Cool Serbia released their debut, self-titled EP this week, the noise pop trio describe themselves as being “like a collision of The Zombies and The Jesus and Mary Chain”. The Brooklyn (by way of Austin) band have been working together since 2010 (formerly known as Boy’s Life). ‘Kill Someone‘ shows off Cool Serbia’s ability for noise and strong melodies, its also one of their earliest songs.
Cool Serbia – ‘Kill Someone’
Aww… this is a cute lil’ ditty! ‘Pink Balloon’ is taken from Star Horse‘s new EP ‘Lust’ - available now. The Stockholm shoegazers have been busy, releasing their last EP ‘Crush‘ less than six months ago! Guitarist and singer Maja Thunberg has once again produced the artwork.
Star Horse – ‘Pink Balloon’
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Julian Pearce aka j. francis, has released a nine track collection called ‘Almost‘ featuring the opener ‘Breathe Tonight’. The Brisbane-native produces bedroom dream pop, full of vocal harmonies, drum machines and layer upon layer of guitars. On a side note, what’s going on with Brisbane lately – so much great new music!?
J. Francis – ‘Breathe Tonight’
Gold Coast rock act Cassette Cathedral have been drip feeding some promising tunes via Soundcloud over the past few months. Take a listen to ‘So Slow’, a moderately paced, introverted tune with some casual vocal melodies that suck you in.
Cassette Cathedral – ‘So Slow’
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Last week Moonbeams posted a number of cuts on Bandcamp from their LP ‘Radio San Francisco’ including the trippy track ‘Kathleen’. The noise rock outfit (headed by San Diego’s Ryan Lescure) have been steadily self-releasing material online for years now (influenced by Flying Saucer Attack, The Lilies and MBV). Like many bands, they have a tendency to use girls names as song titles (always a winner)! First grabbing my attention with ‘Oh Anna’ from the ‘The Daisy Chain’ LP back in 2011.
Moonbeams – ‘Kathleen’
Really impressive single from Brissy newcomers Archdukes! The Queenslanders (and self-confessed ‘dreamgazers’) are lovers of Slowdive, The Go-Betweens, Ride, JMC, Sonic Youth etc… it shines through on their latest track ‘Soft Focus’. The four piece have been picked up by Triple J and RRR, look forward to their next step!
Archdukes – ‘Soft Focus’
A well placed Jimi Hendrix sample at the top of ‘I Can Be Patient’ kicks off Yon Yonson‘s latest release ‘Antipodes’. A nine track collection with “some nice songs about travel, car bombs, loneliness, cancer and jesus’s eyeballs”. The Sydney-based duo last turned heads with their ‘Ashton Kutcher‘ EP in early 2012. If you’re after something a little bit different, with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing what’s coming next – look no further!
Yon Yonson – ‘I Can Be Patient’
San Francisco’s The Bilinda Butchers release their new single ‘The Lovers’ Suicide’ tomorrow (March 5) – shop @ Beko [vinyl] @ Zoom Lens [cd]. The duo are sounding very lo-fi on this new wave tune! Inspired by Lafcadio Hearn’s short story ‘A Street Singer’ which admittedly I’ve never read… or heard of. *heads to library in shame*
The Bilinda Butchers – ‘The Lovers’ Suicide’
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Glasgow act Life Model return with ‘Glazed’, a 90s leaning, reverb-drenched rocker! Last month we featured the five piece’s debut single ‘Take It Slowly‘, take a listen here if you missed it or visit Life Model @ Soundcloud for more.
Life Model – ‘Glazed’
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Fresh synth pop from Sydney’s We Are The Brave. The duo are influenced by “80s pop classics, 90s sci-fi, vintage synths and Aussie rock, looking to artists such as David Bowie, Kate Bush, Talking Heads and The Fixx” for inspiration. An EP is currently in the works, in the meantime check out Jess Chalker’s impressive vocal chords on ‘All Good Things Must Come To An End’.
We Are The Brave – ‘All Good Things Must Come To An End’