More sounds to enliven your Sunday evening. Please have a listen and feel free to comment below. Many thanks to all contributors.
Tinsmith – To Love You: ““To Love You” is a turning point for Sydney band Tinsmith who are emerging from the Australian music scene with a distinct, tightly-knit and energetic indie-rock sound, that hinges on vibrant instrumentation and candidly self-conscious lyrics. According to the band, “’To Love You’ is about trying to make a relationship work only to have it slowly deteriorate in front of you.””
Shao Jean & Leyeux – Patience: “The duo, who met in the spring of 2015 at Berklee, have both grown up with music. Shao studied classical piano from age 5 through high school, and started playing guitar in her teenage years. She began writing songs at the Berklee College of Music. Jack started studying drum set at age 7, continuing through high school where he began singing and playing guitar to write songs.” This is from their new EP, “Awaken”.
Pace – Love Will Shine A Light: “Pace came together in the spring of 2016, after old friends Jamie Ley and Philip Morris reunited. Following a day spent chatting about their love of great pop music, the pair started playing. Something clicked and an opportunity was seized. The line-up was complete some months later, with the addition of drummer Aaron Colton. ‘Love Will Shine A Light’ is the next chapter in Pace’s story.”
Sylver Logan Sharp – Sailing: “Sylver was the lead singer of CHIC with Nile Rodgers for 20 years. Having toured the world she is back with her brand new album “The Groovement”. After a few years of writing, recording and producing the music videos for her new album, Sylver kicked off the year to a full house for her “pre-release” concert at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.” More here.
Jaws of Love – Jaws of Love: Local Natives’ songwriter, vocalist and pianist Kelcey Ayer announces his solo debut as Jaws of Love, ‘Tasha Sits Close to the Piano’, set for release via House Arrest digitally on September 22nd, with its gatefold coloured vinyl release available in the UK on 3rd November. (This is) the first single and opening track on the album ‘Jaws of Love’ and is available now.”
autoclub – Bring You Back: “autoclub’s musical aspirations began early. “My parents handed me a cheap guitar when I was seven years old… As you may have guessed, the guitar and I became quick friends and I spent a lot of my time noodling and figuring out my own chords. I didn’t write my first real song that had a structure to it until I was 15 and used chords that I taught myself by ear from popular songs I was listening to at the time.” autoclub will be releasing two new singles within the next month, in addition to “Bring You Back”, which follows up the single “Cat”.
Trevor Forrest – Countless Ways: “”Countless Ways” is a new track from Brooklyn-based Trevor Forrest that explores the painful state of relationships in the social media age. (It) is a song of loss, a performance where the empty RSVP seats in a concert hall are lovers lost to memory … In the age of social media we have “countless ways” to miss someone, to drive ourselves into the past with repetition and longing. Loss has never been harder, more public, more ruminative.”
Frozen Houses – Morning Cigarette: “Here’s a new track I mastered recently. This one is fully DIY and will form a fully DIY EP I plan to release soon.” More here.
HAND – “Loop 2 (Heimatlied)“: is a hypnotic track that builds from gentle synths to a stunning, emotional build-up – With his first solo project, Sascha Bachmann (aka “HAND”) combines tape loops and moving images to create contrast with the fast, loud world we live in, forging space for emotions, self-reflection, tranquility and excitement. You can read an interview with him here.
Lynn – Paradise: Lynn says: “I wanted to share my new single “Paradise” … The song was co-written with Boris Muzichuk and produced by Yoad Nevo (who is famous for his work with Sia, Moby and Sophie Ellis Bextor to name but a few). Its an upbeat summer track, with a blend of sounds both live and electronic, gentle yet rugged, and alternating pop and indie-funk.”
Late Night Episode – Golden Age: “New video entitled “Golden Age”, from New York alt-rock band, Late Night Episode, which was just released … Signed to Dirty Canvas (American Authors, Young Rising Sons) the band have received previous acclaim from Billboard, Nylon and Pigeons and Planes. Their new single for this video is set to be added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist, as well as being on rotation on Sirius XM’s Alt-Nation.”
Jessica Murae – Wild: Herts based singer/songwriter…”‘Wild’ was preceded by ‘Dance To You’, a track also from the sessions which has already been picked up by BBC Introducing. Previously Jessica won the Coffee Music Project in conjunction with Caffé Nero and went on to perform at the London and Amsterdam Coffee Festival and championed as Caffe Nero’s Artist Of The Month with her music playlisted across the nations outlets. Her self-titled debut EP was released late 2016 with the track ‘Still Cold’ named as BBC Introducing Track Of The Week …”