New Year Ninety 2014 – 80 to 71

As is always the case on the New Year Ninety Chart, sadly there are bands who have disbanded. I would like to thank all the bands who have now gone their separate ways, thank you for doing what you did – those bands appear on the chart because behind them lies a wake of people who still enjoy their music.

Emerging Indie Bands

Emerging Indie Bands

80. Love X Stereo (South Korea)

Glow – Love X Stereo is available on iTunes*.

79. Vera Lynch (England)

Evil Cowboy Surfer Songs – Vera Lynch is available on iTunes*.

78. Búho (USA)

Beggars Teeth – Buho is available on iTunes*.

77. The Banter Thiefs (Scotland)

Rockstars – The Banter Thiefs is available on iTunes*.

76. The Antics (USA)

Love and Roses – The Antics is available on iTunes*.

75. Gobuzli (England)

74. Little Dove (USA)

Little Dove is available on iTunes*.

73. MAUD – (England)

The Navigation – Maud is available on iTunes*.

72. Emy & The Bears (France)

71. The Wired Era (USA)

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Vera Lynch

Vera Lynch is Ted Barker (Bass), Brian Pistolesi (Guitar), Keisuke Nishikawa (Guitar), Sándor Sztankovics (Drums) and Guy Harries (Vocals) an alt-indie band from London in England.

Vera Lynch - alt-indie from England

Vera Lynch

Rumbling along on the thick string on a bass guitar, how could I not enjoy the sounds of Vera Lynch. Not long into their musical journey they have just released their debut four track EP Evil Cowboy Surfer Songs which they have used to demonstrate the diversity of sounds, which have a theatrical feel to them and you are given the impression this is a band you need to see live to gain maximum value.

The psychedelic flourishes which the quintet pepper into surf rock provides immense entertainment and it is difficult not to get caught up in the moment. Whilst there are a diversity of ideas travelling through the material, Vera Lynch have avoided making this a difficult space in which to settle. I can totally understand the rationale for releasing the EP with the diversity of sounds in the tracks selected, I look forward to the band more closely define their direction of focus.

As a good introduction to Vera Lynch here is track two on the EP – Fire – a song that leaves the listener feeling better for listening to it and my pick of the release.


Evil Cowboy Surfer Songs is available on iTunes*

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