Meet Sasha. Whilst we wouldn’t usually write about a folk singer/songwriter from London, Sasha also taps into the gentler side of electronica, in the same vain as Bon Iver and The Japanese House.
Her current single, ‘Picking Flowers’ has more of a commercial edge than her previous material. Lyrically, it addresses the idea of adultery, using the concept of ‘picking flowers’ to symbolise a lack of care in a relationship.
It’s out now via Lemon Zen Records.
Sounds like: Daughter, Maggie Rogers, The Japanese House, Bon Iver
London based Martin Luke Brown shares his first release on LAB Records.
It’s slightly more restrained than his previous single, ’65 Roses’, but this approach keeps emotional tension throughout the track, whilst Martin Luke Brown continues to showcase his expansive vocal range with the accompaniment of an organ and the rumbling of bass lines.
Sounds like: Will Joseph Cook, KYKO, Sody, Dan Croll, Amaroun, Frank Ocean, DAUNT, Bon Iver, Rationale
Swedish duo, EvilAstronaut, share the multicoloured video for ‘Seasons’.
It’s a little more electronic than their last single, ‘Orbit Berlin’, which fits more into the Bon Iver spectrum of things, but perhaps Evil Astronaut didn’t really know what direction ‘Seasons’ would take because at the time of filming the video in an empty reservoir, all that existed was lyrics and a vague idea of a sound.
It wasn’t until they saw the colours and reflections in the first cut, that they decided to change the song to fit the new vibe.
Emerging London-based artist, BLAKEY, shares the simple but effective video for ‘Prism Of Love’.
The track is sparse at its core – a seesaw between BLAKEY’s velveteen falsetto/baritone interludes that melt alongside a graceful instrumental.
Opening up about ‘Prism Of Love’, Blakey states,
“It’s a very direct song. I put my most authentic and honest feelings to music. Sometimes I think it’s important to cut through all the bullshit and present exactly how you’re feeling, and not filter yourself for anything or anyone. It’s not vulnerability; it’s liberation.”
Sounds like: Francis and the Lights, Bon Iver, Coldplay
We want to push the new breed of indietronica music in Europe and beyond. Helping us succeed in this quest is Cork based Talos, the musical project of Eoin French.
His new track, ‘Odyssey’ is enticing in nature with ethereal vocals and divine production.
Talos explains about ‘Odyssey’, “In any endeavour we find ourselves at that point of doubt. Those moments where you question yourself. That’s what the line, ‘In this odyssey, it’s hard to leave…’ refers to. It’s a beautiful and testing cycle. “I was asking myself some pretty big questions. Am I doing the right thing? Is this worth it? Am I deluding myself?! And I think in the end, the answer is yes to all three. These feelings come and go. The thoughts pass. Sometimes the delusions get realised. And we move on.”
Talos’s debut album, ‘Wild Alee’ will be out on 21 April.
Sounds like: Broadhurst, Phoria, James Blake, Bon Iver, Aquilo,