Monday, 20 October 2014

Kid Wave: Gloom

Following their debut single, "All I Want", Kid Wave have released the video for their next track 'Gloom' which will be available from 24th November.

Gloom is a twangy indie anthem, especially the later half of the song, with the repeatable lyrics 'Some days we dance, and some days we don't" I can easily see this being a welcome addition to the 'winding down' section of indie clubs around the country.

The band are currently on tour doing some support shows and building their fan base ahead of their album release which they anticipate will be early 2015.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Johnny Stimson: Obsession

On my lunch time Internet trawl I happened across 'Obsession' by Johnny Stimson. From the start you struggle to sit still as it revives the funk that lives within us all. My favourite part is the bouncy synth bass line, it's the glue that shapes and holds together this 'smooth like butter' track.

Definitely one for the play list and a must for any gathering,

Sunday, 12 October 2014

TEI SHI - Bassically

Today I can't stop listening to the track below. It's like an intravenous does of synth. 

Starting off simple and slightly distant, the track quickly builds until it is a melting pot of layered hooks, pulses and bass. Throw in the superb vocals that range between seductively mellow and powerful; the track is a hit.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

HAPPY DIVING : Album Release

Last November I wrote about a track 'Sincere' from Happy Diving, a band from San Fransisco with a sound that transcends cool. The band are now planning to release their debut album 'Big World' on November 3rd on cassette, and on 12" in the US.

Really looking forward to this release.
Some of the albums previously unreleased tracks can be heard below, and pre-order the album following this link. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The Tallest Tree - I'll Be Your

'The Tallest Tree' were formed after two musicans fell in love and decided to pursue music together. For now they only have two songs recorded for you to hear, but if these are anything to go by, the rest of their material should be great listening too.

'Boat' is an indie mover, filled with lo-fi vibes that shed all complication and emphasise the marble smooth vocals. 'I'll Be Your' is an indie ballad for those in love and no doubt an anthem for love sick teens everywhere. Most importantly, both tracks show that 'The Tallest Tree' are on course for good things.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


I opened my emails today and was made aware of 'Communions', a Danish four-piece from Copenhagen.

Following their debut EP 'Cobblestones' their new single 'So Long Sun' is due for release on November 10th. The single is available via download and on a limited 7".

'So Long Sun' is one of those tracks that grabs you, makes you stop what you are doing and just listen. Guitars open the track and lead you in beautifully before a wave of vocals and lovely melodies knock you back and pull you along.

If you want to catch these guys live they are playing Sebright Arms on November 10th, which I imagine will be a great night as it coincides with the single release.

One to keep an ear out for,

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Darlia: Dear Diary

Thankfully I decided to go out of the office for lunch today, as I heard the back end of this new track from Darlia. Annoyingly the radio presenter didn't say who it was by so I spent my time at Morrison's salad bar and then the drive back to work, repeating the chorus over and over.

That is the power of 'Dear Diary' by Darlia. Instantly I turned up the radio and needed to know what the song was and who it was by. Its a kin to Jimmy Eat Worlds, 'Sweetness' in the way it grabs you. No doubt that this one will survive the decades too and continue to be played over and over.

The track is released July 7th. It would be great to see this one in the charts.