Described by the band on their Bandcamp page as ‘soulgaze’, today’s #onegoodthing comes from Atlanta three-piece Shepherds.
Combining frenetic synths with a rolling riff, I’m Too True has a distinctly alternative 80’s feel to it, with a sprinkling of pop to finish off a really compelling track ahead of the release of their album Exit Youth in a few weeks.
Coming off their latest album, Gestures, which was released last month by Paris-based label Howlin Banana Records, today’s #onegoodthing is Sword by Baston.
The Rennes band deliver a shimmering slab of rock on the track, meshing the more accessible parts of garage and psych on a tune that threatens to approach the sort of epic guitar wig-out on the likes of The Stone Roses’ Waterfall or I Wanna Be Adored.
I think we can agree they’re not quite on at the level of Ian Brown and Co., but this is still a tune well worth three minutes of your time.
Spiky angular post-punk with a 90’s gloss, Cali band Never Young deliver today’s #onegoodthing.
Recently released by the excellent Father/Daughter Records, Stress Hed follows up their debut EP on the label in March.
With crunching riffs, laconic vocals and a refrain of “I’m not easy like your other friends” that is sure to embed itself in your head, this track is a step in a more refined direction than their previous offerings.
Channeling some classic 70’s US rock riffage to add to their taut surf-rock, today’s #onegoodthing is She’s My Girl by Total Love.
The Toronto band reach their peak on this track from April’s eponymous EP, combining a rousing power-pop chorus with a Weezer-esque crash of drum and guitar.
Boys is the brainchild of one woman, and boy (sorry…) does Nora Karlsson make a sweet sound, combining a clattering, fuzzy guitar with a keen eye for a pop hook.
Parked somewhere between urgent garage-pop and the kind of smoky, past-indebted tunes The Last Shadow Puppets churned out, Ever Before is the pick of the Boys’ debut release and once again goes to show that PNKSLM maintains its ability to spot a blinding act.
It’s the gorgeous, pastoral bedroom-pop from Nevada’s Current Joys that is very much the order of the day for today’s #onegoodthing.
Kids is a beautifully simple slice of melancholic pop, coming from the man previously known as TELE/VISIONS.
There’s a folksy tinge to it, but the overarching hazy melancholia is an intoxicating sound.
The second track from their forthcoming album, today’s #onegoodthing comes courtesy of Adelaide’s Terrible Truths.
Sticking closely to the formula in False Hope, the main difference is that See Straight flips the funk and punk ratio of that track, allowing us to file this in the party pile. Indeed, it wouldn’t be out of place on the same playlist as one of last week’s tracks – Pure Beauty’s Panama Hands.
With the album out in a few short weeks, I cannot wait to hear the rest of it.
With a denser, motorik sound, Primetime return to these pages with Anyway.
The London four-piece have pushed their art-punk credentials to the background on this track, but not to the detriment of the overall sound which is still lo-fi garage-punk brilliance – and it’s taut, no-waste brilliance at that, whizzing by in under two minutes.
Joyous powerpop-tinged punk from Transistors is the order of the day for this Monday’s #onegoodthing.
On Cashel St is unashamedly upbeat, with a seamless switch from crunching to jangly on the riff spectrum.
It features on the Kiwi band’s recently-released Cuppa Jarra Brossa EP, which is stacked with more garage-rock positivity than you can shake a ham sandwich at.
Sydney duo Abigail & Daisy combine sparse keyboards with angular guitars to create a brilliant mesh of new wave and post-punk sounds on In The Morning.
The track features on their eponymous summer release and where opener Summer Song leans heavily on the Witching Waves-esque lo-fi post-punk, the keyboards really come to the fore here and create a more compelling and complex texture that wouldn’t sound out of place on an ’80s new wave compilation.