Sunday, 29 March 2020

Day Wave announces new EP 'Crush', Shares single 'Potions'

Over the weekend saw blog favourite Day Wave return with word of a brand new EP entitled 'Crush, due for release April 24th 2020. With his signature hazy sound, the accompanying single Potions delivers a fragrant glimpse of nostalgia as Jackson Phillips once more delivers on catchy guitar melodies and raw lyrics that come with a poignant twist. "I'm really just trying to make sense of things for myself with this EP," he explains. "It’s easy to feel isolated, like your thoughts don’t matter or that you’ll never be good enough, but writing these songs was my way of trying to rid myself of those toxic ideas and open myself up to a better way of living. It was my way of trying to figure out who I really was". Speaking about the new single he goes on to say: "“Potions” is about being drawn towards the wrong things in life. It can be hard to understand why we go towards toxic things or people, with this song I was just trying to make sense of it for myself". Take a listen for yourselves below.


Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Marlin's Dreaming - Outwards Crying [Official Video]

New Zealand outfit Marlin's Dreaming have recently shared their latest single Outwards Crying. Taken from the band's upcoming album Quotidian, the new single tells a tale of escapism as lead singer Semisi Maiai’s lyrics show an urge to leave his hometown of Dunedin and change his surroundings. Slow burning and teetering on the edge of psychedelia, the track's gorgeous layers slowly peel away to reveal a glistening 3 minute 23 second masterpiece. Jump right in for yourselves below. The new album "Quotidian" is due for release on April 24.


Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Hazel English - Combat

Catching up on missed emails from this month, I almost missed this laid back gem from Hazel English. Five years since I first posted about her angelic guitar pop, the journey towards her debut album Wake UP!, set for release April 24th, has been a wonderful ride across EP's and single's. Her latest track Combat is as perfect of introductions to her sound through its hazy melodies and soft luscious tones. Take a listen for yourselves below.


fijitrip - Not Like

From Northern remoteness comes sublime beauty in fijitrip's debut single, Not Like. Hailing form Norway's Alta, the nineteen year old producer wunderkind pours his creative directive in to an emotive pop deliverance through poignant lyrics and infectious melodies. The single comes ahead of his upcoming EP 'Tech' which is due out April 21st. Take a watch of the glitchy video for yourselves below.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Video: Devon - BELONG 2 U

Following the single's release at the start of this year, today sees Devon drop his brilliant new accompanying video to BELONG 2 U. Speaking about the new single, Devon explains… “BELONG 2 U is quite personal like most of my tunes. It’s quite a selfish way of doing things but it’s the only way I can write anything that will stand the test of time. The song is written from someone else’s perspective looking in at me, switching it around and using phrases I hear from conversations I’ve had”. Take a watch for yourselves below.

Stockton Calling - 11th April
Live at Leeds - 2nd May
Hit the North - 3rd May
Courtyard Theatre, London - 7th May
Castle & Falcon, Birmingham - 8th May
The Louisiana, Bristol - 9th May
Broadstone Festival - 5th June


Monday, 16 March 2020

Mystery Jets - A Billion Heartbeats

Today sees Mystery Jets return with their brand new video to latest single A Billion Heartbeats. The single is taken from the bands upcoming album of the same name ‘A Billion Heartbeats’, due for release on 3rd April. Take a watch for yourselves below.


IS TROPICAL - Calling Out

It's scary how fast time goes by when you're nearing 30. It's hard to believe I last wrote about IS TROPICAL 7 years ago but it's great to have them back with a brand new single, 4 years after the release of their third album 'Black Anything'. Taken from an upcoming LP, their latest single 'Calling Out' delivers plenty more warming synth pad textures layered amongst shared vocals and skippy percussion. Speaking about the release the band had the following message to share: "During recording we utilised a(n) roland TR-505 alongside our ageing bodies. We offer sincere contrition and apology for producing disgusting plastic CD jewel cases in hubris. May our intentions redeem us, and our actions absolve us. With all of the above, in plenitude, with memories of moth club and beyond. For ten of the best years of our lives shared together. In dedication to the future. For all these sins we summon gallant rogues, as children happily knock the hats off old men". 'Calling Out' is taken from their upcoming new album 'Cola Spirit', out in Summer 2020. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Sunday, 15 March 2020

Great News - Reality Show

Norwegian-based trio Great News come at a time of monotonous worldwide despair as they unveil their vibrant new single, Reality Show, poised, ready to break the mould. Taken from the band's forthcoming second LP "Now and Them" due for release April 17th, the track's woozy melodies and infectious energies build to form a unique pop-perfected masterpiece. Frontman and lyricist Even Kjelby shares this of "Reality Show":"It's that story about the guy who doesn’t foresee the impact joining a reality show has for his future. He’s also bitter because he realizes that the whole world watched him make all these bad decisions and that's what he’ll forever be known for. The dude who had sex on TV." Take a listen for yourselves below.