Long ago my infatuation with Bleeding Gold Records led me to Oh Well Goodbye; the band brandished this lo-fi brand of post-punk that I found pretty intoxicating. Now the band are back with a new EP on horizon, and this sprawling darkened pop tune. The first couple of moments are built upon this brooding guitar line, angry in fashion, while breathy vocals bubble up beneath the surface of the murky mix. This much I expected, but the added element that elevates the group’s sound is the band’s willingness to explore the darker textures within the confines of their own music, hunting for those perfect notes to accent the swirling guitar lines. You’ll be able to find the band’s brand new EP on February 15th via EDILS Records.
A light wash of electronic pulsation opens the latest single from Pizzagirl; it’s got a bit of an unbalanced feel to it, as if it’s waiting for us all to catch up. Then comes the softened croon that fills the opening verse. The song takes a quick turn, rapidly delivering vocals in a rap-like fashion, though they still have the heart-warming tone…it’s just turning quickly over and over. It ends up being quite uplifting and playful, all making our latest slice of Pizzagirl quite endearing. Go on, indulge yourself below.
For fans of: Elbow, The National
Cavalry is a band from Liverpool that takes in a ton of what I like about a well-crafted indie tune. They have an EP out today available to preview in the streaming world to listen to, use this thing called a hyperlink, via Fierce Panda called See The Night Perform. The EP was produced by Darren Jones how previously worked with The Last Shadow Puppets and you can pick that out in this track called “Heresy”.
I love a good baritone. While I’ve never actually used it musically, I’ve got a frighteningly deep voice, so it’s good to see that like-voiced individuals can make great pop. This track from Her’s is really great in that fashion, though I like the casually infectious groove that rolls throughout the rest of the track. The tones create this sense of longing, this sense of dreaming, which provides the emotional escapism that many of us look for in our tunes. This track is released on a limited 7″ today, so get it while its hot.
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I mean, the Hooton Tennis Club name alone grabs your attention, in some form or another, but what’s important is how quickly you get attached to this new single. From the moment that first snare hit kicks in with the guitar twisting around the lyrics, it’s pop success. It’s a perfect pop piece, rocking a little bit of twang in the guitars whilst pushing a casually cool vocal to bring the whole track together. If this ditty suits your tastes, then look for for the group to release their debut album later this year via Heavenly Recordings.
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Streaming albums is the perfect way for you to sample something you might not have heard, give it a once over, and make an educated consumer choice. Thus, I’m bringing you this new EP from People/Talk. The UK act originally began as So Sexual, but changed their name, possibly due to it’s overt Faint reference. This new EP shows them developing their new wave sound further, pushing into larger pop territory. Of course, this band might not have made it overseas if it weren’t for the hard work of the people at Bleeding Gold, who have released this EP on CD for your pleasure. Listen, enjoy, buy. Done.