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Lovely Bad Things Release EP + Video

Los Angeles-based punk rock band, Lovely Bad Things, released their new EP, Homebodied, on 31 March 2017 and shared the music video for the lead single, ‘Hiding to Nothing’ on 18 April 2017. Formed in 2009, Lovely Bad Things have released four successful albums and played at music festivals across the USA; including SXSW and Silverlake Jubilee.

The music video takes an interesting turn away from the usual punk rock trope of grungy, ‘live show’ video feel and disproves Noisey webzine’s claim in 2014 that “punk bands make the worst music videos.” ‘Hiding to Nothing’ has a music video that will remind you of the 90s, from the bright colours to the distressed denim clothing. Taking a minimal approach (the whole music video takes place in one room) is beneficial to the band, as it allows for their music to be the focus of the video, which is reminiscent of early MTV, before it became a reality TV channel.

The four track EP is a pop meets punk masterpiece that will have you embracing the choker trend and might even inspire you to binge watch all your favourite 90s teen movies. Homebodied is available on Soundcloud, Bandcamp,and iTunes, and their previous albums can be purchased on vinyl through their website.

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New Dream Pop Single By Danish Duo Sweet Tempest

Danish dream-pop duo Sweet Tempest have released a new single from their forthcoming EP ‘Bones and Machinations’, which is slated for release on the 5th May via Cicada. The track was written, produced and mixed by the duo of Julian Winding and Luna Kira and features a pitch-perfect 60s flavour, spacey, reverb-drenched chorus and a beautiful, delicate refrain that is both catchy and wistful all at once.

In 2016, the duo wrote the soundtrack for the film The Neon Demon (over 1 million views on Youtube) and began attracting the serious attention of tastemakers. To date, they’ve received support from Wonderland, GAFFA, Indie Shuffle and JaJaJa amongst others, not to mention appearances at high-profile festivals such as VEGA in Copenhagen and performing in support of pop singer Fallulah. The duo is certainly an act to keep a close eye on in 2017.

Speaking about the track, ‘Colourful Rain’, Sweet Tempest reflect: “‘Colourful Rain’ was written in the same way most of our songs are written. We sat down and got serious, really went for it and didn’t feel what we were making. Then Julian pulled out his mini keyboard and we started improvising in the kitchen. Luna threw some melodies on it, and before we knew it we had a song. It seems that whenever we focus on a particular direction, we hit a wall, but when we decide to relax and just let circumstances sweep us away, we get exactly what we’re looking for. The song is about enjoying life to the fullest with a loved one, regardless of whether they exist or not.”

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SANDS Lets Third Single Roll

‘Let It Roll’ is the third single lifted from SANDS upcoming EP, premiered by CLASH magazine in anticipation of the upcoming release of his debut EP ‘SANDS’ on 14th April via Shower Records. ‘SANDS’ was written by Andrew Sands and recorded with Brett Shaw at 123 Studios (Ghostpoet, Florence and the Machine, Daughter, Roisin Murphy) in Peckham, London.

‘Let It Roll’ is a funk and psych-rock-inspired offering with a catchy singalong hook and medium-paced groove. Andrew Sands’ musical influences include David Bowie, Stone Roses, Primal Scream and David Lynch.

Of his record, he says, “It was fun and exciting losing myself in the process of building the whole sound, as well making some room for experimenting and improvising. Sometimes is easier, other times it seems you have to struggle a bit. Being a multi-instrumentalist, it was quite natural to kind of develop the idea of the arrangement at the same time as the songs flew, so I was eager to get in the studio and see how things came out.”

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