What we’ve been listening to this week…The Eskimo Chain, Egyptian Blue, Vanishing Twin, White Flowers and more...
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This week began with a desperate (but successful) scramble to get tickets for the Blinders at the 100 Club at 10am on Monday morning. Its been a few years since I went to see a gig at this iconic venue, so really looking forward to May when that night comes.
Also, on the gig front, we secured tickets for Life at Lafayette in London and I went to see the Howlers play at the Horn in St Albans. Life have been on our ‘ones to see in 2020’ list having failed to see them last year, and Lafayette is a brand spanking new 600 capacity club in Kings Cross brought to us by the people that run Omeara. The Howlers played an excellent set, and I met up with Nishant from the Palpitations and his wife, so a good night all round.
Of the week’s new releases, Egyptian Blue have a new single, taken from their forthcoming EP Body of Itch. Never is another excellent track from the band, who’ve just been out on tour with the Murder Capital. On the evidence of Never and their set when I saw them play supporting Yak last year, they seem to be rapidly maturing as a band, so the full EP should be one to definitely keep an eye out for. You can read our profile on the band from last year here.
The Eskimo Chain also bought out a quality new single last week, The Day is out for Blood taken from their forthcoming second album ‘EXO Incorporated: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’. The Day is out for Blood follows on from Evacuation Day and both tracks are now available on streaming platforms. We should have a review of the new album ahead of its release, and there’s some background to it in our article here.
White Flowers impressed us last month with their debut single Night Drive, so much so that we went out to see them play for Independent Venues Week, supporting Toy. They’ve released another good track Portra this week, with both tracks are now available on vinyl.
Also coming out on (blue) vinyl soon is a new EP by the Vanishing Twin. There are 4 tracks on ‘In Piscina’, all very good and enough to tempt me to buy said vinyl via Bandcamp. You can do the same and listen to the EP via the link here. Our 2019 feature on them is here.
We've got some excellent new stuff to go through next week, so make sure you keep an eye out for our songs of the day next week, and our update next week.