You ever have one of those bands you wish people understood the way you did? You whisper their name in every one’s ears, but in the end, you’re also totally cool to just adore the band on your own? Well, I’ve been pushing Seazoo on ya’ll since Trunks, and with a new album slated for Spring of 2020 you can bet that I’m already pushing that hype train. I love how the guitars on this new single have a slight bit of scuzzy shuffle, kind of like some of the stuff from Grandaddy. And, much like that outfit, the band are spinning this into a bright pop hit; I’m absolutely head over heels for the chorus on this number. I’m going to keep encouraging ya’ll to get on this…as they’re one of the more delightful pop acts kicking about.
In our never ending quest for high quality pop music to share with the world, it’s a sheer pleasure when we come across songs like “Love Goo”. The track comes by way of York based artist Bull, who have actually toured quite extensively, and even stopped in Austin for SXSW a couple of years ago. After first hearing this song, I was immediately drawn to its simplicity and sheer pop goodness. Seriously, how catchy is this song? I will warn you now, repeat plays will surely have this one stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
The Lost Ships are following up their Best Laid Plans EP with the brand new All of the Pieces EP. They brandish the sort of indiepop that walks that fine line with power-pop, infusing their jangling guitar chords this round with a little bit more volume up front. The first two tracks off this EP are just that, swelling with warm melody wrapped around the slightest jangling notes. But, “How Can I Face the World” has a little bit more punch than one might have initially have expected; it’s almost a full-fledged rock song…albeit one spun in the vein of pop fans like myself. Of course, they back that up with the gentle ballad “Sheila Believe Me” to close things out, which is this striking ballad atop a thick piano background. Their new EP is being handled by the taste makers at Subjangle.
A hot but promising weekend lies ahead and you are likely in need of something to get the party going. Might I suggest this bopping new single called “Fault Lines” from Huddersfield based indie pop artist Marek Kubala. It’s an incredibly infectious piece of pop music not like anything I’ve heard recently. Press play and you will be banging your head and tapping your toes in time.
Way back in 2017, we posted about an up and coming London based outfit called Honey Lung. Since that time, we’ve missed the boat on some of their new music, but alas we put an end to that today! Fresh off some recent touring, the band just dropped this rowdy new single called “Nothing” yesterday. It definitely has a 90s, alternative/grunge vibe similar to something you might hear from later Smashing Pumpkins. Whatever you compare it to, it’s a hit for sure.
Leeds based outfit Party Hardly has received several mentions on our site in the past and we’ve grown to love the efforts by the up and comers. Today the band is sharing a new single with the masses called “Rats in the Kitchen” and we are already feeling it. This one is going to be for fans of guitar driven, punk themed guitar rock complete with heavy bass and perfectly executed drum timings. Chalk this up as another hit for our UK friends.
This song will appear on a new EP entitled Modern Strife is Snobbish coming on July 26th.
Hailing from Hull in England, allow me to introduce one of my favorite new upstart groups bdrmm. The band manages to create their very own unique style of slacker, sludge rock combined with just a hint of shoegaze and emo stylings. Take for example this new song “Question Mark” which is a slow burning jam which will draw you in and keep you listening for the full 6 minutes. I’ve hit play upwards of 5 times on this one today and I find myself totally entranced and sucked in. Hope you enjoy it as well.
Hey it’s a lovely day here in the ATX and I have a fun, energetic track to match my mood. It’s called “Deader” and comes by way of Hartlepool based musician James Leonard Hewitson. The song is a lovely bit of slacker, garage rock/pop music sure to brighten your day even if you are moderately bummed out. Fans of the the new track can purchase a very limited 7″ run via JLH’s bandcamp page. Hewiston also has a new full length LP entitled Only the Noise Will Save Me coming out later this fall.
Back near the beginning of the year, we had the pleasure of introducing you to Falmouth based scuzz rock band Internal Credit. Not pleased with just the one release on the year, the band recently sent over their new EP entitled Internal Credit II. Similar to the last release, the band yet again feature their very own brand of fast paced, garage slug rock. It’s a short release with each song around 2 minutes so you have to know these guys aren’t about a bunch of BS in their rock n roll. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it.
Porridge Radio might just be one of my favorite bands of the moment, and in that, also one of the best. The UK outfits latest tune begins with this off kilter strumming and percussion, that quickly breaks into noisy discord, establishing a dangerous mood. But, while it would be easy to sink into that, the band quickly turns it into this blossoming pop chorus that’s sure to stay with you when the song ends. Once they return to the verses, things will put you even more on edge; the guitar strings almost seem like they’re being sawed in parts as the vocals rise to cacophonous. Yet in the end, we’re left with this glittery pop coda that erases the anger and tension, leaving you with a smile, begging you to play it all over again.