Check out the latest new music from Press Club, Another Sky and Mandolin Orange.
Indie punk rockers Press Club are currently generating lots of buzz in their native Australia. Fronted by charismatic vocal powerhouse Natalie Foster, the Melbourne-based four-piece are renowned for their energetic live performances. Press Club broke through last year with Headwreck, a frenetic single that won support from Jack Saunders and Kerrang!. The band’s latest track Suburbia is (slightly) more restrained and even catchier. Press Club will tour the UK to promote their new music in April.
In a sure sign this band are destined for big things, BBC DJs Annie Mac and Jack Saunders have both played Another Sky’s new single Apple Tree. The South London indie quartet’s music is cinematic in scope and often compared to Radiohead and The xx. Lead singer Catrin Vincent’s androgynous vocals have also been singled out for attention. “She has the strangest, most haunting voice I’ve heard in ages,” writes Guardian music critic Caroline Sullivan. Expect to hear lots from them this year, with more new music and a set at South By South West in the pipeline.
North Carolina bluegrass duo Mandolin Orange are soon to release new music in the form of a studio album, Tides of A Teardrop. It’s a tribute to singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin’s mother, who died of complications from surgery when he was just 18. Marlins and bandmate Emily Frantz have created a collection of songs that honour her memory, but radiate warmth rather than wallow in darkness. The first single off the album is The Wolves. Catch Mandolin Orange live in the UK later this year.