Monday, 16 January 2012
Out This Week - 16th January 2012
Tribes - When My Day Comes
Certain areas of the press have been making a big noise about the arrival of the debut album by London's Tribes. It's with us this week and early indications show that, for once, they may have a point. 'Baby' consists of fairly conventional guitar music with a hint of glam, a hint of Suede and sounds like it could be from the mid 90s, but, importantly, they have good tunes. Here's recent single 'When My Day Comes'.
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Neverever - Wedding Day
If we go along with the myth, Neverever are a band from LA who formed when a truck driver and his friend picked up Joe Meek's great niece and nephew. Whether this is true I'll leave you to decide, but their new EP 'Shake-a-Baby' is out this week and mixes punk ethics and 60s pop sounds is a similar fashion to Blondie or Dum Dum Girls. Download EP closer 'Wedding Day' for free below.
Neverever - Wedding Day by Slumberland Records
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Milagres - Here To Stay
This debut album from Brooklyn's Milagres (it's Spanish for 'miracles') was released Stateside back in September and is out in the UK this week on Memphis Industries. There are no miracles here but it's easy to see how their loveable indie-rock landed this album in some 2011 'best-of' lists. Get a free download of the excellent, Arcade Fire-like 'Here To Stay' and see for yourself.
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Cate Le Bon - Fold The Cloth
Welsh songstress Cate Le Bon has an extensive US tour lined up to coincide with the release of second album 'CRYK'. It's a record that follows in the tradition of inventive, oddball British songwriters from Syd Barrett to Gruff Rhys and beyond. Call it 'quirky' if you like, we'll call it psychedelic folk. Hopefully the American audiences approve, it's hard not to fall for a track as charming as 'Fold The Cloth'.
Cate Le Bon's website
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OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK
The Ting Tings - Hang It Up
After a stonking debut single came a slightly patchy album that felt a tad rushed. It makes sense for The Ting Tings to take their time and get things right for the follow up. To be honest we weren't expecting to be that impressed, but new single 'Hang It Up' is a belter and one of the best pop records we've heard for a while. Looks like they will finish what they started after all.
Hang It Up by the-ting-tings
The Ting Tings' website
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