Thursday, 27 November 2014

Only Real | Yesterdays

Needed now more than ever, as winter finally rears its fat ugly head and I sit here nursing a cold, Niall Galvin returns with some much needed sunshine warmth sharing his latest single Yesterdays. With plenty more upbeat jangly guitars and summer-induced fuzziness, Only Real crafts up another sublime sun-kissed effort as his unique blend of surf-pop doused with a hip-hop charm gets us longing for the hotter months. Yesterdays is set to be taken from Only Real's debut album due out in 2015. Take a listen for yourselves above.


Video: Aquilo | I Gave It All (Part 1/2)

Ah the coming-of-age day's when romance and love is all everyone ever thinks about. The all consuming emotions and grief that go with it though aren't always for the better. Especially when the 'what if's' are concerned. Renowned for their breath-taking approach to this art, Silverdale duo Aquilo return with an official video to their latest single I Gave It All documenting this all in wonderful depth. Released ahead of their forthcoming 'Human' EP, the pair enlist the help of director Eoin Glaister who captures incredible detail of a reminiscent past. Much like was the case in my school, a lot of the girls went for the older guys, the ones who could drive, the ones who didn't go to class and had a 'bad boy' persona and that seems to be the case here too. Centred around the loss of innocence, we watch on as our lead girl comes to terms with her past decisions of choosing the wrong guy in this impressive cinematic clip. Take a watch above. The 'Human' EP will be released December 8th.


Flyte | False Alarm

B-sides. They aren't really what they used to be are they. At least not in Flyte's case anyway. A half-arsed track knocked together in next to no time serving as filler to a radio friendly a-side. That's definitely not the case here. Returning with False Alarm, a track that could so easily stand on its own, the band showcase a fine deliverance of musicianship as their pop sensibilities cascade over its fluttering beat and twinkling harpsichord sounding melodies. False Alarm is set to be released on December 1st as Flyte bring news of a brand new EP entitled 'Diamond White' featuring previous single Light Me Up alongside two other brand new tracks, Chasing Heaven and Decline & Fall. Fans can Pre-Order now from their webstore here. Check out False Alarm above!


The Joys of Sleeping | Reception

Following on from their captivating Dude York Pt. 1 and Pt. 2, London/NYC duo The Joys of Sleeping return once more with another jubilant effort in the form of latest single Reception. Taken from their forthcoming new EP, the pair manage to craft a bittersweet melody through an ever changing soundscape. As twinkling keys shine amongst its dainty percussion the track's disconsolate vocals bring with them another element to its composition showcasing their diverse talents in fine style. We'll definitely keep you posted on the forthcoming EP but in the meantime you can stream 'Reception' above right now.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Blooms | Guilty

Returning with another sensual offering, Irish native - now London based artist Blooms shares her latest single 'Guilty' ahead of her debut London live date. With Kobina on production duties the track offers a ghostly charm to Louise Cunnane's sultry vocals as she whispers a disconsolate tale of falling out of love. Take a listen above where you can also download the track for free. Blooms will be playing her debut London show at Servant Jazz Quarters on February 25th - fans can purchase tickets here.


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Petite Noir | Chess

It really bugs me to think some people solely wake up thinking to themselves "I'm really going to ruin someones day today". Is their life that miserable that they feel the need to inflict their less than fortunate feelings on to someone else? If today's been one of those days for you, whether you've been on the receiving end of someones discomfort or the victim yourself, you might want to wrap your ears around Petite Noir and his latest single Chess. Taken from the forthcoming ‘The King Of Anxiety’ EP, its lucid tones provide a surrounding space of warmth as you become forever lost amongst its swaying beat. With each layer revealing further intrinsic patterns it becomes a wonderful journey of self reflection - the lyrics born out of an instant message conversation finalising the demise of a relationship. Take a listen above. 'The King Of Anxiety' will be released on 19th January 2015 through Domino’s sister label, Double Six.

Fans can Pre-Order the EP now from iTunes receiving 'Chess' as an instant download.

Tracklist: 1 – Come Inside  2 – Chess  3 – Shadows  4 – Til We Ghosts  5 – The Fall


Video: Rae Morris | Under The Shadows

What could possibly be better than one Rae Morris? A whole load of them of course. Returning with an official video to her latest single Under The Shadows Morris takes centre stage as the surreal clip sees herself multiply before our very eyes in its spooky presence. Take a watch above for yourselves. Under The Shadows is taken from her debut album 'Unguarded' set for release on 26th January 2015. You can see the full tracklist below along with a list of UK tour dates set to kick off in Liverpool on February 1st 2015.

1. Skin   2. Under the Shadows   3. Closer    4. For You   5. Love Again   6. Don't Go
7. Unguarded   8. Cold   9. Do You Even Know?   10. Morne Fortune   11. This Time   12. Not Knowing

UK Tour
1st Feb                        The Kazimier, Liverpool  
3rd Feb                        King Tuts, Glasgow  
4th Feb                        Wardrobe, Leeds  
5th Feb                        Temple Room @ The Institute, Birmingham  
6th Feb                        Gorilla, Manchester 
8th Feb                        Academy 2, Oxford  
10th Feb                      Komedia, Brighton  
11th Feb                     Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth  
12th Feb                      Brixton Electric, London  
14th Feb                      Thekla, Bristol  
15th Feb                      Rescue Rooms, Nottingham  
16th Feb                      Arts Centre, Norwich


Monday, 24 November 2014

As Elephants Are | Breathe

As Buckinghamshire's As Elephants Are prepare the release of their new EP, the band return with their latest single Breathe, lifted from their forthcoming release due out December 8th. What's quite possibly their most mature effort yet, we're finally beginning to get taste of what they're capable of as high strung guitars slice through its empowering synths in fine fashion. With the new EP produced by Andy Savours (Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, My Bloody Valentine) I'm sure we can expect plenty more vibrancy as they continue to impress on a much grander scale.

Fans can Pre-Order the new EP here: the band will also be playing a free headline show at The George Tavern, London on December 4th. More info can be found on the fb event page here.