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Scruff Of The Neck Presents ... - 20160926

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For your entertainment during another working week here's five more hand-picked delights from the Scruff Of The Neck stable.

Bayonet – 'Weekend'

Kicking things off this week is the latest single from Sheffield indie-poppers Bayonet. While its upbeat guitars might be familiar to those who know the band already, 'Weekend' feels like a step in a more confident direction. Harbouring a definite sense of purpose behind its frenetic percussion and rolling bass, it's the sound of Bayonet stepping things up a gear.


False Heads – 'Weigh In'

Rapidly making a name for themselves thanks to their own brand of scuzzy garage rock, East London's False Heads can count both Iggy Pop and Gary Powell as supporters. 'Weigh In' is the band's most recent single, and fittingly seems them piling on the weight and riffs for arguably their heaviest  track to date. Foregoing the snot-pop of previous releases in favour of something with a little more bite.


Furr – 'Padlocks'

From London to Leeds, 'Padlocks' is the latest single from West Yorkshire's Furr and conversely sees the band in a somewhat poppier light than their previous single 'Think Sharp Kid'. That said, far from leaving behind the QOTSA vibe that track favoured, it marries it effortlessly with a bombast similar to that of early Killers and even U2. A band to keep your eye on.


Marsicans – 'Absence'

Staying in Leeds but heading in a much poppier direction, the latest cut from tropi-pop four-piece Marsicans sees rich swells of synth and guitar combine to create a bed of melody for vocalist James' heartfelt lyricis. Upbeat and ultimately irresistible, the band are currently on tour in support of their new EP and should definitely be checked out live.


Glue – 'Badlands'

Grungy and glitchy, East London trio Glue craft off-kilter and anarchic alt-pop that's entrenched in punk sensibility, but not afraid to show a melodic and even at times, anthemic side. Taken from their Balloon EP, 'Badlands' is the band at their most chaotic. Falling somewhere in between The Clash and The Libertines at their shambolic greatest, its woozy shanty-like chorus will be rattling round your head for weeks.



Scruff Of The Neck Presents ... - 20160905

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For your entertainment during another working week here's five more hand-picked delights from the Scruff Of The Neck stable.

Release – 'The Inevitable'

Kicking proceedings off this week are Stoke-based alt-rockers Release, and their latest single 'The Inevitable'. Back-boned by a rolling bassline and punctuated by a muted lead guitar and an almost spoken vocal delivery through the verses, it feels more downtrodden than previous offerings from the band and as such feels noticeably matured.

The Limited – 'Come On'

Something a little more upbeat from somewhere further South, East London's The Limited relish in a brand of indie-funk that's impossible not to move to. 'Come On' is the first track from the band's most recent EP Small Talk and benefits from familiar and fluid guitar licks and a thick bass. Great stuff.

Factory – 'Dynamite'

Hailing from Runcorn, Factory draw influence from both the Scouse psych of Liverpool, and the heady sounds of '90s Manchester, something especially evident in latest single 'Dynamite'. Loose,  tripped out guitars run riot against a backdrop of clattering cymbals, while a sleek vocal provides the track with a nostalgic air.

Larkins – 'Velvet'

Arguably one of Manchester's most promising new bands, Larkins' effortless ability to combine funk, blues and indie-pop has won them a legion of fans in a short space of time. 'Velvet' is the band's latest single, pairing a moody, sporadic bass with shimmering guitars and propulsive percussion; the tracks brooding nature offset by the consummate ease of its delivery.

Colour Of Spring – 'Snow'

Ambitious, encompassing, and dazzling pretty, all words to describe the latest single from Leeds shoegazers Colour Of Spring. Much like its namesake, understated guitars shimmer softly before erupting in to huge walls of noise and a cacophonous crescendo, belied in turn by the track's intial calmness. Stunning.

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