As we’re all very busy here at Gigslutz, for today’s Tracks Of The Week, Editor Mari and Assistant Editor Melissa have teamed up to bring you their favourite tunes of the moment. Enjoy!
Already garnering support from everyone from Iggy Pop to Pete Townsend it goes without saying that False Heads are one of the most exciting bands of the moment.
Their latest release ‘Twenty Nothing’ is a display of the band’s riotous energy, a feature of their live shows which they manage to simulate perfectly in their recordings – a difficult feat, but no match for False Heads.
‘Twenty Nothing’ is true to its title – youthful, exciting but, as we all are in our twenties, just a little bit chaotic. Despite their sound, though, False Heads aren’t chaotic and ‘Twenty Nothing’ is, actually, the mark of a band who have their sound and vision completely together.
False Heads’ Gutter Press EP will be released through 25 Hour Convenience Store on 10 March.
Catch False Heads live:
24 February – Milo Bar, Leeds
25 February – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield
11 March – Nambucca, London
17 March – Bleach, Brighton
Perfectly blending undeniable 60s and 70s psychedelia with a modern twist, Psyence’s latest offering ‘Falling In Love Once Again’ is a brilliantly executed slab of psychedelia.
While reminiscent of modern psych names (think Pond and Temples) it’s wrong to assume Psyence are anything other than their own creation: ‘Falling In Love Once Again’ manages to be super laid-back at the same time as being hugely dynamic. A masterclass in emotion, in creating a completely ethereal atmosphere simply with little more than swirling guitars and far-off vocals, Psyence create, in ‘Falling In Love Once Again’, a dose of psych that isn’t pretentious nor try hard: it just is. It exists in its own ethereal glory and sets an impressive tone for Psyence.
A New Dawn is set for release 1 March.
Catch Psyence live:
25 – Verve Bar, Leeds
3 – The Exchange, Stoke
5 – The Honey Box, Newcastle
10 – Jam Café, Nottingham
11 – FAC 251, Manchester
15 – The Brewhouse, London
16 – The Cellar, Oxford
17 – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton
18 – 81 Renshaw, Liverpool
24 – Shiiine On Mini-Cruise – Amsterdam
With their debut EP set for release next month, Leeds group POLO have now shared a majestic new single.
Filled with twinkling electro melodies, glitchy beats, and the luscious, impassioned vocals of Kat McHugh, ‘Soak’ is a powerful, emotion-strewn electro-pop anthem. A reflective offering, it’s a musically rich sonic soundscape that will leave you hungry for more of POLO’s electronic grandeur.
Alice, the debut EP from POLO, is out 10 March via AWAL/Kobalt.
Catch POLO live:
24 February – The Garage, London
26 February – The Lending Room, Leeds
Coming together from different corners of the world, from Spain to Brazil, London-based Ghum played their first show just last year at the Sebright Arms. Since then, they’ve played sold out shows across London and Brighton and released their rather wonderful debut EP.
Taken from the EP is the scuzzy, grunge-inspired offering ‘Shallow’. Buzzing with whirring riffs and catchy bass hooks alongside Laura’s powerfully raw vocals, it’s a sweeping, atmospheric Lynchian delight, striking just the right balance of gritty edges and catchy uptempo goodness.
The Ghum EP is out now. And I can’t recommend it strongly enough!
Catch Ghum live:
7 March – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
7 April – The Brewhouse, London