Wednesday 6 November 2013

Five For Free #241

No Coda - Numbers

Upon their signing to Nomethod earlier in the year, we said that Swedes No Coda were a band to keep an eye on, and new single 'Numbers' goes a good way towards proving that. Taken from their forthcoming album 'The Entire Cast', this is a shoegazey guitar tune with a motorik beat and plenty of voices floating in and out giving a ghostly effect.

No Coda's website

Buy the single

Sea Legs - Take A Little For Yourself

Australia gives us another great band who are mixing indie and electro-pop sounds together. Sydney-based Sea Legs formed back in 2009 but have only recently been brought to our attention and released their first EP this year. With songs like new single 'Take A Little For Yourself' it's no surprise they've already played many notable gigs and are definitely a name to make note of.

Free download: 'Take A Little For Yourself'

Sea Legs' website

Catch them live:

Tues 26th Nov Hunter Valley Brewery w/ Regurgitator
Thurs 2nd Jan Hunter Valler Brewery w/ Jebediah
Fri 3rd Jan Dee Why RSL w/ Jebediah
Sat 4th Jan Bateau Bay Hotel w/ Jebediah
Thurs 9th Jan Marlin Hotel Ulladulla w/ Jebediah
Fri 10th Jan Campbelltown Catholic Club w/ Jebediah
Sat 11th Jan Waves @ Wollongong w/ Jebediah

Washington Irving - Fort Long

Volume 1 of 'Palomides' was released back in April, and this week Scottish alt-rock group Washington Irving release 'Palomides Volume 2', and when you put the two together you get a complete album that's sure to be highly rated. Epic finale 'Fort Long' is up there with their best and although it's bound to draw more comparisons to a certain set of other Scottish alt-rockers, this is still a top tune.

Washington Irving's website

Buy the EP

Catch them live:

Nov 14 Old Blue Last (Free Entry), London, United Kingdom
Nov 15 The End Festival, London (Highgate), United Kingdom
Nov 16 Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Nov 17 Greystones, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Borrowed Beams Of Light - On The Wings Of A Bug

Both band name and song title have "psychedelia" written all over them. Well, there's a hint of that, but really it's a little misleading. Virginians Borrowed Beams Of Light use the term "Cosmos pop" which kind of fits too. We'd be inclined to say that the title-track from new album 'On The Wings Of A Bug' is cosmic Americana mixed with indie-rock, and also that it's a cracker.

Borrowed Beams Of Light's website

Stream or buy the album

Weathered - Coast

More loveliness from Australia, this time it's from Weathered, the alias of Upile Mkoka from the Gold Coast. The aptly-titled 'Coast' is a slow-building, dreamy track that incorporates plucked guitar, distant, shuffling drums and a rich, lush hum of sound to produce something that starts off brilliantly but ends even better. Dare we mention a more experimental Fleet Foxes?

Weathered's website

Buy the EP

Catch him live:

FRI 08 NOV Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia

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