#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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#166 Been busy…

Blimey! It’s been a busy one since we last spoke. I hosted another of my alt. rock nights here in London, England. Some amazing emerging rock artists that you should spend a minute of life checking out

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Single Mothers – a band who were first introduced to me by word-of-mouth. That’s the best kind right? A band whose bio starts with ‘Single Mothers broke up in 2009 and have been playing shows ever since…’ has always stuck with me. They’re fellow Londoners…well, of the Canadian type (London, Ontario) and they make a rather wonderful racket that sounds like this:

As I mentioned in my Indie Shuffle post on the same song, bottle up the essence of summer and chuck it back out with some pysch/indie flair. This is Holiday Party, and this is their debut track “I’m Still Here”.

Calling all vibe-hunters; this is chillax bottled up and sprinkled with some hipster swagger. Yellow Days is a British prodigy with all the seasoning of a superstar and his latest stuff supports this even more.

Nothing More are a band originating from Texas, holding all the cult credentials that many alt. rock bands aspire to gain. Returning this week with new material I’ve used this opportunity to get stuck into the old stuff too. “Go To War” is a power jam.

Can we take a minute to appreciate Billy Raffoul. The American singer-songwriter who brings one of those voices to the world that is 100% soul food.

Off to 2000 Trees Festival in a just a couple of days to indulge in a weekend in the Cotswolds (a nice green bit of the UK) with a bunch of alt. rockers.

Till next time,

Elise x