Posts Tagged ‘Tough Age’

New Orleans Square was one of our favourite tunes of last year and now Tough Age have shared a new video of expertly compiled retro footage of Disneyland that looks more unsettling/borderline creepy than anything else.

It suits the surf-punk riffing perfectly.

Watch it here.




And so begins the second quarter of our annual countdown of our favourite tracks of the year.

75 Joe Ely – Wounded Creek


74 Great American Canyon Band – Crash


73 Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle


72 The Quite Hollers – Mont Blanc


71 Heaters – Mean Green


70 Tough Age – New Orleans Square


69 Chris Staples – Dark Side Of The Moon


68 Telegraph Canyon – Why Let It Go


67 The Tulips – Winter Winds


66 H. Hawkline – Spooky Dog


65 Ex-Cult – Stick The Knife In


64 Screaming Females – Ripe


63 Courtney Barnett – Depreston


62 Amason – The Moon As A Kite


61 Grandparents – Kids In The Alley


60 Songhoy Blues – Soubour


59 Faith Healer – No Car


58 Haunted Hearts – Something That Feels Bad Is Something That Feels Good


57 Futurekids – White Girl In A Wu Tang T-Shirt


56 Bueno – Assed Out


55 Jamie T – Marilyn Monroe


54 Creepoid – American Smile


53 Woolen Men – Life In Hell


52 John Grant – Disappointing


51 Tallest Man On Earth – Sagres


Check back on Monday for numbers 50 through to 26, and click here for numbers 100 – 76.

Friday Round Up

Following on from our Monday Morning Round Up post, here is a second instalment of another eight fine tunes that we have uncovered whilst trying to catch up with our in-box.

All starting with some easy going country rock from Americana band The Afternoon Edition. The solid harmonies and laid back approach on their debut single Canyon Lights recalls such greats as The Band and Crosby Stills Nash and Young.


Having drawn comparisons to everyone from Syd Barrett, to Robyn Hitchcock and Ennio Morricone, Between the Channels is the brilliant second single of gently pulsating psychedelia and motorik rhythms taken from J Fernandez’s new album Many Levels Of Laughter.


Apache Sun are a psych-rock band from Glasgow and new single Silhouettes is a undeniably groovy, blissed out paean to the tripped out sixties – all kaftans, kaleidoscopes and lava lamps.


Tough Age released their new album I Get The Feeling Central last week. Twelve songs of incendiary garage punk with none better than the scuzzed up twang and ferocious surf licks of New Orleans Square.


Goodcat are an indie folk band from Des Moines and Time & Space is taken from recent album release Keep Sinking In. It is a lovely slice of pastorally tinged orchestral folk that is somewhat reminiscent of Loch Lomond. Lovely stuff.


In a similar vein, Ash & Iron is a band from southern Sweden, that expertly fuse nordic melancholy and Americana to create sharp and distinct songwriting with a sound that reminds us of bards like Neil Young and James Taylor. Listen to the lovely Wolves.


Abandoned Delta have just released their self-titled debut album and it is a unhurried, reflective collection of alt-country that gets better with every listen. Try album opener Black Car.


Lastly FANS take dark and brooding indie rock to new heights (or should that be lows) with gothic tinged new single If God Is Real, all driving guitars and metronome percussion to create an almost palpable sense of isolation and suffocation.


Videos of the Day

Brighten the start of the week with no less than five top notch videos (and excellent tunes) from Ages and Ages’ uplifting melodic anthem, the classic slacker-indie of Blonde Summer, the incendiary guitars of Young Romance, Tough Age’s snarling, garage-scuzz, and lastly from Norway Mayflower Madame’s dark post-punk psychedelia.


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