Video Bonanza 11: featuring Slowcoaches, Beaux Saunders, Crocodiles, Town Hall, Mystery Jets and more!

Easter got in the way last weekend and our Video Bonanza was put on hold, but there’s no need to mourn the loss. It just means that this week our crop has twice the normal amount of goodness for your eyes and ears to feast upon.

Starting with a fuzz-pop band destined for stardom.

Buzzards, a London quartet fronted by Eddie Halliday, will play Rise in Bristol this Saturday for Record Store Day and in support of their split 7” with Nicholas Stevenson. Their video for “Beartrap” is available to view below.

Next up are The Yuya, whose video for “Kill Lucy” turns a comic strip anti-hero onto a rant about jealousy and hair curlers. Singer Constance Dalrymple’s vocal adds depth to the track, transporting it from acoustic normality to something bordering Vod out of Fresh Meat smoking 40 Lucky Stripes a day.

“Kill Lucy” is due for release on April 19th through Day Job Records and can be purchased from here.

Love Thy Neighbour proved the integrity of their taste buds by signing Abi Wade last year and now they’re back with Us Baby Bear Bone’s new single “You”.

Joined by new addition Luke Phillips on xylophone and guitar, the band haven’t lost sight of the stripped back weirdo-twee that caught our attention last year, but “You” also embraces tribal harmonies last pushed by fellow Brighton residents Peggy Sue.

Featuring cult legend and Troma Films founder Lloyd Kaufmann in the main role, Dinowalrus knew what they were doing when they brainstormed their new video for “Phone Home from the Edge”.

The song is from their debut album, due out in June, and featuring guest appearances from Titus Andronicus, with whom the band are often compared.

At last, the long awaited video for “Last Dirge” by Conduits is with us! The Omaha band set keyboards alight with their formation last year – and with this kind of alt- sonic brawl and dreamy vocals, rightly so.

Directed by Jonathan Tvrdik and released through Team Love, the video takes front woman Jenna Morrison through a haunting and provocative “stroll” in the woods. Watch it below.

Town Hall have been hanging around the rafters of our choice bracket for a while now, and with their debut album Roots and Bells out this week, they may even make it into orbit.

The video for “Good Boy” says all it has to – Americana vocals set to a false major and tales about terrorising the neighbourhood cats. Great stuff!

Having lost founding member Kai Fish to his solo career, Mystery Jets have been sneaky in their new video for “Someone Purer”, which solely features front man Blaine Harrison and gives no indication of their change in dynamic. Still, it’s good to hear the band hasn’t lost their penchant for atmospheric Britpop.

New album Radlands is due out April 30th.

Slowcoaches have been kicking up a storm in their native Leeds; so much so they’ve decided to wait until the return of good weather before they re-release their debut cassette tape EP We’re So Heavy.

Channelling the sweater-clad masses of the 90s Seattle scene alongside some serious Breeders meets My Blood Valentine riffage, their video for “54” is definitely worthy of your time.

Tu Fawning are due to tour their new album A Monument next month, and they’ve released a video for “Anchor” to whet the appetite of their fans.

The song is due for release on limited edition 7” this Record Store Day through City Slang.

Souterrain Transmissions signees Crocodiles take the themes of religious conversion and summer time to the biting extreme in their new video for “Sunday”, available to view below it all of its garage rocking, flower mocking glory.

The song is taken from the band’s third album Endless Flowers, due out June 4th.

Finally, DrunkenWerewolf’s newest darling Beaux Saunders has covered Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” for your enjoyment.

The singer-songwriter will release “Ain’t That Beautiful” on May 31st.


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