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Five at 5 – Vol. 11

Midweek Five at 5 just for you. Turn it up.

23 Jan, 2013

Vishad Sharma

Contributing Writer

The Indiecision Five at 5 is our attempt at sharing our musical tastes with you, and showcasing music from around the world. Each day at 5pm sharp, one NH7 writer or staffer will bring you five songs he/she is listening to on the day. Today, NH7 features writer and dark overlord Vishad Sharma tells you what he’s got playing. Check it out. 

1. Cancer Bats – ‘The Great Divide’
The Canadian hardcore quartet released their album Dead Set On Living in 2012 and it was easily one of my favourite albums of the year. The band are now going to release a deluxe edition of the album, featuring four new songs and five Black Sabbath covers. ‘The Great Divide’ is one of the originals that will feature on the release and is a blistering, cathartic two-and-a-half-minute assault on your senses.

2. The Joy Formidable – ‘Little Blimp’
The British three-piece have just released their second album Wolf’s Law and ‘Little Blimp’ is easily one of the best songs on the record. It’s got a great groove and some pretty decent lyrics.

3. Apu And The Dentist – ‘No Messages For Rumi’
Apu And The Dentist are a new group who want their music to sound like “music you hear on records”. They released their song ‘No Messages For Rumi’ through NH7.in and ever since I’ve heard the song, I’ve been compulsively listening to it over and over again. It’s soothing, beautiful psychedelic harmonies have a way of lifting your mood and injecting a little sunshine into everything around you and if that sounds like some random hippie bullshit, it probably is.

4. Comadre – ‘Summercide’
San Francisco hardcore punk quintet Comadre released their fourth album in 2013 and it is pretty awesome (stream here). ‘Summercide’ features these weirdly happy pop-punk-ish riffs, some harsh vocals and depressive lyrics, all mixed up with some great HxC energy that makes me want to break things and kick people in the face.

5. Bleeding Rainbow – ‘Pink Ruff’
Bleeding Rainbow are a Philadelphia-based garage rock band. ‘Pink Ruff’ is a single off their album Yeah Right and it’s a banging track with tons of loud, fuzzy guitar noise and some great old school vibes. Check it out.

Check out previous editions of Five at 5 here, and stay tuned for more picks from NH7, Monday through Friday.

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