Lebanon Hanover an ice cold reply to the alienated world coming from two warm beating hearts. The duo of Larissa Iceglass and William Maybelline appear as true romantics of the modern age,
admiring William Wordsworth, fascinated by the beauty of art nouveau aesthetics, exploring British seashores and forests at night as well as inspired by the urbanism of Berlin. Lebanon Hanover, heroes of dark and tortured pop, aka cold wave. Their last album ‘Let Them Be Alien’ was released in 2018.
Born Idiot is an indie pop band from Rennes (France) dealing with exoticism and cynicism. They have released the clip for Blue Is My Color, a title extracted from the next album of the band expected for September and which will be released on the French label Géographie (Marble Arch).
With Blue Is My Color, the group seeks to denounce the society that harms the living with increased use of machines. To illustrate this new, fairly sweet title, Born Idiot delivers a clip signed by Lucas Martin, which reveals a mechanical, decomposed and almost inhuman atmosphere, echoing the words of the song but slightly out of step with its sweetness.
Few bands in 2019 have us excited quite like Miss June. The New Zealand guitar-rock quartet crashed our hearts, minds, and playlists with firecracker single “Best Girl.” The riffing single comes with word of Miss June’s debut album, Bad Luck Party, its title lifted from the instantly memorable chorus of “Best Girl.”
Originally from Japan, Taigen (vocals, bass), Kohhei (guitar), Yuki (guitar) and Mon-Chen (drums) have been generating quite the noise from their East London base in recent years. The four-piece grapple with their influences in German music, underground hardcore and the lineage of psychedelia to warp the framework of each, blending chaotic rhythms and shrieking vocals with dizzying walls of fuzz.
Bo Ningen have signed to Alcopop! Records, and are celebrating the news by announcing their first album in six years Sudden Fictions, alongside sharing the lead single “B.C”.
Porridge Radio, founded in Brighton in 2015 and helmed by singer-guitarist Dana Margolin, casts the slipperiness of self-formation in stark light, and wavers between pop and punk influences. Their songs are confessional, but without the meandering of a diary entry, made up of focused phrases rather than cluttered explanations.
Porridge Radio have announced a new album. Titled ‘Every Bad’, it will be released on 13th March via Secretly Canadian.
Hydrogen Sea carry songs back from forgotten dreams. The intimate creative chemistry of lovers.
Birsen Ucar whispers cryptic poetry softly into the ear, carried on a translucent ray of electronica invoked by PJ Seaux. Faint echoes and ripples of Massive Attack, Beach House and Little Dragon in the distance. This, though, is Hydrogen Sea. Automata is their last album.
Marsicans are an emerging indie-pop band of 21 year-olds from Leeds, England. Their infectious pop hooks, strong harmonies, quirky lyrics, Yorkshire accents, offbeat northern humour and energetic performances have earned them glowing reviews and a growing fanbase since they first formed at high school in 2011.
The British indie-rockers have shared one of their most hard-hitting works to date in the form of Can I Stay Here Forever (pt. II). Injected with a substantial dose of honesty and unfiltered feelings, it’s a powerful track that packs a punch not only in its lyrical content, but also in its hooking guitar melodies that soar above any throes being expressed. Born out of circumstances of turbulence, the sentiments are clearly reflected in the band’s infectious offering that takes on a larger-than-life character.