Human Hands are a Straford-Upon-Avon via Iceland based band (see facebook page description), however they tend to say they are from Birmingham to make things easier. They are an emo/punk band that really know how to get that feel of good old-school emo like that of Cap'n Jazz or maybe more recently on the midwest scene, Merchant Ships. At the start of the month they shared a song from their new upcoming LP being released on strictly no capital letters, Time as a Colour and Cross Your Heart and Hope to D.I.Y. Their latest song still has that fantastic cap'n jazz feel to it yet it seems much more melodic than their earlier stuff, you can almost relate it to that of the lulling guitars used in American Football. We are highly anticipating the rest of the LP which should be released at the end of this month so keep an eye on their bandcamp page where you can check out and download all their previous releases for free. Bassist and Singer (Chaz) also runs his own record label which is definitely worth a visit, which you can do here.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Friday, 15 November 2013
Brilliant Beast are a Minneapolis based band 'led by sibling dual-vocalists Hannah (vocals, guitar, violin) and Jordan Porter (vocals, guitar) and anchored by the breakneck rhythm section of Mark Kartarik (bass) and Eric Whalen (drums)'. They released their album 'Where Do You Want' a few days ago on my favourite Guilt Ridden Pop (thanks for all the fantastic submissions guys!). There are some shoegazey bits with a lot of fuzzy guitars, overall it's fairly easy listening with clear power-pop influences. Definitely worth giving them a listen, the catchy melodies will get stuck in your head so I expect that re-listening will be necessary. I probably already listened to my favourite track, 'Dead Man', a bit too much. You can stream and order the album on bandcamp .
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Not long after releasing 'THE GREEN 1' Califoria based Chris Thorne aka Horse Head is back with new material on AMDISCS. Stylistically similar to the January album (even in terms of the cover art) the very short r'n'b-ish 'LOVE THEME' EP is very different from his earlier stuff. Give it a listen, name your price, and get in that mood.
Thursday, 10 January 2013
The Sunny Street, formed in 2006, are a twee band from London and this is the video for their newest track 'Esteban' from 'Sacred and Profane', their third, forthcoming album. Elusive female vocals filled with melancholy, my absolute weakness, seem to be perfect for late january nights (or, for me, any other time really). The discography can be found and bought on the Sunny Street's badcamp, including their recent single 'Cygnet' released on the christmas eve and band's last full length album 'Hidden for Decades', along with my personal favourite, track called 'Hit', which is bands first recording available on bandcamp.
Saturday, 29 December 2012
Yet another thing to hear from Old Blackberry Way and another interesting project from Minneapolis I found out about in last few months. 'Light Lunch' is the title track from the debut 12" EP by Heavy Deeds, which is going to be the third release on their vinyl imprint (out early 2013), limited to 150 hand-screened copies, and, as usually, with design and printing by Casey Deming, whose works you can check out at aptlull.com. Band features members of Polica and Pony Trash (I wrote about their self-titled ep in october). Give a listen to their debut single with a very positive classic rock feel and catchy vocals.