Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Four For Tuesday: Indoor Creature - The Plaidians - Transviolet - Late Nite Cable

Indoor Creature - Present Thinking.

So who are Indoor Creature? Quoting them -Indoor Creature is a pop music project from Austin, TX composed of Caleb Fleischer (Vocals, keys, saxophone, synths) and Travis Kitchen (Drums, Bass, Guitar) with the goal of bringing people closer together and further apart.

You can find out more about the band and their music via the website (here) or over on Bandcamp (here).

Well 'Present Thinking' is a single release from a collection of twelve songs, and what a refreshing and very pleasing mixture of songs they are. Imaginative compositions are matched by some well produced music and vocals to match. I suppose indie pop would be a fair label, however they are more than capable of drifting into other styles.


The Plaidians - The Follower.

Background promo words - Gary Thackrah & Justin Penkethman are Melbourne-based songwriters that share a passion for both acoustic and electronic textures. They have played many hundreds of gigs in many different bands and projects, but not many or enough together. “We’re both inspired by the same music, we just had to see what we could create together” says Gaz, “Jus & I had no plan, so we let it evolve”. 

‘The Follower’ is the first single from their debut album, which will be ready for release in February 2016. In the studio, they worked closely with producer/recording engineer Cam McKenzie (Mark Seymour) and collaborated with drummer Sean Jova Albers (The Grand Silent System, Seth Sentry). 

“‘The Follower’ is a laid back track that we really enjoyed recording and layering with synths and strings. We wanted it to sound reflective and have a real depth to it, and we’re real happy with how it turned out.” 

The song reflects on the feeling of isolation, of desire being just out of reach. Beginning with acoustic guitar and melancholy vocals, the song lifts with the string section and sets up a journey that finally builds to a full arrangement, all the while with a strong and compelling melody. 

With their single release, The Plaidians showcase how neatly they can weave acoustic and electronic sounds together in unpredictable and melodic ways: blending genres of pop, rock and electronica. Influenced by bands such as City & Colour and Radiohead, they present a sound that is as understated as The XX and the depth of Beck.

'The Follower' is a song I would liken to a vintage wine, or Oak barrel aged single malt whiskey. Not to be rushed and with so many textures and flavours, all to be sampled and enjoyed. OK so I expect other comparisons might work better, so concisely, this is quality on a good number of levels.


Transviolet - New Bohemia.

The promo tells us - The self-titled debut EP from Transviolet is out now. "New Bohemia," is the EP's anthemic first single. 

Founded in New York and now based in Los Angeles, the four-piece band released its first song, "Girls Your Age," in July 2015. The startling frank coming-of-age track, which is included on the EP, rocketed to No. 1 on Hype Machine's main chart, No. 2 on the U.S. Spotify viral chart and No. 3 on the Global Spotify viral chart and now has nearly 900,000 Spotify streams.

Transviolet will play its very first show on September 29 at Neon Gold's Popshop West at The Echo, located in their adopted hometown of Los Angeles. The line-up for the sold-out show includes Alina Baraz & Galimatias and Farao. Transviolet will join Mikky Ekko on his fall North American tour, which kicks off on October 1 at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre and includes a show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on October 20. After the tour wraps, the band will head to London for a pair of dates.

OK so this band has already been noticed far and wide, however sometimes a good pop song is allowed on Beehive Candy, simply because it's available to stream, and we can.


Late Nite Cable - All Nite Girl.

Background - Late Nite Cable are new to the scene, but have been gaining some major grassroots traction in the blogosphere. There most recent single "All Nite Girl" was recently featured in Impose's Week In Pop as well as in Deli Mag. 

Pete Roessler and Severine Casati are current Williamsburg NY natives with the prototypical millennial angst that comes in your 20s and 30s. The subject matter of their "nightlife Passion Pit" sound includes quitting that stuffy corporate job, getting out and coming home, and the vague romanticism of flings.

Well we are a little late to the party with this song, however it's a good introduction to Late Night Cable as their self-titled debut EP is scheduled for release in early October. It's a collection of high quality synth pop songs and the production is light enough, for both vocals and music to complement each other, rather than one dominate and suppress the other. If you like the single the EP is a must.


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