Fell in love with this French psych-pop band as a result of their tune "Exotica" a couple of years back, but this song is more in the "dirty 60s-esque girl pop wonderment" camp, with magnificent harmonies and bloody hell it's only got an actual bloody guitar solo in it.
They're almost wilfully hard to track down on Twitter (although you can follow Ample Play Records for info on their latest release). They're playing various venues in London next week. Find them on Facebook at gloriagirlgroup.
Posted Thursday, April 19, 2018.
"Raindrop Blue" - King Tuff
Why not try this bizarre, slightly sleazy stompalong from King Tuff's new album "The Other" to start your day? I do like that the saxophone is returning from its long and deserved popular music exile. It's done its time.
"Trafalgar Square" - Jonathan Wilson
This song has many elements - there's a bit of Floyd-esque psychadelia, then it goes a bit Norman Greenbaum, at least one of the chord changes is cribbed directly from "White Punks On Dope". As such, it's completely bloody marvellous.
"My Queen Is Ada Eastman" - Sons Of Kemet
An angry British jazz deployment which had me transfixed from the intro and then the vocal kicked in somewhere around the three minute mark and now I'm basically hooked and it's been on repeat since. Help.
"Nevermine" - Forth Wanderers
This is considerably more lovely and jangly and melodic than we deserve at this point in the day. Good harmonies, too.
"Unearth" - CRATER
Late to the party again. Beautiful synth swells, soaring vocals from Seattle-based electronic duo. Worth your time.
"Oom Sha La La" - Hayley Heynderickx
Morning. It's a nice sunny day in London. So go outside. Like this song says...."If you don't go outside, well, nothing's gonna happen..."
"Rituals" - Rolo Tomassi
Morning. (Ok, not morning anymore.) We need something to lighten the national mood, don't you think? Also, this is arguably my favourite new rawks since SOAD's "Toxicity" came out.