A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven striking strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven towering tracks to feed body & soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!
1/ ‘Higher Than Love’ by GOLDBIRDS (Brighton, UK)
London’s rhapsody pop outfit is back with a tremendous stomper generating a nowadays Saturday Night Fever heat to go bonkers to all night long. Stunning comeback! Big score!…
GOLDBIRDS: Facebook – Twitter
2/ ‘Modern Waves’ by BLURRED OUT (Oakland, US)
This feel-good humdinger will make you dance in front of your mirror while bouncy guitar sparks tickle your senses. Amplified pop with an exotic touch. Available on Bandcamp.
BLURRED OUT: Facebook – iTunes
3/ ‘Jaw’ by SHYBITS (UK/US)
This German duo describe their sound as ‘wonky-oddball-surf-pop’. Weird and bloody stupendous it is! Like slack legends Pavement taking speed instead of valium and turning the decibels up! Paranoid screams and schizophrenic guitars. The way you’ll damn like it!
SHYBITS: Facebook / Label: Dutch Box Records
4/ ‘Flytrap’ by TEENAGE BURRITOS (San Diego, US)
SHOUT! SCREAM! HOWL! These San Diego outcasts are the perfect punk unit to go bananas too! Hyperkinetic heckedness that will make you jump madly in all directions!
TEENAGE BURRITOS: Facebook / LABEL: Burger Records
5/ ’30 Minutes Or Less’ by CRUEL REFLECTIONS (San Fernando Valley, California, US)
Here’s an irresistible, poppy rainbow with a dark color in it. As if Joy Division‘s late legendary frontman Ian Curtis fronted The Cure in their early days. Catchy & gloomy track from their brand new, excellent 8-track album ‘One Year’ – experience it on Bandcamp.
CRUEL REFLECTIONS: Website – Facebook – Twitter / LABEL: Wiener Records
6/ ‘Speakeasy’ by THE VIOLET KIND (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Singer/songwriter Katya Mansell‘s band generates here some affecting, melodic mixed emotions guitar electricty alternated with reflective sequences. Intruiging beauty…
THE VIOLET KIND: Facebook – Twitter
7/ ‘I Stroked Her Like Leper’ by ASHLEY REAKS (London, UK)
This born wrong collage artist and experimental musician makes me think of The Residents meeting Frank Zappa for a jazzy chill-out session. The fascinating result feels like a mind-massage. From new, multifaceted LP The Earth Swan Sings Again – here on Bandcamp
ASHLEY REAKS: Website – Facebook – Bio
See/hear you next week, music junkies…