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New music: Incoming Transmissions Volume 3

4th April 2011

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It’s been a little while since we have done one of these! Once again we have collected just a few of the awesome new acts we are always hearing at TNS. Have a listen and download the tunes by this little lot:

Crushing Blows

We at TNS are a little hooked by Crushing Blows debut, self-titled EP! We are still a bit baffled as to how they are a two-piece – the depth of their sound is astonishing managing to match anthemic bombast, with ethereal grandness and experimental math-rock influences.

EP opener ‘Nightworker’ is a catchy and chiming indie gem that will be lodged in your mind for weeks after hearing it. Crushing Blows music is impressive at first but improves more and more with each listen.


The Shoes
Stay The Same

We have a confession to make. We actually included The Shoes on a previous volume of Incoming Transmissions! But seeing as the French electro-pop duo have a new album out we wanted to included them again. They have been compared to acts like Calvin Harris, Phoenix, Hot Chip and Simian Mobile Disco – all we know is that we really like them! They do a fine line in mixes and remixes as well – talented guys these two!


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Get Out of My Shoes

The Tampa, Florida resident is turning heads with her funky electro-hop style. Beats and synths that sound like an exploding Super Nintendo, matched with melody and playful raps forge her, erm, ‘Unique’ sound. ‘Get Out My Shoes’ brings hardline MIA-style bass and beats to Dominque’s sunshine style. 

Sin Fang

Always Everything

Sin Fang, or Sindri Már Sigfússon to his folks is the lead singer in awesome Icelandic folk-pop band Seabear. On his own he makes equally awesome, dazzling lo-fi pop gems combining toy-shop electronic and folk.

Hawk Eyes

They were Chickenhawk. They are now Hawk Eyes. Last year they released a crushing, riff-tastic juggernaut of a debut album. They make a sound so heavy if feels like a steel fist pounding against your skull. But this is not formulaic, Hawk Eyes bring enough experimental ideas to make this interesting. They are now working on new material, which makes us very excited indeed!


Beat Connection
Silver Screen (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound)

Seattle duo Beat Connection create shimmering psychedelic guitar melodies that are dragged about by an ethereal electronic undercurrent. This is forward thinking but classic surf-pop.
They unleash their fantasy-pop with some live dates in May following the release of Surf Noir this month. The track included here is an excellent remix of recent single ‘Silver Screen’.

Library of June
53 Weeks
Coming to fruition in the Shropshire, England countryside in 2008, Library Of June has spent the last few years honing their sound, playing alongside such bands as The Fall Of Troy, Twin Atlantic, Amusement Parks On Fire and Will Francis of Aiden. Having recently been chosen as one of Rock Sound Magazine's "Ones To Watch" in 2011 and with a new release produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine), a new name and a new label, Library Of June is getting set for another stint in the van on the road. For fans of Brand New, Circa Survive and Placebo.



3,4,5 (Hiatus Remix)
Spokes debut Everyone I Ever Met is a stunning epic of choral indie. The building, emotional new single 3,4,5 is one of the albums standouts. Hiatus’ subtle remix adds dark undertones that transports the tune into new realms.  


Cheap Jazz
School Is A Gateway Drug

They may have changed their name from FunFun, but this Derby bunch’s sound is no less smile-inducing now they are called Cheap Jazz. Born out of the ashes of two excellent local indie bands Plans and Apologies and YouNoGoDie in 2008 they set out to make some good, fun-time guitar-driven pop music. They state Fugazi, Fela Kuti, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and Led Zeppelin as influences and sound like all, and none of them!

‘School Is Gateway Drug’ is taken from their debut album The Shape of Fun To Come out this summer.

Round and Round

After the critical success of his EP for cult Scottish label, Stuff Ewan Robertson aka Offshore has now dropped his first EP for new home Big Dada. These four tracks proves Offshore as a force to be reckoned with. Bass-heavy, packed with detail and an ear for melody, this is the next wave of Cale(donian)-dance. Robertson’s debut album is expected Spring 2011.



Barcelona-based PARTS are like a stripped-down version of DFA 1979 with electronic undercurrents, PARTS sound is simple but indefinable.
Too experimental for the Barcelona’s rock scene yet too loud for the experimental scene (the police pulled the plug and arrested the band at an early gig), the band’s debut R. Higuita is the refining of the bands brutal live sound.


Cloud Control
The Rolling Stones

This four-piece hail from the unforgiving terrains of Australia's Blue Mountains and, conversely, Sydney's former Red Light District, and are recent winners of the Australian Music Prize (their equivalent of the Mercury Music Prize) for their debut album, Bliss Release, set for a UK release by Infectious on 23rd May. 

‘The Rolling Stones’ is an ethereal, summer of love inspired psych stand-out track taken from the album.

We Aeronauts
The House On Ash Tree Lane

Oxford eight-piece We Aeronaut’s lovable twee take on indie-folk is a pretty joyful experience in the live arena – a smile inducing burst of optimistic sound. This re-recorded ‘The House on Ash Tree Lane’ takes an insistent backbeat and joyful trumpet pegging them to an upbeat slice of indie-pop.


Tallulah Rendall – Ghost On The Water (remix)
Olugbenga Adelekan is Nigerian DJ/producer based in London. He is a member of indie-dance favourites Metronomy. He plays mash-up DJ sets and makes bad-ass remixes of a multitude of genres. In short this guy’s pretty damn good.

Check out his euphoric techno meets ethereal dubstep reworking of Tallulah Rendall’s ‘Ghost on the Water’

Adam Kesher

Hour of the Wolf

Adam Kesher are an explosive indie/electro crossover band from France. They make the kind of music to fill dance floors and keep indie-loving hipsters happy in equal measure.
Their mashing of indie-rock and euphoric electro ticks all the boxes. 


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