Thyla - Lilla Parasit - Kiwi Jr.

Thyla have returned with their newest release 'Two Sense'. Last year we featured the band four times as they consistently impressed us with some real stand out material, now they return with a high octane alt rocker with plenty of the Thyla characteristics such as passion, commitment and rocking hooks. 

From the Swedish band Lilla Parasit we have 'Gaslights' which mixes some subtle psychedelic vibes with a mixture of indie folk and rock the combination working really well, it's a little Lo-Fi and its rather catchy.

Canadian band Kiwi Jr. have just shared their first international single 'Salary Man' and have an album due in January next year. Accompanied with a video Salary man is a fabulous and slightly quirky song, the vocals and lyrics are superb and the bands tight musical delivery a perfect match.

Thyla - Two Sense.

Positioning themselves at the forefront of the emerging indie landscape, Brighton post-punks Thyla herald the next stage of their remarkable development with explosive new cut Two Sense.

The first track taken from their eagerly anticipated sophomore EP out early 2020, Two Sense showcases a band continuing to shift boundaries with their impeccable blend of dream pop, having already attracted glowing praise from all corners of the press and across the airwaves following the arrival of debut EP What’s On Your Mind? earlier this year.

Discussing their upcoming single, front woman Millie Duthie explained: “Two Sense is about the short-term sacrifices we make in order to create space for long-term gains. It’s a song about growing up and claiming your right to self-determination. We’re really proud of the direction we’ve taken both in terms of the writing and production, it feels like our boldest cut yet; the vocals are purposefully front and centre and the message is clear”.

The indie juggernauts have had a formidable 2019 on the road supporting the likes of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, in addition to capacity shows at The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Hit The North, and will be embarking on their first full-length UK tour this October, including their biggest show to date at London’s Electrowerkz. Thyla is Millie Duthie (vocals, guitar), Mitch Duce (guitar), Dan Hole (bass) and Danny Southwell (drums)

Live Dates:
07 Oct – Green Door Store, Brighton
08 Oct – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
09 Oct – Oporto, Leeds
10 Oct – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
11 Oct – Broadcast, Glasgow
12 Oct – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
14 Oct – Waterfront Studios, Norwich
15 Oct – Electrowerkz, London
16 Oct – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
17 Oct – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
18 Oct – The Lousiana, Bristol
19 Oct – Swn Festival, Cardiff.


Lilla Parasit - Gaslights.

Lilla Parasit is the latest addition to Stockholm label family Rama Lama Records (Chez Ali, Steve Buscemi's Dreamy Eyes, Julia Rakel etc.). Debut single Gaslights is out today, an excellent introduction to the band lead by Melby's Are Engen Steinsholm.

Lilla Parasit may be a new band, but the members are no strangers for fans of the Swedish psychedelic and indie scene. Besides Are, who's band Melby released their debut album this spring to great acclaim and recently played Reeperbahn Festival, the band consists of Amanda Lindgren (Systraskap), David Svedmyr (Me and My Kites) and Jessica Klingsell.

The project started out three years ago and has since changed both names and members before finding both the perfect setting and sound. Starting with Gaslights, the band's grand semi-psychedelic lo-fi folk is now finally ready to reach the world's ears, with a mini album on the way.

Are on Gaslights: "Lilla Parasit has been underway for almost three years, both the name and some of the members have changed since the beginning. Amanda, Jessica and David who are the band now have put up with me changing each song a number of times to figure out what I wanted the band to be. Gaslights was the first one that found its final form. It feels like a fitting presentation of the band, containing almost all of our ideas at once."

Gaslights is out now via Rama Lama Records. The band will celebrate the release at Snotty Seaside in Stockholm och October 4th, more live dates TBA.


Kiwi Jr. - Salary Man.

We have a debut single and album announcement from Canada’s Kiwi Jr., originally hailing from Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island, an island just east of Canada and now residing in Toronto. Their first international single “Salary Man” came out yesterday and the debut album, “Football Money”, is due to land January 17th on Persona Non Gratis (Pip Blom, Guided By Voices etc.).

An early version of the album was circulated by MINT RECORDS, already recreated at high volume on stages across Canada, Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. presents Football Money: a dispatch stitched out of fragments, a lustrous twelve-string paint-job unravelling ten book-smart tracks in under thirty minutes.

A product of two years of labour, a monument to work-life balance, the record is not unattractively scarred by its circumstance; recorded by nightfall in dormant studios, friends and enemies drafted as backup singers and engineers, Football Money untidily fuses the yin of work with the yang of life, chronicling a dual-existence, unkempt instrumentalists moonlighting as under compensated administrators by the harsh fluorescent light of day, borne back ceaselessly into the Greater Toronto Area by night.

Built from the clay of the day-to-day - as attentive to the complexities of a sporting salary cap as to the mystery of love; to the burden of Toronto rent as the reality of ruin - it’s a record of modern creation, lyrics text-wrapped in Excel spreadsheet cells, Rickenbackers detuned to the frequency of a blue-screen migraine.

Kiwi critics delineate influences like sections of the cow - the rump: JANGLE; the loin: PUNK - and seem set on referring Football Money to the criminal court with the Modern Lovers and the Kinks cc’d but ultimately unable to prove intent. But Kiwi Jr. conjure what we think about when we think about Patricia Highsmith paperbacks, Peel Session Comps, and pitchers of cheap domestic: Football Money is a laser cold hit.