There is little more fleeting yet memorable about youthful pre/early-teen romance for someone my age than a 1980s roller skating rink. London band Still Corners capitalizes on this nostalgia in their new video for “Berlin Lovers” off their forthcoming Sub Pop LP, Strange Pleasures.
Last October, we received a taste of London band Still Corners‘ follow-up to their 2011 debut, Creatures of an Hour, with a new single called “Fireflies”. The song was the first to be released from the band’s forthcoming 2013 sophomore LP Strange Pleasures. We now have “Berlin Lovers”, the second taste.
Exlovers have the pop and bounce of bands like The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, but without the overabundant fuzz and rampant hype. Exlovers have also been likened to everyone from Stars to The Smashing Pumpkins. You can hear all three references on their new album, Moth, but Exlovers succeed in defining their own… Continue reading Exlovers: Moth (Album Review)
London’s finest breath of fresh air has returned to us once again. And on his third outing, The Nearest Door, the lovely Robin Grey gets even more personal than we have heard in the past. He has many a tale and lament to tell and confess. With his distinctively English vocals, and beautiful interpretations of… Continue reading Robin Grey: The Nearest Door (Album Review)
Woah. Did Male Bonding tame a bit since Nothing Hurts? That was only a year ago, yet this sound doesn’t seem nearly as ferocious and feral as the noise-based rock from their 2010 Sub Pop debut. Listen to “Bones”, off the band’s new LP Endless Now out this coming August, next to last year’s Year’s… Continue reading Male Bonding: Bones (mp3)
Oh Fair Ohs, how I love your name. Started a few years back from three dudes in East London, Fair Ohs began under a different moniker and with what I’d assume to be a different sound (I haven’t heard it, but it was described in the press release as “raucous hardcore”). They thankfully settled on… Continue reading Fair Ohs: Everything Is Dancing (Video)
It’s a little difficult to pinpoint the origins of Francois Peglau’s music. It’s pop, but from a cultural standpoint there are a number of influences. The most noticeable being French, you can also hear a little of Peglau’s South American heritage in his music. There’s also a strong hint of his current British home (perhaps… Continue reading Francois Peglau: The Imminent Failure of Francois Peglau [Album Review]
I’m not much one for putting together a news item. I prefer writing features and reviews than pushing out the latest bit of news, but with a few new signings from Sub Pop, I figured I’d do a one-part introductory list, one-part news bit. Yes, in the last week or so, Sub Pop has signed… Continue reading Sub Pop Signs Three New Artists
It’s so refreshing to hear songs that sound like nothing we’ve ever heard before. Songs that melt together so many different elements in rhythm and progression we don’t even know how to classify them, the closest description being something akin to classic English psychedelic folk pop.
Were Grizzly Bear to don summer wear and instead create lo-fi acoustic beach pop, they might sound like London’s Family. Not much can be found on this group of four. They have a blog (linked to above) but other than a brief description noting that they hail from London and met in France, they have… Continue reading Family: Family [Album Review]