This Feeling

Thursday, 28 July 2016

[Video] Psychic Ills - Baby





New York's psych rockers Psychic Ills recently released their fifth full-length, 'Inner Journey Out'.

Now they share the third gospel-tinged track from the album, 'Baby', with a cinematic visual as well. The Jason Evans-directed film shows an urban cowboy as he goes about town, as the country slide guitar and Tres Warren’s vocal work in tandem.

Watch above.

Track Of The Day :: Linying - Alpine




Words: LB

Voices don't come much more pure, unadulterated and simply delightful than that of Singaporean songstress Linying.

'Alpine' - the follow-up to her equally captivating debut single 'Sticky Leaves' which we featured last month - like its name implies, is like a cool mountain breeze wafting through your ears. Its simplistic, minimalist nature shows what happens when you possess a voice like Linying's that winds itself around muted percussion and palpable beats and guitar riffs as she croons: “frosted in the tide/my only satellite/the only lullaby."Enchanting.

10 acts not to miss at Y Not - and why you should not




Words: Kenny Davies

Y Not Festival, the annual summer music shindigl held in Pikehall, Derbyshire, is once again imminently upon us. With a whole bucket-load of acts lined up across the three days, July 29 - 31.

If you still haven't got around to working out just who to see, we suggest making for some of the up-and-coming bands lower down in the pecking order, but likely to be headlining themselves before long. Who needs Noel Gallagher anyway...

In no particular order, here are 10 acts I'll be in the front row for this weekend. How about you?

1. BABY STRANGE
This Glasgow three-piece are fast, frenetic and dark, and will rip you up, spit you out - and leave you wanting more. Their new single ‘Friend’ is taken from their debut album ‘Want It Need It’, both out on September 2.




2. CABBAGE
Full on musical assault from the Manchester five-piece about the twisted everyday events of life. Think Fat White Family but with more to say. Not to be missed live.




3. KASSASSIN STREET
Big psychedelic groves are the order of the day with this Portsmouth outfit. Get your dancing shoes on and go catch them early and let them melt your mind.




4. APRIL
Harking back to the days of a well loved Manchester sound, these five fellas from Nuneaton have added their own twist to it. Huge heavy beats slide along weaving melodies will see jumping and moshing go to a new level.




5. THE SHERLOCKS
Big anthems in waiting from this band of two sets of brothers from Sheffield. The new Courteeners, or the new Arctic Monkeys? You decide. Either way their songs will have you singing along all night in the campsite.




6. PRETTY VICIOUS
Young Welsh lads who perform loud, powerfully and look to blow you away with their take on rock 'n' roll. Big sounds for the next jilted generation.




7. BLOSSOMS
Summer kissed indie tunes from the Stockport five-piece who are fast becoming one of the bands of 2016. Catch them now before they go massive and take over the world.




8. THE VRYLL SOCIETY
Early Verve-inspired groove laden tunes that will resonate in your brain and take you away into outer space and back. Feed your soul and mind with their kaleidoscopic sound waves. They will thank you later.




9. SHAME
South London's no-holds-barred gang are here to blow any festival cobwebs away with a bit of post-punk, sprinkled with dirty bass lines, razor sharp guitars and a live show not to be missed.




10. ASYLUMS
Southend's DIY punks with catchy riffs, boundless energy and plenty of character are served up here from a band fast-gaining support. With their debut album out Friday, expect plenty of plugs. Catch their invigorating tales of everyday life through dark glasses - and be prepared for a wild ride.



For more information, see the festival website here.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Listen :: Blaenavon share new single 'Let's Pray'




Words: Sam Geary

Blaenavon have unveiled their new single ‘Let’s Pray’, the second track (after 'I Will Be The World’) to be taken from their forthcoming Jim Abbiss-produced debut album.



The trio will headline London's Scala on October 14 ad part of a raft of live dates from August through to October. See poster below for full list.


Watch :: Bastille live on US TV




Bastille appeared on US TV show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (July 26), performing a their new single ‘Good Grief’, a cut from their forthcoming album ‘Wild World’ which is released on September 9.

Watch their performance below.

Listen / Watch :: How To Dress Well unveils the simply gorgeous lead track from new album


Photo: Burak Cingi


Words: LB

This was going to be Track Of The Day tomorrow, but so good is 'Lost Youth / Lost You', the lead track from the upcoming album 'Care' by How To Dress Well - aka Tom Krell - that we couldn't wait that long to share it.

The bedroom R&B track, drenched in typical lushness, is a collaboration with producer Jack Antonoff (Sia, Grimes, Taylor Swift), and is out on September 23 via Domino. The album is HTDW's follow-up to 2014's 'What Is This Heart?'.



Check out the uncensored video directed by Ben Tricklebank above, and stream via Spotify below.

It is a truly sumptuous track. Listen.