OKBADLANDS – Mineral

#NewMusic from Brisbane, Australia

Definitely feeling the latest offering ‘Mineral’ from Brisbane duo OKBADLANDS (a.k.a Kate & Sally). Aqueous keys, lovely expansive beats and soft, sweet vocals.

OKBADLANDS ‘Mineral’ is out now.

Flood Coats – Don’t Hold The Door

#NewMusic from Los Angeles, USA

A bed of dreamy, glistening tinkles and full low end synths prop up a soft sweet vocal on this great new track from LA-based duo Joel P West and Darla Hawn. You’re also going to love the horns that develop as the song progresses.

Flood Coats ‘Don’t Hold The Door’ is taken from the band’s upcoming debut album ‘Vaquita’, due out on 28 July 2017 on Hey Amigo Records.

Deerhoof – Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You (feat. Awkwafina)

#NewMusic from Brooklyn, USA

Bouncing between gleefully ripping guitar riffs, angsty rapped vocal lines and low end bass grunt garnished with a splash of psychedelia, Deerhoof’s latest track ‘Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You’ features Queens, NY rapper / actor – Awkwafina. It’s an absolute cracker and we cannot wait for the album which is due out later this year.

Deerhoof ‘Your Dystopic Creation Doesn’t Fear You’ (feat. Awkwafina) is taken from the upcoming album ‘Mountain Moves’ out on 8 September 2017 on Joyful Noise Recordings.

BEACH RIOT – Slackers

#NewMusic from Brighton x London, England

We said we were excited to hear what else BEACH RIOT had to say for themselves when we reviewed their single Mr Fixer a couple of months back. Well here’s the answer; ‘Slackers’

You know the drill, huge, fuzzy, angry guitars in the chorus, mellow it out a little in the verse to let the vocals take centre stage. The Brighton / London four piece (Rory O’Connor, Cami Menditeguy, Jim Faulkner, Jonny Ross) know how to play this card very well and have absolutely nailed it, again, on their latest single.

BEACH RIOT ‘Slackers’ is out now.

Childhood – Universal High

#AlbumReview If you’re looking for some good time vibes to soundtrack those dreamy afternoons in the balmy summer sun, then look no further than Childhood’s new full length

If you’re looking for some good time vibes to soundtrack those dreamy afternoons in the balmy summer sun, then look no further than Childhood’s new full length ‘Universal High’.

The South London based group have melded reverb lashed lazy guitar riffs and soft organ / synth sounds with steady beat shuffles and uplifting vocal delivery on this, their second LP (following the release of their 2014 debut ‘Lacuna’).

Singles ‘California Light’ and ‘Cameo’ are definite highlights, offering contrasting interpretations on Childhood’s sonic styling. But don’t focus all your attention on just those two tracks, listen on and you’ll be treated to the likes of ‘Understanding’ a hypnotic slow groove with a glorious mirrored vocal / synth chorus melody. Or try out closing track ‘Monitor’ for size. We love it’s stand out bass loop and slap flourishes.

Childhood ‘Universal High’ is out now on Marathon Artists.