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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Nanook Of The North – Siulleq – Audio

Nanook Of The North is a Polish drone duo.

Nanook Of The North

Nanook Of The North

On the 16th their eponymous 10 track LP will be released on vinyl through Denovali.

Siulleq, the first of the ten tracks, gives a sense to the album as violin and piano decay into a synthesis of scattered photons in a dreamscape flow of ambient drone.

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Overjoyed – Taxi Driver – Audio

The Swedish indie-rock trio Overjoyed are working towards the release of an EP for later in the year.

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Last appearing in the New Year Ninety, their new song, which came out a view hours ago, Taxi Driver, extrapolates their ability to create music which is able to fill the mind with good feelings, whilst simultaneously generating an undercurrent of reflective melancholia.

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