Horses gallop, tires screech. Tarmac tears away beneath us. There are frames which freeze, and yet fly by. Gong Gong Gong are free of constraints.
With Swedish Cobra Sudakistan have offered a clear portrait of their spirit. Deeper in reach than their debut, and more broadly focused, the issues remain personal, but the projections are universal. They rock hard, and they retain esoteric charm, but they also offer invitation to make this stuff easier to get in to.
There’s a whole bunch of noise going on in the world right now. The Ophelias don’t necessarily make sense of all of it, but with this album they have produced a new kind of camaraderie that goes some way in making things more beautiful.
popbollocks caught up with mini bear to discuss how she retains heart when working it on the dance floor, and the difference between sparkle and shine.
Los Angeles-based trio SadGirl have just signed to Suicide Squeeze Records. On August 17th the band will be releasing their first EP on their new label. “Breakfast for 2” is the name of the sequence – and it borrows it’s title from the first track in the new batch. The roots of SadGirl are entwined…
Maribou State, have just shared a new track, “Feel Good” new album, “Kingdoms In Colour”. Coming on September 7th via Ninja Tune’s imprint, Counter Records.
Gentle Leader is the fourth album from Peach Kelli Pop, and their first full-length release in three years. Back in February the surf-pop-punk band shared a special Record Store Day release, “Crooked and Crazy” from the Which Witch EP.
“I want to be warm / I want you to be warm / please don’t leave me alone / I want to be worth it” Is a lyrical bait in the middle of “Fog” from The Ophelias. A track that opens with an excerpt from artist Laurie Anderson’s electronic piece “O Superman” makes clear it’s intentions from the outset.
SOPHIE, the London-based producer who is currently bending pop to her will, has just released a video for “Faceshopping”. This is the third in a sequence of singles which take meandering experiments through the artist’s psyche.
Not many music visuals will make you as happy as the video that Khruangbin have just shared. Accompanying the track “Evan Finds The Third Room” – one of the strongest tunes from their current album, Con Todo El Mundo, is treat that can filed under ‘joy’.