Eyal Pik – ‘Day by Day’

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‘Day by Day’ is debut single from Eyal Pik, a London based singer/songwriter, who is priming the public for his fleeting forary into the world of music with forthcoming EP, Nothing but Sound.

As an opening introduction, one couldn’t ask for finer. ‘Day by Day’ is a three-and-a-half minute divine, colourful confection of jangly, melodic and infectious psych-pop perfection. It danders along at a cantering carefree pace, imbued with a shimmering, sunny disposition and heartfelt vocals – which when they shift through the gears and soar, well, oh my. A delectable slice of heart-strung and buoyant indie/alternative indebted greatest to Blur perhaps, conjuring up similar feelings to ‘Coffee and TV’ (and Seazoo’s ‘Dig’). A joy, no question about it.

You can check out ‘Day by Day’ below, along with its visual companion, crafted by Ron Davny and starring Pik and award winning actress/director Lana MacIver.

Los Espinas – ‘Feels Like a Punch In The Face…’

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Although their handle may might suggest a likeness to a seven piece mariachi band from Latin America, Los Espinas are a fearsome foursome based in Sydney, Australia.

With influences including artists like Elliott Smith, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Something for Kate, Los Espinas could be described as indie with a thirst for alternative garage rock. Los Espinas’ latest single ‘Feels Like a Punch In The Face…’ is straight-up rock and roll goodness that rides on a soaring vitality of a gripping grunge-tinged vocal delivery, meaty riffs and crunchy guitars; all charging toward a captivating climax of that is simultaneously muscular yet emotionally sincere. What Los Espinas do a steady trade in is suavely served alt-rock, tinged with garage, psychedelics and a knack for a catchy tune. And you know what? What more can you ask for?

You can listen to ‘Feels Like a Punch In The Face…’ below – it’s a beaut! And if that is to your liking, why not give their new EP a blast – it’s here, in all it’s glory.

Silver Liz – ‘Hazy Daisy’

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Silver Liz are Chicago-based husband-wife duo of Carrie and Matt Wagner who delight, excite and enthral with their shoegaze-meets-dream-pop sound.

We were introduced to their dreamy allure with single ‘Him’ a few months back. The pair are back with another gem ‘Hazy Daisy’, the latest single lifted from their recently released, tantalising debut LP. The single is a sonic symphony of blissed-out – yet simultaneously piercing – all enveloping spacey and shoegazey atmospherics and dreamy soundscapes. Amid the squall of noise, Carrie Wagner’s honeyed cooing is majestic and blissful, striding beautifully upon an undulating sea of fuzz, distortion and whirring guitars, off-kilter twang, and crashing percussion; percussion that comes at you like waves smashing on coastal rocks. Silver Liz have an innate ability, it would seem, to eek out a sweet spot between beauty and unrelenting noise – with style, swish and sheer volume.

For now you can check out ‘Hazy Daisy’ below & if that is to your liking, why not check out their debut LP, I Can Feel The Weight? – listen to it here.

Paracutá – ‘We Are’

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Paracutá are New York City trio Caroline Feldmeier (Vocals, Guitar), Ernesto Lúcar (Vocals, Guitar) & Sean Vinci (Vocals, Drums), whose sound comes from a fusion of Americana, Indie, Power Pop and Post-Punk.

Bring these influences together in one unified sound, the trio’s enviable aim is to distill a sound and a feeling comparable to the adolescent experience of finding that new album you completely wore out listening in your bedroom. Their latest single ‘We Are’ certainly evokes similar emotions and embodies their mission. It is a melodic and swooning cut of americana-tinged indie buoyed with heart swelling melodies. Aided and abetted by a warm organ hum, everything is coated in a mild, warm layer of fuzz and interspersed with buzzing riffs and burrowing basslines which creates the most natural (and finest) environment for tender, open and intimate vocals to win what’s left of your heart over.

You can sample the delights of Paracutá below, with their sublime new single ‘We Are’.

 

The Magic Es – ‘How Do You Sleep?’

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

It may be too early to evaluate their progress and likelihood for successfully turning musical tides and winning over the masses to there cause, they have quite a knack for upbeat bursts of melodic, infectious indie that sticks like glue.The trio’s latest single ‘How Do You Sleep’ sets out their raison d’etre over a scintillating four-minutes. ‘How Do You Sleep’ is a guitar heavy, riff-filled indie rocker bursting with melody and vitality; with nods to ’60s pop, britpop and classic rock. Catchy, melodic and bursting with an obvious love of playing music; ‘How Do You Sleep’ just great and you know what, sometimes that is quite enough.

You can listen to ‘How Do You Sleep’ below: