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Traams Drum Up A Post-Punk Storm On Comeback Track 'Succulent Thunder Anthem'

Chichester-via-Brighton trio TRAAMS' debut album 'Grin' was one of the underground releases of 2013, all wiry guitar hooks and urgent vocals combined into a plaid-printed post-punk masterpiece. 'Succulent Thunder Anthem' is their first track to be taken from their second, 'Modern Dancing', and suggests the follow-up should provide more of the same. "You're not my friend/You're all so strange," barks Stu Hopkins over throbbing bass and tornado guitar lines, later dropping his voice to warn "Please don't slip and break your neck/You know there's ice on the road" with a compelling sense of the ominous.

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Hear Rat Boy's Furious Tyler, The Creator Cover, 'Tyler, The Cover'

Go down to a RAT BOY gig and you're in serious danger of breaking bones, as a number of teenagers on Twitter have recently attested. This cover of the Essex newcomer's brother-in-riotous arms Tyler, The Creator's 'Cherry Bomb' could easily be the soundtrack to that limb-smashing carnage: all blistering, distorted noise as Jordan Cardy delivers fast and hard raps beneath. And then, as suddenly as they entered, the breakbeats disappear, leaving just a soothing guitar line to ease the pain, borrowed from 'WOLF' track 'Answer'. A sample at the start of the track says, "RAT BOY's no phoney", and this sonic assault is firm proof of that.

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Tigercub Get Raw And Forlorn On New Song 'You' - Listen

Earlier this month, newcomers Tigercub shared the first half of their forthcoming AA-side single, 'Destroy', a stalking piece straight from the QOTSA book of songwriting. 'You' is its other half, and takes things on a completely different tangent. Prettily chiming guitar lines open before things lift into something more fleshed out and fuller, but still raw and gently searing. "There's a hole in my head and it makes me forget about you," sings Jamie Hall at one point, driving the song's forlorn undercurrent home. No matter how sieve-like your brain becomes, it'll be hard to forget Tigercub's latest.

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