More diverse new sounds to wake up your Sunday – thanks to all contributors. Have a listen and let me know what you think, in the comments below – please also mention any new music you’d like to share. Details as follows:
Dayana Stöhr (DALLAN) – Me and My Love: Singer/songwriter from Switzerland – new single for release on January 27. “In her songs she describes situations that she repeatedly finds herself in. Particularly themes such as loss … what comes after the happy end and how to cope with it without breaking apart. She has been singing for as long as she can remember. However, for a long time she did not do so publicly. It took her a while to divulge the very personal experiences she had expressed and processed through her music.” Her first EP “Decade” was released in February 2015.
Benjamin Chapman – Touch My Heart: Another song from Benjamin Chapman, this is a pop dance track he wrote “with the desire to get people to dance. This would be my “Coachella set closer”. It starts off soft and ends with a bang.”
Glowing Mourning – Disorienting Chatter: I know nothing more.
IveBenDubbed – Annihilate: Electronic dance music producer from the USA, he says: “I produced a gruesome heavy dubstep track” – and here it is.
Flexuptown – Bank: Debut hip-hop track from Domi, aka Flexuptown, a solo artist who is moving from Rotterdam to New York having dropped out of college to concentrate on making music.
Keroscene – Like the First Time: “London-based rock band described as an “inferno of sound that’s worth the burn” by NME.” “Following the success of the ethereal single ‘I Can’t Do A Thing‘, drawing from more of the post-punk elements of Keroscene’s eclectic sound, ‘Like The First Time‘ is a darker and more brooding piece. The track lurks slowly from the initial tribal inspired rhythms and electronic soundscape into blistering guitar ruckus while preserving clear catchy, pop-groove styled percussion.” My favourite this week.
Delafaye – Time and Money: New single from previously featured Delafaye (Andrew Shockley).
Captain Wilberforce – Good Times You Said: The new Captain Wilberforce album “Black Sky Thinking” is out on 27th March 2017. “Full of crafted alt-pop; timeless, cultured tunes that ear-worm their way into your life. With a new permanent line up – Simon Bristoll (Songwriting, vocals and guitars), Carl Banks (Drums), Rob Simpson (Guitars) and Massimiliano Borghesi (Bass, vocals), the band has forged a reputation for compelling melodies, cascading harmonies and crafted lyrics; these tunes ooze class, self-belief and a relaxed confidence that comes with years of song-writing experience.” Tour dates to be announced soon.
The Invisible Teal – Freedom CE (George Michael tribute): Todd Hoover, Phoenix, Ariz.-based music teacher occasionally records and releases original material under the name The Invisible Teal. “In light of George Michael’s recent, premature death, I have posted a cover of his song “Freedom ’90,” significantly tweaked and retitled “Freedom C.E.” I have always been intrigued by that song’s message of liberation from past reputations and consequently preconceived notions; as a longtime music minister who left the Church and now identifies as agnostic, I took that message and made it my own”. https://theinvisibleteal.bandcamp.com/ (Extraordinary. Ed.)
Ryan Chernin – Ashtray Kisses: Forthcoming debut EP ““You Know Who You Are” is the culmination of a year’s worth of work … a sultry collection of songs about life, love, and loss. “What was most important to us was to take our time with it and really make sure it was perfect every step of the way,” Chernin explains. “It was about selecting the right people.” That list of people includes producer John Eugenio, mixer Chris Davies, and SNL guitarist Jared Scharff.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JtOKYdJWh0 www.ryanchernin.com