Sunday, 18 October 2020

Renforshort - Afterthoughts

Taken from the soundtrack to the upcoming Disney film ‘Clouds’, renforshort has recently unveiled her mesmerising new single afterthoughts. Underpinned by its swirling guitar line and hushed vocals, the track's poignant lyrics and subdued synth pad chimes create moments of touching beauty. “‘afterthoughts’ is a really different song for me,” she says. “It follows a way different narrative than most of my other songs and allowed me to be more vulnerable than I have been in the past. Immediately after I watched ‘Clouds’ for the first time, I was filled with emotion and all these thoughts were going through my head. It’s a very emotional movie, it touches on love romantically and familial, health, and fulfilling your life and achieving your dreams.” She continued: “These are all things that I believe the average person thinks or has at least thought about before. I think of these things all the time and expressing them is hard. That’s a big reason why I was so stoked to be a part of this. This song is basically a stream of consciousness and the things that keep me up at night. They're the things that worry me and make me happy.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Dizzy - This Must Be The Place

Taken from their new Basement Covers EP which will be released on November 13th through Communion Records, Dizzy return with their exceptional new single This Must Be The Place. Adding their touching grace to the Talking Heads' classic, the band also look set to cover The National, Britney Spears and Sylvan Esso. An eclectic collection to say the least. "This Must Be The Place took on a new meaning once quarantine hit." explains singer Katie Munshaw. "We chose to cover it because it seemed like the perfect push and pull between being on the road and missing home and missing being on tour with your band while being stuck in quarantine." Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Blanketman - Beach Body

Manchester-based outfit Blanketman recently unveiled their hazy, sun-kissed new effort, Beach Body. With lockdown and overindulgence at home going hand in hand, it's unlikely many will have achieved that perfect physique yet it hasn't meant you can't give it your all at any rare opportunity of normality. Blanketman know this all too well as they portray their urgency and British exceptionalism through jangly melodies and buoyant rhythms. Singer Adam Hopper comments on the new single: “After a troubled lost summer, we felt we needed a new advert for British exceptionalism and the Brit abroad.” Take a listen and watch below.

Blanketman are: Adam Hopper - lead vocals, guitar, Jeremy Torralvo Godoy - bass, backing vocals, Ellie-Rose Elliott - drums, backing vocals, Daniel Hand - lead guitar, Eden Hemphill - keys, guitar, violin, backing vocals


Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Millie Turner – Eye Of The Storm

Harnessing her quintessential pop sensibilities, Millie Turner recently returned with her euphoric new effort Eye Of The Storm. Much like its namesake the track has plenty of thunderous percussive moments and a silence that breaks to urgency. "The entire process of writing it was a blur amongst illness, homesickness, heartache and jet lag, but for me, that’s the beauty of the song", explains Millie on its concept. "The eye of the storm is a focus point amidst the storm where everything around you feels out of control and chaotic, which is what I wanted to capture in the urgency of the drums and the chorus.  There’s something beautiful about chaos when you have that focal point of calm that you can grow from." Take a listen for yourselves below.


Mellah - Hitchin

In Mellah’s words, "‘Hitchin’ is about relinquishing control. Forever pining and searching and digging for contentment, meaning and joy when in reality it's in your back pocket, all you need to do is stop looking for it to notice the free ride.” Following on from recent singles ‘Habit’, ‘Family Fun’ and ‘Death, Pillage, Plunder’, Liam Ramsden aka Mellah returns once more with another quirky, insanely infectious new effort that's underpinned by its driving melody and swaying choruses. Take a listen for yourselves below. Mellah will headline London’s Scala on the 11th February, his biggest show to date. Tickets are on sale now.


Kid Brunswick - 4am

Inviting us in to his personal story of rehab and recovery, West London-based artist Kid Brunswick shares his emotively-charged effort 4am. Written after a sobering period of self reflection, the track's candidly poised lyrics only add to its hard hitting effect as its superimposed guitars compliment its soulful complexion. Kid Brunswick explains “i wrote this song a couple months after leaving rehab and getting sober for the first time... cigarettes and sex were the only things keeping me from relapsing back into drug addiction.”Take a listen for yourselves below as he looks set to build on last year's exploratory mixtape “we surround ourselves with chaos”.


Lauv & Conan Gray - Fake

In his first ever collaboration, Conan Gray teams up with Lauv on new single Fake. Lauv said, “We wrote Fake the first time I met Conan and it’s one of my fav songs ever. I hope you love it.” Conan added, “Lauv and I wrote Fake while we were just hanging and ranting about those two faced people everybody knows. Those people who say one thing and do the other, people who constantly talk trash about their own friends. We wanted to make something fun you can scream in the car to, a song to flip a bird at those types of people."Take a listen for yourselves below.

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Ed Nash - Think You Feel The Same

Following on from his recent Toothless album, Ed Nash returns with his latest effort Think You Feel The Same. Changing direction with his soft and wholesome acoustic deliverance, he looks set to do things in a different light this time around. "After initially spending some time writing and recording a follow-up to the first Toothless album, I realised I wanted to do things differently" Ed explains. "The music I was writing felt increasingly more personal, both lyrically and sonically than the music I put out under Toothless.  Labouring over a record for years no longer feels productive for what I'm doing, where I want to just write songs and get them out to you as quickly as possible.I'm also going to be releasing music under my own name going forward, with the change in approach and sound putting music out under Toothless didn't feel right to me. I don't want to use a moniker when everything else about the project is so personal and homegrown". Take a listen for yourselves below.

photo credit: Matteo Sanguinetti-Bird