Christian Fitness - Aghast, Anew, Anon
As you know by now, anything featuring Andrew Falkous goes directly to blog without passing Go. Though Christian Fitness is almost entirely recorded by him Falco specifies album I Am Scared Of Everything That Isn't Me, out some time soon, isn't a solo project ("all songs created by imagined multiple personalities, some of which are shy") It sounds like a rougher version of much what you'd expect - caustic, loud, serrated - which is some distance from being a bad thing.
Burning Alms - Mid-Storm/Still Ending
Yeah, another of those duos you hear so much about, but hear this one out. Having been part of four-piece Distophia and then three-piece Calories, John Biggs and Tom Whitfield are now two-piece Burning Alms, heading straight for the molten core with streamlined distorto-garage pop which settles down only to burn back up again. Debut album In Sequence is out on Smalltown America... soon.
Blessa - Island Minding
Yet another track from the Love Is An Evol Word EP, crisp, clear backing and almost angelic vocals find themselves in a place that is somehow both darker and dreamier. There's definitely DNA of the Cure in here, obviously without the Robert Smith vocals bit.