We Are Augustines
Out of all of the acts that I saw at last weeks T in the Park, for me the one band that stood head and shoulders above everyone else were none other than Brooklyn's very own, We Are Augustines. Having seen them a few months back supporting Frabbit, I had forgotten just how good they were live. The band have just announced that they're returning to these shores in October, hitting up Glasgow on 7th October. Anyway, you're not here my chat, here's the link you need to download their song Headlong for nowt.
I guess I am a bit behind the times here, but fuck me Golden Grrrls are a bit good eh?! I only stumbled across this Glasgow trio when their name popped up in my twitter feed earlier this week . I can't quite remember who was talking about them, but my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to check them. I am pretty damn chuffed I did as there's cracking wee pop tunes to be had on their Bandcamp page. There is a whole host of stuff up for grabs on a pay what you want basis here.
Not one's for resting on their laurels, Happy Particles are currently busy working away on the follow up to their SAY Award nominated album, 'Under Sleeping Waves'. Unlike most other bands they're very kindly sharing some of the demos that they've been working on. If the latest offering ' Black Verse' is anything to go by, then all I can say is more of same please gents.
That there Stuart Kidd is one talented fella, when he's not on drumming duties for Jonny and Stevie Jackson, he can also be found playing as one of half of The Wellgreen. As if that wasn't enough he's also managed to record this cracking wee EP of lo-fi pop gems which he's offering up as a free download on his Bandcamp page. This week might well have been a total washout, but these pop tunes really do make it feel it is summer, lovely stuff.
4AD are currently offering up a the chance for you to download a free MP3 of the new Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti song, 'Only In My Dreams'.