MonthOctober 2016

Life Is Like A Box of Records: Chris James

Singer-songwriter Chris James introduces us to his unique blend of stunning cinematic-folk on his new EP ‘Space In The Clouds’, out on 9th December 2016 via AWAL. Take a look below at his life-affirming tracks and stream his new single ‘Stairs Up To The Sun‘ here. Bjork – Venus As A Boy Debut pretty much soundtracked those early teenage years when…

Top Tracks: October (Part 2)

We have put together a list of songs that have stood out this month for a plethora of reasons. Please take the time to invest and immerse in them:   Campbell: ‘Don’t Move’ Produced by Basement Jaxx’s Simon Ratcliffe, this is New Zealand singer-songwriter, Campbell’s debut single. This is an intelligent track that is captivating in terms…

Life is Like a Box of Records: Vienna Ditto

Vienna Ditto return with their latest collection of sci-fi infused pop music with the release of Busted Flush, out on Friday 11th November 2016 via Ubiquity Project Recordings. Check out lead singer Hatty Taylor’s tracks that have ‘sountracked’ her life: The Seekers – Morningtown Ride My Mum used to sing this to me when I was really little, I thought it…

New Fries: ‘Mary Poppins’ Pockets’

A  breath of fresh air hit this week in the shape of Toronto-based experimental 4-piece New Fries. Ahead of their mini album release More on November 25th, they have revealed the extraordinary ‘Mary Poppins’ Pockets’. It comes as little surprise that the band are working with Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) given his work with the…

Polykite: ‘Bones’

Melbourne shoegaze quintet Polykite are another triumph to emerge from the current Melbourne music landscape. Their debut single ‘Bones’ has all the makings of an early 4AD roster tribute, I found myself lost in the depths of the arrangement, the reverb -drenched vocals surround your aural perimeter like a choir of angels. This is a song…

Pyke: ‘Follow Me’

Having recently released their stunning debut album Detox, Norweigan duo Pyke have released another taster, ‘Follow Me’.  This is a remarkable song,  one which burrows beneath the surface and recovers something both seductive and strange. The key changes are notable and take the song in a fascinating and unexpected direction. A conceptually insightful journey ensues and one that…

Sorcha Richardson: ‘Ruin Your Night’

Brooklyn-based, Dublin-born chanteuse Sorcha Richardson‘s latest release sees the singer-songwriter confess her ill-fated romances. More contemplative than melancholy, Richardson manages to infuse the song with a romantic, wistful wave. ‘Ruin You Night’ is the impressive third single from an artist who has produced a charming balance of sweet melody, subtle folk twinkle, whilst flirting with a rock undertone. There…

Be Charlotte: ‘Drawing Windows’

It’s been an interesting couple of years for Be Charlotte, having established herself as one of the most hardworking new artists to emerge from Scotland, she has continued to perfect her craft and built up a significant team around her. The Dundonian singer/songwriter has formed a solid relationship with praised producer Marcus Mackay, known for his…

Tigertown: ‘Papernote’

Australia has emerged as a frontrunner this year in the new music stakes and Sydney’s Tigertown are testament to that. The family outfit, husband-wife duo Chris and Charlie Collins joined by the former’s brother Alexi and sister Elodie have revealed a sonic game changer.  Not only is ‘Papernote’ Song of the Day, but this is…