Groundsounds premieres NYC/UK 4-piece Frogbelly and Symphony‘s second single “Minderbinder” from their debut full-length Blue Bright Ow Sleep, an ode to the character from Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 and dedicated to the opportunistic existentialist punk in us all. The album is out in the U.S. on March 24th on CD, vinyl and digital formats from Labelship UK.
The Wild Honey Pie premieres the first video from Annalibera‘s debut album Nevermind I Love You – check out the video for “Black Cat White Cat,” created by Deft, which looks back at the trials and errors of teenage experience, and pre-order the vinyl, out March 24th on Sump Pump Records.
“Beautifully moody…Its emotive vocals ebb and flow, reaching a climax during the chorus while a slow-burning mesh of synths, percussion and carefully plucked guitar swirl overhead.”
With an eerie and intimate ambience, the new single “Black Cat White Cat” by Annalibera seduces on the strength of Anna Gebhardt’s searing alto and dreamy imagism.
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9/10: “Startlingly good. Like ‘years end list’ good…daring, vibrant and original. One of those that they would normally call a career defining piece of work and one that sets the bar high for whatever he hits us with next. A remarkable album.”
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Full of heavy sounding tunes with a slight punk and indie tone to them, the band also try to highlight social issues with their well-crafted lyrics. With plenty of distorted sounding guitars and vocals, they manage to convey a feeling of living in the modern world with their music.
It’s raw as fuck music, both in terms of its no frills, no bullshit approach and for its true garage band sound, and single “Supply Chain” is one that’ll get pounding around in your head for a while. It’s a little bit old NYC dancepunk with a bit of D.C.’s The Evens, plus some Austin awareness and DIY that work pretty well together.