We’re no heroes-Youth
Funky new track from the Cardiff trio out now on Spiral Icon Records. Youth is an ode to the future with groovy bass and drums rhythms. If you like early Foals mixed with soul, you’re gonna be hooked to it!
Also hailing from the Welsh lands, Seazoo, which is greatly influenced by indie pop fusioned their style with fuzzy psych guitars which gave an interesting blend of sounds. Seazoo proved again that Welsh bands rock the world!
Jessie Ware-Selfish love
After a few collaborations and a praised first album, Jessie Ware is back with this new track Selfish Love, an ode to ambient bossa nova music. We can feel the Sade in her soulful deep sensual voice.
We’re rock’n’rolling with the London outfit with their raw and rebellious staccato beat invading our ears. Sometimes exploring the old sixties vibes, sometimes more violent noise, this album is a grower from the beginning throughout all the glowing tunes!
Pet Crow-How Are You Wired?
Newly out on vinyl through Too Pure, the Derby outfit, Pet Crow, sliding into a pop punk raw short song for the follow up of their first album A Simple Guide To Small and Medium Pond. Still awesomely energetic with the fast drums, staccatos, we cannot get over the late 70s punk vibes of the Slits back in the days. A must listen!
Mogwai-Party In the Dark
A brand new track taken from their forthcoming album Every Country’s sun on Rock Action. We still hear the usual experimental vibes but with a small post-punkish electronic approach which goes kind of New-orderesque in the melody. We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album next week!
St Jude The Obscure-Wreckage
Formerly musicians from Feral Love and Bird, this duet of Liverpudlians went on their own way with these synth poppish soft melodies with vaporish vocal harmonies which hits us like a refreshing breeze.
Shock Machine-Shock Machine
We can’t get enough of dancing melodic tracks mixed with some sadness at some point. The king of nu-rave, formerly with Klaxons, Jamie Righton, proposed a brand new project on his own, Shock Machine. A psychedelic travel around love, loneliness and getting up in our dreams. Totally dig it!
Wyldest – -45
Minus 45 one of the most recent track from that London outfit. The three piece is giving us an epic daydreamy song as a taster of their forthcoming self-produced Hitchhiker EP. This is an ode to loneliness with shoegazed-influenced guitar falsetto loops .
The Blinders-Brave New World
Hailing from the hometown of Doncaster and now based in Manchester, The Blinders are up to their second single Brave New World. We feel deep in a roadtrip while listening to the sexy blues guitar notes with a mix of Kasabian/Muse-esques vibe. A must-watched band!
We can’t asked for more. This tune got it all. The reggae background with the banging staccato drum perfectly mixed with the vocal harmonies. It’s a summer banger and third track from Bambino, the Birmingham band sophomore album expected for release on September 8th. Unstoppable is definitely catchy and reminds a little bit of Alt-J at their beginning. It wears the right title as it’s playing on shuffle and on repeat on our Ipods.
Tangerines-Into The Flop House
Glamourous indie garage rock is coming back. Tangerines from London just released a couple of weeks ago Into The Flophouse. While listening we just want to lay down on the beach, enjoying the sun. It’s a perfect remedy when people got the blues and the rhythm cheered us up. We can think a little bit about the Beach Boys or even Teenage Fanclub. Let’s enjoy the summer with that gem!
Here some tracks we enjoyed in the last weeks. Electro, indie, new releases, even pop songs, it’s summer and we love it!
Sol Flare-Easy Line
Let’s get back to the eighties with that fulfilled synth-pop track. This three-piece from London with Jenny Jones’ magical voicetones as the likes of La Roux and Churches’ Lauren Mayberry perfectly entertwined with the staccato beats.
Half Canadian half Russian Unmagma unveiled Lama, an escaping breathtaking shoegazy track. Helped by Robin Guthrie from Cocteau Twins, Lama is a travel through the wild with some psychedelic mellow vibes. This track is due to appear on
The Cribs-24-7 Rock Star Shit
The Wakefield brothers are back with a seventh studio album 24-7 Rock Star Shit. Still close to their usual grunge-like rebellious sound. It’s maybe not their best album as we are still hooked to the freshness of The New Fellas back in the days, but it’s perfect to let out our anger and sing along the raw tunes. Here’s Rainbow Ridge taken from the album out now.
It’s summertime and this tune is a perfect one to cheer us up on a rainy day. Retro pop at its best, it’s like the Welsh version of Camera Obscura or Belle and Sebastian. Catchy old 60’s like influenced drums beats with cute harmonies, we love it!
Spilt Milk Society-Voices
For all your nostalgic britpop cravings, this Wolverhampton 5 piece outfit is there with their falsettos and slow guitar jams. Glamorous like Placebo, with a little bit of Alt-J esque melodic progression. A new band to hear definitely!
Public Service Broadcasting-Progress
With a brand new sparkling album out on Test Card Recordings, Public Service Broadcasting went on the collab wave. We still recognize their post-punkish electronic talking genre, but they’ve just added James Dean Bradfield on vocals on one of their track. On Progress, they are going a little bit more poppish and catchy with the lovely voice of Camera Obscura’s Tracy Ann Campbell. Synths and folk-pop intertwined perfectly on that song which song really we are ready to roadtripping.
Toddla T feat Andrea Martin-Magnet
Forget the Clean Bandit or Calvin Harris beats, this is one of the most dancefloor hit of the summer. Taken from Toddla T’s forthcoming album, this song have the right title. It stucks in our head like a Magnet with his jungle-like drum’n’bass beats mixed with the lovely pop voice over of Andrea Martin. Definitely a success!
Zedd feat Liam Payne-Get Low
The German dj is back at it! Just after getting to number one with the Canadian songstress Alessia Cara with Stay, he wrote this summer tropical banger with Liam Payne. It’s like a virus, it’s totally growing on us with this catchy chorus. With Liam’s haunting falsettos and Zedd’s melodic electronic sensuality and bops, it’s going to be a classic!
It’s a little bit quiet while scrolling through the song or album releases but there is some summer bangers that worths the listen. Obviously there will be more to come soon, but here it is:
La Forme-Birds in an Aviary
Back to the eighties with the baryton voices of the Smiths or The Cure, we explored the darkness of the young population. But this classic tone is back with the retro synthpop-esque outfit La Forme with a brand new single out on July 17th through Libertino records. Describing love as being in a cage with a soulful sad melody. Just perfect!
Liam Payne-Strip That Down (Nevada Remix)
I can’t get enough of this. Still in love with the original but the tropical sound of it makes us want go to the beach dancing around the sea. It sets the party vibes of the original one even more. We wanna have fun and be rowdy, definitely.
Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles-Hamburg
Llanduno outfit is tracing his path through the radio stations with their brand new single Hamburg. Perfect for a fast-drive roadtrip, it’s plenty of great guitar hooks, rock’n’rolling the indie world. It’s raw, quick and so effective!
Omaloma-Aros O Gwmpas
Welsh music is alive and healthy with that brand new track from Cae Gwyn Records roster. Sexy retro soft-disco synth vibes in the poetic welsh language. Summerish anthem for beach parties of course.
Freshly released on April 28th on Waco Gwenci label, Morbid Mind is the new track from HMS Morris
Enter in a world of pop psychedelia intertwined perfectly with chaotic guitar fuzz vibes. HMS Morris delivered again a pure bliss of a song. Love the catchy, post-punk-esque quick rythmics. Filmed around Cardiff train station and Fitzhamon Lane Studio in collaboration with Rhodri Brooks, it brings loads to the concept with the black and white atmosphere and the lighting effects.
You can watch the video over here: