Friday, November 18, 2016
November 18 2016 - Hot Top Ten
TRACK OF THE WEEK
IMAGINARY PEOPLE - SNAPSHOT
Something that reminds of Augustines about these People. Following their 2015 politically tinged full-length debut 'Dead Letterbox', the New York five-piece return with their second album, 'October Alice', due March 2017. This dark, reverb filled post-punk lead cut was influenced by the murder of a close friend of the band. Vocalist Dylan Von Wagner explains, "I imagined my friend hunting down her killer; a little of Oliver Stone's paranoia and Kubrick's Clockwork Orange rolled into one."
THE PINHEADS - WILDFIRE
Released on November 11 via Farmer & The Owl, garage fired power-pop in a two-and-a-half minute blast from the Australian six (occasionally seven)-piece outfit from Wollongong.
oh800 - SHOULDA KNOWN IT
Mixed by Simian Mobile Disco's James Ford, this disco-punk banger, melding a touch of PiL, is the follow-up to the London three-piece's debut single ‘Character Building’ and out on December 9 via Infinite Jest Records. Catch live at The Social, London on November 23 and Sebright Arms on 24th.
THE DIG - BLEEDING HEART (YOU ARE THE ONE)
Out today, the New York quartet with a stomping beat, smattering of synths but really made by the vocals of David Baldwin and Emile Mosseri. Taken from their upcoming album 'Bloodshot Tokyo' out February 3 2017 via Roll Call Records.
THE EIFFELS - COMING TO SEE YOU
Another track that is governed by the voice, this time of the LA synth rockers' vocalist Sean Ulbs. Lifted from the trio's second EP, 'You Got Me', out today (November 18), they fuse 80s influences of the Springsteen ilk with a driving beat and shimmering synths.
DESERT MOUNTAIN TRIBE - TAKE A RIDE
Third single of hypnotic guitar lines and driving beat from the recently released debut album, ‘Either That Or The Moon’ from the London-based psych-rock trio, released on December 9, though those with long memories may recall its original single outing back in 2013. Catch live tonight (November 18) at Electrowerkz in London.
THE LAFONTAINES - RELEASE THE HOUNDS
The riding high Glaswegian outfit unveil this big sounding Joe Cross-produced rock blaster of heavy riffs and out next week via LAB/889 Records. Catch live on November 21 at Manchester's Night & Day Cafe, and on 22nd in Dublin at the Grand Social.
FAIRCHILD - START AGAIN
Out this week, Manchester-based Australian six-piece release their smooth Catherine Marks (Foals, Killers, Wolf Alice) produced new single of synthy 80s-Ness, sampled drums and knockout chorus. Singer Adam Lyons states, “To start again doesn’t mean to tear something down in a bout of frustration and rebuild from scratch. It means to reflect, to reassess, to paint over parts of the picture that aren’t working and have faith that new choices will take you somewhere you haven’t been.” Catch live tomorrow (November 19) at Manchester's Soup Kitchen.
MENACE BEACH - GIVE BLOOD
The Leeds-based fuzz rockers share this new doom-surf vibed track from their upcoming 'Lemon Memory' album, released on January 29 2017 via Memphis Industries. Liza Violet and Ryan Needham dip into the vein of scuzz noise with producer Ross Orton.
SAINT AGNES - MERRY MOTHER OF GOD GO ROUND
Merging 70s influenced psych with hard-hitting metal undertones, raw guitars, and a headbanging fuzz bass and the vocal harmonies of Kitty Arabella Austen (Lola Colt) and Jon Tufnell (Lost Souls Club). Out on December 8 via Death Or Glory Gang Records, hear live when they play London's Oslo on December 8.