MonthApril 2016

O.B Howard: ‘Blue and Gray’

Having been compared to the likes of Iron and Wine, Providence-based trio O.B Howard have just self-released their self-titled debut album. Folk is in their blood, no question, but it delves a bit deeper than your stereotypical twee stylings. The tone of subdued romance is balanced by a fine, melancholic sense of melody.

Owen Rabbit: ‘Weeds’

Taken from the debut self-titled EP due for release in July, ‘Weeds’ is an extraordinary introduction to one man phenomena Owen Rabbit.  Set to take Brighton’s Great Escape by storm, Rabbit is without any shadow of doubt, one of the most arresting artists to emerge in 2016. Loop pedals became a bit of a saturated…

WRLD x Father Dude: ‘Galaxies’

Consummate Dutch producer WRLD and talented vocalist Father Dude have collaborated on one of the most addictive dance hits of the year. ‘Galaxies’ is steeped in funk and brimming with rhythmic urgency, compelling synth bass tones and anthemic choruses. Summer is not long off, but this is the perfect precursor.

Luke Howard: ‘The Ends’

Classical pianist Luke Howard has just released his latest album Two Places via Lukktone and the second track to be taken from the record, ‘The Ends’, continues to showcase what a vivid and imaginary composer the Australian is. Creating amiable atmosphere while advancing the track’s deep feelings of fragility, Howard has created something unfailingly consuming. This is a…

Phoria: ‘Everything Beta’

It was Scotland’s Turtle that first introduced me to Brighton’s Phoria with his rework of their track ‘Emanate’, it subsequently became my favourite track of 2014. The outfit have emerged with another genre bender in the shape of ‘Everything Beta’. The thing I love most about Phoria is their ability to augment a track far beyond any…

Sea Offs: ‘Shallow Waters’

Duo Olivia Price and Rashmit Arora, better known as Pennsylvania dream-folk Sea Offs recently revealed mesmerising ballad ‘Shallow Waters’.  The two-piece have only been composing together since 2014, but their union has already impressed many. Their humble success is simply down to creating distinctively beautiful music and heart-rending songs. ‘Shallow Waters’ is no different, it may be bordering…