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.
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.
From the beginning, Trampolene have never stuck to one style – with each EP or ‘pocket album’ comes a mix of energetic indie rock, gentle acoustic pieces and spoken word poems. More recently though, they’ve starting mixing these diverse elements within the same songs. Latest single Beautiful Pain starts off sounding like one of singer Jack’s solo tracks, just simple guitar and his soft voice; gradually the rest of the band join in, though through this evolution it retains much more delicacy than their full-band songs usually have. The title track of a forthcoming EP, this song is available now with the remaining three released on July 7th.
Having made their name so far with a spasmodic string of CDs, cassettes, digital tracks and a Too Pure Singles Club 7″, Forever Cult are on the verge of putting out their most substantial release to date. A 10″ EP titled Homewrecker, via their regular base Clue Records, will be unleashed on the world come July 7th. You can begin to prepare yourself with a taste of that now, by listening to lead single Codeine.
I wanna know who let on to Bellevue Days how I feel about them – oh wait that love isn’t really much of a secret is it? Probably why they’ve never played Cardiff, they’re worried that if I actually meet them I might turn into a stalker. Seriously though one of the most honestly emotional bands around right now, despite the fairly dark ending of this video they offer an uplifting attitude through everything. Secret Love will feature on a new EP, Rosehill which is due for release on July 4th.
Never being ones to shy away from, well, anything; Milk Teeth tackle relationship anxiety head on in their latest single Owning Your Okayness. The song is available now, and will be part of forthcoming EP Be Nice, which is the band’s first recorded output since debut album Vile Child and due for release July 28th through Roadrunner Records.
Well, if Strange Cages really are starting a cult, then I have to admit it sounds like one I wouldn’t mind joining… If I can’t be found after the show they’re playing tonight with Vulgarians then it’s probably safe to assume I’ve disappeared down a rabbit hole of twisted, scuzzy psych-punk. Anyway I’d better give you the relevant info before then just in case – Leader Of A Cult will be part of a new EP The Cracks, out in one month (June 16th) and you can see the video below.