September is here and so is the latest My Four — four premium picks from the artists you need
to know about with me, Mark Sharpley. This week kicks off with…
Alison and Catherine Pierce, aka The Pierces, are first up this week with the release of their new album, Creation. Now based in Los Angeles, they are Alabama born and were brought up by their art and music fueled parents, who encouraged them to live their dreams. The duo are now 5 albums in with this new release and, with numerous features on TV and a supporting tour of Coldplay too, their dreams are well and truly real. Oh, and they are accomplished ballet dancers as well. Available on the Polydor label, this is the single, “Believe In Me”. www.thepiercesmusic.com | Get the music on iTunes
Craig Nicholls returns this week with The Vines, and the release of their fifth album, Wicked Nature. It hasn’t been an easy ride for the band for a few years now with several lineup changes, and indeed Nicholls himself being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. But that hasn’t stopped him from putting the band back on the music map, and they accomplished their Pledge Music goal by getting the 100% backing they needed to make this album possible. Good to have you back, fellas. Available on the Wicked Nature Records label, this is the single, “Metal Zone”. www.thevines.com | Get the music on iTunes
PULLED APART BY HORSES
Hailing from Leeds, alternative rockers Pulled Apart By Horses are here with their new album, Blood. Formed in 2008, they were truly independent in every sense when it came to record labels, even going through D.I.Y style ones too. They have gone on to support Foals, Biffy Clyro and Muse during their tenure as a band and their second album, Tough Love, was produced by Pixies and Foo Fighters producer, Gil Norton. Not bad going, so far. Available on the Transgressive Records label, this is the single, “Hot Squash”.
www.pulledapartbyhorses.com | Get the music on iTunes
And finally this week, it’s the turn of Blonde Redhead, and the release of their new album, Barragan. The band hails from New York, but the brothers of the band, Simone and Amedeo Pace, were born in Milan. They met singer, Kazu Makino, in the ironic settings of an Italian restaurant, and the rest they say is history. In their 21 year existence, this is their ninth album and they show no signs of slowing down just yet. Available on the Kobalt label, this is the album track, “No More Honey”. www.blonde-redhead.com | Get the music on iTunes
And that is that for another week! Join us next week when we present four more artists you need to know about. Keep on keeping on..
— Mark Sharpley