Track Of the Day - Dark Horses - ‘Saturn Returns’

Track Of the Day - Dark Horses - @darkhorsesmusic ‘Saturn Returns’

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After the hugely impressive ‘Live On Hunger’ ‘Saturn Returns’ is the second track to emerge from Dark Horses forthcoming album ‘Hail Lucid State.‘  We won’t wax too lyrical here as we intend to review the whole album but suffice to say if you love this track as much as we do, you’re gonna fucking love their second long player.

‘Saturn Returns’starts with a driving motorik…

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Track Of The Day - Dumb - ‘Still I’m Stuck’

Track Of The Day - Dumb @WeRDumb - ‘Still I’m Stuck’

Today’s track of the day ‘Still I’m Stuck’ is a new track from Birmingham four piece Dumb‘s debut EP ‘Chew Me Up, Spit Me Out’ which will be released August 18th via Tip Top/One Beat.  As well as this rather excellent new tune the EP’s compiles the bands previous offering ‘Dive’, ‘Retina’, ‘Two Bottles’, and ‘Super Sonic Love Toy’ and showcases their loud melodic guitar driven indie pop.

Dumb’s…

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Track Of The Day - Curxes - ‘Valkyrie’

Track Of The Day - @CURXES - ‘Valkyrie’

The Valkyries (Valkyrja -‘Chooser of the Slain’) from Old Norse mythology were female handmaidens of Odin who decided the fate of those who would live or die in battle.  They would then gather the souls of the bravest warriors who they deigned deserving of palace in the afterlife.  Not unlike Cheryl Cole on the X factor then?

This Norse legend most famously inspired Wagner’s opera ‘Die Walküre’,…

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The ECLECTICA PROJECT - 2 & 3 AUGUST at KRAAK MANCHESTER

The ECLECTICA PROJECT @EclecticaProj - 2 & 3 AUGUST at KRAAK MANCHESTER

The ECLECTICA PROJECT launch will take place on 2 & 3 AUGUST at KRAAK MANCHESTER. Several spinoff events in Leeds and Manchester are taking place around that date, with bands from the UK and beyond taking part in celebrating the launch of this new exciting non-profit project advocating equality for women and minorities in all industries, starting with the music industry. Headliners include TAHITA…

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Track Of The Day - Family Video - ‘She Reminds Me’ (Free Download)

Track Of The Day - Family Video - ‘She Reminds Me’ - @goldflaketapes

We’ve had a few days off from music, enjoyed a slight existential crisis, apathetically battled ennui, walked with giants (no really -see here  ) and in doing so rediscovered our mojo! Sometimes you really do have to unplug from the Matrix.. thus we return with renewed vigour.  So it’s back to the music ….

2014 appears to be the year of the Canadians, in the sense that we seem to have featured…

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Track Of The Day - 2:54 - ‘Orion’ @twofiftyfour @bellaunion

Despite the digital revolution there are still record labels out there, you instinctively trust whose name has become synonymous with quality and who genuinely strive to unearth exciting new talent. 

Track Of The Day - The Muffs - ‘Weird Boy Next Door’

NEW BLOG #TrackOfTheDay - The Muffs - @TheMuffs ‘Weird Boy Next Door’ @TheActualMuffs

Back in the 90′s we developed a bit of a crush on Muffs singer Kim Shattuck after rather discovering the band via a guilty pleasure teen movie soundtrack.  Her throaty grunge roar and speedball power punk tunes soundtracked many surreptitious air guitar sessions and ill advised attempts at pogoing/moshing.  And so of course we were delighted to learn that the Muffs are set to return with a brand…

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Track Of The Day - Shawondasee - ‘Gems Of Pure Light’

Track Of The Day - Shawondasee - @shwndsee_music’Gems Of Pure Light’

Mixing the euphoric synthgaze of M83 with the sort of hook-laden electro driven indie pop that recalls The Beloved Parisian synth pop duo Shawondasee release a glistening retro future pop nugget in the form of ‘Gems Of Pure Light.’In fact strip everything back to just the song and melody and its got that sort of languid grace and opulent yet doomed pop splendour of Lana Del Rey, just as the anti…

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Track Of The Day - The Death Of Pop - ‘Mirage’

Track Of The Day - The@deathofpop - ‘Mirage’

‘Mirage’ is from Bournemouth quintet The Death Of Pop, a masterful example of euphoric janglegaze pysch pop.  It’s an all-engulfing wave of glorious melodic noise with heroic chiming guitars and a languorous vocal that resides somewhere between Ride’s Mark Gardener and a rather more tuneful less nasal Ian Brown.

It’s from their forthcoming ‘Fifths’ Ep which is being released as flexizine (i.e./ a…

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#Taxdogers updated

#Taxdogers updated

Track Of The Day - Spookyland - ‘Rock n Roll Weakling’

Track Of The Day - @SpookyLand - ‘Rock n Roll Weakling’

This is the title track from Spookyland’s debut studio EP ‘Rock n Roll Weakling.’  They sound not unlike a band occupying an intriguing musical hinterland somewhere between Ezra Furman and Spear Of Destiny or perhaps some of their previous tunes will conjure up the bizarre and not entirely wholesome image of  Bob Dylan and Kirk Brandon singing a duet in a tin bath?  It’s visceral, impassioned,…

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#TheRamones - gone but not forgotten

#TheRamones - gone but not forgotten

ALBUM REVIEW : Field Mouse - ‘Hold Still Life’

ALBUM REVIEW : Field Mouse @fieldmousemusic- ‘Hold Still Life’

2014 has been an exceptional year for debut albums proving that those who thinks new music isn’t delivering have obviously been looking in all the wrong places. And we’ll certainly be adding NYC/Philly band Field Mouse’s first full length album to our list of outstanding debuts.

Formed in 2010 when singer-songwriter Rachel Browne and guitarist Andrew Futnal met at college, Field Mouse’s first…

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Track Of The Day - The History Of Apple Pie - ‘Tame’

Track Of The Day - The History Of Apple Pie - @thoapband ‘Tame’

Slightly spooky wonky keyboards give way to a barrage of buzzing guitars on The History Of Apple Pie’s lead single ‘Tame’from their forthcoming second album ‘Feel Something.’ Vocally they still recall the ‘sweetness and light’ of 4AD shoegazers Lush and continue to demonstrate a keen ear for melody as well as the ability to write classic hook laden blissed out buzzsaw pop songs. ‘Tame’ by name…

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