Weekend Round Up #1

The Hannah Barberas release their debut album Into The Wild next month. It features 13 tracks including a previous single or two. It will be released on limited green vinyl (via Spinout Nuggets/Doo Lang Records) and cassette (via Gazer Tapes) whilst Subjangle will be releasing a CD version. You can pre-order all from the band. They also have a couple of live dates in London lined up. First they support Even As We Speak alongside Jetstream Pony at The Lexington on March 28th 2020. The following weekend they open the Trust The Doc Festival 2020 at New Cross venue The Amersham Arms and will be on stage at 2pm.

After catching them support Otoboke Beaver I am still in two minds about South Korean band Drinking Boys and Girls Choir. I liked the shorter tracks and luckily the new single feature two brash punk-pop numbers that don’t go over the 1m 42s mark. A re-investigation of their previous releases could well be in order. OK, Bye/Start again is out now digitally on Damnably.

Rochester’s Theatre Royal have a new album coming out later this year entitled Portraits. The first single to be lifted from it is A Marvellous Death. According to the band its about “a song of old age, death and triumph”. If I could be as half as catchy as this when I finally shuffle off to my mortal coil then one would pass on happily! Get it from here.

Russian band HoneyHead released a new EP last month called Stranger. It features four tracks about being alone and what the future may bring – or not as the case maybe. Of the four alternative/noise pop tracks here it’s the addictive Wake Up that catches my ear. You can get the Stranger EP from here.

Girlatones have released the third single to be taken from their forthcoming album Horn if You’re Honky which will be released in a fortnights time. Titled Bingo Level Humour it’s in complete contrast to the bubblegum pop found on previous single Respond To Love as it features reggae tinged guitars in a Slits kind of way. It demonstrates how diverse the bands sound is and that album could be quite interesting indeed. In the meantime you can get the single from here.

Finally Lawnchair have a new song out called Recess. It’s so short it’s over before I even finishing typing the previous sentence! That said it’s a great little lo-fi bedroom pop track with a nice ending! Grab it from here.

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