Monday, May 11, 2015

ORPHAN BOY - Band of the Month May 2015

This month's BOTM on Kool Rock Radio is British indie rock/post-council pop four piece ORPHAN BOY.

Comprised by Bobby Cross (Guitars/Vocals), Paul Smith (Bass), Chris Day (Drums) and Sam Carlton (Keyboards), Orphan Boy are a band who've been around for a few years now, they have four performances at Glastonbury under their belts, and they are about to release their third studio album 'Coastal Tones' this month (May 25th) on Concrete Recordings, featuring recent single "Beats Like Distant Tides" and the forthcoming second cut, "From the Provinces".

About the their influences, they have said: "Our first album 'Shop Local' was largely influenced by The Clash and Gang Of Four. Our second album 'Passion, Pain & Loyalty' by The Clash and Pulp. And our third album 'Coastal Tones' is mainly influenced by 'Shop Local' and 'Passion, Pain & Loyalty'."

Offering an unflinching view of life on the fringes, frontman Rob Cross' lyrical inspirations range from the bleak view of a Grimsby tower block to furious ruminations on the neglected realms of Scunthorpe, Doncaster and many other often overlooked Northern pastures. "I’ve always liked the idea of seeing the beauty in the mundane," says Rob, who cites Jarvis Cocker, Irvine Welsh and Charles Bukowski as lyrical touchstones. "People don’t give small towns credit, but places like Morecombe and Kirkcaldy have a real sense of community spirit. Singing about Grimsby and Cleethorpes is all part of that. It’s an undocumented part of the country which is as valid as anywhereelse." 

Coastal Tones was self-produced by band member Sam Orphan and was recorded and mixed at their hometown studios in a warehouse on Grimsby Docks. Pre-order your copy here.

Coastal Tones tracklist: 

02. Sunken Hearts 
03. Trans Pennine
04. On A Nelson Skyline
06. Money To Money
07. Clover
08. Bury Your Stars
09. Coastal Tones
10. Thirty Something Lovesick Ballad

New Entry: Seoul Reveal New Single "Haunt / A Light"

Montreal ambient-pop trio Seoul have revealed their brand new catchy single single "Haunt / A Light".

The song is taken from their forthcoming long-awaited debut album 'I Become A Shade', set to be released on June 9 through Grand Jury Music. 

Stream the track below.

Watch: Appendixes Unleash Music Video For "The Plan"

Portland dream pop/wave pop outfit Appendixes have unleashed the video for their latest single "The Plan".

The song is taken from the band's latest EP 'Everyday Use', which came out earlier this year via Track and Field Records. Get it here.

The video was directed and filmed by Robin Stein. Watch it below.


New Entry: Gwenno Unveils New Single "Patriarchaeth"

Welsh singer Gwenno has unveiled her new catchy single "Patriarchaeth". 

The song is taken from the re-remastered version of her latest album 'Y Dydd Olaf' (The Last Day), which is based on a Owain Owain’s 1976 Sci-Fi novel about a Welsh dystopian future where robots have taken over and are busily turning the human race into clones by way of medications.

The album will be released on July 24 thorugh Heavenly Recordings.

Stream the track below.


Watch: The Frank and Walters Air Music Video For "Look At Us Now"

Cork, Ireland indie outfit The Frank and Walters have aired the video for their new single "Look At Us Now".

The single will be out this Friday (May 15) through Fifa Records. Pre-order it here.

Check out the video below.

New Entry: Redspencer Release New Single "Happy Slow Riverbends"

Melbourne lo-fi/indie pop band Redspencer have released their new single "Happy Slow Riverbends".

The song is out now, and is the first single taken from their forthcoming debut EP, due for release in June 2015 via Deaf Ambitions.

Stream the track below.


Watch: Courtney Barnett Drops Music Video For "Dead Fox"

Melbourne based singer/songwriter and guitarist, Courtney Barnett has dropped the video  for her next single "Dead Fox".

The song is taken from her recent debut album 'Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit', released on March 23 trough Mom + Pop Records. Buy it here.

The video was directed and animated By Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledge. Watch it below.


New Entry/Single of The Week: Little Children "We're Falling"

Stockholm singer/songwriter Linus Lutti aka Little Children, has unveiled his new catchy indie pop single "We're Falling".

The song is our new Single of the Week and is the first single from his upcoming EP 'Traveling Through Darkness', out on June 2. The single will be out tomorrow (May 12) through Cosmos Music. Get it here.

Stream it below.


Watch: Cheatahs Reveal Music Video For "Murasaki"

London based indie rock/psychedelic band Cheatahs have revealed the video for their latest single "Murasaki".

The song is part of our current playlist and is the title track of their new EP 'Murasaki', available now digitally and released on the 15th June on 12" vinyl (16th June in North America). Get it here.

The video was directed by Matt Portman. Take a look below.


Watch: Chastity Belt Unleash Music Video For "Joke"

Washington indie rock four piece Chastity Belt have unleashed the video for their latest single "Joke".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their latest album 'Time To Go Home', which came out in March via Hardly Art Records. Get it here.

Filmed on their Spring 2015 tour, the clip, offers a candid look at life on the road with the band.

Watch it below. 

New Entry: Telegram Unveil New Single "Aeons"

London-based psych-rock band Telegram have unveiled their brand new single "Aeons".

The 7" single, b/w a cover from Brian Eno's "Needles In The Camel's Eye", will be out on 10th July through the band's own label Gram Gram . You can pre-order it now on PledgeMusic.

The band have been busy recording new demos, and working towards putting the Album out their selves. Expect more tracks and an Album to follow soon. 

Stream 'Aeons' below.