Bas Jan's new album 'Back To The Swamp' is out now and you can expect a polished and poignant collection of perfectly-crafted pop songs that retains their authentic indie edginess. It’s also an album filled with intriguing stories
'Back To The Swamp' is filled with thought-provoking stories, it’s a reflective worldview, as evidenced on ‘Singing Bar’ which is set in a karaoke-style piano bar in Kowloon before the Hong Kong protests in 2019, with a song list of heavy-hitters that includes Cher, Belinda Carlisle et al.
Upbeat synth pop track ‘No More Swamp’ unearths the messy egoist uncertainty and freedom of your old life versus modern life and responsibilities. The single’s new video sees the band taking to the swampy marshlands of London for an unearthly music video that has a B-movie feel and features costumes by Nat Sharp (aka Lone Taxidermist).
New single ‘At The Counter’ is filled with hope for the “best life” lived, from the bedroom to the pet shop. Raising questions about self-belief whilst journeying towards a four-to-the-floor triumph over self-doubt. Directed by Rachel Horwood and filmed by Aurora Horwood, the flamboyant new music video superbly captures the quizzical narrative of the first single and the band.
Rediscover Dunedin's indie pop masters, The Chills. As part of our ongoing Discover Series, we are highlighting The Chills' prolific discography with a limited sale across the band's releases on Fire
A channel-hopping cabin-fever-dream flipping from warped boyband ballad to deep-fried fuzz pop, 'Remote Control' is the shapeshifting new single and video from Isle-of-Eigg dwelling electro-acoustic psych-pop wonder Pictish Trail, AKA Johnny Lynch
Recorded at Figure 8 studios in Brooklyn, NY, 'The Dance' features Skyler Skjelset (Fleet Foxes, Beach House), Luke Temple (backing vox, additional arrangements), Brian Betancourt (Hospitality, Sam Evian), Cass McCombs (backing vox on 'Alien'), Rina Mushonga (backing vox), Frankie Cosmos (backing vox), Lispector (backing vox), David Christian (drums), Ethan Sass (guitar, synth), and Ben Florencio (drums)
The third album from Dutch punk-laced noiseniks adds new maturity and a conceptual feel that pulls the extremes of their sound together.