Whirr – ‘Lines’

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As the release of Whirr‘s new album ‘Sway’ draws closer, another album cut has hit the interwebs. Take a listen to ‘Lines’ (via Noisey) below. Be warned, the whimsical thirty second opening is there to make you drop your guard before they kick you in the face with a wall of noise. Wouldn’t expect anything less! The pretty vocal melodies are a nice contrast. Is everybody comfortable with the male vocals yet? ‘Sway’ is available from September 23 via Graveface Records. Whirr’s stateside tour kicks off this weekend (see dates).

 
Whirr – ‘Lines’

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Cheatahs – ‘National’

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Marshall Teller Records released their new label sampler ‘Broken Record Vol. 1.’ this week featuring unreleased tunes and reworks by Echo Lake, The History Of Apple Pie, Winter Drones and more. British rockers Cheatahs have contributed a reworking of ‘Geographic’ called ‘National’. It sounds like the original after taking way too many downers! *grin* Pick up the sampler right here.

 
Cheatahs – ‘National’

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Keep – ‘Old Man’

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Introducing Keep, a new four piece serving up waves of punk and shoegaze on their debut three tracker ‘Hypnosis for Sleep’ (available now). The Virginia Beach rock act come out of the gates with the sort of polish and consistency you’d expect from seasoned pros! ‘Old Man’ may run short (at just over two minutes) but it isn’t lacking in ideas or interesting composition. Whereas ‘Eureka’ is a slow motion rocker that reaches into the depths, fans of Nothing should enjoy this. Keep are off to a great start.

 
Keep – ‘Old Man’

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Blush Response – ‘Without You’

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Blush Response delivered a brilliant EP earlier in the year called ‘Telltale‘. This week the Adelaide-based solo artist (Alister Douglas) returned with a follow up, the ‘Dead Air’ EP. Opener ‘Without You’ proves that it wasn’t a one off, it’s a stellar shoegaze tune, well worth your four minutes! In fact, there’s no filler on the four track release. ‘This City Will Eat Itself’ pairs a catchy twee melody with droning guitars, ‘Satellite’ hits you with wall of sound guitars and the title track combines the two approaches. Check out the stream below or head to Bandcamp to download.

 
Blush Response – ‘Without You’

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