Here are three songs from Scotland’s OK SOCIAL CLUB’s debut album, released back in 2012. The band takes it’s influences from late 70′s pop punk and 90′s Britpop – and fuses these sounds into a modern indie band that seems about right for getting a party – or a riot – started.
Currently the band are working on their 2nd album to be released later this year – but I thought I’d give y’all a head start. Enjoy!
“The Shape of Things to Come”:
“The Late ’90′s”:
Apparently, London-based Gramme released one EP roughly 14 years ago, disappeared, then re-emerged a couple of weeks ago with this pseudo-disco single and the announcement that their debut album would follow in a few weeks.
Generally I don’t like to post lyric videos. I find them kind of pointless. However, I had to make an exception here for the first single from Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast – which is really Bedouin Soundclash’s vocalist/guitarist’s 2nd solo album (with backup from Vancouver’s The End Tree, a string ensemble).
All I have to say is “WOW!!!” This sounds a bit like XTC in their prime. Or maybe the Beatles. Hopefully the rest of the album is this good. Enjoy!
Regular readers of this blog will now that I have been huge fan of Breton for the past few years. Generally, they create music that seamlessly binds brooding/modern indie-rock sounds with electronic backdrops. Their new single, “Envy”, finds the band in a happier and more pop-oriented place.
Portland’s WILD ONES released their debut album late last year and I was recently lucky enough to see the band on tour recently.
There is a certain subtlety to their electronic pop sound that charms. Sonically, WILD ONES are very similar to Montreal’s Young Galaxy. The two bands should introduce themselves to each other – if they haven’t already that is.
Two years in the making, the band’s debut album ‘Keep It Safe’ features these three songs and a number of other great tracks, and is well worth checking out.