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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Sulk – ‘No Illusions’

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They’ve been likened to a Creation Records Stone Roses, to Britpop royalty, and pretty much every rock act from the 90s, now we can hear it in full! Stereogum have premiered Sulk’s second album ‘No Illusions’ which is out now through Perfect Sound Forever. It’s instantly catchy Brit-rock with all the psych hallmarks we’ve come to expect. Jump in below and see what The Guardian, NME, and The Independent have all been harping on about!

 
Sulk – ‘No Illusions’ [Album Stream]

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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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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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