I hope you’re feeling lucky – because we’re up to our third instalment of the Lucky Dip feature.
The SubFamily Alliance Summer Sampler is a ten track compilation album. Someone from America, a member of this collective, emailed me about this record they’ve released with bands from that area – it’s free from their Bandcamp page. I have also embedded the first track below.
Glasgow indie rockers We Are The Physics have released a new single in anticipation of their forthcoming second album. They describe themselves as ‘science punks’ – I don’t know why. I don’t think they’re scientists. Either way, because SoundCloud messes up the site, I won’t embed to the track – but a link to Applied Robotics (the name of the song) is here.
The Winter Tradition, whose last single I reviewed here, release their debut album tomorrow. There’s a launch show on at Cabaret Voltaire on that night, too. You can buy the album from their site here. Their form of indie rock has been gaining plaudits in all sorts of places, as have their Glaswegian contemporaries Fatherson, so the album should make quite the splash.
Father Sculptor are releasing a new song every fortnight this summer. One of these songs is Rhein, which I’ve embedded below and which you can download for free. Their sound is a nice fusion of jangle pop and minimalistic guitarmanship; a very interesting listen.
My last pick out of the lucky barrel is from one of my favourite bands of all time – The xx. They’ve released a new single, as a taster for their new album Coexist.