Looking for previews and reviews of SXSW 2019? Right this way.

SXSW 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | Live at Leeds 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Sound City 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | Great Escape 2018 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012

Don't forget to like There Goes the Fear on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Album Review: Douglas Dare – Aforager

 
By on Thursday, 13th October 2016 at 11:00 am
 

London-based artist Douglas Dare appears to have changed his image quite a lot since we profiled him ahead of SXSW 2014 2 years ago. This Friday he’ll be releasing a new album on Erased Tapes Records, the revealed black and white cover art showing him blond-haired and barechested, with a ball of hair (and feathers?) coming out of his mouth. ‘Aforger’ follows the artist’s well-regarded debut album ‘Whelm’, which was released in 2014. Here’s what Douglas had to say about the album title and the place from where the music on the new LP came from:

The album title plays with the idea of a forger – someone creating imitations or copies, and reimagines them as the creator of something that’s no longer real. Prior to writing the record, I came out to my father and came out of a long relationship, both were hugely challenging for me and questioned my idea of identity and reality. These thoughts leaked out into the record and formed the core of Aforger. I was determined not to write a break-up album or repeat what I’d done before.

To celebrate the release, he’s letting everyone have a full stream of the entire collection of songs ahead of its release at the end of this week. ‘Aforger’ can be pre-ordered from Erased Tapes here and it will be available on Friday from all good music retailers. He will be playing a headline show at London Electrowerkz on the 8th of November.

 

Album Stream: Fenech-Soler – Kaleidoscope EP

 
By on Monday, 19th September 2016 at 11:00 am
 

English electropop group Fenech-Soler have returned, though they’re down to two members. Bassist Daniel Soler and drummer Andrew Lindsay’s split from the band was amicably, leaving brothers Ben and Ross Duffy to continue without them. Last Friday, they released their surprise four-track ‘Kaleidoscope’ EP, a testament to the Northamptonshire brothers’ devotion to the dance floor bangers. It’s the act’s follow-up to 2013 album ‘Rituals’, released back then on Warner Records.

Fenech-Soler currently only have two UK dates announced so far – an appearance at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival on the 8th of October, followed by a headline show on the 27th of October at London Hackney Oslo. We hope that many more live dates are to follow on both sides of the pond.

 

(TGTF Exclusive!) Album Stream: Quatre Épines EP

 
By on Monday, 30th November 2015 at 11:00 am
 

I was introduced to Winchester / Paris singer/songwriter Josh Savage at a Sofar Sounds Manchester show in April 2014. I was totally wowed by his performance and I still stand by my then pronouncement that he’ll be the next Ben Howard. I’m really pleased that this Monday after Thanksgiving, we are able to give you a TGTF exclusive first album stream of his upcoming new EP ‘Quatre Épines’, which will be self-released next Monday, the 7th of December. This will be Josh Savage’s third self-released extended player, and to celebrate the release, he’ll be having his biggest hometown show at Winchester Guildhall on the 11th of December.

But you might be wondering what effect his Paris upbringing might have on the new EP, yes? For those of you who are new to Josh’s music, some really interesting – and important – facts about him are that he is bilingual and sometimes writes and sings in French, and ‘Le Petit Prince’ was his favorite book when growing up in France, and the book served as the main inspiration for this new release. This new collection of four songs brilliantly emphasises his unique talent in writing beautiful songs in French, taking full advantage of what is arguably the most romantic language in the world and creating some truly rich-sounding, gorgeous tracks perfect to have in your ears this holiday season. Have a listen to the full EP below exclusively here on TGTF below, and if you like what you hear, you can preorder the EP from his Bandcamp.

 

Album Stream: Luke Sital-Singh – The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow EP

 
By on Friday, 28th August 2015 at 11:00 am
 

I’m a little behind in posting this album stream, but better late than never, right?

Earlier this month, singer/songwriter Luke Sital-Singh revealed a brand new EP, ‘The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow’. It follows nearly 1 year on from the release of his debut album on Parlophone, ‘The Fire Inside’. (You can read Carrie’s review of his debut here.) Designed to go with the EP, Sital-Singh wrote a hand-printed letterpress ‘manifesto’, and it’s pretty stunning, given that it was written in poem form. Click on the image under the EP stream if you’d like to zoom in and read it in full.

‘The Breakneck Speed of Tomorrow’ EP is available digitally now. The physical release on Raygun Records, in 10″ and 10″ limited edition with hand-printed letterpress sleeve formats, will take place the 25th of September. For more on Luke Sital-Singh on TGTF, go here.

Luke Sital-Singh Manifesto scan small version

 

Album Stream: Husky – Ruckers Hill

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd June 2015 at 11:00 am
 

It’s been a few years since Melbourne folkies Husky put out their debut album ‘Forever So’ on Sub Pop Records. They’ve now released the followup, ‘Ruckers Hill’, this week via Nevdo Music, and until early next week, you have a listen to the entire collection of songs by Husky Gawenda and his cousin Gideon Preiss. Produced by the cousins themselves with help from storied Sydney producer Wayne Connolly, check out the full album below in all its glory (including the very awesome ‘I’m Not Coming Back’) for a limited time. You’re welcome.

 

(SXSW 2015 flavoured!) Album Stream: Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

 
By on Monday, 16th March 2015 at 3:00 pm
 

So let’s say you’re a fancier of Melbournian Courtney Barnett‘s lo-fi slacker rock and you’ve been gutted for weeks knowing you couldn’t see her play in Austin this week as a showcasing artist at SXSW 2015. Fret no more, because today we’ve got something everyone, no matter where you are in the world at this moment, can enjoy. The lovely woman has just released today a full album stream of her upcoming debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’, which sees its official release next Monday, the 23rd of March, on House Anxiety / Marathon Artists. Listen to the new LP a week early in full below.

All our past coverage on Ms. Barnett is right this way. One of her high profile appearances this week in Austin is Thursday night as part of the star-studded inaugural FLOODFest at Cedar Street Courtyard.

 
 
 

About Us

There Goes The Fear is where we tell you about the latest music, gigs, and tours we love and think you should too.

We love music that has its heart on its sleeve, tells a story, swims around our head all day or makes us dance like no-one's watching.

TGTF is edited by Mary Chang, who is based in Washington, DC. She is joined by writers in England, America and Ireland. It began as a UK music blog by Phil Singer in 2005.

All MP3s are posted with the permission of the artists or their representatives and are for sampling only. Like the music? Buy it.

RSS Feed   RSS Feed  

Learn More About Us