Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Be Forest - I Quit Girls

This track is incredible. Firstly I was struck by the chords; some progressions just get you in the right place and give you a feeling that's means biologically, this song is good. Secondly the vocals. The vocals are beautiful and anything I write is an understatement, so I wont.

The track is a cover of Japandroids original, which I hadn't heard until now, but is equally great. It's easy to see why Be Forest were inspired to cover the track and add their own touches. I only wish hey hadn't been as true the original when it came to the track length, I could do with another 15 minutes or so.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Holy Ghost: Okay

If you haven't heard Holy Ghost before, like I hadn't this morning, sit yourself down, plug in your headphones and turn the volume up.
'Okay' has to be one of the best synth tracks I have heard since stumbling upon Chvrches last year. It bounces in the right places, it flows and ebbs and is filled with a million audio treats. The vocals are great too and work perfectly with the music.

The track is released ahead of their album Dynamics, which is due for release September 10th.

If you cant wait for the album,  head over to their sound cloud page bellow where you can hear more of their great music.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Parks Squares & Alleys

Most days I spend a hour or so trawling, sometimes to no avail, but sometimes I land a catch like Parks Squares and Alleys that makes the effort worthwhile.

'Forest' is the latest release from Sergei Khavro from Khabarovsk, Russia. The song beautifully combines lofi guitars, whistling melodies and synth rhythms to create something great.
'Forest' follows the equally brilliant 'Youth' which was released earlier this year.

If you head over to the link below you can listen to some more amazing tracks, or up to 20 seconds of them. I can only assume (please verify in the comments if you know!) that they all form an album of some sort. I can only hope.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tape Waves

Tape Waves, from Charleston, are creating some of the nicest surf/dream pop out there. I can't stop listening. There is a purity about it that is impossible to ignore.

You can buy their EP over at their bandcamp page

Monday, 19 August 2013

Brolin: Portland

Late last year I wrote about Brolin and his awesome tracks that were surfacing on the internet. His latest release is 'Portland', produced by Aaron Coyes.
'Portland' feels more like a song than his previous efforts. Not that the predecessors weren't good, because they were, but they felt more like 'works', or 'pieces'. This time the vocals are in the forefront and it makes a difference. Hopefully these subtle changes will bring more listeners as he continues his career.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Rainy Sunday Mixtape

Here are some tracks I have heard and liked. Thought I would share them now in case I forget to listen again and I never share my opinion.
Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

F.U.R.S: Just Kids

Monday 19th will see the release of the
 single 'Just Kids'; a great pop and roll track from London trio, F.U.R.S.
 Formed Just over a year ago the band are already receiving a good amount of radio play and have been on tour with Jonny Marr. They are currently writing their debut album which is due later this year.
For now here is the video for their latest single.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Swim Deep: Where The Heaven Are We

The other week I opened my post box to see that Swim Deeps debut album 'Where the heaven are we' had arrived. Since that day I have been digesting the album and I love it.
The album is great; from the lyrics and music to the production and mastering. The wait was worth it and it has paid off.
My favourite track is Colour Your Ways. I hadn't really heard it before and didn't remember it from seeing them live, but its just such a good song. I dare anyone to listen to it and not feel better, especially with lyrics such as "Life ain’t be beige so colour your ways and see things in the right light”. That goes for the rest of the record too; it is euphoric sun jewelled pop at its best.
Track listing as follows:
King City
Colour Your Ways
Make My Sun Shine
The Sea
Red Lips I Know
Soul Trippin
She Changes With The Weather

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Goodbye Chanel: Through Night To Paradise EP

My posts have been few and far between over the past months, and every time I come back I find my self writing a similar sentence to what you are reading now. Its annoying for me and I cant imagine what it is like to anyone reading. I think the only resolution is to not go away? Maybe. That could work.
Fortunately my Saturday morning return didn't take too much work. 'Goodbye Chanel' (Scott Johnson) is receiving much deserved attention with this debut EP. The sound is familiar enough for it to be instantly likable, but new and inventive in its own right. The production is fantastic, every sound layered perfectly with all the right measurements of all the right ingredients. It tastes perfect.
The whole EP is a delight to listen to, and I have posted it in its entirety below. My only criticism? I wanted more. But that's a good thing. Hopefully this isn't a fleeing moment and 'Goodbye Chanel' is here to stay.