Introducing Heavy Hearts…

“Garden Arm” by Heavy Hearts is such a perfect rock song, I feel righteous indignation that it isn’t everywhere. It’s the first single from the Canadian band’s new Somewhere a While Go EP, which will be released on Feb. 3rd by Niagara indie label Indoor Shoes. Listen and download the free mp3 below…




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Introducing Le Thug…

I love Le Thug’s new song, “Basketball Land.” This is what I mean when I say a song is “atmospheric” – it has a particularly powerful, chill-producing, mood-affecting ambience.

The Glasgow band/trio is comprised of vocalist Cleo Alexander, guitarist Michael Gilfedder and keyboardist Dan McColgan. They’ve made occasional waves among the Scottish music blogs, but haven’t received much support on this side of the pond yet. I hope that’s about to change.

Le Thug came to my attention from our pal Song, By Toad, who recalled “the stunned silence in the room once they’d finished their songs. Cleo’s voice is absolutely gorgeous and the way it cut through the wall of noise made by the guitar and keys left us all a bit gob-smacked.” Same here!

Le Thug’s new Place Is EP will be released in digital and vinyl formats on February 16th. The EP available for pre-order at Song, By Toad Records.


Le Thug – Basketball Land from Song, by Toad on Vimeo.


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