Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Courtneys: "Silver Velvet"

Vancouver's The Courtneys put out a really great debut album back in 2013 that surprisingly flew under the radar. Now they are signed to legendary New Zealand's Flying Nun and they are set to release a new long player next February. " Silver Velvet" is the excellent and catchy fist single, a track that shows how good this girls do the 90's influenced guitar pop.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hapyness: "Falling Down"

"Falling Down" is the first single from Happyness second long player, an album that will be out next spring. The British band, one of our favourites in the last couple of years, have evolved from the quasi slacker rock of their debut, to a fuller and richer sound and as this great track demonstrates, are now one of the finest guitar pop bands around.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cigarretes After Sex: "K"

Cigarretes After Sex, a Brooklyn band led by Greg Gonzalez, describe themselves as an ambient pop collective, and listening to their music, more specifically their new single "K", what we get is some mellow, hazy, beautiful and hypnotic indie pop. They are putting  out a full length album next year on Partisan records.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Japandroids: "Near To The Wild Heart Of Life"

Japandroids have finally announced a new album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life out on January 27 on Anti Records, and they have shared the first single and title track, a great song that expands their trademark rough noise rock to a more anthemic and bigger sounding artifact.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Shins: "Dead Alive"

The Shins are finally back with a new single, "Dead Alive" a track that shows the band with a sound that is a bit less produced and more psychedelic than the songs in Port Of Morrow, their last album, and closer to their early days.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Mary Onettes: "Juna"

Swedish indie popsters The Mary Onettes, are back with "Juna" their first single in a long while, a song that is the centerpiece of an Oxford advertising campaign in Europe and has been produced by Dan Lissvik. It is a great track with  a very ethereal,  dream-pop feel that matches perfectly with their new label, Cascine.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Mainland: "Permission Slip"

Mainland are a Brooklyn based band whose new single "Permission Slip" sits somewhere in the middle of indie pop and alternative rock,, it's a great  catchy track with plenty of hooks and those infectious "oohs" and "uuhs" that will get stuck in your head for hours.