Here are the 5 tracks that we’ve not been able to stop listening to and that you need to hear this week. Got something you think we need to hear? Get in touch at Shopliftersuni@gmail.com and keep up to date on Facebook and Twitter.
Horsebeach / Rain Paints – Broken Light / Kill Me With Your Smile
Right now we only have tasters of the split 7” between Manchester Indie maestro Horsebeach and Japanese Dream pop band Rain Paints. It’s already a must have single, with only 150 copies in the UK and Japan, that see’s Horsebeach keeping true to their typically rain surf sound lead by dreamy riffs and mesmerizing melody in Broken Light. Kill Me With Your Smile is an up beat feel of shoegaze beauty, oozing cool vibes.
The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die – Chest & Shirt
Another track from a new split single, TWIABP team up with Rozwell kid who provide the other stellar tune but there is no doubt for me they steal the show with ‘Chest & Shirt’. It’s a much different set of feelings the Connecticut Emo Indies emote, with more hope than despair, powerful and heartbreaking as ever from a band never afraid to take chances in this hook packed, beat jammed new track.
The GAMES – Afterglow
Like a 2005 Indie banger ‘Afterglow’ is built from tricky hooks on a steady beat, but despite the feel of nostalgia there’s something futuristic about The GAMES’ sound. Afterglow is build on all the sounds that dominated the scene while I was finding my musical taste, a bass line that wouldn’t be out-of-place on Room on Fire, little riffs that could have found a way onto Favourite Worst Nightmare, making it an irresistible Indie pop track.
Southern Holiday-Stay The Night
Who say’s you need to be in the same place to create awesome music, Brooklyn artist Morris and Montreal singer Laura Ohayon started creating their music via email for months before recording their debut EP in Jersey last month. The result is devastatingly addictive pop; our first taste ‘Stay the Night’ is filled with country vibes, big drums and heavenly riffs and hooks through out. Flawless vocal lines of winning melody resting atop an instant country-pop classic.
Hey Bulldog – Making Friends Not Millionaires
Manchester three-piece, Hey Bulldog’s latest effort is a bass driven, psych rock master class, ‘Make Friends Not Millionaires’ is a slick, grooved out five minuet lesson in how rock & roll is made. Garage beats, and fuzzed up bass coupled with an array of genius hooks make this track unstoppable. Dark and stormy vibes that bring to mind BRMC and Black Keys at their finest, Hey Bulldog are a band that are growing with no end insight.