Either a crap name or the name of the singer of this dirty electric blues outfit in the vein of Deap Vally, Picturebooks or The White Stripes. Great stuff either way.
From a 10″ single out on 12th August on Riding Easy records, Monolord deliver two more vast slabs of monstrous riffage. If you like your music suitable to accompany massive spliffs and slow head nods, then Sweden’s Monolord are for you.
Chvrches Featuring Hayley Williams
Scottish indietronica three-piece from Glasgow consisting of of Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, additional synthesisers, samplers), Iain Cook (synthesisers, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synthesisers, samplers, vocals) team up with Paramore’s Hayley Williams for another slice of catchy, radio-friendly synth alt.pop.
DJ Shadow & Run the Jewels
San Francisco turntable wizard teams up with Run The Jewels El-P and Killer Mike. Here’s the result in lyric-video form.
Cape Town alt.pop.rock four-piece with some very catchy songs, sitting somewhere between Warpaint and Mazzy Star but with their own South African slant.
Salt cathedral are a synth-pop two piece consisting of Juliana Ronderos & Nicolás Losada who hail from New York and Colombia.
Ethereal, floaty synth-pop indie outfit with a nifty line in awesome cover versions. Here they cover Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and The Ramones in their own inimitable style.
Formed in 2000 and releasing records since 2005, Los Angeles four piece Silversun Pickups are what you’d get if you took My Bloody Valentine’s younger siblings to a rootsy recording session in the Coachella valley.
With the oddest video I’ve seen for a while, this Icelandic electronic trip-pop duo come across like an LA hipster version of Tricky without looking anything like them.