[video] Crocodiles – Degeneration

15 years into their career, Crocodiles are going strong and on ton top of their form. The duo has just aired a music video for the newest single “Degeneration” and it’s brilliant.

The song, armed with the band’s signature fuzz (and a nod to The Who’s My Generation”), is taken from their upcoming album Upside Down In Heaven (their first one in 4 years), which is out April 7 on Lolipop Records.

The video for the track was directed by Kate Clover & Brandon Welchez.

Watch below.

[album] Mozart Estate – Pop​-​Up! Ker​-​Ching! And The Possibilities Of Modern Shopping

Legendary Lawrence has been delivering great tunes for us over the years with Felt, Denim and Go-Kart Mozart. Looks like he is not planning to stop anytime soon, and last Friday he unveiled a new project — Pop​-​Up! Ker​-​Ching! And The Possibilities Of Modern Shopping, released this time under the moniker Mozart Estate.

Described by Lawrence himself as an album about consumerism and shopping, it is an eccentric, smart and extremely catchy collection of 16 songs. It would definitely appeal to anyone who liked the previous 4 Go-Kart Mozart LPs, but even if it would be your first Lawrence experience there is a huge chance that you will become a fan right away.

It is also mentioned that he would be touring throughout this year, so fingers crossed that we would also have a chance to see him live somewhere in Europe (which is something that is extremely rare).

Listen below and buy the album here, out now on Lawrence’s West Midlands Records, a subsidiary of Cherry Red.

[video] Roller Derby – Always On My Mind

Hamburg-based indie pop trio Roller Derby released a fantastic new single “Always On My Mind”, with which they have completed their debut EP with Practise Music (it also includes “Say How Come” and “Only You”).

It is out with the music video, presented as a tour diary documenting the band’s early tours and live moments from last year.

Watch below.

[song] JERKA – Lustigkurren

Photo by Stina Norberg

When not performing in the garage-tinged indie band Gula Blend, Malmö DIY musician Jesper Pettersson puts out great solo stuff as JERKA, where he can freely experiment with his sound and ideas.

After releasing a self-titled debut album in 2022, Jesper is now back with the fresh single “Lustigkurren” (Swedish for character/joker/wisecracker). It is a fuzzy, heady garage stomper that goes big and that is best played really-really loud.

Listen below and get the track here.

[video] Pozi – Failing

Pozi, the trio of Rosa Brook, Toby Burroughs, and Tom Jones, is back with a new album, following 2021’s Typing EP. Titled Smiling Pools (pre-order), it’s out May 19 via PRAH Recordings.

The new single is already out (it follows the previously released “Slightly Shaking Cells”), an inventive and forward-thinking “Failing”, which as described, grapples with how 12 years of Tory power have entrenched people in the UK with homelessness, poverty and division.

It is unveiled together with the music video, a collaboration between Kate Bilbow (2D animation and storyboard) and Toby Burroughs (stop motion and post-production)

Watch below.