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Last week of February and the amount of exciting tunes keeps going steady into our radar (a.k.a known as inbox & ears), as you have the chance to see for yourselves in our latest We have killer pieces from heavily anticipated albums "dropping" just now, like the ones by (get funky!), Screaming Females and , plus the stunning new single by our dear , alongside the usual dose of promising newcomers. All ready to join you in your weekend "adventures". And remember, all tunes are available at our . (Join Us!)


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The Angels' Share

Kind of a shocker, here comes what can easily qualifies as the most comedic and upbeat movie in 's filmography (teaming up again with screenwriter ). '' is a warmth, mostly gentle (with a couple of punches here and there punctuating the harsh social background of the fun) and good-natured comedy, even careless at times for such a serious duo. And despite it certainly won't rank among the most memorable works of the maestro's career, it's hard not to love this joyful tale of redemption... and whiskey.

Set in Scotland (careful with the accents) Loach points the viewer out to a bunch of outcasts (drunks, ruffians, pickpocketers) and their summary of minor (or not so) felonies, recited by a judge. Then he focuses the camera in the story of Robbie (stunning performance by previously unknown actor ) who is in the verge of confronting a most-demanding crossroad in his life. He has a prison record, as well as a violent and drug-addiction past. He has been sentenced to community services, in what it looks like the very last chance to reintegrate into society. And he is more than willing to do so, because he is also about to become a father. He is determined to reform himself and behave responsible, but like a local, 'scoundrel' version of those sub-genre mafia movies in which the hero can really put away his past, it seems all odds are against Robbie.

Loach plays tricks with us at first. Yeah, there are slices of comedy in the secondary characters, a bunch of hilarious roughnecks, with whom Robbie is paying his dues with society. But the scenes are packed with our leading character's constant attempt to avoid the violence (or death) that threatens him (from the Clancy's, the family he got into the serious "incident" that ended at court, seeking for vengeance, as well as the family of his girlfriend, wanting him to leave the town and disappear from her life), while the possibilities of finding a job seems the tiniest. There's even a brutal scene when Robbie has to face the family and the victim of his most despicable moment as a human being. Everything looks like a Loach-by-the-numbers movie with some oddballs in the form of risible, entirely diverting characters. But this time, the veteran director wants to believe in redemption and second chances as well as the kindness of mankind. Even if its in an almost surreal way... 

Because it's true, you really have to make several concessions, some more than remarkable, with the plot development to keep it going once '' becomes a very unusual and amusing kind-of-thriller, with Robbie discovering he has a gift (better said, a nose) for whiskey and a bizarre opportunity to make some money, maybe even a path to start from zero a new, peaceful life, appears. But by then, the charm of characters, the genuine quality of their performances, the awkward friendship among the leading quartet has won you completely. The adventure involving an almost-mythical malt, a glimpse of jet-set (an obvious punch to highest classes willing to waste their money in stupid competitions for status) and ambitious, pretty obscure collector is blatantly flat from a realistic standpoint of view. But we, as viewers, couldn't care less. Robbie, Albert, Rhino and Mo HAVE to make it.  

Because even in its lightweight hour, Ken Loach's movies have something not many directors have. It's the heart, man. Shown in the arresting character of Harry (), the misfits minder, relentless to help and care for them. Willing to give them a chance. Even it that chance has the form (what a simple, perfect, moving final scene) of a bottle of whisky. It's the heart. For the real, common people. Thank you, again, Ken.

SCORE: 6,75/10






More fire at the Blog! We are eager for the weekend and more than happy to kick it off with a new round of our One in which we celebrate the return of much beloved , the stunning tune of (early contender for song of the year?) while we keep following our 'path' of presenting you some discoveries such as Renata Zeiguer or The Moondoggies. As always, a lot to listen, enjoy and forget about Monday. Have a nice 'disconnection' and remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)



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Manchester by the Sea

It’s been a while since a nearly moved to tears. But ‘’ did. A moving, content, fiercely acted, poignant and riveting film about grief. One so real that seems to come from some place called heart, yet at the same time, it’s clear it has been carefully 'constructed', masterfully planned and scripted by director like this was a lost short "gritty realism" story by , Russell Banks or turned into a stunning motion picture.

The plot is quite simple. Gloomy janitor, antisocial plummer and obvious fucked-up young man Lee Chandler () receives the sad news of his older brother Joe () passing away, reluctantly returning to the sailor’s town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, coastal Massachussetts, to take charge of the funeral’s arrangements as well of his nephew Patrick (). But aside from the loss of his brother, there’s a second mental blow awaiting our leading character: in his testament, Joe made him the sole guardian of Patrick, expecting him to stay with the popular-frisky teenager. An unexpected circumstance that forces Lee to confront the ghosts of his past there. The terrible reasons why he left his hometown.

’ then reveals itself as an absorbing, gripping look into human pain. In one hand, we have the struggles of Lee and Patrick to adapt to the new 'environment' proposed by their brother/father, having to deal together with a tough amount of decisions and choices ahead of them. Common, mundane, relatable and somewhat manageable grief, one where routines and silly situations can even brought a smile (deadpan humour) to the spectator despite the affliction (majority of them consequence of the umm, 'lively' day-to-day 'duties' of Patrick). Life is absurd... and tends to end too quickly. But on the other hand, we have a real grasp of what 'hell on Earth' must be in Lee’s existence. An anguish that slowly reveals to the viewer in the form of flashbacks recounting his previous life within the community, his marriage with ex-wife Randi () and the cataclysmic tragedy that changed, better said condemned, Lee’s life forever.

In my opinion, what makes the movie works that well is how naturally the development of the film flows despite the dimension of the drama. That’s because Lonergan’s script is simply mind-blowing (most deserved Oscar). He’s able to handle the gravitas of the plot at two levels. There are some key, terrific, unforgettable scenes, but they are encapsulated between a vast amount of little-minor ones, where a facial expression, a small gesture, a subtle detail in a conversation going nowhere (or the lack of it) says it all. All to depict the misery of a broken human being, a person that, in order to keep going, has forced himself to be numb, permanently repressed, completely inaccessible, isolated (even punished?) by choice. And now has to adapt or fail into a new role that demands him to take responsibilities, interact with people and having strength of mind.

And that brings us to talk about acting. What Casey Affleck has done is nearly beyond words (the award was a no-brainer). What a performance for the ages! His ability to convey all the inner unrest, the agony of an impossible existence, the choking guilt, with such self-control and determination cannot be praised enough. But it wouldn’t be fair not to stress the excellent job of Luke Hedges (same can be said to their chemistry together) or the secondary but, as always, perfect performance of (what a brutal, decisive scene they have) or as Joe’s best friend/boat business partner. All the characters have 'flesh and bones', their actions & behaviour gets you, and their suffering affects you. Kudos to them.

Being honest, all the complaints I can think of are so minor compared with the achievements of the movie that are almost ridiculous to point out. The unnecessary highlights of the music in several of the aforementioned crucial scenes. The dubious, not really developed, role of Patrick’s mother (played by ). The "nightmare" scene, excessive imo. The kind of 'easy' economic conditions the immediate future holds up to Patrick and Lee, something that doesn’t look completely credible (being clearly a white working class story). But as I said, this sort of underachievements are almost anecdotes compared with the overall strength and honesty of the film dealing with such a sensible and difficult subject. So when you hear the 'I can't beat it', these four simple words, you completely understand and feel devastated too.

SCORE: 8/10






Keeping the recovered pace in our , today we bring you a trio of indiepop wonders "found" in between the end of the 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Fear no more, the jangly guitars are back!

A Certain Smile. We begin in Portland, Oregon, to meet formed around 2015, the brainchild of Thomas Andrew, who has been and indiepop activist in Pacific Northwest USA (Toffee Club Sunday brunch, radio music host at Freeform Radio), and several music ensembles on his back. One of them, Port of Call, alongside his best friend Tom Fleischer, formed in 2002 (then in Philly), can be described as the seed of , as some of the tunes of their debut album '', dates back from that college years era (there are some tunes available at their bandcamp from 2004 and 2014 under their current nickname). Technically out in summer of 2017, their self-released record is fuzzy pop blast, extremely catchy and contagious, yet with space to flirt with shoegazy atmospheres. Nine vitamin pills to recharge your indiepop batteries anytime you need...   

The BV's. Jump to the "old continent" with a , between Augsburg, Germany and Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, formed in 2016,when Fred Jehle met Josh Turner in the latest weeks of an university exchange in UK, beginning writing tunes at a very enthusiastic, DIY pace. That initial material became their debut album '', out past April via . The positive reviews helped the duo gain momentum, expading the project to a full live band, which allowed them to tour with Blog favourites and . Direct result of that latter tour, now are back with 12” EP '' out just now. Somewhere in between the most atmospheric side of jangle-pop and the most melodic face of shoegaze, like through a wall of sound and reverb, are a real treat to the ears, expansive and warm. Exciting band not to be missed.  

The Keep Left Signs. And we end in Sweden (not 100% sure, though, not much info out there) to enjoy formed in the spring 2015 with members from the bands The Mare and The Electric Pop Group who, out of the blue, delivered their debut mini-album '' in early December 2017. Co-released by our beloved friends at alongside Spanish label , this seven tunes are fine example of classic, timeless indiepop with a knack for melodies, melancholic vibes and that quintessential jangling guitars driving that we, "the usual suspects", need in regular doses to keep us going. A little gem to be rescued and treasured that we hope is just a first chapter of more to come...






We have to admit it. We are starting to have problems finding new adjectives to describe the groups that appear at this humble blog, because the 2018 "harvest" is proving to be stunning so far. The last example of that? Our  for this week? A rollercoaster of emotions, styles and vibes, in which we believe there's a variety of possibilities for all tastes, helping to make you start the weekend in the best mood. And remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)


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As we are doing with our "worldwide series", it's time to reinvigorate our . But before digging into 2018, here's a must needed review of three favourites, three mind-blowing debut records from past year that couldn't be missed. Fall in love with them!

Últim Cavall. Just had to write this down. They deserve it, and I kind of owe it to them. Because this first album, '' was one of the most listened by your humble blogger . Hailing from Garraf, Barcelona,  came out of the blue with a self-titled and in September of 2015, with the aforementioned record appearing in March of 2017 via our dear . Somewhere in between shoegaze & dreampop, their music is warm, melodic, fragile and electric at the same time, cinematic, extremely exciting and evocative, a distant soundtrack for a vanishing city, blurred but still very much alive. Like the tunes of this phenomenal band. Not to be missed. 
Hank Idory. Quick drive to Valencia to meet musician , his Bowiesque nickname and, foremost, his wonderful , out since October via (couldn't be any other way, it's a match made in music heaven) our beloved . Carefully crafted, gentle, warm and inviting from the very first spin, 'Hank Idory' is a treaty, a masterclass of sunshine pop, echoing the 60s tradition in what it sounds, feels and looks like an act of love for the lost art of creating moving songs. Full or lushy arrangements (mellotrons, violins, harpsichords) as well as vocal harmonies and indelible guitar lines, here you have ten gems to still believe in music and its healing powers...

Melenas. And we end in Pamplona, Navarra. to meet this (with members of must-listen bands like and ) that began clicking cylinders during the summer of 2016, along the tunes composed by vocalist and guitarist Oihana and her meetings (and concert-going) with bassist Leire, keyboardist María and drummer Laura at the bar-music venue Nebula club. Less than a year later, and with some exciting buzz anticipating it, here's their , released past September via , and . The hype, for once is more than deserved. Knockout tunes, shiny, round and addictive, somewhere in between (yes!) and , with hints of some garage forgotten band from the nuggets-era that didn't lose the knack for melodies, plus some slightly psychedelic and/or passages. Whatever the form, instant pop pills. What a debut... 






Time for another look back to the last months of 2017 in our . Because there was too much exciting music coming from our beloved Antipodes at the end of the year to let it slip it away, so here's a trio of Australian wonders for your listening pleasure! Again, let's go down under!

Jeremy Neale. A staple of the Brisbane music scene (still digging among his previous/other bands & collaborations, many finds as Velociraptor or Teen Sensations and reencounters like my beloved ) debuted under his own moniker in 2012 with 7" single '', followed a year later with the EP-LP ''. Another EP, '', out in 2015 via Dot Dash, seemed to anticipate his first full release. But things got somewhat quiet, but fun (particularly on social media) with 'hits' such as the 'Man In Skivvy affair' in Google (just type that) of the Jeromeo single '' while Mr. Neale was carefully crafting his next step. One that surfaced past November under the title of ''. And, arguably, the most enjoyable and addictive record of 2017. , 80's new romanticism, arresting low-light numbers, über-charming melodies and harmonies, and tons and tons of pop hooks.
  
The Stroppies. Jump to Melbourne to meet this recently assembled (2016?) with members (take a deep breath, this is almost like a music All-Star-Game selection from down under) of , ,  and Blank Statements. Already excited, right? You should, because their first release, the out past May via Hobbies Galore as a tape (later on as a limited 12" thanks to Tough Love), and their follow-up, the EP '' out in December, are just what you can imagine considering the aforementioned cast of wonders. Lo-fi production, , a fanfare organ, deadpan vocals, knockout yet quirky choruses, hide-and-seek melodies... and stunning tunes. Nun's flying, feelings sneaking. Is that sound, that magic sound, floating in the air again... 

Body Type. And we end in Sydney (via Perth) with this DIY  formed in 2016, coming out with a first release later that year in the form of the mind-blowing 7" ''. out via Our Golden Friend. Propelled by the success of the single ( too), they have toured with the likes of , our dear  and (which whom they share some sort of idiosyncrasy in their sound). A few more tunes have followed in 2017, such as the killer ''. Lo-fi, swooning dream-pop with an edge and wide sonic landscapes recalling DIIV, expectations couldn't be higher for their next move. The future is all theirs!






February has arrived with a bit of cold (finally) and another surreal political week (are we that numb against that, being polite, nonsense?). And to begin with the shortest month of the year as it deserves, here comes our latest  full of discoveries. If this were a poker game we could say that this is a royal flush, because none of the groups on this list have 'appeared' before in our playlist. So, we invite you to listen to the music, because you have plenty to get excited with. And remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)



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History repeating folks. We have the feeling we could almost copy & paste what we wrote on 2017's and use it for this year's edition. Just unveiled after what it looks like a filtration/accident, reaching a new low for the Festival in what regards to its announcement. But anyway, that's not what matters at all. Let's focus on the line-up, then.

We know that  has already being labelled as a terrific one. And don't get us wrong, is pretty impressive and heavy on "big names". But, at least for us, this is kind of another letdown (at first glance, the great thing about PS is what you discover before and at the Festival)
Because the feeling of deja vu is even worse than last year. I mean it's great to have , , , even the ... but that was expected, not surprising at all. And that's where things begin to get slightly dissapointing. The amount of recent 'repeaters' is really considerable, while the first-time band, our discoveries, the 'middle-small' names, usually the key factor that makes PS stand out from the rest, is lacking (we repeat, at first take) looking like we are fated for spending too much time in Mordor this Spring. Where 's and my beloved antipodean bands? No  (again)? ? ? Where's & ? ? Also, no ? ? I could go on forever...

Of course, this is just the Blog's first impression... We are sure we will 'discover' several proposals to add to 'our' Festival routes (Alex Lahey looking good at first listen!). So, honouring the Blog’s tradition, here’s our rough (we don't have the timetables yet) '' version of the line-up with our first impressions on the bands we are willing to see. Too much yellow indeed, right? Sure it will change (suggestions are welcomed)... As always, a lot to listen ahead!!
CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR PRIMAVERA SOUND 2018
28 May -3 June
(SANDY) ALEX G • A$AP ROCKY • ABRA• ALEKSI PERÄLÄ • ALEX LAHEY • ALICIA CARRERA • ÂME II ÂME • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF • ARCA • ARCTIC MONKEYS • ARIEL PINK • ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO • BAD GYAL • BEACH HOUSEBELLE AND SEBASTIAN • BJÖRK • THE BLACK MADONNA • THE BLAZE • THE BREEDERS • BUFIMAN B2B DJ NORMAL 4 • C. TANGANA • CALL SUPER • CAPULLO DE JÉREZ • CAR SEAT HEADREST • CARPENTER BRUT • CESARE BASILE • CHAMPION • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG • CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE • CHROMEO • CHVRCHES • CIGARETTES AFTER SEX • CLARO INTELECTO • DJ COCO • CONFIDENCE MAN • THE CRAB APPLES • DAMED SQUAD • DAPHNI • DAVE P. • DEAD CROSS • DEERHUNTER • DEKMANTEL SOUNDSYSTEM • DELOREAN presenta Mikel Laboa • DOBLECAPA • DONATO DOZZY • EL ÚLTIMO VECINO • ESSAIE PAS • EVA GEIST • EZRA FURMAN • F/E/A • FATHER JOHN MISTY • FERMIN MUGURUZA ETA THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE • FEVER RAY • FLAT WORMS • FLOATING POINTS Solo Live • FOUR TET • GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO • GANGES • GENIUS OF TIME • GERD JANSON • GRIZZLY BEARHAIM • HERE LIES MAN • HINDS • HOLY BOUNCER • HONEY DIJON • HUNEE B2B ANTAL • IBEYI • IDLES • INTANA • THE INTERNET • JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS • JANE BIRKIN sings Birkin Gainsbourg Symphonic • JAVIERA MENA • JAY SOM • JLIN • JOE GODDARD • JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON • JOHN MAUS • JOHN TALABOT Disco Set • JON HOPKINS • JORJA SMITH • JOSEY REBELLE • KAREN GWYER • KEDR LIVANSKIY • KELELA • KELSEY LU • KERO KERO BONITO • THE KITE STRING TANGLE • KNOX FORTUNE • DJ KOZE • KYLE DIXON & MICHAEL STEIN performing the music of STRANGER THINGS • LA BANDA TRAPERA DEL RÍO • LA BIEN QUERIDA • LEVON VINCENT • LIFT TO EXPERIENCE • LINDSTRØM • LORDE • LYKKE LI • MADLIB • MAJID JORDAN • MALL GRAB • MANO LE TOUGH • MARCEL DETTMAN • MARIA ARNAL I MARCEL BAGÉS • MARINA HERLOP • MARION HARPER • MATTIEL • MAVI PHOENIX • THE MEN • METÁ METÁ • MIGOS • MIKE D Dj set • MOGWAI • MONTERO • MOUNT KIMBIE • MUJERES • NAT SIMONS • THE NATIONALNICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS • NICK HAKIM • NIGHTCRAWLER • NILS FRAHM • NORTH STATE • NÚRIA GRAHAM • OBLIVIANS • OLYMPIC FLAME • OMNI • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER • ORPHEU THE WIZARD • OSO LEONE • OUMOU SANGARÉ • PALMBOMEN II • PALMS TRAX • PANDA BEAR • PEGGY GOU • PÉPE • PETER PERRETT • PLAYBACK MARACAS • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING • PUPUT • DJ PYTHON • RAMZi • REX ORANGE COUNTY • RHYE • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER • RORY PHILLIPS • ROSS FROM FRIENDS • ROSTAM • THE SEA AND CAKE • DJ SEINFELD • SETH TROXLER Disco Set • SEVDALIZA • SHANTI CELESTE • SHELLAC • SLOWDIVE • SOLAR • SPARKS • SPIRITUALIZED with Orchestra and Choir • STARCRAWLER • SUMAC • SUPERORGANISM • SYLVAN ESSO • TEXXCOCO • THUNDERCAT • TIGERCATS • TOLOUSE LOW TRAX • TOM MISCH • TY SEGALL and The Freedom Band • TYLER, THE CREATOR • UMFANG B2B VOLVOX • UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA • VAGABON • VINCE STAPLES • VRIL • VULK • THE WAR ON DRUGSWARPAINT • WATAIN • WAXAHATCHEE • DJ WEY • WILLIKENS & IVKOVIC • WOLF PARADE • XAVIER CALVET • YELLOW DAYS • YONAKA • ZA! • ZEAL & ARDOR • THE ZEPHYR BONES • 

Green- Definetely seeing them. Absolute must
Orange- If there are no overlaps (in particular with the green ones), I'll be there for sure
Yellow- Curious about it/on "research mode"/nice option if there's no overlap






Keep the engines roaring! It's been a week of full musical activity at the Blog, and the plan is to continue with this pace, so now it's the turn of our weekly . This time, we bring a varied an eclectic playlist, with some exciting findings like Family Video or Red Red Eyes, but also with some 'usual suspects' like the latest tune of , the stunning comeback of "surefires" or the new song of . Plenty to enjoy, listen and discover! Have fun, have a nice weekend and remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)
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The  are also back (some wonders already listened)... but before beginning with 2018 finds, let's take a moment to look back and recover some late-2017 bands that couldn't be missed. To begin with, come "walk to the dark side" with us for a trio of post-punk sensations!

Flesh WorldHailing from San Francisco, CA, assembled in the summer of 2012, thanks to the gathering spirits of Scott Moore (Guitar, Synths) and Jess Scott (vocalist, guitarist & also part of the lovely Brilliant Colors!) who began writing tunes together and quickly recruited Andrew Luttrell on bass and Sam Lefebvre on drums. ​The fully formed combo debuted with a self-titled EP in December 2013, out via La Vida Es Un Mus Discos. Two 7” singles, '' and '' followed in 2014, anticipating their first album ‘’ released in 2015 on Iron Lung Records. Finally, past year they signed with Dark Entries Records, releasing sophomore album ’ in early September. A collection of eight blasting tunes, echoing Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Birthday Party, a tone of melodic hooks, razorsharp guitars and killer immediacy sunk between dark aesthetics, droning synths and a bouncy, very dynamic rhythm section, Flesh World is a knockout.

Makthaverskan. Quick jump to beloved Gothemburg, Sweden, to meet this quintet formed in 2008 and quickly pushing the engines with a collection of demos and, a year later, their debut self-titled album, out via . After a couple of singles, '' appeared in March of 2013, with the band repeating the "pattern" until the arrival of '', out last October. Extremely powerful (honouring their curious name), with the intense, dramatic vocals of Maja Milner exploding over your head once and again. Think of on steroids, or Siouxsie (again) leading and impossibly rushed version of . Pop with a punch and an edge, listening to is quite a nocturnal, sort of cinematic, utterly fascinating experience.
Drahla. And we i n Leeds (and Wakefield), UK, to meet this DIY young trio, active since late 2015. First release, single  surfaced in October of 2016, with two more tunes following in the form of the 7" '', out via Too Pure in late April of 2017. And before the year came to an end, the band put out the '' EP. Eight tunes so far, but enough to got us . They are in a very intriguing place, somewhere in between art-rock, noise and post-punk, a version of . But there´s something raw, even menacing and, at the same time, utterly appealing, in the way the guitars attack and hide, Mike Ainsley´s drums propels, sometimes even spits, the songs tempos, and co-vocalists Rob Riggs and Luciel Brown help building the inner tension of every piece with that coldness in their vocal delivery. Eager to hear more. Band to follow closely, believe me....  






New year, new attempt to recover the pace of the Blog posts and revitalize some of its dearest sections, like the And to do so, here's one of my favourite post-punk tunes from a short-lived but pretty amazing band. Oh, their rapture, one of these nights!!

Song: Brother 
Artist: The Organ 
Year: 2004

Agreed, the revival was, mostly, a bunch of crap. But there were amazing exceptions to the rule, like 's first albums,' debut and the majestic '', from Vancouver's quintet . Still sounding like an album resulting from the marriage of (the meaningful one) and and , with hints of Siouxsie, and on the arresting voice of Katie Sketch. Sadly, it was just a very short ride, with the band disbanding shortly after, but a striking one. I could choose among half of the record tunes, but I'm sticking with 'Brother', its bouncy immediacy coming out of nowhere, propelled to stratosphere thanks to the simple-yet-mind blowing melody-bearing bass before Jenny's Hammond organ embraces you while guitar lines and concise drumming bring you back to the late 80s now in sepia. I hear bands like beloved or even here, and I wonder where could have achieved. Well, at least their testament was a hell of a record. It was exciting then. It is still exciting now...









Another long week comes to its end and we couldn't miss the chance to bring you our latest ... because what a terrific one you're about to listen! A few discoveries, such as CCFX or Willows, but an incredibly charged compilation of exciting new tunes from forthcoming albums of beloved bands like the ones from , or . A lot of promise for 2018 and an excellent way to start the weekend with the best of mood and energy! And remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)



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We're back after the (much needed) holidays break! And we do it with the ‘batteries charged’ and eager to share with you new exciting music with our first of 2018. Ace bands courtesy of labels like and , 'old rockers' returning in full form like , or our dose of music from . Lot to enjoy in this come back to reality! Have a nice day and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)



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We made it, here's the final round of our Best Songs of the Year! The last 25 songs of our particular list, one that ranges from consecrated artists and supergroups to rising bands, without forgetting most beloved comebacks and Blog favourites. We encourage you to listen the Spotify playlist below, the songs deserve it. And we do hope you have enjoyed this 'musical tour' as much as we have done preparing it. We are taking some days off starting tomorrow, along with the music, we wish you Happy holidays and New Year. See you in 2018!   

25.- Sugar Tastes Like Salt
24. - Julie’s Place
23. - Rock‘n’Roll Cretin
22. - This Tim
21. - Raining on Hope Street
20. - Second Offence
19. Kurt Vile & - Over Everything
18. - Small Talk
17. - Imagining My Man
16. - Colour of Water
15. - Cerulean
14. - Red Flag Day
13. The War on Drugs- Holding On
12. - Mental Haven
11. - Mesa
10. - The World We Had
9. - Rooftops
8. - Darling
7. -Lines
6. - Laura Palmer
5. - Day I Die
4. - Pa’lante
3. - A Private Understanding
2. - In Undertow
1.- Any Kind Of Crowd







Keeping with our steady rhythm, here's comes the third round of our Best Songs of the Year! After the two previous chapters, we are getting closer to the final ranking, so each time is becoming harder to decide what band or artist should be included. But after a lot of thinking-listening here they are, "our" tunes comprised between positions 50 to 26 with their playlist for your listening pleasure. Enjoy and stay tuned, tomorrow we will unveil the last round of tunes, our TOP 25! Still a lot to listen!

50. - Deranged
49. - It changes
48. - Shark Smile
47. - French Press
46. - Indignities
45. - The Underside of Power
44. - Contra la Pared
43. - Chancer
41. -Beehive
42. - Rican Beach
40. - Lucky Girl
39. LCD Soundsystem- Call the Police
38. - Silver Velvet
37. - Nothing Feels Natural
36. - Tomorrow
35. - Lannoy Point
34. - Sense Voler
33. - Arrow
32. - Viva la resolución
31. - The Little Things that Give You Away
30. - Gravity is Stern
29. - Star Roving
28. - Falling Eyes
27. - Blue Field
26. - The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness







Ready for the second chapter of our Best Songs of the Year? Here are the following 25 songs from our particular countdown! If  yesterday we unveiled tunes comprised , today it's time the songs from 75 to 51!Hope you enjoy the corresponding playlist and, if you haven't yet had time to assimilate so much music, take a deep breath, because the third post is coming tomorrow!

75. - Morning Sound
74. - My Children
73. - Espíritu Olímpico
72. Sweet Nobody- Manner of Speaking
71. - Into the Shroud
70. - Hermanos Wright
69. - The Yes Men
68. - Chameleon Days
67. - Els Afores
66. - Patient Zero
65. Hannah Lou Clark- Don’t Sweat It
64. - All the Way to Heaven
63. - Tall Glass of Water
62. - Lonely Summer
61. - Nowhere

 60. - Thirsty Eye
59. - I Miss That Feeling
58. - Strike Again
57. - Exaltation
56. - Tell

55. Port Sulphur- Orient Express

54. s- In My Head
53. -Equestrian
52. - First Kiss
51. - Contra Acantilados








Back to our beloved lists! After and , now is time to start unveiling our Best Songs of the Year! If you are a regular follower of this blog you'll probably know the 'rules', if not or you just don't remember after twelve months, here they are: we always unveil our favourite 100 tunes divided in four different posts of 25 songs each (something important, as it has been a particularly ‘rich’ year, full of exciting tunes from many acts, we have limited the maximum number of songs a group/artist can have in the complete list from three to two) and, of course, we compile the songs on playlists so you can enjoy them as much as we have as many times as you like. So, without further delay, here are the tunes comprise between 100 and 76! Hope you enjoy our selection, next round coming very soon!

100. - All Four Seasons
99.  - Gloom
98. - Go Away
97. - Love Is Overrated
96. - 1 Billion Dogs
95. - Man Uncounth
94. - My Lover Cindy
93. - If Before I Wake
92. - Is it Alright?

91. - Over & Over

90. - Go Ahead
89. - Arquitectures
88. - Stardust
87. - Eddie Vedder
86. Calgrove- Hot
85. - See You

84. - What You want
83. - It’s not me
82. - Why Don’t We Talk About It
81. Kate Tempest- Europe is Lost
80. - Tinseltown swimming in blood
79. - When I Tried
78. - Thirty
77. - Señoras que miran mal
76.- The Embers







After our , and without wasting no more time, now it's time to unveil our Best Records of 2017! As in previous years, we have listed the 30 albums that we have listened and enjoyed the most during the last twelve months. As always, choosing between all the bands/artists' new releases that we have enjoyed during this 2017 has been very hard, but after thinking it quite a lot (which is also fun & a good excuse to have a great soundtrack with you) we believe that we have made a very varied and complete list. Awaited comebacks, new discoveries and in short, a lot of exciting music! Give it a try and stay tuned, because while you are listening this, in our opinion, amazing collection of records, we are finishing our the ... Coming soon!

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26. The Weather Station- The Weather Station
25. Into the Shroud - Flesh World
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Special mentions note: There are some records that we are discovering & enjoying just right now. Therefore, as they have 'arrived late' to our ears, they haven't made the list, but we are pretty sure that, with a little more time ahead, they would part of the "chosen few". Three come to mind right now: - 'Latidos Cósmicos', - 'Palmeras' and - 'Beauty Point'.

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As we announced last week, it's time to unveil our ! We begin with our 15 favourite EPs of 2017, the ‘little brothers’ of the albums that, despite their limited length (we include here releases between 3 to 6 songs, not 1-2 tunes singles), frequently prove the old saying of "good things come in small packages"... but, as always, the final say is all yours. So, allow yourself to be the judge and enjoy the bands & artists listed... And stay tuned, more lists in the works!!

15. - You Know You’re Wrong
14. - Leave Love
13. - Soft Sea Blue
12. Secret Meadow- Same Old Fear
11. - Headless Pin Up Girl
10. - Third Article
9. - We Can Die Happy
8. - Leap Day
7. - EP2
6. - Floored 
5. - Suck a Lemon
4. - Vicious Folly
3- Seablite
2 - The French Press 
1- It’s The Mick Trouble



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While we are in the midst of preparing our (a fun tradition that we couldn't leave you without, right?) and some of you are enjoying a really long weekend, we saved a little time to bring you our new (and probably last of 2017)  with some 'familiar faces' like, or , but also with several discoveries like The Nature Strip or Très Oui. Because being on the last month of the year does not necessarily mean there's no new & good music around! Have a nice day and remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)









First day of December! Yes, we are starting that month of the year that people start to think about Christmas, really long lunches and dinners with a lot of food, gifts and winning the lottery....(plus many more 'traditions' and 'compulsory things to do') So, making an effort to avoid all these forthcoming craziness, that's coming to us, we have compiled a new  full of new discoveries. Only two of the bands, and , have already appeared at our Jukebox so we encourage you to enjoy the latest 'additions' to our playlist while you arrange the perfect plans for this weekend. And remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)









Had enough of Black Friday stupi... I mean craziness? Don't be scared! In this post we ain't going to sell you anything you don't really need... we just want to share with you a bunch of exciting tunes with our latest ! Another eclectic playlist with our regular dose of new bands worth checking out like Mopac, Ocre or Robert Earl Thomas ace tunes, and the fantastic returns of bands we already love, such as or . Want more? Sure! We also have a lost gem from the great ... plus two terrific covers! One by doing wonders with an eternal 's classic, the other being our beloved  making a stunning rendition of The Sisters of Mercy! A lot to listen... for free! Enjoy the weekend and remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)









Another week comes to its end, which means that we are ready to unveil our latest ! And what a collection of tunes we have gathered for your ears only! A pretty eclectic playlist ready to cheer-up your weekend with plenty to discover: from the of  Surfvampires (first band ever from Brunei to make it at the Blog!) and Firestations, the perfect of (what a record, folks, what a record), the straightforward knockout of The Dayoffs, going through the rush of Cross Wires or the lovely new proposal of Blog friends . As we just said, lot to enjoy and get haunted by. And remember, all songs are available at our . (Join Us!)






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All ready to join you in your weekend "adventures". And remember, all tunes are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176  Week 177'The Angels' Share', whiskey redemption The Angels' ShareKind of a shocker, here comes what can easily qualifies as the most comedic and upbeat movie in Ken Loach's filmography (teaming up again with screenwriter Paul Laverty). 'The Angels' Share' is a warmth, mostly gentle (with a couple of punches here and there punctuating the harsh social background of the fun) and good-natured comedy, even careless at times for such a serious duo. And despite it certainly won't rank among the most memorable works of the maestro's career, it's hard not to love this joyful tale of redemption... and whiskey.Set in Scotland (careful with the accents) Loach points the viewer out to a bunch of outcasts (drunks, ruffians, pickpocketers) and their summary of minor (or not so) felonies, recited by a judge. Then he focuses the camera in the story of Robbie (stunning performance by previously unknown actor Paul Brannigan) who is in the verge of confronting a most-demanding crossroad in his life. He has a prison record, as well as a violent and drug-addiction past. He has been sentenced to community services, in what it looks like the very last chance to reintegrate into society. And he is more than willing to do so, because he is also about to become a father. He is determined to reform himself and behave responsible, but like a local, 'scoundrel' version of those sub-genre mafia movies in which the hero can really put away his past, it seems all odds are against Robbie.Loach plays tricks with us at first. Yeah, there are slices of comedy in the secondary characters, a bunch of hilarious roughnecks, with whom Robbie is paying his dues with society. But the scenes are packed with our leading character's constant attempt to avoid the violence (or death) that threatens him (from the Clancy's, the family he got into the serious "incident" that ended at court, seeking for vengeance, as well as the family of his girlfriend, wanting him to leave the town and disappear from her life), while the possibilities of finding a job seems the tiniest. There's even a brutal scene when Robbie has to face the family and the victim of his most despicable moment as a human being. Everything looks like a Loach-by-the-numbers movie with some oddballs in the form of risible, entirely diverting characters. But this time, the veteran director wants to believe in redemption and second chances as well as the kindness of mankind. Even if its in an almost surreal way... Because it's true, you really have to make several concessions, some more than remarkable, with the plot development to keep it going once 'The Angels' Share' becomes a very unusual and amusing kind-of-thriller, with Robbie discovering he has a gift (better said, a nose) for whiskey and a bizarre opportunity to make some money, maybe even a path to start from zero a new, peaceful life, appears. But by then, the charm of characters, the genuine quality of their performances, the awkward friendship among the leading quartet has won you completely. The adventure involving an almost-mythical malt, a glimpse of jet-set (an obvious punch to highest classes willing to waste their money in stupid competitions for status) and ambitious, pretty obscure collector is blatantly flat from a realistic standpoint of view. But we, as viewers, couldn't care less. Robbie, Albert, Rhino and Mo HAVE to make it.  Because even in its lightweight hour, Ken Loach's movies have something not many directors have. It's the heart, man. Shown in the arresting character of Harry (John Henshaw), the misfits minder, relentless to help and care for them. Willing to give them a chance. Even it that chance has the form (what a simple, perfect, moving final scene) of a bottle of whisky. It's the heart. For the real, common people. Thank you, again, Ken.SCORE: 6,75/10The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 177 More fire at the Blog! We are eager for the weekend and more than happy to kick it off with a new round of our TOP TEN Jukebox. One in which we celebrate the return of much beloved Eleanor Friedberger, the stunning tune of Night Flowers (early contender for song of the year?) while we keep following our 'path' of presenting you some discoveries such as Renata Zeiguer or The Moondoggies. As always, a lot to listen, enjoy and forget about Monday. Have a nice 'disconnection' and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175 Week 176'Manchester by the Sea' the living dead Manchester by the SeaIt’s been a while since a movie nearly moved to tears. But ‘Manchester by the Sea’ did. A moving, content, fiercely acted, poignant and riveting film about grief. One so real that seems to come from some place called heart, yet at the same time, it’s clear it has been carefully 'constructed', masterfully planned and scripted by director Kenneth Lonergan, like this was a lost short "gritty realism" story by Raymond Carver, Russell Banks or Richard Yates turned into a stunning motion picture.The plot is quite simple. Gloomy janitor, antisocial plummer and obvious fucked-up young man Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) receives the sad news of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) passing away, reluctantly returning to the sailor’s town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, coastal Massachussetts, to take charge of the funeral’s arrangements as well of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). But aside from the loss of his brother, there’s a second mental blow awaiting our leading character: in his testament, Joe made him the sole guardian of Patrick, expecting him to stay with the popular-frisky teenager. An unexpected circumstance that forces Lee to confront the ghosts of his past there. The terrible reasons why he left his hometown. ‘Manchester by the Sea’ then reveals itself as an absorbing, gripping look into human pain. In one hand, we have the struggles of Lee and Patrick to adapt to the new 'environment' proposed by their brother/father, having to deal together with a tough amount of decisions and choices ahead of them. Common, mundane, relatable and somewhat manageable grief, one where routines and silly situations can even brought a smile (deadpan humour) to the spectator despite the affliction (majority of them consequence of the umm, 'lively' day-to-day 'duties' of Patrick). Life is absurd... and tends to end too quickly. But on the other hand, we have a real grasp of what 'hell on Earth' must be in Lee’s existence. An anguish that slowly reveals to the viewer in the form of flashbacks recounting his previous life within the community, his marriage with ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the cataclysmic tragedy that changed, better said condemned, Lee’s life forever.In my opinion, what makes the movie works that well is how naturally the development of the film flows despite the dimension of the drama. That’s because Lonergan’s script is simply mind-blowing (most deserved Oscar). He’s able to handle the gravitas of the plot at two levels. There are some key, terrific, unforgettable scenes, but they are encapsulated between a vast amount of little-minor ones, where a facial expression, a small gesture, a subtle detail in a conversation going nowhere (or the lack of it) says it all. All to depict the misery of a broken human being, a person that, in order to keep going, has forced himself to be numb, permanently repressed, completely inaccessible, isolated (even punished?) by choice. And now has to adapt or fail into a new role that demands him to take responsibilities, interact with people and having strength of mind. And that brings us to talk about acting. What Casey Affleck has done is nearly beyond words (the award was a no-brainer). What a performance for the ages! His ability to convey all the inner unrest, the agony of an impossible existence, the choking guilt, with such self-control and determination cannot be praised enough. But it wouldn’t be fair not to stress the excellent job of Luke Hedges (same can be said to their chemistry together) or the secondary but, as always, perfect performance of Michelle Williams (what a brutal, decisive scene they have) or C. J. Wilson as Joe’s best friend/boat business partner. All the characters have 'flesh and bones', their actions & behaviour gets you, and their suffering affects you. Kudos to them.Being honest, all the complaints I can think of are so minor compared with the achievements of the movie that are almost ridiculous to point out. The unnecessary highlights of the music in several of the aforementioned crucial scenes. The dubious, not really developed, role of Patrick’s mother (played by Gretchen Mol). The "nightmare" scene, excessive imo. The kind of 'easy' economic conditions the immediate future holds up to Patrick and Lee, something that doesn’t look completely credible (being clearly a white working class story). But as I said, this sort of underachievements are almost anecdotes compared with the overall strength and honesty of the film dealing with such a sensible and difficult subject. So when you hear the 'I can't beat it', these four simple words, you completely understand and feel devastated too.SCORE: 8/10Discoverer 162: new indie findings Keeping the recovered pace in our discoverer series, today we bring you a trio of indiepop wonders "found" in between the end of the 2017 and the beginning of 2018. Fear no more, the jangly guitars are back!A Certain Smile. We begin in Portland, Oregon, to meet this quartet formed around 2015, the brainchild of Thomas Andrew, who has been and indiepop activist in Pacific Northwest USA (Toffee Club Sunday brunch, radio music host at Freeform Radio), and several music ensembles on his back. One of them, Port of Call, alongside his best friend Tom Fleischer, formed in 2002 (then in Philly), can be described as the seed of A Certain Smile, as some of the tunes of their debut album 'Fits & Starts', dates back from that college years era (there are some tunes available at their bandcamp from 2004 and 2014 under their current nickname). Technically out in summer of 2017, their self-released record is fuzzy pop blast, extremely catchy and contagious, yet with space to flirt with shoegazy atmospheres. Nine vitamin pills to recharge your indiepop batteries anytime you need...   <a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://acertainsmile.bandcamp.com/album/fits-starts">Fits & Starts by a certain smile</a> The BV's. Jump to the "old continent" with a transnational proposal, between Augsburg, Germany and Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, formed in 2016,when Fred Jehle met Josh Turner in the latest weeks of an university exchange in UK, beginning writing tunes at a very enthusiastic, DIY pace. That initial material became their debut album 'Speaking from a Distance', out past April via Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten. The positive reviews helped the duo gain momentum, expading the project to a full live band, which allowed them to tour with Blog favourites The Bats and The Luxembourg Signal. Direct result of that latter tour, now The BV's are back with 12” EP 'Interpunktion' out just now. Somewhere in between the most atmospheric side of jangle-pop and the most melodic face of shoegaze, like The Field Mice through a wall of sound and reverb, The BV's are a real treat to the ears, expansive and warm. Exciting band not to be missed.  <a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://thebvs.bandcamp.com/album/speaking-from-a-distance">Speaking From A Distance by The BV's</a> The Keep Left Signs. And we end in Sweden (not 100% sure, though, not much info out there) to enjoy this combo formed in the spring 2015 with members from the bands The Mare and The Electric Pop Group who, out of the blue, delivered their debut mini-album 'Tomorrow' in early December 2017. Co-released by our beloved friends at Shelflife alongside Spanish label Kocliko Records, this seven tunes are fine example of classic, timeless indiepop with a knack for melodies, melancholic vibes and that quintessential jangling guitars driving that we, "the usual suspects", need in regular doses to keep us going. A little gem to be rescued and treasured that we hope is just a first chapter of more to come...The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 176 We have to admit it. We are starting to have problems finding new adjectives to describe the groups that appear at this humble blog, because the 2018 "harvest" is proving to be stunning so far. The last example of that? Our TOP TEN Jukebox for this week? A rollercoaster of emotions, styles and vibes, in which we believe there's a variety of possibilities for all tastes, helping to make you start the weekend in the best mood. And remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174  Week 175Spanish Indie 32: suggesting the best national acts As we are doing with our "worldwide series", it's time to reinvigorate our national discoveries section. But before digging into 2018, here's a must needed review of three favourites, three mind-blowing debut records from past year that couldn't be missed. Fall in love with them!Últim Cavall. Just had to write this down. They deserve it, and I kind of owe it to them. Because this first album, 'Records de Kyoto' was one of the most listened by your humble blogger last year. Hailing from Garraf, Barcelona, this quintet came out of the blue with a self-titled and self-released EP in September of 2015, with the aforementioned record appearing in March of 2017 via our dear Discos de Kirlian. Somewhere in between shoegaze & dreampop, their music is warm, melodic, fragile and electric at the same time, cinematic, extremely exciting and evocative, a distant soundtrack for a vanishing city, blurred but still very much alive. Like the tunes of this phenomenal band. 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And we end in Pamplona, Navarra. to meet this all- female quartet (with members of must-listen bands like Río Arga and Ginkas) that began clicking cylinders during the summer of 2016, along the tunes composed by vocalist and guitarist Oihana and her meetings (and concert-going) with bassist Leire, keyboardist María and drummer Laura at the bar-music venue Nebula club. Less than a year later, and with some exciting buzz anticipating it, here's their self-titled debut album, released past September via El Nébula Recordings, Elsa Records and Snap Clap Club. The hype, for once is more than deserved. Knockout tunes, shiny, round and addictive, somewhere in between Heavenly (yes!) and Kokoshca, with hints of some garage forgotten band from the nuggets-era that didn't lose the knack for melodies, plus some slightly psychedelic and/or passages. Whatever the form, instant pop pills. What a debut... Discoverer 161: new indie findings Time for another look back to the last months of 2017 in our discoverer series. Because there was too much exciting music coming from our beloved Antipodes at the end of the year to let it slip it away, so here's a trio of Australian wonders for your listening pleasure! Again, let's go down under!Jeremy Neale. A staple of the Brisbane music scene (still digging among his previous/other bands & collaborations, many finds as Velociraptor or Teen Sensations and reencounters like my beloved Go Violets!) Mr. Neale debuted under his own moniker in 2012 with 7" single 'Darlin'/Winter Was The Time', followed a year later with the EP-LP 'In Stranger Times'. Another EP, 'Let Me Go Out In Style', out in 2015 via Dot Dash, seemed to anticipate his first full release. But things got somewhat quiet, but fun (particularly on social media) with 'hits' such as the 'Man In Skivvy affair' in Google (just type that) of the Jeromeo single 'Party! (Everybody In My Neighbourhood)' while Mr. Neale was carefully crafting his next step. One that surfaced past November under the title of 'Getting the Team Back Together'. And, arguably, the most enjoyable and addictive record of 2017. Power-pop, 80's new romanticism, arresting low-light numbers, über-charming melodies and harmonies, and tons and tons of pop hooks.  The Stroppies. Jump to Melbourne to meet this recently assembled (2016?) superband with members (take a deep breath, this is almost like a music All-Star-Game selection from down under) of Dick Diver, Twerps, The Stevens and Blank Statements. Already excited, right? You should, because their first release, the self-titled minialbum out past May via Hobbies Galore as a tape (later on as a limited 12" thanks to Tough Love), and their follow-up, the EP 'It's a Hit' out in December, are just what you can imagine considering the aforementioned cast of wonders. Lo-fi production, jangling guitars, a fanfare organ, deadpan vocals, knockout yet quirky choruses, hide-and-seek melodies... and stunning tunes. Nun's flying, feelings sneaking. Is that sound, that magic sound, floating in the air again... <a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://hobbiesgalore.bandcamp.com/album/the-stroppies">The Stroppies by The Stroppies</a> Body Type. And we end in Sydney (via Perth) with this DIY female quartet formed in 2016, coming out with a first release later that year in the form of the mind-blowing 7" 'Ludlow / 264'. out via Our Golden Friend. Propelled by the success of the single (great video too), they have toured with the likes of Cate Le Bon, our dear The Coathangers and Dianas (which whom they share some sort of idiosyncrasy in their sound). A few more tunes have followed in 2017, such as the killer 'Silver'. Lo-fi, swooning dream-pop with an edge and wide sonic landscapes recalling DIIV, expectations couldn't be higher for their next move. The future is all theirs!The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 175 February has arrived with a bit of cold (finally) and another surreal political week (are we that numb against that, being polite, nonsense?). And to begin with the shortest month of the year as it deserves, here comes our latest TOP TEN Jukebox full of discoveries. If this were a poker game we could say that this is a royal flush, because none of the groups on this list have 'appeared' before in our playlist. So, we invite you to listen to the music, because you have plenty to get excited with. And remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173  Week 174Primavera Sound 2018: first impressions History repeating folks. We have the feeling we could almost copy & paste what we wrote on 2017's Primavera Sound line-up and use it for this year's edition. Just unveiled after what it looks like a filtration/accident, reaching a new low for the Festival in what regards to its announcement. But anyway, that's not what matters at all. Let's focus on the line-up, then.We know that #PrimaveraUnchained has already being labelled as a terrific one. And don't get us wrong, is pretty impressive and heavy on "big names". But, at least for us, this is kind of another letdown (at first glance, the great thing about PS is what you discover before and at the Festival)Because the feeling of deja vu is even worse than last year. I mean it's great to have The National, Nick Cave, Father John Misty, even the Monkeys... but that was expected, not surprising at all. And that's where things begin to get slightly dissapointing. The amount of recent 'repeaters' is really considerable, while the first-time band, our discoveries, the 'middle-small' names, usually the key factor that makes PS stand out from the rest, is lacking (we repeat, at first take) looking like we are fated for spending too much time in Mordor this Spring. Where 's Flying Nun and my beloved antipodean bands? No Bats (again)? Fazerdaze? The Courtneys? Where's Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile? Beaches? Also, no Filthy Friends? Eyelids? Weather Station? Alvvays? I could go on forever...Of course, this is just the Blog's first impression... We are sure we will 'discover' several proposals to add to 'our' Festival routes (Alex Lahey looking good at first listen!). So, honouring the Blog’s tradition, here’s our rough (we don't have the timetables yet) 'paint & colour' version of the line-up with our first impressions on the bands we are willing to see. Too much yellow indeed, right? Sure it will change (suggestions are welcomed)... As always, a lot to listen ahead!!CONFIRMED ARTISTS FOR PRIMAVERA SOUND 201828 May -3 June(SANDY) ALEX G • A$AP ROCKY • ABRA• ALEKSI PERÄLÄ • ALEX LAHEY • ALICIA CARRERA • ÂME II ÂME • ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF • ARCA • ARCTIC MONKEYS • ARIEL PINK • ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO • BAD GYAL • BEACH HOUSE • BELLE AND SEBASTIAN • BJÖRK • THE BLACK MADONNA • THE BLAZE • THE BREEDERS • BUFIMAN B2B DJ NORMAL 4 • C. TANGANA • CALL SUPER • CAPULLO DE JÉREZ • CAR SEAT HEADREST • CARPENTER BRUT • CESARE BASILE • CHAMPION • CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG • CHRISTINA ROSENVINGE • CHROMEO • CHVRCHES • CIGARETTES AFTER SEX • CLARO INTELECTO • DJ COCO • CONFIDENCE MAN • THE CRAB APPLES • DAMED SQUAD • DAPHNI • DAVE P. • DEAD CROSS • DEERHUNTER • DEKMANTEL SOUNDSYSTEM • DELOREAN presenta Mikel Laboa • DOBLECAPA • DONATO DOZZY • EL ÚLTIMO VECINO • ESSAIE PAS • EVA GEIST • EZRA FURMAN • F/E/A • FATHER JOHN MISTY • FERMIN MUGURUZA ETA THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE • FEVER RAY • FLAT WORMS • FLOATING POINTS Solo Live • FOUR TET • GABRIEL GARZÓN-MONTANO • GANGES • GENIUS OF TIME • GERD JANSON • GRIZZLY BEAR • HAIM • HERE LIES MAN • HINDS • HOLY BOUNCER • HONEY DIJON • HUNEE B2B ANTAL • IBEYI • IDLES • INTANA • THE INTERNET • JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS • JANE BIRKIN sings Birkin Gainsbourg Symphonic • JAVIERA MENA • JAY SOM • JLIN • JOE GODDARD • JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON • JOHN MAUS • JOHN TALABOT Disco Set • JON HOPKINS • JORJA SMITH • JOSEY REBELLE • KAREN GWYER • KEDR LIVANSKIY • KELELA • KELSEY LU • KERO KERO BONITO • THE KITE STRING TANGLE • KNOX FORTUNE • DJ KOZE • KYLE DIXON & MICHAEL STEIN performing the music of STRANGER THINGS • LA BANDA TRAPERA DEL RÍO • LA BIEN QUERIDA • LEVON VINCENT • LIFT TO EXPERIENCE • LINDSTRØM • LORDE • LYKKE LI • MADLIB • MAJID JORDAN • MALL GRAB • MANO LE TOUGH • MARCEL DETTMAN • MARIA ARNAL I MARCEL BAGÉS • MARINA HERLOP • MARION HARPER • MATTIEL • MAVI PHOENIX • THE MEN • METÁ METÁ • MIGOS • MIKE D Dj set • MOGWAI • MONTERO • MOUNT KIMBIE • MUJERES • NAT SIMONS • THE NATIONAL • NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS • NICK HAKIM • NIGHTCRAWLER • NILS FRAHM • NORTH STATE • NÚRIA GRAHAM • OBLIVIANS • OLYMPIC FLAME • OMNI • ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER • ORPHEU THE WIZARD • OSO LEONE • OUMOU SANGARÉ • PALMBOMEN II • PALMS TRAX • PANDA BEAR • PEGGY GOU • PÉPE • PETER PERRETT • PLAYBACK MARACAS • PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING • PUPUT • DJ PYTHON • RAMZi • REX ORANGE COUNTY • RHYE • ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER • RORY PHILLIPS • ROSS FROM FRIENDS • ROSTAM • THE SEA AND CAKE • DJ SEINFELD • SETH TROXLER Disco Set • SEVDALIZA • SHANTI CELESTE • SHELLAC • SLOWDIVE • SOLAR • SPARKS • SPIRITUALIZED with Orchestra and Choir • STARCRAWLER • SUMAC • SUPERORGANISM • SYLVAN ESSO • TEXXCOCO • THUNDERCAT • TIGERCATS • TOLOUSE LOW TRAX • TOM MISCH • TY SEGALL and The Freedom Band • TYLER, THE CREATOR • UMFANG B2B VOLVOX • UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA • VAGABON • VINCE STAPLES • VRIL • VULK • THE WAR ON DRUGS • WARPAINT • WATAIN • WAXAHATCHEE • DJ WEY • WILLIKENS & IVKOVIC • WOLF PARADE • XAVIER CALVET • YELLOW DAYS • YONAKA • ZA! • ZEAL & ARDOR • THE ZEPHYR BONES • Green- Definetely seeing them. Absolute mustOrange- If there are no overlaps (in particular with the green ones), I'll be there for sureYellow- Curious about it/on "research mode"/nice option if there's no overlapThe Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 174 Keep the engines roaring! It's been a week of full musical activity at the Blog, and the plan is to continue with this pace, so now it's the turn of our weekly TOP TEN Jukebox. This time, we bring a varied an eclectic playlist, with some exciting findings like Family Video or Red Red Eyes, but also with some 'usual suspects' like the latest tune of Frankie Cosmos, the stunning comeback of "surefires" Burrito Panza or the new song of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. Plenty to enjoy, listen and discover! Have fun, have a nice weekend and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172  Week 173Discoverer 160: new indie findings The discoverer series are also back (some wonders already listened)... but before beginning with 2018 finds, let's take a moment to look back and recover some late-2017 bands that couldn't be missed. To begin with, come "walk to the dark side" with us for a trio of post-punk sensations!Flesh World. Hailing from San Francisco, CA, this quartet assembled in the summer of 2012, thanks to the gathering spirits of Scott Moore (Guitar, Synths) and Jess Scott (vocalist, guitarist & also part of the lovely Brilliant Colors!) who began writing tunes together and quickly recruited Andrew Luttrell on bass and Sam Lefebvre on drums. ​The fully formed combo debuted with a self-titled EP in December 2013, out via La Vida Es Un Mus Discos. Two 7” singles, 'A Line In Wet Grass' and 'Just to Tear Me Down' followed in 2014, anticipating their first album ‘The Wild Animals In My Life’ released in 2015 on Iron Lung Records. Finally, past year they signed with Dark Entries Records, releasing sophomore album ‘Into The Shroud’ in early September. A collection of eight blasting tunes, echoing Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Birthday Party, a tone of melodic hooks, razorsharp guitars and killer immediacy sunk between dark aesthetics, droning synths and a bouncy, very dynamic rhythm section, Flesh World is a knockout.<a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://fleshworldusa.bandcamp.com/album/into-the-shroud">Into The Shroud by Flesh World</a> Makthaverskan. Quick jump to beloved Gothemburg, Sweden, to meet this quintet formed in 2008 and quickly pushing the engines with a collection of demos and, a year later, their debut self-titled album, out via Luxury Records. After a couple of singles, 'Makthaverskan II' appeared in March of 2013, with the band repeating the "pattern" until the arrival of 'Makthaverskan III', out last October. Extremely powerful (honouring their curious name), with the intense, dramatic vocals of Maja Milner exploding over your head once and again. Think of Blondie on steroids, or Siouxsie (again) leading and impossibly rushed version of Cocteau Twins. Pop with a punch and an edge, listening to Makthaverskan is quite a nocturnal, sort of cinematic, utterly fascinating experience.Drahla. And we i n Leeds (and Wakefield), UK, to meet this DIY young trio, active since late 2015. First release, single ‘Fictional Decision’ surfaced in October of 2016, with two more tunes following in the form of the 7" 'Faux Text', out via Too Pure in late April of 2017. And before the year came to an end, the band put out the 'Third Article' EP. Eight tunes so far, but enough to got us completely excited. They are in a very intriguing place, somewhere in between art-rock, noise and post-punk, a version of The Fall . But there´s something raw, even menacing and, at the same time, utterly appealing, in the way the guitars attack and hide, Mike Ainsley´s drums propels, sometimes even spits, the songs tempos, and co-vocalists Rob Riggs and Luciel Brown help building the inner tension of every piece with that coldness in their vocal delivery. Eager to hear more. Band to follow closely, believe me....  <a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://drahla.bandcamp.com/album/third-article-ep">Third Article EP by Drahla</a><a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://drahla.bandcamp.com/album/faux-text">Faux Text by Drahla</a>The Indie Anthology 81: essential songs New year, new attempt to recover the pace of the Blog posts and revitalize some of its dearest sections, like the Indie Anthology. And to do so, here's one of my favourite post-punk tunes from a short-lived but pretty amazing band. Oh, their rapture, one of these nights!!Song: Brother Artist: The Organ Year: 2004Agreed, the post-punk revival was, mostly, a bunch of crap. But there were amazing exceptions to the rule, like Interpol's first albums, Editors' debut and the majestic 'Grab that gun', from Vancouver's quintet The Organ. Still sounding like an album resulting from the marriage of Morrissey (the meaningful one) and Joy Division and The Cure, with hints of Siouxsie, Patti Smith and Kristin Hersh on the arresting voice of Katie Sketch. Sadly, it was just a very short ride, with the band disbanding shortly after, but a striking one. I could choose among half of the record tunes, but I'm sticking with 'Brother', its bouncy immediacy coming out of nowhere, propelled to stratosphere thanks to the simple-yet-mind blowing melody-bearing bass before Jenny's Hammond organ embraces you while guitar lines and concise drumming bring you back to the late 80s now in sepia. I hear bands like beloved Desperate Journalist or even Savages here, and I wonder where The Organ could have achieved. Well, at least their testament was a hell of a record. It was exciting then. It is still exciting now...The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 173 Another long week comes to its end and we couldn't miss the chance to bring you our latest TOP TEN Jukebox... because what a terrific one you're about to listen! A few discoveries, such as CCFX or Willows, but an incredibly charged compilation of exciting new tunes from forthcoming albums of beloved bands like the ones from Salad Boys, Sunflower Bean or The Spook School. A lot of promise for 2018 and an excellent way to start the weekend with the best of mood and energy! And remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!)Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171  Week 172The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 172 We're back after the (much needed) holidays break! And we do it with the ‘batteries charged’ and eager to share with you new exciting music with our first TOP TEN Jukebox of 2018. Ace bands courtesy of labels like HHBTM Records and Cloudberry Records, 'old rockers' returning in full form like Superchunk, or our dose of music from the Antipodes. Lot to enjoy in this come back to reality! Have a nice day and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2018 Jukebox playlistsWeek 171Best Songs of the Year 2017: 25-1 We made it, here's the final round of our Best Songs of the Year! The last 25 songs of our particular list, one that ranges from consecrated artists and supergroups to rising bands, without forgetting most beloved comebacks and Blog favourites. We encourage you to listen the Spotify playlist below, the songs deserve it. And we do hope you have enjoyed this 'musical tour' as much as we have done preparing it. We are taking some days off starting tomorrow, along with the music, we wish you Happy holidays and New Year. See you in 2018!   25. The Orielles- Sugar Tastes Like Salt 24. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- Julie’s Place23. Milk Teddy- Rock‘n’Roll Cretin22. Land of Talk- This Tim21. Spinning Coin - Raining on Hope Street20. Mick Trouble- Second Offence19. Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett- Over Everything18. Jeremy Neale- Small Talk17. Aldous Harding- Imagining My Man16. Rose Elinor Dougall- Colour of Water15. Sea Blite- Cerulean14. U2- Red Flag Day13. The War on Drugs- Holding On12. Hater- Mental Haven11. Cayetana- Mesa10. Last Leaves- The World We Had9. The Bats- Rooftops8. Real Estate- Darling7. Danny de la Matyr-Lines6. The Luxembourg Signal- Laura Palmer5. The National- Day I Die4. Hurray for the Riff Raff- Pa’lante3. Protomartyr- A Private Understanding2. Alvvays- In Undertow1. Filthy Friends- Any Kind Of CrowdBest Songs of the Year 2017: 50-26 Keeping with our steady rhythm, here's comes the third round of our Best Songs of the Year! After the two previous chapters, we are getting closer to the final ranking, so each time is becoming harder to decide what band or artist should be included. But after a lot of thinking-listening here they are, "our" tunes comprised between positions 50 to 26 with their playlist for your listening pleasure. Enjoy and stay tuned, tomorrow we will unveil the last round of tunes, our TOP 25! Still a lot to listen!50. Chemtrails- Deranged49. Amber Arcades- It changes48. Big Thief- Shark Smile47. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever- French Press46. Nation of Language- Indignities45. Algiers- The Underside of Power44. Cosmen Adelaida- Contra la Pared43. The Stevens- Chancer41. Mark Lanegan-Beehive42. Hurray for the Riff Raff- Rican Beach40. Fazerdaze- Lucky Girl39. LCD Soundsystem- Call the Police38. The Courtneys- Silver Velvet37. Priests- Nothing Feels Natural36. The Keep Left Signs- Tomorrow35. Ride- Lannoy Point34. Renaldo & Clara- Sense Voler33. Beaches- Arrow32. Las Ruinas- Viva la resolución31. U2- The Little Things that Give You Away30. The Stroppies- Gravity is Stern29. Slowdive- Star Roving28. Eyelids- Falling Eyes27. The Luxembourg Signal- Blue Field26. The National- The System Only Dreams in Total DarknessBest Songs of the Year 2017: 75-51 Ready for the second chapter of our Best Songs of the Year? Here are the following 25 songs from our particular countdown! If  yesterday we unveiled tunes comprised between 100 and 76, today it's time the songs from 75 to 51!Hope you enjoy the corresponding playlist and, if you haven't yet had time to assimilate so much music, take a deep breath, because the third post is coming tomorrow!75. Grizzly Bear- Morning Sound74. Protomartyr- My Children73. Los Planetas- Espíritu Olímpico72. Sweet Nobody- Manner of Speaking71. Flesh World- Into the Shroud70. Cosmen Adelaida- Hermanos Wright69. Nadine Shah- The Yes Men68. Neil Finn- Chameleon Days67. Renaldo & Clara - Els Afores66. Aimee Mann- Patient Zero65. Hannah Lou Clark- Don’t Sweat It64. Star Tropics- All the Way to Heaven63. Tim Darcy- Tall Glass of Water62. Zebra Hunt- Lonely Summer61. Wallflower- NowhereNowhere by Wallflower 60. The Stevens- Thirsty Eye59. Tennis- I Miss That Feeling58. Boutade- Strike Again57. Salad Boys- Exaltation56. The Ocean Party- TellGuilt by The Ocean Party 55. Port Sulphur- Orient Express 54. Holiday Ghosts- In My Head53. Omni-Equestrian52. Pregnancy- First Kiss51. Chicharrón- Contra AcantiladosBest Songs of the Year 2017: 100-76 Back to our beloved lists! After EPs and Records, now is time to start unveiling our Best Songs of the Year! If you are a regular follower of this blog you'll probably know the 'rules', if not or you just don't remember after twelve months, here they are: we always unveil our favourite 100 tunes divided in four different posts of 25 songs each (something important, as it has been a particularly ‘rich’ year, full of exciting tunes from many acts, we have limited the maximum number of songs a group/artist can have in the complete list from three to two) and, of course, we compile the songs on playlists so you can enjoy them as much as we have as many times as you like. So, without further delay, here are the tunes comprise between 100 and 76! Hope you enjoy our selection, next round coming very soon!100. Free Time- All Four Seasons99.  Cina Polada- Gloom98. We.the Pigs- Go Away97. Lunch Ladies- Love Is Overrated96. Jay Som- 1 Billion Dogs95. Line & Circle- Man Uncounth94. Marika Hackman- My Lover Cindy93. The Districts- If Before I Wake92. Patsy’s Rats- Is it Alright?<a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://patsysrats.bandcamp.com/album/is-it-alright-b-w-givin-up">Is It Alright? b/w Givin' Up by Patsy's Rats</a> 91. The Stammer- Over & Over<a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://thestammer.bandcamp.com/album/over-and-over">Over and Over by The Stammer</a> 90. The Stroppies- Go Ahead89. Últim Cavall- Arquitectures88. Seafang- Stardust87. No Kill- Eddie Vedder86. Calgrove- Hot85. The Age of Coloured Lizards- See You<a target=_blank itemprop=url href="http://olink.pm/http://theageofcoloredlizards.bandcamp.com/track/nothing-to-say">Nothing to Say by The Age of Colored Lizards</a> 84. Zuzu- What You want83. Terry Malts- It’s not me82. Boutade- Why Don’t We Talk About It81. Kate Tempest- Europe is Lost80. Destroyer- Tinseltown swimming in blood79. Widowspeak- When I Tried78. The Weather Station- Thirty77. Las Ruinas- Señoras que miran mal76. Vagabon- The EmbersBest Records of the Year 2017 After our favourite EPs, and without wasting no more time, now it's time to unveil our Best Records of 2017! As in previous years, we have listed the 30 albums that we have listened and enjoyed the most during the last twelve months. As always, choosing between all the bands/artists' new releases that we have enjoyed during this 2017 has been very hard, but after thinking it quite a lot (which is also fun & a good excuse to have a great soundtrack with you) we believe that we have made a very varied and complete list. Awaited comebacks, new discoveries and in short, a lot of exciting music! Give it a try and stay tuned, because while you are listening this, in our opinion, amazing collection of records, we are finishing our the best songs of the year ... Coming soon!30. Powerplant - Girlpool29. Holiday Destination - Nadine Shah28. Tomorrow - The Keep Left Signs27. Rescued Objects - Arts & Leisure26. The Weather Station- The Weather Station25. Into the Shroud - Flesh World24. Life After Youth - Land of Talk23. Change of State - Novella22. Nothing Feels Natural - Priests21. Records de Kyoto - Últim Cavall20. In Phrases - Zebra Hunt19. Fits & Starts - A Certain Smile18. Others Towns Than Ours - Last Leaves17. Lost World - Star Tropics16. Morningside - Fazerdaze15. Stellular - Rose Elinor Dougall14. Antisocialites - Alvvays13. Els Afores - Renaldo & Clara12. Mental Illness - Aimee Mann11. A Deeper Understanding - The War On Drugs10. The Courtneys II - The Courtneys9. The Deep Set - The Bats8. Second of Spring - Beaches7. Slowdive - Slowdive6. Sleep Well Beast - The National5. Or - Eyelids4. Blue field - The Luxembourg Signal3. Relatives In Descent - Protomartyr2. Crybaby - Danny de la Matyr1. The Navigator - Hurray for the Riff RaffSpecial mentions note: There are some records that we are discovering & enjoying just right now. Therefore, as they have 'arrived late' to our ears, they haven't made the list, but we are pretty sure that, with a little more time ahead, they would part of the "chosen few". Three come to mind right now: Las Ruinas - 'Latidos Cósmicos', Nuevos Hobbies - 'Palmeras' and The Ocean Party - 'Beauty Point'.Want to check last year's list? Then check hereOr do you prefer checking 2015?And 2014? Or 2013? And 2012's? Click hereOr 2011's? Best EPs of the Year 2017 As we announced last week, it's time to unveil our best lists of the year! We begin with our 15 favourite EPs of 2017, the ‘little brothers’ of the albums that, despite their limited length (we include here releases between 3 to 6 songs, not 1-2 tunes singles), frequently prove the old saying of "good things come in small packages"... but, as always, the final say is all yours. So, allow yourself to be the judge and enjoy the bands & artists listed... And stay tuned, more lists in the works!!15. Debbie Downer- You Know You’re Wrong14. Dianas- Leave Love13. Swimming Tapes- Soft Sea Blue12. Secret Meadow- Same Old Fear11. Chemtrails- Headless Pin Up Girl10. Drahla- Third Article9. Tennis- We Can Die Happy8. Terry vs. Tori- Leap Day7. We.the Pigs- EP26. Stutter Steps- Floored 5. Rat Fancy- Suck a Lemon4. Line & Circle- Vicious Folly3. Seablite- Seablite2. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - The French Press 1. Mick Trouble- It’s The Mick TroubleWant to check the best EPs of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012?The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 171 While we are in the midst of preparing our best of the year lists (a fun tradition that we couldn't leave you without, right?) and some of you are enjoying a really long weekend, we saved a little time to bring you our new (and probably last of 2017) TOP TEN Jukebox with some 'familiar faces' like Fascinations Grand Chorus, Hideous Towns or Puzzles y Dragones, but also with several discoveries like The Nature Strip or Très Oui. Because being on the last month of the year does not necessarily mean there's no new & good music around! Have a nice day and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2017 Jukebox playlistsWeek 126  Week 127  Week 128  Week 129  Week 130  Week 131 Week 132  Week 133Week 134  Week 135  Week 136  Week 137  Week 138  Week 139 Week 140  Week 141Week 142  Week 143  Week 144  Week 145  Week 146  Week 147  Week 148 Week 149Week 150  Week 151  Week 152  Week 153  Week 154  Week 155  Week 156  Week 157Week 158  Week 159  Week 160  Week 161  Week 162  Week 163  Week 164  Week 165Week 166  Week 167  Week 168  Week 169  Week 170The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 170 First day of December! Yes, we are starting that month of the year that people start to think about Christmas, really long lunches and dinners with a lot of food, gifts and winning the lottery....(plus many more 'traditions' and 'compulsory things to do') So, making an effort to avoid all these forthcoming craziness, that's coming to us, we have compiled a new TOP TEN Jukebox full of new discoveries. Only two of the bands, We.ThePigs and Dream Wife, have already appeared at our Jukebox so we encourage you to enjoy the latest 'additions' to our playlist while you arrange the perfect plans for this weekend. And remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2017 Jukebox playlistsWeek 126  Week 127  Week 128  Week 129  Week 130  Week 131 Week 132  Week 133Week 134  Week 135  Week 136  Week 137  Week 138  Week 139 Week 140  Week 141Week 142  Week 143  Week 144  Week 145  Week 146  Week 147  Week 148 Week 149Week 150  Week 151  Week 152  Week 153  Week 154  Week 155  Week 156  Week 157Week 158  Week 159  Week 160  Week 161  Week 162  Week 163  Week 164  Week 165Week 166  Week 167  Week 168  Week 169The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 169 Had enough of Black Friday stupi... I mean craziness? Don't be scared! In this post we ain't going to sell you anything you don't really need... we just want to share with you a bunch of exciting tunes with our latest TOP TEN Jukebox! Another eclectic playlist with our regular dose of new bands worth checking out like Mopac, Ocre or Robert Earl Thomas ace tunes, and the fantastic returns of bands we already love, such as Hater or Sea Pinks. Want more? Sure! We also have a lost gem from the great Aberdeen... plus two terrific covers! One by Widowspeak doing wonders with an eternal Neil Young's classic, the other being our beloved Mountain Goats making a stunning rendition of The Sisters of Mercy! A lot to listen... for free! Enjoy the weekend and remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) Direct links to 2017 Jukebox playlistsWeek 126  Week 127  Week 128  Week 129  Week 130  Week 131 Week 132  Week 133Week 134  Week 135  Week 136  Week 137  Week 138  Week 139 Week 140  Week 141Week 142  Week 143  Week 144  Week 145  Week 146  Week 147  Week 148 Week 149Week 150  Week 151  Week 152  Week 153  Week 154  Week 155  Week 156  Week 157Week 158  Week 159  Week 160  Week 161  Week 162  Week 163  Week 164  Week 165Week 166  Week 167  Week 168The Bloodbuzzed Jukebox Week 168 Another week comes to its end, which means that we are ready to unveil our latest TOP TEN Jukebox! And what a collection of tunes we have gathered for your ears only! A pretty eclectic playlist ready to cheer-up your weekend with plenty to discover: from the dreamy indiepop of  Surfvampires (first band ever from Brunei to make it at the Blog!) and Firestations, the perfect jangle-pop of The Keep Left Signs (what a record, folks, what a record), the straightforward knockout of The Dayoffs, going through the post-punk rush of Cross Wires or the lovely new proposal of Blog friends Fascinations Grand Chorus. As we just said, lot to enjoy and get haunted by. And remember, all songs are available at our Soundcloud. (Join Us!) 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