Some require email sign-ups, some your first-born, but they’re all free and they’ve all got guitars in. Maybe you’ll find something you like…
If You Only Pick One…
Fanfarlo – The
College Radio EP
If you only pick one… pick three! The very talented Fanfarlo are giving away a free EP of a college radio session they recorded on their last US tour. One for fans of the Arcade Fire and brilliant song-writing.
Get The Rest…
Fun – At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
“Have you ever wondered about our old nu-metal friends/ And what happened to them” is pretty much the greatest opening line of any song ever. Especially for an afro-beat, folk-pop tune.
Dakota – Can’t Remember
A refreshingly emotive blast of 90s-style rock (think Placebo, Suede, Manic Street Preachers) that doesn’t fall into all the stereotypical traps that we’ve come to expect. Hold on for the chorus.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round And Round
Elvis Costello-esque vocals, eighties pop-funk guitars and synths. Something tells us these guys are fans of Roxy Music and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Subsource – Disarm
This is exactly the kind of great “is it/isn’t it?” dance-rock-rap song that’s likely to prove inflammatory on TG’s Facebook page, but we like it, so there. If you hate Pendulum, you probably shouldn’t check this out…
The Daredevil Christoper Wright – The East Coast (Right-click to download)
A very nice dose of twee weird-folk acoustic-ism from the brilliant-named Daredevil Christopher Wright. A full-length, ‘In Deference To A Broken Back’, is due 5 April.