Thanks for joining us for another Beat The Delete playlist of new music recommendations. I don’t know what else to say really. We have had a death in the family this week. Compiling this list made things better. Thank goodness for music, hey?
Remember to back any of these bands that you like, or indeed bands in general, in whatever way is available to you. A bit of social media love here and a physical/digital purchase there, helps to ensure music is more readily available for when ‘you’ need it.
Track: Off Grid From: North Street Air (album) Label: FatCat Records Out: Album out 21 May 2021
A Melbourne jangly dolewave sound from the deepest heart of beautiful Cornwall. This Falmouth based act mix disillusionment and sunshine with the best of them.
Track: Life on the Fault Line From: Anxiety (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
This EP flirts with everything from Hannah Barberas indie pop to Biitchseat jangle-rock. A release of jangly dynamism.
Track: Dead and Dying Town From: Dead and Dying Town (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Project of Charles Austin (Superfriendz, Aqua Alta) and Joshua Salter (Nap Eyes, Monomyth) that moves with ease through Dunedin reference points and the more lucis mid 80’s jangle sound of an act like Felt. High praise indeed? They deserve it !
Track: Feel Good From: Nowhere Guide (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Slight melancolic, dreamy textures, drift beautifully through all manner of melodic jangle. One of those ‘grower’ albums that rewards extra listening time.
Track: You and I From: Tits Up (album) Label: Le Surf Records Out: Album out 16 April 2021
Washed out modern surf rock that hints at The Beach Boys harmonies but turns them into perfect psyche-pop, drizzled with slacker energy.
Track: Golgata From: Golgata (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Fluttering, The Field Mice jangled riffs, meets a more obtuse Television Personailities style, vocal sparsity. It’s all in Finnish from this Helsinki based act, but it is good enough to have mass appeal beyond language.
Track: Stick In Place From: Quarantunes (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Lo-fi jangly rock, that sidles effortlessly into the realms of more luscious dream-pop. Reminsicent of OK Cool in their more laconic moments and every bit as indie chic cool !!!
Bang Bang Jet Away
Track: Long For This World From: Long for This World (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Lo-fi jangly rock, perfectly addled by a Dylan nasality and chopped out twang filled melodies. One for those that prefer their jangle served on a plate straight out of the left field.
Track: Something To Live For From: Something To Live For (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Huge anthemic melodies juxtaposed with hazy guitars and an apposite vocal sweetness, the sound of this Toronto based act assumes ultimate pretty, through massive amounts of rock grumble.
Track: Never Know It’s Real From: Elephant (EP) Label: Self released Out: nOW
Big Thief style sunshine with melodies that would slap you full on in the face if they were not laced with a more gentle, laconic beauty.
Track: I Don’t Wanna Be It From: Cul-De-Sac of Love (album) Label: Pretty Olivia Records / We Were Never Being Boring Out: Now
The jangliest of pop-rock or the most subtle of power-pop? Whatever you wish to call it, this West Yorkshire based threesome justify their inclusion on a Pretty Olivia Records roster that only deals in melodic beauty !
West and Skyward
Track: Radicalization Machine From: In Ink (Album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Mix of R.E.M precise vocal clarity, with a psyche folk essence that jangles in all the most perfect of places.
Track: IDK/UFO From: IDK/UFO (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
New york based singer/songwriter who is not afraid to express multiple musical personailities through her sound as she simultaneously drifts and punches everywhere from jangly pop rock to 70s inflected piano stylistics. A glorious mesh of sounds !!!
Track: PVD 6/20 From: Fast Clouds (EP) Label: Pugilist Music Out: Now
Shaun Curran leads a multi talented gang of 10 collaborating artists, on an EP providing dulcet, sun-kissed melodies, that jangle through glorious pop rock.
Track: Swallow From: Planetary Shift (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Third single to be released from this Birmigham based, multi-instrumentalist, Jess Webberley. Jangled dream-pop slid under the modernity of today’s jangle-gaze, with just a slight nod of appreciation towards the seductive introspection of Hope Sandoval style vocals.
Track: Swimming From: Mainfesto (EP) Label: Nice Swan Records Out: Now
Dublin’s modern day X-Ray Spex, somehow still mange to let the faux melodies squeeze through the garage-post-punk energy.
Track: The Forest Song From: Gigantic Noise Records (single) Label: Gigantic Noise Records Out: Now
A regular to Beat The Delete pages, this Portland based act have the beguiling propensity to coerce jangled beauty out of post-punk reverb and sparcity.
Track: Pave The Way From: PAve The Way (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Imagine the slowcore, jangly ambience of Middleneck, spliced with the slightest of surf rock nuances and you have the perfect accompaniment to a night in, in total solitude, with your headphones on, in the dark. It is that kind of stunning.
Track: Nothing For Ages From: Peace Out Cruel World (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Imagine Frank Black with a more controlled Britpop backing and a Ian McCulloch sense of theatre and you have entered the enthralling world of this New Jersey based five-piece.
Track: Funny Water From: Funny Water (single) Label: Nice Guys Out: Now
Their Bandcamp bio suggest this duo are a ‘Hi-fi DIY, the duo, often described as two hooligan folk rockers who stand opposed to brunch culture‘…I am not exactly sure what that means, but the tagline is every bit as intriguing as their laconic, jangly guitar -pop.