March Top Ten

Yes, yes. We’re almost a week into April. But we’ve had Easter in the way, and we were overwhelmed with new music last month. Here’s our top picks:

1. The Go! TeamWhat D’You Say?

Highlight of the month for us was the brand new Go! Team album The Scene Between. If you haven’t gone out and bought it yet what are you waiting for?

2. IYESGlow

Glow was originally meant to be out at the tail end of last year, but being pushed back a few months in record company schedules makes it no less majestic.

3. RockerswitchShow Me

Rockerswitch’s debut starts off quite lazy and gradually gets more and more spaced out. Great stuff.

4. Mount BankEverything is Glass

We love everything on Mount Bank’s Island Life EP but opener Everything is Glass is our favourite with it’s bright synth strings and piano motif.

5. TigercubHold On

Showing a more mature side than seen on their previous releases, Tigercub’s latest demo was so good it got picked up by NME and streamed on their website.

6. Foreign SkinEnemy

A favourite from their live sets, Foreign Skin has finally shared the beguiling Enemy on their Soundcloud stream

7. AmbassadeursCan’t See You

Can’t See You is the first taster from Ambassadeurs next EP. On the strength of what we’ve heard from Ambassaders in the past it’s almost inevitable that we’ll be featuring other tracks from the EP in coming months.

8. Sea BedHaunted

Sea Bed have shared a couple of tracks from their upcoming Rosso EP which drops next week. Our pick of the two is the almost garagey Haunted.

9. GAPS – All Me All You

GAPS debut album comes out in May. As well as featuring a couple of their older singles it also includes All Me All You, the first new track taken from “In, Around The Moments”

10. Fools EmpireThe Professionals

Last up is The Professionals, the first of three singles coming out in a sequence from Fools Empire. Can’t wait for the other two.

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New Music

Here’s our mid-February new music round up. Since it’s only been a week since our last post, it’s a much more manageable chunk of tunes than last time!

Demob Happy have posted a new tune to coincide with news of the European tour that they’re heading off on next month. Young & Numb takes the band off to a heavier place than some of their previous releases, but there’s still plenty of melody in there. It comes out as a single later this year on Milk Parlour Records. The tour takes in Belgium, Denmark and Belgium before heading all around the UK, finishing off with a hometown gig at The Haunt on 24th April. A full list of tour dates is available on the band’s website.

Mount Bank premiered their new track Everything is Glass on The Fader last week, and now it’s publicly shared on soundcloud we can post about it too. It’s taken their upcoming EP Island Life, which is out on Donky Pitch on 9th March. Things start with glassy synths and a simple piano motif, with percussion and reverb building as the track goes on.

Yesterday Bentcousin tweeted at us to give us a heads up about their new track Time Will Tell. This is the band at their simplest – just Amelia (or at least, we couldn’t hear Patrick on the track), accompanied by an acoustic guitar:

Jolta‘s PR people have sent us four emails in the past five days about their debut EP Sunset Surrender, so they’re obviously keen for us to write about it. Sunset Surrender is also the name of the lead track, three and a half minutes of guitar and organ driven rock’n’roll, and comes out on Republic of Music on 6th April:

Last, but by no means least we have have Under Light Symphonies by Remi Miles. It’s taken from an EP of the same name which is out now and is a lovely breezy pop song to help you get rid of the thoughts of winter: