Jennie Vee’s latest single is worlds apart from the last one we wrote about. While ‘Die Alone’ came in strong on a muscular guitar riff, ‘Never Let You Down’ is a dreamlike slice of romantic melancholy that washes over you slowly. With that said, Jennie Vee hasn’t jumped aboard the shoegaze bandwagon. ‘Never Let You Down’ might feature vocals that ring with reverb, but the instrumentation itself maintains a blistering sense of direction. Vee isn’t locked inside a vortex of […]
We never make much secret of our love of Benin City, and while we wait for them to finish up on their album they’ve been nice enough to make public a short collaborative demo to keep everyone interested. ‘Stay Positive’ is a short demo (under two minutes long) that is a collaboration with “one of [their] new fave bands” Black Polygons, who provide the instrumentation. And it works very well, in a style very typical of Benin City – the […]
Jesse Malin has just unveiled the video to his latest track, and first new material in five years, ‘Addicted’. Malin has already established quite the name for himself in the past, and with tracks as artfully crafted as ‘Addicted’ it’s really no surprise why. It’s a clever track built around a central hook and constant rhythm, offering a set of problematic lyrics wrapped in upbeat instrumentation that makes it easier to consume – again and again and again. And again.
It feels like an eternity since we listened to Suburban Radio’s ‘Step Out’ EP and picked out the acoustic rendition ‘We All Deserve To Be Free’ as being the most intriguing moment, offering “a stripped tease” of something much bigger. It also feels like too long a time since we first got a glimpse of how the track would turn out live. Now, finally, Suburban Radio have come back with ‘…To Be Free’ in a full band format, and have […]
Teenage Wildlife are back with another delightfully bizarre pop experiment, and this one is called ‘Come On And Shoot’. The track itself is full of more sounds from the weird and wonderful world of John Wright, with the usual contrast of electronic voices and emotive lyricism. The video adds to the eclectic mystery of the track, with a very simple and strange style and with Wright himself not making an appearance.
Opening with a strong guitar hook, ‘L I L O’ is Elephants & Castles’ latest single and their first of 2015. More than that, it’s their first public offering since ‘Fashanu’… and it couldn’t more different. Maintaining the same pop aesthetic as ‘Fashanu’, the strength of ‘L I L O’ is that it doesn’t follow in the immediate footsteps. It would’ve been easy, too easy, for Elephants & Castles to build on their last single’s success with more of the […]
After a long wait, Years & Years have finally unveiled the video for their latest single ‘King’. The track itself sounds absolutely massive, and is bound to get a lot of commercial interest with its solid beat and strong vocal melody heading into the huge chorus release. The video itself is pretty interesting too, which is understandable – Years & Years don’t do boring videos, and this one in particular was choreographed by Ryan Heffington (who also choreographed a little […]
When you get bored of the endless waves of shoegaze-sounding bands crashing against the shores of the emerging indie-alternative scene, where can you go to find something a little bit different? Peur’s latest track ‘Hollow Skies’ is a good place to start. Not a far cry from those bands, ‘Hollow Skies’ is like shoegaze with added ferocity and testosterone. Opening with a brooding and bubbling effect, the track then explodes out of the implied self-contained bubble with the rough instrumentation […]
If you’ve ever lay in bed late in night wondering who would win in a fight between a band of thieves and a group of latex-clad individuals (come on, who hasn’t?), then we may have something of an answer for you. Nothing But Thieves have just dropped the video for their visceral new single ‘Ban All The Music’, an abrasive alt-rock guitarfest. And the video itself shows the band initially in an outfit-matching exaggerated performance that would make Thom Yorke […]
Sometimes all we need is a little bit of swirling guitar-driven music that washes over you and dissolves you away into a gentle current of music. Fufanu’s ‘Circus Life’ is just the type of storm-brewing musical ocean to help get you through your midweek slump. At the sake of pop appeal, Fufanu go all out with the moody guitar work on this seven-minute-long masterpiece. There are no drops or chorus kicks to blow you away, but there is a steady […]