Everyone was too busy watching Love Island y'see
Slim pickings here, folks. But the cream always rises to the top. July 2018, much like any other July in music history, is a bit of a wasteland for new indie releases – a Mad Max desert through which few marauders race each other in souped out vehicles to the finish line, which in this strange analogy, is presumably the song of the summer glory. The Internet surely have that sound nailed down, but don’t sleep on these others. But Ty Segall convincingly manages to save garage rock for something like the fifth time, the innocence mission muses on British-weather-soaked city buses, and Gaika sends the world plummeting into delicious darkness. Drink up, me lads.
Artist: Kasey Johansing
Title: The Hiding
Label: Night Bloom
What is it? A rich slice of Fleetwood Mac-ian ’70s West Coast heartache from former Yesway member.
L&Q says: “‘Hold Steady’ is the sort of dreamy, melancholic and wonderfully concise song full of glistening guitars and haunting refrains that should soundtrack Big Sur sunsets.”
Read Sam Walton’s full review