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Amy Guess - Common Holly - Mallrat - Duncan Lloyd - ILUKA

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Amy Guess - Wicked Memory.

Background - The latest alt-pop single from Amy Guess is called "Wicked Memory" and it's the first single since the release of her 10 Times Out of 10 EP earlier this year. 

Amy Guess was born and spent her early childhood in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The family moved to Las Vegas when she was 12 where she played lounges in cover bands that eventually landed her a job as a singing gondolier at the Venetian Hotel while she was still in high school.

A meeting with Grammy nominated producer, Rusty Varenkamp led to “Moonlight,” the single that put Guess on the map that garnered over 500,000 streams. They began working on Ten Times Out of Ten soon thereafter which was released in early 2017. Of the single “Comatose”, Impose Magazine says, “Guess has crafted a robust pop song in “Comatose” with lyrics that are easy to sing along and a tune that you find yourself humming once the song has ended.”

Amy’s voice moves between tearful, dramatic pleas to quie…

Ambiere - Praa - Vundabar - Michael Jablonka - Seazoo - Zaritza - Lydian Collective

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Ambiere - I See Faces.

Background -  Electronic pop trio Ambiere have announced the release of their brand new single Tree Of Life, capping off an impressive first twelve months for the band with widespread online acclaim greeting their arrival on the indie landscape.

Having drawn encouraging early comparisons to acts including Portishead and The XX, alongside substantial support from BBC Introducing, the Manchester outfit’s ambient, soothing style has already won plenty of admirers following the release of their debut EP earlier this year.

With shows in support of Tree Of Life taking place this week, the three-piece, comprising of Amber Lane-Mcivor, Jake Blythe and Oliver Lamb, will be showcasing their creative live performances to new audiences and looking to further enhance their growing reputation going into 2018.

Discussing the release, the band stated: “The track was written about the feeling of waking up from a nightmare, and the intense panicky feeling you get as you try to separ…

Paul Mosley and The Red Meat Orchestra - JZMN JYN

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Paul Mosley and The Red Meat Orchestra - Wintertide.

Background - Composer Paul Mosley presents his new EP of ghostly, junk orchestra, folk-pop stories 'Wintertide'.

'Wintertide' - The epic title track updates the classic English Folk Carol 'I Saw Three Ships'... casting Red Meat Orchestra regulars Jack Harris, Esther Dee and Josienne Clarke as the three ships’ captains, stranded when the wintertide freezes, trapping their ships in the ice. WEBSITE, FACEBOOK.


Just over a week ago we featured 'Wintersun' and commented regarding that particular song from the EP "(Wintersun) has a timeless folk feel to it. Gently melodic the vocals and harmonies are natural and pleasing."   'Wintertide' the title track was the song I most wanted to feature from the EP however it was not available. Happily now it is, along with a fabulous video, enjoy!


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Cavalry - Paris Youth Foundation - Lauren Ray - The Darts

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Cavalry - A Little Rough.

Background - Following on from the success of lead singles Heresy and Black, with both having attracted widespread acclaim throughout the online community, the band unveil the final two heartfelt and emotive tracks on the record (Cabin and A Little Rough), further showcasing their hallmark sound and songwriting prowess.

Discussing the EP release, the band stated: “We had a bittersweet run of singles last year with Fierce Panda - some really positive acclaim and some major radio airplay, but also some background missteps. We were restless to release more and resolved to cut our teeth on a larger project. And after months of tireless writing, recording up and down the country, ‘See The Night Perform’ is the first emblem of that period.

The EP title comes from the refrain at the end of ‘Black’, and typifies the loose concept, which is all about foraging intensely within to find hope and wonder in the cynical cycles of the modern age. But we're not ones to tel…

The Peppermint Club - Blakk Pearl - Ismay - Katey Brooks - Foreign Architects - Belle Adair

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The Peppermint Club - Everything Is Changing.

Background - The Peppermint Club have launched their new single Everything Is Changing.

The Peppermint Club is the pastel-hued pop brainchild of Chris Chen (ex-Rainy Day Women), in collaboration with friends old and new from within Perth's thriving music scene. Like their namesake, the band’s songs are refreshing, a little sweet and fit comfortably in your pocket - refracting nostalgic, golden-age songcraft through layers of summer haze and bittersweet melancholia.

The Peppermint Club's debut single ‘Everything Is Changing’ deploys a pitch-perfect blend of crunchy guitar, mellotron strings, handclaps and sea-breeze vocals to leave the impression of a pensive Perth sunset in under three minutes. Scratching your neo-Beatles, psychedelic soul itch with a just hint of digital-age shimmer, ‘Everything is Changing’ will no doubt appeal to fans of Mild High Club, Connan Mockasin and the Tame Impala diaspora. WEBSITE, FACEBOOK.


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Thyla - ARY - Everything by Electricity - Martha Ffion - Corniglia - Samsaruh - White Room

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Thyla - Tell Each Other Lies.

Background - You’d be hard pressed to find a city that possesses quite as much exciting emerging talent as Brighton right now, and dream pop outfit Thyla’s new single Tell Each Other Lies suggests it’s time to add another to the growing list.

In their euphoric latest offering, Thyla’s endless potential is laid bare once more with sprawling guitars, intense drum beats and the mesmerising vocal prowess of frontwoman Millie Duthie signalling a damning statement of intent heading into 2018.

Having shared the stage with everyone from Dream Wife and Matt Maltese to Yonaka and Trudy and the Romance over the past twelve months, the band’s fierce live reputation continues to grow at a rapid pace, with support slots for The Wytches scheduled before the year is out.

Discussing their upcoming release, the four-piece stated: “Tell Each Other Lies is about the fear of confrontation; pretending everything’s dandy and skipping through life suppressing how you really feel fo…