Tuesday, 24 April 2018

***new singles/videos***april 24th, 2018***don't be real, be postmodern***

***here's a brand new jam-packed edition of postmodern featuring the best indie & alternative singles & video releases from the past two weeks ***

                    #indierock #shoegaze #britpop #madchester 

*Johnny Marr
*Tennis System
*Soft Science
*Jesus Jones
*Ivory Wave
*Real Lies
*Breathe Panel
*Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
*The Vryll Society
*Mint Julep
*Blush Response
*Monico Blonde
*Tim Burgess
*The Hit Parade
*High Hazels
*Lea Porcelain

smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has aired the video for the new single 'the tracers'. 
the track comes from his third studio album 'call the comet', out june 15 through new voodoo records.

Johnny Marr [England/Manchester] - The Tracers
Call The Comet

'break me' is the fourth release from aussie indierock/neo-britpop lads DMA'S upcoming second album 'for now', set to arrive on april 27 via i oh you.

DMA's [Australia/Sydney] - Break Me
For Now

class new single from los angeles/us indierock/noisepop band Tennis System
'c l e a r e r' comes from their new 'p a i n' ep, released april 21 (record store day) via graveface records.

Tennis System [USA/Los Angeles] - C L E A R E R 
P A I N Ep

following their first double a-side single 'undone' / 'i don’t know why i love you' (house of love cover), california/us indierock/shoegaze band Soft Science have premiered another double a-side...
'sooner' / 'paris' (northern picture library cover version) is set to be released may 4 via test pattern records.

Soft Science [USA/Los Angeles] - Sooner
Sooner/Paris 7inch

sheffield/uk up-and-coming indierock/shoegaze four-piece Purest have dropped another fine new single.
'forever' was released april 13th via 25 hour convenience records.

Purest [England/Sheffield] - Forever

manchester/uk indierock/-pop icons James have revealed another track from their forthcoming 'better than that' ep, which is out on may 18th via Infectious/bmg. 
a new as-yet-untitled album is due out later in the year...

James [England/Manchester] - Busted 
Better Than That Ep

london/uk indierock/electronica five-piece Jesus Jones have released their 6th studio full-length titled 'passages', the first new album in 17 years, on april 20 via absolute label services.
'where are all the dreams gone?' is the second single to be taken from....

Jesus Jones [England/London] - Where Are All the Dreams?

birmingham/uk indierock/baggy five-piece Ivory Wave have shared the video for their new single 'cool kids', released march 16...

Ivory Wave [England/Birmingham] - Cool Kids

electronic pop three-piece Real Lies are back with a new single...
2/1/2 years after their amazing 'real life' debut album, the band from london/uk will release the follow-up later in the year...

Real Lies [England/London] - The Checks

northern ireland alternative rock band Ash are dropping their seventh album 'islands' on may 18 via infectious music/bmg. 
'annabel' is the second release...

Ash [Irland/Dublin] - Annabel 

brighton/uk dream-/janglepop four-piece Breathe Panel's self-titled debut album is out july 14th via fatcat records. 
check out the new video for their latest single 'carmine'...

Breathe Panel [England/Brighton] - Carmine 
Breathe Panel

rising melbourne indierock  quintet Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's debut album 'hope downs' is set for a june 15 release via sub pop records.
here's the video for their new single 'talking straight'...

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [Australia/Melbourne] - Talking Straight 
Hope Downs

liverpool/uk indierock/psychedelia five-piece The Vryll Society are set to release their debut album in september this year... 
'andrei rublev' is the new single...

The Vryll Society [England/Liverpool] - Andrei Rublev

london indierock band Slowlines (formely known as Slowlights) have released their second ep 'this feels like the end' april 13th through awal. 
here's the title track... 

Slowlines [England/London] - This Feels Like The End 
This Feels Like The End Ep

us alternative rock icons Belly's first full length in 23 years - 'dove' is out may 4 via their own belly touring.
'starryeyed' will appear as a bonus track on the new album and also on their coloured vinyl 10" 'feels' ep which is out for record store day, april 21...

Belly [USA/Rhode Island] - Starryeyed 
Feels Ep

nice new as-of-yet unreleased tune from portland/us based husband-and-wife electro-/dreampop duo Mint Julep...

Mint Julep [USA/Portland] - Connectivity

connecticut/us shoegaze/ambient/psychedelia outfit Landing have shared the video for their new single 'secret'.
the track is taken from the new full-length 'bells in new towns', out may 4th on el paraiso records.

Landing [USA/Connecticut] - Secret 
Bells In New Towns

aussie noisepop/shoegaze band Blush Response have revealed the video for their latest single 'still Life'. 
the song is taken from the debut album 'hearts grow dull, released april 4...

Blush Response [Australia/Melbourne] - Still Life
Hearts Grow Dull

nice britpop influenced single from cardiff/wales indierock/-pop outfit Monico Blonde, released april 18....

Monico Blonde [Wales/Cardiff] - When Girls Cry

charlatans mastermind Tim Burgess has released his solo full length 'as i was now' on record store day via o genesis... 
the immense 'clutching insignificance' is the latest preview from the album...

 Tim Burgess [England/Manchester] - Clutching Insignificance
As I Was Now

another records store release via jsh records (april 21)...london ex sarah records outfit The Hit Parade have unleashed the video for their 7inch single'happy world'

The Hit Parade [England/London] - Happy World

'all your best inventions' is the latest tune from sheffield/uk indierock/neo-britpop darlings High Hazels
the band is currently working on their second album and this pre-released piano demo version is a little taste for their fine songwriting...

High Hazels [England/Sheffield] - All Your Best Inventions (Piano Demo)

bradford/uk indierock/psych-pop outfit GRDNS have their debut ep coming up later this year via dance to the radio... 
'juniper' is the latest release...

GRDNS [England/Bradford] - Juniper
EP tba

new single from german indierock/post-pop outfit ABAY
their new full-length 'love&distortion' is set to drop june 1st via lovers + friends records.

ABAY [Germany/Berlin] - Plastic 
Love & Distortion

berlin/german post-punk/shoegaze duo Lea Porcelain, who released their debut album 'hymns to to the night' in june last year, announced a brand new self-titled ep which contains the psychedelic 'can i really decide'...

Lea Porcelain [Germany/Berlin] - Can I Really Decide

Sunday, 8 April 2018

***new singles/videos***april 8th, 2018***don't be real, be postmodern***

***here's a new edition of postmodern featuring the latest new indie and alternative singles & video releases from...

                    #indierock #shoegaze #britpop #madchester 

*Johnny Marr
*The Cheap Thrills
*Amusement Parks On Fire
*The Big Pink
*The Levellers
*Manic Street Preachers
*The Amazing
*Saltwater Sun
*Rich Girls
*Virginia Wings
*Beach House

ex-smiths guitarist Johnny Marr return with class new single!
his third solo album 'call the comet' is out june 15 via new voodoo.

Johnny Marr [England/Manchester] - The Tracers 
Call The Comet

manchester/uk indie heroes James will release their new 10inch ep 'better than that' on may 18th ahead of the release of their fifteenth as-yet-untitled studio album later this year. 
here's the great title track...

James [England/Manchester] - Better Than That

nice new shoegazey pop single from brisbane/australia newcomer harriette pilbeam a.k.a. Hatchie.
'sugar & spice' is the title track from here debut ep, out may 25 via heavenly recordings.

Hatchie [Australia/Brisbane] - Sugar & Spice 
Sugar & Spice Ep

masssive new single from liverpool/uk up-and-coming indie-/britrock lads The Cheap Thrills, released march 30...

The Cheap Thrills [England/Liverpool] - Codependence

notthingham/uk shoegaze/noisepop outfit Amusement Parks On Fire's new ep 'all the new ends' is ready to release on april 13th via saint marie records.
here's the title track...

Amusement Parks On Fire [England/Notthingham] - All The New Ends 
All The New Ends Ep

liverpool/uk electropop outfit Ladytron have aired the video for their comback single 'the animal'. 
the track comes from the yet to be named sixth studio album, due out later this year...

Ladytron [England/Liverpool] - The Animals

london/uk electro-shoegazers The Big Pink have premiered the video for 'how far we've come' feat. ioanna gika of Io Echo on vocals. 
the single was released digitally in november last year via blank city records.

The Big Pink [England/London] - How Far We've Come

brighton/uk indie/folk-punk/pop legends The Levellers have released the video for their newly reworked version of 1992' classic 'liberty song' (originally appeared on their 2nd album 'levelling the land')
celebrating their 30th anniversary, this stripped down variation is taken from the new acoustic album 'we the collective', released march 9th via on the fiddle recordings.

Levellers [England/Brighton] - Liberty Song
We The Collective

welsh indierock legends Manic Street Preachers have shared the fourth single release from their new thirteenth' album 'resistance is futile' - out april 13th through columbia records...

Manic Street Preachers [Wales/Cardiff] - Liverpool Revisited 
Resistance Is Futile

swedish psychedelic indiepop five-piece The Amazing have unleashed the video for their new single 'rewind'. 
the song is taken from the new lp 'in transit', released april 6th via partisan records.

The Amazing [Sweden/Stockholm] - Rewind
In Transit

nice indiepop single from reading/uk newcomers Saltwater Sun, released march 13 via hand in hive.

Saltwater Sun [England/Reading] - The Wire

nyc/us garage-/indierock trio Rich Girls have released their debut full-lenght 'black city' on april 6th through tricycle records. 
'blood brother' is the first single release....

Rich Girls [USA/NYC] - Blood Brother
Black City

'the second shift' is the first single from manchester via london artpop duo Virgina Wing's third lp 'ecstatic arrow', set for release on  june 8th via fire records.

Virginia Wing [England/Manchester] - The Second Shift
Ecstatic Arrow

baltimore/us dreampop duo Beach House will release their seventh studio full-length, entitled '7', on may 11 via sub pop records.
'dark spring' is the third release from the album...

Beach House [USA/Baltimore] - Dark Spring

Monday, 2 April 2018

***new singles/videos***april 2nd, 2018***don't be real, be postmodern***

***with a little bit of delay, here's this week's postmodern featuring the latest new indie and alternative singles & video releases from...

                    #indierock #shoegaze #britpop #madchester 

*The Longcut
*Blush Response
*Neon Waltz
*Frankie Cosmos
*Shed Seven 
*October Drift
*The Slow Readers Club 

indierock/post-punk outfit The Longcut have premiered the video for 'arrows', the title track and second release from the forthcoming new album. 
nearly a decade after the stunning previous 'open hearts', the band from manchester/uk will release their third full-length on april 6th via deltasonic records.

The Longcut [England/Manchester] - Arrows 

amazing new single from aussie shoegaze/noisepop outfit 
Blush Response featuring flyying colours vocalist brodie j brummer on guitar.
cruel is the second single taken off their upcoming debut album 'hearts grow dull', set for release in april.

Blush Response [Australia/Adelaide] - Cruel
Hearts Grow Dull

britains most northerly darlings Neon Waltz have just released their 'bring me to light' ep which includes the fabolous title track (the song first appeared on their last year's 'strange hymns' debut album [#2 in our top30 albums list 2017] and three brand new tunes. 
here's the new video for 'schoolhouse' from the scottish six-piece indierock/psychedelia lads.

Neon Waltz [Scotland/John O' Groats] - Schoolhouse
Bring Me To Light Ep

Frankie Cosmos, the us lo-fi indierock music project of songwriter greta kline has moved to sub pop records for the release of her new full-length 'vessel' on march 30th...
following the previous singles 'jesse' and 'being alive', 'apathy' is the third release from the album...

Frankie Cosmos [USA/NYC] - Apathy 

indierock/britpop veterans Shed Seven have shared the video for the new single 'victoria'.
it's the fourth release from 'instant pleasures', their first new album in 16 years - released last year november via infectious music.

Shed Seven [England/York] - Victoria
Instant Pleasures

'star align' is the second single from '90s guitarpop/alternative rock favorites Belly's first full-length in 23 years.
the new third album 'dove' will be out on may 4th via their own belly touring and follows 1995’s 'king' and 1993's debut 'star'

Belly [USA/Rhode Island] - Stars Align

uk indierock/post-punk four-piece October Drift have aired the video for their new single 'all gone' - out may 4 via self-release

October Drift [England/Taunton] - All Broken Down

st.petersburg/russia indie/shoegaze trio Pinkshinyultrablast have dropped the video for 'in the hanging gardens'.
it's the lead single to their forthcoming third album 'miserable miracles', which will arrive may 4th via club ac30 (uk) / shelflife (usa).

Pinkshinyultrablast [Russia/St.Petersburg] - In The Hanging Gardens
Miserable Miracles

ecuadorian dream-gazers Sexores' third album 'east/west' was released via buh records on march 15... 
the first single 'bluish lovers' is a fine ethereal electropop tune...

Sexores [Ecuador/Quito] - Blusih Lovers

manchester/uk indierock/post-punk four piece The Slow Readers Club have unveiled the video for their latest single 'you opened up my heart'. 
the new album 'build a tower' is ready to launch may 4th through modern sky.

The Slow Readers Club [England/Manchester] - You Opened Up My Heart 
Build a Tower

jangly dreampop project Launder feat. john cudlip, diiv's zachary cole smith and french singer-songwriter soko have unveiled the video for 'keep you close'.
it's the third release from their debut ep 'pink cloud', released march 23...

Launder [USA]- Keep You Close 
Pink Cloud Ep

'take this gold' is the third release and final track from cardiff/london-based shoegaze/noisepop band Wylderness' self-titled debut album - released march 23 on succulent recordings.

Wylderness [Wales/Cardiff] - Take This Gold

dundee/scottish indierock quartet SAHARA have unleashed the video for their catchy new single 'never get the time', released march 23...

SAHARA [Scotland/Dundee] - Never Get The Time

edinburgh/scottish electronica duo Finiflex (feat. david miller and john vick from legendary 90s dance formation finitribe) will release their debut album 'suilven' in may.
following the 'ta ta oo ha' single from last year october, here's the brand new video for the second release 'bonus freaks'.

Finiflex [Scotland/Edinburgh] - Bonus Freaks