Monthly Archive: August, 2012

The Helio Sequence – Negotiations (album) (Sub Pop)

Last month electronic/folk/indie rock act the Helio Sequence introduced to the world their first track since 2008’s ‘Keep Your Eyes Ahead’ in the form of the track ‘October’ (click here to read the… Continue reading

Casablanca – Yes (single) (Party Politics)

London’s Casablanca are seemingly destined for a career in indie-pop having been schoolmates with Bombay Bicycle Club, Cajun Dance Party and Theme Park. The ties run deeper with drummer Tom MacColl being the… Continue reading

Bloc Party – Four (album) (Frenchkiss Records)

Track-By-Track Review: It had been four long years since we heard new music from Bloc Party. Announcing their return last year, the drought was finally broken in July 2012 via the single, ‘Octopus’… Continue reading

Public Service Broadcasting – The War Room (EP) (Test Card Recordings)

“The war – don’t mention the war!” ‘The War Room’ (EP) is a 5-track EP by London-based multi-instrumentalists, J. Willgoose, Esq. (guitar, banjo, stringed instruments, sampling and electronic instruments) and Wrigglesworth on (drums,… Continue reading

Splashh: Need It / Headspins (single) (Luv Luv Luv Records)

Simply put, ‘Need It’, the debut single from London indie quartet Splashh is one of the most addictive and best new finds this year. Part dream-pop, part shoegaze, and part indie-rock, ‘Need It’… Continue reading

Muse – Unsustainable (single) (Warner Bros. Records)

‘Unsustainable’ is not the band’s official second single from their forthcoming album, ‘The 2nd Law’, but merely the second taste of the new record. The track was given to fans on August 9… Continue reading

Mock & Toof – My Head (single) (Tiny Sticks/M&T Inc)

Following the release of their debut album ‘Tuning Echoes’ in 2010, ‘My Head’ is the first taster from Mock & Toof’s forthcoming album, ‘Temporary Happiness’ (due in October). Having remixed material for acts including… Continue reading

The Cast of Cheers – Family (album) (School Boy Error/Cooperative Music)

Just as Two Door Cinema Club triumphantly did with their debut album ‘Tourist History’ in 2011 sending the band from anonymity to enormity, The Cast of Cheers is set to do the same… Continue reading

Buffalo Killers – ‘Dig. Sow. Love. Grow’ (Alive Naturalsound Records)

‘Dig. Sow. Love. Grow’ is the fourth album from Cincinnati 3-piece, Buffalo Killers. Here, the trio continue to seamlessly string together and perfect 60’s and 70’s classic rock, 70’s psychadelia, blues and garage… Continue reading

TOY – Lose My Way (single) (Heavenly Recordings)

Gearing up for the release of their debut album next month, TOY’s third single ‘Lose My Way’ is another sublime cut of 90’s inspired, lo-fi indie/shoegaze. Hot off the heels of the recently… Continue reading