Friday, 21 November 2014
Following his rather impressive 'Remnants' EP this year, it was only a matter of time before Jack Garratt began getting the recognition he so rightfully deserved. Premiering as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record in the World' last night, the London based artist returns with his latest offering in the form of new single The Love You're Given. Closing off a fantastic year it also looks set to establish him in 2015 as a serious hot act to keep an eye on. Built predominantly on a slinky sample based beat, it's not long before his crystalline falsetto enters the equation before culminating in to a huge synth-heavy drop. Undeniably bold and forever taking risks Garratt has raised the bar to an unfathomable height this time round, something that clearly displays the talents he possesses. Take a listen above. Fans can catch Jack Garratt out on the road this winter, a full list of dates can be seen along with purchasing tickets here.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Consistently delivering on excellence, London duo Honne return with their latest track, The Night, the flip-side to their second single 'All in The Value'. As soulful as you like, the pair's warming synths and crooned vocals make for a perfect match as the restrained lyrics “if you spend the night with me, I’ll make it worth your while” echo amongst slinky guitar lines and extended percussion. Check it out above for yourselves. 'The Night'/'All in The Value' will be released Nov. 24.
London - Sebright Arms, November 24
London - Electrowerkz, February 3
As the seasons begin to change and a cold wind creeps in, 19 year old Alex Burey returns with his sobering new single 'Inside World'. With talent extending light-years ahead of himself, the South London artists has already impressed with his debut offering Unspoken back in October and fans will be glad to know there seems to be plenty more tricks up the soulster's sleeves. Rich with its dignified blend of clarinet and rousing string sections, Inside World formulates in to the indulgent masterpiece of art we hear before ourselves. Tender and undeniably honest Burey once more delivers a stunningly in-depth approach to his songwriting drawing influence from a plethora of artists listing off from Aphex Twin to Shuggie Otis and Pink Floyd to Outkast. Take a listen above. You can pick up the debut EP ‘Inside World’ from 26th January 2015.
'Inside World' EP Tracklisting:
Dome Creed / Amen / Inside World / The Intimidator
St Pancras Old Church, London - 21st January
Picking up Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record in The World' title for their single Wash Away last month, Coasts have seen themselves have a fantastic year in new music. Putting on a stellar performance at this year's Big Weekend in Glasgow on the BBC Introducing Stage, not to mention a killer headline tour and already confirming Coachella and Lollapalooza 2015 appearances, the London via Bristol outfit return with a stream to the fourth and final track to be lifted from the forthcoming 'A Rush Of Blood' EP. Set to take things up a notch, Lions lifts their already brooding nature to an all time high as a warming backdrop of scintillating synths work their magic amongst Chris Caines ambitious vocals. Take a listen above for yourselves!
Speaking ahead of the EP's release the band had the following to say: "A Rush Of Blood EP is a collection of songs that helps to shed more light on what we are about as a band, offering up a few different elements that people have potentially not seen yet. We've experimented quite a bit with structure and different genres of music and so it's a body of work that we're really proud of and can't wait for people to hear"
The EP will be released 1st December 2014 coinciding with a UK tour throughout November and December. The band's long awaited debut album is set to follow in Summer 2015. You can Pre-Order the new EP here where fans can download its title track instantly.
Track listing: 1. A Rush of Blood 2. Let Go 3. Wash Away 4. Lions
November 22 - Brighton (The Haunt w/ Racing Glaciers)
November 23 - Bristol (The Fleece w/ Racing Glaciers)
November 25 - Leeds (Brudenell Socal Club)
November 26 - Liverpool (East Village Arts Club)
November 27 - London (Heaven w/ Racing Glaciers)
November 29 - Birmingham (The Institute w/ Racing Glaciers)
November 30 - Glasgow (Broadcast)
December 02 - Portsmouth (Wedgewood Room)
December 03 - Nottingham (The Recue Rooms w/ Racing Glaciers)
December 04 - Norwich (Waterfront w/ Racing Glaciers)
December 07 - Manchester (Sound Control w/ Racing Glaciers)
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
As the release date draws ever nearer for Talos to unleash his debut single ‘Tethered Bones/‘Bloom, the promising Irish artist returns with an official video to coincide. Whilst Tethered Bones showcased an emotive blend of RnB tinged melodies and glitchy synth notes, Bloom saw the Cork based native resort to his more primitive side as its sparse piano led backdrop bleakened before us with dark synths creeping in. Working with Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost (responsible for Hozier's stunning "Take Me To Church" video) its haunting and rather demonic soundscape is brought to life in the most chilling of ways. Maybe you might want to watch this one with the lights on.
‘Tethered Bones/‘Bloom’ is released on 12"/digital through Feel Good Lost on December 1st set to feature remixes from WIFE (Tri-Angle), Eomac (The Trilogy Tapes/R+S) and Slow Magic (Downtown Records.)
I probably say this a lot about many of the acts I write about here, but there really is something incredibly special surrounding the presence of Osca. Consistently showcasing a refined maturity in their sound that extends far beyond their reach, yet forever in their control, Jack Kenworthy and co return once more with another sublime effort in latest effort, Trumpet. Marking the fourth and final track on their newly released debut EP, they reach their most dignified form yet. Whilst rather misinformed featuring no trumpets, rather an inspired title from a novel about the life of Joss Moody, a jazz trumpeter in the 50s, its the intrinsic layering of wavey guitars and plinky percussion that continues to set them aside as being one of this year's greatest new discoveries. As the track slowly breaks in to a warming backdrop of driving synth pads and rising atmospherics you begin to see just why they are so worthy of all the praise received thus far.
The 'Blood' EPis available now digitally via Duly Noted Records. You can stream the previous cuts below.
Tracklist: 1. Blood 2. Illume 3. Trumpet 4. Around The Bends
Osca will be playing at the first Duly Noted Records live event this Friday (November 21st) in Camden, London @ The Stillery. Tickets are £5.
Hype Machine favourites (and of course ours) have seen themselves have a stunning year in new music with a constant stream of feel-good injected pop. Sharing their latest single 'For You' with us back in September, the Brighton based outfit return with an official video to compliment with the tracks killer hooks and blossoming essence. Take a watch above as the sickly cute clip sees our boy-girl couple scamper around some kind of quarry/limestone factory befoer getting chased out. 'For You' is available now via Crazy Heart Records/Killing Moon Records.
Completely transforming All We Are's most recent single I Wear You in to a chillingly sparse piano led composition, Years & Years leave their devastating mark on this gorgeous rework. Stripping away its original funky basslines and "cosmic levels of indulgent RnB-tinged riffs", this new version showcases Olly's vocals in the rawest form, each falsetto cry bringing with it another level of undying beauty. Take a listen above for yourselves.
All We Are Live Dates
18/11/2014 - XOYO, London w/ Marika Hackman
24/11/2014 - Macbeth, London (Free Entry)
14/12/2014 - Other Voices Festival, Ireland
Years & Years Live Dates
26/02/15 - Institute Temple, Birmingham
27/02/15 - Deaf Institute, Manchester
28/02/15 - Bodega, Nottingham
02/03/15 - Thekla, Bristol
03/03/15 - King Tut's, Glasgow
05/03/15 - Heaven, London
07/03/15 - The Haunt, Brighton