Saturday, 28 November 2015
Brisbane dreamy psych-popsters Moses Gunn Collective have just shared the video for single 'Hole In The Wall', the third single taken from their debut album 'Mercy Mountain'.
Directed by Steve Kempnich, it's all a bit trippy as frontman Aidan Moore, clad all in white, is placed amidst shape-changing fruits and hippy, white floaty dressed girls.
Describing the track itself, the band say: "As pretty as it is repetitive, we really wanted this one to drill it’s way into your head. A nice big fat juicy love hole right through your head. Written at the home studio and nearly discarded as ‘just another one for the pile."
Words: Sam Geary
'The Door' is the raucous B-side to Melbourne garage punk dudes PLEBS' single 'Adelaide'.
Kicking off, all cylinders firing, turning out fast-driven surf guitar riffs, in comes the rough-hewn punk vocals of Sam Jemsek and it all goes off on a near five-minute massive sprawl of visceral part punk, part rock 'n' roll noise.
Intense, raw, cathartic. A fucking banger of a track.
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Friday, 27 November 2015
Words: Ellie Ward
20-year-old Oldham singer / songwriter Kiran Leonard who recently signed to Moshi Moshi has now revealed that his first album with the label 'Grapefruit' will be released on March 25 2016. This will Leonard’s second album, following 2013’s 'Bowler Hat Soup'.
As an album prelude, he has kicked off with an ambitious 16-minute single, 'Pink Fruit'. A bold, complicated piece of work, thoigh given he has cited Nick Cave's Grinderman project's second album as an influence, perhaps not unduly surprising. See what you think.
Kiran Leonard has pencilled in a UK tour in January, as below.
11 London The Victoria
12 Brighton Prince Albert
13 Salford Eagle Inn
14 Glasgow The Hug & Pint (Celtic
Check out the new colourful psych vid from Tame Impala for 'The Less I Know The Better'.
Featured on their 'Currents' album, the CANADA directed clip tells the story of a basketball player whose girlfriend leaves him for his team's - rather rampant! - gorilla mascot named Trevor.
Tame Impala also picked up three awards at this week's ARIA Awards in Sydney: Best Group, Album of The Year and Best Rock Album.
Photo: Nathan Palacios
Words: Linn Branson
The key to 'Hysteria' is not, contrary to what its title suggests, about loud noise and ear-shredding vocals. It's a quite understated, bewitching and beautifully crafted work of largely piano and the voice of Casey Manierka-Quaile, who also wrote and co-produced the piece with band member Alexei Orechin.
The track is one side of a two-track release - with the epically proportioned 17-minute 'Minute Lasting - from Toronto quartet Unbuttoned which came out last week. The evocative, soulful vocal of M-Q over the exquisite piano arrangement is one that simply stops you in your tracks. Give it your full attention.
NIGHT BEATS - POWER CHILD
After featuring the Seattle-based Texan garage-psych rollers here a few weeks ago with 'Sunday Mourning', the Heavenly Recordings signings now share another track from 'Who Sold My Generation', their debut album out January 19, recorded on old two-inch tape. There's retro.
FAIRCHILD - BREATHLESS
Title track from the now Manchester-based Australians' early 2016 dropping EP. The slow, 80s styled, laid-back track was produced by friend and collaborator Catherine Marks (Foals, The Killers, Wolf Alice) and recorded on the Australian Gold Coast. Catch them live on November 28 at ‘Sucker Club’ at Tooting Tram & Social, south London.
TABLEFOX - SOMETHING BETTER
Kiwi five-piece from Auckland debut album 'Objects' released on November 20. Recorded in a remote unused hospital that is being run as a studio, a lovely opening gradually builds into a bit of a grunge-pop rocker.
KODIAK BLUE - ORBITA
Second experimental synth single from London-based producer/ songwriter Harrison Cargill's debut EP 'Sputnik' released on December 2. Out of this world vocals, airy pads and shuddering bass resting on a sample of the sound transmitted by the satellite.
THIS LITTLE TRACTOR - HA HA HA
Shrops props to folktronica outfit with single released earlier this month from the album 'Keeping It Simple'. Electronica combined with acoustic instruments and multi layered harmony vocals create a quirky evocative warmth.
SWIM - NEXT TO ME
Duo Erika Rosén & Carl Nordström from Malmö, Sweden with their debut single and title track from their upcoming first EP, out December 11 via With Love Recordings. A warm and alluring soundscape dashed with Swedish melancholy, a strumming bass enriched by playful, melodic synths and Rosén's vocal delivery.
PRELUDES - CEMETARY
One of three tracks from Icelandic dreamfolk outfit's new EP 'Decades' released last week. Typically serene, cool and with a quirky element here and there when you least expect it, as you might expect from the country that gave us Björk. This is their first EP since they released 'Berlin' in 2013, and their fifth in total since their debut in 2011 with 'The Moth'.
LULL - CURSED
We introduced this north London quartet just over a year ago here. After releasing the MBV-gazed 'Bubble Tea' earlier this year, they are now putting out this digital double release (w/'Rusk') on November 30. Sounding less gaze, more psych-grunge compared to their earlier works.
ADAM FRENCH - HUNTER
23-year-old Cheshire-raised, now London-based producer with one of two self-produced tracks just unveiled (w/'Punchbag Love'). Atmospheric build of drums and guitar, but owned by French's distinctive voice and catchy chorus.
AVERS - DON'T WANNA LOSE YOU
Sixties-sounding sextet from Richmond, Virginia released this dreamy psych-gaze lead single two weeks ago, ahead of their upcoming 'Wasted Tracks' EP, out December 4. Catch live tonight (November 27) at hometown show at The Camel in Richmond, VA.