Posts Tagged ‘fuzz rock’

November 13, 2017
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Though a relatively young band, Calva Louise is fast on their way to being movers and shakers in the indie rock scene back home in London. They dole out an arresting load of quirky lilting, punk inflected indie rock on new single Getting Closer, quickly convincing me I need to get closer to this band and their delightful brand of scuzzy melodic sound.  Of the track, the band said: “Getting Closer is about the identity crisis that young adults go through in their early twenties, when they feel their time is up and they have to decide if they’ll be able to one day become the person they’ve always dreamed of being.” Catch Calva Louise in London during their residency in partnership with This Feeling. For another fine taste of this burgeoning band’s music, stream spiked chugging, fuzz crunching noise rocker I’m Gonna Do Well below. 

August 4, 2017
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We’re pretty fortunate that we haven’t had to wait too long for another full length from Toronto’s Weaves. Their critically acclaimed self titled debut, which was just short listed for the Polaris Prize, came out a year ago. And now, the quartet have announced its follow up, Wide Open, and shared its lead single, #53. The song opens up with astral bursts of glorious guitar riffs before engulfing us into a warm, mellifluous swathe of indie pop and scuzzy raw rock. The band explains that #53 was written in an eruption of creative energy that built up over the course of a year spent on the road in support of their debut album. New album Wide Open arrives on October 6th. Pre-order, here.

July 6, 2017

Pinact provides us with our daily dose of much needed crunchy scuzzing, punky churning rock by way of their latest single, Separate Ways. The song comes from the Scottish band’s upcoming sophomore album The Part That No One Knows, out August 25th via Kanine. Separate Ways is a hearty and robust chugger that falls somewhere in between SWMRS and WATERS. In other words, it’s fuzzy infectious and swarming with big hooks. You can pre-order Pinact’s next full length from major retailers, here.

June 1, 2017
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The London five piece Splashh won us over late last year with a crunchy chugging, scuzzy robust garage rock tune named Rings. I find myself falling head over heels for See Through, too, which comes with a music video you can watch below. For me, at this moment on a warm summer day, the name “Splashh” conjures all that is cool and youthful, vivacious and refreshing. See Through certainly feels like a burst of sunshine, but it’s also a barrage of lovelorn pop punk angst. See Through is the third single off of Splashh’s album Waiting A Lifetime, out now, here.

March 31, 2017

San Francisco’s own scuzzy garage rockers Hot Flash Heat Wave have announced their second album. They plan on releasing Soaked on June 2nd via Oakland’s OIM Records, and they’re here to whet our appetite for that record with lead single Gold Years. Psych tinged, fuzzy glistening rock takes us on a languorous escapade. The slacker rock and dreamy pop found on Gold Years recaptures youthful memories of long, lazy summer afternoons. Gold Years’ video is lo-fi and surreal. It’s a fitting accompaniment to the bleached out, sun dappled tune. You can purchase Gold Years and pre-order Soaked now on Bandcamp.

September 15, 2016

If you happened to miss my eager share of Luxury Death’s Radiator Face last month, you’re in luck. The Manchester boyfriend/girlfriend duo just revealed a video accompaniment for the track, the first from a new project created by Meg Williams and now defunct Nai Harvest’s Ben Thompson. I find the lo-fi driving, crunchy endearing indie rock and bedroom pop song incredibly hooking. Worn and fuzzy yet perky glowing Radiator Face now comes with a fittingly bilateral music video. Mundane objects and everyday items hint at an underlying darkness… flowers are cut, tennis balls are burnt, colors are warped, slime is distended. Radiator Face is out now on Apple Music.

August 25, 2016

There are many things that drew me into IAN SWEET’s #23. As many close followers of IHM know, we are huge basketball fans, particularly when it comes to the Warriors. A song which apparently references the great Michael Jordan was of immediate interest. Soon enough, I was twirling around in blissful captivation to this Brooklyn based band’s ethereal lo-fi music, a combination of dreamy pop and surfy alt rock. Lead singer Jilian Medford pays tribute to her favorite athlete and basketball references continue arise in the song’s gauzy pink video. #23 is hypnotic soothing yet sandy woolen. Its yelpy vocals emit hints of Karen O with a touch of Mitski. #23 comes from IAN SWEET’s debut album, Shapeshifter, due out September 9th via Hardly Art. Pre-order, here.

January 5, 2016
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Staying in Melbourne for this next charmer from a songwriter, Zach Buchanan, who goes by the band name of The Outdoor Type. The artist likes to blend alt-country guitars and analogue synth drones, creating a sound reminiscent of home-grown artists from the late 80′s. That’s certainly apparent on recent single On My Mind, a softly driving, dreamily weathered gem that takes me back in time with its scrappy blend of Paul Simon and Lou Reed with some Spoon buoyancy. Head over to Soundcloud to check out more songs from The Outdoor Type.

March 11, 2014
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London indie rockers Night Flowers recently dropped a couple of new tunes, one of which I meant to share a few weeks ago. Embers is a charming, fuzzy tune with hints of shoegaziness and warm harmonies. Their latest is Neverlands, a languid, blissful ballad. If you like music by the likes of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, you’ll probably dig these guys. There’s also a delightful 90’s aura all across their tunes, as can be heard distinctly on last year’s saccharine The North and Single Beds, both of which calls to mind The Cure.

March 11, 2014
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London indie rockers Night Flowers recently dropped a couple of new tunes, one of which I meant to share a few weeks ago. Embers is a charming, fuzzy tune with hints of shoegaziness and warm harmonies. Their latest is Neverlands, a languid, blissful ballad. If you like music by the likes of The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, you’ll probably dig these guys. There’s also a delightful 90’s aura all across their tunes, as can be heard distinctly on last year’s saccharine The North and Single Beds, both of which calls to mind The Cure.