Pussy Riot & Dave Sitek – Bad Apples – Video

The US based element, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, of the Russian originating agit-rock collective Pussy Riot released the single Bad Apple on the 9th.

Pussy Riot - Bad Apples

Pussy Riot

A collective first featured back in 2012 and featured regularly ever since. News arose late last month that two of the collective were detained in Crimea for a few days.

Currently on a month long tour in the USA with one date in Mexico – the video for Bad Apples was released as part of the International Women’s Day of the 8th.

Bad Apples – Single – Pussy Riot & Dave Sitek is available on iTunes.*

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Tin Can Telescope – The Modern Blues in Silverfish Sandals – Audio

The Danish garage rock quartet Tin Can Telescope released the EP Put Down the Chainsaw, Honey on the 8th.

Tin Can Telescope - The Modern Blues in Silverfish Sandals

Tin Can Telescope

The room fills with bursting flashes of energy on hitting play as the five track EP (available on bandcamp) launches through the speakers in high tempo pulses.

Tin Can Telescope create music with infectious twists and turns of jangling rock’n’roll which has the listener joining in with the unfettered good time music lain, conversely, to introspective lyric. The opening track is The Modern Blues in Silverfish Sandals.

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Sulky Boy – Amorous Battle – Video

The English alt-indie duo Sulky Boy released the single Amorous Battle on the 12th.

Sulky Boy

Sulky Boy

An intriguing track which distills emo, maths-rock and indie-dance in to a tasty concoction of elongated vocal, angular guitar and springing drum combinations yet rather than  becoming confused the listener finds themselves tapping alongside while gazing wistfully out in to the middle-distance.

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The Double Happiness – Stalker – Audio

The Australian gaze-rock quartet The Double Happiness released the LP City yesterday.

The Double Happiness

The Double Happiness

A soundtrack that minds of early Factory Records releases, The Double Happiness features gazey echoing delayed guitar which cocoons the brain in warm tones while a stippling percussion and quietly determined bass maintain progression with the second guitar forming drifting shapes of sound that allies with the subtle shifts in pacing, emphasis and tempo and the interchangeable trio of voices all enabling the quartet to deliver music which keeps the listener fully engaged.

The second of the six tracks on the album (which is available on bandcamp) being my pick of the release – Stalker.

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Leisure Tank – HIGHER – Single Review

The England based, German retro-garage duo Leisure Tank released the single HIGHER on the 14th.

Leisure Tank

Leisure Tank

The framework of HIGHER (available on bandcamp) is built on the back of a scratchy guitar which gives the song it retrospective analogue sound. Percussion snickers in the background as it skips in freeform akin to a spring-lamb while the guitar weaves between the fuzzy glitch and warm melodies embracing the alluring vocal that reaches out to the audience with a teasing biting bottom lip.

It has been a couple of years since Leisure Tank last revealed new recorded material, I merely hope it isn’t until 2020 they next surface.


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