Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Five For Free #237

Trick Mammoth - Delphine (With A Purpose)


This trio from New Zealand sound like a really exciting prospect. Trick Mammoth (any suggestions how they came up with that one?) posted a few demos online a year ago and have now released their first single 'Delphine (With A Purpose)' for free ahead of their debut album next month. This is just about as perfect guitar-pop as you're likely to hear; lovely vocals, lovely sound, lovely song... just lovely.



Trick Mammoth's website

Buy the single





They Might Be Giants - The Darling Of Lumberland


This is something a little different from veterans They Might Be Giants and should go some way to disproving many people's preconceptions of the band. No laurels are rested on, as they head for more experimental waters and navigate them brilliantly with the brass-fuelled 'The Darlings Of Lumberland', a track from current album 'Nanobots'.



They Might be Giants' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Oct 22: Austin, TX - Stubb’s
Oct 24: Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Oct 25: Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Oct 26: Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall *Special Family Show*
Oct 26: Los Angeles, CA - Royce Hall *Evening Show*
Oct 27: Santa Cruz, CA - The Rio Theatre
Nov 1: Uncasville, CT - Wolf’s Den at Mohegan Sun
Nov 2: New York, NY - Terminal 5
Nov 15: Edinburgh, Scotland - The Queen’s Hall
Nov 17: Belfast, UK - Limelight
Nov 18: Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
Nov 19: London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Nov 20: Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Nov 22: Weissenhauser Strand, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekenders Festival
Nov 23: Berlin, Germany - Astra





LUVV - Us


From what we gather, Cardiff band LUVV only formed this year but are already showing signs of promise with the two songs they've uploaded for our listening pleasure. With a punky sound and production that steers clear of the Mr Muscle, they offer up something raw and full of vitality. With new bands you can sometimes feel the fire in their bellies, and that's the case here.



LUVV's website

Catch them live:

25/10/2013 - Jacob’s Market, Cardiff





Evan Ønly - No Matter What


It's interesting to try and pick apart the bits and pieces that have contributed to this excellent tune from the debut EP by Evan Ønly, but reading his list of influences it's easy to see where this odd merger of '80s pop and more modern indie sounds comes from. He lists Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, La Roux and The Associates among his influences, which makes perfect sense. Here's title-track 'No Matter What'.



Evan Ønly's website





Coastgaard - Beach 3 (Ocean Blue)


No, it's not a typo from us (for once!), Brooklyn's Coastgaard spell their name that way, and they follow up their fine recent single 'Kings' with possibly an even better track as a free download. Both songs can be found on their self-titled debut album which is available now, and contains more wonderfully surfy, catchy guitar tunes like 'Beach 3 (Ocean Blue)'.


Free download: 'Beach 3 (Ocean Blue)'

Stream or buy the album

Catch them live:

WED 23 OCT Mercury Lounge, New York, NY, US





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