4 November 2013
28 October 2013
I've been sitting on Pinact for a while because I'm a terrible new music blogger. They're a two-piece from Glasgow and they're fucking great. Abrasive yet melodic, they write pop songs with riffs and distortion and fuzz and cymbal crashes and "WOAH"s. Music comparisons are lazy and shit but if you like Paws and Poledo and Rice Milk and Joanna Gruesome and Dolfinz and all those other sweet bands then you'll like them.
They've just streamed new track 'Brew' through Art is Hard as part of the label's postcard club series and also have a lot of ace stuff on bandcamp - including the really good (and totally free) 'Spill Your Guts, Let Out Some Noise' EP.
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12 September 2013
Neon Windbreaker are from Toronto - the town Metz are from. Neon Windbreaker are releasing an EP recorded by Alex Bonefant - someone who formerly recorded Metz. The 'New Sky' EP is coming out on 28 October through We Are Busy Bodies - a label who formerly released Metz. Neon Windbreaker are in your face and energetic and noisy and loud and exciting and fun. Neon Windbreaker sound like Metz - and that's a good thing.
Check out 'Pink Suit' below.
9 September 2013
Previously working under the name FNORDS for a little bit, FFNORDZZ is a dude from my home town of Plymouth who I've blogged about before but who I've never met and whose real name I don't know. His earlier tracks were experimental pop songs which I really liked so it's cool to see the arrival of a new EP.
Imagine a modern day Frank Zappa writing out and out pop songs and you're not far off. The result is something that could (hopefully fairly) be compared to Gross Magic in that it shares that kind of guitar-led, relatively lo-fi experimental pop sound. Lots of high-pitched guitars, catchy melodies, and even at times that hushed vocal. It's cool.
'Pop Stardom' is the name of the new EP. It's also the opening track and I supposed the 'most immediate' of the five. Listen to it below or download the whole thing on bandcamp. Apparently there should be another EP out this month too so eyes peeled etc.
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23 August 2013
Super prolific, very talented, and criminally under-rated, My Name Is Ian has written another new album and obviously it's good.
'eleven', called so because it's the Cardiff/Newport/south west England musician's eleventh record (and fourth full-length - the first with a 'proper' band), is released on CD and cassette in a month (23 September) but also available digitally today on bandcamp.
'Gotta get out soon' is heading the release and it's a super cool, fuzzy, melodic bedroom pop track along tpical Ian lines - a bit odd, super catchy, and just makes you feel kinda warm and happy.
'eleven' also sees Ian revisiting some older tracks and giving them the full band treatment, with 'Larger than the largest dinosaur that's ever existed' sounding especially good.
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