We understand, really, that we live in a world of constant encouragement to have often unattainably high expectations of ourselves and our lives, buoyed by a media that’s owned by corporations willing to promote whatever ideas they believe necessary to sell their products. The problem we have is facing up to the truth of a matter that has become so deeply ingrained into our culture we barely even notice, never mind challenge it. So in their latest video, False Advertising get Honest about, erm, false advertising, and the way we’re expected to mindlessly accept whatever the broadcasters tell us. I guess the only way end this is by telling you that the single is out now, and buying it will make your life infinitely better.
Baby Strange get politically riotous on No Coin To Play, the latest cut from their forthcoming Extended Play EP next month. It echoes the sense of frustration so many of us share at the turmoil following Britain’s recent general election, as we can do nothing more but wait and hope that something resembling actual leadership might emerge from the mess.
Every now and again, Fizzy Blood ease off a little on the creepiness and write something headed in the direction of soaring modern alt-rock. Latest single Summer Of Luv is one such example, not anywhere near as hippy as the title might suggest but still sort of laid-back (well at least for the first half) by comparison to their other recent releases. The song is available digitally through Killing Moon, and now the heatwave has eased off to ‘bearable’, can be the one to dance away your summer nights to.
Well I may have written Wolf Alice off a little bit previously, for being decent but unimaginative sugar-coated grunge-pop. Latest single Yuk Foo is, however, none of those things. Screeching, cursing with a very direct and barely controlled anger, this is not like anything else around at the moment. Add in a simple but disquieting lyric video that builds on the drama, you won’t be forgetting this song anytime soon.
Estrons continue to blaze brightly, tearing their way vividly as always through new single Strobe Lights. The video was filmed at their local rehearsal space with help from a few friends, so if you know Cardiff’s music scene pretty well then look out for some familiar faces (and the ever-recognisable My Name Is Ian shirt). The band will be on tour through autumn, including a set as part of Hoyfest at Cardiff’s The Gate theatre on September 30th.
Is the insanely warm weather giving you Migraines? Trash are here to help. Not only do they feel your pain, but their upbeat fuzz-pop can’t fail to make you feel uplifted too. The song will be part of their self-titled EP, due out August 11th on Clue Records.
Need something to swelter in the sun to that has a bit of a bite to it? Strange Cages have the answer. Heavily hazy, bright and filthy simultaneously, The Cracks is their new EP and is out now.