The last release from the inimitable Wimps gives us today’s #onegoodthing.
This five-track EP showcases all that’s good about them, from searing, seat-of-your-pants garage-punk of opener Couches to the slightly stripped back and subtle melodies of closer Super Moon.
It’s an instant classic.
The sweet pop sounds of The Lemons give us today’s #onegoodthing, with their track Best Day.
Harnessing the upbeat vibes of The Beach Boys upon a garage-pop sound, the relentless jangle of the track will certainly have you nodding along.
Something of a departure, today’s #onegoodthing is the self-proclaimed ‘sasscore’ of F A L L S.
It’s a mesh of hardcore and more mainstream influences, adding a whole shitheap of grit onto the likes of Queens of the Stone Age at their most rip-roaring.
Not for the faint-hearted, don’t be surprised to be lulled into a false sense of security by the opening 30-odd seconds.
Thanks to Lucy B from the righteous Bad Grammar for alerting me to this.
The first volume of the Beech Coma collection was a firm favourite on these pages (and this page) earlier this year, and the first signs are that the second instalment is also going to get plenty of repeat plays.
Vol II features a raft of new, fairly unheralded bands and the first track available is this beaut from Hella Better Dancer.
Like A Child is a summery swirl of edgy guitars and late-night vibes and promises plenty from the band and the rest of the collection.
We get a lesson on the virtues of simplicity on today’s #onegoodthing, with the breezy Hangout With You from Diners.
At a little over 100 seconds it wastes no time at all, ensuring that – even though it’s fairly sparse, upbeat indie-pop – every moment of that is used to its full potential.
It’s a personal stand-out on a fairly decent album.
Despite appearing on an album of odds and sods, Love At 140 from Yoofs has plenty of shake, rattle and roll to it.
The Bournemouth duo’s brand of indie-rock is at its catchiest on this track and a much better reflection of their finer work than some of the tracks on this particular album.
Today’s #onegoodthing is the indie synth-pop of Allison Crutchfield‘s solo effort Lean In To It.
The EP is a step away from the often raucous rock of Crutchfield’s band Swearin’ (featured previously on these fair pages), yet inhabits a similar sort of lo-fi sparseness, simply replacing the crashing drums and driving guitars with a soft synth sound.
Don’t be put off by the departure of the sound your used to from Crutchfield via Swearin’, this is definitely a grower.
The garagey punk-rock of (How Hard) Losing You from Viscous Brothers is today’s #onegoodthing – it may be five years old, but it still sounds fresh.
It’s a rollicking rumpus of a track, with booming drums, barely legible lyrics and some righteous riffage.
Tune in and fuzz out, gang.
Today’s #onegoodthing is the Ruin The Moment EP from Amanda X.
Out a couple of years back, the six songs are a mesh of Sleater Kinney, Electrelane and Sonic Youth sounds, with added pop influences thrown into the mix.
It’s an eclectic set that is well worth a listen.
With sweet 60s melodies and lo-fi lushness, today’s #onegoodthing is Out Of The Way by Brisbane’s The Good Sports.
Harnessing a similar sound to that of blog favourites Temple Songs, the track ebbs and flows from straight up Beatles-influenced rock to the dreamlike swirls of its conclusion.
It’s another one of those toe-tappers…