14 March 2012

Slowcoaches - We're So Heavy

Other than a dirty fry up, it seems there's not much better to clear a lingering hangover than a musical slap in the face - generously provided today by Slowcoaches. A stream of the Leeds three-piece's forthcoming EP - due for release on cassette by Tye Die Tapes on March 23 - went online earlier today, and appreciatively received it was too.

Title track 'We're So Heavy' is probably the pick of bunch (though it's tough to pick a favourite), with its gloriously fuzzed up and dragging intro bursting out emphaticly into catchy, punchy punk rock in excellent fashion. You can stream and download the track below, or hear the whole thing on Tye Die Tapes' bandcamp. Catch Slowcoaches live later this month, when they head out on tour with Basement Fever favourites Dolfinz.

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6 March 2012

Show: Torches / PINS / Playlounge - 13 March, Kingston

Basement Fever and HorrorShow Tunes are teaming up again under the Zeitgeist banner to present our fourth show.

We're very excited to be bringing Torches, PINS, and buddies Playlounge to Kingston's The Cricketers on March 13 - for £3.

One of London's hottest up-and-coming bands, Torches will be healdining for us on the back of their split release with the excellent Crushed Beaks. Expect distorted, atmospheric textures combining guitar,electronics and delightful vocals. Listen to the excellent 'Towerblock Confetti' below.

Supporting them will be PINS, a mysterious four-piece from Manchester who we're tipping for big things over the next 12 months. Although none of their tracks are online, the band have recently supported the likes of Veronica Falls and Alt-J - you can hear an eery preview of the moody, echoing sounds that they have to offer on their website.

And completing the bill we have noisy London duo Playlounge - expect lots of guitar reverb, loud drums, and distorted vocals resulting in a sound comparable to the likes of Japandroids. Hear new track 'dye' below.

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5 March 2012

Athletes - Time

Master's degrees are hard work. University has taken over my life. I regularly dream about Article 8 of the Human Rights Act, pixelated images and incorrect shorthand outlines, and I don't spend anywhere near enough time listening to music - so I'll blame that for the lack of activity on here. I am sorry.

Hopefully this new track from Athletes will sweeten the apology somewhat. The work of Denmark-based Mathias, he's been teasing us these last few months with track after track of retro dreampop sounds. New track 'Time' is more in-your-face than his previous work, demonstrating yet another excellent side. Are you planning on moving over to London any time soon, Mathias?

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