Australian Tame Impala spin-off Pond unveil latest offering "Elvis' Flaming Star".
The track sound far less like Tame Impala than usual and a tad more well, MGMT. Sorry, but it can't be ignored. "Elvis' Flaming Star" is the first track we're to hear from the bands' upcoming Hobo Rocket follow-up, Man it Feels like Space Again.
"Bathed In Light" is another track that adds to Gengahr's fast rising reputation
I always say that the sign of a good band is when they produce a superior b-side (these things are kind of redundant nowadays - RIP 'the music industry' - but you know what we mean). Gengahr are indeed a band of that nature, as "Bathed In Light" confirms in some style.
London duo Honne step things up a gear with new song "All In The Value"
East London duo Honne found a more than fitting debut with the recent "Warm On A Cold Night". New one "All In The Value", however, is the real deal that perfectly shows off their undoubted talent.
Philadelphia's "heavy-shoegaze" Nothing, return with "July The Fourth" from a split release with Whirr.
It's really hard to dislike Nothing, especially when they're probably the only band out there, who've managed to take the pretty drab at times shoegaze and show us that there's life beyond those very rigid but powerful walls-of-sound. After listening to "July The Fourth", debut LP Guilty of Everything sounds even more like the beginning of a progression, likely to be every bit as epic as the music they're currently making.
Hi again Australia! Been a little while since we featured some from down under, so that's definitely a poor effort on our part, given their southern hemisphere's knack of producing some of the best music from the last couple of years.
NZ natives Yumi Zouma make a beautiful return with "Alena"
New Zealand collective Yumi Zouma have barely given us time to stop swooning after their recent trip to the UK to promote this years fantastic self titled EP. They're already back with some new music, however, in the form of the wonderful "Alena".
Listen to "Half Dome" from Brooklyn newcomers Arc Wave
Formed just last year, Brooklyn's Arc Waves have seemingly struck gold with current single "Half Dome".
New music from one of our favourite Mancunians, Gorgeous Bully, who unveil "925".
Gorgeous Bully have released "925" as part of New York DIY label 80N7's Cassette Store Day release. The compilation features some of Rough Trade NY's favourite DIY bands.