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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Foresteater - Avalanche




A chance discovery on Soundcloud last night unearthed the latest single from Phoenix-based outfit Foresteater. The band's dazzling indie pop sound drives home their infectious guitar melodies and resounding vocals to maximum effect and left me hooked. A breath of fresh air from the drag of blog emails. Take a listen for yourselves below.



f: www.facebook.com/Foresteater

Editors - Magazine




With a new year often comes change and Editors are no exception to the rule. Having spent the past few months, even year, holed away writing, the band have finally returned with their stunning new single Magazine. Taken from the forthcoming new album 'Violence', released March 9th, the band channel an unrivalled force through their no holds barred energy, the track's fighting attitude drawing from their past influence. "Magazine is a pointed finger aimed at those in power...some corrupt politician or businessman...a character, and a tongue in cheek poke at the empty posturing and playing to the masses of the power hungry" explains singer Tom Smith.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

'Violence' Tracklisting
1. Cold
2. Hallelujah (So Low)
3. Violence
4. Darkness At The Door
5. Nothingness
6. Magazine
7. No Sound But the Wind
8. Counting Spooks
9. Belong



The band will play three very special album launch shows before heading out on a full European tour. Ticket pre sale starts Thursday 18th January at 9am with general sale Friday 19th January at 9am. Gain access to the exclusive pre-sale by exclusive pre ordering the band’s new album from www.editorsofficial.com

March
Sun, 4 UK, Birmingham, Town Hall
Mon, 5 UK, Manchester, Cathedral
Tues, 6 UK, London, The Clapham Grand

f: www.facebook.com/editorsmusic

Monday, 15 January 2018

Refs - Bound to Lose


Having had an impressive few years on the circuit since first emerging with the ever impressive Pain Goes Away, Refs look set on making 2018 theirs with the return of their ever changing and adapting sound, sharing new single Bound to Lose. "...a song for all those who have ever tried to drink, smoke, or fuck away the inevitable" the duo explain, their latest effort shows off their luscious synth-work in fine style as the pair add vibrant splashes of colour to their scintillating backdrop. Through both their soulful vocals and sleek futuristic aesthetic, the duo once again produce on the level of pop perfected greatness. Take a listen below.



f: www.facebook.com/refsmusic

The Other End - Far from Home




In true Blue Monday fashion, Norway's The Other End break hearts in the purest of ways with their chilling debut single, Far from Home. Set to release their first EP on March 16th, the pair demonstrate the sheer emotion in their music through the track's simplistic guitar strum and icy vocal touch. Written about almost losing a loved one and not being able to do anything about it, the track showcases the true wonder and ethereal beauty that can be found in minimalism, its ghostlike charm staying with you for long after its final note. Take a listen for yourselves below.



f: www.facebook.com/TheOtherEndBand

Ragmans Daughter - Lazy




With just 12 months so far under their belts, having only formed in January '17, London's Ragmans Daughter come full sound blaring as they unveil their stunning debut single, Lazy. Anything but the title's namesake, the band have spent the past few months holed up perfecting their dazed indie-pop sound and this first indication proves it's been well worth the wait. Adding their very own touch to a unique Brit-Pop influence, the band deliver a shimmering debut offering, the tracks swelling melodies and driving vocals culminating to a dazzling finale. Take a listen below for yourselves. 2018 is sure to be an exciting one!



f: www.facebook.com/ragmansdaughter

Friday, 12 January 2018

Skott - Stay Off My Mind




Wasting no time, pop wunderkind Skott returns today to start the new year with the exciting reveal of her brand new four-track EP, ‘Stay Off My Mind’. Sharing its lead single, it's a clear indicator to where her intentions lie as we get another masterclass in pop perfection from the promising Scandinavian artist. "I've been working a bit with Bjorn from Peter Bjorn & John, and we meant to replace the sample, but it just worked so perfectly so its ended up in the song" explains Skott. "Ultimately it’s a song about missing someone so much that you're almost living more in the past than in the present. It's bittersweet because we can have such fond memories, but life goes on and sometimes having flashbacks can keep you from moving on". Take a listen for yourselves below. 'Stay Off My Mind' is available now via Chess Club/RCA.



Live Dates
28th March – O2 Ritz, Manchester (w/ MØ)
30th March – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ MØ)
31st March – O2 ABC, Glasgow (w/ MØ)
4th April – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ MØ)
5th April – Open, Norwich (w/ MØ)
7th April – O2 Academy, Bristol (w/ MØ)
f: www.facebook.com/skottmusic

Photo Credit: Peter Saint James

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Pizzagirl - Favourite Song




Pizzagirl. Neither music made by the traditional Italian dish, nor a girl, yet Liam Brown's psychedelic bedroom vision is about to be freed so we can forgive and forget as we get lost in his kaleidoscopic world. Sharing his debut single, Favourite Song, the Liverpool-residing artist delivers a contagious concoction of 1980's inspired melodies, zany lyrics and undeniably catchy chord changes. "Favourite Song is my attempt at making a tune that would fit nicely in a Miami Vice/Blade Runner soundtrack" explains Pizzagirl, ͞"Lyrically it,'s themed around being nostalgic, and seeing a certain person and time through a rose tinted camera lens". Take a listen below for yourselves. Favourite Song is out today via independent label Heist or Hit.




f: www.facebook.com/mypizzagirl

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Rynn - With You (Drake Cover)




Whilst it's no hidden secret to my dislike of fan covers and remixes, the only thing to criticise here is the track being over all too soon. Making it completely her own, Rynn delivers a kaleidoscopic alternative to Drake's With You. Filled with progressive electronics and auto-tuned vocals, the alt-pop artist based out of LA shares with us a perfectly poised work of art, raising all senses of emotion. "For me, With You, is about finding yourself totally consumed by your feelings for someone wanting to spend all your time with that person" she explains. "In general, I’m not good at having casual feelings about most things and I either could probably care less, or have thrown myself 1000% into that situation. I totally relate to the line in the song, “it’s about us right now, so where you going,” because sometimes I tend to fall too hard a little too pre maturely and then get sad when I realize I probably idealized the situation more in my head then where things were at in reality". Take a listen for yourselves below. 



f: www.facebook.com/Rynnsounds