The Lost Brothers – ‘Derridae’


The Lost Brothers are set to release their brand new album New Songs Of Dawn And Dust next week, September 22nd to be precise. Ahead of the forthcoming release, Irish folk pair Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, have unveiled ‘Derridae’ and it’s Gavin Wood directed video.

We’ve already had one taster, the gentle, soothing and sombre ‘Silver and Gold’, like it and their previous three albums, ‘Derridae’ has a rich, earthy quality. As they softly croon in tandem, it is nigh on impossible to resist the sweet and beautiful harmonic pairing, as the gentle acoustic strums illuminate their tender song-writing, bound by an emotional weight and vividness. The Lost Brothers are continuing to do exactly what they do best, making timeless acoustic songs, and once you open your heart to the pair, there’s no end to the rewards headed your way. There is just something so pure, honest and downright brilliant to what they do. Since the first time I saw The Lost Brothers live at Hard Working Class Heroes back in ’08, where me, my Dad and two other blokes were treated to a show befitting of a full house, I’ve been left with an indelible mark. And one I’ll gladly carry with me.

You can check out ‘Derridae’ below and if you fancy a sneak peak at the new album, New Songs Of Dawn And Dust is streaming on Clash Music.

The Lost Brothers have a string of live dates coming up across Ireland and the UK and if they’re calling at a venue near you, you’d be mad to pass them up. The full tour schedule is here.

Foreign/National – ‘Life Tourist’


Melbourne five piece Foreign/National are readying their debut EP, ahead of which, they’ve released their latest track ‘Life Tourist’.

Now if there was ever a track to get you excited about a forthcoming release, it is ‘Life Tourist’. A breezy and chilled out track, it drifts and swirls on its merry way, elevating your head toward the clouds in under three minutes. Sun soaked, hazy and incredibly lush, from the moment it begins, it is impossible to resist being pulled you into its psychedelic swirl. Nimble cymbal work combines with smooth vocals, generous doses of reverb and all manner of fizzing psychedelic sounds, to deliver an irresistibility joyous coming together of sounds. It should go some way to alleviating the anguish of knowing that we’re still a few days from the weekend. There are certain similarities with Foreign/National and compatriots Tame Impala and Washed Out and Unknown Mortal Orchestra too – not bad company to be in at all mind.

If ‘Life Tourist’ is anything to go by, their debut EP is going to hard to resist when it’s released at the end of this month. Check it out below and behold is majesty.

King Tuff – ‘Black Moon Spell’

King Tuff Band Photo

California outfit King Tuff, the brainchild of Kyle Thomas, has announced a third studio album entitled Black Moon Spell, will be released on September 23rd via Sub Pop Records. It serves as the proper follow-up to his 2012 self-titled album.

Ahead of the album’s release of the forthcoming LP, King Tuff has graciously presented us with the title track, ‘Black Moon Spell’, and it’s a full-blooded rock ‘n roll monster. Revolving around a brain-obliteratingly brilliant riff, which swells and swerves to carve through a blanket of instrumental noise, distortion. As do Thomas’ vocals – clean, nasaly and channelling his inner T-Rex (as in Mark Boland) – thee finds some way through the heady blitz of noise, encompassing swirling guitars, psych-pop, glam, garage and classic rock-inspired leads. A total beast of a tune, which you can get a load of below and Black Moon Spell of the same name is out September 23rd.

King Tuff plays the Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC (w/La Sera) on October 23rd. Full list of tour dates here.

Attaque – ‘Change Your Mind’

UK producer Attaque continues to tease us ahead of the forthcoming release of his new album, Only You. First off we had the dazzlingly infectious and meticulously crafted title track ‘Only You‘ and now he’s presented us with the bliss-filled sounds of ‘Change Your Mind’.

Majestic and melodic, it builds slowly through a woozy mix of beats and sounds, drifting towards the dreamy and magical realms of electronic music. A breathlessly atmospheric song, aided and abetted by some wonderfully hazy vocals from Adam Pleass of Qtier, it meanders through these braising blissful sounds, intoxicating every fibre of your being. A truly beautiful song that ekes out a sweet spot between woozy shoegaze and ambient electronic pop. Things are shaping up nicely for the release of Attaque’s new album, a change of pace, direction and style but the class remains.

Only You is released on October 27th via Bad Life. For now there is ‘Change Your Mind’, if you’re not already convinced, it’ll do just that.

Springtime Carnivore – ‘Sun Went Black’


Springtime Carnivore is the musical moniker of Greta Morgan, whose preparing to release her eponymous debut album. Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Black Keys, The Shins) it is penned in for release on November 4th.

First of the presses is the dazzling first single ‘Sun Went Black’, a buzzing, giddy burst of psychedelic tinged indie-pop. Employing ambient washes and hooky fuzzed guitars, she arrives at a blend of multi-coloured lush sounds that crackles with warmth and serves as a consummate companion for Morgan’s breezy mellifluous cooing. Morgan’s psychedelic interpretation on pop goes far beyond the hazy vocals and catchy beats, arriving at a sound that’s both danceable and dazzlingly colourful display of exuberant, synthesised pop. If this is an indication of what we can expect from her album, we’re in for a treat.

The album is out in November but for now it’s time to whet your appetite with ‘Sun Went Black’. Check it out below. Springtime Carnivore has a string of dates across North American throughout Oct/Nov (full list here), including Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret (w/ Generationals) on November 17th.