This Feeling

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Lemon Twigs announce further March 2017 live shows

Words: Ellie Ward

New York pop/rock brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario, aka The Lemon Twigs have announced plans for further UK dates next spring, in addition to the run of shows they have currently been playing here.

On sale from this Friday (December 9), the duo will play the following as part of their European tour:

MARCH 2017
23 BRISTOL, Thekla
26 DUBLIN, The Workmans Club
28 MANCHESTER, Gorilla

The Lemon Twigs' debut album, ‘Do Hollywood’, was released in October.

[Video] TOY - Another Dimension

TOY have shared their new hazy, psychedelic Bunny Kinney-directed video for ‘Another Dimension’ - the second single taken from their third album 'Clear Shot' which was released in October on Heavenly Recordings.

TOY play a final three European dates before closing out 2016, at:

06 Cologne, Blue Shell
07 Amsterdam, Paradiso
08 Paris, Le Nouveau Casino

New Sounds #122 December 6 2016

The Norwegian shoe/folk-gaze five-piece follow previous single 'Garbage Crown' with this rather delightful new track. Coming from their debut album - out February 3 2017 - this song about moving from a small town, to Oslo, flows along at a gentle pace before a sax break heralds a pick up in tempo for its last half. Star rating: ★★★★☆

Catchy, sub-three minute new single from the alt-pop rock three-piece from New Cross, South East London, made up of three brothers - Tom, Ben and Sam Easton - who follow their impressive summer debut, 'Why Don't We Take A Walk By The Sea?' Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

Lead track of shimmery synths and smooth harmonies from the self-titled debut EP released last month on limited edition cassette tape by Spirit Goth Records from the San Francisco area lo-fi dreampop five-piece fronted by Caitlyn Whitfield.  Star rating: ★★★☆☆

London-based art-pop trio, follow debut ‘Cave In’ in May, and jazz electro fusion ‘Curved Edge, Straight Line’, with this latest in minimalist electro-synth textures, vocal harmonies and clattering drum beats. Lead singer Ed Burgon explains it is lyrically about moving past the loss of a loved one, and that strange internal conflict you feel at times of great change.’ He was inspired to write the track after reading about the death of Carole Lombard, Clark Gable’s third wife. Star rating: ★★★☆☆

The Canadian trio from Edmonton, Alberta, pop out a hook rich piece of guitar-pop that serves as an intro to the band's debut LP 'Slow Wave', due early 2017 via Fierce Panda (Canada). Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

Track Of The Day :: White Baer - The Tide In My Lungs

Words: Sam Geary

It's been a while since we heard from Dundee alt-rock quartet White Baer - a whole year, in fact - when they graced us with 'While Running From The Gods'.

Now they return with the release last Friday of new single 'The Tide In My Lungs'. As with their previous offering, this is no less an impressive and big sounding affair. Dark, spine-tingly guitar riffs and expressive vocals, follow a haunting intro. It is a surprise that this band are not much better known - no doubt due to their low key profile and lack of live exposure, there's certainly nothing to fault either their songwriting or musical skills.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Watch :: The Last Shadow Puppets - This Is Your Life

The Last Shadow Puppets share a video to 'This Is Your Life' taken from the 'Dream Synopsis' which was released last Friday.

The Glaxo Babies cover follows Leonard Cohen’s ‘Is This What You Wanted’ and Jacques Dutronc’s ‘Les Cactus’, both on the record.

‘The Dream Synopsis’ Tracklisting:

1. Aviation
2. Les Cactus (Original by Jacques Dutronc)
3. Totally Wired (Original by The Fall)
4. This Is Your Life (Original by Glaxo Babies)
5. Is This What You Wanted (Original by Leonard Cohen)
6. The Dream Synopsis

[Video] Broken Hands - Four

Words: Sam Geary

Directed by Chris Wade, Canterbury alt-rockers Broken Hands share the new video to 'Four', taken from their debut album 'Turbulence'.

Described as a "two-and-a half-minute tour de force of dirty riffs and high octane urgency", the visuals  for 'Four' take on a slightly sci-fi-ish, slightly nightmare-ish quality, filmed largely in black and white with images imposed over and behind the band.

“‘Four’ is literally about the feeling you get when you’re about to be reunited with someone who has been away on a long trip,” says frontman Dale Norton. “The album concept was realised at Heathrow’s terminal 4 so it’s closing the loop on the concept in a way.”

Watch above.