Top 8 Bits of News We’ve Missed and Really Shouldn’t Have

VillagersHello! In case you hadn't noticed we've been away, celebrating the legal coupling of our Editor Tiffany Daniels with another human bean. He's got a beard and everything.

It's been a celebration-fuelled few weeks but now we're back with our pockets stuffed full of tasty new finds, and we're ready to throw rocks at anyone who doesn't agree with us.

July saw several established DrunkenWerewolf favourites announce big projects, and while our taste for fresh news has dampened in 2018 - we've started to publish track releases and tour news on social media only - a catch-up post seemed the best way to approach the towering pile of goodness we're faced with this week.

So, what's passed us by? Below we let you know the top 8 bits of news we've missed and really shouldn't have!

Villagers

Dublin-based Conor O'Brien and team announced the pending release of their fourth studio album, The Art of Pretending to Swim, at the beginning of the year. Now they've backed up claims with a new song, "Trick of the Light", and a series of UK tour dates for the autumn. Always popular on the stage and following serious critical acclaim from Ivor Novello and the Mercury Awards, you'd better get in quick if you want to see them this time.

Childcare

Quietly approaching the limelight if not the microphone, Childcare have been busy reminding us all indie rock isn't a dirty word. Their latest single "Magazines" is taken from their Luckyucker EP, both released via Elephant Records ahead of performances at Nozstock and Neverworld Festival this summer. The four-piece will also tour the UK in October - check out tour dates here.

Joshua Burnside

Joshua Burnside received some well-deserved recognition in late 2017 when he won the Northern Ireland Music Prize for his debut album Ephrata, achieving top bill on our Editor's list of the same year. In May he made a sneaky return with his A Man of High Renown EP, and just before we departed normal activity to focus on finding as many glitter-based decorations as possible, he shared a video for the eponymous track.

Middle Kids

Autumn tour news is coming in thick and fast, and Australian trio Middle Kids have joined the lot with some well overdue dates in support of their debut album, Lost Friends. This November they'll hit up venues up and down the country in their first extensive tour of England and Wales, kicking things off in Bristol on 17th of the month. See full tour dates on Facebook and watch the home-spun video for "Don't Be Hiding" above.

Basement Revolver

Melancholy melody pioneers Basement Revolver are amping things up ahead of the release of their debut album Heavy Eyes on 24th August through Fear of Missing Out. Several tracks from the full length are already available to stream online, including "Dancing", which was premiered through Clash, and our favourite "Knocking". Their tour dates are looking suspiciously sparse, so watch this space!

Lauran Hibberd

Our socials came alive with the mere mention of Lauran Hibberd and her latest single "Call Shotgun", which temporarily held Spotify hostage in June. The UMA alumni received an Introducing earlier in the year and has since charmed Camp Bestival and Eliza and the Bear, with whom she'll tour in August.

Miya Folick

Californian artist Miya Folick has certainly undergone some changes since we first blogged about her alt-pop led movements in 2015. She briefly visited a harder sound in 2017, and now seems to have settled somewhere between the two - drawing a cliched but in this case justified comparison to Kate Bush with her latest single "Stock Image". She'll join Sunflower Bean for an extensive tour of the UK in November.

Holychild

Are you sad you're getting to the end of our list? Don't be - Holychild are back! "Wishing You Would Stay" is the latest single from LA's finest pop duo, and their most personal song to date; reflecting on Liz Nistico's childhood experiences of domestic abuse and abandonment. The song has already been gifted a typically out-there video and we're very literally lining us to talk to the band about when the damn hell they're playing the UK, so news on that shortly.

Foxtrott

Marie-Hélène Delorme aka Montreal's Foxtrott released the second part of her Meditations EP trilogy in June and has followed up with an online stream of the infectious "Better With You", available to stream above. The song proves Delorme still has the same undeniable talent that shone brightly on her 2015 debut A Taller Us and calls out for another full length soon.

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