1. T. Hardy Morris -Scare Easy  (Mudcrutch cover)
  2. Damien Jurado – Throw Me Now Into Your Arms
  3. Cate le Bon – Daylight Matters
  4. Calexico And Iron & Wine – Father Mountain
  5. Wand – Walkie Talkie
  6. An Horse – This Is A Song
  7. Weyes Blood – Movies
  8. Honeyblood – Glimmer
  9. The Dream Syndicate – Put Some Miles On
  10. Mitski – Let’s Get Married  (Bleachers cover)
  11. Cherry PicklesMais Rápido

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We received an advance copy of Ben Williams’ upcoming acoustic album Minimum Of Fuss in the post (together it has to be said with a very welcome Kit Kat and Earl Grey teabag for enhanced listening pleasure). It is the Manchester based singer-songwriter’s third album and it is out on the 5th April.

It is a beautifully released easygoing mix of the intimate, the poignant and the playful – so, stick the kettle on, relax and take a listen to the stripped back Search Team, which is a perfect example of his laid-back style and calls to mind the early days of A.A. Bondy or Jack Johnson.

Order via Bandcamp here.

 

We’re very much looking forward to getting our grubby mitts on A.A. Bondy’s new album Enderness – his first for eight long years.

We’ve already shared Images of Love from it, and here’s a second track from the record. Killers 3 is a melancholy, hymn-like song that we have found ourselves coming back to time and time again today. It mixes elements of folk, electronic flourishes and soul to create something remarkable – resigned to a state where the thrill of the ugly and shocking is more interesting and compelling than any good deed.

Murder is more entertaining / than peace ever will be / to a killer / hungry hearted killers / everywhere I go / walking the streets

Watch / stream it here.

 

 

 

Here is a second taste from the Fat White Family’s upcoming album Serfs Up!

Tastes Good With The Money is built on the back of a scuzzy slow burn of a glam rock riff, absurd lyrics that drop with sordid innuendo and a vocal cameo from Baxter Dury. Throw in a surreal Monty Python inspired video and you’ve got all the ingredients for another irresistible, sleaze ridden classic.

Enjoy.

 

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New From Ausmuteants

Posted: March 19, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Punk, Rock
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Ausmuteants will return with a new album The World In Handcuffs via Anti Fade Records on the 26th April.

Typically weird, the record features the same ten songs on each side, just in a different order and with the A Side including skits by guitarist Shaun Connor.

The record is a concept album of sorts, one that explores a piss-take look on life from the perspective of a police officer. However, beneath all the silliness, there are some pretty sharp and provocative observations on the systematic abuse of power and on the ugly, corrupt side of law enforcement.

Check out the 97 seconds of Forever Cops, which is equal parts pulverising, no holds barred hardcore and still completely bonkers.

Daft punk indeed… (sorry). Stream it below. Order the album here.

 

Hailing from Gdansk in Poland, Trupa Trupa are a new addition to the Sub Pop label and it is easy to see why on the strength of the woozily menacing Dream About.

Theirs is a world teeming with nihilistic considerations, slyly dark humour, and survivalist self-assurances. The oft repeated “I dream about no one, no way, no one / I’ve got nothing to hide, I will just disappear” creates a fiercely hypnotic mantra that is impossible to resist.

Stream it here. You can check out their back catalogue on Bandcamp here and a new album will be out on Sub Pop later in the year.

 

  1. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Fishing For Fishies
  2. The Head And The Heart – Missed Connection
  3. Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation – Feel The Sun
  4. The UV Club – Mr Blame
  5. Lucille Furs – Paint Euphrosyne Blue
  6. Frankie Cosmos – Dancing
  7. Los Wilds – Muñequita de Trapo
  8. Grim Streaker – Today New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspired by artists like Leonard Cohen, Ane Brun, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Alela Diane, and Joni Mitchell amongst others, Vilma Flood is a songwriter from the northern part of Sweden.

She has shared a track called Green Eyed Moron (great title) and her powerful, dark and vibrating voice is combined with big marching drums, acoustic guitars and pedal steel to deliver a really compelling and intoxicating slab of melancholic, bluesy Americana. It reminds us of Jolie Holland or Gretchen Peters no less.

Liking this one a lot. Give it a spin below.

 

Frog – God Loved A Woman

Posted: March 16, 2019 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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We loved Brooklyn duo Frog’s album Whatever We Probably Already Had It, which was released towards the end of last year, and now the band have shared God Loved A Woman from it as a free download.

We’d like to say it was a standout from the album, but frankly that does a disservice to the rest of the record – it is a collection of standouts. A mix of folky Americana, lo-fi pop and indie strum all matched with some of the  best lyrics you’re ever likely to come across. It really is that good.

Listen/download it below. Then buy the album.

 

Emerging from a five year silence and guided by warped guitar tones, menacing drums, and thundering bass, the new sound that Chicago post-punk foursome Walking Bicycles present on their new release Chooch is louder than anything they’ve recorded before.

With echoes of Siouxsie & The Banshees doom laden gothica, take a listen to Fat Cat, and latest single, the fearsome ESP below.

Order the album here.