Southern Sunrise have unveiled the video for new track ‘Brighton’, which is also the title track from their debut EP, out on 1st June. The duo – comprised of York’s Shonagh Macleod and Holland’s Arjan Pieters – bring together their different influences for a song about the quirky seaside town. Macleod sweetly sings, “We’ll dance through the night, dance with those lights, dance though the night ’til we fall apart”, as songwriter Pieters adds some harmonies over the folky guitar, soft drums and tingling xylophone keys.
The video is centred around taking in the sites of Brighton – the beach, pier, the lanes and the dome – as the hushed words about warm pebbles beneath your feet create a homely atmosphere. It’s like a tourism ad for Brighton, they certainly sell the place!
LA duo Deap Vally release their debut EP, ‘Get Deap!’ See what I thought of it over on Contactmusic.
Sunset Graves – ‘Safe and Empty’
Hairy Hands – ‘Arrows in Flight’ (Part 1 & 2) [405 Premiere]
Listen to Phantom’s stunning cover of Bon Iver’s ‘Skinny Love’
Glass Animals – ‘Black Mambo’
Benin City unveil new track ‘Faithless’
Fathers – ‘Night Terror’ [Track of the Day]
Scout Niblett – ‘Gun’ (Video)
Frankie & The Heartstrings – ‘Nothing Our Way’ (Video)
Die Mason Die – “My Favourite Cave’ (Video)
Dave Bronson – ‘Outside’ (Video)
Life & Limb – ‘Fools Nest’ (Video)
JAN has unveiled the video for her new single ‘Work For The City’, taken from her self-titled debut out on 17th June Via Enclaves Music. JAN is Brooklyn’s Kim Talon, of LA duo Eagle & Talon, and she’s recently recorded her 12-track debut with The Gossip and Blonde Redhead producer John Goodmanson. The track has a feisty nature, not vocally dissimilar to Marina and the Diamonds, though it’s more vamped up with bigger riffs and a smashing beat, which sound a tad Paramore-ish.
The video features JAN in everyday situations like in a bed, brushing her teeth, on the bus – not all at the same time – but they’re made odd by people surrounding and touching her for no apparent reason. Eventually, the end she appears to be getting into a bit of a tizzy about it, too right!
Oliver Wilde has showcased the impressive ‘Flutter’, taken from his debut LP, ‘A Brief Introduction To Un-Natural Light Years’, due for a July release via Howling Owl Records. So why is this so impressive? Bristol artist Oliver Wilde has devised this wonderful sound for himself, where his silky voice is embedded among the natural-sounding intricacies of the guitar and some lush reverb-coated pulsations hovering in the background.
Nearer the end, once Wilde has chillingly murmured, “It’s a long way down”, a couple of times the music takes a more glitchy direction. Confused fuzzing noises make themselves known as the rest of the tones settle for a quiet end. Wilde has this raw ability to captivate through his compelling, melancholic music, and with that, it’s reminiscent of Deerhunter and James Blake.
I reviewed ‘Too Much A Hunter’, the debut EP from Story Books for Planet Notion. See what I made of it here…
Deafheaven – ‘Dream House’
The Liberty Vessels – ‘Youth’ (video)
Islet – ‘Triangulation Station’
Sky Larkin – ‘Motto’
Under The Influence: Guards
Police Des Moeurs – ‘Echeance’(video)
Morris Cowan ‘Forum’ (video)
Bloody Knees – ‘Ears, Eyes, Ohs and Yous’(video)
Strangers – ‘Something New’ (NO CEREMONY/// Remix)
Wolf Alice – ‘Every Cloud’
Matias Aguayo – ‘El Sucu Tucu’
Nicolas Jarr’s Boiler Room Mix
Little Boots – ‘Broken Record’ (video)