Hey, I have great news for you all music lovers, welcome back once again to your favorite blog supporting upcoming bands/artists since 2017 and in this format since last year, week 16, this is your weekly round up of 9 Albums/EPs you should listen to. Great albums you’re about to discover, one really fresh by The Lowtones just released a few hours ago, and also this time the new album by MY BABY a band over the 1K mark (not the usual thing here on LT1KF), we have a Q&A with them that you need to check out, and more, the mix is really interesting, bands from all over the globe, with so different styles so you can pick the ones that enjoy the most.
Never is a band idea to remember that we can support these artists in the way that we can, streaming, following, buying their music, or the way fit you best, but support, don’t forget.
ALL ALBUMS/EPS SUBMITTED AND DISCOVERED VIA MUSOSOUP
1- The Lowtones – Front Row Empty – After their fantastic debut Breaking Out last year, the Indie 5-piece band from Norwich, UK bring a highly enjoyable listen from beginning to end. Combining post-punk-inspired indie rock with lyrical themes and emotions that will surely be relatable to listeners in these uncertain times, the EP is both a breath of fresh air and wonderfully nostalgic-sounding. Highly recommended listening. You can read our review here.
2.- My Baby – sake sake sake their latest studio release, is at its core about innovation; with their constantly evolving sound and presenting themes of our possible future and everything it encapsulates, as well as society’s refusal to change until it’s too late, the trio has taken it upon themselves to speak about the threats our world is facing, while still bringing forth spirited and groovy melodies. You can read our review here.
3.- Mahto and the Loose Balloons “The Buzzard“, As far as back story goes it really come down to me wanting to learn piano. I bought one right before to planet shut down. I work in a tobacco store/ deli and we have a drive through so we continued to operate that way. Most days I would go to work, come home and spend some time with my wife, Beka, and then go out to my studio to fiddle with the piano. Eventually I started coming up with my own songs. You can read our review here.
4.- Mothman The Man The Mothman EP In Connor Childs own words “The entire ethos behind this album was about breaking out of the shell of my covid affected shell. The entire message of the album at the end of the day is to be comfortable in your skin and accept and respect all your flaws and work on them however you can. It was a way to get my own feelings recorded.”
This EP is a collection of seven great tracks, all of them explosive and Punk/Garage Rock inspired. What amazes me the most is that almost every instrument was played by one man. The Mothman himself: Connor Childs. You can read our review here.
5- Seek Warmth – started as a lo-fi indie two piece in Bristol, with an emphasis on intertwining melodies, untypical structures and just nice tunes. Over time the addition of bassist Miles and drummer Cal has led to something fuller, funkier and more brash while still retaining the original melodic, poppy post punk vibe. During lockdown one they recorded their first album, Minor Peace, in the basement of the Louisiana, with producer Will Carkeet (Pet Shimmers/Robbie and Mona) to be the first release on the new Bristol label Elastic Furniture.
6.- Pulse Park – Phonac Music – The three band members first met some time ago on an Arctic expedition in Qikiqtaaluk, Nunavut/Canada… and so the story goes but what really matters is that you push play on that button and enjoy this one before…
WARNING ALERT what you’re about to hear might cause addiction and you might need to keep playing it, so… you’re warned, go and listen under your own risk. WARINING ALERT
7- Royal Podencos – Serotonin – Five years later, Royal Podencos, the northern Spanish quartet, return with their third album Serotonin (Family Spree recordings) full of garage-indie-underground rock pills. A more introspective album, spinning fine lines between rock and indie, a path that the band had already undertaken in part on their previous album, Broken bones. Attractive without wanting to be too commercial, sometimes melancholic, Serotonin shows intentions and brushstrokes of 2000s college rock but also 90s indie bands from Jesus and Mary Chain, Cracker, Manic Street Preachers or Meat Puppets to the Pixies, without forgetting other more classical references such as the Stooges, The Doors, David Bowie or the Velvet Underground.
8.- Bleach Boy – Walk – Bleach Boy are a post-punk/grunge band in Manchester, made up of musicians from different parts of the country: Milo (Nottingham), Tommi (Sheffield), Cian (Birmingham) and Sam (Leeds). In 2017 they began rehearsals in a damp basement in Manchester with the aim of creating an unfiltered and honest approach to their music.
Bleach Boy’s debut EP, ‘Walk’, is an explosive anthology of several years work. The EP opens with ‘Jamie’s Birthday’, a post-punk track, heavily driven by dance, with an exciting groove at the forefront. This is followed by ‘Good Intentions’, a huge, punchy-sounding, concise track, that takes you straight to the point. The next track, ‘Else’, provides a slow-moving breather, delving in to ambience, midway through the EP. This then transitions seamlessly into the ominous, walking-paced, anthemic title track, ‘Walk’.
A bonus for this week, debut album Good Fortune by Self-titled album The bilingual indie-pop album draws on the influence of 1960’s Paris yé-yé, surf-rock, and ‘90s electro-psychedelic acts – like Portishead and Broadcast. The brainchild of Toronto musician, visual artist, and Great Lake Swimmers member Kelsey McNulty explains, “A lot of the album is influenced by a style and era of music from the 60s and 70s. Pop music at that time was recorded live off the floor and captured the energy of a band, imperfections and all. I was influenced by french pop music from that era as well, in particular Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg and especially his rhythm section on L’histoire de Melodie Nelson which grooves all the way through that record.
I hope not only you can enjoy these artists but also remember to support them, streaming and sharing their work that obviously you can find in the Playlist Less Than 1,000 Followers, Fresh Singles, Indie Only, Alterindie State of Mind, Female Rising Stars, 12 New Songs This Week, and Sickest & Dopest.
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Here is a guide (Playlist) with one track from each of the albums presented in this round up: