Can't rip "Canopy Glow" off the stereo - lovely stuff!
ANATHALLO (Chicago, IL)
Ace orch-pop American septet promoting new album Canopy Glow on Anticon.
Anathallo exist for the moment - the most joyous moment you'll ever live with sparkling guitars, searing harmonies, glockenspiels, claps, shouts, drums, kissing strangers, dancing in puddles, and...lots of other things too.
Having drawn comparisons to Broken Social Scene, Sufjan Stevens, Stars and (yeah, them again) Arcade Fire, this awkwardly-named band might well follow in their footsteps. catch them now before the next opportunity is in a theatre or muddy field.
'Anthems for those accustomed to the biggest of indie records, ambition informing sounds familiar and sculpting common chord sequences into embracing freshness.' - Drownedinsound
TEAM ABC (Wolverhampton)
..is one man and his (imaginary band, aka a computer) playing noisy, twinkly, bleepy, orchestral, indie pop songs. We like it in a Los Camesinos, Weakerthans, Rival Schools kind of way.
YEAH SPARROW (Brixton)
..is an exciting local work in progress that has transformed itself from dusty porch songs to a unit that pushes the envelope of Americana by stuffing it with soul, rock and freeform goodies.