we are the ones who wanna live young

we are the ones who wanna live young

Something happened the other day, something that got me very excited. Do you recall a band called Mausi? WELL. You may remember hits such as “Sol”, “Move” and “My Friend Has A Swimming Pool” bringing a little bit of danced up sun into your life a few years back..

We always had one mission: dream big and fuck things up.

That’s right, they’re back and they’ve brought their catchy dance hooks with them on new single “Famous”. Hitting up the 80’s synth this track explores the trance inspired side of the band that we never got to see under management. After sitting on this track since their split it has that feeling of a big old middle finger to the music industry and I think after listening it’s fair to say that these guys come out on top.

Now, releasing via their own label XIX Music this talented, banger producing, pop bunch can push on with releasing what they want, when they want and this can only mean BIG things.

Boogie and scream along (definitely what I’m doing) to “Famous” below..

 

emotional motion sickness

emotional motion sickness

I have had a shit few days and this track has perked me up enough to write about it so that in itself makes it a winner in my eyes. Phoebe Bridgers is from LA and she is creating pure magic with her newest releases..

With swooping, folk inspired guitars plucking away at broken hearts “Motion Sickness” is easy on the ears. Reverbed vocals paint the picture around some of the best songwriting scenery I’ve seen in a while, picking out happy smiles amongst a whole host of sad faces.

The forthcoming album “Stranger In The Alps” comes out on Dead Oceans on September 22nd and I will be all over it, as should you..

 

p.s US peeps can find all her tour dates (starting next month) HERE!

p.p.s sorry UK peeps.

p.p.p.s please come to the UK soon Phoebe.

brighton is best

brighton is best

After a flurry of under the radar releases flying out of our seaside city I thought it would be only right to give them all the shout out they deserve, plus I really couldn’t be bothered to do like four different posts. Yes, it’s one of those weeks..

First off we have the mighty, upcoming duo Tuska with their newest alt pop sway. Soon to release their debut thang named S.E.P (Slight Extended Play) it’s for sure an exciting to time for these two cheeky chaps..

 

Four lads going by the name of Wild Front up next with my favourite track off their brand spanking new EP “Physics”, fresh off of BBC Introducing festival stages and everything..

Josh Mcgovern is soloist bolstering this post with his strong, dreamy vocals on “The Devil Below Me” and judging by the sound of it you best be watching out for this young man in the very near future..

Last but never least we have Thyla, a band I fell in love with so very long ago and who have just released (in my opinion) their best track to date. Get your ears around the incredible “Pristine Dream” asap..

This is just me scratching the surface of the Brighton music scene and it’s dominance in the music industry at the moment. If you like what you hear from the talented bunch above then get searching “Brighton” on our bar up in that top right ^ to find more spangly new gems to get all giddy over..

Much love xx

(p.s all of the above are my weekly hits because I couldn’t choose between them.)

 

lenses, maps

lenses, maps

After having a recent throwback to my love of math pop/rock with an old pal going by the name of Lewis I have been constantly stumbling across new bands playing with the sound that I fell in love with way back when I was a teen. One of those artists being the Melbourne based Lenses, Maps..

“Rock music, without the social aspect..”

Naming her sound as midwest emo, Tamara Westwood (Freya) is throwing around an old school math swing into her catchy new jams. Recently releasing her self titled debut record ‘Lenses, Maps’ it is abundantly clear that this gal is a talented one. New single “Better Intentions”, a track that shows off the start of a compilation with friends flows on from the debut with aplomb. Inhibition losing guitar work leading the way through a forest of atmospheric vocals/songwriting.

Listen to our weekly hit below or stream Tamara’s smashing, self titled debut right here..

 

fickle friends are sticking to bangers

fickle friends are sticking to bangers

I don’t think that I’ve missed a release here on the blog from this brisk, blossoming, Brighton quintet and I’m not going to start now. Initiating us all in to the Summer months their latest single could not have come sooner..

Fickle Friends have made themselves known as the pioneers of female fronted, 80’s throwback pop. Proven by the number of people comparing them to nothing other than the new Paramore album “After Laughter”. Just a bit of a compliment ay?

“Glue” comes off the back of the Radio 1 praised and playlisted “Hello Hello” and just as you thought things couldn’t get better after that banger this track drops and excusing the never ending puns, it will be getting stuck deep into the your head, it will. The debut album can’t be that far away now but there’s one thing we know and that is that it’s going to be one of the biggest releases of the year!

Indulge yourself in this sun-doused, pop thumping single below..

 

somebody’s daughter’s pretty game

somebody’s daughter’s pretty game

As you well know by now, if you have been following the blog for a while, I love promoting new local talent and echoing the likes of Laura Marling this debut EP from the Brighton based outfit Somebody’s Daughter just had to be made heard..

“Pretty Game” throughout is steady and warming, telling tales of the games that the singer songwriter has played between love and lust. Emotion dripping guitars lead you through this journey, accompanied by Paige Martin’s hollowing and storytelling vocals. From start to finish this record shows promise and beauty, go give it a listen below..