77:78 – ‘Love Said (Let’s Go)’


As card-carrying members of the kaleidoscopic musical maestros The Bees, Isle Of Wight musicians Aaron Fletcher and Tim Parkin were responsible for some of the most magical, downright brilliant moments of the last decade.

Back to the present….. and the duo has an entirely new project called 77:78, a debut album called Jellies, penned for release via Heavenly Recordings on July 6th and a taste of said album in the shape of ‘Love Said (Let’s Go)’. It’s a radiant, jaunty and joyous cut of infectious soulful pop with some psychedelic leanings; namely the fluttering flutes and echoing atmosphere which abound on the peripheries. It’s breezy little gem with a subtle swagger that will whisk your mind far, far away to long summer days of glorious sunshine. Like The Bees, 77:78 echo classic pop, folk and psych of the past but just like their previous incarnation, they bring plenty of their own character to make it their own delightfully irresistible sound.

Check out ‘Love Said (Let’s Go) below – the video is a delight too.

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Why Not – ‘Pink Hat’


‘Pink Hat’ is the lead single from Minnesota outfit Why Not‘s second LP, ‘Spring Cleaning'; penned for release on March 21.

The Minnesota trio – Joshua MacGregor, Isaac Dell & Henry Breen – decidedly deadly dexterity in the math-rock meets ’90s indie/garage-rock stakes. Simultaneously intense and nonchalant, Why Not rifle through a rumbustious realm of relentless riffs, ratcheting up the energy only to slow to a meander, bob and let vocals momentarily resonate before bursting into life once again. It is fierce and furious but with a subtle and seductive catchiness sewn in. Its allure is neigh on impossible to resist and as an opening intro to the forthcoming new record, it promises great things.

Do yourself a favour, listen to ‘Pink Hat’ below now. ‘Spring Cleaning’ is out on March 21.

Irish trio whenyoung share new video for ‘Pretty Pure’


whenyoung – Aoife Power (Vocals/Bass), Niall Burns (Guitar) and Andrew Flood (Drums) – already shared their superb new single ‘Pretty Pure’ with us, kicking off 2018 with a storm.

Following on from that, the London-based Irish trio have unveiled a sublime video for ‘Pretty Pure’. A superbly shot, stylish and evocative video, it works as a perfect companion for what is already an indie-pop delight. This is an irresistible and infectious four-minutes of pristine, melodic jangle-pop with a punky-edge and hooks that you could hang your hat on. Powers’ vocals meanwhile, are the pièce de résistance, sweet, yet punchy vocals bristling defiance leaving you utterly powerless to resist the allure of ‘Pretty Pure’.

In short, ‘Pretty Pure’ is marked by everything that has made whenyoung a standout this far. Jump below to watch/listen to ‘Pretty Pure’ – which out now.

They’ve a pile of live dates across the UK & Ireland coming up, check ’em here.

Jumanji – ‘Swings and Roundabouts’


At every juncture thus far, six piece power-punch of indie-pop, Jumanji have proven themselves masterful in the way of bright, breezy and highly melodic indie-pop with dreamy riffs and really infectious feel – the sort sure to be stuck in your head for days.

Based in the south coast seaside town of Brighton, they have cooked up another resplendent piece of indie-pop perfection; sunny, bright and powerful enough to dispel the recent polar conditions. The new single ‘Swings and Roundabouts’ is bouncy, joyous and unbelievably infectious. It exquisitely intertwines a jovial rhythm, neon bright guitars, super-catchy, sing-along choruses and a touch of the tropical, with the final layer of gloss completed by Atkins’ powerful voice, bringing their delightful indie-pop sound to life. A perfectly formed sound; providing addictive, easy listening that is packed with plenty of punch.

Listen to ‘Higher’ below, you won’t regret it and that’s a guarantee.

KA-TYA -‘Little House’


Soviet-born Australian artist and musician living in NYC, KA-TYA has already wowed us with a flagrant and playful defiance of genres, skipping boldly from haunting, synth-driven ballads to joyfully irreverent quirky-pop.

KA-TYA ‘s latest release is a similiarly skittish melting pot of creativity, colour and artistry. Eeking out a space on the indie-pop landscape between the shadow and the light, ‘Little House’ finds KA-TYA in her element. Simultaneously ethereal and gripping, ‘Little House’ is filled with drama and sorrow as the haunting vocals and emotional weight turns the screw, drawing us in. There is a spareness to proceedings, the space endeavours to evoke a sense of intrigue and mystery, while increasing the impact of both piano and vocals. This haunting, mysterious and beguiling single is complimented by a wonderful video, comprised of childhood VHS footage of KA-TYA and her parents in Ukraine in the early ’90s. A compelling, enigmatic and enticing demonstration of KA-TYA’s artistic prowess.

Check out ‘Little House’ below – it doesn’t disappoint.