Happy new year everyone!
Hopefully 2022 will be an improvement on what has preceded it.
Captain Stavros is back with a roundup of the best new tunes to guide our tired brains through the rest of January.
Daniel Rossen - ‘Shadow in the Frame’
An energetic and masterful piece in a hurry.
Bodega – ‘Thrown’
A punchy and fiercely scrappy track.
VR Sex - ‘Victim or Vixen’
Hard to describe, their blurb says ‘deathrock acid punks’. It’s fucking cool whatever it is. It’s like an acid trip from the perspective of a whammy bar.
Ibibio Sound Machine
Huge sound, seductively produced and surprisingly isn’t crushed under the weight of its own grandness.
Jason Lytle- 'Drop that Hero'
Here at Muso’s Guide, we don’t condone the use of heroin, but if we did, this would be playing in the shooting gallery.
Tindersticks - ‘Both Sides of the Blade’
Planning a funeral? Want to clear a house party? Slide this bad-boy on. It’s beautiful but really sucks the air out of the room. Great tune for the backdrop of a lost baby duckling looking for its mother after a massive snow dump.
Vero – ‘Beg!’
Guitar centred grungey power music, great for what it is and straight outta Stockholm. Like the syndrome!
Barrie – ‘Quarry’
Dreamy shoegaze blurs the lines between genres but the video to Quarry will blur the lines between reality. This one cuts.
Hate Moss – ‘Fog’
Italo-Brazilian industrial / post-punk duo release an electrifying cut.