Tender Glue – ‘Back Home’

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New York City-based folk singer-songwriter Tom Gluewicki, aka Tender Glue, released new record Closet Leftovers, last month.

Similar to previous singles, ‘Lights Out’ and ‘Rudy’, ‘Back Home’ is a gentle, rich and heartfelt piece of lo-fi dream-pop recorded in the closet of his apartment. A tender and melancholic guitar-driven ballad, the guitar chimes amid a dusky, autumnal sort of atmosphere, as Gluewicki voice longingly strives to be heard above its misty surroundings. ‘Back Home’ is yet another powerful, heartfelt and beautiful song from the NYC artist.

Listen to ‘Back Home’ below and you can check out Tender Glue‘s new album Closet Leftovers, right here.

Bad Sav – ‘Hens Teeth’

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Bad Sav are New Zealand droning shoegaze noisemakers comprised of Death And The Maiden guitarist/vocalist Hope Robertson and bassist/vocalist Lucinda King, plus Shifting Sands’ Mike McLeod on drums.

The trio’s self-titled album was released toward the end of September and it is a bright, shimmering album right from the get go, as Bad Sav proceed to explore the worlds of ‘90s indie rock, shoegaze, psychedelic noise-rock and dream pop that is full of youthful yearning and glistening guitar lines. Their electrifying, sonic alchemy, bursting with colossal, majestic, melodic noise is conjured up no better than on new single ‘Hens Teeth’. A melodic guitar-heavy beast, it is propelled by a ferocious, surging energy and chugging rhythms, all cloaked in fuzz and distortion. While the whimsical and lethargic vocals are splattered with melancholy, the choruses are brimming with euphoria, and the huge hooks and crunching guitar horsepower seal the deal.

In case you were ever in any doubt, Bad Sav prove there’s still a thrill and a power in a trio playing guitar, bass and drums.

Tune into ‘Hens Teeth’ below and if that is to your liking, their self-titled album is available here.

Bearson – ‘It’s Not This (feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan)’

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With latest single ‘It’s Not This’ 24-year-old Norway native Bearson (Jakob Bjørn Hansen) is bringing all the deliciously catchy, colourful and chilled pop vibes.

Teaming up with Lemaitre and Josh Pan, Bearson’s latest is a gentle and dreamy piece of pristine pop. Playful piano chords and synth melodies dance over a bouncy hip-hop indebted beat as ‘It’s Not This’ slithers along a smooth slinking groove as Josh Pan muses in a relaxed contemplative daydream manner with crisp, soulful vocals. Fusing bright pop hooks with an irresistible groove and hip hop beats, Bearson and company serve up an unbelievably catchy three minutes of electronic pop heaven.

Tune into ‘It’s Not This (feat. Lemaitre and Josh Pan)’ below and judge for yourself:

The Magic Es – ‘Fine Lines’

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Since their formation in 2014, Norwich-based trio The Magic Es set themselves an enviable quest, namely to create “original rock ‘n’ roll reminiscent of a time when guitar pop dominated the charts and the terraces”.

So far, in releasing a debut LP and a string of super singles, they have proven more than adept in brewing upbeat bursts of melodic, infectious indie that sticks like glue – something the trio’s latest single ‘Fine Lines’ demonstrates in abundance. It is a britpop era indebted indie rocker bursting with melody and infectious energy. With nods to ’60s pop too, it is supremely catchy, melodic and anthemic as guitars twang and shimmer, as all roads lead to a memorable, rousing chorus. Quite reminiscent of Shack, ‘Fine Lines’ is just very easy on the ear and you know what, sometimes that is quite enough.

You can listen to ‘Fine Lines’ below:

Niki Moss – ‘There Must Be Something In The Water’

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Hailing from Portugal, Niki Moss is the musical guise of Miguel Vilhena, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, lead vocalist for the psych-rock band Savana and founder for the record label Pontiaq.

The playful, off-kilter and uber-catchy ‘Soylent Green’ was his opening introduction and now Moss has shared ‘There Must Be Something In The Water'; the second single lifted his debut album Gooey, penned for release in early 2019. It is an effervescent piece of luminescent psych-pop that is colorful, vibrant and fizzes with vitality. Skirting the border between psych and avant-pop, it storms off at breakneck speed with a whirlwind of frantic rhythms, racing synths, buzzing riffs and vivacious drums. ‘There Must Be Something In The Water’ is a four-minute excursion to a flashy, neon bright world of experimental pop that gets its hooks in nice and early, and doesn’t let go.

‘There Must Be Something In The Water’ indeed, tune in below.