Showing posts from April 24, 2022

Luianna - The Ragged Roses - The Shipbuilders

Luianna - Heroin. This week see's the release of Alt-pop Artist Luianna‘s highly anticipated debut EP 'Skia'. Sounding akin to the likes of BANKS and The xx, Luianna shares new single; ‘Heroin’ a dark, blooding slice of ambient pop that packs an emotional punch. Talking about the single, Luianna elaborates, “this song was written about my Dad. The music was written to feel out and describe the feeling of the lyrics and the story in my life, a gentile start going into noisy chaos”. Luianna was born in London, brought up in South Wales and has since spent the past fifteen years between Bristol and Berlin. Her upcoming EP was recorded in The Famous Gold Watch Studio in Berlin. ‘Heroin’ is taken from Luianna debut EP, ‘Skiá’, released yesterday 29th April 2022. Luianna · Heroin ========================================================================== The Ragged Roses - Do Me Right. Now, take 2 gallons of Wanda Jackson,2 Gallons of Etta James, a spoonful of Howlin' Wolf,

BSÍ - Cal Folger Day - Carmody - Cherry Blaster

Photo - Julie Sjöfn Gasiglia BSÍ - Jelly Belly. With soft and gauzy atmospherics countered by anxiety-inducing sprawls of melodic mastery, ‘Relax, blabla’ is another paradoxical release that comes in two parts. Arriving just in time for the heady nostalgia of a sun-baked summer, the two-sided release consists of two enticing new tracks: one bristling and upbeat, and the other more supine and slowed.  Recorded and mixed by Árni Hjörvar (The Vaccines), the first and fastest of the two new cuts, “Jelly Belly”, plays out like a heartwarming group therapy session, with past pains and trudged up traumas meeting a 157 bpm outburst of agitation and infectious joy. With a sense of urgency driven by a fast-paced guitar line that threatens to run away with itself, overflowing background chatter mixed with injections of fuzzy feedback and a lucid approach to vocal delivery, the track evokes the intense bodily sensation that is triggered by deep-rooted and unshakeable memories of toxic relationshi

Nicky Egan - Personal Space

Nicky Egan - This Life. Yesterday Nicky Egan announced her new full-length This Life, out June 3rd via Transistor Sound/Colemine Records. The announcement comes with the album’s title track — “This song, for me, represents the journey that we experience going from life on this plane to the next, and the beautiful, heartbreaking, incredible transition in between,” Egan told Jazziz. Born and raised outside of Philadelphia and currently based in Los Angeles, Egan has performed all over the country fronting her own musical projects and performing as a hired-gun for Chicano Batman, Tune-Yards, Carla Morrison, Turkuaz, among others. After graduating from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production, Egan spent 7 years in Brooklyn, her early years here spent touring as part of powerhouse funk ensemble Turkua. After squeezing into old vans and sleeping on floors on DIY tours with the band, she’d then return to the city to make extra cash nannying and waiting t

Blunt Chunks - Chelsea Rose - Mise en Scene

Blunt Chunks - BWFW. The Toronto-based project, Blunt Chunks, helmed by Caitlin Woelfle-O'Brien (Jaunt) has just shared its "BWFW", the latest to be lifted from the forthcoming debut EP, Blunt Chunks which is set for release on May 6, 2022, via Telephone Explosion Records. Featuring Scott Hardware and members of The Weather Station, Luna Li, Broken Social Scene, Hooded Fang and more, the new EP, which was announced with "Natural Actors" (tipped at Brooklyn Vegan, KCRW, CBC Radio, Exclaim and more) last month, grapples with the many functions of heartache, using music as a mechanism to memorialize the past and the first step to breaking a cycle of self-neglect. Produced by David Plowman (The OBGMs, Islands) and Nathan Burley (Young Clancy), the EP harnesses a weightless style of guitar-driven pop where Woelfle-O’Brien blends spacious psychedelic country with the unignorable churn of 90s alternative rock. The result is a record deeply uncomfortable with secrets.

ROWSIE - Temple Invisible

ROWSIE - Danish Queen. ROWSIE [pronounced rosy] sound like a car crash between Lou Reed, The Replacements and Dinosaur Jr, while listening to the best indie rock mixtape you made when you were seventeen… or still are. It was an idea sowed a long time ago in New York - but got lost due to the need to pay rent. Now, the rent is paid and Rowsie has been conjured… it is not an idea, it is a fact.  The band got started when lead singer/guitarist Rothenberg moved to London from New York. He went searching for live music in clubs like the ones on the Lower East Side and Brooklyn in NYC. Places that spawned The Hold Steady, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes… bands who did what he always wanted to do; made rock music on their own terms without a care in the world for who they were compared to. Sharing roots in the NY underground scene… pure energy and honest expression through sound.  Unfortunately, not a lot was left in London’s indie rock scene, legendary clubs were closing every week…so he decid

Mear - Tom Jenkins - Charm Of Finches - Charlotte Rose Benjamin

Photo - Jen Squires Mear - I'll Love You. Mear is an indie pop collaboration between singer-songwriter Frances Miller and electronic composer Greg Harrison. Together, their music combines catchy melodies and poignant lyrics with their shared love of experimental music. Their  debut LP Soft Chains was released on Friday.  "I'll Love You," tells a make-believe story about a breakup during the apocalypse. The song itself is meant to take on a cinematic feel. Miller was inspired by blockbusters like Armageddon and Titanic. The idea of leaving someone you love behind, the idea of heroes, and the sacrifice that people make for others left a weirdly profound impact on her. We wanted this song to take listeners on an emotional journey. The song has three distinct sections which could be best interpreted as Anticipation, Storm/Conflict, Loss/ Mourning. We also wanted to leave space for the music to tell a story when the lyrics are absent, which allowed us to emphasize the mood