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 RecordsStress 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.


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.


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.


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.