Stream: Vast Robot Armies – Cruel Elephant

We are delighted to have an exclusive stream of ‘Cruel Elephant’, a rocking track from the newest Vast Robot Armies album, Dinner Music.   Here are a few words from Jason Thomson: I have a long standing fear that after each album I will run out of song ideas. So I tend to pressure myself to write something new within a week of releasing an … Continue reading Stream: Vast Robot Armies – Cruel Elephant

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Video: My Black Heart Machine – I know

  The haunting tones of synthwave come in droves with the newest single by My Black Heart Machine. ‘I know’ sports a stop motion video full of doom and gloom, waiting to elope with oft-ignored thoughts that always inhabit the back of your mind. The spirit of Eli Roth guides us through life as a Barbie Doll, the modern day homunculus of terrible body image expectations. You can stream … Continue reading Video: My Black Heart Machine – I know

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Stream: Ultimate Painting – Bills

Every time I’m asked to describe Ultimate Painting, I tend to say “reflective.” I mean this in both meanings of the word. The thoughtful pace can help introspection a bit, while song meanings are more about what you see in them, just like the reflection in the mirror will yield each one a different result. 2014’s Ultimate Painting was loud in the right parts (‘Ten Street’) and 2015’s Green … Continue reading Stream: Ultimate Painting – Bills

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Stream: Lull – Nouvelle

The term shoegaze is too freely used these days. A sort of catch-all box formerly known as “indie” and “alternative”. Then again, for London’s own Lull, the genre does fit, but it’s only part of the outfit. The rest of the dashing clothes include a vest weaved with a harsher colour of dream pop, where the harmonic arrangements envelop a sound that conveys yearning. Traces of Chamber Pop are on display … Continue reading Stream: Lull – Nouvelle

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Stream: The Harrow / DeadLeafEcho split 7″

Since we’ve been on a contemplative mood here at this Shithole of a Website (TM) called Sloucher, we are keen on diving deeper and deeper in a sea of emotions, looking for new pearly white tracks to recommend. We’ve been following both The Harrow‘s gloom pop and Dead Leaf Echo‘s noisegaze for a while and lo and behold, they’ve just released a 7 inch single. The Harrow … Continue reading Stream: The Harrow / DeadLeafEcho split 7″

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Stream: Moulettes – Behemooth

In this month of May, 2016, when the air pollution of Mexico City clashes with daily doses of heavy rain, tempers flare and cool at the drop of the dime. Moulettes might not live here, but ‘Behemooth’ captures the chaos of a megalopolis like Mexico City. A mix of Moulettes‘ ace folk with a fierce grasp on prog, ‘Behemooth’ is an energetic romp that grabs you by the … Continue reading Stream: Moulettes – Behemooth

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Stream: Seize The Chair – Secret Sister

  Long time coming, but the fine people of Seize The Chair have a brand new song and we’re over the moon about this. ‘Secret Sister’ reaffirms Seize The Chair‘s place in the vivacious scale. Akin to a hyperactive Tasmanian devil, the band’s penchant for energetic statements clearly shines through, piercing through walls. Matthew Johnson masterfully catches what it feels like to watch Seize The Chair in a live setting, and that … Continue reading Stream: Seize The Chair – Secret Sister

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Stream: Stove – Stupidest

  Once the Rhodes Colossus that was Ovlov collapsed into the sea, news that Steve Hartlett had enough material for another album were well known. He Stove as the name for this new chapter in his life and Is Stupider was the name of the album. It was a great ride in and out Hartlett’s mind. And we were richer for the experience. Now, ‘Stupidest’ gets a video, just … Continue reading Stream: Stove – Stupidest

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Stream: Leapling – Hey Sister

Many fantastic cocktails made by the fine bands in Exploding in Sound Records have been served this year. 2 Inch Astronaut, akin to an LSD spiked fruit punch. Kal Marks, a ginger beer with a whiskey chaser, still burning your throat. Washer, that hair of the dog michelada you drink to face back reality. Palehound , finally getting a release in the UK, with their substantial punch, akin to a Long … Continue reading Stream: Leapling – Hey Sister

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Stream: Belafonte Sensacional – Torreón

The folk genre always seems to strike a chord in Mexico’s heart. Chava Flores’ jocular anecdotes peppered with our vernacular. Rockdrigo González, who journeyed from Tampico to his doom in Mexico City, also tapped into this vein. Enter Belafonte Sensacional, who follows this tradition of taking lyrical snapshots of Mexico’s weird and wonderful fauna and wrap them into folk songs about alcohol, punk, drugs and Kerouac.  ‘Torreón’, the newest video, finds Belafonte Sensacional yearning … Continue reading Stream: Belafonte Sensacional – Torreón

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