Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Mainland, The Bright Ones and more

By Live4ever - Posted on 06 Jul 2013 at 5:12am

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide presents highlights this week from Mainland and The Bright Ones.

Rooftop parties brought together upstate New York and Californian natives Jordan Topf, Corey Mullee, Alex Pitta and Dylan Longstreet in the heart of NYC in the summer of 2010. As Mainland, they have built a strong following in their adopted city, and have just finished recording a new EP entitled ‘Girls Unknown‘ with producer Luke David.

According to the blurb ‘not much is known’ about The Bright Ones, but their catchy sub-3 minute track ‘Does She Make Noise‘ is a refreshing, uncomplicated slice of rock with a welcome eye on pop sensibilities.  The band are out on tour in July.

These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through this week’s collection, and you can check out previous editions of the New Tunes Guide by clicking on the logo below.

“London all-girl rock band Fake Club have announced brand new single ‘Beauty Queen’ and are celebrating the fact by heading over to Italy to play their first ever international shows. The single is available now via iTunes and is the 3rd track to be released from their upcoming full-length album ‘Beauty Queen’.”

Beauty Queen by fakeclubband

“Five years into their existence as a band Disappears have finally exhaled – following a steady run of singles, ep’s, and three full lengths the band retreated to their studio at the end of 2012 to take stock of where they had been and where they wanted to go. Disappears returned fully stretched out into the void with 2013’s KONE EP. Era is the fourth annual report from Chicago powerhouse quartet Disappears. It was formed during the gloom of the Chicago winter at Electrical Audio by now regular foil John Congleton.”

disappears ‘power’ by kranky

The Bedroom Hour presents their new 6 track EP ‘Themes’. Hailing from the London Borough of Hillingdon, they are all experienced musicians. Stu Drummond, Lead Vocalist says: ‘We have been overwhelmed by the response to our EP ‘Themes’ since its launch on the 17th May’.”

Mainland is made up of four New York City transplants – by way of California and Upstate New York – who met each other at rooftop parties in the summer of 2010. Mainland recently finished recording their new EP ‘Girls Unknown’ with Luke David, who produced Topf’s previous group, the Vox Jaguars. The band will be embarking on their first American tour this summer in support of their new EP out July 22nd on CD and 7″ Vinyl.”

Blue & Gold plays rock & roll music. Like the White Stripes, the Black Keys, and Alabama Shakes. Also like Zeppelin, Cream, and Hendrix. And the Strokes, Band of Skulls, and the London Souls. Blue & Gold is Chloe Raynes – Guitar, Vocals, GG Gonzalez – Drums, Alex Kapelman – Guitar, Vocals.”

It’s Only You by Blue & Gold

Brighton based band The Bright Ones release the single ‘Does She Make Noise?’ on July 29th. They play the Great Escape Festival and additional headline gigs this month.

“Releasing their debut EP and accompanying teaser video this July 2013, Bedlamytes were formed in late 2011, featuring Jasmine (vocals and keys) and brother James (vocals and bass) and guitars and drums courtesy of Jake George and John Box respectively. They have had support slots with Pete Doherty and Motorcycle Display Team and performances with legendary promoters Death2Disco and No Quarter Vs. Metropolis Studios.”

Alexander have released a new video for their album’s title track ‘Say Hello’. Along with the video a Single and Acoustic B-Side are also available on iTunes.”

“In anticipation of her new EP, Julie Hawk is offering this free download of her single, ‘Take Off Your Suit,’ out on 22nd July.  This is following on from Value of Gold, where she gained support from radio DJs including:  Simon Raymonde, John Kennedy and Steve Lamacq , as well as Amazing Radio.”

“As a producer and studio engineer and now as a performer, Peter Aristone has worked with top industry names. His writing partner is Darren Berry (Razorlight side project Zazoo and La Roux writer) and Manics producer Greg Haver produced the forthcoming album including the free track below.”

Sunlight by Peter Aristone

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