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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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. 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.

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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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Sounds on Sunday 29

Another great selection of music to brighten your Sunday – have a listen and let us know what you think, in the comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Keen – On Your Knees: Severin has picked this one for us – “Several years ago, I sent a recording by my sister’s old band, Keen, to Earworms. The were active in the late eighties and got a few positive reviews in the music press at the time. They only released two four-track vinyl EPs back then but have now managed to get all their recordings, including some demos, released as an album by a German label called Firestation Records.  This one, on Soundcloud, was originally on a 7” EP called “Sad”. It was commented at the time that it’s clearly been influenced by a song called “Politics” by Girls at Our Best. I prefer this one though.”

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Sounds on Sunday 28


More great sounds to accompany your weekend. Some excellent vocals this week, including Malaika, Cobalt Chapel and Rationale. Hope you enjoy the music, and please let us know what you think, in the comments below. Many thanks to all contributors!

Malaika – Stop for a Minute: “Produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated songwriter John Beck and recent winner of BBC’s ‘Let It Shine’ Curtis T Johns, ‘Stop For A Minute’ is the latest track from Leeds based pop/jazz vocalist Malaika. Turning heads across the UK since supporting JONES and winning ‘Best Jazz/Blues’ at The Unsigned Music Awards in 2016, Malaika’s saccharine vocals and jazz inspired melodies have received plaudits and support from Jamie Cullum at BBC Radio 2, Huw Stephens at BBC Radio 1 and BBC Introducing.”

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Sounds on Sunday 27

Another selection of tracks to background your Sunday (St. George’s Day here in the UK). Hope you enjoy, and please don’t forget to leave your comments below. Thanks to all contributors.

Julie Elody – Sirens: “After spending three years as a lead vocalist in a funk-rock band, Julie Elody is excited to find her sound as a solo artist, working with several renowned producers … “I don’t like to write about frivolous things, and “Sirens” is no exception,” Julie explains of her new track. “It is about the all-too-often times that we ignore problems in our lives instead of dealing with them head-on, and all of the ways that this affects us.” Julie has a degree from Loyola University New Orleans in music industry studies, and it was there that she found her passion for songwriting and performing.”

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Sounds on Sunday 26

Here’s the latest Sounds on Sunday playlist to bring more bounce to your weekend. I hope those of you who have an Easter holiday are enjoying the break, and for those of you who don’t, I hope you enjoy the music. Thanks very much to all contributors; don’t forget to add your comments below.

Anni – Tomorrow: “Here’s a new song from the Helsinki based songstress (also featured in SoS20) Anni. It’s called “Tomorrow”, and it’s a little flash of light in the world growing darker at places just now. This song comes a month after the previous single, “Break Free”, and we will be releasing a new song again next month. Thanks for listening.”

Gallery 47 – Lefty: “Singer-songwriter Gallery 47 aka Jack Peachey (also featured in SoS5, SoS11) returns with another … collection of captivating alt-folk tracks on his latest EP Bad Production, out on 5th May 2017 via Bad Production Records … Forthcoming singles LeftyPolitical Differences and EP track ‘Overflow’ were written as a result of an alcohol-infused dispute between Peachey and some family members who commented negatively on today’s youth and their approach to finding work. This is an issue Jack has struggled with himself, making this release even more relatable and poignant.”

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