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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Dana Gavanski - One by One




Dana Gavanski - One by One

Currently at work on her debut album due to be released later this year, Dana Gavanski unveils her new single One by One. An intricate folk working, the track offers luscious layers of hushed percussion, chiming guitars and a voice that's steeped in nostalgia. Take a listen for yourselves below. You can pre-order the limited edition 7”, out April 26th here.



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Saltwater Sun - Blood

Photo Credit: Charlie Woodward



Saltwater Sun - Blood

Reading-based outfit Saltwater Sun returned before the weekend with their most soulful effort yet as the five-piece unveiled Blood. Quite possibly the best track I've heard in months, it's constant rise and fall of swelling darkened pop tones and scintillating, euphoric guitar lines make Blood a stunning introduction to their forthcoming EP 'The Great Deceiver' out this April. "Since the death of my father, I’ve come to know joy as sorrow-tinged throughout each altering epoch and mundane happiness in my life", explains frontwoman Jen Stearnes on the tracks origins. "With age, I mourn less for my loss and more for his, and so endeavor to carry his memory so that he might live on through me. It’s deeply personal, yet completely universal; Blood is about finding solace in the idea that we might transcend death through lineage". Take a listen for yourselves below.



Live Dates
22 Feb – The Shacklewell Arms, London (w/ Pom Poko)
04 May – Live At Leeds
05 May – Liverpool Sound City
17 May – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London (Close Up Festival)


Saltwater Sun is Jen Stearnes (vocals), Joel Neale (guitar), Dan Kingham (guitar), Rob Carter (bass) and Ben Chandler (drums).

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Beauty Sleep - The Dark




Beauty Sleep - The Dark

As Belfast dream-pop trio Beauty Sleep prepare to release their debut album 'Be Kind' on May 17th, the outfit unveil its first single, The Dark. A title that's rather perplexing as it's anything but, its swirling feel-good rhythms and infectious synth melodies demonstrate their shimmering ability in creating super fun pop music. Take a listen to The Dark for yourselves below.



Live Dates
15th May – The Waiting Rooms, London
25th May – The MAC, Belfast 

6th June – Whelan’s, Dublin

f: www.facebook.com/BeautySleepTheBand

JNR Williams - A Prayer




JNR Williams - A Prayer

Returning with his latest single on Friday, JNR Williams shared his hair raising effort, A Prayer. Exploring it deeper, the track's a deeply personal tale of how faith often gets lost amongst relationships, and how the expression of feelings, especially between a father and son is something many struggle to achieve. With its huge pop sensibilities, A Prayer's soaring melodies and gospel-esque vocals carry forward its powerhouse choruses and stunning arrangement to dizzying heights. Listen to the infectious single below. A debut EP is said to be promised later this year.



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Ren - waves




Ren - waves

As far as debut's go, it's safe to say the Toronto-based artists Ren is pretty much nailed on to be a star. Her slow tempo, hard hitting production and devastating vocals make a perfect match as Waves low rumbling basslines and swelling production showcase her finest talents. "Waves is a song about vulnerability and weakness in a relationship", she explains. "I find that I’m a pretty closed off person, I get scared to voice my opinions in relationships cause I’m hella scared of confrontation. I used the ocean as a metaphor for this relationship, something we know so little about which scares us. Yet, we find what we know so beautiful so we always go back. So, waves is a love song about always going back and never knowing why". Take a listen below.



Francis Moon - In Colour




Francis Moon - In Colour

When Swedish-based artist Francis Moon set out to make the listener feel real emotion through his music, it would seem every box was ticked with In Colour. Hugely infectious, the track's buoyant melodies and feel good hysteria leave no stone unturned as it meanders through its verses. "The song reflects that everyone is facing different problems and different demons. The best we can do is to be there for each other and try to live a life in colour while we can". Take a listen for yourselves below.



f: www.facebook.com/FrancisMoonMusic

Friday, 15 February 2019

CRUISR - Opening Up




CRUISR - Opening Up

Building on 2018's great success, Philadelphia's CRUISR return to kick off their new year in style with their latest single Opening Up. Renown for their infinite, pop-driven bangers, the trio make no hesitation in unveiling their most vibrant effort to date with a huge bouncing synth line, quick fire percussion and immediately infectious vocals. Listen for yourselves below.



f: www.facebook.com/cruisrtheband

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Grady - Easier To Say




Returning with his third track of the year, making it a hat-trick of singles, Grady unveils Easier To Say, a track with lyrics rather fitting for anyone feeling alone today. Produced by Andrew Luce it sees Grady's vocals float effortlessly over a glitchy electronic beat. Take a listen below.



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