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Seize the Chair - Taking the Jerk Pop Throne
Find more Seize the Chair songs at Myspace Music Seize The Chair - Deborah Razor sharp guitars slice through the pop shop vocals that put you in mind of Young Knives playing Bloc Party covers in a windowless basement circa 77. Jerky, angular, driven fun.
Mnemotechnic - Don't Forget Them
Recherche d’autres morceaux de MNEMOTECHNIC sur Myspace Music Mnemotechnic - Penny for Belief Here’s a bit of energetic French rock in the vein of Bloc Party, covering an Errors track whilst going histrionic on Red Bull in a sweaty black box club.
Widowspeak - Lonely Heights
Find more Widowspeak songs at Myspace Music Widowspeak - Harsh Realm The lovechild of Mazzy Star and Chris Isaak has finally been delivered and it’s as good looking, wistful and darkly evocative of wasted desert lines at night as you all thought it would be.
Knesset - Gathering Fans
Find more artists like KNESSET at Myspace Music Knesset - Bitter Hearts You’re put in mind of Conor Oberst fronting a 90’s college band or Portland collective, but with a more gazey, washed out feel to the whole proceedings. Eminently listenable.
Total Slacker - Idle Frets
Find more artists like Total Slacker at Myspace Music Total Slacker - Psychic Mesa Slowed down, stoned and washed out grunge, but with a popper sensibility, & some thrift store chic. So, you know, they might get off their beanbags and sell some records.
To Kill a King - Filmic Folk
Find more To Kill a King songs at Myspace Music To Kill A King - Wrecking Crew (acoustic) A warm, pulsing, missed heartbeat of a song full of new folk influences but with a weary soul all its own.
Psychobuildings - Crazed Constructions
Find more Psychobuildings songs at Myspace Music Psychobuildings - No Man’s Land What come on initially as an updated 80’s Blitz club anthem soon convinces you there’s more going on here with its faux slop bass twang and poppy direction.
Big Troubles - a Little Reminder
Find more Big Troubles songs at Myspace Music Big Troubles - Misery We love a bit of dream pop, but let’s face it, some of it is more, well, drift pop. Packing more of a punch, this chunk of winsome fuzziness with a great screeching guitar line slicing through it is a cattle prod to the genre.
Male Bonding - Coming Together...
Find more MALE BONDING songs at Myspace Music Male Bonding - Bones The lo fi proto punk stylings of their earlier offerings have evolved into this shimmering nugget of relaxedly insistent, somehow more USA in feel, college pop. It’s kinda like early Deus on steroids, and certainly compells one to check their album.
Turbowolf - Combustible Rock
Find more artists like TURBOWOLF at Myspace Music Seven Severed Heads - Turbowolf Any band that throws together the energy and sounds of DFA 1979, Justice, The Stooges & the pure showmanship of Kiss deserve all the plaudits they’re long overdue. Their live shows are legendary, and we’re all bating our breath for the imminent album.
Negative Pegasus - Flight of the Long Chords
Find more artists like Negative Pegasus at Myspace Music Negative Pegasus - Psychic Energy You get the feeling these guys are on the right side of maniacal, holding onto feedback and the treble button with equal force whilst ramming a sick covered tongue in your ear.
The Bullitts - Gunning For You
Find more artists like THE BULLITTS at Myspace Music The Bullitts - Weirdo The ongoing audio visual project of producer Jeymes Samuel reaches a new phase with the release of this new track. it’s sparse, almost twee and full of little surprises with a Richard Hawley esque vocal enriching the proceedings.
The Bullitts - Gunning For You
Find more artists like THE BULLITTS at Myspace Music The Bullitts - Weirdo The ongoing audio visual project of producer Jeymes Samuel reaches a new phase with the release of this new track. It’s sparse, almost twee and full of little surprises with a Richard Hawley-esque vocal enriching the proceedings.
The Travelling Band - Here To Stay
Find more The Travelling Band songs at Myspace Music The Travelling Band - Battlescars They’re gradually making the genre ‘Northern Americana’, a kinda West Coast (of Lancashire) sound, all their own with their blend of cosmic country folk rock. And you know what? it’s starting to work for us.
Kites - Sky's The Limit
Find more Kites songs at Myspace Music Kites - The Disappearance of Becky Sharp Kites are fast evolving into a band comprising all your favourite new wave/electro sounds in one. They avoid being ‘a bit cut and pastey’ (C - total idiots) by the depth of the Wolfesque vocals, the restraint employed with the synths and samples and the actual craft of songwriting being employed....
Airship - Ready To Take Off
Find more AIRSHIP songs at Myspace Music Airship - Kids (Thinnen mix) The giant swathe that Airship have cut through the melancholoy rock valley populated by the likes of early Elbow & Editors has set this remix in good stead. In this, slowed to zombie walk rework, the hints of Morrissey in the vocals come to the fore and are couched in clouds of effects that offer an entirely...
Born Blonde - Not Faking
Find more artists like Born Blonde at Myspace Music Born Blonde - Solar Heralding the resurgance of lad rock, this 5 piece offer a more thoughtful take on the ‘genre’, allowing for a depth of sound incorporating layers of guitars, baggy vocals and a psychadelic wash that is redolantly atmospheric of the late 90’s. And not a Stone Island jacket in sight, thank Zeus.
Luminaires - A Bright Future
Find more artists like Luminaires (NEW MYSPACE! NEW SONGS!) at Myspace Music i Luminaires - Solid Gold If Hadouken had smashed their buggy into the wall of Friendly Fires’ pop hooks and then tried to put the resultant carnage back together with thundering guitars and great slabs of synth, this would be the monster truck they’d create.
The Blood Arm - Sanguine Songs
Find more artists like The Blood Arm at Myspace Music The Blood Arm - Introducing Randy Newman If The LIbertines were to meet The Jam in Dexy’s Midnight warehouse, the newly reinvigorated Blood Arm would be the house band, and we’d all be drunk.
Get People (Crystal Fighters Mix) - GET THIS
Find more GET PEOPLE songs at Myspace Music Get People - Rain Tears (Crystal Fighters mix) Just full of terrace chords, off the shoulder shuggle moments, Madonna Bonita flamenco guitar and a blazing hot summer baseline. If you’re not in shorts by the end of this, you’re not alive.
Man Without Country - Other Wordly
Find more Man Without Country songs at Myspace Music Inflammable Heart - Man Without Country It’s a literary name, yet a cinematic sound full of great whooshing swathes of synth chords, melody like rain on a window and a distant, yet close, vocal. Who knew electronic music could emote so much?
Cold Specks - Winning Cool Points
Find more artists like cold specks at Myspace Music Cold Specks - Holland Doomily dramatic soul with sparse instrumentation allowing the large vocals room to expand to fill an imagined Oklahoma prairie crowded with angry dust farmers . Or something.
Waters - Breaking.
Find more artists like Waters at Myspace Music Waters - For The One Remember Port O Brian? Well, he’s kinda back, but in a more angry, growly, garage rocky guise, and IOHO, all the better for it. His pop chops are still present, but this time they’re wearing ripped jeans & a Sebadoh t shirt.
Elephant - Unforgettable
Find more artists like Elephant at Myspace Music Elephant - Allure Always like checking in on a previously featured band, and this boy/girl combo are getting stronger, bringing more depth to their Warpaint meets Beach House sound.
Colourmusic (VBS mix) - Painting Pictures with...
Find more artists like colourmusic at Myspace Music Colourmusic - Yes! (VBS mix) Everyone’s favourite new purveyors of messed up chugging psychadelia are given the Voluntary Butler Scheme treatment here, giving it an extra layer of melody and sonics, which somehow makes it more….well, poppy. In a weird way.
The Castells - Towering Talent
Find more artists like The Castells. at Myspace Music The Castells - Sweet Nothing Coming on like the Arctics covering Kings of Leon but, thankfully, with more passion & slyly sexual suggestion than both of them. This is a driving, insistent call to indie dancefloors across the country.
Younghusband - Consorts of Grunge
Find more younghusband songs at Myspace Music Younghusband - Carousel RBR Mix You’ll get early Stone Roses & pumped shoegazey grunge in here all lifted by a swirling haze of guitars & druggy atmospherics.
The Go Team/Starslinger - Dream Team
Find more artists like The Go! Team at Myspace Music The Go! Team - Apollo Throwdown (Star Slinger Remix) The vocal & beats tag team’s usually frenetic pace is given a smooth over courtesy of previously featured rising producer Starslinger, & the results ooze groove supported balearic pianos, waves of half caught samples & a feeling of general good times.
My Tiger My Timing - Feline Fine (sorry)
Find more artists like My Tiger My Timing at Myspace Music My Tiger My Timing - Endless Summer (Bright Light Bright Light mix) This remix brings a Club Tropicana in the Balearics feel to it, with ‘Strings of Life’ er, strings and ravey chords which all complement the schools-out feel of the vocals and gets you ready for the season ahead.
Astrid Williamson (Raffertie mix) - A Spaced Out...
Find more Astrid Williamson songs at Myspace Music Astrid Williamson (Raffertie mix) - Pour A gloriously spacious cut from Raffertie brings an atmospheric, brooding and almost ominous feel to this slow burner from the Shetland songstress.
Vetoes - Avoidance of Doubt
Find more Vetoes songs at Myspace Music Vetoes - On The Waterfront Raw, noisy and full of angry articulate energy reminiscent of Hundred Reasons if they were to incorporate some early Biffy riffs, the chorus will have you hoarse by sundown.
Hyde & Beast - Two Sides of the Same Coin
Find more artists like Hyde & Beast at Myspace Music (and the) Pictures I The Sky - Hyde & Beast This is a kind of stoned glam rock with a late 70’ West Coast feel. A hazy, lazy, harmony fuelled, guitar twanged, humalong a Credence cracker.
When Saints Go Machine - A Holy Contrivance
Find more When Saints Go Machine songs at Myspace Music When Saints Go Machine - Kelly We featured this Danish outfits last glorious offering in BoM, so thought we’d celebrate the imminent release of their debut album with this Miike Snow down the pop disco slice of shoulder shuggling fun.
Dan Mangan - You'll Be Sold...
Find more artists like Dan Mangan at Myspace Music Like a chirpy Ron Sexsmith with Woody Guthrie’s guitar and a Spanish way with a well timed handclap. A pop country delight, you’ll be humming this in the shower for weeks, if that’s how long you stay in the shower for….
Sketches - Planning Greatness
Find more s k e t c h e s songs at Myspace Music Sketches - Your Name Upon It EXCLUSIVE DOWNLOAD Comparisons have been to Wild Beasts, which is a good start, but you need to add the twitchiness of an articulate Red Bull abuser & some good old indie rock aggro to really get what they’re about.
Bastille - Taking Pop Prisoner
Find more BASTILLE songs at Myspace Music Bastille - Flaws A musical fish hook-to the-brain of a song, this. Dan Smith’s distinctive voice, playful synths, glorious strings and solid pop production make this an instantly hummable classic in the making.
Bonjay - Good Gear for your Ears
Find more Bonjay songs at Myspace Music Bonjay - Creepin (Chllngr mix) You’ll find yourself in a haunted electronic dancehall with this track. Gorgeously restrained & full of spooky atmospherics, neglected needle glitches & forgotten film spools, the vocal weaves through it all, leaving you dreamy & sated.
Club Smith - Join Them
Find more Club Smith songs at Myspace Music Club Smith - No Friend of Mine (CoPilots Remix) This comes on like Underworld covering Kaiser Chiefs in a grimey dubstep basement. The heavy production is lifted by stabs of Sam Robson’s suburban angst cries of ‘So I Can Look Good’ that should, by rights, be echoing across fields all summer.
Mazes - Get Lost in Them
Find more FatCat Records songs at Myspace Music Mazes - Vampire Jive This fizzing shot of sunshine pop will put you in mind of a gloriously chaotic Shins, playing your little sister’s riverboat birthday party.
INTL - Possibly An Acronym (I'll Never Truly...
Find more artists like INTL at Myspace Music INTL - Table Talk A histrionic Franz Ferdinand - yet somehow cramming elements of Steve Miller & Landscape into their sharp edged glamorous sound studded with glorious poperatics.
Wet Paint - Worth Watching Dry
Find more WET PAINT songs at Myspace Music Wet Paint - Gone So Long Having introduced you to these guys on our predecessor, BoM, we’re delighted to say they’ve overcome numerous setbacks and are are here in joyful Sebadoh, Husker Du form on this, their second album. Huzzah.
The Good Natured - Affable Electro Pop
Find more artists like THE GOOD NATURED at Myspace Music The Good Natured - Wolves It’s about time female fronted electro got a bit of depth, and this lady has it in spades. A full hearted Ladytron in hot pants with the pop nous of St Etienne and the raw sexuality of Blondie.
New Moods - Lifting Your Spirits
Find more NEW MOODS songs at Myspace Music New Moods - Playtime We’re hearing the insistency of early Underworld, but with added city centre euphoric synths all ably held together by galloping drum patterns, and an oozing, woozy vocal.
Awolnation - From America, of Course.
Find more artists like AWOLNATION at Myspace Music Awolnation - Sail Weighing in with almost Breakage style dubby production, lifted by operatically plucked synths, but with indie overtones, this is an intriguing introduction.
Free Swim - Dive In!
Find more Free Swim songs at Myspace Music Free Swim - I Want To Be A Mountaineer Think early Super Furry Animals with Donovan up front and 700 different ideas clamouring to be heard at the back. A turbocharged call to arms for the Red Bull generation, all psyched guitars, thundering drums & giddy delivery.
St Lucia - You'll All Wanna Go There...
Find more St. Lucia songs at Myspace Music St Lucia - The Old House Is Gone Lovely spangly synths adorn the galloping drums and lift up the widescreen vocals and looping guitar licks until you’re slathering on the factor 50 and stretching out in their musical back yard (not a euphemism).
Leverage Models - Ful(lcrum) of Promise
Find more Leverage Models songs at Myspace Music Dreaming of Accidents Leverage Models A lullaby sung by the sea with the subdued hysterics of of Scritti Politti, anchored to the harbour of 80’s synths & sax. The drawled, dreamy delivery, full of chords of nostalgia and reminiscence, will drench you in unspecified yearning & leave you reaching for the repeat...
Hot Vamp Club - You'll Wanna Join
Find more artists like Hot Vamp Club at Myspace Music Hot Vamp Club - Ache The indie pop strum that underpins this may have you kicking back into credible indie mode, but be warned, there’s a bite and menace in the vocal that will grab your guts and string them across the dancefloor.