Wednesday 12 February 2014

Five For Free #263

The Trouble Starts - Faulkner

Following their EP 'East' from last year, Seattle group The Trouble Starts are continuing their way around the globe with the aptly-titled follow-up 'West'. For those of you who missed out on their post-rock influenced majesty before, then this teasing little glimpse into their world should have you wanting to investigate further. So here's 'Faulkner'.

Download 'Faulkner' for free by heading here

The Trouble Starts' website

Stream the EP

Catch them live:

Feb 22 Pies & Pints, Seattle, WA  
Feb 26 Barboza, Seattle, WA

Cayetana - Hot Dad Calendar

Inspired by a mixture of indiepop and riot grrrl, Philadelphia's Cayetana have the whole alternative guitar-pop thing perfected on new single 'Hot Dad Calendar'. With punk attitude and pop hooks, there's something about this trio that's impossible not to like. The charts may allude them, but we're willing to bet that cult status is surely awaiting them.

Free download: 'Hot Dad Calendar'
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Cayetana's website

Buy the single

The High Wire - Still

Sometimes you wish your favourite bands would just get on with it and put their new album out, but the steady trickle of new material from The High Wire is actually helping to build excitement for their album 'Found In Honey' which is due this summer. 'Still' has their classic mix of vocals and twinkles that blends the worlds of dreampop and indie-rock together so well.

Download 'Still' for free by heading here

The High Wire's website

Tense Men - RNRFON

The second band we've featured this week (after Primitive Parts) to feature a member of Sauna Youth, Tense Men also count Cold Pumas and Omi Palone players as part of their line-up. Going off 'RNRFON' we'd have to say that they've picked the correct band name, as this is a tense, throbbing, urgent and powerful modern post-punk tune.

Download 'RNRFON' for free by heading here

Tense Men's website

Pre-order the EP

Catch them live:


Kobadelta - Love Stoned Chic

We've had our eye on Newcastle's Kobadelta since we first heard them last summer, and it was great their their last single delivered the goods in the way we'd hoped. This week they release 'The Hidden Door' EP, and it's the sound of modern psych getting down and dirty with Nick Cave, and naturally that's a very good thing. Check out freebie 'Love Stoned Chic' and then go and buy the rest.

Kobadelta's website

Stream or buy the EP

Catch them live:

FRI 14th FEB 'The Hidden Door' EP Launch at The Cluny - Newcastle upon Tyne

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