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.
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.
To celebrate the release of their new single, Chain Of Flowers have posted a video for one of the songs, Let Your Light In. It and second A-side Flesh, Blood And Bone are available now digitally or on 7″ via ALTER.
Picking up their pace in terms of releases, Silent Forum shared their second single within as many months. Darkly fretful, Trust is held back from outright despair by its jaunty guitar melody, a delicate balance that sounds much more contained on record than their visceral live shows. Speaking of such, they don’t have any gigs lined up at the moment that I know of, though I did hear a rumour that plans of one with surf-punk wunderkinds HODAD could be in the works…