Showing posts from May 30, 2021

Mazey Haze - Dakota Roundhouse - Bridget Caldwell - Mush - Nation of Language

Mazey Haze - Sad Lonely Groove. Mazey Haze is the moniker of 21 year old Amsterdam-based artist Nadine Appeldoorn. Today she releases her debut single "Sad Lonely Groove". Dreamy guitar-driven indie-pop reminiscent of Beach Fossils, Alvvays, Jay Som and Men I Trust, debut single "Sad Lonely Groove" is an honest reflection on a moment in Appeldoorn's life where time felt like it was standing still. "If I was further from you I’d get it all  / your face looks the same / as if I was floating around in dead air for months or days" Appeldoorn sings atop a wave of atmospheric synths, funk-filled bass lines and skittering percussion -  as she reminisces in the aftermath of a tough break-up. Speaking on the track, Mazey Haze said: "The song is about me feeling the lowest and loneliest I’ve ever felt in my life. I hadn’t built lots of friend relationships yet and I forced myself to be alone with myself. It’s about missing the guy I thought I was in love w

Samantha Margret - SYBS - Jessiquoi - Sweet Crude - The Catenary Wires - Roscoe Roscoe

Samantha Margret - The Party. Singer-songwriter Samantha Margret has released her spirited and carefree new single “The Party.” Mirroring old Hollywood glamour with a flirtatious demeanor, the track rings of seductive musicality. With subtle chirps of saxophone combined with hoppy lyrics, Margret delivers a playfully canny and sophisticated piece of music with a music video soon to follow. “The Party'' is now available to stream and download on digital music platforms worldwide. “It’s so easy to get drawn into what everyone else thinks is cool or trendy, but that’s not really how we find joy,” says Samantha Margret. Finding affirmation on her own, “The Party” was written after Margret feared losing her voice and writing music for others instead of her own creative joy. Feeling a similar pressure, writer Juliette Reilly joined Margret in their first session, and “The Party” became a song about finding their own power and enjoying it even in the face of the judgement of others.

Trunky Juno - Meggie Lennon - The Weeping Willows

Trunky Juno - Serial Killer Vibes. Trunky Juno warmly greets us with new single ‘Serial Killer Vibes’, a lovely slice of upbeat acoustic technicolour-pop crafted in his basement studio in the North East of England. The song expands on his already eclectic repertoire by dressing up an anxiety fuelled lyric with Trunky’s trademark charming melodic hooks and balmy tones. Lyrically ‘Serial Killer Vibes’ is the musical equivalent of meeting a fist bump with a handshake, then calling someone the wrong name before accidentally insulting their mother whilst verbally digging a hole that seems to get deeper and deeper with every word. And even though this incident happened four years ago, its 3AM and you haven’t slept because you’re still thinking about it, asking yourself “why did I say that”. Distil all of that down into a song and you get ‘Serial Killer Vibes’. Talking about the song, Trunky says: “'Serial Killer Vibes’ is a track that haunted me for a long time because I knew there was

The Naysayers - Hanging Freud

Artwork by Dan Brown-Hozjan The Naysayers - Yesterday. Background from the band - We're a sub-arctic indie rock four piece from Whitehorse, Yukon. "Yesterday" is out now on Coax Records from our self-titled LP to follow on June 25, 2021. It's a visceral song about living grief, and the helplessness of loss, reconciling the death of someone who's still alive. "Yesterday" has evolved to include and acknowledge the grief from physically losing others in this past year to addiction, and the realization, I will never be able to say goodbye. The video emphasizes the inherent vulnerability of the song because it's made entirely of my grandmother's personal super 8 footage from the '50s and '60s. Head over to YouTube to watch and subscribe. This song is a slow burn rock song, for screaming into the void, or for taking shelter from the storm. Yesterday by The Naysayers ========================================================================== Han

Kety Fusco - Bill Fever - Smaller Hearts - Abby J Hall

Kety Fusco - Ma Gnossienne. One year after the release of her debut album DAZED, the young Italian-Swiss harpist and composer Kety Fusco gives us a very personal version of the famous song "Gnossienne N.1" by Erik Satie. In this modern reinterpretation, which Kety has entitled "Ma Gnossienne", the harp is used in an unconventional way to generate sounds that have nothing to do with its classical timbre.  The entire sound system is set up with sounds of vinyl scratched on metal strings, objects struck on the soundboard of the pre-sampled classical harp, and analogue effects manipulated live. Switzerland-based Kety Fusco has embarked on a unique harp sound research. She works with Delta Electric Harps from Salvi Harps, who have taken Kety on as their official Ambassador.  Her exploration of harp and effects technology began successfully with the debut of her album DAZED, described by Swiss critics as "a white fly". Kety Fusco has over 80 concerts throughout