Art Block-Eliza EP

Hailing from East London, singer songwriter Art Block as his “nom de plume” just released the Eliza EP available now on his Bandcamp page.

Reminiscing of melancholic Kid A’s era with a twist of folk sad songs, the title track Eliza opens beautifully with the piano intro and the vocal soft vibratos. The cello bridge is bringing up all the emotions.

Then we entering in a dylanesque, buckley-esque universe with I KnowYou Won’t Tell A Soul. This is a perfect song to cuddle around a campfire on a summer night.

It’s followed by the magical classical vibe of Eternal. The aches, the love, we always have to fight with the time and this song is a perfect piece of melancholy, to listen when the rains pour up in the nature.

Closing with Remembrance, we still feel the omnipresent sadness, with tiny bits of hopes with angelic instrumentations and orchestrations.

Artblock is definitely an artist to discover if you want to enjoy nostalgia and fulfill your lovely nights.

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Gorweilion/Horizons’ 2018 unveiled

Arts Council of Wales and BBC Wales teamed up with a bunch of musical experts from various outlets around Wales to launch the 2018’s edition of Gorweilion/Horizons.

Last Thursday night they unveiled this year’s 12 awardees who will take part of the project all year long. First commitment for them is lighting up Swansea Big Weekend stage this coming Saturday.

From various influences, the twelve following acts are coming from all around Wales and will get support through the program for touring, recording, expanding the promotional tools around them and much more.

Adwaith

All female trio from Carmarthen, are mixing folk and girl power indie rock. Discover their latest single Fel I Fod below

Aleighcia Scott Hailing from Cardiff, this singer got soulfoul reggae sunny grooves

Alffa  Bluesy inspired teenage duet who knows how to create great vibes

Campfire Social Coming fromLlangollen, this collective knows how to make superb harmonies and getting us in some happy mood

CHROMA  From Pontypridd, this rock trio led by Katie Hall, brighting up the scene with glittering guitar riffs and fire vocals. They were tipped by BBC Introducing lately and played Reading and Leeds.

Eadyth Welsh language Merthyrian producer is making astonishing and soulful unique beats.

Himalayas You probably already heard about this full speed energetic band from Cardiff as they looked so promising at SXSW last March

I See Rivers  Drowning into melancholic folk lines, this female trio from Tenby brings us in some beautiful musical universe.

Marged Perfect to satisfy your pop needs, this Welsh singer previously got on stage with Katy B. On point rhythms mixing with powerful vocals.

Nia Wyn If you are digging country folk singer-songwriters, why not discovering this new one, who is currently working with the Modfather, Paul Weller, on her upcoming numbers.

No Good Boyo Cwmbran four-piece is putting smile and sunshine while listening to their folk synth pop sound bites.

The Pitchforks 

enjoy rock’n’roll! Praised by Huw Stephens as one band to watch, let’s raise our hands and move our feet to these youngster brilliant indie inspired melodies music.

Best of luck to all of them!

New indie sounds

The Dunts-Birds and The Beez

Glasgow four-piece just unveiled a brand new indie pop-punk single Birds and The Beez. We can enjoy the track with full of happiness and energetic vibes, thanks to the catchy drum beats and the popping guitar riffs. If you like The Libertines, Los Campesinos or the likes of Teenage Fanclub back in the days, you’re gonna love it. With the help from members of Baby Strange, they put on a clear indie pop bop that we just want to dance along too.

 

Alex Dingley-Not Alone In The Dark

Llansteffan’ singer songwriter, Alex Dingley, went on the Californian west coast to record his third album with the help of songstress Cate Le Bon and  Tim Presley aka Drinks. Alex Dingley is exploring experimental folk pop as the likes of his compatriots Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci. We are in love with the joyful harmonies and the staccatos, it’s impossible not to be under the magic and charm all along the 3 minutes lenght gem. Not Alone In The Dark is the first track from the album Beat The Babble, out on Libertino Records on June 15th

 

Asylums-When We Wake Up

Power pop at its best! When We Wake Up is the brand new single from Southend-on-Sea outfit taken from their forthcoming Alien Human Emotions. We feel the 90s are back with Ash or Feeder vibes melodically. Britpop is back and Asylums are there to prove it with their 3 minutes 45 seconds pop anthem. Glowering guitar riffs bringing so much energy to the tune! A must listen!

 

 

 

 

Junky Love-Love and Lust

The London trio is back with a brand new single. Junky Love is bringing smooth rock’n’roll with Love and Lust.

Filmed in a pub, the video depicts the sultry ambiance of the tune. Slow sexy psychedelia and Queens of The Stone Age bluesy inspired sound mixing brilliantly with the visuals. Humming drum beats and fuzzy guitars perfectly balanced together.

It’s only the second track and we definitely can’t wait for more. See the official video below:

Flowers of the Welsh lands

Mold’s trio The Joy Formidable unveiled Thursday their brand new song Dance of The Lotus.

The first notes are reminiscing of 70’s Siouxie and the Banshees asian xylophone beats and suddenly evolving in an epic rock flight with the shimmering aerial guitars.

Vocals embarking then, with dark melancholia provided by the beautiful vocal ventures of Ritzy Bryan. An album is in the making, due for late 2018, and this taster is making it really promising.

You can see the official video below, directed by TRLLM

More than better

The Manchester legendary band is sending us some pieces while patiently awaiting for their brand new album coming this August. Teaming up with Charlie Andrews (Wolf Alice, Alt-J and many more), Better Than That EP is an adventure through the usual melancholia, darkness and happiness balance from the deep and thoughtful lyrics from Tim Booth

Overwhelming falsettos and still the magic of britpop sound is all over the tracks. There is also a blend of electronic evolutions and bridges that we can’t get enough. If you loved the old James from the Laid or Whiplash era you will still recognize the typical James sound with some twists in the classical instrumentations perfectly suiting the rock melodies.

If this EP is a good taster of what we can expect in August, let’s wait and be excited!

From Ashes to Paradise Islands

Nostalgia hit us hard with the opening track of the 7th album from Ash, True Story. We felt the oldie classic indie powerpop glamour of 1977 and Free All Angels.

Back on Infectious Records, Tim Wheeler and his band brought us summer happy vibes. We can’t get enough of the edgy shining guitar melodies of Annabel and Buzzkill.

They are also proving us that rock could be a good reason for us a dance party with the likes of Confessions In The Pool or Somersault. With their catchy rhythms, retro pop jives, it’s impossible to stay in place and we just want to move our feet.

Melancholia and softness are also part of this album with the magnificent closing track, Incoming Waves.

Islands is starting the summer on a bright way and it’s out now everywhere.