August was an exceptional month for new music (prime cuts) so it was a bit of pity that we didn’t ruffle out more Prime Cuts for you lot. Well we hope that September wraps up to be just as good. This week we dive into a few tracks that are already sounding out over the air waves, including the return of non other than Iron Maiden, who would have thought they could still rock out. Step back into 80s heavy rock with their new single. On the complete other end of the spectrum is Windowspeak who return with more of the gentle and off-centre melodies. As for the rest of the prime cuts, well you will just have to take a listen. We got some bluesy rock from someone you may well have heard of, alt-country of a great band of Georgia, you may not have. It is time for your musical cuts of the prime variety.
Cut All Yours
Moments Of Mazzy Star, Yo La Tengo, Sea Pony
All Yours, is the title track from Brooklyn based duo,Windowspeaks third album. Molly Hamilton and Robert Earl Thomas make gentle music, honed and elegantly interweaved with touches of dream-pop and slowcore rock and roll, easygoing melodies and dusty, snaking guitars. The single was released some months back but we revisit the single with the must released new album.
Cut Night Swimmers
Moments Of Friendly Fires, Bombay Bicycle Club
Foals continue to go from strength to mega strength, perhaps edging more on the commercial side of things, the band keep true to themselves, maintain their groove and anthematic sound. Night Swimmers has the band creating a pyschedlic sound wave of vocals, guitars and frequencies.
Cut Speed of Light
Moments Of Iron Maiden (who else!)
There is no mistaking Iron Maiden and it baffles me to this day that these gents continue to make music with the same amount of energy and gusto they did 30 years back. This single has all the lashings of 80s heavy rock that perhaps completely dated, the fact the Iron Maiden coined the sound, they can do what the hell they want. The video is fantastic.
Cut Hotel Parties
Moments Of Band of Horses, Wilco, Calexico
Futurebirds are nearly three albums in but a recent discovery for me and one of those bands that will have me diving into a back catalogue for a fix of southern rock. The band don’t intend to break musical boundaries, this single is simply a testament to the beauty of well crafted alt-country song writing.
Cut Stay In My Corner
Moments Of Grizzly Bear, The Black Keys
On first listen of this deliciously cool new track from a band I hadnt heard of, The Arcs had a sound that were clearly influenced by The Black Keys. Well it turns out that this is no other than Dan Auerbach’s from the Black Keys, new side project. Fuller in sound then The Black Keys, its quirky, smooth and ever so cool