False Heads – “Comfort Consumption”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017 — with 1 comment

Hailing from the outskirts of East London, Luke Griffiths, Jake Elliot and Barney Nash combined forces as False Heads, creating a brand of rock that they’ve self-branded “snot pop.”

A quick listen to track “Comfort Consumption” off of their debut EP Gutter Press, gives you an idea of what they mean, there’s a natural charm to their style of music but also a confidence and attitude that seems natural and in your face, yet believable in a way that works. It gets off to a nice start but actually finds a way to improve upon itself every step of the way, building to a rather grand conclusion that seals the deal that these Brits are ones to keep an eye on.

Stream “Comfort Consumption” below and head to their soundcloud to hear the Gutter Press EP in full.
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Cherokee Death Cats – “Leech”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

Aside from having one of the most striking band names we’ve come across is some while, Swedish outfit Cherokee Death Cats also have quite an energy in their brand of indie rock.

There’s a raw intensity to the tag team of Bea Persson and Rat Westlake’s loose but rocking demo for single “Leech” something like a cross between Savages, The Kills and Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It’s a raw rough rocker in the best way possible, as it comes across as natural and real, not an overproduced bland piece of rock, something that we can certainly appreciate.

Take a listen to “Leech” below and stay tuned for more from Cherokee Death Cats very soon.
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Beeches – “Cos I Can”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

New Zealand singer/songwriter Luke Thompson and producer Alex Wildwood (of the indie rock group Shakes) combined forces after being longtime fans of each others work and soon started making some music of their own. They ended up combining their powers to create Beeches and holed up in Alex’s home studio for three weeks to write, record, mix and master their debut EP Famous Friends.

One of the results of this recording session is the absolutely chill and readymade track “Cos I Can”,” creating some beautiful melodies and vocals that have a pleasant warm glow to them like a beautiful summer day. This is one hell of a way to introduce an EP.

Take a listen to “Cos I Can” below and stream the rest of the EP on their soundcloud page.
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Jordan F & Vast Hill – “Ready For The Night”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

When you combine the talent of 80’s-inspired dream pop outfit Vast Hill and producer Jordan F you get a track like “Ready For The Night,” a synth delight that sounds like it was an outtake from the Drive soundtrack.

The Chromatics like synth work and instrumental is complimented beautifully by singer Elle Kress who only furthers the comparison to Chromatics with a dreamy performance that fits the electronic soundscape to perfection. It was the lead single taken off their brand new EP The Win.

You can stream the entire EP right now over at bandcamp and find a stream of “Ready For The Night” posted below.
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Ha The Unclear – “Big City”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

Ha The Unnclear are an alt-pop/new wave indie rock band based out of Auckland, New Zealand. They returned earlier this year with their rocking and groove laden new single “Big City,” the follow-up to their debut album Bacterium, Look At Your Motor Go.

The song kicks off with a pleasant little vocal and some 90’s inspired slacker indie rock but soon blossoms into an unexpectedly catchy hook that finds a way to latch into your mind and will have you hooked to it for the rest of the day, whether you like it or not. It’s a real gem folks.

Take a listen to “Big City” below and hang tight for the rest of the album that hopefully rocks as hard as “Big City.”
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Vilde – “Maintain”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

Vidle is the operation of Melbourne/Stockholm producer Thomas Savage. He began the project just last year and calls the genre of electronic he creates “study dance.”

That’s quite a genre to live up to, but it doesn’t take too long during your listen of impressive single “Maintain” to see that it’s not too far off. The track gradually builds its electronic musings into something sturdy and focused, yet fun and sprawling. The vocals are uniquely his own, something that bleeds into the world of Wild Beasts if anything else.

You can find “Maintain” on Vilde’s appropriately titled singles compilation album Study Dance which you can stream in full on soundcloud, but first grab a taste of “Maintain” below.
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Ten Sleep – “Roommates”

By Will Oliver, October 16th 2017

Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, Ten Sleep is the brainchild of three pals: Kynan Forsberg, Rob LaPlante and Chris Galambos. This year the group released their new album Suburban Lore and we have a track from the 7-song album to share with you guys today.

It’s a lovely slice of electronic indie-rock by the name of “Roommates” a song about what else but terrible roommates. It starts off with a simple rhythem that builds off some synth working and soon develops into a groovy little jam with a seductive vocal that works its magic on you in no time. It naturally blossoms into something of a indie treasure, revealing fine details each step of the way.

Take a listen to the delicate wonder that is “Roommates” below and go stream/purchase the album over at the band’s bandcamp page.
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Heron – “Archives”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2017

If you’re paying attention you may have just caught a post from us praising the instrumental glory that is Pennsylvania post-rock instrumental collective Heron .

Earlier this year the group released their album You Are Here Now, packed to the brim with stunning instrumental rockers such as the previously shared “Glory” as well as the track we will focus on in this post: “Archives.”

While “Glory” had a more melancholic approach, “Archives” breaks into a more joyful and spirited center which expands and contracts before exploding into something that hits you where it hurts. It’s amazing how much emotion they can find a way of packing into one excellent instrumental jam, but boy do they make it work.

Get taken away by “Archives” below and find the rest of the album available to stream over at bandcamp.
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Pole Siblings – “Ghosts”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2017 — with 1 comment

Pole Siblings is the Finnish duo of actual siblings Sofia & Johan Stolpe. They made their debut as a band this year with the release of their EP It Might Grow via Strangers Candy.

The siblings actually lived apart for nearly 10 years before they both found love on the other side of the Baltic Sea and they both happened to move to Sweden at the same time and started the band. Even though their love came and went – as it does – they kept the band going, and thank god for that. One listen to their haunting track “Ghosts” is all the evidence you need to be happy about them sticking it out, as it’s a real stunner. There’s a bit of The Antlers haunted emotion in the song, connecting to something deep and true and making it all seem so natural and real.

You can stream the stunning track below and find the whole EP available to hear and purchase over at bandcamp.
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Her’s – “I’ll Try”

By Will Oliver, October 15th 2017

Her’s is the duo of Norway’s Audun Laading and Borrow-born Stephen Fitzpatrick who are now rooted in Liverpool. The group has seen quite a bit of success with the release of quite a few well received singles, the group got together this May to release Songs of Her’s a mini album documenting all of their work as Her’s so far – released via Heist or Hit.

They also included a bit of the future in the form of some new material such as the lush and romantic “I’ll Try” which moves with a good temperament and melody that sucks you in and only improves along the way. The make it seem so damn natural and easy, which is clearly a part of their charm and gift.

Take a listen to “I’ll Try” below and head to their soundcloud page to hear some more.
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