Fresher Sounds - 11/01/2017
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There's a wonderful irony that the dawn of this new year, music-wise, seems to be the time for legends dropping new material and old bands coming back. Old is the new NEW, it would seem. But still there's plenty of brand-spanking new acts pushing through the cracks to give us some hope that new talent is worth pitting against the old guard. Regardless you'll find something to satisfy your ears in these week's pick of tunes: Pet Crow – Shake It Out Less than a year after their first gig, Derby-based garage-rock jesters Pet Crow are set to release their debut album next month. If you like your riffs punky and your rhythms funky, this quartet could be your new favourite band. Drawing a line from classic garage-rock, through post punk and riot grrl they condense the best bits of rock history. Taster 'Shake it Out' is a punk-funk classic dragged straight from the noughties indie dancefloor and transported back to a 60s Sonics gig. DYVE – Half Awake DYVE has turned solitude into pop music on debut single 'Half Awake' (out 20th January). Tender vocals weave in and out of the electronic soundscapes, it's downbeat and comforting. Elliot Smith – I Figured You Out To mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary singer-songwriter's seminal Either/Or album, it is getting an welcome expanded reissue. With this we get a batch of previously unreleased material from one of the most underrated artists of the 90s. 'I Figured You Out' is another achingly gorgeous acoustic ode to pull at the heard strings. Harlea – You Don't Get It Birmingham-born, London-based Harlea is the perfect pop artist for our modern pick n mix approach to music listening, blending classic influences into her pop sounds. 'You Don't Get It' echoes the blues of the past but is firmly a modern pop offering.
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