On Repeat: March 2014 Part One

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It has been almost impossible to make a playlist for March that doesn’t run to over four hours long. We received so much good music last month, unfortunately we can’t feature everything, and not all of the music has made it onto our Best of March either, but don’t let that stop you sending us the good stuff!
The rules are simple, only music which has somehow found its way to us through our various channels gets into the list, so if you want to be in the April edition, contact us through the following: Facebook/// Twitter /// Soundcloud  and of course email substanceismeaningless@gmail.com

 

Monsterheart – Bunnies
3 and half minutes of kookiness and an unashamedly addictive little fluffy monster. Her debut album W came out recently on SEAYOU records.

Check out our review HERE 

 

CYMBALS – Erosion
London four-piece CYMBALS released the video to this track recently. According to Tough Love Records boss Stephen Pietrzykowski the video is a playful critique of “the Buzzfeed/clickbait/endless-rivers-of-meaningless-shit aesthetic that’s come to dominate how a majority of people engage with the internet, and the way this was subsequently seeping into the production of art. Check out the video here. ‘Erosion’ is taken from CYMBALS’ new album, The Age of Fracture, which came out on 27th Jan on Tough Love Records.
La Sera – Losing to the Dark
This track is full of anger and attitude. Losing to the Dark is the first single from Hour of the Dawn, the third album by La Sera, out May 13th, 2014 on Hardly Art records. La Sera is the project of Katy Goodman, founding member of the Vivian Girls and All Saint’s Day.
YOUNGHARE – Isla Nubla
Young Hare make music to get lost to. At times melancholic, at times heart-warming, but always with feeling and emotion. They have been experimenting with their sound for a number of years, but it seems that with  “Unbreak My Heart” they have finally found the place they have been searching for
Check out our interview with the band here
ROOSEVELT – Small Hours 
Cologne’s Roosevelt eases the pace after his debut Elliot EP caused a stir late last year by covering John Martyn’s ‘Small Hours’ – an ambient masterpiece from 1977 and firm favourite in the warm-up DJ sets of Greco-Roman, the party collective and record label to whom he is signed.
Inevitable Daydream – Summer Song
Inevitable Daydream is a psychedelic three-piece based in Kent in the UK that produce beautiful violence. We’ll let the music do the talking on this one.
SLEEP SLEEP – TAKE THE MONEY & RUN 
Pop-perfection from the Vienna-based artist. Sounds like something that has been a part of you forever and instantly accessible. Taken from the exquisitely produced piece of downbeat indie-electro album Gospel, which finds a perfect balance between melancholy and hope. Gospel came out on Noise Appeal Records last year. Review HERE.
The Moons – Heart and Soul
‘Heart and Soul’ is released 31st March via Schnitzel Record, the brand new single from British band The Moons and taken from band’s new long player ‘Mindwaves’ released 2nd June. Evoking the flamboyance of 70’s era glam rock, ‘Heart and Soul’ tips its hat to the heroes of that period from Bolan and Bowie to Mott the Hoople and Sweet. Yet, this is unquestionably a story about modern day Britain that dips its toes in both the vintage and the contemporary
Only Real – Cadillac Girl
Sounds like Swim Deep meets King Krule while they jam on a sunny beach somewhere on the English coast. We like, muchos.
Viscous Liquid – If I Go
Viscous Liquid is the project of Rhys Williams, an artist from Reading UK who specializes in psychedelic, shoegaze-tinged guitar-pop. Whereas Williams’ debut self-titled EP focused on downtempo shoegaze, his new EP, Songs for Jealous Lovers, tackles power-pop and dreamy surf-pop.
Brother BlyssStill Don’t Seem to Care
As far as debut tracks go, Brother Blyss’ Still Don’t Seem to Care is pretty bloody amazing. It has a distinct psychedelic feeling to it which reminds us a little of a smoother, happier Tame Impala. They’ve been working with producer, Claudius Mittendorfer, the man responsible for the sound of Arctic Monkeys, Temples, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs, and more and that can be heard on this track. The band are currently working on their debut EP, and this will definitely be one to look out for.
Shanee Pink – Spreading In The Light
Shanee Pink (pronounced Shuh-NEE) has been sharing the spotlight with Mark Noseworthy of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in neo folk duo Pink & Noseworthy. The Laurel Canyon artist is now making her mark as a solo artist with her new EP Spreading In The Light on North Street Records. The album, which was co-produced by Shanee and Daniel Wright of Song Preservation Society, alternates between folk and electronic pop, with a clear foray into classic rock as well.
Stargazy – Fashion
New York band Stargazy draws inspiration from a diaspora of musical influences ranging from acts like Radiohead, Sunny Day Real Estate and Dredg and make catchy indie-pop for the modern generation. “The Fashion” is the title track from the band’s debut EP and is set to drop early this summer

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