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BAD TOUCH
Baby Get It On (ft Mollie Marriott)
from 2019
Stevie Westwood's Norfolk rockers, are fronted here by Steve (Small Faces) Marriott's daughter, Mollie. Although it started as a light-hearted tribute, this is a great re-working of the Ike Turner song, which was recorded by Ike & Tina Turner in 1975
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
THE BLACK KEYS
Breaking Down
from Let's Rock 2019
The Ohio garage-blues-rock duo are Dan Auerbach (vlcs, gtrs) and Patrick Carney (drms). This is their ninth studio album
THE BLACK KEYS
Lo-Hi
from Let's Rock 2019
The Ohio garage-blues-rock duo are Dan Auerbach (vlcs, gtrs) and Patrick Carney (drms). This is their ninth studio album
BLISSES B
Pedals & Bam Bam
from Tell Your Friends You Love Them And Why 2019
After a decade of playing, this is the fifth album by the San Francisco band, who beautifully meld acoustic and electric rock. Their motto is: "We will see you down at the shore, in your canoe, and give you the push you won’t admit you need"
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
DECLAN McNULTY
She's Got A Load
from 2019
Having played with many different bands over the years, the Leeds multi-instrumentalist decided to write his own songs. We're already fans
DOGFOOT
Away
from 2019
A stunning double-a-side side from the Scottish band, who formed in 2013
DOGFOOT
What For
from 2019
A stunning double-a-side side from the Scottish band, who formed in 2013
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'
ELSON
Closer To
from 2019
This is the third single by the Leeds singer/songwriter, James Benedict Elson. He used to be half of a psychedelic rock outfit called Engine
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. Nice bit of 60s throw-back phasing on this, too!
GOLD FIELDS
Waves
from Dalawa 2019
Mark Robert Fuller, Vinci Andanar, Luke Peldys, Rob Clifton and Ryan D'Sylva are from Ballarat, Australia
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)
LIFE
Hollow Thing
from A Picture Of Good Health 2019
Not to be confused with either the 60s soul band or the California alt-rockers, both with the same name, the Kingston-Upon-Hull band's release their second album, with this song described by frontman Mez Green as 'about tackling isolation and fixing yourself'
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 Dead Star 2019
The Norwich purveyors of all things catchy are Pete Thompson, Jasper Stainthorpe, Stuart Catchpole and Phil Woods
THE MAGIC E'S
Lost Inside A Moment
from Dead Star 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'
PALEHOUND
Urban Drip
from Black Friday 2019
This is the third album by Ellen Kempner's Boston (USA) alt-rockers
PINERO SERENE
Dead Flowers
from 2019
The London alt-rock/shoegaze duo are bass player Cheryl Pinero and vocalist Neeq Serene, who are "committed to the creation of dark, atmospheric soundscapes". The short opening chord immediately takes you back the the Stones' 'Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby...'
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
THE POPRAVINAS
Hard Way (To Make An Easy Living)
from Willy Nilly 2019
The Sacramento janglers sound as if they might have liked Jonathan Richman... if they'd even been born at the time of 'Roadrunner'!
PURPLE MOUNTAINS
All My Happiness Is Gone
from Purple Mountains 2019
This is the debut album by the Chicago band, comprising Anna St. Louis, David Berman, Jarvis Taveniere & Jeremy Earl. This is the first new music from Berman since he disbanded Silver Jews in 2009
PURPLE MOUNTAINS
She's Making Friends, I'm Turning Stranger
from Purple Mountains 2019
This is the debut album by the Chicago band, comprising Anna St. Louis, David Berman, Jarvis Taveniere & Jeremy Earl. This is the first new music from Berman since he disbanded Silver Jews in 2009
RIDE
Repetition
from This Is Not A Safe Place 2019
Andy Bell led the highly-regarded Oxford indies who became one of the leading lights of the early 90s shoegaze scene. They re-formed in 2014, releasing their first album in over 20 years in 2017: 'Weather Diaries'. This is the follow-up
THE ROCKEFELLER FREQUENCY
The Rift
from 2019
The Brisbane, Australia, alt-rockers are Joshua Eckersley (vcls), Jacob Mann (drms), Tim Corcoran (gtr), and Michael Russell (bass)
TROPE
Lambs
from Eleutheromania 2018
Trope formed in 2016, when guitarist/producer Dave Thompson met vocalist Diana Studenberg
UMMAGMA
Rolling
from Compass 2019
Turning it up a notch are the indie-dreamers Alexander Kretov from Ukraine, and Shauna McLarnon from Whitehorse in Canada. This is their third album
VAN ROCKMAN'S HONEYBUS
Morning Dew
from 2019
The 70s Birmingham band had some interest from EMI, who then lost their demo - and the band lost their chance! Four decades later, they re-formed to tour and release their debut album. This is a cover o the Bonnie Dobson song, which Tim Rose attempted to steal in the 60s
WAYWARD SONS
Joke's On You
from The Truth Ain't Want It Used To Be 2019
This is the second album by ex-Little Angels' Toby Jepson's new band, comprising Jepson (vcls/gtr), with Sam Wood (gtr), Nic Wastell (bass), Dave Kemp (kybds) and Phil Martini (drms)
YEASAYER
Crack A Smile
from Erotic Reruns 2019
The psych-experimental band was formed in Brooklyn in 2006 and now comprises Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder