UK artist Drew Thomas really does capture that American romanticism and unique sound in this indie-rock triumph.
‘Cordon Sanitaire’ is the vibrant, new wave tribute to anxious outsiders from Portland DIY musician Former Lives’ song-a-month project.
‘Deja Vu!’ is define by bursts of guitars, well-placed pauses, impatient percussion and Jack Frohlich’s unflinchingly honest commentary.
There’s a compelling freshness to ‘Cherryade’, the latest single from Hertfordshire bank The Sukis who typify the grittiness of a garage-rock outfit.
Sarah Connolly’s alternative, sugary-sweet vocal approaches the honest lyrics of ‘Heading South’ with a nervous care that makes this song instantly endearing.
There’s an immediacy to ‘I Refuse To Believe (You Could Love Me)’ that perked our ears up right away.