A brand new SEVEN IN THE MIX for a brand new week!
Seven stunning strokes I played on repeat these past days
Seven top-notch tracks to feed body and soul all week long
Turn up the volume! Music is the dope! Here’s the stuff!
1/ ‘Voices’ by ELLEVATOR (Hamilton, Canada)
Venturous power pop electricity driven by frontwoman Nabi Sue Bersche‘s enticing vox bringing the feverish energy of 90s popsmiths Belly to mind. Potent and spirited stroke.
ELLEVATOR: Website – Facebook – Twitter – Tour
2/ ‘Step One’ by FOGGY CITY ORPHAN (Glasgow, Scotland)
Scottish engine with a semi-spoken word drone that sounds like early Talking Heads‘s jamming with The Fall. Hypnotic hullabaloo with a hyperkinetic force. Topmost cut!
FOGGY CITY ORPHAN: Facebook – Twitter – You Tube
3/ ‘Biker Song’ by ALCABEAN (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Here’s some highly amplified Danish firework thundering mercilessly from start to finish. Multi-layered guitar frenzy and hammering drums. A red-hot crackerjack that will mess up your mind the way you like it. From new 6-track EP ‘Head Down‘ – here on iTunes.
ALCABEAN: Facebook / PR: A Badge Of Friendship
4/ ‘Looks So Good’ by BLADE OF GRASS (Los Angeles, CA, US)
This Californian trio’s new single is a puzzling psych belter going slow/fast and even funky at times. Enigmatic and eccentric, yet totally irresistible. Out 20 April via Etxe Records.
BLADE OF GRASS: Facebook – Twitter – Instagram
5/ ‘3AM Lullaby’ by HOTEL MIRA (Vancouver, Canada)
This Canadian threesome changed their band name from ‘JPNSGRLS‘ to ‘Hotel Mira‘ and
hit bulls-eye with their first single. ‘3AM Lullaby’ resonates like an intense Dinosaur JR
roller coaster. Swirling, vehement, intense and hot-blooded. A splendid score overall!
HOTEL MIRA: Website – Instagram – Twitter – / Label: Light Organ Records
6/ ‘That’s Not Me’ by BEACH SKULLS (Manchester/Liverpool, UK)
This Nelly Furtado loving threesome shines electrically on their fresh single. A moony indie promenade with rippling guitars and a captivating melody at the very heart of it. Starry-eyed and reflective. From the band’s upcoming, second, album ‘Las Dunas‘ – all info here .
BEACH SKULLS: Facebook – Instagram – Tumblr
7/ ‘Outside Saskatoon’ by ESPANOLA (Toronto, Canada)
‘Espanola’ aka singer/songwriter Aaron Goldstein & friends rumble and roll on this new effort. Feels like legends Neil Young and Bob Seger having an euphoric jam. Bingo!
See/hear you next week, music junkies…