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I know today’s #onegoodthing is the B-side, but I’m not being contrary, it’s just a stunningly, shimmery piece of mid-fi indie-rock.

Thalassocracy made an impression with their debut and have continued to produce the goods since.

Backing the rougher-around-the-edges, punkier tinge of GravesThe Glory of Man is a cover of a Minuteman track and showcases the gentler, more introspective side of Thalassocracy’s sound.

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Adding a punk edge to good-time rock and roll, today’s #onegoodthing comes from a re-release of The Castillians‘ album Show Your Teeth.

Put out this time round by the ever-brilliant PNKSLM Recordings, the album as a whole is an absolute blast, but the highlight is the catchy mesh of garage, pop and jangly rock that is Down By The Water.

Fans new and old won’t have to wait too long for the next release from the Birmingham band, which is slated for later this year.

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There’s not much to say about the providers of today’s #onegoodthing, but that means we can let the music do the talking.

Hailing from Calgary, Canada, Postman’s two-track demo is a searing intro, full of vitality and angst.

Today’s track of choice is Bad Streak; a lo-fi and unpolished dollop of unrelenting punk. Here’s hoping there’s more to come.

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Hailing from Ohio, Total Babes may cause consternation for any search engine shenanigans, but sonically, they deliver a fine line in sun-kissed indie with a punk edge.

Sprinkling Teenage Fanclub levels of optimistic indie in the mix with a mesh of drum and guitar that wouldn’t be out of place from The Men, Heydays is a feel-good track that has those liberally smashed cymbals that just do something to me.

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Liberally sprinkling a pop sheen over a sedated motorik beat, Manchester four-piece PINS continue to deliver the goods with today’s #onegoodthing.

It may not have the harder, punkier edge of some of their previous output, but that doesn’t mean Young Girls is lacking in any way, backed up by a suitably moody video.

You may also find yourself with the hugely resonant line of “What will we do when our dreams come true?” stuck in your head for some time after…

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While the prospect of yet another indie-rock duo might fill some with fear, there’s absolutely nothing to be worried about with the purveyors of today’s #onegoodthing.

Gothenburg two-piece Pale Honey offer slick, edgy post-punk sounds, showing a keen ability to know when to mix the quiet and the loud; and none so better than on Youth.

There’s a pleasing economy to their approach, that doesn’t stop it fizzing with intensity.

Their debut album can be found streaming here, and they’re also playing in London tonight, should you be suitably geographically (and sonically) appropriated.

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Touted as one of those ‘next big things’ we often hear about, London four-piece The Big Moon‘s opening salvo certainly suggests they can walk the walk.

Latest release Sucker is gathering all kinds of (warranted) hype, but today’s #onegoodthing is the stilted, angular indie of Eureka Moment.

There’s so much to love about it; the hushed ‘ready, ready, ready’ to kick-off the track, the joyous howls of “ow, ow, ow” just over the halfway mark and the interplay between the crisp vocals and grinding guitars.

If that wasn’t enough, their Twitter handle is @commoonicate, which tickled me, if nothing else…