Friday, March 25, 2016
March 25 2016 - Good Friday Hot Ten
THE DOSE - TRUTH LIES INSIDE
New track from LA rock duo - Indio Downey (vocals, guitar) and Ralph Alexander (drums, bass), featuring bluesy riffs, strutting drums and powering strut of Downey's vocal. The track is off the upcoming debut EP out April 8 via Index Records, which was recorded and self-produced at Welcome To 1979 and Jack White's Third Man Records.
ASYLUMS - NECESSARY APPLIANCES
More adrenaline-charged exuberance from the Southend crew, released April 29 and is set to feature on debut album, ‘Killer Brain Waves’ due this summer on the band’s Cool Thing Records label. Catch live on March 29 at Chinnery’s, Southend.
ANIMALIA - FACE ON
Toronto (via Tasmania), Jill Krasnicki's new dark, textured, future music track - from the upcoming album '(dissonance)', released on April 15 via Culvert Music - sees her explore deeper into ethereal electronic realms
GREEN BUZZARD - I DON'T WANNA BREAK YOUR HEART
First single from the Sydney outfit's new EP, 'Easy Queezy Squeezy' released on April 1 via I Oh You. Layers of fuzzy distorted guitars and vocals in this catchy, retro-sounding track.
T.O.L.D - THERE'S NO TRUTH
25-year-old LA-based British producer Dan Smith (aka T.O.L.D - The Order of Life and Death) follows up debut single 'Return Forever' with this fresh offering - complete with a gospel choir and input from Kanye West producer Tom Biller - from his debut album 'It's Not About The Witches', out June 17 on IAMSOUND Records.
WOOD LAKE - HOLLOW
Canadian dark-gazing three-piece from Ottawa, taken from their second album, 'Hell', released April 22. Black metal infused with textural layers of shoegaze, building to a massive crescendo towards the end.
FRENSHIP - CARPET
LA duo, James Sunderland and Brett Hite, deliver more sweet melodies on the beach poppy, tribal-inflected follow-up to 'Nowhere'.
ST. TROPEZ - ORDER
Released last week, the Amsterdam four-piece yacht punks follow-up last year's self-titled debut EP, produced by Tarek Musa of Spring King, with a new dark sound, helmed by crawling bass and menacing, scrawled vocals. Mixed by Grammy-winning producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Fidlar, Kurt Vile), the lyrics were inspired by Kafka’s short story ‘The Helmsman’.
BEACH SKULLS - DREAMIN BLUE
Second single from the upcoming debut LP 'Slow Grind', due April 29 via PNKSLM Recordings. Still hard to believe this trio aren't't languishing somewhere in the American wilds rather than the Liverpool docks. Fluid, lo-fi surf.
CURELIGHT WOUNDS - NEVER KNOW
From 'Strange Collapse', the new EP by the Brooklyn-based psych-gazers, which was released last week. Nailing a punk approach onto shoegaze, feedback, and distorted vocals.