entered our consciousness in early February, and we immediately told our readers about it because that is what we do with great musical discoveries (link). The London quartet now has released their self-titled debut album, and to be perfectly honest, it is even better than we thought likely -- and we expected quality. Our only concern was whether the band's previously released material was far above the remainder of the album. This is an understandable concern because that sort of thing happens often in the music world. However, we are here to assure you that Black Gold Buffalo is excellent, darkly-shaded, pulsating dance rock crafted to the same high standards as the singles. This is a keeper of an album, folks.
Black Gold Buffalo are Keziah Stilwell (vocals), Hannah Holland (rhythm/production), Joy Joseph (rhythm/production), and Marc Hayward (guitar). The album is available via the band's own Buff Rekkids label. Check your preferred digital sources.
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Friday, April 13, 2018
We think that this band is poised for a breakthrough, and this album deserves to give them the boost. In our view, Where We Were Together is an excellent way to begin your weekend.
Say Sue Me are Jae Young, Kim Byunkyu, Kang Semin, and Sumi Choi, although Kang is recovering from injury and drummer Chang Won is standing in. The band are touring the UK and Europe in April and May. Where We Were Together is out today in digital, CD, and vinyl formats via Damnably and Electric Muse. Stream and source at the Bandcamp link below.
Bandcamp for Where We Were Together
Damnably Records page for Say Sue Me
Electric Muse on Bandcamp
Thursday, April 12, 2018
The Amazing are frontman Christoffer Gunrup (guitar/vocals), Reine Fiske (guitar), Moussa Fadera (drums), Alexis Benson (bass), and Frederik Swahn (keys/guitar). In Transit is out now in vinyl, CD and digital formats. See the Bandcamp link below for details.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Holy Wave are Kyle Hager, Dustin Zozaya, Julian Ruiz, Joey Cook, and Ryan Fuson. Adult Fear is out now in vinyl, digital and CD formats via Reverberation Appreciation Society. A cassette version is available via Burger Records.
Bandcamp for Adult Fear
Friday brings the release of "Running In The Dark", a taste of what Finnish band Color Dolor will deliver next month with full-length album Love. The album promises to be an examination of the titular concept from multiple angles, expressed through the original pop and skewed R&B of this Helsinki band. "Running In The Dark" is an intimate R&B-flavored track that is perfect for your late evening listening.
Color Dolor features Stina Koistinen (vocals) and Nicolas "Leissi" Rehn, although they add musicians for drums, bass and synths when playing live. Love will be released May 4 in vinyl, cassette and digital formats via Soliti Music.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Visitors is available now in vinyl, CD and digital formats via French label Requiem Pour Un Twister.
Requiem Pour Un Twister
Sunday, April 8, 2018
We have a new single from Rama Lama Records' band Delsbo Beach Club. Formed in Umea but now based in Stockholm, the band works the indie pop/surf pop groove we find irresistible. And since it is raining and windy as we write this, it helps us think of better times ahead.
Delsbo Beach Club are Erik Bjorkland, Jesper Jonason, Alexander Kuronen, Stas Heilyk, and Ebba Vikdahl. They will be releasing their debut EP, and we hope to bring it to you.
Bandcamp for "Talking in My Head"
Rama Lama Records