1) Brown Recluse - Impression Of A City Morning
Philadelphia's Brown Recluse are presumably named after the spider of the same name. The perfect moniker for a dodgy death metal band. So it's a relief that the poppy, jangly 'Impressions Of A City Morning' sounds more like a cross between The Stone Roses and The Las. It's the first track taken from debut album 'Evening Tapestry' which is released in the UK on Monday (21/3).
The free download of 'Impressions Of A City Morning' is available on soundcloud
More info and free tracks are available on Brown Recluse's bandcamp page
Buy the album.
2) The Good Natured - Wolves
Music fans need to start a rebellion (everyone else is doing it!) to ensure that people like Kesha are banned from making records and the genuinely talented popstars like The Good Natured are the ones hitting the top 10. Wishful thinking, but it's scandalous that 19 year old Sarah McIntosh is still under the radar. Having recently signed to Parlophone, that could be about to change. 'Wolves' is set to be included on her new EP.
The free download of 'Wolves' is available on soundcloud
The Good Natured on Myspace
3) Acid House Kings - Would You Say Stop?
The word 'twee' could have been invented for Sweden's Acid House Kings. Formed 2 decades ago, they know their way around an indie-pop song, as proved by the various side projects (Club 8, The Legends, Starlet). Together again as a whole, they release 5th album 'Music Sounds Better With You' on April 4th on the superb Labrador Records.
Free download: Would You Say Stop?
Acid House Kings website
4) White Denim - Drug
Cult heroes White Denim are back with a new album 'D' in May. This first single sees them veering into 70s rock territory. Could the new album see a slight change of direction? Watch this space. 'Drug' contains plenty of guitar noodling, but they pull off the trick of doing it without sounding like twats.
The free download of 'Drug' is available on rcrd.lbl
White Denim website
5) Craft Spells - You Should Close The Door
Seattle - the home of Grunge. Craft Spells manage to sound far more British than their hometown would suggest, more like a less robust version of The Cure. Album 'Idle Labor' is out at the end of the month. You can pick up the lilting new track 'You Should Close The Door' below, and pretend it's 1986 all over again.
Free download: You Should Close The Door
Craft Spells on Myspace
Buy the album.
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