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The Tambo Rays: ‘Get It Right Now’

When I discovered that brother and sister Brian and Sara DaMer had already shared stages with the likes of the tUnE-yArDs, The Go Team I was unsurprised given their fearless pop sensibilities.  The Oakland duo make up The Tambo Rays and their latest single ‘Get It Right Now’ is an immensely derivative album that conjures the same feelings…

The Rashita Joneses: ‘Wide Eyes’

With the influx and saturation of electro-pop, we have dearly missing pure, unadulterated rock. Thankfully, Milwaukee trio The Rashita Joneses have emerged providing a revival of sorts. Taken from the split single, Wide Eyes/Alien Ocean, the volume and power of late mid 70s punk rock cannot be ignored. With a sassiness and canniness, almost like The Ramones being…

Pyke: ‘Close’

London’s The Line Of Best Fit have long been shouting from the rooftops about Norway’s sonic talent pool and going by ethereal duo Pyke, they are not wrong. ‘Close’ is our first introduction to the two-piece resonates with substance and meaning. Its soaring delivery gives an undeniable divine pleasure, Kjersti Lindtveit’s vocal is the sound of a…

Los Espinas: ‘In The Street’

Having released their debut EP The Tide, Australian outfit Los Espinas have emerged with the euphoric ‘In The Street’. Chris Duffy of the band says, “the song to me is about overcoming self-doubt, worry, and anxiety which you can sometimes impose on yourself, which in some ways I think is also the broad theme of our EP”. This is certainly illustrated…

Laminate Pet Animal: ‘For Her’

Bedroom composers and producers Laminate Pet Animal are Leeds duo Thomas Trueman and Tom Bradshaw. Their latest electro-pop hit, ‘For Her’ delivers crisp and intricate production. By combining organic harmonies with precise cut-ups, the two-piece have created a lush and sophisticated anthem. With the likes of Chicane before them, this is the kind of euphoric dance…

Josiah & The Bonnevilles: ‘Can You Hear It’

Having just released their first EP, Cold Blood, Tennessee’s Josiah & The Bonnevilles have gained acclaimed praise from critics.  ‘Can You Hear It’ is Podcart’s first introduction to the band. Undoubtedly influenced by the likes of the Rolling Stones, the trio take on an anomalous wisdom. Delivering a poetic realism, this is a hook-filled, earnest and charming…

Few Bits: ‘Anyone Else’

Dreamy Belgium shoegaze outfit Few Bits are about to deliver a breath of summer with new release ‘Anyone Else’. Fronted by creative force Karolien Van Reensbeck, there is a subtle torch of melancholy underneath this, a considered and beautiful song shimmering with post-punk guitars and dreamy vocals. This still manages to scream with defiance despite the whispers…

Green Gerry: ‘Mean Miracle’

Los Angeles psychedelic pop mastermind Gerry Green delivers his latest single ‘Mean Miracle’. Defiantly charging into unchartered musical territories, Green has maintained an epic dynamic throughout this track reminiscent of the likes of Super Furry Animals. This is an unapologetic over-the-top pop rock sonic masterblast.

Rosie Carney: ‘Better Man’

Having gained significant praise in Northern Ireland, Rosie Carney has been placed on our radar by a number of people including the beatific Robyn G Shiels. Originally from Hampshire, the chanteuse now resides in Donegal. Her latest release ‘Better Man’ is nothing short of sensational. There is a vulnerable freshness about Carney which places her in the…