Monday, 15 April 2013

Fresh Licks // Doctrines ~ Daydream

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Being signed to Alcopop Records is pretty much a guarantee of quality; their roster boasts an incredible blend of artists. Manchester four-piece Doctrines are no exception to this rule, they make a delicious blend of violent guitars and vibrant indie-pop melodies. Daydream is the first single from their forthcoming album and it’s available as a free download below.
The album release is accompanied by a small tour covering most of England, and judging by their sound on record, their live shows are likely to be a messy, joyous and fun affair.

Friday 10th – Travelling Man Comic Store – ANX Release Show – Manchester

Saturday 11th – The Fox And Newt – Leeds

Sunday 12th – Venue TBC (Sheffield)

Monday 13th – Venue TBC (Nottingham)

Wednesday 15th – Urban Bar Whitechapel – London

Thursday 16th – Bullingdon w/ Fight Like Apes – Oxford

Friday 17th – Pav Tav – The Great Escape, Brighton


TOTD // 090; Pure X ~ Someone Else

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Atmospheric and dreamy, like something off the Twin Peaks soundtrack, Pure X mix beautiful reverb and equally beautiful guitar melodies on this is a gentle, psychedelic indie pop waltz. Painfully personal lyrics are hissed, the vocals that dodge between are delicate yet soulful, and powerful but raw (with a tonal quality and range reminiscent of Christopher Owens from the now-deceased Girls, and a touch of that particular charm Girls brought to guitar music).

This track more than stands up to repeat listening, in fact it’s of such a quality that it’s almost impossible not to keep on clicking that play button. The track is taken from the Austin three-piece’s second album ‘Crawling Up The Stairs‘, which will be released May 13th on Merok Records, and you can grab it as a free download here.