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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.