Transit – Ignition And Friction

I’ve never heard of Transit, but this is a pleasant enough little song. BUT! Boy, do these guys really like stuff named around transport, or what? They’re named “Transit”. The song is called “Ignition and Friction”. The album is called “Joyride”. I guess you know what to get them for Christmas — a magic tree air freshener.

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Mogwai – Teenage Exorcists

Oh! Oh! Oh! New Mogwai! This one’s got lyrics, but lacks none of that typical Mogwai fuzzy instrumental charm. Great listening for those grey October afternoons.

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Kerbdog – Electricity

After many years of pretending not to be in a band, Kerbdog finally admit that it’s time for a new track. Here it is.

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Marmozets – Born Young And Free

More slightly whirlwind-like screamy rock from Marmozets. They’re a little ball of energy, aren’t they?

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Laura Doggett – Phoenix

 

I know it isn’t fair to label everybody from England’s West Country (except PJ Harvey) as being part of the Bristol Sound, but there’s more than a whiff of it off this track from Laura Doggett.

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PVRIS – My House

 

New single from the up-and-coming PVRIS. Their album isn’t out until November, so I reckon you can expect to hear more about these folks over the coming months. They seem to be mixing up rock and a nu-rave sound in a similar vein to The Klaxons.

 

They’ve also done a stripped-back version of their previous single “St. Patrick”, which I think sounds really great. Very much in the same territory as The XX.

 

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Beverley – Honey Do

 

Straight-up grungy pop from this Brooklyn-based duo. One is another former member of Vivian Girls (you may remember that another is now trading under ‘La Sera’). It seems that they got a lot better when they went their separate ways. Odd!

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Jorge Elbrose – Called To Ring

 

I seem to be late to the party with this one.

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2:54 – You’re Early

 

I know nothing about 2:54, but the lead singer bears a striking resemblance to Garbage’s Shirley Manson. Their sound is not altogether different, either.

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Customs – She Is My Mechanic

 

Customs appear committed to their kitsch retro-revival groove right now. For me, it doesn’t hit the wonderful highs of the single ‘Harlequins’, or the album ‘Enter The Characters’. Both of those are well worth tracking down. I’m not especially looking-forward to their new album, however.

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