Tracks Of The Week, 07.10.15

Kassie Carlson, Peter Negroponte, Arian Shaifee and Phillip Racz make up the ‘new age rage’ underground (and fantastically named) band Guerilla Toss. Amalgamating elements of metal, jazz and raw punk vibes – all woven together with Carlson’s impassioned, poetic lyrics – Guerilla Toss are fast becoming my new ‘ones to watch’.

‘Polly’s Crystal’, the new track from Guerilla Toss, is a riotous, chaotic cacophony that hits you with a fist-clenching power and blasts of raw energy. Oozing riot grrrl vibes and a dischordant wonderfulness, ‘Polly’s Crystal’ is a compelling offering that secures its place in your ears without fail.

Flood Dosed, the new EP from Guerilla Toss, is out 16 October, to be followed by a full length album early next year.

Having grown up together in Glasgow, indie-rockers The Dirty Blonde are now creating their own, unique brand of garage-rock, and are set to release their second album later this year.

The Dirty Blonde’s new track, ‘Bottom Feeder’, oozes shades of surf-rock bands such as Weezer, along with a very British indie feel, reminiscent of My Vitriol. Combining a fuzzy, shoegazey haze with a raw emotion and charming, folk-inspired melodies, The Dirty Blonde showcase an eclectic range of influences that they manage to fuse perfectly together. 

Sugarmilk, the new album from The Dirty Blonde, is out 6 December via Two States Recording.

Coming to the end of an incredibly successful year – releasing their second album, playing tonnes of festivals, venturing to The States – Landshapes have now shared a brand new video for album track ‘Francois’.

Described by the band as a “courage song exploring gender… that gradually leads to a feeling of crazy dancing, freedom and chaos”, ‘Francois’ has a more mellow sound to it than previous single ‘Stay’, but its climactic energy and driving beats will certainly have you “crazy dancing” in no time.

Oozing an ethereal charm and instantly captivating the listener with its impressive, hypnotic vocals, ‘Francois’ is yet another magical offering from Landshapes.

Landshapes’ second album, Heyoon, is out now on Bella Union, and you can catch them live next month:

4 Nov – London – The Social
22 Nov – Bristol – The Louisiana 23 Nov – Guildford – The Boileroom
25 Nov – Birmingham – Hare and Hounds 2
28 Nov – Liverpool – Mythopoeia, The Kazimir
29 Nov – Manchester – The Castle

Having received acclaim from the likes of The Guardian and Time Out, and about to support Broken Hands on a number of tour dates, Kent-based Get Inuit are currently making great waves in the new music scene.

‘I Am The Hot Air’, the new track from Get Inuit, explodes with a raucous energy out of the speakers, oozing raw garage-rock sounds and catchy riffs that’ll leave you wanting more. With its gritty vigour and upbeat vibes, ‘I Am The Hot Air’ demands instant attention and plenty of volume.

Luge Lessons, the new EP from Get Inuit, is out 16 October via Alcopop! Records, and you can catch them live:

07 Leeds, Headrow House (w/ Brawlers)
10 Aldershot, Crashlanding Fest (w/ The Xcerts, Demob Happy)
13 London, Barfly
17 Manchester, Carefully Planned Festival
28 Manchester, Soup Kitchen (w/ Broken Hands)
29 Glasgow, Broadcast (w/ Broken Hands)
30 Birmingham, Sunflower Lounge (w/ Broken Hands)

01 Bristol, Start The Bus (w/ Broken Hands)
02 Brighton, Green Door Store (w/ Broken Hands)

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

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