‘Creature’ is the new single from Florida’s own Glass House Point. Living in an atmosphere full of sunshine and backed up with the occasional flurry of rain is something that clearly embeds itself within their sound, and it makes for some wonderful listening.
With ambient synths, wondering melodies and hugely accessible hooks ‘Creatures’ is a song that breathes life into the airwaves. Glass House Point do a phenomenal job combining all sorts of elements together to create a listen that’s full of sombre lows and anthemic highs. It’s a truly lovely song, and by the time you hear that first chorus riff you would’ve fallen in love. Great stuff.
With a name like Irascible Fuck Brigade, a song named ‘Slash the Fucking Seats’ and a description of their sound as “Don’t go genre, but it’s loud and relentless and probably some kind of rock”, you could imagine that I was pretty intrigued by these guys. ‘Slash the Fucking Seats’ is the latest single to come from this wonderfully named band, and it certainly hits a number of spots.
Tabou are a band from my ends of Essex, and this is their new song ‘Upgrade’. Having already created quite the buzz with their debut ‘Honey’ earlier this year, these local lads are set to build on that momentum with this new track.
With swooping synths, ‘Upgrade’ immediately creates an atmosphere stuck right in the tropics. It’s subtle percussion complete with finger snaps and handclaps adds a nice texture to the mix, and the soulful vocals only makes this go down smoother. It’s an excellent song that makes for some easy listening and could become a great song for the bedroom. All naughty thoughts aside, Tabou are a band to keep your eye on.
One thing I’ve learned about social media is that it keeps you connected to everybody, all the time. As scary as that is, it also opens the door to some cool connections. Nth Cave stumbled upon me thanks to the ongoing beef I have with fellow music blog Mytacism Music over Twitter, and after hitting me up with a submission email full of flattering words, I have the pleasure to tell you about their track ‘Bass’.
‘You’re On My Mind’ is a scuzzy, lo-fi affair complete with heavy guitars that come with so much distorted that it leaves you feeling a little dizzy. Atlas Wynd let loose on the choruses with a thunderous wall of noise forming around the mind to leave you stuck right in the middle of it, and what a pleasure that turns out to be.
Oh goodness me. Last week I arrived home from work to the greatest of news from Reddit – QOTSA’s upcoming new album, Villains, has leaked. This was arguably the Wedding Day of news for me, as QOTSA have been my favourite band since 2007. My love for them hit a new level in 2013 as personal demons collided with Josh Homme’s demons on …Like Clockwork and formed a special connection that helped me recover and come out with a QOTSA-branded left forearm. Right now comes the release of “The Evil Has Landed”, the second single from the upcoming Villains and a solid reminder to not check out the leaked version of the album.