October’s first New Tunes Guide brings along highlights from Life and Crystal Antlers.
Life present some – what is now quite old school – scratchy, catchy indie in the form of debut single ‘I Wanna Forget’, which was produced by former Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson. The quartet have only been in operation since January this year, but are enjoying growing interest after consistent live showings in East London and their hometown Hull. The band consists of brothers Mez and Mick, and ‘best buds’ Loz and Rich.
‘Nothing Is Real’ is the new record from Crystal Antlers, out on October 15th through Innovative Leisure. The band are currently preparing for a long tour of North America starting on the 16th of this month in San Diego and stretching right through to November 13th and a final gig in San Francisco.
These and eight other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection, and you can catch up with all our previous editions by clicking on the New Tunes Guide logo below.
“The Courtesans‘ stripped-down acoustic version of ‘Swallow’, another album teaser track. The Courtesans are Sinead La Bella, Agnes Jones, Saffire Sanchez and Victoria Brown. The debut album will be released in October, shortly preceded by debut single ‘Genius’.”
“Crystal Antlers have revealed news of an extensive North American fall tour, along with a brand new video for ‘Rattlesnake’ directed by CR Stecyk III, the first single off their forthcoming album ‘Nothing Is Real’, which is out on October 15th on Innovative Leisure.”
“Pennsylvania indie rockers Edelweiss released their new EP Honduras on August 6th. Influenced by Yourself and the Air, Foals, Bloc Party and Arctic Monkeys, the quintet first formed while all five members were attending high school in Stroudsburg, PA. ‘Honduras’ is the follow-up to the band’s debut EP ‘Pre-Columbians’, released in 2011.”
“Toronto’s Odonis Odonis are set to release their latest single ‘Are We Friends?’. Odonis Odonis are Dean Tzenos, Denholm Whale and Jarod Gibson.”
“After Dark Bells’ official debut release ‘Wildflower’ through Tape Club Records, RIP Records announce the release of their second single ‘Want’. Following the release of their debut single in May 2013, the band have played live with the likes of Cloud Control, NZCA/Lines, Savages and Django Django.”
“The Balconies are back on European soil with a new single to promote and a string of live dates, latest single ’The Slo’ preceds a new full-length album which is on the horizon recorded with producer Arnold Lanni (Finger Eleven, Simple Plan, Our Lady Peace).”
“Forming in late January 2013, Life have played a handful of shows around East London and in their hometown of Hull. The band consists of brothers Mez and Mick and best buds Loz and Rich. ‘I Wanna Forget’, the band’s debut single, will be out on October 21st via Birthday Records.”
“With the release of his new EP ‘Severance’, London’s Midnight Davis has released a brand new video for ‘Midnight Manifeso’. To celebrate the launch of the new EP Midnight Davis – who has revealed himself as the alter ego of London techno producer Chairman Kato – will be performing with live band at Power Lunches in London.”
“The Death Notes release new single ‘Panacea’ on Sonic Disruptor on 28 October 2013. Panacea is the Nottingham based five piece’s first release in two years and marks the arrival of new frontman Mark Saxton.”
“The Assyrians‘ ‘Oceans’ is the first single taken from the Milan, Italy based band’s new album, out on November 15th via Foolica Records.”