Saturday 20 July 2013

Five For Free #200

Landmarks - Overflown

This quartet from Chicago sound immensely promising. 'Overflown' is one of the tracks from a recent 7" single by Landmarks and successfully blends the sounds of contemporary North American alt-rock with the driving beats and experimentalism of krautrock. The end product is a quite wonderful tune that's overflowing with layers of sound.

Landmarks' website

Buy the single

The Art Club - Sorry

Perhaps its the sea air, but Brighton is continuing to punch above its weight, and in The Art Club the city is home to a very good band. New single 'Sorry' seems to drift about in a distant haze that's part post-punk and part dreampop. It's full of melody and despite being the tale of a broken heart is uplifting and the perfect sound for summer.

The Art Club's website

Heavy Waves - No Good

Bringing us the classic sounds of '90s post-grunge are Birmingham (UK) trio Heavy Waves. With wall-to-wall guitars fuzzing out the whole song, plus a J Mascis-like squall on top of it, these guys not only know their way around a fretboard, they know a good tune when it's staring them in the face. It seems they want us to know one too, so they're giving away the ace 'No Good' for free.

Heavy Waves' website

Bloum - On The Moon

A little over a month after we featured them as a band to check out, Parisians Bloum have unveiled their sixth song. 'On The Moon' does sound a little bit cosmic and pleasantly soporific. With snappy electronic beats and soft vocals they're getting the sound of chilled electro-pop pretty much spot-on. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for more.

Bloum's website

Jungle Doctors - Talk To Me

Jungle Doctors are a band we've been following for a while, and on August 10th they'll be releasing a new double A-side sing, 'Talk To Me'/'Falling'. Their first release since 'Better' earlier this year, the band are giving away the catchy guitar-pop of 'Talk To Me' for free via SoundCloud, and they'll also be putting 'Falling' up for streaming soon, so keep a look out.

Jungle Doctors' website

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