Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

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‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ is the lead single from Jack Hardy’s forthcoming debut album, a lo-fi garage rocker with the raw edges left intact. It comes courtesy of Custom Made Music, the label that’s been home to Ceremony, Ringo Deathstarr, and most recently Rev Rev Rev. Jack hails from New Orleans and conjures a no-nonsense sound that should sit well with fans of noisy rock n’ roll (a la Guided by Voices, Jay Reatard or The Pixies). Keep an ear out for his full length ‘For The Sake Of Finding Your Clothes’ (available through CMM from April 15).

 
Jack Hardy – ‘We Should Have Never Come Back Here’ [Premiere]

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Plush – ‘Sheer Power’

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Father Daughter Records have shared Plush’s new single ‘Sheer Power’. It’s a reverb rocker that starts all dreamy and reflective before kicking the door down with a wall of guitars. Karli (singer/guitarist) tells Fader, “I’ve always wanted to write a song about my sexuality, more so sex specifically and feeling empowered through the act. As a woman, I think that’s extremely important.” ‘Sheer Power’ is lifted from Plush’s forthcoming EP ‘Please’ (out April 19).

 
Plush – ‘Sheer Power’

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Tender Age – ‘Dream Lover’ (Cover)

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This week Tender Age are hitting the road with Pale Dian and delivering their new EP ‘Disappear Here’. The Portland quintet have also announced a live spot alongside Tamaryn this May and have already started work on a new album (expected this August)! Take a listen to this woozy / slacker recreation of Bobby Darin’s 1959 hit ‘Dream Lover’, the EP is available from March 9 through Sinis Recordings (which follows Tender Age’s brilliant ‘Get High’ single – as below).

 
Tender Age – ‘Dream Lover’ (Cover)

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Nothing – ‘Vertigo Flowers’

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‘Vertigo Flowers’ is our first listen to Nothing‘s forthcoming album ‘Tired Of Tomorrow’ (out May 13 via Relapse Records). It’s a catchy rocker built to please, and indeed it does! The vocals are more upbeat, less breathy, with a more positive tone than ‘Guilty Of Everything’. It will be interesting to hear whether the Philly foursome shake off the ‘shoegaze’ tag on this album. Perhaps so. Pre-orders (in pretty much any format you can think of!) are available right here. To accompany the album, there’s also a six-part “making of” documentary series on the way, the trailer is below. If that’s not enough, Upset Magazine recently posted a live clip of ‘Vertigo Flowers’ and ‘Eaten By Worms’ (check that out here).

 
Nothing – ‘Vertigo Flowers’

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Lush – ‘Out Of Control’

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As you may have already heard, Lush are back… and with new music! After 20 years the London four piece have unveiled the video for ‘Out Of Control’ (directed by Martin Andersen). It’s the first taste from their forthcoming ‘Blind Spot’ EP (out April 15 on their own label Edamame). Since being posted late last week, the clip has been heaped with praise. Lush prove they’ve got plenty more to say, while retaining their trademark sound. ‘Blind Spot’ is well and truly on the radar!

 
Lush – ‘Out Of Control’

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Dirty Dishes – ‘All Of Me’

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‘All Of Me’ starts off as a trashy rock tune before kicking the door down with some HUGE guitars! It’s the kind of sludgy, low slung tones that made us fall for True Widow. The Brooklyn-based duo (Jenny Tuite and Alex Molini) gave us their impressive debut ‘Guilty‘ just last year, and ‘All Of Me’ is a timely reminder not to miss Dirty Dishes on tour this month (USA dates here).

 
Dirty Dishes – ‘All Of Me’

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