Friday, September 18, 2015
September 18 2015 - Hot Top Ten
BROKEN HANDS - WHO SENT YOU
Big, anthemic lead single from the Canterbury outfit's debut album 'Turbulence' - produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood) - released October 9 via SO Recordings.
SLAUGHTER BEACH - CLEAR INSIGHT
The Danish trio's latest single, all lo-fi vocals and airy guitars, which is out this week, and precedes their ‘Love/Venice’ EP, released October 9 by Norwegian label Brilliance Records.
MEXICO CITY BLONDES - FIRST CUT
Written and recorded by Allie Thompson and Greg Doscher - not ftom Mexico City, but Santa Barbara, California - and the lead cut from their self-titled debut EP released this week. Striking synth and percussion layers and the velveteen vocals of Ms Thompson.
NICHOLAS ALLBROOK - BLANKET 3072
An hypnotic, dark synth jam that sneaks under your skin from the Perth, Australia, artist taken from his upcoming self-produced 'Walrus' EP (which features Tame Impala drummer Julian Barbagallo) which is expected next month.
THE GLASS CHILDREN - NIGHTLIGHTS
New track from London noir electronic duo David Fairweather (synths and vocals) and Daniella Kleovoulou (vocals), who further expand their synth-driven 80s-influenced sound after ‘Capture’ and ‘Wrapped In Gold’.
HEDGE FUND - BOYFRIEND
Catchy post-punk exuberance from the Sydney four-piece, the follow-up to 'Look Who's Back'. Self-produced by the group’s vocalist Will Colvin, the song's concept apparently revolves around one line: "I wanna be a boy but now I've gotta be a man."
BEACH FATIGUE - DEATHPROOF
Catchy little blighter of a B-side to 'Drunken Grrrls' - our former TOTD last month. See here -
out October 30 via Kool Girl Records, from the Swansea garage rock fuzzers.
CHAIKA - THE MIRROR
Second single from Leeds garage-psych outfit, released October 9, with filthy riffs, dreamy vocals and punishing shoegaze vibes, recorded with Leeds producer Matt Peel (Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses, Autobahn). Catch them live at The Castle Hotel, Manchester on October 9.
FLOR - LET ME IN
The Oregon/LA four-piece we first featured here last year, return with another wafting of the warmly melodic and smoothly vocalled ilk.
THE MANTLES - POLICE MY LOVE
Taken from the album 'All Odds End', out October 16 via Slumberland Records, the Bay Area garage-pop band share the second jangly single cut, produced by Jason Quever of Papercuts. Michael Olivares' vocals take some beating.