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BAD TOUCH
Baby Get It On (ft Mollie Marriott)
from 2019
Although it started as a light-hearted tribute, this is a great re-working of the Ike & Tina Turner track. And an interesting combination of Stevie Westwood's Norfolk rockers, fronted here by Steve (Small Faces) Marriott's daughter, Mollie!
BADFLOWER
Promise Me
from Ok, I'm Sick 2019
Since forming in 2013, frontman Josh Katz, Joey Morrow (gtr), Anthony Sonetti (drms), and Alex Espiritu (bass) have toured relentlessly, and finally release their debut album
BLUEBERRIES FOR CHEMICAL
Drowning Under The Water
from Surfing On Earthquakes (EP) 2019
The last Portugese bands we enthused about were Odyssey The Argonauts in 2016, and The Parkinsons in 2003! But now along comes this lot. The four-piece are Tiago Mota (vcls), Marcos Moreira (gtr), Filipe Mendes (bass), and Miguel Lopes (drms). They formed in 2012 as fans of Sonic Youth, Pixies, etc
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
Fluctuate
from The Balance 2019
This is the third album by the Welsh indie-rockers, formed in Llandudno in 2007
CATS IN SPACE
Hologram Man
from Day Trip To Narnia 2019
This is the second album by the London good-timer rockers, unashamedly happy in their 1970s bubble!
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
Got To Keep On
from No Geography 2019
The 9th album by Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands and Edmund John Simons (Chemical Tom and Chemical Ed) features a cover photo taken from the booklet of the 1977 album 'Consequences' by Godley & Creme
COSMIC NINJA
Sympathy
from 2019
The exceptional Bristol band are Tamsin Cullum (vcls), Jonny Angelini (gtr, vcls), Robin de Wandelaer (bass), and Ellie Daymond (drms). They tell us that the song was written "in response to depression and mental health... of a friend who was struggling with depression and were having suicidal thoughts"
DAVE HAUSE
Saboteurs
from Kick 2019
The Philadelphia guitarist/vocalist has been in several bands since the 90s, including Step Ahead, The Curse, and Paint It Black. He later fronted The Loved Ones. This is his fourth solo album
DIG LAZARUS
The Joker
from Figured It Out (EP) 2019
Some very catchy rawness from the Leicester combo, who are Ash Tustain, (ld gtr/vcls), Jack Cotterill (drms), and Atticus Hall-McNair (bass, vcls)
THE DOLLYROTS
Everything
from Daydream Explosion 2019
This is the seventh album by Luis Cabezas (gtr, vcls) and Kelly Ogden (bass, vcls) and follows the smash hit 'Whiplash Splash'
EMIL BULLS
Jesus He Knows Me
from Mixtape 2019
Christoph von Freydorf's German rockers release an album of effective covers, in this case of the Genesis hit
EULENE
Megalomaniac
from Eulene (EP) 2019
The New York/Nashville electro-indie says her song is about 'the excess of wealth and power... the excess of a dose that poisons'
FEEDER
Fear of Flying
from Tallulah 2019
Grant Nicholas' Newport (Gwent) alt-rockers are still going strong
FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES
Crowbar
from End Of Suffering 2019
Frank Carter's Hemel Hempstead punksters continue their assault with their third album, following 2015's 'Blossoms' and 2017's 'Modern Ruin'
FROM CARBON
Tidal Wave
from Existence 2019
The Manchester band formed in 2014, and succeeded in getting their song 'Demons' (from their debut album 'Wealth') into the soundtrack of the 2018 movie 'Strangeways Here We Come'
GOLD FIELDS
Waves
from Dalawa 2019
Mark Robert Fuller, Vinci Andanar, Luke Peldys, Rob Clifton and Ryan D'Sylva are from Ballarat, Australia
GUMSHOE
When Things Started To Ignite
from 2019
Gumshoe is a solo project from songwriter and producer, Philip Hampson, from Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (and you don't get to say that very often!), where "he records in a damp and neon-lit garage studio"....
HIPPO CAMPUS
Honestly
from Bambi 2019
The Minnesota band are Jake Luppen (vcls/gtr), Nathan Stocker (gtr/vcls), Zach Sutton (bass) and Whistler Allen (drms/vcls)
HOT CHIP
Melody Of Love
from A Bath Full Of Ecstasy 2019
The London indie-synth band formed in 2000. The line-up of multi-instrumentalists is: Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Al Doyle, Owen Clarke, and Felix Martin and this is their sixth studio album
JAILBIRDS
Nothing Good Lasts Forever
from The Great Escape 2019
Jailbirds are an Australian/Irish hard rock band based in Dublin. The four-piece comprises Sydney brothers Axel McDonald (ld vcls, gtr) and Jay McDonald (drms), with Dublin's Ed Orr (rhthm gts) and Jamie Trimble (bass)
LASHES
Bliss
from 2019
The London rockers cite their influences as including Bob Dylan, The Band and The Faces. A 21t-centuiry take on 60s/70s rock that really works well
LES BIG BYRD
Pink Freud
from Iran Iraq Ikea 2019
The psych-shoegaze act was formed in Stockholm around 2011 by Joakim Ahlund and Frans Johansson. Ahlund was formerly of The Slaves, and garage band Caesars
LUKE ENYEART
Go Getter
from 2019
Luke Enyeart is a guitarist/singer-songwriter and former session musician from Minneapolis, Nashville and now Los Angeles
THE MAGIC E'S
Into The Fading Light
from 2019
The Norwich purveyors of all things catchy are Pete Thompson, Jasper Stainthorpe, Stuart Catchpole and Phil Woods
MOTHER MOTHER
Get Up
from Dance And Cry 2019
Singer/guitarist Ryan Guldemond's Vancouver-based band produce an infectious mix of melody and versatility. The line-up comprises Ryan, his sister, Molly Guldemond (vcls/kybds), Jasmin Parkin (kybds), Ali Siadat (drms) and Mike Young (bass). This is their seventh album
THE MOWGLI'S
Best Of Us
from I Was Starting To Wonder (EP) 2019
The L.A. band are named after a former band member's dog, Mowgli, itself named after the character from Rudyard Kipling's novel 'The Jungle Book'. But nobody understands the apostrophe!
THE NATIONAL
Hairpin Turns
from I Am Easy To Find 2019
Formed in 1999, The National consists of lead vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and Scott and Bryan Devendorf
OLYMPIA
Shoot To Forget
from Flamingo 2019
An exciting second album from the Australian singer/songwriter, Olivia Jayne Bartley, following her 2016 debut, 'Self Talk'
PIP BLOM
Ruby
from Boat 2019
The Amsterdam four-piece are Pip Blom (vcls, gtr), Tender Blom (vcls, gtr), Darek Mercks (bass) & Gini Cameron (drms). This is their debut album
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
In The Capital
from 2019
The uncatchily-named Melbourne (Australia) indie-rockers (aka Rolling Blackouts C.F.) was formed in 2013 by singer-guitarist Fran Keaney, Tom Russo (gtr/vcls) & Joe Russo (bass). They were then joined by Joe White (gtr) and Marcel Tussie (dums)
SAN PEDRO
The Things You See
from 2019
Rikki Turner was the lead singer of seminal Mancunian electro-indies Paris Angels and more recently The New Southern Elektrik and The Hurt. She's a fan of the writer and poet, Charles Bukowski, who died in San Pedro in 1994, hence the choice of name. This is the Winachi Tribe remix
TINY FIGHTER
Where Are You Now
from Katrina (EP) 2019
Some cracking indie-rock from an unlikely duo: Sweden's Therese Karlsson (a truck driver from Kalmar) and Tim Spelman, a doctor from Melbourne, Australia. All three tracks on the EP are highly recommended
TROPE
Lambs
from Eleutheromania 2018
Trope formed in 2016, when guitarist/producer Dave Thompson met vocalist Diana Studenberg
THE TWIN SOULS
Dead End
from The Twin Souls (EP) 2019
Some fine French rock distortions here from Toulouse. Martin and Guilhem Marcos are fans of (amongst others) T.Rex, Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, Jack White, and The Raconteurs
YOUNGHUSBAND
Modern Lie
from Swimmers 2019
Euan Hinshelwood's London band recorded this third album in an old barn in Greenwich owned by an 84 year old artist and his clairvoyant wife. And that's all we know (for now)