Monday, 21 May 2018

Little Monarch - Full Release

"Full Release was a true collaboration for us, where everyone came together and brought a different piece of the song to the equation. The verse and the chorus, like bodies intertwining and becoming one, don't necessarily need each other to exist... but they just feel right lying next to each other.  This song attempts to capture those moments of bliss, when you're in deep with someone who just lights you up. It's happy, sexy underneath, and might be wearing a denim on denim outfit". Take a listen to the bands breezy new single below for yourselves.


Friday, 18 May 2018

Fields - Some Kids

Ireland's Fields last week returned with their brand new track Some Kids. Whilst they don't have the most Google friendly name, the band most certainly make up for it in sound with their stunning, climatic new single. The four piece channel their folk-inspired melodies in to a monstrous effort, their intricate guitars culminating at the foot of it's crescendoing finale. "'Some Kids' is a track that was borne out of reflection on the creative process" explains Seán O'Brien. "With our music, we endeavour to create something that people can connect with on an emotional level and this song in particular came about almost as a documentation of that endeavour. It starts with basic creative inclination, purest in childhood, developing into something more lucid as the years roll by. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Thursday, 17 May 2018

BRAEVES - Pull Me In

Once more, Soundcloud's algorithm's does wonders as it puts across my path Los Angeles/New York outfit Braeves. The band last week returned with their brand new single, Pull Me In, a track that's teeming with glorious sun-kissed melodies and euphoria. Take a listen for yourselves below as the quartet deliver a joyous 3 minute pop song with plenty of twists and turns across its guitar driven duration.


Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Hearts Hearts - Sugar / Money

Taken from their recently released LP ‘Goods / Gods’, Austrian outfit Hearts Hearts return with an official video to their latest single Sugar / Money, animated by the impressive Schorsch Feierfeil. Originally released as a live session, the track gets the worthy studio treatment it so rightly deserves, seeing in the light of day with an official release. The video comes ahead of the band playing the UK on 22nd May at London's Thousand Island. Take a watch below. Singer David Österle explains…"Living sometimes seems to be a permanent process of self-discipline. We are all constantly running for a jam tomorrow. Sugar keeps us highly energetic. Life doesn’t encourage us to experience the future as a blind joyride. Let’s catch some moments of exhilaration, damn, let’s feel the thrill of immediateness."


Esther Vallee - Higher

Swedish-based artist Esther Vallee last Friday released her brand new single Higher, a taster of what's to come from her forthcoming EP 'Things We Never Talk About'. With everything you'd expect from a Scandinavian wunderkind, the track's huge pop sensibilities come to light across a pounding percussive beat with her whispery vocals elevating the track's buoyant melodies. Speaking about the new track, Esther explains, “"'Higher' is about the urge to feel something for someone - or at least pretend to feel something and that everything is perfect. I'm not that interested in who you are or what you do, what keeps you up at night or how you take your morning coffee, but I just need you next to me unconditionally. It may sound desperate, but why the hell not?" Take a listen for yourselves below.


Monday, 14 May 2018

Rosie Carney - Bare

Few can achieve as much quality within such minimalism as Rosie Carney can muster. Her latest single, Bare, is a perfect example of the sheer ambiance and emotive bliss that can be found in her music. With nothing more than the strum of guitar strings and soft whispered vocals, Carney's isolation is laid out for all to see, her vulnerabilities coming to fruitful life.
In her words, it "stems from the feelings of solitude and isolation you experience after going through something negatively impacting". She goes on to detail its conception. "I tried to write the song in stages of that experience, the first verse being the most raw and vulnerable, and the last, letting go. I don't necessarily think solitude is a negative thing, but actually very positive. It allows us to get to know ourselves better within each situation. I tried to capture that strength in this song." Take a listen to the new single for yourselves below.


Linying - Tall Order

I know I say this often, but when I find a real diamond of a single, it brings everything together. Linying is one of the very reasons I still keep sifting through 100+ daily emails. Her new single Tall Order is an incredible body of art and it'd be a crying shame if it got lost amongst the never ending churn of my inbox. The Singaporean singer-songwriter's sound is poignant, brimming with emotion and utmost unique. Her latest effort blends seamlessly her stunning vocal talents with a swathe of piano chimes and clattering of percussion. "The song is about seeing yourself deteriorate." explains Linying. "It's like being half-asleep and half-assing everything for a long time, and all of a sudden waking up — you see yourself in a different light and realise that without knowing it, you've become a lousy shell of a person: the kind who complains about little things and lies to themselves and evades hard questions. "Tall Order" was me realising that about myself. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Thursday, 10 May 2018

Maximillian - Hollow Days

2017 was a whirlwind year to say the least for Denmark's pop-wunderkind Maximillian. From his debut single Feelings, the young Dane has shot through the ranks to become one of the most excitable new artists to release music in a long long time. Now signed to Virgin EMI in the UK he only looks set to project his emotionally charged sound further than ever before. His latest single Hollow Days is the first new music on the label and sees his darkened take on pop indulge us like we're used to with plenty more sweeping synth pad textures and articulated vocal strides. He goes on to explain "Hollow Days is about fighting your own mixed emotions and how you sometimes leave certain important parts of your life out – and then realize that living without it makes you hollow. This is a note to self – a reminder, not to give up on what I’ve got so easily". Take a listen for yourselves below with the track's official video.