Friday, 13 July 2018

Seafret - Can't Look Away

Friday 13th may be unlucky for some, but not for fans of Seafret. Having watched the pair's wonderful journey unfold over the years, today marks their return with their first new material to break a two-year hiatus. Having toured relentlessly off the back of their debut album the duo took some time out to reflect and set about working on their next steps. Can't Look Away is the first taste of where their sound is heading. Not too dissimilar to what we've come to expect Jack Sedman and Harry Draper crank up the energy as the low rumble of percussion and simplistic guitar strums quickly become lost to the track's powerful bursts of energy. "It’s been a while coming so we are doubly fired up to release ‘Can’t Look Away’ as the first glimpse of the EP we shall be releasing in the near future." the pair share. "In contrast to our debut album that was recorded in London, we've recorded all the new music up in Scotland. By once again removing ourselves from our comfort zone we feel it’s had a great effect on the music and kept it exciting for us. We’ll always only put out music that feels honest to us but by changing our surroundings we feel it’s made us produce music that sounds fresh and new. We hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do." Take a listen for yourselves below.

Can’t Look Away’ is taken from Seafret’s new EP ‘'Monsters’' which will be released in the Autumn.


GRAACE - Kissing Boys (Official Video)

Amongst its subtle piano led melody lies a real emotion that's just itching to get out, and get out it does on GRAACE's latest single, Kissing Boys. Whilst ultimately a song resonating with the hurt and despair that goes with a relationship ending, the tracks intoxicating synth-work and infectious rhythms deliver a sound that begs to be played again and again. Returning today with the track's official video, it's carefree approach comes to life in blissful candid fashion as we follow the 21 year old Australian singer-songwriter on a typical day off from life. She explains, "The concept for the video is that we didn’t want to have a concept, just film us goofing around, being ourselves". Take a watch for yourselves below.


Luna Bay - Silence

Today marks the release of Luna Bay's latest single entitled Silence. Following on from previously released track's Hometown and the high energy Little Amsterdam, the band truly come in to their own as their sound matures and blossoms through empowering melodies and catchy hooks. Taken from their forthcoming debut EP, they set out to achieve the lauded title of becoming one of the UK's brightest new indie acts, and with track's like this there's no reason why they shouldn't get there. Take a listen for yourselves below. Luna Bay will play London's Camden Assembly on December 11th.


Thursday, 12 July 2018

Jamie Johnson - Precious

Making a big impression last year when introduced to his music for the first time, Jamie Johnson returned last week with his latest single, Precious. More soulful than his previous work Johnson croons over an engulfing backdrop, each swell of melody more profound than the last. Whilst ultimately a song about infatuation and unrequited love, the track offers hope to those who need it most with its guiding reassurance delivered in his resounding vocal talent and big production values. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Blaenavon Announce Intimate UK Tour 2018

Photo Credit: Johnny Griffiths

Every so often there'll be a band you'll happen to come across countless times live without really trying. Hampshire trio Blaenavon were one of them acts having seen them a considerable amount over the years. Headline dates, festival appearances, support slots. They got around. And lucky for me, they know their trade. Sadly the last time I was fortunate enough to witness their thrashing guitars and ferocious percussion was way back in 2015. The good news for fans, as the band put the finishing touches to their second album, they've unveiled a list of intimate UK dates this Autumn. Discussing the upcoming tour with DIY magazine, frontman Ben Gregory offered the following: "I think we’ve all missed the lifestyle a lot. You live in a weird little bubble where your day is nicely structured and I’ve missed that. And we get to go to lots of places we’ve never been before which is nice. Bringing music to the people!"

Tickets will be priced at £10.00 and are on sale now from You can find the full list of dates in the poster beneath.


Twilight Driving - Between The Sheets

Brighton's always been a hotbed of talent, and latest exports Twilight Driving are another prime example why the coastal town is so rich in musical depth. Returning last week with their euphoric new single, Between The Sheets, the group deliver their anthemic 80's inspired sound in the loudest way possible. "The song is about not having enough time for each other and the impact that has on our relationships, both in the sense of making time to spend with the people we love and how life comes between us." explain the band. Take a listen for yourselves below.


Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Sigrid - Schedules

Having stormed the charts since her crowning as BBC's Sound of 2018 poll, Norwegian pop star Sigrid returns today with her fabulous new single, Schedules. Having recently showcased her versatility in the downtempo Raw, she returns here with another all out pop onslaught with huge choruses and catchy melodies aplenty. The new single completes Sigrid's highly sought after 5-track Raw EP, available now. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live Dates November 2018
04 – Birmingham, O2 Birmingham Academy
05 – Dublin, Olympia
07 – Glasgow, O2 Glasgow Academy
09 – Manchester, Manchester Albert Hall
12 – London, O2 Brixton Academy


Kyson - Every High

Every High is the first taste of music I've had from Australian, now Berlin based producer/vocalist/composer and all-round wunderkind Kyson. His music is soft yet potent, doused in laid back electronica with an emotive kick in its tail.The artist's latest single delivers a wonderful insight in to his workings through choppy hip-hop influenced samples and folk  delivered etherealness. Speaking about the single he shares the following: "I wanted to write a song about overcoming the feeling or need we have as individuals to modify ourselves and our personalities to please others in our daily lives… about how honesty and trust can help overcome this pressure of pleasing, and the journey of finding the way towards both of these emotions." Take a listen for yourselves below.

Every High is out now on B3SCI / Majestic Casual Records and will be also be made available as part of a 4-track vinyl release from 21st September.