No less than five track from Scandinavian countries this time round. Plus tracks from New Zealand, Germany, the US and UK.
Röyksopp [feat. Jamie Irrepressible] ‘Something In My Heart’
The b-side of the Norwegian duo’s comeback single Running To The Sea. Warm electronic pop, more laidback than the Susanne Sundfør-helmed, dancefloor-ready a-side, it features the lovely Antony-like warble of Jamie McDermott of the Irrepressibles.
WhoMadeWho ‘The Morning’
Danish electronic pop.
Cashmere Cat ‘With Me’
Norwegian glitch-tronica. Taken from the Wedding Bells EP.
Swedish electronic pop from Tough Alliance’s Eric Berglund.
Shocking Pinks ‘Not Gambling’
Percussive, off-kilter, ever so slightly discordant indie pop from Kiwi Nick Harte. Taken from his forthcoming triple album Guilt Mirrors, due out in February.
Eagulls ‘Tough Luck’
More shouty post-punk from Leeds band featured back in July on ITP #39 with ‘Nerve Endings’.
The Notwist ‘Close to the Glass’
Freshly signed to Sub Pop, the Munich electronic / post-rock band prepare to release their first proper album in six years – and only their second since the wonderful Neon Golden back in 2002.
Withered Hand ‘Black Tambourine’
Jangling indiepop with hints of psych pop from Edinburgh-based Dan Wilson, who is associated with, but separate to, The Fence Collective.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks ‘Lariat’
The songwriting on the Jicks’s last album, the Beck produced Mirror Traffic was a little underwhelming. If this is anything to go by, the material on the forthcoming Wig Out At Jagbags will be prime Malkmus.
[Steven Malkmus & The Jicks]
Hiss Golden Messenger ‘Drum’
Durham, NC / Brooklyn, NY folk. Like less quirky, early Devendra Banhart.
[Hiss Golden Messenger]
Sunshine psych pop from young Kettering band and Noel Gallagher faves.
Norwegian space disco house music with a hint of Kraftwerk.
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