NEW MUSIC: Pardans – Hookers (with Hidden Depths) & Over The Moon And Beyond

Here are two live studio session tracks from the Danish jazz-punk quintet Pardans. They’ve been together since 2015 and draw equally from the jazz world of Ornette Coleman and the darker, knottier sounds of post-punk and Captain Beefheart. There’s a great intensity and drive in these songs – woozy, rambunctious and lurching, like Birthday Party falling down the stairs at a jazz joint. ‘Hookers (With … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Pardans – Hookers (with Hidden Depths) & Over The Moon And Beyond

NEW MUSIC: Marble Arch – I’m On My Way

More new shoegaze sounds today! This time it’s courtesy of Frenchman Yann Le Razavet who, as Marble Arch, records music that draws heavily on the likes of New Order and Ride. He makes it sound effortless with cascading melodies, obscured vocals and synths and guitars that blur into one billowing vapour of 80s indie pop. Marble Arch have a full album on the way in … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Marble Arch – I’m On My Way

NEW MUSIC: Sail Into Night – Glass

We get sent a ton of music submissions and there’s so much uninspiring music that when something of the quality and resonance of Sail Into Night hits your headphones it really stands out. This is the first music we’ve featured from Dubai, U.A.E. and the group is essentially the project of Pakistani duo Nabil Qizilbash and Zara Mahmood who have been writing together for three years. … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Sail Into Night – Glass

NEW MUSIC: Mount Sinai – Weightless

Mount Sinai from the United Kingdom is the work of songwriter Mark S. Aaron, formally known as Rooster Cole and frontman and songwriter of Black Black Hills. Weightless is a really nice noir-textured song that lurches along on piano and brass while Aaron intones dramatic soliloquies over the top of the dark mood below. It really hits its straps in the final minute where guitars rise … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Mount Sinai – Weightless

NEW MUSIC: Joey Walker – On Top

This song caught my attention early with a vocal sound and feel that reminded me of Wild Beasts. Stick with it and it’ll take you on a journey. It builds into a turbulent cacophony like Josh T Pearson’s Lift To Experience before the clouds part momentarily and a more darkly euphoric swell spirals upward for the last two minutes. It’s epic and immersive, emotive post-rock … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Joey Walker – On Top

NEW MUSIC: Magnus – Saints, Sedated

Sydney trio Magnus know how to hit the metal, indulge the boogie, stoner rock vibe and stay perfectly on the wrong side of weird on this digital single ‘Saints, Sedated’. It hits a super solid pounding sprint home at the back end after digging into jazz metal noir and desert rock grooves. The track features Lucius Borich (Cog) on drums, percussion, backing vocals and organ. … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Magnus – Saints, Sedated

NEW MUSIC: Surmland Sound Science – Analysis: Unidentified KHz

We’re hitting up some sounds from Sweden today, in the form of this track from Surmland Sound Science. It comes from their EP The First Thesis. There’s not much to be found online about the group or individual – no Facebook or Spotify presence. I guess they let the music do the talking and we’ll take that. ‘Analysis: Identified KHz’ is an instrumental piece that … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Surmland Sound Science – Analysis: Unidentified KHz

NEW MUSIC: Women Of The Night – Moscow Mansions

We’re digging the sound of this track from Women Of The Night, a band based in New York but featuring members from Adelaide (Australia), Seoul and Alabama. This track swings and swaggers along with raw vocals and a liquid, late-night vibe of jangly, bluesy guitars and a indie noir tinge. There’s an EP out on Spotify and if you hit up the Bandcamp page you … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Women Of The Night – Moscow Mansions

NEW MUSIC: Catsigns – Smokin’ The Clouds

This is sky-high psychedelic indie rock from Anthony Braun Perry (formerly of The Growlers). When your head is in the clouds you may as well smoke ’em in this heady, dreamy, drug-like gem of a song that drifts along with a nursery rhyme quality and some fine woozy guitar playing. Debut LP  from Catsigns, The Fine & Mellow, coming soon on Pop Cautious Records. Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Catsigns – Smokin’ The Clouds