Friday, February 15, 2019

'Stop And Stare' - Gloo are back with new single

Words: Sam Geary

Littlehampton’s punk trio Gloo return with their latest anthemic new single, 'Stop And Stare'.

“I see it as a nod to all things social media and not being able to do anything without someone watching," explains drummer Mark Harfield. "This was the first track we wrote after finishing our last release ‘A Pathetic Youth’, and we were so happy that we were able to still crack out bangers that we love playing live!”

Recorded at local studio Ford Lane, the trio took to their local venue Bar 42 to film the video on their own with a kind helping hand (aka lighting and smoke) from the manager.

“We do a lot of our stuff ourselves from demoing, artwork, merch to videos and releases. It’s amazing to have creative control and also well fun pissing around making videos and printing merch. We’re also just not into the fads that seem to swallow bands whole. You won’t see the dad cap and your uncles Ellesse potato sack fit jumper on us anytime soon. We quite literally are just doing us which if you like is great, and if that ain’t for you then that’s great too!”

Tune in below.

Live dates

23 The Crown, Littlehampton
02 Fighting Cocks, Kingston
23 Bar 42, Worthing
13 Lighthouse, Dover
20 Pangalactic Festival, Worthing
07 The Crown, Littlehampton
29 Petchfest, Dover

Track Of The Day :: SADSUN - Control

Words: Sam Geary

New alt-pop outfit from Newcastle, SADSUN, released this, their debut single, 'Control', today (February 15).

Founded by Aimy Miller (vocals, production) and Simon Atkinson (synths, guitar, production), SADSUN strike an hypnotic, brooding ambience on 'Control' - which they describe as "summertime pop drowning in melancholy - that melds vintage pop sensibilities with an atmospheric, widescreen sheen.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Watch :: Queen Zee - Loner

Following the release of their self-titled debut album last week, Merseyside noise punk outfit Queen Zee today reveal the video for new single 'Loner'.

Watch the technicolour clip - directed and produced by Hannah Bitowski - above.

The anarchic, enigmatic band are currently on a UK tour. Catch up later with Litte Indie's live review from their Brighton stop-off tomorrow.

Track Of The Day :: HÆLOS - Boy / Girl

Words: Ellie Ward

After announcing their second album and lead cut 'Kyoto' last month, and releasing 'Buried In The Sand' late last year, HÆLOS now drop another taster from the May 10 incoming Orlando Leopard-produced record, 'Any Random Kindness', the follow up to 2016's 'Full Circle'.

“'Boy / Girl' was one of the first songs we finished writing for 'Any Random Kindness'," say the quartet. "It’s about the breakdown of a relationship in the digital age and a retreat into the comforts of technology. A conversation between a boy and a girl filled with all the feelings of sadness and frustration at their inability to connect."

The "brooding examination of technology's role in modern relationships", works its way over three-minutes-plus of stuttering beats and synths in trademark HÆLOS style, as Lotti Benardout and Arthur Delaney trade dual vocals in the distinctly attention-grabbing, but dark, track.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Watch :: Kurt Vile perform 'Yeah Bones' live on US TV

Kurt Vile pitched up on US TV on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night (February 12), as the musical guest on the host's show where he played 'Yeah Bones', a track from last year’s 'Bottle It In' album.

Watch his live performance above.

[Video] Sundara Karma - Higher States

Sundara Karma's frontman Oscar Pollock seems to have taken to video direction having now produced yet another clip, this time for 'Higher States'.

Coming after his work on 'The Changeover' before Christmas, he says, “I wanted to edit the video as well as direct it. It was ALL CONSUMING! I’m really not the most skilled editor and because I wanted the video to have an extremely fast pace it took me like 1 hour to do 5 seconds of footage… I was a wreck by the end of it. I did it all on my laptop and if you saw me during that period I Iooked like a mad scientist or something… grizzly stuff but I’m super happy with how it turned out!”

Both tracks come from the band's forthcoming second album, 'Ulfilas' Alphabet', to be released on March 1.