Singles of the Week
With the world falling apart around our ears why not retreat in to the reliable arms of this week's, small but perfectly formed, singles round up.
Let's Say We Did
A throbbing beat adds a certain shoegazey vibe to this slice of alt-indie that is eerily reminiscent of one of the more raucous moments from the the sadly departed Sparklehorse. Let's hope the rest of Hello Creatures, Let's Say We Did's forthcoming album, is as engaging as this rather fine single.
With a splash of Joy Division about it, Night Engine's debut single 'Seventeen' should persuade you that the four-piece are worthy of your continued attention. Synth-driven with a seasoning of arresting guitar hooks, it's an assured debut that bodes well for the debut full-length.
Video banned in Australia! That's gotta be worth a watch, right? We quite like San Cisco at TMF Towers, bringing a little bit of the beach to understated indie electro pop. A Summer Camp with factor 50. Remember to re-apply after you've been in the pool.
Two Door Cinema Club
Second album Beacon saw Two Door Cinema Club solidify their indie pop/rock formula and 'Next Year' is a perfect example of that. Delivering sharp guitars and an anthemic chorus, it's a confident track that won't sway the nonplussed but will be lapped up by the TDCC regulars.
Single of the Week
Mary At Midnight
'Heads Will Rolll is a blissfully laid back, slightly fractured and beautifully layered piece of pop perfection song that fuses the mellifluous voice of an angel to a perfectly pitched back beat. Mary At Midnight may be a somewhat mysterious character but with the pop sensibilities of a veteran being put to such brilliant effect on this astonishingly assured debut, she is surely destined for great things.