Bandy – “Older”

By Will Oliver, March 1st 2018

BANDY is the project of Brian Hill of California rock groupĀ Ride The Wave. He’s recently started his own solo project as Bandy, announcing the project with the passing of his 27th birthday as well as the sharing of first single “Older.”

It’s a track he both wrote and produced and it captured a youthful feeling of summer and sunshine as well as the growing pains that come with every birthday basically past 21. You can find theĀ track posted below and stay tuned for a music video for it as well as his debut EP.

Enjoy “Older” below and go grab it for whatever price you want from his Bandcamp.
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The Magic Gang – “Getting Along”

By Will Oliver, February 28th 2018

English indie rockers The Magic Gang are a band we introduced here late last year with their re-recorded single “Alright.” We were excited to see what 2018 brought them and now we know that it’s going to be a big one for the lads.

They have since announced that they will release their self-titled debut album on March 16 via Yala! Records. Along with the announcement comes it’s lead single “Getting Along.”

It’s a wistful rocker with a bit of a nostalgic vibe that powers through with some great power-pop elements that are charming all the way through.

Enjoy the official music video for “Getting Along” below and preorder the album right here.
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We still got a way to go until the warmer weather of Spring and Summer but the two singles from Latvian indie rockers Polifauna sure are getting us into the right mindset.

If the name sounds familiar that’s because we posted their accurately titled single “Last Days Of Summer.”

Today we are sharing two of their other singles, the bouncy and 80’s sounding power-pop of “Let’s Meet Some Friends,” (getting real Pains Of Being Pure At Heart vibes on it) and the laid back chill of the dreamy “Colours Of Your Voice.” Both show that Polifauna already have a real winning formula down pact one that we can expect further great things from in the future.

You can stream both singles below and buy them over on iTunes.
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St. Serf – “Arcade”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018


St. Serf is a South London band who formed in 2015 who have caught my attention with new single “Arcade.”

The track combines elements of garage rock, dreamy shoegaze all built around some smart hooks. There’s a bit of an early hazy Deerhunter quality to their sound, pushed through with some catchy melodies sneakily work their magic on you.

Here’s what the boys had to say about the song themselves:

We wrote this song about a year ago and recorded with the help of Felix Rashman and Phil Brillo. The track is based around a motorik drum beat inspired by Neu, using delays and reverbs to create a sludge of loveliness (we think).

Not much else is known about these guys other than what you can find on their facebook page, but all we know is that this song is really damn good and makes us eager to see what else that they have up their sleeves. Keep an eye out.
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Twin Ritual – “Is It Paranoia”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018

Earlier this month San Diego dance-rockers Twin Ritual released their debut EP Hand Through The Mist.

“Is It Paranoia” the opening track and boy does it set the tone. It’s a lively and bouncy track that hooks you in with some deep bass grooves, angular guitar riffs and attention-grabbing vocals that all add to an energetic number that sets the tone for the rest of the EP.

You can stream “Is It Paranoia” below and stream/buy the entire EP over at their Bandcamp.
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Totally Mild – “From One Another”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018

Australian indie outfit Totally Mild released their new album Her last week via Chapter Music.

We had previously shared two tracks from the album, the lovely ballad “Lucky Stars” as well as “Today Tonight.”

If you have yet to hear the album we are here to convince you to do so with the lovely album cut “From One Another,” which offers some of the easy-going charm of Belle and Sebastian. It’s delightful indie rock that offers some smart pop ideas along the way.

You can stream “From One Another” below and hear the whole album right now at their Bandcamp.
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We Were Glue – “Stuck in Love”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018

We Were Glue are a quartet from Liverpool who recall the sort of Brit-rock that I fell in love with as an impressionable teenager in the early 2000s.

They’ve recently released new single “Stuck In Love,” a track with a brisk sense of place and some delightful vocals paired well with guitar riffs that capture a youthful feeling of longing. It’s a real charming track that won me over right from the get-go.

Enjoy a stream of “Stuck In Love” below.
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Dogeyed – “Dry”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018

Bristol, UK band Dogeyed was originally meant to be the solo project of singer/guitarist Harriet Elder. Last year she was joined by Jonathin Minto on drums and Tim Rowing-Parker on bass to expand the project as a trio.

They’re gearing up the release of their debut EP Throw The Bones, which will be released on May 11 via Specialist Subject Records. They’ve shared the lead single “Dry,” a stunning song that showcases the clear songwriting talents of Elder and the strong bond between her and the rest of the group.

For a debut offering, it feels smartly written and accomplished in a way that not many songs do. This band has already shown quite a bit of promise and should definitely be one that you keep on your radar.

Stream “Dry” below and find the song/EP available to buy from theirBandcamp (the vinyl is limited to just 300 copies on coke bottle green)
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Ash – “Buzzkill”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018

Longstanding Irish rockers Ash will return with their seventh studio album Islands which will be released on May 18 via Infectious Music.

The song chugs along with the expected power-pop that you’d expect from the band and that you wish Weezer would still make. It’s a charming single that seems perfectly suited for listening on a nice summer day.

Find a stream of “Buzzkill” below and pre-order the new album over on iTunes
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Beechwood – “Heroin Honey”

By Will Oliver, February 26th 2018

Beechwood are a New York trio who you may remember were a part of a pretty big news story last summer.

Last year Burger Records released a tape of their new album Songs From The Land of Nod and now the album has a 2018 release via Alive Naturalsound Records.

My introduction to the band came with the lush track “Heroin Honey,” which floats around some old-school pop vibes mixed with the lo-fi charm of say early Smith Westerns.

Enjoy a stream of “Heroin Honey” below and find the album available to stream on Spotify or buy on iTunes.

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