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Orchin – ‘If I Ever’


Orchin have served up ‘If I Ever’ (the b-side to ‘One’). It’s another shimmering delight from the LA-based three piece. The group is led by Sydney expat Jeremy McLennan, who weaves intricate melodies through a mass of guitar strings and reverb. I like where Orchin is going with this one, the latter half of ‘If I Ever’ really opens up. If I could direct an 80s teen movie, this would be on the soundtrack! Download a copy here.

Orchin – ‘If I Ever’

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Turnip King – ‘Rosy’s On Safari’

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Rosy’s On Safari‘ is my favourite song of the year… there I said it! I’ve flapped on about Turnip King‘s newie ‘Laika’ enough, but now you can stream the whole thing right here (as released by Fire Talk this month). The New Yorkers go nuts on this track, there’s the overblown chorus (that sounds like two songs playing at once), and the punk driven verse that plays out like Kim Deal and Black Francis at their most entertaining. If you’ve only got time to check out one new album this week, let it be this one.

Turnip King – ‘Rosy’s On Safari’ [‘Laika’ Stream]

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Suburban Living – ‘Lovely Times’

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Swoony pop music doesn’t get much more fun than this! Suburban Living‘s ‘Lovely Times’ has a simple but epic hook that leads you into the double timed outro. It might be too sugary for some ears; a well-balanced mix of indie pop and ‘gazey layers. It’s lifted from Suburban Living’s second album ‘Almost Paradise’ (out October 7 via 6131 Records).

Suburban Living – ‘Lovely Times’

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Newmoon – ‘Helium’


Belgium space rockers Newmoon are sounding just as convincing on ‘Helium’ as they did on ‘Head Of Stone‘. It’s the opening tune from their debut album ‘Space’, which lands shortly before their European tour kicks off (dates as below). Despite forming in 2013, Newmoon have already shared the stage with Nothing and Cloakroom. ‘Space’ will be available from October 14 via PIAS / Mayfly Records (USA).

Newmoon – ‘Helium’

Newmoon December European Tour Dates

3 Vera, Groningen (NL)
6 Cassiopeia, Berlin (DE)
7 Hafenklang, Hamburg (DE)
8 The Garage, London (UK)
10 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels (BE)

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Danxia – ‘Warm Rain’


British dream pop act Danxia have delivered their debut self-titled EP. The Warrington quartet make it sound effortless on the harmonic opener ‘Warm Rain’, and the single ‘Closer‘. ‘Dislocated Minute’ is a little more abstract; perfect for late night listening. Stream in full below.

Danxia – ‘Warm Rain’

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Alcest – ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’


Alcest‘s new record ‘Kodama‘ drops on September 30, another tour de force of French blackgaze and post-metal! ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’ doesn’t reinvent the wheel but it does make its ear shaking point clear enough. After ten years of noise making Alcest continue to push their transcendental sound. Shame Slowdive’s Neil Halstead isn’t back for another guest spot. Pre-orders are up here.

Alcest – ‘Je Suis D’ailleurs’

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