New Orleans-based duo Generationals have announced they are putting out their third album Heza on April 2. Their latest single, ‘Spinoza’, is a brilliant slice of upbeat and infectious surf-pop that you’ll find hard not to resist. Instantly it reminded me of other great bands like Phoenix, The Shins and Beach Fossils. The melodies here are reminiscent of those found on Oh, Inverted World, which is never ever a bad thing! I generally either like or dislike a song depending on it’s first twenty seconds. I was hooked after the first ten on ‘Spinoza’.
For those of you who were a fan of Torres’ previous single, the outstanding ‘Honey‘, you’ll be happy to know she has just released another new track called ‘Mother Earth, Father God’. Torres’ debut album is set to drop January 22, and it’s already one of my most anticipated of 2013.
BBC Radio 1 host Zane Lowe recently picked Southampton indie-rock outfit Wild Smiles as his “next hype” and it’s easy to see why after hearing their debut single ‘Tangled Hair’. It’s coming out officially on the 11th of March on Geoff Barrow’s Invada label. Check it out.
Guards have already released two great indie-pop tracks, ‘Silver Lining‘ and ‘Coming True‘, from their upcoming debut album In Guards We Trust. Just like the previous two songs, new track ‘Ready To Go’ has a real feelgood vibe to it and a big chorus. If you didn’t already know, Guards frontman Richie Follin is the brother of Cults lead singer Madeline. Both bands wouldn’t be a million miles away from one another in terms of sound. So if you like Cults be sure to check out Guards.
Big news! Beyoncé has just announced on her Facebook page that Destiny’s Child are set to reunite and release their first new song since 2004. The song is called ‘Nuclear’ and it’s set to feature in a new career spanning compilation called ‘Love Songs’ which is due January 29. You can pre-order the album here.
One of 2013’s most hyped new bands, Palma Violets, dropped a new single today. ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ may be slightly out of season with the lyrics “you got me dancing in the sun” but it’s still a pretty decent jangly indie track from a band who could probably get away with murder right now. It’s a bit of a slowburner this one and it seems like it’s only getting into gear just towards the end.
Keaton Henson has a rather unfailing ability to tug at someone’s emotions, with his deeply personal songs and heartbroken tales of failed relationships or lost love. Anyone that hasn’t already should check out his beautiful album Dear…. Keaton Henson will release his new record, entitled ’Birthdays’ on February 25th. ‘Lying To You’ is the second single taken from the record and it’s another stunning track with some pretty raw lyrics.
Ryan Hemsworth dropping a dope new cut is beginning to become about as frequent as the rain. Seriously, is there no end to this guys talent? Time after time, he’s thrown out some seriously fresh material and he’s let loose again on this new track, ‘An Overture Might Help Me Stop Thinking About You’. It’s only a matter of time before certain rappers start to pick up these tracks and turn them into mega-hits.