It’s Easter time, and what better way to distract you from chocolate eggs than another edition of My Four. Four more artists for you to get your musical teeth into, so let me, Mark Sharpley, take you on an Easter music hunt. Starting this week with……
Coming out of Liverpool, three-piece indie rockers The Wombats are first up this week with the release of their new album, Glitterbug. Like quite a few musicians to come out of Merseyside, the trio first met up at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. That was back in 2003, and this surprisingly is only their third studio album. But given that their previous efforts reached number 11 and number 3 in the UK album charts, it’s safe to say that the selling power of the band is pretty great. Wonder if any other Liverpudlian bands had big chart success……….?! Available on the 14th Floor/Bright Antenna Records labels, this is the first single from the album called “Your Body Is A Weapon”. www.thewombats.co.uk
EAST INDIA YOUTH
English singer-songwriter East India Youth is our second choice this week with the release of his new album, Culture Of Volume. Known to his mum and dad as William Doyle, he hails from Bournemouth but his stage name derives from the East India docks in East London where he resided when he was making his first album, Total Strife Forever. It was that album that got him nominated for the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize album of the year award and it was the nickname of his flat, “The Hostel”, that gave him the title of his first E.P too. (not because of the questionable horror film!) Available on the XL Recordings label, this is a cut from the album called “Turn Away”. www.eastindiayouth.co.uk
Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Waters are the third choice this week with their new album release, What’s Real. 2011 saw the formation of Waters by frontman Van Pierszalowski, of whom some people may remember from indie rockers Port O’Brien. Pierszalowski has now settled in San Francisco and produces his music here. In 2014, Rolling Stone magazine named Waters in their ’10 Bands You Need To Know’ section. And now, the more prestigious My Four presents them to you. So go and buy the album, and tell ’em Fourculture sent you. Available on the Vagrant Records label, this is the title track of the album, “What’s Real”. www.thisiswaters.com
And finally this week our fourth choice comes in the shape of Bristol alternative rockers Turbowolf, and the release of their new album Two Hands. And what a puzzling band the media has made them out to be, due to the fact they aren’t sure what genre Turbowolf are to be labelled. With elements of (deep breath) rock n roll, psychedelia, heavy metal, punk rock and electronica, it is safe to say that there is a variety in their music. But they spent their fledgling years perfecting their sound touring with the likes of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, The Computers, Pulled Apart By Horses and Dinosaur Pile-Up. Oh, and Korn. They even managed to get on BBC Radio 1’s daytime playlist, which is not easy these days. The media loves them though, and so do we. Available on the Search and Destroy Records label, this is the single, “Rabbit’s Foot”. www.turbowolf.co.uk
And that is that for this week, join us here again at the same time, same place as Fourculture presents four more artists that you need to know about. Keep on keeping on.
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