Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Spector - When Did We Get So Normal?

Sharing the final single to be taken from their new extended player, and also forming part of their upcoming compilation EP 'Non Fiction' which is out next month, Spector have today shared their new single 'When Did We Get So Normal?'. A masterclass in rising euphoria and insatiable pop-driven hooks, the track picks up where they left off with another infectious delivery. Speaking about the single, frontman Fred Macpherson said: "In such abnormal times it feels strange to be releasing a song called When Did We Get So Normal. We wrote it back when everything in life was starting to feel a little too repetitive and routine, which feels a long time ago now. It’s inspired by the pathos of spending too much time with the same people, getting bored of seeing, hearing and eating the same things as everyone else, looking in the mirror and realising your life is no longer the adventure it once felt like. I guess we’re all in the same boat now though. Even the sexy interesting people are staying in watching TV and waiting for packages, so maybe it's a good soundtrack to the new normality. I’ll never complain about Cornwall again." Take a listen for yourselves below.

Non-Fiction will be released physically on 29th April, and features optic artwork from acclaimed designer Matt de Jong. Its limited initial run of neon green vinyl is available to pre-order here.

Rye Milligan - Silhouette

Making exceptional use of the track's space, Rye Milligan shares his excelling debut single Silhouette as he melts together genres and style in profound fashion. "I’ve been tweaking this song’s production on and off for near three years" he explains. "The actual song fell out in an evening, but the mix, I’ve been working on that for a while. One night when revisiting it, my housemate Alex Ross, the drummer for Luna Bay (the band I’m guitarist for) heard it and liked it. Seeing him excited about my solo music kind of gave me the confidence to get back into it and properly finish the track off. Thanks Alex and also thanks to all the people that have shown support for my music. The feeling’s magic". The song is dedicated to Rye's late friend Will Acres, he added the following message "Will Acres made the foley for the music video. He was always so supportive of my tunes, so I just wanted to release this song on his birthday as thanks. With love from ryebena xo". Take a listen for yourselves.

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.