Friday, October 30, 2015
October 30 2015 - Hot Top Ten
RAIN - SLUR
New Swindon grungegazing band mark their debut with some big drum sounds, waves of fuzz and distorted guitars. Taken from their debut EP, ‘Symphony Pains’, which was recorded at The Ranch in Southampton - released through Close To Home Records early next year.
SPRING KING - WHO ARE YOU?
New single - out December 4, via Highs & Lows/PIAS - from Tarek Musa's Manchester four-piece, trading high-energy, infectious garage rock, with a pretty killer sax solo in what may be their best offering so far. On tour now, catch tonight at The Cookie Jar, Leicester, tomorrow at Liverpool Music Week, and November 1 at London's Scala.
COLOURED CLOCKS - BUTTERFLIES
Sounding like Tame Impala might have done in the 60s, warm psych vibes from Melbourne's James Wallace, aka Coloured Clocks.
MAYBE THE MOON - WASHOUT
More scintillating sounds from the San Francisco electronic synthpop duo we first featured here late last year in this latest just released single.
SWIM SEASON - SOLDIERS
Melbourne outfit unveil first single from their debut EP 'Cascades', which arrives on November 6. Cascading pop, meltingly melodic 80s new wave with guitar-rich grooves, a bright swathe of synths, and ear-grabbing vocal.
JACK LADDER & THE DREAMLANDERS - TO KEEP & TO BE KEPT (feat. Sharon Van Etten)
Mick Jagger-lipped Jack and his band of Sydney Dreamlanders (which includes Kirin J Callinan on guitar, who has just been over solo in UK) turn up some curled and licking of salacious lips, and the kind of laid-back track that the Australians do so well, here roping in Sharon Van Etten too. Touring with Florence + The Machine in Oz next month.
CLAWS & ORGANS - NO TEETH NO STAMINA
Back to Melbourne for the scuzzy punk grunge of this new double A-side single (w/'Alphabetti Spaghetti') from the trio, released this week. Sharp, angular guitars, biting yelled vocals, and one hell of a glorious raucous noise.
RACING GLACIERS - SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TIME
The Macclesfield outfit offer a cinematic glimpse of what's in store on their debut album (out next year) on this latest track, released November 13 thru Killing Moon. On tour now catch them tonight (October 30) at The Nest in Bath, and November 1 at London's Notting Hill Arts Club.
SUIIX - ALRIGHT (TENNIS BOYS REMIX)
Sydney outfit's psychgaze single released a few weeks ago (see our feature here), is given an impressively sparse remix treatment here by ‘Tennis Boys’, Marcus Whale (Collarbones / Black Vanilla) and Marcus Thaine.
TIGERCUB - ANTISEPTIC
More raw grittiness on this second track from the Brighton trio of grunge poppers' upcoming EP 'Repressed Semantics', out November 27 thru Venn Records.