Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
At WYMA world HQ we are bouncing around with excitement with the news that Dom & The Wizards will unleash new album The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale on April 2. We expect Dom Trimboli's delightfully off-kilter stream of consciousness speak-singing, a full album of new favorite songs and plenty of psychedelic imageruy to bend our impressionable minds. And you can glimpse inside the treasure chest right now with lead single "Outlaws and the Cops". Insistent groove, a violin, and Dom spinning a tale. Just what we would have ordered had our waiter asked us.
The Australian Cyclone Intensity Scale will be released by Tenth Court Records.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Today we introduce you to Scottish folk rock band called The Gracious Losers. In fact, they are a supergroup comprised of members of Sister John, Thrum, God Help the Girl, The Parsonage, Sporting Hero, and Berie Big Band. As you might expect, the assembly of that much talent from various spots in the musical spectrum results in a sound that reflects psychedelic, Americana, Celtic, folk, and pop. In fact, the introductory single, "Loath to Leave", falls into the moody, atmospheric pop category. We think is displays range, nuance and talent, and look forward to more from The Gracious Losers. And speaking of more, the band's full album Six Roads Ends is due in digital, CD and vinyl formats March 26 via Last Night From Glasgow.
Monday, February 22, 2021
While we don't have a release date yet, but we can tell you that The Catenary Wires will bestow a full album titled Birling Gap on the ears of eager fans this year.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
About two months ago we featured "Rave On" by Time Cohen of The Fresh and Onlys and Magic Trick. Although release date still is five weeks away, we have a new single entitled "Bottom Feeders". A thrilling slice of surfy noise pop, it fuels our Saturday night.
You Are Still Here is Tim Cohen's sixth solo album, and will be released in vinyl and digital formats on March 26 via Bobo Integral.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
The isolation of COVID is considered a negative by nearly everyone, but having a sense of humor about it seems to be a healthy approach. One view is expressed in "Nya Normala" (new normal) by Swedish singer songwriter änsendå, which suggests that not everyone copes with complete stability.
änsendå is the project of Nico Chavez, who recently returned to Sweden after an extended period working in bands in London. Expect an EP of Nico's brand of psych pop soon via Stockholm's Rama Lama Records.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
One of the gems of the new year, Zoe by Glasgow's Nightshift, is still a week and a half from release. But we now can enjoy the hypnotic and mesmerizing opening track, "Piece Together". And yes, it deliberately plays with the notions of "peace" and "piece".
Zoe will be available February 26 via Trouble In Mind Records.
Monday, February 15, 2021
We start our Monday with "Hear Not Say", a shoegazey guitar pop treat by Glasgow's Western Column. The project of Christopher Devine, who also is a member of Dutch Wine and Stock Manager. The song has a propulsive, forward pushing vibe and hazy vocals. It strikes us as a good summer tune, which is somewhat perversely welcome right now as we prepare to gig out from the weekend's snowfall. Good stuff -- check it out below.
"Hear Not Say" is out via Negative Hope Records. And we also suggest that you check out the previous single by Western Column, "Golde" (here).
Saturday, February 13, 2021
We must confess that we haven't often featured acts from Tulsa, Oklahoma. But when the music grabs you, its place of origin doesn't really matter. And Get A Good Look Pt. 1 has grabbed us hard to juice our Saturday night. The product of duo Sports, consisting of Cale Chronister and Christian Theriot, the six-track EP boasts danceable pop with elements of psychedelia, shoegaze and disco. It is bright, colorful and irrepressible. What more do you want for a weekend evening?
The Bandcamp link is below, but we expect you can find the EP wherever digital music is sold.
Friday, February 12, 2021
Bystander is out now via Osborne Again Music and Spunk Records in Australia and New Zealand, and Nice Guys Records in the rest of the whole wide world. Cool Sounds are Dainis Lacey, Nick Kearton, Ambrin Hasnain, Steve Foulkes, Jack Nichols, and Pierce Morton. The band will be touring the Eastern Coast of Australia in the next couple of months.
Saturday, February 6, 2021
A month ago we shared a "fuzzing, buzzing, psychedelic" treat named "Nap Gate" by New Zealand band Wurld Series (link here). The band now has shared "Supplication" the second song taken from their upcoming LP, What's Growing. "Supplication" displays a different facet of the band's art, more folk rock and dreamy. It seems to us to have an appealing strains of Syd Barrett and Kevin Ayers DNA.
Wurld Series is formed around Luke Towart and drummer/producer Brian Feary, with additional contributions from other musicians as available. The album will be released March 19 via Meritorio Records (Europe/USA), Osborne Again (Australia) and Melted Ice Cream (New Zealand/Rest of the world).
Friday, February 5, 2021
The Boys With The Perpetual Nervousness are Andrew Taylor in Scotland and Gonzalo Marcos in Spain, each recording separately. Songs From Another Life is out now via Bobo Integral Records
This week brought another treat from Painted Shrines -- "Heaven and Holy", the new single from their upcoming album, also titled Heaven and Holy. Painted Shrines is a duo comprised of Jeremy Earl of Woods and Glenn Donaldson of Skygreen Leopards and The Reds, Pinks and Purples so you just know the album will be good.
Heaven and Holy will be out March 5 via Woodsist.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Black Twig are Aki Pohjankyrö, Rasmus Rantanen, Kaarlo Stauffer, Janne Vainikainen. The album is titled Was Not Looking For Magic, and it will be released February 26 via Soliti Records.