Sadly we won’t get our hands on I’lls new EP ‘A Warm Reception’ until next month (originally set for May 21) but while we wait til next month’s release date Yes Please has coughed up single number two called ‘Speak Low’ (free download)! Its a subdued ambient pop piece with all the class you’d expect from the Aussie trio. If you missed I’lls lead single ‘Plans Only Drawn’ – treat yourself here.
I’lls – ‘Speak Low’
Visit I’lls @ Bandcamp @ Yes Please @ Facebook.
Melbourne’s Halt Ever have released the three track cassette ‘Therapy‘ featuring some promising new lo-fi rockers! The four piece are currently working on an EP that’s due this August – Victorian locals can catch Halt Ever live about town this month (see dates).
Halt Ever – ‘Therapy’
Crocodiles have announced the release of their new record ‘Crimes Of Passion’ – out August 20 via Frenchkiss Records. The lead single ‘Cockroach’ has premiered over at Stereogum along with the news that The Raveonettes Sune Rose Wagner will be producing the record. Its been less than a year since the San Diego rock act announced their last LP ‘Endless Flowers‘.
Crocodiles – ‘Cockroach’
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Really interesting work from C0rrid0rs - ’Etrangé’ (free download) comes from a new two track release called ’jouissance//étrangé’ (grab it). The Hackney-based artist deserves due praise – ‘Etrangé’ inventively weaves between electronic/chillwave sounds and trippy guitars but its the layered vocals that’ll get your hairs standing up.
C0rrid0rs – ‘Etrangé’
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Badlands recently posted their debut single ‘Sleeping Beauty’ but little more is known about the duo. Right or wrong, the dream poppers have been compared to Mazzy Star and Widowspeak. Needless to say its a very strong introduction. More please.
Badlands – ‘Sleeping Beauty’
Visit Badlands @ www.badlandsrecord.com @ Soundcloud.
This month Tape Club Records released the ‘Wildflower’ 7inch from Dark Bells. The London (by way of Sydney) band are a trio of psych rockers with an awesome sound and a stomach churning video to match!
Dark Bells – ‘Wildflower’
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Cull have released a new dual single – ‘Canker’ and ‘If It Works‘, the indie four piece made their debut in January with ‘Good People Disappear‘ and are currently working on an EP. The guys feel that these tracks are their strongest to date, hard to disagree. ‘Canker’ is unpredictable, its a surprise listen with a unique structure, dramatic vocal lines, sudden guitar breaks and random bubbling synths. Look forward to that EP!
Cull – ‘Canker’
Visit Cull online @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.
This delicate jangly pop tune takes introversion to a new level! From UK solo artist Worries comes the single ‘Shy’ (out now via Beko). For fans of lo-fi bedroom pop a la Bilinda Butchers and Suburban Living.
Worries – ‘Shy’
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The debut long player from London’s Cheetahs is right up the top of my list of most wanted forthcoming albums. The four piece shoegaze rock act recently released ‘Extended Plays’ through Wichita Recordings which includes both of their first two EPs – ‘Coared’ and ‘Sans’. The new LP is yet to be dated or titled but we have an early cut from the album called ‘Fall’.
Cheetahs – ‘Fall’
Visit Cheetahs online @ Soundcloud @ Wichita Recordings @ Facebook.
San Francisco shoegazers Whirr have jumped over to the Graveface roster with a new EP called ‘Around’ – due early July with the lead track ‘Soon’. The six piece have set their sights on a darker, post-punk influenced sound than their 2012 LP ‘Pipe Dreams’. The more progressive (and arguably more melodic) Whirr are sounding stronger than ever – thumbs up.
Whirr – ‘Soon’