Showing posts from October 6, 2019

Dad's Fastest Swimmers - Right Hand Left Hand - Manou - Brooke Bentham - Balsam Range

Dad's Fastest Swimmers have just released their second single 'Scream My Name'. The bands bright indie pop song includes fine vocals and harmonies along with a refreshing vibe throughout. Opening with a chunky riff Right Hand Left Hand track 'Chacabuco' which features Taliesyn Kallstrom, gradually builds in power and momentum the guitars and breathy chant acting as a prelude to Taliesyn's fabulous vocals that fit perfectly to this creative piece. Manou shares 'kleines großes Mädchen' a song sung in German, it's gorgeous even if you don't understand a single word, everything from her vocals to the beautifully arranged music just excel. Brooke Bentham released 'All My Friends Are Drunk' a couple of days ago, described as "a song for lost youth and young adulthood" it still resonates well with the considerably older me, the vocals are sincere and very likable the song is very catchy and Brooke is understandably getting not

Neilson Family - Dreamaway - Nature TV - ell ivy - Stephanie Owens - Mr Ben & The Bens - Populuxe - Hayley Reardon

Out today Neilson Family have a video for 'TV' taken from their brand new 'Double Life' album. The song itself is vibrant jangle pop, with cool harmonies and the juxtaposition of being fresh and yet timeless in it's sound. Dreamaway have released 'American Illusion' which is a fabulous indie pop song. The lyrics are a little bit protest, the music is stylish, and the chorus harmonies are just wonderful.   Yet another high class indie band from Brighton (England) this time we have Nature TV and their latest track 'She Wants To See You Cry,' which is a polished and heartfelt affair. ell ivy hails from Grimsby, England a town that at one time was renowned for it's huge fishing trawler fleet (nothing like a spot of history). Anyhow ell ivy deserves some attention as the new song 'Still Dreaming' is a delicious singer-songwriter piece, that reminds me a little of Beth Orton, now there's a compliment. We have a lyric video for a fi

Winola Oak - Kim Bingham - Rina Mushonga - Jesse Marchant - Piney Gir - Paul Mosley and The Red Meat Orchestra

Winola Oak has just released her new single 'Let Me Know'. Accompanied by a video the new song follows on from the exceptional track 'Break My Broken Heart' a tough act to follow but Winola delivers a different and faster paced piece, that nonetheless gorgeous. Released yesterday we have a really cool music video from Kim Bingham for 'Beppe Green'. The song is upbeat, fast flowing and melodic indie pop/rock, that's very catchy. Rina Mushonga returns for a fourth time on Beehive Candy with the brand new track 'Cassiopeia'. Last time we stated that "Rina Mushonga continues to consistently impress us with her distinctive and charismatic music." Well, she has done it again and in a very creative manner. From Jesse Marchant we have 'I've Got Friends' accompanied by an in the studio video. The song is a gentle predominately acoustic affair from this very talented indie folk artist. We featured Piney Gir a couple of times la

Lake Jons - Gambling Hearts - Shelly Poole

We have the new single from Finnish dreamtronica duo Lake Jons entitled ‘Simone,’ a fresh and dynamic song accompanied by an intriguing video, they have also announced their sophomore album ‘The Coast’ dropping 29th Nov. I know Gambling Hearts home city of Salisbury well and was pleased that 'This Love' is such a fine and powerful alt rocker, more than deserving a feature here. The band recently got back together after some years, it hasn't taken them long to deliver a hook filled piece of rock and roll. Shelly Poole blends the genres with 'Under Water' a fabulous song which mixes folk, indie pop and has a few hints of country in the music, what's more it's a really beautiful track. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lake Jons - Simone. Lake Jons, hailing from Helsinki and born from the woods by the darkest waters as their namesake reflects, is comprised of Jooel Jons and Mikko Pennanen, who

Rorie - The Endangered Species - The Luckies

Rorie has released 'Train' the lead single ahead of her debut full-length album, ​'Valley in the Mirror​', due in January 2020.The mixture of synth pop and Rorie's melodic and impassioned vocals is special, at times there is a hint of country music in her voice, which gives the song further identity. Less than a couple of weeks since we first featured The Endangered Species they are back with 'Mirror On The Wall' another really fine alt rocker. Again the vocals have that natural rock feel to them, the song has a slow pace, however the expansive atmospheric vibe really does give this song some real edge. The Luckies song 'Whirlpool' is one of nine tracks on their 'East Of Eden' album,  it was also included on an E.P last year and it's a magnificent example of the Montreal based roots bands superb and varied music. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rorie - Train. Rorie​

China Tiger - Highasakite - Veronica Fusaro

China Tiger have just shared their debut offering 'Belly Button'. The Sydney band mix a little slacker rock with some fabulous vocals and plenty of melodic hooks, a fine formula. We featured Highasakite a couple of times back in 2016 (doesn't time fly by) anyhow 'Can I Be Forgiven' makes for a welcome return, the beautifully arranged song strands genres as the Norwegian outfit tease us a little ahead of a new album, to be released in two parts. Veronica Fusaro has released 'Sunkissed' an E.P. comprising of five very individual songs, sometimes upbeat and vibrant, sometimes soulful and atmospheric, Veronica is also touring with dates listed below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ China Tiger - Belly Button. Sydney four-piece China Tiger emerge with captivating debut offering, 'Belly Button' and announce first live shows. Encouraging listeners to take a look inward while question