L.A. Peach - Plastic Dolls - Bus Stop Poets - RotJoch - Thoughts

'I Can Remember Where You Are' the latest song from L.A. Peach drifts along with a laid back feel. It's gently melodic and with superbly distinct vocals this one stands out, however loose the vibe is.

Plastic Dolls have shared 'I Don't Sing The Blues' a pulsating rocker with simmering emotion, this Amsterdam based band should be playing live soon.

The sophomore album from Bus Stop Poets titled 'Leave it to the Kids' is due out next month and from it we have 'Blow' which typifies the bands slick, tight and natural rock music.

So what's thirty eight years between new releases? Well that's the case with The Netherlands Rotjoch whose return is nonetheless very welcome, with the featured song 'Fade Away giving just a hint of what's in store on the album.

'Tethered' by Thoughts has a beautiful feel to it as does the whole album 'The Last Summer' which is  bright, breezy and rather catchy to say the least.

L.A. Peach - I Can Remember Where You Are.

Always treading the line between comedy and music very finely, London extrovert L.A. Peach releases soulful new offering I Can Remember Where You Are, wooing his way into the limelight with a smattering array of indie pop melodies in his trademark lackadaisical style.

Widely influenced by contemporaries such as PJ Harvey, Father John Misty and Kurt Vile, the Welsh-born father of two John James Davies has already impressed much of the online community with his tales of love and lost summer romances yet shows a distinct change of pace in this newest effort.

Displaying a masterful knack for storytelling, I Can Remember Where You Are captures the rising musician in one of his most creative moments to date and follows a slew of live shows alongside the likes of Trudy and the Romance, Drugdealer, NANCY and Walt Disco.

Discussing his forthcoming release, the newcomer revealed: “It took me a while to figure out what I’d written after I’d written it, but now I know, it’s a song about love – a person loves another person so much that he kidnaps her and steals her skin. The scariest part is, I remember staring into my partner’s eyes as we sat on the bed whilst I wrote it”.


Plastic Dolls - I Don't Sing The Blues.

Plastic Dolls is a brand new band which had a life before. Reincarnation of legendary Amsterdam based rock duo, "the predecessors of White Stripes". Released four albums in the 80s before splitting up and concentrating on music for film and television. Songs about Blues, Baseball and other Bitches.

I Don't Sing The Blues is the loud and noisy electric version of the Dobro Version which was released two weeks ago. This is the 3rd single from the upcoming EP Off The Bench.

Blues isn't a thing you get, it's a thing that gets you. That makes your jaws bleed while clamping the rose. I Don't Sing The Blues has been recorded at Louis Ter Burg's Nuts Studio in Amsterdam. Mastering by Thijs de Melker at TeeJay Studio. The splendid artwork is by Goof Vermeulen.

Plastic Dolls is Ben Hendriks (guitar), Yana Liza Wattimena (bass, vocals) and Hans Ter Burg (guitar, vocals). Drums tba, full live line-up in progress!


Bus Stop Poets - Blow.

Steeped in the tradition of DIY Detroit rock, Bus Stop Poets inject meaning and melody into the edgy sound for which the city is known. These veteran songwriters grew up soaking up the diverse sounds of Motown and reveling in the music of hometown heroes like Bob Seger, MC5 and The Stooges, crafting their own unique blend of alt roots rock.

Comprised of John Mabilia (vocals, guitar), Johnny Edick (bass, bg vox), Randy Nelson (drums, percussion, bg vox), and Cindee Lish (vocals, percussion), the band has been hard at work since their inception making a name for themselves as one of Detroit’s essential attractions. Their eponymous 2013 debut featured the seductive single “Beautiful Day” which went on to be synced for a major Chevy ad as well as being featured on Showtime’s Shameless in two separate episodes.

The band's sophomore release, Leave it to the Kids, will see a digital release in July with a vinyl release coming soon after. Laced with wisdom and wit, their tight and bright arrangements are imbued with nuance and humor, reminiscent of Wilco, Gomez, Fleetwood Mac and The Raconteurs. A tight, idiosyncratic collection of songs that touches on the extremes of human emotion.


RotJoch - Fade Away.

Rotjoch has made a new album. For the first time in 38 years the power pop band from The Netherlands has released a completely new album called "Here To Stay" with 12 brand new songs on it.

The album is released by Helena Music Records of Hans Tiger Smits. Helena Music Records is the new upcoming indie label of the Netherlands, best known for the  compilation albums "Global Connectivity" vol. 1 and 2. After the single "Sexy" and the EP "Nobody Knows" were released in 2014 and 2016, it was decided to go into the Dubcellar Studio in Amsterdam to record 12 new songs, written by Ronald Welgemoed, with technician Robert Curiel.   

In addition to Ronald, who took care of  the vocals, rhythm guitar and acoustic guitars, Juan Gieling (solo guitar), Pim Meester (bass guitar) and William van Veenendaal (drums) play along. And Marc la Chapelle added keys to a number of songs. The songs are all mastered by Kevin Metcalfe, known for his work with, among others, Bowie, Queen and The Who.


Thoughts - Tethered.

Dynamic, Florida-based trio Thoughts literally just graduated high school and have perfectly captured the carefree, breezy vibe of the definitive summer before adulthood.

They've been likened to lovechild of The Strokes and Jamiroquai, equal parts shimmering soul and indie grit, with rhapsodic reviews in Impose and Sounds Good.

The bands brand new album 'The Last Summer' landed this week and is available on Spotify or on Bandcamp along with the featured track Tethered which is just below.