It’s Monday once again, and it’s time for Sound-Revolution to select three new tracks for you to check out. This week’s selection features two bands of higher prestige than the unsigned / low-key acts that we usually feature, however, on this occasion we’re willing to break the mould in order to make sure you (our readers) are aware of some of the great music that’s getting recognition out there.
United Fruit – Go Away, Don’t Leave Me Alone
Go Away, Don’t Leave Me Alone is the lead single from Fault Lines, the debut album from Glaswegian noise-punk band United Fruit. Currently unsigned, United Fruit create instrumentally powered guitar music. With clear influences to the pioneers of punk, echoing bands such as Fugazi, United Fruit take what everybody loves about 90s punk rock and give it their own quirky, fashionable twist. In many ways Fault Lines isn’t all that different to Crisis Works, recently released by Young Legionnaire – but that certainly isn’t a bad thing.
Dutch Uncles – Cadenza
Every so often you listen to an indie record, and the vocals alone are entrancing enough for you to fall in love with the record. Cadenza, the opening track from Dutch Uncles recently released album of the same name, is a perfect example. The Manchester band share many similarities to bands constantly hyped from across the Atlantic, such as Bear In Heaven and The Antlers. Dutch Uncles will be appearing at Friends of Mine festival this weekend, and Sound-Revolution will be keen to see what these guys can create on-stage.
Friendly Fires – Blue Cassette
Everybody’s familiar with Friendly Fires and Sound-Revolution have eagerly been awaiting Pala, their second attempt, for quite some time. Pala may have taken three long years to follow their hugely received debut album, but it was worth the wait. Blue Cassette marks the evolution of Friendly Fires – a strong demonstration of the tropical sounds of Pala, but also a clear reminder that Friendly Fires are still creating the feel-good summery indie pop that we all love them for.