MonthApril 2016

We Had To Leave: ‘Small Voices’

Indie-electro trio We Had To Leave have been one of Germany’s more exciting exports of late. Their latest release ‘Small Voices’ will no doubt appeal to We Were Promised Jetpacks and Bloc Party fans in particular.  With its sleek production and addictive sense of urgency, the 3-piece have penned a memorable hook-laden hit to lift them…

Beyond Rare: ‘Cold’

Los Angeles Tori & Colton are new experimental electronic duo Beyond Rare. Their latest track ‘Cold‘ has been on heavy rotation in the Podcart hub and will no doubt make our end of year ‘favourites’ list. A triumph of minimalism, this is melodically sublime. With its lo-fi angularity, this is serene, sentimental and strikingly intimate.

Eat Fast: ‘Stammer’

Eat Fast are on the road to being one of favourite bands. Their previous releases ‘Byker Lime Slicer’ and ‘Byker Drone’ (under previous moniker Eat) have been unequivocally praised by a number of fans and press. A cloud of hype surrounds the band and quite rightly so. Latest track ‘Stammer’ is a welcoming sweaty, pop-drenched riff…

Fog Lake: ‘Rattlesnake’

St. John’s, Newfoundland-based singer/songwriter Fog Lake describes himself as ‘healing pop’, there will never be a more truthful detail about Aaron Powell. Latest release ‘Rattlesnake’ floats between satisfying reverie and a poignant dark poetic stance. The singer explains, “I wrote this song late last February while living in the basement of a new house I’ve recently moved into. the songs…

Gold Light: ‘Arm’s Length’

Gold Light have become a bit of an addiction for me, the project of Joe Chang has seen a consistently excellent sonic output. Their latest offering is the beautifully nostalgic ‘Arm’s Length’. Accompanied by a stunning, sentimental video, the North Carolina quintet have created a thing of wonder. “Arm’s Length” by GOLD LIGHT from Joe Chang on…

BARLI: ‘Insignificunts’

London newcomer BARLI has unleashed fierce new synth banger ‘Insignificunts’. Laden with tenebrous pop arpeggios, BARLI’s undeniable confidence shines through both lyrically and vocally. ‘Insignificunts‘ is an elaborately layered, mesmerising listen.

Hovvdy: ‘Meg’

Austin duo Hovvdy‘s highly anticipated debut album drops this week. ‘Meg’ is the second single released and continues to pull heavily on heartstrings. With numerous killer lines, unexpected hooks coming from everywhere and one of the most impassioned build ups of the year, it’s not really so hard to imagine what Hovvdy have been doing all…

Mirror Mask: ‘Always’

Austin-based duo Mirror Mask are similar to a number of electronic outfits in that there is very little information, but their mysteriousness makes no difference when it comes to the music. With undeniable shades of The Cure, ‘Always’ has dark, industrial undertones which are sweetened by an irresistible melodic pulchritude. If this is a taster of what’s to…