Friday, May 27, 2016
May 27 2016 - Hot Top Ten
TRACK OF THE WEEK
HIDDEN CHARMS - CANNONBALL
A humdinger of a new single, out June 17, from the London-based quartet. An infectious blast of irresistibly urgent thumping psych rock, garage and pop with a masterly guitar solo thrown in. Catch live at Purple Turtle, Reading on May 29.
THE DROOLS - SULLEN SCENES
You may not have come across this new Perth, Western Australia trio before, but this first offering is a perfectly styled three-minute heady - and heavy - mix of blues, grunge and alt rock.
SWIMMING TAPES - SET THE FIRE
Jangly dream-pop follow-up to recent debut 'Souvenirs' for the London five-piece, out now via Hand in Hive. A woozy, hook-filled melodic piece to warm to.
BLAIR - LIQUID COURAGE
Over 75k Soundcloud streams in a week shows that no only is there a massive market for dance music, but also for Canadian Charlie Darker's crisp, clean guitar riffs, driving drums, and keyboard synths to create infectious rock n’ roll.
AMBER RIOT - 3AM
Combining catchy riffs with driving rhythms, the four-piece indie rock band from Birmingham/Bristol released this new atmospheric four-minute-plus track last week.
NE-HI - BURIED ON THE MOON
Released last week, the Chicago scuzzy garage quartet's first single on Grand Jury Music label echoes the early 70s, with reverb-filled guitar twang and laid-back melodies.
GOODBYE HEART - LIVES ON LIVES
Seattle-based electronic dreampop duo Nila Leigh (vocals, synth) and Sam Ford (guitar, vocals) are releasing new singles bi-weekly via email. This latest, released May 13, is a down-tempo chilled and haunting track with evocative vocals.
SUPERGLU - WEEKEND
Out via Antigen Records on July 1, the second single from the Essex-based four piece’s recent debut EP ‘Horse', combined a raucous punk energy with a pop charm and wry lyrics. Catch live today (May 27) at Pulse Festival in Ipswich.
THE JULIE RUIN - I'M DONE
Second single from their forthcoming 'Hit Reset' record out July 8 on Hardly Art, Kathleen Hanna presides over punchy punk-rock and surfy guitars pop hooks. The band are on tour in Europe/UK in Nov/Dec.
THE GOTOBEDS - BODIES
Pittsburgh punk rockers precede new album 'Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic' out June 10 on Sub Pop, with this fired-up guitar-rocker, the last song to be recorded from the album, a catchy, two-and-a-half-minute spurt.