For your entertainment at the start of another working week here's five more hand-picked delights from the Scruff Of The Neck stable.
Yawning Dog – 'Sponge'
Leeds' slackers Yawning Dog only released this video in the early hours of the morning, but we were lucky enough to get an early viewing. Suitably psychedelic, the video reflects the band's and indeed the city's, DIY ethos perfectly whilst the track itself is a wonky foray in to the warped world of West Yorkshire slacker rock.
Mint – 'Wolves'
Hailing from Grimsby, Mint are a four-piece whose roots stem from mid-'00s indie but still manage to sound surprisingly fresh and contemporary. 'Raised by Wolves' is three minutes of angular guitars and frenetic percussion that push the track forwards. With new material on the horizon, you should be seeing a lot more of Mint in the future.
Just Mammals – 'River Runs Gold'
Another track barely a day old, and another band from Grimsby, Just Mammals make decade-spanning indie-pop. Bouncy and upbeat, 'Rivers Run Gold' is the band's latest effort and sees guitar jangles form a lazy haze over a '60s pop drumbeat. Infectious.
Larkins – 'Let Your Hair Down'
Keeping the trend going, Manchester's Larkins released 'Let Your Hair Down' late last week. A brooding '80s influenced track, it feels darker and more mature than the previous work, though manages to retain a degree of melody thanks to sporadic guitar licks that play off against its propulsive bass and relentless drums.
The Jade Assembly – 'Nothing Changes'
Emotive and emphatic, The Jade Assembly have been doing the rounds in Manchester for a few years now, garnering swathes of fans in the process. Latest single 'Nothing Changes' is a huge, anthemic track that calls to mind Augustines, had they formed in Lancashire and not New York.