PEERLESS PICK OF THE WEEK: WIDE EYED BOY

Wide Eyed Boy met while studying at Liverpool's internationally renowned institute for performing arts, LIPA, in a city rich in music history and influence. They name The 1975, The Strokes, and Arctic Monkeys as some of the influences that contribute to their New Wave/Indie-pop sound. The 4 piece take their adopted home’s heritage seriously, from the internationalist culture of the city, to its inevitable musical lineage.

ONE TO WATCH: STAC

STAC's latest music venture sees her write, record and self release an EP, co-produced with the help of Memotone (William Yates)Perpetual is the follow-up to her 2010 debut album released on WahWah45s, and sees the artist propel into perky nostalgia. Compelling songwriting accompanies achingly beautiful melodies with a Badu-esq cool, the record delivering an element of timelessness captivated by Stac's effortlessly angelic vocal delivery. 

Peerless Picks

Here’s a couple of tracks from the past week that have really taken our fancy here at Peerless!

 

Casper Skulls - Mink Coats 

Post-punk rascals Casper Skulls have gone in big with their latest track, ‘Mink Coats’, out via Buzz Records. 

Reminiscent of Protomartyr’s latest work, sombre lyricism and droning guitars paint a bleak picture, but one that we can’t look away from none-the-less. 

Let’s hope for even more in 2016!

Listen to ‘Mink Coats’ below:

 

ONE TO WATCH: Few Bits

Always going the extra mile in our search for the latest cream of the crop, this week we bring you Belgian dream pop outfit, Few Bits. Their latest track, ‘Summer Sun’, is one that’s really got us hooked here at Peerless. 

Immediately, a galloping bass line ensues, whilst glistening, reverb soaked vocals and guitars are carried exquisitely throughout.

An alternative summer anthem with huge depth, listen to ‘Summer Sun’ below:

 

ONE TO WATCH: Fear Of Men

Brighton based dream-pop outfit Fear Of Men’s latest release. ‘Trauma’, is a real hit with us here at peerless!

Roughly two years after their last LP, ‘Loom’, ‘Trauma’ takes a slightly different stylistic approach, more similar to the likes of Memoryhouse and Widowspeak, as opposed to early pioneers of the genre such as Lush and Ride, where their influence is obviously drawn from. 

Taken from the latest LP, ‘Fall Forever’, which is out in June, it’s one that we’re certainly looking forward to!

Listen to ‘Trauma’ Below:

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