Glitchy electro from Small Pond artist, Inwards, leads the list on What’s Good This Week?, followed by stadium-worthy pop bangers an old favourite of ours and more.
Inwards – Dart
Electro-glitch artist Inwards, real name Kristian Shelley, released the first take from his “Feelings Of Unreality” EP (Small Pond, March 8th), a glitchy, lucid soundscape of melancholic panic. Just shy of the three minute mark, “Dart” packs in more than just a punch, unleashing a full chaotic meltdown of stunning proportions.
Armors – Human Touch
Olen Kittelsen follows up a run of ready made, pop bangers, with (surprise surprise) yet another banger to add to Armors ever growing list. The Orange County group have never been ones to shy away from big displays, as Human Touch goes ecstatic with energy, swallowing all the air in the room to then explode like a piñata being smashed open by Ezra Koenig. It’s another knockout that has us screaming, where is the album?!
Crows – Chain Of Being
A scream may have burst out when Crows broke the news that finally, they would be releasing their debut LP “Silver Tonuges” on Balley Records (March 22nd), alongside the release of “Chain Of Being”. It’s a ‘welcome back and hello new fans’ from the London group, as everything is ready to go crazy with guitars bending themselves out of shape to release killer riffs all while saturated vocals swirl around your head in a whirlwind of nostalgic euphoria.
Pretty Vicious – These Four Walls
The lads from Merthyr Tydfil are back with the third single to be taken from their debut LP, out later this year. Following “Are You Entertained? and “Move”, the Welsh groups’ punk-rock energy comes screaming (almost literally) in your face on “These Four Walls”. Bursting with sweat and spit, Pretty Vicious go fully mental, unleashing deadly riff after deadly riff, almost redefining the term ‘facemelter’ on this ballistic showcase.
Heavy Heart – Bed Bug
Based in London, four piece Heavy Heart sing about, love, loss and craving a glimmer of what once was, on the lead single from their upcoming EP, out this Spring. A calming haze of indie showers Bed Bug in the nostalgia of early 00’s TV theme tunes, think ‘Charmed’ with The Smiths’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’ and you’re right on the mark. Dripping in a clash between nostalgic and contemporary shoegaze, Bed Bug is a must for fans of anything lucid and dreamy in sound.