Posts Tagged ‘post punk’

May 18, 2018

Whoa, what a resounding return by Blair! The indie artist from Los Angeles floored critics and new fans alike when he first made his debut two years ago with Five Past Ten. Aside from some other fine releases since, plus a guest stint on k?d’s distance, he’s taken his time to drop new tunes. It’s been 10 months since Oceans, but Blair makes sure to remind us of why he’s been the talk of indie town with his new song New Eyes, a high flying alt rock song that even channels shades of Editors’ post-punky tunes. Blair says: “It’s been a while for me. Some time ago, I found myself in a very dark place. It felt like an impossible hole to climb out of, so I checked myself into rehab for two months. Out of that darkness I found a creativity and serenity unlike any I have known before. I not only had the desire to write music back but it was something I needed to do. I spent the last 9 months discovering a new sense of self and putting to rest an old one. On this journey I found an album full of songs that is more honest than anything I’ve ever made. This body of work is not only a documentation of demons – it’s creation itself is a triumph over them.I’ll be releasing that music, marking a new chapter in my music and my life.” New Eyes is larger than life, and it leaves us flushed and ready for more of Blair’s new music! Stream the single on Spotify, here.

May 16, 2018

Hospital is an indie rock band from Moscow formed in 2011 by members from several other Russian bands. Though we’ve never heard of them until now, they already have two successful albums out. They’ve even supported the likes of Lana Del Rey, The Neighbourhood, and The Kooks on tour, and they’re now ready to release their third full length. In The Evening is a magnificently exhilarating taste from the record, a ravishing melodic rock piece whose plucky bass, lush strings, and snappy beats exude much art rock, dance pop, and post-punk assurance. In fact, In The Evening is almost like Editors and Two Door Cinema Club had a wild child together. Hospital will release their next album later this year. For an even more vibrant and dance rocking new preview from their next full length, stream Nothing But Love below. Keep up with the band through their website, here.

May 16, 2018

Last month, we fell in love (albeit belatedly) with MOURN, an indie rock quartet from Barcelona who recently announced their third full length album Sopresa Familiar, to be released on June 15th. There was no resisting the allure of Barcelona City Tour, the band’s last single, which is an angular rollicking, raucous yelping boatload of high-spirited post-punky scuzz rock fun. And now MOURN is back with a self-directed/edited video for their latest single, Fun At The Geysers, another contagious eruption of knotted guitars and spunky vocals. And we get to visit some real geysers with MOURN in the song’s video, too! The band’s next album Sorpresa Familiar can be pre-ordered, here.

May 9, 2018

Nottingham trio Kagoule obviously had something fanciful and whimsical in mind when they named their new single Bad Saliva. Having recently signed to Alcopop! Records, they deluge us with frisky slapping, angular jaunting strings on the feisty spirited tune. Commenting on the new track, the band says: “Bad Saliva is a track about turning off the path you find yourself on; the temptation to make a change and the anxieties of then making it.” It’s been a long couple of years since we last featured the band, just ahead of their debut album Urth dropped. We’re more than glad they’re back with new music, much less a post-punk inflected garage rock anthem like Bad Saliva! Kagoule will be releasing a new album named Strange Entertainment later this year. 

May 1, 2018

I must have been hiding under a massive rock when Floating Room released their acclaimed debut album Sunless back in 2016, and I’ve made it a mission to take time to check it out now that the Portland band has re-surfaced with an intimately thrumming new tune named Seashell. Gazey purling rock and stormy glistering dream pop intertwine on the song, which arrives with a fittingly misty and cloudy video. Seashell is like a combination of My Bloody Valentine and Pixx, wonderfully bewitching and deeply intoxicating. Not an idle moment can be found on the song, whose knotted guitars also exude a hint of dark post-punk. Floating Room has announced their sophomore album, too, which is named False Baptism. The full length arrives June 22nd via Good Cheer Records. Pre-order, here.

April 25, 2018

If you’ve been paying close attention to IHM for the past year, then you’re also “in the know” when it comes to this UK quartet from an industrial seaside town named Hartlepool and their lush melodic indie rock. Plaza makes their first appearance of the year with brand new single In The Know, which melds some early Bloc Party’s rambunctious post-punk with a refreshing, meditative coastal breeze. The band recently signed to Clue Records, and we’re excited to hear what they’ve been putting together for our eager ears in their absence. In The Know is available via all platforms, here.

April 2, 2018

Mourn, a rock quartet who hails from Barcelona, recently announced their third full length, Sopresa Familiar, out June 15th via Captured Tracks. They’ve also shared a fantastic new tune and video named Barcelona City Tour. I actually did take a city tour in Barcelona a couple years ago, and it would’ve been a massive treat to have had this energizing song to accompany my adventures. It’s a raucous and boisterous extravaganza with riotous drums, angular guitars, and yelping vocals. Obviously, there’s nothing to mourn here, only some glorious and unruly, mathy rock to celebrate. Barcelona City Tour’s music video was directed by the band itself. Mourn’s new album will delve into themes including experiences with toxic figures in the music industry, being abandoned as touring teens in a foreign country, and letting go of the past. Pre-order the album, here.

March 28, 2018

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March 10, 2018

Let’s continue on this fine Friday rock and guitar pop journey with some Danish post punk, because who doesn’t love some angular chugging, vivacious whirring, riff walloping music? Alcabean brings us all of that and more on Running, a fuzzy whirling, gazey muddled track from the group’s new EP, Still Remember. The quartet enthrall us with an explosive concoction whose video has plenty of “running” in it. Watch the visuals for Running below. Keep up with the band on Facebook, here.

February 24, 2018

SPINN spins us round and round with their surfy jangling indie rock on new single Who You Are, even giving us a taste of angular post-punk on the dreamy glistening gem. We get a whiff of DIIV and Wild Nothing on the bright and buoyant sparkler, whose softly gnarled guitars and elastic drums are accompanied by witty lyrics. 

“Who You Are is a love letter to all the posers of the world,” muses lead singer Jonny, “I think that everyone is a poser in their own way, like it or not at one point or another we’ve all pretended to be something were not.” Identity crises aside, I know myself well enough to know that I really love this new SPINN charmer. The Liverpudlian band is in the midst of a UK tour. They’ll be dropping a new EP on April 6th.