Friday, June 20, 2014
June 20 2014 - Hot Top Ten
BENIN CITY - BUS
London's Afro dub blues exponents with perhaps their best and most accessible yet, out on June 23 on 'Midnight Malarkey' EP thru OMD Recordings.
THE DYING ARTS - SCRATCH
Raw, ferocious lead track from the Toronto post punk band's self-titled EP, which came out on June 3. Produced by Jon Drew (Metz, Tokyo Police Club, Fucked Up).
STRANGE CAGES - DESERT
Fellow Brightonian Theo Verney produced track by the self-proclaimed “garage/psych band with cruel intentions". Sharp and jangly guitar riffs from the gritty trio.
STARAR - RENEGADE HEART
Lincolnshire sibling songwriting duo, Jenna and Steven Starar provide an interesting glitchy crunchy mix of organic and electronic instruments - "atmospherica pop".
CHRIS T-T & THE HOODRATS - A BEATEN DRUM
Title track from the EP digitally released this week by the Brighton-based band, which also appears on 'The Bear' album. Catch Chris live at London's Boogaloo on June 22.
AZTECS - ICE CREAM
The Derbyshire duo take the title track from the newly released EP, and fill it with soaring uptempo synths and calypso guitar riffs.
VIOLA DUST - THE BIG HOP
Track Of The Day for this big first offering from the Newry five-piece with big hooks, big infectious melody - a mighty big-sounding debut.
THEM BRUINS - BARRENLANDS
Big killer hooks from the Melbourne quartet in this new, fast-paced full on single out this week
TREE OF WOLVES - HALF LIGHT
Follow-up to last year's debut 'Icy Water' for the Welsh five-piece from Carmarthen. Shimmery single digitally released this week - and on free download.
HARTHEIM - WELCOME TO HARTHEIM
Our Track Of The Day this week, the latest from the Manchester five-piece that follows on the heels of their debut 'Yellow' in giant strides.