Posts Tagged ‘rock’

May 16, 2018
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Sharp and slick, witty and melodious is Wires, a propulsive thrumming indie rock gem from Linn Koch-Emmery, a Swedish singer songwriter who first burst onto the scene in 2016 with her shoegaze inspired debut single Come Back. We chase her enthralling voice, which is just a tad delightfully scratchy and raspy, through a guitar flush soundscape. It takes us soaring through great heights of mesmerized enthrallment. Wires is nimble, sharp, and agile, yet it’s also a thundering cascade of vibrantly cathartic and liberating rock. It’s a song that beckons us not to walk timidly on “wires” but to let go and jump, head first into the rush of life itself. Stream more of Linn Koch-Emmery’s music on Soundcloud, here.

May 16, 2018
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We’ve been eagerly singing Yungblud praises since the Yorkshire artist made his debut nearly a full year ago with King Charles, and we’re thrilled he’s picked up so much buzz in the interim since. His rollicking music is full of fiery spirit and genre-defying verve. The 20 year old musician from England dropped a killer debut EP a few months ago. He’s since followed it up with a bold and brazen new track named 21st Century Liability, whose squishy rap rock and high voltage ferocity channels some major Beastie Boy vibes. 21st Century Liability is a rip roaring anthem from one of the brightest young rising stars in the alt landscape. Re-visit our prior Yungblud features, here.

May 16, 2018
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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

It almost seems strange that dark, sludgy rock could bring us “peace of mind”, but that’s exactly what’s happened to us after listening to The Pale White’s latest single. The world and all its troubles fade into the background as we indulge in their gloriously thrashing alt rock on Peace Of Mind. Our minds may be clearly focused, but our heads are banging and our hearts are pumping in rhythm to its incendiary drums. Shades of QotSA, Nirvana, and even Arctic Monkeys (before their latest album) can be found in the vehement anthem, which comes accompanied by a visceral music video. Peace Of Mind is The Pale White’s second single this year, which leaves us wondering…. Is the UK trio planning to drop an album later this year? For now, let’s continue rocking out to The Pale White by visiting their last single, Loveless, below. 

May 16, 2018

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We’ve been following along with GRMLN since the project was a one person project, helmed by San Francisco musician Yoodoo Park. The music Yoodoo and his brother serve up is part 90s Dinosaur Jr slacker rock, part Day Wave surf pop, and a whole lot of sun-kissed, blissed out nostalgia. Later this month, GRMLN will officially release a new EP named Explore II. Drift Away is its opening track, a dreamy jangling, dulcet strumming lo-fi bedroom delight that oozes endless West Coast charm. You can listen to Explore II on Bandcamp, here, or Spotify, here.

May 16, 2018
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Come August 24th, Canadian indie trio Basement Revolver will be releasing their long awaited debut full length, Heavy Eyes. And what a gripping dose of heavy weighted guitars and thickly thrumming rock they’ve brought us on their new single, Baby! It’s a sludgy delight through and through, delivered in a rhythmic lilting pace. It feels like Basement Revolver has engulfed us fully with their vociferous droning noise rock, which drips with raw angst and disconsolate restlessness. Yet its armor of crashing clamor and tumultuous commotion shelters such beauty, so ardent and heartfelt, sincere and vulnerable, yet tenacious and obstinate. Baby is glorious, to say the least. Pre-order Basement Revolver’s album Heavy Eyes, 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 11, 2018

We were swift addicts to Louis Baker’s creamy crooning and plush R&B soul when the New Zealand artist released his song Addict last year. And now we’re also obsessed with the songwriter’s latest single, a vintage soul groover named Black Crow which comes accompanied by a dapper music video featuring an adorable kid suavely adulting with pure confidence. Raw yet smooth, warm and sooty Black Crow is a molten melter. The song was written and produced in Sydney in six hours. The song, deceptively simple yet deeply organic, is about exorcising your demons, leaving the past behind, and gaining wisdom through experience. It’s velvety veneer is like Leon Bridges, while its sleek step and swanky guitars carry The Black Keys’

bluesy soulfulness. Speaking about the inspiration behind Black Crow, Louis Baker says: “The idea of bathing one’s hands in indigo came about through an old Japanese proverb I read. I was fascinated with its idea that a piece of fabric gets a deeper and richer colour tone if you repeatedly dye it. The proverb has a number of different meanings, but to me it is a metaphor about life, experience and growing wise with age.” Download/stream Black Crow, here.

May 9, 2018
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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 9, 2018
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“Indestructible” seems the proper word to describe our affection for Welshly Arms, the Ohio rock band who first captured our hearts last year with Legendary, a fine introduction to the already blooming band’s raw and impassioned garage rock. And now they’re back with a song named Indestructible, a torrid broiling, bluesy burning alt rock anthem whose soulful swagger and funky strut are like Portugal. the Man gone Jack White and The Black Keys. The band will be playing a number of massive summer festivals this year, as well as going on tour with Thirty Seconds To Mars. They’ll also be releasing their debut full length on Republic Records later this month. The year’s only going to get better for Welshly Arms fans like us. Pre-order their debut album No Place Is Home on iTunes, here.