Forgive us for not mentioning London's Pumarosa sooner. Their new track "Priestess" is quite a 'thing' for a relatively new act, and that's a simmering, moody seven minute journey complete with brooding horns and all (2015 has been the year of the horn, I might add).
Was about three weeks ago when we first heard "It's Not Real" from Hazel English, previously she'd won us over with debut track "Never Going Home" - better late never in the case of "It's Not Real" then eh?
Neon Indian unveils "Slumlord" the second track we're to hear from his upcoming VEGA INTL. Night School album and it sound rather like he's a step back in time, took a dive through "Deadbeat Summer", and come out on the other side with "Slumlord".
Toronto's Fake Palms make gruff and rasping noise pop in the best way, sounding very similar and potentially more melodic than The Stooges or more currently Viet Cong - that may be why they're claiming a Brian Wilson influence in there too. I think latest song "YTMATLDPH" will vouch for that.