Stars have a new digital EP, Sad Robots, where they continue to remind me of Prefab Sprout and Thomas Dolby. Mmmm mmmm good.
Ladyhawke is all over the blogosphere with her new self titled album - think Missing Persons/Til Tuesday/Blondie. Very '80s, and some of it I'm not too sure about, but Crazy World has a dreamy melody and a killer hook. By the way, Gary Numan called and he wants his synths back when you're done.
David Holmes has decided to start singing, and it is not a bad thing. His shoegaze-y new album The Holy Pictures will remind you of The Jesus & Mary Chain and Primal Scream, with a few choice instrumentals like Melanie scattered in between.
Former Beta Band-ers The Aliens are back with Luna and it is filled with great, sunny psychedelic rock of typically British pedigree. Theramin is a gorgeous bit of boom bap folk with horse-y clip clops.
The Stills' latest Oceans Will Rise doesn't seem to be garnering the buzz of their first two records. Tis a shame, because I actually think it is better than the last one, and closer in spirit to their debut.
Stars - Undertow
Ladyhawke - Crazy World
David Holmes - Melanie
The Aliens - Theramin
The Stills - Snow In California