Wolf Alice – Fluffy

More slightly untamed indie madness from Wolf Alice.

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Creepoid – Dried Out

According to Pitchfork,¬†this Savannah-via-Philadelphia band are well-versed in the art of translating “the feels” into a dissonant mix of grunge, psychedelia, and shoegaze, a chameleonic sound that’s enabled them to tour with everyone from alternative rock bands to spacey outfits to punks. I have to say, this ticks all the boxes for me. Ridiculously overblown guitars, general misery, and shared male / female vocal duties. Just yes. I think the album “Cemetery Highrise Slum” may well be worth an investment.

For fans of: The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Nada Surf, grunge

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Superheaven – Room

I think this might be my shiny little find of the day. “Room” evokes all kinds of memories of Nevermind and United By Fate, for those of you of a certain vintage. From what I hear of the album, it isn’t a one-off either.

For fans of: Nirvana, Rival Schools

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Man Overboard – She’s In Pictures

Some evidence that frat-punk is still alive & kicking.

For fans of: Blink 182, Bowling For Soup

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Auction For The Promise Club – This May Hurt

Solid, if unspectacular, offering from Cornwall’s Auction For The Promise Club.

For fans of: Metric, female-fronted breathy indie-pop.


I The Mighty – Playing Catch With .22

I drifted into the post-hardcore Reddit group (Is that a sub-Reddit? How does Reddit work? I don’t know). Anyway, this was listed as one of the highlight releases of last month. It’s certainly pop-punk, but errs on the catchy, radio-friendly side.

For fans of: Sleeping With Sirens, post-hardcore

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The June Playlist

The best music discovered in the month of June 2015, neatly organised for your ears.


Clean Cut Kid – Vitamin C

Their bio says…

Imagine a beardy folk kid wearing tye die surfing a rock-wave whilst drinking a whiskey flavoured cup of tea and you’ve nailed us.

Well, it’s hard to argue with that. Folksy pop from Liverpool’s Clean Cut Kid.

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Jouk Mistrow – Oh Well

Some gentle melancholy from Jouk Mistrow. They come straight out of Brisbane, Australia, making them the 5th or 6th Aussie band that I’ve been impressed with recently. What are they putting in the water over there?

For fans of: The Virgins, Arctic Monkeys

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Ratboys – Have A Heart

A slow burner here from Chicago’s Ratboys. “Have A Heart” is a ponderous acoustic number that suddenly breaks into life mid-way through the track. It reminds me a little of the likes of Calexico, or Adore-era Smashing Pumpkins. Their earlier work seems stunted by low production values, but their forthcoming LP Space Blows¬†seems ripe to correct this.

For fans of: Calexico, Best Coast


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