SPOD – Day In The Sun – Audio

The Australian alt-electro project SPOD releases the LP Adult Fantasy in August.



The album will be adding to the extensive catalogue of material which, although never taking itself too seriously, is always able to add to any party moment with its delightful subdued lofidelity analogue synths and zingy beats.

The first song to surface from the LP – Day In The Sun – spreads a summery vibe that palpably warms the room and will be released as a standalone single on the 20th.


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Mellor – Tri-State Blues – Single Review

On the 20th, the English indie-rockers Mellor release the single Tri-State Blues.

Mellor - photo credit - Jodie Mitchell Photography

Mellor – photo credit – Jodie Mitchell Photography

The just over three and five sixths of a minutes track is, as suggested on the tin, drawn from US blues tradition as the growling dirty notes scurry across the floor enveloping the audience in dusty gritty guitar and percussion to which the quartet add a distinctly UK spin with Tri-State Blues developing in to a anthemic pub-rock derived stomper as the distinctive vocal winds its way through the room.

Mellor have once again revealed a song that adds to the tapestry of global music and one to be added to the collection of – good time rock’n’roll.

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Rival Island – I Wanna Know You – Video

The US rock’n’rollers Rival Island, who were in the 2018 New Year Ninety, have surfaced with a new song to follow-up their March LP Heroes and Villains.

Rival Island - I Wanna Know You

Rival Island

There is a reason why Rival Island regularly feature on the site and the live version of I Wanna Know You sums it up well – a feel-good factor seeps through the speakers with the warm, slightly retro, tones that always makes the world seem a better place.

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Sixteen Jackies – VHS #2 (Masks) – Audio

The US alt-rock quartet Sixteen Jackies will launch the EP Mascula on the 18th of May at PhilaMOCA in Philadelphia.

Sixteen Jackies - VHS #2 (Masks)

Sixteen Jackie

In similar vein to their last EP Movie Was Bad a track surfaces with the strange title of VHS #[number] – songs delineated as such are a sub series of tracks that are inspired by a classic horror film, which bears a loose resemblance to the release as a whole – in this case Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the EP reflective of an underlying violence beneath the surface of masculinity in the USA and VHS #2 (Masks) specifically – pondering that this is a result of upbringing and environment.

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Wasabi Fire Alarm – Two Fingers In A V – Audio

The English alt-rock quartet Wasabi Fire Alarm will be releasing the EP Two Fingers In A V next month.

Wasabi Fire Alarm

Wasabi Fire Alarm

Formed after a change of line-up and a desire to explore a new direction, from the quintet Resistance only in March – Wasabi Fire Alarm have hit the ground running.

The first track to surface and title song Two Fingers In A V is set to a soundtrack which has an unstructured carefree abandonment  and a spirited enjoyment of life with the listener being taken back to the era, particularly of the ’60s, when much of the music emerging was a celebration of the very fact of creating music, rather than what is so often currently, a studious investigation in template design and this joie de vivre is palpable through the speakers.

Though don’t be fooled by the free-spirited compositions, as this strikes of the very heart of what is their essence and raison d’être – a protestation against a world of turgid conformity.


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