Unrushed bliss from San Fransico's To The Wedding...
As we traipse slowly into the dark nights, we've found a new season changing soundtrack, and that's "Come On" from San Francisco based To The Wedding.
London's massively tipped Gengahr return with "Powder" - their first single proper.
Following the bands burst onto the scene with the cooky "Fill My Gums With Blood" and their resultant signing to Transgressive, Gengahr have now got their shit together to release debut single "Powder" on October 27th.
It's Autumn or at least nearly, and it's time to run down all the most highly-anticipated LPs, set for release throughout the season.
Summer (release-wise) was, in a word, shit. We featured a host of anticipated albums but, other than the ones we mentioned, there was a lack of quality, but considering summer is mainly the festival season it was still pretty acceptable. We're moving out of festival season now though, and we've got so many releases to mention that we've had to cut it down and include some "honourable mentions" so not to bore everyone to death s- right?
Ascot trio Febueder are on course for big things...
We were really excited by Febueder around the turn of the year. After seeing them numerous times live, it's safe to say that they are the real deal indeed, which new track "Owing" firmly backs up.
Guitar-pop duo WULFS impress with their first track "Moving Out"
With roots in Leeds and Birmingham, "Moving Out" is the first thing (demo) to come from the duo of WULFS.
Hookworms return with news of upcoming LP The Hum and new track "The Impasse".
Hookworms have been relatively quiet of late, other than a couple of festival slots and news of this new LP come, other than the fact they warned us, as a relative surprise. Obviously MJ is constantly working with a variety of different acts on a variety of different projects, so taking that into consideration, it's no surprise they've hit the ground running with "The Impasse".
London's Whistlejacket return pretty much half-a-year since "Melt", and "Swimming Lessons" doesn't disappoint.
It's good to know not much has changed on the Whistlejacket front - their tracks are still jam packed full of heavy, shoegaze guitar riffs and catchy melodies. It seems like an absolute age since "March Hare" blew our socks off, sounding like a cross between Slowdive and The Stone Roses and luckily we've been treat to more music.
Norfolk's Teen Brains return with new track "Flume" set to feature on the next compilation from Leeds' Beech Coma.
"Flume" serves as Teen Brains' follow-up to "Annabel", which we heard back in April when the weather was starting to perk up. Now we've been hit with the new track and, well, it's starting to dull down - the weather that is.
Watch School's debut video for their charming single "SoLong"
School's "SoLong" has been around for over seven months now, so a 'UK' release seemed a bit odd, especially when you could buy it previously (I know, the Internet right?). But we know what it actually means, and that is a new press release and a refreshed image (and more people are seemingly 'into it', so good job team), but, more importantly, things such as a video, which is always nice to see.
LA punks Death Valley Girls unveil "Electric High" & "Gettin' Hard", off the back of debut album Street Venom.
Enough of their debut though, Death Valley Girls are already on the way with their follow-up EP, Electric High and "Electric High" along with b-side "Gettin' Hard" are the first tracks we're to hear from it.
Following returning track "The Zoo", Sweden via America FEWS unveil latest track, "Seasick".
Instrumentally, "Seasick" sees a far more happy-go-lucky approach and output from FEWS. This is opposed to previous track "The Zoo", which has a brilliant air of menace about it. If both tracks we're to represent the seasons, "The Zoo" would be winter and "Seasick" would be, yeah you guessed it, the summer. It's light, airy and in some aspects quite joyous - especially when you disregard the, at times, melancholic vocals.