TRACK OF THE WEEK
NIGHT VERSES - DRIFT
That this quartet are American is just one surprise in this new track that has a dark satanic mills of England touch about it, a la Eagulls mixed with shades of the Doors. It is an incredibly impressive, atmospheric sonic delight. “This song is about the calm before taking on whatever stands in your way,” reveals vocalist Douglas Robinson. “It’s a peacefulness that is ready to seek and destroy at any given moment. The internal calm before the storm.” Taken from their upcoming second album 'Into The Vanishing Light', out on July 8 through Equal Vision Records, and recorded with legendary producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure). The band are on tour in the US tour with letlive., Seahaven, and Silver Snakes. Next date, July 5 in Allston, MA at Brighton Music Hall, followed by New York's Irving Plaza on July 6.
LASTLINGS - YOU
Queensland electro-pop sibling duo Josh and Amy Dowdle return with another cut of lush dreampop, combining exquisite guitar work and breathtaking vocals, released on June 12.
FIGHTING CARAVANS - BLUE HEART MOTEL
Leeds alt-rockers follow their debut EP with this new single released today, July 1, on 7" vinyl and digital download. Dan Clark supplies the deep, hypnotic vocals against the dark background beats and bluesy guitar. Catch live on July 8 at Leeds' Brudenell Social Club.
JAMIE T - TINFOIL BOY
The London lad delivers some surprisingly rocky vibes on this new, gritty single which builds into dark, anthemic bursts of experimentation. Written by Jamie and co-produced by longtime collaborator James Dring, it is his first track since 2014’s 'Carry On The Grudge' album.
PLANET - UNDERMINE
We fell in love with Sydney's Matty Took (brother of DMA's' Johnny) and his four compatriots back in February with the lush 'Northern Skyline'. Now they release this latest gem this week. From the gorgeous opening strains to its build over shimmery, light guitar riffs and Took's incandescent vocal, it is a sub-four minute shining diamond.
MODEL AEROPLANES - WHATEVER DRESS SUITS YOU BETTER
Scottish alt-pop quartet from Dundee unveil their new single set for release on July 8 as a digital download through Island Records, and follows debut EP and title track ‘Something Like Heaven’. Demonstrating a richer, funkier sound, fleshed out with tropical vibes, cowbell and a zesty pop aroma.
PUBLIC ACCESS T.V. - SUDDEN EMOTION
Our favourite NYC noise rock quartet gear up to the release of their debut album, 'Never Enough' - out via Cinematic Music Group on September 23 - with this early cut of crisp intertwined guitar layers with catchy hooks and their trademark melodies. They return to the UK later this month. Catch live at London's Old Blue Last on July 23.
BAD FIT - STRONG FOREVER
Belfast pop-rock four-piece share their debut single, released this week, after forming last year, and playing their maiden gig just a week ago. This three-and-a-half minutes of indie pop track is harmony and guitar-driven, anchored by its catchy beat and Grace Loughrey's light, summery vocals.
TEETH & TONGUE - DIANNE
Lead dance-pop-disco single from the Melbourne quintet's - formerly Jess Cornelius' solo project - upcoming album 'Give Up On Your Health' due for release in September. Helmed by Cornelius’s soaring vocal, it is backed by a raft of repetitive keys and zippy synths to make an infectious electro-rock buzz.
THE CRISPIES - BAD BLOOD
First single from new Viennese rocking four 20-year-olds, is full of fuzz, hooks, reverb and the shredding vocals of Tino Romana. Debut album 'Death Row Kids' is out on October 21 through Seayou Records.