Having used a lot of Far Eastern-inspired synths and percussion in their previous single, ‘Pray For You’, ‘Saint’ takes a slightly different tack with more country-edged riffs. The song is another great example of PEAKES’ ability to write confessional lyrics whilst maintaining an overall soft approach in their production, which all in all creates a highly atmospheric setting.
‘Saint’ is out now.
Sounds like: Massive Attack, Portishead, London Grammar
London based duo, Otzeki, have just shared the video for ‘All This Time’.
The video is made up of footage recorded on vocalist Mike’s iPhone over the past two years in various locations including LA, London and Cambridge. “It a visual diary of things,” explains Mike. “Like our previous videos the subject matter is contained within everyday reality and gives it a certain enigmatic quality in line with the themes of the song.”
The blues-ridden and minimal intro of ‘All This Time’ slowly envelopes us with its sub soul vocals, sensual bass lines, tribal tones, and echoes of rave culture, eventually leading to an intimate and dreamy climax.
The track has been mixed by Nathan Boddy (James Blake, S.W.E.A.T).
They play the Sebright Arms in London on 23 March.
Meet electronic band, Fröst, a collaboration between Franco-Swedish sound artist Johanna Bramli (vocalist for Stereolab offshoot Imitation Electric Piano) and Fujiya & Miyagi’s synth player and producer, Steve Lewis.
‘Crackling on the Wire’ combines icy, minimalistic electronic landscapes with motorik beats. There are even elements of the Madchester rave culture from the 90’s in there too.
The track is out on 9th December via Lost Room Records.
Sounds like: Lilies on Mars, Massive Attack, Kate Boy, Radiohead, Kraftwerk
What’s half of nothing? Well, “nothing” you might answer, but that isn’t strictly true with our next act, RobBravery, who is altering perspectives on ‘You Take Half’.
Idiosyncratic in nature, and already drawing comparisons to Porishead and MassiveAttack, the video for ‘You Take Half’ follows Rob as he battles with the desire to succeed without compromising in some form or another.
Warning. The scenes in the video will be very familiar to those who have witnessed, or been party to, a disintegration of some sort.
‘You Take Half’ is the lead track from his upcoming EP, out on 2 September via Insanity / SonyMusic an available for pre-order on iTunes here.
Rob has worked with Sneaker Pimps‘, LiamHowe (FKATwigs, LanaDelRey) on the EP.
London dream pop trio, Sykoya, create atmospheric indietronica.
Their new track ‘The Wolf’ will hunt down and cast a spell on any listener. Whether that spell is to make you dance or sit in soft reflection, the rhythmic electronics, melodic synths and brooding vocals of Anna Marcella will immediately captivate.
‘The Wolf’ is taken from their debut EP ‘Strange Night’, out now via Lost People Records and available on iTunes.
Sounds like: Lana Del Rey, Phoria, London Grammar, Massive Attack, The Knife, LOWES, The xx