Tuesday, April 14, 2020

New Entry: Pin Ups Air Demo Track "Lunar Lines"

London indie punk/glam band Pin Ups have aired their demo song "Lunar Lines".

From the band:
JG: Lunar Lines is a strange one, it was from around the same time as YMMFSS but sounds nothing like anything else written around that time.

The open string riff thing was something I’d done for a while, with that loose Johnny Marr kind of jangle. It reminds me of earlier Smiths stuff like ‘What Difference Does It Make’. The lyrics are about a late night fight at a bar I used to work at - the instrumental sounded quite nighttime and lunar sonically to me. Not in the ‘Hey Moon’ Molly Nilsson kind of way, but more like the running wild in the night way. The more scary dangerous nighttime thats equally exhilarating as it is scary.

JB: This song was actually called Pin Ups for a long time, until we nabbed it for the band name. Josh had done like 3 versions before this one, but none had quite captured the ‘more scary dangerous nighttime thats equally exhilarating as it is scary’ vibe. For this one Josh came down to mine and Louis’ place in Norfolk (yellows) with some decent mics and we knocked out a ‘proper’ home demo.

JG: Proper drums, well-played parts and properly (I fucking tried for once in my life) mixed as well. It also has all of us singing which a lot of these demos don’t have, it’s nice to hear all of us on it. The guitar sounds are really great too, I remember spending a while getting these right. Usually I’ll do everything in one take and just move on because I’m impatient, but Jesse made me do it all properly for hours and hours. I think it was worth it, it sounds really really good to me. We also used the original vintage synths that were on the ‘Pin Ups’ demo done in Crouch End and they sound incredible. I wish we had them all the time.

JB: So yeah in theory it should sound the best out of the lot… hope you enjoy.

Stream it below.


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New Entry: Unloved Premiere New Single "Why Not"

Los Angeles experimental band Unloved have aired their new single "Why Not".

The track features on the soundtrack for the season premiere of series three of Killing Eve which launched this weekend on the BBC. The soundtrack to seasons 3 are will be available via Heavenly Recordings. Grab it here.

 “The track is featured when we see Dascha (the woman who trained Villanelle) commit her first kill,” says Unloved’s David Holmes, who serves as music supervisor for the show. “It’s so gruesome but the track fits like a glove. It gave the scene some well-needed humour against such a vicious beating.”.

Take a listen below.


New Entry: Roxy Girls Return With New Single "Dirtier"

Sunderland post punk/art punk 4-piece Roxy Girls have returned with  their frenetic new single "Dirtier".

The song is taken from their new EP ‘A Wealth Of Information’, which is due out 5th June 2020 via Moshi Moshi Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about the new EP, Tom Hawick (frontman) says, “A progression in musicianship and technicality, A Wealth Of Information takes A Poverty Of Attention and flips it on its head. Focusing on the tropes of 21st century living and the mundanity that comes with it, these songs focus on themes that have, in one way or another, affected each mortal modern human life.”

About the new single, the band says, “some things are better left unsaid to avoid the clean-up operation needed to right their wrongs. In this instance they weren’t left unsaid, so expression through song was obligatory - I thought the use of dirty in 3 different languages was good for emphasis... The music was written during the small hours in the basement of Pop Recs Ltd, Sunderland and the words shortly before an Uber trip to a soul night in Leeds.”

Stream it below.


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Watch: Purest Release Music Video For "Give Up"

Sheffield post punk/noise band Purest have released the video for their latest single "Give Up".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out earlier this year via 25th Hour Convenience Store. Grab it here.

Watch the video below.


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Watch: Tallies Drop Visuals For "Trains and Snow"

Toronto dream pop/indie pop band Tallies have unveiled the video for their latest single "Trains and Snow".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their self-titled debut album, which came out in January 2019 through Kanine Records. Get your copy here.

Watch the clip below.


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Watch: RVG Reveal New/Single Video "Perfect Day"

Melbourne indie rock/alt band RVG have revealed the video for their new single "Perfect Day".

The song is taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'Feral’, which will be released on April 24th through Our Golden Friend and Fire Records!. Pre-order your copy here.

"Perfect Day is a song about visiting someone who’s in hospital, trying to give them the facade of a nice day even tho everything around them is awful." Romy Vager (RVG)

 "Movies and TV shows set in the snow have always made me feel happy in a way I cannot quite describe, so filming RVG perform their song 500 times in the middle of a snow storm was a magical experience. I’m forever indebted to these lovely people and their beautiful music for giving me an excuse to buy a snow machine. I don’t know when or why, but I’m sure I will need it again." Geoff O’Connor, Video Director.

Watch/listen below.