H. Hawkline – ‘Ghouls’

Welsh songwriter, H. Hawkline is set to follow last year’s superb Black Domino Box EP, with a new EP in June. The EP, entitled Ghouls, will feature Cate Le Bon and Sweet Baboo, and will be his first release on Turnstile.

Along with news of this new release, H. Hawkline has treated us to the title track; a delightfully melodious guitar led, laid back and sunny jam. It is great to find that his recent relocation to the US has done nothing to stifle his weird and wonderful whims. In fact, ‘Ghouls’ is utterly fantastic as he continues to impress mightily with his knack for crafting catchy psychedelic folk pop.

The Ghouls EP is released on 12″ vinyl, as well as digitally, on June 17th, through Turnstile. You can pre-order it here and give the title track a spin below.

Teleman – ‘Steam Train Girl’

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It pains to see how some supremely talented artists can remain largely overlooked, languishing in a musical hinterland far away from the public gaze, while others less talented receive adoration. Music, is at times, an entirely baffling industry.

One such case is that of Thomas Sanders. Anything Sanders has touched to date, from Tap Tap, Pete & The Pirates to his latest project Teleman, has been pure gold. The latter’s latest single, ‘Steam Train Girl’ continues this trend and is a perfect portrayal of Sanders & co’s. knack for exquisite indie pop songs. It kicks off with pulsating guitars before the rest of band gradually filters in, layering psychedelic-tinged synths over rhythmic drums and Sanders’ striking vocals which are, as ever, strikingly fantastic. To be fair Teleman has been riding along a thin wave of hype since announcing themselves late last year, perhaps Sanders will finally gain the plaudits his talent deserves – third time lucky and all that jazz. 

Teleman have quite a few live dates coming up, including support for Suede later in the year but before all that, you can listen to ‘Steam Train Girl’ below. It is out with b-side ‘Please Kill It’ on July 1st via their own own imprint Encona Records.

Session Victim – ‘Random Blues’

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If you cast you mind back to last year, you might remember there was quite a bit of fuss on here about Session Victim‘s album, The Haunted House of House. And rightfully so. It is slick, classy and neat deep house record.

Session Victim are at it again. The German duo of Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling have teamed up with Brighton house label, Wolf Music for a new EP, WOLF EP018. Sharing the wax with Medlar, Squarehead (not our Squarehead) and Ishmael, Session Victim’s inclusion is ‘Random Blues'; a is a slow-burner, gently building, deep house jam which blends touches of disco and soul, nicely and neatly polished off with an undeniable dance groove.

The 12″ EP is out on May 6th through Wolf Music with a digital release date TBA.