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Mumrunner – ‘Shawshank’ [Premiere]

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Mumrunner are back with ‘Shawshank’! It’s a pleasure to present the first public stream of the single, lifted from their forthcoming EP (coming soon from Soliti). The Finnish reverb rockers impressed with last year’s ‘Full Blossom’ EP. It featured ‘Bond’ which was praised by radio and the blogosphere, it lead to the German and Japanese release of the EP and an extensive European tour last fall.

 
Mumrunner – ‘Shawshank’ [Premiere]

Mumrunner explain the new single; “The soundscape of Shawshank is scaled down slightly and distortion is used more sparingly than before. The song is strongly melodic and there’s a lot of interaction between guitars. Shawshank tells a tragic tale of the way people squander their lives. Everything there is to say has been said and sung at quite an early stage, and after an oppressive standstill, the song increases instrumentally bit by bit towards its massive ending.”

‘Shawshank’ is available from May 9 from all digital outlets.

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Contrast – ‘Livewire’

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‘Livewire’ is the first taste of Contrast’s forthcoming album. The post punk outfit have been recording in Melbourne with Stu Mackenzie (of King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard) following the release of their 2014 debut EP. ‘Livewire’ is a reverb soaked rocker that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The video was inspired by JMC classics and was shot on super 8 and 16mm film.

 
Contrast – ‘Livewire’

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Pity Sex – ‘Pin A Star’

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Pity Sex release their new record ‘White Hot Moon’ via Run For Cover this week (April 29)! Today the Ann Arbor quartet premiered a full album stream with commentary over at Bandcamp. There’s plenty of twee rockers and catchy noise pop on this album. ‘Pin A Star’ is a little taste…

Pity Sex – ‘Pin A Star’

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Hyla – ‘Chaos For You’

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‘Chaos For You’ is a solid new slow burner from Hyla. The foursome has announced a limited 7-inch run (available here) with the b-side ‘Thousands’. It follows the Perth natives ‘Fever Calls Late’ EP from last June. Hyla did a fantastic job backing Fait for her live shows and conjure more moody brilliance on this tune.

Hyla – ‘Chaos For You’

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Nothing – ‘ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder)’

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‘ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder’ is the latest from Nothing’s forthcoming full length ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ (out May 13 via Relapse). It’s another melodic rocker with monstrous guitars and catchy vocals. There’s a bunch of harmonies in there – almost of a pop/punk variety. The Philly band consistently deliver crushing rockers that are increasingly cinematic, and this is yet another crowd pleaser! Nothing have also posted the first video from their documentary series, check that out below.

 
Nothing – ‘ACD (Abscessive Compulsive Disorder)’

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Brief Candles – ‘Provisions’

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Brief Candles are back with a new single called ‘Provisions’! The Milwaukee mainstays have announced a new full length is on the way, expected this Fall through Guilt Ridden Pop. ‘Provisions’ has an angular, post punk feel a la Sonic Youth. Thumbs up!

 
Brief Candles – ‘Provisions’

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