On Repeat: March 2014 – Part Two

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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

Read part one here 

Marching Band Die In My Arms
Swedish indie-pop duo Marching Band released the official music video for their single Die In My Arms in March. Watch it here. “Die In My Arms” is off of Marching Band’s newest album, So Much ImagineSo Much Imagine marks a return to the band’s DIY roots while maintaining their trademark sound of intricate melodies and complex arrangements with an effortless, undeniable pop feeling
Michael Rault – Too Bad So Sad
Quick on the rise is Michael Rault, an artist from Edmonton, Canada that plays an infectious hybrid of ’70s psych-pop and contemporary rock. New single“Too Bad So Sad” sounds as if Nilsson got together with Foxygen and Tame Impala for a jam session. Rault’s new album is set to be released later this year.
The Colourist – We Won’t Go Home
The Colourist unveiled their self-titled full-length debut on March 25 and this is one of the stand out tracks on the poppy, synth album. Check out the video here
The Dead Strange – My Direction 
The Dead Strange are a London based band consisting of members Josh Rogers and Callum Hawes and have released a number of tracks on Soundcloud. Their isn’t much info on these lads at the minute, another band we’ll let the music do the talking for.
Cosmo Sheldrake – The Moss 
The Moss as “an ode to nonsense for its own sake” according to the artist himself. Invoking many of the classic figures of nonsense literature, Cosmo embarks on a peg-legged jaunt, draping finely woven vocal harmonies over an underbelly of electronics, strings, and an Armenian Duduk (recorded at a folk session in a country pub in East Sussex.  The debut single by 24 year-old London-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Cosmo Sheldrake will be released on the 21st of April by paradYse/Transgressive Records.
Prince of Assyria -Bring Along Joy 
After a five year break, Prince Of Assyria returns with second album Changing Places, which is released in Scandinavia by Soliti on April 11th, 2014. Our first taste from Changing Places is the dark-psych-folk of Bring Along Joy, which, in an alternate universe could be a close relative to the troubadour intensity of Tim Buckley. Changing Places will receive a widespread European release later in 2014
Los Árboles – How To Rebuild Myself 
Los Árboles is the music project of Lucas Andrés Conti, a 19 years old producer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. The project is based on the concept of Wanderlust, which is a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. How To Rebuild Myself is about let things go and start again.
Songwriter-producer duo Laura Haberkorn and Alexander Wieser aka LOOVA  make music which is engagingly spooky, full of dark affliction and torturous lovesickness.
September Girls – Sister 
Cursing The Sea, the debut album from Ireland’s September Girls, is a dark kaleidoscope of echoey drums, buzzsaw bass, angular guitars and reverb-drenched vocals that blends garage rock and post-punk to extraordinary effect.
Jamie xx Sleep Sound 
With his band, The xx, currently in the middle of a run of 25 intimate shows (playing to just 40 people per show) at New York’s world-famous Park Avenue Armory venue,Jamie xx today announces details of a brand new AA-sided single.
The single features two songs,‘Girl’ and ‘Sleep Sound’, and will be released on 5th May 2014 on Young Turks. It will be Jamie xx’s first solo release since 2011, a year which saw him release his debut single, “Far Nearer”, as well as We’re New Here, his collaborative reinterpretation of Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here album.
The Franklys Puppet 
On 7th April, Swedish/UK/US all girl quartet The Franklys will be releasing their debut single ‘Puppet’ b/w ‘Imaginarium’ on Electric Woods Records which is a twisted freakbeat flavoured 7” fiery rocket to the eardrums. Mastered by Brian Lucey (Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’), the single is a freewheeling slab of garage-rock and 60s inspired Rhythm and Blues.
RATKING feat. King Krule So Sick Stories 
Don’t ask Ratking for ID. If the accent and the attitude don’t give it away, the shout outs to Canal Street and Lenox, the shitting on NYU kids infecting Washington Square Park, and the references to Puerto Rican judo will. This is the rotten manzana in 2014, under fire from all angles, but still able to spawn something as grimy as So It Goes, the debut LP on XL imprint Hot Charity, from arsonist MCs Wiki and Hak, and producer, Sporting Life.
Malandros – Writer’s Block 
Malandros is the jangle-pop/rock project of three Texas-based childhood friends and a Belgian. Led by the songwriting of frontman Trevor Scott, their sound compares to the jangly and warm guitar-led goodness of Real EstateDucktails, and Mac DeMarco. They’re also opening for Woods this tour.

Listen to the March playlist in full on the SiM Soundcloud page