Lincoln indie rock/alt four piece Vigilantes have shared the video for their new single "The Way It Ends".
The song, described by singer Curly as being their shot at that elusive Killers V Strokes sound, was recorded mixed and mastered by Sugar House the Merseyside production duo responsible for Pave Wales, Viola Beach and Larkins It is out today (15th November) via Distrokid.
Speaking about it, and the iconic drawing which became its inspiration, singer Curly commented, “It’s about how Stanley Kubrick’s movies have influenced society, how they’ve set a precedent for real life imitating art, he was, is and always will be a true visionary.”
Vigilantes are Curly, lead vocals and guitar; Ryan Newman, guitar; Alex Earle, bass and Joe Desmond, drums and backing vocals. The band find creative fuel from modern media and internet culture highlighting the opportunities of speaking your mind yet doing so without following the herd.
San Francisco/Brooklyn indie pop/dream pop/surf band No Vacation and Nashville folk-pop duo Okey Dokey have dropped the video for their collaborative track "Really Truly".
Kicking off with a quaint sluggishness, “Really Truly” seems to beckon the slow-paced moods of summer before slipping into an upbeat, disjointed phrase cloaked with the calls-and-responses of the groups’ respective singers. Supple and warm synth tones pepper the song with a comforting pulse, guiding the listener through its delicate, ethereal passages to its skittering, hopeful coda.
Perth-based rock/synth/indie band Death By Denim have revealed the video for their hazy new single "Drone".
The song is out now and is taken from the band's upcoming EP 'Year Long Minute', set to be released on November 22nd. Buy it here.
"The constant polarity of driving guitars, sun-soaked synthesizers and laid-back beats set the undertone of a mind with conflicting sentiments over a broken relationship and foggy future," says guitarist Pallé Mazzulla on the single.
The video was directed and edited by George Gunson. Watch it below.
Melbourne post punk/krautrock/indie rock band Children Collide have unleashed their new single "Aurora".
The song is the first taste of the band's upcoming fourth studio album, set to arrive on early 2020 via Spinning Top Music.
Returning with a post-punk charge and the unmistakable trademarks of Children Collide, Aurora is a love letter to humanity’s grand illusions. “I kept listening back to the demo and remembering how much fun it was playing this kind of music,” says vocalist / guitarist Johnny Mackay of the track.
“It was originally written for our third album Monument, so it’s felt like unfinished business ever since and a big part of the reason we made another album. In the end if felt like it was burning a hole in my hard drive, so we had to put it out.”
“I never really stopped writing music that felt like it belonged to Children Collide. In 2014 Heath, Ryan and I jammed and did a couple of shows and remembered how much fun it was to play that stuff together. The idea of a fourth album was thrown around in those sessions, but we were all busy pursuing our own paths,” he adds.
London-based lo-fi/indie foursome Pynch have premiered their new single “Disco Lights”.
The song will be out digitally on November 22 via Speedy Wunderground and on 7" single on 13 December, the B-side is a dub remix by Orla Carey. Grab it here.
Pynch originally started life as a set of demos written and recorded by vocalist/guitarist Spencer Enock in his parents Ramsgate basement taking inspiration from indie stalwarts like LCD Soundsystem, The War On Drugs, The Strokes and Beach Fossils to name a few.
Speedy label boss Dan Carey came across the band when they sent an email containing three demos over to Speedy HQ – the first of which was Disco Lights. ‘I try and listen to everything we get sent,’ says Carey, ‘which is hard because we get sent a Lot. This came through as I woke up early one morning in a hotel in Berlin where I’d been recording with an artist. Disco Lights stood out immediately – and seemed so different to anything we’d done before. I called Pierre (Hall, Speedy co-runner) saying we had to do it, and emailed the band straight away. I loved its pop sensibility – but the demo was really lo-fi. I kept imagining this bigger, more widescreen version of it. In my head I wanted it to be almost like Toy covering Everywhere by Fleetwood Mac.’
The resulting cut puts Carey’s vision into fruition. An immediate sun-drenched pop song with nods to Tame Impala and MGMT whilst maintaining that lo-fi Captured Tracks-esque feel, the production gets bigger and bigger as the track progresses culminating in dreamy synth layers being added and a killer solo to boot.
Of the recording process the band says - 'Hands down the best recording experience we've ever had. It was so much fun working with Dan. He was genuinely excited about the song and had so many creative ideas on how to bring it to life. Everything took shape really quickly and we were blown away by how everything was sounding.'
Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade have announced the release of fifth studio album 'Thin Mind'.
The follow-up to 2017's Cry Cry Cry, will be out on January 24 via Sub Pop Records and features 10 tracks including the previously shared song "Against the Day" and their new single "Forest Green". Pre-order your copy here.
Speaking of Vancouver Island, where ‘Thin Mind’ was recorded and Forest Green takes inspiration from, drummer Arlen Thompson said:
“The island has a really weird, pervasive darkness to it. It’s got amazing nature, and there’s an inescapable spiritual vibe to the place. But it’s held with this tension between real estate money and nature now constantly being logged and developed. It’s a process that’s been happening for maybe 150 years—you’re watching this beautiful place just kind of melt.”.
Check out the album's tracklist and listen to "Forest Green" below.
01. Under Glass
02. Julia Take Your Man Home
04. Out of Control
05. The Static Age
06. As Kind as You Can
07. Fall into the Future
08. Wandering Son
09. Against the Day
10. Town Square
Manchester indie pop/jangle pop three-piece Estates have dropped their new single "Know Your Name".
The song came out earlier this month via Someone Great/PIAS. Speaking about it, the band said: “’Know Your Name’ touches on the on the perception of youth and innocence, reminiscing about those people you walk past and never see again, focusing on missed opportunities and wondering ‘what if?’.”
London-based coldwave/darkwave/post punk project M!R!M (aka Jack Milwaukee) has announced the released of his third full-length album ‘The Visionary’.
The 11 track record will be out on January 31 on Avant! Records, and features the brand new single "Survive". Buy your copy here.
The Visionary is a collection of songs pieced together in a meaningful and harmonious way where the storytelling is very vivid and fundamental. Trapped between hope and melancholy each track evolves smoothly into another one until it gets to a mystical end, a point of no return. From syncopated punchy bass lines drove by solid drum beats to elegant violin quartets accompanied by almost religious choirs, The Visionary is an engaging work that doesn’t remain only inside the robes of shimmering synth-pop tunes but also explores more intimate and private territories as an ode to the most deep feelings.
Pulling from the ‘pop' approach of mid 80's synth-pop pioneers like New Order, The Wake, Tears for Fears to most iconic figures of the Italian 80’s era, M!R!M dialed in on a clear understanding of its own specific sound, which has since evolved.
The Visionary is the ultimate unified vision of M!R!M’s work, it’s the sweetest transition of the most nostalgic daydream.
Milwaukee says about the album: “The record comes out of experiencing a lot of emotional turmoil caused by the loss of my best friend at the end of 2017 and wanting to create something that could pay tribute to her and to our friendship. The Visionary is the manifesto of those who decided to be not afraid of being different despite people’s judgment because being yourself always and in any case is the most important thing.”
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Survive" below.
The Visionary Tracklist:
02. Another Life Another Time (feat. Kat Day)
04. Crystal Cave
07. Crucifix And Roses
08. Not The People
10. The Mercury Girl
11. The Visionary
Southend-on-Sea indie pop/rock four-piece The Trusted have released their catchy new single "Wild Love".
The song, recorded and produced at SS2 Studios in Southend by Rees Broomfield and mixed and mastered by producer, programmer and DJ, Pete Gleadall (David Bowie, U2, Robbie Williams, Pet Shop Boys MD), is out today (November 8th) via The Orchardle. Grab it here.
It shows another side to the band, showcasing a new height of the bands ability to write soulful and heartfelt lyrics and vocal. Over the soaring and panoramic chorus, ‘Wild Love’ has brought another huge dimension to their live performances and songbook.
"Wild Love" explores themes of rejecting the harsh realities of life and the current political and social upheavals we all face with a desire to run and hide from it all. Lead singer Tom Cunningham describes the track: ‘Wild Love is a song about leaving everything behind and running away with someone. It’s a song about finding a new place away from all the trouble and pain. We all kind of want to run away even if we don’t know where we are running.’ Of the band’s name singer Tom says ‘Its from a Nick Lowe penned song, which Elvis Costello had a hit with called 'What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding' that has the lyrics, "So where are the strong And who are the trusted? And where is the harmony? Sweet harmony.’
L.A-based Australian dream pop artist Hazel English has shared the video for her new single "Shaking".
The song is out today (November 6) via Polyvinyl/Marathon Artists. Get it here.
"Shaking is a song about power, seduction and the promise of spiritual awakening. It’s the dream that precedes wake, where you wake up in the dream and think you’re living in reality but you’re actually still asleep."
The video was directed by Erin S Murray. Watch it below.
Aussie guitar rock/pop artist Green Buzzard (aka Paddy Harrowsmith) has unveiled the video for his new single "Clutter & Mess".
The song is taken from his upcoming debut album 'Amidst The Clutter & Mess', set to be released this Friday, on November 8th, via I OH YOU. Pre-order it here.
Paddy's words: "‘Clutter & Mess’ is the title track from my album. I chose to name the album after this song because I felt it completely summed up the mood of the album lyrically. 'Amidst the clutter and the mess' is basically how all of 2017 felt for me, it was a pretty turbulent year. After I wrote this song, it really shaped how I wanted the rest of the album to sound. It was sort of a benchmark for the feeling and mood, a starting point, so it felt right to name the album after it. "
The video was directed by Matt Maule. Watch it below.
Spanish bedroom pop/dream pop/lo-fi band Terry Vs. Tori have dropped their new single "Keepsake Box".
The song is out now via El Genio Equivocado and is taken from their forthcoming debut album 'Heathers.'
"Keepsake Box invites you to review memories, to evaluate them, but not to discard them. This last single moves between light and dark to show us what Terry is best at, a sound capable of thrilling from the first note to the last."
Chicago rock n' roll/psych-pop band Post Animal have revealed their new single "Safe or Not".
About the track, the band explained: “We wanted to leave the content more open-ended for the listener to navigate, but it’s about self-reflection. We played around with more somber, serious lyrical content over a particularly dance-oriented song to juxtapose how one may feel internally versus how they’re outwardly portraying themselves in the moment.”
The song is out now. Buy it here and watch a lyric video below.
Detroit deathrock/goth/post punk trio Ritual Howls have shared the video for their brand new single "A Safe Haven From The Sun".
The song is taken from the 'Rendered Armor' album sessions, and is out today (November 1st) via Felte. Grab your copy here.
Lead singer/guitarist Paul Bancell explains, "When I was a boy I would stare at the forest. I would look at all of the tiny places between the trees and long to live there. A safe place, a haven. As I get older, the falsehoods I’ve been fed continue to reveal themselves and at times I still stare into the trees. The thick, dark green – a safe haven from the sun."
London based rock n' roll/garage band The Velvet Hands have dropped the video for their latest single "This Feeling".
The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from the band' second album due Spring 2020. Grab it here.
Speaking about it, the band said: “This Feeling is a lo-fi love song about how frail relationships can be in the modern age. Social media can both spark and smother romance very quickly and it seems modern couples have no escape from each other. Musically the song is energetic and fierce, inspired by bands such as Buzzcocks and Parquet Courts.”