Headed up by front woman Edith Violet, best friends, FOURS, have a lot to say on a few topics.
Possibly entitled after the well known alcoholic drink has a reputation for making men lose control, their new track ‘Stella’ is about “calling out all the sleazy men that go out on their own, wait for you and your girls to get drunk, then spend the night non consensually dry humping your leg and ignoring your repeated rejections. Fuck you, and get off my arm.”
Sounds like: Fickle Friends, Florence + The Machine, Foxes, Shura, Wolf Alice, The Hunna, Two Door Cinema Club
Based in Sydney, Sloan Peterson has grown up recording songs, filming music videos and playing vintage records with her sister and friends. Her music is a nod to the garage rock music of the 50’s.
The video for her single, ‘105’ is the first to be shot in the historic building of The Strand Arcade since scenes from David Bowie‘s music video for ‘Let’s Dance’ and features Sloan Peterson as well as a cast of alumni dancers from the Australian Ballet School and Sydney Dance Company.
This is her debut single taken from her upcoming debut self-titled EP, out on 14 July via Mirror Records.
Sounds like: Marika Hackman, Wolf Alice, Fazerdaze, Laura Marling, Lucy Rose, Courtney Barnett, OH Wonder
Marika Hackman is stepping out of her folk shoes into a pair that now have a better fit.
First on the agenda is ‘Boyfriend’. It’s a brazen track, full of witty innuendoes and squeaky guitar riffs, but the message behind the lyrics of the track is clear – never underestimate a woman’s abilities.
Hackman’s second album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ will be released 2 June through AMF Records and Sub Pop.
Fans that pre-order the album can get access to tickets for an intimate show at a secret London venue on 6 March. Enter here.
Sounds like: Nirvana, Wolf Alice, Laura Marling, Lucy Rose, Courtney Barnett
FOURS are a female-fronted four-piece band from London.
As well as living and partying together, these best friends create great music.
Their latest single, ‘Painful to Watch’ echoes sounds of early Florence + The Machine, but with slightly more grit.
Lead singer Edith describes ‘Painful To Watch’ as being about, “…constantly contradicting yourself, telling yourself you don’t want someone & that your better without them but never fully being able to tell them to fuck off. I wrote the verses very angry, and then I wrote the chorus as a message, basically reassuring myself that I am actually a functional human and everything’s okay really!”
‘Painful To Watch’ is out now.
Sounds like: Florence + The Machine, Foxes, Shura, Wolf Alice, The Hunna, Two Door Cinema Club
We declared BadSounds our new favourite band after watching them perform at The Alternative Escape in Brighton last month.
Producing some real badass sounds, the Bath five-piece fuse cheerful pop hooks, fuzzy guitar lines, and addictive choruses, bringing sounds of the 70’s and 80’s into the 90’s Brit-Pop era with a modern twist.
‘Avalanche’ has been co-produced by Duncan Mills (Peace, Spectator).
Watch the psychedelic video below:
UK Tour Dates
24 June – Glastonbury (BBC Introducing Stage)
19 July – The Social, London *
12 August – Club NME, Koko *
2 September – Festival No. 6, Portmeirion
Sounds like: Wolf Alice, Beach Baby, Pulp, Blur, Black Honey
Sundara Karma return with the Romeo & Juliet inspired video for ‘Loveblood’.
The boys have been busy, having toured with Wolf Alice and Nothing But Thieves, and are about to embark on a UK headline tour at the end of May, as well as playing a load of big festival dates, including Glastonbury and the Main Stage and Reading & Leeds.
‘Loveblood’ is out now via Sony Music. Order on iTunes.
Sounds like: The Wombats, Circa Waves, Biffy Clyro, CHAPPO, Arcade Fire, Editors, CHAPPO