R.Seiliog - Peripheral Thermal (Left)
Robin Edwards' electro-Krautrock made it into our tracks of 2013 list thanks to his fascinating mini-album Doppler and our catching a thoroughly engrossing live set last Swn but we've never actually blogged any of his music otherwise. A new track is as good a place to do so as any, applying popping glitches and the power of repetitive minimalism to a complicatedly cross-threaded sawing electronic syncopation loop of good old kosmiche. No word as to where this is heading yet, apart obviously from into the stratosphere.
Trust Fund - If It's Over Me
All we've heard of Ellis Jones before now is cracked, locked in a bedroom at the end of his tether directness. Now he turns out with a scrappy garage band with a central guitar riff and everything, though the lyricism and delivery are much the same sort of thing. This is from Reeks Of Effort's Sick of Hits Vol.2, his other contribution to which we've already written about.
Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam - Auto
Featuring Pete Dixon once of much admired rocket-fuelled second city contenders Distophia and Calories Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam are, like Ace Bushy Striptease (new album very soon!), one of those bands that emerged around and about the JoFo social circle diaspora - they share producer Dominique James, for one. This new single puts its head down and charges with a power-pop structure and a fight-pop facial expression.
Manic Street Preachers - Walk Me To The Bridge
Have we ever written about the Manics on here before? Must have, but nothing's coming immediately to mind. Anyway, a different kind of motorik influence on the new track from their twelfth album Futurology, out July 7th and featuring guest appearances by Green Gartside, (ex?-)SFA Cian Ciaran, Georgia Ruth and H Hawkline.