Salvation is the latest single from Dumb Angel, from Gillingham, Kent in the UK.
They are made up of four sisters: Shelley Lynch (vocals), Sheena Lynch (bass), Sian Lynch (rhythm guitar) and Sharon Lynch (lead guitar) with their friend Brandon Lane (drums).
Toronto Canada duo Meet the Blue were originally based in Limerick Ireland where they built a small loyal following while self releasing their first demos. They issued the debut EP “Flux” in 2012 with engineer Darius Szczepaniak (Sum41,Barenaked Ladies, Black Crowes) at the helm and eventually moved forward in 2013 recording a track with Rob Kirwan (U2, Depeche Mode). Here at IR, we wanted to first introduce you to the band with the 3rd track on their first EP, “Flux”, a quick stunner, but very demonstrative of what they have to offer.
The band is now currently working on a follow up EP, and you can grab the full six song EP below or the latest effort with Rob Kirwan. We’ve embedded a promo video below for the latest effort as well.Download Take Your Shot HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is the title track from Toronto based Killing Off Characters 2013 album.
“Killing Off Characters began as a project to excite one’s self away from the sadness of other projects dying, and quickly became amongst the best things in our lives. Strict music roles play no part here. A musical collective of three thirty-somethings expanding their minds and concepts of musical convention, with no limitations as to who plays what, when, and where. A guitar here for you, a keyboard line here for me.” [bio]
Santiago, Chile’s (the) How Much recently released the first single from their upcoming self-titled release and its a doozy. The vocals and instrumentals remind me a bit of Alice and Chains and Jane’s Addiction, driving toward a crazy instrumental attack at the very end. This was definitely a nice surprise to start off the week.
The band has been together for a few years apparently as seen by the dates and earlier tracks available for download at the Soundcloud site below.Download Löffel HypeMachine
Feed The Infection is a project of the Toronto based artist known as N3rgul. Today’s Dose is from the album Destroy Rock n’ Roll. Check out the BandCamp link below, where there are four albums available for free download.
“N3rgul” is a glitch/Dubstep/DnB/TripHop and basically electronica projekt by Nickk Dropkick” [bio]
Today’s Dose comes from Budapest in Hungary, by Gustave Tiger, an art punk band, formed in 2013, who released their second album At The Idyll’s End via BandCamp on a Name Your Price basis (no minimum). Their debut, Mitanni Mares was released in 2013 and is also on BandCamp.
“Starting off as a power trio with Péter Mezősi on drums, Csaba Szabó on bass, vocals and Gergő Dorozsmai on guitar, vocals, Gustave Tiger were soon joined by the brilliant young singer Erika Szurcsik to complete the line-up that created the pop sensibility infused psychedelic punk rock vision of At The Idyll’s End.” [bio]
The excellent new single Head Down is taken from The Ocean Party’s forthcoming 4th album “Soft Focus,” out October 31 in Australia & New Zealand via Spunk, and November 4 in the US via Jigsaw. While it appears the group is currently based out of Melbourne, it looks like they initially started in Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Upcoming tour gigs this month on the West and East coast of the US include the following few dates centered near the CMJ Festival in New York, apparently followed by an album launch tour in Australia hitting in Nov. Check the links below for the latest:
October 20 – Camero Gallery – Brooklyn, NY [Spunk Records Pre-CMJ Showcase]
October 23 – Drom – New York, NY [CMJ]
October 25 – The Delancey – New York, NY [CMJ]
October 28 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
Gambardellas was formed in Italy in 2011 by drummer Mauro Gambardella.
The band now consists of
Mauro Gambardella: Lead voice, drummer
Glenda Frassi: Guitar, backing vocals
Grethel Frassi Keys, backing vocals.
Their Ashes EP, which this is the title track from, was produced in September 2013.
Be sure to check out the video for the track below.
After recently stumbling headlong into the new single ‘Screens’ from the Lynchburg, Virginia indie folk-rock four piece, Glass Oaks, I found they based their inspired band name from “the creative expression of the human experience, which is both permanent like an oak and fragile like glass.”
The Soundcloud issued single looks to be officially dropping via the new release entitled “Dim Coal Night” on Nov 4, and additionally the group has a live performance of the track available online that we’ve embedded further below.
Influences of the band reportedly range very eclectically from gospel to Alt-Country.Download Screens HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is a little heavier than usual, but there is nothing wrong with that. It comes to you from Baltimore MD based band Fatally Yours and is from their EP Every Moment available from the iTunes link below. Check out some of their other tracks on their SoundCloud page, also linked to below. Of course, check out the video of Exit Sign too. You know where the link to that is. Check the links below!
We lucked out on a recent dive into the vast musical mash of Soundcloud, running into a handful of excellent tracks from London indie pop-rock group JUNGLE DOCTORS. Apparently in a little less than a month’s time the band has amassed over 75,000 plays of their recent single, “The Sea and the Rain”, not to mention a nice healthy listening mark on their slightly older songs, dating back at least a year.
Since the release of their first EP in July 2012, they have picked up lots of attention from blogs and radio stations, releasing “Better”, “Talk to Me” and the newer “Open Up” EP. A notable quote we found from the band: “The first two singles from the EP have done incredibly well compared to the last material that we released, so you can’t help feeling that things are moving forwards, plus people actually want photos with us after gigs now”
We’ve embedded a April 2014 video for “Falling” from the band below, for those hungry for more earlier output from the group. For those in London, you can catch Jungle Doctors at their next live gig opening for Patterns at The Garage on October 25th. A blast of links that you will need follow…Download The Sea and the Rain HypeMachine
V Y D are a NuDisco/Rock group from Southern California, now in Brooklyn. The band is Justin Howard (Singer/Songwriter) and Nick Wisse (Guitarist/Beatmaker). They say that they like mixing electronic beats with regular instruments.
Little Lapin is an unsigned pop-folk artist originally from Devon and is now based in Bristol (UK) who writes honest music straight from the heart. We’ve seen other recent indications she was recently based in Christchurch, New Zealand, and just recently wrapped up a successful post-show for the Austin City Limits Music Festival in the US in the last few days.
The new single Magnet Eyes came out around the last few days of July 2014 and you can check out more of her music at Soundcloud, where we luckily stumbled across her account… or at Bandcamp below.
Also, be sure to check out the fantastic embed on this page of New Zealand photographer Rambo Estrada’s surfing images in sync with her powerful song ‘Silent Tears.’Download Magnet Eyes HypeMachine
Another run through the audio channels at Soundcloud brings us a rare and new find from Canada, Bride & Groom, an Indie Folk duo based out of Montréal, Quebec. The duo is guitarist/songwriter Jesse Daniel Smith and cellist Kaitlyn Raitz, who apparently started collaborating in 2014.
After a successful IndieGoGo campaign the couple were able to write, record, and produce their self-titled EP, now available at the Bandcamp link below in addition to other popular streaming music platforms. Do make sure to check out their exceptional video for On the Run, which we’ve embedded further below.Download On the Run HypeMachine
We featured Trivial Shields (the project of Christian Carpenter) twice before, now he’s released his EP Vassal States. He says of the EP: “After much protracted preparation, hesitation and self-vexation, Vassal States, the EP I wrote and recorded while living and teaching English in Istanbul, is finally available for your listening enjoyment. Vassal States, is a concise, experimental pop album, tinged with sprinkles of electronica and finished with a heavy dose of existentialist culture-shock. The attached YouTube link is a trailer for the album that explains it’s creation further.”
It was written & Recorded in Istanbul Jan – Jun 2013, mixed in Early Winter 2014 by Jake Birch & Christian Carpenter, and released 23 September 2014.
We recently had the pleasure of running into today’s featured track over at soundcloud after diving through multiple releases, getting stopped in our tracks with Shimensoka. The name of the song looks to translate to something along the lines of being surrounded by adversaries and thus isolated in a hostile situation.
The group that released the song, Thalassocracy is comprised of Jake May and Lloyd King who hit it out of the park with the single. It contains a crunchy sludged out guitar line that creates a great visceral feel throughout and even pushed me into revisiting some of good days of old DGC releases and yes, even the ladies of L7. The single was released by the Pizza Club via Art is Hard Records which you can quickly sign up for at the following link.
Thalassocracy will be performing live at Brighton’s Indietro Secret Festival in the UK on October 26th.Download Shimensoka HypeMachine
Bay Area band The Seshen just released their new EP Unravel. Today’s Dose is the first single from it, they released another single Shapes yesterday too.
The Seshen are:
Vocals: Akasha Orr + Lalin St. Juste
Bass: Aki Ehara
Drums: Chris Thalmann
Keyboards: Mahesh Rao
Percussion: Mirza Kopelman
Sampler/Synchronizer: Kumar Butler
Following his previous two albums, The Hardship Diaries and Dreamoirs, UK artist Dave McPherson returns with his third album Journal Of A Journey Buoy, which arrives in a little under a month. The single Nothing is Enough is a stirring and exemplary slice of indie folk, that will no doubt send a lot of people looking into his earlier material. While you may have to wait just a little while longer for more, the good news is that the new album looks to have its official release in a little under a month on 3rd November 2014 via Pledge Music.
David will be on tour performing shows across the UK to coincide with the release of Journal of a Journey Buoy, which you can check out the dates for here. In addition, make sure to check out the embed below of his excellent video for Kingdom from last years album, Dreamoirs.
[via A Badge of Friendship]Download Nothing is Enough HypeMachine
Today’s Dose is a single from the Vaudevellia collection by San Diego based Meniyka Kiravell, and is due to be released Oct 15, 2014.
“Soaking up influences from around the world, Kiravell poured out 9 individual musical pieces of art into an eclectic collection entitled Vaudevellia. These are all released under the name, Kiravell. The songs embody the serene exploration of jazz mixed with world music and indie rock. The cover art for each single is a sketched self-portrait set atop a variable palette of mixed colors and backdrops.” [bio]
Hollow People formed in January 2014. They are five 17 yr olds from Birmingham, England. Surf was recorded in June 2014, and was Engineered and mastered by Jack Davis. More songs are being written. Gigs are being planned.
Hollow People Line up:
George Stanhope: vocals/synth
Joe Callaghan: guitar
Adam Plummer: guitar
Will Cooke: bass
Harry Southerton: drums