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Track of the Day: Tame Impala – Is It True (Four Tet Remix)
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Track of the Day: Tame Impala – Is It True (Four Tet Remix)

Here at In Phase, we're big fans of Tame Impala. We're also big fans of Four Tet. So you can imagine our excitement when the two joined forces this week, with Four Tet (AKA Kieran Hebden) releasing a remix of 'Is It True', the latest single to be taken from Tame Impala's fourth album The Slow Rush following its release back in February. Both artists have kept themselves busy in the last few months; Four Tet's most recent album Sixteen Oceans was released on the cusp of lockdown, and whilst he hasn't been able to take his new material on the road as previously planned, he's been regularly treating fans to livestreams from home. Tame Impala, on the other hand, had their The Slow Rush tour ground to an untimely halt in March, but last week revealed the visuals for the original versio...
Track of the Day: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Hell’s Teeth (J. Zunz Rework)
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Track of the Day: Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Hell’s Teeth (J. Zunz Rework)

Just as soon as we recovered from the brutally intense experience that was Viscerals, there's more.  Still fresh, the new Pigs (x7) record Viscerals is their most complete release to date, with 8 tracks of saturated drums, screeching vocals and everything else that you would expect from the psych / Krautrock infused Heavy Rock-band.  However, we now have a fresh rework of Hell's Teeth courtesy of another Rocket Recordings artist, the up and coming J. Zunz.  This re-edit gives the track a Berlin nightclub feel with the thumping kick drum and outright intense stereo panned vocal effects at the start of the track immediately making you feel dirty, in a great way. The synth work throughout the track further adds to this alternate reality, and the track transforms into what could be t...
Track of the Day: All Things Blue – White Lady Dogs
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Track of the Day: All Things Blue – White Lady Dogs

LA act All Things Blue are relatively new to the scene, and whilst they are yet to release their debut LP, the unit have garnered the attention of indie publications both at home in California and across the pond - for good reason, of course. Hot off the heels of 'Dicking Around', which was released last month, the band this week shared their newest single 'White Lady Dogs'. The track is a witty observation of frontwoman India Coombs' neighbourhood in South Los Angeles, and a two-fingers to gentrification. Coombs' punchy vocals are accompanied by psych-y, swirling guitars, leading the track almost into the realm of shoegaze - though Coombs has self-described her style as 'dream-punk'. Despite the laid-back, summery vibes, the song's lyrics are weighted in anger at the changes taki...
Track of the Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Some of Us
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Track of the Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Some of Us

Our latest Track of the Day is another smashing hit from the Kings of Psych (& Lizard Wizards).  The band have been as busy as ever throughout 2020, with the release of Chunky Shrapnel, a live album documenting the bands hugely successful 2019 tour dates, with some incredible live takes. They didn't stop there however, director John Angus Stewart also captured the tour in the form of a live action documentary released shortly via Vimeo a few months ago.  John also captured a short documentary on the making of Infest the Rats Nest, Gizzard's last studio album release in 2019. A source of some great insights into the bands songwriting process.   Their latest release follows on from July's release of 'Honey' (A previous TOTD), and a return to the Microtona...
Track of the Day: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Mr. Prism
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Track of the Day: Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – Mr. Prism

One of Western Australia's finest exports - of which there are a fair few - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets last week returned with a bang, unleashing 'Mr. Prism', their first release of 2020. The track is semi-autobiographical; it follows Mr. Prism, a character frontman Jack McEwan calls his "sickly fun-fuelled fiend of an alter-ego". Mr. Prism's capers, however, reflect the events of early 2020, when McEwan was struck by a bout of pneumonia at the end the band's last tour. Whilst not the most conventional recovery route, McEwan's choice to turn a struggle with illness into such a superb tune has become a blessing in disguise for the band's fans. A whirlwind of a song from start to finish, 'Mr. Prism' gives the listener no time to come up for air. Distorted guitars and chaotic rhythms...
Track of the Day: Lazarus Kane – Night Walking
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Track of the Day: Lazarus Kane – Night Walking

Our Track of the Day comes in the form of Lazarus Kane's latest release 'Night Walking'.  Night Walking is a three-chord belter with vocals and harmonies that draw influence from Lazarus' origins and early life in the USA. The bassline of 'Narcissus'  felt big, but Night Walking truly blows it through the roof. This is still only Lazarus' second release, but that hasn't stopped him attracting huge interest so far this year, especially after a sold out show at Brixton's notorious pub and venue 'The Windmill'.  Unfortunately, Covid-19 came at the what feels like the worst time for Lazarus, just as there was hype building around his debut release and performances. Night Walking does steady the storm however, let's hope the break has given him some time to write extra ...
Track of the Day: Jimkata – Wanna Go
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Track of the Day: Jimkata – Wanna Go

Following a two-year hiatus, Los Angeles-based trio Jimkata have returned with a bang, releasing new single 'Wanna Go'. With six albums under their belt, the band have returned to their characteristic synth-led melodies that have garnered them a loyal following. 'Wanna Go' is a social commentary of a track, highlighting the negative impacts of social media, particularly in such a strange climate; the band said that the pandemic gave the song "an extra layer of meaning" for them as they developed an increased attachment to social media. With the world changing completely in a matter of months, the song's message still remains. Blending a range of different styles, Jimkata really have nailed their comeback track. With funky basslines and catchy riffs, 'Wanna Go' is the type of tune to get ...
Track of the Day: Stephen – Delilah
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Track of the Day: Stephen – Delilah

Today's Track of the Day is a enigmatic pop hybrid called 'Delilah', by an artist from California's Silver Lake, simply known as Stephen. Stephen broke onto the American music scene in 2015 with the release of 'Remembering Myself', which become a hit single and featured as the third track in Stephen's 2016's debut record 'Sincerely'. Delilah starts with an emotional Piano line supporting a strong vocal melody akin to Thom Yorke's Anima record. The Track also shares a similar genre bending similarity with Anima. Is 'Delilah' a Pop record? Debatable. Is it an Indie, bordering on Rock record? You could certainly make a case for that. Stephen has shown there are no boundaries or genre constraints to his music. This lack rules allows for a exhilarating vocal performance throughout the 4 mi...
Track of the Day: Osees – Dreary Nonsense
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Track of the Day: Osees – Dreary Nonsense

Osees are not a band to stick to one easy name and branding for too long. Formerly - and most commonly - known as The Oh Sees, the American psych-rockers last week unveiled a new track as Osees, accompanying the announcement of the band's first full-length album under the new moniker. 'Dreary Nonsense' clocks in at just a minute and a half, but what it lacks in length it makes up for in vibes. A fast-paced and heavy track characteristic of the band, 'Dreary Nonsense' is vastly different in style to the slow, heavy psych beats of last year's two-part LP, 'The 12" Synth'. This isn't a negative, of course - it only serves to showcase the versatility that has made Osees so continuously interesting in a career spanning more than two decades. The track came alongside an announcement for Protea...
Track of the Day: Föllakzoid – I
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Track of the Day: Föllakzoid – I

  Our latest Track of the Day is a Fuzz/Electronic beast of a release from Chile's Föllakzoid. The band released their fourth record in 2019, and subsequently their first tour of the U.K. and Europe followed. No easy task for a South American band, and only made possible from them raising $7,500 in donations from fans. The album itself, also titled 'I', was conceived through one of the most unusual creative processes. The band's previous 3 records were all live takes of well rehearsed songs, whereas this album was a concoction of over 60 different stems all recorded with no arrangement in mind. The stems were handed to Producer Atom TM (also known as Atom Heart / Uwe Schmidt) and he was given complete free reign to organise them however he saw fit.  Uwe Schmidt's ea...