I know I say this every playlist but it really has been a busy month on a little bit louder, lots of gigs, loads of new music and festival season just around the corner – happy days!
There’s a bit of an international and eclectic feel this month with a few tracks from the other side of the Atlantic and genres you may not usually listen to, so check it out and you might just discover your next favourite band!
The Bedroom Hour – X Marks The Spot
This London band have built up quite a following over the past year and will be releasing their eagerly anticipated debut EP in May, make sure you get yourself a copy. They’ll be launching the Themes EP at 229 The Venue in London on May 17th and then numerous dates around the country.
Public Service Broadcasting – Signal 30
Really looking forward to the release of the PSB debut album Inform – Educate – Entertain later this month, pushing the boundaries like nobody else at the moment, currently on a monster tour of the UK, catch them at a venue near you.
Gymnast – Sirens
Caught this duo a couple of weeks ago at their EP Launch at The Night & Day in Manchester. Experimental electronica with great melodies, this was the stand out track of the night.
Kill For Company – Money Now
Another Manchester duo who recently launched their new EP, this time at The Deaf Institute in Manchester. I was lucky enough to be there and what a show it was, full of energy and loud! This is an old track but sounded great live.
Varna – Down
Not the usual track which would feature on ALBL but there is always a noise in a genre that you like and I like this noise! This is Varna from Los Angles play it loud!
Citroen – Terminal Bliss
Not a dodgy French car but a dark 3-piece from Minneapolis, lots to like about this track, deep brooding bass, cool slightly spooky vocal, spiky guitar and driving rhythm. Look out for a full EP review coming soon on ALBL.
Van Damsel – The Sunshine, Girl
Four piece indie band from British Columbia, Canada with a slice of sunshine just in time for summer (hopefully).
Madness and the Film – London Town
Another duo (seems to be a theme this month), hailing from London and New York the pair combine to create a great little folk tinged, melody soaked pop record. A fitting way to close this months playlist.