Entertainment Magazine

New Music Round-up Featuring Smidley, Harkin, Alpha Male Tea Party, Adult Mom and Bad News Club

Posted on the 21 April 2017 by Spectralnights
New music round-up featuring Smidley, Harkin, Alpha Male Tea Party, Adult Mom and Bad News Club

Photo credit: Hayden Molinarolo

Smidley – ‘Fuck This

Conor Murphy from emo heroes Foxing has announced a new project and it’s far more upbeat than his day job. With an album coming out on Triple Crown and dates with Tigers Jaw in the pipeline, ‘Fuck This’ is a jaunty slice of indie rock and roll, complete with irresistible pop hooks and a surprising falsetto. As he sings about how ‘We’ve let the future become a sacred drug’, he repeats the title over and over again in a brash and upbeat fashion. It’s the sound of a man just having fun and making music that can’t fail to make you smile.

Harkin – ‘Independence Day

Katie Harkin (formerly of Sky Larkin and touring member of Sleater-Kinney) has unveiled her Harkin project’s cover of Cosmat Angels’ ‘Independence Day’. Recorded while attending the the LA Women’s March and inspired by the absurdity of Brexit, it features members of Wild Beasts, Wye Oak and Warpaint and is a fantastic blend of indie-pop hooks, Katie’s strong Yorkshire accent and a message that anyone with a conscience will resonate with: ‘I can’t relax cause I haven’t done a thing. And I can’t do a thing cause I can’t relax.’

Alpha Male Tea Party – ‘Nobody Had the Heart to Tell Him He Was On Fire’

Alpha Male Tea Party have long been a favorite of the math-rock community and now they’ve found the perfect blend by joining the Big Scary Monsters family. Their next album ‘Health’ will be coming in the summer and looking at their tour dates, they’re sure to be appearing in a town or festival near you. ‘Nobody Had the Heart to Tell Him He Was On Fire’ is the first cut from the album and its three minutes and 20 seconds of fun riffs, odd time signatures and a rhythmic trance that you can’t help but dance (well, shuffle around…) awkwardly to.

Adult Mom – ‘Tenderness’

Ahead of their second album, ‘Soft Spots’ (released via the ever-reliable Tiny Engines), Adult Mom have unveiled ‘Tenderness’. With a title like this, you’d imagine it’s a song you’d like to wrap yourselves in – and you couldn’t be more right. It’s wonderfully short and sweet as folk meets emo in a Rilo Kiley style and the line about how Steph Knipe feels ‘softness everywhere’ is delivered in a goosebump-inducing style. Adult Mom already have tours booked with Kevin Devine and Free Cake for Every Feature and we’re sure they’re won’t be a dry eye in the house at any of these shows.

Bad News Club – ‘Afterthought.

‘Afterthought.’ (and please note that definitive full stop) is the first song from Luke Prosser’s (who you may know from itoldyouiwouldeatyou) new project and it’s atmospheric, slow-burning and has a spiteful attitude running throughout as he looks back at a past love that, in hindsight, wasn’t all it was cracked up to (‘Am I just another notch on your frail heart?’; ‘Were you ever listening? Did you even care that I was stood by your side? You seemed so preoccupied’). It’s a sad song with a very sparse atmosphere that fits in with Elliott Smith, Peter Silberman or Nick Drake and there’s a delicate fragility even when Like talks about moving on: ‘I’m afraid that I loved you, but I’m so glad I fought to be an afterthought, just a stain on your memory’.


Filed under: New music, Preview, Top 5s Tagged: Adult Mom, Alpha Male Tea Party, alternative music, Bad News Club, big scary monsters, BSM, emo, emo music, Foxing, Harkin, indie music, itoldyouiwouldeatyou, Luke Prosser, new music, rock music, Sky Larkin, Smidley, Tiny Engines
New music round-up featuring Smidley, Harkin, Alpha Male Tea Party, Adult Mom and Bad News Club
New music round-up featuring Smidley, Harkin, Alpha Male Tea Party, Adult Mom and Bad News Club
New music round-up featuring Smidley, Harkin, Alpha Male Tea Party, Adult Mom and Bad News Club
New music round-up featuring Smidley, Harkin, Alpha Male Tea Party, Adult Mom and Bad News Club

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

    White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries

    Hooray for British Strawberry Season which is just beginning! I try hard not to eat strawberries at any other time of the year. They are always hugely... Read more

    15 hours, 35 minutes ago by   Mariealicerayner
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • How Far Can Too Fargo?

    Fargo?

    For such a tiny place, a lot of big things seem to happen in the town of Fargo.After the successful Cohen Brothers movie, audiences could be forgiven for... Read more

    16 hours, 48 minutes ago by   Thedook71
    CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • In The Bag?

    Bag?

    Manchester Monday night - what a frightful blight on young lives; a city rocked in the wrong way. The response has been resilience, a positive bonding of many... Read more

    18 hours, 28 minutes ago by   Ashleylister
    BOOKS, CREATIVITY, CULTURE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • All I Have To Do Is Stay Black And Die (or…The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good...

    Have Stay Black (or…The Road Hell Paved With Good Intent)

    So...over the Facebook wires yesterday came this..... The UU Congregation of Atlanta is moving. And in their information gathering, a survey was created. This... Read more

    The 27 May 2017 by   Eastofmidnight
    POLITICS, SOCIETY
  • Grand Union Canal Race 2017 – Updates

    Grand Union Canal Race 2017 Updates

    The 25th edition of the revered Grand Union Canal Race 2017 kicked off this morning at 6:00 am with a 107 starters.This 145 mile non-stop race from Gas Street... Read more

    The 27 May 2017 by   Abichal
    OTHER SPORTS, OUTDOORS
  • On Monasteries, Children, and Loving Our Enemies

    Monasteries, Children, Loving Enemies

    Gunmen Kill at Least 28 Coptic Christians in Egypt The headline spares nothing, except that there were children. I numbly read the article describing the... Read more

    The 27 May 2017 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Pouzza Fest 7 Brings Punk Rockers Together in Montreal

    Pouzza Fest Brings Punk Rockers Together Montreal

    Montreal’s 7th annual city punk festival Pouzza Fest took place last weekend in downtown Montreal including five indoor venues and  an outdoor The post Pouzza... Read more

    The 27 May 2017 by   Hendrik Pape
    ENTERTAINMENT, MEDIA, MUSIC

Magazines