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Check the 10 new rad cuts just
added to this rad 2023 playlist.
The Russian rebellious riot Grrls really like joining forces with other acts. This time they get clamourus help from British female tornado Nova Twins. Expect vivid disco punk fireworks.
2. ‘Black Moonlight’ by DURAN DURAN (UK)
Ahead of it comes this second appetizer. Some funky shit. Yeah!
3. ‘Dungens Puls’ by FAUNA (Sweden)
“Dungens Puls was born out of a collective experience in the woods, where we felt as
a part of this greater being: nature. Pulsating in harmony with our surroundings.”
This Swedish psychedelic team will take your mind to a Utopian place with this ongoing jam, spiced with repetitive Krautrock-like dynamics. A place far away from our rat race reality. Spellbinding, intense and far-out.
4. ‘Thin Lines’ by VIOLENTENE (Ottawa, Canada)
“Thin Lines” is all about the mental balance between slipping through
the cracks and finding a means forward despite everything.”
Expect a mind-relaxing electro-pop wave bringing synth
heroes OMD to mind, with shoegazey vibrations and
5. ‘Heartbreak Kid’ by THE VACCINES (UK)
The celebrated British indie rockers prepare for the launch
of their 6th LP, titled ‘Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations’.
And here’s the lead single. Pure vaccines stuff.
6. ‘By The River’ by THE CRYSTAL TEARDROP (UK)
Inspired by a mutual passion for the sights, sounds and creative experimentation of the mid to late 1960s, The Crystal Teardrop, with its distinct blend of garage rock, psychedelia and acid folk, have (only) their 2nd single ‘By The River‘ out following superb debut single Nine Times Nine.
They take you in their time-machine back to the kaleidoscopic and psychedelic sixties with a sitar-driven, instantly sticking pop tune, that’ll float around in your dizzy head for a while.
7. ‘Fade Away’ by LEATHERETTE (Italy)
The closest in their songbook to a ballad, ‘Fade Away’ is a sulphurous, windswept thing which the band describe as “a song about separation and virtuality. We hope we managed to paint the bittersweet feeling of love mixed with rage. Musically, the song oscillates between dreamy, surreal soundscapes and grungy rhythmic rides”.
This is a stunning composition that grows in emotional intensity
and sonic vehemence along its impassioned course.
8. ‘True’ by SOFT SCIENCE (Sacramento, CA)
True is a crystal power pop gem painted with shoegazy guitar layers and tranquil vocals that trigger your daydreaming modus. It features on their new album Lines (stream here.)
9. ‘Rovers’ by CULANN (Scotland)
Rovers is the opener of the band’s new 4-track EP Songs Of Saints & Reivers.
It’s a riff-crazy emo belter with sky-scraping vocals and a Herculean chorus.
10. ‘Harbor’ by THE WHEEL WORKERS (Houston, US)
These Texan Rockers have their 2022 album, named Harbor out on vinyl
today. For this occasion, they shared a brand-new video of the magnificent title track.
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