Tera Melos & Tangled Hair Announced for Firebug Show

Legendary US math-rock band Tera Melos have announced a Leicester show for Robot Needs Home at Firebug on March 23rd. Support comes from Tangled Hair.

“Their arty math rock makes them kindred spirits with bands like Deerhoof and Lightning Bolt, and they also make as much sense on a bill with spastic metalcore band The Dillinger Escape Plan as they do with indie rock heroes Pinback.”
– BROOKLYN VEGAN

Tickets are on sale now from SeeTickets.

Maybeshewill Release ‘Live at Koko’ Film

Maybeshewill have released a full film of their final show at Koko from April this year.

The film is available to stream for free, but you can also download a full HD version with uncompressed audio from our store on a ‘pay what feel’ basis, with all proceeds going to Friends of the Earth.

From the band:

“At this particular point in time more than ever we think it’s important to acknowledge the impact that we as humans are having on our planet and it’s climate. As a band our carbon footprint is embarrassingly large – predominantly through more air travel than we care to remember and thousands of miles in vans between shows – and If we can go some small way to offsetting that, we believe we should.”

DOWNLOAD THE FILM HERE

Kermes Release ‘No Names / No Flags’ Single & Video

Kermes have released their new single ‘No Names / No Flags, along with an acoustic version of a track from their EP on the b-side.

of the release, guitarist / vocalist Emily had this to say…

“We wanted this song to feel like a huge rush of emotion. The lyric is about a very specific moment of happiness that i don’t particularly want to expand on because it’s a very precious, private memory, but i’ll say this – it’s about finding whole universes of meaning in simple platonic gestures. it’s kind of an intense feeling i’m trying to convey, and the music is an attempt to reflect that by gradually building up all these layers of sound over an insistent Neu!-ish beat, the chorus almost chanted, with it all building up into a huge cresting wave of pitch shifted guitars. it’s a bit of a departure from our EP both in sound and theme, and absolutely 100% definitely not a signpost of things to come. it’s its own thing.

for the video (which we shot and edited ourselves), we knew we wanted it to be something starker, rawer and less frantic than the videos we’ve made in the past, and we eventually decided to push that to the logical extreme and shoot it in a single continuous take. our excellent friend and super-talented artist robert hardaker created a performance response to the song, which we then shot over and over again for three pretty gruelling hours. the end result is something that we couldn’t be prouder of.”

Download it from their bandcamp here

Watch the video for the A-Side here.

Waking Aida join Robot Needs Home for Management

Here at Robot Needs Home we’ve been looking after Waking Aida’s album releases since 2014, but we’ve known them much, much longer than that – from an early show with And So I Watch You From Afar in a tiny bar in Southampton, through more tours and festivals than we can remember, right up until this years incredible european tour with Maybeshewill.

It feels absolutely natural to be saying this: we will be looking after them on a more formal basis from this point forwards, helping them to achieve the potential we know they have after two incredible records which have gained praise across the board…

“A mere 15 months after the release of their majestic and ebullient debut album Eschaton, Waking Aida have crafted a worthy successor in Full Heal, 8 life-affirming tracks of sublime dreamy youthful post-rock.” – The Independent

“Waking Aida add a dash of puppyish brio to this often esoteric, serious-faced genre” – Q Magazine

“How To Build A Space Station is as starry and weightless as the title suggests” – NME

Check out their video for Fume from last years Full Heal right here:

All enquiries should be directed to john@robotneedshome.com.

Speaking In Italics release “Painted Sky” EP

Leicester’s Speaking In Italics have released their new EP “Painted Sky” today. It’s available online from Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and all good digital retailers and streaming on Apple Music, Spotify and right here…

Speaking In Italics to release “Painted Sky” EP March 11th

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be putting out Speaking in Italics brand new EP “Painted Sky” on March 11th. It will be available from all good digital retailers just in time for their dates with Maybeshewill.

Watch the video for Painted Sky Here

And catch them live here:

09.03 – The Cookie, LEICESTER
11.03 – VK, BRUSSELS
12.03 – Extase @ 013, TILBURG
13.03 – Ekko, UTRECHT
14.03 – Gebaude9, COLOGNE
15.03 – Molotow, HAMBURG
16.03 – Cassiopeia, BERLIN

Three Shows for Independent Venue Week

We’re very pleased to announce three special shows at Firebug for Independent Venue week, featuring some of our favourite musicians and friends of Robot Needs Home. Sam Duckworth, Grace Petrie, Gnarwolves, Delta Sleep, Johnny Foreigner and Olympians. Tickets can be found over on the Events page.