Monday 28 May 2012

Out This Week - 28th May 2012

King Tuff - Keep On Movin'

The enigmatic King Tuff releases his second album this week following his 2008 debut. 'King Tuff' is his first record for the ace Sub Pop label and while we have scant information on the guy himself, album track 'Keep On Movin'' speaks for itself, being a hand-clapping, sing-along punky pop track that will be echoing in your head long after you've listened to it.

Free download: 'Keep On Movin''

King Tuff's website

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2:54 - The March

The Thurlow sisters and friends finally release their long-awaited debut album as 2:54 this week, riding high on the crest of a wave of hype and expectation. They manage to live up to it too, with '2:54' being a robust and brooding alt-rock record that's been on the receiving end of some sparkling reviews. You can stream or download excellent, atmospheric track 'The March' below.

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Citizens! - Caroline

Precariously positioned next to 2:54 on the wave of hype are London quartet Citizens! whose debut album 'Here We Are' also hits stores this week. Many have been suggesting they could break through to the mainstream and it would certainly be great to have this kind of quality alt-pop mixing it with the big boys. Check out 'Caroline' which has a superb radio-ready chorus and sounds a little bit like Sparks.

Citizens!' website

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Husky - History's Door

Melbourne's Husky made a small piece of history by becoming the first Australian band to sign with the legendary Sup Pop label last year, and now they have a debut album ready for us to check out. From 'Forever So' is free track 'History's Door' wich mixes gentle Americana (or should that be Australiana?) with hazey production and isn't short of the odd bit of harmonious singing.

Husky's website

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She's So Rad - Confetti

We featured a track from hugely promising New Zealanders She's So Rad a couple of months ago and now they have another freebie available in the form of lush new single 'Confetti'. This is a gorgeously snug and cosy piece of dreamy shoegaze that will remind you of those early 90s heroes along with more modern proponents such as The Radio Dept. Whoever you wish to compare it to, its loveliness is undeniable and perfectly designed for ushering in the summer.

She's So Rad's website

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