Quite a variety for you this week, I hope you find something new to enjoy. Please let me know what you think in the comments section below, and don’t forget to recommend any new sounds you’ve heard.
Tired Lion – Agoraphobia – Aussie band Tired Lion released this on 28 October. They say: “If you sit back and take in the energy of what we are playing and what it’s all about, it’s a direct view into the looking glass that is collectively our lives – be it happy, sad or confusing. We’re passionate about bringing to people a fresh take on what is a nostalgic sound.”
Wade Bowen – Saturday Night – For Americana fans, Texas country artists Wade Bowen and Willy Braun (Reckless Kelly, Braun Brothers) are touring the UK in November, starting at Borderline in London on 10 November and taking in Brighton, Bristol, Nottingham, York, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.
Thanks Light – Family Jewels – Also from Texas, Thanks Light released their new album “Psychonauts”, from which this track is taken, on 14 October. “Thanks Light has previously been compared to Man Man At the Drive-In and Modest Mouse with a dash of outlaw country!”
Chickn – Shifting Time Blues – something very different, “Greek Dionysian band Chickn recently released their self-titled debut album, on October 10th via Inner Ear Records. Chickn is a modular music band formed during the Christmas holidays of 2012 in Athens. Bringing together an assemblage of musicians whose primary work has been influenced by Eastern Mediterranean music, psychedelic and kraut rock.” I shall certainly be listening to more.
Katie Kim – Salt: “Katie Kim is the pseudonym of Waterford singer Katie Sullivan, who performs slowcore, ethereal, ambient folk/pop. Katie has been putting the finishing touches to her third full-length album entitled “Salt” and is excited to announce a release date of the 14th October 2016”.
Cal Kehoe – Fiasco: “Cal’s “live looping” styles have been compared to Andrew Bird, Ed Sheeran, Tune Yards, Reggie Watts, KT Tunstall, and Keller Williams, however Cal brings his own distinct and unique style and interpretation to the stage. His performances are a blend of original music and interpretations of some of the greatest music of our times … e.g. …The Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Phish, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars and Lorde.” New EP “Batting Practice” is available now.
Hare Squead – Long Way To Go: “Long Way To Go’ showcases the unique dynamic between the smooth delivery of rappers Tony Konstone and E-Knock and the soul-laden vocals of singer Jessy Rose. The trio met in their hometown of Dublin through a mutual love of skateboarding and have made a distinct impression in Ireland this year, playing to huge crowds at Longitude and Electric Picnic festivals in the summer before a sold out show at Dublin’s Button Factory in September.”
Chyomin – Growin’: The Chicago-based psychedelic blues band will soon be releasing their first single “Growin” from upcoming LP “Rambler”, due out on 22 November. Here is a preview.