Mixaroo: Alex G, Sevdaliza, Brave Bird, Brody Dalle, and more


  1. Alex G – Black Hair: This Philidelphia based songwriter’s new album, DSUwas released 17th June and is currently being dissected all over the blogging internet. Here’s a track I particularly like called Black Hair.
  2. Sevdaliza – Clear Air: Iranian born, Netherlands living, Sevdalisa is raising hairs with her recent song releases. Check out this one and then her video for Sirens of the Caspian.
  3. Brave Bird – Rekindle: From an EP released in May called T-Minus Grand Gesture Brave Bird are a Michigan based band worth a listen.
  4. Brody Dalle – Don’t Mess With Me: Not much of an introduction needed for the former frontwoman of The Distillers and wife to Josh Homme. Dalle is bringing 90s rock back and delivering the sound that her grunge look promises. She’s played London since the start of the year, but rock fans get another chance at Reading Festival.
  5. The River Monks – I Am A Lake: From their album Home Is The House released back in May, The River Monks from Iowa take their pop in a folk direction with layered vocals and rich lyrical imagery.
  6. Small Black – Real People: Brooklyn based band serve up the follow up to their 2013 album with the EP Real People. The title track stands out as it’s meant to, with guest vocals from Frankie Rose (Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls).
  7. Blitzen Trapper – Coming Home: A good outtake should never go ignored, and this holds true for Coming Home originally from the sessions leading up to their album VII released late last year.
  8. La Roux – Uptight Downtown: I’ve blogged about La Roux‘s new work and upcoming shows recently, and these comments still stand. Her July 1 show has since sold out, but new shows have been scheduled for November including one at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 12th.
  9. Glass Animals – Gooey: From their acclaimed album ZABA, which is another album causing quite a stir in the music blogging world. Glass Animals featured previously in Gigs Under a Tenner, though I doubt we’ll be that lucky again. They’re playing Oval Space (not in Oval, South London – but East London), in October.
  10. The Mispers – Trading Cards: Some weeks, it’s all London bands – other’s there’s only one. The Mispers represent London on this week’s Mixaroo. With their 2nd EP due out on July 27th called Dark Bits, you’ll probably be seeing them at one of your summer festival outings.
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