New Album: Mr. Scruff – Friendly Bacteria (2014/04/19) / New Track ‘Thought To The Meaning’

24 Apr

:: He’s back and he describes his new album as “tougher, sparser, less samples, more bass. More vocals and collaborations and shorter tunes.”


Cover Art:

Artist: Mr. Scruff
Title of Album: Friendly Bacteria
Release Date: 2014, April 19
Label: Ninja Tune

1. Stereo Breath (feat. Denis Jones)
2. Render Me (feat. Denis Jones)
3. Deliverance
4. Thought To The Meaning (Featuring Denis Jones)
5. Friendly Bacteria
6. Come Find Me (feat. Vanessa Freeman)
7. Where Am I?
8. He Don’t (feat. Robert Owens)
9. What
10. We Are Coming
11. Catch Sound (featuring Denis Jones)
12. Feel Free


Upcoming Gigs:
May 3 // Band on the Wall // Manchester
May 10 // Butlins Minehead Resort // Minehead
May 15 // The Old Firestation // Bournemouth
May 16 // O2 Academy Oxford // Oxford
May 17 // O2 Academy Bristol // Bristol
May 22 // Epic Studios // Norwich
May 23 // Pulse Festival // Southampton

Follow ‘Mr. Scruff’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


New EP: Hayden Calnin – Oh, Hunter (2013/03/24) [Full EP Stream]

24 Apr

:: “almost other worldly” (from Calnin’s Facebook) – there are no better words for this music!


Melbourne-native Hayden Calnin started making music when his father gave him a guitar at the age of 14, and there hasn’t been a day without playing it ever since. Calnin added the piano and drums to his repertoire by playing in various bands in his teens and ultimately gave singing a go when he was 17. Being in his early 20s now, the singer/songwriter and graduate in film sound design started recording his own songs at home, the results are now up for us to enjoy.

Oh, Hunter is the the title of Hayden Calnin’s new five-track EP, it was self-released digitally and worldwide on March 24, 2014 (distributed by Create/Sontrol). The EP is streaming entirely above (via Calnin’s Soundcloud). You can buy Oh, Hunter from iTunes.

Hayden Calnin is playing two Australian shows in early May (Northcote and Sydney), check out the dates below.

Cover Art:
Hayden Calnin - Oh, Hunter EP (2014)

01. Coward
02. Comatose
03. I Corrupt
04. Not Good For Me
05. Forever A Traveler

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sat 03 May 2014 // Northcote, Australia // Northcote Social Club
Fri 09 May 2014 // Sydney, Australia // Goodgod Small Club

Follow ‘Hayden Calnin’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

New EP: Tirzah – No Romance (2014/04/21) / New Track ‘No Romance’

23 Apr

:: We want more!


Cover Art:
Tirzah - No Romance

Artist: Tirzah
Title of EP: No Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Label: Greco-Roman

1 No Romance
2 Style
3 You
4 Best Thing
5 Malfunction

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New Single: The Pass – Only For You (2014/04/22)

23 Apr

:: Totally addicted to this song!


The Pass are Will Roberts, Kyle Peters, Brian Healey and Neil Lucas from Louisville, Kentucky. The psychedelic synth-pop foursome have been releasing a series of two-track 7″ vinyl singles since January, one each month.

Only For You belongs to #4 (April). It was released together with Layers (listen below) on April 22, 2014 via Sonablast! Records. You can buy the single digitally and physically from The Pass Bandcamp.

If you like what you’re hearing, take a listen on all eight tracks on the 7″ series. They’re entirely streaming on the band’s Soundcloud.

Cover Art:
The Pass - Only For You:Layers (2014)

01. Only For You
02. Layers


Follow ‘The Pass’ on:
BandcampFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

New Album: Jesse Boykins III – Love Apparatus (14/04/22) / New Track ‘Live In Me’

22 Apr

:: “I just want to create music & lifestyle that expands the taste-buds of music & pop culture lovers worldwide,” says Jesse Boykins III.


Cover Art:
Jesse Boykins III - Love Apparatus

Artist: Jesse Boykins III
Title of Album: Love Apparatus
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Label: Nomadic Music

1 GreyScale
2 B4 the Night Is Thru
3 Create Beauty
4 I Wish
5 Tell Me (feat. Theophilus London)
6 Show Me Who You Are
7 Live In Me
8 4 U 2 B Free
9 The Wonder Years
10 Plain
11 A Matter of the Heart (feat. Phonte)
12 4 Ever No More
13 Make Believe
14 Heavenly Eyes

Upcoming Tour Dates:
May 03 // Irving Plaza // New York

Follow ‘Jesse Boykins III’ on:
Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


More ‘Jesse Boykins III ‘ on Music Pickings:
2013, Mar 15 - New Single: Plain / New Album ‘Love Apparatus’ (2014/04/22)
2012, Dec 16  - New Single: Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X – I´m New Here (2012/12/10)


New Single: Midnight Swim – Sun Sun (2014/03/10) [Official Video]

22 Apr

:: Exquisite track. Watch out for more music by Midnight Swim, hopefully soon.

Midnight Swim are Maarten Moens [vox/synths], Tom Vandenbogaerde [guitar/synths], Esli Gaeremijn [drums], Kjelle Vergauwe [bass/synths] from Kortrijk in Belgium. Their second single is entitled Sun Sun and was self-released on March 10, 2014. You can buy the digital single in any possible format directly from the Midnight Swim Bandcamp.

Sun Sun also comes with an offiicial video directed by Jasper Vanhauwaert. The clip is edited by Midnight Swim’s Kjelle Vergauwe, watch it above.

Cover Art:
Midnight Swim - Sun Sun (2014)

Follow ‘Midnight Sun’ on:
Official Website | BandcampFacebook | Twitter | Soundcloud | Youtube

New Album: Reptile Youth – Rivers That Run For A Sea That Is Gone (2014/03/10) [Full Album Stream] / Official Video ‘JJ’

21 Apr

:: See you soon!


Cover Art:

Artist: Reptile Youth
Title of Album: Rivers That Run For A Sea That Is Gone
Release Date: 2014, March 10
Label: un-known

1 Above
2 Colours
3 Rivers That Run for a Sea That Is Gone
4 Structures
5 Where You End I Begin
6 We’re All In Here
7 Two Hearts
8 Jj
9 All of the Noise
10 Diseased By Desire


Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 25 // Noppen Air Musikfestival // Neusserling, Austria
April 26 // Rockhouse // Salzburg, Austria
April 27 // Fluc // Vienna, Austria
April 30 // Vltava Island // Prag, Czech Republic Free Entry
May 1 // Spot Festival // Aarhus, Denmark
May 2 // Spot Festival // Aarhus, Denmark
May 4 // Bi Nuu // Berlin, Germany
May 5 // Blue Shell // Cologne, Germany
May 6 // Knust // Hamburg, Germany
June 7 // Vestrock Festival // Hulst, Netherlands
June 13 // Northside Festival // Aarhus, Denmark
>> The full touring schedule is available here

Follow ‘Reptile Youth’ on:
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud


More ‘Reptile Youth’ on Music Pickings:
2013, May 12 – Fear [Official Video]
2012, Sep 16 - Debut Album: Reptile Youth / Debut Single: Speeddance [Official Video]



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