MonthJune 2016

Heavy Heart: ‘High Dive’

London quintet Heavy Heart have potentially released one of the most addictive songs of 2016. The band have ambitiously decided to release a song for every month of 2016 and ‘High Dive’ is June’s instalment. An unassuming and gentle dream-rock anthem, both melodic and atmospheric in equal measure, it easily works its way into the subconscious.…

Ninth Parallel: ‘Infinitum’

‘Infinitum’ is the latest release from Atlanta producer Ninth Parallel, he says of the song, “I wrote Infinitum over a dark and confusing period of my life while I was going through a severe depression. At first this experience changed me for the worse, but then it triggered exponential personal growth. The whole experience fundamentally changed…

The Rashita Joneses: ‘Wide Eyes’

With the influx and saturation of electro-pop, we have dearly missing pure, unadulterated rock. Thankfully, Milwaukee trio The Rashita Joneses have emerged providing a revival of sorts. Taken from the split single, Wide Eyes/Alien Ocean, the volume and power of late mid 70s punk rock cannot be ignored. With a sassiness and canniness, almost like The Ramones being…

Royal Canoe: ‘Somersault’

Nevado Music is already home to the likes of Deap Vally, The Dead Ships, Gringo Star and more, so it comes as no surprise that Winnipeg’s Royal Canoe are part of this impressive roster.  The sextet are set to release their next album, Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit via the label on September 16th. …

Cloud District: ‘Rosie’

Orange County trio Cloud District have recently released new EP Summer Slam. Our first taste is the abrupt and bittersweet ‘Rosie’. With a feeling of wreckage and detritus, there are also glimmers of melodic beauty. This is rough around the edges, but that’s what makes it all the more appealing. There’s a strong sense of catharsis about ‘Rosie’…

Pyke: ‘Close’

London’s The Line Of Best Fit have long been shouting from the rooftops about Norway’s sonic talent pool and going by ethereal duo Pyke, they are not wrong. ‘Close’ is our first introduction to the two-piece resonates with substance and meaning. Its soaring delivery gives an undeniable divine pleasure, Kjersti Lindtveit’s vocal is the sound of a…

The Casket Girls: ‘Tears Of A Clown’

The Casket Girls have released their third album The Night Machines via Graveface Records. The Savannah, Georgia trio made up of sisters Phaedra and Elsa Greene and Ryan Graveface are said to be virtually elusive, but have maintained an impressive creative output and cult following.  The latest release to be taken from the album, ‘Tears Of A Clown’…

Amy Syed: ‘You Go To My Head’

Amy Syed is no stranger to the music industry. With an impressive CV, the London singer/songwriter has performed and collaborated with a long list of notable artists. Her solo introduction comes in the form of a reworking of Billie Holiday’s ‘30s classic ‘You Go To My Head’.  This is a precise, transparent, ominous, yet dangerously fragile…

Los Espinas: ‘In The Street’

Having released their debut EP The Tide, Australian outfit Los Espinas have emerged with the euphoric ‘In The Street’. Chris Duffy of the band says, “the song to me is about overcoming self-doubt, worry, and anxiety which you can sometimes impose on yourself, which in some ways I think is also the broad theme of our EP”. This is certainly illustrated…

Laminate Pet Animal: ‘For Her’

Bedroom composers and producers Laminate Pet Animal are Leeds duo Thomas Trueman and Tom Bradshaw. Their latest electro-pop hit, ‘For Her’ delivers crisp and intricate production. By combining organic harmonies with precise cut-ups, the two-piece have created a lush and sophisticated anthem. With the likes of Chicane before them, this is the kind of euphoric dance…