Posts Tagged ‘Wavves’

San Diego’s Wavves will return to the UK this summer for a short run of live shows in support of last year’s excellent You’re Welcome release, which ran the gamut from the brazen indie-punk of No Shade to the fuzz-tinged glam of Million Enemies.

The run takes in London, Leeds and Manchester before the band head off for a further run of European dates. To celebrate the news the band have shared a cover of the Electric Prunes’ classic Onie. Originally on the legendary Cali psych-rockers’ eponymous 1967 debut album, it’s a rather tasty re-imagining – all daydreaming guitars and doo-wop infused drums.

Give it a spin. Live dates below.


Live Dates:

Weds June 6th – Manchester – Gorilla
Thurs  June 7th – Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall –
Fri June 8th – London – Tufnell Park Dome

75 Sleaford Mods – Moptop


74 Silver Torches – If I Reach


73 Idles – Divide And Conquer


72 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Rattlesnake


71 King Krule – Dum Surfer


70 Naomi Punk – Chapter II


69 The Reptaliens – If You Want


68 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press


67 Ron Gallo – All The Punks Are Domesticated


66 The Black Angels – Currency


65 B Boys – Energy


64 The Moonlandingz – Dirty Red Rose


63 No Age – Drippy


62 The Lovely Eggs – I Shouldn’t Have Said That


61 The Staves – Tired As Fuck


60 Wavves – You’re Welcome


59 Phobophobes – Where Is My Owner?


58 Thurston Moore – Cease Fire


57 Bad Dreems – Mob Rule


56 Kevin Morby – Bag Of Rats


55 Goat Girl – Cracker Drool


54 Cabbage – A Network Betrayal


53 Flat Worms – Motorbike


52 Dream Wife – Somebody


51 Cabbage – Fraudulent Artist



Best of 2017: 100 – 76

From A Charlie Brown Christmas, here is Wavves cover of the Vince Guaraldi classic Christmas Time Is Here.



  1. Spray Paint with Ben Mackie – Friendly Moving Man
  2. Wavves – The Lung
  3. Destroyer – Tinseltown Swimming In Blood
  4. Nervous Dater – Bad Spanish
  5. Holiday Ghosts – Can’t Bear To Be Boring
  6. The Lemon Twigs – Why Didn’t You Say That
  7. Joana Serrat – Trapped In The Fog
  8. Pansies – Feels Like Yesterday










It’s been ages since we’ve posted a round up of some of the new music videos we’ve liked. Here then is a Sunday treat for you…eight of the best.

Kevin Morby’s title track off his forthcoming record, City Music nearly hits the 7-minute mark and challenges what fans may have come to expect from him. The song builds like a slowly accelerating subway train, as does this deeply impressionistic video.


During a UK tour early last year, Grand Rapids four-piece Heaters spent a day off in a South London studio to lay down a live album – the result is the band’s excellent and totally debauched addition to the Fuzz Club Session series. This video from the session – a scuzzy rendition of Cap Gun is just under five minutes of lethargic, sun-soaked garage-rock that oozes with a hopeful, lysergic goodness. The reverb-coated vocals float effortlessly over jangling surf rock guitars and a spaced out psychedelic groove, like an utterly cosmic take on Nuggets-era 60s garage.


Yungblud, aka 19 year old Dominic Harrison has been surrounded by music all his life. Born and raised in a family in love with music; Harrison’s father was a vintage guitar dealer and his grandfather played with T-Rex in the 70s. Spoon fed music like The Clash, The Beatles, and Bob Dylan since birth – he’s been playing guitar and singing since he can remember. Blending superbly catchy lyrical quips, with explosive pop rock-tinged instrumentation, King Charles is a massively confident, and finely executed first offering.


How quickly do you think you could eat 1kg of hummus? Ethan and Skinny from Sail On! Sail On! set to find out if they could get through it in the 2:50 running time of their latest single, Hobart.


Following the release of their excellent album You’re Welcome, Wavves have shared a new video for Stupid in Love, a tongue in cheek statement on the state of romance in the 21st century.


Los Angeles based Prism Tats (the project of South African transplant Garett van der Spek) has released a new single, the fuzzed-out rocker The Liar and the video is a surprisingly disturbing visual metaphor about the themes of the song.


Andy Shauf’s The Party was a concept album of sorts, the story of all the different unsavoury characters that come and go at a small town gathering… full of humour and melancholy, it’s a great record and we have a new video for Early To The Party.


Finally, up and coming death-gospel female artist Louise Lemón hails from Sweden and intertwines the dark, windy and cold Scandi ambiance into her music. Having recorded her debut EP Purge in a haunted cabin, the setting is eerie and many light years away from the current pop landscape. The single Appalacherna is airy, dreamy, dusty, nostalgic and melancholic, but the official video, shot in the Californian desert  is… airy, nightmarish, dusty, nostalgic and… mysterious on the verge of disturbing…


Wavves – No Shade

Posted: May 4, 2017 in Alternative, Music, Punk, Rock

We’ve really liked what we’ve heard so far of Wavves new album You’re Welcome (out on the 19th May).

The latest track to be shared from it is No Shade, a breakneck two minute track featuring Nathan Williams’ signature drawl over quick guitar riffs and a furious drumbeat.

Play loud methinks…


  1. Car Seat Headrest – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore  (Smiths cover)
  2. Royal Blood – Lights Out
  3. Iggy Pop – Asshole Blues
  4. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Be My Baby  (Ronettes cover)
  5. YAWN – Hum
  6. Land Of Talk – Loving (featuring Sharon Van Etten)
  7. Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train
  8. Wavves – Million Enemies










Wavves Announce New Album

Posted: March 2, 2017 in Alternative, Indie, Music, Punk, Rock

wavvesWatching Wavves at SxSW a few years ago, whilst boiling alive in the crush under the relentless Texas sun is one of my all time gig highlights, so news that Nathan Williams is back with a new album and has now extricated himself from Wavves’ publicly strained relationship with Warner Bros Records, which boiled over around the release of their previous album V can only be good.

Reclaiming creative control has meant reinstating the DIY vision he’s always held for Wavves as a project and new album You’re Welcome delivers some of the most immediate, catchy music the group have ever written, drawing influence from his love of ‘50s doo-wop, Cambodian pop and ‘70s South American psychedelia.

The album is out on the 19th May. Two singles have been shared – listen to the title track and Daisy below.



best of the weekWell here we go again with another collection of ten top notch new tunes picked from the past seven days, purely for your edification and enjoyment.

  1. Father John Misty – Maybe, Sweet One, You Won’t Have Nightmares Tonight
  2. Rats On Rafts – Some Velvet Morning (Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood cover)
  3. The Raveonettes – The World Is Empty (Without You)
  4. Frankie Cosmos – Sinister
  5. Summer Flake – Shoot And Score
  6. Sioux Falls – Dinosaur Dying
  7. The Joy Formidable – The Last Thing On My Mind
  8. So So Glos – A.D.D. Life
  9. Yuck – Cashout (Fugazi cover)
  10. Wavves – Dreams Of Grandeur











As we’re halfway through our tracks of the year (see 100-76 here, and 75-51 here) which resume on Monday, it felt like a good time to break things up with our choices of our favourite albums of 2015. Here then are numbers 30 through to 16.

30 Sarah Cracknell – Red Kite

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29 Desaparecidos – Payola



28 Kodiak Deathbeds – Kodiak Deathbeds

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27 Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

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26 Lord Huron – Strange Trails

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25 Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear

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24 Torres – Sprinter



23 Wavves – V



22 Woolen Men – Temporary Monument

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21 Laura Marling – Short Movie

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20 Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

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19 Samantha Crain – Under Branch & Thorn & Tree

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18 Rats On Rafts – Tape Hiss

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17 Traams – Modern Dancing



16 Wilco – Star Wars



You can get our top fifteen album list tomorrow. For our favourite tracks of the year click here for numbers 100-76 and here for 75-51.