoke-On-Trent, Sugarmill
    14 Liverpool, The Zanzibar Club
    16 Huddersfield, The Parish
    18 Milton Keynes, The Craufurd Arms
    20 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
    21 Hull, The Polar Bear
    22 Sheffield, Leadmill
    25 Dublin, Academy 2
    27 St Albans, The Horn
    29 York, Fulford Arms
    30 Sunderland, Independent

    DECEMBER
    05 Wigan, The Old Courts
    06 Banbury, Also Known As
    08 Plymouth, Junction




  3. Words: Ali Mack

    In an evening overshadowed by controversy, South London rapper Dave took the 2019 Mercury Prize for his March released debut album 'Psychodrama'.

    The record, which entered the UK charts at number one and has sold 129,354, copies to date, beat albums by The 1975, slowthai, Foals, Fontaines D.C., Little Simz, IDLES and others.

    Dedicating the award to his family and friends, especially brother, Christopher, who is serving a life sentence for murder, Dave - whose full name is David Orobosa Omoregie - told the audience "I did not expect this."



    Mercury Prize judge Annie Mac said the album "showed remarkable levels of musicianship" as well as "true artistry, courage and honesty".

    But the talk of the night was more about fellow nominee, Northampton rapper slowthai's performance, during which he held up a dummy severed head of Boris Johnson while performing 'Doorman', shouting "fuck Boris Johnson". Also in the action, IDLES leapt into the crowd, and one of the members of Black Midi ran headfirst into a piano, before attempting, and failing, to perform a somersault.




  4. Credit: Brian Ziff


    Nashville's Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, follows last year's breakout debut album 'Clean', with her first new song of 2019: 'lucy'.

    “‘lucy’ is a really fun song for me because it has a dark, evil vibe," she says. 'It’s a song about struggling with inner demons and your own morality, but I masked it with this scenario of being seduced by the devil. I’m really excited to share this with everyone because I think it shows a different side of my writing.”

    Tune in here.






  5. Words: Ellie Ward 

    Glasgow-based five-piece Slouch are certainly not slouching around when it comes to new single, 'Duplicity'. With their love of a big chorus, resplendent guitars and a double dose of melodic synths, they pull all together in three minutes on the follow-up to 'In Your Mind’ from earlier this year.

    Recorded over this summer in St. Helens with the Sugar House production duo, 'Duplicity' is officially released tomorrow (September 20), but Little Indie can give you a sneak hearing right now via our premiere here.

    "The single deals with how the apathetic treatment of societies under-represented will ultimately lead to division and separation within those societies," explains guitarist Daniel MacRae on the song's lyrical theme, which somewhat belies its upbeat melodies. The exciting, 80s New Wave-blended 'Duplicity' is worked around post-punk guitar riffs with such infectious style, that it should leave you definitely groovin' and a' movin.

    Listen in below. And you can then catch Slouch live at Broadcast in Glasgow on September 27 for their single release show.

    Slouch are:Paul Burnett - vocals; Daniel MacRae - guitars, synths; Mark Hunter - guitars,synths; Ryan Smith - bass; Div Anderson - drums.

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