Friday, 31 July 2015

Best Coast : California Nights

Best Coast, with their dreamy surf pop sound, have been a favourite of mine for a while now and their latest release 'California Nights'  is no exception.

Their sound still retains the surf pop feel, but it seems more elements of grunge have been worked in, which is perfect to be honest. Perhaps that's why its California Nights, when the sun is at its lowest point and we move from the beach to the night and all it brings.

Favourites of mine are the title track 'California Nights' and 'Feeling Okay'. I've included the named tracks below, but do make sure to hear the full album.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Slaves: Sockets Video Release

Below is the newly released video for 'Sockets' by Kent band Slaves. If you haven't heard these before I insist you should, their punk lo-fi sound is fantastically infections and you'll soon be hooked.

CHVRCHES: Every Open Eye

Chvrches first came on our radar a few years back and have continued to amaze us with each new release. The success of their first album 'The Bones of What You Believe' was well deserved, rating well with both mainstream and indie audiences alike. 

After what seemed like endless touring, the trio have found some time to go back to their Glasgow studio to work on their second album. Often bands choose to make their follow up in LA or similar exclusive location, and as much equipment money can buy; this extravagance comes at a cost and the process can be rushed. Instead Chvrches took 5 months, bought themselves some retro keyboards and went back to the same space their success was born. 

'Leave a trace' is the first offering and it is everything you would want and more. Most importantly Chvrches' signature synth sound is still there. The textures, hooks and beautiful lyrics that made their name have been retained and it leaves you craving more.

The release date of the album 'Every Open Eye' is September 25th, so a long couple of months off yet. Hopefully we will hear a couple more singles before hand.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Things have been a bit busy latley, but here are a few songs I am listening to at the minute (not all new). I will have some new posts up this week.