[ep] Wilt/Plvce – Design Festa

Design Festa is a six-track extended play released by the Italian post-punk duo Wilt/Plvce. Out now on independent record label Dirty Beach Records, it demonstrates the band’s dark mixture of post-punk and noise rock.

Throughout the record, Wilt/Plvce display their knack for creating atmospheric soundscapes that transport the listener to another world. With a strong DIY/lo-fi spirit, the duo neatly produce a noisy wall-of-sound type of rippers with angry lyrics and loud, hazy vocal delivery. Brilliant stuff.

Stream below and buy the record here (also available on tape).

[song] Eyesore & The Jinx – An Ideas Man

There is a possibility that you are one of the lucky ones who did not suffer from the ubiquitous economic, energy and housing crisis, but the probability of this is quite low. While each of us is thinking about where to find the money to pay for the recalculation of expenses for the winter we endured, landlords enjoy their passive income (while blaming young people for their “insolvency”).

Liverpool trio Eyesore & The Jinx are fed up with this and are lashing out with caustic sarcastic comments about society (or rather, about its individual representatives) on their new track “An Ideas Man”. Under the brisk rhythm of bass guitar and drums, the group makes fun of exploitation disguised as good deeds. As the phrase goes, the first step to solving a problem is speaking it out loud.

The single was recorded in the Summer of 2022 at Yellowbird Studio (Wirral) with producer and mixer Daniel Fox (Gilla Band) at the helm. It would also be released on a 7″ with the B-Side “Do What You Love” on May 5.

Check it out below and pre-order the release here.

[song] Talking Flowers – Storytelling & Bedroom Wall

In 2021 Malmö musician Astrid Lagerstedt shared her debut release under the moniker Talking Flowers, and now she is following it up with a brand new double single “Storytelling” b/w “Bedroom Wall”. Out now on Rama Lama Records, it was recorded in the legendary Tambourine Studios in Malmö (bob hund, The Cardigans etc.) and produced by Joar Sylvan.

Both tracks are stunningly beautiful pieces that demonstrate the musician’s exceptional talent as a songwriter and vocalist. The songs’ dreamy, introspective sound and poignant lyrics make them stand out in the current indie landscape and are a must-listen for fans of vintage psychedelic pop.

Listen below and get the release here.

[album] Flyying Colours – You Never Know

Active since 2011, Melbourne shoegazers Flyying Colours returned on Friday with the brand new LP titled You Never Know, out now via Club AC30 and Poison City Records. It is a standout release in their discography and a defining moment for shoegaze genre lovers.

The album features 10 tracks that showcase the band’s signature blend of dream pop and psychedelic rock and includes the most memorable hooks in their career so far. The group is often compared to bands like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, but with years on the scene, they have carved out their own unique brand of shoegaze and artistic vision.

Stream below and purchase the record here.

[album] Dutch Uncles – True Entertainment

Few contemporary bands manage to be so consistently great as Dutch Uncles do. This Manchester group masterfully mixes various influences in their music and combines them into one organic whole.

Their eclectic parade of intricate rhythms, angular guitar lines, and off-kilter song structures are always led by the distinctively high voice of frontman Duncan Wallis, who adds a spark to the instrumentals.

On the group’s latest LP True Entertainment, the recipe for success does not change, with the band once again showcasing their songwriting skills. The intricate arrangements create a sound that is both complex and accessible, and staccato in the choruses works very well. Wallis, as always, fills the songs with references and creative, quotable lyrics.

Stream below and buy the album here.