Sounds on Sunday 39

More sounds for your listening pleasure. Please feel free to comment, below.

Fhin – Holy Drops: From Paris, France – more here.

Ollie Gabriel – Running Man: “With a good portion of earned laurels and a lot of experience, Ollie is now ready to release his debut single “RUNNING MAN“ in the USA. The single is a highly infectious anthem about following your dreams and overcoming obstacles. That is the message the video for the single carries as well. The video shows the Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper. Leeper was born missing both of his lower legs, yet the American was equipped with prosthetics at the age of 9 months. At the Paralympic Games in London in 2012, Blake managed to earn a silver and a bronze medal, in two different sprint disciplines – there is not a more obvious and authentic metaphor for Gabriel’s message.”

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Sounds on Sunday 38

Another selection of new sounds for you – please feel free to comment, below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing – Bouncin’ Along Song: “The new single from the Sheffield / Leeds based band Grok Enrol & The Nu-Thing, released on July 21st as a 2 track digital download on Premonition Tapes… (it) is an upbeat blend of reggae and electronica, full of hope and positivity. It has been edited from the forthcoming album “All\Mix/Dup”, and is an updated version of the song that originally came out on the ill-fated “Now That’s What I Call A Bit Weird Vol.23” album. It features guests Tim (Techno Ken) Jones on Hammond organ along with some percussive dubification from Paul Bower, and has a fantastic piece of cover artwork by Orchestre Nihilistica. The single also contains an instrumental dub mix.” The band are playing at the Tramlines festival in Sheffield on Friday 21st July.

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Sounds on Sunday 37

More music for you this Sunday, better late than never. Have a listen and feel free to comment below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Stellarion – Winner Instinct: The third song from this French electronic band from Paris. More details on their Facebook page

Cosmos and Creature – Bad Drug: “COSMOS & CREATURE (comprised of boyfriend/girlfriend duo Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore) capture the thrill of infatuation with new single “Bad Drug,” a track driven by heavy beats, powerful piano work and soulfully delivered lyrics. Says Moore, “It’s about the push-and-pull of a fiery relationship, where someone’s maybe not the best thing for you, but you still want them anyway.”

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Sounds on Sunday 36

More new music to sample – just a short Soundcloud list this week, with the remainder on YouTube (links provided). Have a listen and let us know what you think, in the comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Malory – Rapture: “South London singer/songwriter and creative multi-coloured pop artist Malory gears up for her debut EP ‘Dystopia’ with the release of lead single ‘Rapture’. The epic production comes courtesy of Danny George as the pair deliver 3 minutes of blissful alt/pop. The orchestral driven anthem ebbs and flows beautifully using layered vocals, tribal drums and folk elements. The 22-year-old has been championed on radio XFM; BBC Radio2, and BBC London. Other highlights include supporting George Ezra on tour and live performances at BBC Introducing Hyde Park and for a BBC 6 Music Chris Hawkins’ showcase event.”

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Sounds on Sunday 35

Firstly, “Shout Out to My Ex”, who revealed to me the mysteries of Paste Special, thus making my life easier. And he doesn’t even read this! Hey ho. Anyway, here’s this week’s selection, I’m not going to be around to answer the many thousands of comments (she said, with a touch of irony), but do feel free to discuss, below. Happy listening!

JMR – Harbinger: “Nashville-based artist JMR (real name Joshua Michael Robinson) has self-released his newest body of work, a sophomore EP titled Boyish. …Alongside the EP’s release…, JMR sheds light on a special 3rd single, Harbinger, a track which features the masterful piano work of living legend Robert Glasper (winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for ‘Best R&B Album’) and was co-written by Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Miguel, Estelle).”

The Dream Eaters – Neanderthals: “Off the new album We Are A Curse… a beautiful piece of songwriting and production… the project of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron (formerly known as ‘Jake and Elizabeth’). Both share vocal duties on this track, in addition to the anthemic choir effect to the chorus… With polished production emphasizing the eclectic nature of quality chamber-pop, from the twinkling choir around 02:40 to the infectious percussive stuttering effect in the first verses, Neanderthals is an impressive project from a quickly rising duo with heaps of potential.”

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Sounds on Sunday 33

Another toe-dip in the vast ocean of new music that’s out there, just waiting to be discovered. Hope you find something you enjoy, and don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comments below. Many thanks to all contributors.

Metaxas – Sirens: “Metaxas now calls London his home, but you might remember him as the support act of Ronan Keating. Metaxas’s determination and love of music was rewarded by a place at the internationally recognized Berklee College of Music in Boston where he honed his skills. With musical influences such as Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and Bonobo it is no surprise that Nik has mastered a writing style that is honest, sensitive and moving. His raw, expressive lyrics and his graveled, warm voice have a powerful effect.” This is his new single.

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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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