Everyday Mistakes - The Lack Of Your Presence
Swedish artist Everyday Mistakes (the alias of Mattius Malm) follows up his excellent 'Obscure Lanes' album from earlier this year with a brand new single called 'The Lack Of Your Presence'. A slight departure from most of the album, this track embraces electronic sounds and results in a top quality tune that would happily fit the new-wave banner.
Everyday Mistakes' website
'The Lack Of Your Presence' is available on July 31st from Novoton
I, a Man - Less Travelled
Yet another product of Melbourne's enormously healthy music scene, I, a Man have picked up a few plaudits back home, but with new single 'Less Travelled' they're aiming (ironically given the title) to push their music a bit further afield, and we're glad to help them do that, because in this track they have a very good slice of indie-rock that could well turn a few heads.
I, a Man's website
Buy the single
SPC ECO - Delusional Waste
Following the success of their 'Push EP' earlier this year, SPC ECO (pronounced "space echo") give us another synth-fuelled electro-rock number that's softened by gentle female vocals. The experience of Dead Garcia (ex-Curve) shows in this nocturnal, pulsing and edgy pop track that should find fans across a broad area of the musical spectrum.
SPC ECO's website
Buy the single
Symbol & Surface - Among the Graves
Minneapolis band Symbol & Surface began as two brothers, David and Brian Bauernfeind, but is now a quartet following the addition of Stefan Kuhl and John Nielsen. After a debut EP in 2011, they set to work on debut album 'We Are The Same' which is out this week. Have a listen to the single 'Among The Graves' which mixes alt-rock with just a hint of country.
Symbol & Surface's website
'We Are The Same will be available on July 30th from Bandcamp
OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK
Jaws - Gold
With much of the country having just enjoyed watching Bolt, Farah and so on compete at the Anniversary Games in London, it seems fitting that we've gone for a track called 'Gold' as OROTW. Birmingham band Jaws' new single is worthy of that title too. With much being made about other bands from that particular city, there's a slight sense that these guys have been unfairly overlooked when they may well be worth the publicity that Peace, Swim Deep and so on have received. This cracking piece of indie will do their cause no harm as it rides along on a bed of guitars that both buzz and ring and a solid beat that all lead into a chorus plucked from somewhere on high.
Buy the single
Catch them live:
13th - Also Known As - Banbury (18+) - FREE ENTRY
14th - Southsea Festival - Portsmouth (All Ages)
15th - Pure - Basingstoke (All Ages)
16th - Basement - York (14+)
17th - Think Tank - Newcastle (14+)
18th - The Cockpit - Leeds (14+)
20th - Sound Control - Manchester (14+)
22nd - East Village Arts Club - Liverpool (14+)
23rd - Soundhouse - Leicester (14+)
24th - The Institute - Birmingham (14+)
25th - The Barfly - London (14+)
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