Tracks Of The Week, 02.09.15

Following the success of their debut single, ‘Sucker’, London quartet The Big Moon are back with another moreish offering. ‘The Road’ is a sumptuous track, filled with the catchy, fuzzy twang of guitars alongside silky, yet raw, vocals; and there’s even a bit of organ-based grandeur thrown in.

Reminiscent of the sunny garage-rock of the likes of Best Coast, ‘The Road’ proves The Big Moon are no one hit wonder, and are certainly headed to sky rocket to the stars very soon.

‘The Road’ is out 30 October on Handsome Dad Records.

Experimental collective, The Chap, have been around for over ten years, yet – I’m ashamed to say – I’ve only just heard of them. Courtesy of Steve Lamacq’s 6Music show, I heard new single ‘Guitar Messiah’ the other day, and it was love at first listen.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find this track to listen to on the web (it’s from their upcoming album released next month), but I have enjoyed researching their back catalogue!

Their last single, ‘Jammer’, for instance (also taken from the new album) is an ear-bending cacophony of electronic, somewhat disconcerting sounds set to a driving beat and intense – politically charged – energy. Although not quite as user friendly as the track which initially drew me into The Chap, it’s just as wackily wonderful.

The Chap’s upcoming album The Show Must Go is out 23 October.

Hailing from Sydney, Big White are not as scary as their name would imply… Their debut single ‘You Know I Love You’ offers a gentle blast of ‘80s-inspired, new wave-infused energy.

Accompanied by a DIY video, filmed in the band’s own house, this debut creation is an uptempo slice of indie-pop goodness, filled with jangly melodies and catchy refrains.

Founded by Kat Marsh (The King Blues), Bristol-based quartet Lionface are back following the release of their double A-side – ‘Girl/Stronger’ – last year. Having received acclaim from the likes of Clash, 6 Music and XFM, Lionface’s raw power certainly demands attention.

New single, ‘Vampire’, is a riotous, angst-driven blast of pounding energy. With Marsh’s growling, impassioned vocals, and dark industrial-rock vibes reminiscent of the likes of Evanescence, here is a track that will grab you by the neck and not let go (have your garlic at the ready).

Both ‘Vampire’ and Lionface’s new EP Battle are out 25 September.

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.