#164 Hyper splurge

I want to start this week with a track from an artist who I’ve been a massive fan go since before he set foot on our shores here in the UK: Flume. After taking on the world piece by piece, he’s back again and returning with a great new artist from Australia under the name of Kučka (pronounced kush-ka if you’re wondering). This one is unlikely to chart high due to it’s very lefty sound, but “Hyperreal is one beautiful production 👌

There are some mandatory (aka very Elise-sounding) tracks to get out there. First – Nothing But Thieves came back with something rather catchy and mass appeal rock. Something we desperately need in todays washed out playlists.

Don Broco also made a return ahead of their Slam Dunk Festival dates and announcement of their headline show at the Ally Pally (Alexander Palace) here in London later this year. Another solid return!

After being a bit late to the party I took the time to sit down with the latest Incubus album (aptly titled “8” as it is the number of released albums). Their opening track “No Fun” will be a welcome return to riffy-form for fans of Morning View or A Crow Left Of the Murder. Overall it’s a mixed body of work, but fans new and old should definitely invest a commute to check it out and make your own call.

Atlas Wynd are a new name to my ears. Hailing from the NE of the UK, but chilling out in Brighton (the current hub of loads of great alt. artists). Combining a nice mix of garage rock and Brit indie.

Love the darkness that runs through new Table Scraps. From Birmingham they’ve actually just released a 3D video for this track. Lovely to see a rather new band investing in some pretty snazzy digital stuff.

Like your post-grunge tunes? Then you need to hear Projector. So much throwback essence in their new single “Just The Once”.

Estrons – from Cardiff – smashed it into the world of alt. rock with a few corker tracks a little while ago, but this one is fresh off the last couple of weeks.

If you’re lacking scuzz in your life look no further. Wavves are back with a very strong track 👍🏼

And bringing the compass back home for me – Demob Happy. Another set of rockers settling in the southern town of Brighton. Back after a lengthy break to recharge and write new tunes.

And lastly if you want some rich alt rock out of Adelaide then take the time to click here and give Towns some love. Fresh to the Triple J Unearthed site.

Elise x

#102 The sky opened up

That it did…

Thanks for the memories. For introducing me to The Hives and The D4 and starting me on the slippery slope that lead me to working on that legendary show. Life just changed. In an over dramatic ‘get over it way’. Sure.

Sivu ft. Rae Morris “The Nile” is one powerful track. Piano keys allow this track to straddle emotion, dance and pop genres effortlessly.

Young Buffalo have made something not too dissimilar to Grizzly Bear meets upbeat tropical. Beautifully upbeat and cheery. I love it 🙂

I’m never usually a hip-hop fan but this new track from The Four Owls that reminds me of Ty’s “Haha” classic from yonder year.

And switching back to some rich rock in the form of Black Peaks. Rich and loud with hints of SOAD and Arcane Roots.

And leaving you with a suitably off-key grungy production from Bright’s Demob Happy who I hope have started a riot and inspired future acts to release such raucous madness as theirs.

Elise x