Wednesday, May 19, 2021

New Entry: The Mirrors Unleash New Single "I'll Stay"

Melbourne indie pop/synthpop band The Mirrors have unleashed their new single "I'll Stay".

The song is out now, we have previously heard their debut single "On My Way". 

Take a listen below.

Watch: SHANX FM Premieres New Single/Video "Yesterday"

Wenatchee, WA darkwave/post punk artist SHANX FM has premiered the video for his brand new single "Yesterday".

The song comes out tomorrow (May 20th) via Cold Transmission, get it here. The debut album will follow this autumn.

Watch/listen below.


POND Announce New LP '9', Share New Single/Video "America's Cup"

Australian psychedelic-pop/rock band POND have announced the release of their new album '9'.

The follow-up to 2019's Tasmania, was produced by POND, and mixed by James Ireland & Jay Watson, it will be out on October 1st via Spinning Top Records. Pre-order your copy here.

Speaking about the record, bandleader Nick Allbrook said: “We sort of gave ourselves permission to make something stuffed this time. We’d settled into a pretty tight routine with the last few albums and wanted to shake a boat with this so we started off with filling a few tape reels with some absolutely heinous improvised sonic babble which, after much sifting, became the first few songs of the album. We also wanted to up the tempo.”

“The last few albums have a neat little mantra or repetitive theme. If I was forced to find something like that in 9, I guess it would be ‘biography’ or ‘observation’ — a lot of the lyrics seem to focus on single people’s lives, or the lives of small moments or small things when you zoom real close up and they reveal something deeper. Stuff like my cheap Chinese slippers, or a soiled teddy bear, or Agnes Martin (not to put them in the same category, although maybe Agnes would’ve appreciated it). In the Rorschach test of re-reading lyrics, one thing that sticks out is a fixation on leaving behind a time of golden optimism and uncynical abandon. We can’t look at ourselves the same anymore, and the world we’ve built provides a scary lense for viewing our past.”

Of the new single "America's Cup", he said: "The beat makes me think of a New York street strut, Sesame Street style. But it’s about Fremantle before Alan Bond gave the big ball of gentrification its final shove, when it was cheap and harsh and the broken relics of the pre-87 port city were young, groovy cats in a secret idyll wedged between the river and the sea. It’s also about blokes being different versions of whatever the hell we’ve been taught we’re supposed to be."

Check out the full tracklist  and the video for "America's Cup", below.

9 Tracklist:
01. Song For Agnes
02. Human Touch
03. America’s Cup
04. Take Me Avalon I’m Young
06. Czech Locomotive 
07. Rambo 
08. Gold Cup / Plastic Sole 
09. Toast 


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New Entry: SPINN Air New Single "The Things She Says To Me"

Liverpool indie pop/dream pop/jangle band SPINN have aired their new single "The Things She Says To Me".

The song is out today (May 19) and "it's a proper old school SPINN, 3 minutes of pop n' roll"

Get it here and stream it below.



New Entry: James Release New Single "Isabella"

Manchester legends James have released their new single "Isabella".

The song is taken from their upcoming 16th studio album 'All The Colours of You', set to arrive on June 4th. Pre-order your copy here.

Take a listen below.


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Watch: The Early Mornings Reveal New Single/Video "Days Spent"

Manchester post punk/guitar pop/art rock band The Early Mornings have revealed the video for their new single "Days Spent".

The song is taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Unnecessary Creation', set to be released on June 18. Get it here.

Taking inspiration from bands like The Breeders, The Raincoats, The Feelies, VU and The Fall, the band share a love for both angular guitars and pop melodies. 

Watch/listen below.

New Entry: Art d'Ecco Drops "That's Entertainment" (The Jam cover)

British Columbia glam-rocker Art d'Ecco has dropped his cover version of The Jam's 1981 classic "That's Entertainment".

“‘That’s Entertainment’ by The Jam is one of my favourite songs of all time,” d’Ecco explains. “My latest record is an album all about entertainment, so I felt compelled to add this classic Paul Weller track to the d’Ecco catalogue. It forms the perfect sonic prologue to my record, written by a master lyricist and poet.”

Art d'Ecco's new album 'In Standard Definition', came out last month (April 23) through Paper Bag Records.

Get the cover here and stream it below.


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Watch: The Zolas Unleash Music Video For "Yung Dicaprio"

Vancouver, BC indie pop band The Zolas have unleashed the video for their newest single "Yung Dicaprio".

The song is taken from their forthcoming new album 'Come Back to Life', due out July 16 via through Light Organ Records. Buy it here.

Speaking about it, the band said: "We got really into 1996's Romeo + Juliet for this one. Yung Dicaprio is about 2 people from opposite ends of the same sick world who find the antidote in one another."

Watch the  clip below.


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