Getintothis Jukebox is a monthly new music column featuring an eclectic selection of new releases, lovingly complied into playlist form by Getintothis’ Jake Marley.
Explosive is how best to describe how we start this month’s Getintothis Jukebox.
We begin with Philadelphia quartet Palm – a group don’t pen tracks like climbing the walls frenzy Walkie Talkie for your average passive listener. Their off kilter style made up of many interlocking pieces, jagged edges and jaunty riffs really does reward your attention though. It’s really is quite brilliant.
Next up we’ve got Swiss blues-rock trio Velvet Two Stripes – an outfit that take The Dead Weather’s bouncy blues-rock mantra and run with it on raw slice Hey Boy.
John O’Groats outfit Neon Waltz boast The Coral among their many fans and they’ve recently released a polished version and video of a fantastic track that’s adorned many of their live sets over the last few years – Perfect Frame.
Liverpool lads Sugarmen don’t do things by halves, as new stormer Sold proves. They’ve spent the last eighteen months supporting an array of massive names including The Who and Paul Weller and their debut LP recorded at Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios is due later this year.
Remaining on the subject of emerging bands I’m very much keen on with debut records on the way, Skeleton Key Records outfut Cut Glass Kings unveiled the phenomenal Here Comes The Light a couple of weeks ago ahead of their tour with The Sundowners and Edgar Summertyme Jones. It’s belter as I’m sure the full length will be when it drops.
Another artist I’m very much a fan of, Hannah Lou Clark released her new EP The Heart and All Its Sin a few weeks ago and dark and gritty cut Matilda really stood out.
London-based post-punks H.Grimace released their debut album Self Architect on April 7 and sharp-toothed, maybe even Sonic Youth esque churny DIY garage-pop slice Lipsyncer is well worth your time, as is the entire album.
Swedish psych-rock has proved to be on right good form lately so second release, Det Stora Oväsendet from sharp outfit The Presolar Sands was a must-listen, especially after coming across storming early album cut Witches’ Hill a few months ago. Their debut LP The Big Noise is out now. Get involved.
Self-titled Norway-born, Liverpool-based float-folk trio I See Rivers have unveiled their five-track Standing Barefoot EP and it’s utterly glorious. A track that’s always stood out in their live set DA RAM is the pick for the playlist as it introduces their unique float-folk beautifully.
Fellow London-based three-piece Wyldest have long been on my radar and the four minutes of hypnotic majesty they recently put out is absolutely glorious. The Poet is their first new material since last year’s Dark Matter EP and is straight out the groovy Warpaint playbook. A welcome return.
Unbearable Light – the title-track off the charming debut EP from multi-instrumentalist and producer DAUNT is a short and sweet dose of beautifully crafted slow-pop, glossed with gloriously warm production. Sublime offering.
Newcomer KWAYE has shared first cut Cool Kids – a stylish future-facing neo-soul meet old school funk-pop, it’s refreshing and instantly infectious.
Sydney-based Au.Ra released their debut album Jane’s Lament back in 2015, now they’re set to follow it up with new LP Cultivations on June 30. The new record’s dreamy lead single Applause really commands some attention. It’s lovely.
Heidi Gowthorpe’s Sugar Me Up really is gorgeous. It’s a woozy, very 60s dose of slightly western-tinged blues with lovely vocal delivery and a really attractive, easy listening nature.
New track Jacob’s Ladder from Ontario-based Blue of Noon is captivating shoegaze at its absolute finest. Finding the perfect contrast between subtly lush verses and upbeat energetic chorus kicks, blending nostalgic synth, twangling guitars and spirited vocals to do so.
Long-time favourite Squidgenini returns to these pages with funky low-key trip-hop turned throbbing synth cut Aligator. A track that sees her leave one distinct message to sleazy or annoying guys – leave me the fuck alone.
Beat-driven gem Nightlights from Estonian quartet Frankie Animal also makes our playlist with its sparkling guitars meet synth-pop charm.
Copenhagen’s MOLINA recently released her debut EP Corpus and its lead single Salvation acts as a perfect introduction to her throbbing synth meets dancefloor-ready beats, in a corridor of lush vocal nostalgia, sounds.
Los Angeles-based outfit Pom Poms – a collaborative project between singer-songwriter Marlene Gold and producer/multi-instrumentalist Billy Mohler – have unveiled a new gem, Gimme You the first taste of their full-length debut Turn You Out due May 12. It’s irresistible.
You can listen to a complete mixtape of all our monthly selections on our Soundcloud below.