SINGLE OF THE WEEK: KOMBAT 'TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT'
'Take It Or Leave It' is the Nottingham based KOMBAT's third release and their finest to date. From the opening early Oasis style guitars to lead singer Anish Denoon's eerily Cobain channelling vocal in the chorus, this is a song with swagger and self assurance rarely heard on record. "Takeeeee it or leaaave it..i'm on my way" goes the chorus and we are waiting with open arms. KOMBAT have arrived and this stunning two minutes and thirty seconds of audio mayhem is a must listen.
More releases this week..Transport For Whales bring us lo fi Americana via Manchester with Programmed To Go On. It's Joy Division meets The Flaming Lips; slightly depressing and interesting in equal measures..Katie Wood brings us Uh Huh Yeah, pure 80's pop and an emotional vocal..Britpop band Menswe@r are back with Wait For The Sun, a track from their shelved second album finally seeing the light of day. It's more rock n roll that you would expect and whets the appetite for the career retrospective box set that is out in October..Cafe Disco is The Harriets latest release with lyrics referencing 80's hits. It's a wonderful listen..Lo Fi scouse songwriter Tom Swan has released his The Silver Lining EP, recorded in a basement studio. Stand out EP title track Silver Lining is pure jangly guitar goodness..The Shop Window release new single Reflection next Friday. This dream pop track is worth seeking out on release day..former Australia natives Fendahlene bring us Burnt Out a catchy number available on Spotify now..band of the moment The Snuts pretty much continue to show why they are head and shoulders above most other bands at the moment in Elephants...while Bark Mailey (not a typo) is a singer songwriter that should be on your radar if new release Shoot Up The Sun is anything to go by..The Coral drummer Ian Skelly releases new solo material and Captain Caveman is a pleasant journey to yesteryear with a sublime 1960's guitar sound..Handsome Wife from Irish quartet Pillow Queens rounds up this weeks look at the latest single releases and it is another decent offering from their forthcoming album In Waiting out in September.