Guards - 'Coming True' [Listen]
New York indie pop band Guards have released their second single off upcoming debut record In Guards We Trust, which is out next February. 'Coming True' showcases vocalist Richie Follin's infectious vocals, which lead to a monster of a hook. The song is a simply constructed but addicting little tune.
Welcome to the second part of our 'End of Year' features for 2010. Today we'll be looking at our favourite EPs that have been released in the last twelve months. Maybe it's a sign of the times, but often or not it was our miniature buddies that provided the most amount of joy over the last year and although we've never compiled a 'best of' list for EPs, this year certainly seems like a good place to start. Below you'll find our 45 (don't ask) favourite EPs of 2010, in no pa... (continued) [read more]
Looking back over the last seven days, the gig photography has been amazing. Just look at the header image for proof of that. If you think this week was busy, just you wait until next week. We really have a packed schedule for you! Click the image below to check out our Spotify playlist. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Live - (link) Fujiya & Miyagi - Artists Picks - (link) KitsunÃ© - KitsunÃ© Parisien - (link) Edwyn Collins - Live - (link) The Luyas - Too Be... (continued) [read more]
Coinciding with the release of their debut album, In Guards We Trust, we caught up with Guards to find out what albums have served as major influences to them. The New York trio handpicked an array of releases from classic artists including David Bowie, Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cars and Jackie Wilson. All of these have had an impact on their music, whether it be in the raw quality of the guitars, hand claps or tongue-in-cheek lyrics. [read more]