In a couple of weeks we hit The Roundhouse armed with some of the best that new music has to offer - and all for £5. Take a read/listen below at the line-up and what to expect…
NZCA/Lines is hitting SXSW in a big way this week before heading back for Handpicked. It wouldn’t be a surprise if they emerged as one of the whispered about names. The project is the brainchild of Michael Lovett, who elegantly twists electronica and R&B into sparse, romantic forms.
East India Youth
The first signing to the newly minted record label from The Quietus is East India Youth. His dreamy, swooning sonic explorations call to mind the fractured pop of Julia Holter. Have a listen above and fall in love.
With a debut single out on Moshi Moshi Teleman are already taking over London hearts with their wistful guitar pop. Christina is our favourite from them so far with it’s gently-bursting guitar lines and slow build. Think Cults meet early Field Music.
We’re enjoying the dark guitar-pop of Dark Bells a lot lately - enough to squeeze them on the Field Day bill too. There are shades of Toy, 90s PJ Harvey and a lot more good stuff to boot. Saccarine vocals make for a nice contrast to the wiry, sharp guitar lines on ‘Want’. Have a listen above.
Paradise took over the blogosphere with their early demos a couple of years ago. Since then they knuckled-down, honing their sound into the gem you can hear above. The blooming, romantic pop of Endless Waves calls to mind early New Order and a little soul too.
Fans of DIIV and Real Estate might just find their new favourite band in Fews. Spindly guitar lines work hard around cavernous vocals. It’s the sort of dreamy indie-pop made to be collected on 7” singles and handmade t-shirts. Take a listen above.