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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Songs To Learn And Sing - The Shoe, White Lung, Factory Acts , Music Le Pop, Snippet ,Candy Darling

Songs To Learn And Sing - @theshoeperforms White Lung, @myszkaway @FactoryActs, @Snippetcuts @CANDYDARLING66

The Shoe – Paper Cup/ His Gorgeousness

The Shoe is a musical collaboration between singer songwriter Jena Malone and pianist and music producer Lem Jay. The two tracks featured here ‘Paper Cup’ and ‘ His Gorgeousness ‘ are from their first full-length album the rather wonderful ‘ I’m Okay’. It’s an album of intimate confessionals, stories of love, life and loss told via deeply heartfelt poetic…

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Track Of The Day - Post War Glamour Girls - Gustave

Track Of The Day - Post War Glamour Girls - Gustave - @P_W_G_G

After releasing one of the best albums of 2014 in the form of their debut album ‘Pink Fur’ ( review HERE) Leeds rabble-rousers Post War Glamour Girls are back with a storming new tune single ‘Gustave.’  Released by Too Pure singles club on September 1st, it’s a fine example of Post War Glamour Girls poetic belligerent swaggering menace.

The impassioned stentorian roar of vocalist and…

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Track Of The Day - Lowell - @lowellcat “I Love You Money” @artsandcrafts

There’s been talk for some time of Canadian born songwriter/producer Lowell being the next big pop sensation.

Track Of The Day - Lowell - @lowellcat “I Love You Money” @artsandcrafts

There’s been talk for some time of Canadian born songwriter/producer Lowell being the next big pop sensation.