It’s a small but perfectly formed selection of freebies this week. Dig in and see if anything floats your boat.
Walker Smith Jr.
I really like two piece bands. Joining the list of bands I like who happen to only have two members are Walker Smith Jr. Kyle of Lovers Turn To Monsters was talking about this lot last week over on Scottish Fiction and it seemed like they’d be up my street. I didn’t have to wait long, as they’ve stuck three songs up on Bandcamp to download for whatever you want to pay. I was right though, they are right up my street. They pretty much sound like approximately 14 of my favourite bands crammed in a washing machine. That’s a compliment.
Cleavers have only been together a bit over a year, but in that time have been busy wee beavers. A steady stream of gigs have been accompanied by a nice wee bunch of releases, and they’ve pretty rapidly become one of my favourite new(ish) bands from these shores in ages. At some point I’ll trick them into an Aye Tunes gig if I have my way. This week they’ve flung out a cover version of Joy Division’s Transmission, which manages to dodge the usual results of a Joy Division cover by being not shit. You can grab that here. For their own songs just delve into their Bandcamp, where everything is available as name your price downloads. I’d especially suggest giving their most recent single, Life Is Shit, a listen. Good art too.
Like an idiot, I keep forgetting to include this freebie from Flutes. In fact, I geenrally just keep forgetting to say nice things about Flutes on here. Their self titled album from last year was fab, but due to my continued inability to review anything I never got round to saying so. Flutes have a new single, Kilburn, out at the start of next month which you can listen to here. The b-side is a cover of Haddaway’s What Is Love? and you can get your paws of that for free right now here.
Great name, ace scuzzy pop songs, shouty girls and references to Josie and the Pussycats, it’s like Slutever tapped into my brain for stuff that will make me pine after them. There’s lots of stuff to grab for whatever you want to pay for it here.