Friday, November 06, 2015
November 6 2015 - Hot Top Ten
DEAD CEREMONY - SEVENTEEN
New single from the Tunbridge Wells electronic outfit, released today (November 6). Taken from their debut EP 'Tell Me Lies', set for release next April, its beautifully constructed bass-heavy synths meld with crisp percussion and samples that create a wall of sound around Chris Stewart's precise vocals.
CLOCK OPERA - CHANGELING
A welcome return for the falsetto of Guy Connelly and his cohorts after a lengthy absence. Samples, church bells and weighty bass create a mysterious and haunting refrain - elegantly setting the tone for their second album, coming next year. Catch them live - and free - at London’s Old Blue Last on November 26.
STORMS - UNDRESS
Produced by Steve Osborne (Suede, Placebo, New Order), this title track from the London outfit's debut EP due next March, was first heard last year, and with its compelling, swaggering chorus it takes their grunge-pop sound and melds it with a 90s Brit-rock vibe.
COVES - STORMY
Out December 18 via 1965 Records, new Cam Blackwood (George Ezra) produced single from the Leamington duo is the first track from their second album, due for release in March 2016. Their shoegaze-influenced alt-rock sensibilities, suffused with scuzzy guitars and psych-tinged layers ars helmed by Beck Wood's dominantly captivating vocals.
FLOWERS - EGO LOSS
London indie-pop three-piece deliver Rachel Kennedy's smooth as...dreamy vocals repeating "Do you know? Do you know?" over shimmering guitars. Yes, we do. Bliss.
FONTINE - NEW
The 'dark pop' description has never been more apt - quite scarily so. From Australia's Central Coast, the producer draws influences vocally from The National, Jack Ladder and Nick Cave, added to a dance beat. The track comes from his debut EP, scheduled for release early 2016.
ALOHAHA - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW LIFE
Collaboration between LA-based producer Jake Sinclair and poet Lyndsay Thornton, with two Hawaiian lap steel guitars and a hypnotic drum sound, and featuring Morgan Kibby of White Sea, a pre-taste of album out In December via Black Rainbow Records.
FOREVER CULT - TUNNEL VISION
Out November 27, the new single ftom the Leeds outfit, follows summer release ‘Antonio Banderas’. Produced by Matt Peel (Pulled Apart By Horses/Eagulls/Autobahn) it blends a squall of guitars, reverb-thick falsetto vocals and grumbling hooks.
COUNTER CATS - EAGLE RARE 17
New single - "a song about whiskey" - released last week, and the follow-up to the Sydney pop-rock quartet's debut 'In This Town' and 'All That I See', both from this year.
POLO - VISIONS OF FORTUNE
Out December 4, this lush minimalist affair from the Leeds alt-pop duo - Luke Lount and Kat Mchugh - is both dark with its crystal synths and sharp bassline, yet retains an underlying tropical flavour to add further interest.