Introducing: League

League are transatlantic duo of Jorge Ribeiro and José Tornada.

Based between Los Angeles and London they have a real knack for a blistering three minute masterpiece. This knack is borne out on their two EPs to date as is their penchant for fuzzy infectious and feelgood indie, with a hint of dreamy psychedelia haziness and a whole lotta sweetness. They recently released their second EP, How Do I Know and the title track will have you hooked in just a few bars.

You can check out a few choice cuts below or head over to Bandcamp and pick up their EPs.

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Leagues – How Do I Know 

Leagues – Your World

Introducing: Throwing Up

Formed in the middle of last year, Throwing Up are the London trio of Clare James Clare, Camille Benett and Ben Rayner.

Loud, brash and angry best describes their snarling brand of punk, as they give it both barrels, in the spirit of two fingers to the world defiant punk. Both tracks on their brand new 7″single, Mother Knows Best, are steeped in grit and distorted, scuzzy riffs. It captures the essence of what they are all about brilliantly.  

It is early days but ones to keep an eye on for sure. Mother Knows Best will be released on November 29th.

Throwing Up – Mother Knows Best

Throwing Up – Medicine

Video: Milan Jay – Robot Revenge

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We came into contact with Milan Jay last month with them as they were putting the finishing touches to their third EP inside of 12 months.

Marking the occasion with a free single, the Galwegian band have now released a video for ‘Robot Revenge’. The video works really well with the super catchy guitar-driven rock n roll of the track.

‘Robot Revenge’ is taken from Milan Jay’s third EP, released on Friday 25 November 25. You can download the track here for free.  

Factory Floor – ‘Two Different Ways (Second Way)’

Last week Factory Floor unveiled their brand new DFA Records single, ‘Two Different Ways’.

Now the talented London trio have unleashed the b-side, ‘Two Different Ways (Second Way)’, a heady mix of snappy beats, pulsating synths and relentless percussives. Much like it’s a-side counterpart this is an absolute beast of a tune, it’s true charm is it subtly which will worm it’s way inside your head an command your complete and full attention. Thats my story over the past 24 hours anyway. 

If you are in London Factory Floor will play the Sub Sonic launch at the Garage tomorrow night, 18th November.

Buy Two Different Ways on 12″ at the DFA shop. Listen to the a-side below too, or read about it here.

 Factory Floor – ‘Two Different Ways (Second Way)’

 Factory Floor – Two Different Ways

Video: King Krule – The Noose of Jah City

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King Krule aka Archy Marshall, has long been the recipient of huge praise from these quarters since his days as Zoo Kid.

The super talented 17-year-old sees his recognizable deep, dark drawl paired with the stark but eye-catching visuals of Jamie-James Medina’s directed video.

The King Krule EP is out now on True Panther

Adultrock – ‘Ripe Ripe’

Surely I can’t be the only one wondering where We Are Losers‘ frontman Gavin Elsted finds the time? If he isn’t winning people over with We Are Losers’ glorious lo-fi fuzz pop, he’s making super electronica under his Adultrock alias.

Last week he dropped a brand new cut ‘Ripe Ripe’, from the soothing percussion to the undeniably cheery vibe ‘Ripe Ripe’ will permeate ever inch of conciseness. This is exemplary stuff which embodies the very essence of why Adultrock is an extremely worthwhile venture. Lets hope we hear much more from this side of Elsted’s psyche in future. 

Catch him on We Are Losers duty this Friday, 18 November supporting Dutch Uncles in Academy 2.

Download: Adultrock – Ripe Ripe

Cast – See That Girl

Since reforming last year Cast have been busy recording their fifth album and their first since 2001 with John Leckie (The Stone Roses, Radiohead & The Coral).

Funded through PledgeMusic Troubled Times is due out physically in early 2012. Preceding the albums’ release is brand new single ‘See That Girl’ which revives their penchant for melodic and beautifully written songs of their debut All Change.

News of the reformation, beyond playing a few gigs, was greeted with trepidation. Going by ‘See That Girl’ these concerns would appear to be in vain. Is it really that surprising?  After all Power has released three great solo albums over the last decade (Happening for Love (2003), Willow She Weeps (2006) and Stormbreaker (2008)).

‘See That Girl’ is out on December 19th 2011.

Cast – See That Girl

The Rifles – Freedom Run

The Rifles have returned with their long awaited third album, Freedom Run. It sees them transform the spiky early Jam-influenced sounds of their previous two albums, to a much richer, fuller and more varied sound.

While there is still a nod to mod and ’60s sound, their rough and ready street-wise attitude has been traded for sweeping, soft-centred indie. The album boasts a smart collection of overwhelmingly uplifting, positive and catchy songs full of bright harmonies and even brighter guitars.

This newly smoothed out production style and luscious sound is brought to life with ‘Sweetest Thing’, ‘Tangled Up In Love’ and ‘Coming Home’, three sumptuous slices of indie. It would be difficult task to seek out a more captivating song in 2011 than country tinged ‘Love Is The Key’. This is an album smothered in the ’60s influences with elements of The Kinks, Bob Dylan and John Lennon being found throughout, but, most obviously on ‘Eveline’, ‘Nothing Matters’ and ‘Falling’.

The rejigged line-up appears to have done them no harm at all. If their debut No Love Lost was rough and ready, Great Escape more polished, well then Freedom Run sees them embracing their sweet, shimmering indie-selves in full. A life changing masterpiece it is certainly is not, but, give it half a chance and it’s sheer sweetness will seduce you.

The Rifles – Love Is They Key

The Rifles – Coming Home

Field Music – (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing

Sunderland duo Field Music are to return in early 2012 with fourth album, Plumb.

To whet the appetite they’ve shared ‘(I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing’ with the world. It sounds as though they are picking up where they left off last year with Measure. It is a bright and infectious indie tune filled with sumptuous vocal harmonies. You can stream the track below or download it for free from their website.

Plumb is out on 13th February 2012.

 Field Music – (I Keep Thinking About) A New Thing

Factory Floor – ‘Two Different Ways’

London trio Factory Floor have announced the release of a brand new single on DFA Records.

New single ‘Two Different Ways’ is a pulsating electronic tune with a percussive mix of cowbells, mechanical kicks and snares and heavy hypnotic synthline.

‘Two Different Ways’ is out on 12″ on November 14th – check it out below.

 Factory Floor – Two Different Ways