BarryGruff’s March 2015 Playlist


A regular monthly feature to the blog; a nice, neat and handy playlist of tracks featured during the month.

It was a pretty big month for the blog to be fair. We celebrated 5 years of BarryGruff with GruffWuff; a 19 track compilation of new, previously unreleased and exclusive recordings from some of my very favourite acts over the past 5 years of blogging. If somehow you missed all the hoo-ha about ‘GruffWuff’, there’s more info here & you can download / stream it here: Bandcamp / Soundcloud.

Aside from this rather significant milestone, there was the return of Tame Impala, Applescal, Crocodiles and Cian Ciaran with new tracks ahead of their respective albums, and new singles from Teleman, Telegram, Girls Names, Tandem Felix, The Dead Heavys, CaStLeS and Spies. Also featuring on the playlist are: Django Django, Ulrika Spacek, By The Sea, Hippies Vs Ghosts and O Emperor.

Listen to BarryGruff`s March 2015 playlist below. The track listing is after the jump:


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Crocodiles – ‘Crybaby Demon’


With five albums since 2009, yes five, Crocodiles don’t really leave us to long waiting for new material do they?

They have emerged from their longest period of quiet, since they released Crimes of Passion in 2013, which isn’t too long really, bursting back into view with ‘Crybaby Demon’. Taken from their forthcoming album BOYS, ‘Crybaby Demon’ is a real groover, drenched in Crocodiles-style reverb, but one that you could most definitely shake your hips to, if you wanted to. Self-described as “salsa-punk”, this is Crocodiles at their most playful, but with a certain kick to the jangle and swagger. Crocodiles sound is always full on vitalized and immediately attention grabbing, ‘Crybaby Demon’ certainly keeps up that trend.

Check it out for yourself below. Their forthcoming album BOYS is out on May 12th via Zoo Music. Also, Crocodiles play Vancouver’s ‘Venue’ on May 26th.

(Video) Crocodiles – ‘Endless Flowers’

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Crocodiles latest record Endless Flowers has been on the receiving end of a lot of attention over the past few weeks. The album has a kind of ’80s feel, owing a debt to Psychedelic Furs in particular and none more so than latest single and title track, ‘Endless Flowers’. One of many delights on the album, swaying back and forth, saturated with dirty distortion and fuzzed up post-punk influences.

Endless Flowers is out now.

Crocodiles – Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)

San Diego’s Crocodiles have existed in various incarnations since 2008, evolving from a core of Brandon Welchez and Charles Rowell into the five-piece we see today.

With two albums already under their belt, the band are readying the release of number three, of which, ‘Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)’ is the first taster. It is a heart pounding and energetic dose of scuzzy, lo-fi indie pop with the added addictive catchiness of an early Ash single.

‘Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)’ is the first single to be taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Endless Flowers, out June 4th. Download it below.

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Download: Crocodiles – Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)