Vetiver – Wanted Never Asked

Posted: October 11, 2019 in Americana, Country, Folk, Indie, Music
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Here is another taste from Vetiver’s new album Up On High, which is out on the 1st November.

Wanted Never Asked is described as “an ode to self-reflection, forgiveness and bird song“, and so it is, and it is a lovely tune for a Friday afternoon too.

Enjoy.

 

 

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Black Mountain have shared a new standalone single titled What’s Your Conquest?

Although separate from their new album, Destroyer, released earlier this year via Jagjaguwar, What’s Your Conquest? makes a might fine companion piece, being in-step with the same vivacious energy, and features some pretty lively guitar and surging synths.

Stream it here.

 

 

Uncut’s free cover disc this month is a reinterpreting of seventeen Wilco songs by the likes of Cate Le Bon, Mountain Man, Whitney, Low, Sharon Van Etten and many others. All but one were specially recorded for the CD and there are some cracking versions amongst them.

Here is a taste of the offerings from Parquet Courts, Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.

 

 

 

 

Vancouver, BC duo Lightning Dust’s outstanding new album Spectre arrived in stores last Friday, via Western Vinyl.

The album was preceded by singles Run Away, Led Astray, A Pretty Picture (featuring Stephen Malkmus on guitar), and Devoted To, and now the band have shared the video for slacker anthem Competitive Depression, which put simply, is yet another fine example of their phenomenal songwriting.

Watch it here.

 

 

See them live in November:

23rd – London @ Corsica Studios
24th – Liverpool @ 24 Kitchen Street
25th – Glasgow @ Broadcast
26th – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club

Just genius…

 

 

 

WIVES – Servants Video

Posted: October 4, 2019 in Alternative, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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Queens, NY-based punks WIVES have shared the video for their insistent, swaggering track Servants, the fifth and final single from their just released (and excellent) debut album So Removed.

It is a peach. Buy the album here.

 

 

 

 

 

Loup (Hide It Away) is a surprise new Halloween-themed single from Louisville’s Quiet Hollers. The single was built around an 8-bar loop of drums and guitar, in the home studio of Quiet Hollers’ singer-songwriter, Shadwick Wilde, who penned the lyrics in a notebook next to a doodle of musclebound wolf-man. “The song is about duality and desire,” says Wilde. “Night versus day, animal versus human, etc… how we can stifle our nature only for so long, before who (or what) we truly are ultimately breaks through.”

Wilde, who came out in 2018, calls the song a thinly-veiled metaphor for bisexuality. “Isn’t that why we’re still so drawn to werewolves in popular culture? Because they let us play out these primal fantasies of running wild and consuming with abandon.

Stream it here.

 

Thyla – Two Sense

Posted: October 1, 2019 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Post Punk, Rock
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We originally posted about Brighton post-punks Thyla back in 2015.

They’ve stayed busy and their new single showcases more evolution with the goth tinged, bold dream pop of Two Sense, which is taken from their upcoming sophomore album out in early 2020.

Frontwoman Millie Duthie explained, “Two Sense is about the short-term sacrifices we make in order to create space for long-term gains. It’s a song about growing up and claiming your right to self-determination.”

Stream it below.

 

Catch them on tour:

07 Oct – Green Door Store, Brighton
08 Oct – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
09 Oct – Oporto, Leeds
10 Oct – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
11 Oct – Broadcast, Glasgow
12 Oct – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
14 Oct – Waterfront Studios, Norwich
15 Oct – Electrowerkz, London
16 Oct – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
17 Oct – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
18 Oct – The Lousiana, Bristol
19 Oct – Swn Festival, Cardiff

Dry Cleaning have shared the second single off their forthcoming EP Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks.

Invigorating and thoughtful, Viking Hair has their trademark repetitive, melodic guitar motifs ringing out over an energised rhythm section that builds to a gradual crescendo.

Check out the video below, and also first single Sit Down Meal here. You can order the EP via Bandcamp here.

 

 

LA-based garage rock band Criminal Hygiene have shared a new music video for Greetings From A Postcard, taken from the imminent release of their forthcoming Again EP, which is itself a companion piece to the band’s excellent studio album, Run It Again.

The clip for Greetings From A Postcard follows the United Run It Again Parcel Service as it spreads its message of dedicated – and very delicate – service all across the country, all while also being a touring rock band.

Watch it here. Order the EP here.