Sunday, December 29, 2019



2019 has been another fantastic year for music, there were so many great albums to choose, from old favorites new efforts to some remarkable debuts, that we couldn't pick just 50. So after immense discussion and plenty of arguments, we have selected our 100 essential records from a list of 350. 

Here are Kool Rock radio's staff 100 favorite albums of 2019, listed in alphabetical order:
  1. Agent Side Grinder ► ‘AX’ (Progress Productions) [Electronic/Post-punk/Industrial/Synth/ Dark wave/Gothic]
  2. Alcabean ► 'Confessions' (We Are Suburban)  [indie rock/pop/alt]  
  3. Automatic ► 'Signal' (Stones Throw Records)  [avant-garde/post-punk/synth punk]
  4. Automelodi ► 'Mirages au futur verre-brisΓ©' (Holodeck)  [electronic pop/synthpop/minimal]
  5. Blushing ► 'Blushing' (Wall Flower Records)  [dream pop/shoegaze/bedroom]
  6. Bodega ► 'Shiny New Model' (What's Your Rupture?)  [art-rock/punk]
  7. Body of Light ► 'Time to Kill' (Dais Records)  [dark/synth-pop]
  8. Boy Harsher ► 'Careful' (Nude Club Records)  [dark/electronic/drone] 
  9. Business of Dreams ► ‘Ripe for Anarchy’ (Slumberland Records)  [indie pop]
  10. Cage The Elephant ► 'Social Cues' (Columbia)  [Indie Rock]
  11. Capitol ► 'Dream Noise' (Meritorio Records/Kingfisher Bluez)  [new wave/post punk/dream pop]
  12. CEREMONY ► 'In the Spirit World Now' (Relapse Records)  [Indie Rock]
  13. Chai Khat  ► ‘Hail Satin’ (Flat Field Records)  [indie pop/wave]
  14. Chain Wallet ► 'No Ritual'  (Jansen Records)  [bedroom pop/indie pop/rock]
  15. City Calm Down ► 'Television' (IOHYOU Records)  [post-punk/alternative]
  16. Cold Showers ► 'Motionless' (Dais Records)  [post-punk/no-wave/electro]
  17. Crocodiles ► ‘Love Is Here’ (Deaf Rock Records)  [indie rock/glam-punk]
  18. Crushed Beaks ► 'The Other Room' (Clue Records)  [noise pop/punk]
  19. Current Affairs ► 'Object &  Subject' (Tough Love Records)  [post punk band/new wave]
  20. Deep Cut  ► ‘Different Planet’ (Gare du Nord Records) [guitar driven psych pop]
  21. DIIV ► 'Deceiver' (Captured Tracks) [haze pop/dream pop]
  22. Drab Majesty ► 'Modern Mirror' (Dais Records)  [goth/new wave/post-punk]
  23. Drahla ► 'Useless Coordinates' (Captured Tracks)  [garage punk]
  24. FEET ► ‘What’s Inside Is More Than Just Ham' (Clapped Records)  [indie rock]
  25. FEWS ► 'Into Red' (Play It Again Sam Records)  [alternative/post punk/noise pop ]
  26. Flamingods ► ‘Levitation’ (Moshi Moshi Records)  [psych/funk]
  27. Foals ► 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' Part 1  (Warner Bros)  [indie rock]
  28. FOAMMM ► ‘Foammm’ (Sheep Chase Records)  [dream pop/shoegaze]
  29. Fontaines D.C. ► 'Dogrel' (Partisan Records)  [rock n' roll]
  30. French Police ► ‘French Police’ [Post Indie]
  31. French Vanilla ► 'How Am I Not Myself?' (Danger Collective) [post-punk/no wave]
  32. Friendly Fires ► 'Inflorescent' (Polydor)  [indie rock/pop/dance]
  33. Gang of Four ► 'Happy Now' (Gill Music Ltd )  [Post-Punk/Alternative]
  34. Generationals ► 'Reader As Detective' (Polyvinyl Record Co)[indie pop-rock]
  35. Green Buzzard ► 'Amidst The Clutter & Mess' (I OH YOU) [rock/pop]
  36. Hearts and Rockets ► 'Power' (Psychic Hysteria) [synth pop/post punk]
  37. Holy Ghost! ► 'Work' (West End Records) [Disco]
  38. Hot Chip ► 'A Bath Full Of Ecstasy' (Domino)  [electronic/dance]
  39. I Know Leopard ► 'Love is a Landmine' (Ivy League)  [Indie Pop]
  40. Ian Brown ► 'Ripples' (Polydor UK)  [Indie/Alternative]
  41. It's For Us ► 'Stay' (Novoton)  [Post-Punk/Shoegaze]
  42. Kaiser Chiefs ► 'Duck' (Polydor) [Indie Rock]
  43. KAKKMADDAFAKKA ► 'Diplomacy' [Indie Pop]
  44. KAPUTT ► 'Carnage Hall' (Upset The Rhythm)  [post-punk]
  45. Ladytron ► 'Ladytron' (Ladytron music) [Electronic/Electro Pop]
  46. Levin goes lightly ► 'Nackt’ (Tapete Records)  [lo-fi/psych]
  47. Liam Gallagher ► 'Why Me? Why Not' (Warner)  [Indie Rock/Alt]
  48. Love In October ► 'Spahed' (The Musik Group)  [Indie Pop/Indie Rock]
  49. LUCKYANDLOVE ►'Transitions'  (Lucky&Love) [Electronic]
  50. Lust For Youth ► 'Lust For Youth' (Sacred Bones Records)  [indie/electronic]
  51. Metronomy ► 'Metronomy Forever' (Because Records)  [indie dance]
  52. MNNQNS ► 'Body Negative' (FatCat Records)  [indie rock/post punk]
  53. NNHMN ► 'Shadow In The Dark' (K-Dreams) [electronic/dark ambient/experimental/post-industrial]
  54. Operator Music Band ► 'Duo Duo' (Broken Circles Records)  [art-pop/krautrock]
  55. Operators ► 'Radiant Dawn' (Last Gang Records) [synth-rock/post punk]
  56. Piroshka ► 'Brickbat' (Bella Union)  [Alternative/Indie/Shoegaze]
  57. Pixx ► ‘Small Mercies’ (4AD)  [Indie Pop]
  58. POLYVERSO ► 'Antagonista' (SwissDarkNights Label) [alternative/darkwave/death rock/gothic/post-punk/synthwave]
  59. Press Gang Metropol ► 'Point Blank' (M/TRONIC-D/MONIC) [Rock/New Wave]
  60. PRIESTS ► 'The Seduction of Kansas' (Sister Polygon Records)  [Alternative/Indie Rock]
  61. RIDE ► 'This Is Not A Safe Place' (Wichita Recordings)  [shoegaze/Indie Rock]
  62. Ritual Howls ► 'Rendered Armor' (Felte)  [Goth]
  63. Rosetta Stone ► 'Seems Like Forever' (Cleopatra Records)  [Goth]
  64. S Y Z Y G Y X ► 'Fading Bodies' (Negative Gain Productions/Cold Transmission) [electro/synth]
  65. Sam Fender ► 'Hypersonic Missiles' (Universal Music)  [Indie Rock] 
  66. Second Still ► 'Violet Phase' (Fabrika Records)  [post punk/cold wave]
  67. She Past Away ► 'Disko Anksiyete' (Remoov)  [coldwave/darkwave/goth-wave/gothic/post-punk]
  68. She Pleasures Herself ► 'XXX'  (Manic depression) [darkwave/eletronic/goth/post-punk/synthwave]
  69. Silent EM ► 'The Absence' (Disko Obscura) [cold wave/post punk/synth punk]
  70. Silent Forum ► 'Everything Solved at Once' (Libertino Records) [post punk/indie rock]
  71. Sleaford Mods ► 'Eton Alive' (Extreme Eating)  [indie rock/punk]
  72. Sleeper ► 'The Modern Age' (Gorsky Records)  [Britpop]
  73. Slow Riot ►  'G.A.D' (Straight Lines Are Fine) [post-punk]
  74. Snapped Ankles ► 'Stunning Luxury' (The Leaf Label)  [art wave/post punk/krautrock]
  75. Soft Riot ► ‘When Push Comes To Shove’ (Jack Duckworth) [synth pop/electronic/minimal/dark wave]
  76. Soundwire ► ‘Soundwire’ (Mine Mine Mine)  [psychedelic/alt] 
  77. SPINN ► ‘Spinn’ (Modern Sky UK)  [indie pop/dream pop/jangle]
  78. Starcrawler ► 'Devour You' (Rough Trade Records) [rock n' roll]
  79. Stats ► 'Other People's Lives' (Memphis Industries)  [alt/disco/punk funk/pop]
  80. Strange Cages ► 'Pop Therapy' (Strange Cages)  [psych/garage/punk]
  81. Strange Passage ‎► 'Shouldn't Be Too Long' (Strange Passage)  [Indie Rock/Indie Wave]
  82. Sundara Karma ► 'Ulfilas' Alphabet’ (Chess Club/RCA) [Indie Rock]
  83. Temples ► 'Hot Motion' (ATO) [neo-psych]
  84. The Chemical Brothers ► 'No Geography' (Astralworks)  [Electronic]
  85. The Fantastic Plastics ► 'Malfunction' (Listen to the Braintrust)  [sci-fi punk/neo- new wave]
  86. The Foreign Resort ►’Outnumbered’ (Artoffact Records)  [Post-Punk]
  87. The Juan Maclean ► ‘The Brighter The Light’ (DFA)  [dance/house/electronic/techno, disco]
  88. The Ninth Wave ► 'Infancy' [Part I- II]  (Distiller Records)  [noise pop/post-punk]
  89. The Ocean Blue ► 'Kings and Queens/Knaves and Thieves' (Korda Records) [Indie Pop/DreamPop]
  90. The Rope ► 'Lillian' (Late Century Records)  [Goth/ Post Punk]
  91. The Wires ► 'Plastic Mask'  (The Wires)  [Indie Rock]
  92. Tijuana Panthers ► 'Carpet Denim' (Innovative Leisure)  [garage pop/surf punk]
  93. TOY ► 'Happy In The Hollow' + 'Songs Of Consumption' (Tough Love Records) [indie rock/psychedelic]
  94. Two Door Cinema Club ► 'False Alarm' (Prolifica Inc / PIAS)  [Indie Dance]
  95. Underworld ► 'DRIFT Series 1' (Smith Hyde Prod.)  [Electronic]
  96. W. H. Lung ► 'Incidental Music' (Melodic Records)  [psych/post-punk]
  97. Weeknight ► 'Dead Beat Creep' (Dead Stare Records)  [dark pop/synth]
  98. White Lies ► 'Five' [PIAS]  [indie/post punk]
  99. WINGTIPS ► 'Exposure Therapy' (Artoffact Records)  [new goth-pop/post punk]
  100. Xeno & Oaklander ► 'Hypnos' (Dais Records) [minimal/electronic/synth wave]

Saturday, December 28, 2019



Here are our Best 40 EPs Of The Year, listed in alphabetical order:
  1. Aldo ► 'Trembling Eyelids' (Full Time Hobby) [indietronic/disco/punk]
  2. bdrmm ► ‘Is Not, When?’ (Sonic Cathedral)  [dream pop/psych/shoegaze]
  3. Beatcomber ► 'Creature Comforts'  [garage pop/psych]
  4. Berlin Taxi ► ‘Contract’ [indie pop/synth-wave] 
  5. Boy Harsher ► ‘Country Girl Uncut' (Nude Club) [dark/electronic/drone]
  6. Communions ► 'Flesh and Gore, Dream and Vapor' [post-punk/guitar]
  7. Corners ► 'The Floor' (Day End Records) [post-punk/synth-wave]
  8. Daffodils ► 'Boys' [indie pop/rock]
  9. Divest ► ‘No Hits Only Hats’ (Sellout! Music) [indie pop/alt]
  10. Donzii ► ‘Gladugly’ [no-wave/post-punk]
  11. Dry Cleaning ► 'Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks’ + 'Sweet Princess' [post punk]
  12. Egyptian Blue ► 'Collateral Damage' (Yala Records) [psychedelic-punk/ post punk]
  13. Far Caspian ► ‘The Heights’ (Dance To The Radio)  [dream pop/lo-fi]
  14. Future Punx ► 'The World is a Mess' (Modern Sky USA)  [post wave/punk]
  15. Gazelle ► 'Young Blood' [Rock 'n' Roll]
  16. Glaze ► ‘Glaze TV’ [dream pop/post punk/shoegaze]
  17. Guards ► ‘Beacon’ [fuzz-pop]
  18. Gurr ► 'She Says' (AWAL/Rough Trade)  [indie pop/garage pop]
  19. Hundredth ► 'Iridescent' [rock/melodic hardcore]
  20. Imperial Daze ► ‘Surfaces Sensibles' (Tip Top Recordings)  [psych pop]
  21. Interpol ►  'A Fine Mess' (Matador) [indie rock/alt]
  22. Ivory Wave ► 'Dream Nights' [baggy/psych]
  23. Johnny Kills ► 'Panic' (Killing Moon Records) [garage/surf rock]
  24. La Mverte ► 'No Trespassers' (Her Majesty's Ship /[PIAS])  [synth-wave/disco/electronic]
  25. Lions of Dissent ► 'Fear of Loathing' [psych]
  26. Low Island ► 'Shut out the Sun' [indie dance]
  27. Never Never Man ► ‘Never Never Man’ (Catch 21 Records)  [psych pop]
  28. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ► 'This Is The Place' + 'Black Star Dancing' [indie/alt]
  29. NOV3L ► ‘Novel’ (Meat Machine / Flemish Eye)  [new punk/post-punk]
  30. Panther Modern ► ‘Los Angeles 2020’  [ebm, electronic music, punk, techno]
  31. Party Hardly ► 'Modern Strife is Snobbish'  [garage rock/punk]
  32. Rey Pila ► 'Lucky No.7' (Chill Apocalypse) [indie pop/wave]
  33. Roosevelt ► ‘Midnight Versions’ Pt. 1 + Pt. 2 (City Slang)  [electro-pop]
  34. Superdrone ► ‘The Creation’ [baggy/psych/stargaze]
  35. The Cosmics ► ‘The Cosmics’ [garage punk-rock]
  36. The Department ► ‘Pressure’ (Robin Green) [synth-wave]
  37. The KVB ► ‘Submersion’ (Invada Records)  [psychedelic/shoegaze/dark wave]
  38. Violentene ► 'Phantom Youth' (Shore Dive//GrindEthos) [synth wave/minimal/shoegaze]
  39. VIOLET ► 'Feels Like Heaven' (HolyHowl) [guitar-pop/psych]
  40. Vital Idles ► 'EP' (Upset The Rhythm!) [post punk/minimal pop]

Friday, December 27, 2019

Watch: Gentlemen Share Music Video For "Synthesize"

London based indie rock/psychedelic band Gentlemen have shared the video for their latest single "Synthesize".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last month (November 15) b/w "Secret Memory" via Movie of the Week. Buy it here.

The video was directed by the band's Edward Housden. Take a look below.


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Watch: Berlin Taxi Release New Single/Video "Object of Your Love"

New Orleans indie pop/synth wave band Berlin Taxi have released the video for their brand new single "Object of Your Love".

The song is is out today (December 27) and is taken from their forthcoming album 'In Pursuit'. Buy it here.

The video was shot by Michael Moises. Watch it below.


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Friday, December 20, 2019

New Entry: The Lizards Reveal New Single "Plastic Dream"

Birmingham, UK garage-psych band The Lizards have revealed their new single "Plastic Dream".

The song, described as "a musical voyage through a wobbly world laid out by Salvador Dali", is out today (December 20). Buy it here.

UPDATE 23/12/2019: "Plastic Dream" is our new Single of the Week!

Take a listen below.


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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Cathedral Bells Details Debut Album 'Velvet Spirit'

Cassadaga, Florida dream pop/shoegaze project Cathedral Bells (aka Matthew Messore) has confirmed details of his upcoming debut album 'Velvet Spirit'.

Following the release of a debut, self-titled EP at the start of 2019, Cathedral Bells’ first full-length, will see release on vinyl and digitally on March 6th via Good Eye Records.via Good Eye Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The 11-track record is preceded by several singles including “Cemetery Surf” and “A Passing Phase” which drew initial praise from taste-makers including Indie Shuffle who said; “I think Cathedral Bells have struck the perfect balance of throwback synth work, melodic progression and overall shoegazey vibes. The result works in the 80s, the 90s, the naughties and in 2018. And that’s quite good coverage, all things considered.”

Check out the album's tracklist and re-visit their latest single "Ephemeral" below.

Velvet Spirit Tracklist:
01. Ephemeral
02. In Absentia
03. Eighth Wonder Of The World
04. Heavy Rain
05. Reflection
06. Disconnected
07. Lucid
08. Time Capsule
09. Cemetery Surf
10. A Passing Phase
11. Ethereal Shadow


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New Entry: Green Buzzard Airs "Clutter & Mess" (Masquerader Version)

Aussie guitar rock/pop artist Green Buzzard (aka Paddy Harrowsmith) has aired the Masquerader version of his song "Clutter & Mess".

This is the first taste from the remix EP titled ‘Masquerader’, out 2020 via I Oh You. The original version of the song is taken from his  debut album 'Amidst The Clutter & Mess', released last month. Grab it here if you haven't already.

Paddy's words: "A few months ago, myself and my dear friend Ash Moses aka Tunnel Signs started working on remixes for my album ‘Amidst The Clutter & Mess’ , we wanted to make something inspired by our combined love of Andrew Weatherall’s sprawling Primal Scream reworks, acid house and 90’s breakbeat. A throwback to the hedonistic baggy excess of 90’s Madchester.

Take a listen below.

Watch: Vagina Lips Drops New Single/Video "Typical Standards"

Greek alt/post punk/shoegaze musician Zimmy Lips aka Vagina Lips has dropped the video for his new single "Typical Standards".

The song taken from his forthcoming new album 'Outsider Forever', set to arrive on January 20 via Inner Ear Records. Pre-order your copy here.

"'Typical Standards'', is an 80s rock song with unusual structure, as the chorus enters the middle of the song only once and the guitars, melodic as usual, do the 'dirty' job".

The video was shot and edited by Thanos Kallianiotis. Watch it below.


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Watch: Double Echo Unleash New Single/Video "Automatic Doors"

Liverpool, UK post-punk/new wave/dark wave band Double Echo have aired the video for their new single "Automatic Doors".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is taken from the band's brand new album 'Burning In Blue', out today (December 19). Get it here.

The video was directed Craig Sinclair. Watch below.

Watch: Je Suis France Unveil "I've Got The Look" Music Video

Atlanta, Georgia indie rock band Je Suis France have unveiled the video for their latest single "I've Got The Look".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their recent album 'Back To The Basics Of Love', which came out last month (November 8) via Ernest Jenning Record Co. Buy it here.

Watch the clip below.


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Watch: Lea Porcelain Share "Sink Into The Night" Music Video

Berlin’s post-punk duo Lea Porcelain (aka Julien Brecht and Markus Nikolaus) have shared the video for their latest single "Sink Into The Night".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last month (November 29). Get it here.

The video was directed by Peter Kaaden. Take a look below.


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Watch: Guards Release Music Video For "Momentary Lapse"

New York-based fuzz-pop band Guards (the project of Richie Follin from Cults/Willowz) have released the video for "Momentary Lapse".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their latest album 'Modern Hymns', which came out in May via Kobalt. Get it here.

Watch the video below.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Watch: M!R!M Premiere New Single/Video "Another Life Another Time (feat. Kat Day)"

London-based coldwave/darkwave/post punk project M!R!M (aka Jack Milwaukee) has premiered the video for his new single "Another Life Another Time" featuring Kat Day from The KVB.

The song is taken from his forthcoming third full-length album ‘The Visionary’, which will be out on January 31 on Avant! Records. Buy your copy here.

The video was directed by Giulio Letizi, watch it below.


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Watch: Do Nothing Air Music Video For "LeBron James"

Nottingham post punk band Do Nothing have aired the video for their latest single "LeBron James".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out earlier this month. Grab it here.

“We always like our videos to feature people or places local to us so they have a weird familiarity (for those that know),” frontman Chris Bailey says of the vid. “We filmed the last one at the bar Nottingham we all drink at, this time we hired out an old social club near where we all live and cast a load of friends and their parents to play these funny sinister roles.”

The video was directed by Kat Brown and Ciaran Grant. Watch it below.


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Watch: Geometric Vision Reveal "Fire! Fire! Fire!" Live Session Video

Italian post punk /darkwave/dreamwave/electro band Geometric Vision have revealed a live session video for "Fire! Fire! Fire!".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their album 'FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!', which came out on April 2018 via Swiss Dark Nights. Buy it here.

Take a look a t the video below (@ Suburbia Studio, Frattamaggiore (Naples).


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Friday, December 13, 2019

New Entry: More Ephemerol Unleash New Single "Obituary Templates"

Los Angeles synth wave/electronic duo More Ephemerol have unleashed their addictive new single "Obituary Templates".

The song is is out today (December 13) through Blank City Records. Get it here.

It follow their previous single "Cult Classics", released last Friday. Machines used on these tracks include: ARP Odyssey, Moog Source, Oberheim OB-8, Novation Summit, Cyclone TT-606.

Stream it below.


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Watch: Purple Heart Parade Drop "Petrichor" Music Video

Manchester psych/shoegaze band Purple Heart Parade have dropped the video for their latest single "Petrichor".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming EP 'Desolation Angel', set to arrive on January 10th through Club AC30. Pre-order it here.

The video was directed by Debbie Ellis. Check out below.


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Watch: Odd Couple Unveil New Single/ Video "Fahr ich in den Urlaub rein"

Berlin based indie psych/surf rock duo Odd Couple have unveiled the video for their new single "Fahr ich in den Urlaub rein".

The song is taken for their forthcoming album 'Universum Duo', which will be out on March 13, 2020. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: The Trims Release “Bending Time” Music Video

San Jose, Ca indie rock/alt The Trims have the video for their latest single "Bending Time."

Watch the video below.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Watch: MGMT Return With New Single/Video "In the Afternoon"

American psychedelic/electronic duo MGMT have returned with their new single "In the Afternoon".

The song back with “As You Move Through The World”, will appear on a limited edition 12” single on March 31, you can pre-order it here This marks the first ever totally independent release for MGMT.

Watch/listen below.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Watch: Sam Fender Shares New Single/Video "All Is On My Side"

Newcastle indie rock musician Sam Fender has shared the video for his new single "All Is On My Side".

Sam's words: "This is one of the oldest songs I have, it didn’t make the album. I’ve played it for 5 years and wrote it when I was a baby. It’s always been a fan favourite at shows."

The video was directed by Jack Whitefield, who Explains: "The film was shot entirely on 16mm and 8mm film stock then edited partially by hand using a 1979 Steenbeck editing table. This allowed me to choose specific scenes, remove them from the reel of film and deface them with scratches, tape, holes, and create hand made transitions between scenes.”

Get it  here, and check out the clip below.


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New Entry: Yumi Zouma Air New Single "Right Track / Wrong Man"

New Zealand-based indie pop band Yumi Zouma have aired their catchy new single "Right Track / Wrong Man".

The song is out today (December 10th) via Polyvinyl Record Co. Get your copy here.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Almond Soy Reveal Music Video For "Coat"

Australian indie pop/jangle pop band Almond Soy have revealed the video for their latest  single "Coat". 

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last month and is taken from their forthcoming sophomore EP 'Under The Wait', set to be released in January 2020.

"Coat is a song that romanticises the idea of change, the feeling of needing to get away from a cloud that surrounds an individuals headspace," the band said on the track.

Watch the clip below, it was directed by Jed Steele.


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New Entry: PVA Premiere Debut Single "Divine Intervention"

London post punk/dance trio PVA have premiered their addictive debut single "Divine Intervention".

The song will be out digitally on 20th December and available on limited 7” on Jan 17th with a Christmas Dub as B-Side by Savage Gary via Speedy Wuderground.

UPDATE 16/12/2019: "Divine Intervention" is our new Single of the Week!

PVA are Josh Baxter (keys/vocals), Louis Satchell (drums) and Ella Harris (vocals/keys/percussion), they formed at a house party two years ago. 

About the track, Ella Harris says: "'Divine Intervention' is about getting lost in memories and past experiences, coming to resolution within yourself and growing from these experiences to be a fuller, more rounded version of yourself. It's very cathartic being able to contrast these personal, quite sad at times lyrics against such an upbeat track - the euphoria of dance music cures all."

Take a listen below.


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Monday, December 09, 2019

Watch: Team Picture Release New Single/Video "Another, Always"

Leeds-based lo-fi rock sextet Team Picture have unveiled visuals for their brand new single "Another, Always".

The song, produced by Chris Mulligan and the band, is out now via Clue Records & Hatch Records. Grab it here.

Watch/listen below.


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New Entry: Thrillhouse Drop Debut Single "One Of These Days"

Brighton-based  dance-punk/alt band Thrillhouse have dropped their catchy debut single "One Of These Days".

Speaking of the single, the band said: “‘One of These Days’ centres around the longing for lost youth, the time and place we watch drift further away as the years go by.” 

Take a listen below.


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New Entry: Loose Buttons Unveil New Single "Fell Into A Hole"

New York indie rock/alt band Loose Buttons new single "Fell Into A Hole" featuring Ava Trilling from Forth Wanderers.

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Something Better' , set to arrive on February 7th, 2020. PRe-order your copy here.

Speaking about it, the band's Eric Nizgretsky says: “There are days when you come home from a mundane 9-to-5, check social media, see all your old friends are settling down and kind of start to feel this robotic reality creep into the exact same spot where your dreams should be. That causes me a lot of dread, but over time I started to embrace the old truism that the best fix is realizing you aren’t alone – and that has really been a key. That’s why it’s so important to me that this song is a duet with a close friend, and I’m pretty lucky to have Ava be a part of it.”

Take a listen below.


New Entry: Anum Preto Unleash New Single "Inferno Interno"

Brazilian post punk/darkwave band Anum Preto have unleashed their catchy new single "Inferno Interno".

The song serves as the title track of their debut album 'Inferno Interno', which came out last Saturday (December 7). Buy it here.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Falle Share New Single/Video "Night"

Vienna / GRZ post punk/synth trio Falle have shared the video for their new single "Night".

The song is taken from their upcoming debut tape 'Expectations', which will be out on December 12 via Cut Surface.

The video was made by Tina Bauer and features footage from “Night” by Bill Maylone (c) 1989 The National Film Board of Canada.

Watch it below.


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Friday, December 06, 2019

Paradox Obscur Announce New LP 'π’π˜πΞ˜π„π’πˆπ’', Stream "Abeyance"

Greek minimal synth/cold wave duo Paradox Obscur (aka Kriistal Ann and Toxic Razor) have announced the release of their new album 'π’π˜πΞ˜π„π’πˆπ’' (Synthesis).

The follow-up to 2017's  Ξ‘rtifact, will be out on March 15th via Young & Cold Records (DE) and features their bran new single "Abeyance". Pre-order your copy here.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Abeyance", it was directed by Pavel Vishnevsky.

π’π˜πΞ˜π„π’πˆπ’ Tracklsit
01. Mantras
02. Fester
03. X-Spell
04. Abeyance
05. RΓ©flexe
06. Inferno
07. Fester (Alternative mix)
08. Fester (Protector 101 remix)
09. RΓ©flexe (Tanya Baltunova remix)


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New Entry: More Ephemerol Release New Single "Cult Classics"

Los Angeles synth wave/electronic duo More Ephemerol have released their infectious new single "Cult Classics".

The song is is out today through Blank City Records. Get it here.

MORE EPHEMEROL is Sea Fjerstad and Tamara Sky. The tracks are inspired by a small window of minimal wave/proto new wave bands from around 1979-1984 such as The Modern Mannequins, Experimental Products, Turquoise Days, Oppenheimer Analysis, and early Human League. The songs feel familiar but sound fresh with Matia Simovich of INHALT mixing/producting..

Stream it below.


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New Entry: The Hazy Seas Drop New Single "Heavy Heads"

Chicago, IL dream-pop/indie pop band  The Hazy Seas have dropped their new single "Heavy Heads."

This is the first single from the band's forthcoming s/t debut album due January 2020.

Drawing inspiration from 80's new wave, early 2000's NYC rock, and the dance punk of early acclaimed Foals, the four stuck to a do-it-yourself ethos by recording themselves in a coach house living room on cassette tape machines. After a period of organically playing shows around Chicago and the Midwest, the group is entering 2020 with a proper debut release.

Stream it below.


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Shopping Announce New LP 'All or Nothing', Stream "Initiative"

London post-punk trio Shopping have announced the release of their new album titled 'All or Nothing'.

The follow-up to 2018's The Official Body, is "a record that speaks about commitment, leaps of faith and tests of courage", and will be release on February 7, 2020, via Fat Cat Records. Pre-order your copy here.

“A lot has happened in our personal lives since we last recorded and we knew this album was going to reflect that exciting and scary feeling that comes with change, heartbreak and personal evolution”, the band explains.

Since their last record the band are now spread across the globe with Billy in LA and Andrew and Rachel in Glasgow, and the songs were written in a two week intensive period while they were all together. Taking a bold leap towards pop with their most vibrant & punchy production to date, mixed and produced by Nick Sylvester.

The band have also shared the video for their new single "Initiative". In a press release, the band said, “We found ourselves singing about being true to yourself, in an often binary and belligerent digital age, and reclaiming agency when it feels like our personal freedom and privacy is constantly eroding.”

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for “Initiative” below.

All Or Nothing tracklist:
01. All Or Nothing
02. Initiative
03. Follow Me
04. No Apologies
05. For Your Pleasure
06. About You
07. Lies
08. Expert Advice
09. Body Clock
10. Trust In Us


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New Entry: Cathedral Bells Premieres New Single "Ephemeral"

Cassadaga, Florida dream pop/shoegaze project Cathedral Bells (aka Matthew Messore) has premiered his new single "Ephemeral".

The song is out today and is taken from his forthcoming debut album, due out March 6, 2020 via Good Eye Records.

Grab it here and stream it below.


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New Entry: Distant Stars Reveal New Single "Brothers And Sisters"

Franco/Australian minimal wave/dark/cold wave two piece Distant Stars have revealed their new single "Brothers And Sisters".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their upcoming album 'The Tides',  set to arrive on December 11th via Detonic Recordings. Grab it here.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Intertwine Unveil New Single/Video "I’m A Nobody Too"

Norwegian ambient-pop/electronic band Intertwine have unveiled the video for their new single "I’m A Nobody Too".

The band's words: "I'm a nobody too is for everyone out there who feels like a nobody: It's ok, let's just be nobodys together!. We shot this vid on a rooftop in Brooklyn while playing at The New Colossus Festival. We decided to swap instruments constantly to demonstrate our extreme musical talents and versatility. Seriously considering making this our new live concept.

Watch/listen below.


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Thursday, December 05, 2019

New Entry: Citrus Clouds Premiere New Single "A Pastel Sky"

Phoenix, AZ dream pop/shoegaze/psych band Citrus Clouds have premiered their catchy new single "A Pastel Sky".

The song is the first single from their sophomore album 'Collider'. 

Grab it here and stream it below.


Watch: Mannequin Unleash New Single/Video "From a Distance"

California coldwave/post punk/minimal synth duo Mannequin have unleashed the video for their new single "From a Distance".

The song is the title track from their forthcoming debut studio album 'From a Distance', which will be out on January 10th via Belgian label Sentimental Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch/listen below.


New Entry: Catholic Action Share New Single "People Don't Protest Enough"

Glasgow indie rock/glam band Catholic Action have shared their new single "People Don't Protest Enough".

The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Celebrated by Strangers', which will be out on March 27, 2020, Pre-order your copy here.

Lead singer and guitarist Chris McCroy explains: “This is Casiotone for the politically marginalised. This is Krautrock for a progressive, positive future. And most importantly, this is a timely reminder that there are more of us than there are of them. People need to organise. Put down your phone, take your fingers out of your genitals and get on the streets - It really works. People Don’t Protest Enough.”

Stream it below.


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Las Kellies Announce New LP 'Suck This Tangerine', Stream "Funny Money"

Argentinian post punk/new wave duo Las Kellies (Cecilia Kelly and Silvina Costa) have announced the released of their sixth studio album 'Suck This Tangerine'.

The 12-track album and their first release since 2016's Friends and Lovers, will be out on March 27th, 2020 via Fire Records, including their new single "Funny Money". Pre-order your copy here.

Sucking you in, Las Kellies takes us straight back to the party reminding us of what we’ve been missing with their libidinous mix of garage, punk and dub. Thrashing it out on the dancefloor, ‘Suck This Tangerine’ deals with the difficulties of a society in never ending crisis (‘Funny Money’) to the highs and lows in relationships (‘He’s Who’, ‘Let You Go’) and there’s a guest appearance from ex-Kellie Julia Worley on ‘Close Talker’.

Recorded at home in Buenos Aires, the chemistry of the duo’s formative years remains as does their febrile new wave post-punk sound soaked in fiery dance beats and dub-pop. .

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Funny Money", below.

Suck This Tangerine Tracklist:
01. Closer
02. Funny Money
03. Baby
04. He's Who's
05. Matrixland
06. Despite
07. Charade
08. Rid Of You
09. Weekdays
10. Let You Go
11. White Paradise
12. Close Talker


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New Entry: Melllo & Nikonn Air New Single "Disconnected"

Me///o, the solo project of Marianthi from MARSHEAUX, has aired "Disconnected", her second song in collaboration with London multi genre music producer Nikonn.

We've already heard their first collaboration "Red Light".

Buy it here and stream it below.


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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Watch: The Courteeners Drop Music Video For "Better Man"

Manchester indie-rockers The Courteeners have dropped the video for their newest single "Better Man".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their long awaited sixth studio album 'More. Again. Forever.', set to be released on 17th January 2020. Pre-order your copy here.

The video for 'Better Man' is the second instalment of a three-part collaboration between Courteeners and acclaimed author Emma Jane Unsworth. Courteeners began working with Unsworth after Liam Fray asked her to write something specifically for the band. The story she delivered - titled Better - has been made into a short film that comprises of three Courteeners videos. Parts two and three will follow.

Watch it below.


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New Entry: Karl Kave Releases New Song "A Comet Is Coming"

ZΓΌrich post punk/minimal wave/electronic artist Karl Kave has released his infectious song "A Comet Is Coming".

The track taken from his new mini album 'No Time Alone', which is out today (December 4th). Buy it here.

Stream is below.

UPDATE 05/12: Here's an alternate version of the song.


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Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Watch: Holy Fuck Unleash New Single/Video "Free Gloss"

Toronto psych/dance band Holy Fuck have unleashed the video for their catchy new single "Free Gloss".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Deleter', which will be out on January 17 , 2020 via Last Gang Records. Pre-order your copy here.

The video was directed by Haoyan of America. Take a look below.


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