We get a ton of music submissions here at Doubtful Sounds, often too many too mention but I make a point of having a listen to everything that comes in. I’ve finally got round to trawling through the current backlog and here are a few choice highlights…
CAMERAS | DEFEATIST
The Sydney duo have been making waves in the US, scoring a track on a Hollywood soundtrack and playing shows at CMJ in New York and Culture Collide Festival in LA. Their debut album In Your Room is out now and the urgent single Defeatist which reminds me of British Sea Power has been paving the way for them. Check the video below…
LESTER THE FIERCE | HOLLAND
Lester the Fierce is Melbournian Anita Lester, a folk/pop singer with a penchant for the dramatic in her music. She posseses a sweet clarity to her voice and the single Holland is a deft piece of romantic pop. The Summer Deluge EP is out November 25th.
BUICK SIX | LIGHTS (ARE A HOAX)
More pop tinged sounds, this time from Brisbane’s Buick Six who do well to add some grit and distortion to their melodic rich music. The single Lights (Are A Hoax) is available as a free download.
CHROME WINGS | SKY MIRAGE
I like the way these guys from Portland don’t clog up their sound with too many effects or psych for psych’s sake. Sky Mirage bobbles along hesitantly with a krautrock hypnagogic feel to it – like a clean Sun Araw. They’ve just released their album New Lands on AMDISCS.
JACK COLWELL @ THE OWLS | HOPECHEST
Colwell has reworked Vashti Bunyan’s Hopechest in a nice baroque folk feel. The guy has a great sounding voice – not too affected in the way some folkies can get. Again this is another free download over at Bandcamp.
ALEKS & THE RAMPS | MIDDLE AGED UNICORN ON BEACH WITH SUNSET
Electro-croon anyone? This is a charming slice of trippy indie pop that is on the right side of eccentric.
LAURA | THIS GREY EARTH
A new video from the post rock outfit – this time with a real shoegaze/goth feel to them. It comes from their new record Twelve Hundred Times.
KILL CITY CREEPS | I GOT A LETTER
Enough pop, time for some more primal sounds from Sydney’s Kill City Creeps. This a great piece of swampy garage rock that balances tension and release, swagger and seduction. Reminds me a bit of Rocket Science.