Space dust fuzz fills my head with the new single, ‘She’ from The Machiavellis; the bass line hook is full of good intentions with tender atmospheric guitar riffs panning from left to right, swaying my consciousness, both delivered by the talented Ruben Elbrond-Palmer, whom also produced the track.
As I sit in amongst the breezy post-spring blues in Brighton town, I’m struck by ‘Vine’ – the first and title track in this ethereally majestic album from Jen Gloeckner.
Finally. The long anticipated self-titled album from our beloved tear-jerking Texans, Cigarettes After Sex, is to be released on 9th June 2017.
A jolly summertime scene is painted of the Northern Irish heartland in Swimming Tapes’ latest track ‘Queen’s Parade’, a nostalgic ode to the prized Mariners strip in Bangor (where some of the band grew up).
Aylesbury lads Birthday Card make a dreamy debut with ‘Heartstops’.
A Gameboy-esque intro tickles us into the new tune from indie funkers SAHARA.
Norwich upstart Ellie Bleach delivers beachy fun with a cynical oomph on new track ‘Duvet Day’. The cut previews a full-length EP due out soon, this snarky and slouchy start is sure to help shake off that sleepy head.
‘Melancholia’ is a strong devilishly lilting single that begins by tip-toeing around the beautifully written yet dark lyrics of Meg Rorison, yet however sweetly the lyrics may be sung, in their own right they make me forget where I am, lost almost.
A jolting static start introduces the predatory new cut (‘Kiss?’) from London’s CHILDCARE. The song feels uneasy throughout which surprisingly enough is a pleasant thing.
A smooth groove-heavy start from Northern lads CAESAR, confirming they’re not just another generic indie band from Manchester. They deliver an exquisite twist to the indie rock framework with new single ‘Crossed Wires’.
Bristol’s Family Jools presented a glorious throwback to the past on Monday night in Camden boozer, The Fiddlers Elbow, melding the cool wooziness of 70’s rock with effervescent blues. It was a short performance, the band only playing four songs, but it was more than enough to achieve real impact.
Following their debut release ‘If Dogs Could Talk’ last Autumn, it’s a swirling shimmering start by the Geordie lads at A Festival, A Parade with their new single ‘People Person’.
Fierce Panda are on a role with their latest release, ‘A Little More Time’ the debut single from North London lads, National Service.