So here’s the best of a month so full of new music that the showcase comes in twice as long. Settle in, find your groove and get listening. ‘Cus right here are your summer essentials.
“Somewhere between Low, the new ‘tronics of Scott Matthews and the reverb-soaked slow tones of Burial, there’s a neat place where ‘Overture’ settles. Like a lost scene from Under the Skin, it seeps in like some sonic osmosis…”
This is music direct to your ears. A light shone on uncovered gems. Here’s the very best of 2021.
It’s a playlist for pummel and pleasure. An hour of new music hand crafted and sculpted like a C86 mixtape for lovers…
“Tiny Dyno are the rarest of acts. They blend the black arts of immaculate pop with the warm glow of sugarspun indie…”
“There’s so much in the sonics and bones of ‘Believe’ that it’s hard to know just where start. It’s frustratingly clever, emphatically catchy, and just so damn easily accessible…”
Here be B-movie tones, old school punk n’roll, New York mess, indie gems and a sack full of trouble-sludge sounds.
”Television’ is puerile and singularly cool. It’s self knowingly silly and raucous. And we’re not talking punk, it’s far cuter than that, with a teen Weezer faux fratboy fuzz…”
“It’s ugly and pretty, both frantic and easy, as much aimed at stages with wide open space as it is claustrophobic and acrid. It’s almost a shame to pick through this release to expose all its working internals…”
“This could so easily slip into twee, into over-glossed saccharine and cuteness, but instead there’s a rich seam of warm simple sounds that worm their way into your anvils…”