Saturday, August 27, 2016

New Sounds #89 August 27 2016




SKINNY LIVING - ONLY I
Released yesterday, August 26 through their own label 'Orange Room Records, the song is taken from the Wakefield-based band's debut EP 'III' also released yesterday. Showcase for Belfast-born singer Ryan Johnston's warm and rich soul vocals and revealing lyrics. Catch live on September 4 at Brighton's Together The People festival. Star rating: ★★




MARCHING CHURCH - HEART OF LIFE
Danish post-punks fronted by Iceage’s Elias Bender R√łnnenfelt take a slight shift into more melodic terrain on this new sub four-minute track from their upcoming second 'Telling It Like It Is' album, released October 28 via Sacred Bones Records. The band hit the UK for what appears a one-off date at The Victoria in London's Dalston on November 14. Star rating: ★★




BAD SHAPES - BLACK GOO
Digitally released on August 18, the debut single from Sydney indie duo - Joe Driver of Belles Will Ring and Steve McLennan from Buried Feather. Recorded live to tape at Sydney’s Linear Studios with Nick Franklin (The Grates, Deep Sea Arcade), its Telegram-like stomp beat, hooky chorus and gritty guitars are coupled with vibrant power pop melodies. Star rating: ★★




ULRIKA SPACEK - EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME
The Homerton-based five-piece share the first new music since the release of debut 'The Album Paranoia' earlier this year. Out on limited edition 7” via Tough Love Records on September 23, the self-produced single weaves the band's scuzzy guitars with lo-fi vocal drones. Star rating: ★★




GOON - SCAB
LA grunge-gloom merchants, the project of musician and visual artist Kenny Becker, deliver a lo-fi new song that meanders on an even flow before some a scratchy sample comes in. Taken from the upcoming EP 'Dusk of Punk', due on September 16. “I wanted the song to be heavy without actually being heavy in a traditional sense,” says Kenny. “I was trying to capture the feeling you get when you are just ruminating on regrets. It’s not exactly the healthiest thing, but sometimes I think you ought to face your sadness and experience it in its fullness and not feel guilty about it. Writing this song ended up being pretty cathartic in that way.” Star rating: ★★

   

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