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Friday, October 28, 2016

October 28 2016 - Hot Top Ten





TRACK OF THE WEEK
LITTLE TRIGGERS - WHEN THE LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT
What an impossible not to like three minutes. Released on November 11 via Ditto Music, the Liverpool rockers share the lead cut from their debut album out next year. The four-piece nail it with rock 'n' roll energy, hard-hitting guitars, biting drum hits, with Thomas Hamilton-Hughes punching home the assured vocals. Catch live at Liverpool Music Week on November 4, and single launch show at Liverpool's Zanzibar on November 11.




WILD FAUNA - CROOKED SMILE
Norwegian five-piece - AndrĂ©, Axel, Ole T, Sverre, Mats - released this catchy debut single this week. It’s straightforward power-pop with quirky vocals and a clear nod back to the 90s slacker rock. Lead singer AndrĂ© Lersveen describes it as "a whiny song about being inadequate, having a mental breakdown, and dying with things undone." It's also rather good.




DESPERATE JOURNALIST - HOLLOW
Out on November 11 via Fierce Panda, the North London-based post-punk quartet fine tune their brooding, rhythmic melodies with a sharp sheen. Catch live at Kamio in London on November 12.




BLACKWATERS - SO FAR OUT
Rising Guildford four-piece (made up of 18-year-olds Max Tanner (vocals), David Carpenter (guitar), Ollie Franklin (bass), James Watkins (drums), reveal their first official single, produced by Carl Barat (The Libertines). “’So Far Out’ is about how restricted we are when it comes to having a say in things”, says Max. “We can't control anything that happens outside our friendship group really. No one can.” See them live tonight at Birmingham's Rainbow Courtyard, and tomorrow (October 29) at Amersham Arms, London.




SHAME - GOLD HOLE
The five south London 19-year-olds Little Indie introduced here two years ago, finally drop this AA debut single (w/'The Lick') on December 7 through Fnord. Produced by Local Hero (Dan Foat and Nathan Boddy), energy, rage and youth, fuelled with a punk spirit does them no disservice at all. Band to watch. On tour with Slaves in November, the band are playing 3 shows across London on December 8 to launch the single, one in central, one east and one south.




TOURISTS - DRIVE
James Bragg (Saltwater Sun) produced new single out November 4 from the dark dream-synthpop Torquay five-piece, following June's 'Quiet Room' single. 80s-inspired melodies, big infectious hooks, catchy saw-tooth leads and climaxing in a smooth touch of saxophone.




THE NEW UP - FUTURE IS NOW
San Francisco two-piece fill out three minutes of graceful melodies, airy vocals and hazy soundscapes in this Beach House-esque new single from their debut record ‘Tiny Mirrors’, released at the end of November, that guitarist Noah Reid says is about "people not being willing to stick with what they know is right when everyone else is trying to influence them otherwise".




CROSS WIRES - SLOW WAVES
Produced by Rory Attwell (The Vaccines, Telegram, Palma Violets) and taken from their debut album released next year, the East London four-piece take fuzzy guitar and balance against hard-hitting drums, rhythmic percussion and striking guitars.




GLASS GANG - LUXURY
Produced by Sonny Diperri (Warpaint, M83, Animal Collective), the Brooklyn trio follow up recent single ‘Wild Light’ with this precise, menacing synth and guitar-driven post-punk influenced track from their '1 for None' EP out today (October 28).




MAINLAND - PERMISSION SLIP
Another Brooklyn-based band, these pop-rockers are gearing up to the release of their 'Night Trials' full-length from which this comes. Echoing "oohs", tight percussion, and catchy guitar line follow from vocalist Jordan Topf's opening words: "I'm pissed."



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