Lenzie Moss - Let's Take The Day Off
Given that Lenzie Moss is the alias of Finlay Macdonald who's previously been a member of Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits and more, we're on pretty safe ground. We can expect well-crafted indiepop and it's duly delivered on new single 'Let's take The Day Off', a summery, jangly hymn to forgetting all your cares and just doing what the heck you feel like.
Lenzie Moss' website
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The Singles - Inamorata
For more uplifting guitar-pop goodness, this time with just a little extra edge, we have The Singles with 'Inamorata', a single from their new album 'Look How Fast A Heart Can Break' which is out this week. It's no surprise that they're a duo from California, because everyone seems to be in a musical duo from California these days, but this particular duo are better than most.
The Singles' website
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Catch them live:
Apr 08 Drunken Monkey, Fort Wayne, IN
Apr 10 Martyrs', Chicago, IL
Apr 11 Club 411, Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 12 The Singles Record Release Party - PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI
Apr 13 Wilbert's, Cleveland, OH
Apr 17 The Singles Record Release Party - Harvard & Stone, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 19 The Singles - BROKECHELLA, Los Angeles, CA
Apr 23 Billy O's, Ventura, CA
Apr 25 Tiny Tavern, Eugene, OR
Apr 29 High Dive, Seattle, WA
Apr 30 The Crux, Boise, ID
May 01 Metro Bar, Salt Lake City, UT
May 02 Lion's Lair, Denver, CO
May 06 The Hut, Tucson, AZ
May 07 Rogue Bar, Scottsdale, AZ
Davidge feat. Cate Le Bon - Gallant Foxes
It's about time Neil Davidge released a solo record. After writing and producing for Massive Attack, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Primal Scream and more, he knows a thing or two. That's shown on the trip-hop/alt-pop/indie track 'Gallant Foxes' which features Welsh songbird Cate Le Bon on vocals. His recently released album 'Slo Light' also features Sandie Shaw, Karima Francis and more.
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The Love Barons - Happy Together
"Happy together now we're heading into the sun...". Now if that's not a great way to usher in the brighter half of the year then I don't know what is, because it's set to a gorgeously uplifting indie-rock song from London newcomers The Love Barons. They've only been together for a year, so this track could mark the arrival of another great British guitar group.
'Happy Together' will be a free download from today. Check The Love Barons' website for details
OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK
Girl One And The Grease Guns - Veronica
With every pressing plant in the country going into overdrive ready for Record Store Day, the vinyl edition of Girl One And The Grease Guns' new EP 'No Longer Spellbound' has been put back to next week, but the download is available now. It's always good to see one of our tips for the year coming up with the goods, and everything we've heard from the EP would make a worthy OROTW. 'Veronica' is actually a reworking of a song by their former incarnation, The Manhattan Love Suicides, and it's typically great. With retro electronics and a classic indiepop sound combining to make a bite-sized piece of the sweetest ear candy that money can buy, we just can't wait to hear more from these guys. They've already established themselves as stars of the underground, and rightly so.
Girl One And The Grease Guns' website
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