#168 In the summertime…(up here in the North)

When your favourite band of the moment send you a personally crafted letter inviting you to sample their new EP and get your hands on goodies ahead of everyone you definitely get a shiver of A-list vibes. Tigercub did just that to their fans (signed up to their mailing list) to alert them about the new EP. Alongside that they’ve dropped their lead track from it, ‘The Divided States Of Us’ which is a welcomed turn for the band. Their EP Evolve Or Die is at least followed through in their fresh approach to song formation here.

On their fifth studio album and first into my world are Hollywood Undead. “California Dreaming” is a rather powerful reminder of how the guys have got this far and a great entry into the global scene.

If you need a bit of uptempo, happy (but not clappy) rock then the latest Sløtface is the perfect pick me up. There’s a lot of support via editorial platforms at the moment out there and it’s nice to latch onto to a track in these early stages. See what you think:

Getting into the new Press To MECO as well. Dropping fresh today it’s a real mash of styles and genres that work really well together.

I stumbled across DANCEHALL in my splurges of internet listening this last week or so. Nothing to do with the genre dancehall, this trio are such a welcome cacophony of alt. rock I’m super excited to see them live later this summer!

For those of you that just click by now and then to see what you fancy, you might not know that I host a show on UK national radio station Amazing Radio. Supporting the best in (predominantly) UK emerging alt rock but also those around the world. If you haven’t checked it out (or at least the track listing, pop along for more goodies -> https://amazingradio.com/shows/elise-cobain 

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#167 Celebrating all the genres…

DJDS is a new one for me…not for Pitchfork fans though. Really enjoyed the bright, sparkly urban-skewed style to this one. You might too.

If you haven’t heard Zola Jesus (I hadn’t till a month or so ago!) then please give you earholes a little treat for a few minutes. Nika Roza Danilova has a voice to die for, and the anthemic nature of her

Steven Batelle is a super nice guy. And he writes pretty damn brilliant music too when he feels like it…which seems to be all the time. Paper Island Discs is the latest share from his new EP ‘Life Is Company, Me Is A Crowd’ and it’s a fine jam.

Kudos to Dan Carter for putting me onto Looming – a great alt. band from Illinois. Early days for them, but the style/sound is still strong.

Elise x