Mechanimal - Certain Animals - Brielle Ansems - Vilma Flood

Less than a month since we featured the video for 'Stolen Flesh' Mechanimal return with another video this time for 'Scavengers' a fabulous electro industrial piece with incredible spoken vocals. === Certain Animals return for a fourth time in six months with 'Tangerine' where the Dutch band share some superb sixties vibes. === Brielle Ansems has just shared 'Ironside' a beautiful indie folk song that is refined and beautifully arranged. === It's been a year since we first came across Vilma Flood and so it's a welcome return to Beehive Candy with her new song 'End', another Scandinavian Americana piece that is totally captivating.

Mechanimal - Scavengers.

With a stunning mix of post-punk, electro and industrial, Greece's ‘drone n roll’ project Mechanimal (Giannis Papaioanou, Freddie Faulkenberry) have just released their new album Crux (out January 27) via Inner Ear Records. And now, they are following it up with a new video for the LP's, "Scavengers". Directed by Gerasimos Domenikos.

It's the second video the band have released to promote the album, following last month's video for "Stolen Flesh".

Mechanimal’s last record was 2016’s "Delta Pi Delta". In June last year they released "White Flag" single which marked the return of original singer Freddie back on vocals with his characteristic spoken word.


Certain Animals - Tangerine.

Dutch band Certain Animals serves you melodic rock filled with vocal harmonies. The members aren't afraid to show which records they've been listening to. Musical giants from the '60s and '70s are spinning on their turntable on a daily basis. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Electric Light Orchestra are regular companions in their musical life, but also the fuzzy and phasey sounds of contemporary bands like Tame Impala influence the music of Certain Animals.

Without being stuck in the past and with a critical view on the present, the band brings you their intriguing sound which makes for an energetic live show filled with intimate moments and explosive bursts of energy. In less then three years, the band managed to build a strong live reputation by playing shows on major Dutch festivals in famous venues all over the country, and they also performed across the border in Belgium and Germany.

While busy touring, band members Thijs van Leeuwen (vocals, guitars), Niels-Jan van Dijk (bass, vocals) and Kees Braam (drums, vocals) managed to build their own recording studio at a former red light district in the port of Rotterdam. At their home base the trio writes, produces and mixes their music single-handedly, working towards the release of their debut album scheduled for spring 2020.

New single Tangerine is a harmonic blend of polyphony, taken straight out of black-and-white images of London in the sixties. The era when The Kinks and The Beatles could be found there in the wild. Just like their idols, Certain Animals used whirling twelve-string guitars and a lovely grunting Höfner violin bass in their recordings. Tangerine evokes the atmosphere of the hip incrowd of the time and describes an obsessive romance with a royal touch. That obsessiveness is delivered sweetly, but - just like the song - spins out of control eventually. One of Certain Animals' more gentle songs from their upcoming debut album shows a different side of the band: a side that is not afraid to combine beautiful poppy melodies with a craving for the past, and on top of that three-part harmony vocals.


Brielle Ansems - Ironside.

Born in Hamilton, Ontario and raised in Montague, PEI, Brielle Ansems has grown up with music on her lips and a creativity fostered by Prince Edward Island’s artistic community. As an avid reader, writer, and a recent graduate of Holland College School of Performing Arts Theatre Performance program, her lyric-focused music fuses folk sensibilities with pop and r&b influences to create an emotionally charged, poetic experience for her audiences.

Brielle gained recognition early in her journey with the 2011 SOCAN sponsored songwriting competition, Soundwaves’ So You Think You’ve Got the Beat, the winning of which resulted in a showcase in that year’s ECMA proceedings as well as recording time with well-known musician and producer David Rashed. Notable performances over the years have included both opening for, and sharing the stage with the likes of Ben Caplan, Liam Corcoran, Tim Chaisson, Matthew Barber, and Adyn Townes.

As well as her work in the music industry, Brielle has also earned recognition in the Island acting world, making her professional theatre debut in the 2018 season of the Watermark Theatre. Her debut album, This New Hurricane, is planned for a 2020 release.


Vilma Flood - End.

Vilma Flood had her breakthrough on the Scandinavian Americana scene last year when her album "Moodswinger" got raving reviews.

Often compared to Karen Dalton, Sophie Zelmani and Mary Margaret O'Hara the artist still held her own space and vibe. Short stories all delivered with Flood's extra ordinary vocals.

"End" is the first single off of a forthcoming album , again produced by Tobias Fröberg, and the release coincides with her biggest headline show yet at Fasching in Stockholm.