Monday, 15 July 2013

Out This Week - 15th July 2013

The Vitamins - I've Got A Telephone


For their debut single, Bury St. Edmunds trio The Vitamins are offering up a double A-side of raw garage-rock excellence. The two tracks, 'Keys To The Limousine' and 'I've Got A Telephone', are both explosive numbers that bristle with energy. We're singling out 'I've Got A Telephone' as being the best of the two due to its chugging riff and primal rock 'n' roll styling.



The Vitamins' website

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Catch them live:

Jul 26 Barfly, London, UK
Aug 09 The Rep, Ipswich, UK
Aug 31 Homegrown Festival, Suffolk, UK
Sep 14 Dashwood Social Club, Thamesmead, UK





The Sea & I - Improve


Talking of debuts, The Sea & I release their self-titled first EP this week, although all four members have done time in bands before, so it's not such a surprise that their sound comes well defined. Lead-track 'Improve' begins as something of a baroque-pop song before they add more layers and more voices and turn the song into an impressive cross-genre piece of majesty.



The Sea & I's website

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Catch them live:

The Sea & I w/ LCV Choir and London Chamber Brass
Monday July 15th at 7:30pm St Pancras Old Church
London, United Kingdom





Clubfeet - Everything You Wanted


Following their debut album 'Gold On Gold', Clubfeet return with a new double A-side single, 'Everything You Wanted' and 'Heartbreak'. The Australian and South African collective give us two different examples of electro-pop done properly here, from the dancier 'Heartbreak' to the more fuzzy, electronica-style 'Everything You Wanted' which you can hear below.





Clubfeet's website

Catch them live:

FRI 28 JUNE ZIERHOLZ @ UC, CANBERRA, ACT
SAT 29 JUNE OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY, NSW
THU 4 JULY CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE, VIC
FRI 5 JULY KAROVA, BALLARAT, VIC
SAT 6 JULY EUREKA HOTEL, GEELONG, VIC
WED 10 JULY AKUNA CLUB, PERTH, WA
THU 11 JULY MOJOS, FREMANTLE, WA
FRI 12 JULY RHINO ROOM, ADELAIDE, SA
THU 18 JULY OH HELLO, BRISBANE, QLD
FRI 19 JULY FLINDERS SOCIAL, TOWNSVILLE, QLD





Garrett Kato - Hipster Kids


Australian singer-songwriter Garrett Kato shuns the conventions of his genre by mixing in sounds from across the musical spectrum. New single 'Hipster Kids' has a laid-back '60s groove to it but sounds anything but dated. You could also bring in artists such as Beck as comparisons, but really with this experimenting Garrett Kato seems ready to forge his own identity.



Garrett Kato's website

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OBLIGATORY RECORD OF THE WEEK

Party House - Tonight


Party House may not be that well known yet, but they should be and hopefully will be before long. Their new single 'Tonight' is a modern form of shoegaze that feels very stately and towering but does so without histrionics of over-reliance on effects. It's simply the power of the song that lifts it. Some rich guitars, a steady beat, piano and a nice vocal all combine to become greater than the sum of their parts. It's a bit like a super-charged Mazzy Star who they also cover as one of the B-sides here, but their sound blended with the kind of power that Exitmusic have shown. 'Tonight' is a very strong song that just keeps getting better.



Party House's website

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