Earworms 29 May 2017

We’re a bit short of worms this week so here are two playlists for you – a worm list and a new sounds list. Hope you enjoy them both. If you’d like to send us an earworm, please send an .mp3 file or a link to earworm@tincanland.com, together with a short paragraph about why you’ve chosen it. Many thanks to all contributors.

Elliot Galvin Trio – 1666 – glassarfemptee: Edition records recently issued a compilation to celebrate something or the other. They run a great stable, and here’s the UK’s Elliot Galvin Trio. Galvin was winner of European young jazz artist of the year a while back. This moody bit of after hours jazz is from their ‘Punch’ album. I think he is big in Germany, so Nilpferd may be able to tell us more.

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Sounds on Sunday 32

More Sounds on Sunday for you – no prizes for guessing which is my favourite this week, but what do I know? Have a listen for yourself and don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Linn Koch-Emmery – Forever Sounds: “On May 26th we at Welfare Sound & Records released Linn Koch-Emmery’s new single “Forever Sounds”. Linn is from Norrköping, Sweden and has played music her whole life together with her twin sister Lea who now fronts the band Kid Wave. In 2016 she burst onto the scene with her shoegaze inspired debut single “Come Back” which was picked up by DYI magazines best new music and was ravishingly described as Courtney Barnett fronting the Strokes. “Forever Sounds” is the first single from her upcoming debut EP which will arrive later this year.”

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Earworms 22 May 2017

Happy Monday! It’s all very intense this week. Hope it transports you to somewhere good, it certainly works for me. Thanks for the worms, please keep ‘em coming in, by sending your chosen .mp3 or link to earworm@tincanland.com, with a short paragraph about why you’ve chosen it. Thanks all.

I LIKE TRAINS – X – glassarfemptee: I know there’s a lot of love for iLiKETRAiNS out there. This is from last year’s album, ‘A divorce before marriage’. It is a sneaky track, lulling you into a false sense of security, then unleashing its real earworm at 4 and half minutes in. Then you’re done for.

Jon Hopkins – Immunity – DsD: I’m feeling more than a little bruised at the moment – emotionally, not physically. I don’t wish to elaborate and don’t need sympathy, but I am self-medicating with music. This ten-minute cocktail of JH’s electronica and KA’s falsetto, taken just before bedtime, tends to help me sleep as well as any massage or alcohol would.

Indian Ocean – Tandanu – Ravi Raman: Title track of their seventh album which also features the current line-up and has seven songs featuring seven different collaborations. Tandanu is just a rhythmic word and has no special meaning. The song is based on an old folk song from Karnataka.

Year of No Light – Perséphone (Enna) – AliM: I’m in the same place as DsD. Well, not literally because that would be weird and stalkerish. But my answer is to be noisy about it because otherwise it will fester. So here is a brilliant number, which I’ve already shared with Ravi; discovered courtesy of Spotify, and just the ticket. Best loud, with speakers/headphones.

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Sounds on Sunday 31

More new music for you this Sunday – have a listen and leave your comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

The Big Drops – Baskets of Love: Latest single from NJ-based band The Big Drops which premiered recently on Impose who said, “With guitar work like Brian Setzer, ‘Baskets of Love’ is a fun song that is unlike anything new you can download today.” The band also shared, “‘Baskets Of Love’ is our dabbling & appreciation of the early rock and roll days of Elvis, Yardbirds, The Kinks… The good stuff we grew up listening to.'”

Riley Smith – I’m On Fire: New single – “Riley Smith vocals and songwriting stunningly blend country rock, hard-hitting soulful Americana and modern pop for a sound rarely found in music today.  No secret to those familiar with his lead role on the popular TV show “Nashville”, Smith’s gritty, yet smooth, singing voice and charismatic presence have built him a career on stage and screen.  Acting in popular shows like “True Blood”, “True Detective”, and his latest lead, on The CW’s “Frequency”, got him out in front of the people.  His love for music introduced him to them in a way unlike any other role he has played.” Five-song EP due out on July 21.

TAWLS – 2+2: “The Adventures of Wonderchild and Little Seal (TAWLS) bring you a dance-friendly incarnation of boppy indie-pop in their debut single… Wonderchild (Anna-Kat) and Little Seal (Ronan Chapple) were part of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ graduating class of 2015, and have both released singles of their own since then.” 

Jack Ladder – Susan: “Jack Ladder… has just released his new single Susan, the first new music from Ladder and his band The Dreamlanders since their 2014 acclaimed album ‘Playmates’, which featured Sharon Van Etten on two tracks. Ladder’s baritone still sounds amazing and the track has a slow, disco feel to it. He’s supported the likes of Florence And The Machine, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten Weyes Blood and Alex Cameron over the last year or so, so he’s someone that’s mixing in the right circles.”

Will McKay – Somebody Else: From his recently released EP “Will McKay” – “Will McKay is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter from the UK, with an eclectic range of styles in the vein of psychedelic folk, pop rock, blues, jazz and country. McKay started playing music at age 16 as a guitarist. When McKay was 20, songwriting became his main focus. McKay strives for uniquely infectious songs, achieving memorable moments with creative songwriting. As evidenced on the tracks “Somebody Else”, with its trippy organ and symphonic flourishes, and the soulful sax-laden pull of “Too Much of a Good Thing”, McKay is a talented singer/songwriter with a diverse sound.”

The Last Port – Say You Will (ft. Tequisha): From Parisian producer The Last Port – “Born in 1986 in Metz, France, Raphaël V. started to learn the cello at the age of 7, and never stopped since then. After a childhood spent in classical classes, he started to have a huge interest in Indie Rock, and learnt the guitar, along with the drums and the piano, and practiced with a few bands. After moving to Paris in the middle of the 2000s, he discovered a huge electronic scene and started electronic composition. With his project The Last Port started four years ago, he wanted to bring together his taste for atmospheric sounds, long buildups and post-rockish guitars, and electronic music with heavy beats and rhythms. Since the birth of the project, he has released three EPs, a good number of remixes and collaborations with singers all around the world.”

LeRichie – Under Covers: From Canadian indie-pop artist LeRiche’s upcoming EP “X-Dreamer”, “the track’s yearning vocals and cluttering percussions remind of Fleet Foxes’ rolling melodies and Local Natives emotionally cathartic choruses.” Released on Fierce Panda records.

Alex Siegel – Good Leg: “Alex Siegel is a musician, songwriter and producer based in Santa Monica, California. His debut album Röykkä, out on 5/20/17, is the fruit of recording sessions after Alex met producer Matti Kari in a hostel in Moscow. “Good Leg” is a cut from the release. “With this album, I was in a prolific period of songwriting,” Alex explains. “In ‘Good Leg’, I’m reflecting on youth and the journey to finding oneself and discovering what you’re made of, what you believe in.” Alex is a longtime collaborator with Waterstrider. He is also a touring drummer with Nine Pound Shadow and keyboardist/guitarist with Omar Velasco and the Mother Tongues.”

Zipper Club – Breath: New single. “US act Zipper Club are fronted by Mason James, who founded Cerebral Ballzy and well known model and musician Lissy Trullie. They played an incredibly well received set at Coachella, which saw them perform with mate and Tears For Fears founder Curt Smith. http://www.wmagazine.com/story/zipper-club-lissie-trullie-mason-james-coachella It’s a bit Chvrches, The Knife, School Of Seven Bells”.

Jesuton – Man Of My Life:Every artist has to tread their own musical journey; East London’s  JESUTON  has forged a path like no other. Since choosing to pursue a musical career in Brazil she rapidly went from busking on the streets of Rio to being watched by 20 million people on some of Brazil’s biggest TV shows, becoming a household name along the way. The young singer proudly announces the release of her debut album of original material ‘Home’ and sets her sights on making moves back in the UK with a more UK/Euro-centric collection of songs.

‘Home’ album (out 31st March) streams: http://www.somlivre.lnk.to/Jesuton_HOME

Earworms 15 May 2017

Rather a thoughtful start to Earworms today, but we can rely on severin to jolly us up again, half way through. Hope you enjoy the music, and don’t forget, if you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send a link or an .mp3 to earworm@tincanland.com, with a few words about why you’ve chosen it. thanks to all contributors.

Black – Water On Snow – DsD: Damn, but I still miss Colin Vearncombe. From the posthumous re-release of his Any Colour You Like compilation, here’s a 7-minute indulgence of one of my favourite voices with a side-order of piquant guitar.

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Sounds on Sunday 30

Week 30 of this series already, and still lots of great music, with a cracking start from the Ravellas this morning. Hope you enjoy the sounds, please let us have your comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Ravellas – Blush: “Ravellas are a 4 piece Indie band from Greater Manchester. Their last release ‘Puppettes’ was featured on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ and currently has over 230k streams. They recently toured with grammy nominated Highly Suspect ending at a sold out Koko in London. The band have a grass roots following, selling out hometown shows and have gained momentum within the industry attracting management and labels, but currently work alone.”

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