This Feeling

Monday, July 24, 2017

Listen :: Swimming Girls - 2 Kids


Credit: Charlotte Patmore


Words: Sam Geary

Swimming Girls have just released their latest single ‘2 Kids’ via Yucatan Records. Billed as a 90s indie counterpart to their recent 80s-inspired debut ‘Tastes Like Money’, the ex-Bath uni four-piece - conjure up an evocatively-textured sub-four minutes that augur well for their existence.

Posting on Facebook, they say of the track: "This song is particularly special to us because it was written 1st. It also captures a time in our lives of darkness and new beginnings."

Listen below.


Listen :: Blood Cultures streams full album




Words: Sam Geary

After featuring the New Jersey artist Blood Cultures here recently as our Track Of The Day with 'Detroit', he now brings more woozy, lo-fi synth sounds and reverb-filled vocals to his full debut 'Happy Birthday' album, released last Friday (July 21).

Stream the complete 50-minute record below.

Track Of The Day :: Johnny Kills - My Shirt Guy Is High




Words: Linn Branson

Brighton/London/York three-piece Johnny Kills don't let miles separate them when it comes to music. Despite university placing them in different parts of the country, they found time to record their second single at The Nave studio with Alex Greaves.

Released tomorrow (July 25), 'My Shirt Guy Is High' is the follow-up to last month's official debut 'Let's Talk About Me' - which gained them airplay on BBC Introducing South and Amazing Radio.

Like their previous offerings, Johnny Kills present another in their line of catchy, grunge-infused hooky numbers with a coating of shimmery hooks and twinkly keys. And if you were wondering about the title, 'My Shirt Guy Is High', it is as you may have guessed. "Not that we advocate that sort of thing," the band assure us when we ask, "it just ties in with the themes of the track: boredom, listlessness, lack of motivation etc."

While we're not sure how often these three - Tim, Cameron and Lewis - are to be found in the same place at the same time, we can guarantee that on September 15 they will all be joined at the hip for their first London show at The Old Blue Last - "with more gigs in the works too..."



Sunday, July 23, 2017

Listen :: Life Model - 4ever




Words: Sam Geary

After giving us 'Lucky' last month - the title track from their EP, which is out now on Frux Tapes - Glasgow quartet Life Model return with '4ever'.

Their melodically crafted dreampop ambience and fuzzy guitars are augmented by the melancholic vocal of Sophie Evans who lyrically conveys those relationship woes.



Live dates

July
27 King Tuts, Glasgow

August
12 Vegan Connections 2017, Glasgow
18 Doune the Rabbit Hole, Cardross Estate, Stirlingshire
31 Sneaky Pete's Edinburgh w/ Tigercats

Listen :: The Desert - Just Get High




Words: Leah Raymond

Bristol-based duo The Desert offer a lush first single in 'Just Get High'. The atmospheric debut is the first track from their EP ‘Playing Dead’.

The two - vocalist Gina Leonard and guitarist/producer Tom Fryer - combine to provide a three-minute layering of part folk-esque, part bluesy guitar in an electro-tinged soundscape, with Gina's dreamy, melancholic vocals topping it off.



New tracks coming up from Down Under




Little Indie casts its ears and eyes over more of the latest sounds to emerge recently from Down Under.


DESERT MOONS - ROUGH TRADE

NSW Central Coast-based indie-electronic duo, Desert Moons (brothers Jake and Simon Dobson), have just revealed this self-produced debut single, recorded at their home studio. Combining organic and experimental electronic instrumentation, ‘Rough Trade’ melds themes of dark dream-pop, indie-rock and hip-hop.




CHINESE NEW YEAR - LAND AND SEA

Influenced by King Gizzard, Adelaide indie alt-rock four-piece Chinese New Year's new single is a laid-back easy, jazz-esque melodic stroll.




THE BEAMISH BOYS - FALLING BACKWARDS

After releasing their debut EP 'Sparks' last year, acoustic indie pop brothers from South Queensland, Jeremy (18) and Ben (20) Beamish, show off their vocal harmonies, fingerstyle guitar and catchy original melodies.




KATANKIN - HEY LITTLE SPIDER

June released debut single from Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Helen Catanchin. Formally trained as a jazz singer, here she explores electronic and indie pop arrangements, while maintaining the same emphasis on poetic, heartfelt lyrics accompanied by powerfully expressive vocals.




BILLYMAREE - BLUE

First track uploaded online from 17-year-old Samoan Billymaree Duffy. Raised in Sydney and now Brisbane-based, the young songstress masters rich, soulful vocals in an electronic RnB setting.




THE HARPOONS - DO YOU WANT MY LOVE

New single from the Melbourne quartet, driving a funky rhythm and thumping bassline. RnB pop futurism melds with Bec Rigby's dominant vocal.