Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Pleasure House - Father's Son

Birmingham's Pleasure House return today with their latest track Father's Son, the band's next single to be taken from their forthcoming new EP 'Sentient' due out Friday. "This is a really emotionally driven and brutally honest account of one of the most significant events to happen in my life to date" explains frontman Alex Heffernan. "It tells the story of 14 year old me, struggling with demons that I've since been lucky enough to shake, toiling with the idea of identity and coping with life changing events that have shaped me as a man today. Like all of the songs though, they are concluded with positivity. I believe that there can always be a silver lining if you choose to take that road, and something that seemed so dark for such a long time became a catalyst for hope and love and friendship way more powerful that it had ever been before". Take a listen to the chest thumping powerhouse single below as the track's soaring melodies and punchy percussion deliver a euphoric effort.

Live Dates
24 May – Esquires, Bedford 
25 May – Marrs Bar, Worcester 
26 May – The Garibaldi Hotel, Northampton 
27 May – Verve Bar, Leeds 
01 June – The Garage, London 
02 June – Jimmy’s NQ, Manchester 
03 June – The Rocking Chair, Sheffield 
10 June – The Shed, Leicester 
13 June – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton


Monday, 22 May 2017

The Districts - If Before I Wake

Returning with a less brash sound, The Districts share their latest single If Before I Wake ahead of the release of their forthcoming new album 'Popular Manipulations' due out August 11th On Fat Possum. Take a listen below and indulge in the track's lightening charged guitars and pummelling percussion as the band drive home another fantastic effort.

UK Dates
8/25 - Reading, UK - Reading Festival
8/26 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
8/27 - Hull, UK - Fruit
8/29 - Newcastle, UK - Cluny
8/30 - Edinburgh, UK - Caves
8/31 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
9/2 - Bristol, UK - The Downs
9/3 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
9/5 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
9/6 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
9/7 - Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
9/11 - Brighton, UK - Haunt


Friday, 19 May 2017

Haerts - No Love For The Wild

Having long established a prominent synth-pop demeanour, Haerts take a twist and turn with their new single No Love For The Wild as they channel a new ballroom-esque sound. Growing up it's only logical their music will mature and here goes to show just how far they've come as we get a sophisticated glimpse in to the future with their dreamy vocals and epic widescreened percussion. "Lyrically it’s less of a truth than a burning outcry and the hope to be proven wrong". say Haerts. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Thursday, 18 May 2017

Fins Ara - Veer

Fins Ara. A fine example of why less is more. Translated to 'see you later' in the Barcelona-born now London based songwriter’s language, his debut single Veer is more inviting than a cold depart. Through an uncomplicated and unconditional piano melody comes a heartfelt introduction as we get a taste of the crippling and fragile solitary found within his music. Something of true outstanding beauty, with nothing but his falsetto cries thrust to the forefront, Veer is the first of three track's to be taken from the artists' upcoming debut 'A Love, Elusive' EP, which is said to be about the portrayal of his own impressions on the ambiguity of a relationship. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Goldn - I'm Still Here

Returning with his new single I'm Still Here, Goldn lets us further in to his mysterious electronic dream land with plenty more otherworldly melodies and soaring synth patterns. There's not much online about the artist, nor who features on his new track but then sometimes that's for the better allowing the music to do the talking, and talking it most certainly does.


JW Ridley - 1990

Having impressed immensely with his debut single Everything (Deathless) at the start of this year, JW Ridley returns with another pristine effort sharing his latest track 1990. Deeply immersive steeped with endless nostalgia, his ability in creating track's of such slow-burning warmth is second to none and here goes to show these talents in grandeur style. From its looped piano chimes through to its cathartic crescendo filled with swirling synths and guitars comes another masterpiece in songwriting. "I wrote the song a long time ago, I kind of left it for a while because it never really felt finished with" explains Jack. "Eventually I moved back to where I grew up for a while and it just sort of happened. Being back in that place woke up the things that I couldn’t get inside of before. So I recorded it there". Take a listen below. 1990 is taken from JW Ridley's forthcoming mini EP.


Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Toyko - you do.

It's been a long known fact that LA has been a hotbed for synth-pop talent for years. Having featured hundreds of artists from the Californian city it's no surprise to learn Tokyo are the latest exports to crop up on my radar. Here the duo return with their new single you do. A gorgeous swelling mass of electronics and heartfelt emotively hinged vocals. Take a listen to the pair's infectious effort below. 


Nick Mulvey - Unconditional

Nick Mulvey might be a name that's been gone for a while but it's one that's never been forgotten. Back with his first taste of music since his debut album 'First Mind' released almost 3 years to the day, Unconditional showcases a brand new re-imagined delivery that comes to life in the most wondrous of ways. From the tracks softly played beginnings, through to its intricate melodies and enthralling layering comes a gorgeous all-absorbing sound. To coincide with its upcoming release the track gets an official video directed by Bjork-collaborator Bastian Glassener that grippingly visualises the breakdown of a relationship through the on/off controlling and loving nature the on-screen couple go through. Take a watch below for yourselves.News of a second album is to be announced in the coming months.

Live Dates
17th June – O2 Academy 2, Oxford
18th June – Thekla, Bristol
19th June – Village Underground, London