This Feeling

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Track Of The Day :: Jagwar Ma - Slipping

Photo: Maclay Heriot

Words: Izzy B

Ahead of their second album, 'Every Now & Then', released on October 14 through Mom + Pop Music, Sydney's psych-dance trio - Gabriel Winterfield, Jono Ma and Jack Freeman - Jagwar Ma follow lead single 'Give Me A Reason' with 'Slipping'. A near five-minutes of drum machine beats to keep the track buoyant and on the dancefloor while synths and woozy vocals weave together in a slick production.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Listen :: The Wytches - Crest Of Death

Photo: Steve Gullick

Words: Izzy B

Brighton's The Wytches have today unveiled their second album, 'All Your Happy Life', their follow-up to their 2014 debut 'Annabel Dream Reader'. Recorded with Jim Sclavunos of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds along with Luke Oldfield, the album is released through Heavenly.

'Crest Of Death' is a two-minute scuzz-fest track from the record that veers from primordial riff slaying to psych with ease.

Wrap your ears around the stream here.

Album Review :: Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Bon Iver

22, A Million

September 30 2016 (Jagjaguwar)


Words: Alison Mack

Justin Vernon brings out all the numbers and symbols for his third album ‘22, A Million' and not least nightmare track titles: ‘29 #Strafford APTS’, ‘10 d E A T h b R E a s T ⚄ ⚄’ being just two examples.

It's a world away from his debut 'For Emma, Forever Ago', released a whole nine years past. Here he introduces such touches as a vocoder to build on an electro sheen, leaving possibly just the piano-led, gospel-tinged  ‘1000000 Million’ to sound like the artist of old.

Sparse opener '22 (OVER S∞∞N)' sees him lament that, “It might be over soon,” over Auto Tuned vocals and Mahalia Jackson sample. Though there's a way to go in fact. Through the layered vocals of acapella track '715 – CRΣΣKS', through '666 ʇ' which draws on Vernon’s numerology bent over arpeggiated synths - “​6’s hang in the Door / what kind of shit to ignore”, around '____45_____', a song carried by Vernon's vocals and a brass section, and out via '33 GOD's experimental samples and keys.

'22, A Million' is an eccentric, somewhat odd affair, but one that exudes a melodic fragrancy.

Track Of The Day :: Super Unison - Broken

Photo: Bobby Cochran

Words: Sam Geary

A right raucous bit o' shizz is this track from Oakland punk three Super Unison. Like their self-titled debut EP that shattered the senses last year, 'Broken' is liable to do some more serious damage.

Also on the band's debut full-length, 'Auto' - released on October 14 via Deathwish Inc., 'Broken' savagely layers Meghan O’Neil Pennie’s vocals (or wails and shouts, if you prefer) against a battering wall of noise.

Listen :: Cabbage stream new EP 'Uber Capitalist Death Trade'

Words: Sam Geary

Out today (September 30) on James Skelly's (The Coral) label Skeleton Key, is the newest EP from band-to-watch Cabbage. Titled 'Uber Capitalist Death Trade', the four-track record includes 'Free Steven Avery' (Wrong America), a song about the Making A Murderer character.

Cabbage said of the EP: "Exhibit A. 'Uber Capitalist Death Trade' is the first of its set. It pays homage to the tragedy of British soldiers being brainwashed and utilised, then either killed or spat out by the same vicious machine it salutes. It pays tribute to human nature being unforgiving and the pain of the vacuous socially cleansed cities versus the ghostly fallen towns of Britain. It prays to the gargantuan presence that is the United States Of Freedom and it begs to be punished by the sweet sweet pseudo tales of Manchester. Read a book, steal from a billionaire, listen to Cabbage. Exhibit

Listen in full below.

Cabbage are on tour next month, dates as follows:

14 Leicester Cookie
15 Oxford Bullingdon
20 Hull New Adelphi Club
21 Doncaster Social Bar
22 Preston Ferret
27 Bournemouth 60 Million Postcards
28 Manchester Ruby Lounge
29 Coventry Kasbah

03 Derby Venue
04 Liverpool Magnet
05 Bolton Blind Tiger
10 Reading Purple Turtle
11 Brighton Green Store Door
12 Plymouth Underground
17 Glasgow Stereo
18 Stockton-on-Tees Ku
19 Stoke Sugarmill

September 30 2016 - Hot Top Ten

Sydney electro-pop duo (singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bowden, joined once again by Luke Davison of The Preatures on drums) follow-up 'Fools And Their Gokd' and ‘Pieces’ released last week via 0E0E. Vibrant synths and catchy drum beat play around Pearson's delectable vocals and engaging rhythms.

Taken from the upcoming EP, 'Melodie', 60s retro 'cool' from Portland, Oregon guitar-pop five-piece with their just released their new single. Jangly guitars, laid-back vocals, and grunge-tinged fuzzy pop melodies.

From the LA duo's debut EP, 'The Art of Saying Goodbye' (out on October 7), and following last single 'Like You', vocalist Allie McDonald and producer Mike Dorenzo reveal electronic textures, and an array of delicately suffused beats and alluring vocals.

Woozy soundscapes from the Sydney dream-psychgaze solo project from YEAH NAH YEAH, featuring label co-founder AJ The Aged One.

A blissed out psych trip, the third single off the Melbourne quartet's self-produced debut album 'Into the Jungle', released on Wigwam Records on Oct 28.

Fuzzed-out, slacker pop vibes from the Bristol duo, out via Gravy Train Recordings on October 8 for International Cassette Store Day as a double A- side (w/'Smile & Gesture'). Catch live on October 8 at a free entry show at The Surrey Vaults, Bristol.

Produced by Austin Brown of Parquet Courts, and taken from their July released self-titled EP - which gets a physical release on January 15 2017 via Wharf Cat - the Brooklyn post-punks provide a driving wall of noise with an arresting vocal.

Released earlier this month, the Los Angeles-based three-piece comprised of relocated Australian Fox Fagan (bass, vocals), and Pelle Hillstrom (guitar), and Jesper Kristensen (drums), come up with a big reverbed number here, that builds from subdued opening into cascades of drums and guitar.

The New York punk three-piece return with a fierce two minutes-20 of squally, upbeat noise-pop, the first track off their debut LP 'Tough Luck' (expected before the end of the year).

Digitally released this month from the Phoenix, Arizona duo - Keith Walker (The Holy Coast, Sister Cities, Being Cool Is Lonely, MILK Parade) and Billy Truant - a dark and haunting track with shades of 80s era Depeche Mode/Pet Shop Boys, taken from their debut album 'Exist and Exit', released November.