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Freebies: The Friday Free Download Round-Up

Some are weird as hell, some require email sign-ups, some your first-born, but they´re all free and they´ve all got guitars in and that´s the main thing. Maybe you´ll find something you like…

If You Only Pick One…

Japanese Voyeurs - Dumb (opens in new tab)

HOLY CRAP, what happened to these kids in school? Delightfully-demented grunge-revivalists Japanese Voyeurs sound like Hole should have.

Get The Rest…

Young Guns -Winter Kiss (opens in new tab)

Chunky guitars, echoing pianos and all round epicness (it´s a word!) from High Wycombe´s hottest new alt-rockers. Keep an eye out for a forthcoming Hot Band feature in TG.

Year Long Disaster - Show Me Your Teeth (opens in new tab)

YLD like to make scuzz-rock with a classic edge. Rolling, deep drums lay down solid foundations for guitarist/vocalist Daniel Davies to riff over.

Swanton Bombs - Calm Down (opens in new tab)

Got drums? Check. Got geetars? Check. Now make some bright and noisey art-rock that we can all throw ourselves around the living room to.

Thomas White - The Last Blast (opens in new tab)

White blends elements of ska, garage-rock and electro to create something that bares a marked aural resemblance to a haunted roller-coaster ride.

Tindersticks - Black Smoke (opens in new tab)

Here´s a bit of country/folk-tinged rock ‘n´ roll from Nottingham indie legends Tindersticks. They´ve got a lovely 'Stones-esque twanging lead guitar tone and some awesome percussion work on this one.

Lucky Soul - Coming Of Age (opens in new tab)

Sometimes you

just need a bit of bouncy, orchestral indie-pop to flounce about the garden to like a fatter, hairier Kate Bush.

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.