New UK group, Animal Kingdom, could be loosely compared to the likes of The Cure, The Flaming Lips and Grandaddy. They’ve been making quite an impression on those who have heard them on tour with Vampire Weekend and Camera Obscura and their first single, Tin Man, has been receiving rave reviews.
It’s been a big year for Danish alternative band Mew. As well as touring alongside Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction they’re also releasing their fifth album, No More Stories…. The record is described as being happier, “dancier” and more upbeat than its predecessor, And the Glass Handed Kites. Starting today, Spotify Premium subscribers in the UK get first dibs at listening to the album in full.