New music submissions (‘new’ classes as less than a month from release) arrive at JPH from all sources, including band members, promo companies and the various follow buttons that I have clicked over the years at the various streaming sites etc…the following are among my favourites that have ‘beat the delete’ button in the last week.
Track: Summer From: Summer (single) Label: Self Released Release date: 27 June 2019
Hot on the heels of their debut EP physical release via Sunday Records, Falmouth’s jangliest dream-poppers treat the world to a self released digital single that would have graced any EP.. Proof positive that they have the creative dynamism to be around for years to come.
Track: An Hour of Vision From: Halve (Digital album) Label: Self Released Release date: 27 July 2019 (pre-order available now)
More jangly dream-pop that floats somewhere between (L I P S – see above) and Foliage is 2/3 absolute bangers away from joining the jangle-gaze of Bandcamp elite…this album provides them!
Track: Japanese Garden From: Japanese Garden (digital single) Label: Self Released Labrador Records Year: 23 June 2019
I know nothing of this artist except this track is as catchy as a veruca in a swimming pool changing room…so here is their Soundcloud bio.
Pale Puma is the solo moniker of Django Duijns.A self produced bedroom Garden/Surfpop project founded in 2019…Debut single Japanese Garden is out now, expect catchy songs which calls to mind a bittersweet beach serenade.
Track: Hear and Now From: Hear and Now (digital single) Label: Self Released Release Date:: 29 June 2019
Long time stalwarts of Wally Salem’s The Beautiful Music label, The Doddridge brothers latest digital single takes on a far more dense, not quite jangle-gaze aesthetic that would be quite shocking compared to their usual traditional jangle-pop sopund…or at least it would be shocking if the absolute beauty was not there to settle the nerves of those not prepared for change.
Track: Around and Down From: Around Down (digital single) Label: Osborne Again Release Date: 17 June 2019
Melbourne has been churning out various shades of alternative jangle-pop since the mid 90’s…not quite like this though, which somehow mutates the strains of all things Triple J laconic and a muzzled Americana, with the most unlikely of brilliance.
Track: Sweet From: Stay Gold – Cover Songs by The Smittens Label: Dangerfive Records Release Date: 28 June 2019
The Smittens are a 6 piece from Burlington who record infrequently enough to always ensure their brilliant type of twee indie-pop never becomes too cute…this album of covers they have recorded since 2002 has only been released for a few days, but I have hardly stopped listening to it yet. Brilliant stuff for twee lovers.
Track: No Ending From: En Garde (EP) Label: Jigsaw Records Year:
Release Date: 28 June 2019
I am not quite sure where this has come from as FFC usually never veer too far from their usual twee/indie pop vibe. However, this track bursts out all sort of Olden Yolk weird intricacies and grumble…great stuff.
Track: Mitte From: Mitte (digital single) Label: Self Released Release Date: 30 June 2019
The extra grumble of ‘Had Enough’ is maintained as Beth Arzy / Shaun Charman appear to be on a mission to march through glorious jangled riffs rather than tiptoe through them…no matter what they settle upon, its always glorious.
Track: Decoration/Currency From: Fashion Conman (EP) Label: Self Released Release Date: Single out now 28 June 2019
This all female four piece ‘feminist collective’ from Los Angeles, add layers of jangled riffs to an elevated feel of smite and all things riot grlll. Many modern bands have nibbled away at trying to get such an aesthetic right, but this band seem to show the most promise.
Track: The Highway Again From: Digital Single Label: Self Released
Release Date:: 28 June 2019
Debut single from this Norwegian band, who juxtapose the cutest of twee with jangled riffs that slip around the fringes of mid 2000’s American jangle-pop with the slightest of 60’s inflections thrown in.