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46 ISSUE 108 / 2018 INDIE A band as well read as an iTunes' music library, the Glaswegian quintet showcases a sound only they can achieve on their latest LP Post Era. Angel Olsen is set to bring her trademark vibrato voice to London this spring with two nights at the Union Chapel. 'Everything's Cool' (the aptly named intro track) lets you know early on how concordant the five are as a band. Iain's saxophone wailing off in the distance with Mitch's warbling vocals behind Justin and Jack's drum and bass, all pinned together by Niall's sonically dextrous synths. 'Turn My' Jacket continues the record with a buoyant unison, with a quintessential mournful break, showcasing Justin's tightrope taut drums and Jack's substantial bass lines. Lead singer Mitch Flynn's vocals cut and caress through the album like a world-weary choirboy. His troubling Catholic lyricism wrapped up in his own iridescent howl and desperate splutter are best displayed on 'Submerge' and 'You Have Your Father's Eyes' 'One' finishes Post Era with Mitch's haunting voice and Iain's fluid horn, intertwining over Mitch's sparse guitar work before the band sign off with a kaleidoscopic crescendo. A pithy album at 7 tracks and 26 minutes, Lylo leaves the listener wanting more. Across her three studio albums, the St. Louis singer- songwriter has solidified her unique brand of ghostly Americana, blending elements of folk, country and garage rock for a style that's both potently fresh and eerily retro. With 2016's My Woman – her latest and greatest album to date – Olsen split the loud and soft of her sound, devoting one half to grungy, stressed out rockers, before transitioning at the midpoint to quivering, lovelorn ballads. Expect a similar mix when she comes to London, united by the tremble of Olsen's impassioned wail on the 30th April and 1st May. GUESTLIST RECOMMENDS: LYLO EVENT PREVIEW: ANGEL OLSEN COMES TO ISLINGTON ARTIST OF THE MONTH: THE MAGIC GANG This Brighton fourpiece have been one of the hottest things on the indie scene for a few years now, but with only a few EPs to their name, their debut album has been much anticipated and as expected, it's completely flawless. The self-titled debut LP embodies everything you'd expect from a young group of mates, having fun and reproducing the vibes of life in a seaside town. It's optimistic and playful, and definitely the perfect sound for summer. In a recent Q & A on their YouTube site, they've said influences on the album came from The Beach Boys and The Beatles, which can be heard in the simplicity of the songs' melodies, but also how they're matched with perfectly harmonious vocals. Tunes like 'Getting Along', 'Alright' and 'How Can I Compete' have long been popular at live shows for their catchy hooks and punchy choruses that are just impossible not to sing along to. The album addresses subjects that you'd expect from a band like this; girls, friends, good times, but still manages to keep it fresh with their perfectly crafted songwriting and flawless talent for simply writing a brilliant tune. PLAYLIST Golden Hour Kacey Musgraves Freedom Amen Dunes Barton Hollow The Civil Wars I Never Learn Lykke Li Here's the Indie on our playlist this month

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