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New Music – Painted Zeros, Dolores Haze, Brett

New bands to check out from Brooklyn, Stockholm and Washington DC

Dolores Haze

Fri, Nov 27, 2015, 14:09


Every week, we highlight a couple of new acts from around the globe who’ve caught our attention. Please feel free to share tips below or check out all past New Music selections here.

Painted Zeros

Brooklyn dreampop trio Painted Zeros’ debut album “Floriography” is quite a beauty, a record full of songs which subtly cast a spell and draw you in. Singer Katie Lau’s vocals are probably the big draw, but their songs like “Pretty Rig” and “Call Back” come with winning riffs and melodies too.

Dolores Haze

Self-proclaimed “infamous and highly overrated” Stockholm noise-makers, Dolores Haze make merry on their debut album “The Haze Is Forever” with a fiesty mix of punk, shoegaze, garage rock and goth. What the Swedish riot grrrls Groovy Nickz, Groovy Fuck, Lucky Lollo and Foxy Sagz produce is a bang of tunes which kick out a lot of jams with shrieking, screaming, stompong aplomb.


In many US cities, weekly street cleaning routines means parking restrictions on certain days to ensure the job gets done. No-one has ever written a song about this traffic regulation until Washington DC band four-piece came along with this gorgeous ear-worm “Street Cleaning”. Formerly known as the Dance Party, Brett have a great penchant for strong, infectious hooks and dreamy grooves.