TRACK OF THE WEEK
PALACE - HAVE FAITH
This new single is taken from the band's debut album, 'So Long Forever', due out on November 4 via Fiction Records. Though we say it with every single, this does sound one of their best to date. Leo Wyndham delivering trademark affecting vocal over dreamy guitars and delightful melodies. According to the band the song, “plays with the idea of a kind of self-analysis of one's emotional strength, but it's also addressed to someone else. It's that need to find a foundation of confidence and belief so that you can both grow as people - that you need to be strong for each other, and not self-sabotage yourself on a daily basis.”
THE VELLAS - LOST & FOUND (TOO MUCH BLOOD)
Is this the Sheffield/Derby answer to Mink DeVille? The quartet certainly seem to be channelling a few 'Spanish Stroll'-like punk rock vibes on this track from their upcoming second EP, 'Sweethearts and Counterparts', to be released on September 23. Highly addictive.
TENDER - OUTSIDE
London duo James Cullen and Dan Cobb follow up their 'Armour' EP debut last September and this February's 'Tender II' EP with more dark, R&B-infused electro grooves, and melodically textured synths and drums.
LUNA BAY - COLOURS
Debut single - from an upcoming untitled EP that is expected later in the year - by the London-based quartet who combine infectious hooks and soaring guitar riffs against an indie rock pop soundscape. Expect to hear more of the Bay sound.
KAYE - UUU
New York City-based singer and songwriter Charlene Kaye is perhaps best known as frontwoman of the indie rock
collective San Fermin. But judging by this sweet taste taken from her upcoming 'Honey' EP - released on August 19 - that could change. This track combines grungy bass and intricate percussion as Charlene's voice glides over the top.
ARBITRAIRE - DANDELIONS
The Danish experimental electronic trio follow up debut single 'Compound' of last winter with this track from their upcoming EP, 'Bias'. Dark and cinematic in nature, its thudding bass line and sparse beats are punctuated by haunting, ethereal vocals.
HUNNY - COLDER PARTS
Premiered earlier this week by Zane Lowe as a World First, describing them as "a band truly on the verge", the new summery vibed three-minute single from the Californian sextet, is led by Jason Yarger's emphatic vocal, sharp synths, and finger-tapping beat.
WHITE - I LIKED YOU BETTER WHEN YOU NEEDED ME
Second track to be shared from the band's debut EP 'Cuts That Don't Bleed', out on 10" vinyl on the Glasgow based DIY label Dead Beet Records. Another pop rock stomper that sees the Scottish outfit verging into the territory of The 1975 title-wise, and onto the dancefloor musically.
TANGERINES - LONG WAY HOME
New garage glam single recorded in RIP Studios by Syd Kemp and mastered by MJ of Hookworms, out on RIP Records. Follow-up to debut single ‘You Look Like Something I Killed,’ this latest continues in the vein of applying lapsteel and wailing saxophone, wrapped up in the band’s signature skewed country stomp.
SHALLOWS - HOUSE OF LOVE
Recorded with Dave Sanderson (65 Days of Static), one side of the double A-side single (w/'Pale') released last week by the Liverpool trio - Josh Gorman, Tom Murray and Jake Brown - on their own Shallows Recordings, as their debut offering. An infectious, summer melody, with languid hooks and fuzzy catchiness. See tonight (August 5) at The Old Blue Last in London where they make their live debut.