Friday, 21 September 2018

MØ - Imaginary Friend (Official Video)

Taken from the forthcoming new album 'Forever Neverland' released Oct 19th via Chess Club / RCA Victor returns with her brand new single Imaginary Friend. Take a listen below.

MØ - Forever Neverland Tracklist

01.Intro (Purple Like Summer Rain)
02. Way Down
03. I Want You
04. Blur
05. Nostalgia
06. Sun In Our Eyes (with Diplo)
07. Mercy feat. What So Not
08. If It's Over feat. Charli XCX
09. West Hollywood
10. Beautiful Wreck
11. Red Wine feat. Empress Of
12. Imaginary Friend
13. Trying To Be Good
14. Purple Like Summer Rain


MAY - Baby Save Me Tonight

Following on from sharing her previous single Falling last month, New York vocalist May returns with her stunning new arrangement, Baby Save Me Tonight. Spacious and effortlessly indulgent, the new single demonstrates her fragility in songwriting delivered in a contrasting, powerful way. "There is a beautifully devout sense of longing in Baby Save Me Tonight, met with an honest, but tongue-in-cheek kind of cynicism" explains May. "For me it is cathartic and sentimental to perform in many ways and I love how it feels like conversations I had whilst writing it in the heart of Montreal in the fall last year". Take a listen for yourselves below. Her debut EP, out later this year will be released via Best Laid Plans.


Thursday, 20 September 2018

Sŵn Festival 2018 full line-up announced

Following last year's month long celebration of new music and sound, Cardiff's esteemed multi-day/venue festival returns to its original format this autumn. Now in it's mighty fine twelfth year, Swn Festival will take place on Wednesday 17 through to Saturday 20 October and tickets are now on sale from the website here:

Having drip fed the line-up over recent weeks the organisers can now unveil its mighty fine showcase in full with some incredible additions joining the already huge array of acts set to play. Amongst the 30 new acts set to perform along side Drenge, Gaz Coombes and Boy Azooga are The Orielles, Estrons, Darkhouse Family and Boniface amongst others. Check it out for yourselves below. Adam Williams, Live Manager at Clwb Ifor Bach who have taken over the reins for 2018 said: "We're over the moon to announce the final wave of artists for Swn Festival 2019.   It's been 6 months since we were asked to take on running and booking the festival and we're super happy with what we've produced. Now all we have left is to deliver it! Sŵn Festival has been a vital part of the Cardiff music calendar for the last 12 years and it's been really exciting for us at Clwb to build on that success - we hope we've created something special and that people continue to enjoy this festival for many more years to come".

77:78; ACCÜ; Adwaith; Al Moses; Andromeda Jones; Annabel Allum; Another Sky; Argrph; Bandicoot; Bitw; Bo Ningen; Boniface; Boy Azooga; Breichiau Hir; Bugz In The Attic; Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard; Carolines; Carw; Cassia; Castorp; Chartreuse; Christian Punter; Cosmo Sheldrake; Cousin Kula; Cowtown; Cpt. Smith; CVC; Dead Method; Dream Wife; Drenge; Drunk Yoga DJs; Ed The Dog; Esther; Estrons; Farm Hand; Fling; Frown Upon; Gaz Coombes; Giant Party; Goat Girl; Great News; Greta Isaac; Grey Hairs; Griff Lynch; GRLTLK; Gwenno; Halo Maud; Hana2k; Heavy Rapids; HMS Morris; Ivan Moult; I See Rivers; Keeva; Keir; Knowbetter; L.A. Salami; Lewys; Los Blancos; Low Island; Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard; Marged; Martha; Mellow Gang; Mellt; MRPHY; My Name Is Ian; Night Flight; Oh Peas!; Perfect Body; Pizzagirl; Private World; Queen Zee; Quiet Marauder; Rascalton; Red Telephone; RedFaces; Right Hand Left Hand; Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever; RYD; Sam Evian; Scott Xylo; Silent Forum; Snapped Ankles; Sock; Spinning Coin; Suuns; Talkshow; Tamu Massif; Teddy Hunter; The Blinders; The Death of Money; The Effect; The Gentle Good; The Go! Team; The Mysterines; The Orielles; The Pitchforks; The Witching Hour; Tigress; Tracy Island; Vive La Void; Wasuremono; Wild Cat Strike; XY&O; Y Sybs; Ya Yonder; Yassassin; Yves; Zabrinski; Zac White

Ticket Prices
Wednesday 17 October

Thursday 18 October
The Great Hall

Friday 19 October
Various city centre venues, £20

Saturday 20 October
Various city centre venues, £25

Weekend, across the city, £35 (2nd release)

4 Day Golden Ticket, £60 (second release)

The festival will take place over four days and 17 venues. The venues are Buffalo Bar, Clwb Ifor Bach, Fuel, Gwdihw Café Bar, Kongs, Nos Da, O’Neills, Off Track Café, The Big Top, The Blue Night Café, The Great Hall, The Moon, The Old Market Tavern, Tiny Rebel, Tramshed and Undertone.


PLUM - Out Of Love

Photo credit: Michelle Homonylo

I don't know a whole lot about PLUM but what I do know is they're making some incredibly exciting synth-pop. Returning with their new single, the band uncloak a glistening melody that underpins singer Rachael Kross' ethereally pleasing vocals. "We decided that we wanted ‘Out of Love’ to be our first music video because it showcases many of the elements of our overall sound compiled into one song." explain the outfit. "The contrast between the driving synths, upbeat rhythm, and ethereal vocals sends the listener into a wave of nostalgic euphoria of a summer love that’s burning out.". Out Of Love is taken from PLUM's upcoming EP entitled 'D.R.I.P' which will be released this Friday September 21st. Take a listen below.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

MAX RAD - Rumours

London newcomer MAX RAD returns today with his stunning new single Rumours. Doused in rousing electronica, the track ebbs and flows with real purpose towards its swanky choruses, dipping you into and out of soulful euphoria. Of the track, Max says - "It’s about the power of words and how they can be so destructive. How much chaos can come from something said". Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Kelsy Karter - God Knows I've Tried

God Knows I've Tried is the first taste of Kelsey Karter's music and most certainly won't be the last after today. With her huge powerhouse vocals and swelling instrumentation, the LA native sure knows a thing or to about crafting infectious empowering pop hooks and here goes to show that in fine fashion. "I wasn't a bad kid, but i was a mischievous one. I hung out with boys with long hair, spilled milk alot and loved jumping to the wrong side of the tracks now and then" Karter explains. "My dream was to join the circus and make music and love and experience absolute chaos all of the time. I embrace who I am and I want the kids to follow suit. G.K.I.T music video is 3.37minutes of time travel visiting "little karter" and then coming into my world now - Me and my band makin rock&roll, makin love and spilling milk wherever we go". Take a listen for yourselves with the official video streaming below.


Hannah's Little Sister - 20

New Liverpool four-piece Hannah's Little Sister have unveiled their beautifully raucous debut single with an accompanying video courtesy of friend Beebo Boobin. Full of quirky vocal traits and thrashing guitars that endeavour to swallow you up, spitting out the half-eaten leftovers, 20's kick-ass sound is a breath of fresh air to a scene that's so often draped in repetition and mediocrity. Anyone who's gone through their twenties will know all too well the awkward coming of age phase where you're expected to act like an adult but know nothing of the sort and here the band capture that effortlessly. Take a watch below as they celebrate in true party fashion with balloons, squirty cream, hats and a Colin the Caterpillar cake whilst all the time getting messy having the time of their lives.


Cyrus Reynolds - Foraker ft. S. Carey

There's things in life just go better together. Fish and chips. Pen and paper. Wine and cheese. The list is pretty endless. Returning last week Cyrus Reynolds unveiled his wonderful collaboration with S. Carey which adds another fine pair to it. Having not previously met, but introduced through a mutual friend, the two began working together and instantly produced magic. "Carey came on to the song through a mutual friend I've written a couple of orchestral songs with, Ivan Howard, who knew Sean through Bon Iver. Once we spoke about the project, he recorded the vocals and it immediately had all of this vibe and character; introspection and the kind of joy you want to shout off a cliff." "It was our first time meeting and working together, but I know Sean must have really connected with the message - because he really just got the song in every way. The song had a place and a heart, and then S. Carey came in and gave it a pulse and a new life". Take a listen for yourselves below.

The new single Foraker is out now on Dumont Dumont.