Friday, February 26, 2016
February 26 2016 - Hot Top Ten
THE KVB - IN DEEP
Taken from Kat Day and Nick Wood's fifth album ‘Of Desire’ out March 11 via Invada Records. Having begun life in 2010 as a bedroom project for then Southampton-based Wood to experiment with ideas around minimal electronica, the duo now paint icy touches to the genre, coupled with shoegaze elements.
CHINAH - COLDER
Danish trio's new EP 'Once The Lights Are On' came out two weeks ago, and this cut sees them fusing the swooning vocals of Fine Glindvad with luscious, delicately layered instrumentation that moves between intensity and intimacy.
OUR MOTHER - SURPRISE MACHINE
The north London four-piece take an off-kilter brooding pop jam, fill it with ambient synths and an ethereal chorus and John Hartley’s pitch-shifting vocals, and make something unique. Taken from their upcoming debut EP, 'A.O.B.' out on April 29 via Lucky Number.
EASY KILL - NOT EVEN LOVERS
Second single from the Mancunian doomsters, and featuring on their EP ‘Sermons’ released today (February 26). Five-minutes-plus of melancholic pop, built on a bed of warm instrumentation, and Theo Tobias' outstanding and rich vocals. Catch them tonight at Manchester's Deaf Institute.
LISBON - VICE
New single out today via Killing Moon Records, and the follow-up to last year's debut EP 'Life Is Good' for the Newcastle quartet. Produced by Dan Austin (Doves, Pixies, The Enemy), the record depicts a more mature style from the Newcastle band, flowing with rich guitar melodies and a catchy groove.
RATS ON RAFTS - SOME VELVET MORNING
The Dutch post-punks' abrasive and raw cover released via Fire Records on March 4 (b/w 'Last Day On Earth'). Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's original sounded nothing like this.
TWEAKS - THE FLOWN
London alt-electro-pop duo release their debut EP 'Sisters' today via Outset Recordings. Displaying a funk, tropical vibe in this track in contrast to previous 'Girl On The Wire' and the darkly affecting title track.
PLASTIC FLOWERS - DIVER
Smooth and flowing, MBV riffed follow-up to his 2014 album 'Evergreen', and taken from the upcoming ‘Heavenly' LP, released on April 22, by dreampop/shoegaze project of London-based Greek multi-instrumentalist George Samaras.
CLEA - DIRE CONSEQUENCES
Captivating alt-folk singer-songwriter Clea Pratt from Brisbane. With only this and previous single 'Polyester', and support tours to Harts and Gang Of Youths behind her, she still sounds like a major player.
DEAD BUTTONS - 16-22
Veering around post-punk/rock n roll, lead single, out April 15, from the forthcoming album 'Some Kind Of Youth', released via UK label Baltic Records. The Seoul-based duo - Korean guitarist/vocalist Jihyun Hong and Paraguayan/Korean drummer/vocalist Kanghee Lee - create something spirited and infectious.