TRACK OF THE WEEK
RIO - THE KNIFE
Our Track Of The Day earlier this week, the debut single of Swiss musician Mario Hänni's solo project. Drum machine, synth and a lush vocal.
SERE - HAZY
New Zealand is not exactly known for being a global music market, but this edgy, dark, psych doomster quartet from Auckland are certainly upping the ante. From their debut album (out July 22 on Arcade Recordings), this is like it says, near five minutes of hazy, hypnotic, heaviness.
CERISE - ST. NICK
From her self-released debut album 'Smoke Screen Dreams', out on June 24, this is the second single by LA/Chicago chanteuse Cerise Leang. Playing most instruments herself, she delivers a soft psych/grunge appeal that is distinctly more-ish.
PURE YOUTH - OTHER SIDE
Released on June 6, vibrant hook-laden, catchy new single from London-based indie rock quartet, the follow-up to ‘I’m Not Yours’ which racked up over 150k streams on Spotify.
HEYROCCO - BUILD IT UP
Following the release of their debut album 'Teenage Movie Soundtrack' last year, the South Carolina trio come up with this track of grungy angst on their new EP - produced by Brendan Benson (Jack White, The Raconteurs) - ‘Waiting On Cool’, out today, May 20, via Vital Music Group. Prickly guitars meet infectious vocal melodies.
AyOwA - SOMMER
AyOwA is Hannah Schneider and Nicolai Kornerup, a new Danish electronic duo who record in a suburb basement in Copenhagen. Rather like their name, there's a certain uniqueness to this atmospheric track, helmed by Schneider's vocal artistry.
BRONCHO - SPEED DEMON
More fuzzy rock from the new album 'Double Vanity', due June 17 via Dine Alone by the Oklahoman garage-rock dudes. A frenetic two-minute thrill ride of jagged, intense pop.
ALPINES - COMPLETELY
The London duo return with this new single which came out last week. Catherine Pockson packs emotive vocals into R&B melodies and glitchy beats.
BAD PONY - SIDEWAYS
Sydney indie-rockers' DIY self-produced indie pop offering, recorded at guitarist Cron Van Niekerk’s home studio, is filled with infectious upbeat hooks. On tour in Oz from May 27.
IMAGINARY WAR - NEVER FALL APART
German quartet combine pop rhythms with synths and stomping dark electronica. Taken from new record 'The Verge', out today, May 20.