"...full of dynamic tides and stylistic right angles and bolshy chaos."
- The Line Of Best Fit
"…effortlessly freeform pop that doesn’t lose any of its ear worm immediacy in the process…" - DIY
"…a duo who surf the interface between bubbly indie-pop and sumptuously sad synth-pop." - The Guardian
Los Angeles based duo Bad Wave are here with their latest release Time To Get Lost, a track about the feeling of dismay over the recent US election. The single is out now via LA and Miami based label 10K Islands and available to buy and stream on iTunes and Spotify.
The video for Time To Get Lost premiered on Clash and is now available to stream on Bad Wave's YouTube channel.
The audio for the single premiered on The Line Of Best Fit and is available to stream from the band's Soundcloud Page now.
For many, November 2016 was a dark time; a billionaire with no political experience had managed to dupe America into voting him as the next president of the United States of America. The news came as a shock and another notch on 2016’s rotten belt. However, in times of anguish, it’s artists who are able to create something positive from the darkness, which is exactly what Bad Wave have done with Time To Get Lost.
“Whenever I catch myself feeling feelings I try to stop and think about how to express them through music or writing, and there were A LOT of feelings about this election,” says Tota. “This song is definitely an expression of anger at the outcome. Anger towards a broken system. Towards a person who is somehow expected to represent me. Obama said in his farewell address that “citizen” is the highest office in a democracy. This is a song about remembering who’s in charge.”
Last year, Bad Wave’s Patrick Hart and Tucker Tota released a slew of singles, each receiving tremendous support, much to the pair’s surprise. 3AM topped the Hype Machine chart, hitting the number one spot, with Runaway peaking at no. 2, and they achieved over a million streams in 2016 as well as featuring on Spotify’s Fresh Finds playlist. The Guardian, The Line of Best Fit, DIY, Wonderland and The Sunday Times were amongst their top supporters with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and LA based station KCRW flying the Bad Wave flag on the airwaves.
Time To Get Lost is out now via 10K Islands and available to buy and stream on iTunes and Spotify.
Edinburgh-based artist Mt. Doubt aka Leo Bargery has teamed up with Dunfermline rockers Foreignfox for the release of AA-side single Tourists / Lights Off, Carry Me Home, out on 31st March 2017 via Scottish Fiction.
The single premiered on The Skinny and is also available to stream via Mt. Doubt's Soundcloud page.
Mt. Doubt’s Tourists is a song about Bargery’s fear of flying and centres around a general dislike for air-travel, airports, planes and holidays. The track begins with Leo’s warm, baritone vocal sounding akin to the likes of The National’s Matt Berninger’s distinctive vocal tone. With the support of his full band, the track blends Leo’s intricate songwriting abilities with his rich vocals effortlessly to create a a dynamic and brooding indie rock sound - fans of The Twilight Sad and Arcade Fire will feel at home here.
Beginning as a solo project in 2015, Mt. Doubt quickly expanded into a core group of musicians to become the collective they are today. After playing a show with Foreignfox in Inverness last year, the two bands decided to collaborate, allowing fans to discover new Scottish talent along the way.
Since the release of their critically acclaimed albums In Awe Of Nothing and My Past Is A Quiet Beast, Mt. Doubt have received praise from the likes of The Scotsman, The National, The Skinny as well as BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland to name but a few. They are also no strangers to the Scottish live circuit, having performed at T In the Park, Brew At The Bog and supported We Were Promised Jetpacks and Admiral Fallow amongst others.
Tourists is the first single to be taken from Mt. Doubt’s upcoming EP The Loneliness of the TV Watchers, out later this year.
You can catch Mt. Doubt live at the following dates:
Saturday 8th April - Nice ‘N’ Sleazy’s - Glasgow - Tickets
Tourists is out on 31st March 2017 via Scottish Fiction.
Having already built a reputation for their visceral and engaging live shows, Brighton-based band Army Of Bones got together last year to record their self-titled debut album, due out on 6th March 2017 via their own label Bones Music Group.
Ahead of the self-titled release, the band have shared their new track 'End Of Time', which premiered on Gigslutz and is now available to stream via the Army Of Bones Soundcloud page.
Formed of Martin Smith, Jonny Bird, Reuben Harsant and Steve Evans, Army Of Bones create songs of hope infused with doubt. Produced by Gethin Pearson (The Enemy, JAWS), the album strives to bring things that are in the dark to light - whether that’s the pain of a struggling relationship, the feeling of lack of identity or desperation for a city, the band want us to rise up and realise how vital we all really are.
Following the release of their anthemic double A-side ‘Batteries’/ ‘River’ last year, on their debut album Army Of Bones deliver a collection of emotionally engaging and hauntingly captivating tracks, each oozing a unique, profound power. As frontman Martin Smith sings “Oh my love, in you I’m found, take my hand and I will follow... there’s no fear in our tomorrow...” in ‘Ecclesiastes’, a strong sense of hope is exuded with heart-wrenching force as Smith’s impassioned vocals soar. Musically exquisite and lyrically rich, Army Of Bones is an album that truly believes in the power of music to heal divisions.
Having already received acclaim from The Revue and BBC Introducing, and headlined explosive sold-out shows across the country, with their debut album Army Of Bones look set to become of the stand-out bands of 2017. You can catch the band live at the following dates:
30th March - Studio at Komedia - Brighton
Army Of Bones, the self-titled debut album, is due for release on 6th March 2017 via Bones Music Group.