#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

#122 More new, more returning…

Opening with an on point trap inspired weekend anthem from LA producers Vindata. The video dropped this week too.

Great to hear some more brilliant grunge music coming out of Toronto. Dilly Dally are on a level with Vant and need to be shouted about!

And speaking of Vant, a Londoner who was doing this style in a much more underground way almost a year ago, with an EP release due: GILLBANKS.

Bright tropical indie from – fresh out of Nashville from Bayonne:

Just in case you haven’t caught it – Weezer have come back with more trademark tunes to please the fans and perhaps pull in some fresh ears.

Venn are a new London band who are bringing something of a little 90’s to the table in a very exciting way.

https://player.amazingtunes.com/viaductpromotions/venn/tunes/364829

Great punchy pop rock from Wales band Estrons. A killer hook and one strong female vocalist at the helm.

Returning with an emotionally charged alt. anthem “Better”, BANKS is back in the picture after her punchy entrance to the scene.

Elise x