22/01 0 comments
In Jennifer Egan’s wondrous novel, A Visit From The Goon Squad, one section includes a young autistic boy called Lincoln who is obsessed with pauses in songs; the longer and gutsier they are, the better he likes them. Lincoln sure would love Fire Souls by Klak Tik, a London-based band formed by Denmark’s Soren Bonke, then, for it boasts two large stops of around five seconds. Those pauses typify this abstract and fabulously unhurried tune: it fritters along with little care for genre or structure, just sounding effortlessly handsome in an autumnal kinda way. All in all, a nice teaser for new record The Servants, due out in spring.
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19/01 0 comments
Teleman‘s dainty new song gets – as the old musical saw goes - better with every listen. And it’s pretty good with the first listen.
Hear the previous song, Cristina, here, and (sort of) find out about the band’s links to Pete & The Pirates.
18/12 1 comment
There’s an appealingly old-fashioned element to Hackney trio H Grimace‘s song Lands Of Gold & Green; it feels like a sort of sundowner surf-pop, such are its chiming guitars and battle-scarred vocals. The outdoorsy video below, shot in Andalucia and Corsica according to Sexbeat, adds to that worldly vibe. Meanwhile, Strange Love, a broodier, older tune, plots a sort of downtrodden post-grunge path, before finally resembling an experimental Sunday jam.
11/11 0 comments
Come late Sunday evening, I’m tired after the weekend’s adventures and desirous of a song that’ll come and sweep me away; an uncomplicated, dreamy tune that tucks me under its substantial wing and makes me feel safe. Led by crashing guitar waves, Yoofs‘ new demo, Welcome Home, is just the ticket.
20/10 0 comments
Girls. Guitars. Grunt. Novella‘s new record has the lot. It’s like the cinematic tough guy you’re mean’t to loathe but end up rooting for; brusque, robust and utterly uncompromising, and yet still darn likeable. Or the cool kid at school: you’re desperate to be friends with him, but he hasn’t even clocked your existence. The song’s part of a double-A single, out via Italian Beach Babes on 7″ vinyl on 26 November.
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