Channeling a laconic Madchester vibe with a nod to the same 90’s sounds as early releases from Swim Deep, Sheffield four-piece Best Friends deliver an exhilarating cut with today’s #onegoodthing.
Cold Shapes creeps to a crescendo of sun-kissed guitars and ecstatic “oohs”, juxtaposing nicely with the drawled vocals and pared-back guitars that precede it.
As a pre-cursor to their upcoming debut full-length release, it’s the perfect scene setter.
Following hot on the footsteps of yesterday’s #onegoodthing from The Cairo Gang, we have another fine throwback to the 60s with EZTV.
Their track Soft Tension premiered on Stereogum and has been an ever-present earworm since, with it’s marriage of Byrdsian guitars and George Harrison’s knack for applying a sheen of pop to said guitars.
It’s a sun-kissed stroll wrapped up in an infectious melody.
With janglin’ guitars atop and a yearning vocal harking back to the cream of 60’s guitar-pop, today’s #onegoodthing should be filed alongside the recently featured (and equally brilliant) offering from The Foetals.
Today’s comes courtesy of The Cairo Gang, with its ever-changing supporting cast to leader Emmett Kelly.
Be What You Are is not so much a nod, as a full-blown headbutt in the direction of the likes of Buffalo Springfield and The Zombies, but this 21st century tweak on a classic sound still comes across as fresh.
Bratty punk with a sprinkling of pop added to the mix makes today’s #onegoodthing an intoxicating, catchy concoction.
Constellation by Philly band Telepathic has buzzing guitars and a frantic beat that belie the slightly apocalyptic tone of lyrics such as “Our time is slipping through my hands/Our time is passing me by”.
There’s a rawness and roughness that just adds to the appeal of a track that positively whizzes by in two and a half minutes.
Blowing away those Monday cobwebs is today’s #onegoodthing – the clattering Heathen pt.2 from Ghost Foot.
The Louisiana band released the Vulture EP in April and the initial slow-fast combo at the start of this track soon makes way for a mid-era BRMC-influenced crash of drums and scuzzy guitars.
The opening’s slightly countrified lilt merges into a heavier sound that then really ramps it up to bring in the big guns to blow you away.
Today’s #onegoodthing comes courtesy of the surf-tinted college-rock from Londoners Flemmings.
Their Shake Well Before Use is set for release on Odd Box Records and it’s lead track Get Away From Me Right Now that we showcase today.
It bursts into life, showcasing the band’s taut take on the heavier end of surf-rock, while maintaining a shade of pop and bounce to proceedings.
Montreal’s Beat Cops have graced these pages before with their opening salvo, but they’ve returned with a full-length offering, and it’s from that we get today’s #onegoodthing.
Much like the rest of the LP, Javitz is a torrent of overblown, ramped-up rock with its roots in the Seventies, featuring near-howling vocals and a wig-out that wouldn’t be out of place at a Deep Purple gig.
There’s much more than homage or pastiche here, though, as a lot of the songs are surprisingly lean – packing in a whole lotta punch in a short space of time.
Swoonsome, laid-back lounge-rock-meets-garage on HCDB from Larry & The Babes is today’s #onegoodthing.
The track has a beachside-at-sunset vibe to it, as it almost lolls along upon a combination of shimmering guitars and caressed drums.
The sprawling psychedelia of Mabel (When It Gets Dark) by Beds In Parks – with more than a dash of Brian Jonestown Massacre – is today’s #onegoodthing.
The band comprises Finnigan Kidd from Hatcham Social and Joanna Curwood of The History Of Apple Pie, and this first offering is a scuzzy, prog-inflected behemoth of a track.
It’s backed by Something To Do, which is a more compact offering, with a Velvets-go-pop vibe to it. It’s similarly gorgeous.
Subtly motorik punk with a grungy edge from Aussies Darts gives us today’s #onegoodthing.
The five-piece’s new album – Below Empty & Westward Bound – was released on Rice Is Nice last month and Here Is Down is a cracking centrepiece, with its driving beat and swirling guitars topped with a raw vocal that crackles with intensity.