Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Five For Free #99

Blood Red Shoes - Stop Kicking


Brighton's premier alternative rock duo Blood Red Shoes released their third album 'In Time To Voices' earlier this year in the UK (USA and Canada this week) to their usual high acclaim. Both live and on record they're considered a force to be reckoned with, so if you're yet to experience either then you can get a free download of their new single 'Stop Kicking' right here.



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Anywhere - Dead Golden West


Despite the unassuming name, Anywhere have pedigree. Made up of Christian Eric Beaulieu (Triclops!), Mike Watt (The Stooges, Minutemen) and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, Mars Volta), this gorgeous psych-folk opus was the last thing we were expecting from such rock titans. 'Dead Golden West' is quite wonderful and features vocals from Sleepy Sun's Rachel Fannan.



Free download: 'Dead Golden West'

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TriTone - System Crash (Ft. Captain Backfire)


'System Crash' is the first track to be released by south London producer TriTone and as first offerings go it's a pretty good introduction. This song is co-written with singer Captain Backfire and is a dark pop track that doesn't seem to care for genres. You could happily label it many ways, but we'll simply go for alt-pop. More music is expected soon and could well be worth keeping an eye out for.


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Koalia - Wine & Brandy


It's taken four years since forming for Finnish band Koalia to release their debut album which is due out in the autumn. The first single taken from it is the slightly bonkers punky pop of 'Wine & Brandy'. If you can imagine a hybrid of Super Furry Animals, The Hives, and the Buzzcocks, then well done. If you can't, then download the single for free and find out how it sounds.



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Lawrence Arabia - Travelling Shoes


New Zealand artist James Milne, also known as Lawrence Arabia, put out his latest album 'The Sparrow' this week, and the album kicks off with the excellent, string-laden alternative ballad 'Travelling Shoes'. The track is slightly less immediate and poppy than some of his work and possibly an indicator of a maturing sound. After a couple of plays though, it turns out to be just as amazing as normal.


Lawrence Arabia's website

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