Apr 4 2013

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Glass City Vice – “Have To Say”

Glass City Vice are a bunch of sharply-cut chaps from Britain‘s ever-trendy boho seaside town, Brighton. Their clean cut Alt-Rock sound will appeal to fans of The Xcerts , Canterbury, Twin Atlantic and the likes.

Make no mistake though, these handsome young gents have a certain ‘I dunno what’ which sets them apart from their genre contemporaries. Their sound’s not groundbreaking in itself, but there’s a real urgency and hunger coming through in the music and lyrics which urges you to get amongst it.

They’ve been approached by big name producers, and the video is top quality showcase of why the band are starting to turn heads.

Without further ado, merry Easter and get yer lookin’ gear round this exclusive first video play.


Glass City Vice


Feb 10 2013

Video Exclusive: Mary at Midnight – ‘Heads Will Roll’

Here is the first look at the video exclusive to Cougar Microbes readers of Mary at Midnight‘s debut single.

Until recently little ol’ Mary was confined to twiddling synth pads and tweaking pro tools in her lowly bedroom studio. A few random tweets and a pinch of self-promotion later and she’s suddenly working with some pretty impressive names – “Heads Will Roll” features Mercury Award winning Talvin Singh – and she’s even snared herself some UK national radio play courtesy of BBC R1.

The track is a gluttonous slice of sumptious dreampop ready to be gobbled up whole. Thick, rich and su-bloody-perb. Omnomnomnom.

Heads Wil Roll‘ came out on the 28th of January.


Mary At Midnight


Nov 6 2012

Video Exclusive: Revere – “Keep This Channel Open”

The latest outing from Britain‘s biting Folk-Rockers, REVERE, is the first single to be released from an as-yet-unnamed album (released 2013) that signals their sound moving to an overall more urgent and grittier direction.

The video itself is a fun watch, complete with Shining-esque ‘creepy kid‘, sparse post-apocalyptic warehouse backdrops, and generally eerie “holy shit the whole world’s blown up and we gotta get out of here and make it all better again” feel – albeit with an impeccably dressed cast suitably resplendent in sharp vintage suits.

The single is released 24th October.

Catch Revere live: 18th December, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London


Keep This Channel Open - Single - Revere

Jun 26 2012

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE – Nife – Chemicals

fresh new British talent Nife unveil the new simple and stylishly shot video for “Chemicals” today via Cougar Microbes.
Frontwoman Nicky‘s vocals evoke some of my favourite 90’s songstresses souring over a steady punching beat and a dream-like major chord guitar sequence.

The London based (via Bath) band come across like a chance late night encounter between Elastica‘s Justine Frischmann and the late, great Jeff Buckley. With a live show to match here’s a three-piece you should keep on your radar.

Nife‘s debut single “Chemicals” is out 23rd July 2012. The debut album of the same name is released 6th August 2012.


Chemicals by nife

Chemicals - Nife