Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Watch: Vacation Forever Premieres "Ride Or Cry" Music Video

Swedish artist Zacharias Zachrisson project Vacation Forever has premiered the video for his newest single "Ride Or Cry".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last week (January 22). Buy it here.

The video was directed by Gustav Stegfors. Watch it below. 


New Entry: Holy Ship Airs New Single "Giant Step, Small Leap"

Stockholm based indie rock/psychedelic/shoegaze artist Jonatan Westh aka Holy Ship has aired his new single "Giant Step, Small Leap".

The song is taken from the upcoming EP 'Les Deux Regards', out soon through Declared Goods. Get it here.

Stream it below.

New Entry: Jane Inc Share New Single "Steel"

Toronto-based experimental-pop artist, Jane Inc. (aka Carlyn Bezic who's part of U.S. Girls, Ice Cream and Darlene Shrugg) has shared her new single "Steel".

The song is taken from her forthcoming debut album 'Number One', which will be out on March 19 out via Telephone Explosion Records. Pre-order your copy here.

In a lot of ways, this album is a constant self-assessment. How do our surroundings impact our depression? Does outside imagery warp our ideas of beauty and self-worth? How do we manage our unhealthy connections to social media? What can we do to better our planet? This internal dialogue often leads Number One into vulnerable territory. “I think a lot of the songs on the album deal with how we form ourselves and how that gets fragmented and complicated by the societal structures we interact with”, says Bezic. “It felt right to make a collage of pictures of me (and ads from magazines) for the cover of the album. It’s like a weird fragmented self, building up an idea of who you are based on other people's ideas of you”.

"Steel", is a snappy foray into bug-eyed guitar pop, wedging agile riffs alongside blinging synthesizers and a thumping rhythm section. Thematically it adds to the conversation surrounding the increasingly imbalanced work/life pattern that we persevere with and the gentrification that is slowly sucking the soul out of cities whilst we keep our noses to the grindstone. "'Steel' is about the frustration of living to work and working to live," explains Carlyn, "while condominiums (and the policy and bureaucracy that nurture them) slowly turn your hometown into a husk."

Stream it below.

Number One Tracklist:
01. Gem
02. Steel
03. Faceless, Bodiless
04. Dirt and The Earth
05. Bloom Becomes Me
06. My Oldest Friend
07. His, Mine
08. Obliterated

Watch: Gary, Indiana Release New Single/Video "Alien 3"

Manchester experimental/noise three piece Gary, Indiana have released the video for their new single "Alien 3".

The song is out today via Fire Talk, get it here. Speaking about the new track, the band said "'Alien 3' is a dark tale of violence, defiance and rebellion. The words, almost whispered and monotone, are a declaration of power: I know what you're doing, the victim says; but I won't be on my knees anymore."

On the visuals, Scott Fair of the band, who also created the video said "I saw a clip of the video game Mosh Pit Simulator a while back and found it to be both very disturbing and very funny, and I loved that reaction so that was a jumping off point for the 'Alien 3' video. I used free software called Blender to make most of the animations, it's all completely new to me so I was like a kid in a sweet shop wanting to try everything and having fun with it. The other major component of the video is computer game glitches. Some true abominations are created when computer games go wrong and it's utterly captivating."

Watch/listen below.

New Entry: The Vacant Lots Drop "Into The Depths" (Cold Cave Deep Speed Remix)

NYC  electro post-punk duo The Vacant Lots (aka Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen) have dropped the Cold Cave Deep Speed Remix of their song "Into The Depths".

The remix features as a bonus 7" included in the second pressing of their latest album 'Interzone', due for release February 19th via Fuzz Club. Pre-order your copy here.

"It's truly an honor to collaborate with Wesley Eisold," says the duo's Jared Artaud. "Not only is Cold Cave one of my favorite bands, but he's one of my favorite poets. I can count on one hand the contemporary bands whose music I find inspiring. Cold Cave is the ultimate. It’s music that cuts through the bullshit and strikes the soul. Brian and I wanted to have just one remix to go with Interzone, and there was no one else we wanted to work with more than Cold Cave. I love what Wesley did to the track - pushing it to the extremes, into some insanely ordered chaos zone."

Take a listen below.

Saccades Announces New LP 'Flowing Fades', Stream "Islands Past"

Berlin-based psych pop/post punk musician Nicholas Wood aka Saccades (best known for making up one-half of The KVB) has announce the release of his sophomore album 'Flowing Fades'.

The record will be released on April 9th via Fuzz Club Records featuring his new single "Islands Past". Pre-order your copy here.

The artist’s solo material under the Saccades moniker is an exercise in escapist psychedelic pop. On ‘Flowing Fades’ we find a world of blissed-out synths, languid carefree guitars, dreamy vocals and influences that range from J.G. Ballard and Serge Gainsbourg to 80s dream pop and yacht-rock.

“I began to properly work on this album after returning from The KVB’s North American Tour in late 2019, my head filled with new inspiration for this project and a clear idea on how this album should sound”, Wood remembers: “I wanted to create something soothing and immersive. Music for escapism, which can be listened to at sunrise or sunset. Even though it’s lighter and mellower than my usual output, I feel like there are strong hints of melancholia in there too, reflecting the world in which it was created.” With the bulk of the album written whilst Wood was cooped up in his apartment over lockdown, the album inevitably reflects the social unrest that was unfolding outside - touching on everything from lockdown paranoia and fractured relationships to missing life on the road.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Islands Past"  below.

Flowing Fades Tracklist:
01. Islands Past
02. On Your Mind
03. All Divided Selves
05. Tonight We Can Expect The Same
06. Breezy
07. Day Dreamer
08. Older Than Tomorrow
09. Heat
10. Endless Spring
11. Flowing Fades
12. Lady Blue 


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Watch: Blue Canopy Reveals New Single/Video "Motovun"

Portland-based dream pop/ indie pop/chillwave artist Blue Canopy (aka multi-instrumentalist Alex Schiff) has revealed the video for his new single "Motovun".

The song is is the lead single of his forthcoming EP 'Sleep While You Can', set to arrive on March 5th via Grind Select. Pre-order your copy here.

Exploring the often unspoken anxiety related to having a child and what that means for losing the past version of one's self, the EP is beautifully introspective at a time where self-reflection is incredibly crucial. 

Watch/listen below.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

New Entry: Mortal Boy Unleashes New Song "Miscreant"

Los Angeles post punk/dark wave/new wave artist Mortal Boy has unleashed his new song "Miscreant".

"With Not being able to perform and promote my new album, I am left scattered and impatient. i need to keep writing or else Ill go batshit. These are the first steps to a follow up LP.  I touched upon the events of January 6th With a subtle title because I'm cliché in writing about current events". —Mortal Boy

Take a listen below.


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New Entry: Astari Nite Unveil New Single "All Else is a Curse"

Miami post punk/dark wave band Astari Nite have unveiled their new single "All Else is a Curse".

The song is out today (Jan 26), and is the latest offering from the band’s forthcoming new album, due to be released later this year. Get it here

Band's frontman, Mychael says: "As of recent I have been listening to quite a bit of Abba, David Bowie and Yazoo, not intentionally of course, perhaps it had to do with the familiar faces I have been surrounded by during this past Fall and now what seems to be, the never-ending Winter. In essence I fell in love with a lot of laughter and simple conversing during these engagements.

Often, I would slide away in thought during these times only to be reminded of voices I might never hear again. Feeling merry and magical, Astari Nite began tracking for our next catalog of songs and in an instant “All Else is a Curse” became my new obsession. 

As melancholy as I may appear, I am carelessly smiling deep inside. The more I dwell on who or what moment in time this song is about, I like to believe that sadness is an artform and as cliché as it may sound, it meant everything to me.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Nice Biscuit Share New Single/Video "Candle"

Brisbane garage pop/psych band Nice Biscuit have shared the video for their new single "Candle".

The song is taken from their brand new EP 'Create Simulate' out today (January 26). Get your copy here.

Speaking about it, singer, Billie Star said: “This track mourns the loss of core knowledge destroyed by the killing and oppression of countless women during the burning times. It is a song about women regaining their power through collectivism, creativity and inner work in order to lead us out of patriarchal dominance and into an age of equality.”

Watch/listen below.

New Entry: The Watchmakers Return With New Single "Clover"

After a long hiatus, Manchester neo-psychedelic group The Watchmakers have returned with their brand new single "Clover".

The song is out today (January 26), and is the first of several singles lined up to be released this year by the band. Starting with a trippy motorik wig-out outro, it slows to then suddenly burst into life. It is an uplifting, melodic and synth laden psychedelic pop nugget creating the perfect blend of a huge wall of sound and heavy grooves for a mind-bending vibe. 

Recorded at Hope Mill Studios in Manchester, UK, the single has been produced by the band and mastered by Jim Spencer (Charlatans, New Order). 

Get it here and stream it below.

Watch: Do Nothing Release New Single/Video "Uber Alles"

Nottingham post punk band Do Nothing have released the video for their new single "Uber Alles".

The song is out now and is taken from their forthcoming second EP ‘Glueland’, which will arrive on March 12 via Exact Truth.out now. Grab it here.

Watch/listen below.


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New Entry: Blancmange Air "Diagram (Expanded Version)"

British electronic pioneers Blancmange have aired the expanded version of  "Diagram".

The song is taken from Expanden Mindset (the longer version of their latest album 'Mindset') which came out in December 2020. Get your copy here.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: The Lucid Dream Reveal New Single/Video "CHI-03"

Carlisle experimental/psych band The Lucid Dream have unveiled the video for their newest single "CHI-03".

The song is taken from their forthcoming fifth studio album ‘The Deep End’, set to be released on April 2 via Holy Are You Recordings.

Watch/listen below.


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Monday, January 25, 2021

Watch: Same Eyes Premiere Music Video For "New Wage"

Ann Arbor, Michigan synthpop/synthwave duo Same Eyes (aka Chad Pratt and Alex Hughes) have released the video for their latest single "New Wage".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their brand new album 'Parties To End', which came out last Friday (January 22) through Desperate Ones.Grab your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

Watch: LegPuppy Drop Music Video For "Bring the War"

London indie psych/dance/electropunk band LegPuppy have dropped the video for  "Bring the War (Wake me when its gone)" .

The song is taken from their recent album 'A Guide to Social Distancing Remixing', which came out last Friday (January 22). Grab it here.

Watch the clip below.


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Watch: Push Button Press Unleash Music Video For "Trace"

Tampa, Florida dark wave/coldwave/post punk band Push Button Press have unleashed the video for their latest single "Trace".

The song is taken from their sophomore album 'Black Swan', which came out on January 8th through Cold Transmission. Get your copy here.

Watch the video below.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Watch: A Projection Unveil New Single/Video "Darwin's Eden"

Swedish dark wave/alt band A Projection have unveiled the video for their new single "Darwin's Eden".

The song is out today (January 22). Get your copy here.

Watch/listen below.

New Entry: The Rotanas Share New Single "Spinner"

Cardiff based indie rock band The Rotanas have shared their brand new single "Spinner".

The song, recorded by Richard Jakson (Pretty Vicious, The Automatic, Super Furry Animals), mixed by Nick Brine (Oasis, The Stone Roses, The Verve), and mastered by Pete Maher (The Rolling Stones, U2), is out today (January 22). Get it here.

UPDATE 25/01/2021: "Spinner" is out new Single of the Week!

Speaking of the inspiration behind the song songwriter James Wilson commented: 'Spinner' is a song about the talentless deceivers in the music industry who try to sell you a dream and manipulate you for their own benefits which are often financial. They hide in the darkness and as soon as they see a glimmer of success they make their move.”

The Rotanas class their sound as Gritpop, a sound which is both gritty and smooth; instantly catchy but also subtle and sophisticated.

Take a listen below.

Watch: SWIMM Air Music Video For "You Never Fake It"

L.A psych pop/rock band SWIMM have revealed their new single "You Never Fake It" featuring Lauren Ruth Ward.

The song, "an intimate ballad complete with lush synthesizers and an entrancing drum+bass," is out now. Buy it here.

Detailing the backstory of the song, SWIMM said: The story of “You Never Fake It” was actually birthed out of one rainy night in Manhattan I had a few years ago but when I hear this song it brings me back to the first couple weeks of quarantine. It was actually very stormy during that time so the air outside was ripe with panic and urban drainage, while inside my warehouse… mostly panic, ganja and sweatpants. Turns out productivity can really blossom when you’re not sneaking into the ballroom bathrooms of East LA snorting Cayenne pepper with strangers for a head rush. This new allotment of focus time let me dive into the production of this one… 

This is gonna sound a little Indigo-child dream-catcher vibe but I kept hearing “Kim”, the somewhat illusory character of the song, in my head when I was recording and wanted to somehow capture the spirit of her and have it feel analogous to the way you can kind of capture a memory in a song. So I texted my best bud and bandmate of our side project Aging Actress, Lauren Ruth Ward and asked her to sing some words into her phone and text them back. I didn’t give her the tempo or key, which was really silly of me now that I think about it but somehow what she did just worked perfectly. I guess it helps that she is the best singer on the damn planet.  Eventually I asked her to sing on the bridge and kinda go for it for the end of the song. 

In an odd sense, I have some weird nostalgia for those first few weeks. And I don’t mean that in any disrespect to those that were sick or hurting. It’s just that I really escaped to and lived in that song for that time and through the beauty of art or whatever, that place became more real to me than the terrifying state of things."

Watch the video below.


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Flyying Colours Confirm Details of New Album 'Fantasy Country'

Melbourne psych/shoegaze band Flyying Colours have confirmed details of their upcoming sophomore album 'Fantasy Country',

The follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2016's debut album Mindfullness, will be out on February 26th via London-based independent label, Club AC30. Taking inspiration from the early 90s UK psych/shoegaze scene, ‘Fantasy Country’ is rich in sonic texture and shimmering atmospherics with a heavy dose of melody. Pre-order your copy here.

“While it’s been a long time seemingly between records it doesn’t feel like that so much for us. We have previously been able to throw ourselves into recording over a period of time, however with this record was about creating that time in between touring and life. We are real people who work to pay our rent and to be able to go on tour,” says band member Brodie J Brümmer.

“This album was supposed to now be 6-12 months old. We take touring and supporting our music live pretty seriously so it would have been very difficult for us to put out this album during the early stages of the pandemic. We are very lucky to be in Australia right now where shows are starting up again, and we of course hope to be touring internationally again soon,” he adds.

Check out the album's tracklist and revisit the video for their latest single "Big Mess", below.

Fantasy Country tracklist:
01. Goodtimes
03. Ok
04. Its Real
05. White Knuckles
06. Eyes Open
07. This One
08. Boarding Pass


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New Entry: Cathedral Bells Premiere New Single "Ether"

Cassadaga, Florida dream pop/shoegaze band Cathedral Bells (lead by Matthew Messore) have premiered their new single "Ether"

The song is the title track of their upcoming new album 'Ether', set to arrive next Friday, January 29th through Spirit Goth. Pre-save it here.

Stream it below.

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New Entry: Super Besse Release "Ozhog (Wolfstream remix)"

Minsk, Belarus post punk/cold wave band Super Besse have released the Wolfstream remix of their song "Ozhog".

The remix is taken from their forthcoming release 'Un Rêve Remixes', set to arrive on February 5. PRe-order it here.

Have a listen below.

Watch: Field Music Drop Music Video For "Orion From The Street"

Sunderland, UK indie rock/art pop band Field Music have dropped the video for their latest single "Orion From The Street".

The song is part of our current playlist and is out now. Get your copy here.

Watch the clip below.

New Entry: Vacation Manor Unleash New Single "Can't Run Forever"

Virginia indie rock/pop band Vacation Manor have unleashed their new single "Can't Run Forever".

The song is out today (January 22). Get it here.

From the duo: "n mid-November my old friend Nick Purvis came to Virginia to visit us and “maybe mess around with some music.” A few hours into the first day, we had the bones of “Can’t Run Forever” and by day two we had most of the final song recorded. 

Things in music usually don’t happen that way, but I love that it did this time. I hope the lack of hesitation and excitement we had in recording it is felt when you hear it. "

Take a listen below.

New Entry: Vacation Forever Reveals New Single "Ride Or Cry"

Swedish artist Zacharias Zachrisson project Vacation Forever has revealed his catchy new single "Ride Or Cry".

The song is out today (January 22). Buy it here and take a listen below. 


Thursday, January 21, 2021

New Entry: Baby Strange DRop New Single "Club Sabbath"

Glasgow indie rock/punk band Baby Strange have dropped their new single "Club Sabbath".

The song is out today (Jan 21) and is taken from their forthcoming new EP ‘Land of Nothing’, which will be out on April 30 via Icons Creating Evil Art. Get it here.

Speaking about it, vocalist/guitarist Johnny Madden says: “When we wrote this track we instantly knew we wanted to name it after our club night. It sounds like it was made for a dancefloor. This is one of our favourite songs to date and we can’t wait for people to hear it.

"We’re missing Club Sabbath more than ever right now. We started it in 2015 at The Priory on Sauchiehall St in Glasgow and we’ve hosted some really memorable parties. It’s a community spirit with loads of like-minded people. We’ve had live performances or DJ sets from people like Fontaines D.C, Wolf Alice, DMA’s, The Chats, The Magic Gang, Nick Allbrook (Pond) and The Dunts, to name a few. The government needs to support independent venues during Covid or there will be nowhere left for new artists to cut their teeth and grow. It’s really important that small venues like The Priory survive through this for that very reason.”

Stream it below.


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New Entry: Sports Unveil New Single "The Look"

Tulsa indie pop/indie rock duo Sports (aka Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot) have unveiled their catchy new single "The Look".

The song is taken from their forthcoming forthcoming EP 'Get A Good Look Pt. 1' EP, set to arrive on February 12th. Pre-order your copy here.

Stream it below.

Bored at My Grandmas House Shares "Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too"

Whitehaven dream pop/shoegaze musician Amber Strawbridge aka Bored at My Grandmas House has shared her new single "Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too".

The song is taken from her forthcoming EP 'Sometimes I Forget You're Human Too', which will be available on February 5 2021. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch a lyric video below.

Low Island Announce Debut LP 'If You Could Have It All Again', Stream "Feel Young Again"

Oxford indie dance quartet Low Island have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘If You Could Have It All Again’. 

Recorded, produced and engineered by the band at their makeshift studio in rural France, the album sees the band fully taking the reins over their own destiny, and becoming a DIY machine. It will be released on their own label Emotional Interference on April 16th. Pre-order it here.

Describing the album as the product of "ten years of trying to make things work – in music, but also in life," lead vocalist Carlos Posada recounts "a litany of romantic disasters that have coloured the last ten years of my life". It sees him inhabiting a loose character that looks back at the last decade, and says – in his words – "Have I just really fucked this up? Have I made a royal mess of the last ten years?

This reference to a character teases at the literary and pop-culture touchstones for the record. Wistful protagonists caught in a constant nostalgia, perpetually feeling their best days are behind them - think Watanabe in Norwegian Wood, Malcolm from A Little Life, Emma from People, Places, Things, Holden from Catcher In The Rye.

Whilst the sorrow of a lost twenties is evident in a lot of the album there’s hope among the chaos and the loss too. Playing with light and shade sonically, visually and thematically, Low Island succinctly express how one can’t exist without the other, and learn to embrace the contrast.

Check out the record's tracklist and take a listen to their new single "Feel Young Again", below

If You Could Have It All Again Tracklist:
01. Hey man,
02. What Do You Stand For
04. Don't Let The Light In (Reprise)
06. Who's Having The Greatest Time?
07. Feel Young Again
08. I Do It For You
09. Momentary
10. Spaces Closing In
11. What The Hell (are you gonna do now?)


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Watch: Django Django Air New Single/Video "Free From Gravity"

British indie/art rock band Django Django have aired the video for their single "Free From Gravity".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Glowing In The Dark', which will be out on February 12 through Because Music. Pre-order your copy here.

"The idea for the video came to me one evening in lock down. I’ve been heavily into sci-fi and the whole extra terrestrial thing since I was a kid reading books about the unexplained. It’s about someone who feels alienated in life and that idea is taken to the extreme where they’re actually feeling alienated because they don’t belong on this planet!" — Dave

Watch/listen below.

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Watch: Motorama Release New Single/Video "Pole Star"

Russian dream-pop quintet Motorama have released the video for their brand new single "Pole Star".

The song from the forthcoming record 'Before The Road', more details soon.

Watch/listen below.


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New Entry: The Pale White Reveal New Single "Confession Box"

Newcastle indie rock band The Pale White have revealed their new single "Confession Box".

The song is out today (January 21). Grab it here.

Take a listen below.

New Entry: The Entrepreneurs Drop Music Video For "Sweet"

Copenhagen post-rock/alt band The Entrepreneurs have dropped the video for their newest single "Sweet".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Wrestler' due out February 26th via Crunchy Frog. Pre-order your copy here.

Watch the clip below.


New Entry: Melllo Unleashes New Single "Strong As Hell"

Me///o, the solo project of Marianthi from MARSHEAUX has unleashed her new single "Strong As Hell".

The song is out today (January 21). Buy it here and stream it below.


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New Entry: Cliché Cult Unveil New Single "Someone Like You"

Leeds indie rock four-piece Cliché Cult have unveiled their new single "Someone Like You".

This is the band's second single, we've already heard their debut  song "Common Ground". Get it here.

Watch a lyric video below.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Art d'Ecco Announces New LP 'In Standard Definition', Airs "TV God" New Video

British Columbia glam-rocker Art d'Ecco has announced the release of his new album 'In Standard Definition'.

For the follow-up to 2018's Trespasser, Art d’Ecco joined forces with producer/engineer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, New Pornographers, Destroyer) in ocean-side studio The Hive. The record will be out in April 23rd through Paper Bag Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Adding substance to immaculate style, Art d’Ecco’s latest creation, In Standard Definition, commands attention with every turn. Like channel surfing on an old television set, watching grainy black and white movies or flickering slideshows starring a cross section of humanity, each all-analogue vignette holds up a mirror to pop culture and explores the curiosity of entertainment. 

Lyrically blurring fact and fiction, it swaggers from the glory days of La La Land’s golden age to today’s obsession with celebrity and its hold over us all. “No matter where you live or what language you speak, there’s an entertainment god for you,” d’Ecco tells. “Whether on TV or writing the books you read, it’s an odd sense of purpose we allocate to these humans whose talent is in distracting us from the doldrums of daily life. We’re constantly searching for something... glued to our phones... consuming various forms of entertainment. We feel less close with each other, and closer to the strangers who make us feel good.” 

In Standard Definition sees d’Ecco packing his heftiest punch yet. 

Check out the album's tracklist and the video for the new single "TV God" below.

In Standard Definition Track list:
01. Desires
02. TV God
03. Bird Of Prey
04. Nothing Ever Changes
05. I Am The Dancefloor
06. Head Rush
07. Channel 7 (Pilot Season)
08. In Standard Definition
09. Good Looks
10. The Message
11. Channel 11 (Reruns)
12. I Remember


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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Watch: The Prosaics Shares "Frown" Music Video

British electro-pop/synthpop artist The Prosaics (aka A.G. Williams) have shared the video for his latest single "Frown".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out in November 2020 via DistroKid. Get your copy here.

The Prosaics preaches from a pulpit of keyboards, surrounded on all sides by towers of antique, quirky synthesisers. From here he croons his scathing critique of the world he sees around him.

The sound of The Prosaics is best described as a raised eyebrow, a disapproving glance over one’s tortoiseshell spectacles, a jog around an amputee ward, a brisk walk home in November, an explicit funeral wreath or simply as something worth listening to.

For fans of: Gorillaz, John Maus, Jack Stauber, Martin L Gore (Depeche Mode), La Roux, Nick Cave, The Smiths, Portishead, The Postal Service & Pulp.

Watch the video below.

New Entry: Yard Act Premiere New Single "Dark Days"

Leeds indie rock/punk band Yard Act have premiered their new single "Dark Days".

The Dark Days/ Peanuts 7" is out now through via their own label, Zen F.C. Get your copy here.

Dark Days is another absolute gem with a locked in groove and scratching and itching guitar work. It has the feel of a classic 1979 post punk single that is part The Fall, part Sleaford Mods and part Andy Gill of Gang of Four's guitar work. The flip Peanuts is more laid back but just as essential and adds a twist of Half Man Half Biscuit.

"With 'Dark Days' I wrote the first verse and chorus hook quite fast but then I didn’t know how to finish it," says frontman James Smith. "The demo Ryan sent was ace, real sparse. The drums were really driven but the bassline felt like it was suspended mid air in the verses, like a dub bassline or something. It created the illusion that you have time to stop and look around amidst the ensuing chaos. It's like in war films when all the noise stops and you just hear the protagonist's heavy breathing whilst they survey their surroundings in slow motion. Then the chorus hit with this ‘Captain Caveman’ vibe, it reminded me of that stop-motion cartoon from the 90's ‘GOGS’ if anyone remembers that? I liked the juxtaposition of the bleak world with the cartoon bass line.

"Despite all the advances humanity has made, the threat of devolution feels increasingly possible in the modern world, and on my bad days when I’m spiralling I can’t help but get trapped in my own head envisioning this post apocalyptic future we’re seemingly headed toward, so fuck knows why I decided to watch Children of Men when I was feeling like that. If I’d fully remembered what happened in it, I don’t think I would've in the middle of a pandemic, but I did, and I actually came away feeling really uplifted by the ending. I saw hope in it, and it helped me finish the story.”

“‘Dark Days’ is the last of four singles before we start work on the album, of which none of those songs will be on," he adds.

Take a listen below.

Watch: Goat Girl Air Lyric Video For New Single "Badibaba"

South London indie rock/garage pop band Goat Girl have aired a lyric video for their new single "Badibaba"

The song is taken from their upcoming new album 'On All Fours', which will be out on 29th January 2021 via Rough Trade Records. Pre-order your copy here

Watch/listen below.


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Watch: Then Comes Silence Release "In Your Name" Music Video

Swedish post punk/dark wave band Then Comes Silence have released the video for their latest single "In Your Name".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their fifth studio album 'Machine', which came out in March 2020 via Oblivion/SPV (EU) and Metropolis Records (US). Buy your copy here.

Watch the clip below.


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Watch: Home Counties Drop Music Video For "Modern Yuppies"

English indie rock/punk/alt band Home Counties have dropped the video for their latest single "Modern Yuppies".

The song is part of our current playlist and came out last week via Alcopop Records.. Get it here.

Singer Will Harrison says of the track, “Synths and drum machines were already something we were very keen to explore and 2020 provided us with an unexpected amount of free time to experiment. We dialled the disco influences up to the max and totally embraced that 70’s-cop-drama vibe for this pair of stand-alone singles. It feels like a bold declaration of who we are and it definitely gives a clearer taste of where we’re heading for our next EP.”

“The song is a comparison between the young urban professionals of the 1980s to those of today,” he adds. “It discusses the differences, the way that arrogance and conservatism have made way for self-doubt and socially ‘liberal’ political positions. Ultimately however, they are both plagued by the same condition - of constantly needing more.”

Watch the clip below.

New Entry: Fontaines D.C. Reveal "A Hero's Death" (Soulwax Remix)

Dublin rock n' roll band Fontaines D.C. have revealed the Soulwax Remix of  their song "A Hero's Death".

The remix is out now, get it here. The original version is taken from their latest album "A Hero's Death", which came out in July 2020 through Partisan Records. Get your copy here.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Blanketman Unveil Lyric Video For New Single "Leave The South"

Manchester indie rock/post punk band Blanketman have unveiled a lyric video for their new single "Leave The South".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'National Trust', set to arrive in March via [PIAS]. Get it here.

Vocalist Adam Hopper says: “The song harks back to five years ago when I was living in Reading while at uni. While not a bad place, I found my final year tough and was becoming disillusioned with what I was doing and where I was. I was in a rut mentally and my friends had stayed up north and I found myself feeling increasingly isolated and skint.”

“I managed to convince myself that moving back up north would solve all my problems like it was some kind of utopia and started blaming where I was for said problems. I laugh at that now and that’s what the song is about. Although the water really does taste better up north”.”

Watch/listen below.


Small Black Announce New LP 'Cheap Dreams', Stream "Duplex"

Brooklyn-based chillwave/indie pop band Small Black have announced the release of their new studio album 'Cheap Dreams'.

The 11-track record will be release on April 9th on 100% Electronica. Pre-order your copy here.

Making their way through three LPs and multiple incarnations of the band, they became a touring machine across America and overseas throughout the last decade. After five years, Cheap Dreams finds the band taking stock on where they’re from and where they’ve ended up. 

The album pays tribute to Kolenik’s uncle, a passionate surfer whose attic in Long Island was used for making their first album. Shortly after the release of their 2015 album, he passed from a stroke while at the beach and a good chunk of the record is about his life and how it reflects on the band’s choice to try to live out theirs as musicians.

Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for their new single "Duplex", below

Cheap Dreams Tracklist:
01. Tampa
02. Duplex
03. Postcard
04. Waterworks
05. Driftwood Fire
06. The Bridge
07. Service Merchandise
08. Cheap Dreams
09. Nobody Loves You
10. Dunes
11. Song To Ruin 

Mint Julep Announce New LP 'In a Deep and Dreamless Sleep', Stream "Black Maps"

US dream pop/electronic/synth wave duo Mint Julep (aka wife-and-husband Hollie and Keith Kenniff) have announced the release of their new studio album 'In a Deep and Dreamless Sleep'.

The follow-up to 2019’ Stray Fantasies, is taken from the album , available on March 19th , via Western Vinyl. Pre-order your copy here.

The record, "a distinctly hazier chapter of their technicolor pop venture Mint Julep", blunts the sharpness and softens the glare, striking a balance between songcraft, and Hollie’s solo material, as well as Keith’s output as Goldmund. 

In a Deep & Dreamless Sleep assumes a more aerated form, exuding a heavy fog of shoegaze sensibility, though the infectious pop know-how of its precursor remains firmly intact. “Our previous material tended to be structured largely in a verse/chorus setting,” Keith explains, “but these songs are more free flowing and through-composed with a focus on mood and texture. He continues “A lot of the songs are more stream-of-consciousness than premeditated; we went with first ideas and let them guide the composition rather than planning a definitive road map-- which hopefully lends itself to creating a specific and unique emotional connection.”

In a Deep & Dreamless Sleep is a window into an intoxicatingly romantic parallel world the Kenniffs have constructed out of analog synths, masterful sound design, nectar-drenched hooks, and airy vocals that wade way out into a sea of texture. They have managed to hone years worth of date-nights into a 46 minute collection of phosphoric ambient pop which bears a sense of skillful consistency that belies the album’s casual creation.

Check out the album's tracklist and listen to their new single "Black Maps", below.

In a Deep and Dreamless Sleep Tracklist:
01. A Rising Sun
02. Black Maps
03. Mirage
04. Lure
05. Longshore Drift
06. Pulse
07. Lost
08. In Your Sleep
09. Shores
10. In The Ocean
11. Westerly


Monday, January 18, 2021

New Entry: Rehearsed Living Unleash New Single "Some Knots Are Hard To Untie"

Sheffield indie pop/dream pop/shoegaze band Rehearsed Living have unleashed their new single "Some Knots Are Hard To Untie".

Take a listen below.


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Watch: Bat Habits Shares Music Video For "Schweigen"

Athens techno/darkwave/post punk/post dark D.I.Y. project Bat Habits has shared visuals for "Schweigen".

The song is taken from his new EP 'Enter The Void', released last Friday (January 15). Get it here.

Watch the clip below.