First listen of ‘American Avenue’, from Oberon Rose and you instinctively think of early Fleetwood Mac. This is for good reason, as the songwriting team, built around Tommy Oberon and Rebecca Rose, draw from influences which include the blues guitar playing of the recently departed Peter Green, who founded the band.
John Dredge And The Plinths seem to like making their pancakes from batter, if the video for their latest single, ‘Pancake Day’ (appropriately set for release this coming Tuesday), is anything to go by. With their customary humour and 60s/Northern Style vocals, John is seen wielding a frying pan in an otherwise empty room, making semaphore like movements, alternating wih various facial expressions.
Almost exactly four years ago to the day we introduced readers to Kelsy Karter, who had run away to Los Angeles from her homeland of Australia to make a name for herself in music. We’ve always wondered how Kelsy was going, and so we were very pleasantly surprised to hear she had a new single out, dedicated to Harry Styles, and called, appropriately enough, ‘Harry’.
Starting up in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, The Coathangers had very modest ambitions, playing no-wave and irreverent garage rock. But the trio, who comprise Julia Kugel on guitar, Meredith Franco on bass, and Stephanie Luke on drums (all three take vocal duties), were serious about their craft, and that dedication made for incredible live performances, as well as infectious records.