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DEAD GAZE

DEAD GAZE

After releasing a slew of cassettes and 7” records on notable DIY labels like Group Tightener, Fire Talk, and Clan Destine, and receiving critical acclaim on sites such as Altered Zones, The Fader, and Weekly Tape Deck, Dead Gaze, the nom de plume of Mississippi’s R. Cole Furlow, finally delivers...
GENTLE FRIENDLY

GENTLE FRIENDLY

Gentle Friendly are a duo from London, comprised of David Morris and Richard Manber, who have a penchant for circular melodies, tidal fuzz and rapid junked rhythms. With an austere setup of Casio keyboard, vocals and drums (sometimes electronic) the band push against the pop boundary, trapping their songs on record...
DUSTIN WONG

DUSTIN WONG

Dustin Wong, like many of us, dove into the world of music and art as an unhappy youth looking to rebel against certain ideals and “absolute truths” that contrasted his own beliefs. A twisting path of punk discovery and a growing respect for sonic visionaries like Jimi Hendrix, Brian Wilson,...
THEE LUDDS

THEE LUDDS

THEE LUDDS are a fourpiece from Leicester playing repetitive, infectious astral punk. Featuring Daniel Kelly (vocals and organ), Robin Wright (guitar), Jack Squires (bass guitar) and Emily Warren (drums), Thee Ludds’ sound centers on a stripped back, primal drum and bass groove, surrounded with jittery guitar, piercing combo organ and...
THE GROWLERS

THE GROWLERS

The Growlers are a rock and pop group formed in long beach California in 2006 who are yet to became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. During their years of stardom yet to come, the band consists of Brooks Nielson...
THE WHINES

THE WHINES

The Whines are a three piece from Portland, formed of Karianne Oudman on bass and vocals, Jesse Gandy on guitar and Bobby Elam on drums. Their sound blends scuzzy garage psych, 60’s rock’n’roll, grunge, and classic country amongst other influences, so it kind of fits that their fantastic hidden gem...
BURNING YELLOWS

BURNING YELLOWS

Burning Yellows, formed by Husband and Wife duo Zach and Kyja King (guitar/ keyboards and vocals) and joined by Kaite Hereferd on drums, make fuzzy, messy pop songs bathed in Portland, Oregon gloom. They appeared to the masses officially when Todd Novak, famed tastemaker and head of HoZac records, tapped...
BEATERS

BEATERS

Beaters, formed by singer-guitarist Jeremy Riojas and drummer Andrew Montoya, is mutant-noir-punk emerging from the borderlands of California. Beaters grew up in a cult, did time in jail, went AWOL from military duties, played in The Sess and frequents Ale Mania. Beaters fights the sugar-coated analgesic of urban-outfitted surf-nostalgia with...
PRIZE PETS

PRIZE PETS

Prize Pets, comprised of George Haberis (Vocals), Daniel Chillingworth (Guitars), James Smith (Guitars) and Joe Coope (drums), formed in May 2009 they have since been compared to everything from Flipper and The Cramps to The B52’s. However, to get too wrapped up in comparisons is to ignore what a surprising...
LOTUS PLAZA

LOTUS PLAZA

Lotus Plaza is the solo project of Deerhunter’s Lockett Pundt and, just as Animal Collective’s Noah Lennox uses the Panda Bear pseudonym to present a singular vision, devoid of outside influence, Pundt plays all the instruments on the recordings, save the odd guest appearance from a friend. As documented on the...
ODONIS ODONIS

ODONIS ODONIS

The driving force behind Odonis Odonis, Dean Tzenos’ passion to produce was born of a love of juxtaposition, binding the orderly with the anarchic, the sacred with the destructive, the playful with the terrifying.  Wrapping every song with deep sea reverb and cold fingertips, Odonis Odonis distills the vitals of...
U.S. GIRLS

U.S. GIRLS

Whilst at first glance the name may conjure ‘Volleyball teams and cheerleading squads’ as suggested by 20jazzfunkgreats, others read a military connotation – some kind of legendary all female American crack squad. Whatever the imagery, the first listen suggests a divergent story. In truth, U.S. Girls is the creative force...
SLIM TWIG

SLIM TWIG

Slim Twig is a shape-shifting performer and song-sculptor based in Toronto. His artistic vision is born from a twisted landscape of pop and experimental music, pulp literature and movie magic. His first EP’s – 2008′s Derelict Dialect & Vernacular Violence introduced a wildly diverse persona. DD’s noirish dramatics morphed unexpectedly into...
BITCHES

BITCHES

BITCHES have been known to call their music ‘thug-pop’, others have plumped for ‘anti-love songs’, ‘chaotic sonic can-vases’ and cited comparisons to Minor Threat and Black Flag, Huggy Bear and Lightning Bolt’s more riffy material. Nevermind the tags and kooky descriptions, the power of BITCHES’ music lies in Blake Ivinson’s...
YUPPIES

YUPPIES

I don’t even know when we first heard of Yuppies or how. They seemed to come out of the ether in a cacophony of fuzzy snarled vocals, discordant guitars, poppy major-key keyboards and tape hiss. Their songs hit you with a youthful exuberance and tracks such as “Sunglasses” with its...
News
Watch a solo live set from Dead Gaze on Adhoc

Watch a solo live set from Dead Gaze on Adhoc

Cole Furlow, the man behind Dead Gaze, recently played a solo show at Martin’s Bar in Jackson, MS, and, Ad Hoc have posted the performance up on their site. As AdHoc state; “Furlow proves adept at transforming his usual roster of revved up guitars into a glowing acoustic performance” and this set is well worth...
NEW DEAD GAZE VIDEO, SXSW DATES

NEW DEAD GAZE VIDEO, SXSW DATES

Dead Gaze have just premièred a new video for the huge pop anti-anthem ‘Yuppies are Flowers’, a track taken from their debut album ‘Brain Holiday’. The video was filmed at frontman Cole Furlow’s house and he says that he feels it “captures the essence of the song in a very clear way”. Watch the video...