Cull – ‘Magi Fuel’

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Cull‘s leading man (Mr. Chumpy Ly) has climbed under his loft bed (as pictured on the art) to record another tune! This time his sonic mangling has produced the new single ‘Magi Fuel‘. It’s a colourful rock n’ roll romp with off-kilter rhythms and unpredictable twists, wrapped in an acid haze! Cull’s debut EP ‘Ba Noi’ was labelled shoegaze/psych but ‘Magi Fuel’ shakes it up and I don’t have the adjectives! The final minute of this song is bursting with character, Chumpy knows how to put a song together. He also creates all the artwork (damn overachiever)! *shakes fist* What the Sydney foursome do next is anyone’s guess.

 
Cull – ‘Magi Fuel’

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Whirr – ‘Lines’

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As the release of Whirr‘s new album ‘Sway’ draws closer, another album cut has hit the interwebs. Take a listen to ‘Lines’ (via Noisey) below. Be warned, the whimsical thirty second opening is there to make you drop your guard before they kick you in the face with a wall of noise. Wouldn’t expect anything less! The pretty vocal melodies are a nice contrast. Is everybody comfortable with the male vocals yet? ‘Sway’ is available from September 23 via Graveface Records. Whirr’s stateside tour kicks off this weekend (see dates).

 
Whirr – ‘Lines’

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Cheatahs – ‘National’

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Marshall Teller Records released their new label sampler ‘Broken Record Vol. 1.’ this week featuring unreleased tunes and reworks by Echo Lake, The History Of Apple Pie, Winter Drones and more. British rockers Cheatahs have contributed a reworking of ‘Geographic’ called ‘National’. It sounds like the original after taking way too many downers! *grin* Pick up the sampler right here.

 
Cheatahs – ‘National’

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Keep – ‘Old Man’

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Introducing Keep, a new four piece serving up waves of punk and shoegaze on their debut three tracker ‘Hypnosis for Sleep’ (available now). The Virginia Beach rock act come out of the gates with the sort of polish and consistency you’d expect from seasoned pros! ‘Old Man’ may run short (at just over two minutes) but it isn’t lacking in ideas or interesting composition. Whereas ‘Eureka’ is a slow motion rocker that reaches into the depths, fans of Nothing should enjoy this. Keep are off to a great start.

 
Keep – ‘Old Man’

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Sounds of Sputnik Feat. Ummagma – ‘Light Scheme’

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Sounds of Sputnik‘s debut album ‘New Born’ was released this week, featuring the talents of dream pop duo Ummagma. Take a peek at the new video for ‘Light Scheme’ below. The Moscow-based artist (Roma Kalitkin) blends his love for post rock and shoegaze with a bunch of remixes thrown in too! A number of notable guests have contributed, including drummer Graham Bonnar (Swervedriver/ Brian Jonestown Massacre), producers Fran Ashcroft (Damon Albarn, Lords of Acid) and Marc Joy (Primal Scream, Oasis) plus many more! It’s very much an international affair, a melding of creative minds from Ukraine and Russia (during a time of social upheaval). Roma’s twenty plus years of playing with various post punk and shoegaze acts has paid off – pick up ‘New Born’ via Ear To Ear Records.

 
Sounds of Sputnik Feat. Ummagma – ‘Light Scheme’

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