Scrawled with a searing abandon and an independence of style, “Black Hole” is the anarchic, scalding and exhilarating new single from Birmingham’s Cherry Pickles. Its just-shared video meanwhile exudes vintage-Punk energy and an irreverent confidence. You can buy the 7″ version of their Black Hole b/w Subway Jane release right now from their Bandcamp page.
What a joy it is to end the week with another live-wired, life-affirming new single from Inez McLain’s The Exbats, and this one is the buoyant “You Don’t Get It (You Don’t Got It)”. You’ll find it on Kicks, Hits and Fits, their debut full length. Out from March 6th care of Burger Records, you can pre-order CD, vinyl and cassette editions of it from their webstore right now.
Shredded and sonorous, its vital, churning low end provides a well-built foundation for its classic-sounding melodies and lightly-worn charisma. “Lonely Rider” is the torrid and terrific brand-new single from Copenhagen’s Velvet Volume. It receives its official release tomorrow, February 7th, but you can hear it on the Mermaid Records Soundcloud page now.
Sizzling and celebratory, “U & M E” is the thunderous, thrilling brand-new single from Sydney’s Bloods. The track is taken from their forthcoming Seattle EP, which is out from May 15th. Produced by Steve Fisk and mastered by Jack Endino, you can pre-order the digital version of it now from the band’s Bandcamp page.
Massive and muscled, “Jelly” is a menacing thrum and the densely-packed, dark and dramatic debut single from Newcastle, England’s Pave The Jungle. Its rhythmic and melodic power illuminates nights to be sure, but its heart always beats with generous invitations. You can find links to digital versions of it now by visiting their website.
Gnarled and textured guitars intertwine like vines as landscapes gently shift, and each moment is a wonderful adventure. “The Process” is the deeply-etched, fiery new track from Seattle’s Chastity Belt. It’s one-half of the just-released The Process / Lonely single, a split with Melbourne’s Loose Tooth, and you can download it from the Hardly Art Bandcamp page now.
A glowing celebration of creative freedom, Rock and Roll spirit and breezy melodies, “I Got The Hots for Charlie Watts” is an easygoing joy and the beaming new single from The Exbats. The Kicks, Hits and Fits LP will be released by Burger Records on March 6th. You can find their E is 4 Exbats compilation on vinyl now though by visiting their Bandcamp page.
A Juliana-bright burst of melody and joy, “Night Terrors” is the irresistibly-breezy and brand-new single from New Paltz, New York’s Diet Cig. Out care of Frenchkiss Records, you can find streaming links for it right here, and it’s available from their Bandcamp page, too. Beginning in May they’ll be touring throughout the U.K., U.S. and Canada, and you can find those dates and locations on their website.
Burst is the name of the debut LP from Columbus, Ohio’s Snarls, and you can preview its tidal, tuneful and taut “Marbles” above. The album will be released by Take This To Heart Records on March 6th. You can pre-order digital, CD and bundled editions of it either from them or from the band’s Bandcamp page now. Via Stereogum.