Velvet Morning – ‘Octocity’

VELVET MORNING - 'OCTOCITY'

Time to indulge in the smooth psychedelic sounds of Velvet Morning! It’s the project of 19-year old British songwriter Samuel Jones which has expanded with the addition of Chris Richardson (drums),  John Kirkwood (bass) and Luke Elgar (guitars). Sonic Playground are offering a free download of the double a-side featuring ‘Octocity’ and ‘Clouds Come First’ (grabbit).

 
Velvet Morning – ‘Octocity’

Visit Velvet Morning @ Sonic Playground @ Facebook.

Serfs – ‘Marijuana Mom’

SERFS - 'MARIJUANA MOM'

It doesn’t get much more colourful and fun than this! That’s if the song title didn’t catch your eye. The North Carolina garage-gazers are releasing ‘Marijuana Mom’ on forthcoming split 7inch. For the video Serfs “constructed a giant, plastic American flag and filled it with hot dogs and beer cans, and invited all of their friends to go wild in front of a green screen. The result is a five-minute visual cluster-cuss with skeletons, Fender guitars, a death scene, a breath-holding competition, crying, glamour poses, TV smashing, crowd surfing and a unicorn.”

 
Serfs – ‘Marijuana Mom’

Visit Serfs @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Tender Age – ‘Anything’

TENDER AGE - 'TENDER AGE' EP

Portland’s Tender Age have the honour of being Track And Field‘s first 7inch release with their self-titled EP. Pick up the vinyl here (from April 1) or grab an immediate digital download. The shoegaze five piece mix fuzzy atmospheres and spacey dream pop, with a fresh full length on the way. Since forming in 2012 Tender Age have played shows with an impressive list of likeminded noise makers including Yuck, Ringo Deathstarr and Daydream Machine.

 
Tender Age – ‘Anything’

Visit Tender Age @ Track And Field @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Gulls – ‘Deep Water’

GULLS - 'DEEP WATER'

Here’s a delightful ditty from British newcomers Gulls. The five piece are busy working on a new EP release but have posted a number of promising demos on Soundcloud. ‘Deep Water’ is a jangle meets surf pop tune, which is all light and floaty on top but with lyrics that are a little less sunny. Looking forward to hearing more soon.

 
Gulls – ‘Deep Water’

Visit Gulls @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.

Seaside – ‘Undone’

SEASIDE - 'UNDONE'

Earlier in the week we had a listen to the Indonesian shoegaze group Sharesprings and as a result I’ve received a friendly email about their fellow compatriots Seaside (thanks Mamet)! The five piece from Jakarta unveiled their debut album ‘Undone‘ late last year via Anoa Records. It truly is adorable, Stacy’s vocals are super cute. And most importantly, great songs. Check it out.

 
Seaside – ‘Undone’

Visit Seaside @ Soundcloud @ Bandcamp @ Anoa Records @ Facebook.

Aerofall – ‘Fear For Everyone’

AEROFALL - 'AEROFALL'

Hands And Moment, the label home to Sea Dweller, The Bilinda Butchers and Vibragun are preparing for Aerofall‘s new full length (available from April 2 – pre-order). Check out the beautiful video for ‘Alien Dance’ or stream some album cuts here. The quintet from southern Russia are influenced by JMC, Swirlies and Sonic Youth. So keep an ear out for their debut album proper when it lands next month!

 
Aerofall – ‘Fear For Everyone’


 

Visit Aerofall @ Bandcamp @ Hands And Moment @ Facebook.

Web Maintenance – The Internets Are Broke!

WEB MAINTENANCE

The problem with running websites is, if you don’t consistently maintain, update and otherwise prune your technical back end, things go southward fast! I’m a little guilty of that, SBWR has had the same functionality and feel for several years now. That’s kinda like the rock n’ roll equivalent of Elliott Smith wearing the same t-shirt in consequent album covers. But just not as cool. So… over the coming weeks there will be some downtime on SBWR for tech fixes. And most likely, a complete site re-build. If you’re confronted with a landing page and can’t get through – apologies and thanks for your patience. Rest assured, I’m sure that three keyboards will be shattered in frustration before the build is done! If there’s anything you’d like added or changed to the site, please shout. Otherwise it’ll turn into such a complicated mess of style over substance that you may shatter a keyboard too! Would love to know your thoughts. Cheers.

 

Elastic Sleep – ‘Leave You’

ELASTIC SLEEP - 'LEAVE YOU'

Irish shoegazers Elastic Sleep return with ‘Leave You’, their most impressive single to date. On April 28, the five piece will release their new six track EP (also titled ‘Leave You’) via Fifa Records/Big Tea Records. Muireann’s vocals are once again a lynchpin, backed by polished production and pretty harmonies. I still remember the first time I heard Elastic Sleep (last June) partly because I was so impressed and partly because I was so tired at the keyboard that I called them – The Elastic Sheep. Awkward typos happen.

 
Elastic Sleep – ‘Leave You’

Visit Elastic Sleep @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Greta Mob Feat. Spencer P Jones – ‘Gypsy Town’ (Revisited)

GRETA MOB - 'GYPSY TOWN REVISITED'

Music legend Spencer P Jones (known for his work with Beasts Of Bourbon, The Johnnys and Paul Kelly among others) has teamed up with Greta Mob for a reworking of their track ‘Gypsy Town’. The Sydney-based rock act had a chat with SBWR last November before unveiling their debut LP ‘Let The Sunburnt Country Burn‘. The original version appeared on the record but this amped-up incarnation offers even more ass kickin’ rock n’ roll! Grab it on the new EP ‘Gypsy Town Revisited‘ (available from March 28 via Greta Mob Music). Side note, ten points for the artwork!

 
Greta Mob Feat. Spencer P Jones – ‘Gypsy Town’ (Revisited)

Visit Greta Mob @ www.gretamob.com @ Bandcamp @ Facebook.