A Late December Catch Up

Late December Catch Up

With all the festivities and end-of-year lists of our favourites, it has meant we have not been able to post a number of new tunes that also came out during the latter part of December. So with apologies for the relative lateness of many of these, we still wanted to catch up and give them a bit of love and airtime.

Led by the husky, sweet vocals of Cameron Matthews, Bear Ceuse is filled out by fanciful and dissonant guitar work, bass, and drums.  The band was recently discovered by U.K.-based label Medical Records, who will release their debut album, Don Domestique, on 26th February. Here is Entertain Me from it.

Download Bear Ceuse – Entertain Me mp3 (from Don Domestique)

Jack Hardman’s track Plymouth is an ethereal and wintery song, filled with warm harmonies and covered in spring reverb – folk music with a psychedelic tint.

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New single, Long Forgotten Boy (out 4th March), is the first song written as part of the Night Works project – a sparse pop song with cold synth interludes, perfect for capturing that 4am feeling. It is taken from forthcoming album Urban Heat Island.

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Industrial folk collective The Jar Family effortlessly capture the poignant romanticism of life in the North East of England. New single Broken Minded is out on 7th January on Jar Records.

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The Pictish Trail also have a new single, The Handstand Crowd, released a couple of weeks ago on iTunes and as a 7″, with an album coming on the 21st January. The track is a wonderfully melodic musing about peer pressure and keeping the wrong company, you can listen here.

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Staying in Scotland, No Flags Will Fly is the debut album from Glaswegian band Olympic Swimmers. The album was self-released on the band’s own label Green White Violet in June 2012. This is Fallen Trees.

Download Olympic Swimmers – Fallen Trees mp3 (from No Flags Will Fly)

Olgwi, native of Northern Sweden, releases a third single from the critically acclaimed album Individuation. Titled What I, it is a melancoholic, acoustic country/folk tune, a quest for hope during hard times, in a mild waltzing rhythm, with beautiful backing played by the Stockholm Strings.

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Meanwhile, Black Books is altogether more epic – sun-soaked, atmospheric Southern Rock from Austin, Texas. This is White Noise from the Aquarena EP out 11th February on Believe Recordings -

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Engine are a new band to us, with a folky, indie sound that is definitely worth exploring. Check out their Bandcamp page here.

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Indie rock duo Josh & Mer have a sweet new single, Porcelain out now.

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Darling Don’t Dance play rough garage-pop with elements of noise-rock. Replacement is the first single from their debut album City Ghosts.

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The new single by Wayter is a double A-side, Team Spirit / Uruguay was recently released as a limited 7″ and download release on Naked Tree Recordings.

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Los Angeles’ psych-pop outfit American Royalty has a new track Honey & Queen out that delivers a warm groove with a touch of Yeasayer / Little Dragon about it. From the trio’s upcoming EP, Prismatic, which is due out in February.

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Fonda are shoegazey dream-poppers that drink the LA Kool-aid. At the forefront is the single Seeing Stars, which showcases the transcendental pop quality of the duo’s upcoming record, Sell Your Memories. You can give it a listen here:

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Shipwreck is the debut single from Henry Green. It was released on December 17th, via Night Talk Records.

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Beard Of Wolves have released the excellent track My Father Drives The Death Star as a free download, ahead of their first official single Wet Mouth being released through the Too Pure singles club on January 21st. A full EP and UK tour are then set to land this March.

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Upon The North will be the next release from folkies Eliza And The Bear, it will be released on the 25th February and is part of a Double A Side release with The Southern Wild.

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NOSE recently released a single on a pay-what-you-want basis called Cretin – a snarling, growling slice of bratty noise rock.

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Lastly, for now, Will Miles released his debut double A side single Shallow Water / Angela, last month via new grassroots label Wildheart Records. Shallow Water is an Americana drenched foot stomper whilst Angela is altogether lonelier, mournful and melancholic with washes of pedal steel and harmonica.

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