Monday, 8 August 2011


Like waking up from a dream and wanting to go straight back to sleep so you can return to the dream, Echo Lake's songs are those songs that you don't want to end. But sadly, they do eventually end, so you'll have to savour every last second. What Echo Lake manage to do is balance their dreamy shimmer with a more direct yearning. But if you want solid proof of their wholesome goodness, then check this little factoid: their debut EP sold out the day it came out. You'll be yearning and gurning for Echo Lake before you know it, or you might just really enjoy it.

For Fans Of:

Beach House, Still Corners, Seapony

Sunday, 7 August 2011


Is there a band shaped hole in your soul? Even if there isn't, make some room in your life for Spector. They will need quite a bit of room however, because their songs are anthem sized anthems. Spector have decided to go back to a classic style of song writing, where the phrase "mass appeal" replaces the phrase "forward-thinking" on the drawing board. They have a winning formula of making the choruses sound bigger by having every member sing them in brotherly unison, making the guitars sound bigger by backing them up with synths and having a tight rhythm section. They also make an effort to dress up smartly and interact with the crowd when they play live. Champ dares you not to like them.

For Fans Of:

The Killers, Mystery Jets, The Maccabees

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Tv Girl sound like someone found a box of old radio jingle recordings and decided to loop them into songs and croon over the top. If that is true, then how genius is that? What is truly genius however is the power of TV Girl's songs to turn your bad day into a hummingly good one. What's more, you can get a huge chunk of their back catalogue for free off the net. Thank the sweet lord of music that there are bands like TV Girl around to put a smile on our grins!

For Fans Of:

Washed Out, Chad Valley, Neon Indian