There’s a subtle funk to Last Cab From Tunis by Hundred Visions that almost harks back to some LCD Soundsystem’s more ‘indie’ moments.
The Texan rockers may have found more of a rhythm now, but this track from a few years back is a storming effort – combining a dancey vibe to a more traditional indie-rock sound.
Sydney’s Straight Arrows do a great line in Black Lips-esque, psych-tinged garage and that’s none better seen in Two Timer.
Rattling drums, a laconic drawl and with a 60′s fuzz atop it, this cover of a Tempos track has a nagging quality to it that makes it hard to shift from your brain. But in a good way…
Harnessing the blues and psych influences, Qasar have cooked up quite the racket.
While this is good time rock ‘n’ roll, there’s still enough subtlety and fine touches to make Qasar stand out from the crowd.
The two tracks on their most recent release showcase that perfectly, and I’ve opted for the driving rhythms of Find My Babe over the 70′s-tinged melodies of Havin’ A Good Time.
While it was tough to pick out just one track from the insanely priced £2 for 56 songs album courtesy of Indietracks Festival, I eventually plumped for the synth-inflected noise-pop of Mega Emotion‘s Brains.
Channelling the likes of New Order (if they had Frank Black on guitar and La Roux on vocals), it’s an assault on the senses, but one that has you wanting to cut some rug at the same time.
It’s been a while since I’ve gone for a whole album as the #onegoodthing, which underlines how good one must be for it to be deigned worthy of such an accolade.
And Torch Song by Radiator Hospital is very much worthy; a mesh of pop-punk and Pavement-style indie that creates one of the most perfect albums I’ve heard in some time.
The band is more or less (from what I can gather) the brainchild of Sam Cook-Parrot whose links to the Crutchfield sisters (Swearin’ and Waxahatchee) shouldn’t come as a surprise given this is almost the midpoint between those two bands’ sounds.
York band Junk marry some jangly, catchy pop hooks with a DIY-garage sound to create some seriously infectious tunes.
Slightly less frenetic than blog favourites Younger Lovers, the mix of female/male vocals really works and while the whole EP – released by CHUD records – is a corker, it’s Car that stands out for me and for weeks, you will be singing “Get your shit out of my car…”
Noise-pop from Australia is the order of the day with today’s #onegoodthing.
Roku Music’s Reflector blends shoegaze with a more tangible dream-pop sound to create something that rolls and swirls along in a haze of toned down vocals and a fuzz of guitars.
Those cheeky chaps and chapette Spring King are back with another choice cut of perfectly-pitched indie-pop.
Can I? carries on where the band left off on their full-length release – all catchy hooks, hyperactive vocals and euphoric sing-a-longs.
As sharp as they are on record, I’d thoroughly recommend you grab a ticket to see them live if you get the chance; they really hit their stride on stage and put on a heck of a show.
This track from The Frights is the final one on their Dead Beach EP and it begins with a sweet, summery melody that launches into a full-blown, swinging surf-tinged garage belter.
Once ramped up (and elsewhere on the EP), the band veer into the same areas as Thee MVP’s – which is certainly no bad thing.
Enjoy this track and then ensure you explore the rest of the EP at the very least.
Swedish-based Hills give us the blissful psych of Rise Again for today’s #onegoodthing.
Fans of Hookworms and Goat should definitely delve into Hills’ world of fuzzed-up grooves, with this track in particular transporting you to not just another world, but plenty of other corners of the musical universe throughout, making it quite the journey. But one well worth making.