Friday, July 15, 2016
July 15 2016 - Hot Top Ten
TRACK OF THE WEEK
CLAY - HONEST
This is a catchy little buzzer, honest. Title track from the foursome's EP out today (July 15), that sounds better on each hearing. Manchester may have The 1975, but give them a year and this Leeds outfit could be snapping at their heels.
CAPTIONS - BEARFIGHTS
Sub four-minute third single of shimmering smooth indie-rockgaze merit from the debut album 'Iterations' by the LA dreampop outfit.
MONO CLUB - SKY HIGH AND SUBMARINE
Debut single from four of the previous members of Goldheart Assembly. Folk-rock with soaring melodies and sweetly delivered vocals, as you would expect. A debut album, as yet untitled, is on its way for later release.
CHEENA - STUPOR
Raucous punk two-minutes from the New York City five-piece on this new single from their upcoming debut album, 'Spend the Night With…,' out August 5 via Sacred Bones Records.
GROWTH - ICE AGE
This five-minute sparse, but commanding, track - released this week via Octopus Records - sounds so very dark, icy and Scandinavian that it comes as no surprise to find this is a Swedish female trio. Driven by a snare beat drone and the somewhat ominous vocal, it's different enough to standout.
MAINES - WAVES
Sounding something like Broken Hands - except Welsh - this is taken from the just released EP 'Frequencies' by the noise-pop quartet. Opening on a gentle shoegaze guitar riff it soon builds into something loud and fierce to assail your ears.
HOO HAAs - HANNA
Out July 29, the follow-up to ‘This Is The New Me’ from the London outfit, combining cocky and powerful guitar melodies with cheeky 90s Britpop vocals. Catch them live tonight (July 15) at London's Tooting Tramm
LUMER - BLUNDER
New single from the Hull trio, (out on Warren Records) packs a punk package of knife-cut vocals and shredding riffs that sounds angry, yet curiously melodic, and definitely interesting. Bassist Alex Evans comments: "Blunder is the stupid mistake you make with someone you pretend to care a lot about. It's the moment after the storm the feeling of regret and the questioning of your sanity and your essence." Catch live on July 23 at the Adelphi, Hull.
THE RAMONA FLOWERS - SKIES TURN GOLD
A welcome return of the Bristol-based five-piece with this new punchy dance beat single layered with dreamy pop melodies, taken from their forthcoming album, ‘Part Time Spies’, out September 9 on Distiller Records.
SNEEZE - MOVIE SEX
The Boston punk trio head up their new 12″ EP 'Rot' (out on September 16 on Glory Kid) with this second 90s-style grunge, with catchy hooks and pop sensibilitues, single produced by Justin Pizzoferatto (Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth).