Beat The Delete #0117 (weekly new music recommendations)
Thanks to everyone for visiting this weekly Beat The Delete article once more and indeed dragging yourself away from the marvellous festival of watching the England football team march ever gloriously onto Euro 2020’s domination.
Altogether now, to the tune of Boney M‘s Daddy Cool… “Harry, Harry Kane…”
Next week I probably will be back to not mentioning the football as England lose the semi final or final, on penalties, as usual ! …as an England fan, it’s the hope that kills ya !!!
Track: Gold Again From: Gold Again(single) Label: Craft Room Recordings Out: Now
With The Chameleons style post-punk melodies, this track has one of those ear-worms dominant riffs that only the greatest acts can coerce out of absolute simplicity.
Track: Happy Someone From: Happy Someone (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Too lo-fi and unpolished to be sophisti-pop, but so perfectly precise with every note and vocal chord, this solo project of Julian Pitt has been the purveyor of consistently wonderful bedroom-pop for may years now.
Jet City Sports Club
Track: Spinning Me Out From: September Sun (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Mazzy Starr hushed vocal introspection, meets the best of the female fronted Britpop acts. Gorgeous melodies imbued with Aussie sunshine from this Sydney based foursome.
Dog In Confusion
Track: Babygirl From: Dog in Confusion (EP) Label: Fusion Records Out: Now
This solo project of Athens based Stavros Theiakos takes The Doors style, washed out psyche and laces it with early 60s surf rock, before adding all manner of jangled reference points to the musical equation. This entire EP is highly recommended.
Fehlt (ft Boshe)
Track: Light Porcelain From: Light Porcelain(single) Label: Clue Records Out: Now
Dark post-punk / kraut rock atmospheres, mixed with spindly, agitated jangled riffs that evoke feeling of early era The Cure. Truly compelling, forboding melancholy.
Track: Gone Extinct From: Silverling(album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Described in their promo notes as ‘dark jangle fuzz pop songs’, this Queensland based duo make the middle ground between the post-punk lucid of The Chameleons and the vibrant dulcet jangle of The Bats, their very own.
Track: Wanna Go Dancin (So Far Away) From: Wanna Go Dancin (So Far Away) (EP) Label: Fika Recordings Out: Now
Twee pop, bubblegum-pop, indie-pop…however you wish to categorize them, this Burlington based act have been doing all the above with their gorgeous ‘jangled slight’ for nearly two decades now !
Track: Oh From: Oh (single) Label: Kaleidoscope Out: Now
With the warm emotionality of the Soccer Mommy / Sock Jock sound, married to Big Thief style subdued jangled riffs, this Glasgow based three-piece join the likes of The Just Joans and The Wife Guys of Reddit in stamping alt.jangle-pop on the soundscape of the city.
Track: Mystic Piers From: Mystic Piers (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Unusual, yet beguiling, to hear the early 60s surf sounds of Dick Dale / The Ventures, mixed with dream-pop essences and swirling female vocals. This quartet of New Yorkers are augmenting a sound that has been left stagnating for years.
Kevin J.B. O’Connor
Track: Cruel Sun From: Scarecrow (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
With the lucid background jangle-gaze melodies of the Glom style aesthetic coursing through rumbling Galaxie 500 style machinations, this Lexington, KY, based act will appeal to all those that revel in the Elephant 6 vibe.
Stellan Wahlstrom Drift Band
Track: Into The Light From: As Real As In A Dream (single) Label: Self released Out: Album release date TBA
Led by Stellan Wahlstron (from garage rockers The Wylde Mammoths) this Stockholm based quintet imbue the crooning guitar-pop of TheDream Syndicate with all manner of jangly power-pop raucous and fuzz.