The latest single reviews from our London Correspondent, Captain Stavros
Aoife Nessa Frances
‘This Still Life’
Protector out October 28 via Partisan Records
As summer slowly slips away, we thought we’d start the STM list with a song that embodies that transition nicely.
Courtney Marie Andrews
‘These Are The Good Old Days’
Loose Future out October 7 via Fat Possum
Speaking of seasons slipping away, doesn’t mean the good ole days gotta go with ‘em.
Private View out September 30
A mechanical melody from the future.
King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard
Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava out now via KGLW
It’s a good track but more importantly these motherfuckers are releasing three albums in October!!!!
‘Fractals’ (Feat Alabaster Deplume)
Weather Alive out now Via Partisan Records
One time Alabaster told me a funny anecdote involving a child and a tuba, I think, whilst walking down Holloway Road. The lesson? Listen to anything involving DePlume, you won’t be remiss.
The Work out November 11 via City Slang
A hard to describe but uplifting track that sounds sort of like a computer got high in the sun.
‘My Lovely Cat’
Out now via Joyful Noise
As always, get ready to have your mind bent by these lot. You either love ‘em or ya don’t. If it’s the former you’ll appreciate the consistency in their sound carrying through in this gem.
Yumi and the Weather
‘It’s All in my Head’
Out now via Miohmi Records
It’s all in your head and you’ll have a tough time getting it out once it’s in there.
‘Forever is a Charm’
Everything Is Going To Be Alright out October 8 via Lil’ Chief Records
It’s got a whimsical B52s-ness with a bit of Blondie, anyone else hear it?
‘Yes It’s Me, The Goldfish’
Ridiculous song-title, ridiculously great lo-fi goodness.
Out Now via City Slang Records
Bit of a clubby anthem vibe, and yet, we were not put off.
The Black Angels
Wilderness of Mirrors out now via Partisan Records
The album is out now, sell your children to buy it, you will not regret it. It’s the love child of the QOTSA and TEODM.
Bass Drum of Death
‘Say Your Prayers’
Co-Written by Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr, not sure how we feel about that...
Like That Out October 7 via Chapter Music
Cool sounds, now with saxa-ma-phone? Yes please!
Tableau out October 7 via Heavenly Recordings
A band that met at a house party and always feels like they’re catering to that vibe, nothing wrong with that. Another low-fi gem.
‘Instinct That I Wanna Know’
Cold Memory out now via Marathon Artists
Low-fi funky pop, easy to listen to and feel good about.
Blue Skies out now via Fat Possum
Grungy and tough to pin down, a song I’d like to hear playing at my local.
These New South Whales
Channelling some grunge/rock sounds of the mid ’90s, digging it.
- Single That Mingle
- Aoife Nessa Frances
- Courtney Marie Andrews
- King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard
- Beth Orton
- Alabaster Deplume
- Gold Panda
- Yumi And The Weather
- Princess Chelsea
- Núria Graham
- The Black Angels
- bass drum of death
- Cool Sounds
- The Orielles
- Jade Imagine
- These New South Whales