Friday, January 29, 2016

January 29 2016 - Hot Top Ten


VIRGIN KIDS - MY ALONE
Following their self-titled EP new London-based garage-punk three-piece release their debut LP 'Greasewheel' on Fluffer Records on March 11. Melodic scuzzy guitars work in with Asher Preston's distant vocals in a tightly styled three-minutes-plus.




SEAZOO - TELEPHONE JONES
Released on February 22, the new single by the North Wales’ outfit is a three-and-a-half minute pop pearl of skuzzed guitars, a chapel organ and Korg synth. Taken from an EP which will be released late March. Catch live tomorrow (January 30) at The Stiwt, Rhosllannerchrugog (Focus Wales Winter Warmer).




HAARM - FOXGLOVE
Debut offering from new lo-fi electronica-pop tinged outfit (who include electropopper Jennifer Davies) from Liverpool, built on catchy rolling bassline, subtle synths and dual male/ female vocals.




TANGERINE - SUNSET
The Seattle garage-surf pop trio deliver their 'Sugar Teeth' EP on February 19 through Swoon. Before that, this zesty, fun-filled track builds on distorted guitar riffs, melodic hooks, Marika's fast-paced vocals and sister Miro's rolling drums.




ARTHUR BEATRICE - REAL LIFE
Second new track after last year's 'Who Returned', and from their just announced new album, 'Keeping The Peace', out on May 20 via Open Assembly Recordings /Polydor Records. Ella Girardot's resplendent vocals helm four minutes of classily structured guitar and piano lines, and a chorus that aims for the rafters.




TRANSCENDENTAL TELECOM - COTTON TAIL
One side of split single released January 22 by Orlando, Florida psych/surf five-piece (w/"Again" by Endless Pools), drawing on the band's shoegaze/dreampop '90s influences, to make for a mellow five-minute chilled stroll.




NOVELTY DAUGHTER - SHELLBODY
The project of Brooklyn-based electronic producer/jazz vocalist Faith Harding, with the second track to be released from her debut LP 'Semigoddess', which drops on March 25 via Stereocure. Hypnotic opening notes flow on softly textured beats, and Harding's captivating voice that deliver lyrics like, “Darkness to me was never not scary/Flip the switch and run to my bed.”




SLEEPOVERS - I AM ME & YOU ARE YOU
Slacker pop London five-piece make their debut with this blend of indie charm, dreamy lo-fi guitars and laid-back vocals that deliver lyrics of nights of, erm, some promiscuousness. Catch them live tonight (January 29) at The Lexington, London.




FLOWERS - BITTER PILL
The indie pop outfit blend Rachel Kenedy’s dreamy sweet vocals with abrasive guitars and hard-hitting drums on this new track from their full-length 'Everybody’s Dying To Meet You', out on February 12 via Fortuna POP!




THE CHEAP THRILLS - MACHINE
Short, but beautifully formed, pop-rock from the Liverpudlian quartet who see this officially released on January 27. Energetic garage pop style, Lewis Pike's vocals and melodic hooks, make for a catchy ride. Catch live tomorrow (January 30) at Liverpool's Zanzibar.

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