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Party Hardly – Living In Moths
Most usually seen turning out track-after-track of breezy, shimmering indie, Leeds four-piece Party Hardly have instead turned their attention outwards, throwing barbs at the UK tabloid press. Recorded by the band themselves, and available as a free download, the song turns the band’s usually bubblegum guitar lines on their heads, creating something dark, menacing and brilliant.
Table Scraps – Sick Of Me
Lo-fi garage rock of the absolute highest order. Birmingham three piece Table Scraps recorded this new fist pumper in their rehearsal space, but is all the better for it. Harnessing the claustrophobic atmosphere of the small room, the song rips with the intensity of bands like Thee Oh Sees, Thee MVPs and early Black Lips (who they’ll be supporting early next year). Infectious, fun and fuzzy, ‘Sick of Me’ is not one to miss.
Palehound – Sea Of Blood
Palehound’s album earlier this year absolutely floored us, so the news of one last single, released as part of Saddle Creek’s Document series, has got us very excited. ‘Sea of Blood’ is the b-side, and mixes a simple pop structure with Ellen Kempner’s brilliant, train-of-thought lyrical delivery.
Hovvdy – Late
Another taste of the duo’s upcoming EP, ‘Late’ shares similar sonic ground as much of (Sandy) Alex G’s latest work. It’s a beautifully calming piece, with vocals hiding just behind soft guitar and twinkling piano. It’s a hypnotising and warm effort.
Tame Impala – List Of People (To Try And Forget About)
Not technically new Tame Impala, but it’s as good as we’re going to get for the foreseeable future. Recorded somewhere between Lonerism and Currents, the track is a wonderful blend of Lonerism’s vintage warmth, but with hints of the clean, smooth sonic exploration that made Currents so special.
Bad Sounds – Are You High?
Always asking the big questions, Bad Sounds are back with another infectiously catchy, bubbling pop smash. Only a few weeks after their triumphant sold-out Bristol show, and only a few months after their debut EP, ‘Are You High’ is a slinking, chilled number.
Ardyn – Bloom
Bristol Live favourite’s Ardyn released their new EP last week, also called ‘Bloom’, and to be honest, we’ve fallen in love with every track. The title track has particularly charmed due to it’s ice-cold 80’s synths, driving bassline and a catchy as hell chorus. A song to truly lose yourself in.
Peach Club – Cherry Baby
After a slew of great single, Norwich riot grrls Peach Club are gearing up to release their new EP ‘Cherry Baby’. This first single shows an evolution for the band. The guitars sound fuller, the lyrics draw you in more than ever, whilst the impressive, impassioned vocal pushed the whole thing to a new level. The EP will definitely be one to watch out for in the new year.
Heavy Lungs – Poster Boy
New Bristol band have made an instant impact in their handful of live shows, and debut single ‘Poster Boy’ harnesses that rawness, packing it into a pummeling three-and-a-half minutes of punk. With touches of early Eagulls and Iceage, the track is wild and out of control, grabbing you buy the collar and shouting in your face. It’s the first taste of the group’s upcoming debut demo EP ‘Abstract Thoughts’, and is more than enough to whet your appetite.
Slonk – Carrousel
We premiered this new song from Bristol singer-songwriter Slonk on Friday, and we still can’t get over it tbh. Read more about it here, or ya know, just listen it.