Friday, August 20, 2021
Bristol indie pop four-piece Make Friends have unveiled their new single "Safe To Say".
From the band: "Safe To Say is about feeling helpless. Being unable to communicate when relationships with others break down. Feeling like every word you speak is received in the wrong way and you don’t know what to say or how to say it"
Grab it here and take a listen below.
California singer/guitarist Jason Martin aka Starflyer 59 has shared his new single "Sunrise".
The song is taken from the upcoming full length 'Vanity' out on October 15 via Velvet Blue Music. Grab it here.
Take a listen below.
Berlin-based psych pop/post punk musician Nicholas Wood aka Saccades (best known for making up one-half of The KVB) has aired visuals for the The KVB Remix of his track "Islands Past".
The original version of the song is taken from his 'Flowing Fades Remixes' EP out today (August 20) and made of remixes of tracks from his latest album 'Flowing Fades', featuring by Theo Kottis, Peaking Lights, Modri and The KVB. Get your copy here.
Newcastle indie rock musician Sam Fender has released his new single "Aye".
The song is taken from his upcoming second studio album 'Seventeen Going Under', set to arrive on October 8th through Interscope Records . Pre-order your copy here.
‘Aye’ is a thumping, angry and frustrated sigh at the state of the nation. It observes the battleground of left versus right but widens the lens to discover those party lines have become ever more blurred resulting in online aggravation that lacks nuance. The focus then settles on the disparity between the 1% and everybody else, and whilst ‘everybody else’ hurls insults at each other arguing semantics on social media, the 1% watch the money rolling in. It’s one of the only politically driven songs on Seventeen Going Under, and typically well observed. A purposeful rant about purposeless ranting.
Sam explains: “Aye is about the polarity between the left and the right wing, and how that leaves working class people displaced with a lack of political identity, playing into the hands of the 1%. It’s also a rant about my disdain for the greedy tax dodging billionaires of the world.
Watch a lyric video below.
Brighton-based indie rock quarter FUR have announced the release of their debut full-length album 'When You Walk Away'.
The album, produced by Theo Verney and mixed by Grammy winning engineer Caesar Edmunds (Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, St. Vincent), will be out on November 5th via 777 MUSIC. Pre-order your copy here.
The band’s journey to this point has been unconventional to say the least but whether you’ve been waiting for this album since FUR’s first breakthrough single or this is the first time you’ve ever heard of them- you are in for a treat. The record is 11 tracks of terrifically crafted guitar pop that references decades of classics for a new generation.
Speaking about the title track and its connection to the album, frontman Will Murray said: "When You Walk Away Pt I is a hopeful yet reflective statement that opens the album. Drawn from the common axiom ‘when you walk away, don’t turn/look back’ it acts as a personal manifesto that looks to punctuate and frame the themes present on the album. The album deals with the personal and shared experiences we have during the difficult post-coming of age period in our lives, with each song being a snapshot/postcard searching for meaning and trying to make sense of these experiences."
"Post-coming of age is a dizzying period of intense change and movement, both internal and external, in which you try to find your place in the world whilst finding yourself within. You may have to walk away from home, familiarity, innocence as well as jobs, relationships and situations that are no good for you while in turn friends and love’s may walk away from you. As someone with a penchant for standing outside of time and dwelling on the past, the songs act as a reminder to be more present and spend less time looking over my shoulder."
Check out the albums tracklist and watch the video for "When You Walk Away Part I" below.
When You Walk Away Tracklisting:
01. When You Walk Away Pt I
02. Anybody Else But Me
03. To Be Next To Her
04. The Fine Line of a Quiet Life
05. She’s the Warmest Colour of My Mind
06. No Good For You
07. What I Am
08. Wild Heart
09. Love You All The Time
10. Holding Up the Sun
11. When You Walk Away Pt II
Aussie jangle pop/indie rock trio DMA'S have revealed their new single "We Are Midnight".
The song is taken from their surprise EP 'I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You', released today (August 20). Get it here.
‘I Love You…’ represents a tribute to DMA’S’ long-term hardcore fans as well as to the love of rock music that still powers the band’s beating heart. It’s a reminder of where they came from and how far they’ve come. Regardless of how big they get, they’ll always be the same band that used to throw a mattress against the wall to record demos in Johnny Took’s flat.
DMA’S started recording demos when they were quarantining in Canberra ahead of their performance at the 2020 AFL Grand Final. Inspired by the freedom of working with no pressure or expectations, the songs quickly emerged with an organic yet intensely focused vibe. After brief sessions in Coogee with Dylan Adams (who engineered the band’s earliest recordings, including the Platinum hit single ‘Delete’), DMA’S had crafted an EP which blends the vibrant familiarity of their early days with the taut immediacy that they have since mastered.
“This EP was in the natural trajectory that you can sometimes take in a band,” says Johnny Took. “You work with different producers and you want to keep changing, but there’s also something in your core that pulls you back. It’s cool to get back to your roots sometimes.”
That’s not to say that this EP is a regression. Instead, it showcases how versatile and how muscular the band’s songwriting has grown since those early days. The single ‘We Are Midnight’ captures the atmosphere of hitting the open road, its distorted layers of shoegaze guitar and immediately anthemic hook echoing their love of the British indie scene. Similarly, the opener ‘1 Way’ is faster, denser, and louder than anything that appeared on ‘The Glow’. Meanwhile, ‘Viol’ has a pop instinct that belies its origins as a song written by Matt Masonon a Czech dobro, while the band’s first electric guitar ballad ‘Junk Truck Head Fuck’ features some of their most vivd and fully realised storytelling, with a bittersweet lead vocal courtesy of Tommy O’Dell.
Take a listen below.
I Love You Unconditionally, Sure Am Going To Miss You EP tracklist:
01. 1 Way’
02. We Are Midnight
04. Junk Truck Head Fuck
Chicago new goth-pop/post punk duo Wingtips (aka Vincent Segretario and Hannah Avalon) have dropped their new single "Wish U the Best".
The song is taken from their forthcoming second studio album 'Cutting Room Floor', set to be released on September 3rd vía Artoffact Records. Pre-order your copy here.
Take a listen below.
Canadian synth wave/minimal synth/shoegaze duo Violentene (aka Roland Marckwort and Mvrijo) have unleashed the video for their brand new single "Delusions".
This is the first single from the forthcoming EP "Otherworld", set to be released on October 8 through Shore Dive Records & GrindEthos Records. Get it here.
Speaking about the new WP, the duo said: With Otherworld comes a turning point from our shoegaze past into more synthetic / beat driven territory while retaining the original aesthetic, and emphasis on 80s textures and melancholic sweetness. Drawing on past new wave /synthwave and dreampop sonics, the new vibes pull at the heartstrings but remain highly danceable.
Perth-based rock/synth/indie band Death By Denim have unveiled the video for their new single "Cause a Scene".
The song is taken from their yet-untitled sophomore album, set for release next year. Get it here.
From the band: “Cause a Scene is inspired by the various instances of social and environmental activism seen over the past few years and the need for significant reform – where it’s not enough to stand and commentate from the sidelines, you’ve got to cause a scene.”
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