Taking their name from the title of Jean Rollin’s 1974 horror classic, Les Demoniaques are the latest lo-fi supergroup on the block. Forget the sunbaked love of Bethany Best Coast and Nathan Wavves, what Dee Dee Penny of the Dum Dum Girls and Tamaryn of, er, Tamaryn, are peddling is much more potent and subversive. This debut single, out via True Panther, is a narcotising, seductive reworking of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s 1992 track, ‘Teenage Lust’, adding an intriguing feminine slant to the Reid brothers’ original. Available on iTunes and nudie postcard flexidisc.
Be warned: video slightly NSFW.
Also out this week:
Liverpudlian blues-folk revivalist Delta Maid returns with the second single from her debut album, Outside Looking In. She’ll be opening for Roxy Music legend Bryan Ferry at his Forestry Commission gigs on Friday and Saturday this week. Available on iTunes.
STREAM: Delta Maid, ‘Spend A Little Time’
The Glasgow trio release the first of two planned singles ahead of their August tour. The almost rectangular waveform below says all you really need to know about, and expected of, ‘Love Attack’. It’s loud and indiscernable, and thrillingly consistent in both those aims. Available on 7″ vinyl, limited to 300 copies.
STREAM: Divorce, ‘Love Attack’
‘Up Up Up’ has been hanging around for a fair while now, but it still sounds brilliantly fresh and seems to be creating quite the buzz for Givers, helped in no small part by word of mouth about their exhilarating live shows. Their debut album, In Light, drops in September. Available on iTunes.
This second single from the Watford-born philosophy graduate broods and squalls as her vocals stalk throughout the song like a panther. There’s a lick of Stevie Nicks going on in her voice this time around, which is never a bad thing. Available on 7″ vinyl.
This umpteenth single from The Joy Formidable’s debut full-length, The Big Roar [review], arrives just as the Welsh trio prepare to release a five-track EP of ‘roarities’, including remixes by The Naked & Famous and Innerparty System, and three songs recorded live at London’s KOKO. Available on iTunes.