J Francis – ‘To Adore’

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J. Francis returns with the lead single from his forthcoming third album ‘To Adore‘ (out early 2015). The Brisbane-based solo artist (and brother of Kigo) recently re-released his debut LP ‘Almost’ via Doomcat. However ‘To Adore’ points in a new, more mature direction. It’s a beautiful new wave tune and personally, I think it’s his best yet. Another addition to the long list of anticipated albums next year.

 
J Francis – ‘To Adore’

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Sheer – ‘Orion’

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Greg Wilson over at DKFM has been an early supporter of Sheer, a four piece out of Simi Valley, California. The band have posted a number of tunes online in recent months, the upbeat noise popper ‘Uneasy‘ along with more moody creations like ‘Orion‘. Looking forward to where Sheer end up! Stream more at Bandcamp.

 
Sheer – ‘Orion’

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Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Holy Forest’

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Club AC30 have posted the latest song from Pinkshinyultrablast (via NME), it’s an amazing dream popper called ‘Holy Forest’! Over the past few months the Russian five piece have impressed the Guardian, The Line Of Best Fit and Simon Raymonde. Pick up the LP ‘Everything Else Matters’ from January 26 through Club AC30 (UK), Shelflife (USA) or Vinyl Junkie (Japan).

 
Pinkshinyultrablast – ‘Holy Forest’

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High Tide 15:47 – ‘Shade Of Blue’

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British trio High Tide 15:47 have supported an impressive list of live acts this year including The Besnard Lakes, Eagulls and Younghusband. Today the band have revealed ‘Shade Of Blue’ (as premiered by Gold Flake Paint). It’s a brooding reverb rocker with a stadium built chorus and loads of promise! Keep an ear out for High Tide 15:47′s debut EP, out next month.

 
High Tide 15:47 - ‘Shade Of Blue’

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Mentalease – ‘Indian Summer’

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Columbus rockers Mentalease return this week with their new album ‘Indian Summer’ featuring ‘Heavy Eyes’. In addition to digital, the trio have pressed 100 copies on vinyl, head to Bandcamp to grab one. There’s plenty of surprises on the record, it’s not all straightforward rock n’ shoegaze. ‘When We First Met’ is an example of the experimental tunes on offer, a swirling instrumental that’s just brilliant! ‘Once’ is also great. Despite the fact that we’re well into the silly season, there’s still quality albums being released. Jump in below!

 
Mentalease – ‘Heavy Eyes’

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