This week on NME.com we've been asking readers for the records that changed their lives. Every music fan has a record that impacted them so profoundly they can't imagine their life without - and musicians themselves are no different. Here's Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring on his, Gravediggaz' brilliant hip-hop trip, '6 Feet Deep'... I first heard '6 Feet Deep' in the fall of 1997 from my older brother Joel.
Happyness formed in South London, but there's something about their sun-bleached slacker rock that makes you feel strangely like you're sitting in the college dorm of a character from a 90s American teen drama, flicking through a vinyl collection accrued at trendy Santa Monica flea markets. Maybe it's something to do with the long list of US indie-pop favourites the rising trio's sound cribs from.
We featured Stockholm's Les Big Byrd in the Radar section a couple of weeks ago, and now we've got their latest video for 'Tinnitus Ætérnum'. It's taken from the 'Back To Bagarmossen' EP, which was released via PNKSLM earlier this year, and will also appear on their upcoming full-length 'They Worshipped Cats', due on May 12 from Read More
Glasgow trio Baby Strange first popped up on our radars with a handful of gloriously scuzzy demos back in 2012. They've been playing the long game since, sporadically dropping singles like debut 'Pure Evil' and follow-up 'Never Enough'. 'Distance Yourself' is next in line and it's sparser than anything the three have done before, relying on creeping, wire-thin guitar lines for the most part before it erupts in a burst of fuzz, adding more fury to frontman Johnny Madden's laments about people "trying to take our fun".