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Track: I Go Out At Night From: Printer’s Devil (album) Label: Topshelf Records Out: Out now
Sounding a bit more decadent and altogether more velvet than their previous work, this is the Chicago based two piece showing their fans their indulgent ‘ear candy’ side. It will be interesting to see whether this is an aesthetic they explore further when the album is dropped in Feb…I hope so!
Track: Memories From: Huevos II “III” (EP) Label: Sophomore Loungue Out: Out now
Subtle early The Chills dulcet jangled riffs backed by the vibrancy off Dude York style structured mayhem.
Sewer Or Later
Track: Still in the Garden From: Old Places (EP) Label: Self Released Out: Out now
This solo project of Melbourne based Ricardo Potoroo jangles with the absolute lack of intensity of the best of lo-fi Australiana mixed with Nap Eyes.
Track: Sleepy Girl From: Twist The Lens (album) Label: Self Released Out: Out soon
Veterans return to give us the salacious jangled sounds and melodies that formed the height of the college rock era, mixed with a vocal delivery that conjures the feeling of Nick Cave gaining a heart.
Track: City Vocabulary From: City Vocabulary (single) Label: Self Released Out: Out now
Hause Plants is the solo project OF Guilherme Correia from Portugal. Fans of earlier Foliage, High Sunn and DIIV are going to love the intense jangled riffs and tempo that are woven through dream and gaze sensibilities.
Steve Buscemi’s Dreamy Eyes
Track: Forever From: Sweetie (album) Label: Self Released Out: Album Out 24.02.20
This Swedish outfit add modern crystalline chiming jangle to the uncluttered atmospheres of late 80’s dreamy post-punk. Their back catalogue is always an enthralling listen and the February release of their ‘Sweetie’ album is much anticipated.
Track: Heather From: Over Your Shoulder (album) Label: Self Released Out: Album out now
The Contra Party aesthetic is one of muted fuzz. Whilst many current bands are seeing the current revival of all things fuzz as an excuse to bang out grinding guitars and gaze style vocals, this act remain subtle in their lo-fi employment of the fuzz art and beautifully rounded The Reds, Pinks and Purples style vocals.
Jody &The Jerms
Track: Today From: Today (EP) Label: Self Released Out: EP out now
Newly formed three-piece playing the sort of latter-era Kirsty Macoll meets 28th Day vibe. Unfettered, insistent jangly indie-pop directly from where the best of the 90’s started off before it’s potential was consumed by the shouty oafs of Britpop.
Track: Kassajonossa From: Täynnä kysymyksiä (EP) Label: Self Released Out: Out now
Imagine the Buzzcocks as the fairer sex and with the very sweetest of jangly buzz/noise pop sensibilities…I might not understand a word that this Finnish act are saying, but they do it with so much infectious energy.
Track: Tired of Myself From: Tired of Myself (single) Label: Self Released Out: Out now
Bedroom pop / lo-fi struggles against itself these days with so many acts taking to the home recording studio that the genre has become somewhat saturated.
As such it is only acts like Moonguys who are able to add that extra special something, in this case beautiful spacious jangled ambience, that are able to stick their head above the crowd….potentially the 2020’s Grandaddy.
Track: It Helped From: Go Virtually Label: Self Released Out: EP out March 2020
Scottish act delivering Thirteen era Teenage Fanclub as an underlay to the fluttered, wispy beauty of Big Star vocals.
Track: I’ll Do It Tomorrow From: I’ll Do It Tomorrow (album) Label: Outré Disque Out: Out now
Following closely on from the equally brilliant ‘Dream Wife’ single, this Brighton based four piece provide us with yet more layered slices of jangle and dream-pop, that are all held together by the smooth clarity of Heather Sheret’s amazing voice.
Track: By My Fireside From: Sunrise on the Moon (album) Label: Self Released Out: Album out now
Think the plinking, subtle guitar pop of acts like Super 8 and The Late Pioneers, add an even greater sense of urgent laconic and 60s melodies and you will be just about in the right sun-drenched ball park of this Swiss act.