New Single From YOWL

Posted: April 20, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Peckham five-piece YOWL have announced their new single Warm (In The Soft White Fire Of Modern Living).

The band capture the frustration of the 9-to-5 London grind like few others (making Chris T Popper’s best of the year list in 2016). And in frontman Gabriel Byrde, they have someone who can spin poetry on songs about alienation and exhaustion. YOWL are often viciously loud, but on the new single it is tempered with a more fatalistic, loose feel that calls to mind Lou Reed as much as it does Parquet Courts.

Intrigued? Stream it here.

 

Jeffrey Foucault will release his new album Blood Brothers on 22nd June via Blueblade Records.

A departure from the darkness of his last outing, the excellent Salt As Wolves,  and featuring contributions from Tift Merrit and Milk Carton Kids’ Kenneth Pattengale, Blood Brothers sets blues aside to pull together strands of country, R&B, gospel, rock’n’roll, and folk in a series of delicate small-canvas portraits.

With an all too rare tenderness and concern for the human condition, Foucault is paying constant attention to the places where the mundane and the holy merge like water. There’s a touch more light coming through the window with this record, a certain gentleness in play, with layers of backing vocals sung by women – including Foucault’s wife Kris Delmhorst, as well as the various partners of the band – adding hue and shade.

Want some proof? Listen to the title track here.

 

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Austin, Texas boy/girl duo Teenage Cavegirl offer exactly what their name says they should.

The tribal drums and trash-pop guitar lines combine to create a deceptively simple slab of primal garage rock. Throw in some plaintive lyrics, an anthemic chorus and wrap it all up in under two minutes.

Job done! Watch the video and order from Bandcamp below.

 

 

We’re long standing fans of Paisley Underground pioneers The Dream Syndicate. Last year they released their first album in thirty years, How Did I Find Myself Here?,to much (well deserved) critical acclaim and this week they have announced the release of their first-ever Record Store Day exclusive piece How We Found Ourselves…Everywhere!

It is a six-song  LP of outtakes, live recordings and B-sides. Today they are also revealing their new surreal video for one of those songs, the marvellous, hypnotic Recurring (Steve’s Dream).

Watch it here.

 

Wharves – High School Hero

Posted: April 17, 2018 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Rock
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Loving this new single from Wharves.

The naggingly, groove infused High School Hero sounds like a weird mash up of glam-rock era Bowie, Devo, Nick Cave, The Clash’s Magnificent Seven and Tom Tom Club’s Wordy Rappinghood.

Even more weirdly it works… brilliantly.

Listen here.

 

Metz – Mr Plague Video

Posted: April 16, 2018 in Alternative, Industrial, Music, Punk, Rock
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METZ have a new animated video for the blistering Mr. Plague, taken from their 2017 album, Strange Peace.

As described by director, Shayne Ehman, the video examines: “…the crumbling remnants of civilisation…a broken justice system…a consumer wasteland… Was it all part of the plan?”

Watch and find out…

 

Liverpool psychedelic rockers The Vryll Society have shared their latest psych-driven single Andrei Rublev.

Inspired by scenes from Andre Tarkovsky’s 1996 arthouse classic film, the single is an emotive swirl of hip-hop drums, cosmic bass lines and hypnotic guitar solos.

Stream it here. Their debut album will be out later in the year.

 

  1. The Men – Shimmer n’ Shine
  2. Pop 1280 – When No One Cares
  3. Half Waif – Back In Brooklyn
  4. Wand – Perfume
  5. Bent Denim – Idiot
  6. Cherry Glazerr – Juicy Socks
  7. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight
  8. Neko Case – Bad Luck
  9. Juanita Stein – Forgiver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damien Jurado has shared a second song, Allocate, off his forthcoming album The Horizon Just Laughed, due out 4th May, via Secretly Canadian.

It is a wonderfully understated, elegant track that simply showcases once again what a mighty fine songwriter he is. Have a listen.

 

Introducing >>> LUMP

Posted: April 12, 2018 in Electronic, Folk, Indie, Music, Rock
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LUMP is a collaboration between Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, the founding member of Tunng and Throws. Their self-titled album will be released on 1st June via Dead Oceans.

The record is a heady blend of wonked-out guitars, Moog synths and pattering drums, set against droning, coiling clouds of flutes and voices.

The duo have shared the first track from the record. A somewhat cynical examination of the new age,  Curse Of The Contemporary has a steady, pulsing bassline and divines a road snaking off towards the horizon, which gives a sense of gazing out of a car window as mountains and palm trees rush by.

Watch the excellent video below and the single will also be available for Record Store Day on hyper-limited 12” translucent green vinyl.

 

See them live:

June 1 – London, Rough Trade East instore
June 2 – Hebden Bridge, The Trades Club
June 3 – Manchester, Band In The Wall
June 5 – London, Oslo
June 5 – London, Oslo (second show)
June 8 – Cardiff, Festival Of Voice
June 9 – Bristol, Rough Trade instore
July 13 – Latitude Festival, Henham Park