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Worth A Listen

Our Worth A Listen Track This Week Comes From GURU 

Emerging from the high-rent utopia of Brighton, indie newcomers GURU announce themselves with their irresistible take on punk in the form of debut single ‘Consumer Helpline’. The quartet comprised of Tommy Cherrill (vocals), Kieran Hunter (guitar), Ferg Belfrage (bass) and Simon ‘Danny Boy’ Daniels (drums) have already earned impressive support slots alongside Lady Bird, LIFE and Kagoule and have gained some early praise for their demos (BBC 6 Music).

‘Consumer Helpline’ is a razor sharp well executed slice of raucous punk. Its a swagger dripping fuzzy assault that goes down smooth with a sharp after-sting. Splintery guitars shred and lacerate through the rough rhythmic foundation and battering drum onslaught as the cool easy going vocals suave their way through the verses before stumbling and dramatically exclaiming over the chorus. The track whirlwinds its way into a frenzied thunderous crescendo. Their thrilling brand of psychedelic rock seeps with panache as they pulverize their powerful punk through every fibre of your being. It’s gritty, messy and coarse yet GURU slide in some really slick refined elements to create a wholly satisfying number that whooshes through with pungent adrenaline leaving you craving for more. Keep an eye out for these lads.


Stream  ‘Consumer Helpline’ below


Indie Buddie Introducing : doops

Reading based three piece doops have released their second single ‘Laika’.The band comprised of Andrew Bingham (Guitar, Vocals), Chris Crouch (Drums) & Luke Connor (Bass)  have already supported the likes of ‘Touts’, ‘King Nun’ and ‘Saint Agnes’.They have also played packed slots at Are You Listening Festival, Readipop & Oxjam along with a sold out release show for their debut single ‘GUSHROOM’ at the Monto Water Rats in Kings X.

‘Laika’ is an abrasive, raw gash of alternative rock at its most blistering, mind dissolving best. These guys whack out this hyperactive number as it travels at a brisk speed ready for a brawl and jam packed with shrilling guitar distortion and a snappy exhilarating rhythm. Coming in at a short 1 minute and 25 seconds, this song is one pure concoction, distilled to its finest dizzying dosage. The punk attitude is doused on top of raw guitar lacerations. Heavy, meaty beats push the track into your head with a thrilling, bashing force while spacey acid fizzling riffs keep everything at a dynamic high. The rapid lyrics spit through the frenzied soundscapes with an effortless ease as the track builds to a paralyzing guitar solo. These guys have a fresh penetrating sound that is sure to drive your blood pressure to the roof in the most invigorating way.

Stream ‘Laika’ below

 


Pin Ups ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?

London based three piece Pin Ups have released their new single ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?.’After a chance phone call with a friend of a friend, drummer Jesse (hailing from Norwich) and singer/guitarist Josh (from East London) came together in another project Pastel Colours. After stripping down from a 5-piece to a 3-piece and recruiting Jesse’s brother Louis on bass, Pin Ups was born. Their latest release ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’ was recorded in the wee hours of a Sunday morning with producer/engineer Scott Docherty. The song deals with the feelings after waking up from a particularly heavy night out, those of confusion, doubt and self-loathing, as you question why you do it to yourself, and who’s that person over there?

‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’  is a combustible track brooding and smouldering in a gloomy grunge atmosphere as stinging guitars jingle their way playfully between punchy drums and a pop drizzled melody. Raspy hushed vocals whisper the verses as the track slowly brews and bubbles. Its moody and vibrant all at once as the song builds into a dynamic chorus sprinkled with 70’s /80’s post punk attitude. It’s catchy with a darker undercurrent that takes over as the track progresses into a blistering instrumental with shrilling guitars whining and screeching over pulverising rhythms, mighty drum whacks and aggressive vocals. This summer soaked scorcher burns its groovy infectious way into your ears with dizzying psychedelic hues among its grunge hostility. ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’ is a tight well crafted Pixies -esque track that makes this trio one to keep and eye on.

Watch the video for  ‘Do You Hate Yourself Yet?’ below


Bloody English ‘Conflict Resolution’

Bloody English have just released their new single ‘Conflict Resolution’. The band are primarily a family affair with brothers Peter and Andrew Gomez joining their cousin, Chris Reynolds and his friend Sean O’Hanlon to form a covers band for a friend’s memorial gig. When Laurence Burden was recruited as vocalist they began writing original material.The London based band made national headlines following a charity gig for Momentum, when Daily Mail pictured them with Jeremy Corbyn with the caption ‘Corbyn with members of the band Bloody English’. Day to day, hobnobbing with the political class gives way to working with musical collectives, DJing at underground parties and promoting club nights in East London.

‘Conflict Resolution’ is a wild thrilling  number that batters and smashes your eardrums into tiny unrecognisable pieces. Travelling at an unruly hyperactive pace this track thunders in on a snappy punching groove of pulverizing relentless drums and elastic bass while crashing guitars dizzy and distort their way around the frantic backdrop. It’s loud, raucous and angry as Burden howls, exclaims and screams spitting the rapid lyrics into your brain while the intense rambunctious instrumentation bruises and shatters.It’s one for the frenzy of the mosh pit each blistering briery note evokes the smell of sweat, blood and the glorious sight of frantic pushing and jumping. This impassioned number summons the mosh pit frenzy into your room – in all its brutal glory.

Stream ‘Conflict Resolution’ below


SISTERAY ‘Sisteray Said’ EP

Following a thrilling 18 months in which they’ve lit up festival stages, sold out delirious venues, released their debut ’15 Minutes’ EP, and delighted tastemakers and fans alike, SISTERAY are now set to release their new EP ‘Sisteray Said’ on 7th September, ahead of a UK tour that includes a headline show at London’s 100 Club.

‘Sisteray Said’ displays this four piece’s gut buckling punk rock in all its glorious, rawness and swaggering dripping finesse. Calum Landau’s drumming maintains a lovable fluctuant foundation for each track – thumping swift elastic fierceness into each song with relentless stamina. The killer intro to Wannabes’ shows just how tight these guys have become. Each stomp strides with surety and determination. Dan Connolly maneuvers and weaves slick crashing guitar lines between the hefty rhythms – from rooted grumbles to utterly supreme wails and whines he soars and dives between them with utter brilliance. It’s a groove infested meaty number brimming with adrenaline and blistering intensity while whacking out a crowd friendly sing along chorus. Sisteray know what works well on the live circuit and these tunes are crafted for maximum live show enjoyment. Rumour Mill’ kicks off with another sublime drum rumble while Mick Hanrahan’s resilient bass groove rebounds like rubber creating a dark rolling undertone in the song. This sublime track explodes into a fuzz filled distorted whirring crescendo before speed-balling into the neck snapping ‘Algorithm Prison’. Niall Rowan’s vocals ooze attitude throughout each number with aggression and dynamic expression. He almost shouts and chants at us filling you with hyperactive energy while blending seamlessly and complementing the instrumental assault perfectly. The brisk pace of the tracks surge huge electronic volts through your veins as the infectious melodies and vigorous backdrops ensure a wholly thrilling listening experience. Title track Sisteray Said’ closes the EP fuming with kinetic energy, as slick guitars lacerate and whine over a frenzy inducing onslaught of punchy drums and nimble bass slaps mangled together to create an exhilarating groovy foundation.

‘Sisteray Said’ is an impressive riotous collection of tracks perfectly layered and crafted for that get up and dance, mosh and jump feeling of euphoria. These guys are witty and have a knack for weaving in little filigrees of guitar or bass to inject some slickness and a hint of elegance into their unruly swagger driven sound. Within a blink the tracks range from pure aggression to pure beauty with such refinement its graceful yet barbaric. There is some serious talent here.

You can catch Sisteray live at

3 Oct – BRIGHTON – Hope and Ruin

05 Oct – BRISTOL – Mothers Ruin

06 Oct – OXFORD – The Cellar

08 Oct – SOUTHAMPTON – The Joiners

10 Oct – LEEDS – The Lending Room

11 Oct – SHEFFIELD – Cafe Totem

12 Oct – LIVERPOOL – Jacaranda

13 Oct – READING – Oxjam

17 Oct – LONDON – 100 Club

18 Oct – ST ALBANS – The Horn

Stream Wannabes’ below

 

 


Static Vision ‘In The Summer’

Limerick punk band Static Vision have released their new singleIn The Summer’, a catchy sun soaked number driven by a meaty punk foundation. Sharp guitars shrill and stride throughout the track weaving their zealous stings and acute whines between a snappy rhythm. Instantly catchy and sing along ready this track swarms in full fury with a peppy pop sprinkled melody over boisterous instrumentation. The charismatic vocals add a charming yet spicy quality with exasperate screams between nonchalant tones. The guitar is the sparkling gem in this track for me as they jaggedly lacerate throughout with rough riffs and shredding solos that make this track pretty epic. Static Vision have whacked out another hyper slick track to go insane to while that sing along “la la la” swirls around your head all day.

Stream ‘In The Summer’ below


Miles Kane ‘Coup De Grace’ Album

Finally Miles Kane has released his highly anticipated Coup De Grace’ album to enrich our ears with his new found sophistication and maturity seamlessly blended among his rock and roll swagger. Appearing more cultured and thought-out this album surpasses 2013’s ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ in both refinement and grandeur. It’s a  glam, psych and pop- faceted prism of beauty that packs in some groovy elements and punk wallops along the way.  Kane has huddled together a team of collaborators for his third album, which includes seven co-writes with Jamie T while Lana Del Rey co-writes on ‘Loaded’ and John Congleton produces.

‘Too Little Too Late’ sets the fiery brisk pace of the album with punk slaps weaving through Kane’s rock n’ roll backbone. The glam rock stomper ‘Cry On My Guitar’, laid back pop sprinkled strutter ‘Loaded’ and snappy glossy ‘Cold Light of the Day’ follow suit adding a new dash of spice with each track as Kane builds his repertoire delicately blending a new genre dimension into his own panache driven branding. Slick, thrilling guitar wails, solos and licks are plentiful and the sultry bass grooves and clap along anthemic choruses exceed all expectations. Kane has found his dynamite team creating an enthralling album with each track cruising into the next with masterful fluidity and fantastic musicianship that makes every song lovable. The dreamy brooding ‘Killing the Joke’ cools the intensity a little as Kane belts out a hard hitting emotional performance to a sway worthy background. The synth element adds a delicate ethereal quality to this tender number as lamenting guitars wander about pining behind an emotional vocal delivery and steady drum thuds. Kane’s knack for melodies has always been apparent and this album is no different- he slides those glorious honey drizzled melodies into our ears leaving us craving for more as they seep into our brains sweetly caressing and soothing their way inside our minds. ‘Killing the Joke’ displays the sweet tender lovable melody while the funky flex that is title track ‘Coup De Grace’ fleshes out his swanky, chic melody. This 70’s – esque Disco Stu jam returns the albums pace to high voltage fun. With slinky guitars and an elastic bass line driving the track into a strutting frenzy – this hook filled gem is timeless and magnetising. The album speed balls into the shouty attitude driven ‘Silverscreen’ before another delicious high powered melodic number, ‘The Wrong Side of Life’ erupts where Kane exclaims over a jagged drum and guitar combination. It’s passionate and quite expressive vocally while the keys wisp and float around a striking backdrop. ‘Something to Rely On’ draws on the raw vigor of the beginning tracks with shredding sharp guitars stinging between punchy drums and an anthemic chorus. ‘Shavambacu’ closes the album with a finger clicking sleekness that creeps in from somewhere dark in the 60’s lurking between chilling and romantic. The chorus breaks up the eerie vibe with a bopping beat and vibrant sweet melody over delicious little flickers on guitar. It’s honest with a ballroom Foxtrot- esque spring in its step, over a sing along simple melody to have you doing a little shuffle to yourself as Kane sings out the album.

Coup De Grace’ glosses and polishes over the cheeky rock n’ roll bravado we know Kane for, with some refined sophisticated flurries sprinkled over a raw and edgy foundation. He packs in a healthy dose of wonderful melodies, sweet and tender moments with some good old fashioned fun and danceable numbers which he swirls into his delectable brew.

 

Stream  Coup De Grace’ below

 


Sisteray ‘Wannabes’

London’s Sisteray have released their new single ‘Wannabes’ taken from their upcoming EP ‘Sisteray Said’ set for release this September. Following a thrilling 18 months in which they’ve lit up festival stages, sold out delirious venues, released their debut ’15 Minutes’ EP, and delighted tastemakers and fans alike and are all set for a UK tour that includes a headline show at London’s 100 Club. Released through Vallance Records ‘Sisteray Said’ delivers on all the London 4-piece’s early promise, with four brilliantly inspired tracks railing against the modern age and giving us a voice for their generation.

The latest track from the forthcoming release ‘Wannabes’ is another brilliant slice of what Sisteray are best at. The slick tunefulness mangled within the intoxicating grimy anthemic blasts make for a wholly consuming experience. Sisteray are becoming more witty, more catchy and tight with each release and when teamed with their brand of chaotic charm there is no stopping this band. Shredding guitars lash and whirl with swagger infested grandeur over punchy drum strikes and groove infested basslines making for an infectious whack of genuine rugged vigour. They know how to write a tune that will have a mosh pit stuck in a sweaty danceable mess.  ‘Wannabes’  is a little more slick and slinky than all out riotous but they have managed to find that glorious line between sleek rock n roll and unruly, skull bashing punk and it’s pretty impressive. The raw energy of the track is blended between panache drenched slivers of guitar, elastic hip swinging basslines, sing along ready choruses and epic edgy instrumental slices – there is something for everyone here.

‘Wannabes’ is out now and ‘Sisteray Said’ is released on limited edition 12″ splatter vinyl (50 copies only!), standard vinyl, cassette, CD, and from all good digital stores through Vallance Records on September 7th 2018. The band’s EP track ‘Algorithm Prison’ is also available right now as an instant grat track when you pre-save the upcoming EP through Spotify, and also with all EP pre-orders through iTunes from July 2nd!

Ltd Edition vinyl, CD, cassette pre-order HERE

Spotify pre-save HERE

iTunes pre-order HERE

You can catch Sisteray Live at :

03 Oct – BRIGHTON – Hope and Ruin

05 Oct – BRISTOL – Mothers Ruin

06 Oct – OXFORD – The Cellar

08 Oct – SOUTHAMPTON – The Joiners

10 Oct – LEEDS – The Lending Room

11 Oct – SHEFFIELD – Cafe Totem

12 Oct – LIVERPOOL – Jacaranda

13 Oct – READING – Oxjam

17 Oct – LONDON – 100 Club

18 Oct – ST ALBANS – The Horn

 

Stream ‘Wannabes’ below

 

 

 


Miles Kane ‘Too Little Too Late’

Miles Kane is releasing his new album ‘Coup De Grace’ next month and has shared another tantalizing track from it. With Lana Del Ray and Jamie T featured on previous track ‘Loaded’ the new track ‘Too Little Too Late’ gives Jamie T another whirl. This blazing inferno blasts attitude-soaked punk with Kane’s suave rock and roll finely blended throughout. Strident guitar stings, elastic rumble on bass and rooted punchy drum whacks create the fierce backdrop for Kane’s dynamic, spirited yet effortlessly panache-soaked vocals. Gliding on passionate hot-blooded rush to the head rock and roll this track stomps in and steam rolls over all your wild expectations. The verse spits fiery attitude at neck snapping speeds while the infectious chorus cruises in, smooth velvety and effortlessly cool and that rooted ductile bass bridge is just riveting. The melodies are divine as they seep honey sweet lushness to smoothen the harsh frenzied backdrop. Kane has presented us with some exciting, thrilling and stimulating aperitifs to his upcoming ‘Coup De Grace’ album keeping us enthralled and eager as to what glorious tunes will grace our ears in August. All the tracks released so far have been breathtaking. The suspense for the album is killing me.

Stream ‘Too Little Too Late’ below


Silver Citizen ‘Now We Groove’

Three-piece rock band Silver Citizen have recently released their new single ‘Now We Groove’. Hailing from Brisbane, Australia,  Silver Citizen returned in 2016 as a reincarnation of their previous musical undertaking. During this hiatus the band have revamped themselves by introducing refined stylistic approaches, such as heavy guitar riffs layered underneath the discerning lyrics of lead singer Jimmy Wenham. Drawing on the influences of Audioslave and the Foo Fighters, Now We Groove is saturated with a variety of memorable riffs, explosive drums and powerful choruses.

This mosh ready banger pelts in with meaty heavy riffs on top of punchy drum whacks and dynamic vocals. The brawny bass lines weave between the drum rumbles with an elastic groove while the shredding guitars pierce and stride throughout. It’s a mighty unfaltering display of rap rock that thunders in –  fierce and savage ready to pummel your skull with its adrenaline shot of vigour and might. Catchy and melodic with enough heaviness to have a mosh pit in a brawling frenzy ‘Now We Groove’ is pretty slick and extremely engaging.

Stream ‘Now We Groove’ below