Thing of the Day #8
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Back in February, John M0use embarked on his "Fen Sessions" project wherby ten songs were recorded, released and subsequently deleted over a hectic weekend. After much deliberation, and perhaps because they are so good, 2 songs have escaped their early fate and have been rescued from the recycle bin for a wider release. 

Thing of the Day #5
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Benefits is a new band formed by Kingsley Chapman, ex of The Chapman Family and more recently Kingsley Chapman and the Murder. Chapman's music has always had a clear political slant, but in The Chapman Family and The Murder, it was at least shrouded in some sort of nuance or arty pomp.

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Newcastle three piece Waves of Dread have been releasing music in dribs and drabs over the past year, quietly building a mini-buzz amongst those who know where to look. This is their latest offering, a lovely four minute melodic dirge to keep put us on until their next full release.

You can listen to "The Make-Believe" in all the usual places (or just press play below).

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Dirty disco sounds from Moscow, Гласность (or Glasnost) use analogue synths to create a raw pulsing sound not too dissimilar to Ladytron or XTRMNTR era Primal Scream. This is the first track from their excellent LP Пиета (Pieta), out now on Cruel Nature Records.

You can order the full album on limited edition tape (or download) from here.

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A welcome return for Euan Hinshelwood and co., four years on from their last album Dissolver, this track hints at a purer and poppier direction, perfect for the glorious British summer that surely awaits us... We'll find out just how breezy Younghusband have become when their new album Swimmers is released on 7th June via Opposite Number.

You can pre-order Swimmers on transparent blue vinyl or CD from here.

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Leeds band Mush have been kicking around for a good while now but they've recently signed a deal with Memphis Industries (always a good sign) and seem to have morphed from wonky noise mongers into something more nuanced and melodic. "Operation Vaken" is a sneak peak from their highly anticipated debut EP, Induction Party. It's an ode to Theresa May's habitually horrible "go home" vans and their wider historical connotations.