MonthJuly 2016

Young Summer: ‘Paused Parade’

Washington, DC’s Young Summer lives up to her name with a song awash with warmth and depth of illuminating grace. Injected with syncopated percussion and punctuated by a nectarous vocal, ‘Paused Parade’ is a jazz lullaby of stunning proportions. Lay back with your headphones on and absorb every nuance that this has to offer.

Bad Tropes: ‘Liberties’

Dreamy Berlin duo Bad Tropes have released the second stunning single from their forthcoming self-titled long player. Both transparent and heartfelt, ‘Liberties’ creates an intimacy that is very special. With its heartrending melodies, this is a genre-defying sonnet that evokes a visionary psyche. Bad Tropes have discovered their springboard to a wider audience. Liberties by Bad Tropes

Bones Garage: ‘The Run’

The post-punk drenched second single from Bones Garage will no doubt appeal to the Johnny Marr fans out there. With its rhythmically addictive prowess, the track’s unmistakable 60s guitar riff becomes the star of the show. Ariel Pedatzur’s vocals provide a welcome feverish edge to the melodic highlights.  ‘The Run’ is exhilarating and mesmerizingly addictive.

Lucia Fontaine: ‘Lose My Mind’

The chattering has started behind the scenes regarding Glasgow’s Lucia Fontaine. Having just played the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s T In The Park and gained notable London-based press, it’s an exciting time for the young musician. Fontaine releases her debut EP Best Boy on 10″ vinyl via Dead Beet Records this Autumn and it’s…

Franco Franco: ‘By The Lake’

Latvian indie pop band Franco Franco have emerged with a stunning video for their latest single, ‘By The Lake’. Electro quips work alongside their folk sensibilities, both are perfectly scaled to make something cohesive and entirely inviting.  

The Tambo Rays: ‘Get It Right Now’

When I discovered that brother and sister Brian and Sara DaMer had already shared stages with the likes of the tUnE-yArDs, The Go Team I was unsurprised given their fearless pop sensibilities.  The Oakland duo make up The Tambo Rays and their latest single ‘Get It Right Now’ is an immensely derivative album that conjures the same feelings…

False Heads: ‘Slew’

London trio False Heads have had an impressive laudative build up along their sonic journey. Being praised by the likes of Iggy Pop is quite the endorsement for any young band. ‘Slew’ is our introduction to the 3-piece, a bombastic track delivered with panache, it illustrates why rock heavyweights are dishing out various compliments. It is…

The RM Hubbert Podcast 3.0

Welcome to the Podcart podcasts. This week’s very special guest is RM Hubbert! My third sit down with Hubby which includes an honest chat about him and his music. You can buy RM Hubbert’s album viashop.chemikal.co.uk/acatalog/CHEM238.html#aCHEM238 Please listen and enjoy and remember to check out the artists in more depth. Available to download via iTunes or stream…

Avec Sans: ‘Perth’

Avec Sans continue to establish themselves as one of the year’s most vibrant outfits. Their previous hit ‘Heartbreak Hi’ became something of an addiction, they have now returned with another thrilling anthem. A reworking of the Bon Iver classic, ‘Perth’ is a bombastic take on the original. Packed to the brim with angular synths, this…