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Singles Reviews (the rest): Splashh, Phosphorescent, Hooded Fang and more!

Published on May 30th, 2013 | Jonny Abrams

This week’s singles are such a strong bunch that a few in here might have made the Best Of category on another week. Commiserations, then, to all those affected as we continue our three-part Singles Reviews with The Rest Of them…

Andrew Cedermark – “At Home”

Subtle, lightly drunken lo-fi blast that brings to mind, ooh, all sorts of people but does so with a particular sludgy charm over a deceptively pounding rhythm. Good stuff from the Titus Andronicus guitarist.

Rocksucker says: Three and a Half Quails out of Five!

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Fun Adults – “For Water”

A compelling skipping groove amidst something ethereally akin to a slightly math-ier, much more laid-back Grizzly Bear

Rocksucker says: Three Quails out of Five!

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Hooded Fang – “Graves”

Pixies meets The La’s meets the Ramones? Something like that. Curiosity well and truly piqued.

Rocksucker says: Three and a Half Quails out of Five!

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Phosphorescent – “A Charm, A Blade”

Those ‘lonesome cowboy’ harmonies don’t half stop you in your tracks. It’s graceful, soulful and majestic, but very much encased in a moment and feel. That is to say that it doesn’t really go anywhere, but where it is nice enough as it is, so what of it?

Rocksucker says: Three and a Half out of Five!

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Splashh – “All I Wanna Do”

Sounds like some sublimely fuzzed-out melting pot of Tame Impala, The Jesus and Mary Chain and “Rock & Roll” by The Velvet Underground. How could we not like this?

Rocksucker says: Four Quails out of Five!

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Sparrow and the Workshop – “The Faster You Spin”

Well, that’s video of the week sorted. The song itself is good sleaze-rock fare, too. The accusatory chorus refrain of “Fame whore!” is an infectious one. Er, so to speak.

Rocksucker says: Three Quails out of Five!

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Veronica Falls – “Waiting for Something to Happen”

Feels just a little flat in the wake of some of these other singles; this cut from their recent second album is cute and jangly but feels too close to pastiche, unlike Taffy who just about manage to stave it off by putting more character into it.

Rocksucker says: Two and a Half Quails out of Five!

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See you next week, everybody!

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Editor of Rocksucker and the website's founder, Jonny is passionate about the music he listens to, both good and bad, as well as interviewing his favourite musicians.