Entertainment Magazine

New Music Round-up: Bent Knee, Us and Us Only, Francobollo, Broken Social Scene and Good Good Blood

Posted on the 18 May 2017 by Spectralnights

New music round-up: Bent Knee, Us and Us Only, Francobollo, Broken Social Scene and Good Good Blood

Bent Knee – ‘Land Animal

Boston-based Bent Knee have a unique sound that manages to throw in everything from stoner psychedelia to industrial math-rock, with plenty of Kate Bush-esque pop moments along the way. Creepy and unsettling from the very first minute, ‘Land Animal’ sounds somewhat akin to a jam session between Dresden Dolls and Nordic Giants and takes a turn when the very distinctive vocals come in, stating: ‘I’m always at it, every night’ and, later on, ‘I’m a sinner’. They have toured with The Dillinger Escape Plan on their farewell tour and their experimental approach is sure to win many fans of intelligently crafted songs. As ‘Land Animal’ reaches its final moments, Courtney Swain sings about how she’s ‘sending out a message that I worry too much’ over electronica-tinged pop and then strings are thrown in before it settles back down to the opening riffs.

Us and Us Only – ‘Bored of Black

Us and Us Only are the latest addition to Topshelf Records’ roster and ‘Bored of Black’ starts in a very chilled fashion. It’s quite folky but has slacker US indie moments inspired by the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Real Estate and Built to Spill. Only three and a half minutes long:, there’s a hugely heart-warming nostalgic feel as the band discuss lost youth and repeat the line ‘I get lost walking to your house’ over and over again.

Francobollo – ‘Worried Times

There’s a huge drum sound to signal the introduction of Swedish rock band Francobollo’s ‘Worried Times’ and the song (covering the issue of claustrophobia) continues to pick up the pace in a way that’s reminiscent of The Soundtrack of Our Lives before it takes a Britpop-inspired turn, with the band letting you know they’ve been ‘singing songs that we know from ages ago’. With its off-kilter pop hooks, there also elements of Sub Pop bands as the sugar-coated and off-kilter riffs meld with triumphant blasts of guitar and synth.

Broken Social Scene – ‘Hug of Thunder

The title track of the Canadian collective’s new, long-awaited album features guest vocals from Feist and finds them in more retrospective mood. It has an addictive bass line running through is early moments, while understated riffs bed under Feist’s distinctive vocals. Halfway through, the song bursts into life in typical BSS style before then settling down to a more measured sound. The contrasting title of the song is perfect for how it sounds – it captures that oddly calming feeling that comes over you while watching a storm (from a safe distance!)

Good Good Blood – ‘Fallen Leaves

Released via New Paltz-based label Team Love Records, ‘Fallen Leaves’ is one of the stand-out tracks from Good Good Blood’s new album, ‘Songs from Where I Live’. With a distinctly DIY feel, t’s a delicate folk song that examines the way we hang on to broken dreams in a truly heartbreaking way: “Be who you want to be!” They say… “Dream all your days away!” They say… And now you are old you still hold on to climb up those hills.’


Filed under: New music, Preview Tagged: alternative music, Bent Knee, Bored of Black, Broken Social Scene, Fallen Leaves, Francobollo, Good Good Blood, Hug of Thunder, indie music, Land Animal, music stream, new music, rock music, soundcloud, TopShelf records, Us and Us Only, Worried Times, YouTube New music round-up: Bent Knee, Us and Us Only, Francobollo, Broken Social Scene and Good Good Blood New music round-up: Bent Knee, Us and Us Only, Francobollo, Broken Social Scene and Good Good Blood New music round-up: Bent Knee, Us and Us Only, Francobollo, Broken Social Scene and Good Good Blood New music round-up: Bent Knee, Us and Us Only, Francobollo, Broken Social Scene and Good Good Blood

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Emojis Can Be Used to Show Intent ?

    There has been a lot of talk about emojis when it comes to domain names. It now seems that they are moving their way to be used in court proceedings. Read more

    12 hours, 10 minutes ago by   Worldwide
    BUSINESS, TECH
  • French Onion Chicken

    French Onion Chicken

    I have long been a huge fan of the flavours of French Onion Soup . . . caramelised onion, sweet and succulent . . . cheese . . . toast . . . garlic . . .... Read more

    13 hours, 10 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Suffer the Little Children - Manchester Monday

    Suffer Little Children Manchester Monday

    As on other occasions recently, I find myself unable to write to theme for this week's blog. In fact I have been sitting here for over an hour trying to find a... Read more

    14 hours, 37 minutes ago by   Ashleylister
    BOOKS, CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Pandan Chiffon (cooking Method)

    Pandan Chiffon (cooking Method)

    这是我吃过的最好吃的班兰戚风!不夸张,没骗你。这个戚风蛋糕体真的是鬆软到可以做瑜伽,忍不住要小心翼翼地捧在手心。一口一口吃到班兰和椰奶的香,太棒了!Pandan Chiffon (cooking method)(recipe adapted from Wen's Delight)Ingredients:5 egg... Read more

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago by   Cathysjoy
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Chris Blue Winner of The Voice Debuts at No. 1 on Hot Gospel Songs Chart

    Chris Blue Winner Voice Debuts Gospel Songs Chart

    ChristianNews You better let your light shine Chris Blue!!!!!! The  12th season of NBC’s The Voice winner Chris Blue — a worship leader at Cokesbury United... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   Firstladyb
    SPIRITUALITY
  • Movie Review: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (Second Opinion)

    Movie Review: ‘Guardians Galaxy Vol. (Second Opinion)

    Movie Review: 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' (Second Opinion) Plot: Set several months after the events of the first film, the Guardians of the Galaxy are o... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   House Of Geekery
    ENTERTAINMENT, TV & VIDEO
  • Bravery is an Option, Not an Obligation

    It’s interesting to note that in a world where people constantly claim anyone with a conscience or a complaint is being a “special snowflake”, stoicism is... Read more

    The 24 May 2017 by   The Guyliner
    DATING, LGBTQ, LOVE & SEX

Magazines