The Icebergs - Favours - Circus Caravan - Bee Bee Sea - Tempesst

The Icebergs have released their new album today entitled 'Add Vice' and it's an eclectic and highly original collection of songs streaming in full below, if your on the look out for different, but really good different, get stuck in now. === Favours newest song 'Memories' is a fabulous affair, with dual vocals and harmonies, it's easy to understand the interest and hype they have already generated. === Circus Caravan have shared 'Cabo da Roca' the 6th song from the album 'Scattered Sketches' released back in May, the track itself is a mixture of indie styles and upbeat energy.=== Bee Bee Sea return to Beehive Candy with 'Gonna Get Me' and again the Italian garage-psych trio are on top form! === Another band who have impressed us this last year are Tempesst who are back with 'Mushroom Cloud' the second track to be lifted from their upcoming debut album 'Must Be A Dream' and if anything they have upped the expectations of what's to come even further.

The Icebergs - Add Vice (Album).

There are certain works of art that endure because they offer magic healing powers of compassionate solidarity; they give strength to carry on through the hard parts. Jane LeCroy serves the Poetry Gods and has access to the curious apothecary of literary history. She chooses classic poetry that has worked through the ages against death and the broken heart.  On Add Vice Jane summons will: William Shakespeare, William Ernest Henley, and Willa Cather. She takes their time-honored words and delivers them as her own special concoction.  Collaborating with the dead can be just the right move to persist in life.

Recorded at Birdwatcher studios in Big Indian, NY, Add Vice is the second full-length album by The Icebergs. Half of the material was improvised by Abbs, Rogers-Berry, and Philedelphy; with Jane LeCroy singing words from her notebooks and reciting classical poetry. LeCroy delivers hundreds-years old texts with an urgency seldom attempted when interpreting the cannon.
The other half of the material was developed by the trio of LeCroy, Abbs, and Rogers-Berry, mostly in small venues around Brooklyn and Manhattan. D. Treut takes over drum duties and adds a deadpan vocal style on a couple numbers including the title track, “Add Vice.”

Hailing from NYC, The Icebergs consist of singer-songwriter Jane LeCroy and cellist Tom Abbs who collaborated as a duo called Transmitting for over a decade before adding drummer, David Rogers-Berry, to become the current ensemble. Their live act boasts a minimal palette: pizzicato cello, vocals, and drums. The material is grounded in the lean style of punk and the potent gravitas of northern folk. The new album, Add Vice, features electric guitar by Martin Philadelphy (Switzerland) who also contributed vocals and recorded on spontaneous writing sessions with the band. The Icebergs were also blessed with the studio addition of Brooklyn eccentric, Dave Treut who contributed organ, vocals, percussion, and clarinet on over half of the album.


Favours - Memories.

"Memories" is intricate and energetic while maintaining a dream-pop feeling crescendoing with a huge chorus.

Lyrically, it's an ode to surviving; the first verse repeats throughout the song, issuing an introspective self-help mantra.  The lyrics are meant to be powerful in their assurance to the listener, that life will get better so long as you keep waking up and pushing forward. "Memoires" will go live July 17th on all digital platforms.  Self Released by Favours.  It is the lead single from our debut LP "Made to Wait" due out August 7th.

We’re Favours, a duo from Toronto made up of Alex and Jacqueline. Our sound is inspired by New Wave and Post Punk A La OMD & John Maus. Our debut EP “Made to Wait” due August 7th was recorded throughout 2019 with production by Josh Korody (Japandroids, Weaves) in Toronto at his studio Candle in early 2019.

Lyrically and sonically we draw influence from our creative space which was a former halfway house that Alex renovated into a DIY art space where we live and practice. In our first year as a band we opened up for many great acts like Sean Nicholas Savage, The Zolas, Calvin Love and many more.  We hope to be playing and touring the EP when it comes out this summer.

Memories follows the release of first three singles which were put out in 2018 to acclaim from multiple blogs including Clash, Earmilk, Asymmetric Mag. We also had a single “Stowaway” featured in a Netflix series “Northern Rescue”.  We look forward to keeping the momentum going with the release of Memories and Made to Wait.


Circus Caravan - Cabo da Roca.

The inspiration for Cabo da Roca came during our trip to Portugal.

There, at the famous cape, the westernmost point of Europe, we felt far from the everyday life stress of the city (city's lights), the superficial relationships and in general the human activity but, at the same time, close to our truest selves.

Cabo da Roca is the 6th song of the album Scattered Sketches, released on May 14th, 2020.

The video was created by Maria Livana and Alexis Lagkaditis, the singer of Circus Caravan. It was inspired by Vassilis Kyritsis' artwork of the album.


Bee Bee Sea - Gonna Get Me.

Italian garage-psych trio Bee Bee Sea has released the new single "Gonna Get Me'. The track is included in their upcoming new album 'Dy Ripper', out on 9th October on Wild Honey Records.

In 'Gonna Get Me', one of the poppiest moments on the record, the band combine their trademark upbeat, frenzied tempo with a variety of summery melodies. It is the story of a love triangle that ended badly. Their advice? Avoid at all costs!

Hailing from Castel Goffredo in Lombardy, Italy, Bee Bee Sea formed in 2013 and have since released two albums: the self-titled debut in 2015 and 'Sonic Boomerang' in 2017. They have been consistently touring in Europe, the UK and the US, supporting the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips and Idles.


Tempesst - Mushroom Cloud.

London-based band Tempesst have just released their new single and video “Mushroom Cloud”, the second track to be lifted from upcoming debut album Must Be A Dream, out September 30th via Pony Recordings.

A wide-eyed excursion of folk-tinged psychedelia with nods to Spiritualized, Galaxie 500, the Flaming Lips and the Beach Boys, Must Be A Dream comprises ten tracks of psychedelic pop grandiosity, combining the classic teachings of Laurel Canyon-esque folk harmonisation with bombastic sensibilities found in the works of Love, ELO, Pink Floyd, Wings and more.

New single “Mushroom Cloud” explores regret in the heat of the moment, and why it's those we love who can cause us the deepest pain. Serving as a nod to Jeff Lynne and ELO with a chorus of vocal harmonies, hushed keys, lilting guitars and a swelling backdrop of additional instrumentation, the song tells of a story of the pain of love, tracking the consequences and emotional violence it has wrought.

“‘Mushroom Cloud’ was the first song that we completed on the album and it set the tone for a balance of familiarity, the element of surprise and the weighty dark topics that I wanted to explore,” recalls singer Toma Banjanin. "Mushroom Cloud isn’t my story, though. I found it easier to write this song as a confession from the perspective of the antagonist. It’s equal measures apology, justification and threat, the kind of confusing grey area that only exists within intimate relationships. It’s love that becomes all-consuming and suffocating. It’s that destructive primal default buried deep within each of us. The Saboteur present in every moment of regret...that will do or say anything in an attempt at self preservation.”

Consisting of Sunshine Coast, Australia born twin brothers Toma (vocals, guitars) and Andy Banjanin (drums); the band is rounded out by fellow Australian’s Kane Reynolds (keys) and Blake Misipeka (bass), and Swiss/American guitarist Eric Weber. Now all residing in London where upcoming debut album Must Be A Dream was written and recorded, Tempesst have become well known for their sweeping, psych-touched indie rock.