St. Vincent has been steadily honing her craft over the last few years, going from an aspiring modern-day guitar god into a being who likes to dip their toes into the strange. Her new album is called MASSEDUCTION and she’s ditched the wild platinum locks for a Doctor Foster-esque bob and even gotten her bottom out for the album artwork too. Cheeky.
Holy shit this is good. Two Islands launched their mark on the music scene with a stomping debut in “Heaven” back in March, and have returned with “Still Life” – a second taste of what to expect from this mysterious group from Liverpool.
Hearty Har are a five-piece from LA and this is their new single “Radio Man ‘56”. These guys are brand new to the music world having released only two singles previously and well, I feel it’s time that we all start to take them under our collective wings and give them the love they deserve. Come hither babies, suckle on my musical teet.
The reason why I’ve featured this track – that intro. Good lord. “These Streets” hits hard with it’s muddy, drwling guitars and pummeling industrial drums to deliver something that clocks you in the jaw but leaves a little swing in your hips too. Kind of like a moshpit at a Funk festival – it’s confusing, it’s mildly intimidating, but hey, it sounds great.
It’s full of catchy riffs and hooks, and the vocals croon their way through the heavy tones to add a little sweetness to your day. This is a taste of what to expect from their debut EP Reckoning, which is out now.
Some tracks have the ability to drag you right into their world, and this is one of them. Beach For Tiger’s “Something Good” takes us on a psychedelic journey into the unknown – it’s full of wishy washy guitars which seem to bleed and flow into the airwaves endlessly while the drums seem to be the only solid constant throughout. It’s certainly something good indeed.
It’s pretty easy to see why this song’s been featured on the blog today – Dat.riff. 1955 kicks off “The Big One” with a belter of the intro, utterly dominated by a guitar that’s determined to leave a mark on you. It’s stomping groove continues to strut it’s way throughout the rest of the track, producing what’s easily one of the catchiest songs of the year. Hot damn.