Isaac Gracie follows the release of his debut album this year with a brand new EP, Close Up – Looking Down. The first track to be lifted from it, Show Me Love. The brand new EP features a cover of The Strokes’ You Only Live Once, plus three new tracks.
DYGL finally made their album debut with Say Goodbye to Memory Den, the band’s first LP since forming in 2012.
Mostly comprised of members from the indie pop outfit Ykiki Beat, DYGL (pronounced Day Glo) are shaping up to be Japan’s next top indie rock export.
Produced by The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and recorded in NYC, Say Goodbye to Memory Den sports 14-tracks of top rate indie tunes catered towards the international music market.
Dynamic pair Audun Laading and Stephen Fitzpatrick are both outsiders from sleepy coastal towns several countries apart but have established themselves as Her’s on the banks of the Mersey.
Fitzpatrick possesses a swerving, low rasp endorsed by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) and engineered by Matt Berninger (The National).
Coupled with wave after wave of luscious, Beach Fossils-esque jangle pop and the striking aesthetics denoted within, it’s a refreshingly modern take on the beach-scuzz exploration of the ’80s.
Dreamy, hazy and yearning for escape with every jangle or croon, Her’s are the summery angst everyone – even the happiest of souls – can embrace.
After the success of psychedelic folk outfit The Migrant, frontman Bjarke Bendtsen is ready to transcend furthermore into electronic folk-rock territory with the release of his latest project Rainbrother’s debut album Tale From The Drought, out on 3rd February 2017 via General Bird.
Tales From The Drought is all about making your way whilst on the road, dwelling on memories both beautiful and troublesome and coming to terms with the decisions that have been made. Album opener ‘Riverside’ is a stunning piece of songwriting that carries you away into the abyss and as the album continues, so do your thoughts. Each one a little more comforting than the next. Tales From The Drought invites the listener into a speckled dream, filled with steady beats, wistful Pink Floyd inspired guitar slides and a storytelling charm akin to the likes of Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver.
Rainbrother was formed after Bjarke eventually found his way back to Copenhagen. While touring with The Migrant in Europe, he performed with a group of fellow Danish musicians and after moving back to his home turf, Rainbrother was born. The album was produced by Noah Georgeson (The Strokes, Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart) whose flickering elements have been spun into the group’s tight rock sound making Tales From The Drought both an earthy and elevating affair.
The Growlers have always hung their hats on a distinctively West Coast garage rock sound, but the California beach goths embraced a healthy dose of New York cool when they teamed up with Julian Casablancas to produce their forthcoming album City Club. The early results of this bicoastal collaboration have been promising, to say the least, and that trend continues with the premiere of new single “I’ll Be Around”, a fatally funky rock track that’s as fun as anything off 2014’s Chinese Fountain. It’s clear that The Strokes frontman has had a huge influence on the band’s sound this time around, and we can’t wait to hear the rest when City Club drop September 30th on Casablancas’ own Cult Records.