Thursday, 19 July 2018

Leyya - Wannabe

With a sound as fresh as the mountainous region it was crafted from, Austrian pop-duo Leyya return today with their brand new single, Wannabe. Dishing up a whole concoction of genre's, the pair break through their swirling atmospherics in to a skippy high-eneregy sound that's unlike anything you've ever heard before. "After releasing our Second Album ‘Sauna‘ we tried to avoid the Post-Release-down with being creative and writing new music straight away" Leyya explain. "The song is circling around a problem almost everyone can relate to: Wanting to be like somebody else. Ironically – we find - its often also the other way around".


STORME - Starlight

Having instantly won me over with their single Burning Echoes last year, pop duo Storme return today with the hugely impressive Starlight. Packed with powerhouse melodies and infectious hooks, their latest effort if filled with self-confidence as it stamps its powerful message on the track's thumping bassline and dazzling rhythms. "Starlight was inspired by one of my best friends" Swedish front woman Amanda Liedberg explains. "For years she had no self-worth, putting herself down so many times, she became her own worst enemy. This song is for those who need that extra little confirmation, to say, ‘you are great, you're doing well and are so much more than you think you are’."Starlight’ was co-written/produced by James Rushent, formerly of dance-pop band 'Does It Offend You Yeah'.  Listen for yourselves below.


Official Video: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds - If Love Is The Law

Taken from the Number 1 album ‘Who Built the Moon?', today Noel Gallagher's Flying Birds have unveiled the video to latest single If Love Is the Law. Taking on the mammoth task of creating a video to each track on the album, all of which will form part of a full length movie with dialogue and live performances, director Mike Bruce has achieved a splendid result. Speaking about the video he goes on to say "If Love Is The Love is the fifth video of a sequence of seven music videos all of which comprise a chronological story line about two outlaws who meet and fall in love. As a whole the videos will eventually be released as a film entitled Stranded On The Earth complete with dialog sequences and live performances. The concept came from a series of discussions I had with Noel over the course of a couple months leading up to the release of Who Built The Moon?. When Noel sent me his new album I knew I wanted to do something out of the ordinary, something we’re not used to seeing in a music video format. If Love Is The Law serves as both a video for the latest single from Who Built The Moon? and as a trailer for the film and what’s to come." Take a watch for yourselves below.

‘Who Built the Moon?’, the third album from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is available now on Sour Mash Records.

Live Dates
19 July Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
21 July Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
30 Aug-1 Sep Electric Fields Festival, Dumfries & Galloway
1 Sep The Downs, Bristol
2 Sep Bingley Music Live, Yorkshire


The 1975 - Love It If We Made It

When a band make you smile from ear to ear with each and every release they share, you know they're doing something right. From relatively unknowns to one of the most popular modern day band's worldwide, The 1975's rise has been nothing short of magical. As they prepare the release of their third studio album, 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships', ramping up the best visual campaign I've seen with their posters and artwork, the Manchester group have now unveiled their second single, Love It If We Made It. Following on from Give Yourself a Try, a massive call to arms that implores you to invest in your own interests first, the band turn up the heat as they melt together their stylistics from across all their previous releases. It sounds familiar yet all the time pushing the boundaries of which it confides with a unique vocal delivery and driving melody line. As it breaks we get a funkier taste of their 80's influence as samples cascade together across its bassline and jazzy guitars . Take a listen for yourselves below. 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' will be released in October.


Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Honey Moon - '(Why Do You Think You're So) Special?' (Official Video)

Having recently signed to Heist or Hit, London pop crooners Honey Moon return unveiling their brand new video to latest single, (Why Do You Think You're So) Special?. A nostalgic take on modern day pop, the band's soulful vocals and skittish percussion deliver a wholesome sound, transporting you straight back to the 1960's with their tea-time melodies and swanky deliverance. Take a watch of the official video below directed by Adam Hipkin and Dan Hipkin. Irresistibly charming and instantly lovable (Why Do You Think You're So) Special? is a classic in the making and looks set to be the start of something very exciting.


Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Callum Pitt - Away From The Rousing Parades

Released last week, Newcastle-based artist Callum Pitt unveiled his fifth single Away From The Rousing Parades. Quick to build, the track's isolated guitar strums and hushed vocals soon become lost to an utterly wonderful crescendo of pure joy as it breaks in to a rousing, high-tempo masterpiece. Walking a tightrope of genre's, where it could fall so easily either side of folk and Americana, Away From The Rousing Parades becomes a wonderful addition to the young artist's catalogue. "Away From the Rousing Parades is my most energetic and passionate single so far, it considers my own mortality, and the process of working out what I value most in life." explains Callum. "I've spent lots of time in the past comparing myself to others and this song talks about letting go of the need to feel validated by anyone other than close friends, family and yourself, taking ownership of your self-worth, and being at peace." Take a listen for yourselves below. An EP is set to follow later this year.


Official Video: Soccer Mommy - Scorpio Rising

Photo Credit: Natalia Mantini

This week sees rising star Soccer Mommy release the official video to her latest single Scorpio Rising. Taken from her debut album 'Clean', watch on below as we witness Sophie Allison walk around a lonely town whilst bathed in a bright light visualising an otherworldly being. "I wanted the video for ‘Scorpio Rising’ to be a bit celestial," explains Allison of the Jonny Look-directed video. "The whole idea of laying out in a park in the middle of the summer while looking at the stars holds a significance to me, so I wanted to capture that feeling. I think there’s also a sense of isolation shown in the video that reflects both the song and the head-space I was in while writing Clean". Take a watch for yourselves below.

UK Tour Dates
31/8/18 - Thornhill, UK @ Electric Fields Festival
1/9/18 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
4/9/18 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
5/9/18 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
7/9/18 - Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social
8/9/18 - Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast
10/9/18 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
11/9/18 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
12/9/18 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
13/9/18 - London, UK @ Scala


Wild Nothing - Partners In Motion

photo credit – Cara Robbins

Returning last month with his first new material from the forthcoming fourth studio album 'Indigo', Wild Nothing today unveils its second single, Partners In Motion. Whilst Letting Go gave us his signature elongated guitars and wistful vocals, new track Partners In Motion is completely soaked in 80's nostalgia. Delivering a slower, slightly moodier tone the track's swirling melodies draw you deeper in to their spell as each twang and percussive chime unravels before you. With added saxophone for good measure courtesy of Taylor Plenn, what's not to love. Take a spin for yourselves below.  'Indigo' will be released 31st August through Captured Tracks.