Spunsugar – (You Never) Turn Around
Spunsugar’s new single did not appear on their recent Drive-Through Chapel long-player. It is, however, the final part of a trilogy which includes two tracks from the aforementioned album Time Enough at Last and Dial Up Tone. The theme of the three songs deals with “being in a relationship with a person who’s emotionally unavailable”.
It’s the band’s poppiest moment so far and could well be their best to date too as their telltale shoegaze influenced sound collides with some fine programmed beats. (You Never) Turn Around is out now digitally via Adrian Recordings.
The Shop Window – Out Of Reach
Maidstone’s The Shop Window finally make their physical debut after some fine jangling digital singles. Out Of Reach is bouncy guitar pop that glistens and shines as the song’s protagonist reaches that eureka moment. If the indie club dancefloors ever re-open this C-86/Britpop hybrid will surely be the one to greet the dancers back. Mind you, there is nothing stopping you having a bop or two in the living room.
Gore Gore Girls – Keep Your Hands Off My Baby
Detroit garage rockers Gore Gore Girls have been around for yonks but this excellent cover of Little Eva’s classic Keep Your Hands Off My Baby is the first my ears have met music as they give the Gerry Goffin and Carole King penned song a new take. It’s backed with another cover, this time being their version of The Dixie Cups I’m Gonna Get You Yet.
Both songs have been released before. The former was on the band’s 2002 album Up All Night whilst the latter originally appeared on 2009’s Strange Girls. However, this time around, they feature on this latest 7″ re-issue version via their label Get Hip Recordings which can be ordered from here.