Month: September 2020

NEW MUSIC: Silent Natives – Love It

London-based indie folk band Silent Natives release punchy new single “Love It”. Silent Natives have been anything but silent since 2019 – in fact, with the release of new single “Love It”, they build on the noise previously generated by last year’s hot topic, “Rewire”. BBC Introducing Essex has steadfastly supported this indie-folk trio as …

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NEW MUSIC: Great Square – Lvl Me

Great Square’s debut release is a triumph for experimental folk music, and a triumph for emotional vulnerability. It’s a good thing to feel vulnerable sometimes – that’s what ‘Lvl Me’ brings to mind. From John Wilhelm’s (the sole individual behind Great Square) emotively high, stylistically trembling vocals to the near-inaudible chit-chat of crickets that backdrop …

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NEW MUSIC: THE ISLAS – CLOSE

Norwich alternative indie band The Islas release single “Close”, complete with B-side “Dancing With Daisy”. It’s no secret that The Islas are the most exciting indie quartet to have come out of Norwich this year, and the release of their latest single “Close” only proves my point. The band employ sensitive lyrics to explore themes …

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Asha Gold catches the love bug on new feel-good single ‘Debut’

Budding UK artist Asha Gold is on a roll, returning with her second single of the year, released under BAD KEY records, ‘Debut’. With two previous releases under her belt, ‘Too Good’ and ‘Passenger’ the classically trained North Londoner shows no signs of slowing down, even in the midst of a global pandemic! The blueprint for her latest track was surprisingly conceived …

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Make it funky for me: CHARLES returns with ‘Easy’ from his debut EP

Rising UK talent CHARLES returns with his funk-fuelled debut EP, ‘On Trend, Hungry & Broke’. With four previous singles under his belt, the North Londoner now offers a collection of two new songs, two interludes and one already released single, ‘Sundance Kid’. The EP’s second track is its lead single, ‘Easy’. A breakaway from the …

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NEW MUSIC: Hounds Haul – Riviera

Erupting out of Buckinghamshire, Hounds Haul electrify with their third track – and debut studio release – ‘Riviera’. Harnessing 1980s synthwave and meshing it with math-rock style guitars and a galvanising chorus, ‘Riviera’ gets the blood pumping and the hairs standing on end. Hearing this track for the first time was a similar experience to the first …

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NEW MUSIC: ettie – pepsi

Based in London, UK, ettie (yes, a small ‘e) is a singer-songwriter who, in her own words, “drinks a lot of wine and has a lot of feelings”. Known for her engaging and brutally honest songs, ettie weaves intoxicating sonic webs drawing you into her genre-bending sound. Having performed in many London venues, including Slaughtered …

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NEW MUSIC: Matthew Barton – Judy Garland

‘Judy Garland’ is the 6th track on Matthew Barton’s first cassette tape – a mesmerising, longing, stripped-back hail to 1960s girl-groups. “A song of unparalleled yearning and pop simplicity” – Matthew Barton provides an encompassing description of this song within only eight words. The soul with which he writes enables ‘Judy Garland’ to bundle up your mind …

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