Tender Trap: Girls With Guns (Fortuna Pop! free download)
The current incarnation of Tender Trap are probably my favourite line-up the band have ever had. The recruitment of Elizabeth Darling and Katrina Dixon seems to have granted a new creative lease of life, and last year's 'Fireworks' was probably their best work to date. So it's great news that the band are releasing a new LP in the summer. To celebrate record company types Fortuna Pop! have made this track available for free download. Check out the endearingly silly no-budget video too, and ask yourself the question; "just how many times am I going to see Elizabeth Darling's red duffelcoat featured on this blog?"
Brilliant Colors: Never Mine (Slumberland 7")
Anyone fortunate enough to have caught last year's fantastic Introducing Brilliant Colors LP will be hugely excited by the news of a new single from the band. And it's just what we've come to expect from them; a fuzzed-up, punky take on indiepop reminiscent of The Shop Assistants at their most thrashy. Two tracks of goodness available here. They also play The Scala on the 23rd June.