#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

#119 (ca) Ameriland (eng)

After two weeks in the Deep South USA I’m still reveling in the joys of spending two weeks with some awesome garage rock and country. Lots of country. Chris Janson’s “Buy Me A Boat” was played about 20000000000 times so I know all the lyrics and  I decided to visit Nashville the same weekend as Taylor (of the Swift variety) so it’s nice to hear some proper riffs as I return.

Welcome to another Dinosaur Pile Up anthem that marks the release of Eleven Eleven on October 16th. Celebrating my clothes colour combo (but not dedicated to me in any way so far as I know), here’s “Red and Purple”

Completely wowed by the return – proper- of Wavves. King Of The Beach is such a wonderful garage scuzz album, with escapism moments alongside mild mosh fires. The first track is a real big tick for me…and luckily for you the first one you’ll hear on this epic 37minute aural journey.

Meet Banff. A Brissie singer-songwriter whose reflective indie will make for a global underground hit.

Ty Segall is back again. Not as Ty though; as new outfit GØGGS who are every bit as ‘rar’ and scuzz with that signature craziness that only a Segall can cook up.

Can’t recommend new The Dead Weather Dodge and Burn enough. The fact I heard it for the first time in Third Man Records in Nashville definitely hyped the experience up, but it doesn’t detract from the quality of the music and the great return from this medley of accustomed musicians.

New(ish) duo from Melbourne Audego offer a wonderfully constructed future R&B / electronica style. Just a few months into sharing this project publicly they’ve dropped “Side Effects”.

A little Swedish guilty pleasure has been found through Noonie Bao whose bouncy, ethnic dance track is

Vant are powering up the alt. rock scene in London like there’s no tomorrow. Some future rock kings I can really believe in.

Starting with a bit of guilty pleasure pop that I picked up online this week. Meet LA’s Runaway Saints who are a great export from the current scene with it’s identifiable sound and style.

Then there’s Coast Modern. A real gem in the mix this week with their undeniable West Coast spirit (not the FIDLAR surf fock type – more The Neighbourhood’s electro indie dreaminess).

Olga Bell has been introduced to me via One Little Indian records. Reminding me of the eerie vocals of Denali, but with the electro structure of a Thom Yorke solo project.

Lewis Del Mar has come out this week with a fantastic The Neighbourhood meets Glass Animals track that smooths over your ears whatever your situation.

These Londoners have reignited a love of slow-tempo indie melodies with their track “Stargazer”. Meet Island.

Dropping one of the sickest beats with future R&B and trap inspiration, this is Model 86. A stand out act in the indie electro sector.

Really enjoying a bit of urban vs. house from Goldlink this week too. Disclosure fans will love.

Beginning as a shoegazer number and rapidly building into that familiar post grunge outburst we love to hear from Tigercub…they’re back!

I was listening to this earlier in the week when it had about 60k listens. Just a few days later we’re over 2 million. That’s more like it! Big Will is back with a trap meets latino refix and it’s certainly not sounding back in my playlist: Bomba Estereo, Will Smith – “Fiesta”.

Early 00’s nostalgia fires up at the sound of the latest Boots track. This moody electro in “Bombs Away” is great for the nights that are closing in the northern hemisphere. Think How To Destroy Angels but not as dark.

Elise x