Beat The Delete #0150 (weekly new music recommendations)


Jet City Sports Club

Track: She Don’t Need No One From: She Don’t Need No One (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Crisp, chiming jangle, that is reminiscent of the resounding Stephen’s Shore vibe, married to the slightest sense of classic rock melodic. A truly resplendent aesthetic, that engulfs the listener in it’s dynamism and beauty.

The Masterminds

Track: It’s Not Going To Rain Forever From: Orange Days (album) Label: Aquamarine Records Out: Now
Languid jange-pop that gathers R.E.M style momentum and the best of college rock chords’. This will appeal to all of us who love the early 80s, US jangle-pop sound.

The Goa Express

Track: Everybody in the UK From: Everybody in the UK (single) Label: Ra-Ra Rok Records Out: Now
Manchester based act, who provde a superb mixture of Built to Spill style demi fuzz and all manner of the alt. rock difference that the city is so famed for.


Track: Teeth From: Teeth (single) Label: Breakfast Records Out: Now
Twanging mix of Yo La Tengo’s flat, dry riffs and all things so special about the lo-fi, Americana Big Thief vibe, from the deepest heart of Bristol, UK !

Jaguar Sun

Track: Midnight Man From: Midnight Man (single) Label: Born Losers Records Out: Now
This is the solo recording project of Canada’s, Chris Minielly, who takes the janglier essences of the Frightened Rabbit style of dulcet indie-pop and adds layer upon layer of stunning melodies.


Track: Connected From: Asleep (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Although much of the EP offers lusicious, Slowdive style gaze, this track dilutes the gaze effect to a subtle hum and floats beautiful jangled riffs through a sense of ethereal. This project of Staffordshire’s, Jamie Duddy, offers something new on every repeat listen.

Jesse D’Kora

Track: Cricket From: Cricket (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Manchester based act, who always seems to find the perfect equilibrium between overt surf-pop commerciality and jangle-gaze chime.

Prettier Now

Track: Dilate From: Dilate (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Lying equidistant between the jangly dulcet of the American Football sound and athe dense Editors, modern post-punk feel, this Romson, New Jersey, based threesome never compromise on quality or beauty.

Day & Dream

Track:Soft/Softer From: The Art of Remembering (album) Label: Lilystars Records Out: Now
Final track from the stunning The Art of Remembering album, that typifies The Sundays meets dream-pop, meets shoegaze perfection, of this act.


Track: Ours From: Possessions (album) Label: Kanine Records Out: Now
Featuring Elliott Frazier from Ringo Deathstarr on production, Mark Gardener from Ride on mastering duties, and a collaboration with Lush’s Miki Berenyi, Blushing are something of shoegaze supergroup and it shows in this beautiful melodic track / album.

Pierce Alexander

Track: Too Real From: The Minutehand (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
Charleston, South Carolina, Singer-Songwriter, who takes a subtle mix of 70s pop rock and the janglier end of indie-folk, to provide a melodic essence with a glorious sheen.

Loose Buttons

Track: What;s On Outside From: What’s On Outside (album) Label: Moon Crawl Records Out: Now
New video to accompany the wonderfuly jangly title track to album released n October 2021.

The Simps

Track: Heavy From: Siblings (album) Label: Lex Records Out: Now
Los Angeles based duo, who marry groove inflected washed out neo-psyche to perfectly off-kilter / off key jangled riffs, to provide the ‘most original sound of the year’ so far !

The Namesakes

Track: Super Computer From: Super Computer (EP) Label: Self released Out: Now
Gloriously dynamic and perfectly deranged sound, that mixes Kaiser Chiefs indie rock abrasion with power-pop and Elvis Costello style faux melodic intent.


Track: Eternal From: Eternal (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Philadelphia based act who courses post-punk inflections through the muscular, jangled riffs of DIIV style gaze.


Track: Coexist From: Coexist (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Dark, almost Joy Division vocal rumblings, layered against a foundation of beautiful, late 80s style, fluttering jangly indie-pop. This Vienna based solo project of Patrick Farbe is totally absorbing minimalism form start to finish.

The Jerrys

Track: Alicia From: Alicia (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
This Jerry Schwartz solo project takes us back to the heady days of 1970s power-pop, where US acts like The Raspberries and Big Star ruled…but perhaps would not have done if The Jerrys were around with this Brit influenced sound !

Hot Work

Track: Pretty in Pink From: Pretty in Pink (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Dick Dale style early 60s, rumbling surf rock, mixed with the gregarious 50/60s melodies and vocal inflections of Roy Orbison. One the whole family will appreciate, from this Sydney based foursome.


Track: The End of Summer From: Mokassin (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
For fans of surf inflected, indie/sunshine pop, this South of France based threesome provide rays, in absolute psyche tinged abundance. Video below:


Track: Scars From: Scars (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Brooklyn, NY, threesome Colatura, always anage to find the sweet spot between swirling Alvvays style dream/jangle-pop and a surf pop. Scars is one of my favourites from them so far !

Christian Linsey

Track: Kids From: Kids (single) Label: Self released Out: Now
Megafauna drummer’s solo project, that takes Cave’s vocal inflection, mixes them with Lush style vocal sweetness and harmonies and filters everything through a beautiful post-punk inflected, jangle-gaze.

Swiss Portrait

Track: Paralyzed From: Paralyzed (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
If 2021 was the year that many of the ‘best ofs’ were populated by an increasing number of jangle-gaze acts, then this Edinburgh based solo project of Micheal Kay Terence, are arguably sat on top of the pile. This, his first single of 2022, signal the intent to continue that trend.

Grace McKagan 

Track: Baby That’s Rock N Roll From: Baby That’s Rock N Roll (album) Label: Self released Out: Now
60 garage rock punch meets Transvision Vamp style 80s sultry. The best of modern feminine power and packed full of anti-melodies !


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