On The Radar 13/03/12

A selection of new tracks comprising this week's 'Staff Picks' from the Gigseen TV office ... New music featuring from Alex Winston, Deep Sea Arcade, Yellow Ostrich, and SPC ECO.

Yellow Ostrich - The Shakedown (selected by Grim) - After releasing the acclaimed track Marathon Runner, things have started heating up for the Brooklyn trio. Yellow Ostrich’s latest single, The Shakedown, comes off their upcoming Strange Land LP and is a little harder than the band’s usual fare. Driven by some heavily-distorted guitar and a pit-worthy solo, The Shakedown is a good high-energy tune that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Alex Winston - Sister Wife (selected by Kate) - Taken from her 2011 debut EP/mini-album release, Sister Wife, the track is also featured on Winston's forthcoming album, King Con, which is set for release in April. Sister Wife is an anthemic, sing-along track with sparkling Folk/Pop melodies and Kate Bush vocals with an Indie lilt. Born and raised in Detroit, USA, Winston is a classically trained opera singer, citing influences ranging from PJ Harvey and Little Richard and has already supported Chuck Berry and Ted Nugent on his U.S tour. Catch Alex at one of her upcoming UK gigs: Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham and Bristol.

Deep Sea Arcade - Steam (selected by Matt) - Deep Sea Arcade are a five piece indie pop band from Sydney, Australia. Steam is their bright new single, overflowing with feel good energy. The band are playing at Brighton's Great Escape Festival in May and you can get hold of their debut full length album Outlands on 9 March.

SPC ECO - Give You Nothing (selected by Grim) - SPC ECO - Current project of Dean Garcia (Curve) who I think we may have covered more than a few times on Gigseen. Give You Nothing was premiered at a storming gig at Camden Barfly in January, and now also has a place on the brand new Don't Say EP (available via Bandcamp) and also a cool video to boot!