Wednesday 14 August 2013

Five For Free #207

Black City Lights - Tried So Hard

New Zealand duo Black City Lights released their album 'Another Life' recently, an album that included the excellent single 'Offering', but it sounds like they may have been saving the best. 'Tried So Hard' is a wonderful and passionate track. There's still no escaping the touch of Beach House to their music, but this song is something of a majestic epic.

Black City Lights' website

Stream or download the album for free

Catch them live:

Thurs, Aug 22, darkroom, Christchurch, New Zealand
Fri, Aug 23, Puppies, Wellington, New Zealand
Satu, Aug 24, The Portland Public House, Auckland, New Zealand
Tues, Sept 3, The Mint LA, Los Angeles, California
Thurs, Sept 19, The Milk Bar, San Francisco, California

Deep Sea Arcade - Seen No Right

Sydney's psych-rock masters Deep Sea Arcade released their album 'Outlands' last year, but it's taken a while to filter through to the UK. They impressed with single 'Granite City' earlier this year, but 'Seen No Right' could be even better. It's one of those songs that's an instant hit of relentlessly brilliant guitar sounds that are fresh and full of life.

Download 'Seen No Right' for free by heading here

Deep Sea Arcade's website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

Sat, Aug 17, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, United Kingdom

Mirror Blossoms & Rachel Reindhardt - Lost In The Forest

Sunderland musician Liam Robson had been creating music as a solo project called Mirror Blossoms, but recently he began working with Rachel Reindhardt on new material, resulting in their first demo together: 'Lost In The Forest'. A dreamy acoustic number, it has an air of fantasy to it, and if you're a fan then watch this space, as the pair have more music planned.

Mirror Blossoms' website

Oum Shatt - Hot Hot Cold Cold

We don't have a lot of info on Berlin band Oum Shatt except that their seems to be three of them and they have a four track EP which is either out now or will be soon. Anyway, 'Hot Hot Cold Cold' is on it and it's a top experimental rock track that manages to sound a bit like Talking Heads if they embraced dance music a little more.

Oum Shatt's website

Drift Wood Miracle - Sister

Don't think for a minute about being put off by the fact that this song is over eight minutes. 'Sister' is the closing track to US band Drift Wood Miracle's debut album 'The 21st' and it's worth every second. Naturally you'd expect something like this to build from a steady start to a crescendo of a finish, and that's pretty much the size of it. It's awesome.

Drift Wood Miracle's website

Stream the album in full

Buy the album

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