London’s finest new band Talk Show really came on my radar around this time last year with the release of their Touch the Ground EP featuring hit single “Cold House.” After a few singles released over the last year, the band has now just announced a release date of February 16th for their debut LP entitled Effigy. It features the previously heard jam “Closer,” and this brand new joint “Gold” which dropped late last week. You can certainly hear some 90s electro-rock inspiration in these tunes combined with a tense post-punk energy from leading man Harrison Swann.
London based outfit Human Interest just dropped this new tune called “All My Friends” and it felt like a solid tune for a Thursday mid morning. It has sort of a boozy, slacker rock style vibe to it that feels like American meets UK indie rock. It’s a foot stomper and a steady groover. Check it out with accompanying video below.
This track is part of a new EP entitled Empathy Lives in Outer Space due out on November 24th via Nice Swan Records.
London based group Another Sky hit my radar back in 2019 with a couple of stellar SXSW performances along with some singles that same year. Since then, the band fell mostly silent, but have returned with a fury this year having dropped three new singles since the start of the year (links for those here, here, and here). Not planning to slow down with their return, a fourth single came available today called “Uh Oh!” and is available to stream below or on all platforms. I think the song title works perfectly for the track as is doesn’t fool around from the get go and drives through two quick minutes of “Uh Ohs” and fun. One would expect the announcement of a new album soon so stay tuned.
Sometimes the shoegaze label can be a bit much, or even over used with current indie tunes, but London based RAINSONG seem to perfectly fit into the genre. Seriously, after checking out this new single “Burn” you will surely agree that the band is progressing the sound and offering a ton of energy and freshness to the sound. And hot damn, those drums will kick you in the ass for sure. Hit it below and follow RAINSONG via socials.
Late last year, South Londoners Talk Show really delivered a breath of fresh energy with the release of their six song Touch the Ground EP. That one has been seeing heavy spins both at home and during ATH vinyl happy hours around town. As we push into 2023, the band continues to churn out post-punk bangers, as evidenced by this sort of slow burning, change of pace hit “Closer.” You can tell the band is just straight having fun at this point and any listener has got to feel that energy.
This track will be par of Talk Show’s upcoming debut LP due out in early 2024.
Admittedly, I’m a huge sucker for the pop punk/indie rock that sounds/feels British, and ME REX has been at the top of that list (along with Martha) the last few years. Today, they dropped a fresh single out there that’s the perfect encapsulation of their sound. As you listen, you’ll notice that the song rolls to match the stomp of the vocal delivery from Myles McCabe; it seems like each drum fill and guitar riff was there to wrap a blanket around him. But, where the song excels is that euphoric joy that hits in the chorus as the tension finally releases. Sure, they could hit me with more bombast there, and I wouldn’t hate it, but as is, you get this punchy gem of a tune that you’ll soon be singing the rest of the day! Look for Giant Elk to drop on October 20th via Big Scary Monsters.
After a string of EPs over the last few years, London based outfit Exit Kid took some time in the studio and now have a full length debut LP ready for release later this year. Prior to that drop, the band just shared this new rocker called “Classic Life.” It features a driven guitar inspiration falling in a sort of alt-rock genre but with some brightness and delicate touches to make it softer around the edges. Stay tuned for more on the upcoming debut LP release date and surely more singles to come.
We’re rolling through the start of summer over here in the ATH offices and we needed a lil pick me up this morning to give us a jolt for the week. Luckily we have London based Nothingheads ready for just such a jolt of energy with their banging and driving new song called “Beam Engine.” This one is full of energy with some passionate vocals like if the B52s took their quirky vocals and pop beats and blended them with say Death From Above. It’s fun as hell.
Nothingheads will release this track as part of a new EP entitled Sunlit Uplands due out on Friday the 9th via Just Step Sideways.
Listening to the new tracks that are on Supermilk‘s new 7″, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards a band I know a lot of people hold dear, though keep quiet about, Superdrag; the similarities aren’t just in the “Super!” When the song below kicks off, things are in this sort of brooding punk mentality, but when the quietness of the vocals trickle in, the song emerges as this darkened piece of alternative pop. You only have to wait a few moments for the chorus to drop and that’s where it soars; the vocals burst into a higher octave and the band brandish a catchy distorted wall of guitars. It’s catch and it’s fun and it rocks and you need it, so grab the new 7″ HERE.
If you’re in the mood for something new, fresh, yet sort of slow burning and contemplative, might I suggest this new track “Fester” from London based quartet Legss. It certainly takes a bit of time for the song to truly set off, but when it does kick in, be ready for an intense and emotional payoff. Give it a little time and I promise you’ll be happy you did.
Legss will release new EP Fester on June 9th via The state51 Conspiracy.