It’s Friday, the sun is shining (hopefully where you are), and your ears are crying out for some new tunes. Well, we have just the thing for you! This week’s artists have a distinctly punky, rocky vibe with loud brash guitars and attitudes to match but we’ve also thrown in some dreamy synth-pop for good measure. Check them out by clicking the pics!
Ring Them Bells – Favourite Gun
This band is all about dirty, fast rock ‘n’ roll; just what the doctor ordered after finishing work on a Friday. Taken from their album Things That Come Slow, the sleaze and filth filters through thick and fast, somehow making bongos and fuzzy guitars mix in perfect unison during the intro. Proper drums then kick in to pull everything together and make it fit for any indie disco dancefloor. Big, heavy and raucous. Perfect.
Suburban Living – Main Street
Main Street takes hints from the past and looks to the future amongst settled synths, shoegaze pop beats and a bass line that begs to be followed. The vocals float on a cloud of wonder as the track looks to the chopping and changing nature of ‘any street, anywhere’ and the stories these streets must hold from one era to the next. Think of it as a song about the rings through a tree…but with streets.
Nectar – Fishy
Power-punk band Nectar know how to create a well-rounded and addictive song. Gritty bass…check. Floaty female vocals…check. Rollicking guitar chorus…double-check. Fishy is one of those coming of age songs that remind you of youth, innocence and having the time of your life. Short and sweet, it disappears leaving you wanting more, so go and discover more of their tunes for yourself!
Furlong – Hate Girls
More punky, pop-rock for you with the loud and seductive outbursts of Furlong’s Hate Girls. The track cries out for the love of people you positively dislike amongst a walking bassline, perfectly nuanced vocals and balanced moving from the brash and loud to the quieter and reflective moments. Teenage angst at its best that doesn’t know when to stop, and nor should it.
Ego & I – All My Life
All My Life is one of those tracks that has so many different ideas floating around and still somehow ties them together in a neat little package. One minute sounding like a riff-laden Elton John song of the 70s, it also has a Velvet Underground swagger and Strokes-esque coolness about it. The vocals are emotional yet effortlessly strong, able to take the main stage when the guitars pull back and allow them to breathe. A fun, full-on and well-structured piece.