Friday Round-up!

We've had another super busy week here at ABoF with new music from Bugeye, Humble Braggers, Elemantra, Bungalow and HAVVK! 

Bugeye share new video for funk-fuelled slice of disco punk Is This Love?!

Inspired by Donna Summer’s ‘80s club anthem ‘I Feel Love’, Is This Love? is a twisted play on the theme, asking what love is; reflecting on how it can turn into a suffocating obsession. A truly infectious creation, it’s propelled by raging, synth-driven hooks and intense propulsive beats as Angela Martin’s vocals soar with a fierce punk grit. Produced by Paul Tipler, it’s a wonderfully frenzied, funk-fuelled disco punk anthem.  Showcasing Bugeye’s unwavering DIY attitude, Is This Love? is accompanied by a quirky homemade video, oozing the band’s trademark charm and energy with a psychedelic edge. 

Is This Love? is out now. 

US alt.rockers Elemantra release pulsating single To Know Better!


Elemantra have announced themselves to the world through the release of single To Know Better. Taken from their forthcoming album of the same name, Elemantra expertly showcase a sonic delicateness by combining nuanced, melodic soundscapes with a dynamic, heavy edge; creating an emotive yet forceful sound. Taking cues from the alternative rock era comprising iconic bands ranging from Sense FieldThe Appleseed Cast and Sunny Day Real Estate to Hum and The Smashing PumpkinsTo Know Better illustrates everything that is good about Elemantra; raging guitar riffs, a pulsating rhythm section and ethereal, shoegaze-like vocals.

To Know Better, the new album from Elemantra, is out on 17th August 2018.

Humble Braggers announce uplifting new EP Cycle


An uplifting collection fuelled by a dynamic energy, Humble BraggersCycle is propelled by driving beats and the soaring vocals of front man Tom Burtless. Inspired by bad decisions and the regret that follows having too much fun, lead single Reckless is an anthemic dance-floor hit, filled with funky basslines and sparkling synth-driven hooks that’ll have you up and moving to its ‘80s-reminiscent vivacity in no time. From the whirring hooks and sweeping vocals of ‘Am I Okay’ and the shimmering electro-pop tinge of ‘Moon’, to the colourful soundscapes of title track ‘Cycle’, the EP is filled with infectious anthems.

Cycle is out on 31st August 2018 via Admirable Traits.

BUNGALOW share new video for infectious single Loving It

After releasing their new single Loving It last month, rising Amsterdam-based duo BUNGALOW have now shared a set of visuals for the infectious track. The video, which was directed by by Isabelle Hauschildt, tells the story of a young couple who is obsessed with each other and obsessed with scent to the point of trying to capture each other's very essence in a perfume. 

Loving It is available to stream on Spotify now. 

HAVVK share immersive new video for Glass

The new and improved HAVVK return with the re-release of their utterly spellbinding single, Glass, out now via Veta Records. Originally written in 2015, and released in the run up to the Irish Marriage Equality Referendum, Glass addresses themes of conflict and resolution. Of the video, the band explain: " The entire visual pulled from the Pride rainbow. It was a really simple concept. We wanted to take ourselves out of the picture, and focus on the thing that inspired the release – the Marriage Equality campaigners. We wanted something continuous and immersive to go with the hypnotism of the track..."

Glass is available to stream on Spotify now.