Month: May 2019

INTERVIEW: Phantom Isle

Confronting the pangs of personal sacrifice and emotional impact of constant pressure, Phantom Isle’s new single Four Walls is a dynamic force of nature. Layering up fierce guitar hooks, sparkling synth lines and anthemic vocal harmonies, the London-based five-piece deliver Four Walls in full technicolour with their vibrant accompanying music video. I had a chat …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Fussy’ by SINKA

SINKA, a heavy hitting three-piece from Watford are beginning to make a name for themselves after releasing ‘Fussy’ last year.  Perhaps a little heavier than what Turtle Tempo would usually review but when we heard the soaring vocals and the pounding riffs, it was clear the band had a special sound and we had to be …

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INTERVIEW: Dom Youdan

Having migrated to Sydney from London, singer-songwriter Dom Youdan delves into past memories of unrequited love with his new single Is Your Lover Still Cool. Delicate vocals tinged with tender emotion swim amongst a sea of electronic orchestration that softly swell into a dreamy soundscape. Bittersweet lyrical quips punctuate every verse. Keen to find out …

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INTERVIEW: RosieMay

Essex-born, London-based singer-songwriter RosieMay brings her own blend of soulful electronic pop to the table with new single Forgiveness. Singing of loss and seeking redemption, what starts as a relatively minimal arrangement showcasing emotive vocals soon blooms into a pop anthem with an infectiously catchy chorus. I had a chat to RosieMay to find out …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Lady Lovesick’ by Kosmonauts

Kosmonauts are a talented quartet from Manchester who have returned again with a Lady Lovesick, a unique blend of rich melodies and catchy lyrics. The track follows Falling Apart, which was released earlier this year and reaffirmed Kosmonauts position in the emerging indie music scene.  The track is powerful and it certainly has everything, it intertwines infectious lyrics …

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INTERVIEW: Arliston

London-based three-piece Arliston explore themes of introversion and experiment with a punchier sound on their new single Loud. Blending pensive baritone vocals with ethereal electronics and gentle guitar hooks, Loud soon finds its feet and grows into a symphonious, multi-layered insurgence of harmony. I caught up with frontman Jack Ratcliffe to find out more about …

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INTERVIEW: Victoria’s Flight

Victoria’s Flight – aka Glasgow-based childhood friends Craig Harkness and Matt Robertson kick-start a summer of new music with the first of three singles, Paradise. Narrating a relatable tale of falling fast for someone new – and all the excitement and trepidation that comes with that experience – Paradise is an intoxicatingly catchy concoction of …

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NEW MUSIC: ‘Lola’ by JEPH

Formed in 2017, JEPH is a promising Indie-Rock band from the South Coast of England. Having already released three singles: All I Do, Hey Baby and Harry whilst performing alongside the likes of Ed the Dog and Jerry Williams. The four-piece, who recently signed to Honeymooner Records, are destined for great things.  Whilst speaking of …

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INTERVIEW: King of Nowhere

King of Nowhere is the brainchild of Danish musician and producer Mikkel Fabricius. His latest single – You Don’t Get To Keep The Dog – is spectacularly cinematic – juxtaposing upbeat melodies and sweeping orchestral strings with despondent, down-trodden lyrics. I had a chat to Mikkel to find out more about where King of Nowhere …

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