Songs To Learn And Sing – Love Scenes, Strangers, The Whip, The Good Natured, Howling Bells And Other Lives


This week : –  Love Scenes, Strangers, The Whip,  The Good Natured, Howling Bells And Other Lives.


Love Scenes.

This came via an email, and admittedly we weren’t previously aware of Love Scenes, a collaboration between two Buffalo locals, Leah Loefke & TJ Grace. They produce understated, wistful electronic indie pop in the same vein as say The Postal Service.  Their debut albumClassy Excuse for a Trashy Experience’ is available on a pay whatever you like basis HERE and is rather lovely.

‘Robot Despair’  By Love Scenes

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Strangers. EP2 Cover

Dark pop trio Strangers, release their second EP on July 18th entitled, somewhat surprisingly EP2 ! (the follow up to , yes you guessed it, the critically acclaimed  EP1!)  What they may lack in terms of imagination when it comes to naming EP’s they more than make up for musically. This is glorious dark electro pop of the highest order, reminiscent of ‘Violator’ era Depeche Mode. Check out the lead track below.

It Was A Sin’ By  Strangers.

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The Whip.

The Whip Announce New Album

The new album from The Whip released September 19th on Southern Fried Records. ‘Wired Together’ is available to pre-order from the band’s site at from June 13th. Those who pre-order the album will receive a five track download immediately to whet their appetites for the full version on release. They have also announced a string of dates in September.

Dates are as follows:
Wednesday 7th                   London Hoxton Bar & Grill
Friday 9th                               Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 10th                         Manchester Ruby Lounge


‘Riot’ By The Whip

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The Good Natured.

Sarah McIntosh - The Good Natured

VPME favourites The Good Natured continue our electronic themed round up with the release of their Skeleton EP , which is streamed in full below.

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And a free Remix of ‘Skeleton’  below

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Howling Bells.

Howling Bells Announce 3rd Album

Howling Bells will release their new album on September 12th on Cooking Vinyl.  Recorded in Las Vegas with The Killers’ Mark Stoermer producing, The Loudest Engine will be preceded by a clutch of live shows, including a London date at the Electric Ballroom on September 15th. They promise it to be a 70’s tinged psychedelic affair as they continue to explore new musical horizons… There’s a taster below…

The Loudest Engine”  By Howling Bells.

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Other Lives.

Other Lives

Other Lives, are a  five-piece from Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA, are a set  to unleash their latest single ‘Tamer Animals’, which will be available to download alongside the full album, of the same name on 29th August through their label Play it Again Sam. From what we’ve heard of the album so far, it sounds like it’s going to be somewhat epic.

‘Tamer Animals‘ By Other Lives.

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‘Dust Bowl II’ By Other Lives.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.


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