Best known for their surprise 1996 alt-rock smash “Not an Addict”, Belgian band K’s Choice have steadily put together a very strong career over the course of the past two decades. Led by sister and brother Sarah and Gert Bettens the band has been off and on over the past decade, with Sarah pursuing a solo career and even spending a year as a firefighter in her home of Johnson City, Tennessee. K’s Choice have been back on the go since 2013, however, and last month they released their sixth album The Phantom Cowboy in America.
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Autodrone last released a full length in 2008, when debut Strike a Match turned heads thanks to a heavy shoegaze palette and powerful live shows. The band’s latest offering, This Sea Is Killing Me, paints in darker hues while also playing up the band’s way with contrasting keyboard lines and atmospheric guitars that cascade over Katherine Kennedy’s vocals. Songs like “Exit Ghost” bring to mind misty graveyards on moonlit nights and pack plenty of eerie fall thrills.
It’s easy to label Oxford band Co-Pilgrim as “twee”, but dig a little deeper and you’ll find that the band has more classic American rock, folk, and country influences than, say, anything C86-related. With its rich vocal harmonies, new album Slows to Go beautifully evokes the Byrds, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Big Star. The specter of Gram Parsons and Alex Chilton loom over the record as well, as singer-songwriter Mike Gale comes through with gem after gem, often augmented by rich folk rock guitar and swooning pedal steel. And for good measure, the band’s never hesitant to throw in a little shoegazey distortion for effect, as on the Teenage Fanclub-esque “Flood of Tears”.
Montreal artist Eddie Paul might be a singer-songwriter, but his music smartly sidesteps the pitfalls of your usual, run-of-the-mill singer-songwriter. Instead his debut album Panda-monium, which will be released 13 November on Emery Street Records, brings more to the table than a sad guy strumming an acoustic guitar. As his dance-infused latest single “The Warning Song” proves, Paul’s style is broader, more accommodating to diversity. And it just so happens his psychedelic new video for the track can be seen below.
The brainchild of Los Angeles artist Adam Finkel, Alek Fin specializes in electronic music that straddles gentle pop, adult contemporary, with just enough experimentation to give it enough edginess. The twitchiness of Thom Yorke, the smoothness of James Blake, and the crooning of Patrick Watson, if you will.
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