Vivacious Electro Pop Vibrations With Los Angeles Duo… FLOOD COASTS

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‘Don’t Hold The Door’ by FLOOD COASTS

FLOOD COATS is a fresh Los Angeles collaboration between Joel P West (guitar, songwriter, film composer) and Darla Hawn (drums, vocals). Next week their debut album VAQUITA will be out (28 July). According to a press statement, the record ‘channels the spirit of 80’s pop like Fleetwood Mac and Hall & Oates through dream-pop sounds reminiscent of Beach House or Tame Impala. Fuzzy analog synthesizers and punchy brass arrangements follow
tight grooves, all supporting lush vocal melodies that are traded off between Joel and Darla throughout the record. All nine tracks invite listeners in with catchy melodies and beautiful production, but are rich with musical complexities and introspective lyrics for those looking to dig a little deeper.
But first, DON’T HOLD THE DOOR, one of the LP’s tracks the band just shared. A delectable, highly catchy electro pop vibration with a reflective touch. A richly colored synths harmony with Hawn‘s impressive & soulful voice shining throughout…

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‘Vaquita’ album out 28 July –  all details here on Bandcamp

RADIOHEAD – Monumental Magic At Glastonbury 2017…

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Yesterday RADIOHEAD played Glastonbury, probably the best festival on this planet. I wasn’t there (I’m busy baking in red-hot Italy, on vacation). Even with a hangover from
last night I checked the BBC’s website immediately this morning to find out if they had
the permission to cover the performance from one of the biggest rock bands ever, the masters of intense drama and amplified melancholia. Bingo! Here’s Thom Yorke, and his stellar musicians looking and sounding incredibly inspired, motivated and emotional. Experience three outstanding renditions of three of their most wanted masterstrokes…

FAKE PLASTIC TREES (1995 – from ‘The Bends’ LP)

CREEP (1993 – from debut album ‘Pablo Honey’)

NO SURPRISES (1997 – from ‘OK Computer’ album)

Okay, my senses are activated now. Feeling alive and kicking (sort of) again. I’m gonna watch the whole show over the weekend. Thank you Radiohead, thank you BBC …

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ACTING STRANGE – Debut Album ‘TALK TALK TALK’ Is A ‘Party Party Party’ Jukebox…

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‘Talk Talk Talk’ by ACTING STRANGE

ACTING STRANGE are two musical cousins and a mysterious friend out of East Kilbride, Scotland. Young, restless and ambitious the Strange boys decided a couple of years ago what probably all youngsters actually should decide to do: going mad for it and create some heated rock and roll firework. Their 2016 debut EP ‘Night on the Tiles‘ revealed their early sonic direction: shaky and bluesy DIY pop nostalgia à la Liverpool legends The La’s. Their sound evolved quickly into a 60s/70s glam rock injected vibe and the band recorded, produced and mixed their debut album TALK TALK TALK in just two weeks in a converted shed in their hometown on a Tascam 8-track in order to get a ‘straight to the point‘ organic sound. The brand new longplayer contains several flaming crackers (Sharp End / Save Me / Start It Over / Questions / Acting Strange) to start a weekend-long party but their firstborn has more to offer than just go bonkers electricity. Moody jingle jangle beauties like Dream Away , Wrong Desires and Universe Blues – think iconic The Kinks‘s frontman Ray Davies going acoustic – are the perfect yearning songs to sing along at the end of that same party… when the sun comes up. ‘Talk Talk Talk’ is a jukebox full of ‘Party Party Party’ tracks. From swirling kicks to dreamy reflections. From steamy retro beats to stripped-to-the-bone melancholy. Press the button and fuel your weekend with this versatile Acting Strange debut…


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Shake, Shake, Shake…

LAS COBRAS – Discover The South American Duo’s Psychedelic Trance Debut Album ‘TEMPORAL’…

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‘Temporal’ by LAS COBRAS

LAS COBRAS out of Canelones, Uruguay is an invigorating and experimental psychedelic duo. They got our attention earlier on when they shared some intriguing tracks from their debut album TEMPORAL which is out now via Fuzz Club describing the band’s very first achievement as: ”influenced as much by psych/krautrock greats as it is wildly immersed in
the lysergic sounds of South America – at times delving into lush and textured afro-beat and tropicalia influences.

It’s really an amazing record. A haunting and enthralling trance trip from start to finish
with a tremendous mix of electronics, glowing guitars and twilight vocals. At times their soundscapes are dark, far-out and mysterious, but Sofía Aguerre and Leandro Rebella‘s overall groovy approach turns the whole journey into a thrilling and ongoing energizing experience. They explore sonic waves from the past, the present and create some of their own for the future. Definitely one of the best debut albums of the year. Here’s why…


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LAS COBRAS: Facebook – Fuzz Club

THE COATHANGERS – Swirling Garage Pop Punk Trio Ready To Take Europe…

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From Atlanta, Georgia here are… THE COATHANGERS

After their rousing 2016 album NOSEBLEED WEEKEND (their fifth longplayer) this exciting garage pop punk trio is back with an energetic 5-track riff-o-rama EP titled PARASITE. The vitalizing ladies are ready to conquer Europe and I’ll be definitely going bananas in the first row when they play my hometown Ghent (Belgium) on 24 May. To get in the right dynamite mood let’s start to warm up this weekend. First this pretty wicked video clip for one of the vibrant kicks on that new EP. Move your furniture, make room, here’s CAPTAIN’S DEAD

That felt really good. Let’s go nuts.
Here’s the PARASITE EP in full…


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Get ready for the fury. Here they come…


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KASABIAN – Brand New Album ‘FOR CRYING OUT LOUD’ Out Now…

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‘For Crying Out Loud’ by KASABIAN

British heated rockers KASABIAN released their sixth album FOR CRYING OUT LOUD yesterday. Songwriter/guitarist Serge Pizzorno stated earlier on that the album is about: “saving guitar music was the abyss. I was listening to ESG and Talking Heads and in that kind
of world, then it just took on a life of its own. I just wanted to make a guitar record that was relevant and important.”
And for charismatic frontman Tom Meighan, who split with his girlfriend and mother of his child last year, leaving him “in a haze” said he needed the new euphoric songs Serge had written to bring him back from the brink. “This album probably saved my life” he revealed. To my ears the new one is not really an old school heavy guitar rock album, rather a highly electrifying, amplified pop record with a series of ecstatic party anthems and sticky choruses to sing and jump along from start to finish. Press the button, cry out loud, here’s some sonic food to inflame your weekend…

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MOSLEY BAR – British Indie Guitar Pop Is Still Alive And Kicking…

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‘Royalties’ EP by MOSLEY BAR

MOSLEY BAR is a vibrant, fresh quartet from Skelmersdale, North West England. They formed in 2015 and will release their second 4-track EP titled ROYALTIES on 15 May.
I fearfully wondered if the band decided to write songs about the unworldly British Royal Family. Well, not really: “When each of the songs were first written and we had no names for them, we called them each after a member of the ‘Royal Family’ for example we had ‘Liz’, ‘Philip’ (which stuck!) Harry, etc! And we thought we would use ‘Royalties’ for the EP name because of the connection and hoped to get some ‘Royalties’ back in the form of money!”

And the music? As British as you can get. Sparkling and catchy feel good guitar pop fueled with glimmering guitars, a powerful rhythm section and brisk vocals. No special effects, just four sticky electric sparks with some echoes of early Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines. Vitalizing Britpop will never vanish as long as talented and inspired youngsters like this four-piece pick up a guitar and start a band. Find out for yourself here…

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Get Some Groovy Action On The Dance Floor – Here’s New KASABIAN Track…

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‘Are You Looking For Action?’ by KASABIAN

Next Friday, 28 April, British glowing rockers KASABIAN will launch their new (sixth) LP entitled FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Details here. To get us in the right party mood they revealed another new track. An extended electro killer fueled with a pounding bass riff and some sultry saxophone in the second part of this groovy escapade. Ecstasy to fill dance floors around the planet. Saturday Night Fever à la Kasabian. Here’s ARE YOU LOOKING FOR ACTION?

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Mad as ever…

…AND THE HANGNAILS – Don’t Waste This Explosive Punk Engine’s Time!

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From York, England here are …AND THE HANGNAILS. A two-piece powerhouse, who I suspect of loving the smell of punk molotov cocktails in the morning after discovering
their tremendous sonic havoc these past days. Guitarist Martyn Fillingham and drummer Steven Reid are a hot live act in the UK for several years now and 100% no-nonsense DIY musicians. On May 12th they will already release their fourth album, entitled ‘Dog’ through Young Thugs Records. Here’s the first single of the new LP. DON’T WASTE MY TIME will blow you off your socks. It’s a raw, fast and catchy scream along steamroller that will activate all your senses the way you bloody like it. Release the bats…

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