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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Blake Rose - Lost (Official Video)




Blake Rose - Lost (Official Video)

Australian singer-songwriter Blake Rose returned over the weekend with an official video to his latest new single Lost. Having already amassed 700,000 plays on Spotify since its release, the track has taken his already astronomically rising popularity to new levels and it looks like there's no chance of it slowing anytime soon. Take a watch to the video for yourselves below.



f: www.facebook.com/BlakeRoseMusic

Monday, 18 February 2019

Jasmine Thompson - Loyal




Jasmine Thompson - Loyal

Newcomer Jasmine Thompson sure knows a thing or two about creating intelligent, super indulgent, pop music. Her latest single Loyal ticks all the boxes with its deeply personal lyrics and heartfelt sentiment. In her latest single she sings of a relationship breakdown where no matter how hard you fight the feelings, you don't forget who they were as a person at the start. "We didn’t trust each other," Jasmine explains, "and as it turned out, we both had good reason. Also, he owes me £600." Loyal, in the end, became something rather pensive: "I’m still loyal to the person I met at the beginning, who made me really excited and gave me butterflies". Take a listen for yourselves below. Jasmine’s EP ‘Colours’ will be out 29th March.



f: www.facebook.com/TantrumJas

Larkins - TV Dream




Ahead of their UK tour kicking of later this month, Manchester's Larkins return with their synth-heavy single TV Dream. Built around a huge driving melody the track's high energy and youthful angst is expelled in wondrous fashion, captured by their bright lights and glitchy accompany video. Speaking about the single, frontman Josh Noble explains, "TV Dream' was inspired by my grandparents; the idea that romance and dancing has lost its appeal and vigour from what it used to be. Instead, when we turn on the TV we see these visions of gender inequality, and sexism based on the way people dress. I loved combining such a blissful story of romance with a more serious tone of being influenced by the modern media." Take a listen for yourselves below. The band are currently working on their debut album.



Live Dates
23/02 – Glasgow, The Garage
28/02 – Leeds, Brudenell Community Room
01/03 – Nottingham, Bodega 

02/03 – Manchester, Albert Hall


f: www.facebook.com/LarkinsBand/

Hot Dreams - California




Hot Dreams - California

Following on from sharing Stronger last month, London's Hot Dreams return with their shimmering new effort, California. Underpinned by a soft acoustic guitar line, the track's swaying melodies and devilishly soulful harmonies raise their dynamic sounds to dizzying heights. Speaking about the single, the band explain “’Californiais about growing up and moving on. It’s a simple yet heartfelt letter about breaking up and realising the value in independence.” If you're in need of a pick-me-up after a rather dispirited Monday, jump right in to California's warm and outstretched arms below.



Hot Dreams head out on the road this today supporting Palace on their UK and Ireland tour.

Feb 18 - Exchange, Bristol
Feb 19 -The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
Feb 20 - Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen, Leeds
Feb 21 - The Mash House, Edinburgh
Feb 22 - Band on the Wall, Manchester
Feb 23 – The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Feb 25 – The Haunt, Brighton
Feb 26 – Village Underground, London



f: www.facebook.com/hotdreamsband

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.



f: www.facebook.com/danamusic2

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).

f: www.facebook.com/saltwtrsun

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.



f: www.facebook.com/JnrWilliamsmusic