White Summer - Carter Lou & The Project - JR Green - Grim Streaker

White Summer - Zero In Tennis.

Background - White Summer have announced their 'Zero In Tennis' single launch shows along with a new video.

After securing airplay on Triple M and Triple J off the back of the release of their EP‘ I Know A Place We Can Love’, White Summer gained momentum in the local and national scene and secured support slots with such acts as DMAs and Kingswood. 

After two EP’s and Double A-Side releases, the guys have had their eyes set on displaying a complete body of work, their debut album. 

“Zero In Tennis” is the lead single taken from the bands forthcoming debut album due early 2018 and was recorded at the Grove Studios with acclaimed producer Burke Reid who has worked with the likes of Peter Garrett, Sarah Blasko, Courtney Barnett and DZ Deathrays. Facebook here, live dates on Beehive Candy's tour news page.

'Zero In Tennis' is a vibrant alt rock type of song, where the energy and melody combine to make a splendid backdrop for some real rock'n'roll vocals, that add another layer of feeling to this piece.


Carter Lou & The Project - Evil Game.

Background - Carter Lou on "Evil Game": "'Evil Game' is about the moment I saw an ex for who they really were, and saw how they truly made me feel: a depressed, insecure and degraded version of myself. 

They were a person that all of my friends and family always mentioned not being fond of, but I always ignored their warnings. This song is me standing up for myself in a mentally abusive relationship and telling myself that I deserve better."

A refresher on Carter Lou & the Project: Lead by Washington, D.C.-based musician Carter Louthian, Cart er Lou & the Project's beginnings stem from tragic circumstances. The night before he was set to go to college, Lou snapped: his two best friends had recently killed themselves a day apart, and his girlfriend had just broken his heart. 

Combined with the reality of the packaged post-college suburban life he was heading toward, he felt even more emptiness. He boldly told his parents that he wasn't going to university in the morning and has chosen to pursue music instead. Since then, the band has packed out numerous headlining shows and earning a prestigious endorsement from PRS Guitars. Facebook here.

Our second feature for Carter Lou & The Project, back in May we described their music as a tight, rhythmic rocker that doesn't try to be anything else. 'Evil Game' adds some bluesy rock vibes, and a powerful musical arrangement competes with some gritty and passionate vocals.


JR Green - Technicolour Native.

Background - About ‘Technicolour Native’ “Imagine a jungle so verdant in its wonder that the sharp arrows of hardship can’t reach you through the forest’s fertile thicket. It’s your very own wilderness to ramble through, the noble savage emblazoned in brilliant technicolour. And we’re with you, through adversity and in battle.”

Get lost in the sonic arbours of JR Green with ‘Technicolour Native’, a babbling brook of crystal melodies and pure arpeggios plashing gently against your wearied soul. Buoyed by the birdsong vocals and ensconced in the lap of its silken production, ‘Technicolour Native’ is an aural escape from the quotidian cares of life. It’s a meditation on beauty and retreat delivered artfully into your eardrums by the Green brothers, those Celtic troubadours whose beatific songwriting continues to find new and bigger sonic pastures. Above all, ’Technicolour Native’ is a symbolic saunter to the heart of what it means to be alive and to be human, regardless of time and place.

About JR Green, Somewhere between peat-bog and youth culture rises JR Green, brethren progeny of the Pictish heartlands. Hailing from Ardnamurchan, the most westerly point in perfidious Albion, siblings Jacob and Rory Green offer Celtic tradition fused with unyielding, veracious lyricism and thunderous, euphoric songwriting. Balderdash to your Bon Ivers and codswallop to your Mumfords, the brothers Green have lain to rest the epoch of sexless, gritless folk-pop with their atavistic clarion-calling strains. 

Thanks to 2015’s Bring The Witch Doctor EP, (released via Hits The Fan), and its two irresistible singles - ‘Nigerian Princess’ and ‘First Blood’, JR Green became fixtures on 2016’s ‘Ones To Watch’ lists, receiving plaudits on the wireless all over the BBC from Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart on Radio 1, to airplay on 6Music and BBC Radio Scotland. Highlights from the past year include a live concert for Vic Galloway (alongside C Duncan and Trembling Bells) as part of BBC Music at Celtic Connections, two shows at The Great Escape, performances at LA’s MusExpo and numerous festivals and shows throughout UK and the continent. Their new digital-only single ‘Technicolour Native’ precedes the five-track Flora EP in August, with a string of live dates planned throughout summer including TRNSMT, Belladrum Festival and Colour Television, their very own monthly residence in Glasgow, which starts on the 28th of July. Website here, Facebook here.

The intricate musical opening for 'Technicolour Native' attracted my attention. When the vocals kick in the song develops some real edge and emotion. JR Green are getting noticed, and on the strength of this one track, that's hardly surprising.


Grim Streaker - Miami Girl.

Background - Grim Streaker's have a new video for the single "Miami Girl", which is featured on their new EP 'Girl Minority'. When talking about the video lead singer Amelia Bushell said,"“I went to Miami with [guitarist] Dan [Peskin] recently, and this man just walked up to him, ripped his shirt off, punched his face and asked him if he wanted to die! 

The song is inspired by that kind of random, comically dumb violence — it’s a version of someone experiencing Miami to the fullest via some gruesome events. It’s fast-paced, all-out and go.”

Grim Streaker plays the kind of loud, fast, abrasive punk that emerged in L.A. and D.C. in the early-80s, mixed with a dose of the snotty, mid-tempo punk of late-70s New York and London. The band’s sound lies somewhere between that of the Adolescents, the Dead Boys, X-Ray Spex and Fugazi, with layers of guitar noise reminiscent of current bands like A Place to Bury Strangers, White Lung and METZ.  

Singer Amelia Bushell, guitarists Dan Peskin and Micah Weisberg, bassist Bill Dvorak and drummer Piyal Basu formed the band in late 2016. Since then, the group has been making a name for itself in the venues and DIY spaces of Brooklyn, with live shows quickly becoming known for the wild stage antics of Bushell. 'Girl Minority' came out on Friday 7/7. Facebook here.

One and a half minutes of purified punk comes in the form of 'Miami Girl'. Fabulous, timeless and energised, this is a real blast of highly addictive rock.