The Mary Onettes have announced a new mini-album called ‘Portico’, due March 4 via Labrador. The Swedish foursome have posted the lead single ‘Silence Is A Gun‘ in the lead up to their stateside tour (see dates). The Mary Onettes – ‘Silence Is A Gun’ Visit The Mary Onettes @ Labrador @ Facebook.
Jay Watson (of Tame Impala / Pond) unveiled another single late last year called ‘Growin’ Up’ (free download). Working under the moniker Gum, Jay has teamed up with Spinning Top Music for his debut solo album ‘Delorean Highway’. A release date is yet to be announced but I’m hoping there’s more psych pop adventures like [...]
‘Too True’, the new record from Dum Dum Girls hits us on January 28 via Sub Pop (Europe on January 27). The latest single ‘Rimbaud Eyes’ could sit comfortably on an 80s soundtrack. The ambient pop rock tune is predictably seductive and up to mischief! Not that it’s a bad thing. If you missed the [...]
Last week A Sunny Day In Glasgow returned with a new single called ‘In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry In The Tradition Of Passing)’. The six piece will finally deliver their third record this year following a successful Kickstarter campaign. A Sunny Day In Glasgow – ‘In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry [...]
On January 10 Melbourne’s Vulpix will release the four track EP ‘Swarms’ featuring ‘Hazy‘. This lo-fi bedroom pop tune is a little less bright n’ sunny than the furry Pokemon character Vulpix takes his name from (thanks Google). The solo project promises “over-fuzzed guitars and distance verby drum-tracks, reminiscent of 80’s romantic new-wave with glimpses [...]
Hibou is giving away his new single ‘Hide Away’ (download) as a precursor to a full length due in 2014. The Seattle-based artist (and former Craft Spells drummer) delivered his debut EP ‘Dunes‘ earlier this year and has kept busy touring since (see upcoming shows). Hibou (aka Peter Michel) embraces his pop side on ‘Hide [...]
Stellar single ‘Strangle The Shadows’ from Mode Moderne‘s forthcoming record ‘Occult Delight’ (out via Light Organ Records on January 21). Their latest is a melodic gem that crosses jangle pop and 80s new wave (pre-order). Mode Moderne – ‘Strangle The Shadows’ Visit Mode Moderne @ Light Organ Records @ Facebook.
Whoa, listening to ‘Cosmic Love Affair’ is like taking a hot bath on mushrooms. Not that I’ve ever tried it, but y’know, poetic license and all that. The single comes courtesy of Melbourne muso Nick Sowersby (aka Sunbeam Sound Machine) who has signed up with Dot Dash/Remote Control. Pick up this psych popper on his [...]
After a month in the wilderness, SBWR returns. Needless to say, seeing the Himalayas at sunrise from the top of a mountain was amazing. There’s a massive amount of artsy ice and mountain photos ready to be plastered all over these pages! Yawwwwn. Now back to business – there’s a lot to catch up on, with [...]
It’s been over a year since the last break in transmission but its that time again. Regular updates will resume in late October. I’m off to Nepal. I figure excessive hours at the keyboard is the best possible preparation to hit the Himalayas! I’ve got cut price Kathmandu hiking boots and those rip off pants. [...]