On tonight's show: Mondo Caine, Sweethearts and Crystal Tides
Mondo Caine @mondocaineband
The North London-hailing members of post-punk outfit Fiende Fatale have emerged from the ashes of lockdown with a new, mature sound and they are calling it Mondo Caine.
The new single ‘Ceremony’, due for a summer release, is an eerie apocalyptic number about a culturally decaying world suspended over the cliff edge of the 20th century, haunted by its glories, its horrors and it excesses.
The sound draws on interests and influences including Tricky, Burial, David Bowie, Gang of Four’s album ‘Hard’, as well as the writings of cultural theorist Mark Fisher and novelist J G Ballard.
Your new favourite band.
Crystal Tides @crystaltidesband
CRYSTAL TIDES are a indie alternative pop band based in Portsmouth, England who take influence from classic noughties guitar riffs and modern feel-good pop melodies. The band are comprised of Billy Gregory’s euphoric singing work, Harry Knowles’ big-room guitar hooks, George Regan’s foundation-laying bass tones and Joe Knights’ masterful drumming style.
Eat Your Words is the debut EP from Crystal Tides featuring the recen t singles of ‘Last Time’, ‘Headcase’ & ‘Courtney Love’ which has gained national UK and international airplay. ‘Courtney Love’ was by far the most successful of the releases, and the track spent a notable 6 weeks on Virgin Radio’s Daytime Playlist, and also gained playlisting on Radio X, Amazing Radio, XS Manchester, and the Student Music Network. The band built further support in early 2021 being featured on E4’s Made In Chelsea & BT Sport’s Champions League Coverage & Goals Score. The band have also been championed by Spotify editorial playlists ‘PopRox’ & ‘Hot New Bands’ in recent months alongside being named as part of This Feeling’s Big in 2021