Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Five For Free #275

The Rich Hands - Teenager


With a surfy-punk flavour, this track from Texan trio The Rich Hands comes out the blocks like something by The Ramones. Taken from their new album of the same name, it's typically great, three-minute guitar-pop that's spilling energy from every orifice and is a relentless melodic thrash that marks off various references points from the 1950s onwards as it completes its journey.



The Rich Hands' website

Buy the album





Omi Palone - Shallow Divide


Having sold out all copies of their self-released cassette and a couple of singles, London quartet Omi Palone are set to release their first label material. A self-titled mini-album is due on April 14th and will be split between Faux Disc and Negative Space. Free taster 'Shallow Divide' is a searing post-punk track that hints at darkness without ever plumbing to the depths of despair.



Omi Palone's website

Pre-order the album





C O L L E C T R E S S - Spell


With the equinox passed and the clocks changing at the weekend, the UK is well and truly entering springtime. This is the perfect moment for C O L L E C T R E S S to release their latest offering, 'Mondegreen'. The aptly-titled 'Spell' is a string-driven, piano-filled soundscape that conjures up all the joys and hope that come with this time of year.



C O L L E C T R E S S' website

Buy the album

Catch them live:

FRI 28 MAR St Johns Church Totnes, Totnes, UK
SUN 30 MAR Little St Peter's Church, Brighton, UK





Earl Boykins - LEGGY BLONDES


Earl Boykins is famous for being the second shortest basketball player in NBA history. This isn't him, this Earl Boykins are a new powerpop group from New York. Taken from their debut album 'FRIENDS', 'LEGGY BLONDES' is all rumbling drums and scuzzed-out guitars that sound as though they're plugged directly into the city's largest electricity generator.



Earl Boykins' website

Stream or buy the album





Pool - Harm


Pool seem to be one of those bands who've given themselves a deliberately difficult to Google name. But given that they're German then we might be wrong. Anyway, the trio, who've been together since they were 14, have made new single 'Harm' available for free. It's a funky indie number that's part Talking Heads and part Two Door Cinema Club.



Download 'Harm' for free by heading here

Pool's website

Catch them live:

Apr 12 Lange Nacht der Museen @ Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany  
Jul 11 Feel Festival, Berlin, Germany





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