JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

BORIS, Japan’s finest exponents of extreme music have announced the release of their new album Heavy Rocks (2022), the latest in their series of Heavy Rocks albums and part of the celebration of their 30th anniversary. Once again they’ve thrown caution to the wind and dived deep into 70s rock and 80s metal with coruscating intensity. Check out the video clip below to hear the … Continue reading JAPAN’S BORIS RELEASE NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM HEAVY ROCKS (2022)

GRIMSON RELEASES GLORIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ART POP SINGLE ‘HOUSEHOLD’

So much to love about this new single from Grimson, the project of Berlin-based Swedish/American songwriter Aiden Berglund. You can hear the rich pop art psych explosion of Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson and more contemporary progenitors of the genre such as High Llamas and Field Music in ‘Household‘, the latest in a string of singles. Heavy, rhythmic and supremely melodic piano bounces through the track, … Continue reading GRIMSON RELEASES GLORIOUS PSYCHEDELIC ART POP SINGLE ‘HOUSEHOLD’

SOFT CELL AND PET SHOP BOYS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SINGLE

Taken from the forthcoming new Soft Cell album, *Happiness Not Included (May 6th), ‘Purple Zone’ was originally pitched to Pet Shop Boys for a remix before wheels were set in motion and a true collaboration took place. The track is pretty much exactly as you’d expect both acts to sound together, in this case a great thing. Continue reading SOFT CELL AND PET SHOP BOYS JOIN FORCES FOR NEW SINGLE

THE DEBUT ALBUM BY SYDNEY TRIO OWO IS OUT NOW

oWo possess a dark and supremely catchy sound that casts a familiar shadow back to the 90s heyday of alternative Australian rock music while still sounding like a pure product of the bars and pubs of Sydney’s Inner West in 2022. In the immortal words of oWo, “Rock’s not dead. It’s just inherently unstable.” On the back of the well-received singles ‘Super Role Model’ and ‘Exit Plan‘, the … Continue reading THE DEBUT ALBUM BY SYDNEY TRIO OWO IS OUT NOW

LEWIS GOLDMARK RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS SINGLE ‘WILD NIGHT’

‘Wild Night’ comes from the debut Lewis Goldmark LP, set for release in May. As Lewis Goldmark, Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring front person) takes on a new outlook and direction musically that still pays homage to the core influences that has informed his music over the years such as Velvet Underground, Beach Boys and David Bowie. Now, however it all comes together with a syringe injection … Continue reading LEWIS GOLDMARK RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR HIS SINGLE ‘WILD NIGHT’

POPSTRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘ARE PIGEONS DOVES?’

New Zealand (UK-based) band Popstrangers are back with a new single, their first released on Rice Is Nice Records and their first new music since 2014. ‘Are Pigeons Doves?” drifts along with a hypnotic, ethereal feel. There’s a tinge of Radiohead in the underlying tension, high register vocal and drum-less arrangement. Popstrangers explain: ‘Are Pigeons Doves?’ is about the conversation I had with a friend, where he … Continue reading POPSTRANGERS RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE, ‘ARE PIGEONS DOVES?’

NEW MUSIC: Preamp Disaster – Above The Bloodline

Swiss band Preamp Disaster released their new album By The Edges earlier this month and the main single from it is this giant, swinging slab of heavy, metallic post-rock – ‘Above The Bloodline‘. The song is one of those tracks that builds and builds in intensity and density across three minutes before the dynamics splinter and take a deep breath before the vocals enter the … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Preamp Disaster – Above The Bloodline

NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Oh I See It

Late last year, Sydney songwriter Jessica released her second album, With Reverie. In contrast to her debut The Space Between (2020), which was based around her guitar playing, its followup is an album composed and performed beautifully on piano. The connective tissue between the two albums is Jessica’s haunting, elegiac voice. Part ethereal and dreamy, part heart wrenching and all consuming – whichever way you hear … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Jessica – Oh I See It

NEW MUSIC: Destroyer – ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’. New album coming in March! 

Dan Bejar (Destroyer) is back with a brand new album Labyrinthitis coming in March (25th) via Bella Union. It’s being described as brimming with mystic and intoxicating terrain, the threads of Dan Bejar’s notes woven through by a trove of allusions at once eerily familiar and intimately perplexing. The record circuitously draws ever inward, each turn offering giddy surprise, anxious esoterica, and thumping emotionality at … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Destroyer – ‘Tintoretto, It’s For You’. New album coming in March! 

NEW MUSIC: Fontaines D.C. return with new single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

The Irish quintet Fontaines D.C. are back with a brand new single, taken from their new album Skinty Fia coming out on April 22nd. Superb sonics abound on the track, with the acoustic guitar/drums interplay giving the song a glorious clatter and jangle as a mantra of melodies and exposition cascade above. Word is that the album is part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Fontaines D.C. return with new single ‘Jackie Down The Line’

NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding releases new single ‘Lawn’ and announces new LP

Aldous Harding has released her new single/video ‘Lawn’ today and announced that her new album Warm Chris will be released on March 25th via 4AD. For Warm Chris, the New Zealand musician reunited with producer John Parish, continuing a professional partnership that began in 2017 and has forged pivotal bodies of work (Party and  Designer). All ten tracks were recorded at Rockfield Studios and includes contributions from H. Hawkline, Seb … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Aldous Harding releases new single ‘Lawn’ and announces new LP

NEW MUSIC: Glaascats – For Supper

Here’s a great low key song from Swiss group Glaascats. Those guitar chords are what makes it work so well, with the vocal counterpoint adding to the gently tumbling, melancholic feel. There’s jangle and shimmer running through the track that builds the dreamy indie vibe perfectly. The single comes from the trio’s new album Witness The Fall. Other than that I don’t know much else … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Glaascats – For Supper