CIEL - Land of Talk - Gaygirl

CIEL make their second appearance on Beehive Candy with the new track 'Days' and once again the Brighton based band are on top form with this refreshing and dreamy indie pop/rock song. === Were playing catch up with Land of Talk and 'Weight of That Weekend' which was released a week ago but most certainly worth a share by us. === From South London we have Gaygirl and the single 'Mikkel' where the band create a powerful and stirring rocker of a song.


CIEL - Days.

Brighton-based dreamers CIEL share whimsical new offering ‘Days’, the second single taken from the band’s debut EP ‘Movement’ out later this spring.

Delivering moody alt-pop with magnetism, merging shoegaze with post-punk, noir rock dream pop, the trio’s second release builds on the early promise shown in lead single ‘The Shore’, conjuring up innovative and nostalgic ideas and drawing comparisons to Alvvays, Cate Le Bon and Our Girl with their intrinsic mystique.

Now calling Brighton their home, the cultured quartet have quickly earned kudos for their exquisite live show, with upcoming UK/EU supports alongside Eliza Shaddad and Feng Suave following slots with the likes of Hatchie, Sasami and Penelope Isles, and accomplished sets at Eurosonic, Le Guess Who and SPOT Festival.

Detailing their upcoming release, frontwoman Hindriks explained: “‘Days’ is a track about feeling distant from other people, and describes a turning point in which I became more open as a person”. Produced by Penelope Isles’ Jack Wolter, CIEL’s ‘Days’ is out March 4th and will be available via all digital platforms.


Land of Talk - Weight of That Weekend.

Land of Talk—the Montreal-based band led by Elizabeth Powell—today announced its new album Indistinct Conversations will be released on May 15th, 2020, via Saddle Creek. The album’s first single “Weight of That Weekend,” out now, finds Powell delivering a soulful, impassioned plea over an expansive musical terrain. “‘Weight of That Weekend’ is a recognition of having been on the receiving end of a lifetime of sexual coercion, assault, boundary violations, and subsequent gaslighting.

It all just came to light after an especially heavy weekend a few summers back,” explains Powell. “I was so sick of carrying all this weight that wasn't mine to bear. So sick of being owned by all of this. Imposed on me mostly by men. I grew so sick of suffering and being slowed-down by this weight. The song is a prayer for a lightness of being. A prayer for capital ‘L’ Love.”

All 11 songs on Indistinct Conversations were written by Powell (vocals/guitar/keys), and share the hallmarks of the Land of Talk sound: her silvery vocals; masterful, at times cacophonous guitar playing; and a stream-of-conscious lyricism—here perhaps at her most emotionally vulnerable and honest. Powell produced and arranged the tracks together with her bandmates Mark “Bucky” Wheaton (drums/keys) and Christopher McCarron (bass), and the trio recorded the album in a studio built by McCarron in Wheaton’s apartment basement.

Indistinct Conversations follows 2017’s acclaimed Life After Youth—at the time Land of Talk’s first album in seven years. The release saw praise from Pitchfork, Paste, The AV Club, and NPR Music, among others, with its singles earning additional highlights from The FADER, NPR Music's All Songs Considered, New York Magazine’s Vulture, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Bandcamp, WXPN, and more.


Gaygirl - Mikkel.

South London band Gaygirl are today sharing a new single 'Mikkel' and announcing their debut EP Pleasurehead, due for release April 24th via Permanent Creeps. Pairing the raw, emotional grunge of PJ Harvey with the immersive, bold alt-pop moments of early Garbage, each of Gaygirl's 4 band members bring a unique set of influences to the table. As a unit, not only do they create a sound that is hard to pin down, but with every twist and turn – they make an impression that’s unshakable.

Consisting of songwriters Bex Morrison (vocals, guitar) and Lewis Clark (guitar), and completed by Louis Bradshaw (drums) and Tom Coyne (bass) – Gaygirl have earned a reputation for their hypnotic and visceral live performances; playing shows with the likes of Sorry, Automatic and Calva Louise in 2019.

Speaking on the release of new single 'Mikkel', singer Bex said: "Mikkel compares the desperate feelings of confusion at the end of a relationship with a seemingly disastrous tea party amongst bad company. The track came together as a band and we knew early on that it would be a song that doesn't achieve the resolution you would expect - the unresolved building feeling throughout mirrors the lyrical content of covering up feelings and not addressing problems."

With the release of Pleasurehead due in April, Gaygirl are ready to make their mark in 2020. "It was important to us with this EP to show a different side to the band in contrast to our earlier singles and push ourselves as musically as possible, we're all really proud of the finished product," Bex went on to say.