Yuck – ‘Athena’


British rock act Yuck have gone a ‘lil bit gazey! The four piece have delivered a new single called ‘Athena’, taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Southern Skies’ (due this Spring). It’s a more lush and layered sound than we’ve heard from Yuck before. The new material comes just months after their second album ‘Glow And Behold‘.

Yuck – ‘Athena’

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Children Of The Stones – ‘The Stars And The Silence’


To round off a massive news week for Slowdive fans, here’s more good news! Mark Van Hoen (of Black Hearted Brother, Seefeel, Locust and Scala) has a new project with Martin Maeers called Children Of The Stones. A host of guests will join the pair including his Black Hearted Brother bandmate Neil Halstead (Slowdive), plus Angus Finlayson, Al Forrester and Rachel Davies (Esben And The Witch). Saint Marie Records have announced two EPs and an LP due in the coming months, kicking off with the EP ‘Extended Play’ on February 18 (pre-order). The lead single is ‘The Stars And The Silence’ – check out the newly released video. I’m not sure how Mark has had time to sleep over the past twelve months! Saint Marie have been equally busy, with solid albums from Lilies On Mars and Blackstone Rangers just around the corner.

Children Of The Stones – ‘The Stars And The Silence’ [VIDEO]

Visit Children Of The Stones @ Saint Marie Records.

She Sir – ‘Kissing Can Wait’


She Sir‘s brand of jangle pop is full of shimmering melodies and sonic haze, inspired by the likes of The Go-Betweens, MBV and Felt. The Austin-based four piece will deliver their debut LP ‘Go Guitars’ on February 25 through Shelflife (pre-order). After having listened to four or five songs from the LP, I’ve got little doubt this will be a special album. For a limited time you can download an album track called ‘Condensedindents’ here (right click, save as).

She Sir – ‘Kissing Can Wait’

Visit She Sir @ Shelflife @ Facebook.

Dianas – ‘Weightless’


Beautiful ambient pop song from Dianas, taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Weightless‘ (free download). The Perth trio know how to sing harmonies and are happy to bury them in reverb – great stuff! Listen to more at Soundcloud.

Dianas – ‘Weightless’

Visit Dianas @ Bandcamp @ Soundcloud @ Facebook.

Sleepy Sun – ‘Maui Tears’


Sleepy Sun‘s epic fourth album ‘Maui Tears’ is out now (through Dine Alone Records) featuring the album cut ‘Outside’. The San Francisco psych rockers can pull off everything from spacious anthems to fuzzy garage numbers to space rock! Stream ‘Maui Tears’ over at Spin (download @ iTunes).

Sleepy Sun – ‘Outside’

More Sleepy Sun online @ Dine Alone Records @ Facebook.

Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’


Stereogum have premiered the new video ‘Captured Heart’ from Be Forest‘s forthcoming album ‘Earthbeat’ (out February 4 via We Were Never Being Boring). If you missed the second single ‘Colours‘ take a listen here. The Italian four piece have sold out of limited edition red vinyl pre-orders but white copies are still available (pre-order)!

Be Forest – ‘Captured Heart’ [VIDEO]

Visit Be Forest @ We Were Never Being Boring @ Facebook.