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Monday, 18 November 2019

HI SIENNA - Favourite Thing




HI SIENNA - Favourite Thing

Swamped in emails, with an inbox that's rarely afloat, every so often a new band will cross my path and demystify the fog, making the never ending search for new music all the worth while. Hailing from Manchester, HI SIENNA breathe a fresh life in to my quest with their buoyant melodies and infectious, layered guitars/percussion as they unveil their debut single, Favourite Thing. A track built loosely around the infatuation of love, where you'd do absolutely anything for the one you lust after, the track gives until it can't give no more as Poppy-Jo keeps things in line with her effervescent vocals. Listen for yourselves below.



HI SIENNA are:
Poppy-Jo - Vocals, Ste Darling - Guitar, Charlie Ellis - Bass, Si James - Drums.

f: https://www.facebook.com/hisiennaband/

Confidence Man - Does It Make You Feel Good?




Today sees Melbourne, Victoria's Confidence Man return with their disco-infused new single Does It Make You Feel Good?. Set aside the news of their upcoming UK/Europe tour dates taking place next April the track comes accompanied by a spiritual video. Take a watch for yourselves below along with the Australian four-piece's full rundown of live dates.



Live Dates
16 Apr– Hebden Bridge, UK – The Trades Club
17 Apr – London, UK– O2 Forum Kentish Town
19 Apr– Utrecht, NL – TivoliVredenburg (Pandora)
20 Apr– Paris, FR– Backstage By The Mill
22 Apr– Bristol, UK– SWX
23 Apr– Manchester, UK– O2 Ritz
25 Apr– Leeds, UK– Brudenell Social Club
26 Apr– Nottingham, UK– Rescue Rooms
27 Apr– Newcastle upon Tyne, UK– The Boiler Shop
28 Apr– Glasgow, UK– SWG3 (TV Studio)
29 Apr– Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Rooms 

01 May– Murcia, ES – Murcia Festival

f: https://www.facebook.com/confidenceman1/

Thursday, 14 November 2019

MAX RAD - Oh My Brother




Continuing a run of dropping pristinely primed, pop perfected masterpieces, London-based artist Max Rad has this week returned with his latest effort, Oh My Brother. Turning down on his big room production, the sophisticated little number shows another diverse side to the singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer as we hear the track's subdued basslines and twinkling melodies come to light aside his engaging deliverance. Speaking about the track Max said: “I wrote Oh My Brother in a time where I felt everything was changing around me, and was out of my control. The feeling of being left behind in an emotional place as everyone else moves on, and battling with that internally. We had just suffered a huge loss in my family (we lost my Dad to cancer) and my mum was moving from the place where I grew up. It was hugely unsettling for me at the time, leaving so many memories behind and feeling so uprooted. It feels like a snapshot in time for me, I was pretty low and I felt as if I was bringing the people around me down as well.” Take a listen for yourselves below.



13th November – London, Corsica Studios
14th November – Bristol, Louisiana
15th November – Manchester, YES!


f: www.facebook.com/maxradmaxrad

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Sam Johnson - Lost In The Mail (Acoustic Video)




Following on from his recently released debut EP 'Eastcote' through Made Records, singer songwriter Sam Johnson has today shared an engaging live rendition of his single ' Lost In The Mail'. Speaking about filming the live version Sam says, "Had a fun day shooting this. It was my first time working with a proper film crew which was all very exciting. We shot it in the height of summer at a set located in a large garage studio up in north London near Seven Sisters which housed a lot of very curious props including a naked mannequin in a bath tub. The distractions didn't stop there though. We actually had to record this song over and over again for about 2 hours as we were situated right beneath a live train track which wasn't ideal for sound as you can imagine. However, we did manage to get there in the end, despite not naturally being a person that likes a camera in my face, we managed to record a nice stripped back performance of a song that means an awful lot to me and I hope resonates with others to." Take a watch for yourselves below.



f: www.facebook.com/samjohnsonofficialmusic

Josef Salvat - Modern Anxiety (official video)




Scientists of Sound: Josef Salvat - modern anxiety (official video)

Making his very welcomed return, the Australian-born wunderkind Josef Salvat has today unveiled his brand new single, Modern Anxiety. Having remained relatively quiet since his debut 2016 album 'Night Swim', he reappears at a critical time in our lives, addressing the overwhelming feelings of modern day anxiety as we try our best to keep up with a social media overload. As infectious as you'd expect, the track's buoyant rhythms and ear-worm melodies give a fine indication of what we can prepare ourselves for from his upcoming campaign. Talking about the track, Josef says “Life had been getting scarier the more years that flew by. Decisions, doubts etc. I turned 28 and felt this kind of desperation to experience everything youth had to offer before it ran out (naive). I launched myself into this project a little too intensely. I felt like I’d become that friend, that guy on the date, that person in the background of other people’s lives who was just always ‘a bit too much’. This lead to a whole bunch of mental horrors in my alone moments. Thankfully It was phase and it inspired ‘alone’”. Take a listen for yourselves below with the track's official video directed by Josef himself - ironically best viewed on your phone.



f: www.facebook.com/JosefSalvatMusic

Chiiild - Darling


Ahead of their forthcoming debut EP, 'Synthetic Soul', Chiiild have today unveiled their latest single Darling. Soft to the point of indulgence, the track introduces itself with an unassuming synth line intro before peeling back its layers to reveal a futuristic RnB-tinged masterpiece. Take a listen for yourselves below. The new EP is set to be released early 2020.



f: https://www.facebook.com/hellochiiild

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The Districts - Hey Jo




The Districts - Hey Jo 

Through their ever changing, dynamic sound, The Districts recently shared their brand new single Hey Jo. Taken from the band's fourth studio album, 'You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere', the single comes at a deeply personal time for the Philadelphia-based outfit as it resonates with emotion and passion, a perfect indication for what lays ahead. "This album was written as an escape and as reassurance. I was falling in love with someone new and trying to juggle this desperate desire to escape with the need to show up in my life. It’s pretty damn hard to be present and completely checked out all at once," Grote explains. "It felt like much of my world had reached such a pitch that all I could do was try to tune it out. I felt really uncertain about the future of the band and super detached from much of what I used to identify with, on a personal level and with our music. I was thinking, ‘Do I want to keep doing music?’ ‘Do I want to keep doing it in this context?’. Retreating to his bedroom, he wrote with no end goal in mind, purely from a creative perspective and slowly but surely the pieces began to slot together. 'You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere' was born. Take a listen to its first single Hey Jo below. You can Pre-Order the album here, due for release March 13, 2020 through Fat Possum.




f: www.facebook.com/thedistrictsband

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Polly Money - TWNTYS




Clinging on to every last moment in my 20's as 30 gets nearer by the second, I know all too well of the trials and tribulations you go through at that pivotal moment being thrown head-first in to 'adulthood'. There's no training manual or YouTube tutorial in sight here. It's a difficult transitioning period but one that can also be one of the most invigorating times of your life. New sensation Polly Money tries to make heads and tails of the situation with her new single TWNTYS, a track that's wrapped up in sensational pop sensibilities and seamless deliverance. "Twntys is a song about navigating through the time in your life where everything seems to come to head," explains Polly, "Not just for you but for your friends as well. You’re fresh out of school, fresh out of another shitty breakup and all those ‘plans you made of concrete don’t seem so steady’. Where time is no longer infinite and everyone's getting on with their lives while you feel like you’re wasting yours. It’s no longer the beginner's mind but the past hurts that start to shape the way you now approach relationships and life situations. It’s not all bad though cause there’s always another someone to love and the hope that you’ll never be the only one feeling the way you do. My twenty’s were always something I couldn’t wait for but when they arrived I realized things didn’t suddenly become clear but actually bought a whole load of grey areas that took me time to figure out. This song is for my friends and I who continue to get through it together with another drink and another late-night conversation". Listen for yourselves below.



f: https://www.facebook.com/pollymoney/?ref=ts