Entertainment Magazine

A mid-May New Music Round-up

Posted on the 22 May 2016 by Spectralnights

We’ve had another busy week and in-between breaks from listening to that new album from the Hotelier, we’ve had the chance to delve back into our inbox and there are some real treats from both old favourites and newcomers. Here’s a pick of the best of them:

The Computers – ‘This Ain’t Right

We saw a last-minute show at Aldershot’s West End Centre last week and the band showcased some new material. It sounded soulful and incredible. Imagine Tom Petty collaborating with Buddy Holly and you’re halfway there. ‘This Ain’t Right’ is one of those songs that you can’t help but sing along to after about 30 seconds….

The Yacht Club – ‘1.21 Gigawatts

Signed to our friend Joe Booley’s Beth Shalom Records, the press release for The Yacht Club referenced both Into It. Over It. and TTNG so we had to listen to their new EP, ‘A’. Released via Bandcamp on 10 June, the stand-out track is ‘1.21 Gigawatts’, a song that combines Owen’s chilled atmospherics and delicate chords with lyrics that bring to mind the likes of Kevin Devine. It’s a grand song from a great EP.

Victory Kicks – ‘Precious Metal

We covered Victory Kicks in the past and John Sibley’s one-man band have been busy working away at a new record called ‘Get Blurred’ that you’ll be able to buy from Bandcamp soon. ‘Precious Metal’ is a song that combines the driving force of British Sea Power with the eccentricities of Clock Opera, all while wrapping it in a melody you won’t be forgetting in a while.

Firesuite – ‘Harbour

‘Tonight, I am lost, haunted to be true’ are the opening lyrics on ‘Harbour’, the latest song from Sheffield post-rock band Firesuite. Reminding us of the tenderness of Grammatics grappling with the dynamic, all-encompassing power of Oceansize, the song features hair-raising falsettos, a huge guitar sound (aided by recording and mixing by John Sephton and Dave Sanderson, who have worked with Allusondrugs and 65daysofstatic respectively) and some storming drums.

Bro – ‘Summerblime

A 20-year-old one-man band from Copenhagen, we weren’t sure what to expect when Bro emailed us. When we listened we found a slacker-pop piece that could be compared to early Ben Kweller or a slacker Brendan Benson/Mac DeMarco. This song finds him discussing the joys of summer in an experimental jam that features harmonies, detuned strings and childlike enthusiasm you can’t help but enjoy.

Filed under: New music, Preview Tagged: alternative music, Bandcamp, Bro, Firesuite, new bands, new music, post rock, rock music, soundcloud, Summerblime, The Computers, The Yacht Club, Victory Kicks, YouTube
A mid-May new music round-up
A mid-May new music round-up
A mid-May new music round-up
A mid-May new music round-up

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • One Week


    It's been just over a week since we landed in Tashkent. The trip was uneventful, other than William acting like a typical 17-month old baby and keeping... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Sherwoods
  • Not Quite Eschatology

    Quite Eschatology

    Realized eschatology, if you’ll pardon my French, is a term that describes the “already/not yet” aspect of the “end of the world. Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Steveawiggins
  • 8 Lessons From The Field On Building A Premier Brand

    Lessons From Field Building Premier Brand

    Every new business dreams of becoming the premier brand in their space, like Starbucks is to coffee, and Apple is to consumer electronics, but they have no... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
  • Superhero Doll Hopes to Help Young Black Girls Beat Low Self Esteem

    Superhero Doll Hopes Help Young Black Girls Beat Self Esteem

    FirstLadyB | B Inspired By Entertainment News Young black girls battling lo... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Firstladyb
  • 5 of the Best Places in Glasgow for Ice Cream

    Best Places Glasgow Cream

    62 total views, 62 views today 5 of the Best Places in Glasgow for Ice Cream Whether it sunny or dull a “pokey hat” will always bring a smile to a face.  Here... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Emma
  • GoGoHares!


    Following the flight of camp dragons, the parade of vivid jumbos and the troupe of panto gorillas in our midst comes an assortment of big-eared, bright-eyed... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Jackscott
  • Brew the Perfect Iced Tea by TE-A-ME

    Brew Perfect Iced TE-A-ME

    Be it any season, staying hydrated is important and what better way to do so than by enjoying a nice cold glass of tea. Yes, make your water interesting by... Read more

    The 15 July 2018 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed