Artist: Johnny Foreigner
Release: You Can Do Better
Genre: Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
British Fight Pop institution, Johnny Foreigner, return with their 4th studio album and finest effort to date ‘You Could Do Better’. This is louder, bigger and brasher than ever before. The release has already got great support from the likes of Radio 1, 6 Music and NME. The new album from the ‘Mandy Morbid of Indie Rock’ – 18 months in the making and delivering ever more of the jagged-edged intensity, tigerish dual vocals and awesome melody… And it’s sounding bigger than it ever has before, as JoFo show NO desire to slow down…
Artist: The Alexanders, Anna Lunoe
Release: Don’t Miss
Genre: Dance – Electro
The Alexanders is an enticing new guise of the Anglo-French collaboration by label head Yuksek AKA Pierre-Alexandre Busson and his compadre, Alex Metric. The result is, as you might expect, a dynamic union of studio firepower from two producers very much on top of their game! “Don t Miss” wastes little time announcing itself as a futuristic stomper with bleeps, squeaks and futuristic synth stabs all transporting you towards the hybrid robot disco. In Alex’s words “I think the aim was to make something simple, something direct in terms of elements and music, something with a Disco edge, but also something dynamic. Something exciting to hear on the dancefloor without being too in your face and losing the musicality and warmth”. You can judge yourself!
Artist: Various Artists
Release: Seamless Deep Miami Sampler ’14
Label: Seamless Recordings
Genre: Dance – Electro
Seamless offshoot Seamless Deep is an imprint that’s quickly emerged as a prolific medium for ornate house music. It’s a sound that boasts a global appeal, but come March time, all roads naturally leads to Miami, Florida, where the annual WMC takes centre-stage in the house scene. As such, Seamless pay homage to the event here in their own inimitable manner, with their 8-track V/A, Miami 2014, proving a more than fitting insight into the label’s undoubted charms.
Artist: Spring Offensive
Release: Young Animal at hearts
Label: Spring Offensive
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
* “Spring Offensive hold something that every band strives for, and it won’t be long until they have plenty more people singing along with them.” – Artrocker
* “heartfelt, direct, emotional and gorgeous” – BBC6 Music
* “A band that I’m absolutely loving, that I cannot get enough of” – Hattie Pearson Xfm
Spring Offensive were voted Oxford BBC Introducing ‘Band of the Year’ in 2012 and playlisted on BBC Radio1. They have recently supported Local Natives, London Grammar, To Kill A King and Stornoway, plus sold out 3 headline London shows. Their album features a lyrical undercurrent of the challenges faced by young adults trying to carve out an identity in the world. Dark & even sinister at times the album is fueled by a loud intense energy that turns introspection into something outward & vivid.