We've had a super busy week here at ABoF, with plenty of fantastic new music from Talking Violet, Verse Metrics, Kevin Pearce, Oh800, Koschka and Nova Twins.
Talking Violet's Sparjammer 67 Is A Slice Of Shoegaze Heaven...
Canadian four-piece Talking Violet share their dreamy sound with a world-wide audience with the video for Sparjammer 67. Taken from their debut EP Round Dreams, Sparjammer 67 sees Talking Violet produce a scintillating slice of dream-pop. Jangling guitars engulf your ears and are enhanced by the warm embrace of Jill Goyeau’s swooning, vocals.
The video for Sparjammer 67 premiered on Clash and is out now.
Glasgow's Verse Metrics are not your typical rock band...
Glasgow’s Verse Metrics release their affecting new single The Nightmares Leave Us All Inoperational. Combining a sound closely related to post-punk revivalists like Interpol and I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness with a mathy, angular soundscape akin to bands such as Polvo, Verse Metrics prove they are anything but your typical indie-rock band.
The Nightmares Leave Us All Inoperational is out now.
Kevin Pearce wants to put a smile back on the face of London with his new video!
Kevin Pearce's Plastic Man is inspired by the hideous misuse, overuse and general abuse of plastic and its environmental impact. Oozing Pearce’s trademark bittersweet sensibilities and impassioned vocals, a sweeping euphoria is created in contrast to the serious, but absolutely necessary, subject matter.
The video for Plastic Man premiered on Celeb Mix and is out now.
Electro-punk outfit Oh800 announce debut album!
Electro-punk outfit Oh800 prepare to get your legs moving with the release of their debut album Character Building. Title track Character Building is filled with clunking cowbells, pulsating beats and bright, jangling guitar sounds throughout. Frontman Eoin Rooney’s colloquial lead vocal is able to soar effortlessly, sounding akin to that of LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy.
Character Building is out on 12th October 2018 via Infinite Jest Records.
Koschka shares evocative new single, The Flood!
Lead singer of indie-electro quartet Nausica, KOSCHKA started out as a solo project in 2012. The Flood is the first single to be taken from her debut album, which will contain a combination of her own songs and re-arrangements of classical German songs from composers such as Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann. While KOSCHKA is not a classically trained musician, she works extremely intuitively and manages to combine her classical interests with her love of PJ Harvey and experimentation to create something gently genre-defying.
The Flood premiered on Soundsphere Magazine and is out now.
Nova Twins share wild slice of punk-rock abandon with new video!
Propelled by frenzied hooks, snarling vocals and a tenacious energy, Lose Your Head is a fiercely attention-grabbing creation from the duo. Oozing an angst-driven force, it’s a raucous wall of sound that’ll hit you with its raw power on first listen.
The video for Lose Your Head premiered on Clash.