The Playlist: The Orwells / Cuz / Splashh / Pond / Filthy Boy / Loom

The songs that are hot on our playlist this week

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The Orwells - Who Needs You
Fresh out of high school, the Chicago garage rock five-piece are one of the best bands to emerge from the US in years. This new single only serves to confirm that fact.

Cuz - So Tired
Two minutes of fuzzy, hook-laden indie punk with the swagger of early Strokes or Black Lips. Fans of Parquet Courts and the aforementioned Orwells will love frontman Johnny Ryan's brand new DIY project.

Splashh - All I Wanna Do
The release of their forthcoming debut album 'Comfort' feels like a good time to dust off the Anglo-Antipodean band's best single to date.

Pond - Midnight Mass
A standout track from the Australian band's new album 'Hobo Rocket', Midnight Mass sees Pond ease off the Led Zep-style guitar antics (slightly) and settle into an Beatlesy ballad.

Filthy Boy - That Life
Dark, witty lyrics set over a waltz beat; Filthy Boy continue to explore the territory between Nick Cave and The Smiths.

Loom - Bleed On Me
Rounding off a week of top guitar bands are Loom from LuvLuvLuv Record's exciting new punk spin-off label HateHateHate.