RIOT Release Radar: #043

After much discussion, it has been agreed that we are all to take a year of off our age once life returns to normality. This virus has taken too much from us already and we are damned if it is going to rob us of one of our hot years.

See below for bangers.

Black Country, New Road // Opus
After keeping the UK press waiting for a couple of years, Black Country, New Road have finally released their debut. For The First Time features reworkings of some of their earlier singles, including one of the most ambitious tracks from any artist in recent memory, ‘Sunglasses’.

Iceage // The Holding Hand
Having recently signed with new label, Mexican Summer, the Danish avant-punks release the slow burning, high-intensity ‘The Holding Hand’.

Elvia // Cotton Candy Skies (Feat. Eyedress)
Bedroom pop at its dreamiest. Elvia enlists legend of the genre Eyedress to join her over lo-fi keyboard and a seductively understated snare drum for ‘Cotton Candy Skies’.

Death From Above 1979 // One + One
Dance-punk stalwarts Death From Above 1979 return with ‘One + One’. In the run-up to the single release, DFA1979 fans could call a hotline to hear frontman Jesse F. Keeler read the lyrics to this track down the phone: the perfect promotional antidote to these lonely lockdown evenings.

Low Hummer // Never Enough
Yorkshire’s Low Hummer have fused New Order guitar riffery with some gloomy reverb to make this retro tune. The band have been fairly prolific in the past year or so; check out their other tunes now and add them to your ever-growing list of gigs  to look forward to.

The Lazy Eyes // Where’s My Brain???
Presumably inspired by Pixies’ ‘Where is my Mind’, The Lazy Eyes have created an appropriately trippy guitar anthem. Let the young Aussies take you on a journey through time & space over the next 7 minutes.. from the comfort of your sofa.

Want more bangers from the past seven days? Check out our brand new playlist featuring some essential tracks from the last week.

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Matt Ganfield

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