The Altered Hours – ‘Over The Void’

The Altered Hours share their intense ‘Over The Void’ video, a furious rocker that edges post-punk and noise rock. The Irish band will release a new EP ‘On My Tongue’ on March 9 through Art for Blind/Penske Recordings. ‘Over The Void’ follows last year’s single ‘Open Wide’. The new recording is tipped to be darker/grittier than their debut record ‘In Heat Not Sorry’. The Altered Hours have also announced fresh UK and European tour dates this march. One to keep an ear on.

The Altered Hours – ‘Over The Void’ [from ‘On My Tongue’ EP]

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Makthaverskan – ‘Ill’

Run For Cover / Luxury Records delivered Makthaverskan‘s third long player ‘Ill‘ this October. The Swedish four-piece mix post punk and dream pop with stunning results. The Gothenburg natives sound absolutely brilliant on ‘In My Dreams’, it’s an instant classic. Makthaverskan contrast aggression and anguish with beautiful melodies and catchy hooks. It’s an easy record to fall for. Maja Milner’s vocals steal the spotlight, and sound like they’re from another era. Producer Hans Olsson Brookes spent three years crafting the album with the band. ‘Ill’ benefits from his focused approach, its cohesive and without filler. A 2017 must-listen, love it.

Makthaverskan – ‘Ill’ [Stream]

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Soviet Soviet – ‘Endless Beauty’

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‘Endless Beauty’ is a bold post-punk tune with loads of ‘verb and dark edges. The Italian trio absolutely nail it! This widescreen anthem marks the beginning of Soviet Soviet‘s sophomore album campaign. ‘Endless’ is set to land on December 2 via Felte (pre-order here). *hits repeat*

 
Soviet Soviet – ‘Endless Beauty’

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Preoccupations – ‘Degraded’

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Fans of stormy post punk should mark September 16 in their diary because Preoccupations are on their way. ‘Degraded’ is the second single (following ‘Anxiety’) from their forthcoming LP, it’s dripping with nostalgia; the lyrical hopelessness is backed by a scratchy 80s sound that’s bound to draw some obvious comparisons. It needs more reverb *grin* other than that I’m sold! The Preoccupations self-titled album will be available from Inertia/Jagjaguwar.

 
Preoccupations – ‘Degraded’

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DAODA – ‘Shields’

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DAODA is a Philly solo project (by way of New York) that continues to drip feed impressive dream pop, case in point ‘Shields’. It’s a stalking tune that reminds me a little of The Cure; sitting unevenly between new wave and post punk. DAODA (pronounced “day oh duh”) has amassed a healthy Soundcloud following over the past few years due to his quality output. No word on an official long player as yet.

 
DAODA – ‘Shields’

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Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’

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Fugleflugten have unveiled their debut EP ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’, five tracks of reverb-hungry post punk. The Danish quartet sing in their native tongue, and brandish progressive, widescreen rockers with loads of presence. Fugleflugten first turned heads with the emotive lead single ‘Ensom Galakse’. Thankfully, the rest of the EP is equally striking, stream in full below…

 
Fugleflugten – ‘Aftenpragtstjerne’ [EP Stream]

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