Not sure why I've been so obsessed with America and beaches and skateboards this year but Wavves aka Nathan Williams doesn't do much to help; pop/punk lo-fi with a sunny disposition, cutting between super wild and total melody.
from Split Cassette with Pens and Male Bonding
Shlocked out b-movie zombie walking no-wave from London all deadpan and hilarious, wearing serial-killer jumpers (aka aunty knits) and glasses and looking straight into yr eyes and managing not to laugh.
from upcoming full length
From London via San Francisco comes this cardboard mountain glance towards the sky, really bright and rough but absolutely concerned with a new type of beauty. It's that small bedroom kind of grandeur that does sparkle a lot.
from Blood Pressure Sessions
NOTV enter some weird spaces with their spooked out no-fi, reaching back through jewelry box pasts via tribalisms and guitar screams. This is a particularly banging number from a terrifically tense record.
from Alight of Night
Luv when bands name their songs after themselves. I got real obsessed with reading Dusted Magazine's oddly harsh and maybe reactionary(?) slatings of these guys who would get by on aesthetics alone if it weren't for all the killer guitar lines. Okay, so maybe we've heard some of those notes before and maybe we've not been able to hear the words in similar ways but it just seems infinitely listenable to me.
from Eleventh Hour
The best sort of hip-hop, light and fun and colourful but packed with bass and amazing flow. Love that chimey percussion backing it all up and I'm generally a sucker for those squelchy sounds.
from Dance Mother
Telepathe flip dance music's usual confronting sexuality over with a distinctive sort of sensuality, narcotic and nocturnal, folding M83 and Glass Candy style late night vibes with smoke and headlights. It's real pure; white clothes, headbands.
From Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Positively dripping with this insular and grittily damaged emotion, bright enough to carry that through with this skewed everydayness. Just really lush with those shoegazey guitars and shuffley percussion.